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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[.]"

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?

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?

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

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / RPD alcohol - recipes?
« on: May 28, 2019, 07:57:30 am »
Any recipes for paleo alcohol?

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Thin, medium, long marrow bones
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:37:28 am »

Recently, I have learned about three different types of marrow: thin beef marrow bones, medium beef marrow bones and long beef marrow bones. The price per poundage, where I am shopping, is about the same. I wonder: does there exist a good reason to prefer one over the others? Does there exist, a noteworthy nutritional distinction, between the three types of marrow?

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Trichinellosis Outbreak Linked to Consumption of Privately Raised Raw Boar Meat


Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Dealing with odors
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:42:49 am »
Hey folks,

I find that cooked-eating folks are reacting adversely to smelling my animal foods (defrosting seafood, high meat, etc.). I personally don't smell anything. Has anyone else been facing such issues? If so, how do you deal with it?

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / How to Fatten on RPD?
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:57:14 am »
What the title says. Ideas?

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Sun expoure and RPD
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:18:53 am »
Hi all,

I am wondering
- what do folks think about sun exposure? Healthy or unhealthy, and in what amounts?
- do you find that you react to the sun differently depending on your nutrition? E.g., cooked vs. RPD?


Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Typical Daily Dietary Intake of Members?
« on: January 23, 2018, 12:18:39 am »
Hi all,

I'd be curious to hear what the forum members consume on a daily basis (type of food and amount). This may inspire readers in making improvements to their diets.

I'll start since I'm posting:
- 1/2 lb swordfish steak
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 bell pepper
- 3/4 lb lamb riblets
- 3 sea scallops
- 1 cup of raw milk
- 1/10 lb raw cheddar
- 2 tbsp raw butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 raw eggs

I evidently need more organs.

General Discussion / Contraceptives
« on: January 14, 2018, 10:08:10 am »
Hey folks, I'm wondering what is a natural and practical form of contraceptive (besides abstinence or pulling-out). I know people used to use lamb intestine, but that's practical for very few of us. Any other alternatives that are close to being Paleo/natural?

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Raw chocolate - thoughts?
« on: January 07, 2018, 03:56:16 am »
Q: What is ‘raw chocolate’?
A: The fundamental difference between commercial chocolate and raw chocolate is that the cocoa beans that make the chocolate are never heated above 42°C. We make sure that during the whole process from harvest to bar that the temperature never exceeds this key temperature. In commercial chocolate bars the cocoa beans are usually roasted at 130-400°C and chemically treated, meaning that many of the enzymes, anti-oxidants and nutrients are usually destroyed. What’s more, raw chocolate usually contains just 3-4 ingredients (cocoa powder, cocoa butter, coconut blossom sugar and raw fruits or seeds) whereas commercial chocolate can contain, milk, soya, non-cocoa fats, sugars and other sweeteners and often artificial flavourings and preservatives.

Taken from


Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Nose to tail and paelo
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:41:33 am »
I was wondering what would "nose-to-tail" eating be like under raw paleo. Say you captured a rabbit and you are prepared to eat it. What would you be doing, assuming a Paleo outlook? Would you go through the process of butchering by skinning the rabbit and chopping up its meat and collecting the organs, or something else?

I'm wondering because obviously other animals don't bother with skinning and butchering - they simply stuff it down their throat in chunks. But we humans cannot (?) do this. So are we fundamentally dependent on having sharp cutting tools and processing the food by butchering?

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Cooked tubers - healthy or unhealthy?
« on: December 25, 2017, 01:03:29 am »
It looks like the consensus on the forum regarding cooked meats is that they are cancerous and toxic.

How about tubers, or more specifically, potatoes? Are there any scientific studies concerning the effects cooked tubers on health? I am having cravings for mashed or steamed potatoes and I'm wondering if there is something to these cravings. Since I've been raw for about 6 months, I suspect that I am missing something in my diet.

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Fermenting foods
« on: November 28, 2017, 06:14:42 am »
I've recently been looking into fermentation. It looks really promising, since the health benefits have been documented and it often does not call for cooking.

I had a bunch of questions, for which I'm hoping someone can suggest answers:

1. Is fermentation of food "Paleo"? (Besides High meat)
2. Is fermentation using salt "Paleo"?
3. Is there such a thing as High vegetables/fruit/tubers/etc.? If not, what is it that makes High meat special?
4. Has anyone seen any negative health aspects to fermentation or is it always a healthful choice?

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Ichthyophagi (Fish eaters)
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:26:13 am »
Ichthyophagi (meaning "Fish-Eaters"), the name given by ancient geographers to several coast-dwelling peoples in different parts of the world and ethnically unrelated. Herodotus (book i. c. 200) mentions three tribes of the Babylonians who were solely fish-eaters, and in book iii. c. 19 refers to Ichthyophagi in Aethiopia.

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / High liver is spicy
« on: November 02, 2017, 07:07:17 am »
Does anyone understand the science or have some conjectures as to why high liver becomes spicy?

Also, I noticed that there aren't that many naturally occurring spicy foods. This strongly suggests that we are meant to eat high meat, since we love spicy food so much  -d

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Different ways to make high meat
« on: October 12, 2017, 05:46:14 am »

I'm contemplating different methods to make high meat. The one I learned from AV is to put meat in a jar, refrigerate, and then air every 3-4 days. I'm wondering if that yields a different result from, say, leaving it outside of the refrigerator or even leaving the meat in open air? Any experience/theory on this?

It seems that some features that will be affected by the choice of process are:
- speed of the fermentation
- amount of insects in one's food
- flavor(?)
- molecular/chemical composition of final product(?)
- smell

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Fish organs (offal)
« on: October 01, 2017, 11:08:12 pm »
Over the duration of the last few weeks, I have been eating fish organs.  I've had good experience eating Bass and Pompano liver and heart. The liver for both fish is big pink and sweet and the heart is red and bloody. However, I've had some bad experiences with other fish that I am trying to understand.

Bad experiences:
- milkfish organs: extremely bitter. So bitter that the bitter taste clings to the back of the throat from a mere taste.
- rock cod liver: bland taste and white in color, which I found odd. I ate a bit then stopped. A few hours later I vomitted, and I'm pretty sure it was the liver specifically that I vomitted. First time I've vomitted on RPD.

Any similar experiences? Thoughts on what went wrong during the bad times?

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / High egg recipe?
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:01:35 am »

Does know how to make high eggs?

The impression I get is that you want to puncture a hole in the egg. The rest is the same as with other high meats, in terms of airing every few days. Can anyone confirm?

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Bitter liver
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:29:02 am »
I bought some pork liver. Unfortunately, it tastes very bitter. My experience gutting fish suggests that it's due to bile. Is there anything I can do with the liver still or should I throw it away?

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Different proteins, different results
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:02:23 pm »
I read somewhere that a few centuries ago japanese obtained their protein from mostly fish. Upon the introduction of beef, they became a foot or so taller on average. Does anyone have an explanation as to why beef should cause a height increase over fish? More generally, besides in flavor, do different meats have significantly different health/growth properties?

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Animal brains
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:42:00 pm »
Does anyone have a clever stratrgy for getting past the skull of the animal to its brain? What tools do you use?

I am right now looking at fish but in the future perhaps larger game

Health / Soladey
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:51:07 am »
Does anyone have any experience with the Soladey toothbrush? Is it bullshit?
It's certainly not paleo technology, but I don't see how one can get by without some form of brushing if one wants to have white teeth.

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