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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 0 · about 9 hours ago

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 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 0 · about 9 hours ago

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 1884 · about 9 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 78422 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 2913 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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

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 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 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 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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by 50 · about 10 hours ago

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)

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gilliebean 0 · April 12, 2010 at 9:04 PM

You could try a toothpick. ;) But in all seriousness, here's an answer. Chewing gum comes from chicle: Chicle (pronounced like tickle) is the natural gum from Manilkara chicle, which is a tropical evergreen tree native to Central America.... (more)

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by 13983 · about 10 hours ago

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)

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gilliebean 0 · April 02, 2010 at 2:37 AM

Because I was looking for a specific list of paleo foods that have a positive effect on acute inflammation, and was not looking to debate the merit or mistake of attempting to reduce acute inflammation, I am reluctant to make Patrik's answer the... (more)

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by 3280 · October 30, 2014 at 4:59 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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