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General Discussion / Tools to make bone meal
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:53:58 am »
I have read that some here have used files to make their own bone meal. Does anyone have any specific product recommendations? Are there any other methods that others would like to share?

Off Topic / Orthodontic correction
« on: May 22, 2011, 10:18:23 pm »
I happen to be a good example of what happens to people on "civilized" diets in regards to orthodontic health. I had braces (which I ABSOLUTELY HATED) as a young teenager, but it wasn't effective in the long run. It did fix how my teeth were aligned in respect to each other. My lower jaw is underdeveloped; my chin recedes back toward my neck. Full smiles are uncomfortable for me as if my mouth isn't quite big enough for all my teeth.  My right TMJ is not in the right position, and it is throwing my facial symmetry off noticeably. My teeth are not horizontal with respect to my eyes; the side with the TMJ problem is pulled more up.

At my age, 19, is it possible at all for any of these factors to improve if not by diet but by some other method? I have been hitting vitamin D and K2 really really hard, basically a shot in the dark measure. Or... Do I have to spend the rest of my life not wanting to look in the mirror or smile? -[ -[

A few weeks ago I had a very bad experience with a little bit of grapefruit. I became immediately depressed and feel strange uncomfortable sensations on the sides of my throat. This feeling lasted about a day of two. I looked up grapefruit and a mention about naringin made me very curious. Some of you have probably heard about quercetin, naringin(grapefruit), rutin, etc. Well it turns out many of these so called beneficial compounds disrupt Cytochrome P450 enzymes which are responsible for steroid hormone metabolism.


CYP3 - Testosterone metabolism
CYP7 - Bile acid synthesis
CYP51 - Cholesterol biosynthesis

I would guess some compounds are more potent than others. I have been eating kiwi occasionally and it doesn't have such a negative effect. I have become more wary of plant foods as a result. I probably have some level of tolerance that I cannot exceed. Perhaps, I may do better without any plant phenols/sterols.

I had suspicions about plant polyphenols when I became aware of compounds such as tannins and phytic acid. Even tannins and phytic acid are technically antioxidants and we know that these are not good. It seems the term is being thrown around recklessly as a cheap advertising scheme and the public is not aware of the entire story.

Phytosterols probably affect the P450 complex also.

General Discussion / Salicylate content of coconut flesh vs oil
« on: April 02, 2011, 10:53:55 am »
I have been taking coconut oil for a long time. I know that it is high salicylates, but my capacity to deal with it hasn't been overloaded like when I was constantly eating high salicylate fruits during veganism.

I tried some of that Artisana coconut butter this morning and OMG... It felt like I had been heavily drugged. It felt like I was viewing the world through a narrow tunnel and I couldn't concentrate on anything.

Is there a significant difference in salicylate content between the flesh and oil?

General Discussion / Your favorite beef cut
« on: March 23, 2011, 10:15:25 am »
I LOVE grassfed chuck so much. It is so tender and flavorful. The inter-muscular fat tastes so good. I also like how it is often the cheapest cut, although sometimes the arm roast portion costs a little less.

General Discussion / Where do you guys get fish roe?
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:44:29 am »
I have this massive craving for fish roe, but I really don't know how to get good sources. I remember having stewed fish roe sacks regularly years ago, and they were some of the best tasting food I have ever eaten. I have no idea how they taste raw yet.

EDIT: Wait... XD I just remembered that I had salmon/tuna roe sushi before.

Off Topic / What do you guys do when you travel?
« on: February 13, 2011, 11:49:22 am »
Do you guys try to seek out good sources of meat when you travel, or do you say "F*** it!" and deal with "normal" food temporarily? I want some suggestions on what I should do when I travel far from home.

I would think that eating cooked seafood would be the best option if one had to eat in a restaurant. Maybe I would go much more vegetarian than I usually would. I really would like responses because I want a realistic way to be "okay" while traveling. Of course I would avoid the obvious like grains/milk.

I had some pork leaf fat tonight, and I felt something strange. There was this sensation around my neck, at the sides. It felt like it was heating up (sometimes intense) whenever I ate a chunk really quickly. Is this a bad thing? What is happening? Are my glands activating?

The taste of it was okay. For a kind of "suet" it was really soft. I feel sort of queasy/"off" right now. Is this because I am not used to it, or is this a clear sign to not eat this again? Does anyone have any experience with this food?

After I eliminated all the problem allergenic foods, my inflammation symptoms had mostly disappeared. However, I still seemed to have some minor irritation around where my rashes used to be. Initially, I ignored it thinking it would go away as I recovered. About three days ago rashes flared for the first time in weeks. It happened again the next day. First I was confused, then I felt really retarded because I realized that what I had done different was I had increased the dosage of my digestive enzyme supplement, and it was at fault.

Vegetarian enzymes formulations are usually derived from fungi. I am recovering from a systemic yeast infection, and I probably have a ton of antibodies to fungi. For some stupid reason they still list these supplements as yeast-free -__-. I'm glad I increased the dose, so I could finally figure out that this supplement was harming me. I cannot believe that I didn't make this connection earlier, ARGH.

If you ever had systemic yeast infection, take vegetarian digestive enzymes, and think you are allergic to some sort of meat (I thought I was for a little while), try changing digestive enzymes to one that does not have fungal enzymes in it.

Alternatives: Papain, Bromelain, Pancreatin(animal), Betaine HCL, Ox bile

General Discussion / Non-mutant fruits and vegetables
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:46:27 am »
Do any of you happen to have a reference to which fruits and vegetables found commonly in the supermarket have remained relatively unchanged from their original form? Meaning not excessively changed through artificial selection.

Journals / CHK1991's Journal
« on: January 16, 2011, 02:03:24 pm »
I have been on the raw paleo diet for 3 weeks now. I want to keep track of any changes I notice, so I made this thread.

Current Diet

Animal foods: All possible organs/fats/muscle, egg yolk
Vegetable: Fermented cabbage (Will probably juice low carb vegetables in the future)
Fruit: Avocado
No nuts/dairy

Supplements (Many of these help with asperger's syndrome)

Betaine HCL with pepsin - 3 X 650mg every meal
Digestive enzymes - 1 pill every meal
Acidophilus - 2 billion organisms
Ionic zinc liquid - 50mg with 2mg copper (For pyroluria/proper zinc/copper balance)
Ionic magnesium liquid - 400mg
Pyridoxal 5 phosphate (For perpetual vitamin b6 deficiency/pyroluria) - 50mg (I have dream memory again!)
Molybdenum (copper toxicity and reduction of effects of acetylaldehyde from yeast) - 500mcg
N-acetyl-cysteine (for more glutathionine and metallothionine) -1000mg
Vitamin C (increase effectiveness of NAC) - 2000mg
Cod liver oil (Poor Delta-6-Desaturase function) - 1tsp
Borage oil (Poor Delta-6-Desaturase function) - yielding 300mg GLA
Vitamin D 5000IU

Week 1: I introduced foods one by one. I started with ground beef then proceeded with muscles and organs. I found myself hungry all the time because I wasn't yet enjoying what I was eating, and also because I did not have a reliable source of fat. Intense eczema flared in the middle of the week; it subsided after 3 days.

Week 2: The taste of raw animal foods became enjoyable. I generally felt good this week. Dairy was eliminated this week as a precautionary measure. My appetite was still not very strong but I did not feel hungry.

Week 3: My appetite increased and eventually my digestive system was not able to handle the protein load. I had stomach pains from indigestion and lost about 3 pounds from not eating enough. The digestive enzymes and the acidophilus pill I was taking was not enough, so I started using betaine HCL which helped A LOT. I take 3 650mg caps with meals and feel great. I had weak eczema that slowly started to increase in strength. I eliminated egg whites and it has stopped flaring.

I have learned that biotin is important for the proper function of Delta 6 Desaturase. Deficiency can be caused by intestinal dysbiosis which I have. I am awaiting my biotin supplement and will see how I respond to it.

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Help with weak digestion
« on: January 07, 2011, 12:07:11 pm »
I've been doing zero carb raw paleo for about two weeks now, and my digestion was very good through most of this period. However, indigestion started happening again yesterday. Is digestive strength supposed to fluctuate in the beginning? The only new food I introduced since yesterday was beef tongue. Is this typically hard to digest? Should I eat more salt? Are there any foods that help with bile secretion?  ???

General Discussion / Has anyone tried lung?
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:00:02 am »
Is it good? How's the texture? :D

Off Topic / Would you eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico now?
« on: December 31, 2010, 01:23:50 am »
I ask because a lot of gulf seafood seems to come into Texas. I'm usually not too worried about mercury or other contaminants in fish, but this is different I think. The millions of gallons of oil is one thing but the toxic dispersant is another. The government says its safe, but I don't really ever trust our government :P. The rapid continuation of fishing and the weak economy makes me suspicious. Humans tend to be greedy and whenever the economy is bad, the people in charge are willing to stimulate it as soon as possible without looking at long term consequences.

Hot Topics / Vegetable juice question
« on: December 30, 2010, 05:12:22 am »
Would it generally be helpful to drink low sugar raw vegetable juice from stores in glass bottles or juicing it myself? Or do you guys not recommend them in general?

Health / Feeling Ill
« on: December 28, 2010, 01:24:36 am »
Sorry guys. :( I know that it is bad etiquette to make threads close together, but I have some concerns that worry me.

I been eating RAF diet for about 3 days. I have eaten cooked food almost every day before that. Starting about last night I started to feel ill. I had this terrible eczema flare that made me feel like stabbing my rashes. I also have been feeling flu-ish, inflamed, and old. Is this normal and has this happened to any of you? Or is this some other problem like food poisoning? ???

Health / Copper toxicity
« on: December 27, 2010, 01:05:28 am »
Hi guys. :)

I have been copper toxic for most of my life. This is because as a child, I believed that red meat was bad for you. I rarely ate high sources of zinc. I look back and recall that I tended to be more anxious than other people.

My phase with veganism made my copper toxicity worse, contributing to adrenal burnout. It didn't help that I ate soy and cacao powder regularly.

For those that have dealt with this problem, how long did it take before the symptoms of copper toxicity went away?

I am currently on a supplement regimen to help eliminate excess copper.

60-90mg zinc
1000mg molybdenum
1000mg N-acetyl-cysteine
1000mg L-Taurine
Sublingual B-complex
I also try to eat foods that help with glutathione and metallothionine production.

I take these to support thyroid or general health

Wakame sea vegetable
400-500mg Magnesium
3000 IU Vitamin D
Cod liver oil with 10000 IU Vitamin A and 2000 IU Vitamin D
Digestive enzymes

For those that have had this problem, can you share your supplement regimen? Thanks

Welcoming Committee / A guy searching for good health...
« on: December 26, 2010, 01:12:03 pm »
Hello guys! :) I am 19 years old and live in the Dallas Metroplex. I would be thankful, if anyone is willing to read my story. It's sort of long so I understand, if you don't. :(
In my late high school years, I became more health-conscious because I was fed up with being overweight and fatigued all the time.
I followed the conventional wisdom, and I cut out red meat from my diet. I felt better or at least I thought I felt better. My digestive
system seemed to feel more comfortable, and I felt healthier. (Unfortunately, I would later learn that not having the zinc found in red meats
make protein digestion more difficult.) I continued this way until I became more ideological when I learned about the horrors of
factory farming. It made me decide to cut out chicken and turkey. It also reaffirmed my decision to not eat red meat. Then, I cut out all fish
and other animal byproducts soon followed such as dairy and eggs.

All of this would end up as a terrible mistake.

I will describe these next events with what I know now.

I went into college practicing veganism. Looking back, I remember signs that should have signaled to me that what I was doing was not good for me.
I remember that I had an underlying anxiety, and I was always craving food. In my first semester, I guess I had this illusion that I felt great. I felt incredibly
motivated(unusually so) and managed to keep up with my work and surpassed most of my peers. I became obsessed in my studying. That was truly all I did.

My schedule was:
1. Wake up
2. Go to class
3. Study except when eating or doing other maintenance functions.

My obsessiveness increased as the semester went on. I cut ties with most of the friends I had made. I eventually ended up with a perfect GPA. Strangely though
I was not happy.

These are all signs of copper toxicity and the adrenal stimulation it causes along with a high carbohydrate diet. Nutrient deficiencies didn't help either My adrenals would not last much longer.

On my second semester, I adopted an eating pattern that was truly atrocious. It accelerated my inevitable crash. I had wheat at every single meal. Every. Single. Day.

1. Wheat based cereal in the morning with soy milk
2. Wheatberries and barley salad with mixed legumes and kale at lunch
3. Wheat pita bread with hummus and tabouli(bulgar wheat) afternoon snack
4. Wheatberries and barley salad with mixed legumes and kale again at dinner
5. Snacking on fresh fruits throughout the day

I did not eat like this on my first semester. I varied the food I packed from home on the weekends. On the second semester though, I limited to a few foods just out of convenience, so I could
study more on the weekends.  -\

It wasn't long until the most hellish period of my life began. I became majorly depressed, and I didn't know why. I didn't pay attention to possible nutrient deficiencies because my thought
process became rigid and payed attention only to school work. Until the end of the academic year, I literally wanted to DIE.

I look back at this period in my life with great discomfort. I really could have died then.

I spent the summer trying to recover. I was able to eat a more varied vegan diet since I was home. I did everything I was supposed to do such as combing rice and beans, eating leafy greens, ton of fruits, and healthy oils. However, I didn't feel better. I often felt worse after eating.

I switched universities so I could go to school from home in order to relieve stress. I soon realized that I had no drive, no motivation, no nothing. I existed as an empty shell, existing but not
truly living. It constantly felt like I was in a dream world. I would end up failing all my classes.

It was during this period though that I "discovered" the work of Weston A. Price. (Actually, the first time I heard about him was during a seminar at my first university. Shame that I didn't listen then.)
I went to WAPF website and read through the nutritional information. Dr. Mercola was also a resource. I didn't change my ways immediately. I read about the nutrients that were missing from my diet, and I tried artificial supplementation. It didn't help. My logical reasoning slowly surfaced, when I supplemented zinc. The rigidity gradually slipped away just enough until I was willing to change. I went to a local farm and picked up A2 raw milk and pastured eggs. I came home and had both. The "meal" tasted essential. It wasn't long until I added pastured pork, beef, and lamb.

I have been "deprogramming" my mind for the last 2 months or so.

Throughout my experience I have gained these problems: depression, IBS, candida, leaky gut, food allergies, chemical sensitivities due to candida, extreme fatigue/adrenal burnout, insomnia, anxiety, OCD, eczema

I have made improvements, but I still suffer these problems. The adrenal burnout still isn't letting go and makes me wonder whether or not I will ever feel purpose driven.

I can no longer eat grain, raw tough vegetables, and fruit. Fructose makes me feel ill and glucose causes a stronger blood sugar crash than I have ever experienced in my life.
I have been eating mostly animal food lately(cooked). I have trouble digesting the protein and fat sometimes, but I force myself because I know it is necessary. However, raw milk kefir and raw eggs have been kind to my digestion.

I have lurked for 2 days on this forum, and you guys have sold me on the idea of eating raw animal foods. The ancestors did it; how bad could it be?
 Researching about alternative medicine has helped open my mind about many things.

I would be grateful if you guys help me on the road to feeling humans again.  ;D

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

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