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What are the Unsolved Mysteries of paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 16, 2011 at 4:03 AM

Got any additional candidates? Or better yet, answers to these vexing questions?

-What, specifically, is the nutritional content of bone broth?

-Is the difference between eating cooked veggies versus raw veggies worth worrying about?

-How much vitamin K2 is in grass-fed butter?

-Do some people do better on high-carb low-fat paleo? How can you tell?

-Are cold showers actually beneficial, outside of the rush?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:32 AM

The other thing about it is it's just so disconcerting. It's one thing to say "hey we're not paleo re-enactors, so we have nothing against butter," but it's another thing to be forced into a position where we have to say "butter is superior to body fat." It seems like that's one of the things my ancestors were doing that I really feel like I *should* be able to re-enact, if you know what I mean.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Yes, Nance, good question. It just seems there are so many damn variables. Another way of thinking about it: why is pastured butter (from Organic Valley, say, or Kerrygold) so consistently delicious and non-weird-tasting, but body fat isn't? The cow is doing some additional "filtering" in making her milk?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:21 AM

I too have noticed variation; could it tie to the favorite foods of the animal in question, or (shudder) health issues? After all, even a grass fed animal can get sick or have underlying physical issues and I doubt they get blood panels when their time is up, do they?

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on July 15, 2011
at 09:09 PM

We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. Or is that before the garden...

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on June 17, 2011
at 11:24 PM

That's why I prefer to do my Peeping Tom thing in the mornings instead of the evenings.

64242a1130eb51f4852f78beed38b3d5

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on June 17, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I think Paleo HD is a fad like 3D. I like my paleo low def.

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on June 16, 2011
at 07:38 PM

A form of paleo started by Thomas Seay involving HD vanilla ice cream!!!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 16, 2011
at 07:06 PM

I don't have a clue what any of it is supposed to mean. It's the most complicated way of saying "eat your broccoli" that I've ever heard.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 06:37 PM

Every time I see quantum, I get out my gun :) Or I at least roll up my pants.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Zing! I like the way this thread is going

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Anytime I see quantum I get out hte salt shaker. Didn't drk bring up some quantum mechanics of the leptin senSORS? they exist at the same time, everywhere - duh

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Holy smokes kamal, aces! No more messing around, time to get serious, batman!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Don't you hate it when Raw Vegans allude to Quantum physics.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:38 PM

My email address is in my profile. Pics please.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 03:58 PM

We are Beings of Light.

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on June 16, 2011
at 03:57 PM

I don't think his results are bulletproof. Like one commenter said, 2lbs? I crap 2lbs in a morning. That's signal noise.

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on June 16, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Whoa, nice black diamond dude.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:55 PM

Makes sense to me. Time to switch to The Paleo Diet (Photon Variant).

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:54 PM

Makes sense to me. Time to switch to The Paleo Diet (Photon Varient).

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:39 PM

\m/ HARD CORE KAMAL. \m/ AWESOME.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:03 PM

sherpamelissa- One more happy emoticon from you, and you're OUTTA HERE!!!

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on June 16, 2011
at 01:46 PM

\o/ YAY to moderator Kamal! Congrats! I hope you don't lose your snark!

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on June 16, 2011
at 11:11 AM

That's why I start everyday with a cold shower.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 05:48 AM

1- depends on what went into the broth 2- for sure if you boil my salad 3- more than in factory stuff 4- ask how they feel 5- ? freezing creek ? warm lake ? cozy shower -guess which one I pick

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at 04:42 AM

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9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

on June 16, 2011
at 05:03 AM

I once read in Cosmopolitan Magazine that cold showers make your nipples perky ALL DAY!

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:11 AM

That's why I start everyday with a cold shower.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:38 PM

My email address is in my profile. Pics please.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Zing! I like the way this thread is going

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on June 17, 2011
at 11:24 PM

That's why I prefer to do my Peeping Tom thing in the mornings instead of the evenings.

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Weird that there are so few answers to this question.

I have another candidate. This one has been vexing me from time to time over the last few months. Why does so much animal fat taste suspicious? Even when it's from grass-fed animals the fat can make me a little queasy. I've also controlled for parts of the animal: one fatty lamb shank will give me the ickies but another one will send me into transports. I've noticed the same thing with tallow as well. Sometimes it's delicious and sometimes it's suspicious. (Although here we can't control for the parts of the animal as much. Melissa HGL did ask a question about this once but it has not gotten all that many responses.)

Are there pollutants/toxins sneaking their way into the fat even of pastured animals? Is it the long transport time (think of lamb from New Zealand)?

It seems to me I should be eating beef tallow all day long every day but I have not had very much luck with this.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on November 05, 2011
at 12:21 AM

I too have noticed variation; could it tie to the favorite foods of the animal in question, or (shudder) health issues? After all, even a grass fed animal can get sick or have underlying physical issues and I doubt they get blood panels when their time is up, do they?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on November 05, 2011
at 12:32 AM

The other thing about it is it's just so disconcerting. It's one thing to say "hey we're not paleo re-enactors, so we have nothing against butter," but it's another thing to be forced into a position where we have to say "butter is superior to body fat." It seems like that's one of the things my ancestors were doing that I really feel like I *should* be able to re-enact, if you know what I mean.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on November 05, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Yes, Nance, good question. It just seems there are so many damn variables. Another way of thinking about it: why is pastured butter (from Organic Valley, say, or Kerrygold) so consistently delicious and non-weird-tasting, but body fat isn't? The cow is doing some additional "filtering" in making her milk?

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:38 PM

In regards to raw veggies:

In the book Conscious Eating Gabriel Cousens writes that ' from a quantum physics point of view, Photons never become old, they have the same quickness as time', they are involved with anti entropy, the anti again process. The sun emits this powerful photon anti aging energy. The sun's photon energy is attracted to the sun like electrons within our biological systems. So not only do the high electron foods donate electrons to our bodies, but they also act as solar resonance fields in the body to attract, store and conduct the sun's energy in our bodies. Light attracting Light. Minerals are frequencies of light, Live raw foods are packed with both electrons and minerals, and therefore light. When we eat these foods, we are in fact eating the light of the Sun and activating the light from within us which shines, radiates and attracts more light.

This must be true, right? Mystery solved.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:54 PM

Makes sense to me. Time to switch to The Paleo Diet (Photon Varient).

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Anytime I see quantum I get out hte salt shaker. Didn't drk bring up some quantum mechanics of the leptin senSORS? they exist at the same time, everywhere - duh

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 16, 2011
at 03:58 PM

We are Beings of Light.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:55 PM

Makes sense to me. Time to switch to The Paleo Diet (Photon Variant).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Don't you hate it when Raw Vegans allude to Quantum physics.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 16, 2011
at 06:37 PM

Every time I see quantum, I get out my gun :) Or I at least roll up my pants.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 16, 2011
at 07:06 PM

I don't have a clue what any of it is supposed to mean. It's the most complicated way of saying "eat your broccoli" that I've ever heard.

F99858355e6b9c8f99d1991f96d33cf1

(50)

on July 15, 2011
at 09:09 PM

We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. Or is that before the garden...

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on June 17, 2011
at 06:11 AM

Paleo HD is a form of Paleo started by our very own Thomas Seay. It is a variation of Paleo that alows HD vanilla ice cream! ??? Eric

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:43 PM

What is Paleo H-D?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on June 16, 2011
at 07:38 PM

A form of paleo started by Thomas Seay involving HD vanilla ice cream!!!

64242a1130eb51f4852f78beed38b3d5

(1343)

on June 17, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I think Paleo HD is a fad like 3D. I like my paleo low def.

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481a34dc2be13d718c3edbdcdcfab026

on June 16, 2011
at 05:13 AM

Seth Roberts showed a pretty negative downside to cold showers here.

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on June 16, 2011
at 03:57 PM

I don't think his results are bulletproof. Like one commenter said, 2lbs? I crap 2lbs in a morning. That's signal noise.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:20 AM

I have heard cold shoers increase testosterone and adrenal hormones as well as curbing salacious appetites...

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