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by 10 · about 18 hours 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 915 · about 18 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 0 · about 18 hours ago

My husband have been following a 80/20 Primal/paleo diet for the last two years. My husband has lost over 80 pounds and I, though I have never been over weight, have maintained a weight that is 7-9 pounds less then I use to be. Our Daughter who... (more)

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Desmond 0 · January 07, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Maybe get her to do some pushups? Burpees? =)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

My New Years resolution was to start a Paleo diet. I was struck down with strep throat and survived on only yogurt for the first 4 days of the year, but now I'm ready to go. I will have lots of questions I am sure but my first question is about... (more)

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PrimalFit_D 0 · January 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM

A little Paleo... is better than no Paleo.

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by 55 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 1448 · about 19 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 5509 · about 19 hours ago

I saw a post by a parent (unrelated to this site) who is eating paleo. She used cauliflower to sub for another ingredient in a meat pie. She was excited that her children liked the pie and said that they said it was the best they've had...and her... (more)

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Sarah_33 0 · April 05, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Preparenting, I would have agreed with you...I vowed to never lie to my children, that he/she/they were only going to eat all natural organic foods, and that we were going to raise them valuing health and wellbeing... Actual parenting, I consider... (more)

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by 5768 · about 19 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 11581 · about 20 hours ago

Interesting article on how evolution explains why children protest bedtimes so strongly. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201110/why-young-children-protest-bedtime-story-evolutionary-mismatch The answer begins to emerge as... (more)

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sage_ 0 · October 14, 2011 at 6:59 PM

my three were vastly different from one another. the oldest slept with me until he was four; the second never slept with me and happily waved good-bye to the room as he was carted off to his solitude. the youngest slept with me on and off till... (more)

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by 305 · about 20 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 300 · about 20 hours ago

Nowhere is all the misinformation about health and nutrition scarier than when raising a child. I love my boy (now 7 months old) so much and want to spare him the health problems I had/have. Gut dysbiosis, autoimmune issues, unexplained aches n... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · September 29, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I plan to follow the guidelines (although I will paleo-ize them) from Nina Planck's book: "Real Food for Mother and Baby" Esentially, she says that after 6 months, you can just start feeding your baby whatever 'real food' that you've prepared... (more)

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by 90 · about 20 hours ago

My daughter has joined a play over summer vacation which involves an hour round-trip commute twice a day. The problem is that every time my three year old son gets in a car for over 45 minutes (no matter road conditions) he ends up throwing up all... (more)

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LiciaH 0 · June 30, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Ginger really is one of the best things for motion sickness or any nausea. Take a look at these - they might have some at your local Whole Foods or other healthy food... (more)

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by 340 · about 20 hours ago

There are situations for every parent where a little sugar goes a long ways. Such as coaxing down medicines with a young child. We've been using Agave and are thinking about Stevia. I understand Stevia has been used in Japan for awhile, and has no... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · May 18, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Occasionally my daughters (4, 17 months) will have something that has a few drops of liquid whole leaf stevia throughout. I have no problem with a liquid whole stevia concentrate since it's made by boiling stevia leaves and reducing until highly... (more)

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by 340 · about 20 hours ago

First question from newbie :) So this source claims that infant weight charts 100 years ago were circa 10% lower (at 1 year of age). We've recently moved our kids to paleo (age 2 y, 2 y, 3 months) and are kind of lost on benchmarking. We... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · May 14, 2011 at 3:32 AM

You can troll around Google, and there are different growth charts for Breastfed vs Formula fed. Some linkage here http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/growth/ Have a look into the World Health Organization charts. Our little guy is 13 months... (more)

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by 865 · about 20 hours ago

First off, I've been paleo for two years, and it's been an outright miracle for me. That said, I find that no matter what I do (LC, VLC, meat-only, IF, calorie cutting, HIIT, strength training, etc.) I can't seem to get below about 12-13%... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · April 14, 2011 at 1:48 AM

My daughter is 13. When she lived with her mother before I got custody she lived on a processed gluten/sugar diet. While her transition is slow(she still cheats at school sometimes and when she visits her moms) she's lost 30+ lbs and looks like a... (more)

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by 10294 · about 20 hours ago

My 18 month old adorable son has this skin thing called cradle cap (wikipedia here). We're not worried about it, as it seems to be benign and temporary. But because I'm always wearing my paleo goggles, I thought asking this community for some... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 01, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Pieter D, One theory of cradle cap is that it is related to hormones--high androgen levels at the time of birth lead to overactive sebaceous (oil) glands for a period of several months. However, that explanation does not seem to hold true for... (more)

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by 421 · about 20 hours ago

My new years resolution is to move my kids towards a more paleo style diet in 2011. My kids range in age from 8 to 14. I have one child with mild autisim and another with ADD, so that's the primary motivation driving this change. They currently... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 06, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I would think this is a great time to experiment with the "paleo baking" type stuff. It really helped me transition to have brownies and pumpkin bars and carrot cake cookies as snacks. The ingredients were all "paleo". That way they can have... (more)

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 4:16 AM

I am new to paleo but not wheat free, I have 2 small children 2 and 5. For me paleo diet is great and the kids wheat free easy (eldest had suspected wheat intolerance early on) so we are adapted to that. Just wanted ideas for full paleo ideas... (more)

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olena_kovalchuk_GP 0 · October 21, 2014 at 1:56 AM

My kids fell in love with Chomps Snack Stick from the day one. Ever since they’d like to chomp it everyday. I'm really grateful to my friend who recommended them to me. I think  Chomps are one of the best snack options for my kids as... (more)

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by 438 · October 23, 2014 at 4:16 AM

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 2954 · October 23, 2014 at 4:03 AM

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 78 · October 23, 2014 at 3:49 AM

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 95 · October 23, 2014 at 3:36 AM

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 5509 · October 23, 2014 at 3:36 AM

The local co-op is open for proposals for classes to teach this summer. I want to teach a class:). Since my degree is in child development and family studies, I'd like to teach a class that is related to childhood nutrition. I don't have many... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 14, 2012 at 2:09 AM

I like your ideas and I think you came up with this title yourself: "Making Food Fun for your Toddler" Give them maybe 5 ideas, with examples/demonstrations. Maybe focus on preparation/presentation/languaging appropriate to that developmental... (more)

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