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    I know the point of all this is health. Therefore, I do not want to be eating meat the isn't of high quality. Ideally my beef would be organic, grass fed, my chicken wouldn't contain antibiotics or hormones, and so on. However, I live on a small Caribbean island and finding quality meat is very difficult. What to doooooo?

  • #2
    Buy the best that is available. That's your only choice.

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    • #3
      Lots of seafood!! And what about goat meat? Local is probably your best bet.

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      • #4
        I think that a good rule of thumb is to get meat (all food really) with as short a supply chain as possible. Ideally, farmer -> you.

        Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
        Lots of seafood!! And what about goat meat? Local is probably your best bet.
        Absolutely this. Fish > red meat (despite how it might seem around here sometimes).
        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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        • #5
          my only concern with this is mercury levels as I am breast feeding but I do eat wild salmon weekly.

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          • #6
            I agree - the best you can do.
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            • #7
              Do the best you can. It's not always possible or feasible to stick to a pure form of primal in which one eats only organic, grass-fed, free-range...etc. It seems to be that your small island can offer a lot more nutritious, local foods than most of us can get anyway. And seafood's gotta be cheaper. I would do some research on the safer types of fish to eat that contains little contaminants and heavy metals, and supplement your diet with local produce, of which there's bound to be plenty.
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              • #8
                you would think, right? turns out this island has poor soil=not a lot of produce. also not a lot of fresh local fish. but i shall do my best

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                • #9
                  Where you live?

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                  • #10
                    I heard that a lot of the selenium in fish negate most of the effects of the mercury you would be absorbing.
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                    • #11
                      Do the best you can -- and if that means non-organic and/or non local, so be it. This is supposed to be stress free.
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                      • #12
                        Mercury is only a concern if you live near the factory that released it once and poisoned all the fish, which then poisoned a few people decades ago. That's right. All the paranoia about fish and mercury came from ONE isolated industrial accident decades ago. You can live on fish. You can eat fish all day every day and be golden. The amount of mercury you would pass onto your breast-feeding child is nothing, a trace, nada, because you are also getting so much selenium. Just stick to small, oily fish that live short lives and eat mostly krill and plankton (mackerel, herring, sardines, etc.), and avoid large, old fish that eat other fish (shark, tuna, etc.).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                          Mercury is only a concern if you live near the factory that released it once and poisoned all the fish, which then poisoned a few people decades ago. That's right. All the paranoia about fish and mercury came from ONE isolated industrial accident decades ago. You can live on fish. You can eat fish all day every day and be golden. The amount of mercury you would pass onto your breast-feeding child is nothing, a trace, nada, because you are also getting so much selenium. Just stick to small, oily fish that live short lives and eat mostly krill and plankton (mackerel, herring, sardines, etc.), and avoid large, old fish that eat other fish (shark, tuna, etc.).
                          Yeah, don't worry about fish. That seems like your best option.
                          Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                          Griff's cholesterol primer
                          5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                          Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                          TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                          bloodorchid is always right

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