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Hello,
If I am going to eat raw organic chicken can you give me some advice on what kind of marinate to use. Also what do you think about eating raw chicken? Thank you very much for you response.Margarer

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I am not a fan of eating raw chicken at all. Most chicken are raised on diets filled with soy  and huge amounts of grains etc. which are very unhealthy for the birds. There is what people call "pastured chicken" which  is where chickens are allowed to roam and eat worms and insects, which are far more natural. I would strongly recommend that you look out for "pastured chicken"  and check that the relevant birds only get fed a little grain, at most. The term "organic" does not mean much any more as it has been watered-down in terms of strictness - besides, I know many farmers who have not been able to afford to switch to official "organic" status but who have raised their animals in accordance with organic principles. One just has to ask people, and, if necessary, visit the actual farm to check things out.

Over here in Europe, I find "pastured chicken" almost impossible to get hold of, so I find it easier to get hold of raw wild mallard duck instead.

HTH,
RPG.

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I can answer most questions on Raw Animal and Vegetable Food Diets such as the Primal Diet, an organic, raw-meat-based diet and a number of similiar all-raw or partially raw Paleolithic diets, such as the Instincto, Weston-Price, Neanderthin, Paleo and Stefansson Diets. Can also offer advice on how to resist social pressure to eat cooked foods etc. For further info on Raw-Animal-Food diets, it's a good idea to browse through GoodSamaritan's website, http://www.rawpaleodiet.com/ , and also to join the following two forums and read their message-archives :- rawpaleoforum.com and http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawpaleodiet/

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I have been 10 years on a 99%+ raw version of the Palaeolithic Diet and experienced numerous health benefits as a result, being fully recovered from my previous symptoms from my cooked-food days. My own individualised raw, paleolithic diet routine is mostly based on Aajonus Vonderplanitz's Primal Diet(ie 99% raw, usage of "high-meat",no processed supplements, using primarily naturally-reared, organic or wild sources of raw foods) but, for personal reasons, I have also been, to some extent, influenced by ideas from:- Instincto(ie:- taste/instinct,no raw dairy/no raw veggie juice), Weston-Price(eg: preferring grassfed meat to grainfed meat, incorporating a wide variety of raw organ-meats into my diet along with the usual muscle-meats, and Vilhjalmur Stefansson(high-fat diet, pretty high proportion of (raw) animal food), but also eating some raw carbohydrates such as raw organic/wild fruit/veg/honeycomb etc.). I'm also a firm believer in the feast-and-famine idea (ie Intermittent Fasting) as regards boosting one's energy levels, and giving my body a rest from constant digestion.

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