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by 0 · May 30, 2014 at 8:56 PM

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 188 · February 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM

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 43 · September 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

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 512 · September 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

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 0 · July 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM

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 512 · June 07, 2013 at 2:55 PM

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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Bill1102inf 0 · June 07, 2013 at 2:55 PM

There are no antibiotics in ANY FOOD THAT YOU EAT!

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by 1012 · March 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

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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Leave_Milk_Alone 0 · March 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

All ingredients should always be listed on packaging, period. The fact that the industry is trying to redefine milk is a clear sign that they will use any passed law to their advantage. Even though NBC stated that the industry says they will... (more)

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by 2316 · January 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM

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 · May 28, 2013 at 6:22 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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Anthony_Pierre 0 · February 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

la llave is very very good

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by 15 · January 09, 2013 at 12:03 PM

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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by 2316 · September 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM

What else are you paranoid of ? If your like me: sunscreen, cleaning chemicals, scented candles, perfume, fabric softener...

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Alan_6 0 · September 13, 2012 at 4:22 AM

In all seriousness, grains (Bread products in particular, so yes gluten/wheat) make me fart. I work in a small confined room with 4 other people too so I am not very popular when i do occasionally give in and order a pizza. So its not me who is... (more)

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by 2316 · June 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM

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 · June 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

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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Resurgent 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I use a reverse osmosis machine. After that I use these drops to re-mineralize the water. http://www.traceminerals.com/products/liquid-tablet-minerals/concentrace-ionic-minerals (more)

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by 734 · September 10, 2013 at 1:40 PM

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 11476 · August 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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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Robin_Gaines 0 · August 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Creatine can help you build and recover faster but if taken with proper workout and balanced diet. Be humble with your workout as Dr. Jeff Of connecticut university states that creatine is not a magic bullet that can make you Mr. Universe... (more)

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by 50 · March 17, 2013 at 3:53 AM

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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Dan_Wich 0 · March 17, 2013 at 3:53 AM

I'm actually in the middle of writing of an article about hypromellose / hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, which appears to be the primary ingredient in this "gluten replacement", and has been in use for at least 60 years. So this is likely just a... (more)

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by 596 · May 26, 2012 at 12:55 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 358 · April 07, 2012 at 12:24 AM

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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mamaduff 0 · April 06, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I love sushi as well, but I order mine without rice! Sometimes they'll replace it with cucumber or something... I find I have to order one or two more rolls than I would with the rice, to get enough food... but I feel much better afterwards, and... (more)

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by 517 · March 31, 2012 at 9:05 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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gydle 0 · March 31, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I buy organic roots (carrots, parsnips, potatos) because they always taste better. The rest I buy local and wash well before eating/cooking. Sometimes it's organic, sometimes not. In switzerland the regulations for what passes as "organic" are... (more)

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by 970 · March 07, 2012 at 5:44 PM

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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PaleoGran 0 · March 07, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Heather, if one avoids the following, as Dr. Kurt Harris explains at his blog, Archevore, on the Get-Started page: grains legumes high-PUFA foods such as nuts, seeds, and their oils high-fructose fruit, sugars, corn syrup, etc. foods which... (more)

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by 4275 · February 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM

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 retardant,... (more)

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Alex 0 · February 17, 2012 at 3:11 AM

I slept on a cotton futon for 25 years. But, as I've gotten older, I've started to have back issues, and it got to the point where I could no longer get a decent night's sleep on a futon. Right now, the only mattress that is truly comfortable for... (more)

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by 952 · August 30, 2011 at 9:39 PM

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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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 30, 2011 at 9:39 PM

I use Biokleen produce wash. I buy organic and usually from the farmers market but I NEED to wash my stuff. I'm less concerned about chemical residue or dirt than I am of contamination from people and their grossness. Do you know how many... (more)

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by 5852 · June 11, 2011 at 1:09 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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Jan_2 0 · June 11, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Just saw this story today: http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsenic_chicken.html

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by 7946 · November 01, 2013 at 5:43 PM

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 5852 · November 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

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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Jason_Charles 0 · November 30, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Miami Pool Tech provides complete cleaning service for your pool. By testing, maintaining, checking the water chemistry and sanitizing pool water. The company is mainly focused in providing all solutions to your pooling problems. They are fast,... (more)