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by 155 · less than a minute ago

My husband and I have been following low-carb for a couple of years, and near-Paleo for several months. He has suffered on and off for years with Restless Leg Syndrome. Does anyone know about this and perhaps a vitamin or mineral supplement that... (more)

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Paleo_Approved 0 · May 31, 2010 at 5:15 PM

There is a link between Celiac's Disease and RLS. Most Celiac's have iron deficiencies, and inherent issues with malabsorption. I had RLS for a while, and noticed I could sleep if I had taken an anti-inflammatory pill. It appears that RLS is due... (more)

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by 1165 · less than a minute ago

I remember people telling me that when you feel hunger pains that your body is cannibalizing muscle. Is this just faulty conventional wisdom? Im trying to lean out a bit but I shed muscle very easy and I worried about loosing any gains that I... (more)

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Gary_W 0 · May 27, 2010 at 6:59 AM

When you eat carbohydrates, the body releases insulin to drive the blood glucose level down. However, even when the glucose level has gone back to normal, it still takes a while longer for the insulin level to fall back to normal. During this... (more)

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by 2399 · less than a minute ago

Two days ago I had brilliant idea. Before going to bed I decided to have some Vitamin C. I didn't have a spoon so I added it by eye and the amount was probably a few grams. Half an hour later, I couldn't stand, I couldn't sit, I couldn't lie... (more)

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Jay_1 0 · May 26, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Although I haven't seen it written anywhere (and I've looked), in my experience antioxidants can change stool color orange. Poo turns brown (from orange) in the first place due to the oxidation of urobilinogen in the colon, so it does make sense... (more)

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by 61 · less than a minute ago

With so many people shunning soap and shampoo, what's the general thought on dental hygiene? Brush, floss, mouthwash? Someone told me about chewing certain types of leaves for hygiene purposes. What say you?

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archaea 0 · May 28, 2010 at 10:13 AM

I used to brush systematically twice a day and floss once a day regardless, but since going very low carb and almost eliminating fruit on a daily basis, I find that I require less brushing. So it has turned into a less regular, as-and-when-needed... (more)

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by 4163 · less than a minute ago

I've suffered from this on and off while paleo. It's very distressing but mostly harmless. I've been to the doc who did a physical exam and declared I didn't have traditional vertigo but presribed some stemitil, which actually made it worse. I've... (more)

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Dave_Hirschman 0 · May 27, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I still get this once in a while, even after going Paleo. With me, it seems related to sinus problems - my sinuses are pressing on the inner ear structures which control balance. I can get sinus toothaches now and then, too. The sinuses are... (more)

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by 337 · less than a minute ago

Weston Price used butter oil as part of his diet recommendations, and I've seen a lot of people in the paleo community recommend it as well, so I recently bought a bottle from Green Pastures. The problem is that it's really expensive for the... (more)

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PortlandAllan 0 · May 29, 2010 at 5:36 AM

Summarizing most of what's already been written into a single post: 1) There is conventional butter and pasture butter. For the highest vitamin K2 content, the butter must be from cows fed grass in pasture. Silage and cut hay does not have the... (more)

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by 145 · less than a minute ago

Hi everyone, just found the forums doing some research on paleo/primal communities. Love it so far! Spent all night reading and searching for things I had questions on and still had a few so I figured I'd ask away. 1) I work the graveyard shift... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · May 27, 2010 at 3:21 PM

1) Here's some thoughts for food: You could poach eggs and fry bacon in the microwave. You might try some of the frozen dinners from Paleo Brands (I promise that I don't get compensated for posting that link). You could make your own nut... (more)

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by 3268 · less than a minute ago

Ok, so Dr. Harris would probably put this in the category of "candy cigarettes," but for what it's worth here's a link to a site that sells cookies made with only paleo ingredients (including honey): http://www.cavemencookies.com/ Oh yeah, the... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · May 26, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Meh, A pile of omega 6 and fructose, you can get gluten-free cookies that would probably taste better (and they have CHOCOALATE!). I'm firmly in the 'don't smoke candy cigarettes' camp, arsenic is paleo too, still not good idea to eat it.

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by 78417 · less than a minute ago

Can Flax seed cure or reduce migraine? any one has input or experience with it.....

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 26, 2010 at 2:05 AM

Flax seed is only valuable for its omega-3 content, but that omega-3 is the ALA form, which is less usable than the DHA form. DHA can be found in large amounts in fish and other seafood. My father and I had migraines before going paleo. Doing an... (more)

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by 25 · less than a minute ago

My local grocery store carries dried veggie chips as a store brand (Publix.) Ingredients seem pretty benign (Squash, Carrots, Taro, Green Beans, salt.) Beyond the oil, any issues with dried veggies?

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Vee 0 · May 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

only that most of those vegies are all starchy/sugary vegetables and the oil is probably some type of processed vegetable oil. I'd rate those about the same as any other "chip"

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by 88 · less than a minute ago

i love the whole paleo diet, and am really new to it. is it ok to eat butter everyday? 1 tbsp everyday? any other inputs on this?

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LiveForIt 0 · May 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM

While any excess consumption of the three macro-nutrients (fat, carbs, protein) can be stored in adipose tissue theoretically, butter (fat) is the LEAST likely to be stored as fat. So yes, enjoy butter with out guilt. Try to find 100%... (more)

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by 312 · less than a minute ago

I usually hard boil up a dozen or so at a time and this is my mainstay for breakfast through out the week as I travel for work. I am curious as what the thinking in the community here is on eating hb eggs. Go for the whole egg? Eat just the... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM

It doesn't make sense to pick and choose portions of an egg like this. Eggs are, for all intents and purposes, a "whole food". To me, eating only the yolk or only the white reminds me of those crazies who make almond-flour cookies, and coconut... (more)

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by 4163 · less than a minute ago

I've recently started to get a really visceral reaction from coffee in the past month. Been paleo for about a year and am well used to drinking my strong coffee with heavy cream, which I've never had an issue with. Last month I became really... (more)

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Emily 0 · May 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Just because you tolerate tea doesn't meant caffeine can't be the problem--coffee has much more caffeine than tea. I can tolerate tea easily, but one strong cup of coffee makes me feel crazy. The heart-racing definitely sounds like a caffeine... (more)

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by 129 · less than a minute ago

I have half a dozen cans of coconut milk sitting in my pantry, and I need to think of ways to use more of it on a day to day basis! I like the taste, and it's great in curries or similar meals, but I wish I had more options. Can y'all suggest... (more)

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Laren 0 · May 24, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Ice cream: Frozen blueberries Coconut milk Raw Honey Cinnamon Mix in a blender, should freeze up into ice cream. Delicious.

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by 2269 · less than a minute ago

My local Whole Foods had fresh Portuguese sardines in today but I have no idea how one would prepare them. Grilled? Fried? I didn't buy any but I'd like to try fresh ones. What's the best way to minimize the fishyness?

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Aril 0 · November 22, 2010 at 2:43 AM

Clean them, then fry them on a thick bed of duck fat, minced onion, elephant garlic, white pepper, and sea salt. Flip the little guys once or twice around on their hot skillet, and serve with red cabbage slaw with creamy horseradish dressing. ... (more)

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by 2423 · less than a minute ago

I need a new electric range, and am wondering what kind of cooking top is best for frying. My existing one is very old, with (uneven) coils. Most new ranges seem to have a smoothtop. I fry most of my food -- does anyone have thoughts on... (more)

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Blue__the_Thrifty_Mom 0 · May 19, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I also have an old stove, but I only cook on cast iron. It distributes the heat wonderfully. I fry almost everything I eat - even frying down greens. As for buying a new stove, I'd go for the cheapest of good quality. As with many things, folks... (more)

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by 129 · less than a minute ago

I'm interested in gaining a decent amount of muscle mass with heavy compound lifts and the right diet. Standard Starting Strength answer is GOMAD, and I've done that for a while (I seem to tolerate dairy very well, thankfully.) I'm just curious... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM

The GOMAD approach is a high-carb, high-insulin method of weight gain. A gallon of milk contains nearly 200gm of sugar. You will gain fat at the same time you gain muscle. Some bodybuilders like to gain weight in the off-season, then cut... (more)

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by 22913 · less than a minute ago

I'm a huge fan of paleonu.com "Tolerated is not optimal, why is that so difficult to understand" what's your favorite Paleo/Primal/EvoNu quote?

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Jeanne 0 · May 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM

"I think people worry about the contaminants in their water bottles, but are killing themselves with vegetable oils, starch and fructose." Dr. Art Ayers of http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/ (more)

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by 248 · less than a minute ago

As a supplement to a paleo lifestyle, I also engage in Crossfit and I am sure that many of you do as well. A friend of mine has recently joined Crossfit and taken up a paleo lifestyle. I would love to know how to a) shut this guy up and b) provide... (more)

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JJ 0 · May 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I think his points are all right on. He doesn't strike me as a hater at all! In fact, it seems to me that he goes out of his way to provide a reasoned analysis of the flaws in the way CF is implemented in many affiliates. If you want haters, you... (more)

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by 353 · less than a minute ago

Hello, I'm new to Paleo (coming from a veganesque diet), and fat currently makes up about 40-50% of my daily calories (pemmican, coconut, nuts, etc) which might be on the low side for some. Seems like everyone in the Paleo community loves their... (more)

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Patrik 0 · May 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

@Jason T This may sound annoyingly paradoxical -- but I would caution you not to think of the Paleo diet in terms of what food you can eat or not eat. Or what macro-nutrient you should focus on. Get a little more meta. Think about it in terms... (more)

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