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Paul is talking to Cat at the SKIP event, over lunch.  He says that most of his podcasts are recorded over lunch.

Cat is the cook for the SKIP event, and had also been cook at the PDC and for part of PTJ but had to return home.  When she went home she weighed herself and was down 15lbs without "being on a diet" and as she had a blood clot in her leg she hadn't even been walking much at PTJ.  The only difference in routine is that at Paul's the food is strictly organic.

Paul comments that people come to events and a few of them get sick as their bodies are adapted to junk food, but other people get well.  Cat mentions her blood clot went away.

Paul makes the point that the lab is very strict about organic: even though it's pizza night there won't be pepperoni as they have no organic pepperoni.  He thinks that organic food has more nutrients and less toxic gick (although bought in food can still have some).

Cat says that she didn't crave sweets or such while at the events and is starting to get organic food at home.

Paul mentions that sometimes people come up to him and ask to talk in private, turns out they have cancer.  He always asks if they ate organic before their diagnosis and if they do now, but almost all don't.  He mentions a 3-hour podcast he made about cancer which is in the $25 pile.

Apparently the only non-organic thing they have is marshmallows because people insist on s'mores, but otherwise the organic-only rule is strict, because if you don't stick to values they are pointless.  

Dez mentions that people come to bootcamp and by the third week they mostly pick up the pace and keep up with others, even if they started off doing less.

Due to the new well at base camp, Paul looks forward to having half the food at events grown in the gardens.

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Hi. I'm one of those (7?) people who listen to the Podcasts.
This is interesting. And possibly it's true. Someone who's used to eat the 'American diet' and then suddenly eats all organic (and all 'cooked from scratch') can loose weight, and cure from illnesses, and feel much better, etc.
This could be a good subject for research ...

I'm sorry I can not provide any proof. I am eating mostly organic, and becoming more and more strict, for many years. The only thing I know is: I still have the same size of clothes. I'm not interested to know my weight (scales getting dusty somewhere under the bed).
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