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by 10 · 36 minutes ago

She is constantly on the move, even when shes not at cheerleading practice 5 times a week she's always dancing around. She has been off school for the past few days as she can't walk cos her muscles are hurting her. This is possibly down to a... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 28, 2014 at 2:57 PM

I'm not a low carber, and so would recommend high glycemic carbs like rice and sweet potatoes for snacks. Your sister sounds like she needs support for aerobic exercise, and that's precisely what these foods are good for. Your body only needs... (more)

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by 0 · 39 minutes 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 915 · 41 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

I have a 3yr old who can be very fussy, we have only gone full Paleo in the last couple of weeks. I have done Paleo or similar lifestyle diets before but generally my son still has bread. This time I have decided to cut him off of it all as well.... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:39 AM

There are a couple of paleohacks threads already about this. Here's one I could find quickly. http://paleohacks.com/questions/141196/paleo-lunch-box

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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 60 · about 2 hours ago

I have a 3 y/o who is a very picky eater and essentially a carboholic. Looking to get advice from parents who have transitioned young children to paleo. How long did it take? How did you approach it? Sudden or gradual transition? Please, I... (more)

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Vern 0 · August 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Yep. Pick up Eat Like a Dinosaur. Read their blog. http://paleoparents.com/ We used some sub foods, like rice pastas and home made french fries to transition to a paleo diet for my 4 year old. We had extreme success in the "This is what's being... (more)

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by 78 · about 2 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 2 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 0 · about 2 hours ago

I have been slowly converting to paleo ever since I got pregnant and had my son. I made all of his baby food from scratch after he got off of breastmilk and through that time I myself was trying hard to get off bread and sugar. Now that he is... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · July 28, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Personally, and this isn't a criticism, I don't think it's good to be restrictive with kids' diets. I mean beyond garbage stuff, and even then, I tend towards some leniency. If he likes the milk and cheese, and he isn't allergic to it, just buy as... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi everyone, I am quite new to the paleo/primal lifestyle. I found it searching for ways to help members of my family who suffer from obesity. I need to move slowly with my children so I won't have an outright mutiny. So far I have cut out... (more)

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CD 0 · July 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM

make the meat part of the meal, not a side item. like: moussaka - http://www.thefoodee.com/recipe/867/ lasagna (omit flour it's not needed) - http://www.food.com/recipe/zucchini-lasagna-lasagne-low-carb-749 stuffed peppers -... (more)

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by 753 · about 2 hours ago

The other day, I was sitting around the corner from a cafe area in a hospital, waiting for my grandmother. I heard two children walk up, and their mother(I presume) trailing behind them. She asked what her first child what she would like to eat,... (more)

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Ralph_Furley 0 · June 22, 2012 at 2:02 AM

I pitched a couple of hundred pounds of organic produce from my farm yesterday afternoon because nobody wanted it and it finally started to turn. I suppose that the crows will eat well. I'm not exactly bullish on the future health of our... (more)

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by 95 · about 2 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 2 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 5768 · about 2 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 2178 · about 2 hours ago

If you had the opportunity to create a 6-week program for city kids, and wanted to incorporate the paleo lifestyle, how would you do it? My passion is health/nutrition and fitness, and I'd love to bring that to these kids (or anyone who'll... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · February 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Are we to assume that "city kid" = low income? If so, then no, I wouldn't focus on grassfed meat, organic produce, or anything like that. If you want to make change, work within their reality. Give them things that they can reasonably be expected... (more)

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by 305 · about 2 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 2 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 8933 · about 2 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 25 · about 2 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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by 25 · about 2 hours ago

Hello I've had enough of people undermining our efforts to paleoise our children. I've decided that I would write a manifesto to give to grandparents and other unconvinced interfering relatives. What I would love are some compelling stats, you... (more)

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Stephanie_3 0 · August 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I treat it like an "allergy." They bring a special snack to Church (no goldfish for them!) We have an allergy chart up in their Sunday school class and my daughters are on it as "no grains no sugars." My mother law was sneaking them kit kat bars... (more)

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by 1801 · about 2 hours ago

A friends status on FB got me thinking about this. Her son was using a toy as a gun. She has no idea how he knows about guns. A few comments suggested that boys just do this kind of thing - it's genetic. My DS is always surprising me and using... (more)

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wildthing 0 · August 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

My 2 boys used ANYTHING as a gun. Sticks, leaves, broken toys. My nephew had two older sisters who dressed him up in their ballet clothes...he broke out and put on a super hero cape and moon boots...he wore it every where. Everything more than... (more)

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by 5768 · about 2 hours ago

I personally don't believe and I think the science can support the case that adults cannot eat to much protein. However, what about for children since their digestive organs are still developing? My 1 year old consistently east 2-4 ounces of... (more)

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free3337 0 · August 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

These first two studies are about infants, and the second two about pregnant... (more)

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by 2729 · about 2 hours ago

Just curious what other paleo parents out there are feeding their kids. It can be hard when you're the only one in your playgroup not letting your kid slurp baby "fruit" "food" out of a foil pouch. Would like some reassurance that we're on the... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · August 15, 2011 at 1:29 PM

We're lactopaleo, with a 4.5 year old and a nursing 20 month old, eating a wide variety these days, including seasonal summer fruit. For a decent idea of what's in regular rotation, check out the ~110 (and growing) posts where I show pictures and... (more)

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