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by 1600 · less than a minute ago

I was at work today at,running the self checkout.A pair of older ladies came up,complaining about our lack of gluten free sweets(we have TONS,BTW..everything from muffins to cookies).I tried to step in and help them.One lady was very friendly,the... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM

It can be rough to completely give up on everything you have ever known because it was all killing you, then turn around and eat a completely different range of foods. This is why substitution recipes are so popular, even in the Paleo community. ... (more)

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by 43 · less than a minute ago

I'm new to paleo, have been reading a ton, but can't seem to get a straightforward answer on how much fat to consume. Robb Wolf mentions in his book to eat lean meats, but then I hear all this talk of fatty bacon and fatty steaks. Help a brother... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 13, 2011 at 4:07 AM

The truth is, we don't know for sure. We can't agree. Some feel that fat is the least damaging to blood sugar and very healthy with lots of nutrients. Plus it tastes good! And there are a number of very healthy native populutions that do well... (more)

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by 30 · less than a minute ago

I??m diagnosed with ADD and have been eating Paleo the last few months, and have been gluten free for about a year. Paleo was what made the big change really. When I cut out almost all carbs and all sugar (and increased fat intake), I really... (more)

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Olga 0 · February 10, 2011 at 5:27 AM

In the book The Ultramind Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman notes a lot of instances where kids with ADD and ADHD changed significantly from cutting out gluten, dairy, and sugar. I don't usually recommend that book because Hyman seems to be building a bit... (more)

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by 35 · less than a minute ago

So I started my paleo diet 5 days ago hoping it would treat My IBS and give all the benefits i have been reading about. The first two days on it i got pretty choked up because it seemed as though a condition i had been suffering with for two... (more)

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pfw 0 · February 08, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Here's some reasoning behind why Paleo might work for IBS/bowel problems, and why it might not work, depending on how you implemented it. Note: I have Crohn's (inflammatory/autoimmune bowel disorder) and a low-starch, low-fiber Paleo diet seems to... (more)

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by 4163 · less than a minute ago

As much as I know that variety is the spice of life and indeed a good way to 'diversify' one's toxin load, a busy lifestyle and a stretched budget require me to scale back on daily food shopping, particularly vegetable expenditure. I live in... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · February 07, 2011 at 10:54 PM

You can make a myriad of fantastic soups and stews with those ingredients! The best part is you can use cheaper cuts for stews too, because they cook long and slow. If you need to plan ahead breakfasts, I make the Paleo omelet muffins all the... (more)

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by 363 · less than a minute ago

In The Perfect Health Diet, the authors list white rice as a safe starch. I have began experimenting with soaking then cooking white rice as I run better on more carbs. Has anyone tried adding some rice in their diet? If so, how did you react?... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · February 05, 2011 at 2:36 AM

I feel that if you're active and need safe starches, white rice is about the safest there is. The Okinawans have about the healthiest diet and longest life span. Lots of fatty meat. A little protein and some starch, mostly rice. I personally felt... (more)

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by 1055 · 1 minute ago

started Paleo eating (strict) 16 days ago after years of very bad SAD. Lost 12 pounds so far and feel pretty good now that I'm past the first week. Yesterday get pain after urination and urge to go. Haven't had a Urinary tract infection in 15... (more)

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Rebecca_1 0 · February 04, 2011 at 5:10 AM

If you are eating very high protein, that can be a diuretic and you may be dehydrated and it's easier to get a UTI with more concentrated urine. You need to up your water consumption, especially if you have cut out fruit. Hope you're feeling... (more)

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by 53 · 1 minute ago

He really didn't do the Paleo movement any favors by getting himself in a position to be so easily rebutted. Devany needs to stop putting himself out there as any sort of spokesperson for Paleo. Your... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 01, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Gossip, but according to sources that were actually there during the interview, things got kind of heated. I can imagine Jennifer felt a little like I did after De Vany was an asshole to me. I wish I had been there, but I didn't want to deal with... (more)

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by 307 · 1 minute ago

I am in need of some peer-reviewed articles/papers on how a ketogenic diet affects cancer from a nutritional standpoint. I have to do a small research paper on the this and was wondering if the PaleoHacks community could help me find some papers... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · January 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM

"I am in need of some peer-reviewed articles/papers..." Here you go: Zuccoli G, et al. Metabolic management of glioblastoma multiforme using standard therapy together with a restricted ketogenic diet: Case Report. Nutrition & Metabolism.... (more)

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by 15 · 1 minute ago

I read the answers already posted to "Do you have diet advice for a beginner?" and learned a lot... I went ahead and posted this in case someone else has more they'd like to add. Also, is there anything that one can eat to their heart's content?... (more)

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kinetic 0 · January 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

It took me awhile to realize this, but I find not snacking is the best thing to curb my desire to snack. When I eat enough protein and fat, my body doesn't want more food. If I start snacking on something, even vegetables, I eat more out of... (more)

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by 826 · 1 minute ago

For the life of me I can't figure out why my husband hasnt lost a ton of weight. Here are his stats: 5'9" 265lbs Paleo compliance level in the last year: 75% Last doc visit in the spring showed higher than norm cholesterol and blood sugar but... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · January 06, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I think the only way to know for sure would be to convince him to do at minimum a month of faithful paleo - without sugar, flour, fruit, and even nuts and dairy (perhaps except for ghee and butter). Of course you mentioned that he is already... (more)

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by 9647 · 2 minutes ago

I was having a good discussion with a close friend of mine who is on an elimination-reintroduction trial and having excellent results. As such, he was open to some of my paleo arguments. The catch is, he's been a vegan or near-vegan for a while... (more)

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VeganApostate 0 · December 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM

The first meat I ate again post-vegetarian was bivalves. I think that's probably pretty common... for me it was the beginning of the end, eating bivalves gave me the push I needed to reconsider my dietary habits, maybe that's how it is for him,... (more)

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by 3509 · 2 minutes ago

I have followed a paleo diet for the last few months, and I also try to keep my total cholesterol below 200, and in particular my ldl level low. I avoid egg yolks and look for the lean parts in cow meat. I have noticed, though, that several... (more)

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Dexter 0 · December 20, 2010 at 1:45 AM

Ignacio, whole eggs are an excellent source of choline. Chris Masterjohn has written about the non alcoholic fatty liver disease epidemic: In several recent posts, I argued that most of us aren't getting enough choline, and that the... (more)

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by 477 · 3 minutes ago

I've got a friend who eats a SAD. She has been having some serious issues with high blood pressure lately, and her doctors are wanting her to go on pills, probably forever. I've done some basic research on helping her change her diet, and there... (more)

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Andy 0 · November 09, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Although I don't consider myself a member of the "paleo cult" those who actually seem to be a little mental about eliminating all things "modern" from their diet. I've been "eating paleo" for longer than most of the paleo folks out there... at... (more)

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by 158 · 3 minutes ago

I don't miss bread. I don't miss sweets. I don't even miss my expert pasta. But god do I miss pizza, and all these paleo pizzas have eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. Unfortunately, I'm sensitive to nightshades, so no can do. I'm new to 'hacking'... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · November 01, 2010 at 2:00 PM

I love pizza too! You might want to give Meatza a whirl: http://freetheanimal.com/2010/05/so-many-meatza-varieties.html Once you have your crust (mostly ground meat/spices/maybe parmesan cheese), you can top it any way you like - just skip the... (more)

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by 50 · 3 minutes ago

I heard about it today. Apparently it's huge in Europe, especially France. Anyone know anything about it? Thoughts?

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 28, 2010 at 12:11 PM

It's a low fat Atkins. It should be similar in effect to a PSMF (protein sparing modified fast). Basically, it is only lean meat for 5 days. Then, you alternate days of only lean meat and days of lean meat and (non-starchy) veggies until your... (more)

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by 10294 · 3 minutes ago

I treat (as a physical therapist) a patient with psoriatric arthritis. While doing treatment, we got talking about diet and nutrition. He's really interested in the paleo diet, but he also has type 2 diabetes. Now I know that a paleo diet (and... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · October 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM

The short answer is, there are a few modifications to a paleo diet that a type 2 should bear in mind: 1) if on medication, be more diligent about checking BG levels throughout the day. When the numbers have dropped by at least 20 points and have... (more)

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by 304 · 3 minutes ago

Hi, so I've been paleo/primal on and off since February. Overall I've been pretty happy with how I have felt. I've had a few weeks here and there where I was not eating that well, but I definitely had some pretty sustained period of 90% or higher... (more)

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Bkluffy 0 · October 10, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I have been strict paleo for almost 3 months now, without cheating ever. I have had skin problems all my life (acne, greasy skin, dry skin, cracking and bleeding skin, and skin cancer even. NOTE: I'm 21). My acne has gone from a new breakout... (more)

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by 1655 · 4 minutes ago

Lets assume the paleo worldview and diet (which we all do believe by definition of our being on this forum)... Does fiber interfere with the absorption of other nutrients in food? Specifically: I want to start adding sunflower seed and flax seed... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · September 16, 2010 at 6:06 PM

My understanding is that both sunflower seeds and flax seeds contain lectins and will inhibit gut health. Use in limited amounts or avoid. From Fiber Menace: "...fiber from fruits, vegetables, grains, bran, and laxatives is the PRIMARY cause... (more)

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by 25 · 4 minutes ago

hello there! first i apologize my bad english! ok, my question is: i am suffering of borderline and i have changed a few weeks ago my nutrition. my eating is not 100% paleo but i'm on the way to full paleo. can you tell me if paleo good for people... (more)

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Felix 0 · September 01, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Hi Rolf - my guess is that it will help you. A good dose of DHA (Omega3 fatty acid) might even improve your condition. You might want to have a look at these: Freeman MP, Hibbeln JR, Wisner KL et al.: ??????Omega-3 fatty acids: evidence basis... (more)

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OK, so here is my proposed 8 day emergency "I just saw a picture of myself in San Diego this weekend and I only have 8 days until I leave for Hawaii and I want to barf" eating plan. KNOWING THAT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE ANY REAL CHANGE but... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · August 25, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Odd, my post dissapeared.. Reposting PSMF - Protein Sparing Modified Fast http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_Sparing_Modified_Fast?wasRedirected=true Avoid all fruits/sugars, limit calories, mostly lean meat High intensity workout every 2... (more)

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by 90 · 4 minutes ago

Here is one- before paleo was 'paleo', Banting was there. great prize-winning summary article (Sophie Coe Prize, 2002 Oxford Symposium on Food History): http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/banting.html full text (free):... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · August 24, 2010 at 9:13 PM

This is a great topic because many of these texts are free. Here is Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. And My Life With The Eskimo by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (famous for experimenting with all-meat diet, proving it could support... (more)

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by 799 · 4 minutes ago

Hi all! I've been utilizing the Paleo/Primal principles for about 6 months. I am a 46 year old female, currently carrying about 32% fat (ugh, I hate to even type it). My issue is that I have done exceptionally well maintaining my current... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · August 24, 2010 at 11:28 PM

my 105 lb loss really skyrocketed when I did a protein sparing modified fast. basically limited calories, mostly protein, and high intensity exercise to reprogram what my body thinks I need for energy. 1000-1500 calories, mostly meat. 3-4 days... (more)

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by 1215 · 4 minutes ago

I used to like eating crackers with all kinds of toppings. Tuna, avacado, pate etc. Is there any healthy substitute for crackers so that I can still enjoy a convenient snack.

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Hannah 0 · August 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Cucumber slices are good for this. Also, if you eat cheese you can grate Parmesan or cheddar and put spoonfuls on a baking sheet and bake till they're brown, thin and crispy.

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by 3651 · 4 minutes ago

In posting this question, I am hoping to create a central repository for muscle building knowledge here at PaleoHacks. Let's discuss the best ways to build muscle as it pertains to diet, exercise, meal timeing, nutrient timing, cortisol... (more)

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Chris_1 0 · August 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Diet 2g/kg protein per day. Tarnopolsky Lemon SFA & MUFA Volek & Kraemer Also, the magnitude and duration of the post-prandial elevation of protein synthesis correlates well with the leucine/BCAA content of the meal and completeness of... (more)

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