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Health / Re: Blood test results from 5/6/11 compared with 2/10/10
« on: May 12, 2011, 11:39:07 pm »
Well I'm not sure how I feel....

You eat a lot of fish and less red meat, right? From my understanding fish will increase HDL and lower LDL...thus still resulting in a high level of cholesterol (potentially), but in a different proportion. Apparently red meat is known to increase ldl. Maybe I will eat more fish and less red meat. In fact, i would prefer to eat more chicken and fish but the quality kind is not as available as quality red meat, so I've been eating what's available. However it is available so I think I will try eating more fish and maybe chicken, and less red meats...and see what happens.

Health / Blood test results from 5/6/11 compared with 2/10/10
« on: May 11, 2011, 10:08:21 am »
Hi guys

Here are my blood test results. the first 3 are from 5/6/11. The last 3 are from february of 2010. I began eating raw foods around that time, maybe march or april of 2010.


Here is 2/12/10:

Notice cholesterol has shot upto 259 from 147. LDL has shot upto 191 from 96.

Is this something to require a modification of what I'm eating? I've been eating a lot of lamb and beef (i.e. red meat) and some bison organs, and less fish/seafood. Plus a good amount of eggs, at certain times. Should I switch up the ratios and eat less red meat and eggs and more fish? I can't find quality fowl meat around here.
Thank you for your suggestions.


I don't oil pull but every post I've seen on it here in the forums makes it seem very promising. I usually brush once a day with a fluoride free toothpaste and a soft bristle brush. Usually I use either clove powder, or turmeric powder, or more usually I use the fluoride free toothpaste called Theraneem, or Herbal Himalaya.

hey guys, how are you?

My dentist recommended two fillings to met today, after I got some X-rays done. I'm not sure what to do, apparently the cavities are small and only noticeable by X-rays. I would only want to have unhealthy teeth drilled, only if it's necessary. Here is a pic of the's the last 2 molar teeth(if you can find them) that my dentist wants to fill. \

Health / Re: "fast food diet" and how to stop? need help surviving?
« on: May 05, 2011, 07:33:30 am »
Taco bell and other fast foods are processed in such a way to make them addicting.

Other people who don't eat fast foods, for example people on these forums, aren't stronger willed than you, potentially speaking. Potentially, they have the same will power as you. The difference is that they don't eat fast food(most of them don't), and so they aren't addicted to it.

By understanding that fast food is addictive because of the stuff that's added to it and the way it's processed, you can help yourself to understand why you feel the desire to eat it. That's the first step, to understand that the fast food itself is addicting, and that craving it is basically unavoidable for anybody eating it.

You should congratulate yourself for having the desire not to eat it. Most people that eat fast food aren't aware that they are addicted. Becoming aware that you are addicted to fast food(even if the food is addicting and you may not have a choice to feel addicted to it) is the most important step in the process because it gives you all the power in the situation. Once you become aware of an addiction, you're no longer addicted to it...because you've become aware that you were addicted.

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: How to tell if eggs are fertilized?
« on: May 02, 2011, 01:16:28 am »
I have read online that even unfertilized eggs have white dots, just smaller, more solid ones.

But i even read some reports online of eggs looking fertilized with the white ring, bullseye, and there was no rooster in site....

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: How to tell if eggs are fertilized?
« on: May 01, 2011, 03:48:39 pm »
Well, the website from the farmer lists the eggs as " free ranged and pastured, and fertile"
So I'm guessing if I ask the farmer they will tell me that the eggs are fertile. I don't want to ask them too many questions because, I've asked many questions, and this one lady who does the deliveries told me if I kept asking her questions she would stop selling me her animal products. I didn't even ask that many questions, but I'd rather keep her a source to get food than lose out on it, even though that's pretty messed up.
but the website lists the eggs as fertile, so asking the farmer probably isn't going to get me anywhere. i was wondering if theres a way to find out from the egg itself. reading online i read about some visual techniques to utilize to distinguish a fertilized egg from a non fertilized one.. . but i find the pictures online to be much more distinct than some of the eggs i've come across.

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: How to tell if eggs are fertilized?
« on: May 01, 2011, 02:14:43 pm »
Here are pics of 2 different eggs. Are either of the fertilized? They are supposed to be.

Also, I know that properly raised hens (in terms of diet ), should have deeper more orange colored yolks. I see this with only some of the eggs, other eggs (from the same source) seem more pale than even commercial eggs that are non organic. Is this natural variation healthy and can a pale colored yolk still be a healthy egg?

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: How to tell if eggs are fertilized?
« on: May 01, 2011, 01:18:40 pm »
If you can consume your eggs in less than 2 weeks, you can safely not refrigerate them.

Yeah, when I get them though they have already been refrigerated

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: How to tell if eggs are fertilized?
« on: May 01, 2011, 12:39:46 pm »
Try raising your own chickens or ducks.

In my experience, ducks are hard to fake at laying eggs and need male ducks.

You can also try incubating them and see how many hatch.

I would raise them myself but i can't living in the suburbs, probably law ordinances against it or something.

They have been refrigerated so I don't think they would hatch after being cold stored in a fridge.

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / How to tell if eggs are fertilized?
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:41:37 am »
Hi lately I've been getting eggs from a local farmer. Some of the eggs have a orange color in the yolk.

The eggs are labeled as fertilized on their website, but how can I tell personally if the egg is fertilized or not? I read and saw pictures online about the white spot on the yolk is more circular and bigger, and looks like a bulls eye with a lighter circle around the white circle. . . and the unfertilized egg is less circular and smaller. On the pictures I can see the differences easily, but when I try to check if these eggs are's less easy for me to distinguish it. Plus I'm not sure if some are fertilized and maybe some aren't. Is that natural for some eggs to be unfertilized, even if there is a rooster around the egg laying hens?

Can you liken it to breeding fruits without seeds?

Another thing about these oysters is that they come pre-shucked. Is that appropriate? Shellfish decay rapidly. These taste fine though. Anybody object to eating pre-shucked oysters? let me know!

The oysters don't seem to be genetically modified, but bred specifically to produce triploids.

They're fine  :)

Here is some info i found on google. Does genetically altered mean GMO?

Triploid oysters have been genetically altered so that they are reproductively inactive—virtually sterile. As a result, they attain larger size than normal, or diploid, strains. And because triploids don't undergo the transformations associated with reproduction that make diploid oysters unpalatable during the summer months, they can be marketed all year round. The old adage about not eating oysters in months without an "r" in their name--which probably arose from the fact that diploid oysters become "mushy" during the reproductive phase--doesn't apply to triploids.

Triploids are genetically altered to have three sets of chromosomes in each cell instead of the normal two. The technique involves interrupting the process of maturation of the oyster egg cell using controlled applications of heat, pressure, or a chemical, so that the egg retains two sets of chromosomes, to which the sperm contributes another for a total of three. Ordinarily, in the process called meiosis, the egg cell ultimately reduces its set of two chromosomes to one before uniting with the sperm chromosome, producing the normal complement of two chromosomes that are found in diploid organisms.

If they say the oysters are GMO, then they're GMO like soya and corn.  I'm not in a position to speak to the risks of eating them, but I personally wouldn't touch them.  Bon apetit!

They don't claim GMO. I'm not sure the specific wording they used. here is the particular place in their website where they describe this "triploid oyster"

The thing is, I'm not sure whether to liken this triploid oyster with a GMO, or with a fruit that has it's seed breeded out, like a seedless watermelon.

Hey guys

From what I've seen on the forums, farmed oysters are ok to eat in terms of farmed meats. I went to this website of a major supplier that sells some oysters locally..

And on their site it explains how their oysters are genetically manipulated to become tripload, rather than the normal diploid set. This makes them sterile, however, the website writes that they are less "mushy" in the summer months and easier to farm/breed.

Is this like a seedless fruit and Ok to eat ,,,,,,,,or is it like  a GMO plant like soy or corn?

Hot Topics / Re: Pancreas supplement
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:53:48 am »
Eat lots and lots of good quality raw eggs. That will invigorate the digestive system while providing you with easy to assimilate nutrients to give you a lot of energy.

Off Topic / Re: Survival Kit? Survival Food? Disaster Food?
« on: April 17, 2011, 03:55:42 pm »
Personally, for a survival kit, I would store as much water as I could, either in liter bottles or gallon least 15 gallons, maybe more....

Then I would store canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned fishes and well as some nuts.

Also in the freezer I would store frozen vegetables and frozen fruits, and maybe some meat. In an emergency you can eat the foods in the freezer first, and then keep the canned food for least as a general plan.

I'd probably also store some white rice/ split lentils    (As these cook the fastest) and some burnable material....                         (that's why extra water can come in handy...for cooking)
, and lighters/matches..plenty of them.

I know a lot of these foods aren't considered healthy on this forum for long term use, ....however I figure that in a survival situation new priorities become important.

Hot Topics / Re: Pancreas supplement
« on: April 17, 2011, 03:48:34 pm »
Try grinding some of the meat so you can eat more before satiation.

Eat more fats like backfat because they are very caloric dense.

Try a parasite cleanse with natural remedies or maybe some tinctures.

Try eating more carbs , sometimes zero carb can cause low energy levels for various reasons(many of which can be solved.....though i am not a low carb eater for reference)

Try more variety of foods....anticipating eating the same food can ruin appetite.

Try drinking more fluids or eating more fruits...

Hope one of those suggestions helps.

General Discussion / Re: Triploid oysters?
« on: April 16, 2011, 12:34:29 pm »
bump, anybody have any knowledge of this? I remember seeing many people post farmed oysters are OK to eat...but isnt the triploid oyster which is genetically sterile essentially a GMO?

Primal Diet / Re: Dairy free Primal Diet?
« on: April 14, 2011, 05:33:10 am »
Interesting. I was not breast fed and I believe I've always had allergic like symptoms to dairy including lethargy, allergies, and lots of acne. When I cut the dairy, the acne went away. That was all pasteurized stuff I was talking about though. .. . I can't say for sure what long term symptoms I get with raw dairy because I've never drank it for long periods....but some of the similar symptoms I had with pasteurized are there, just not as intense or severe.

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: Fish bones
« on: April 07, 2011, 10:45:49 am »
When I get fish bones out of salmon I gather them all out of the fish, and line them up together. Then I take scissors and cut them into little pieces. Takes 2 minutes. Then when I put the pieces in my mouth, they aren't pointy or sharp at all.

General Discussion / Re: Triploid oysters?
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:17:21 am »
They taste kind of bland, with far less flavor than the wild oysters.

I'm not sure whether or not to consume them , I wanted some opinions of people here because I've heard many times on this board that farmed shellfish is ok to eat...but this sounds like some genetic engineering business

Off Topic / Re: Rawpalaeo substitutes
« on: April 06, 2011, 05:41:38 am »
Hey Tyler

I know a few people who would squawk at the idea of eating raw meat but like sushi and eat it often nonetheless. So , I recommend lots of sushi.

Also for some of the fruits, the higher density nutrient ones like pineapples, berries.

No bread or coffee, maybe green tea or cacao beans for that caffeine.

Also some raw veggies high nutrient dense ones like peas, broccoli, kale, spinach


General Discussion / Re: Triploid oysters?
« on: April 06, 2011, 05:34:47 am »
From (where i get oysters from)
The "All-Season" Oyster

Triploid oysters have two important advantages over Diploid oysters during their life cycle. In the summer months when regular Diploid oysters are spawny, Triploid oysters remain firm, full and sweet. They maintain this quality during the fall, when Diploid oysters are spawned-out, watery, and reduced in mass.

Triploid oysters maintain their meat quality because they are essentially sterile and do not become spawny.
How Triploid Oysters Are Created
Triploid and Diploid Oysters

Oysters found in nature normally have two sets of chromosomes and are Diploid. During reproduction, the egg and sperm each contribute one set of chromosomes to produce the Diploid oyster. Triploid oysters at Coast Seafoods hatchery are produced at spawning by a process which causes the egg to contribute two sets of chromosomes and the sperm one set, resulting in a Triploid oyster.

Triploid oysters can occur naturally, although they comprise only a very small percentage of the natural catch population.

At Coast Seafoods, we use nature's method to create Triploid oysters. We use no chemicals at any stage of the Triploid oyster production, neither on the broodstock, nor on the eggs or larvae.
Growth Rate and Size

Substantial research on the growth rate of sibling Diploid and Triploid oysters has shown that Triploid oysters grow faster than Diploids. Any comparison between Diploid and Triploid oysters will vary seasonally, as well as with the age and size of the oyster. The greatest differences are noted when spawned out, watery Diploid oysters are compared with well-conditioned Triploid oysters. Diploid oysters which have spawned will lose as much as 64% of body weight.

General Discussion / Triploid oysters?
« on: April 04, 2011, 05:58:19 am »
Anybody ever heard of these farm grown oysters? Are they safe?

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