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What are the best Paleo-friendly products?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Hi PaleoHackers --

I am putting together something sort of fun around Paleo products for fitness and for the kitchen. This could be things like Vibrams or cookware or foods.

Would love your input.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on August 21, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Hm. That's disturbing. I'll look into it. Thanks for the heads up.

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:54 PM

I'm skeptical about that Emerald Cove Nori. I've heard it's Chinese Nori, which is notorious for being produced in areas that are heavily polluted by industrial waste. I'd recommend SeaSnax instead. Then again, if anyone knows that Emerald Cove is clean stuff, I'd love to hear about it.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 20, 2012
at 07:30 PM

I must say that "paleo products" had the non-sequitor bells ringing in my head.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on August 20, 2012
at 07:30 PM

I think this is what foreveryoung is pointing to, and in a way, he's right, but I think he could've just taken the question in the helpful spirit it was intended and not jump right to negativity and the semantics.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on August 20, 2012
at 07:29 PM

@CG - good point. Some are starting to bristle at the word "Paleo," but we need *some* way to refer to the overall eating/lifestyle strategy it implies. It's unfortunate that the term carries so many wacky connotations for people who don't know any better, but ultimately, we need a word for it, just like we need the word "fork" so we don't have to dance around it and say things like "that shiny silvery thing you eat with." It's just too bad that "Paleo" has so many different interpretations...con't...

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 20, 2012
at 07:22 PM

I'd just like to point out that the "slippery slope" is something of a fallacy, particularly in this context. EVERYTHING we call paleo is paleo only as a contemporary label we choose to apply based on a pretty arbitrary set of criteria. We do not, in fact, live in paleolithic times, therefore nothing is paleo. Not even our precious grass-fed cows--nor buying them at the market rather than hunting them. Vibrams (hideous as they are) are as paleo as grass-fed beef.

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on August 20, 2012
at 07:14 PM

Maybe "products that folks who live a paleo/primal/ancestral health lifestyle use frequently" would be a different way to frame it - either way I think we get the gist

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on August 20, 2012
at 07:10 PM

@foreveryoung, you make some good points, but you could use a slightly thicker skin.

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on August 20, 2012
at 02:16 PM

I mean no disrespect, but attaching the name paleo to products of moderin civilization is farcical, imho. And your reason that Vibrams are "paleo" is because they facilitate barefoot running is a slippery slope. By this reasoning, Trojan, Rayban, Speedo, and Calvin Klien are all paleo because sex, keeping the sun out of our eyes, swimming, and covering our genitalia are all "paleo." So are commercial tanning salons, because vitamin D absorption through the skin is paleo. The list goes on to incorporate virtually every single product made by man, because there's some reason it is paleo.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 20, 2012
at 02:06 PM

Attaching the name paleo to products of moderin civilization is farcical, imho. And your reason that Vibrams are "paleo" is because they facilitate barefoot running is a slippery slope. By this reasoning, Trojan, Rayban, Speedo, and Calvin Klien are all paleo because sex, keeping the sun out of our eyes, swimming, and covering our genitalia are all "paleo." So are commercial tanning salons, because vitamin D absorption through the skin is paleo. The list goes on to incorporate virtually every single product made by man, because there's some reason it is paleo. Even the computer.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 20, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Attaching the paleo identity to products of modern civilization seems a bit farcical, imho. But if that is your criteria, then Speedos are paleo because both covering your genitalia and swimming is. Raybans are paleo because keeping the sun out of your eyes is. Tanning beds are paleo becuase getting vitamin D from UV rays is.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 20, 2012
at 01:49 PM

Atachting the paleo name to products of modern civilization is farcical.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 20, 2012
at 01:47 PM

Oh, okay, so are Speedos then, because covering your genitalia is paleo and so is swimming.

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

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on August 20, 2012
at 12:47 PM

"father of paleo" I am assuming this is an attempt at humor??? another downvote from me

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

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on August 20, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Barefoot (or near-barefoot, in the case of Virbrams) running is very paleo.

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

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on August 20, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Barefoot (or near-barefood, in the case of Virbrams) running is very paleo.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 20, 2012
at 01:04 AM

What makes Vibrams paleo?

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on August 20, 2012
at 01:03 AM

What makes Vibrams paleo?

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on August 20, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Hey Patrik, I asked a similar question a few days ago about kitchen items and got some good responses: http://paleohacks.com/questions/143384/building-the-essential-paleo-kitchen#axzz245kK4zkX

My contributions:

Water Kefir Grains: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-grains.html

Trace Mineral Drops: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/concentrace-trace-mineral-drops.html

Toasted Nori Sheets: http://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Cove-Organic-Toasted-9-Ounce/dp/B001EQ55T0

Sunscreen is Scary, Clothing is Better and Lasts Forever: http://www.coolibar.com/

Blue Lights are Evil: http://stereopsis.com/flux/

Sleep Like the Dead: http://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Insulated-Blackout-Curtain-Set-BEIGE/dp/B001A662BE

Best Water Filter on the Planet: (add trace elements from above): http://berkleywaterfilter.com/

Identifying Insects (for eating or just because insects are badass): http://www.amazon.com/National-Audubon-Society-American-Insects/dp/0394507630

Be Prepared for Retreating Into the Woods: http://www.amazon.com/The-Self-sufficient-Life-How-Live/dp/0789493322

Be Prepared for Staying in Town: http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

(2613)

on August 21, 2012
at 04:54 PM

I'm skeptical about that Emerald Cove Nori. I've heard it's Chinese Nori, which is notorious for being produced in areas that are heavily polluted by industrial waste. I'd recommend SeaSnax instead. Then again, if anyone knows that Emerald Cove is clean stuff, I'd love to hear about it.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on August 21, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Hm. That's disturbing. I'll look into it. Thanks for the heads up.

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on August 20, 2012
at 03:30 PM

Here's my list, in no particular order, and I'm omitting kitchen stuff because there are so many already listed elsewhere on PH:

  • Vibram 5 fingers (or other barefoot minimalist shoes)
  • Foam rollers
  • BioLite Camp stove (a backcountry wood stove that cooks your food and charges your phone/GPS/ipod)
  • Voodoo flossing bands
  • Rubberbandz crossfit/pull up bands
  • Goal Zero Solar panel and charging battery pack
  • Make your own mead
  • Activated Charcoal Soap Handmade by Rocky Top Soap Shop
  • a tractor tire to flip around
  • Anything from Smartwool or Icebreaker = sustainable, ethical merino wool clothes and socks
  • Survival Wisdom & Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Thrive in the Wilderness
  • an axe from Best Made or Gr??nsfors Bruks

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    6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

    on August 20, 2012
    at 03:50 AM

    How about Olympic Bars and Bumper Plates?

    My personal favorites come form Rogue

    http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-beater-bar.php

    http://www.roguefitness.com/new-hg-rogue-bumpers.php

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    F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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    on August 20, 2012
    at 07:07 PM

    Le Creuset - they make wonderful cast iron pans.

    Cannot come up with anything else, sorry.

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    963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

    on August 20, 2012
    at 04:34 AM

    For my money, the best paleo products are the ones endorsed on Jimmy Moore's blog - http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/. Personally vetted by the father of paleo himself - Mr. Moore - you know you're getting real primal products. And if he doesn't have the kinds of products you're looking for, well, you don't need 'em then.

    D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

    (1112)

    on August 20, 2012
    at 12:47 PM

    "father of paleo" I am assuming this is an attempt at humor??? another downvote from me

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