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Off Topic / Re: Washing dishes - is soap needed?
« on: February 05, 2014, 04:53:22 am »
I'm currently using soap and warm water with a dish scrubber.

Off Topic / Washing dishes - is soap needed?
« on: February 05, 2014, 04:11:19 am »
I'm wondering if when I'm cleaning plates/bowls that I've used to eat raw meat/fat, is it necessary to use soap for cleaning them, or would it be sufficient to just use a dish scrubber and warm water to clean/rinse the bowl?

Hot Topics / Re: Zero Carb and VLC/Ketogenic - A Lethal Recipe for Disaster
« on: February 04, 2014, 04:29:30 am »
All I can say is Wow.  PaleoPhil, I hope it turns out that your account has been hacked and you are not the writer of these posts.  Such ranting and raving, making unsubstantiated claims, spreading fear about a zero carb lifestyle based on your limited experiences.. etc. seem quite  out of character from the scientific minded person that I thought you were.

I'm only posting in here mainly to prevent newcomers from being scared off from ridiculous posts such as this.
My experiences being on a raw ZC for close to a year now have been nothing short of spectacular. 
Amongst so many drastic improvements in the health of my mind and body, a raw ZC diet has healed me from from carpal tunnel syndrome which made it unbearable to work or sit at a desk and a small intestine bacterial overgrowth that has plagued me my entire life. 

It's funny that you also chose to bash on the autoimmune protocol and the cooked ZC diet.  I started with the autoimmune protocol and it greatly helped me, then moved on to a cooked ZC diet, and ultimately found the glorious raw ZC diet.  I wouldn't be where I was today without going through these stages individually. 
In the communities for each of these diets there are many, many people having great success.

Lex Rooker's journal singlehandedly made me believe that a diet which at the time seemed to radical compared to anything I have ever done, could be safe and benefit ones health.  I really owe a lot to that man sharing and documenting his experiences.

I fully believe *that on today, 2/3/14, that you believe* that "resistant starch" is a requirement for all individuals and would greatly benefit everyone.  But creating new topics such as this one and other posts you've recently made are not the place for this - this is what your journal is for - to document your experiments/results/beliefs on what you think is best for your own body.

Hot Topics / Re: Ideal pot to use for making tea on the stove
« on: November 04, 2013, 05:28:20 am »
the ones made from borosilicate glass that i'm seeing are kettles that can be used on the stove, but none are large enough for the quantity of water i need it to hold, which is 3-4 liters.

Hot Topics / Re: Ideal pot to use for making tea on the stove
« on: November 04, 2013, 04:41:23 am »
thanks for the info.
i'm also weary of aluminum based on what i've read so i think i'll stick to stainless steel.

was looking at the ones from t-fal - is stainless steel with a copper bottom okay?
the one i'm looking at states "Pots are made with a copper bottom, allowing for a more even cooking experience."

Hot Topics / Ideal pot to use for making tea on the stove
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:36:36 am »
was looking to make large batches of pau d'arco tea, and to make this it requires the tea leaves to be boiled for around ~20 minutes. i have a large pot from t-fal which has a nonstick interior. is it recommended to use it for this purpose, or will toxins be released into the tea?

i wasn't sure if the issue of the nonstick surface coming off and adding toxins to the tea was only an issue if you were cooking foods and had accidentally scraped off some of the nonstick coating into the food, as sometimes happens when using a spatula.

if not, what would you recommend as the safest type of pot to use for making tea on the stove? stainless steel?

i felt terrible about a week or so after consuming ~20g of grassfed beef liver per day. had many of the same symptoms you described.

it's surprising to me the quantities of organ meat many people on this forum consume regularly without issue.. personally i find no need to include any in my diet and feel much better this way.

Off Topic / Re: Oil Pulling Therapy
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:06:04 am »
i purchased a 1lb container of the 'aztec secret' bentonite clay today. i am blown away with how amazing this stuff is!  just dipped my wet toothbrush directly into the dry clay powder a few times while lightly brushing over a 3 minute period. all the brown film literally disappeared from my teeth like magic!! i can't wait to do it another one or two times and get the remaining areas. 

to think all those years where i used 'crest whitestrips' and had to leave these plastic sheets on my teeth for 20 mins, twice a day, for 2 weeks. i can still remember the taste of that bleachy liquid dripping down my throat in those 20 minutes.  it grosses me out to think about how much of that toxic substance i must have accidentally ingested, lol :) 

for comparison, within 3 minutes of using the clay i got the results that the whitestrips took 7-10 days to show!

thank you jessica!!!!!! :)

can i ask how else you use the bentonite clay? i've read recommendations for everything under the sun and am eager to try it out on my face/hair, instead of the coconut oil that i use about once a week. also, do you consume it regularly for cleansing purposes?

Off Topic / Re: Oil Pulling Therapy
« on: October 27, 2013, 01:21:33 pm »
thanks al for your comments.
for the past year i've switched to a routine of water flossing and lightly brushing with water each morning. i find both to help remove the pieces of meat and fat that remain wedged in my back teeth, and brushing my tongue also helps to freshen my breath.
other than hand soap and coconut oil on dry skin, i don't use any other hygiene products. i personally wouldn't feel very hygienic if I stopped brushing/water flossing though.

i didnt plan to consume any of the clay for detox purposes but i've read other members having success with this. it would be interesting to learn more details on what exactly the ayurvedic text was referring to.

Off Topic / Re: Oil Pulling Therapy
« on: October 27, 2013, 11:54:53 am »
i started reading up on bentonite clay and it sounds PERFECT for my teeth!
will definitely pick some up tomorrow and try it out :)

thanks all for the quick replies!

Jessica- Where did you get the PdA tea that was good? I think I want to try it as it seems like it's worth a shot and I don't want bunk stuff that'd give me a bad experience.

i've been using Frontier brand bulk PDA - cut & sifted, and its been great so far. prior to this i used the traditional medicinals tea bags and find this bulk pda to taste much better. and considering you can buy it for <$10/lb its a complete bargain imo. most other brands are $30-$40/lb and i couldn't find any reason as to why they would be any better. frontiers website states it is imported from argentina, where all the best pda is found.
in the past i purchased many organic teas and herbs for cooking and frontier brand has always been top notch.

i'd be interested in any opinions others had on this or other brands of pda.

Off Topic / Re: Oil Pulling Therapy
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:20:53 am »
does anyone know approximately how much coconut oil is absorbed by the membranes under the tongue when oil pulling for ~20 mins? i've started drinking a fair amount of herbal tea lately, many darker brews, and noticed my teeth have become significantly darker in just a few weeks.

prior to starting raw paleo i did not have good experiences when consuming coconut oil in my foods (whether it was raw or cooked into the food) and so was a bit concerned as to the amount of oil that may be absorbed into my body if i start doing this regularly.
i haven't had anything other than pure animal fat since i started RZC and was pretty set on maintaining that.

to those experienced with oil pulling, do you regularly swallow any of the oil by accident during those 20 mins if performing other tasks like showering or cleaning, etc?

glad you enjoyed the tea jessica :)

and thank you for all your postings on the healing effects of herbs, they are what ultimately convinced me to bring back herbs in tea form to my diet. after going beef/fat/water 10 months ago i convinced myself that i had nothing to gain from herbs (aside from cannabis at that time), due to my previous experiences taking so many herbal supplements in tablet/capsule form and never finding any relief.

that sounds like quite an interesting experience you had when falling asleep! very cool. i haven't experienced anything like that, but i do notice an increase in energy and mental clarity, and just a general feeling of "goodness" in my stomach. and it has done wonders for the remaining candida in my system.

i definitely definitely enjoy the taste of it now too, has a nice and strong caramel type flavor.

Hot Topics / Re: The Iceman
« on: October 24, 2013, 12:20:04 am »
haha, i love the avril lavigne reference, couldn't think of a more appropriate time to use that quote :)

i totally agree with what van posted above regarding smoking pot. when i was high all day i felt quite a lot of resentment that i had found something so amazing as the healing effects of raw meat, yet i couldn't convince close family/friends with health issues to give up their terrible SAD diets and seek out a healthier lifestyle.
pot (regardless of the strain) made me trapped in my own head and it was only after quitting that i realized how paranoid and egotistical my way of thinking had become, and how i always felt like i had all the answers and looked down on anyone else who would not listen to what i believed what was the truth.

i started off buying the tea bags and steeping them in water as mentioned by most tea companies. i learned however this was not efficient and not how the tea is traditionally made. since it is an inner bark of a tree it needs to be lightly boiled for ~20mins to release all the essential oils.

i change the strength depending on whether i'm making a hot cup to drink now, or a batch of iced tea to drink later, but use somewhere between 4-5 tablespoons per quart. after letting it boil for 20 minutes it's recommended to let it sit for another 20-30 mins but i sometimes skip out on this step.

recently switched over to using a pure cut and sifted form of pau d'arco after realizing that it is about 1/15th the cost compared to buying tea bags. just read yesterday that the bark can be boiled again in another batch and still provide quite a strong brew on the second round. i will be trying that out soon.

i'm really loving consuming potent antifungals like pau d'arco, tulsi, chamomile, and peppermint and getting the major healing effects + wonderful taste and enjoyment from all these teas!

What sort of bad reactions do you get from organ meats, if you don't mind me asking?

after the first day or two of eating only 1-2oz total of grassfed heart/liver/kidney i started experiencing all the signs of copper toxicity. mainly all the candida symptoms started to return including bloating, gas, stomach rumbling, itching skin and also my moods became very erratic. i felt tired all the time and was very irritable, mind was constantly racing and thoughts were not clear like they usually are.

i've been eating a diet of only raw beef and fat for the past 6 months and absolutely love it and feel better than i ever have. had bad reactions to organ meats so i stopped eating them after a 2 week trial.
similar to lex i eat grassfed ground beef (75/25) and never get tired of the taste or texture. haven't had a single cheat meal since I started.
i proudly bring my brown paper bag of my grassfed gb to the finest restaurants when meeting family/ friends out for dinner :)

Hot Topics / Re: The Iceman
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:09:23 am »
paleophil, i've only used indoor antennas, there aren't many advantages to the hassles and cost of setting one up outdoors from what i've gathered.
about a year ago i tested 5-6 of the highest rated amplified indoor hd antennas and by far the best was the Terk HDTVa.
the design of this model is a little less appealing than some of the others, but i've placed mine mostly out of sight behind the tv. also the direction the antenna faces can be adjusted to point horizontal/vertical depending on your preference. it easily picks up 25+ channels in my area and compared to all the other antennas i've tried, there are no problems with reception on rainy/foggy days. i rarely ever have to adjust the direction the antenna is facing.

did a quick glance on amazon just now and it seems to still be the best out there, not much seems to have changed over the last year. highly recommended.

Hot Topics / Re: The Iceman
« on: October 20, 2013, 07:11:22 am »
lol. svrn, maybe you should start a blog and all your loyal followers can subscribe to your daily rants/raves over there instead of here?
it'd be great there was a setting to block the viewing of postings by a certain member, but then again even if that setting existed, his comments usually throw the whole center of the discussion of course... its a shame because there are so many intelligent and insightful members on this forum and i love coming here each day and learning something new.
i will meditate on building up patience, like paleophil, towards internet bullshitters/trolls :)

paleophil, since your a newbie to tv, just thought i'd mention that getting an HD antenna is a great way to get free local/international channels, many of which actually come in hd. i cut the cord on cable 5+ years ago, and usually watch less than 1hr of TV each day, but when i do its great to have 2-3 PBS stations + several international channels.

on PBS i love watching globetrekker and sometimes rick steves europe. also enjoy some of the cooking shows that focus on meat/barbecuing, and they also air many interesting documentaries on health/world history at times.
as far as international channels, i really enjoy france24 news in general, plus their culture segments, in addition to nhk which plays some really fascinating and peaceful shows on japanese lifestyle and nature.
i live in california (south bay) but was getting almost all of these same channels when i was over in dc/va.

aside from that i have an appletv (1st gen, you can find them incredibly cheap these days) which is jailbroken and i occasionally love downloading and watching foreign films from any country. there is something about reading subtitles which make me feel like i'm reading a book and enjoying a great movie at the same time :)

hope that helps!

Hot Topics / Re: The Iceman
« on: October 20, 2013, 03:29:52 am »
it's not hurting me, just boring me and sucking up my energy.. but i dont have the time or energy to get into your anger/depression issues, i'll let you work on that.

just letting you know that a lot of people on this forum probably feel the way i do, and it may be better if you took an approach of trying to contribute more on topics where you have something positive to add, and letting some topics go without feeling the need to always add your perspective on what the true "reality" is..

i had to update this posting to say that pau d'arco tea is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. i've been drinking 3-4 strong cups over the last 4-5 days and i am amazed at how much it has cleansed out my colon and killed off remaining candida in my system.. i've tried so many herbs and antifungals in the past with minor success, but WOW, this is one incredible tree where the bark is from.
on researching it more online it's pretty amazing how many reports there are of this healing people of various forms of cancer.

Pau d’arco has a long and well documented history of use by the indigenous people of the rainforest.  Indications imply that its use may actually predate the Incas.  Throughout South America, tribes living thousands of miles apart have employed it for the same medicinal purposes for hundreds of years.  Several Indian tribes of the rainforest have used pau d'arco wood for centuries to make their hunting bows; their common names for the tree mean "bow stick" and "bow stem." The Guarani and Tupi Indians call the tree tajy, which means "to have strength and vigor." They use the bark to treat many different conditions and as a tonic for the same strength and vigor it puts into their bows. Pau d'arco is recorded to be used by forest inhabitants throughout the Amazon for malaria, anemia, colitis, respiratory problems, colds, cough, flu, fungal infections, fever, arthritis and rheumatism, snakebite, poor circulation, boils, syphilis, and cancer.
Pau d'arco also has a long history in herbal medicine around the world. In South American herbal medicine, it is considered to be astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and laxative; it is used to treat ulcers, syphilis, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal problems, candida and yeast infections, cancer, diabetes, prostatitis, constipation, and allergies. It is used in Brazilian herbal medicine for many conditions including cancer, leukemia, ulcers, diabetes, candida, rheumatism, arthritis, prostatitis, dysentery, stomatitis, and boils. In North American herbal medicine, pau d'arco is considered to be analgesic, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and laxative, as well as to have anticancerous properties. It is used for fevers, infections, colds, flu, syphilis, urinary tract infections, cancer, respiratory problems, skin ulcerations, boils, dysentery, gastrointestinal problems of all kinds, arthritis, prostatitis, and circulation disturbances. Pau d'arco also is employed in herbal medicine systems in the United States for lupus, diabetes, ulcers, leukemia, allergies, liver disease, Hodgkin's disease, osteomyelitis, Parkinson's disease, and psoriasis, and is a popular natural remedy for candida and yeast infections. The recorded uses in European herbal medicine systems reveal that it is used in much the same way as in the United States, and for the same conditions.

Pau d' Arco has been revered by the Rainforest Indians for centuries. It is one of the most useful Brazilian herbs. It is called the "divine tree." It is helpful in rheumatism and arthritic inflammation, prostatitis, cystitis, and beneficial for controlling fungus and yeast overgrowth in the body. This multi-purpose herb helps prevent tumor formation and is thought to eliminate toxins and purify the blood. Pau d' Arco became very popular in 1967 after Dr. Walter Accorsi of the Municipal Hospital in Santo Andre talked to a magazine reporter who printed his story. He said:- "From my first experiments with Ipe Roxo (Pau d'Arco), I learned two important things which, greatly encouraged me in regards to cancer: First, that it eliminates the pain caused by the disease; and second, that it multiplies the number of red blood cells." This bark is used to treat stomatitis (swelling of the mucus membranes in the mouth), ulcers in the throat, gastric ulcers, syphilitic chancres, itchiness, wounds, eczema, and boils."
"Brazilians call pau d'arco the "divine tree." It helps to increase red blood cell production and helps respiratory disorders, ulcers, candida excess, and athlete's foot.

Hot Topics / Re: The Iceman
« on: October 20, 2013, 03:09:20 am »
man.. svrn, i gotta say that reading most of your postings on this forum literally suck the life and energy out of me.. so much negativity on every single topic.. ease up..

jessica, that's really cool that you grow and collect different herbs for teas and go for what is in season.

makes me want to consider growing a few different herbs on my porch when the weather gets a little better :)

i'm also going to check out the stevia leaf to steep in my tea that you mentioned at some point in the future too.

thanks jessica, i must say that your insights on cannabis and experiences that you've mentioned in previous postings really resonated with me and helped me to decide to quit using and growing close to a year ago.
probably the best decision i've made in my life, besides going raw ZC.

i was the biggest advocate of cannabis that you could imagine for the last 15 years. preaching to anyone that would listen that it was the best cure for everything from headaches to stomach aches to insomnia, etc..
little did i know how misinformed i was.

can I ask what kinds of herbal tea you drink regularly? i plan to drink tulsi, peppermint, ginger, and roobios, with the majority probably being tulsi tea.

i've had several cups of tulsi tea over the last 2 days with stevia and had no negative
reaction at all, and in fact its so relaxing and enjoyable that i really feel great.

i've also seen more elimination of candida/yeast looking substances, but won't gross you all out with the details, but a definite increase in elimination and "work/cleasing" going on in my stomach as compared to the last 9 months.

tulsi definitely makes me relaxed in a way that I haven't experienced since eliminating cannabis close to a year ago, without the mental fog and lack of motivation, low blood pressure, excess appetite, etc..

svrn, thanks for sharing that information, but it seems to be way too over the top. given my experiences i couldnt' disagree more with saying that herbal teas are "poisonous because they overstimulate the adrenals and pancreas" - that is quite a generalization.

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