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by 129 · 37 minutes ago

I admit it, I like to drink. Im 29 yrs old male, single and healthy so I go out once or twice a week with friends. I have a strict training schedule (jiu jitsu) as well as school monday-friday so I dont normally go out during the week but... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 04, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Alcohol ain't paleo.  That said, tolerance is highly individual and varies with time. I used to handle 6-8 drinks in a night with nary a hangover the next day. Now, I can't really drink anything, 3-4 gives me a headache the next day, and... (more)

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by 15 · 39 minutes ago

I drink. Not often, but when I do, it's always rather heroic. So here's the thing; Since going Paleo - I no longer walk in at 5am craving McDonalds Bacon and Egg McMuffins. I now walk in at 5am craving steak, or Paleo pancakes (nut butter,... (more)

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MikeD 0 · October 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Saturday night I ended my brother's blow-out birthday party with a plate of bacon at around 2 AM. I shared some with my fellow revelers who are probably all now converted for life to Paleo. End a party with bacon = awesome. My drink of choice was... (more)

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by 0 · 39 minutes ago

Hi Everyone! I'm a 25 year old female - I've been following the Paleo diet for 8 months now and do power/barre yoga 5x per week. During these past 8 months, I have been eating very strict paleo - no dairy, no gluten, no added sugar, etc. ... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 22, 2014 at 1:43 PM

#1) Yes this will affect your progress and you might actually start gaining weight, instead of losing. The body doesn't care what day of the week you had it, that bucket of ice cream is going to wipe out all your... (more)

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by 0 · 41 minutes ago

As the exact for energy has risen over second, it's retributive extensive for people to ascertain methods to ready vigor and find methods to possess choice sources of energy. In verity, solar panels are actually future in the environs these days... (more)

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

I see a few different ideologies floating around. I'm not interested in the question of whether alcohol is "paleo" right now (though I think the answer is no)... But subjectively I see an overwhelming majority of paleohackers espousing the... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 08, 2014 at 11:33 PM

My refrigerator is absurdly packed with beer. I enjoy buying it more than drinking it for some reason. I think collecting Ninja Turtles as a kid has something to do with that, but I digress.... Anyway, beer is actually fairly nutritious, and... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Since going paleo, alcohol gives me an elevated heart rate which can last for up to 12 hours after drinking. This disrupts my sleep significantly so I cut back a lot, couple glasses of red wine once a week. I have tried different supplements,... (more)

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BobK 0 · December 14, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Have a family member with this issue... for her, red wine appears to be the culprit. If you choose to drink; limit to max 1 drink per day average for women & max 2 drinks per day average for men. Simple drinks clear sprits, non-sugar /... (more)

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

Apparently 10 Tbsp of red wine vinegar, for instance, has over 28 calories but just 0.4g carbs, 0.1g protein, and no fat. The numbers for distilled vinegar are even more weird. I'm pretty sure its not very alcoholic but is that where those... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · November 26, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Acetic acid. Can be converted to Acetyl-CoA which enters the Krebs cycle.

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

This is more just a conversation piece and musing. We all know the three macronutrients and the energy they provide us with. They do other things, but we mostly eat energy all day. Paleos usually prefer fat. Calories per... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · November 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

I think alcohol is probably fine. Keeping the dose to 1/2 the amount it takes for you to feel it probably eases the load on your organs. And if you dont abuse it it probably wont take any time off your lifespan unless you're old or infirim. I... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Not sure this is the right place to pose my question but I am hoping some one can help. My husband recently began a ketogenic diet. He read somewhere that vodka and whiskey are doable on this diet. However, he's really overdoing it. It seems like... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 01, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Ethanol (alcohol) and fructose (sugar) are similar in metabolic behaviour and liver impairment; except ethanol has additional neurotoxic effects on brain function. If your brain is pickled it isn't going to get full benefits of running on... (more)

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

This isn't totally a paleo question but I find that the wisdom and practicality of people on this forum often surprise me. So, what's your take? Have any of you done extensive, technical research 'round the web? For me, I'm pretty sure "none"... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I personally see alcohol as a pretty detrimental food based on my experience from when I have some, even in few amounts: pretty fast lose of cognitive performance, drowsiness, a very heavy feeling on my legs (I'm an endurance runner yet when I... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Hello! Sometimes I've been exposed to binge drinking for a couple of days, but I follow general paleodiet and low carb diet as well, and would like to know what else can I do to support my liver, pancreas, and gut during the alcohol... (more)

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August 0 · July 12, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Stabby's protocol is good. There is now s-acetyl glutathione out there, which can help too. But the big bad huge piece of trouble you are going to get into is dehydration. Red wine is especially bad on this score, in that I notice it in a big... (more)

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by 292 · about 1 hour ago

Hey guys i am having my stag doo next weekend and am going to drink alcohol as a treat as i havent done for 3 months and want to make the most of this 1 night! Are there any good cocktail recipies out there which are reasonably... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

If you're following the Grok religion, I suppose some wine is about as close as possible. If you're trying to choose the Lesser of Evils (this is my school), I drink whiskey (yes, it's from gluten-containing grains but it's triple-distilled --... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I have reason to believe that I have way too much choline in my system. I am not completely sure on the chemistry, but I once drank homemade ayahuasca, but it was mostly the MAOI known as pinoline or harmane. The extract of Syrian Rue was... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 27, 2013 at 3:06 AM

Serotonin syndrome is an acute reaction to certain drugs. It is also a medical emergency. You can't give yourself chronic serotonin syndrome, and if you did, it would be fatal. I also don't know of any way that any drug, even an improperly... (more)

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by 697 · about 1 hour ago

This is just a theoretical question, but if high concentrations of alcohol are toxic to yeast, why cant we just get black out drunk then take a bunch of probiotics the next morning? I realize that alcohol hurts the immume system at the same time... (more)

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August 0 · June 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Because you'd die before all the yeast would.

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by 384 · about 1 hour ago

Okay so i'll try to keep this short and to the point. I've had GERD for about a year, went paleo a couple of months ago, thought i was making good progress (supplemented with Betain hcl). I had an endoscopy a couple of days ago it came back with... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM

You have gastritis, an acute condition that is often caused and definitely worsened by alcohol, and you're curious if paleo is to blame before you have an alcohol intense week. My man, you need to get your priorities in order. If the festival is... (more)

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by 50 · about 1 hour ago

I've realized that I may be sensitive to nightshades. I've also realized that vodka is often made from potatoes. I know that wheat based hard alcohols are usually ok (as far as alcohols go), even for celiacs. The gluten is distilled out. Is the... (more)

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Nvor 0 · June 17, 2013 at 4:40 AM

As has been pointed out, many vodkas found on the shelves are grain vodkas (although Chopin vodka offers a potato vodka that I find has a delightful texture to it). My armchair chemistry tells me that I'd be rather surprised if any nightshade... (more)

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by 1169 · about 1 hour ago

I was drinking a lot of alcohol this weekend (not paleo, yes i know!). And for 3 days after this drinking session I have had a strange feeling in my chest. It feels like my heart suddenly jumps up in my throat. I get it like maybe 3 times per... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · May 28, 2013 at 6:25 PM

It sounds like a combination of heart palpitations and anxiety. Drinking too much caffeine and alcohol still gives me palpitations and as an ex sufferer of health anxiety, the "what if" questions still creep into my head when i'm hungover. Also... (more)

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by 1005 · about 1 hour ago

I've read you can leave the 2nd ferment going in an open container for a month and you end up with vinegar. What are the limits / tricks to brewing a stronger kefir that isn't as vinegary (I'm guessing more sugar over just a few days in a closed... (more)

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by 140 · about 1 hour ago

My paleo diet has taken a few hits over the past few weeks because of my university exams, and tonight I am going out to celebrate finishing and I will be consuming alcohol (probably quite a lot!) Tomorrow I have a 9 hour train journey home and I... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 23, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I think it's a good idea. Of course, the standard caveat of not having an eating disorder applies. I haven't fallen off the wagon for a while now, but when I used to, I would almost always end it with a 24-36 hour fast. I think it gives your... (more)

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by 1005 · about 1 hour ago

I can cook with wine or drink about 0.5-1oz of alcohol without ill effect. After this, I start to feel kind of hot / icky / dehydrated / palpitationy as soon as during my second drink (though I do not have a flush reaction.) I can continue onto... (more)

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by 327 · about 1 hour ago

He believes indigineous peoples were healthy because they consumed ethanol, by creating brews that were alcoholic. He also thinks that when this was taken away from native peoples, they died. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this, i know... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 17, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Fermented foods are probably pretty healthy, but I like this quote from Melissa McEwen's blog: "It is a powerful reminder to consider ancient diets holistically, that things were not just consumed for their nutritive value, but for ... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hey, Got some questions :0 I have a 'histamine' intolerance recently diagnosed. After just avoiding high histamine foods and trigger foods, I experienced no relief and continued on searching for the problem. Come to find out I had a... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 09, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I have never heard of a regimen of overcooked vegetables and potatoes, oatmeals, avoiding animal products and refined sugar as a way of combating bacterial infection. Nobody likes taking antibiotics, but if I had to choose between a course of... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I was wondering if anyone had any good drinks to order while at a bar that would still be considered Paleo safe. A buddy of mine recommended sticking to tequila so I usually get tequila with some sort of juice combinations. Do you guys know of... (more)

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maurile 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Red wine. NorCal margarita (tequila, lime juice, soda). Fernet Branca (as a shot or with soda). See also: http://highbrowpaleo.com/2011/12/30/cocktailing-for-the-non-sugar-addled/ (more)

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by 164 · about 1 hour ago

I've been ZC for over a month now in an attempt to improve my AI-leaky gut problems. I eat 80/20 fat protein of tallow and beef/lamb and probably 2000-2500 cals a day. I've never felt better and don't really flare up badly anymore. However, I seem... (more)

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August 0 · June 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

If you do decide to drink alcohol, you ought to keep a little carb snack on hand. Two ounces of tequila will drop my blood sugar twenty points. Alcohol, among other things, temporarily stops your liver from putting glucose out in the bloodstream.... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

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greymouser 0 · March 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

To expound upon my comment above ... The fact that we can digest alcohol at all comes from the fact that it was, to some degree in our ancestral diets. The ability to digest naturally occurring alcohols as well as partially spoiled fruits would... (more)

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