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Discussion, tips, and support for nutritarian eating.

Dr. Fuhrman coined the word "Nutritarian" to describe his recommended diet which concentrates on eating the most micronutrient rich foods.

What is Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Diet?

Simply put, a Nutritarian diet is a way of eating which bases food choices on maximizing the micronutrients per calorie. A Nutritarian diet is designed with food that has powerful disease-protecting and therapeutic effects and delivers a broad array of micronutrients via a wide spectrum of food choices. It is not sufficient to merely avoid fats, consume foods with a low glycemic index, lower the intake of animal products, or eat a diet of mostly raw foods. A truly healthful Nutritarian diet must be micronutrient rich and the micronutrient richness must be adjusted to meet individual needs. The foods with the highest micronutrient per calorie scores are green vegetables, colorful vegetables, and fresh fruits. For optimal health and to combat disease, it is necessary to consume enough of these foods that deliver the highest concentration of nutrients.

A Nutritarian diet is guided by nutritional quality.

read more about Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations, and the nutritarian diet, at:

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Easy Paleo Veggie Recipes – Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

One of the biggest struggles that people I’ve helped start on the Paleo diet has been to eat enough vegetables. It’s amazing how little the average American actually consumes on a day to day basis.

But to truly thrive, you’re body needs the vitamins and minerals that we get from veggies. So I’m going to do a recipe that is about as simple as it gets. If you don’t like raw broccoli or cauliflower, give this recipe a try. It gives these two super foods some extra flavor. And the addition of fats from olive oil help your body assimilate the nutrients more easily. I’ll be doing another post soon with a couple other easy roasting recipes. One of them involves bacon, and it is DAMN good.

OK, it doesn’t get any simpler than this one. All you need is salt, pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, a bit of olive oil, and about 30 minutes.


1 package of Trader Joe’s broccoli and cauliflower mix

1 Tbsp olive oil (or grass-fed beef tallow if you’ve got it)

1/2 tsp salt

Pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

One note, broccoli cooks more quickly than cauliflower. If you prefer your broccoli to have a bit more texture, then add it with about 15 minutes left.

Dump the bag of broccoli and cauliflower in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil (or your fat of choice) and toss. Then add the salt and pepper. Toss again. Pour the veggies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. You don’t have to use foil or paper, but it makes clean up much quicker.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Easy Paleo Veggie Recipes
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An interesting link I found!

Sorry that it's been so long since I've posted to the community, y'all! I just haven't done much on LiveJournal lately. I've also been very lazy in my primal eating habits. Again. Having said that, I'd like to share this link with everyone! I found it while searching for Paleo and Primal blogs. It was a very interesting article, I suggest everyone should read it!


Hi everyone :-) My husband and I just started a Paleo diet today. I'm looking for some ideas for snacks and quick/easy lunches. Do you have any suggestions? Also, how long after you started this lifestyle did you notice any differences (be it skin, weight, energy, whatever)?

Thank you for information!
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I started using a free app (or was it .99? either way, whatevs) to track all my food on my iPhone. It's neat because you can scan food items in addition to entering them manually and you can track the nutrients and such. And of course it helps me to be conscious of what I'm shoving in my mouth XD

I'm currently at 158 pounds; I don't have an exercise regiment as of yet. 
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Hi all!

How goes it? We've been pretty lazy lately with the Paleo "diet". We haven't started eating bread & grains with abandon, but we haven't been very strict either. So much that my husband has started snoring again! Gotta get back into making better food choices that's for sure. We're also eating out again waaaay too much. We're going to be curbing that as well.

What do you do when you find you've gotten off track with your eating?

Also, I updated the community (for the next two months, at any rate) to be a paid community so there are no annoying ads!

Scientific Proof

I got this article in my news feed today:


"Consuming greater amounts of choline – a nutrient found in eggs and meat – during pregnancy may lower an infant’s vulnerability to stress-related illnesses, such as mental health disturbances, and chronic conditions, like hypertension, later in life."

Yep - Paleo babies are mentally healthier.  :-)

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Paleo Pre Made meals.

I normally never click on any of the ads on Facebook but about two weeks ago I did. I saw an ad for a Paleo Pre-Cooked meal program based out of Atlanta and figured I would give it a try. In essence, you have a cook in Atlanta who cooks authentic Paleo meals, seals them up in a air tight package , freezes them and mails them to you.

For about $180, I got five meals for three weeks sent to my home. Each meal has a  meat and two sides of veggies.  The reason I decided to go with this route is because I work a 12 hour night shift and if I don't wake up in time to cook my own meals, pack them up to go etc etc, then I have to find something to eat when I am out and about driving around ( I work in law enforcement). 

I figured it boiled down to about $6 a meal, which is what I was paying to get something through whatever drive through I happened to stop by or the meal I usually picked up at Publix ( Chicken salad and carrot salad).  

Anyway, the meals are pretty darn good and the portions are not that bad. I generally get full for a while and generally only snack on fruits and trail mix now. That combined with my Paleo Shake meal replacement I have managed to drop even more weight ( although I have been slacking in the gym department). 

Having done this method and finding it to be a very good way of packaging my meals so they will keep for a while, I am thinking of not paying the $180 to do it again next month and just make a lot of my own meals, use my own food sealer and just make a bunch of meals that way. 

Anyone else have any experience going that route?  Would I be missing out on some key nutrients by not having freshly prepared meals?
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