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    About a month in, now. Curious: If 20 minutes...

    About a month in, now. Curious: If 20 minutes of swishing is good, is 40 minutes better...? (I have some mornings where I get distracted and when I look at the clock, more than half-an-hour has...
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    I used coconut oil the first few days--but So Cal...

    I used coconut oil the first few days--but So Cal was having a heat wave--so thickness wasn't an issue! The end of that first week, I found organic sesame oil for, like, $4.99 at the local Sprouts,...
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    My Kaiser Primary Care Dude is pretty accepting...

    My Kaiser Primary Care Dude is pretty accepting of the idea of Paleo. I'm not sure he knows about it in depth, but he's never given me any grief about it.
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    Dietary Advice from Kaiser Permanente

    This, from the Fall 2014 edition of "Partners in Health": imgur: the simple image sharer

    :rolleyes:
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    About 10 days in. Only missed one day, so far,...

    About 10 days in. Only missed one day, so far, I think. I load up first thing in the morning, and do it during my shower/shave routine. Have only had one phone call I couldn't take, cuz I was...
  6. Thread: Oil Pulling

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    Well, third consecutive day, and no issues. I'm...

    Well, third consecutive day, and no issues. I'm doing the "swish during morning ablutions" method--which seems to be the least intrusive. (Interesting shaving with a mouth full of coconut oil.) ...
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    I just tried this. 20 minutes wasn't as difficult...

    I just tried this. 20 minutes wasn't as difficult as I thought. I had some coconut oil, but I'm curious to try the...sesame oil, was it? I just changed dentists, and was a little concerned about...
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    His thesis (at least with Paleo) seems to be that...

    His thesis (at least with Paleo) seems to be that 1) We can't know what early man ate, 2) the "We didn't have enough time to adapt evolutionarily to grains, etc, thing is wrong (he says we adapt very...
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    Matt Fitzgerald: "Diet Cults"

    Just heard Matt interviewed on our local NPR mid-morning show.

    Here's his book: Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of US:...
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    A timely story (to this thread) on NPR Monday...

    A timely story (to this thread) on NPR Monday morning: The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories : The Salt : NPR
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    What's better: Farmed Salmon or NO Salmon?

    I'm under the impression that wild-caught salmon is much better for us than farmed salmon. But I've forgotten: is farmed salmon BAD for us--or just not as good as wild-caught?

    Is it better to...
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    I was thinking about dog & cat "nails" (claws),...

    I was thinking about dog & cat "nails" (claws), but they're curved--and way more functional than our fingernails. They can fight/grip/climb with theirs, and our toenails especially, being on the TOP...
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    How did Grok deal with toenails?

    Was just sitting here trimmin' the nails, and thought... "How the hell did Grok deal with toenails?" Would they have worn down naturally with just everyday runnin' around?

    Idle thoughts...
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    Pork Equivalent of "Grass Fed Beef"?

    Mom has a pork-and-sauerkraut for dinner New Years ritual. She asked me to pick up some good quality pork chops for next week. What's the piggy equivalent of "grass fed" beef? :confused:

    I...
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    A new kind of gluten sensitivity!

    Disney pulls an episode of "Jessie" over jokes about gluten-free diets?

    By Ken Levine: The insanity of political correctness continues
  16. "The Ulitmate in Breakfast Taco Technology"

    The Ultimate in Breakfast Taco Technology - Cheezburger

    :cool:
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    I would totally eat this!

    Behold, the Bacon Weave Choco Taco!
  18. I just read this today; might be applicable?: My...

    I just read this today; might be applicable?: My Lap-Band disaster - Salon.com
  19. How to Minimize the Effect of a Sugar Cheat?

    Once a week I go to Mom's and do our laundry. She happens to keep lot's of Trader Joe's Cark Chocolate Covered Almonds & Walnuts (as well as Cinnamon Almonds!) in her pantry.

    I find them...
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    "Beef Prices Have Hit an All-Time High"

    Tell me about it!

    :mad:
  21. I wonder the the success rate of obesity surgery...

    I wonder the the success rate of obesity surgery really is...
  22. "Chris Christie Secretly Had Weight-Loss Surgery"

    Good luck with that, Governor.
  23. Today's Head-Shaker: "Juice-Bar Brawls" (NY Times)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/dining/the-rush-toward-cold-pressed-juices.html

    I liked one of the comments:
  24. Is there *any* consensus on the "Carb-Sane Asylum" Lady?

    I'm sure the answer to that question is "Are you KIDDING?!", but it's well-intentioned, nonetheless.

    I just can't get a read on her. Is she a fringe crackpot, or valuable purveyor of "...the...
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    This reminds me of something that I've been...

    This reminds me of something that I've been wondering about: Would teenage Grok have had acne? I can't picture what the evolutionary advantage of it would be. Unless it was a byproduct of some...
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