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by 26 · 1 minute ago

Sometime in August I plan on getting a breast augmentation, which is around 2 months, but before then my doctor recommends I lose between 5-10 Kgs. Currently I am 5'6" and 165 pounds. I heard about the paleo through a friend, and have been reading... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · June 04, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Having blobs of synthetic tissue surgically inserted into your body is not Paleo.

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by 30 · 3 minutes ago

I love coffee, but suffer from candida and I can't (don't want to:) stop my daily cup of coffee, so I bought an organic one and put a coconut oil and cinnamon instead of milk in it. I have only one not very strong cup per day, if I am studying for... (more)

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Jim_B 0 · May 23, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I run a 16/8 IF every day (in other words, I skip breakfast). I can stretch that out to 24 hours without any hunger. I'd consider myself "fat-adapted", generally LC, sometimes VLC, but the absence of hunger seems to persist even after... (more)

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by 56616 · 4 minutes ago

My mother has always insisted that french press coffee is easier on the stomach. I haven't drank much coffee in the past because it seemed to make my stomach more volatile, but I have been having regular drip coffee (I started with bulletproof... (more)

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Mike_White 0 · May 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM

French Press allows a lot of the oils that are otherwise trapped in a paper filter through. Generally speaking, this creates a beverage with a lot of body (dissolved solids), but less clarity. You can try diluting it with the addition of hot water... (more)

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by 5 · 4 minutes ago

I feel like the only person on the planet who doesn't drink coffee. I am relatively new to Paleo but it seems like coffee is a good thing and I'm wondering if I should try and cultivate a taste for it. I have never had any--I like the smell but... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · May 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM

You are the only person on Earth who does not drink coffee. Send me a msg and we will go to starbucks.

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by 45 · 5 minutes ago

So I'm curious about the pros and cons of one over the other. Usually I make americanos with HWC but occasionally with coconut. I like both. Is one better for health? How about for weight loss?

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Sara_S_ 0 · May 01, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Canned coconut milk PROS: Medium Chain Triglycerides Anti-fungal properties Canned coconut milk CONS: Often contains BPA (some claim they don't, others claim that all do, see Chris Kresser's article Often contain guar gum which can be... (more)

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by 9402 · 5 minutes ago

A bunch of sources say to avoid coffee if you are gluten intolerant, and apparently it was also mentioned at... (more)

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GoClick 0 · May 01, 2012 at 6:55 PM

It's an both and / either or issue. The pathology that causes you to develop a gluten sensitivity can cause you to develop sensitivities to anything else too. Other food allergies are EXCEEDINGLY common in people with Celiac disease, as are... (more)

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by 1418 · 6 minutes ago

Months ago I had some decaffeinated coffee everyday(about 2 cups) and I started to notice something. My right eye started twitching uncontrollably at random times. It was crazy. So I stopped drinking the coffee and the twitching stopped... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · May 01, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Part of your question was about substitutes for coffee. At times I avoided coffee, I very often enjoyed coffee substitutes. These typically consist of various roasted things, like grains, chicory, and other spices ("warm" sweet spices like ones... (more)

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by 1804 · 6 minutes ago

Howdy PHers. Let me give a little background on the question. I recently gave up coffee (and all caffeine) for 3 weeks as a little extra part of my Whole30. Starting yesterday I added it back and MAN I have missed it! I don't drink any other... (more)

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interrobung 0 · April 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM

In long-term longitudinal studies of 25 year lengths, as reported in 2008, coffee (regardless of caffeine content) was associated with cardioprotective benefits from up to 5 cups per day, increasing up to the 4-5 cup per day range (trend-line... (more)

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by 1644 · 7 minutes ago

On an older post (here), Mike White notes that any mold in coffee would result in it getting a lower grade, and that high quality or specialty coffees don't have problems with mold contamination. My question is this: What is this grading system... (more)

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Mike_White 0 · April 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Tea & Coffee has a great overview of this topic, as does Coffee Research. When people use terms such as "specialty" or "premium", this is what they're referencing. When coffee companies buy green coffee to roast, they typically buy it from a... (more)

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by 130 · 8 minutes ago

I love coffee, and for the most part, it doesn't give me any issues. However, sometimes, if I'm using half and half or drinking a latte, I'll develop extreme stomach pain and/or diarrhea. I've never had this problem using heavy cream in my coffee... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · April 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Coffee proved to be a strong trigger for increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut) for me. If you mix it with milk components that can cross the weakened intestinal wall (lactose, casein) problems arise. Do some self experimentation to see if... (more)

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by 1208 · 8 minutes ago

I have french press that I use to brew my coffee, but there are some concerns about cafestol. Appently using a paper filter in a conventional drip coffee maker will remove most of this. Can I just pour my french press coffee though a filter... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 12, 2012 at 4:09 AM

I just finished up a scientific (but not boring!) review of French-pressed coffee and cafestol. My own personal feeling is that it is a good thing despite rather predictably raising cholesterol. As you said though, you could run your French... (more)

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by 864 · 9 minutes ago

Investigate this: http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/beverages/r/eggcoffee.htm Thoughts? For those who don't wanna click: "Long a tradition in Lutheran church gatherings of Scandinavian-Americans in the Midwest, egg coffee is a light, clear... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 03, 2012 at 9:10 PM

This is misleading. Coffee with egg isn't for the yolk etc... They use an egg white in the coffee to clarify it the way you would clarify stock. A lot of that has to do with Norwegian/Swedish influence in the midwest. A lot of the baked goods... (more)

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by 68 · 10 minutes ago

Hi there, I am a Paleo-Dieter. But sometimes I get myself a Cappuccino to go. Mostly I get it by Mc Donalds. In Germany we can choose between - Soy Milk (lactose free but grain source somehow) & - fatreduced Milk (1,5 % fat instead of 3,5... (more)

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Starfox92 0 · March 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

If you have to pick between the two, the milk is better than the soy. Just remember dairy should be a minimum but soy is just a no no. I use to drink tons of soy milk before paleo, and trust me cutting it is great. I am spoiled and own an... (more)

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by 25 · 11 minutes ago

I stopped drinking coffee 6 weeks ago and have GAINED 10lbs! I switched to decaf tea and the occasional decaf coffee at Starbucks. I did start toying with IF around the same time, but stopped doing that two weeks ago because I wasn't losing... (more)

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Kamal 0 · March 20, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Don't worry. Caffeine increases basal metabolic rate and is a mild diuretic (although not enough to offset the liquid in the coffee). Thus, just like smokers, coffee drinkers often gain weight after quitting. Don't worry about the scale, worry... (more)

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by 789 · 11 minutes ago

Straight up coffee - I don't care for cream/sugar or any additives in my coffee - what kind/brand do you recommend? Also, I had a "hazelnut coffee" this morning @ Coffee Bean [was running late to work], I'm aware this is flavored, how bad was it... (more)

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Paleo_Wes 0 · March 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I'm very into coffee and I've tried some of the great roasters on the scene today. Handsome coffee roasters out of LA is amazing. If you live in the Northwest, Stumptown out of Portland has gotten national attention for their coffee. They have a... (more)

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by 95 · 11 minutes ago

I am a bigtime coffee lover but cannot drink black coffee. I can do without the sugar, but i do need some form of creaminess in there. I have been using a plain coconut milk that I found, but it leaves a film on my coffee which is kind of gross. I... (more)

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Molly_5 0 · March 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

BUTTER!!! Go Bulletproof. I carry a "first aid kit" in my bag when I visit the local coffee shop. Kerrygold and Dagoba 100% Dark Chocolate. I melt in my espresso and them have them froth it. At home I just mix it. I use 1 tablespoon of... (more)

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by 384 · 11 minutes ago

I am starting to realize that coffee really isn't my friend. I can bloat as much as five pounds if I drink coffee over a period of a few days, everything else being equal. I only drink the good stuff. I usually put raw milk or heavy cream in... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · March 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I have experienced the same if I drink just one cup plain black coffee each day for several days. Is feels like it disturbs the digestion and the whole system just stops up. The result is bloating..

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by 691 · 12 minutes ago

When is the best time to drink coffee, before, during or after a workout?

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none 0 · March 15, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Coffee! It is an interesting tool to use around workouts to achieve better performance, reduce pain, increase fat burning, and induce insulin resistance. That's right - RESISTANCE! But before you think that's a terrible thing to have happen, read... (more)

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by 75 · 13 minutes ago

I'm going to be making the switch to mostly paleo living (after years of swapping back and forth between SAD) and I'm sure I'm going to have a million questions.. First one is about coconut milk in my coffee. Do you just use canned coconut milk... (more)

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Mike_Shyu 0 · March 05, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I tried full fat coconut milk in my coffee, but to me it was disgusting. I'm sticking to heavy whipping cream.

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by 716 · 13 minutes ago

From my understanding in the paleo world, people are beginning to understand that studies done on nutrition are incomplete in too many respects to base our lives on. It is at this same time that we look at traditional cultures with excellent... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 03, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Hi, lenny! I don't think I'm illogical about coffee. I don't claim it's paleo, but I also don't think there's a consensus that drinking a couple mugs every morning is bad for me. I practice what I call modern nutrition--using what we know about... (more)

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by 56616 · 15 minutes ago

In case you haven't heard, Bulletproof Coffee is the latest trend in the Paleosphere http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/ To summarize, it's beans that are supposed to be low in mycotoxins +... (more)

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Mike_White 0 · February 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM

The coffee community is skeptical because he makes a bunch of unsubstantiated claims about quality and provides none of the transparency required to back it up. Coffee is a crop that grows on the side of mountains and is harvested under incredibly... (more)

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by 267 · 15 minutes ago

I've been experiencing a phenomenon that I can't quite figure out... my left ear always gets clogged after I drink coffee in the morning. I tried googling it but didn't really find much. Anyone got any thoughts about this? What could be the reason? (more)

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Gazelle 0 · February 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Yep, I have gotten vertigo from drinking coffee. It can trigger Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder which can plug your ears. Not fun!

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by 278 · 15 minutes ago

I put up a post several days ago asking for thoughts on my (maybe) high cholesterol. I've since seen chatter regarding raised elevations of cholesterol in people using a French press to make their coffee which is a device I've used everyday for a... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · February 20, 2012 at 2:55 AM

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2796.2000.00728.x/full http://www.ajcn.org/content/71/2/480.short http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nutr.17.1.305?journalCode=nutr "Some coffee brewing techniques raise the... (more)

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by 610 · 16 minutes ago

I very rarely get headaches, but two things that have triggered headaches for me are red wine - especially when I've had it for several nights in a row, and decaf coffee (regular might do the same thing, I haven't had it in ages). How might these... (more)

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Mike_20 0 · February 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Sensitivity to Tannins? Does chocolate set ya off? Cloves, tarragon, cumin, thyme, vanilla, or cinnamon?

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by 1363 · 17 minutes ago

Looking for some advice or personal experience from people here on this problem I have. For a few years I have been having digestive pain and diarrhea (gross I know, sorry). I could never work out what it is that causes it except I think that it... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · February 08, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Cut out coffee and eggs for a week. Don't add anything new to the diet. After one week, reintroduce the coffee or the eggs to the diet and monitor what happens.

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