[permaculture] paleo permaculture

Chris Jackson kairos.chris at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 15:49:15 EST 2009


I've been messing around with something like a paleo diet for a couple of
months now, although I by no means a purist about it.  I live alone, so I
pretty much buy and grow foods that would fit into this mode, but don't turn
down treats at gatherings.  I don't buy or grow grains, and I've been
raising more animals for meat, as well as hunt during the season.  I just
know that I feel better when I don't eat grains, sugars, beans, or lots of
dairy, and that grassfed meat and organs make me feel really good.  It's
also better suited to eating locally year round in the Vermont climate.
I just finished reading "The Vegetarian Myth" by Lierre Keith, which was an
amazing, personal, informative book that breaks a lot of dietary taboos from
a moral, political, and nutritional standpoint.  As a non-vegetarian for the
past six years, I understood many of the arguments, but the nutrition
section really helped me make further food choices. I highly recommend it to
anyone.
Chris

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Justin Hahn <justin.hahn at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been thinking about how a
> "paleo<http://www.earth360.com/diet_paleodiet_balzer.html>"
> diet would relate to Permaculture. From what I've seen on various
> permaculture operations and farms, a lot of the effort is put toward grains
> and other non-paleo foods like potatoes, taro, etc. In my reading about
> permaculture, the planned-for food mix invariably includes a lot non-paleo
> foods as well. It seems that a paleo Permaculture set-up would have some
> distinct differences from a neolithic (as opposed to paleolithic) setup.
> Is there anyone on this list serv who follows a paleo diet? And if so, how
> does that dietary choice affect the functioning of your food system?
>
> JustinHahn
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