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by 43 · August 31, 2013 at 05:37 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 05:37 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 09:19 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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Micheal78 0 · August 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

It sounds that you have very sensitive skin so for that you have to take extra care of your skin. Don't touch your skin very frequently, make sure to wash your hands with antiseptic soap,(but remember never apply soap on your face) before touching... (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 02:29 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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by 130 · June 07, 2013 at 03:44 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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Mr_Snowman 0 · June 07, 2013 at 03:44 AM

It seems that a lot of people can't stomach natto, so it's probably best to try it before concluding that you can! I've noticed that most people who research or write books on K2 appear to be supplementing in addition to getting it in their diet.... (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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Matt_11 0 · March 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Probably not beta carotene, but one of the paleo boogeymen perhaps... oxalates!

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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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Sataran 0 · March 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

If you're concerned about PUFA, you might wanna watch having one too many avocado. If you're concerned about putting a ceiling on daily PUFA intake to 4% or so, avocadoes can get you over the hump, especially if you also use olive oil. One Hass... (more)

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by 120 · February 25, 2013 at 02:39 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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PaleoGreyhound 0 · February 24, 2013 at 05:10 AM

in general, the amount of retinol needed to diminish acne puts u at risk for vit A toxicity...which can be pretty nasty -> keratosis, hepatotoxicity -> cirrhosis or hepatitis, alopecia... that's why isoretinoin was designed as a RX drug. it is a... (more)

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by 1920 · January 09, 2013 at 02:20 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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scottts 0 · January 09, 2013 at 02:20 PM

I agree with David Moss' answer and would add that with the amount of A and D we typically get its very important to get enough K2. After reading the book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox, I added K2 supplementation. A and D work together to... (more)

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by -2 · April 22, 2013 at 05:22 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 820 · March 04, 2013 at 06:22 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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Roth 0 · December 24, 2012 at 01:32 PM

If by retinoid you mean Accutane, which isn't actually Vitamin A btw, then yes I would still consume vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient after all.

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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 820 · December 16, 2012 at 07:48 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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Chrysaetos 0 · December 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM

On the occasions where I've practiced IF, it wreaks havoc with my insulin sensitivity. It has the same effect on the majority of type 1 diabetics I've known (since we have to fast twice a year for regular HBA1C testing), regardless of gender,... (more)

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by 50 · October 20, 2012 at 06:59 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 5071 · May 30, 2012 at 07:43 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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KenBaird 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Vitamin E Antioxidant is a quite typical kind of vitamin that we all can utilize. Anyone that needs to apply Vitamin E Antioxidant in the eating habits needs to have a look at several things according to the foods and nutrients which may provide... (more)

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by 2909 · April 26, 2012 at 08:27 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 06:28 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 06:28 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 01:04 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 3512 · 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 07:08 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 01:13 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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paleoboy 0 · April 25, 2011 at 05:56 PM

Ok first of all, you have to gauge how many carbohydrates you wish to consume. Lets assume you wish to consume 100g per day - its a good number to start with. So if you want to consume all your carbohydrates from sweet potatoes, you would consume... (more)

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by -6 · April 09, 2011 at 05:01 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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zohar 0 · July 25, 2010 at 06:44 AM

Great idea! This is the best time of year to pick them! In the middle east they are all over the place. One of the best uses of a little piece of that horrible bread is to thoroughly soak it by cleaning your plate clean of that left over... (more)