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    Groktimus Primal's - H20 Bottles

    Groktimus Primal's - H20 Bottles

    We all pretty well know by now that drinking plenty of clean water is one of the simplest best things you can do. Sure people ask questions regarding quantity or mineral content and what-not but it all comes down to quenching your thirst with water and not much else.

    Here is where I share a very simple "secret". I know they have been available for years but I truly just discovered there value and I imagine many people have yet to as well. I'm talking about double-walled water bottles. I love ice...ice... and more ice but the best time to drink icy goodness is during the worst heat. I think everyone has experienced the icy drink that sweats so profusely it leaves ones table or lap soaked and requires 42 napkins per glass to remain dry. Also considering there is usually no insulation the ice melts in the heat and has you constantly "refreshing" your drink.

    A double-walled water bottle is your answer. I don't know if they all create a vacuum between the walls or not, I think only thermos types advertise that but even so it acts as an insulator maintaining the ice and keeping the outside wall temperate enough to hold and not significantly condense water. Naturally they are a little more money but considering a water bottle lasts damn near forever and it is what you should be drinking it is well worth the investment. No more napkins and unwanted baths!

    I like the new Rubbermaid model but there are many to choose from. I use mine at work and recommend choosing a bottle that opens wide to receive the ice but then also has a closeable drinkable lid. You want the bottle to hold enough and comfortable fit in the hand. The only draw back is they do not fit under the output of all ice machines so you may still have to use a cup to transfer the ice or water. I'm certainly not here to plug anyone's products. Please note most of these are only good for cold beverages and many are BPA free if that is a concern. It's certainly nice if they are fairly leak proof.

    I imagine if man were to actually create so much as a perfect water bottle the universe would probably implode to protect us from our own intelligence

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    Groktimus Primal's - Sedentary / Obesity Study

    Groktimus Primal's - Sedentary / Obesity Study

    There's a new study today that pretty much says that activity level has no influence on obesity. Most of the Paleo folk know that you primarily exercise for health and eat for health and body composition. While diet and genetics certainly play a much stronger role than exercise I find it both sad and amusing that the science/media goes once again from one extreme to the other. The truth however lies in that area most of us hate and don't ever want to hear about... The dreaded gray area.

    While this study may be closer to the truth than Conventional Wisdom will ever be it's two steps forward and one step back because I do believe that burning more calories is still better than burning less and real exercise not only does that but helps by nudging body composition in the right direction.

    Lastly reasonably exercise is healthy and one should not try to separate weight loss and health. Of course this study will be ignored because it goes against CW and we can't have that! The few who do buy into it will do so to justify their sloth. Many people believe Dr. Atkins did not believe in exercise but this is entirely untrue. If you actually READ Atkins books he tells you about his 3 legged stool. The legs being diet, supplementation and exercise. Yes, really exercise! He also wrote that people should buy the best quality food they can afford but how often do you hear that sited? Sounds a bit Paleo doesn't it? The difference is Dr. Atkins knew the order of importance and hammered the most important points to achieve weight loss because that was what people wanted and was needed for buy-in. Also the media will take any book and pervert it to one outrageous soundbite along with help from special interests groups and we know who they are. Dr. Atkins did not even want to be known as a "Diet Doc". He wanted to be a doctor known for his complementary medicine but once again society created hype and pigeon-holed him. I just know him as a life saving great man.

    Sedentary lifestyle not to blame for obesity - JSOnline

    Dr. Robert Atkins Memorial Page

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    Groktimus Primal's - One-der-land

    Groktimus Primal's - One-der-land

    Well I finally did it as they say I've reached One-der-land! God knows the scale has teased me for months bouncing around and even hitting it once but now I'm down 75 LBS and have dipped out of the terrible twos. It's a major psychological barrier but it took so long to do it, it actually doesn't feel like that big of a deal. I guess we humans love dramatic unrealistic change much more than slow realistic plodding.

    I just have to stay the course and insert minor tweaks as needed.

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    Groktimus Primal's- The Food Supply

    Groktimus Primal's- The Food Supply

    Have you noticed the quality continues to drop as the price continues to rise? Everyday we hear of so many recalls because of people getting sick whether it's chicken salad or cantaloupe. People are now getting sick from foods that I think would be almost difficult to contaminate unless the whole process from farm to table is seriously flawed. My father grew huge varied gardens and raised some of our own meat and we never had a problem. Hell, our asinine neighbors even use their own cesspool for fertilizer and they never got sick and I would certainly think they would.

    Whether it's the cost of energy or lack of rain they always find a reason why they are justified in gouging us as well. I don't know what the answer is but I think we need population control and return to the older ways. We also need some way to make people give a shit and not have the almighty dollar be the only and final arbiter but since socialism blows even harder than capitalism who the hell knows what needs to be done. Perhaps we need more parenting and a return to the church and the knuckle-ruler as dumb as that sounds.

    Someone much younger once told me something that showed basic wisdom beyond his years. He told that if the American dream ever was to own a house it's not anymore. The American dream really is to get paid for doing nothing.

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    Groktimus Primal's - Fair Warning

    Groktimus Primal's - Fair Warning

    Sometimes I can hear it in Robb Wolf's voice. That (although I'm not going to give up) resignation that one can only save those who have a little bit of intelligence and desire to be saved. It separates us from the vegans who have an agenda which is why they often need to try to shove their opinions down your throat. When it comes to recommending paleo we do it strictly for the health of the individual, not some agenda. That is why (we do care) but simply say "Oh well..." if someone wants to be pig headed.

    It is frustrating though that so many people ask for help and receive it but are too lazy or stupid to follow through. I know their is still a lot of (often purposely) conflicting info out there but I think at this point anyone who puts in a little effort can find the truth provided they are actually looking for it.

    It's a lot like something Robb and Dave said on the Controversial Truth podcast which amounts to you can either save yourself or die waiting for the Fire Dept. to do it! Once in a while I get a real evil streak run through me and I take a little joy in watching a dumb-ass suffer. My bad!

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    Groktimus Primal's - Summer Heat

    Groktimus Primal's - Summer Heat

    Most people seem to love Summer. I can't stand the heat. Sometimes I wonder if there are some "Eskimo genes" in my heritage. I love the cold and need to eat very low carb. Perhaps I need some seal blubber to finish getting rid of mine.

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    Groktimus Primal's - Occam's Razor

    Groktimus Primal's - Occam's Razor

    The simplest most straight-forward solution is most always the best overall.

    It's a confusing word out there and many people make it worse by either being small minded or intentional pushing disinformation for personal gain or a cause. The end never justifies the means as Tom Baker once said in an epic Dr. Who episode. When life gets confusing just like we do with the primal lifestyle we return to the basics and what's truly important for example...

    When you disagree with someone's opinion go ahead a politely voice your own opinion if you feel the need but remember the most important concept it the right to free speech and maintaining an open mind should be a priority. The bar for slander should be set quite high in my opinion and copyrights enforced minimally to err of the side of caution.

    When the government get's involved in any area first consider whether that should even be a function of government (like food police for example).

    Hold the rights of the individual on a high pedestal while worrying very little about the rights of the many because the only right's that don't lead to oppression are rights of the individual. Unless the planet is about to be destroyed over one person the good of the many doesn't outweigh the good of the one.

    When laws are considered hold them tightly to the most rigid interpretation of The Constitution that is practical. If there is ANY portion that steps on The Constitution that law does not serve the greater good.

    Individuals do good and evil not implements or devices thus individuals need to be rewarded or punished. Morals can not be legislated. Personal accountability needs to be paramount. The government should not support you or nanny you unless you are a blind paraplegic or mentally deficient.

    All Politicians are actors doing a job. They need to appear to be "doing something" and usually they are but what they are really doing is oppressing us with legislation. The Founding Fathers took care of us, now just keep the glass casing on The Constitution clean so we can read it.

    Lastly, bad things do happen to good people too. Get over it as life is not fair, never will be nor should it be.

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    Groktimus Primal's - You can't outsmart stupidity

    Groktimus Primal's - You can't outsmart stupidity

    Today I read a news article that just cracked me up. In a previous post I stated that I sometimes get a little sadistic when I see people being intentionally stupid (or at least more stupid than I'd like to believe a normal human can be). That is most certainly the case here. Get this...

    Everyone knows by now that tobacco is a leading cause of death. This is one of the few times I don't believe it's necessary to correct conventional wisdom. The public has been educated, tobacco companies have been successfully sued and the prices have been raised to extreme proportions (which I don't even agree with purely on principle). I do believe people have not only the right but responsibility to take their own life into their own hands but it's getting pretty ridiculous now.

    Apparently smokers have been switching to cigars. Now this might seem like an improvement if it meant that rather than smoking packs per day they indulge maybe with one on Saturday or perhaps on holidays or vacations but no, that would show semi-sound thinking. What most do instead is buy the tiny cigars that are essentially cigarettes and smoke the hell out of them. The reason being is because they are classified slightly different from cigarettes and due to a tax loophole they can sell that particular death cheap.

    Of course there are all the electronic cigarettes, nicotine gums and chewing tobacco to help pick up the slack as well. More planet for me I guess since many won't be around nearly as long to enjoy it. It really goes to show that humans are often irrational. I agree with Robb Wolf. We should just make pretty much all drugs legal and let selection pressure sort it out! I can not feel sorry for the related illness of anyone who picked up the habit in the last 20 years.

    Now that the public knows about the loophole more people will use it until sometime soon the party will be over and "cigars" will be taxed to high heaven too. Then what will the ignorant bastards do? Quit? Maybe a few but as much as like to see people being spiteful of wrongful authority I suspect (unfortunately) that people will just pay the price and cut back on the non-essential things such as taking care of their children.

    It's very bad for you in any form folks. Just as whole wheat Twinkies will never be good for you, neither will any variety of tobacco. It's like baking a healthy Paleo cake (there is really no such thing). I once had a coworker ask me what supplement he could take to make smoking OK. I told him no such supplement exists.

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    Groktimus Primal's - Archery

    Groktimus Primal's - Archery

    I haven't watched the Olympics since I was a child. Back then it seemed like they had some meaning but now it just appears to me as more meaningless BS in a decaying world. One thing that struck me though... I inadvertently saw a small portion of the archery competition and it struck me how right, natural and purposeful it seemed to watch a master archer steadying his bow to take the shot. It almost felt like I was in a past life for a split second. We are really missing something in today's "civilized" world.

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    Groktimus Primal's - Weight Watcher's dog food

    Groktimus Primal's - Weight Watcher's dog food

    The funniest most appropriate thing happened. We finally found a use for Weight Watcher's low fat cheese abomination. We bought some by mistake and it turns out the dog likes it! I know it's cruel to feed him shit like Weight Watcher's products because unlike us he doesn't know any better

    We only give him a little bit but he lives for cheese!

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