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Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / fatty wild meat, which sources?
« on: June 03, 2017, 06:00:57 pm »
It seems that most land game meat available in Western Europe have a low fat content, significantly lower than domesticated animals. Pigs are five times fattier than boars, for example. I'm afraid our ancestors have hunted to extension the fattiest animals of our regions. I mean, just imagine the fatty coating of a mammoth, or a whooly rhino...what's your take on this, which fatty meats would you suggest as an alternative or as a supplement?

One other reason why I wouldn't want to live in America in this time:

Health / Tan-through clothes for vit D
« on: August 22, 2016, 10:23:42 pm »
Imma order some tan-through clothing, for the times when being topless is "indecent". Apparently it lets in half of the UVBs, which has a part in the vit. D production process, and UVAs, for tanning. Double win IMO  8).

Personals / Instincto vacation at Iguana's
« on: April 19, 2016, 06:28:32 am »
So I'm back from a two week vacation at Iguana's place in Portugal  :)

I arrived on the 26th of March in the South of Portugal. François was there to meet me at the bus stop, with crates full of ripe mangoes and local cherimoyas. We drove to his place in the country side, and I had my first instincto meal. These two weeks we ate cherimoyas (which I was really into), mangoes, oranges, medlars, yacon, fish, dry-aged boar meat and marrow, physalis and green peas from the garden, eggs from the hens...The food tasted great, everything was fresh, ripe.

The weather was great (at least for a Belgian dude ;) ), minus a few windy days. People back home say I got a great tan, so that's that 8) François and I drove a couple of time to the sea. We foraged a few shells and seaweed on the rocks, sunbathed, and I went for short swims in the Atlantic a couple of times (not so warm at 60°F). The rest of the time I helped a bunch of instinctos who live nearby plant some fruit trees in François' property. They want to turn François' terrain into a tropical forest full of avocado trees, figs, grapes, peas and a whole bunch of edibles.
Portugal's soil is particularly rich compared to other European countries, because the locals have been using less chemicals. According to the instinctos, the food and fruits that grows here taste better thanks to that. Also, the good thing about this part of Portugal is that the countryside is very wild, and has very few mono-crops, so very low pollution and a prettier view IMO.

Thanks François for letting me stay at your place, and showing me the Raw-Paleo/instincto lifestyle hands-on!

Science / Most likely cause of brain size variation in human history?
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:45:08 pm »
Some researchers suggest that homo's brain size increased when we started eating more energy-efficient foods like animal meat, and that higher intelligence was useful in getting hold of some.
On this website*, they say "[Researchers] point out that there are two essential fatty acids, docsahexaenoic and arachidonic, that are essential to brain development in modern humans, and the best sources of these two fatty acids are bone marrow, and particularly ruminant brains. Therefore, the consumption of these animal products would have facilitated expansion in brain size and increased cranial capacity over the long term.".

Others suggest that meat was not the main cause of our brain development: "They argue, by analogy, that the majority of living primates are largely vegetarian, and that we, as primates, are best adapted to a mainly vegetarian diet. Milton (1993) writes that mandible size decreased due to the increased consumption of energy-rich plant foods such as fruits, and not necessarily meat. The complex skills required to harvest these energy-rich plants would also result in a selection for more intelligent hominids, with resulting increased brain size through time."

As most of us know, our modern human brain is on average 10% less voluminous than our Paleo ancestors. However, I remember someone -I think it's you, Tyler- stating that brain size decrease has been uniform in all humans of the planet. Which means people who still ate plenty of bone marrow and ruminant brain until recently, like Inuits I presume, still saw their average brain size decrease. Is this confirmed and documented? If so, what is the most likely cause of this brain shrinkage?


Have you guys experienced any problems with dry aging parts of different animals in the same fridge? Say I want to dry age some boar and some sheep, or some deer and some fish, or pheasant? Will the bacteria of one compromise the other?

And do you keep organs in the same fridge you dry age the muscle? Seems Sabertooth does it. I'll probably have a smaller fridge though, because we don't have space for a big one, and I'll probably won't eat that much meat.

Instincto / Anopsology / Eat what when? (especially meat)
« on: March 07, 2016, 03:26:07 am »
When is the best time to eat meat (proteins), when to eat fruits and when to eat vegetables?

The instinctonutrition way as advocated by GCB seems to typically present fruits at lunch, and meats at diner, both meals accompanied with vegetables if the senses desire them. I wonder what is the main reasoning behind this?

Plenty of naturopaths, including mine, tells their patients to eat meat at breakfast and/or lunch, sweet fruits at snack (aprox 4pm) and "vegetarian" (so vegetables) at diner. Of course they assume the patient is eating cooked, and that cooked meat at diner will lead to poor sleep.

So if I had one meal of animal products, should it rather be at lunch or at diner?
When did our ancestors go hunting or catching insects? It would seem likely to me that they would not risk going far from their camp to hunt when it's getting dark. So we would be adapted to eating meat at noon-ish. Or maybe they seized any opportunity to get meat, be it morning or afternoon. Before we hunted large animals, we just had to be lucky to stumble on some carcass, and that could probably be at any time of the day, except if pre-humans were more adventurous at a specific time (noon?).

Off Topic / London man goes to court for killing its own food ("illegaly")
« on: September 10, 2015, 12:13:48 am »

I'd like to know what you guys think about this.

I've got a problem with several aspects of this story.

First of all, they say the man "stole" the animal, when he clearly found it or captured it in the wilderness, meaning it didn't really belong to anybody in the first place (except the state?). It's not like he actually stole it from someone's ranch or something.

The way they describe how the capturing and killing took place is also revealing of the underneath hypocrisy of our time and culture: eating packaged meat is fine, lions ripping gazelles apart is "natural". But when a man captures and kills it's own food , it's called "disgusting", "cruel", "inhumane" etc... Of course, filming the whole scene is somehow disrespectful, even if it comes from pride of having found and taken down the animal by himself, but I bet the person would've been criticized the same nonetheless.

The way this man got sanctioned also demonstrates how our right to live as sovereign humans is being suppressed, through moral judgment or actual penal sanctions.

Instincto / Anopsology / Fighting fire with fire
« on: April 13, 2015, 11:56:49 pm »
I remember reading in Guy-Claude Burger's "Manger Vrai" an anecdote about a Belgian guy who ate half a kilo of potatoes per day for three months in his instincto beginnings. And Guy-Claude Burger jokingly adding "Yet another Belgian who used to eat too much french-fries!".

Joke or not, it made me wonder if their was actually a connection between what type of processed food we ate in the past, and which kind of food we were later attracted to when our dietary senses were finally able to function properly. As far as I know, their is always a phase in the beginning when our body is attracted to certain foods in sometimes huge amounts to correct some deficit, repair, and detoxify.
Maybe the fact that some people, like this Belgian guy, were craving potatoes in such important amounts is really because these raw potatoes were useful to the body to counter the damage done by their highly processed equivalent.

My question is then this: Is it important to put on a plate any type of food that could've harmed us in their processed form in the past, to see if our body is attracted to them for healing purposes?

eg: Put plain wheat grass or sprouts on the table and see if our senses make us want to nibble on it, or eat it whole.
      Or put sugar beets and sugar canes to see if our body wants to detoxify from the processed sugar.

Has anyone ever experienced something like that while on the instincto diet?

Health / Men skirts for healthy sperm
« on: April 13, 2015, 03:25:30 am »

"The research analyzed literature pertaining to scrotal temperature, sperm health and fertility.  According to Kompanje, wearing a skirt or a kilt without anything underneath it, results in an ideal scrotal environment because it allows the testicles to hang low and ‘breathe’ and keeps them at a slightly lower temperature than the rest of the body. This is beneficial because temperature plays a direct role in sperm health, and sperm thrive when kept at a temperature that is one or two degrees lower than the rest of the body. Unfortunately, when men wear briefs and pants, it pushes the testicles towards the body and exposes the testicles to higher temperatures—temperatures which may compromise sperm health."

Maybe it also boosts testosterone?

Off Topic / The boy who lived before
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:36:27 am »
Is afterlife real?
Interesting video on the account of a young boy and his possible past life on the Scottish island of Barra.

The Boy Who Lived Before - My Shocking Story


Ever since he was two years old and first started talking, Cameron Macauley has told of his life on the island of Barra. Cameron lives with his mum, Norma, in Glasgow. They have never been to Barra.

He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters. He tells of the airplanes that used to land on the beach. He talks about his dog, a black and white dog.

Barra lies off the western coast of Scotland, 220 miles from Glasgow. It can only be reached by a lengthy sea journey or an hour long flight. It is a, distant, outpost of the British Isles and is home to just over a thousand people.

Cameron is now five, and his story has never wavered. He talks incessantly about his Barra family, his Barra mum and Barra dad. His Barra dad he explains was called Shane Robertson and he died when he was knocked down by a car.

He has become so preoccupied with Barra and is missing his Barra mum so badly that he is now suffering from genuine distress.

Norma considers herself to be open-minded, and would like to find out if there is any rational explanation for Cameron's memories and beliefs that he was previously a member of another family on Barra. Her first port of call is Dr. Chris French, a psychologist who edits The Skeptic magazine which debunks paranormal phenomena.

Not surprisingly, he discounts any talk of reincarnation mooting that a child's over-active imagination can be fed by the multitude of television programmes available and the easy access to the Web. Norma is not convinced, she does not believe that Cameron has ever watched programmes that could have provided this information.

Norma's next step is a visit to Karen Majors, an educational psychologist whose speciality is children and their fantasy lives. She considers that Cameron's accounts are very different to normal childhood imaginary friends.

It has become clear to Norma that there are no easy answers to the questions thrown up by Cameron's memories. Cameron has asked, persistently, to be taken to Barra. Norma has finally decided to make that journey. .

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Supermarket bison (buffalo) steak from the US
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:07:01 am »
My mom bought some bison steak from the supermarket (Delhaize).
The box containing the meat doesn't say if it's grain-fed or not, wild or not... Just that it comes from the US.

Do you think this meat might be GMO-fed? What are the chances?

I'd rather not throw this (expensive) meat away, but I won't eat it if it's GMO-fed.

Health / Atlas vertebra correction
« on: September 02, 2014, 04:37:35 am »
To cut it short, the Atlas vertebra correction is a process in which your atlas vertebra is put back to it's right place with the use of a vibration device.
The Atlas vertebra is the first vertebra of your body. It supports your head, hence the name Atlas, a figure in Greek mythology who supports the world on his shoulders.  Most people have it more or less unaligned, and this might be the cause of several health problems such as migraines, neck pain, chronic fatigue, idiopathic scoliosis, tilted pelvis, one leg feeling longer than the other, etc...
The vibration device untightens specific muscles and tendons in the neck, enabling the Atlas to go back to it's natural position. Only one session is needed, though you will probably get one or two check-ups later. Because nerves and muscles get unblocked after the Atlas is realigned, it is said that the body's natural healing capacity expresses itself more fully. Some people will find that the health problems they once suffered from, previously caused by the misalignment, tend to disappear over time. Back pain disappears, so does neck pain, less headaches, realigned spine, better posture, possible detox effect...

Here's a website in English that will probably explain it better than me:

And here's some videos:
Video: The AtlasPROfilax® method (English version, March 2012)

Gentle Upper Cervical "Atlas" Spinal Correction

I am thinking about correcting my Atlas, mostly because my head and shoulders tend to lean forward (poor posture). I also have light scoliosis, chronic fatigue, and some form of depression which could be at least partially due to biological factor, as opposed to psychological.

What are your thoughts on the Atlas vertebra correction?
Has anyone ever gotten their Atlas realigned before, and could testify to it's effectiveness?
Do you think it's a safe and natural thing to do, realigning it, knowing that most people on this planet have it unaligned?
Do you have an idea what could be the origin, or the cause of almost everybody having their Atlas vertebra misaligned? (I'm open to any suggestion, but know that I will be most dubious of surrealistic explanations such as alien engineering, Illuminati ect...)

Off Topic / This guy is awsome! - Wild man Andrew Ucles
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:58:23 am »
I stumbled upon this guy's youtube channel while searching for spear hunting videos. This is even better  :)!
He catches bare-handed all kinds of wild (and dangerous!) animals. Here are some of my favorite videos of his:

A quick presentation of his work:

Do you think it's possible to kill one of these animals bare-handed once you catch it, by strangling it or breaking its neck? Or is it too strong?

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Fighting naturally/fighting smart
« on: July 09, 2014, 08:22:45 pm »
Hi everyone!

I started this topic because I believe physical fighting to be a good way to exercise, keep fit and release certain tensions, in the body and the mind. I am looking for a martial art or combat sport that feels both natural and is realistically applicable in a fist-to-fist situation. I am not really interested in a defense sport that would enable me to take the gun away from an armed man or anything of the like, even though I would not for the matter reject anyone's suggestion of a combat sport that would implement this kind of ability. What I'm after is a MA or combat sport that puts into use natural, functional movements, and in various forms (hands, legs, elbows, standing up, on the ground,...). It could also be a combination of two combat sports: for example wrestling and karate (note: I clearly know very little about combat sports, and have taken part in very few martial art lessons when younger, meaning one year of judo, another of "king-boxing", and some karate and taekwondo here and there)

An example of a combat sport that I don't find natural at all: boxing.
Use of fists only, bad technique (Fist strikes should be used against the softer part of the opponent's body, or else the fighter might end up with broken knuckles or generally just any type of hand trauma. Open hand strikes should be used against harder part of the body such as the head, in my opinion. Might be wrong though; please do correct if it's the case), virtually inapplicable in real-life fights.

This topic is open to any suggestions, or remarks.

Welcoming Committee / Instincto wannabe introduces himself
« on: January 25, 2014, 07:58:08 am »
Hello everybody!

First of all I wanted to say that I'm very happy, and also grateful that such a community exists. Before I found out about this website I thought there was only about a hundred people who ate or at least considered eating raw plant and animal food. According to the thousands of members on this forum and others one could say that I was wrong :)

I'm a 19 years old male who currently lives in Belgium. The reason I'm interested in such a diet is because I have been dealing with different health issues for a long time. I've been experiencing a state of depression since I was fifteen, which has made me feel quite numb emotionally, less active and has decreased the quality of my social skills/life. My energy levels have always been quite low too, rarely feeling dynamic,except on some occasions like after exercising or sometimes at night. I also seem to have receding gum, probably due to the orthodontic treatment I've had younger (still wearing back braces  -\ ).
I also, and maybe primarily want to get into this diet because I think it is the most beneficial for us humans and don't want to pass away without having lived life at my full potential. The instincto diet makes total sense to me, as we can see examples of it occurring in nature everywhere.

Just last week I found something quite interesting in the fun fact section of a random magazine. It stated that "domestic cats, when put in front of a large variety of foods, will select the same amount of lipids, carbohydrates and protein than a wild cat would in it's environment".
Ain't that instincto  8)

I currently have been eating mainly organic, and have tried different animal foods raw, after exploring this website. Liver actually didn't taste as bad as some starters stated, probably because being a mushroom lover the consistence didn't really bother me :p
Lately I have just been following a slightly "healthier" version of a standard diet. I have eaten wild game bought at the local delhaize (belgian supermarket) during hunting season and have tried to eat more raw foods like fruits, salads, root-plants etc. I don't eat raw animal products that often because I usually eat with my flatmates or family and I guess I'm not comfortable yet or strong-willed enough to expose my "strange conducts" to everybody. I feel isolated enough already  -[. Actually a bit less since finding this website ;)

I'm also trying to follow a more relevant and paleo lifestyle: I have switched to barefoot running, I practice crossfit training, I have ditched my pillow and am planing to sleep on more ground-like surface, connected to the earth with some grounding sheets I just bought. I'm also trying to loose the habit of craking my back constantly which has caused a loss of motion capacity (something about areas of hyper and hypo-mobility being created by over stimulation of the back).

I've noticed, on this forum and on GCB's forum that some people suffer from violent and sometimes extensive periods of detoxifying when switching abruptly from standard cooked to raw paleo or instincto, forcing them to use digestive plants daily and sometimes for a long period of time.
My plan is to start of with a 50% raw diet, with one meal of raw animal and plant foods (mono-eating or mixing them wisely depending on digestibility) and another of low-temp cooked paleo foods (no grains expect maybe sprouted rice and no dairy, foods always mixed depending on their digestibility, and using less spices possible).
If for some reason I am unable to eat raw one day or more I compensate the next days with 100% raw foods, up to 3 days so I don't get an excessive detox reaction.
And eating this way for the next three to four years depending on how it feels. the last year would be a slow abandon of cooked food until I'm close to 100% raw. After that it will just be about training my instinct to spot the right foods  ;D I think this way the detoxing will not be as brutal on the body and mind and it will enable me to gently ease into the right way of eating.

I'd like to have your opinion and thoughts though, diet-wise or not.

-Also as a French speaker do you know how I could get a copy of Guy-Claude Burger's "manger vrai"? I've signed up for his forum on instinctotherapy but it doesn't look like he hangs out there that often, as it has been more than a month since I've submitted my  registration and am still not accepted as a member.

-Have you heard about Dominique Guyaux? I've thought about trying out his book about l'alimentation instinctive raisonnée (literally "reasoned instinctive diet" ) but apparently he is currently righting a better version of the book and its theory. That's what I understood from his email.

^I'm pretty sure Iguana might have the answer for these :)

Thank you all for being there! Your forum is so very instructive and enlightening! I'm glad it exists.

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