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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

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 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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Peachfoo 0 · November 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Hey guys thanks for your responses, we have had a really good week moving to paleo options with the kids. I have kept porridge for breakfast on school days, oats milk and a little honey nothing else, but on the weekend we had eggs and fruit. I... (more)

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by 438 · about 14 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 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 15 · about 14 hours ago

Wondering how far I should really go to avoid gluten in my toddlers diet at daycare. I have been making so many substitutions I'm stressed and feel like I'm taking it too far. I don't want to buy gluten free products that are made with bad... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Oh my gosh. So you are making a paleo version of every meal the other kids have so she doesn't feel left out. Bless your heart. But, what on earth are you doing to yourself? That is way too much stress. Breathe...... I have seen the most... (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 0 · about 14 hours 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 1418 · about 14 hours 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 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 270 · about 14 hours 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 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 78 · about 14 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 14 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 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 95 · about 14 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 14 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 14 hours 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 14 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 14 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 25467 · about 15 hours ago

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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 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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by 305 · about 15 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 15 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 4258 · about 15 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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