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How much fat is okay on a paleo diet?  My Doctor wants to start me on a cholesterol med and I don't want too.   The last time I tried them I couldn't lift my leg high enough to get into my car and instead of a push up I did a face... (more)

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Is silk brand coconut milk good?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Good? No. There's some good stuff in there to be sure but lots of added sugar, guar gum and natural flavors. I'd use it in a pinch but I wouldn't make a habit of it. Having said that if you are just starting out and are used to using Coffeemate... (more)

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Hi, I'm doing a low carb / low fat diet.I'm eating at least 1.2g of protein per Kg but I noticed today that I eat around 700-800Kcal per day.Will the rest of the Calories will be supplied by ketones from my fat stock? Or am I going to loose... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Well, if you're trying to get yourself killed, that's a pretty straightforward way to go about it. They had a diet fad like that in the 70's, several people died. Here's the official report: Sudden, unexpected death in avid dieters... (more)

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Hi there, I have been experiencing slight numbness in my left arm & leg for a while now. I first thought it was from all the tension in my neck  & shoulders and went to a massage therapist.  She thought it was beyond what she... (more)

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I've been strict Paleo for over a year now and I haven't been able to get off my anti-depressants. Due to stress at work I've actually started taking a low dose of Xanax (anti-anxiety) as well (when needed). I also have a script for Vyvanse (ADD... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 11, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I would say that is far from failure. You'll see lots of stories here about people going off of medication for illnesses, being cured from a lifetime of blindness, and suddenly becoming the next Einstein thanks to the magical healing powers of... (more)

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In other words: What to eat when you can't damn well eat anything? I'm not a low-carb follower. Did it for a while, did not work, caused major insomnia. I need a measure of carbs in me to be able to function. So keep that in mind for this... (more)

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ptmh809 0 · November 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I'm in the same boat, only with less health issues. What worked for me so far: - Greens blended in blender, large glass. Anything what is allowed goes there: one baby bock-choi, few to several leafs of Romaine or any other lettuce, two-three of... (more)

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Ok this might just be me. But has anyone else had extra mucous/drainage after starting paleo. I had heard from a natural practitioner that after you cut Sugar/Gluten from your diet and extra yeast candida starts to die off it can create this... (more)

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Eva 0 · August 05, 2010 at 3:35 AM

My mother got that when I got her switched to paleo. It started suddenly after about 24 hours on the diet. She did not eat anything new that she didn't eat often otherwise. She just cut out the grains and ate a bit more of everything else. She... (more)

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I am told that is too high GI. My question is: With natural sugars being processed differently from processed sugars is that really true? Has anyone actually done some tests with real, fresh fruits. People on Gersen cancer thereapy drink gallons... (more)

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It's winter and I've been getting some frozen greens such as brocolli and brussels sprouts. I just hate frozen spinach though. What do 'yall think about canned spinach? I usually eat it cooked anyway (typically sauteed in olive oil with garlic,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Canned food is awful tasting. Across the board. Maybe I'll eat canned corn, but frozen is orders of magnitude better.  Frozen… pretty good in general. Broccoli sucks because I don't like stems, and the stems are primarily what you get... (more)

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I have a family and personal history that pretty much guarantees I will get colon cancer if I don't have regular colonoscopies. I have been grain-free for about a year now and have felt a huge reduction in what I now realize was symptoms of... (more)

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I enjoy heavy cream but I cannot find what I consider reliable information about it. (I do not consider anything published by the government or the milk industry as "reliable.") 1) Here in the U.S., in my part of the country, I can only get cream... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · January 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM

on a new post on robb wolf's site, there is a very informative pro vs con dairy discussion going on in the comments section with input by chris kesser and kurt harris. very very good stuff on both sides.... (more)

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I quote; There are two main forms of the important cow's milk protein beta-casein found in the cow's milk that you drink. These two forms are known as A1 and A2 beta-casein. The A2 form of beta-casein has been identified by scientific research... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · December 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v59/n5/abs/1602104a.html "The A1/A2 milk hypothesis was ingenious. If the scientific evidence had worked out it would have required huge adjustments in the world's dairy industries. This review concludes,... (more)

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At work, they have free tea and coffee. I drink a few cups of the tea a day from the paper cups provided. I'm wondering if the hot water could be leaching something nasty from the wax and glue used in the construction of paper cups... I could... (more)

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I've been phasing out many things in my diet. I'm basically down to fish, meats (chicken), vegetables and fruits. I eat a good bit of vegetables and fruits everyday as well as fish about 3-4 times a week and meats/chicken. I have not yet... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I've noticed somethign similar - primarliy when I eat it in large quantities and consume all the excess grease by cooking with it. My best guess is that it has to do with lots of omega 6 and other nasty junk since the bacon I get is usually cheap... (more)

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Hi all -- I have a couple "mystery conditions" that might possibly be autoimmune related (chronic cough, and insterstial-cystitis type thing, thankfully both pretty mild). Since the start of the year, I've been "paleo" -- following Kurt Harris'... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · August 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

You should feel better after a week if it was something serious. But you should see results after 1-2 days for purely mechanical digestive symptoms. You probably haven't eliminated your problem, or it's not dietary to begin with. I cut down... (more)

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On 17/10/12 I had a complete blood test that verified that my TSH was 48.00 and Free T4 was 0.48. A year later it was seen that they were the same values and also Anti-TPO was 309. So I started taking Levotiroxine to substitute the T4... (more)

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Hi! I really need advice!  A few years ago I started experiencing brain fog, digestive problems, weight gain, bone pain, extreme fatigue, etc. Last year I've read about candida and decided to try the diet. I've lost so much weight that I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 21, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Get a real doctor, stop ignoring their advice. Dump the worthless supplments. Do a proper elimination diet. I know, that will take you 6-12 months to accomplish, but that's what you might have to do. And even then, diet does not fix everything. If... (more)

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So I am currently going to cooking school and I have to right a research paper on a topic of my choice. It doesn't have to be properly sourced but I obviously want it to be as accurate as possible. I was thinking about doing a comparison of... (more)

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I did recently come across this: "Monitoring of Quality and Stability Characteristics and Fatty Acid Compositions of Refined Olive and Seed Oils during Repeated Pan- and Deep-Frying Using GC, FT-NIRS, and Chemometrics"   Too bad they... (more)

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I have looked through the forum. I have one 'big' problem I have always kept secret(on my blog/forums etc..) but it is really starting to bug me and my lack of sleep shows not only in my eyes/face/belly but it impacts my everyday life. For anyone... (more)

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I experienced sleep paralysis on a regular basis from my early teens to my mid-twenties. Since then, it's happened much less frequently. Not sure what the difference is, exactly. It stopped around the time my first child was born, and it may be... (more)

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I read this earlier post discussing how great Uvex safety goggles were for blocking out blue light which helps improve sleep. They run about $10. I've seen glasses on the internet designed for blue light block that cost 7 times more. Does... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 11, 2013 at 3:32 AM

Check out Uvex's absorption spectrum documentation. They claim that their orange lenses block very close to 100% of blue light. These are intended as welding safety glasses, so I'd expect that these are based on real data and are pretty accurate.... (more)

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