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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
Do anyone have any good suggestion of gum, or suitable alternative, that isn't based on xylitol or other sweeteners? I really like to chew something at the end of a meal for 20 minutes or so to stimulate some extra saliva, and let the jaws work... (more)
I like to avoid things like ibuprofen and other meds of that ilk. Mark Sisson had a good post on anti-inflammatory foods a while back. He listed things like: Garlic Broccoli Spinach Kale Bok choy Cauliflower Cabbage Onions Peppers But I want... (more)