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Off Topic / Re: who knows you eat this way?
« on: May 02, 2009, 01:47:56 pm »
I just let it all hang out with my friends and family. Most think it's weird, some are genuinely intrigued. Ah well, no point in hiding it if it's who you are, right?

Personals / Re: Anyone who wants to talk?
« on: May 01, 2009, 06:12:06 pm »
You don't want to know, Lex. I say stick to those tried and true methods you mentioned!

Welcoming Committee / Re: Am I in the right place?
« on: April 30, 2009, 03:07:57 am »
This is absolutely the right place. Only problem is that you are eating the wrong thing!

Primal Diet / Re: Aajonus Message
« on: April 28, 2009, 05:17:06 pm »
Where is he getting this bit about 2300 people dying in 2 weeks? According to my research, it looks like a couple dozen or so people died from the swine flu vaccination in '76. Around 500 developed Guillain-Barré syndrome, which killed 25 people. Or am I missing something?

AV sounds like one of those nutjobs who claim the moon landing was filmed on a soundstage. Or that aliens killed JFK. Sure, his theory might make for an entertaining Michael Crichton movie, but that's about it.

It's just a new strain of flu. It happens. It's not part of some evil conspiracy. Yes, there are companies that will profit from the hysteria, but that doesn't mean they created the virus. Correlation does not prove causality. I doubt this story is anything to get worked up about. 20,000 Americans die from the flu-related illness each year. In the immortal words of the late great Kurt Vonnegut, "so it goes."

Off Topic / Re: Where's everybody living?
« on: April 27, 2009, 10:47:50 pm »
I'm in Burbank, CA.

General Discussion / Re: How do you clean your ears?
« on: April 23, 2009, 06:28:51 am »
I don't. The ears do a fine job of it all on their own.

Funny quote from that video:

"...remember to always eat vegetables with your meat, because eating only meat is likely to get you killed in the long run."

Uh huh.

Display Your Culinary Creations / Re: Pemmican
« on: February 27, 2009, 06:06:13 am »
I'm back from my week on the road, and here to report on my pemmican results. I'm afraid it didn't go so well. I mean, I really wanted to like the pemmican, but simply couldn't stomach the taste more than just a little bit each day. I was hoping I'd acquire a taste for it as the week went on, but if anything, the opposite happened. I'm heading back out on the road in a few days for another week and a half, and while I will bring some pemmican with me, I'm not overly optimistic that I'll want to make it anything more than a small part of my dietary intake.

Satya, regarding Lex's meat grinder, I've seen it in action first-hand, and it is indeed the meat grinder to end all meat grinders! I'm pretty sure he built it from scratch though. The man is one seriously resourceful dude...

Display Your Culinary Creations / Re: Pemmican
« on: February 17, 2009, 04:52:50 pm »
Yes indeed, Lex helped me make about a week's worth of pemmican the other day. To say the man has it down to a science would be a gross understatement. I'll be putting the pemmican to the test as my primary source of food during a week on the road starting tomorrow. Pretty cool that I've got a week's worth of food in my suitcase, and it takes up maybe a little more space than a pair of shoes. I'll let you guys know how it goes when I return, assuming I survive the icy Wisconsin tundra. Yes, we Los Angelenos are wussies as far as the weather is concerned...

Off Topic / Re: Any musicians?
« on: January 02, 2009, 12:32:41 pm »
This thread just caught my eye, after being here for a month or so. Anyway, cool to see that there are a few musicians here. I'm a full-time musician based in Los Angeles. I play woodwinds -- sax, flute, clarinet in all kinds of settings (horn for hire basically), and also compose/arrange/orchestrate for film/tv.

Suggestion Box / RSS feed question
« on: December 18, 2008, 04:57:50 pm »
I took the RSS url from the "show unread posts since last visit" page, but I notice in my RSS reader that there is never more than 5 new posts listed. Even when there are many more than 5 new posts since my last visit, it appears the RSS feed maxes out at 5. Is this fixable?

General Discussion / Re: What are you eating right now?
« on: December 13, 2008, 02:43:31 pm »
Here's one of my old standby meals. Half pound of grassfed ground beef with AV's thousand island meat dressing, and AV's lubrication drink. Good times!

Display Your Culinary Creations / Re: Paleo limeade
« on: December 11, 2008, 10:15:21 am »
Yeah, this was the basis of my recipe that I just tweaked a bit.

Cool. Have you noticed any specific results that would support the whole liver flush thing?

Display Your Culinary Creations / Re: Paleo limeade
« on: December 10, 2008, 05:57:35 pm »
Interesting. Add sunflower oil to that, and you've got the liver flush recipe detailed here:

Anybody ever tried this, by the way?

General Discussion / Re: Not enough fat on grassfed beef?
« on: December 10, 2008, 10:03:18 am »
bone marrow! awesome stuff!

General Discussion / Re: Problems eating frozen meat?
« on: December 04, 2008, 05:16:54 pm »
Are you sure that ground beef you're getting is grass-fed, Guittarman? At Whole Foods here in L.A., the grass-fed ground beef is around $8/lb. They usually have some for $4/lb, but it's grain fed.

One way you can mitigate this is just to buy lots of ground beef(I get 15%), dark chicken, eggs, and some liver.  They are all less than $5/lb here in Vegas

General Discussion / Re: Slankers order
« on: December 04, 2008, 05:13:06 pm »
Aha. Thanks for the clarification, Kyle.

When you've got, say, a month's worth of meat in your freezer, what's the right approach for thawing it? Do you move a few days' worth of meat into the fridge and let it thaw there? And then, maybe when you're down to the last day's worth of thawed meat, do you then start thawing another few days' worth? Or is there another approach that makes more sense?

General Discussion / Re: Slankers order
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:03:36 pm » and cat? Sorry if I'm being naive, in dog meat and cat meat?

General Discussion / Re: Slankers order
« on: December 02, 2008, 05:38:57 pm »
Question for those of you who routinely order from Slanker's or any of the other online grassfed beef sources: Roughly how many pounds of beef should I expect to be able to fit into a standard freezer, assuming there's nothing else in it? And also, how many weeks worth of meat do you guys typically order at a time? Thanks!

Off Topic / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 30, 2008, 06:25:39 pm »
I was invited to have the traditional turkey dinner with a friend's family, so I went ahead and cut loose on all the usual stuff: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pie, etc... I had been 100% raw for a little over 2 months, and I was curious to see how I'd react. I was a little surprised that it was no big deal at all. I really felt quite fine afterwards, but then, I wasn't really experiencing any difficulties eating cooked food before going raw.

General Discussion / Re: Problems eating frozen meat?
« on: November 27, 2008, 12:05:23 pm »
Thanks for the responses everyone. So it sounds like nobody has experienced any adverse effects whatsoever from eating raw meat and/or fat that has been previously frozen. Interesting. One would think that if freezing is indeed so damaging, then somebody would have a negative experience to report.

The reason I'm asking this, by the way, is that I'm trying to decide if it's really worth it to go to the trouble of getting fresh grass fed beef. Whole Foods Market sells a decent variety here, but the prices could be better. I guess I'll have to try frozen myself and see how it makes me feel...

Anybody else?

General Discussion / Problems eating frozen meat?
« on: November 25, 2008, 05:52:56 pm »
It seems to be generally agreed that meat that has not been previously frozen is much better than that which has, but I'm wondering if anyone out there has actually experienced any problems eating previously frozen meat. Or better yet, has anyone always consumed mainly frozen meats (including organs) and still experienced the usual positive results one would expect from a RAF diet?

General Discussion / How to eat liver?
« on: November 21, 2008, 04:46:48 pm »
How do you guys eat liver? I tried nibbling a bit this evening, straight up after letting it warm to near room temperature, and while the taste was ok, the texture was a little unnerving. I just couldn't bring myself to take a real bite. Do you guys put anything on it? Or cut it in to small chunks?

Welcoming Committee / Re: Hello
« on: November 20, 2008, 06:23:34 pm »
Hi Lex,

I'm in Burbank...not exactly close to Norwalk, though my work does take me down that way every now and then. We'll have to get together sometime and talk shop.


Welcoming Committee / Hello
« on: November 19, 2008, 02:10:17 pm »
Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've already posted a couple times elsewhere here before happening upon this section. Anyway, my name is Glenn, I live in the Los Angeles area, and I started doing the primal diet 100% a couple months ago. I'm grateful to have found this forum, as it's great to hear about other people's experiences and also to have a place to go to ask questions as they arise.

So far, my experience with the diet has been very positive. I had a few days of pretty nasty flu-like symptoms after about 3 weeks -- don't know if that was detox or me just being sick, but usually the flu lasts a lot longer than that for me, so I suspect it was detox. Other than that, I feel great and don't miss cooked food at all. I'm a believer, and look forward to learning lots by hanging out here.

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