Ok. So I'm giving the ol' paleo plan a shot and trying it on for size. Let me just note that I'm not doing this to lose weight or look good. I'm more interested in the health aspects and philosophy. There are a few items that I "used" to consume that may be questionable on the paleo diet and I'm curious if anyone has info as to whether or not they are considered paleo. First is quinoa: Now I know whole grains are out, but this is actually a seed that is related to the spinach and chard family (often called and "ancient grain"). Its a complete protein full of all sorts of goodness including calcium. This used to be a staple in our house, but I've been told I have to give it up to be paleo. Any thoughts/opinions? Also, what about flaxseed meal?: Again, another nutritious seed. I only use the meal since the seed hull is not easily digested, but its high in omega 3s. I would love to use this in my paleo recipes, but I haven't been able to find consistent info whether this is good/not so good for our bodies. Answers? Opinions? Also, where to fungi fall in the whole paleo spectrum.