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?
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)
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.
I've just had dental surgery that involved slicing my gum, drilling my bone & stitches. The dentist insisted i use corsodyl for recovery & to fight infection. I'm on a precautionary course of antibiotics already. I'm not keen on using... (more)
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)
Whole 30 allows some amount of clarified butter / ghee. But, as noted, it definitely does not allow for "cakes". Save the fun faileo treats for after the Whole 30, and maybe even after you've reached some personal goals.
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)
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)
This question came about following a conversation with my housekeeper. She recently visited a medical practitioner to ask for advice regarding increasing feelings of depression (brought on in my view as a result of her son recently being... (more)
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)
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.
Was wondering what other good real food sources of Omega 3 oils were out there before turning to supplements? I know fresh fish (especially oily fish) are the best source (and then the supplements like fish oil / krill oil pills, and cod liver... (more)
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?
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.
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)
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)
I have fallen in love with Coconut over the few months, but A persistent cough that flares up at different times has me chasing dietary suspects, dairy, coffee or coconut seem to be the problem children. What fats can I turn to while me and... (more)
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)
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?
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)
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!
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!
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?
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)