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by 198 · about 2 hours ago

What happens to sugar after it is baked? Does Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose have the same chemical properties after baking or do they become similar at the end? More theory than practice as I don't bake much anymore.

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 20, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Baked goods with sugars usually contain substantial levels of acrylamides due to Maillard reactions that occur while said goods are being heated to high temperatures. Acrylamides are toxic and carcinogenic, see here:... (more)

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by 529 · about 2 hours ago

I've always found tap water generally unpleasant. I want to hydrate/ find a solution to tasty/healthy/clean-feeling water. (TL;DR: Tap water tastes bad. Mineral "(filtered over minerals for a clean, crisp taste") PUR filter + tap water tastes... (more)

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AdamM 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Well for the shower issue, what I would suggest getting is a shower filter, as in a hot shower with the steam, the chlorine changes to a gas, and turns to chloroform, a highly toxic chemical, which can cause dizziness. As for the drinking water,... (more)

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by 1042 · about 2 hours ago

Article Link: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/artificial-sweeteners-milk According to the article I just read: "In a petition filed with the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 01, 2013 at 6:04 PM

You are misinterpreting their wording, it would still be listed on the ingredients. http://m.nbcnews.com/business/chocolate-milk-fight-industry-asks-fda-ease-fake-sweetener-rules-1C8621251 (more)

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by 2341 · about 3 hours ago

I have come to hate most chemical cleaners...even fabric softener. I don't really trust any of them and I will never use hand sanitizer. I went swimming in a lake yesterday & I'm wearing the same pair of shorts to the library today. As... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

YES. Nice question. I grew up in a household where we weren't obsessive about cleaning, but my father is a germophobe. The kind that, if there was one speck of mold on a huge block of cheese, he would insist on throwing the whole thing away,... (more)

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by 788 · about 3 hours ago

Do you filter your water? How do you do it? Reverse Osmosis, Carbon, etc. Between the chemical runoff and the government actually ADDING chemicals to the water it seems that a water filter is a necessity. What do you use if anything? (more)

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Rearden 0 · June 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I use a whole-house filtration system. This one is the best out there. http://amacwater.com/whole-house-filtration

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by 734 · about 3 hours ago

Hello everyone, I've been buying the same brand of coconut oil for a long time now, and I've been very happy about it... Until now. When I opened a new jar, I just ate a table spoon of coconut oil without really thinking about it. It tasted... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 03, 2012 at 10:02 PM

"small, black dots" = mold = mycotoxins. You don't want those. Toss it or return it. The company may have already had complaints about a contaminated batch. Mold is usually introduced to coconut oil along with moisture or from coconut meat that... (more)

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by 50 · about 3 hours ago

Apparently, Dow has developed a plant-based cellulose that mimics gluten attributes and helps gluten-free bread, pasta and dough taste more like the real thing. It is a little unclear what this actually is but it looks like it might be some sort... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 26, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Let me see - a chemical company that made non-stick cooking material that is carcinogenic creates fake gluten. Let's count possible gut irritants that can contribute to leaky gut that are non-gluten: 1) non-gluten grains 2) legumes 3) dairy 4)... (more)

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by 368 · about 3 hours ago

So of all the foods I loved I can't live without sushi (odd growing up a poor Italian American stuffed with delicious homemade pasta all the time). I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on eating the stuff from people saying it is fine to people... (more)

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Senneth 0 · April 06, 2012 at 10:17 PM

There are many rice free options....besides sashimi served plain. My favorite chef always make's me a sashimi bowl. It has a wide selection of fish, sliced mangoes, sliced avocado, little lemon slices, cucumber noodles. Then he puts lemon juice,... (more)

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by 4295 · about 3 hours ago

I've often thought about sleeping on the floor or a minimalist bed ??? but I???d not thought before (until I read this blog post) about ???off-gassing??? ??? i.e. all of the coatings and chemicals that are used in mattresses to make them fire... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM

We have been sleeping on an organic latex mattress for the last 5 years. I really didn't see the point of eating grass-fed, organic, yada yada and then poisoning myself at night. It was part of a concerted effort to minimize the endocrine... (more)

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by 7970 · about 3 hours ago

I recently started eating some of the dehydrated organic coconut I had lying around, as a snack. So has my wife. It's delicious! Then she asks a question about processing, and I honestly don't know the answer. There aren't any sneaky chemicals... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 23, 2011 at 3:37 AM

I think you're safe. I don't think I've ever run across a brand that uses any kind of chemical extraction. Do you know the brand?

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by 5838 · about 3 hours ago

I recently moved and my new place has a community swimming pool and spa. I have been thinking of adding swimming to my exercise regimen. I also love going in the spa to relax. I'm assuming that the chemicals used to clean the pool / spa are not... (more)

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oliverh 0 · January 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Swimming for me is one of the most beneficial and natural physical activities there is, especially when mixed in with other sports. I am surprised that Mark Sissons for example doesn't recommend it more in his work out routines. I think the... (more)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:38 AM

Has anyone else noticed that the food you used to eat tastes like a vile concoction of chemicals?? Yesterday I stupidly thought "ooh- let's have a tiny piece of this Terry's chocolate orange that my other half just opened." It was in my mouth for... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · May 30, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yes, definitely. Even when I was heroically trying to be vegan (or is it whimpilly?) my taste changed to where I couldn't eat processed food, especially artificial flavors and anything with a lot of unidintifyable and unpronounceable... (more)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:27 AM

Hello everybody; Both my wife and I have hashimoto (an autoinmune thyroid disease) and are strict paleo for more than a year, with big improvement of health. We are now renovating ourselves a country house in the north of spain, it??s the house... (more)

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Big_worm 0 · July 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM

If you have no problem why cause a problem!!!

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by 529 · October 21, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Given the large concern over antibiotics, PCBs, and other harmful-to-ingest chemicals, would farmed salmon contaminate cast iron, earthenware, silverware, ceramic, etc. which it is cooked or eated in/with in a manner which would resist washings,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 07, 2013 at 1:07 PM

The soap you use to clean your dishware likely has more deleterious chemicals than anything coming from cooking factory farmed meat.

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by 2341 · October 21, 2014 at 4:13 AM

I just read an article that reminded me how much of a fungicide, pesticide and chemical sponge potatoes are...which kind of ruins my day since I need like 20lbs a week to keep up with my workouts. Should I really try to avoid 'dirty' produce at... (more)

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Tal 0 · January 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM

at a farmers market this farmer told me if i was to eat only 1 thing organic, it would be potatoes. He says hes terrified of eating "conventional grown" potatoes.. I have a friend that lives in PEI (prince edward island), one of the top places to... (more)

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by 25 · October 21, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Hey Guys, I was wondering what your thoughts are on Organic De-Caf coffee? I want to see if I can introduce it into my Paleo diet but known that generally coffee is a no go. I want to reintoduce it for the health benefits of coffee and the fact... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · February 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I also am interested in decaf coffee. I DO believe that going with a quality cup of regular, caffeinated coffee is superior, but for myself (and probably other people as well), I am too caffeine-sensitive to drink it more than once a week. I... (more)

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by 11557 · October 21, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Lately I was contacted by a guy I go to uni with, and he was interested in getting a bit of dietary advice to help him lean out and have more energy throughout his weightlifting. The food part of the advice was relatively easy- he is getting... (more)

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Jon_11 0 · May 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I used to do bodybuilding, and I can tell you the GNC crap that is sold (which I'm assuming is where he is purchasing his supplements as it is a staple of the BB community--either that or Beverly International or somewhere like bodybuilding.com)... (more)

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by 519 · October 21, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Status signalling (the Hansonian variety--to raise the relative status of groups/ideologies/etc that you favor.) Well constructed studies which establish that preservatives, pesticides or sprouting inhibitors applied to the produce in question... (more)

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Anthony_3 0 · March 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Because the pesticides, preservatives, etc. might have a harmful effect, and while organic is often more expensive, it's not prohibitively more expensive. So it's more of a "playing it safe" kind of thing rather than a "scientifically proven" kind... (more)

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by 971 · October 21, 2014 at 3:42 AM

I'm starting to worry more and more about the processing of and modifications made to my food. I think most (but not all) of my undesireable food reactions come from the isolation of certain molecules used to enhance flavors or increase... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 07, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Eat foods without labels from trusted sources.

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by 952 · October 21, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I'm concerned that the chemical stuff we use to wash product is probably even more dangerous than shampoos, toothpastes, etc as we actually eat it then. But on the other hand there is a risk of catching a deadly infection as the products are... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 30, 2011 at 5:04 PM

I use water only; largely because I only buy organic veggies, mostly from local farmers at the farmer's market. I find (from years of observation) that most small farmers take a lot of care with their produce--especially the lettuce/fresh-eaten... (more)

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by 43 · October 20, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Ok so basically, I used to have HORRIBLE allergy problems, then I went full paleo in jan and found out i'm wickedly gluten intolerant and won't touch ANYTHING remotely filled with wheat... I've been doing full paleo with a cheat once a month... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · September 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I took activated charcoal (the kind dave asprey just came out with) on both days, that helped mitigate a lot of the problems, I used to be wickedly intolerant of dairy when I was a kid, I think i'd better steer away from dairy for a while until... (more)

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by 596 · October 20, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Hello, I find myself often eating vegetables from regular produce. The market regulations in Europe are stricter than in the US, and some chemicals may not be used here, despite the fact that since i live in a peripheral country, the produce is... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · May 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I have a spray bottle with a mix of water and white vinegar and spray conventional produce with it before eating. I generally rinse after the vinegar spray because, well, I don't want my apples to taste like vinegar.

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by 5838 · October 20, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Just read this article link text Definitely not a scientific article, but has anyone heard of this before? Does anyone have any other info that may be more credible? (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

It is common practice in the US and other parts of the world to feed arsenic based compounds to chickens to improve their growth and control parasites although it seems this in now about to change thanks to some new research. Worries about its use... (more)

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by 10294 · October 20, 2014 at 3:05 AM

I guess almost everybody eating paleo, also has made some other ancestral inspired lifestyle changes. Things that come to mind and are discussed often are exercise, sunlight, sleep, shampoo, barefooting. My question is about the other things,... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 26, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Here's what I'd add to the list: Water quality Air quality Living in too large communities (viruses, social isolation, ...) Sitting on toilets instead of squatting for your elimination needs Monogamy vs Polygamy Working 9 to 5 versus much more... (more)

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by 15 · October 18, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I want to get a sleeping mat made of reindeer or sheepskin, but if I am sleeping on it i am going to worry about harsh chemicals used to process it. Are there any places where I can get a natural/vegetable tanned skin?

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