“What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.”
Not much at all to this number, just a little ripe avocado and some diced tomato to dress up an old standby.
But it’s oh so simple, fast, and Paleo-nutritious. And just look at how big and orange those free-range egg yokes are! And the bacon? Applewood smoked, and taken from a pasture-raised pig. What you don’t see is the small glass of raw, unpasteurized milk and small helping of raw goat cheese.
And speaking of “Paleo”, “free-range”, “pasture-raised”, “raw, unpasteurized dairy” and your continued, unimpeded access to all of these wonderful things, here are a few links for you you to check out over the weekend:
Carl Lanore, of Super Human Radio, has produced a fantastic run of very interesting interviews as of late. Check ’em out:
First up, here’s a show that covers probably one of the most contentious and controversial topics within the Paleo community — dairy consumption. My own take on the issue is that if you do consume dairy (1) make sure that it is only in the raw, unpasteurized form, and (2) let your own body and tolerance levels be your guide as to ingestion amounts. Lactose intolerant? Some people find that they can tolerate raw, unpasteurized dairy due to the fact that the host of natural good enzymes have not been destroyed in the pasteurization process. Paleo purists will, of course, eschew dairy completely — and hey, that’s fine by me. Yes, raw, unpasteurized dairy was never a calorie source for our Paleolithic ancestors. However, the results of my research on the subject lead me to conclude that the positives of dairy consumption (protein bioavailability, good fats source, good enzyme source) far outweigh the negatives (small associated insulin surge), and so I add it, in small amounts, to my own diet. I must re-emphasize, though, that I am speaking of raw, unpasteurized dairy here — leave the pasteurized stuff alone, as it’s no more than a nutrient and enzyme-dead food full of empty calories.
Next up, Carl interviews Judith McGeary, Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA), about the sham that is the proposed NAIS (National Animal Identification System) legislation. This legislation, folks, will effectively eliminate your access to small-farm-raised livestock and poultry. Listen to this show, and please, take heed…and take a stand!
And finally, last but certainly not least, Carl hosts Dr. Loren Cordain on the Super Human radio show. Now I don’t necessarily agree with all of Dr. Cordain’s ideas — his being totally adverse to dairy consumption comes first to mind — but I’ve never been one to hold an intellectual grudge, or to toss the proverbial baby with the bathwater. In my mind, the Paleo tent is big enough to cast shade over a whole host of Paleo themes, and I have no problem cherry-picking what I like and leaving behind what I don’t.
Enjoy! And enjoy the weekend.