“Shunning” Whole Foods, (and you don’t have to be Amish)

Web Definition: “Shunning”

“Shunning is the act of deliberately avoiding association with, and habitually keeping away from an individual or group. It is a sanction against association often associated with religious groups and other tightly-knit organizations and communities. Practiced by the Amish as a kind of social punishment  for improper behavior.”

by Ravi

As little as 6 months ago, we were (somewhat reservedly) defending Whole Foods as  a kind of only and last choice for at least SOME conscious food shopping experience.

How things can change.

please check out why you should choose REAL local sources for your food click here

Paleo-Plus Dental Healing & Health Diet Recommendations

Great set of choppers... for a pig

We here at DaiaSolgaia have had a great success with a dental problem in our community.  Now 3 year old child Lola (not pictured 😉 ) has healed her dental caries and stopped further cavities and we want to share our process and the products we used to succeed with you.

If you landed here on this page without reading our 2 posts about our experience and the research behind them, here they are:

click here for our experience and recommendations

The “Teeth-Rotting Diet” – It’s What’s For YOUR Lunch

or:

To Hell With Bastardly Dentists:

Dental Healing with Paleo/Primal Diet Plus

by Ravi

Many of us are conceptually incarcerated by decades of  indoctrination to modern dentistry’s revival-tent calls to sit in the dentist chair and “be healed” (and forfeit big bucks doing so).  Dental “care”, dental products and dentifrices are a huge, 100’s of millions of dollars a year business. We’ve been led to believe – like in so many other areas of our lives, that we need holy professionals, in this case the “dental care priests” to pray over us with their high-speed drills in order to keep our teeth past childhood.

It seems inconceivable to learn that, in fact,

our teeth CAN HEAL THEMSELVES!

learn how to NEVER sit in a dentist chair again – and still have great teeth!

SALT, The Grim Reaper in a Shaker, or No?

by Ravi

Loooove salt – yes!

…and have spent my WHOLE adult life scared of that love.

Salt – the Grim Reaper of seasoning, the savory 5th Horseman of the Apocalypse ready to strike me down with every shake.

But guess what?

It’s just not true.

click here to see why the most dangerous food additive of all… is not

Chocolate-Coconut-Butter Bites, Paleo or not – Here They Come…

We are just now getting started to compile and post our favorite DaiaSolGaia Real Food Paleo-Inspired Recipes – here’s the 1st of many to come –

by Ravi

Ok – so Jack came up with this but refuses to blog a recipe (somthin’ about his delicate manhood-liness??). But I am more androgynous I guess – or better said – I am more “in touch with my feminine side”. 😉

It’s just that this is sooooo damn good and soooo damn easy we had to share it. When I was a kid – I **loved** these little chocolate-sugar bombs called “Ice Cubes” cause the chocolate was so smooth and melty in your mouth – and kinda icy tasting cause of the quick-melting creaminess – this is the adult, paleo version of that.  You just don’t miss the sugar content at all with the coconut oil and cream (and butter) in the mix.

click here NOW for the best choco-treat yet

Dairy Is Paleo Part #2/3 Who Says What is “Domestication”?

by Ravi, Part #2 of 3

(if you have not read Part #1, you may click here)

OPENING COMMENTS: For Part #2 of 3:  Clearly I do not agree with conventional anthropological assumptions of no dairy consumption prior to the fertile crescent settling of humans as agriculturalists.  Additionally, I am disheartened by otherwise unconventional paleo/primal diet adherents and promoters so readily dismissing dairy by relying on the same limited CW (conventional wisdom) thinking.

follow the discussion to justify your feta here

OMG! I’M…MENTALLY ILL…..

great pic from gawker.com

by Ravi

Do you think, even for a nanosecond, about what food you shove in your piehole? I mean, for more time than it takes to take the paper off the double-cheese whopper? Do you actually read the ingredients on the label as you shop in the grocery store? Do you ever NOT eat from the brand-name food-like substances lining virtually every grocery store isle in Amerika?

Then you too, my dear reader, have orthorexia nervosa!

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Dairy Is Paleo (Goat Dairy that is…) Part#1/3

by Ravi, Part #1 of 3

Dairy is a Paleolithic Human Foodstuff

Paleo-Purists will palpitate, and the science-hounds will howl for hard evidence. Well – if there was hard evidence for or against everything we all choose to question, there would be no need to ever postulate, would there?

Here is my case for the claim that we have, in fact, had dairy products from goats stretching far back into our paleolithic roots.

In this 3 part discussion I will first expound on the shortcomings of the conventional scientific method as pertinent to domestication theory.  Science repeatedly chases and/or builds sand castles on un-proven theories only to find, at some later point, that they were a poor basis for sometimes years of research and studies. In part 2, I then talk about how goat/human interactions could well be many tens of thousands of years older than currently speculated as indicated by unanswered genetic data that profiles a very different possible time frame for more intimate goat/human association.  I investigate the concept of domestication – what exactly is it both in paleolithic terms and modern terms, and finally in part 3, I explore how the nutritional evidence, in a variety of ways,  indicates many human populations have had a long association with the consumption of goat milk and goat milk dairy products, especially in relation to cow milk consumption – cow dairy almost certainly being a more recent and probably a neolithic nutritional adjunct.

read on here to feel better about enjoying your chevre…

What is a Primal/Paleo Diet? DaiaSolGaia’s Thoughts…

by Ravi

Ravi and Jack eating out...

We realized that we didn’t have a post detailing what we would describe as paleo-primal type diets. Paleo-primal diets rely heavily on anthropological data and the accompanying assumptions with physiological and biological tidbits thrown in… and mix. The result is that we all have our opinions of the details while there are some central tenants that paleo/primal eaters agree on.

our ideas on the paleo thang click here

Your Paleo-Diet TasteBud Makeover

by Ravi

a juicy fatty porkchop

I came across this interesting tidbit that rolled around the internet last year (I missed it – oh well..!) that we have an actual taste bud receptor for “fat”.  Now why would that be? (question directed at vegetarian and vegan crowd arguing for evolutionary vegetarianism). Well duhhh – we have the receptor ’cause nature wanted us to eat this substance! OK so you could say we taste sweet, so why is it not good to eat more sweets? Well, because nature DID want us to eat sweet when there was so little of it around – it indicated valuable energy-giving carbohydrate which, in paleo-terms, was not available chocloate-dipped, with 2 nuts and wrapped up just waiting for our dumb impulse purchase. (I would also argue that bitter taste buds are to give us care in eating plants and substances that may be bad for us…)

more of this tasty post click here