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by 0 · November 29, 2013 9:00 AM

First, are there any non-fat brands that do not have sugar? Second, does it actually help with weight loss?

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JB_Primal 0 · October 14, 2013 9:19 PM

You definitely need to go for full-fat dairy. There isn't really any need to drink milk; most of the dairy folks around here eat is either heavy cream, aged cheese, full fat yogurt, etc. Skim and low-fat milk is really nothing more than sugar... (more)

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by 145 · September 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM

i got a big thing of whey protein because it had been lauded so many times (i know it's not paleo!) and i heard if you have a dairy reaction, whey might not affect you, so i figured i'd give it a shot. well, i get the slight sniffles/runny nose... (more)

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Migo 0 · September 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Runny nose is frequently a sign of an allergic reaction, which can become worse if you keep being subjected to the product causing it. Here's what you could do: stop taking the product for two weeks and see if your runny nose symptom... (more)

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by 103 · May 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Hi, I've been on paleo for about 2 months now but have maintained the dairy in my diet. Once I finish my current stock of Kerrygold I'm going to try dropping dairy for 30 days. Currently I only consume dairy in the form of butter for cooking,... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · May 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I enjoy cream in my coffee and cheese to nibble on. I also enjoy kefir to get the benefit of probiotics. I find that if I increase dairy, I tend to get a runny nose - mucus production I'm thinking. I have recently switched to almond mild because... (more)

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by 384 · May 11, 2013 3:45 AM

I need a veggie dip recipe that is free of dairy, eggs, nuts and tahini. I'm already making some guac, but I wanted something "creamy" too... Any ideas?

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Kaiti 0 · May 11, 2013 3:45 AM

I second the roasted red pepper idea. Try pureeing roasted red peppers with some olive oil and basil and garlic-- MM. Good on everything. Juli from paleomg.com purees roadted red peppers, and avo, as well, and that is amazing. Tapenade is good... (more)

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by 10 · April 03, 2013 at 10:44 PM

38 weeks pregnant with first child; suffering from severe (at least to me) skin reaction for several weeks. Dermatologist 2 days ago prescribed 4 different topical medications (wash, antibiotic ointment, steroid ointment, and Finacea - rosacea... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 03, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Agree with Happy Now. Just eliminating the grains may be enough, so do be gentle with yourself. Here's my blog post on pregnancy nutrition, in case it is helpful: http://www.sondrarose.com/optimal-pregnancy-nutrition (more)

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by 993 · March 21, 2013 5:21 PM

For years I was plagued my constant stomach cramps. I would feel miserable and be wishing for a new set of internal organs. Then I cut dairy from my diet, and I felt like a new person. Cramps rare, athletic ability improved exponentially, you name... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · March 21, 2013 4:08 PM

Perhaps it is not dairy your body is craving, but fat? How much fat currently makes up your diet? Or, maybe it's the sugars in some of the dairy products you are craving for.

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by 95 · November 10, 2012 9:33 PM

Hello, I've been reading a lot about the paleo/primal/LCHF diet recently. About 9 months ago, I decided to become more active in deciding what constituted my regular diet. At the time, that translated into adopting a vegetarian diet;... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 10, 2012 9:33 PM

Vegetarian/vegan paleo should read Denise Minger's recommendations: http://rawfoodsos.com/for-vegans/

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by 7979 · December 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I use kefir whey as a starter for my lacto-fermented veggies (most especially beet kvass). I'm thinking of trying to eliminate ALL dairy to find out if I'm sensitive to it, and I'm wondering if that means that I need to stop using whey as a... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 03, 2012 9:57 PM

Yes, I think there is still lactose in the whey. How much varies, but I don't think that just a coffee filter would get the levels down all that much. I've never had a problem with just salt fermentation, but if you want to use a starter, you... (more)

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by 204 · October 29, 2012 8:06 PM

I know that whey protein is in the gray area, or as Mark Sisson describes it, the 80/20 zone. But as many have said, it's also a complete protein source with glutathione and immune boosting properties. Hedonistically-speaking, whey isolate... (more)

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by 125 · October 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM

My entire family is dairy-free. We don't even use butter. I've never had any adverse reaction to dairy (just don't care too much for it) but my husband is allergic to it so we all quit drinking milk. However, we do lift weights about three times a... (more)

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jake_7 0 · October 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM

i see no reason why you shouldn't. you said you weren't sensitive to dairy, so as long as it's only post workout i think it's fine and perhaps even optimal. it can be a very convenient, effective post workout supplement. especially if you already... (more)

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by 140 · September 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I'm very intrigued by the Paleo diet/lifestyle, however I don't know if I should think of attempting it at this point. I recently gave up dairy and am very happy with the results of that change, so there would be no butter or milk in my diet-... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · September 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

give it a shot!

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by 914 · September 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM

So, I'm on Whole30, so no dairy for me right now. I do find myself wanting to cook something with a "creamy" mouthfeel. Most recipes I see call for coconut milk, etc. as a sub, but we can't do coconut in our family because of food... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Try making a flan, or a custard. They're pretty simple to make and very tasty. Here's a recipe: [http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2012/01/chocolate-zabaglione-with-strawberries-and-almonds-a-vintage-recipe-swap.html][1] Obvious omit the almonds... (more)

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by 204 · September 15, 2012 4:56 PM

http://www.amazon.com/PaleoLife-Paleo-Bars-Premium-Cocoa-Nut/dp/B008ODIFCA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347675954&sr=8-1&keywords=paleolife+paleo+bar I know paleo protein bars are a bit taboo, but if you have margin for minimal processing,... (more)

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VB 0 · September 15, 2012 6:48 AM

Joey, look at the ingredients. It has organic rice protein!!! The closest thing to a dairy-free low carb Paleo protein bar is beef jerkey (soy/preservatives/additives/wheat free). I have not found one yet like that. So maybe you can dry your... (more)

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by 10 · September 09, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Woke up to crying in the kitchen today... Does anybody have a functioning recipe for a pancake variation that avoids dairy and eggs?

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Mel_7 0 · September 08, 2012 at 11:48 PM

My son is allergic to eggs and all dairy. I use coconut milk and mashed banana instead of eggs. Tastes great!

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by 1031 · July 02, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I've been lactose-paleo now for about six months and would like to try the next step of going dairy free to see what improvements might result. My starting position is pretty strong I think, no food intolerances/allergies I'm aware of, varied and... (more)

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Deniz_1 0 · July 02, 2012 3:19 PM

Been paleo for 7 months. I did paleo for about 3 months with dairy (not much, just a dash of milk in my coffee) and I assumed it was fine as I didn't have any adverse GI reactions. Then I decided to cut it out as an experiment and my hayfever... (more)

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by 30 · June 19, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Hi, I need some snacks for my toddler who is 13 months old that he can manage to eat himself and preferably that can be taken out with us. He can't have whole nuts, and seems to react a bit to nuts, so I'm keen to get other ideas. We don't do... (more)

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Vern 0 · June 19, 2012 5:14 AM

My kiddo loved dried fruits; apple rings, mango jerky, banana chips... they are portable and great to stash in your car and fantastic for teething. (my son didn't cut his first tooth until 10 months, but when they came in they came in ALL AT... (more)

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by 20 · February 06, 2013 at 11:23 PM

OK, so my son is Gluten and Diary intolerant, so we have gone Paleo completely. My hubby hates me right now and is having a harder time than the kids. But my kids mostly my 7 year old boy is SUPER FUSSY! He is scared to try anything, his... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · May 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Here's a Paleo option for breakfast -- comes out a lot like cereal. I think the youngster'll like it. Organic apple, pear, berries or organic banana, chopped into small pieces Raw walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds Coconut manna Organic... (more)

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by 3277 · July 06, 2012 2:17 PM

I know the answer is for ME to remove dairy to see if I NOTICE any difference, but before I consider further restricting my universe of food choices, I'm just curious: Is it common to NOTICE feeling better after removing dairy from an otherwise... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · April 14, 2012 6:31 PM

Phlegm. I also lost a few pounds during a Whole30, and removing dairy was one of the bigger elements of that. Leanest I've ever been. So when I started having a tinge of seasonal allergies, I went back off dairy (except for butter for cooking),... (more)

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by 15 · March 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Ever since I heard a podcast with Kurt Harris I've experimented with more starches (namely rice - although i'm now very fond of plantains as well). I started to eat puffed rice with heavy cream - which is amazingly tasty. But I tend to have... (more)

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by 115 · March 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Okay, so I know the best way for me to find out if dairy has any negative effects on me is to cut it out entirely for 30 or more days and slowly reintroduce and see how I feel. My question is, to properly test this will I also have to cut out all... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · March 14, 2012 7:47 AM

Yes, if you want to test your tolerance for dairy, you need to reset your body by eliminating ALL dairy for 30 days, including yogurt, kefir, milk, cream, butter, etc. Then after 30 days, you can reintroduce dairy products, 1 at a time, every 3-4... (more)

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by 375 · February 26, 2012 1:22 AM

Background: 20 year old athletic female, I've been primal since July 2011. Paleo usually and as of right now following 100% as I can while being at college. I'm a competitive rower (crew) in college. I joined a year ago, took the first season to... (more)

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paleo_luver 0 · February 25, 2012 7:38 PM

Honestly the same exact thing happened to me and it turned out I had parasites. I suggest going to a really good homeopath.

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by 700 · January 30, 2012 8:30 PM

I'm on a course of antibiotics and don't want to risk them messing with my digestive system too much. Usually I eat a lot of yogurt so I wouldn't worry, but I want to stay dairy-free for at least month before trying to add them back into my diet.... (more)

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silvino 0 · January 30, 2012 8:30 PM

cereals are a nice option. try looking at some fortified foods with inulin or fos, which are prebiotic.

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by 19504 · November 06, 2011 2:44 AM

I am greatly reducing the dairy in my diet. Since July I have had dairy with every meal to supplement the fat. All from butter, cheese and cream as I am unable to eat coconut / coconut oil. I am moving to 3-4 egg yolks per day as my... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 06, 2011 2:44 AM

Should you? Give it a try. Report back. Your experiment may teach future armchair experts something useful. Trust trial and error.

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by 543 · September 29, 2011 9:06 PM

Possible Duplicate: How to get enough paleo calcium? I'm about to cut out all dairy, and am a bit worried about my calcium. Where did paleolithic people get their calcium? Can I possibly get it all from veggies? It doesn't seem like I... (more)

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by 12118 · July 19, 2011 8:46 PM

So, the very tips of my fingernails have started to peel - I'm about 9 days way through my Whole30 - 19 days if you discount a single meal. Whereas they had stopped peeling when I went lacto-paleo, now the tips of my fingernails have started to... (more)

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Todd_Shipman_ 0 · July 19, 2011 8:46 PM

i dont think they mean their actual FINGER NAILS, but the tips of their fingers are peeling. This happened to me when i went over to whole30, all the skin at the tips of my fingers started to peel.