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Science / Re: Last of the Yaghan people...
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:25:24 pm »
This is happening to the Quechua in South America as well.  The government sells the villagers' lands to corporations that only speak Spanish and then the villagers lose their independent, self-sufficient way of living and become dependent on the corporation, learning the corporation's language, etc.  All the wisdom of their ancestors will be lost and they will be forced to be wage slaves to purchase what they previously wrought with their own hands and minds.  Truly terrible.

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Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: New and Concerns
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:19:34 pm »
Not sure if I should start a new thread because this is a new question - do any of you enjoy eating raw liver?  I have had it cooked in the past (tasted pretty bad except with spices & butter) and now I am trying it raw because many people seem to advocate it. 
It just tastes even more horrible raw, to me.  But all the robust cultures eat it raw.  I want to be able to enjoy it and eat more of it.  Do you get used to it?  Do you have any theories why so many other cultures enjoy it raw?
Chicken livers I like (cooked), but I want to eat more beef liver for the copper. 

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I was researching it last night and apparently, the only way that the bubonic plague is diagnosed is by the presence of this bacteria (yersinia) in body fluids.  They should take blood samples of the people who ate the wild rodent but didn't get bubonic plague. I bet they would find the bacteria in the people who didn't get sick as well.  Then that would knock back the theory of germ-induced disease.  I bet they didn't take any samples from the healthy people.  Why aren't they more thorough?

It also reminded me of something - I once read a chapter from a book called "Survival of the Sickest."  It said that most people of Western European descent developed a mutation that helped them survive the plague.  The mutation, however, results in a disease called hemochromatosis - this is excessive iron in the blood.  But somehow this disease helped Europeans survive the plague, so it is passed down to people today who are of Western European descent.  The ones who died from eating the wild meat that had the yersinia bacteria - did they have European ancestry?  Or another ancestry that didn't develop the mutation to help survive the plague?

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Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: New and Concerns
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:24:09 am »
Can one incorporate some raw foods while still eating cooked? Do you think that's ok?

Bacteria/viruses don't frighten me very much - I do believe that bacteria and viruses can be helpful because there is evidence for it (bacteriophages, probiotics, etc).  But the thing that scares me the most are possible worms.  I remember being in middle school science class and the teacher passed around a preserved tapeworm in a jar.  I just never, never want to have that inside me!

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Tyler, what do you think of this?

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Info / News Items / Announcements / Re: Vice article featuring Me
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:36:24 am »
I think the problem with using the word "paleo" in the show title is that people either 1) assume they already know what that is and don't need to watch the show or 2) are put off by the concept of the paleo diet. 

Using different terms can give a fresh perspective and push past people's biases.

 

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Info / News Items / Announcements / Re: Vice article featuring Me
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:49:47 am »
1. Ancient Healing or Wild Ancient Healing
2. Thriving Sustenance
3. Thriving Wild
4. The Blood of Life


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Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / New and Concerns
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:34:41 pm »
I've read the posts that say parasites are good and they are only in the bodies of people who don't eat a healthy raw diet.
So what if you haven't been eating a healthy raw diet and want to start eating some raw foods?  Will you get parasites because you didn't eat healthy before? 
I know some have gotten sick from eating raw meats in the beginning.
Thanks.

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