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General Discussion / Re: Fasting
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:32:41 pm »
Completely unrelated to fasting, but glanced at the section on new posts and was stunned to see that there have only been 4 new posts on this whole site in the last 10 days. Looks like interest has tapered off a bit.

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General Discussion / Fasting
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:49:43 am »
I am curious how many folks incorporate fasting in their health regimen?

I am on day 4 of a planned 10-day, water-only* fast based on Dr. Jason Fung's protocols in his book The Complete Guide to Fasting. My ghrelin levels (as estimated by the prevalence of hunger pangs) peaked on Day 2, and have declined steadily since. On Days 2 and 3 I ate very small cubes (1/2 inches on a side) of raw pork fat when the hunger pangs got so bad I was having trouble focusing, and that quieted them down. So far today I have not had any hunger pangs at all, and it feels like I should be able to get through the day without eating anything.

*Fung's protocols allow for up to 1 tablespoon of liquid fat in the form of butter, ghee, MCT oil, etc. added to coffee and tea per day (about 100 kilocalories). Since my fat cubes are small (I estimate about 20 kilocalories each) it seems to me that eating them did not violate the protocol so I consider myself to be fasting even though I did eat a tiny bit of solid food.

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Instincto / Anopsology / Re: Seeking Instincto Coach
« on: June 07, 2020, 08:42:13 pm »
I live in Burlington, Vermont. While I do not promote the 'instincto' brand, much of my dietary practice revolves around instinctive eating (and hyper-local eating, and intermittent fasting, etc.) I would be happy to chat too. And like I said in the other thread, be wary of anyone who offers to 'coach' you without at least 10 years of experience under their belt.

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General Discussion / Re: Seeking Raw Paleo Coach
« on: June 07, 2020, 08:39:40 pm »
I would be open to chatting, but no pressure.

I would advise you to pass on anyone who has been eating raw less than 10 solid years. One of the reasons why I stopped posting, for the most part, is the sheer number of people who are clearly novices or who are not dedicated to a raw lifestyle at all but post here prolifically. I started in 2003. Others on here, who also post less frequently, have been at this for similarly long timeframes.

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General Discussion / Re: Question on Grass-Fed
« on: March 09, 2020, 10:19:31 pm »
Every farmer is different. In the end, they want you to buy their product. They will tell you what they think you want to hear. Sometimes they will do so while also being honest, other times they will blatantly lie to you. I have had farmers who advertise they raised their animals 100% on grass later be exposed for feeding grain. I have met farmers who were certified organic later be exposed for violating the standards of their certification. Bottom line is that it always goes back to trust, unless you produce (or hunt, or gather) your food yourself.

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General Discussion / Re: Question on Grass-Fed
« on: March 05, 2020, 04:55:30 am »
Assuming you are in the US, but here a producer can label their meat as grass fed without feeding them entirely on grass. As long as the cattle eats at least some grass throughout its life, it can be sold as grass fed. If you want meat that was raised entirely on grass, you need to look for a label that says 100% grass fed. Even here, realize the cattle may never eat a blade of fresh grass in its entire life. It could well be raised in a barn on hay or other dried forages.

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 21, 2020, 08:34:13 am »
If you see whole acorns, you can still gather them. Acorns from white oak species germinate in fall within weeks of dropping. If you want those, you have to gather them fast. Acorns from red oak species need to overwinter before they can germinate, so you have a much longer window over which to gather them. I might gather more in spring before the ground warms, since we had a huge mast year for them this year. I already gathered and processed about 30 gallons, and am about half way through the flour I made.

To make the flour into porridge I add 2 parts water and 1 part flour, bring the water to a boil and then turn the heat back and let the porridge steam on very low heat for about 15 minutes. Really though, you can eat acorn flour raw so you can cook it as little as you want. I will sweeten lightly with raw honey and top with fruit and a little raw goats milk kefir. It makes a very filling breakfast.

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 21, 2020, 12:33:08 am »
Wow.. Eric, I love that! We have tons of acorns here too... can you please share how you do it step by step so I can try it too?
I love local wild foods... they are just my favorite!

Sure, I wrote about the process I use on my website: A Tale of 100 Acorns. Let me know if you have any questions.

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 19, 2020, 10:28:09 pm »
Acorns? Wow.. that is interesting! I had no idea one could eat that :) Awesome :) How does it makes you feel, how does it digest?

There is some processing involved. I have to leach out the tannins in the acorns. I have figured a way to do it pretty easily though. There are a lot of oak trees here, so it is a huge source of essentially free food that is high fiber, nutrient dense and calorie dense. The flour I make has about 500 kcal per 100 grams, which is much higher than the 340 kcal/100g in wheat flour. Most of acorns calories are from fat, especially monounsaturated fat.

I find acorns digest well and it makes me feel good. It is a wild, locally-derived food, so leaves me feeling connected to my local landscape. I am a man of the oaks. They sustain me.

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 19, 2020, 01:38:20 am »
How much red meat have you been eating, about, the last years? I have had at least a pound of raw beef or lamb every day. Often even more.

Most of the meat I eat is red meat, mostly wild game (whitetail deer) mixed with pork back fat. I do not eat much actual meat, maybe a pound each day or a bit less. Most of my calories come from fat, or from acorns (I process acorns into flour and make a delicious, high-fat, high-fiber porridge from them).

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 18, 2020, 08:13:41 pm »
i often wonder what happened to all the members that were so active around 2009/2013.

People come and go. Most of the moderators here have long since stopped posting, but the forum owner never bothered to replace them. Facebook has pilfered much of people's time. It is easier to use than a clunky forum like this, and offers one-stop social media engagement, so to speak.

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:08:54 am »
Eric, would you share with me what your diet consist of, mostly? And how are you doing so far?
Do you do some cooked stuff too? I do... I cook wild caught salmon, or cod.. and mussles.. and shrimp. I do eat a lot raw though. But not everything.

My diet changes with the seasons (I live in Vermont, USA). Summers I eat more foraged plants and some purchased organic veg, including berries. Winters I am nearly carnivore, but do eat some root vegetables and sometimes rice and mushrooms. I am not totally raw, and do not try to be. I do eat a lot of raw foods, but also see value in eating certain cooked foods. I work out a lot, so worry I would have trouble getting enough calories if I only ate raw, which I find very filling. I struggle to eat more than 2,000 kcal per day when eating only raw foods, and ideally need to eat 2,500 kcal+ on workout days to meet my needs.

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General Discussion / Re: Iron overload on raw meat diet
« on: February 17, 2020, 06:16:27 am »
All very fascinating. I eat a very diverse diet, not just animal-derived foods, so have never seen any symptoms of iron overload (or deficiency).

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Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Re: Raw meat doku
« on: February 17, 2020, 06:13:03 am »
Inger, you used to have a YouTube channel, no? Why not revive that? That way you control how you are represented.

I have been approached by several media outlets to feature me in various news reports and shows, and always turn them down. The reporters who show up to interview me and film might have all the best of intentions, but they rarely have a final say on what is presented. Most raw paleo folks I have seen presented in mainstream media, including you and Sabertooth, are very poorly represented, in my opinion.

I do not think that any publicity is good publicity.

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Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Re: Raw meat doku
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:55:58 am »
well, remember never have any gurus ;)
We are all people and learn and evolve all the time too! Yes it is a bit sad when people do not update, because we all need to learn from each other. If something goes wrong it is great to share that too for others to learn.
I am really trying to finish my book this winter so I am a bit occupied by that right now. Will tell when I have it done :)

This is probably the best advice I have ever seen on this forum. We would do ourselves well to heed it!

And it is nice to see you posting again Inger. I have not posted much in the last couple years either.

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Health / Re: What is your opinion on cold/heat exposure?
« on: November 03, 2019, 01:39:19 am »
Yes, enhanced immune function is another benefit I have noticed. I rarely get sick, and in those rare instances where I do the illness seems to last shorter for me than it does other people.

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Health / Re: What is your opinion on cold/heat exposure?
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:28:10 am »
I rely heavily on heat and cold exposure as part of my broader lifestyle regimen. Heat comes in the form of sauna time, ideally at least 3 days each week. Cold comes from cold showers, cold baths, and swimming in Lake Champlain throughout the colder months. I live in Northern Vermont, so the lake gets cold and sometimes freezes over. Not unusual for me to bathe in water that is just over 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Centigrade).

I do not think either heat or cold exposure ages you. I suspect the opposite is the case. Both can trigger the release of biochemicals that reduce inflammation, and anything that reduces inflammation helps us age more gracefully. Beyond that, I have been doing heat and cold exposure for over a decade now, and most people mistake me for being about a decade younger than I actually am. (I am 43, and when I meet people it is common for them to assume I am 30, sometimes even in my late 20s).

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Could you elaborate a little bit on what you eat raw carefree? All beef/fish/dairy and the rest you cook?

I eat ruminants (cattle, goats, sheep, deer, etc.) raw without worrying, and poultry if I kill and prepare them myself. I also eat eggs raw without worrying. I rarely eat dairy. Meat from omnivores I cook.

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This is not detox. You caught something. I would never recommend eating pork, or any other mammal that is an omnivore, raw. They can carry trichinosis, which can cause a lot of problems for you both near-term and longer-term. To deal with the stomach and intestinal upset (most likely caused by something else, not trich), I suggest sipping on apple cider vinegar intermittently throughout the day. I got salmonella once from eating raw chicken, and used that method to knock it right down.

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Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: Recommended Books
« on: September 18, 2019, 03:16:49 am »
Melissa Henig's book on the Raw Paleo Diet is basically paraphrased material from Aajonus' books. It is a very thin book, and I do not remember seeing anything novel in it.

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Science / Re: Veganism and lower IQs
« on: September 03, 2019, 05:32:00 am »
We have the same issue here in the United States, as I am sure many can attest.

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Science / Re: Veganism and lower IQs
« on: September 02, 2019, 10:56:31 pm »
For those who want to read the original peer-reviewed article, here is a link: Could we be overlooking a potential choline crisis in the United Kingdom?

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Why would animal foods become more nutritious? Are you talking relative to plant foods, or in absolute terms?

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Science / Re: Lower male sperm counts due to junk food
« on: June 26, 2019, 07:24:27 pm »
I suspect there are other factors too besides junk food. I think it is really a junk lifestyle that is the problem, and the food people eat is of course part of that but only a part.

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Info / News Items / Announcements / Re: Vice article featuring Me
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:23:07 pm »
Great video Derek! For folks who are interested, I had Derek on my Healing Culture Podcast a couple years back. You can watch on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/ETThxHqG3BA

You can also listen on my website (in my signature) and on most podcatchers.

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