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I think you did a great job! I think this is a good starting place for people trying to improve their nutrition, but I think people with disease or illness will need to go an extra mile or two 'out of the box'.  Your book reads so well, and is the first I feel I can honestly recommend to friends who just want to get onto a better eating plan. I have not felt that way about others that either read like they are in a rush to get to print for financial agenda,  with many typos, poor grammar, not enough literature references, read like a Sally Fallon commercial, or have supplements for all to purchase.  It's like every book there is something worth taking, but enough not so worthy that I don't want to share with my family or friends.   

I like your writing style, passion, and humility.  I hope you stay that way for any future works you complete! You are an effective communicator, and will be well received, I think.  I think for today, and for the general population that is not ill, but wanting to improve nutrition you've provided a great resource composite, thus  eliminating the daunting task of doing all that research that you have done.  I think your book can bring many people to square one, maybe like AV did for a lot people here. 

I think most of us here have done plenty of 'research' on our own bodies, so there is plenty of (hopefully constructive!) criticism coming your way. 

Congratulations, and best wishes to you!

Welcoming Committee / Re: Primal Newbie
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:42:49 am »
Welcome, Fahad :)

I didn't have that same issue as you, mine got more 'normal'.  Olive oil and garlic might do that to me though if I ate too much or not a good source of oil. Did you try eating just meat alone?  I'm not saying it is the olive oil, but easy to test.

Oh, yes, and it sounds like you're attracted to fat and that it helps you emotionally and mentally.  Maybe finding some paleo sources will help you stay away from grains, cheese, yogurt, etc.

And for dandruff, did you ever try everclear or vodka in a spray bottle?… add rosemary and lavender too! 

Hello Snowfox! :)

I started with red meat because I was severely anemic.  Do you have a dehydrator? I still like using mine, it only takes an hour, but you can leave meat in there for much longer. The dehydrator changes the texture, dries out the outer surface a little and makes it warm.  Much more appetizing than cold, to me.  I like meat better when it's warm or room temp.  Spices might also help. I used salt (way too much!) in the first two weeks.  I think in about a month cooked meat looked ruined to me.  Re organs, I started eating them bc I gave them to my dog and the smell was attractive to me. I started eating my dogs food!… the size of a pea on the first day :D  It still easier for me to eat organs when they're in a blended mix, except liver. Liver I can eat on it's own, but i cut into tiny pieces and dehydrate for a few hours. It's really good to me that way.  Kidney I don't like at all, so I don't eat it.  I think organ meat is so strong, even for me. I get blended ground mixes that are about 30% or so of various organs and the rest muscle meat. The organs give extra flavor without being too overwhelming (for me) that way.

Hope this helps!, and welcome!! :D

Health / Re: Histamine Intolerance and terrible digestion. Need help!!
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:14:00 am »
I very strongly agree with CK on high fat and low carb to help get histamine levels low again.  I'm going to attempt to attach the best list I've found, but it's still very individual.  Also, the amount of a particular food is very important too, and can change if you feel a reaction or not. 

Histame is a supplement that I've had great results with, but I don't think it is something to rely on. I used it to see if I had a histamine issue in the first place.  Histame is the brand name for the enzyme supplement that breaks down histamine. It has a lot of filler ingredients that I don't like. It does work though.   

There are also probiotic blends that support the break down of histamine. You can do a google search on it. Most probiotic blends out there have strains that both positively and negatively effect histamine levels, so I don't think the ones in the stores are going to work, at least they don't for me.  I would have to order the specialty ones, so I haven't tried this yet.

Lastly, I've read that the underlying cause of histamine issues is with the liver. So, I'm working on making my liver happy which is with milk thistle atm.  But, I'm now going to try CK's vitamin D suggestion.

Hope this helps! It's very individual, so don't take any histamine list as some kind of authority on what your son can or cannot eat. 

Journals / Re: It Better Goddang Work!
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:56:55 am »
Your post reminds me of me starting out with critical family and bitterness with doctors.  The more health improvements you see, the more you'll be so grateful to have found your way all on your own. With doctors, I just remind myself that they were giving me the best care they knew how to give.  And thank goodness they failed me or I'd actually think I needed their care?!  My family loves me, and I know they couldn't handle it, so I keep it secret. I bring food with me, eat in solitude (something I prefer for calm anyway), and just find a way to keep busy with something while everyone is eating.  My mom did figure it out.  Meat was disappearing without dishes getting dirty and she just said, 'you're eating it raw then?'  Now its 'our' secret :)  She can be very critical, but she's seen me at about my worst and is just glad I'm eating and healthy!

The confidence you'll feel when you cross off more on your list is so wonderful!!… enjoy the journey :)

Omnivorous Raw Paleo Diet / Re: Update!
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:42:42 pm »
i'm so happy for you! :)

Instincto / Anopsology / Re: The art of interrupting cereals
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:58:46 am »
thanks for sharing! do you have a link to the original text?

General Discussion / Re: Fantastic Health Benefits of Butyrate
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:21:08 pm »
I linked to the same article early in this thread.
-X   -\   -[   :o

sorry!   ???

General Discussion / Re: Fantastic Health Benefits of Butyrate
« on: December 04, 2013, 01:29:53 pm »
i only just in these recent months started experimenting with resistant starches. i have all this time (2+ year-ish) been eating meats and animal fats. the first year was pretty much entirely that, and then i kept trying to introduce new foods with some hits and several misses along the way.  i've tried high meat on several occasions when carbs weren't even in my dietary repertoire, probably with the very occasional exception of raw honey. it was the same every time. a little bit of high meat would be ok. a little bit more, and i'm not so well.  fresh raw dairy is fine.  kefir is an absolute disaster! i could never understand why until now.

unlike eric, i CANNOT eat fermented RS.  i cannot eat fermented anything!  :'(

i like daboss' thinking, but my experience doesn't support that theory. although not doing well with high meat, i for some reason i do very well with aged meat. something must be different, the bacteria may be different.

General Discussion / Re: Fantastic Health Benefits of Butyrate
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:19:27 pm »
high meat doesn't work for me, but aged does.  i've found i'm highly sensitive to high histamine foods, which explains why fermented things make me extremely ill in compared to the fresh form, including dairy and high meat.

i'd rather eat high meat, but rs works much better for me. my gi tract is very happy with it. with more than a very small portion of high meat i will have return of gi symptoms.

whatever gives you right bm's… eat that one ;D

Off Topic / Re: smartphone
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:13:53 pm »
If their radiation were so dangerous, they'd already be banned
hahahaha ;D

gs, good idea on keeping this stuff at work during the evenings.

Off Topic / Re: smartphone
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:02:35 pm »
ok, thanks!

Health / Re: Crohn's
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:00:54 pm »
completely agree.  why not tell him that you know people who have made dietary changes to achieve 100% recovery from similar health issues after similar duration of nothing else working? if he's interested now or even in months from now, we'll be here to offer what we can then.

Off Topic / smartphone
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:51:32 am »
curious what people think of them and if you have one? 

personally, i hate any kind of phone and hardly talk on them.  but work may be requiring me to have one in the near future. is what it is i guess.

Health / Re: Crohnes
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:33:04 am »
i love how eating properly is viewed as 'alternative'  :(

Health / Re: Crohnes
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:04:34 am »
what does your friend eat now? take medicine? does the medicine help?  does your friend want help?

General Discussion / Re: Fantastic Health Benefits of Butyrate
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:41:55 am »
i've had good results with rs myself, so not knocking it in the least bit, but what say you to this

Off Topic / Re: work rant
« on: December 01, 2013, 10:41:23 pm »
here it's becoming the norm that married people don't combine their finances, everything stays separate. a male friend of mine just yesterday said 'i don't know how to make that work' re house wifery. 

Off Topic / work rant
« on: December 01, 2013, 05:41:24 am »
i like what i do, and yet i so hate working! it gets in the way of 'living', except for the income part  :D

Off Topic / Re: Plea for advice re further raw diet gurus
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:30:48 pm »
and that's where av started

Health / Re: Vision Improvement
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:12:24 am »
great news jessica! i agree with ck that your continued progress is very inspirational!!

what are your staple foods these days?

Off Topic / Re: Plea for advice re further raw diet gurus
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:06:18 am »
i don't know any, but one of the members (was it 'raw'?)…  knows someone in new york? 

i get the desire for privacy and one on one attention, but to trust yourself to someone who is motivated by capitalism vs a forum motivated from a more passionate place… i'd rather listen to the anecdotal!

General Discussion / Re: Fantastic Health Benefits of Butyrate
« on: November 24, 2013, 08:04:56 am »
ok, probably a stupid question, but is raw butter not a source?

Journals / Re: DaBoss88's healing schizophrenia journal
« on: November 24, 2013, 08:01:36 am »
I'm considering making high meat. But I feel the dry aging I do is sufficient for starting the pre digestion process.

there's something different between he two. my body does very well with aged, but not so well with high meat.

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