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Primal Diet / Re: High Meat - Starting Bacteria/Yeast Culture Problem
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:16:54 am »
Moist environment? Consider sun drying. 

Health / Re: did i catch trichinosis?
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:41:53 pm »
this hapened to me earlier this summer:

i bought a freshly slaughtered lamb and started eating it raw. later that day i start feeling sick and fatigued. then i get diarrhea. next morning my neck and shoulder hurt like crazy, my stomach is so painfull i cant move, i feel sick over all but no headache/fever/nausea. my symptoms get worse and on day two my entire upperbody hurts so bad im crying in pain. the exruciating pain in my upper body, sharp stomach pains and constipation last for another week. then it goes away. i still havent recovered, i still feel fatigued, im still constipated although not that bad. did i catch some serious parasite? extreme oxalate dump? ive ditched the carnivore diet and started eating large ammounts of honey and im feeling a bit better, but im worried it might have been trichinosis.

Detox. Had same symptoms fasting.

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: Verified unheated honey for newbie
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:35:17 pm »
Why would they lie?

Hot Topics / Re: I love salt
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:54:10 pm »
This svrn guy saying salt is bad, never really elaborated on why the salty liquer inside oysters, is different from salt. They're both sodium, and both "salty". Also: "blood" is salty people. Guess what? We probably didn't "cleanly" drain the blood from our prey before eating the meat. There was blood mixed in, acting as a "salt topping" of sorts. I know I'm reviving an old thread but... I'm surprised no one touched on this.

"The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--and How Eating More Might Save Your Life"

"One of the main mechanisms behind low-carb diets is a reduction in insulin levels.

Insulin has many functions in your body, such as telling fat cells to store fat and your kidneys to retain sodium.

On a low-carb diet, your insulin levels go down and your body starts shedding excess sodium — and water along with it. This is why people often get rid of excess bloating within a few days of low-carb eating.

However, sodium is a crucial electrolyte. Low sodium levels can become problematic when your kidneys dump too much of it.

This is one reason people get side effects on low-carb diets, such as lightheadedness, fatigue, headaches, and even constipation.

The best way to circumvent this issue is to add more sodium to your diet. You can do this by salting your foods — but if that doesn't suffice, try drinking a cup of broth every day.

Low-carb diets lower insulin levels, making your kidneys excrete excess sodium. This can lead to a mild sodium deficiency."

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Amorites ate raw meat
« on: July 10, 2019, 04:54:11 am »
"The MAR.TU who know no grain.... The MAR.TU who know no house nor town, the boors of the mountains.... The MAR.TU who digs up truffles... who does not bend his knees (to cultivate the land), who eats raw meat, who has no house during his lifetime, who is not buried after death[.]"

Health / Re: Mucus, biofilm and yeast
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:34:45 am »
- Sun cooking
- Bugs
- Fermenting

Primal Diet / Re: Are you sure that rotten Fish is safe to eat?
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:44:01 am »
If it's repulsive - refrain.

General Discussion / Why are SAD-eaters so fat!?!?
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:57:33 am »
Any theories as to why almost everyone is overweight?

I read stuff like this:

I recently came across this study from 1973 in which a 27 years old male has fasted for 382 days under the supervision of researchers from a Scotland University. This is the longest fast ever been recorded.

This patient weighted in 456 pounds (~207 kg) and weighted out 180 pounds (~82 kg). So, he lost 276 pounds (~125kg) during his fast. Five years after the fast ended, the patient’s weight has been constantly around the values of 196 pounds. A.B. had no ill symptoms during and after the fast.

and I'm mystified as to what is going on.
- why is it so easy to gain weight on cooked stuff?
- what purpose does this fat serve?
- why is it hard to gain weight on raw?

Off Topic / Re: Dehydrated raw animal fat
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:41:15 am »
I've always preferred colder fat, whether it's the dry or more creamy kind.
Seems we all do.

Just noticed how raw animal fat tastes even better when dehydrated just a bit at 40 degrees Celsius for a day or so. I‘d imagine that this is more palaeo in a way.

Science / Re: Palaeo giatn bird fossil found in Europe
« on: June 28, 2019, 12:56:39 am »

It is so sad that none of us can ever enjoy the taste of raw mammoth fat or raw giant bird eggs, like they did in Palaeo times....

Grass is always greener

I've recently started to consume more animal fat... which is incredibly hard, as my body interprets as "too cleansing" if that makes sense... but I could be wrong.

I need my food strategies to be flexible to my metropolitan life.

Take it slow.


Patience + Experimentation.


For a period of six months before the contest, the men of the Bodi tribe drink a mixture of blood and milk to fatten up for the most prestigious pageant in Ethiopia.

I find blood delicious and it is full nutrients, but I don't remember having any problems without it either.

How long did you abstain?

General Discussion / Re: Insects Guide for RPD Westerners
« on: June 23, 2019, 12:38:07 am »
Very interesting indeed! They definitely did not have anything like that on their web page last time I thoroughly looked it over. Can you provide a link directly to that page?

Email correspondence with support

I've been eating 100% raw carnivore/zero carb for years now, and I haven't had any problems in a long time.
blood/spleen is good for iron

Wondering if blood enables RZC

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Current view on zero/low carb?
« on: June 21, 2019, 11:28:04 am »
I get the impression from the forum that long-term raw zero/low carb causes health issues. Is that accurate? If so, is it true for everyone/most/few?

Info / News Items / Announcements / Re: Vice article featuring Me
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:00:54 am »

The Barcroft episode has been unleashed!

Dope vid. A couple questions if you don't mind:

- What are the benefits of hanging the meat?
- Is your refrigerator (where you hang the meat) cooling, or is it simply used as a container?
- If it's on, what setting do you set it on?
- Does the meat rot or is it dry and stable? If it rots, at what rate (e.g., same rate as out in the open/slower/very slowly)?
- Does anyone complain about smells (assuming the meat is rotting)?
- Do you have any advice on smart ways to butcher the animals? E.g., how not to lose the blood?

who knows what supplements take and for what purpose(s)

With pros, assume steroids.

General Discussion / Re: Insects Guide for RPD Westerners
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:08:09 pm »
Insects are a great food source. I would only warn you that the company you are buying from does not produce insects for human consumption.

Maybe they've leveld up since::

Though we sell our worms as food for animals, many people choose to eat them as well! We sell to Fear Factor, bodybuilders, Hotlix lollipops, and more restaurants than you'd probably like to know! We have only just recently received our FDA compliant label showing the nutritional content of our mealworms.

We only use human grade vegetables and grain to feed our worms because we know so many people choose to eat them. We avoid the use of chemicals at all cost, using only dilute bleach to clean our tubs between use before letting them air dry in the sun.

We do recommend that if people choose to eat them that they be treated as any raw meat and be fully cooked first. I've been told that sautéing them in butter and garlic until they're crisp and then salting makes a very good treat. Here are some recipes as well: New York Entomological Banquet Recipes

It is typically our standard mealworm in the large size that people purchase (found in different quantities on this page): Mealworms

Studies have found mealworms are a fantastic alternative to meat, with the same amount of protein, lower fat, and have far less of an environmental impact. You can view newspaper article in the LA Times our company was recently interviewed about people eating our insects on our "In The News Page" (item #1 "In The Los Angeles Times") , as well as a television show in item #2. We are strong supporters of entomophagy and work with many companies that manufacture flours, etc.

Though you can purchase a high end piece of equipment like the "Hive" you can also grow your own at home with a series of plastic bins set up in the same manner. There is an excellent site called Sialis (the latin name for a bluebird) that has fantastic information on growing your own mealworms at home:

We would love to help you with your endeavors, please let me know if I can provide you with anything at all.

General Discussion / Re: Insects Guide for RPD Westerners
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:05:01 pm »
Glad to see your posts Eric

General Discussion / Re: Insects Guide for RPD Westerners
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:01:51 pm »
You liked the cod left sitting on your balcony for a week.   Have you tried this since October 12, 2017, and do you still like this fish preparation?

Unfortunately I'm renting apartment now

General Discussion / Re: Insects Guide for RPD Westerners
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:16:26 am »
It's a possibility, especially if one believes in the very likely scavenger theory of palaeo--HGs where they were supposed to scavenge and eat mainly  maggot-infested aged raw meat. The problem I have is that the current websites I have searched online re Europe have all offered only cooked insects at very high prices. I suppose I could try pet-food stores but I fear they too will offer only precooked versions thereof.

Welcome to visit me (Minnesota)

General Discussion / Insects Guide for RPD Westerners
« on: June 12, 2019, 01:58:30 am »
I've decided to write this guide to those folk interested in incorporating some yummy bugs into their diet. No doubt this will rustle some feathers, but I believe bugs are *the* dietary staple of paleo humans (yes, not meat). It's just a hypothesis for now, but I plan on trying to get by on bugs alone at some point and seeing how I fare. In the meantime, I found bugs to be a great supplement to my diet. For those interested in some tips, check out below. For the smart aleks, I'm including all arthropods in the discussion, not just bugs.

Selection of Bugs and Experiences

- Superworms: superworms are actually larvae. They are like mealworms but bigger and more active. It is easy to keep these alive for a long time and create a meal out of these. My personal favorites by far.

- Mealworms: like diet superworms. So cheap.

- Phoenix worms (i.e., black soldier fly maggots): marketed as being calcium rich. I found the taste pretty bland and the maggots themselves pretty dry.

- Maggots: these little buggers will find their way to rotten meat like a homing missile. They taste like what they eat (rotten meat) and are super nasty-looking when high in number. Otherwise, they're just squishy little snacks.

- Wax worms: these adorable little buggers have a really nice and soft texture. They are light on taste, kind of like coconut water. I don't find them very filling.

- Hornworms: pricey. Taste like what they eat (so probably parts of the plant you feed them). They can bite you, which hurts, but probably isn't dangerous.

- Common Crickets: pretty cheap. Taste like a moist nut in their youth. Annoying to keep because they die fast. They also chirp but that can be relaxing.

- Earthworms: moderately priced. I find their gut to taste disgusting. For that reason I bite off the head or tail and toss the rest. That makes it not worth purchasing IMO. The worms themselves don't have a strong taste, but they have the texture of... gummy worms. They do have a suprising sweet aftertaste.

- Ants: small ones aren't really filling. They usually taste acidic. Bigger ants can taste salty and be delicious.

- Wasps: these like to try to steal fresh meat. Slightly crunchy. Bland taste.

- Bees: usually taste like pollen or nectar - nice.

- Butterflies: same as bees.

- Caterpillars: variable. Also requires caution.

- Moths: bland.

- Spiders: bland.

- Roly polys: taste like dirt.

- Silverfish: yummy.

- Beetles: oh my god, so crunchy, so good. My theory is that the human love of crunchy foods is a misdirected need to eat these yummy little buggers.

- Silk worm pupa (nhong): pretty tasty and cheap as shi*. How cheap? For $4 I am able to be stuffed for one and a half meals. Only found these pre-frozen.

I'm not including sea insects because there is no dearth of expertise on lobsters, oysters, crab, etc.

Where to Buy

I get my bugs mainly at

How did the story end?

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