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by 4306 · about 7 hours ago

When I made the (abrupt) switchover from (organic) SAD to Paleo, I suffered from constipation, something that continued appearing from time to time. What I have learnt is that, for me at least, the most important factor is my gut bacteria. Since... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM

On March 20th 2011, I discovered that I had T2 diabete. At that time: I weighed 310lbs Had a HbA1c of 10.2% Couldn't feel any of my toes (neuropathy) Shit my brains out at a sniff of carbohydrate. Had constant Sleep Apnea Had a broken penis... (more)

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by 28 · about 7 hours ago

So I started the Paleo lifestyle about 3 weeks ago. I eat only meat/fish/eggs, non-starchy veggies, and nuts/avocado, with the occasional piece of 90% dark chocolate. I eat about 60-80 grams of carbs a day, 1200-1400 calories, and I exercise... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Your diet and exercise look good to me (about the same as what I do). Paleo is a great baseline for good health and can address lots of issues, but isn't a silver bullet. Note that some people have found that the Paleo diet decreases their... (more)

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by 48 · about 7 hours ago

Expeller-pressed coconut oil is healthier and, at least on the international commodities market, cheaper than canola oil. So why don't more restaurants use it as their cooking oil of choice, particularly as its reputation for being a healthy oil... (more)

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mammal 0 · March 07, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Most people are still entrenched in the "saturated fat is bad" dogma, so they wouldn´t qualify coconut oil as healthy.

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I began paleo 2 years ago, and can't say enough how much it's positively impacted my life. However, I've always seemed to do well with a high-fat, high redmeat/eggs and very, very low carbs. I couldn't handle sweet potatoes or even fruit just... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 21, 2012 at 12:29 AM

When i started paleo about 18 months ago, i too was very low carb, lots of red meat and eggs, and i felt great and my body transformed for the better (with help from exercise). However, there were times when i just couldn't stomach the meat for a... (more)

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by 1000 · about 8 hours ago

Without watching this movie, I suspect it's mostly proving their point, but not actually suggesting what we need to do. So, to anyone who's seen it, what are the bullet points for what the movie says that I DO in order to heal my brain. Is there... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 04, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Been a while since I watched it, but there was enough good stuff in it that I ended up buying it. Maybe I should watch it again this weekend. (And I've seen both Food Matters and Hungry for Change, so I hope I'm recalling the right one in what I... (more)

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by 2199 · about 8 hours ago

What arguments have you heard that changed your mind and led to a shift in your attitudes/behaviors about a dietary/fitness/medical paradigm that you have been following? What convinced you? Ex. Reading Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet and... (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I was a vegetarian (but sort of a fake one because I often ate fish) and had been for two years. After a lot of research (spurned by finding Stephan Guyenet's blog) I no longer believed animal products were bad for your health, but I still thought... (more)

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by 814 · about 8 hours ago

http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/7/512.full.pdf+html The journal article refers to Burnout Syndrome as a disease of modern society with physical and psychological consequences. I've worked in the social services field for the past 15... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · May 17, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Switching over to a paleo lifestyle brought the rest of the inadequacies of my life into sharp relief. I thought I was a very healthy person with no major health complaints when I made the switch. Within a few weeks, I became very aware of how... (more)

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by 1026 · about 8 hours ago

I'm studying computer science right now (2 years ago I liked mathematics and wanted a cool career, so I decided computer science would probably be best), but after a year of paleo I'm starting to hate computers more and more. They are just boring.... (more)

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VB 0 · April 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I worked for 18 years with great pay and excellent benefits and had a stable job and a comfortable environment. My boss loved me. But I started hating what I was doing, my heart was not in it. So I quit and now I am going back to school. There... (more)

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by 1213 · about 8 hours ago

I have been lacto-paleo for only three weeks, but the things I've noticed have been fairly startling. I am not overweight, but I have seemed to always carry my weight under my navel, and that is shrinking daily. It was fat I thought I was doomed... (more)

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Noena 0 · March 14, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Yep.... I'm a 55 year old feeling like I have the energy of a 20 year old. I have a 1.5 year old Red-Bone Coon Hound that is very high energy and I wear him out. He quits running before I do!

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by 1683 · about 8 hours ago

I have been Paleo for 6 months now, and have had no weight loss. I am an active Crossfitter (5-6 days a week of activity) so I know that while my BF has dropped, my weight has increased because of muscle. I have tried eating NC and VLC to no... (more)

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spongedaddy 0 · November 05, 2011 at 2:43 AM

Have you tried intermittent fasting? I found IF + CrossFit + paleo/very low carb to be golden for shedding body fat, getting in shape, and increasing performance. I lifted weights for years and packed on the pounds with extra helpings of the... (more)

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by 5477 · about 8 hours ago

Have you read or commented on these articles? "If you start asking around, you???ll find that a surprising number of people have GI issues. The incidence of gut problems, major and minor, seems to be on the rise ??? and it seems to be distinct to... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · August 24, 2011 at 5:18 AM

That is wonderful... I hope he gets it done. A step in the right direction for sure.

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by 20353 · about 8 hours ago

What change to your Paleo diet are you contemplating? Or have you likely already arrived at your life time food choices?

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Kaz 0 · August 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

I have a few things I'm trying to accomplish. One, I don't eat enough red meat. I was veggie for several years, and still have a slight aversion to the savoriness of steak. I'm making an effort to include it several times a week versus just... (more)

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by 1689 · about 9 hours ago

Do your feet (the physical feet, not walking mechanics) seem different after long-term barefoot walking/running? Here's a study concluding that born-barefoot walkers have wider feet than born-shoe... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM

My feet have certainly gotten wider. I didn't have narrow feet before, but I could still wear "normal" shoes. My most recent trip to find women's dress shoes was a nightmare. Fancy flip flops is about as dressy as I seem to be able to get now. ... (more)

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by 13692 · about 9 hours ago

At the risk of subjecting you to yet another banal and certainly verbose question, I decided to take my answer to another question as the basis for a different topic. I am going to post a few snippets from something Dr Kurt Harris wrote on another... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · June 30, 2011 at 3:43 AM

I started my weight loss journey believing I was a II. After 100 lb loss I came to realize I was a III. After another 50 lbs I became a IV and I live as a IV now. I never, expected to have to eat low carb the rest of my life or to have to... (more)

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by 382 · about 9 hours ago

Typically what are some of the first significant changes one will see after doing the Paleo diet. Or expect to see after a few weeks on it

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Vrimj 0 · June 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM

For me it is joint pain. It goes away without gluten and sugar and comes back when I eat sugar. I think it is different for everyone, but that is one notable effect I get in the first week or so.

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by 5629 · about 9 hours ago

Sure, Supersize Me may have had fraudulent methodology for the experiment and misleading results, but the overarching message was very on-point in my opinion. I did like Fathead, but it wasn't Paleo. There's tons of Vegan Docu-ganda out there,... (more)

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Kelly_1 0 · June 08, 2011 at 1:05 AM

I am a film student and I'm seriously considering this as my Directing the Documentary project I have to do!

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by 20787 · about 9 hours ago

Does food taste different to you now on paleo? I was eating a sweet potato today and realized that I now LOVE the taste of sweet potato whereas I used to vaguely not care for it, preferring regular potatoes. And my ability to taste natural... (more)

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Paola 0 · January 13, 2011 at 8:45 AM

I can detect the presence of MSG in food, even when negligible for other people. I cannot stand artificial flavors, they really taste chemical... In general, I have a heightened sense of taste: food that before tasted pretty good is now... (more)

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by 477 · about 9 hours ago

I've got a friend who eats a SAD. She has been having some serious issues with high blood pressure lately, and her doctors are wanting her to go on pills, probably forever. I've done some basic research on helping her change her diet, and there... (more)

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Andy 0 · November 09, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Although I don't consider myself a member of the "paleo cult" those who actually seem to be a little mental about eliminating all things "modern" from their diet. I've been "eating paleo" for longer than most of the paleo folks out there... at... (more)

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by 40 · about 9 hours ago

About how long did it take for any of you to go paleo? How many cheats, days or weeks, did you have before knowing this is a permanent lifestyle change for you?

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JJ 0 · May 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM

I think the "complete conversion" is actually a misnomer. I've been Paleo for more than a year, and it's still an ongoing process, mostly because I had to continue to educate myself. At first I ditched all grains, legumes, sugar, and dairy, but... (more)

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by 10294 · about 9 hours ago

I'm looking for people who know and/or have experienced changes in their psoriasis with a paleo diet/lifestyle. I've been having a little bit of psoriasis around the elbows and knees for some 7 years. I was generally healthy and fit, and was... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 08, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Psoriasis is discussed here. Basic points: vitamin D, healthy gut flora, decrease inflammation, all of which paleo should help with.

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by 94 · October 31, 2014 at 4:01 AM

I think one of the hardest things to deal with I'm currently battling is the idea that I can't ever have a hamburger with bun again. I mean, I know I can, but as soon as I do, I'll surely get incredibly sick from the bun. Now, I know the proper... (more)

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cocobanana 0 · March 02, 2013 at 5:08 AM

It definitely does get easier, hang in there! Keep all of the tempting food away and then you won't be able to eat it, anything worth having is worth fighting for and good health is certainly worth fighting for. See those advertisements on TV... (more)

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by 748 · October 31, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Have you ever managed to get a food place to switch from margerine to butter, cage to pastured eggs etc? My local cafe is pretty trendy, they use fancy sourdough, redonkulous espresso, lots of handmade goodies, but there is a big tub of meadowlea... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · June 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Seriously, the worst they can say is no. Be very friendly and casually say "heyyy... any chance you may offer butter as an option sometime instead of just margarine - maybe charge .50 or $1 more for the customer if they want it?" 1. You asked.... (more)

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by 3743 · October 31, 2014 at 3:28 AM

For me it was Iodoral. I'm not interested in eating seaweed everyday nor is there a good source around my area. 2nd would be selenium and 3rd magnesium. Update March 9, 2012: I'm reneging the Iodoral, selenium, and Mg claims. (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · December 06, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Coffee has done wonders for me!

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by 2873 · October 31, 2014 at 3:27 AM

I used to be a neurotic calorie counter for a good 1 year before starting Paleo. At first, it got me places; I got good grades at university, I learned the piano, and I was an overall way happier person. But then it got to be an obsession.... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · November 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I did the 801010 diet a couple years ago and there all about eating massive amount of calories from fruit, before that I was on your typical raw vegan starvation diet. Now on a paleoesque diet(which is basically the fruit thing+a ton of pro/fat)... (more)

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by 5629 · October 31, 2014 at 3:11 AM

I feel like my tasetbuds are much less sensitive than they used to be, and now that I've started eating Paleo/Primal I'm trying to stay away from too much salt. I think it's going to be one my hardest addictions to break. I've already conquered... (more)

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Kaz 0 · March 17, 2011 at 10:31 PM

How long have you been off the cigarettes? It might take some time for your tastebuds to regain full functionality after ten years of smoking. Paleo has made me appreciate the real, natural taste of foods so much more. Not to sound like some... (more)

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