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10/14/09 9:05 P

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There is a gulf between the hard core writings of Balzer and Cordain vs. Mark Sissons. True paleo does not allow dairy and nuts such as cashews(darn- they are so good:() whereas Mark uses them in moderation. Find what works for you and fly with it is my motto- I know that I have to have dairy in the form of daily yogurt in order to prevent leg cramps (old age?- and yes, I take a Ca supplement) but I can certainly pass on cashews and the likes....MJ

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10/14/09 8:20 P

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OK....I'm confused. A cashew is a seed, so why is it not considered paleo? They're ok on primal blueprint.

I eat them rarely, but because they are one of the "nuts" that is higher in carbs....but I've never heard they were unacceptable!

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10/14/09 7:52 P

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Whoa, didn't know cashews were neither a nut nor a legume! Guess those are out of my diet now. Thank goodness hubby ate all of them, anyway!

And it looks like seeds were a grayer area than I thought. I know they were recently endorsed on Mark's Daily Apple, so I'll keep eating them, but in moderation.

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10/14/09 2:05 P

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Thanks Steph- I was in a rush this morning and probably didn't copy it right. Further on in that article he discusses the enzyme blockers (protease inhibitors) that beans have which interfere with protein digestion. I shudder to think about my bean consumption until discovering paleo:(...MJ

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www.earth360.com/diet_paleodi
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Try this one. :)

Here's the snippit from the article:

Grains, Beans and Potatoes (GBP) share the following important characteristics:

· They are all toxic when raw- there is no doubt about this- it is a fact that no competent source would dispute- they can be extremely dangerous and it is important never to eat them raw or undercooked. These toxins include enzyme blockers, lectins and other types. I will talk about them in detail later as they are very important.

· Cooking destroys most but not all of the toxins. Insufficient cooking can lead to sickness such as acute gastroenteritis.

· They are all rich sources of carbohydrate, and once cooked this is often rapidly digestible-giving a high glycemic index (sugar spike).

· They are extremely poor sources of vitamins (particularly vitamins A, B-group, folic acid and C), minerals, antioxidants and phytosterols.

Therefore diets high in grains beans and potatoes (GBP):

· Contain toxins in small amounts

· Have a high glycemic index (ie have a similar effect to raw sugar on blood glucose levels)

· Are low in many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytosterols- ie they are the original "empty calories"

· Have problems caused by the GBP displacing other foods

As grains, beans and potatoes form such a large proportion of the modern diet, you can now understand why it is so common for people to feel they need supplements or that they need to detoxify (ie that they have toxins in their system)- indeed both feelings are absolutely correct. Unfortunately, we don’t necessarily realize which supplements we need, and ironically when people go on detoxification diets they unfortunately often consume even more Neolithic foods (eg soy beans) and therefore more toxins than usual (perhaps they sometimes benefit from a change in toxins). More detail on these issues follows in subsequent pages.



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10/14/09 10:55 A

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The like won't work for me? Anyone able to access it?

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http://www.earth360.com/diet_paleodiet_bal
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I think you will find the answer here- he explains it far better than I ever could...MJ

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Can someone tell me why beans are wrong? I can't believe that a primal living person wouldn't have thought to soak beans. I am missing something.

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