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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

For a long time it was thought that one should avoid giving toddlers and children common allergens, such as peanuts, shellfish, dairy. Recently, pediatricians have changed their thinking and now say it is important to expose children to such... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

What is your view on corporal punishment on children (or general)? I personally classify it as abusive.

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MasterVycen 0 · January 28, 2014 at 7:01 PM

It is abusive and I have a feeling it's also not paleo, although I doubt anyone has actually studied hunter-gathers to determine if that's probably true. From an evolutionary perspective, why would parents naturally want to hit their children... (more)

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by 915 · about 2 hours ago

Hi guys, has any of you any expert opinion or just good knowledge on this matter please. I'm all for kids exercising & think it's more important than ever these days with our sedentary lifestyles. I'm not a crossfitter myself &... (more)

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paint94979 0 · January 04, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Don't let your kids do crossfit please

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by 438 · about 2 hours ago

For my toddler, I am considering purchasing a multivitamin: http://www.vitacost.com/rainbow-light-kids-one-multistars-fruit-punch-90-chewable-tablets I'm undecided, with the following arguments on each side: Pro-vitamin: As a toddler,... (more)

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samc 0 · October 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I gave my kids vitamins off and on over the years. Kids are pretty hard to break so not giving them vitamins early on won't destroy them. If they are eating a good mostly junk free low carb, low sugar diet you can skip them. I'd suggest running... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

I saw a question on here asking about the existence of Paleo B&Bs, and it made me curious about Paleo-friendly schools. Does anyone have information to share on Paleo-friendly schools, whether public/private/alternative, in the United... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 15, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Not exactly Paleo, but our local school district just started a French Language Immersion charter school. In addition to French language, French culture is a big part of the curriculum, and a big controversy in the town has been that they asked... (more)

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by 2954 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone had good luck improving meals in schools/daycare that receive government funding for meals and are therefore forced to follow USDA dietary guidelines? Here are the guidelines:... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 14, 2013 at 12:12 AM

A little hyperbole, don't you think... murdering them with this diet? A whole-food approach while not paleo is certainly fine.

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by 55 · about 2 hours ago

(Forgive me if this has been asked before, I did a search but couldn't find what I was looking for) I have been wondering lately as to how I will explain the Paleo/Real Foods way of eating to my daughter as she gets older? My gorgeous baby is... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 02, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Tell them to look outside and tell you what food they see. Do they see a skittles tree? If they can see it outside and get it and eat it then it's probably okay, as long as it's not poisoness. You probably don't want them to eat grains, all you... (more)

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by 18635 · about 2 hours ago

What is the recent developments in this field? I would like to know or be pointed towards the recent developments in regards to pre and probiotics. I have a child that has been on GAPS for almost a year and I'm curios as to the debate evolving... (more)

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jake_7 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

i've been looking into the probiotic world a lot lately and i'm with you i don't think we have nearly as much info as we need. i think our gut bacteria are basically what controls our health. there are 10-100 trillion bacteria in our gut biome... (more)

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by 796 · about 2 hours ago

I am looking for research studies to show to my pediatrician at my daughter's 1 year appointment. She is starting daycare, and needs a doctor's note to have any special dietary requests followed at the day care. I am interested in particular... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 04, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Lucky kid! There is some evidence that wheat may not be the best thing ever for children. Children in Japan who eat rice have higher IQs than the ones who eat wheat... (more)

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by 150 · about 3 hours ago

My daughter is a chocolate milk junkie...I have been cutting back on the amount of chocolate milk she gets in my home, but she lives with her father part time, so cutting it out completely is impossible...He feeds her junk and McDonalds and... (more)

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tonysolo 0 · August 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

A girl (4) and her chocolate milk???Which is the lesser evil? The girl.

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by 78 · about 3 hours ago

I found this awesome article and had to share it, what do you think? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200808/children-educate-themselves-iii-the-wisdom-hunter-gatherers For hundreds of thousands of years, up until the time when... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · August 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I'm a theatre teaching artist, so I find that while I am into education, I have a lot of concerns about school systems (and if I ever have a classroom teaching post, will still carry those concerns). One book I really enjoy is called Unschooling... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

I know the obvious answer is "It's different for everyone", but I'm just trying to figure out what the right balance is... mostly for my kids (8 & 10). Right now we're doing the whole30 so it's not in our diets right now. But when we... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · July 30, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Just treat it like a food not a beverage the lactose and fats need to be digested and the calcium tends to alkalize the stomach so a huge glass is probably not a great idea. But one to two glasses a day for growing kids is probably fine if they... (more)

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by 95 · about 3 hours ago

Hello, I have been Paleo/Primal since Nov'11 and am transitioning my family over. My children are young (6 1/2, 5 and 3 1/2) and are addicted to cereal. (I don't buy the sugar-bomb cereal - but it's still grains) Anyway.... am looking for ideas... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · April 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

You can take a gradual approach, or do it all at once. Some people do better one way, some do better the other. Start introducing meals where you either don't have cereal, or start serving cereal (preferably a gluten-free type, such as most of... (more)

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by 1448 · about 3 hours ago

Both my kids have diarrhea and I gave them both raw milk for the first time a few days ago. Obviously there are so many factors that could be the cause, but I wonder if this is common? They both have had pasteurized milk many times with no... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · June 14, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Chris Kresser wrote a nice post on raw milk buying guidelines http://chriskresser.com/raw-milk-reality-buying-raw-milk-safely Free Guide Raw Milk Guide http://www.traditional-foods.com/resources/Buyers-Guide.pdf The best article on raw milk I've... (more)

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by 1311 · about 3 hours ago

In contemplating trying for a baby sometime soon I have been thinking about food allergies and intolerances. What got me thinking initially was the evidence from my own diet - and anecdotes from fellow Paleohackers - about how progressively ill we... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 27, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Hi MayaBee~ This has been discussed before, see here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/72007/will-shielding-my-child-from-allergenic-foods-make-him-more-allergenic#axzz1qHGjSF5W My personal emphasis would be on protecting my child's gut... (more)

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by 5768 · about 3 hours ago

My niece an nephew (twins) went through potty training several months ago, however, they both were experiencing some issue with passing BMs. This caused them some stomach cramps and constipation. Of course the pediatrician recommended they... (more)

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Sarah_33 0 · March 26, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I don't have any studies, but I can speak from experience. My daughter has battled constipation since she was 6 months old (she is now 2). We had to give Lily daily Miralax because she was having such issues with constipation. We actually had... (more)

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by 8574 · about 3 hours ago

I am not a father yet but I was thinking about children's birthday parties, which are generally all about cakes, sweets and lots of fizzy sugary soft drinks. It suddenly dawned on my how much sugar these kids would be taking in and so began to... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · February 25, 2012 at 2:38 AM

For my old roommates daughter, it was a really fun to have fizzy water "cocktails" that the kids could mix themselves. We filled little cups (like the ones that come with water coolers, you can buy ones with fun patterns from the dollar store)... (more)

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by 524 · about 3 hours ago

My wife and I are expecting our first child in February. I have been Paleo for about 3 months, and my wife, while not strictly paleo, eats very healthily and prefers only natural and organic food. We live in Finland, and she comes from a farm... (more)

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Erik_of_Rockford 0 · November 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Personally, I dont stress about it. I know you probably will never get your wife to ditch the grains, so there will always be a supply in the house. As long as your daughter is fed some fantastic paleo friendly foods, and doesnt seem to have any... (more)

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by 25467 · about 3 hours ago

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/09/26/140753048/kids-sugar-cravings-might-be-biological

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loilo 0 · November 05, 2011 at 9:01 PM

"Unlike adults, who often find overly sugary things unpleasant" what a pile of bs, ( in my experience) 99.9% of " adults" are also massive sugar junkies, and most of the time they don't even know it.

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by 305 · about 3 hours ago

She'd be mortified if she knew I was posting here, but I'm at my wit's end. Daughter is a few weeks shy of 10. For years now, she has had massive bowel movements. We're talking brick-like solidity, folks. So much so that it clogs toilets if... (more)

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Allie_2 0 · October 13, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Oh my goodness, I just laughed my head off. Your poor daughter! And you! (Poor toilet...) Before going paleo my poop was pretty catastrophic as as well. I couldn't go anywhere! I still have some friends moms who remember me singularly for that... (more)

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by 8858 · about 3 hours ago

Back in the day we threw balls at each other or played basketball for 180 days a year, killing time, when we weren't doing the Presidential Fitness Tests. How would you change gym class in our schools? Keep in mind that universal access is... (more)

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goodgravymissmaisy 0 · October 01, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I loathed gym -- the rope climb definitely stands out as one my most humiliating childhood experiences. The idea seemed to be that if the teacher forced you to attempt it -- with no coaching on method, no exercises to work up to it -- in front of... (more)

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by 4258 · about 3 hours ago

I have celiac disease, as does my mother. My future spouse eats paleo (in fact, introduced me to paleo because eating gluten free but otherwise conventionally was not healthy for me). So I'm curious. Was anyone here raised paleo? What was it like?... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · September 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Mostly Paleo. I grew up in a place where everyone had some sort of vegetable garden and animals in th backyard, and if we wanted anything extra, like wine, bread, or cheese, we made it ourselves or bought it from a neighbor who made it... (more)

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by 8933 · about 3 hours ago

Belgium decided to introduce a veggie-day in all the schools. I read an article about it, and it talked about the usual crap : "meat is bad for the health, so this initiative is great for our children", "we will help the environment this way",... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · September 09, 2011 at 4:04 PM

I'm more concerned with the indoctrination of our children that meat is bad... and believe that has more far-reaching negative effects than 52 meatless days in a year.

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by 587 · about 3 hours ago

My kid is pretty paleo and before that was pretty WAPF. However, I had an ironically imperfect pregnancy that resulted in 1. my inability to walk for the last 4 prenatal months, and 2. my relying on lots of carby cruddy foods (such as cheese and... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · September 06, 2011 at 3:39 AM

I can't recommend highly enough that you listen to the AHS lecture by Michael Mew. He's an orthodontist and his lecture (the second half of the dentist lecture) was one of the highlights of the whole AHS for me. Listen for yourself, but my... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

My daughter is inpatient at the Hospital. I mentioned our paleo lifestyle because of the hospital food choices. Now the dietician is accusing that she is missing vitamins and minerals (she didnt say which) and calcium. I know there is calcium in... (more)

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Dr_Heather 0 · August 31, 2011 at 11:29 PM

My son (now 8 months) has a congenital heart issue, so I deal w the crazy hospital nutritionists all the time. I argued, cried, screamed and pleaded my case while there. The nutritionsts pull out their magic calculators and tell you what they are... (more)

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