Glad to hear that you're continuing to make good progress dan!
Thank Michael. I'm very happy too.
I had no intention of absolutely denouncing the eating of pre-ground or frozen meat so I hope I did not give this impression. I just wanted to point out the important points worthy of consideration to raw-al and anybody else that reads it. Of course, we all make our own choices based on our own perception of the evidence and our own circumstances. I can also clearly see the attraction of pre-ground frozen meats from a convenience and financial perspective and, if my circumstances were different, would not entirely rule out eating such foods myself.
I know you didn't. I just wanted to add in a bit more of my 2 cents with more recent experience.
I'd be interested in any links to studies or information which has informed your doubts regarding the extent of protein denaturation resulting from freezing.
I fly by the seat of my pants Michael. If it makes me feel good then it's ok in my book. I love science but do not spend time reading up on many studies so usually have no hard evidence to back up my anecdotal findings.
My feels about the protein issue is due to how I feel eating consistent brisket versus consistent ground. I do notice I have a small hit to performance (oftentimes mental) when eating solely ground but it's very small.
Of note my ground meat is much coarser and could very well be a single pass through the grinder like Rawzi mentioned. Maybe this minimizes problems for me?
Hope you're laying off those berries?!!
Absolutely. The last fruit I had were about a half dozen lingonberries, maybe a month ago, off of plants my mother planted this year. They were nice and tart which was nice. I also didn't notice an issue with my Candida afterwards but did have a small bit of joint pain so will not make it a regular occasion.