But Is It Paleo

But Is It Paleo

But Is It Paleo Questions

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by 180 · 2 minutes ago

Examples: alcohol - yes we probably came across fermenting fruit at times. Probably not like a glass of wine on a daily basis. coffee - likely that our ancestors took drug containing beans, roasted and then brewed them (in non existent... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:52 AM

The point is not to emulate a paleolithic diet. The point is to live as healthy as possible. The things you are citing: caffeine, nuts, seeds, dairy, and high-GI fruits are not counted by many as being "paleo" or healthy for you in large... (more)

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by 185 · 5 minutes ago

I'm watching a few videos from Paleo FX and trying to bring my 80/20 rule to more of a 90/10 rule [and beyond!]. I can't help but notice a huge sponsor in the backgrounds of these videos: Quest Bars. I'm a huge fan/addict of the protein and... (more)

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raney 0 · May 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM

I think it's more of an issue of hyper palatability - as with most processed foods. You shouldn't, naturally, find umami (glutamate in the whey), sweet, salty, and fatty all in the same morsel.

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by 111 · 7 minutes ago

should I stop taking it?

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Jen_20 0 · April 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Only you can decide if you should stop taking it... My personal experience is that it caused havoc with my hormones. Getting off it was a very hormonal experience for me (mood swings, irregular periods) but i am very glad I did. I had been on... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

it's a sauce that is popular in india , israel, iraq & middle east in general | usually made from: mango pickles grinded Fenugreek seeds lemon salt salt Turmeric (Curcuma longa) | maybe contains: vinegar mustard chili Curry... (more)

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josh_9 0 · April 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM

No grains? No dairy? No chemicals/preservatives? No soy? If yes to all, then you're good to go for the most part. Don't over think this whole "paleo" thing.

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by 423 · 10 minutes ago

Is there a list somewhere of seed oils? I keep reading on Paleo sites that seed oils shouldn't be used. What does this include? I'm assuming like soybean, etc. I also know that, obviously, seed oils come from seeds, but I'm looking for further... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Soybean is a grain/legume oil. Just like rice bran oil would be a grain oil. Corn oil as well. Peanut oil is a legume oil. Seed oil is by definition from seeds. Indeed, flax is a seed (it's other name is linseed). Grapessed oil ... well, that one... (more)

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by 423 · 10 minutes ago

So I've been wondering are the "Green Machine" drinks by Naked Juice Paleo? From what I can tell, they're only fruit and veggie juice. I wasn't sure how "Paleo" these are, or if a home-made comparable drink would be. I'm mostly unsure, just... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · March 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Since commercial juices are pasteurized in the USA, it destroys many vitamins including C. Then they add synthetic ones to it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_pasteurization Flash pasteurization, also called "High Temperature Short Time"... (more)

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by 427 · 11 minutes ago

I go out to eat a lot. Maybe 3-4 times a week. I guess it's safe to assume the worst and that they are cooking everything in rancid soy oil or some crap. I usually eat the same thing everytime: scrambled eggs, some meat(ham or steak) and... (more)

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alwayscurious 0 · March 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I don't eat out all that often; 1 meal per week, sometimes 2. I don't worry about it that much since I know my overall n-6 consumption is low. You could easily tweak your standard meal to reduce your PUFA exposure - order hardboiled/poached eggs... (more)

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by 1078 · 12 minutes ago

The biochemical importance of magnesium has been already well-described. Many here are familiar with the difficulties of getting sufficient magnesium from natural sources (i.e. not supplements). That of course makes me wonder how it is that our... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM

How much soil do you eat in a day, compared to say, a person who's dinner plate was/is the ground? Also, I personally believe that Paleolithic man probably did not get anywhere near the amount of absorbable calcium that we get today (if we eat... (more)

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by 32518 · 13 minutes ago

So lots of threads on this site about whether it is OK to eat CAFO meat for budgetary reasons and what to do if that's all you can afford. My question is simply, if we are telling people to eliminate the NADs (neolithic agents of disease):... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 02, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Of course it's not. But when it comes down to paleo with CAFO meat vs SAD with CAFO meat, the choice is obvious. Don't let perfection get in the way of improvement. EDIT: I see the question has been modified a bit. Though I don't think my answer... (more)

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by 5332 · 18 minutes ago

If it seems to work for me then it's paleo right? I also seem to get a bit of a kick from hydrogenated vegetable oils. Any reason why I should avoid these foods since they don't seem to cause me any trouble?

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Nemesis 0 · January 09, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Not really any point to eating "Paleo" then, is there? I tried a piece of garlic bread at a little Italian restaurant we went to last night. Was unimpressed. Instead I enjoyed a massive caprese salad, and an entree of shrimp scampi atop sauteed... (more)

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by 5332 · 20 minutes ago

I know we're lacking a definition at the moment for Paleo itself, but I wonder if there are some common elements we might agree on. Giving prescriptive answers rather than a methodology for making decisions, citing reductionist nutritionism over... (more)

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by 18412 · 21 minutes ago

Some have atrocious ingredients. But some are just rice and sea salt. Although most use whole grain brown rice. Do you think the whole grain aspect of some puffed rice is all that terrible? I ate one the other day and these things are as light as... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 12, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I tasted one once. IMO, you might as well chew on a piece of the nearest cardboard box. But then, if I slathered it with butter I might feel differently about it.

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by 1078 · 21 minutes ago

It's clear which is regarded as polite in contemporary neolithic western society. But which is paleo?

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · December 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM

The answer is it depends. Once again the C-word rears its head - CONTEXT! The optic with which you view the problems matters. As you know, digestion of starch begins in the mouth with amylase, which is the catalyst to break down starches into... (more)

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by 19220 · 22 minutes ago

Are tubas paleo? Some people say they are but I don't think that people had tubas in paleo times. Should I switch to organs instead? I hear lots of people say organs are more paleo than tubas. But which type of organ should I use? I really... (more)

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Kamal 0 · November 29, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I suspect that you're joking, but you might be surprised to learn that that remains of brass instruments have been found going as far back as 50,000 years in the steppes of Eastern Europe. Check out this TED :)talk for more... (more)

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by 480 · 23 minutes ago

Simple question. Let's review the pros and cons. It would be nice to include it in the paleo diet since its so convenient. Some authors say yes, some say no since it causes insulin and is not a natural food (derived from milk). There are a bunch... (more)

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August 0 · November 18, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I watched this last night, and it aggravated me a bit because she didn't talk about diet at all: Cynthia Kenyon on experiments that hint of longer lives So, if you watch that, you'll see that there is this relationship between insulin, IGF-1 and... (more)

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by 987 · 23 minutes ago

I'm trying to be realistic and rational about this whole paleo thing, which means I have to give up on the idea of eating grass-fed meat at every meal. I've started grabbing a rotisserie chicken once or twice a week when I'm short on time. I... (more)

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CR 0 · November 17, 2011 at 5:43 PM

I think if you need to even ask this question the whole Paleo concept is getting too difficult. Its hard enough adhering to this 'life-style' as it is, its definitely doable but requires a lot more effort, truth be told if you want to be real... (more)

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by 8979 · 28 minutes ago

Yes, I have heard of things like "pastured" butter. Recently I saw some "pasture-based" dairy. Is this the same thing as "pastured"? Or is it that they spent an hour a month out on the range, and then everything else conventional?

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Jack_Kronk 0 · September 14, 2011 at 5:50 PM

It means that the animal is raised on pasture, but likely has supplemental feed as well to ensure adequate nutrition. Most operations that have pasture based cows, even those that claim 100% grass fed, supplement a grass feed in addition to... (more)

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by 292 · 28 minutes ago

Hey all! I'm wondering if truffle oil is paleo? I don't have a particular brand in mind but would appreciate any input. I browsed around a bit but couldn't find an answer. I haven't indulged since going paleo, but thought if it was ok to eat then... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · September 13, 2011 at 4:12 AM

Real, high quality truffle oil made with olive oil is definetely paleo. Look for a chunk of actual truffle at the bottom. Beware of less expensive "truffle" oils that contain artifical truffle flavor in sunflower oil. They definetely exist. ... (more)

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by 705 · 29 minutes ago

I heard about high-oleic sunflower oil which has a lot less PUFAs than regular sunflower oil, about 4% according to nutritiondata. A close look shows that the n6:n3 ratio is 36:1 but perhaps with such low content that's not as important. Olive oil... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 08, 2011 at 8:16 PM

From a recent MDA post... "Dear Mark, I???ve been reading a lot of labels on so-called ???health??? foods that have high-oleic sunflower or safflower oil listed as one of the ingredients. Since oleic acid is the monounsaturated fat so highly... (more)

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by 125 · 29 minutes ago

I've been wondering about the preparation of the meet that goes into gyros. Obviously, many of the products we get in the US are mass produced and far from the traditional preparation. However, does anyone know what goes into this meat (aside from... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 31, 2011 at 4:27 AM

I don't know what-all they put in that delicious mystery meat, and I'm sure it varies, but after a millionyear hiatus from meat i was pretty excited to get me some gyro when the opportunity came up. As I was eating it I thought it seemed a lot... (more)

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by 101 · 29 minutes ago

Are gluten-free Lara Bars paleo? By the most-strict definition? If not, what is wrong and is it "OK"? W

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Katherine 0 · August 29, 2011 at 6:35 PM

In my experience, avoiding excessive linoleic acid is one of the most beneficial things to be done in toward the goal of achieving health. Lara bars, because of the nuts, have a lot of linoleic acid. Also when we dry fruit, the volume decrease... (more)

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by 1515 · 29 minutes ago

There are some conditions where it makes sense to avoid most carbohydrates, like in my case to cure SIBO and IBD by following a FODMAP/SCD/GAPS-style diet. This leave me with glucose. A few diets - the optimal diet, the lutz diet, the perfect... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · August 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I don't think gluconeogenesis is particularly hard. (See my post here.) And I also personally don't think mucous deficiency is anything more than a theoretical construct on Jaminet's part to rationalize his protocol. If you immediately felt... (more)

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by 951 · 30 minutes ago

Does anyone have any experience with Aged Cashew Nut Cheese? The ingredients are: cashew nuts, acidophilus & himalayan pink salt. As far as I can tell it's Paleo, but am wondering if it really is and/or has anyone has tried it? This is... (more)

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Shane_Toman 0 · September 06, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Technically cashew nuts aren't paleo because they need to be cooked thoroughly to become edible. They are poisonous raw.

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by 13983 · 31 minutes ago

From the book "Mastering Leptin" come these five rules for losing weight and/or managing other hormonal issues: Rule 1: Never eat after dinner. Allow eleven to twelve hours between dinner and breakfast. Never go to bed on a full stomach.... (more)

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animalcule 0 · August 04, 2011 at 8:09 PM

It sure makes sense to me, a skinny person who is oversensitive if anything to leptin (had problems for years with low appetite). I've had the best weight gain results doing almost the exact opposite (eating right before bed, eating giant meals... (more)

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by 688 · 32 minutes ago

I have a ton of beautiful beets in my garden right now that are ripe for the pickin'. Are beets a healthy paleo option, or is the sugar/carb content too high? I am trying to slim down a bit (probably another 10 lbs), so take this into account in... (more)

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GoClick 0 · August 20, 2011 at 7:18 AM

I like beets, enough that I've eaten them every day for the last week. But I have to stop the the beet love in here. You said you're trying to slim down, beets are not going to help you do that. You also indicated you were under the impression... (more)

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