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by 43 · August 31, 2013 at 5:37 PM

So, I've noticed that although my skin has cleared up since the caribbean, antibiotic and then mega dosing on probiotics, that my skin has become dry and my kp bumps are returning. It's only been 3 weeks since i've been back in the US and out of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 31, 2013 at 5:37 PM

If you have KP, you need liver. Even if you hate it, eat it. Makes all the difference in the world for mine. Don't fret over non-grass-fed animal fat, it's not bad for you, it's only missing a few good fats. Olive oil and butter. So much more... (more)

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by 43 · September 05, 2013 at 12:22 AM

According to this lady http://www.ancestralizeme.com/2011/11/27/paleo-hacks-keratosis-pillaris/ Vitamin D can lower Vitamin A? So say I was already a bit deficient, being in the sun without getting enough would make it so much worse? I am really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 07, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Liver. Don't rely on carrots for your vitamin A. Beta carotene might protect against the worst forms of vitamin A deficiency, but it doesn't help clear up KP if you are prone (though KP is likely multifaceted in cause, I don't think mine responds... (more)

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by 43 · August 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Hey guys, I have really sensative tempormental skin, I have for years now. I changed my diet, witch helped so much to where I only have some hyperkeratonized skin on my arms and bum, face and then soul crushing acne, that just never stays away for... (more)

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stephanieroses 0 · August 06, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Hi- I feel for you. I really do. I have suffered through the same thing for so long. I have only now come to (mostly) conquer my acne through a multi-pronged approach. It is not dogmatically paleo in that everything I put on my skin is pure and... (more)

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by 43 · July 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Well, I've been reading about Vitamin A and such, and they say that even perfectly healthy people don't convert beta carotene in plants to Vitamin a very efficiently. We would have to eat SO many plants to get a wee bit of vitamin A...UNLESS we... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

A thing to keep in mind: Biology is not efficient. Why would we effectively need to absorb them? They likely ate manyfold as much pro-vitamin A as we do now. Even poor converters would have enough given that level of consumption.

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by 777 · July 05, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I like to eat some chicken liver pate everyday, it always boots my energy levels & I just love the stuff, i go for chicken as its tastier than beef or lamb liver but still high in nutrients, im getting between 6628.4IU & 13256.7IU vitamin... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 04, 2013 at 2:56 PM

That's not really at toxic levels (assuming all is normal). But if it was, this is a prime example why a varied diet is indeed important.

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by 130 · June 07, 2013 at 3:44 AM

IIRC, the original WAP protocol was cod liver oil (can't remember if it was fermented or not) and butter oil, but the logic of it was/is to get the triple-threat combination of fat soluble vitamins: A, D and K2. WAP chose FCLO/BO as his preferred... (more)

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Marie 0 · June 06, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Liver and pastured food products + sunshine are a much better source of your fat soluble vitamins. Eating higher fat foods works to lower food expenses through satiation. (I didn't eat for 12 hours yesterday because I ate enough fat (1/4 c... (more)

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by 40 · March 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM

I have always been a constant migraine/headache sufferer and been on constant medicine but lately I have been getting more than normal. I have been keeping a food diary to keep track and trying to find a new trigger and the only thing I can think... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 25, 2013 at 12:09 AM

That's basically impossible from beta-carotene since the conversion is so low. What you should look into though is magnesium glycinate, as many have stopped having migraines as a result of supplementation with it. For what it's worth, I've... (more)

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by 88 · April 04, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Quick question... has anyone found that eating an avocado a day is stalling their weight loss? I introduced one a few weeks ago to add some extra fat and calories into my diet. I am near my goal weight so I'm sure that could be a factor as well. I... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 4:01 PM

It's not an avocado problem, it's an "to add some extra ... calories into my diet" problem.

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by 120 · February 25, 2013 at 2:39 AM

I took a spectracell test and was found to be deficient in glutathione and retinol. I have begun taking retinol drops (10000 units per day) and also N-acetylcysteine. I was wondering if the vitamin a would clear up my acne, and if so after how... (more)

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daz 0 · February 25, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Make sure your Vitamin D3 level is good as well, or supplement. Supposedly (all refs listed below) Vitamin D is protective against Vitamin A toxicity (& vice versa). Its all one big balancing act, Vitamin K is part of the equation as well. ... (more)

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by 1920 · January 09, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I'm making the assumption that like me, most of you eat a vast amount of vitamin A rich foods. So I'm wondering if anyone else has had this thought about too much Vitamin A in our diets? I for one eat loads of oily fish, red meat, eggs, butter,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · January 09, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The plant forms of vitamin A can't cause retinol overdose. You're not going to get anywhere near overdose from oily fish (2000kcal mackerel: 30% RDA), butter (2000kcal: 130% RDA) or eggs (2000kcal: 154% RDA). But even eating nothing but eggs and... (more)

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by -2 · April 22, 2013 at 5:22 AM

I cooked a pre-cooked spiral sliced ham on Monday. On Friday I took the bone that had been refrigerated along with meat and aspic,and boiled it for 8 hours.I let it cool and refrigerated it Friday night.Is it ok to make into soup and eat Sunday? (more)

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · December 31, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I can see your reason for concern: cooked, then cooled, then cooked and cooled again - lots of opportunity during the cooling for contamination; however, given that your going to heat it again to make soup during which it'll likely get hot enough... (more)

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by 825 · March 04, 2013 at 6:22 PM

i have liver damage from long-term retinoid use and drinking too much cod liver oil in college. i feel pretty crappy when i eat anything. should i avoid vitamin A until my liver heals?

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scottts 0 · December 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Vitamin A dosing can really no longer be looked at in isolation. We know now that Vitamin A, Vit D, and Vit K2 are synergistic and each protects from overdoses of the other. I try to get 5000 iu Vit D daily, 10000 iu Vit A (retinol from food),... (more)

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by 43 · December 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Do you think it's possible that I have way too much Vitamin D in my body? I thought KP was because of a Vitamin A and D deficiency, so I had been taking 50,000 units of Vit. D once per week, and 25,000 Vitamin A a day, and eating a ton of Vitamin... (more)

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by 825 · December 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Is it better to get all your calories in one meal so that your body isn't regularly producing insulin or does the body have trouble processing all that food at once? also, the meal in question would be low carb and high fat.

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Stephen_4 0 · December 16, 2012 at 7:17 PM

It looks like it deproves it.

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by 50 · October 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

This is probably a stupid question, but I'm a little confused about something my naturopath recommended for me. I recently started taking fermented cod liver oil (Green Pasture brand) and I found that it helped clear up my skin quite a bit. I do... (more)

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by 5160 · May 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Common sense would indicate that Vit A is decreased by cooking. However, I remember reading from several different people that Vit A is actually increased in foods as temperature goes up (up to a certain point I imagine.) I also remember... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 31, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Beta carotene in plants appears to be more bioavailable when cooked. I have not seen evidence that the same is true of retinol, the form of vitamin A found in animal products. (more)

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by 2904 · April 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Since they're fat-soluble, would applying some sort of oil like coconut oil, EVOO or neem onto the skin before/in combination with the retinoid increase transdermal absorption? I also heard that applying topical retinoids on damp skin increases... (more)

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by 55 · April 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

this may be irrelevant, but as my previous posts go, its no secret that im searching for answers to my own health, but some discoveries i am frequently finding go like this: nutrition is a balancing act. its no big revelation, but when you think... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · April 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Nutritional science is not so much a balancing act as it is a brutal slurry of endlessly different viewpoints addressing scientific minutiae with minimal daily application. It's pedantic and largely pointless, as the point of diminishing gains is... (more)

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by 10 · December 15, 2011 at 1:04 AM

I was on Advicor for 5 yrs. but recently stopped taking. I'm 57, 116LDL, 41HDL, Total 178. But my 1)size pattern is A, 2)my Remnant LIPO is 32, 3)HDL-2 is 8, and 4)VLDL=3 is 14. Is this high risk? When on Advicor, my LDL was 76, and Total was... (more)

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by 3521 · December 04, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Similar to: http://paleohacks.com/questions/46225/is-too-much-chronic-beta-carotene-possible/46249#46249 I get about 7000% of beta carotene almost daily. I get retinol from about 4 ounces of liver once a week. I know vitamin a (retinol) can... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 06, 2011 at 7:08 AM

No, you can't. Body doesn't convert it to A if it doesn't needed. You can get orange but that is cosmetic problem. From wiki: Absorption efficiency is estimated to be between 9-22%. The absorption and conversion of carotenoids may depend on... (more)

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by 336 · July 07, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I'd like to eat half a medium/large sweet potato a day, but according to CRON-O-Meter, a medium sweet potato is 21,908 IU or 730% RDA of vitamin A. Are there negative effects of consuming sweet potato/vitamin A? And will I get there if I eat half... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The white Japanese varieties have less beta carotene. They're purple on the outside with white flesh. The taste is different, but still good. We can only convert about 10% of that vitamin A into a usable form, by the way.

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by -6 · April 09, 2011 at 5:01 AM

how much do you chareg a day for a personal day of chef

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The_Quilt 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

If I like you I cook for you for free.....if not 500 bucks an hour

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by 851 · August 10, 2010 at 11:06 AM

To me, one of the most difficult things about paleo is substiting bread... Bread, particularly in the US is an efficient way to consume a majority of meals that are otherwise paleo. An easy substitution is lettuce wraps, such as for... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · August 10, 2010 at 11:06 AM

I always got the best results and a lower tannin-taste (and probably a lower tannin level by blanching them in hot salted water for 3-5 minutes. Makes them easier to roll and fold too! How to Blanch Grape Leaves from... (more)