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by 0 · 34 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 0 · 34 minutes 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 · 35 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 15 · 36 minutes 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 438 · 37 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 2954 · about 1 hour 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 1418 · about 1 hour ago

Have you read the study that was conducted on very young children many years ago where they let the children choose what they wanted to eat without influencing their choices in anyway? It is called "Results of the Self-selection of Diets by Young... (more)

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Monte 0 · February 01, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Top things to learn from the study: We're omnivores. We thrive on minimally processed natural foods. Okay got it. And then there is this.... ...the average distribution of calories per kilogram of body weight (regardless of... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour 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 55 · about 1 hour 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 270 · about 1 hour ago

My daughter used to love to just pop my fish oil pills in her mouth & chew them up, but recently she lost the taste for it. Does anyone have a recommendation for a supplement she might eat (she can't swallow pills yet). I looked in to Eskimo... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

My son was so into the Nordic Naturals fish oil gummi worms, but they are pricy and didn't seem worth it, so we only got one container. I also got some omega 3 gummies from Trader Joe's that I use as treats sometimes, but haven't scrutinized the... (more)

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by 18635 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 95 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour ago

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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by 5768 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 305 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 25 · about 1 hour 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 2949 · about 1 hour ago

As the title says, I got a live-in nanny job for a 7 year old girl, single mom situation (saving up to move to california, finish school, and start my own paleo practice yeahhh!) The mom was happy I'm studying nutrition and love to cook, I... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · August 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM

First of all, you need to get on the same page. The mother values the idea of nutrition, feels you have valuable information, and is willing to learn. You don't have to be sneaky about it, leave books lying around, or anything like that. Doing... (more)

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by 30 · about 1 hour ago

Both of my daughters are also on the paleo diet (trying to cure leaky gut) and lately they have both been peeing through their diapers at night. This comes and goes with the diet it seems. I must be doing something wrong - is it too much carbs or... (more)

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Ed 0 · July 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Hi Jill, You are right to wonder about the effects of diet on urine volume at night, but I don't think that it's necessarily anything abnormal happening. Also, it's perfectly normal for 3 year-olds to wet the bed at night. The kidneys are... (more)

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by 90 · about 2 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 2 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 865 · about 2 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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