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by 10 · about 14 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 0 · about 14 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 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hey all I'm about 5mos in to the paleo lifestyle and my little ones have just gotten sick for the first time. The whole family eats paleo and I'm not sure what to give my 2yr old for an upset belly. I always got cinnamon toast when i was... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 30, 2013 at 4:25 AM

There are paleo thingss you can give her: apple juice (watered down), apple sauce, mashed banana, rice (some people find this paleo). If she will take warm or cold bone broth that's great for her. Talk to your doctor about electrolyte... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 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 15 · about 14 hours ago

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 10 · about 14 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 40 · about 14 hours ago

I've got 4 children from 6 years old and down. I also have a farm with lots of animals to care for, cows to milk, and a sewing business. I, of course, also cook everything from scratch, which takes time. Three meals a day is so hard to find... (more)

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RK 0 · May 07, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Actually, I think this is very feasible. My family eats pretty much like this. (My 4 are ages 13, 7, 5, 4). (also, we homeschool). Most days: Everyone is up between 7-8. They are free to eat fruit (I keep apples, bananas, oranges, and usually... (more)

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by 2954 · about 14 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 5 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all, My family has just started the paleo diet. I have noticed my 5 year old will constantly hicup and belch for about 30 mins after. I notice my stomcach also feel tight with gas but not much belching. We eat grass fed beef, chicken, lamb,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 19, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Google FODMAPS. May just need to swap out certain veggies.

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by 5 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 0 · about 14 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 2022 · about 14 hours ago

Took my 4 year old to the doctor Thursday because she had a wheezing cough and a fever. I have always assumed she had allergies because she is always itching her nose and sneezes several times (last I counted, 14x) in a row when she wakes up. She... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Mandy are the ear infections bacterial? I sure hope so with all the courses of antibiotics. Several courses in a four year old will not be good for her immune system. Please give her hefty doses of probiotics for a while (I personally would... (more)

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by 78417 · about 15 hours ago

We know that what happened to Dr. Kruse came from people who post frequently on this site and are probably even moderators here. Are these the kind of people you all want to be associated with??? Really? Moderators, delete my paleohacks... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 08, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I agree. Please delete my account also.

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by 95 · about 15 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 15 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 15 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 1311 · about 15 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 15 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 571 · about 15 hours ago

As a kid I remember pretty severe hair shedding, to the point where my Mom became concerned enough to take me to the doctor. I remember the doctor gave my Mom basically a diet plan for me to follow, but I really don't remember what it was, and I... (more)

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Judy_Converse_MPH_RD_LD 0 · February 24, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Yup when a child has thin weak dry brittle hair this is pretty much about protein. That can mean (a) poor/low total protein intake (b) low total calorie intake, which obligates any protein eaten to be deaminated and burned for energy (instead of... (more)

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by 8574 · about 15 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 15 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 11581 · about 15 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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