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by 98 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

They are not necessarily unsafe to eat, but some people tend to have a higher sensitivity to nightshades (ie. people with autoimmune conditions). For me, green peppers do not make me feel very good. Indigestion and then they do not get digested... (more)

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by 137 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Basically, I'm new to this diet. A close friend of mine recommended it because he felt like had good results from trying it out and I trust his opinion. However, another friend of mine has been constantly telling me I'm following some sort of... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · April 16, 2013 at 6:22 AM

In regards to your take on 'modern food' -what do you classify as modern food? A packet of twinkies and GMO corn? Or are you referring to animals and veggies? Admittedly, a lot of our modern fruits and vegeatables have been bred to a point where... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/30/maasai-game-hunting-tanzania http://allafrica.com/stories/201303290873.html

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by 278 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I see this was done last year so I'll ask since it doesn't appear to be a breach of protocol. I didn't manage to get a ticket before they sold out and I would really like to attend. If anyone out there has had a change of plans and will be... (more)

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by 1683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

We all futz around with our diets trying to find what works best with our bodies. There are SO many various "branches" of Paleo (Primal, Whole30, Lacto-Paleo, PHD, Ancestral, etc). Is there a quiz or test or assessment anywhere that could help... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

To answer your question directly, Chris Kresser now offers something like that and I expect there are others. That actually sounds more complicated than what I did. In my first month or two, I emphasized fatty meat because that was what I most... (more)

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by 1683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I asked this question in response to someones answer on another question, she suggested I ask it as an actual question. So here I go... What would you define as "primal," "paleo," and "ancestral"? Ive heard both primal and paleo (obviously) and... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · January 06, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I wish we can call them all Ancestral. The words paleo and primal at best can only be metaphors. The word Ancestral covers all wild and domesticate plants and animals throughout the ages, plus our genetics from our parents back to the first... (more)

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by 10294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

About a year ago I asked this question about the scientific evidence against eating a lot of fruit. Apparently there isn't any, which could mean there is no research done on this subject, or simply that eating lots of fruit is generally healthy.... (more)

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free3337 0 · September 07, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Kitavans healthfully consume 11% of their diet as fruit (roughly 39 grams of sugar, depending on the fruit). 67% also comes from sweet potato, yam and taro. If 1/3 of their tuber intake consisted of sweet potato (this is speculation), then their... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Does anyone know how many are expected to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium? Will we be able to become members if we are not attending?

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by 15966 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I know we've had numerous threads about fruit-consumption, fructose in our modern fruits, old fruits and their tastes versus our modern day fruits, etc. This morning I came across this very interesting post from... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · May 31, 2011 at 9:35 PM

I think fruit has gotten a bad rap in the Paleosphere and much of it is unwarranted based on the idea that excess fructose causes a myriad of health issues. Well, it has already been displayed correctly in multiple studies that excess fructose... (more)

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by 25467 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Or do you have an idea of where to find one?

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henrydrn 0 · June 17, 2011 at 11:34 PM

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/tix/2446069029.html Someone is selling a ticket on Craigslist

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by 5232 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

As I understand it, our Paleo ancestors lived in much chillier times. I simply cannot fathom one of my predecessors sitting, huddled under a Wooly Mammoth pelt by the fire, cold-feeting anybody who tries to share the heat with him. However, here... (more)

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Aaron_1 0 · March 25, 2011 at 12:29 AM

I don't really like to answer with a link, but a blog I follow had an interesting post and discussion about cold weather exposure. http://naturallyengineered.com/blog/does-cold-exposure-make-you-stronger-or-weaker/ I hope you'll find it... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Looking for evidence/resources to the makeup, sugar, starch, fructose, glucose of Fruit over time. Specifically the generic fruit we eat today, what the ancestral versions were like, how we've "selected" the sweeter fruits and replanted, cross... (more)

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Nance 0 · July 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM

I'm 64 and much of the "modern adulteration" has supposedly occurred in my lifetime. In my opinion, many of the genetic manipulations have REDUCED the sweetness and juiciness of fruit. When I was a kid, you literally took a shower in juice when... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Anyone share some good links or recommended reading that can detail more Ancestral Eating on a regional basis example: Nordic culture adapted to milk, reason why alot of Caucasians from that area don't develop lactose intolerance at 20 as opposed... (more)

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MikeD 0 · May 27, 2010 at 12:39 PM

This is kinda a side note: I am still waiting on my results, but 23andme.com does genetic testing for both medical and ancestral genes. Combined would give you a good starting point since Ancestral can answer questions about where your people are... (more)

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by 1912 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

There are many flavors of Paleo floating around; the term itself seems to mean something different to almost everyone. What does Paleo mean to you? Which flavor do you subscribe to, and why? What changes have you made in your life as a result? (more)

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Louisa 0 · March 11, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Paleo for me, purely and simply means: 'A Blueprint For Life' - an authentic blueprint that I refer to in many aspects of my day and gain great pleasure in trying to move closer to as the years go by (the journey has been a long one). It covers... (more)

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by 10497 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Other names I have heard used for Paleolithic Diet (and its variants) include: Caveman diet Raw paleolithic diet CrossFit diet Paleolithic nutrition Primal diet Ancestral diet Evolutionary diet Traditional diet Neanderthal diet Any... (more)

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speno 0 · March 01, 2010 at 2:33 AM

The Neanderthal Diet, like from Ray Audette's book Neanderthin.