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General Discussion / Re: I'm lost on the raw paleo path
« on: August 27, 2013, 05:08:52 pm »
Thats crazy man  :o.
I dont know why thats working bro, but its definetly not raw paleo.

P.s. I cant send u a PM right now since I sent 5 messages this last hour already.
I will reply to your questions as soon as possible.

Sure :)

General Discussion / Re: I'm lost on the raw paleo path
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:16:19 pm »

If you see this other thread I created, you will see what lengths I just went to. I was persuaded into drinking diet coke and eating cooked beef burgers with loads of garlic. I'm trying to understand why I feel so much better already, whether it's placebo, or perhaps the garlic?


General Discussion / Diet coke and cooked beef burgers are the cure
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:03:31 pm »
I had a conversation between myself and someone, where I was persuaded into eating cooked beef burgers and diet coke, with lots of garlic. I do feel a fool, I guess it shows how desperate I am to try things that might help me. I worry about my sanity a little now :P 

A very bizarre point is that I actually feel the best I've felt for ages. All my symptoms are very low. Any idea why? Placebo? Caffeine? Coincidence, as they do go up and down anyway? Garlic?

General Discussion / Re: I'm lost on the raw paleo path
« on: August 25, 2013, 10:15:27 pm »
Is your meat grassfed and grass-finished?  is the fish wild-caught ocean fish?  is your food frozen?

Generally yes, to grass fed and wild fish. Rarely eat frozen food. Also normally all organic fruit and veg from as good quality as I can find. Though sometimes I have to compromise, beef I don't 100% know source, farmed salmon sometimes, and non-organic fruit and veg when I am traveling or away from home I have to do what I can.

You didn't mention your diet very much. Could you give more detail on how you've been eating, drinking, supplements, etc?

No supplements. Drink only water when I'm thirsty. Occasional clean organic teas, though not often.
Eating fruit, lots of avocados, and watermelon recently. Also mango's I like. And berries like blueberries/strawberries/raspberries.
Go through phases of eating more or less/no vegetables like celery, carrots are main ones.

Then lots of wild alaskan salmon / tuna. And beef braising steak cuts are main beef, with some beef fat and occasional marrow bones. Occasional lamb liver though I'm not a fan and now and then a beef heart or lamb hearts, though I have gone off them a bit and haven't had them for a while.

Thanks for your time and consideration :)

General Discussion / I'm lost on the raw paleo path
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:41:51 pm »
Okay here is a little rant or description of some issues I'm going through, some doubts and confusion about my diet and lifestyle and what kinds of choices I am making. It's a bit crazy and intense but it's where I am right now, and some feedback from this community would be great, because I value some of the opinions here. Here goes..

List of problems:
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Poor libido and some erection problems
- Urological problem: discomfort and burning in pelvic floor area. Over frequent need to urinate. - - - Can be slightly uncomfortable when urinating. Slow flow when urinating.
- Find it hard to empty bowels sometimes, and some discomfort in bowels.
- Depression and tension
- Diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia / Myelodysplastic Syndrome which means: Blood cell counts (White, platelets, neutrophils, red blood cells) are low.

But they have been improving over last 2 years or so when I have been eating raw 'palaeo' with raw cheese and milk too diet. Though my cell counts are not perfect they are pretty good, and doctor I spoke to recently doesn't seem to think they account for some of the tiredness I feel.

Attemped solutions: meditating as much as I can. Doing my best to relax, and exercising without overdoing it too much. Trying to do more yoga/stretching too.

Diet wise I really don't have a clue. Ginger, Chilli, Dairy, and drinking more than a small amount of fluids in the day seem to make urological problem worse. But then sometimes I doubt if these foods are the culprits when I get symptoms when I've been 'good.'

I have cut out all dairy, but I don't see how I can eat enough calories. I have a fast metabolism and am naturally skinny. I put on weight but now I'm losing it. I lost nearly 10kg, and I've come to a point where I'm almost scared to eat anything because I'm worried it's going to make any of my symptoms worse. I find it hard to eat enough calories and feel weak sometimes when I'm not eating enough. I don't see how to eat enough calories on this diet without dairy etc.

I think I might be eating too much protein, too.

I am half considering giving raw palaeo diet up after so long at this point. It is all so confused. I am sort of trying zero carb atm, even a teaspoon of honey at the moment seems to make my throat feel a bit sore as i eat it, what's with that? Lots of raw fish, some oysters, raw beef.

I feel like it's a mental illness, being this obsessed by food. the way it restricts me, and occupies so much of my thoughts and energy. I feel like maybe fuck it, I should just relax about it and eat whatever.

This probably seems a little crazy, and that's probably because it is. So you are aware I am getting professional medical help for these issues too, but I wanted some opinion from some raw paleo people too.

Thanks :)

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:27:16 pm »
Hey everyone, thanks for the responses.

This problem has pretty much gone away now / isn't a really issue any more. I feel the main cause was simply exhaustion. Sadly with my Aplastic Anaemia / MDS sometimes I do get a bit tired and the illness I suffered really knocked me down, and my body was just out of everything. I feel recovered from that low, and in comparison I'm really feeling pretty great now :)

Hi maqabim. Porn isn't really something I use, but I watched the video you suggested anyway and found it very interesting.

Haha, sabertooth :D Well that sounds fine to me :)

Primal Diet / Re: absurd milk levels
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:50:50 pm »
Ever since Iv started working out, my milk intake has skyrocketed and Im loving it. Im doing more than a half gallon a day of goat milk lately. Usually after a workout Ill crave lots of milk and then meat later.

Same for me. I have found milk really beneficial in gaining weight.

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: March 24, 2013, 06:16:02 am »
Oysters or fatty fish ? Instead of a dozen of oysters my prescription would be a beautiful sexy loving girl checking your nudity, and if that ain’t enough, then a dozen of them, eh! :D Impotence is often in the head: it can be because we unconsciously or consciously feel a lack of real love.   

Haha :D

Thanks for your input Iguana,  am definitely open to there being a psychological component to what I'm experiencing. I will do my best to take a long hard look at what things I am feeling at the moment.

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:59:56 pm »
Okay I always find Oysters nigh impossible to get hold of. I might make a trip later today to a seaside town that I know has a really nice seafood restaurant that serves oysters. The local fishmonger here doesn't have any at the moment :(

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: March 23, 2013, 04:34:15 am »
It could be because most women now (especially UK) are very masculine, overweight or nuts.

I think females over the last few years have a more of a manly jaw line. I think this is due to an increase of testosterone in the system.

So it is probably not your fault, maybe move to somewhere with more feminine females i.e. avoid USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and UK.

Hey, it would be nice and easy to blame others but like I said, I have noticed a lack of erections in the night/morning too and just general lowered sexual drive :(

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: March 23, 2013, 04:32:49 am »
Aplastic anemia is a disease in which the bone marrow, and the blood stem cells that reside there, are damaged. This causes a deficiency of all three blood cell types: red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia).[1][2]

It occurs most commonly in the teens and twenties, and also among the elderly. It can be caused by exposure to chemicals, drugs, radiation, infection, immune disease, and heredity; in about half the cases, the cause is unknown.[1][2]

The definitive diagnosis is by bone marrow biopsy; normal bone marrow has 30-70% blood stem cells, but in aplastic anemia, these cells are mostly gone and replaced by fat.[1][2]

Aplastic anemia is treated with immunosuppressive drugs, typically either anti-lymphocyte globulin or anti-thymocyte globulin, combined with corticosteroids and cyclosporine, with a response rate of about 70%; this indicates that aplastic anemia has an auto-immune component. Stem cell transplant is also used, especially for patients <30 years.[1][2]

from wikipedia.

What part of this definition is true for you?  Are you on these drugs?

Hi, sorry I should have specified more. As the condition can be very serious, I only have a mild case of it that doesn't affect me too severely, but I feel it makes me a little tired, slow to recover from intense exercise and slightly lowers immune function. I'm not on any drugs, have blood tests every few months just to test my cell levels.

In case you care here are some counts, more recent ones seem generally better than they were say 2 years ago. I haven't got any really recent ones.

Jan 2011
Hb: 14.9 (g/dL)
WBC: 3.34 (x10^9/L)
Platelets: 87 (x10^9/L)
Neutrophils: 1.71 ( x10^9/L)

July 2012
Hb: 16 (g/dL)
WBC: 5.63 (x10^9/L)
Platelets: 106 (x10^9/L)
Neutrophils: 2.49 ( x10^9/L)

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: March 22, 2013, 09:08:23 pm »
Cholesterol = high libido.

Good sources? Eggs? Raw Dairy? Bone marrow?

Health / Re: Lack of libido
« on: March 22, 2013, 09:07:08 pm »
Sometimes it depends on who your sexual partner is.

How old are you?
How old is your wife?
How long have you been married / in a relationship with her?
How many children do you have?
Have you tried sex with a new girl?

How long have you been on raw paleo diet and how do you look in the mirror?  Do you think you have the physique / look of a lover?

When did this real lack of libido begin?

What's your job? Forms of physical activities?


I have been on raw palaeo over a year. Honestly I think I look good in the mirror. I'm 6' and a little over 200lb of lean muscle, good physique. I lift weights and do a little bit of boxing (casual, hobby). I am a student.

If I'm honest I think it began a long time ago, maybe 2-3 years, though it's really hard to be sure and I think its varied in that time.

Thanks for your time.

And in response to the other I will definitely try and get some oysters :)

Health / Lack of libido
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:14:42 pm »
Hi, I wanted to discuss a very frustrating and embarrassing problem I have been having. I have a real lack of libido and problems with getting / maintaining an erection. I have also noticed a decrease or lack of night time erections too.

I have a health problem 'aplastic anaemia' which can make me tired at times, and perhaps I have been stressed recently too. I am trying to rest as much as possible and do my best to be relaxed in general, and not worry about the problem too much which can only make it worse.

I wonder if anyone has any advice, any things I should do or certain foods I should go for / avoid.


Journals / Re: Inger's healing journey
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:02:42 am »
Okay I tried the testicles. Sorry about the bad quality..

Haha, this is so cool. You need a nice shiny new camera so we can have "Inger eating testicles in full glorious HD" (:

Hey Isthmus,
Here's another short video with our hens sharing possum liver:

Haha, that's great. I love to be able to share things with animals like that

General Discussion / Re: Carbs and Spots (Acne)
« on: November 11, 2012, 04:44:43 am »
Whatever phase I was going through or what was causing my acne at that time has gone away. I'm eating large quantities of honey at the moment (no fruit) and my skin is great. I did take a course of zinc supplement, and of course continued eating raw paleo for all this time.

Perhaps the zinc did help, though I'm sure eating a good raw paleo diet would fix zinc (or other) deficiencies by itself in time too. I believe lamb is a good source of zinc.

Hey aliVe! Really cool man! Great video. So jealous of those chickens, they look beautiful :) The video made me feel relaxed :D

General Discussion / Re: Raw Paleo Chickens
« on: October 11, 2012, 07:03:21 pm »
This is awesome, thanks so much for sharing. I have often thought about the way I would raise and diet chickens if I were to keep them. At the moment I do not have the land for it, but it is something I would love to do (keep chickens and other animals) in the future.

General Discussion / Re: runny honey
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:19:52 am »
I try to limit my intake to no more than about 1.5 tbsps at one sitting, because if I eat more it tends to spike my BG pretty badly. I never would have guessed it without measuring my BG, because even when the raw fermented honey does spike my BG I don't notice any negative effects from it, though I do wonder if it has contributed to the very gradual worsening of my myopia over time, though that was already ongoing before I added honey to my diet, after a brief period of improvement after I first went gluten-free.

Yeah, I don't believe I eat more than around that much in one sitting, either. Usually after a few teaspoonfuls it starts to taste overly sweet and not as satisfying as the first two or three! I never imagined that eating large quantities of sugar would be a good thing either (even such stuff as raw honey), but it's pretty much the only carbohydrates I've been eating for a while now, except some fruit when I feel like it.

General Discussion / Re: runny honey
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:39:40 am »
Thanks much, Jessica. This image from that article makes a mockery of the notion that anything more than a smidgeon of honey now and then is not Paleo.

Caption: "Kattunayakan honey harvesters can tell from the ground whether a hive 60-80 feet up in the air has honey or not and whether it is worth the effort to climb there. Children as young as eight go along not just as spectators but to actively participate. By the time they are 12 they are full members of the team. Photo by: Tarsh and Tariq Thekaekara."

"We have lived with the bees since the days when our ancestors walked these forests, when time began."

Source: New Internationalist Magazine,"

I will add the Kattunayakans to my growing list of honey peoples.

LOL, amazing. I have been eating a fairly large quantity of honey as a staple food for about six months or longer now.

General Discussion / Re: drinking water while excersizing
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:33:49 am »
Well my body also tells me it doent want to excersize at all and that it wants to eat 5 lbs of chocolate and have french toast with powdered sugar and maple syrup or pancakes, and pasta coved in melted cheese and cooked and processed meat, and fast food

Yes and no because I know at least I personally would feel like total shit if I ate all that, my body telling me not to eat it all again.

I can say that after the time I have been eating the way I do, I really don't have any (or very little) interest in indulging in food any more, and I am someone who definitely went through a period of having some strong emotional eating (though nothing too serious). With time, open-ness, awareness and acceptance we all have the potential to grow.

General Discussion / Re: runny honey
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:39:10 am »
Wow great research, thanks for all the interesting information Phil

I know from experience that some of the best honey's I've ever gotten hold of (not tree honey) do set very quickly or are already set when I have received them, however.

General Discussion / Re: runny honey
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:29:56 am »
All honey will crystallise in time. So I am lead to believe one of the reasons commercial honey is heat treated (the other being that it lowers the viscosity and makes it easier to handle) is that heating it prevents it crystalising for much longer. It is assumed that you're average customer will be put off by the appearance and consistency of honey that starts to go kind of gooey and odd when its half way between being liquid and going more solid, and heating it makes the process take much longer, so it looks nice and clear and runny in the jars on the shelf.

In my experience good quality runny honey quickly starts to crystallise and set, i.e. couple of weeks there will be at least some evidence of the process occurring if not a major change in consistency.

General Discussion / Re: Maggots in Christms Dinner
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:26:02 am »
Haha, this guy has a whole load of videos eating stuff like live scorpions and all kinds of maggots and stuff.

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