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    I have been a paleo eater for some time and just received the Primal Blueprint cook book and was quite shocked that many of the recipes have dairy in them - since when was cows milk primal?? Maybe i haven't read far enough into the book to have Mark explain why dairy is acceptable but if anyone here can enlighten my that would be great.

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    You should read the Primal Blueprint rather than the cookbook to get explanations on stuff like this.
    Mark, I think, explains dairy as something it's OK to indulge in, except for butter which he uses freely. He acknowledges that it wasn't part of the standard diet of a caveman, but that if you don't experience issues with it (eg lactose intolerance or dairy protein allergy) it's OK to have some since it's such a great source of fat and protein. It's one of the first things to drop if weight loss isn't happening.

    It's a classic example of where paleo can be very strict, but primal tends to be a bit looser.

    You can always substitute coconut milk in most (all?) recipes.
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    most of the "dairy" recipes call for cream or butter - and often you can easily substitute (ie, butter/lard/bacon grease/coconut oil). Cream and butter are mostly just the milk fats anyway, so (while they may fall in to the 20% gray area) many folks can handle them just fine. I'm really glad he included recipes for those of us who do consume dairy.

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    Therein lies the difference between paleo and primal:

    dairy

    and a few other neolithic foods like olives, cashews, vinegar, salt.

    Some here do dairy. Some don't.



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    I always wondered about that with the primal blueprint cookbook. I understand that Mark says butter is fine and I agree with him but Butter is dairy, correct? He claims his cookbook is dairy free... it just never made sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cillakat View Post
    Therein lies the difference between paleo and primal:

    dairy

    and a few other neolithic foods like olives, cashews, vinegar, salt.

    Some here do dairy. Some don't.
    Vinegar? Is vinegar NOT paleo or something? I had absolutely no idea...
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