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Have you experimented with raw (meat) paleo?

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Created July 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Have you experimented with raw meat paleo? What was your experience? How did you get use to the raw meat? Gradually?

I'm unsure if I will try it, though I eat most of my meat rare already. I'm curious about the health benefits, because I see so much improvement in the raw dogs/cats!

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

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on December 04, 2012
at 06:34 PM

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on December 04, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Oh come on, now you've gotten me obsessed about knowing what's giving me brain damage. I can't afford not to know. I'm a bit of an idiot so I need all the help I can get.

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on December 04, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Youve gotten me too curious about the mystery source of brain damage. If you won't share with the public, then at least send me a quick email: its my paleohacks username at gmail.

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on December 03, 2012
at 09:12 PM

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on July 26, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Nope, I'm Icelandic. The reindeer is an indulgence, but the horse filet is pretty cheap. The lambs liver is one of the cheapest meats I can find, and the whale meat is the cheapest muscle meat in Iceland. Cheaper than pork if you buy it in the right places.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Yeah... wth. How did that happen?!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:50 PM

... Are you an eskimo/inuit? What a great array of protein sources!

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:26 PM

Does eating raw meat make your fonts go colored?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on July 26, 2012
at 04:53 PM

This is a legitimate concern, but healthier animals are less likely to suffer from nasty stuff that they'll pass onto us. It's also important to remember that animals are animals and animals, like us, have detoxification systems in place (immune system + liver + lymph.)

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on July 26, 2012
at 03:55 PM

Right now I'm probably eating 50% vegetables. I've gone mostly raw on the vegetables (except when I'm out to eat!)

3a0723afbae9bf69ffa12136a58e99cd

on July 26, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Sorry, I phrased that wrong. I'm not looking to eat ONLY meat. I'm looking at more of a mostly vegetables, with eating the same quantity of rare meat as I am cooked meat now on a cooked paleo diet.

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on July 26, 2012
at 02:29 PM

I'm with Matt on this one; you're comparing obligate carnivores with evolved omnivores.

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on July 26, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Except a dog is a dog and a cat is a cat, you however are a human.

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276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

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on July 26, 2012
at 01:58 PM

Peggy would be a great source if you're interested:

http://theprimalparent.com/2011/11/07/years-eating-raw-meat/

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D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

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on December 04, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I've eaten raw meat and animal parts, raw honey, raw fruits and vegetables, and nuts heavily for a 9 month period. At the time, I was very strict because I thought I had to be to heal my brain. However, I found out a more major cause to my brain damage, which I'm sure all of you suffer from, but I won't say here cause you wouldn't believe me if I told you. Now, I've been feeling better, and just want to be normal, and start eating and living the Standard American diet life (you can only have power if you know how to enter and exit the matrix). I'm going to start going back to eating raw meat and fruits/vegetables. It is 100% obvious just from empirical evidence that our bodies digest raw food WAY better and UTILIZE food WAY BETTER than cooked food. Just try it. No ones ever gotten sick from eating raw meat, only better, and it's mind boggeling that we blame every little sickness from uncooked food. Whatever is on the tv or mainstream or considered common sense knowledge, seems to be inherently wrong, but it is nonetheless the matrix, or "a game" that is very real and it's probably a good idea to play along.

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on December 04, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Oh come on, now you've gotten me obsessed about knowing what's giving me brain damage. I can't afford not to know. I'm a bit of an idiot so I need all the help I can get.

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on December 04, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Contact me from my website.

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on December 04, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Youve gotten me too curious about the mystery source of brain damage. If you won't share with the public, then at least send me a quick email: its my paleohacks username at gmail.

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3a0723afbae9bf69ffa12136a58e99cd

on July 26, 2012
at 03:53 PM

Very interesting! Thank you for the references!

I just took parasitology so I am having a little trouble wrapping my head around this. However, with quality grass-fed meat, are you super worried about parasites? Do you freeze all of your meat?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on July 26, 2012
at 04:53 PM

This is a legitimate concern, but healthier animals are less likely to suffer from nasty stuff that they'll pass onto us. It's also important to remember that animals are animals and animals, like us, have detoxification systems in place (immune system + liver + lymph.)

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on July 26, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I enjoy whale muscle meat, lambs liver, horse, reindeer and beef filets raw. Tougher cuts I usally cook. You should freeze liver before eating it raw, to reduce the risk of parasites.

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on July 26, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Nope, I'm Icelandic. The reindeer is an indulgence, but the horse filet is pretty cheap. The lambs liver is one of the cheapest meats I can find, and the whale meat is the cheapest muscle meat in Iceland. Cheaper than pork if you buy it in the right places.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 26, 2012
at 06:50 PM

... Are you an eskimo/inuit? What a great array of protein sources!

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on July 26, 2012
at 02:26 PM

I cook most my meat very rare, and am known to plop a couple pieces in my mouth raw while I prepare the meal. It is quite odd how good raw steak actually does taste. I eat sushi (sashimi) on a weekly basis and some bivalves raw.

I'd say moving toward rare then going raw would help transfer. Eating more "accepted" things like sushi and steak tartar perhaps. Or, if your up for it just go whole hog and give it a try. Like Josh mentions I find the digestion to be quite a bit better with uncooked meat....

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on December 04, 2012
at 05:18 AM

Cooking vegetables make them much easier to digest. Meat, however ... I always prefer eating raw sashimi to cooked fish, and I love steak tartar and never eat steaks cooked more than rare. However, I know there are many differing opinions about cooked vs raw meat. Here's an article on cooking meat.

Obviously overcooking meat would lose the benefits (not to mention there should be a hefty fine to cook a steak well-done), but there may be more benefits to slightly cooking your meat. I would love to hear people's opinions on the article!

Also, a quick search on PH turned this up: http://paleohacks.com/questions/151236/digestibility-of-raw-meat-versus-cooked-meat#axzz2E3YJLYQ7.

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on December 04, 2012
at 12:27 AM

I am jealous of all of you who can afford to eat cuts that are edible raw all the time! I usually eat the cheap cuts you have to cook for HOURS to be able to chew. I do love beef carpaccio though.

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:12 PM

When I went paleo VLC, I are all meat raw for 3 months. Put it in my commercial blender and pounded it. Felt great. Eventually craved cooked again and now use sous vide to keep it rare.

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:15 PM

My good friend has been eating raw meat for years. She has a lot of positive outlooks on eating raw meat. Raw meat is easy to digest, she used to suffer from indigestion terribly and hasn't after switching to raw meat. Raw meat actually has more vitamins than cooked meat and contains enzymes for digestion. Sounds like it might be something worth trying out if you're already interested!

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Yeah... wth. How did that happen?!

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:26 PM

Does eating raw meat make your fonts go colored?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on December 03, 2012
at 09:12 PM

fixed the formatting for you

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on July 26, 2012
at 05:18 PM

I went through a phase of this. I found a bit of salt and a raw egg yolk to be a very nice sauce over beef.
Raw chicken though- it already tastes rotten. Trying it raw has made me like even roast chicken less, and I worry more about sourcing it properly.

But what happens is you can't get as much nutrition out of the meat as you can when you cook it, so you need more of it raw. Trying to eat raw can easily end up taking up more time and money than cooking does. So far, nothing beats getting a large crock pot and slow roasting a lot of meat at once so you can have it throughout the week.

I'm all for the occasional raw dish; I just didn't see it working out for me over the long term. Many of the really pro-raw eaters also drink raw milk, so they may be managing to get the extra nutrition and calories from there.

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on July 26, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Growing up in an asian household (grandmother from okinawa, mother from the philippines), i've eaten a LOT of raw fish. Recently, a friend of mine served beef sashimi. Intrigued, i tried it. Delicious. Do it.

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on July 26, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I boil almost all of my meats, which is the most "gentle" method of cooking next to steaming. Everything tastes better boiled in my opinion.

I eat my fish raw, but I prefer the taste of cooked meat, so I don't eat my land meats raw.

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on July 26, 2012
at 02:14 PM

Yes Peggy theprimalparent has great info. I eat most of my meat raw, steak, hamburger, liver. My 14 year old son and my 12 year old daughter love raw meat too, in fact my daughter prefers it over cooked now. We find it easy to digest, it does not sit heavy in the stomach. For steak we cut it up thin add some sea salt & pepper then eat it. Liver we all like raw as it just slides down and you really do not taste it at all, the kids do not like it cooked.

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Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 03, 2012
at 08:45 PM

Carnivores easily get all the benefits of raw meat,their gastrointestinal tract is way different from humans.We don't have as much stomach acid,so it's hard for us to digest raw cuts.The only meat I ever ate raw was beef from the cow raised by my dad.

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