I just received a crock pot and have been using it in my garage for beef tallow. However, the temp in my garage can reach lows of around 28 degrees F in the winter. I'm wondering if, on the low setting, my crock pot should be able to quickly... (more)
I just bought a slow cooker but am not sure if the temperature it runs at is hot enough to cook food safely. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon before buying one (which wasn't reviewed on Amazon as I couldn't find any locally that were). Most of... (more)
Hello. I am generally a very good cook with a gas stove. I can cook foods through to a very particular specified doneness, and they have very good texture. Recently, due to concerns over natural gas and carbon monoxide--improper fiters, no fan,... (more)
Since September I have gradually been shifting my lifestyle to Paleo. This past month, I have been very dedicated. I have dropped 5 pounds in the last two weeks, my joints do not hurt as much, and my digestion has improved. However, I've noticed... (more)
There was a similar question a few months ago, I cannot find it now. It seems like going low carb can reduce the viscosity of your blood. So your extremities will get colder while your core may feel warmer. Is this what you are feeling?
So I use my sous vide controller to keep my crock pot at the above temperature for 24hrs to make super tasty lamb or beef. Slowly melts the collagen, doesnt overcook. But often, I end up with MOLD growing on the top part of the meat that was... (more)
So I would assume that most of us here are well adapted to/can handle cold temperatures(from the amount of fat we eat) but how many of you have found that you can handle hotter temperatures better now since you've gone paleo?
I'm in Seattle, where it's wet and gloomy most of the year. It rarely gets hot (above 80F) in the summers, and even then it doesn't stay hot for more than maybe a week. I know more people who own boats than have air conditioning in their homes,... (more)
Do you use your crockpot on the high or low settings for your broths and other recipes? Is there a difference nutritionally whack makes low and slow for longer a better option? I've been cooking my GF beef bone broth on high for 24 hrs, and... (more)
I started eating paleo in the last three weeks. This past week, I have had a very slightly elevated temperature on a few separate occasions. It doesn't seem to be tied to when I eat and I have no other symptoms. It has not been consistent- for... (more)
You may be adjusting to a new higher body temperature due to unleashing your metabolism. 98.6F is not a standard that all humans target; it's more of an average. People I know who have sluggish metabolisms have normal temps closer to 96.9F. Take... (more)
I have this often since starting low carb. My temperature is usually a bit lower then 36.6 C. What could be the reason. Maybe its almost a year long exclusively cold showers I have. The heat sensation is similar to what you get when you enter... (more)
It's all about the brown fat! Cold showers (or any cold exposure) both activate it and increase the total amount you have. My body temp is about a degree higher than it used to be, though. The skin on my torso can produce an incredible amount of... (more)
As I understand it, our Paleo ancestors lived in much chillier times. I simply cannot fathom one of my predecessors sitting, huddled under a Wooly Mammoth pelt by the fire, cold-feeting anybody who tries to share the heat with him. However, here... (more)
I've been doing VLC for weight loss for some time now, using ketostix to check that I'm staying in ketosis. I've noticed that every evening, several hours after my last meal (and food intake for the day), I get very warm, even rosy-cheeked and... (more)
I'm on VLC, and particularly after breakfast - which is usually bacon, eggs, veggies and a teaspoon or two of coconut oil I am noticeably warmer. During the summer months this can get a bit uncomfortable, so it's lucky I live in the UK. :)
've been taking ferrous gluconate for my anemia. i'm pretty sure i've isolated it as the cause of my fluctuating temperatures at night which are interfering with my sleep. i also feel a little pain in the gut. searching around i came upon this... (more)
Here's a weird question. I follow the Paleo diet and in general, my first meal is around 10:30 to 12 in the afternoon. I have found that, no matter what I eat: protein in the form of eggs or meat, fruit, nuts, whatever, inevitably about one hour... (more)
What's a safe temperature for egg yolks? I keep seeing 165 degrees for eggs, but I'm only using the yolks. I added boiling water to 1/2 of oats, waited 4 minutes. It was at 147 degrees. I then added 3 egg yolks, and the temp reduced to... (more)
I have multiple autoimmune issues with my thyroid, heart, liver, and colon being affected (and I have celiac) which is why I eat paleo. Since I got diagnosed 2 years ago, I went off the pill and haven't had a period since. My husband and I want... (more)
When cooking, what's worse - high temperatures over a short time, or lower temperatures for a longer time? Example 1 - Salmon Everyone's always telling me to steam, poach or bake salmon so as to not oxidize the Omega-3's. In my opinion the best... (more)
I ferment my own sauerkraut, me & my kids just just eat it straight out of the jar...My partner & step-children aren't so keen....i was thinking of a way to introduce some to their diets without such an impact, i know that sauerkraut... (more)
Look at pasturization protocols... 145F for 30 minutes. (VAT) 161F for 15-20 seconds. (HTST) 275F for 1 second. (UHT) Toss it in right before serving to get it warmed up, you'll have minimized die-off.
Ok. I've decided to do a couple personal experiments and I was hoping I could get some input. My goal is to get a better understanding of how my body reacts to various foods. I have two ideas to achieve this. Measure body temp and glucose levels... (more)
When I eat grains I seem to be pretty sensitive to temperature. When I am good about avoiding them then I swear I never get cold! Also, my boyfriend has made observations that I am never really "warm" anymore. Like my skin is always even... (more)
I've noticed that. People who are sensitive to wheat can notice a hit to their thyroid function if they eat it, so if you drop the wheat, boom, thyroid comes back on line, and body temperature regulates better.
Probably a weird question, but is there any sort of evolutionary basis for eating warm/hot meals? Sometimes when I'm eating, I feel like I enjoy my food less because I'm racing against the clock, to eat it while it's still piping hot. It gets... (more)
I've never put nuts in the refrigeration. How do you store them - in plastic jars, glass jars, or ziplock bags? What shelf/drawer in the fridge do you put them - with veggies? How cold do you keep them? Thanks.
Since starting paleo I have been dramatically more tolerant of temperature extremes than those around me. We don't have air conditioning. So, since it has gotten hotter this May and June, I have been perfectly fine, and everyone else around me,... (more)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Eating pudding and heat