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Primal Diet / Questions about Primal Diet
« on: April 23, 2012, 04:01:44 pm »
Hi guys,

I finished reading We Want To Live couple of weeks ago. It mostly makes sense and descriptions of healing are really amazing (does anyone know if there are medical records available to prove them?)

However a couple of things seemed strange to me, maybe someone can provide more information (sorry if some of them were discussed before)

These recommendations from AV contradict my understanding of environment that human body evolved in:

1. No water drinking
2. No salt

Water and salt are readily available in nature, being consumed by animals, why would they be harmful to the humans?

3. Dairy products consumption

No animal drinks milk past childhood and from other species.

4. Constant honey consumption

Honey is not readily available in nature at all, it is rare, very seasonal and not easily accessible.

5. Blending

I suspect that ancient diet was very mono oriented, it took a lot of time to get from one food source to another, so blending does not make sense to me in that context and was technically impossible.

6. Vegetable juices (no fiber)

It is known that monkeys chew foliage for juice and spit it out afterwards. But they still consume large amount of solid plant matter, there are plenty of soft vegetables that don't make sense to spit out at all, fiber might be useful for a number of reasons - provide movement of food mass through digestive track and provide food for intestine flora.

7. No Fasting

There are no organic supermarkets in the wilderness so animals have to fast for long periods between seasons of abundance. I believe that human body used such periods for repair and detox.

For me personally it is harder to justify raw vs cooked then the points above, at least people used to cook for a long time, while they did things that AV recommends only during neolithic times.

Instincto / Anopsology / Does instincto lead to overeating?
« on: April 23, 2012, 12:41:00 pm »
Hi guys,

As far as I understood instincto diet advices you to eat as much as you want as long as you listen to your instincts well and eat only raw food. It presumes, that instincts will tell you what to eat and they will stop you before you overeat.

Now, I have doubts about two points:

1. Instincts are going to tell you want is best for you at the moment
2. Instincts will stop you before you overeat

Let me explain. No one knows for sure what prehistoric life was, we presume that people used to eat raw food, including animals. This might seem dubious to some people, but I agree with that. What is beyond doubt to me is that there were longer periods of food scarcity with relatively short periods of food abundance.

As a result, instincts would provide survival benefit if they ordered prehistoric man to _overeat_ when there is food abundance (especially such a precious commodity as meat), so that body accumulated reserves for longer periods of famine.

I have read free instincto book, plus GCB replies here, a lot of it makes sense to me but I couldn't find the answer to the points above.

What do you think?

Hot Topics / Taste of raw meat
« on: April 18, 2012, 07:02:12 pm »
Hi guys,

Thank you, this is great forum. I've been reading it for quite a while but didn't quite understand - do you guys really enjoy the stuff?

I've tried it a couple of times and it just doesn't have a taste. I enjoy sashimi sometimes, but when eaten with soy sauce and wasabi. On its own fish is totally bland to me.

I just can't imagine myself enjoying it, comparing to cooked/cured options.

Does it come with experience? Would you guys really prefer raw meat if there were no health benefits to force you to do it?

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