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by 598 · about 15 hours ago

In light of a few recent threads (for instance: this, this, and this) I've taken action and started eating a few Glycine/gelatin rich foods such as thick broth, pork skins, and even some good paleo gelatin treats... Turns out it's really easy... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 21, 2014 at 8:36 PM

It's either at 12% of calories in total or at 12% of calories from protein as glycine where you start to see slower physical growth in rats. As in, they don't grow as large. To play it safe 10% of protein calories as glycine would be what I... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hey y'all! I'll try to be as brief as I can but I'll give a little background: I'm 18, 5'7'' female in college. All my life I was bigger than other girls, and it didn't help that once I got old enough my dad got me into old-school Olympic... (more)

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Hapoy1 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:54 AM

I'm sorry to hear you are having troubles. I changed to paleo for digestive reasons due to pain meds messing with my digestion and bowels and if I Lose the 15#s I need to lose then great, my main concern is digestive. I too like the good paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone, ive been informing myself about the paleo diet and ive hit a wall with the fats. Reading a lot ive become convinced that we need all kind of fats in our diets, also we need to balance w3 and w6, on the other hand acording to a paper... (more)

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by 2318 · about 15 hours ago

"Liquid Light is a plant-based fulvic acid liquid mineral complex created by nature in an ancient petrified plant deposit of Utah. The ionic trace vitamins and minerals are extracted using a cold process to create a liquid supplement that contains... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · July 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I have not used what you have described - but used the following with good... (more)

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by 3280 · about 15 hours ago

As I understand it, there's "two oceans of water": one inside-the-cell and one outside-the-cell. Sodium attracts water out of the cell and potassium attracts water inside-the-cell. From what I understand, edema is when water accumulates... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 08, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I'm not sure if your question is about edema, so if you're trying to cure edema or if you're just trying to stay hydrated? But in general, I have read that salt is also important for hydration, so likely Chloride as well, I'm not sure it would be... (more)

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by 2097 · about 15 hours ago

Some schools of thought perpetuate the claim that eating meat/dairy will make your body more acidic. Is it at all worthwhile to measure your body's alkalinity/acidity with pH strips? If upon testing over a period of time would a consistently... (more)

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CD 0 · April 04, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Here's my 2 cents. Obviously PH Strips work. The question is, if your urine is acidic, is that a problem? If the body is working correctly and maintaining an alkalinity/acidity ratio. Then it would make since for the kidneys to filter out... (more)

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by 2407 · about 15 hours ago

I agree we should try and get our nutrients from food. But our soil is depleted, and getting 4-10g of potassium per day as paleo humans got is pretty hard. Potassium is pretty important for many things, especially nitrogen retention and lean... (more)

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Monte 0 · February 01, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Coconut water. A cup contains about 500mg of potassium. Way easier than getting it from pills.

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by 65 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone! This is my first question, I'm new to paleohacks. I went back onto the paleo race, 3 months ago, agreeing that this was the best non-diet diet for my body and spirit, that I have ever done. That it is what I wanted to do for the... (more)

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aseafish 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:30 AM

If you are talking about occasional treats, foods that are special or new, foods that are simply tasty and you want them from time to time, you should have no problem. If you're talking twice a day, not so good. Have you read anything from... (more)

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by 5150 · about 15 hours ago

By regularly, I mean once or twice a week. That's all I need to ensure I have 100% complete control over my eating habits. I feel so light and pure on shrooms, that I want nothing "filthy" to pollute my body. I eat a 100% healthy,... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · September 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM

There is a lot of evidence that prehistoric humans (and even more recent than that) ate psychedelic mushrooms and other psychedelics ritually and for healing purposes. So are psilocybe mushrooms paleo? Definitely. I as well have lately been... (more)

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by 468 · about 15 hours ago

I want to eat pancakes made with tapioca flour. I just made them for the first time (with a high percentage of egg and banana in them) and they were good. But my question is, is there a way to buffer the insulin response created by the tapioca... (more)

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Farrah 0 · September 09, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall hearing from someone that eating a high fat content food before consuming foods that result in a high insulin spike can help in reducing that insulin spike.

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by 130 · about 15 hours ago

Thoughts on what is 'best'?

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CD 0 · September 06, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I don't think there is a single answer to this. Lots of High Quality Veggies and Lots of High Quality Meats are necessary and proper consumption for humans. How many? depends on your goals, your activity levels, other foods you are eating (by... (more)

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by 1439 · about 15 hours ago

You might check out the NetFlix movie Pururambo. There are also youtube videos like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aV_850nzv4 which I have not actually watched. (Unfortunately the youtube version of Pururambo is in a language that... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 04, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I agree with most of that. Some people take Paleo TOO FAR when they start talking about not bathing and all. I use commercial soaps, makeups and things (mostly Lush, Tom's of Maine, and Bare Minerals, so a little better than conventional but it... (more)

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by 4163 · about 15 hours ago

This is a really interesting video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT_KX-gff4o&feature=player_embedded#! I used to be evangelical about low carb which worked, until it, ehh, stopped working. What do you think? Will paleo eventually lead us... (more)

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Milla 0 · February 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Hi Sarah-anne, Essentially there is nothing new about what this video says, and it just says what plenty other paleo bloggers and experts have said: you start with the basic blueprint and then you adapt it to yourself. I mean, check out Mark's... (more)

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by 56616 · about 15 hours ago

When I was in high school I worked at a camp for little kids. One day I was assigned to shadow a kid that they told me had something called dyspraxia. He was from England, where the condition is quite well-known. Apparently it's not much diagnosed... (more)

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Stabby 0 · February 08, 2012 at 9:51 PM

What I would do is tinker with every possible nutritional and lifestyle modification you can. Eliminate all factors you can possibly find in a systematic way. It might not be nutritional, but oftentimes people benefit from the fringe of... (more)

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by 20353 · about 15 hours ago

Which books, in your opinion, work together to create a well balanced understanding of paleo knowledge? Books and blogs are all welcome. EDIT: If you could go back and do it all over again which books would you read and in which... (more)

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Anondson 0 · January 25, 2012 at 3:42 AM

I've read quite an overload in the past 9 months. I don't know if I'd change the order for any other. But it went like this. From top to bottom, first to most recent: Is Sugar Toxic (essay in the NY Times) - Gary Taubes GCBC - Gary Taubes Sugar:... (more)

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by 1353 · about 15 hours ago

If i take vitamin a i heard i need vitamin d and same with iodine selenium and i heard magnesium and calcium. Is this all true and which others need to be balanced?

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sallycinnamon 0 · August 18, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Zinc and copper are very very important to get right - if supplementing, it's important to take a ratio of 10:1 zinc:copper, however it is possible to have an existing imbalance which may be made worse by supplementation. For example, I have... (more)

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by 4991 · about 15 hours ago

Hi. I am thinking of introducing one of either hemp or flax seed to increase my intake of omega 3. But I am concerned about the balance - apparently flax has an omega 6 / 3 ratio of 1 / 4, while hemp has a ratio of 4 - 1. So, if I mix the two and... (more)

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Ikco 0 · August 16, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Mark did it again: Flaxseed (link): "Flax seed is rich in a form of omega-3 fatty acids called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)" "Research has shown that young women convert 21% of ALA to EPA (compared to 8% in men) and 9% to DHA (compared to 0-4% in... (more)

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by 22913 · about 16 hours ago

I'm unsure, as I've read both camps. How much importance do you put on muscle strength balance? For preventing injury, many camps claim that you need body balance. Some only push towards opposing muscle groups like abs/back, others for the left... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 10, 2011 at 10:43 PM

As you get stronger and increase the weights that you are lifting, it naturally balances out since the stimulus when you start out that causes the imbalance (for me it's the clutch pedal of my car) becomes insignificant compared to the intensity... (more)

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by 2318 · October 30, 2014 at 5:03 AM

I must have eaten something that really, really didn't agree with me combined with too many fermented vegetables, but long story short I have been up all evening/night/morning perched in a squat position. I have never experience bowl movements... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

You'll want something to replete electrolytes and hydration - so coconut water would be good, seasalt with water would be good. Drink these slowly, so as not to trigger another bout. Following up with some probiotics and prebiotics might not... (more)

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by 598 · October 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Do copper and zinc need to be consumed in balance? Do they compete for absorption? Do they have opposing effects like omega 6 and omega 3 or do they work together? What exactly do they do in the body? How much should we be getting? Do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I'm surprised people think they have Zinc deficiencies. Copper is harder to come by in diet typically. Many soils are deficient in copper, but contain sufficient zinc. I know that when I supplemented with liver, I found that beef liver produced... (more)

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by 10 · October 30, 2014 at 4:30 AM

I will try not to write a novel here, but I could really use some help. Quick backstory: I was strict Paleo for about a year. During this time I cured my cystic acne and felt great. Eventually I started not to feel not so great, and erroneously... (more)

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tbunchylulu 0 · November 22, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Can you tell us your age and activity level during your year of paleo? Also, did adding the grains and beans back in reverse your hair loss? Had you originally last a lot of weight when you went paleo? I had the experience of doing about 50-70... (more)

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by 85 · October 30, 2014 at 4:25 AM

Hello good buddies! I'm interesting in exploring a more balanced omega 3:6 diet, and maybe even getting it to 1:1. I understand there are a host of health benefits, including potentially depression lifting? What would such a diet look like, and... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · October 02, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Some might disagree with me, but I feel like if you could somehow manage to get a 1:1 O3:O6 ratio (extremely difficult to achieve in this day and age) you would achieve immortality. Your telomeres would stop dividing or whatever and you would... (more)

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by 3280 · October 30, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Other than perhaps cramping, has anyone experienced any other effects/problems from having potassium and/or sodium out of whack? Just curious, Mike

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Chinaeskimo 0 · June 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I work in a restaurant kitchen with no AC. On hot days it can be over 100 and that is without standing in front of the fryer/melter/stove. I then crave weird foods and pour so much salt on my food that you'd think I was insane.

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by 974 · October 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

William Davis writes on his blog, Heart Scan Blog, "While hunter-gatherers who consume meat along with plentiful vegetables and fruits live a net alkaline diet (urine pH 7 to 9), modern humans who consume insufficient vegetables and too much grain... (more)

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Ed 0 · November 13, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Interesting question, Michael. I think that the whole obsession some seem to have with acid/base balance is misplaced (see also here and here for previous discussions). Urine pH between 4.5 and 8 is normal. Urine pH varies depending on your... (more)

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by 135 · October 29, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Ok, paleo people, we have gone pretty far... Conventional wisdom does not see these kind of articles a lot. However, I think this is the hardest part to do for optimal eating and living. I finally picked up The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 18, 2013 at 6:51 AM

3) Organic grass-fed tallow from cow, sheep, goat, bison, venison etc Pros - low in PUFA, heat stable so good for cooking, good O3/O6 ratio, easy to make if you can get the suet fat Cons - very difficult to clean of crockery, can congeal in... (more)

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