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Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:34:47 pm »
But life was]/i] easy in the paleolithic - that's why we try to copy it.

How about seeing the human body as a constant-loss system; it follows that we must replace the lost minerals/electrolytes/nutrients with the same kind of stuff.
Pemmican does that for me, unless I do sweaty work, then I add dried seawater to drinking water to replace lost electrolytes.
You might be losing sweat while swimming.

I never sweat - only when I start to worry that I shouldn't be drinking water or not...I do notice that water can make me sick many hours after eating meat and fat (in the night); that's why I don't eat at night.

I still wonder if I need magnesium - but then again how? Can I get seawater in Switzerland?


Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:39:44 pm »
Can you just rub past the thread about drinking water - it's not easy to know what the hell to do. Between what was mentioned from some members in your journal about drinking more water and now this other thread and no extra water...and then needing coconuts to have a bowel movement...oh, I wish life was easy!


Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:39:02 pm »

Meat contains approximately the same amount of magnesium as it does calcium, and I think we’ve pretty much demonstrated that the calcium is sufficient to meet our needs.  Therefore I’m confident that the magnesium is also in a form that is available to our bodies and in sufficient quantity to meet our needs.

There are no magic cures or potions.  I stopped wasting my time looking for them long ago.  I found that the most powerful thing I can do for my health is to eat the proper foods.


Lex, I didn't know that meat had much magnesium (they do not mention meat) - so because quite a few eating meat and fat have trouble and believe this is all part of healthy "detox" I kind of think I am in trouble too. My thoughts are that the body is not getting the right tools...Carlos posted this and as you can see - a big difference to eating ground beef:

Sorry also that I didn't send the English text of this "oxy powder" - I know it's all about money but it sounds good to kind of clean up; kind of human nature...


Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:20:27 pm »
That web page looks like it is written in German, Nicola. I doubt I could order from it and I can't read what the ingredients are.

I hadn't heard of black tears until Tyler mentioned it. What is it?

Sorry, I (my computer) can translate into all kinds of languages - also English ;D forgot that I was on an English speaking forum!

I have never heard of black tears, but if dates are dark then I can only see that this some how found it's way to the tear glands - in a good or bad way; who knows!


Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 26, 2009, 10:05:59 pm »
I just did a couple of saltwater flushes.  1 tablespoon (15ml) of salt mixed with 1 quart (1 litre) of water.  Mix well and drink all of it quickly.  I did this the morning and again in the evening of the day before the exam, and didn’t eat anything from the time I started until the exam was over.

Since I don’t believe in the ‘toxic colon’ theory, I find products like this a waste of time and money.  Based on the active ingredients (magnesium oxide), it is nothing but very expensive Milk of Magnesia dressed up with a lot of fancy advertising.  I personally have no use for such products.  They are very irritating to the bowls and you can become dependent on them.


Did you take plain salt - they talk about taking about 7 days to clean things up and then you still need to take it every 2 days...other people also seem to find a lot comes out of our system when they have some kind of "detox".

They also say that this product is not milk of magnesia; I looked up magnesium and yes, it seems to be quite an important mineral - also in preventing kidnee stones.

No mention of meat being a good sauce of magnesium - and on top of that we need magnesium for good digestion.

What do you think?


Journals / Re: A day in the life of TylerDurden
« on: December 26, 2009, 09:27:26 pm »
Due to some silly custom of my own, I used to eat dates around Christmas,. I did so today, and it was a rather foolish  decision. You see, most dates, even organic ones, must have additives in them or something, as whenever I ate dates since going rawpalaeo, my eyes would leak some black fluid so that it would look as though I had make-up  around my eyes.

Black fluid - sounds like your dates got metabolized so that some landed up in your tear glands...what goes in must come out / get taken care of / used!

In healthy mammalian eyes, the cornea is continually kept wet and nourished by basal tears. They lubricate the eye, and help to keep it clear of dust. Tear fluid contains water, mucin, lipids, lysozyme, lactoferrin, lipocalin, lacritin, immunoglobulins, glucose, urea, sodium, and potassium. Some of the substances in lacrimal fluid (such as lysozyme) fight against bacterial infection as a part of the immune system. Lysozyme does this by dissolving the outer coating of certain bacteria. It is a typical body fluid with a salt content similar to blood plasma. Usually, in a 24-hour period, 0.75 to 1.1 grams (0.03-0.04 ounce avoirdupois) of tears are secreted; this rate slows with age.


Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 26, 2009, 12:01:10 am »
Lex, you used to (years ago) do all kinds of "healthy things" and a while back you mentioned that your intestines are just fine after having a colonscopy (on your meat diet); I take it you had to clean them with salts?

When I read threw the following sight

(I know it's not paleo and they are making money) but what goes threw your head - we can't possibly be not full of "it" even on raw or perhaps even more so?

At the end they even mention some words about kidnee stones...


Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 25, 2009, 11:05:02 pm »
Well I once again got hold of this "OXY-POWDER" new age magnesium - it's quite an interesting read...I mean eating raw is one thing -\

It may help in many ways - like kidnee stones, black tears, IBS...


Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 25, 2009, 10:23:23 pm »

I prefer a less-absorbable form of magnesium, such as magnesium oxide, because that can treat both of my two remaining noticeable Mg-deficiency-type symptoms (the others having appeared to resolve): constipation and mild vertigo if I go too long without any Mg supplementation. It works well for me on both.

This is what I'm leaning to getting for my next magnesium supplement order--it's the purest form of Mg oxide I could find:

Magnesium Oxide Powder - 100% Pure
by Now
8 oz
Contains only pure magnesium oxide from ancient ocean deposits.

Is magnesium oxide not "(man)-made"? ...
how do you know you need magnesium and wouldn't supplementing cause an unbalance? I mean if a natural diet needs all kinds of processed supplements then we would all have to rethink things?


Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: Frequency of low carb meals?
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:49:05 am »
Interesting - Lex, you make it sound as if it's not worth it in a why should we be eating this way -\


« on: December 17, 2009, 02:25:47 am »
This article from old Mercola has some interesting information about backing soda (and cancer)...


Hot Topics / Plastics component affects intestine
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:15:31 am »
The chemical Bisphenol A used in plastic containers and drinks cans has been shown for the first time to affect the functioning of the intestines...

National Institute of Agronomic Research researchers in Toulouse found the digestive tract of rats react negatively to even low doses of the chemical also called BPA, the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences journal reported.

Their research, also conducted on human intestine cells, found that the chemical lowered the permeability of the intestines and the immune system's response to digestive inflammation, it said.

BPA is used in the production of polycarbonated plastics and epoxy resins found in baby bottles, plastic containers, the lining of cans used for food and beverages, and in dental sealants.

Over 130 studies over the past decade have linked even low levels of BPA, which can leach from plastics, to serious health problems, breast cancer, obesity and the early onset of puberty, among other disorders.

The French study focuses on the first organ to come in contact with the substance, the intestine.

The researchers orally administered doses of BPA to the rats that were equivalent to about 10 times less than the daily amount considered safe for humans, a statement from the Toulouse institute said.

They saw that BPA reduced the permeability of the instentinal lining through which water and essential minerals enter the body, it said.

They also found that newborn rats exposed to BPA in the uterus and during feeding have a higher risk of developing severe intestinal inflammation in adulthood.

The study "shows the very high sensitivity on the intestine of Bisphenol A and opens news avenues for research" including to define new acceptable thresholds of the substance for humans, the institute said.

In May this year, the six major baby bottle makers in the United States agreed to stop using the chemical.


Journals / Re: A day in the life of TylerDurden
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:32:11 pm »
I drink a little more mineral water than I need re thirst. Other than that, I have no digestive issues re raw meats/raw mussels or anything else(ecept non-rawpalaeo foods, of course).

Thanks for all the detail - you shouldn't go to so much could have just mentioned "I drank/drink about... the day / after the meal. I am asking because you mentioned once that on some days you don't drink!

Forget it; I'm Swiss and reading your quote about the Italien vs. the Swiss...

Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 13, 2009, 10:12:20 pm »
I found the post referencing age 54 and it is one of Phil H's, not mine (you can see it here:

When you get the runs have you tried something calcium-rich like bone meal?

Sorry, I thought of Phil H. when I was out swimming - I got you two mixed up!

I am a bit mad with this water in my bowel; it can only be all the meat and fat plus the water I am drinking; the muscle fat I ate around midday on Saturday plus the water I drank many hours after swimming and riding again made me feel kind of watery-sick at night and gave me more trouble today - only threw running and riding do I notice this. If we drink more water than the body can take up and only eat protein and fat...well some call this "normal" - even Delfuego (he has runny stools) has noticed a difference between muscle fat and suet.

Bone meal is only volume and I can not see paleo = bone meal.

I think I am going to talk to this man (who makes this osmose gadget to clean my water) again about inorganic minerals like they are in mineralwater and kidney stones. I would just like to get peace of mind.


Journals / Re: A day in the life of TylerDurden
« on: December 13, 2009, 09:13:31 pm »
Sorry to change the subject but I am still trying to make my/a picture of human existence with exercise and paleo digestion

Today, I'm eating a very large bag of raw mussels. Tomorrow, some raw marrow(2 bones of many inches length(8?) and maybe a little raw wild hare.

Raw marrow is very satiating and I eat a lot of it. As for raw mussels, I eat something like 100-200 of them in one go(over 4 hours), and, no, they work fine re digestion.

Can you remember how much and when (most water during the day or with/after the meal) you drank on both days? Do you drink more because others say we should or do you only drink when thirsty? Do you ever feel bloated and do you believe that your "discharge" is normal (what ever this may be?)? Don't you ever have runny "discharges" after eating just mussels and the next day just marrow?

I still do not understand why muscle fat gives me a "wider" intestine and can even make me feel sick at night (perhaps also because of the water - I drink many, many hours after a meal; thirsty or not!) and suet makes me feel cut/tight and I never feel sick at night.

I feel more than you because of riding, running and swimming; I can cheat - it all comes back in the end -[

Perhaps you and others would rid a different journey with different activities? Do you run?


General Discussion / Re: What are you eating right now?
« on: December 11, 2009, 09:19:20 pm »
Hannibal, that so called suet is from some other part (stomach?); I got some looking just like that and it was no good (more water than anything) - if I need fat, I need fat; real suet!

You are looking good!


General Discussion / Re: What are you eating right now?
« on: December 11, 2009, 08:47:28 pm »
Today, I'm eating a very large bag of raw mussels. Tomorrow, some raw marrow(2 bones of many inches length(8?) and maybe a little raw wild hare.

Is that all you need? To feed on mussels you would need a lot - doesn't that upset your system? Only raw marrow the next day? How the hell do you not loose weight - don't you need more, boy? I take it you can not do much activity - what about working, getting to work... ???

Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 07, 2009, 11:01:38 pm »
Have you read Danny's blog - it might be a help to learn from him, his problems and the answers (also from Lex, Delfuego...)


Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:36:09 pm »
How do you know that you are constipated - I mean William talkes about 10 weeks; how the hell is that possible?

Perhaps the eggs are not a good thing every day (not paleo)? Perhaps eating more like Lex or Andrew would help you better? I wonder why Tyler sounds as if he never has problems (ex. for eating rice :D) - perhaps some see problems when they are not really "the problem"? Perhaps can tell you more about carnivores and rest...

On the zerocarb forum you wrote in Dan's journal that you are 54 years! I think you meant 45 years?


The bear answer to me (I asked why many are having problems with a carivores diet / needing HCI, constipation, runny stooles...)

others who complain- send them the rules.
A newborn baby can DIGEST MEAT, the only other food besides human
breast meat it can handle.  Meat is SO easy.
The answer to those who have 'problems' is:  STOP OBSESSING OVER YOUR FOOD.
Or go back to food you are comfortable with.


Health / Re: RAF and pH levels
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:12:55 pm »
I've restarted drinking highly alkaline distilled water

Distilled water is not highly alkaline ???

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 06, 2009, 09:14:50 pm »
No just 1 hour of sunlight exposure an average of 5 days per week.


What about your meat?


Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 06, 2009, 03:45:03 pm »
Well I got this PM from Tom (I don't like to hide answers that all help to the picture we are looking for - and may never find -X)

Hi Nicola. Most of the time I eat beef raw. If we go out for supper, it will be rare. From what I've read, it's reasonably safe to do so. I'm really not sure about other meats. Probably chicken would be ok. I don't know. It's also odd that the one time I eat some undercooked, or raw crab, I had a big problem.
  Pemmican for some reason, or a combination of factors causes indigestion for me. I try various different things for a few days, switch it, and compare.
  Since I believe pemmican is just a dehydrated steak, I should be able to digest it the same as any raw chunk of beef. What I believe we should be eating, and what actually agrees with my stomach are different things.
  If it sounds confusing to you, that is because it is confusing to me as well. In order for something to be true, it must be able to be proven correct. If eating raw is the natural way to eat, it should be able to be done with no problems. The more raw I try to eat, the more problems I have. But, I eat pemmican at the same time as I eat raw. Maybe that's the problem. There are lots of variables.
  I post my thoughts to try and find answers that may not really exist. If you are worried, please don't be. When I decide that something is not right, I will change it. All I'm doing right now is trying to find consistancy with what makes sense, to what actually works

So now it seems that only Lex has "no problems" and a normal bowel movement (every day?). I know of other people taking magnesium but to me a healthy diet should not need supplements? I don't see the mineral part in bone meal; I look at it as extra volume in the intestines. Larry has runny stools too so I would not think that he has found "the answer".

With not much movement you may be "missing" some runny stools :P


General Discussion / Re: Rotten shark
« on: December 05, 2009, 09:40:46 pm »
I love the taste of raw shark, it's my favourite raw seafood apart from raw scallops. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to get hold of, and somewhat unethical, soi feel guilty buying it.

I only just watched a program on one of the BBC's; they got to talk about shark meat and that raw shark meat was toxic for humans! They said it needed to dry for many months (ferment) to make it fit for humans. The person (from the BBC) ate some for the first time and said it stank -v


Journals / Re: PaleoPhil's Journal
« on: December 05, 2009, 09:26:32 pm »
Thanks for you kind words - everybody has a different story -[

Tom G. posted that he digests raw meat and fat with no problem (on one of the topics on this forum); on zerocarb he posted the following:

I've been trying to eat raw or rare beef as much as I can to see if there is an issue with uncooked meat. The undercooked crab was not part of my plan. I'm not comfortable eating raw chicken, pork, or fish.
post 84

This is why we turn in surcels >:


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