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  • #31
    Originally posted by Owly View Post
    I really hope you mean cocoa and not coca.
    opps!
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Betorq View Post
      The take home message is this: eat raw cacao with no or little processed sugar in it, if you can get it(order online, make it yourself in batches & stash, hide from self). However, for those of you who indulge in our little brown roasted friends in the form of store bought dark chocolate bars, enjoy those too & don't stress out over this stuff! Stress is worse than sugar imo, unless sugar is your stressor! Have fun, get out doors, walk barefoot, enjoy this life, it may be the only one you get...
      Ahhh... Betorq.

      All that talk of cocoa/delicious raw cocoa and Panama.
      Shame on YOU> did you know that it's basically my dream to expat to Panama?
      (I have strange dreams.)
      You have pushed me a little further towards my edge...

      Also.
      In spite of all the stuff bandied about that says that it's only oxalic acid that is a problem for some people that is not corrrect. There are people with conditions... kidney/UTI problems and other conditions such as vulvodynia and fibromyalgia... who are also affected by the oxalate content left after food is cooked. Their bodies are not lying to them. They eat foods high in oxalates but that are supposed to have zero oxalic acid left... and the pain returns. They remove the foods high in base oxalate... and maintain control that way.
      That is why I don't currently consume any chocolate.

      One day I'll have it back though... one day!

      (**On a side note it seems that there is some recent food evidence that use of antibiotics has played a part in causing modern sensitivities to oxalates that probably did not exist previously. While antibiotics often save lives I think that the impact they are having on overall health is just starting to be understood. It has been found that many people with health problems lack the gut flora necessary to digest foods properly... and this goes for oxalates as well.
      And while Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus and Saccharomyces boulardii are helpful in digesting oxalates it is not their preferred food source and they are not efficient. It is however the preferred food source of the anaerobe called Oxalobacter formigenes, and several studies have shown that people who develop oxalate related health issues lack Oxalobacter formigenes in their gut/stool. Unfortunately, unlike the other probiotocs, it is not available as a culture for supplement (yet?).
      Personally, since I stopped consuming high oxalate (not just oxalic acid) foods, I have had a dramatic reduction in symptoms from my medical issues, and have also decreased my medication by half... and continue to try to decrease it further.
      This is quite unexpected as I was going LowOx mainly as a kidney protection. I made the connection to the gut issues later during the research when I learned of the gut health complications implicated and how my medical condition developed. MANY people with the medical issue that I have have it precipitate following the use of a specific type of antibiotics. It's fairly well documented that there is a connection. )
      Last edited by cori93437; 09-25-2012, 10:55 AM.
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      • #33
        I do the Crio Bru real strong, only about 6 oz with a little stevia, about 2-3 times a week.

        It truly is amazing how your cravings subside after going primal. I used to be a Godiva addict and had made up my mind that it was just a weakness and hormonal. So happy to report how wrong I was

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        • #34
          This thread is inspiring me to go fire up a cauldron of Crio Bru. I'm drinking my chocolate instead of eating it lately.

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          • #35
            So what does Crio Bru taste like.....compared to coffee? Is it bitter?
            Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Betorq View Post
              The take home message is this: eat raw cacao with no or little processed sugar in it, if you can get it(order online, make it yourself in batches & stash, hide from self). However, for those of you who indulge in our little brown roasted friends in the form of store bought dark chocolate bars, enjoy those too & don't stress out over this stuff! Stress is worse than sugar imo, unless sugar is your stressor! Have fun, get out doors, walk barefoot, enjoy this life, it may be the only one you get...
              Cheers for that. I have been having a couple of squares of dark chocolate early evening as a treat. Think if I didn't I would stress over my craving. What I have I enjoy and I don't feel deprived.
              If you saw the amount of dog sh*t around here you may not feel quite as enthusiastic about bare foot walking.I do wear my new balance nimbus though.
              Thanks again.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Scott F View Post
                So what does Crio Bru taste like.....compared to coffee? Is it bitter?
                The flavor is like pure bakers chocolate plus the beans are roasted so that does give it a little "darker" taste. But it is not bitter and you can leave the grounds in the water indefinitely without the brew turning bitter.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  The flavor is like pure bakers chocolate plus the beans are roasted so that does give it a little "darker" taste. But it is not bitter and you can leave the grounds in the water indefinitely without the brew turning bitter.
                  Thanks,
                  I've been experimenting with unsweetened baker's chocolate. It's a little bitter but not bad
                  Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    The flavor is like pure bakers chocolate plus the beans are roasted so that does give it a little "darker" taste. But it is not bitter and you can leave the grounds in the water indefinitely without the brew turning bitter.
                    I will have to try that. If I can find it in my little town.
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                    • #40
                      This thread made me want chocolate haha. So since I have been cutting sweets way down I decided to give 70% Dark Chocolate a try. I had one square and loved it! I also felt like I had just had a shot of expresso.
                      "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

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                      • #41
                        I'm enjoying this thread and the great resources within it. Paleobird, thanks for the info and details on Crio Bru.

                        I've been letting myself indulge in some dark chocolate. The buzz has been great, but I want to clean it up a bit. May have to try some of these alternatives.

                        I have some raw nibs. I'm wondering about doing something different and interesting with them to get off the processed DC I've been eating.

                        I might try grinding them in my blender spice jar and make hot chocolate, or maybe mix them with something like coconut manna or some macademia nutfor a little treat.

                        My body responds really well to a very clean primal diet. So, I stay away from dairy, nuts (as much as possible), and I don't even do that well on coconut.

                        So, I'm always open to trying a new yummy treat!

                        Thanks for the ideas and resources.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Anna Katherine View Post
                          I will have to try that. If I can find it in my little town.
                          Here's the web link where they sell online Crio Brü and Crio Beans are Rich in Antioxidants, Minerals and Natural Energy - Healthy Chocolate for Healthy Living and the local locations it's sold at Locations to Buy Crio Brü and Crio Beans
                          Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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                          • #43
                            This from the Ganong website - Ganong is a cholate company in New Brunswick famous for inventing the chocolate bar - although they make mostly boxed chocolates - this Aurthur Ganong is reputed to have eaten a pound of chocolat a dy and lived to 83. The web site says 3 pounds a day but other articles I have read said 1 pound which seems more realistic.
                            Since 1873
                            (B 1877 - D 1960) President of Ganong Bros., Limited 1917-1957
                            Fresh out of university, he entered the family business alongside his uncle Gilbert. Having a life-long fascination with chocolate, Arthur proved himself a sharp business man and outstanding manager. Arthur was famous for eating three pounds of chocolate every day.

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                            • #44
                              I do. Although I gave up raw milk and 85% dark chocolate this week. Did order some brewing cocoa though and it should ship out today. I gave up the chocolate for now, b/c stress was causing me to eat 3/4 of a bar a day...and that can't healthy. I was eating Green and Black's Organic 85%. I bought the brewing cocoa from Chocolate Alchemy. Hope it is yummy.
                              It's just another day in paradise
                              As you stumble to your bed
                              You'd give anything to silence
                              Those voices ringing in your head
                              You thought you could find happiness
                              Just over that green hill
                              You thought you would be satisfied
                              But you never will-
                              Learn to be still
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Scott F View Post
                                Thanks! Looks like I'm ordering. Mississippi isn't even on there.
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