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by 5381 · less than a minute ago

Now theres that whole nitrate issue, but nitrates are naturally occuring in ground grown plants, and thats where most of the nitrates on our diet come from, so I dont really care that much TBH. But i am very hard trying to balance my omega-6/3... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · June 17, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Grass fed pork will have a slightly better ratio. To get your ratio high consider wild salmon twice a week and grass feed beef or bison the other days. And pastured eggs. Or some variation of that.

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by 100 · less than a minute ago

So, my husband and I are going to be in the Boston area for about a week for my sister-in-law's wedding. Are there any must experience paleo-friendly restaurants we should look into visiting while we're there? We'll be staying in Lexington and... (more)

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Simon_L_Smith 0 · June 19, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I was there recently and enjoyed Fire and Ice, a Mongolian BBQ place. I had luck at the local pubs or hotel restaurants with a steak or seafood with veggies and/or a salad. I did occasionally have potatoes as I was walking to and from work every... (more)

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by 160 · less than a minute ago

Where I live I can't get raw cow milk, as far as I know. However, in the grocery store I can find good quality goats milk (low-fat and whole varieties). I know there are different benefits to goats milk, like being better for those who are... (more)

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Roger_Bird 0 · June 17, 2012 at 5:08 AM

One of the main things about raw milk is that it will help with lactose intolerance. But even better is homemade kefir. The kefir will eat the lactose; problem solved. And eating the lactose also means reducing the carbs and turning the milk... (more)

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by 4283 · less than a minute ago

My friend told me that he has an issue with thick blood. I'm curious if anyone else has an issue? What causes it? What are the best ways to correct this issue?

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Mscott 0 · June 17, 2012 at 7:46 AM

In the short term, some possible causes of increased blood viscosity may be dehydration, psychological stress, cold temperatures (see here and here), heat stroke, increased hematocrit levels, hyperglycemia, increased triglycerides and chylomicrons... (more)

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by 12677 · less than a minute ago

I just came across this interesting study and I'm not sure what to make of it. In a randomized controlled trial, participants were fed either white bread or whole grain sourdough style wheat bread for 6-weeks (the whole wheat contained some other... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 01, 2012 at 6:52 AM

In case anyone is as curious I am, I have a incredibly speculative hypothesis about this study and decided it would be better to make it an answer. Maybe you've seen Denise Minger's blog post "The China Study, Wheat, and Heart Disease; Oh My!"... (more)

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by 2688 · less than a minute ago

Anybody out there using Aniracetam or other Racetam nootropics? I'm aging and beginning to feel the effects in my mental acuity. Was curious about others' experiences. Thanks.

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Timothy_Yeltsov 0 · June 22, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Piracetam does work especially if you are dead tired and you need to be alert at work or school. I also use Aniracetam and Choline Bitartrate with it for enhanced focus and concentration, as my days are seriously hectic at some points. I would... (more)

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by 4413 · less than a minute ago

I was eating very low carb and high protein, high healthy fat and for the first time ever my fasting blood glucose was too high (98) and so was my insulin (9.0). I got some advice here and from my nutritionist and ND and added more sodium and a... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I've had a similar experience. For a while, I was overweight and was a Type 1/2 Diabetic for 9 years, Insulin-dependent with a poor, high-carb diet for 6 years. After of now, I'm in great shape and have been Paleo for almost 2 years, eating a... (more)

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by 4266 · less than a minute ago

I have made pemmican and heart jerky and am currently storing it in the pantry in plastic bags. The pemmican contains dried beef, tallow and a little salt. I got the tallow from US Wellness and dried the beef myself. The pemmican turned out sort... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · June 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I think if the pemmican is in an airtight container in a cool dark place, it should be fine for a few months. Lex Rooker's pemmican manual discusses this: http://www.traditionaltx.us/images/PEMMICAN.pdf If the jerky is moist, then I think you... (more)

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by 4181 · less than a minute ago

If fat is not unhealthy then surely frying your food is not unhealthy either? Can't get the CW out of my head, I feel like everything I eat these days is fried and that it's bad for me

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scottts 0 · June 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

As long as you don't exceed the temperature capability of the fat you using, I don't see a problem with frying. Some folks think high temp cooking of protein causes AGEs but the evidence that ingesting AGE leads to higher levels of AGE in your... (more)

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by 4176 · less than a minute ago

I'm curious how many people feel like they have reached an optimal or almost optimal level of mental and physical health because of paleo / primal / ancestral eating. I know that you could always be "healthier" and this is a subjective question,... (more)

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livebigger 0 · June 15, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I'll be bold and give myself a 9! STARTING: age 23-- vegan, 'incurable' immune deficiency, amenorrhea, no libido, antibiotics every other month, apple-shaped, stringy hair, pale skin w dark circles under my eyes, fuzzy thoughts, depression. 5... (more)

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by 1000 · less than a minute ago

Is anybody desiring to live paleo in an area where they aren't so many cell phone towers, free of wi-fi, peace and quite, sunshine, the ocean maybe, still a short commute to civilization, but also at an affordable cost? Wondering what peoples... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · June 16, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The trouble is the farmers want cell phone coverage as much as everyone else, and why shouldn't they? We live in rural England in a village without streetlights and with very little traffic. We have phone coverage if we need it and we can see the... (more)

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by 2422 · less than a minute ago

Little history first: My weight has always been fluctuating. But it always averaged around 110-120lbs (5ft, female). Last summer, my eating disorders got worse and I got down to 105 lbs with low cal (700-1000 cal), low fat and a lot of cardio.... (more)

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Tula 0 · June 16, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Let us not forget that this person has an eating disorder. Giving her 'quick' fixes to lose the 20 lbs is absolutely insane! As a previous counselor and current nutritionist that is an area that most people who want to give advice are not well... (more)

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by 4181 · less than a minute ago

Seems like my heart is beating quicker and harder than usual these days, does anyone know why this might be? I'm a bit worried because my dad has heart problems

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thhq 0 · June 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Too much salt My boss.

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by 25 · less than a minute ago

Hi, I'm fairly new to the Paleo lifestyle. I keep reading about fasting and wonder if it is safe to water fasting while nursing. Thanks

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Dragonfly 0 · June 16, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Please don't fast while nursing! You may negatively impact your milk supply. Both you & babe need a nutrient-dense diet--you need to replenish your nutrient stores & baby is growing. Eat to hunger & add in organ meats & bone... (more)

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by 1495 · less than a minute ago

With ground meat (beef, bison, etc.). Does anyone know how I could accomplish this? Form bars and bake? Dehydrate?

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arugula 0 · June 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I would recommend Pemmican: 4 parts dried crushed meat, 3 parts crushed dried fruit/nuts (bit more fruit, figs work well for pemmican), and enough melted tallow/fat/lard so it can solidify together - cool it in the fridge. om nom nom

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by 35 · less than a minute ago

Would it ever make sense to take both synthroid and naturethroid? I???ve tried each in isolation, and felt much better on nature throid, but the doctor put me on synthroid anyway. I felt worse on that, so went back to nature throid, but am worried... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Yes it makes sense! Very good sense for many people according to my ND who specializes in thyroid issues. Ultimately, and after years of the one or the other roller coaster, I am now on both and it is absolutely best for me. After years of... (more)

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by 504 · less than a minute ago

im 5'11 190, i have strong core and i can see my 4 pack, but i cant seem to lose that last lower bit of fat, even my oblique muscles have grown, but that last bit around my belly button wont go away, i know there is muscle under it. it is rock... (more)

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hurleystylee 0 · June 16, 2012 at 3:33 AM

I'd say there's a possibility that you're eating something you're intolerant to and it's causing you a bit of bloating. You should try to eliminate specific foods and/or food groups (eg. dairy) for a few days at a time and see what happens. Good... (more)

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by 4100 · less than a minute ago

I find I frequently crave vinegar. To the point that, even writings about it here, I start salivating. It doesn't seem to have too much to do with hunger, although the craving is worse when I am hungry. Does anyone else get this?

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hannah_2 0 · June 16, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Usually related to a mineral deficiency. Pregnant women frequently crave vinegar-heavy foods (pickles, etc.) for this reason.

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by 4100 · less than a minute ago

If I gain weight I tend to gain in the stomach and breasts, with super skinny arms, legs and butt. Is this genetic, diet (too much omega-6) or maybe both? I guess I am wondering if eating certain nutrients can overcome the genetic predisposition... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · June 15, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Genetics load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger. Far more is actually lifestyle than most are comfortable with recognizing. Genetics makes for a good scapegoat....The answer is almost always BOTH though.

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by 1489 · less than a minute ago

What does it mean when your usually hard, dense fat turns to soft, squishy fat? Does that mean you're losing weight or going through a body recomp?

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Bill1102inf 0 · June 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Human fat cells 'fill up' with fat, it is only in the severely OBESE that new fat cells are created. So, think of them like water balloons, the more fat inside, the more firm, the less fat inside, the less firm.

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