Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Chris

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 9
General Discussion / Shelf Life of Bone Marrow?
« on: August 17, 2012, 12:53:52 pm »
Does anyone know the shelf life of bone marrow in the refrigerator? I just defrosted it in the Fridge on Saturday, and I'm just getting around to it. I heard somewhere that it has a tendency to go rancid quickly. But, then I also heard that it can keep for a number of weeks. So I come to you, my fellow RP brothers and sisters. And I ask you: What is the truth? How long does it keep? When do you know when it has gone bad?

Health / Re: Coffee.
« on: August 15, 2012, 11:39:35 pm »

Welcoming Committee / Re: Hello
« on: August 15, 2012, 11:30:20 pm »

I came across the book, Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas, which was right next to the books on the Paleo Diet at Barnes and Noble.
Welcome. That's a great book! What a Great Read! It's one of the best books out there on the Paleo Diet. Just translate everything cooked  into it's raw form. Your off to a great start, keep it up!

General Discussion / Re: Making a 'raw paleo diet' facebook fan page?
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:16:53 pm »
I've seen a lot of facebook fan pages for the specific carbohydrate diet. I thought it would be good for there to be a raw paleo fan page on facebook to get more attention to this diet.

What do you guys think?
I'm not a huge fan of Facebook. We already have this site. Isn't that enough? If your worried about getting more attention the the RPD, than hire a SEO company to promote this site. This Forum offers way more than what Facebook could ever do for the RPD. I see your reasoning. But, the right people will find this forum. I did, and all of you have too. JMHO

adora and jessica, are you using pre-frozen heart? i'm not able to get any that is fresh, but i have some frozen. just that frozen meat doesn't taste the same high as fresh does... fresh is much much better. thanks!
I don't know about Jessica. But, Adora gets her Heart so fresh, it's actually still pumping when she picks it up.  ;)

Health / Re: RAVF and skin health
« on: August 15, 2012, 04:49:38 pm »
totally agree. I'm doing great at the moment ;D. I still am thrilled to be feeding my skin bone marrow, ACV, healing clay, etc, and I'm excited to see the results. It was never either, or. It just brought the whole thing up.
Your doing Great Adora! Keep it up! I swear you look younger every time you update your Avatar. Thanks for sharing all your beauty secrets with the rest of us.  ;)  :)

Hot Topics / Re: Blue Hill Bay Pickled Herring
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:33:51 pm »
The Blue Hill Bay herring soaking experiment did not work out as hoped. A night and a day of soaking in water with some fresh lemon juice added only managed to remove most of the onion flavor while leaving the vinegar flavor largely untouched. As a result, it tasted even more vinegary after soaking, rather than less. I'll probably try adding additional spice, to see if that helps.
Your like a Madd Scientist PaleoPhil (your avatar fits you). Keep us posted on your experiments. I think that's a good idea, adding different spices to the water. Like garlic, cumin, cayenne, black pepper ect. Looking forward to your next post.

Journals / Re: GoodSamaritan's Experiments
« on: August 14, 2012, 12:48:35 pm »
Seems the parasites, the tapeworms and more, were keeping me lean and hungry and kept me from overdosing on protein by eating a good amount of my nutrients.  Without the parasites, I was now subject to overdosing, over nutrition.  Interesting.
So I take it, you would recommend those products for parasite removal?

Health / Re: RAVF and skin health
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:33:13 am »
Acne comes from within. You will not get rid of it from the outside.
I agree with this statement. In order to control or cure your acne, you have to take steps internally. With both detoxification and nutrition.

General Discussion / Re: Raw Beef Tendons
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:23:24 am »
I don't remember anything off about them. I would label them and put them in the freezer, until you know more. If you think there not right, don't push it.Trust all of your signals. If/when you're going to eat them, I would soak them in water first, they swell, then you can chew them a little easier.
Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations. I did some research on the subject, and found out they do have a distinctive character to them.  -\

General Discussion / Re: Raw Beef Tendons
« on: August 12, 2012, 12:38:49 pm »
What are you going to do with them? I made twine awhile back. They are strong but slippery, and emit a fine oil when they are worked. Does that help? I never ate them, but I have chewed them and they swell and get a bit slimy.

 Hi Adora.  I know they are used to make stocks. But, I was thinking on cutting them up into very small pieces and consuming them. At least that is the plan. They seemed rather greasy and had an unusual smell to them. Unlike other parts of the animal. I just wanted to make sure that was normal.

General Discussion / Raw Beef Tendons
« on: August 12, 2012, 12:26:56 am »
I just picked up some beef tendons recently for the first time. I noticed when I was cutting it up, that it was very greasy/oily. Is this normal? It definitely has a distinct odor to it, that's for sure. Anybody with any experience with these?

Hot Topics / Re: Blue Hill Bay Pickled Herring
« on: August 11, 2012, 03:54:51 pm »
Such herring is very typical in north Europe, it's not heated only kept in brine for some time, but usually it's sold fresh, not canned/pickled.
I wish we could get that over here! I started to use brine to preserve fresh fish I pick up at the market. It keeps the fish well preserved for an extended period of time. Plus, you don't have to eat it right away. As we all know fish isn't like wine, it doesn't get better with age.

Hot Topics / Re: Blue Hill Bay Pickled Herring
« on: August 11, 2012, 03:46:35 pm »
I bought this about a month ago when my local healthfood market first got some and was finally inspired by this thread to try it. I've kept my eye out for decent herring, as herring is highly nutritious but difficult to come by in these parts, and I've never seen fresh herring for sale. This seems to be the best herring product I've tried so far. I'm not a fan of vinegar, but the white vinegar in this was not overpowering like with many vinegared foods. For any raw Paleo purists who are curious, the white vinegar may be grain-based and heated.

That's a great observation PaleoPhil regarding the vinegar. I'm not to familiar about how vinegar is made? Sounds like back to google to do a little research. You could also let the fish soak in some water for a period of time before you eat it? Just a suggestion if the vinegar is too much for you. It doesn't bother me at all to be honest. I'm glad you liked the product. It's a nice option to have for fish. Very convenient.

Hot Topics / Re: Blue Hill Bay Pickled Herring
« on: August 10, 2012, 12:06:05 pm »
Oh Boy! wOOt!!! Thank you Chris.  O0
I love easy things like this to keep around. Let's hope Whole Foods near me carries it too.
I recently made crackers out of flax seeds and sunflower seeds. I can't wait to try the herring on them.

Your Welcome Dorothy. I hope you enjoy them. Another option for fish. Options are GOOD!

Health / Re: What to watch out for
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:39:11 am »
I'm new here and still not very familiar with all versions of paleo and what are people doing
I'm a bit scared of doing something wrong and running into health problems because of that

Could you please share with me the typical health issues people run into when going Paleo and how to avoid them?
I don't know how much protein or fat I should get for instance
I'm still afraid to start without more information and there is so much to read on here I'm feeling dizzy!


You should check out the newbie section. That should answer most of your questions.

Hot Topics / Re: Blue Hill Bay Pickled Herring
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:04:12 am »
Just because there is no pasteurization, doesn't mean it isn't heated. Did you ask specifically if the product was heated?

I would LOVE to find a pickled herring that has not been heated.

Dorothy, looks like your wish just came true. This is what the company just emailed me:

Chris: The Herring is cured (Marinated) and not heated and is ready to eat.

They use vinegar and salt with spices in they're curing process (some have wine added also). It's not RACV though. I found it over @ Whole Foods if your curious, in the refrigerated smoked fish section. It's a clean product, unless your allergic to fish that is.

Primal Diet / Re: mercury in fish detoxes mercury from body
« on: August 08, 2012, 03:10:57 pm »
These may be for cooked and processed food preparations:

In Aajonus' study he used raw swordfish vs. cooked swordfish (or perhaps frozen?)
There's some great information in these articles. I hope everybody gets a chance to read them. The selenium connection is good to know. Thanks for sharing that information. Good Stuff!

General Discussion / Re: berry season
« on: August 08, 2012, 07:52:14 am »

pretty happy to be here, i live in a cabin in the middle of the woods, electricity but only for a double burner, a lamp and a radio.  i have to haul my water from point a to b.  and doing farm work 5 days a week.  i feel healthier already and hope everyone else is feeling the same
Sounds like your living the good life up there in Idaho. I'm envious! That's awesome. It sounds like heaven where you are, and so peaceful too. If you haven't already started a journal already, I suggest you start one. I love your sense of adventure. Your sprit is very inspiring. A cabin in the middle of the woods, doing/making an honest living for yourself. It doesn't get much more pure than that, your lucky. Your an inspiration to us all.

General Discussion / Re: danger of raw liver?
« on: August 08, 2012, 07:27:30 am »
how do you protect yourself from viruses in raw meat? example this link

There are so many variables in an article like this. Was it grass fed beef liver? Grain fed? What country did this even take place in (different countries have different regulations), what type of farm did it come from, how did these livers/meats pass inspection, was there even an inspection? I could go on and on. You asked us how do we protect ourselves? We usually use our common sense (only grass fed meats, reliable sources, experiences with one another). Most people on this site know and trust their sources. If you think cooked food is safer and less of a risk for you. I implore you to do more research in this forum, and the internet as well.

We face risks every day in our lives. Don't let public opinion sway you from what the truth is about raw meats and it's risks. I still hear the scare tactic regarding raw dairy products to this day.

Are you worried to try raw meats? Is it ONLY liver your worried about? Are you thinking about taking steps to becoming raw paleo? Don't let your fear sway you from the RPD. Like I said, do some research, and make an education decision for yourself.

Health / Re: The downside of raw paleo, tiredness?
« on: August 08, 2012, 03:12:13 am »
Hi Charlie,

You probably didn't expect to hear from me, following my last post. I'm not going to tell you what to do or how to do it. I'm not as well schooled as some of the others regarding curing/over coming your symptoms/concerns. I'm not here to preach to you either! I'm sorry if I seemed a little too abrasive in my posts to you recently. I guess I just don't fully understand your thought process. But, that's OK. So I apologize if I came across as telling you what to do. I understand your on your own path to discovery, and you have to go at your own pace. I know there are a lot of knowledgeable people you can draw upon in this forum if you choose. I'm sure you already know, there are a lot of people who are willing to take the time and help you out. If you decide to take that route, I know you would be well supported with ideas/suggestions.

I know you said the RPD makes you aggressive when you were on it. Not to argue with you, but most people (in this forum) on the RPD have the opposite effect. I think most people are curious/concerned to your exact path/diet, as to why you are getting those negative results.  I hope you decide to give the RPD another chance when your ready too. I actually started cold turkey, and I went through some growing pains as well. There is a transition period when your body goes from running on glucose to ketones as its main energy source. I don't recall if your transition was like mine, or you transitioned at a slower pace? Here are some of my experiences when i started on the RPD. I felt tired, had little energy at times (drained), had sugar cravings, and became constipated on top of that. It was all part of the detox and change your body makes, when your body shifts from glucose to ketones. It's a tough transition, I won't lie to you. But, it's all worth it if you are disciplined and stick to it. But, each and every individual is different. I'm not saying you need to choose my path. Because as you know, all of us in this forum our on our own very unique paths to full fill our nutrition and health requirements. You just have to pick the path that works for you and your body. But, let me also state that I believe in the RPD more than any other diet I have ever been on. You have to believe in it, in order for it to work for you. That's the Secret! When your ready, I encourage you to give it another shot.

I like that you have reached out, and extended yourself to the forum with your struggles. Because that's the only way you can get the true answers to all your questions. I applaud you for that. It takes a lot of courage and fortitude to do that in a public forum. The majority of people here are not here to judge you (myself included). There seems to be a lot of members that care about you and your well being, and want to see you get the help and support that you need/desire. Only you can make that decision for yourself, and I hope you won't feel like anyone's telling you what to do. Look at it as suggestions. Your going to get a lot of them if you open yourself up. It's up to you to decide what's right and best for you. Remember, you have control on what advise you follow, and how you want to implement it. It's always up to you to decide for yourself.

I'm not posting this to persuade you one way or another. I just hope you look at the situation with an open mind, gather up as much info as you possibly can find/get, than make an informed decision in the best interest for yourself. Once you start to fix/work on yourself, everything else will fall into place with your life. If you push it when your not ready, you will only frustrate yourself. Which causes anger and resentment (IMO). The ball is in your court charlie, it always has been. Make what you want out of this post, messages in the forum, or suggestions from other people. Take advantage of all the wealth of information/knowledge that is out there. I know you desire to get/be better. The hardest part is always reaching out. I hope you find the answers and solutions your looking for. Good Luck in what ever direction, decision, or path you decide to take!

General Discussion / Re: What is Your Definitions of the RPD?
« on: August 06, 2012, 03:04:24 pm »
I'm just starting to realise that I need to do things right in the present rather than dream about changing the past : )
Good for you! I hope you make your necessary changes/adjustments, and find the success your looking for with the RPD.

A more technically correct way to ask your question, since we have already established that 'carnavores' may eat large amounts of plant matter (eg Brown Bear), would be to ask % of main food groups (by weight):

Good point and suggestion. PaleoPhil pointed that out on one of his posts recently if memory serves me correct. Thank you for addressing that. I hope that clears up any confusion regarding the term "Carnivore".

Hot Topics / Re: Would Any Raw Vegans Do Better on Cooked Paleo?
« on: August 06, 2012, 01:55:55 pm »
I voted for: All, or nearly all. I think meat is too important to omit from one's diet, even if it's cooked. Fish/eggs would be a much better choice for raw vegans. IMO

General Discussion / Re: What is Your Definitions of the RPD?
« on: August 06, 2012, 01:34:18 pm »
Interesting replies. Not what I was expecting. I'm a good way, that is. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinions on the subject. It helps me understand more in regards to what this website is all about. I've been scratching my head recently about it.

    How about you Chris? You didn't put yourself in your own poll.

I've been currently on the RPD for going on three months now. My diet is currently 100% carnivore (a loose term, but I currently only eat meat for now). I mostly eat lamb/beef(grass fed of course)/black cod and wild salmon. I stick to mainly the fattier cuts, as most of you do in this forum. I also incorporate organ meats including heart/liver and most recently kidney in my diet. I'm very disciplined when it comes to diet and nutrition. I've tried many diets in the past, with at best marginal results. Learned about the raw paleo diet, and immediately made the switch. I started cold turkey! I never had an issue with raw fish, so that was easy. Plus, I've always enjoyed my meats cooked very rare. So the transition was very easy for me. I find myself sensitive to fruits and vegetables for some reason. So I decided to omit them from my diet for now. Always experimenting! I'm allergic to soy, and pasteurized dairy. Funny, because I've never really had a negative reaction to raw dairy. But, right now I avoid all dairy. I really feel like I found a home with this diet. I have seen so many positive changes since I've made the switch. I don't have hunger cravings like I use to. My digestion is much improved. My skin looks so much better. I feel much more energetic and alive. I seem a lot more focused and assertive too on the RPD. My only regret is not finding this diet sooner.

General Discussion / What is Your Definitions of the RPD?
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:32:33 am »
There is such vagueness on the definition of being Raw Paleo on this site. I'm asking you, each and every member on this forum here, to give me your opinion on what the RPD is to you?

We have people, and I find out moderators that still cook foods. I'm curious, what makes these people think they are Raw Paleo's? Just because you eat a little bit of your food raw, does that make you raw paleo (in your eyes)? Does eating 50% of your food raw, makes you a raw paleo? 60%, 70%, ect? I'm sure you all know, there is a cooked version of the Paleo Diet? If your in transition, what is your ultimate goal with this diet? How far are you willing to take it? I mean, this is not the anything goes diet (I'll just follow my own set of rules, and call myself RP)? This is suppose to be the Raw version of the Paleo Diet. Am I right, or am I wrong to assume that?  The RFD is a diet that is based on the principle of eating RAW meat, fruits, vegetables, and fats in their natural uncooked state, am I right?

When you (members) have followed a diet in the past. Do you follow it to a tee? Or do you just make up your own rules as you go along? I'm curious to how many of you are following the TRUE Raw Paleo Diet out there? Or are you one of the members, who incorporate partial/variation of the RFD for yourself? But, associate yourself as Raw Paleo?

It just sounds like there is a lot of confusion on this site, when it come to the RFD on this Forum. We have people that post, that still eat cooked foods. But, for some reason think they are Raw Paleo? This is not a Test people! This is a Poll of your opinions/definitions of the RFD. Please be honest.

Where do you (members) categorize yourself in this diet, and at what percentages are you RAW?
1. Omnivore
2. Carnivore
3. Wai
4. Instincto

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 9
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk