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by 1655 · about 6 hours ago

Intellectual honesty demands that we understand and respond to the smartest & best arguments our critics make. What are the best anti-paleo arguments? And what are our responses to them? Note: I'm interested in logical, factual arguments --... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · September 22, 2010 at 10:05 PM

I don't know that he offers "a smart anti-paleo" argument, per se, but Dr Ornish's program is highly divergent from Paleo when it comes to red meat, fat, animal sourced foods. He also includes grains, legumes and other non-Paleo foods in his... (more)

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by 5796 · about 6 hours ago

My wife is just starting menopause and has started to get a little dry. She went on a 30 day meat only diet and the juices were flowing again like she was 20 and her sex drive also increased - neither of which I complained about. The problem is... (more)

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Rose 0 · July 09, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Well, I don't know about other paleo foods that can help. But I'm perimenopausal, 47, and I've been meat-only for two years now (why does that make me giggle in this context?). I had been VLC before that for about two years. So: I went from around... (more)

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by 7324 · about 6 hours ago

---------THIRD PARTY EDIT------------ The below hack is old stuff. It's interesting background from the spring of 2011, but you might want to read these more current posts: What???s the deal with PaleoHacks, Dr. Kruse and the FBI? Richard's blog... (more)

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Nutritionator 0 · November 01, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Blanket statements and poor biochemistry aside, I cannot stand his poor grammar and lack of punctuation on this site. Most of the time his answers look like they were written by a 3rd grader. I'm expecting to be down voted by his all too faithful... (more)

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by 1537 · about 6 hours ago

I'm new to Paleo, and still feeling my way around. I've seen some powerful testimonies - in words and photos - at a few blogs, but it would be super cool to have a huge list of Before and Afters here that folks could refer to when they are... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · December 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I've hesitated to put some photos up because while my weight-loss (etc) may be dramatic personally, it's doesn't seem to be dramatic objectively. Regardless, here they are... BEFORE - 185 lbs in July 2007 AFTER 1 - 145 lbs in March 2010 I... (more)

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by 11986 · October 29, 2014 at 3:26 AM

I've only been on PaleoHacks for eight months, so maybe there have been other streaks like this, but it seems to me that the past couple of weeks have seen an unusually high level of know-it-all prescriptiveness in the questions -- questions,... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 18, 2011 at 11:28 PM

People recommend only what they know, which is to say, in other words, what has worked for them or what they have seen work for other people, and perhaps that has only produced a very narrow range of results, so they think: "yes, this must be... (more)

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by 24523 · about 6 hours ago

Do you have a complaint about something paleo-related? I sure do. Spew it out--but if you're going to spew, spew into this! (thanks Garth) Whole Foods- I used to shop at the discount-iest of the discount grocery stores before paleo. Now I shop... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · October 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I loved knowing nothing about food except that you could eat it. Now I know that tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers are nightshades. I know dairy has casein and lactose, which are potentially problematic. That legumes and nuts have phytic acid and... (more)

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by 10502 · about 5 hours ago

Alright guys --- was hoping this would blow over and we could move on from this sh*tshow, but apparently not, so here it goes: Some of you may be aware that popular Paleohacks user Dr. Jack Kruse (AKA the Quilt) had been escorted off the Low Carb... (more)

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Robb_Wolf 0 · May 09, 2012 at 7:19 PM

That I am taking the time to write this instead of spend time with my 6 day old daughter makes me really angry. I???m not sure which night it was???Sunday, Monday???I???m not sure because I???d been up for the better part of 36 hrs after Zoe... (more)

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by 24523 · about 6 hours ago

Here is a listing of our dear paleo gurus. I got the ball rolling, please suggest adds and edits to make it more accurate. Whose viewpoints have you cobbled together to make YOUR viewpoint? THE BEST SELLERS-- These gurus wrote books that... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 06, 2011 at 9:22 PM

What is this craziness? Where is Ned Kock? healthcorrelator.blogspot.com He's a super smarty-pants, his blog is frequented by connoisseurs like Jaminet and Masterjohn, and he now even has a shirtless photo. He's an underrated resource. I... (more)

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by 39841 · about 6 hours ago

K-2 concentrates in the saliva in order to mineralize calcium in our teeth. Zinc supplementation increases salivary calcium levels: http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/84/1/35.short Weston Price treated caries with his high vitamin butter oil, which... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 07, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Travis.....as a former dentist this is spot on based on things I have read. If I could upvote you more I would. I hope every dentist reads this......sadly few will. Plus one.

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by 19220 · October 29, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Is the paleo community falling into the nutritoinism so pervasive in the modern world? "Nutritionism is a paradigm that assumes that it is the scientifically identified nutrients in foods that determine the value of individual food stuffs in the... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 16, 2010 at 3:49 PM

IMHO one of the reasons omega-6 fatty acids are harmful is because much of what we consume (and what is used in studies!) is oxidized. It's been through a bunch of processes that expose it to light and heat, which are the major causes of... (more)

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by 5768 · about 6 hours ago

Recently, in my humble opinion, there has been this shift of almost anti-paleoism coming from the "paleo" community and I am curious where everyone thinks this movement is headed. I was reading a recent response by Melissa McEwen's, who I respect... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · August 19, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Whether it's called Evolutionary health, Paleo, Primal, Weston A. Price, Achivore, or the Paleo "template", the general consensus is to gather wisdom from the past, hold it up to the light of science, and apply it in the present to ensure a... (more)

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by 9402 · about 5 hours ago

Most or all of us have found ourselves in the unfortunate situation of trying to explain our eating habits to a SAD eater. It rarely ends well, so many of us have resigned ourselves to avoiding conversation regarding what we eat. This is... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 27, 2012 at 4:42 AM

I think it's interesting that many here are quick to speak about how annoying militant vegans and vegetarians are for raving about their diets. Then some of us why it's so confusing when people aren't receptive to paleo. It's really no different.... (more)

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by 7660 · about 6 hours ago

So I think Paleo has ruined me. I mean, I was annoying before (I've always been a cynical, skeptical SOB), but my friends and family may disown me at this point. And it's not just because of Paleo topics. I don't talk about that much anymore... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

What's normal? Eating tons of high fructose corn syrup? Taking a cab, or driving for anything further away than 3 blocks? Fooling yourself into thinking that a bowl of cheerios and a can of diet soda is a healthy breakfast, so as to enrich... (more)

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by 10502 · about 6 hours ago

Lots of questions around supplements on PaleoHacks. Why, How, Which etc etc Let's wrap this in one amazing thread. Here is how I would like for you to answer: 1) Common name of supplement 1a) Which form or format (if it has multiple) is... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 18, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Name: Vitamin C, Ascorbic acid Form Ascorbic Acid Powder, Magnesium-Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate, Calcium Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Rose Hip Powder, Acerola Powder, Camu Camu Powder For detailed analysis of biovalibality of different... (more)

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by 8574 · about 6 hours ago

Recently I seem to have developed a habit of looking at other peoples' shopping baskets at the checkout. This morning the guy next to me had a bunch of bananas, sliced ham, spinach, a packet of mixed nuts and box of blueberries. I was tempted to... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I do, of course, it's like fun spying. Sometimes I go "OO where did you get that?!?" because they have something special in their cart that I might be interested in, most of the time I just feel sad because it's full of junk. So much packaged... (more)

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by 18671 · about 6 hours ago

I've been asking people this in comments whenever it comes up, particularly in discussions of adrenal issues, but no one seems to want to answer. The only idea I can think of is that there is an assumption that gluconeogenesis is stressful. But... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · March 07, 2011 at 7:52 PM

(Edit July 2012: Please see Ketogenic Diets, Cortisol, and Stress: Part I ??? Gluconeogenesis for my updated and referenced explanation of why gluconeogenesis does not raise cortisol.) I think I have found my answer in comments from Dr. K. and... (more)

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by 24523 · about 6 hours ago

Please excuse the overly broad and lengthy question. What if how we are eating is good for health and makes you a happy Crossfitter or Movnatter, but is not optimal for lifespan? Not that there is any one "paleo diet", but most of us eat lots of... (more)

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Ron_Rosedale_M_D_ 0 · April 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM

In answer to the question, "Is a Paleolithic diet the best diet for longevity?".. As a doctor that has been promoting a high-fat, low carbohydrate, and restricted protein diet for almost 2 decades, I have long been saying that one cannot use... (more)

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by 56616 · about 6 hours ago

I ask mostly because I am one....and so is nearly everyone in the NYC Paleo meetup. The meetup is full of analysts, statisticians, computer programmers, and web developers. Maybe our love of numbers and science is why we are so obsessed with... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · April 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM

I had Star Trek references in my wedding vows.

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by 3180 · about 6 hours ago

Remember me? I'm the guy who quit taking his Synthroid last month. The doctor that put me on it 7 years ago said it was for life. Subsequent doctors said the same thing. The Quilt said "BULLSHIT!". Well, N=1, I started half-dosing my Synthroid... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 09, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I'm glad you took your health into your hands and sound mind. Please pay it forward with others now.

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by 16131 · about 6 hours ago

Safe Starches: Kurt Harris says this: Paul Jaminet says this: and NOW Ron Rosedale says this: and this:and this: and this: and this and this:. My head is truly spinning about this. I am confused. I know what works for me personally, but I... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 05, 2011 at 1:00 AM

So he thinks that nearly everyone has diabetes and that glucose is always a glycating poison. OK, so why does the body still force (mostly via the metabolically costly, and one might argue toxic, process of gluconeogenesis) a blood glucose level... (more)

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