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by 129 · about 1 hour 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 3221 · about 1 hour ago

Hello all, I'm starting a strict ketogenic diet, I need to know if having 2-3 drinks of Scotch will stop the process of ketosis? Thanks, Love

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greymouser 0 · May 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Yes, and it will stop it almost immediately. Alcohol is not a macronutrient (because we don't dervice nutrition from it in quantity on purpose), but it is burned for energy. It has the distinction of being digested preferentially over the... (more)

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by 15 · about 1 hour 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 · about 1 hour ago

In the age which we active there is an unprecedented absorption on effort and staying firm. As statesman and author search points to the belief of condition and nutrition on our overall eudaemonia, the findings beautify more unenviable to cut.... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hello!I know that alcohol is not paleo. But many of us sometimes drink alcohol. Mostly in evening or at night. So I would like to know some tips before, during and after drinking alcohol. I read some articles about this, but they didn't answer all... (more)

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Tony321 0 · July 04, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Thanks for answers! I read some articles about alcohol. So I know some information mentioned here.To Bobk: I am 18 years old, I have around 15-16% body fat. I am quite satisfied with my body, yes it can be better - my goal is to have 8% body fat... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

According to latest research, acetate is used as primary fuel in heavy drinkers.Here are details: Science! They say, dependence on alcohol raises because of acetate circulating the body which is really easily available fuel for the body.My... (more)

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BobK 0 · June 28, 2014 at 5:22 PM

The metabolism of alcohol is WAY outside my areas of expertise...Here's some anecdotal infoI have a friend who drinks a LOT.Between beer (beer or malt liquor), vodka & red wine.. in a typical day he consumes the equivalent of about 22 - 1oz... (more)

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by 2302 · about 1 hour ago

I know Chronic Cardio and Drinking both are not Paleo, but sometimes I like to have a little (or a lot) of fun, I usually lift heavy 3-4x/week, lots of walking, some sprinting. This Saturday I will be going out on a boat and will probably be... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

If anything, you might want to do the running after the drinking as this will help detox out the alcohol, though it will probably be stressful to do running and drinking regardless of order. (When we move, this causes our lymph to circulate,... (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

I am in my first week on the Paleo diet. I've been doing very well over all. My question is what alcohol is Paleo? I know beer is out but I have found contradictory information about wines, gin, etc. So I'm throwing this out to you guys!

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Methodician 0 · May 04, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I've been paleo for a few years and experienced a dramatic health transformation. Let me just say: there's nothing wrong with alcohol in moderation. If you lack the self control to keep it to a drink or two (and on rare occasion... (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 5 · about 1 hour ago

hey all, you know how it is. you're with your friends, you tell yourself you're going to have just one drink then you have to drink more for beer pong, then boys keep putting drinks in your hands saying you haven't drunk enough, then you need to... (more)

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Tim_31 0 · August 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Greasy fry up and a strong coffee

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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 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 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 108 · about 1 hour ago

Hello! Yesterday I had dinner with a friend at a steakhouse (cause it's just meat). I alowed myself some alcohol, but I made a mistake. I had a small vodka lemon, because I forgot that the lemonade in it contains sugar. Oops, I thought an didn't... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You drank. You walked far, and in the cold. You were overly tired when you got home. What does your diet look like? I'm supposing you are doing VLC or LC paleo. It does sound like you had a hypoglycemic event -- which alcohol can make much... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

What form is the most acceptable if any?

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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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