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by 373 · November 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Do you feel it is our responsibility to confront the conventional wisdom that we so often come across in articles like this one on --gasp-- Huffington Post, that advise us to steer clear of bacon and saturated fats, or suffer the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 13, 2013 at 3:51 AM

If I'm ever quoted in some famous phrase book, I hope they pick up on my favorite saying: with ability comes responsibility. (yeah I came up with it, though I doubt I'm the first) Since you know the truth, you should tell people. You have the... (more)

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by 0 · October 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I want to know what keeps you pushing forward with your lifestyle. Is it that you used to be overweight and never want to go back? You used to be sad and this makes you happy? Why do you keep on rubbing against the grain (no pun intended) with... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · October 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I'm not pushing forward, just doing it, taking shit as it comes day by day, trying to be well. Won't always do the best, will make mistakes etc, but remember that it is opportunity to learn... 'Such is life.' Eating whole foods, moving might... (more)

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by 381 · August 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Does anyone else like the simplicity of taking a whole chicken, skinnning it, quatering it, smothering it will a paleo bbq sauce and eating it throughout the day? I really get bored trying to think of meals that are based on just earth grown... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 19, 2013 at 9:50 PM

First off, chicken is one of the most tasteless meats there is, so how could you say it tastes like heaven. It only tastes good if you season it well with those boring "earth grown nutrients" and spices. Would you rather base your meals on... (more)

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by 993 · July 18, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Could it be that the federal government pushes whole grains, vegetable oil, low-fat milk, low fat diets, 25 grams of soy protein a day, etc as some part of a great conspiracy theory to get us all sick, even though they secretly know it's bad for us? (more)

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shezmu 0 · July 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Kinda like what others implied, don't attribute to THE NEW WORLD ORDER! that which can be adequately explained with someone being knee-deep in bribes.

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by 993 · April 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Lately I've been limiting my fruit intake due to carbs, and my mom's persuaded that it's unhealthy. Not saying that I'm cutting ALL fruit, just consuming much less of it. I eat veggies and organ meat, so I don't think I'm missing out on anything.... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Maybe if she insists, you can eat berries and sour apples, or lower fructose fruits, everyday. Oranges, bananas, mangos, and pineapple all seem to have too much fructose so keep your consumption of those fruits low.

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by 993 · June 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM

How come Conventional Wisdom is always preaching to us that our diets should be low in fat, but then tells us to increase the amount of MUFAS in our diet. Isn't this kinda contradicting itself? The other day I saw on a bag of pistachios how... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 20, 2013 at 2:56 AM

I absolutely do think CW fears fat, but if you ingest fat they especially fear sat fat and recommend PUFA instead. Meanwhile food processors take the "PUFAS are better than sat fat" and twist it into PUFAS are "heart healthy".

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by 3023 · March 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Fooducate is mostly a very good blog. Their byline is "eat a bit better" and that's exactly what it'll help you do. They try to push for food that is closer to natural and call our attention to food marketing lies. But... they are still attached... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 20, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Disclaimer: not a diabetic. As someone that eats 25%-35% carbohydrates (and 35% is on a very heavy day, usually to prep for training), I find this quite sad. I actually found this paragraph of "Myth #1" more insane: Additionally, less carbs... (more)

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by 450 · December 22, 2012 at 2:27 PM

OK, so at first glance the answer is "yes, of course it is", but since learning more about paleo I've started questioning EVERYTHING that common medical wisdom offers. This has led me to a couple of questions about being overweight, and fatness in... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Yes, it's completely possible to get fat eating paleo. Folks are putting on weight all the time. The question now is: is this fat bad and health harming? I'm not so sure of that. There are obese folks who have completely normal health markers,... (more)

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by 1920 · October 13, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Perfect example of mainstream media spewing out @#$!: http://public.stage3.bullseye.com.au/videos/index.files/MED0530SWIT30_WEB_converted.ogv this kind of demonising of saturated fats and misleading of information is what twisted me up so much... (more)

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by 292 · September 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM

With a psycho parent? Like... "OMFG YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELF WITH ALL THAT FAT!" And after gaining weight the past 3 weeks and have abdominal pain --> from binge eating on fruit and dried fruit, she's like "omg I bet you have gallstones and wow if... (more)

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KL_1 0 · September 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Educate yourself so that you can educate her (like that there were no studies done on humans when the whole lipid theory gained popularity) and also tell her that you are an adult and able to make your own choices based on what you know, how you... (more)

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by 165 · August 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Something that has given me a lot of pause with going 100% paleo and lowering my carbs has been the losing weight too fast thing. Conventional wisdom says not to lose more than 2 lbs a week. I have about 60 lbs to lose (I think, I'll revisit... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 31, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I can address two things: Is losing weight so fast "healthy"? Many people who are extremely overweight (more than 20% over BMI [even though BMI is BS, it's still an OK metric in general cases]), will lose weight much more quickly ... at first,... (more)

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by 256 · September 16, 2012 at 2:53 AM

One of my clients today was complaining about his stalled weight loss. This guy is a serious mountain biker and wants to shed a few pounds of fat to help increase his performance. He is also a mechanical engineer and is quite anal about collecting... (more)

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thhq 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The guy sounds extremely healthy, well within healthy weight considering musculature. The level of activity sounds paleo. That counts for a lot, so why this obsession with someone else's diet? What's to fix? If he wonks the macros to less carbs... (more)

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by 485 · July 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM

So, just found out I'm pregnant... While I am alternately generally freaking out and in denial, I'm also thinking about what I should eat. Is there anyone who can reassure my desire to continue to eat the conventional pregnancy no-nos, such as... (more)

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JF_1 0 · July 31, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Hi - definitely check out info on the Brewer diet as well, for another perspective. I followed some of their recommendations, but avoided most refined sugars and starches. I ate a lot of brown rice, sweet potatoes, beets, squash, and other... (more)

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by 15831 · July 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Colpo's blog had a link to this article today: http://www.coreconceptswellness.com/blog/the-sensible-middle-part-1-in-defence-of-calories I find the article well written and sensible. It doesn't bash low carb or high carb or paleo but merely... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I like it OK, but I feel that it glosses over the most important aspects of the debate and completely ignores health and physiology. It's all about weight.....sure thats easy. But, in this vein I like Peter's take better... (more)

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by 753 · June 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

The other day, I was sitting around the corner from a cafe area in a hospital, waiting for my grandmother. I heard two children walk up, and their mother(I presume) trailing behind them. She asked what her first child what she would like to eat,... (more)

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thhq 0 · June 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I suppose it's probably the blueberries that make them healthier. Antioxidants.

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by 4145 · June 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Curious what the Paleohacks crowd has to say about this article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/can-exercise-be-bad-for-you/?hp I am guessing the result hinges on whether the risk factors identified in the study really are indicative... (more)

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Dean_3 0 · June 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM

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by 397 · October 29, 2013 at 2:26 AM

I was talking to a friend the other day about breakfast. When I told him I usually eat 4 eggs, his reaction was "what about all that cholesterol?!?!?" (Never mind that in this same conversation, he told me how much he loved his new job because... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · October 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

I seem to recall seeing on Prevention Magazine's website a slideshow of "7 foods that should never cross your lips" included grain-fed beef and farmed salmon, among other paleo no-nos. The Great Cholesterol Myth is another great book (my dad has... (more)

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by 406 · March 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

When introducing people to the concept of paleo, I find some are far more open to the idea than others. From what I've observed, it seems to depend on a number of things which include culture, age and educational background. Back when my diet was... (more)

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jman 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I was a 10, no doubt. I am an athlete, and it made me feel great, improved my performance, recovery, and body composition. Can't beat that!

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by 4873 · February 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Just a quick question... I think the years I spent suffering every Gluten related issue helped "sink the Paleo hook deeper" than if I'd never been ignored, humiliated, and chastised by those MDs practicing CW. However, I am also fascinated by the... (more)

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doghug 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM

For me the main reason was the science. Then after I cut out grains and sugars for about a month, I began to see muscles I never knew I had,become lean,and lost weight I didn't know I could lose.Now I'm a believer and feel so lucky for finding out... (more)

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by 565 · October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

You know those diet ads you see all over the web? On a whim, I decided to actually click on one (specifically this one) figuring that I'd get a good laugh out of CW's typical nutritional debauchery. To my surprise, though, the folks in the video... (more)

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how_to_gain_weight_2 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

One of the top actresses nowadays, and everyone is checking out her fabulous bod. She has muscular thighs, legs and a tight butt! Everyone is asking what Jessica Biel and her trainer are up to and how she has gotten her fab body.... (more)

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by 1669 · September 02, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I have bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler! What do I do?! I really dont want to take the antibiotics....I know they do more harm than good (destroying gut flora/causing resistant bacterias) What about the... (more)

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DeltaG 0 · January 05, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Why did you even go see a doctor if you don't want to follow their instructions?!? This is how bronchitis is treated.

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by 1669 · January 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM

...seriously, where does this crap come from?! Has anyone seen this "study' anywhere?! How did they conduct this experiment? Anyone see the... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · January 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM

More info here: http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/articles/53-diabetes-news/11829-drinking-alcohol-tied-to-lower-diabetes-risk-by-30-percent Alcohol mitigates increased risk of consuming a diet high in refined carb. (more)

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by 3224 · January 21, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Wondering about the 1-2 lbs a week safe weight loss that I've heard echoed everywhere since I started trying to lose weight on WW 25 years ago (at the ripe old age of 14). I went on a very paleo-ish yeast diet for 21 days about a year and a half... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM

You should do what works for you and what you like to do. I really believe that. Whatever makes your health a fun project for you is okay in my book. That said, I tend to label changes on the scale as meaningless info. But, if your measurements... (more)

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by 1669 · January 19, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I have been assigned "Undernutrition" as my topic for my Dietetics class...perfect for a Paleo person trying to bring light to a class of CV-junkies Dietetics major (Im Nutrition Science, Pre-Med...so they will get their R.D. and go work in a gym... (more)

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raney 0 · January 19, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I think this needs to include at least a portion explaining leaky gut and dysbiosis, and consequential poor nutrient absorption (thus malnutrition) even in a diet that provides adequate nutrition.

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by 2166 · December 06, 2011 at 1:24 AM

I clicked on the link to this article leery of what foods it would tell me I should "never eat," expecting red meat or eggs. Turns out, it advises against grain-fed beef, non-organic apples & potatoes, microwaved popcorn (due to chemicals in... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · December 06, 2011 at 1:24 AM

I thought it was a great article considering it was from a mainstream commercial magazine, but I was a bit baffled by the potato comment. The potatoes I buy now are local/organic, but I have had lots and lots of conventional potatoes sprout in my... (more)