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by 253 · about 9 hours ago

I'm a huge gum addict. I always eat the sugar-free kind, but I was wondering about all of the random ingredients they put into the stuff. So what are your opinions? Paleo or not? Also, what would be a good alternative?

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juju 0 · July 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Drop the sugar free gum like third period french! I noticed such an improvement in my cravings when I stopped chewing it. Sugar free gum was my gateway drug, 1 piece and I started to crave all sorts of stuff. Once I stopped chewing it the... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I have the impression that your body wants to control potassium levels in the blood in a very narrow range, and will rob potassium from the cells in order to prevent blood levels from falling too low. I also have the impression that there's... (more)

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glib 0 · October 11, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Darn Mac Pro... I researched the issue in the 1990s, and back then a 4/1 K/Na ratio as considered optimal. And I wonder how people who eat only meat can ever get close to it.

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by 215 · about 9 hours ago

I got a bottle of wheat free soy sauce sauce, but when I looked at the nutrition and ingredients, it's unfermented and the only ingredients at soybean vegetable protein protein and water. It has just as much sodium as regular soy sauce but has 18... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 08, 2013 at 7:08 PM

It's just liquid soy aminos, so if you're looking to follow a general paleo shtick, no, this is not an an acceptable substitute for soy sauce, since it's ... soy. Are you going to die if you use this product? Probably not. However, I'm not... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

Sorry if if this is too graphic... I have internal hemmorhoids which prevent my bottom from fully closing up. After having a procedure done, the problem was somewhat alleviated by not gone altogether. Being a student, it's rather costly to see a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Oh man, oh man, I get to use this image again ... People that haven't had internal hemorrhoids don't understand how terrible they can be. Nearly everyone will get an external hemorrhoids at some point, it'll hurt for a bit, and go away. Sadly,... (more)

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by 1720 · about 10 hours ago

When? How much? Any alternatives if not?

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kingchimp 0 · September 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM

no way, my mom prescribed "manthefup" when i hurt myself as a kid. have been using it ever since. don't ask me about the side effects, but it is all natural. ;) cheers. serious note: see the answer above with the links, i agree w/such post. (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

Hello All I have been "working" this new lifestyle for a few weeks now, and truly loving it. With that I have a dear friend who would like to give it a try. A lot of the recipes I have seen and tried call for Almond Meal / flour. My friend is... (more)

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Jake__2 0 · August 03, 2012 at 11:48 AM

For comparable cooking quality/times/textures, coconut is likely to be your best bet. Here's a definitive list: http://paleowheatflouralternatives.blogspot.com/ And for a counter-argument to any of those, this is worth a read:... (more)

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by 1884 · about 10 hours ago

I'm so tired of trying out paleo alternatives to making things that resemble SAD food. It's all so disgusting, and I'm beginning to wonder if you guys are lying to other people to convince them it's good or just lying to yourself. So tell me: Why... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

At first I objected to the tone of this, but when I got to the line about the Larabars, I realized you were joking around--no rational person would stock up on every flavor of something they never tried! Having said that, I mostly agree with your... (more)

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by 1299 · about 10 hours ago

Before Paleo, I was introduced to barley tea by a foreign exchange student my family hosted. It's basically just roasted whole barley, steeped like tea. Served iced, it's really nice - it kind of tastes like weak coffee without the bitterness or... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · June 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I don't know if this would suffice for everyone as a "replacement," but I switched over to strongly brewed dandelion root tea with personally satisfying results. For some people, decaf coffee also satisfies the urge.

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by 55 · about 10 hours ago

As the title says, I like Zevia and it seems to be a fairly naturally based product that shouldn't cause a crazy insulin response or dissolving your bones. But it isn't water or tea either so....? Drink it or not?

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Roth 0 · May 05, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Can't find an ingredient label, but if Stevia is the only thing in there besides flavoring and carbonated water, it's nothing to worry about. Stevia doesn't spike insulin either, btw.

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by 1720 · about 10 hours ago

It has 3 ingredients compared to many ingredients in other hair products. The ingredients are: Petrolatum. Mineral Oil. Fragrance (parfum). This is what EWG's Skin Deep sight... (more)

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Stefanie 0 · April 24, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Personally I would never not in a million years use a product with any of those 'ingredients' - especially when these days there are so many non-toxic alternatives. Petrolatum and mineral oil - talk about unsustainable. And 'fragrance' has a... (more)

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by 1683 · about 10 hours ago

I got to some thinking, as yesterday was the beginning of my carb cycle, and I was wondering...Can you be in ketosis if you are in a caloric deficit? By deficit I don't mean you ate 1900 calories when you aim for 2000. What I'm thinking is that... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Michelle, if one limits calories, and the carbs are low enough, yes, one can be in ketosis. I can't imagine that 1500 calories made up of carbs would mean ketosis, unless one runs marathons or races dog sleds, etc. ;) Starvation mode comes from... (more)

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by 1720 · about 10 hours ago

Does the "cleaning and disinfecting lens care system" (with hydrogen peroxide) help with contacts? Its cool to see if bubble, but does it help more than keeping your contacts in the normal solution? If either solution is bad, is there an... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · November 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Hydrogen Peroxide solutions kill the most disease-causing microorganisms and have no preservatives, because after the 6 hour storage it becomes just water. Multipurpose disinfecting solutions (MPDS) while killing most pathological microorganism... (more)

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by 1720 · about 10 hours ago

I figure since you rinse it right off after it's on your skin or hair, it wouldn't be that bad, but idk? What's your take? Are there cheap natural alternatives that won't inhibit dandruff?

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Simibee 0 · October 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM

It depends on what your concern is. Some people go no poo for aesthetic reasons, as the harsh surfactants in commercial shampoos aggressively strip away your scalp's natural sebum, which aggravates dry scalp dandruff and dries out the hair. Other... (more)

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by 255 · about 10 hours ago

Has anyone tried these? Acceptable cookie alternative? http://www.cavemancookies.com/ The FAQ claims that they are consistent with the paleo diet, but I wanted to see if the community had an impression of them. (more)

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Casey_1 0 · September 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

"...made with honey, almond meal, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon." You're not going to incorporate too many of them during a highly successful weight loss phase, and the huge proportion of nut derived ingredient is a whopping load... (more)

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by 3914 · about 10 hours ago

My brother and I were talking about eating more paleo and low-carb, and he mentioned that one thing he has trouble with is making meat dishes like casseroles without some sort of canned soup like cream of mushroom to sort of hold it all together. ... (more)

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Felix 0 · July 04, 2011 at 12:57 PM

I use these for thickening: 1) Arrowroot starch. Works at lower temperatures than common thickeners, keeps the liquid clear (in case visua appeal matters to you) 2) Reduction to a paste/syrup. (probably not an option if you need a lot of... (more)

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by 148 · about 10 hours ago

We currently use mayo, any Paleo suggestions?

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM

If you eat butter, garlic butter is delicious with artichokes....nothing wrong with homemade mayo though...mix in a little garlic and lemon juice and enjoy!

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by 148 · about 10 hours ago

I can't eat them. The green slimy texture kills me. Trust me I have tried. What alternatives are there, any advice.

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thatonecrazylady 0 · June 24, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Not even avocado pudding?!?! Mmmm my kids and I love avocado pudding! Just mix in some cacao, honey, vanilla, dash of salt, and heavy cream (or coconut milk or water or w/e)... mix mix mix enjoy!

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by 2949 · about 10 hours ago

I want to cut back on my coconut milk consumption. I use about 1-1 1/2 cans a day (smoothie, curry). What non-dairy alternatives do you use that would work well in my smoothie and curries?

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 08, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Pumpkin is wonderful too. It's not a fatty food but it adds delicious creaminess without a lot of calories if that's the reason you're cutting back on coconut milk. It's more carbs than coconut but not a lot. :-) I'd go with Grenadine's... (more)

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by 80 · about 10 hours ago

Hi there! I need a certain amount of carbs a day. If I do not get them, it seemd that my body produces stresshormones that make me feel very uncomfortable. At least i guess that it is a question of stresshormones... Potatos and sweet potatos are... (more)

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LiveForIt 0 · February 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM

carrots, parsnips, beets, radish, coconut water, onions, any type squash, any type of berries. Are you sure you are having high blood sugar after potato? Have you measured your postprandial? If you are looking to meet some type of minimum... (more)

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by 693 · about 10 hours ago

I currently take 2 teaspoons of Natural Calm before bed. I have no issues at all with it, except for one thing. Because I take it right before bed, I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and then have a hard time going back... (more)

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Libby 0 · February 14, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I use valerian root or melatonin to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. Its worked wonders for me!

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by 128 · about 10 hours ago

Even farther afield than the usual paleo suspects (almond flour, coconut flour, tapoica flour)... what say you to Sweet Potato Flour, Plantain Flour, Mesquite Meal flour?

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · December 25, 2010 at 11:01 PM

as Olga said, the Processing matters Greatly. I would add that the base ingredient matters as well. Almonds for instance, are high in Omega 6, easily oxidized, and arguably bad in large doses. as much as many of you love your almond flour, im... (more)

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by 693 · about 10 hours ago

I'm the guy who puts ketchup on nearly everything. I've gone to non-HFCS brands, but it still has sugar. By eliminating a lot of the foods I used to put it on I've reduced my ketchup use, but I'd like to find a good paleo alternative. I've... (more)

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Allan_1 0 · November 05, 2010 at 7:56 PM

I've found that when I make tomato sauce, if I just cook it down a lot, it becomes super sweet like ketchup. I'd recommend buying a ton of tomatoes when they're ripe in late summer and cooking them down until it's nice and thick. Then add some... (more)

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by 12407 · about 10 hours ago

my brother's girlfriend 12 year old is significantly overweight. several months ago while talking about weight and health with her mother she was very defensive and determined that the conventional wisdom would help her daughter drop the weight.... (more)

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ohjoy 0 · October 15, 2010 at 9:12 PM

First time poster. I had to jump in and ask if the mother is eating paleo and being a good example of paleo eating? If so, then its up to the daughter to choose to emulate the mother. Everyone should butt out of the 12 year girls "weight" issue.... (more)

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by 22913 · about 10 hours ago

Ack! It's October, time for the Annual Dress up and door to door collection for childhood Diabetes... Let's discuss great ideas for the kids, parties, etc that are Paleo and candy free, but still good fun for the kids.

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · October 07, 2010 at 12:12 AM

I plan on letting my kids devour as much of the junk as they want on Halloween, since they don't eat much crap the rest of the year. Of course, I will just secretly hope it makes them miserably ill. :) It's too much of a downer, IMO to be... (more)

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by 267 · about 10 hours ago

Winter is coming soon, and with it the need to feel cozy after being out in the harsh weather. In my youth that would consist of a hot shower followed by a hot chocolate and a hot bowl of chunky soup. Now, most chunky winter soups usually contain... (more)

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Kitzu 0 · December 31, 2010 at 5:50 AM

Carmelize onions in a lot of butter or coconut oil before you add to soups. They actually thicken the soup a lot. Some types of capsicum peppers also thicken up with long slow cooking.

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