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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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rht 0 · November 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

The AnimalPharm blog has some information about healthy microbiome (intestinal flora) and that's an important part of preventing cancers. I am not positive about the details, but I think safe starches and legumes are part of that.  She also... (more)

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I have to cook in advance because of my work schedule and workouts. I do light strength trianing three times a week with short run and short walk/barre on other days.   these are my typical meals of late and do these calorically and macro... (more)

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Wondering what would be a good diet to eat for the week or so before a colonoscopy. Must do a water fast the day before, and prefer not to starve. Would a ketosis diet be best? Or another type of diet? Thanks!

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I'm GI endoscopy nurse and spend much of my day assisting with colonoscopies. Bad preps are a problem we deal with every day, and consequences for the patient are significant. Many times I have had a doc tell a patient they have to come back in a... (more)

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I want to avoid Antiretrovirals because the side effects are horrendous, even in 2013, and I'm pretty sure they give you GI disorders. I know at least 2 people who were diagnosed with IBS after ARV therapy. That doesn't mean the ARVs gave them... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:54 PM

First of all, I have to say I'm sorry you're going through this. Why do Protease Inhibitors/Intergrase Inhibitors cause diarrhea? The mucosa of the intestine is where active virus production takes place. Diarrhea is a common effect of protease... (more)

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There are many recipes using coconut flour that I would like to use, but I don't have any and can't find any without ordering it online. I've got almond flour and chestnut flour that I have used for cookies/pancakes (not often, but a couple times... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · May 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

You can always get unsweetened dried coconut and mill it, either in a blender (tiny quantities so it moves), coffee grinder (best choice but clean it well and thow out your first batch if you use it for coffee) or with mortar and pestle. It is... (more)

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Trying to discover the extent of the Paleo community in the UK, where are the hotspots? numbers in or around our location. OK so if you stop by and are from the UK please leave a note stating where you are and what your personal experiences... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · September 21, 2011 at 10:55 AM

I was in Cambridge/Canterbury, now in Norfolk. There's also a thread on this here.

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I trust Robb Wolf's advice usually, but Natural Calm is where I draw the line. This stuff has been giving me near death experiences. This morning, I had leaky stool, bloody nose, clogged sinuses, muscle sorness, tiredness. On top of that walking... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Natural Calm contains "MSG" or "free glutamic acid"(excitotoxins) in significant amounts because it contains factory created "citrate"(from citric acid that is made from corn, usually GMO) that is bound to the magnesium. The symptoms of... (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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glib 0 · November 21, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Most greens freeze reasonably well. Spinach may be one of the least suitable due to the meatiness of is leaves. If you have freezer space it is worth buying at peak, stuff into large ziploc bags, and freeze. I freeze celery greens, daikon greens,... (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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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Bring your own mug.  If you see anything shiny in the paper cup, it's coated with plastic or some kind of wax, and you can bet it's not bees wax and that some of it will melt off into the drink.   Almost every job I've had, had the... (more)

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In the Paleo Dessert Obsession book, the Chocolate Pecan Truffles recipe does not specify how much/what kind of chocolate to use. Am I missing something in the recipe? Please advise. Thank you!

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Hershey's = chocolate cheese? 

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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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Hi PH's, When some of my relatives and I eat potatoes we notice an increase in inflammation and joint pain. Funny thing is this doesn't happen at all with French Fries and less so when I make hashbrowns with the previously cooked potatoes. Is... (more)

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rht 0 · November 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM

The previously cooked potatoes also have more resistant starch, so that's another possible variable.  Solanine levels vary by plant variety and also by how much peel is removed.  If the French Fries are cooked in omega 6 oils, you are... (more)

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36 y/o male 204 pounds 5'11'' I am about 23 pounds over weight. Recent ACL surgery, in phase 4 - so I am moving around easily.  Worried about carb intake - sitting at 40-50 grams per day and I feel ok. No real lag, except later in the... (more)

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I have recently (in the last 2 months) gained back about 6 pounds of a 15 pound weight loss 4 years ago.  I eat about 98% paleo, but sometimes treat myself and lately I have been eating stricter paleo and reducing sugar but the pounds still... (more)

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Am doing autoimmune paleo and having trouble finding enough food I can eat to satisfy my hunger

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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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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Depends on your goals. Generally you'd start with protein, and the rest of your daily calories should go to fats vs carbs, also depending on your needs.   But you've said the magic word - cholesterol.  Your doctor is operating under... (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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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Could be neuropathy, which typically, but not always is caused by nerve damage caused by high blood sugar, or lack of B6/B12.  In some of us with MTHFR gene defects, you'd need to remove normal B6, B12 and use the methylated forms. ... (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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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

No.  There is no difference between "natural" and unnatural sugars, and in fact complex vs simple sugars.  Your digestive system breaks them all down to sugar.  Doesn't matter if you eat a bowl of sugar or a bowl of pasta. ... (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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