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What is your paleo peculiarity?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 01, 2011 at 3:30 AM

I love this forum and I enjoy reading the many different viewpoints on Paleo - everything from mild to moderate to die-hard enthusiasts who've all experimented enough to find what works for them. There also seems to be a lot of respect for each different group and very few people who are extreme, hardcore, with "my way is the only way" attitudes.

My question: What is the one, maybe not-so-obvious aspect of Paleo that YOU are completely die-hard about? Could be anything from a refusal to eat anything other than grass-fed meat, to swearing by one particular food/brand/individual's opinions, to avoiding soap/toothpaste/anything with chemicals or additives. What is the most important or crucial (to you) Paleo aspect in your life? What represents being Paleo to you?

Just curious. I love knowing people's idiosyncrasies.

78fcdeee6ac4ee7d071bbac56b9e359f

(1035)

on July 17, 2011
at 02:29 AM

I started raising meal worms for the exact same reason! I wanted my own easy protein source.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 03, 2011
at 10:31 AM

I bought it here: http://www.zazzle.com/meat_fire_good_tshirt-235900737045203610

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on July 02, 2011
at 09:54 PM

Where did you buy the t-shirt?

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I like how you spread it to mainstream. Thanks Dave.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I think more men should do this. In particular ones who eat paleo :)

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Yes, I can see why. Raw eggs and meat are not too commmonly consumed. If it works for you, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing.

0da5765a48caf2a44d9816ca4caf612b

on July 01, 2011
at 08:54 PM

+1 for Thomas Dolby!

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:49 PM

all salt is paleo until they add anti caking agents

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 04:37 PM

@oak0y - you are right salt is everywhere in restaurants, but I rarely eat out and when I do it's at small, independent places that offer great food and have no issues with custom orders. Most of my friends are cool with how I eat and respect it. If I happen to eat something with regular salt in it it won't kill me lol I just avoid it whenever possible.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:42 PM

nice that you have chicken. Is it fun. what do you give them to eat? I lied kombucha, when i had one. Its some work. Do you vworry about sugar in kombucha? Good luck for cut off civilisation and punk ure own life with joy and fun. hope you give a report on that and wonderful pictures. maybe you need some woofers one day. maybe ill go oversea and help with the garden and the chicken. here is also a woman inspired by western price, and got now her pig and garden and feed her boyfriend and herself. she is german WAPF chapter.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:38 PM

hej josh. how do you avoid salt eating out. You have to ask the right questions and hope the restaurant staff is honest. Salt is everywhere. Or how do you behave when invited at friends place.Its very cool that you avoid salt. I ask me how you get this cause its motsly already in the dish.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 01, 2011
at 05:36 AM

Wow, thanks for sharing Lunabelle. I'm not familiar with kombucha nor a few other things you've mentioned but I will definitely do some research.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Cool, I have been making my own kombucha for years and have eaten insects many times, used to raise my own crickets.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:54 AM

My roommate uses Ghee but I haven't before. Maybe I will try it. Thank you Walcott.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:53 AM

I've never tried that. Interesting. Thanks for sharing Josh.

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on July 01, 2011
at 04:34 AM

My "peculiarities" are what brought me to paleo to begin with. :)

The somewhat unusual circumstances of my upbringing (another story) deeply ingrained in me the concept of self sufficiency, and it remains at the core of everything I do in my life. From raising and finding as much of my own food as possible (including dumpster diving in my youth), to boycotting big box stores, television, and mainstream media, to extended breastfeeding of my children. I started making my own kombucha when I was 15, which led me to learn about fermented foods, which in turn led me to Weston Price's Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (via Sally Fallon and co), which inspired me to grow my own food and raise chickens. Eventually I started thinking about how to raise enough inexpensive protein with the smallest "footprint" possible, which led me to cook and eat insects in experiments with entomophagy. Seeking out "innovative" answers to modern problems brought me full circle back to ancestral practices and paleo technologies.

I didn't find paleo through the usual channels and I'm still unfamiliar with a lot of the "mainstream" paleo teachers (though I'm making an effort to catch up). It was kind of an organic path from one thing to another that brought me here. Not insignificantly, raising grains for food is entirely too inefficient to bother with in my own backyard urban homestead and I'm always looking for ways to completely cut myself off from commercial food production. But also because I'm a self experimenter and I have a positively endless thirst for knowledge, self betterment and radiant health.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Cool, I have been making my own kombucha for years and have eaten insects many times, used to raise my own crickets.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 01, 2011
at 05:36 AM

Wow, thanks for sharing Lunabelle. I'm not familiar with kombucha nor a few other things you've mentioned but I will definitely do some research.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:42 PM

nice that you have chicken. Is it fun. what do you give them to eat? I lied kombucha, when i had one. Its some work. Do you vworry about sugar in kombucha? Good luck for cut off civilisation and punk ure own life with joy and fun. hope you give a report on that and wonderful pictures. maybe you need some woofers one day. maybe ill go oversea and help with the garden and the chicken. here is also a woman inspired by western price, and got now her pig and garden and feed her boyfriend and herself. she is german WAPF chapter.

78fcdeee6ac4ee7d071bbac56b9e359f

(1035)

on July 17, 2011
at 02:29 AM

I started raising meal worms for the exact same reason! I wanted my own easy protein source.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:50 PM

I'm always taking my shirt off to get sun exposure. People probably think I'm trying to be a badass but I just want vit D lol

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I think more men should do this. In particular ones who eat paleo :)

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226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:32 PM

Raw eggs and raw meat for me. I suspect the earliest meals were eaten fresh on the spot, whether gathered or hunted. I may marinate sirloin and eat it raw. Sushi is a favorite. I swallow raw eggs after workout.

This can come across as over-the-top for outsiders.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Yes, I can see why. Raw eggs and meat are not too commmonly consumed. If it works for you, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 01, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Meat.

Eating coconut oil with a spoon (or fork)

Telling random strangers in the cafeteria (who happen to be ordering an egg white omelette) that all the nutrition is in the yolk.

Wearing my Vibrams around town. Wearing my "Meat. Fire. Good." t-shirt.

Blinding them with science!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 03, 2011
at 10:31 AM

I bought it here: http://www.zazzle.com/meat_fire_good_tshirt-235900737045203610

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on July 02, 2011
at 09:54 PM

Where did you buy the t-shirt?

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I like how you spread it to mainstream. Thanks Dave.

0da5765a48caf2a44d9816ca4caf612b

on July 01, 2011
at 08:54 PM

+1 for Thomas Dolby!

2
97c04f87a752ff0a5cf6be9d806c0334

(888)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Using Ney (Ghee) in everything.

I'm far too lazy to render out fat from meats or buy lard with all those preservatives.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:54 AM

My roommate uses Ghee but I haven't before. Maybe I will try it. Thank you Walcott.

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:39 AM

I only use Himalayan pink sea salt, I carry a shaker with me if I eat out, I will never eat regular salt again. Using sea salt that is millions of years old, from an ancient sea bed is the bee's knees.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:53 AM

I've never tried that. Interesting. Thanks for sharing Josh.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:38 PM

hej josh. how do you avoid salt eating out. You have to ask the right questions and hope the restaurant staff is honest. Salt is everywhere. Or how do you behave when invited at friends place.Its very cool that you avoid salt. I ask me how you get this cause its motsly already in the dish.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:49 PM

all salt is paleo until they add anti caking agents

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 04:37 PM

@oak0y - you are right salt is everywhere in restaurants, but I rarely eat out and when I do it's at small, independent places that offer great food and have no issues with custom orders. Most of my friends are cool with how I eat and respect it. If I happen to eat something with regular salt in it it won't kill me lol I just avoid it whenever possible.

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13c5a9f1678d75b93f269cdcf69f14d5

(2339)

on July 02, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Sleeping in a very dark room

0
C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on July 02, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Looking at my abs in the mirror all the time. Never had abs before paleo.

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