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I have two questions: 1. I’ve been reading Nourishing Traditions like crazy trying to re-teach myself how to cook and I’ve also found a meat supplier locally for grass-fed meats. The cuts of meat that are recommended for raw preparation are quite expensive. I know that you don’t like to give specifics, but for those who are just starting out eating raw, grass-fed organic meat, (and besides cost, just getting accustomed to it) what is the minimum amount that needs to be consumed weekly to constitute a healthy diet? 2. At some point in the lectures, you had mentioned that the two most difficult to digest foods are cooked meat and one other thing? What was the OTHER THING!(It just about drives me crazy every time I think about it, and it’s impossible for me to find in the lecture series). thanks in advance.
The two most difficult foods for our bodies to digest are over cooked meat and raw vegetables (due to the amount of fiber they possess.) This explains why so many people with poor digestion can consume broccoli and cauliflower if it is cooked into stews or soups but experience stomach discomfort if it is consumed raw in a salad.
The question of what is the minimum amount of quality animal protein people should consume in one day is similar to the question of what is the minimum amount of gas people need to purchase in a week, so as to not run out of gas while on the road! Fifty different people might all drive varying amounts each week and their vehicles will probably all have varying mileage abilities.
In the same way, 50 different individuals can have radically different daily protein requirements as well as greatly varied metabolic protein burning engines in their bodies. They may also have a wide range of variation in body type and weight.
Some individuals may be healthy consuming as little as four ounces of meat a day (this adds up to about 30 grams of protein), while others may not even feel well, unless they consume four times that amount.
I apologize. I cannot give you a clearer answer, but I also cannot answer what is a decent-sized shoe for people to wear lol.
Look at what your healthy ancestors ate and also test yourself to see how you feel eating different amounts of protein.
David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM, Price-Pottenger Vice President