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by 12174 · less than a minute ago

YOU ALL HAVE PICTURES, SO POST THEM! (-edit from kamal) I know that you all were snapping lots of smartphone, point-and-shoot, and SLR photos over this weekend. Share your best pictures here - including captions identifying folks and/or the... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · August 08, 2011 at 6:33 AM

Alright, well here's a good one. Danielle's telephone might have taken a better version of this picture, in which case she should edit it in. From left to right: gone2croatan, Mark Sisson, Danielle, Aravind the Ghee Wolverine, Kamal, Andy,... (more)

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by 95 · less than a minute ago

Coconut stuffs first > I just finished my first coconut oil. I very much liked it; but, I did NOT like guar gum listed in the ingredients. So, I hunted in my local co-op and other healthfood and health conscious stores. I found something that I... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 06, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Coconut oil is pure oil pressed from the meat of a coconut. Coconut butter is kind of like other nut butters - it's finely ground coconut meat, including the oil. When you referred to coconut oil and said it had guar gum in it, that makes me... (more)

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by 25 · less than a minute ago

I've recently started reading books and blogs on nutrition (mostly Paleo and Primal). I realized the authors manipulate a lot of facts about nutrition and human physiology and use a lot of terms (insulin, GLUT-4, glucose, fructose, LDL, HDL,... (more)

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Stabby 0 · August 07, 2011 at 3:51 AM

Great idea. The only problem I see, actually it's a bit of a big one, is that a Physiology textbook (probably what you're looking for) doesn't tie everything into pathology and certainly doesn't tie it into nutrition. So you could read a... (more)

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by 571 · less than a minute ago

I've been eating mostly paleo for about a year. I went strict for the first 90 days, then had some cheats in the way of sugar and dairy (exclusively ice cream). Two months ago I decided to dial it back in and cut out the sugar and dairy. I eat... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Have you considered SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)? More info on siboinfo.com and here. (more)

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by 455 · less than a minute ago

I've tried roasted beef marrow for the first time a couple weeks ago and it didn't seem/taste that much different from beef fat cracklings (I get suet and render it into tallow, but there are solids left over)...is it really better? or is it... (more)

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Elizabeth_Wells_1 0 · August 06, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I cook them for 24 hours in the slow cooker and then parts of the bones do crumble. As for marrow vs normal fat, that's a good question, and I found this post on Google Answers: Louis Arkson Inc., a manufacturer of Health Food Supplements and... (more)

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by 4283 · less than a minute ago

As a kid I often dreamt of having the athletic abilities of say Michael Jordan or Joe Montana (despite their now contraversial connection to Wheaties.) A few monthes ago I asked if you could emulate anyones looks who would it be but now I ask: If... (more)

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Uggla 0 · August 06, 2011 at 5:50 AM

I have absolutely no desire to be athletic, healthy yes but not athletic, not even thin for that matter. I do not want a six back or ripped muscle tone or long lean limbs. I just am not that kind of woman. I want to be healthy and fit (not the... (more)

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by 25467 · less than a minute ago

I posted my thoughts at my site. But I strongly think yall need to read the twitter feed coming out from Robb and the croatan I mean she is a trip......... Tabata paleo sex clinical trials....... she gets plus one for anything she posts with... (more)

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The_Food_Lovers 0 · August 07, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Just an FYI - the twitter trend for the symposium is/was #AHS11, for anyone wanting to see what people were saying. We really enjoyed meeting everyone at the event!

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by 4283 · less than a minute ago

Is Biotin a needed supplement on paleo? http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/biotin.php

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Jay_15 0 · August 06, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Short answer...no. In fact I would pose that you should need NO supplements to be healthy in addition to your diet unless you have damaged a portion of your ability to ingest, digest, absorb and assimilate a particular necessary factor. Vitamin... (more)

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by 1585 · less than a minute ago

I was in Ketosis for bit of time, then I dropped out of it for maybe 3 days while having a few drinks and about 3 bites of candy. What I mean by few drinks is one Baileys and milk a day over a three day period, making 3 drinks in whole and 3 bites... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 05, 2011 at 3:39 PM

I think it's probable that dipping in and out of (deep) ketosis is suboptimal. Stephan Phinney, whose research focuses on ketogenic diets, says adaptation to deep ketosis can take three weeks or longer: Adaptation The most obvious of... (more)

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by 948 · less than a minute ago

I've noticed a few anecdotes here regarding carb-cravings on a relatively lower-fat paleo diet. Looking around the academic lit, there seems to be at least one viable and rat-confirmed explanation for this (which would also help explain appetite... (more)

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Joy 0 · September 06, 2011 at 7:29 PM

What about eating a tonne of fat and then craving sugar... (i have stopped craving refined carbs though...)?

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by 24538 · less than a minute ago

I was doing some searching around last night trying to find a new source for grassfed beef because my beloved Thundering Hoooves went tits up, and I stumbled across this interesting article by Sally Fallon and Dr. Mary... (more)

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Eva 0 · August 06, 2011 at 1:58 AM

I've heard the innuit refer to this lack of fat as rabbit fever, because rabbits are low in fat, but I think when others hear that, they assume it's the rabit fever that has to do with a disease vector. Having the words 'rabbit fever' refer to... (more)

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by 1786 · less than a minute ago

i can go 24+ hours fasting with little hunger. there is an obvious drop in physical energy, but the real issue is that a sly form of anger, aggression and depression kicks in - the world just isn't friendly in this state of mind. obviously an easy... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 06, 2011 at 12:06 AM

I know everyone calls it IF, but I just call it skipping breakfast and I do this almost everyday. Cup of coffee and I'm off to work till about 1 when I eat my first meal. If I eat breakfast I'm a little less energy and hungry for more through... (more)

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by 15 · less than a minute ago

I've been strictly Paleo since end of May 2011. I'm happy to report I've lost 11 lbs and with the help of my trainer my body is really transforming into something magnificent. Only problem that has come along for me is that ONE of my eyebrows... (more)

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Olivia 0 · August 05, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I've heard that very low carb can cause hypothyroid symptoms (can someone with more knowledge verify or tell me if I'm way off here). How many carbs are you eating?

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by 1689 · less than a minute ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2858203/ Fasting normal subjects were given 300-calorie drinks of either glucose, saturated fat as cream, orange juice, or only water to ingest. The intake of glucose did not result in any... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · August 05, 2011 at 4:29 PM

free3337 - honestly.. with ingredients like that, it's anyone's guess, and I would be suspicious of any outcome as a result. And thank you for posting the ingredients. It adds quite a necessary element to the equation. "NONFAT MILK, SORBITAN... (more)

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by 10194 · less than a minute ago

Today I picked up a fresh coho salmon on sale. I filleted it badly, and now have an odd mix of chunks and bones. I froze a lot of it in water for later eating. Of what remains: -The meaty bones will get simmered in a pot to make soup, along with... (more)

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Katie 0 · August 05, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I can't believe you're going to toss the skin! It's the best part. Stock the bones, but spare the delicious skin, IMO.

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by 78422 · less than a minute ago

What are some good paleo-oriented documentaries for the newbie? Google is coming up empty so I will consult the paleo experts on "paleo hacks".

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Scrubjay 0 · August 05, 2011 at 7:26 PM

I'd add King Corn to WyldKard's list. Also can be streamed over Netflix.

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by 418 · less than a minute ago

First off I want to say thanks to everyone for all the great tips and advice. I am 24 and been struggling with pimples all my life. Paleo helped but did not stop it. Here is my cure, I felt compelled to share. Natural Face Wash: just rinse... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · August 05, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I suffered pretty severe acne that was exacerbated by certain foods. Supplementing Vit A at 20-40k IU daily has been the biggest help in my personal situation and now the acne is completely gone for the most part no matter what I eat.

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by 455 · less than a minute ago

I was thinking about making my own chocolate and was looking into cocoa butter. It looks ok, and it smells delicious. Why don't people eat more of it/cook with it? Here's a comparison vs coconut of differences I could find (from... (more)

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ben61820 0 · August 05, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I think the main reason is that it's simply not widely available. I got my hands on some years ago and I had to order it through amazon. It came in a solid block that remains solid at room temperature year round. So, it's difficult to use,... (more)

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by 455 · less than a minute ago

I've heard mixed things about this, but is (homemade) kombucha good to drink on such a diet? Or is this one of those things where it depends on the person? To help me decide if I should give it a try I tried looking up what kinds of species are... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · August 05, 2011 at 10:18 AM

I personally would not think that drinking kombucha while trying to eliminate candida makes sense as there is definitely left over sugar that is not consumed by the yeast which could effectively feed the candida in your body. This is completely... (more)

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by 455 · less than a minute ago

I'd like to try making some lacto fermented veggies. I don't do dairy anymore but make coconut yogurt. Is the strained 'whey' from that usable for lacto fermenting like dairy whey? Thanks!

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Lizzish 0 · August 05, 2011 at 2:30 PM

What culture/starter are you using to make the coconut yogurt? If it's truly fermented, then the good bacteria in the yogurt would be in the whey and should work to make lacto-fermented veggies. You could also just add an extra pinch of sea salt... (more)

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