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Raw vs. cooked meat?

Answered on October 10, 2013
Created October 09, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I've switched my dog and cat over to an all raw diet of meat, bone, vegetable and fruit and I've never seen more healthy animals in my life. I've always had at least one dog since childhood. Every dog I've ever had (usually large dogs) pass away within 5 years and my one cat lasted about 10. All my friends cats and dogs too didn't make it very long and if they did had a whole slew of health problems. Since I switched to all raw diets, my dog and cat have never been to the vet, never been vaccinated, have perfect skin, fur, bones and temperament. I take them to a holistic vet instead of a mainstream vet.

So since making this discovery 7 years ago from several books I read I found out that this not only works with cats and dogs, but almost every animal from guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, large cats and even monkeys. Then I figured humans are animals too right? So I did some digging and found the paleo.

The problem I have with the raw aspect of paleo is the taste. I know I along with 98% of the world have been brainwashed into thinking taste is better for you. But I'm trying to get past that thinking. But when I put a raw meat into my mouth, my natural reaction is to regurgitate it. I can't keep it down without yacking it back up.

What is the secret to making it taste better? Is there some type of herbs or preparations to make it taste better? Is the raw meat really better for you than cooked? Can I just use cooked meat with raw paleo veggies and fruits?

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on October 10, 2013
at 02:39 PM

It can be fresh and tainted with e coli

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on October 10, 2013
at 02:20 AM

GF Beef has a much lower incidence of bacterial issues, many factors incl overuse of antibiotics, crowding, fecal matter all over the place, corn diet, etc. If you buy GF beef and it has been handled along with bacteria laden beef, you are SOL. I've bought 1/4 shares of beef and honestly have no idea if what I bought was what they delivered to me. Going to check out a very local farm this weekend to get some GF beef and get the farm tour.

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on October 10, 2013
at 03:16 PM

Sean 23, I understand your stance and your passion, but be careful with how your phrase your comments.... Japanese and Polynesians eat raw fish. Inuits eat raw meat. They were human last time I looked.

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on October 10, 2013
at 02:13 PM

If you go back in, you will see to jumps in brain size in humans. One around the time we started eating meat the other around the time we started cooking meat.

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We Cook therefore we are human.

Animals digestive systems are enzymatic acid baths compared to ours. Dogs and cats can digest diabolically old and disturbingly questionable meats... they had to at one time to survive to pass the genes on to our little pet versions today. Humans on the other had learned to cook.

Calories are far less accessible in raw foods, raw meat especially. Raw meat = More work for digestion, and less yield for the body. This is why steak tar tar is minced and pounded to mush before the first bite. Exterior digestion... same as cooking.

I have no urge to dabble in raw meat, in the same why i have no urge to learn to fly. I would rather go with what makes me human : )

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on October 10, 2013
at 01:10 PM

Nothing magic about raw foods.

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on October 10, 2013
at 05:29 AM

@MetroCaveBoy Sounds good, I'll have to give it a try.

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on October 10, 2013
at 02:18 AM

Nothing wrong or dangerous with raw meat - of course it has to be fresh (why would anyone eat anything that wasn't fresh anyway?)

A yummy way to eat it is to slice it paper thin and marinate it (for only 10 minutes) in a mixture of lemon juice (half a lemon), olive oil (good glug to cover everything), salt (good pinch), garlic (1 clove mashed or sliced), some freshly crushed herbs eg, rosemary (enough to sprinkle all over). That's it. Mix thoroughly and allow to infuse for 10 mins - while this is happening you can put the kettle on for a cuppa fresh ginger/lemon/honey tea and wash the dishes.

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on October 10, 2013
at 02:39 PM

It can be fresh and tainted with e coli

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on October 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

I don't remember what my first dog ate. Second dog ate a whole mix of cheap stuff and third dog ate pedigree. I was young and didn't work so had no say in what was bought.

Well in the natural animal books, I've read that grass fed and wild raised meat has little to no bacteria. I've heard and read also that the meat has to be slaughtered humanely and when the animal has no fear or isn't startled because apparently you can taste the adrenaline from it cooked or not.

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on October 10, 2013
at 02:20 AM

GF Beef has a much lower incidence of bacterial issues, many factors incl overuse of antibiotics, crowding, fecal matter all over the place, corn diet, etc. If you buy GF beef and it has been handled along with bacteria laden beef, you are SOL. I've bought 1/4 shares of beef and honestly have no idea if what I bought was what they delivered to me. Going to check out a very local farm this weekend to get some GF beef and get the farm tour.

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on October 09, 2013
at 11:46 PM

I suppose if you had a good supply of freshly killed meat from a trusted source then some Steak Tartare would be ok. Otherwise the bacteria problem would scare me away from eating raw meat. And never pre-ground store bought meat. Dogs don't have that issue. btw 5 years for a dog is short, what kind of dog food were you using? I buy the higher quality stuff and it gets enriched with some fat from our dinners.

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