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by 1078 · about 12 hours 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 3180 · about 12 hours ago

Since digestion begins in the mouth, and since there are leptin receptors on the tongue, would there be any benefit to digestion, leptin sensitivity, or other processes if the food is chewed extremely well? My whole life, I have 'wolfed' down my... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 04, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Yeah, I was always told not to eat so fast and I grew up to be a binge eater. So I guess they were right and I start every meal with a salad now to introduce the concept of chewing. I also avoid the most tender cuts of meat, but that's about... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hi! I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found this little piece of beauty when I was going to check out. http://www.peppersmith.co.uk/ It's made entirely from natural ingredients and sweetened with xylitol. I quit chewing gum when I went Paleo... (more)

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Anna 0 · March 29, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Xylitol might give you a problem if you're sensitive to FODMAPS, I think. Anyway, I'm not sure how it's significantly different than any other sugar-free gum, plus the whole sweet tastes giving you cravings for more sweets issue. Then again, I... (more)

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by 45 · about 12 hours ago

I thought I'd ask this because I haven't found a lot of info on it thus far... A post I read on PaNu mentioned tribal people chewing on leaves and bark etc., which made me think of asking this, and it just seems that humans like chewing on things... (more)

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Karen 0 · January 14, 2011 at 2:35 AM

You can chew the resin of American sweetgum trees (Liquidambar styraciflua) also. They grow wild throughout the eastern and southern US.

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:08 AM

I'm not trying to argue if it's wrong or not. Only thing I know is that we love the taste, but feel guilty after ingesting candies and such. Is there any hormone response that's bad for our health just by tasting them? (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Yes, the mucosa in your mouth will absorb some of the sugar, and the enzymes that break down starches into sugar will work immediately. It will make you HUNGRIER and CRAVING more. A lose:lose situation. You will be better off if you address... (more)

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by 4258 · October 30, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I just read a comment involving the amount of chewing. All my life people have told me I eat too fast, and should chew more. I've tried, and I start out slow and speed up. Any tips on how to train oneself to eat slower? What exactly are the... (more)

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Sam_6 0 · January 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM

The digestion already starts in your mouth. The longer, the better. Overall less digestive energy will be needed. You eat slower and may eat less ( When you are eating slower, your brain can tell you that you are full) Less stress. Just sit back... (more)

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by 149 · October 30, 2014 at 3:29 AM

If so, got any recommendations and/or instructions? Thanks!

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Jon_3 0 · June 16, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Mark's Daily Apple makes mention of chew sticks on a blog post regarding dental health. It's only a couple paragraphs but there are some hyperlinks in there as well. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-take-care-of-your-teeth/ (more)

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by 7063 · October 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

Ok, sounds weird, but I regularly pull large pieces of fat from dried meat and chew and chew and chew for hours it seems, then the pieces go down complete and I wonder if I should have swallowed it or thrown it away. Can our stomachs cope with... (more)

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Kikilula 0 · February 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

I chew my bites of fat and meat about 3 or 4 times and then swallow. My stomach/intestines seem to cope properly with them... they would surely show up on the other end, if they couldn't... Somewhere (Stephansson?) I've read about chewing and... (more)

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by 4181 · October 25, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I'm desperate to get liver into my life, after being paleo for a good while now (though not 100%) I've yet to see any of the purported changes in skin and hair but I can't stomach the taste and I can't afford a blender If I were to cook the liver... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · July 01, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Cut it up super small and add it to chili. I usually add it to meatballs, hamburgers, stew or chili using my blender (even a small magic bullet works and is seemingly affordable at about 20 dollars).Oh and make liver jerky (using lots of spices to... (more)

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by 1720 · October 20, 2014 at 3:23 AM

How long does it take for your nails to return to normal healthy size?

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · October 28, 2011 at 3:13 AM

I just chew mine down, no clippers, and spit 'em out. What's a bad habit about that?

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