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Hello, Yesterday afternoon I tested myself with Keto-diastix strips and I was at 40 mg/dL of ketone, this morning I only got 5mg/dL. Was ketosis still active?From what I understood ketosis is an ON/OFF process, either you test negative for... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM

If those are urine strips, they're nearly useless.  Supposedly, if they're blood strips they're the most acurate - but also very expensive.    What could be happening is that you're producing ketones and urinating them out, hence... (more)

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I personally am looking to side step the adverse effects that triclosan is having on my body, but am unsure how to do so. The hospital I work at only has handsoap with Tricolsan based hand soap. And with working as an ER tech, I wash my hands... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Wear gloves, bring your own soap?

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A while back I thought I had developed an alergy to eggs (I was not happy as I love eggs). The reason was that when I ate them for breakfast, I had *fecal urgency* within an hour, usually about the time I arrived at work. So, I pretty much stopped... (more)

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ashi 0 · November 19, 2014 at 7:29 PM

What are some of the other foods that seem to be causing this? Peppers are nightshades and eggs may cause a reaction similar to one caused by gluten in some people. There might be an inflammatory response that you might be having to these foods. I... (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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Hi guys!  Im an 18 year old female powerlifter, about 5'5". I dont weigh myself because of a past with eating disorders but Id guess Im 130-135lbs.  I eat VERY healthfully. No processed food, everything is cooked at home. Animal... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 24, 2014 at 4:46 PM

You might find this interesting, Lauren Fisher is a 20 y.o. junior weightlifter and Crossfit competitor.  The video goes into some detail about her diet.  Her coach basically says the challenge is to get her to eat enough, and to make at... (more)

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Hello, I am aware of people using myfitnesspal, apps, and websites to track their rough intake as a whole. My problem is how do you know what grams of protein,fat and carbs  look like on a plate? So lets say I need 95 total grams of... (more)

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TNB 0 · November 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Hi,  Im not sure your whole situation but with my background and living a life of eating healthy, I think you are putting to much thought into it. With that being said, a scale is fabulous and i use mine all the time. Now when it comes to... (more)

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Did this yesterday and felt it necessary to share it with ya'll... What you need:-Baking cups (muffin cups, preferably a non-stick or parchment type) -Egg yolks (separated from whites) -An oil or fat (I used Macadamia nut oil) Preheat oven... (more)

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Neidermyer 0 · November 18, 2014 at 8:07 PM

They come out just in between runny and solid. I would describe it as the consistency of a soft-boiled egg, maybe a bit more viscous and gooey. 

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I AM A CANCER PATIENT WHO HAS DECIDED TO USE NATURAL TREATMENTS AS PART OF MY CANCER PROTOCOL. I USE A MIXTURE OF HERBS, NATURAL SWEETNERS SUCH AS RAW ORGANIC HONEY AND MAPLE SYRUP, A VERY SPECIFIC MIXTURE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS, AND... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I'm not sure it's such a wise thing to consume high doses of carbs if you're a cancer patient.  Most, but not all, cancers have broken mitochondria that can only burn carbs and cannot do beta-oxidation (burn fat).  Which means that you... (more)

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Was paleo man able to glue and bind shit together? 

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Resin and sap, such as that from pine trees works pretty well as a glue and is easy to procure if you're in the woods. Tar also works quite well for plugging things that need to be water tight, like ships, barrels, etc. You can also make glue... (more)

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Hi, I have been AIP paleo for over 2 months and WOW the difference has been amazing, no hayfever for the first time ever :) I have convinced my 16 year old daughter to try Paleo for 30 days to see if it helps with her always feeling tired and... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 17, 2014 at 11:07 PM

If she's not hungry then you can't really force food down her throat, so unless she's underweight (BMI < 19) I don't see what the problem is. Just make sure she does eat plenty of nutritious food, like meats, eggs, fats, fruits, veggies,... (more)

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I'm the oldest daughter in a family of 10. Recently I've learned about paleo, and have been implementing some of it's principles in my diet. My mom noticed  my diet change and has asked me to help her find recipes that will please me and the... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM

You don't need to spend a lot on food when you're paleo. The key is to buy things cheap. Elminating processed food saves a lot of money, which can then go to better quality foods. For meat focus on things like chicken, pork, fish (tilapia,... (more)

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I have just moved into an apartment with my girlfriend. Both our wages combined only adds up to £950 a month. We are spending about £750 a month on rent, gas and electric, transport and other bills. We don't have the internet I use... (more)

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Jzd33 0 · November 16, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Our diet currently is comprised of stews, curries, hotpots, chili's.   For example, I will make a curry from scratch using chicken, onion, spices, coconut milk, tomatoes, garlic etc. I have a huge bag of flour which I make chipati's with... (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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raydawg 0 · November 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

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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Hi, I am going to get breast fibroadenomas removed by HIFU (non ionising ultrasound radiation). The treatment is short (one 2-hour session) but my doctor has advised me to get some sunburn-type cream for afterwards. I am planning to use a... (more)

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Hi, I am a skinny guy,or I am unless I eat 150 to 200 carbs per day from starches, even when not heavy lifting (2x week). If I don't eat carbs I lose weight super easily. My target bodyweight is 79 kilos. I like the sound of CBL, it would be... (more)

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     I think the 'Paleo' movement has definitely attracted both great people and great lines of inquiry that are important to have in the modern day (i.e. checks and balances for preexisting recommendations). But what I worry about... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

You are completely right. The Paleo Diet is a valid concept and started as a great hypothesis that proposed an answer to the question: "What would be an optimal diet for human beings which would result in the best health outcomes?".... (more)

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Hello! I started paleo about 2 months ago and from all the information I read, I always thought paleo was about eating until you were satisfied as long as it was the right kind of food. Then I discovered ketosis and found out I need to limit... (more)

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daz 0 · November 14, 2014 at 3:48 AM

You can follow a paleo diet that is structured to increase ketone bodies (ketosis)...whether that be all the time or just now & then...it's entirely up to you... But a paleo diet does not have to be a zc, vlc or ketogenic diet (more)

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Don't get me wrong - I love the diet. I've been paleo for about a year now, and I look and feel better. Except for my face. I used to only get a pimple every now and then, but slowly my skin starting getting worse on the diet, and now my cheeks... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 14, 2014 at 4:38 PM

So far, no specific foods have been linked to acne production. Certain conditions can trigger it, like obesity or elevated levels of certain hormones like estrogen and testosterone. But overall, your acne might not have anything to do with your... (more)

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I've been getting compliments saying "You're looking well" and I suspect that it could be because of how diet affects appearances. I guess my diet is working. I've been paleo for over a year so you get good at being paleo after a while. Has anyone... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM

I do low-carb because I like to eat a lot, especially in one sitting (not really a snacker though). The comments I get are more along the lines of "OMG you're so skinny eat something!!!" only to be told a few hours later after stuffing... (more)

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Hi! I am doing a little self diagnosing here and wondering if SIBO could be my problem area. Since nothing has been working for some time. Here are a list of symptoms I have been experiencing: -Bloating almost every day,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 13, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Say to no self-diagnosis. Go to a doctor, get legit medical advise. A proper diet cannot fix everything and that's the only think we can recommend. 

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