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by 0 · January 02, 2014 at 10:34 PM

hi, ive heard that plastic water bottles highers estogen en are toxic. does anyone have an alternative for plastic bottles that i can carry with me to school and work.

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Janknitz 0 · January 02, 2014 at 10:34 PM

It seems that there's a split of opinion about whether plastics are really all that bad or not, but here's my take on it: They are finding traces of these plastics in our blood streams, our urine, our breast milk. Benign or not, it does NOT... (more)

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by 3280 · October 11, 2013 at 2:54 AM

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 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Can anyone suggest a good cooking alternative for cakes other than Almond meal as I have nut allergy and I find coconut flour really dry?

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greymouser 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Cake is pretty much the epitome of non-paleo food. Having said that ... alt="temp_alt" When I have to make faileo treats, I usually start there. alt="temp_alt"

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

is there such a product? i would like to make a paleo friendly cake. any one know a good recipe? im doing a whole 30 at the moment so no dairy, which means no butter

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greymouser 0 · January 08, 2013 at 4:16 PM

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.

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 253 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:02 AM

I find this subject so completely frustrating. I think we need a new vocabulary related to this subject. Depression meaning appropriate sadness due to situation or depression caused by brain/body disease? People who do not have the disease have... (more)

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by 1299 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 2913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

To echo Dr. Harris, it might be best to focus on limiting to the best of your ability your intake of n-6, particularly linoleic acid, rather than pumping the system full of n-3s, even if they are the long-chain DHA/EPA form. If you'd like to get... (more)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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 73 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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)

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Nemesis 0 · November 18, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Why does everyone think that nut/seed oils are the only sources of fat? I don't mean to be a pedant, as I love me some coco oil on occasion, but they aren't even close to Paleo. Lard, tallow, duck fat, bacon grease, etc. Those should be your... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

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)