paul wheaton wrote:Acres USA sep 2009, page 33: the article goes on to talk about a range of lards and how it is related to what the pigs eat.
Pigs eating organic is way better, of course.
And a diet rich in nuts is really good too!
Anybody else get AcresUSA?
Guy De Pompignac wrote:Hi,
i'm a bit concerned by the way to obtain omega-3 required by growing my own food
ALA : wallnuts are a good source (but i read that it contains to much Om6 in proportion). Flax, rapeseed, purslane too, but are annuals (and i'm lazy about annuals)
DHA : no veg sources (as far i know). Best converters are chicken throught their eggs. Flax feed chicken eggs (yellow part) have 2,2% of acid fats that are DHA. Cows via milk are not good converters *.
(flax enhanced eggs have also more ALA by ten folds)
EPA : hard to obtain !
- Wild Fish : best of non frigthned species are are (with g of EPA by 100g) : Mackerel (1,2g), Sardine (1,1g)
- Some can be obtained by flax-feed chicken eggs (but not much : 0.3% of fatty acid)*
- Fishes on farm : EPA can be enhanced with flax seed, but only with vegan fishes (eg carp) cause carnivore fishes are bad converters of veg ALA (for example trout feed with flax seeds have just a 5% increase in EPA *). But i assume trout can be feed with flex-enhanced fishes
have you some good infos about chicken/fish fodder wich contains ALA and are more permaculturish than flax ?
For example i discovered that elaeagnus angustifolia seed oil contains 12.2 % ALA, but i dont know if chicken eat those, and if so if they eat or poop the seeds ...
Also snails should enhance omage 3 acids content
(i'm also interested by numbers on flax enhanced fishes)
* Source in french : http://books.google.fr/books?id=Ftl5JYK6GYEC&pg=PA232&lpg=PA232&dq=omega+3+poules+lin&source=bl&ots=CrYmRscioo&sig=OOID8FgVneHNvlPTccGlTZFF85o&hl=fr&ei=w2YlTZ2gEcep8QOes7jZAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=true
Warren David wrote:It's fairly easy to eat meat safely. Millions of people do it every day and the vast majority suffer no problems.
Though likely there is something the meat is eating,
with the right skill set can catch or grow it,
and thereby revert to a safer diet.
The lower on the food-chain,
the more there is of that food,
and the safer it is for consumption.
There is no need to be scared of food. You just need a little knowledge about food hygiene and you can probably get through life without poisoning yourself or others to death.
I get the impression that the calorie restriction scene is based on a calorie restriction experiment with mice?
I have read, slightly overweight people tend to live longer, healthier lives than anybody else so I'm really not so sure that under-eating really is best for health. Under eating certainly doesn't suit me so I would say it's not for everybody.
My health has come on leaps and bounds since cutting out all starches, limiting vegetables and virtually eliminating fruit while increasing meat and eggs. My way seems to be the best for me and from what I have read elsewhere there are other people having the same kind of benefits as me on the same kind of diet.
Leila Rich wrote:I've come across quite a few references on these forums and have a couple of questions.
Over here, Weston A. Price and Sally Fallon are the names you hear in the permaculture world regarding diet.
To me, it seems that while Paleo/Price have many similarities, they differ in some pretty major ways, especially around eating animal fat and dairy products.
Are people referring to 'Paleo' as a sort of shorthand for 'what I eat', or to 'The Paleo Diet'?
Are people taking things that suit them from various ways of eating? For example, I don't like eating the amount of animal products most Weston A Price people seem to consume, but I love dairy products.
I've always presumed that Weston A Price and permaculture were kind of intertwined, but maybe it's a New Zealand thing...
I hope this post isn't too garbled, and please feel free to go 'off topic', since there really isn't one in the end!