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    I'm just happy to see my lifestyle actually...

    I'm just happy to see my lifestyle actually reflected in the numbers - its very motivating!
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    Blood work Win! ....I think

    Got my first blood work done since going Paleo (been about a year now) and just got the results. The test was done fasted of course:

    Glucose 88
    Total Cholesterol 191
    HDL 83
    TC/HDL Ratio 2.3...
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    Mark talks about it in his latest book and it...

    Mark talks about it in his latest book and it does make a little sense considering sleep cycles. Mark talks about people waking in the middle of the night to socialize with friends, family,...
  4. So sad: Costco was out of Kerrygold Butter!

    .....and Natural Grocers was out too! I'm curious if there is a regional shortage. I ended up buying Organic Valley Pasture butter. I was very surprised since Costco has ALWAYS had in stock over the...
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    I have it at least a few times a week - grass fed...

    I have it at least a few times a week - grass fed only. I'm comfortable with ground beef if its grass fed or I grind my own. Grass fed is less prone to e coli vs CAFO beef not to mention the better...
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    I also have the Kitchen Aid and it works okay for...

    I also have the Kitchen Aid and it works okay for the occasional grinding. if I really got into it then a dedicated grinder would be better and faster. And I agree that ground chuck would also be the...
  7. You are 100% correct. Food lifestyles are like...

    You are 100% correct. Food lifestyles are like politics - you'll never get anywhere arguing logic (primal) vs. emotion (vegan). I'd just say that you disagree, it works for you, and people are free...
  8. Thread: Cheap meat?

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    Lately I've been buying a lot of local grass fed...

    Lately I've been buying a lot of local grass fed ground beef: $4.99 a pound. Today I picked up Organic chicken legs for $1.79 a pound at Costco and I've also been buying wild caught Cod if I see it...
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    Thanks for sharing - very enlightening

    Thanks for sharing - very enlightening
  10. Thread: Meat crisis!

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    I must be lucky that I can easily get local grass...

    I must be lucky that I can easily get local grass fed ground beef at Natural Grocers for $5 a pound. I may stick with that for my "go to" red meat option. I went to the store tonight and most decent...
  11. Thread: Meat crisis!

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    I don't hunt, so game meat is out. I also mostly...

    I don't hunt, so game meat is out. I also mostly use Kerrygold butter unless I run out before I can make it to Costco. For flavorless coconut oil, what type of label/brand should I looked for? Are...
  12. Thread: Meat crisis!

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    Thanks for the responses. I rarely eat out and...

    Thanks for the responses. I rarely eat out and only have EVO in the house for oil. I suppose I could supplement with fish oil pills just to be sure I'm keeping the o3/o6 profiles in check. I love...
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    The primal connection has a whole section on this...

    The primal connection has a whole section on this and I started following a few tips:

    Installed the f.lux screen dimmer on my laptop to "warm" the display after the sun sets. I also installed a...
  14. Thread: Meat crisis!

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    Meat crisis!

    When I first went primal I binged on a lot of conventional bacon, sausage, chicken thighs, steak, etc. and was pretty successful with slimming down. In the last couple months I started buying some...
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    You are 100% correct that our economy is not...

    You are 100% correct that our economy is not truly capitalism - that's why I cringe whenever people talk about the evils of Capitalism. Much of our economy is more of private sector/government...
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    I have had a hard time giving up store mayo - I...

    I have had a hard time giving up store mayo - I still like mixing it with canned tuna. When the price is right I try to only use Hain's Safflower Mayo through right now I have WF brand Canola Maya....
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    I have had a hard time giving up store mayo - I...

    I have had a hard time giving up store mayo - I still like mixing it with canned tuna. When the price is right I try to only use Hain's Safflower Maya. The ingredients profile doesn't look too bad:...
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    Got some at Costco tonight though I'll admit...

    Got some at Costco tonight though I'll admit their supply on the shelf was a little thin - only about a case and a half.
  19. Natural Grocers has Grass Fed Beef on sale $4.99 a pound

    I went in to Natural Grocers today and they have Crystal rivers Ground Beef for $4.99 a pound on sale all month. They were out so I got some local Malheur River beef for the same price. I also got...
  20. Here we go again! Yahoo News: "Low Heart Disease Risk for Vegetarians"

    Low Heart Disease Risk for Vegetarians | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!

    I'm not one to tear apart scientific studies so I'm curious how they've arrived at this conclusion.
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    There does not seem to be many degrees of...

    There does not seem to be many degrees of separation between primal/paleo and the idea of being suspicious of the government. I discovered MDA through a Karen DeCoster article posted on Lew...
  22. I'm seeing a lot of talk about Applegate farms,...

    I'm seeing a lot of talk about Applegate farms, but do they have a better nutrition profile in terms of the fats? Specifically I'm concerned about what the pigs are eating.
  23. The entire internet and modern access for some...

    The entire internet and modern access for some (including myself) lends itself to hyper-analyzing choices. This can especially be true when starting a new lifestyle and being attached to a certain...
  24. Some good points made here and especially some...

    Some good points made here and especially some things to read about after reading this post: The Conscientious Omnivore: Pork | Whole9 | Let us change your life. about the miserable conditions of...
  25. "our bodies attack pork as a virus"....where does this come from?

    I was reading this blog which was attacking the primal and paleo lifestyle: Paleo/Primal Opinion - Boise Fitness Factory and one statement really stood out:

    First of all, our bodies attack bacon...
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