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by 4276 · about 14 hours ago

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/obesity-disease-doctors-group-says-6C10371394 While I do believe more has to be done to fight obesity, I fear that this will just lead us more and more under the government designed eating plans using faulty... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

By classifying obesity as a disease those who are obese can say "it's not my fault, I've got a medical condition!!" and expect their insurance company to pay for treatment. If this means obese people will receive nutritional counseling and... (more)

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by 29 · about 14 hours ago

I am really surprised with what seems to be an overwhelming support of vaccination in the paleo community. Why is this? Anyone who has researched the issue cannot deny there is a very deep debate about vaccines and the health conditions they can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Take your anti-science/modern medicine nonsense elsewhere please. Any reasonable risk analysis will show that the benefits of vaccination always outweigh the risk. Risk-benefit analysis for measles: Life threatening vaccination complications... (more)

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by 549 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all I need advice. I am going today to the west coast to visit my sister who is waiting for an angiogram after a tress test. Her cholesterol is "high to very high"(she was only given total and no break down re HDl/LDL), her BP is 100/60 at... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 12, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. It's very hard when someone we love is ill and frightened and we feel we could help but they're not receptive. Right now, all you can do is love your sister. She's the one who has to decide whether she's... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hi, I am a 1 year paleo lover, but have recently been doing my research and found a question i would love to know more about.. if anyone has insight please let me know!! i have recently heard the argument many a time that meat eating causes... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

There are observational studies from the US that have found a link between (red) meat and colon cancer. Interestingly, this link is generally non-existent when looking at observational studies from europe: Why is this the case? Maybe because... (more)

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by 221 · about 14 hours ago

I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for over a month. I got a skin-prick allergy test today, and it showed positive for 3 vegetables: squash, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. These just so happen to be the only vegetables I've been... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · January 29, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Seems like you would get Ig antibodies to every food you eat then. Sweet potatoes are not known to be very allergenic, in fact it might be one of the most benign foods there is. I would focus on symptoms of food intolerance like digestive upset,... (more)

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by 987 · about 14 hours ago

I've finally persuaded my mother to try eating a high fat / very low carb diet, in order to treat her type 2 diabetes. In just one week, the results are amazing (a couple days ago, she had blood sugar reading of 79! Prior to this, she rarely saw... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/fear-of-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol/ http://www.gnolls.org/1086/the-lipid-hypothesis-has-officially-failed-part-1-of-many/ Hopefully one of these will do the trick! (more)

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by 20 · about 14 hours ago

I eat about 3 dozen eggs a day is this bad? Will i die?

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Varelse 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:08 AM

30 are fine. Just not 50.

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by 63 · about 15 hours ago

Sometimes , when it's 12:00 pm , so luchtime , And I listen a real sad song , it makes me feel some emotions , and if the song is sad , this emotion makes my stomach close so I can't eat. This means that our mind/brain can be really powerfull and... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Mindfulness meditation was helpful for me. It can allow you to experience emotions without being controlled by them.

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by 158 · about 15 hours ago

I was curious to see what people thought about the order of dropping foods when becoming paleo based on the idea of which causes the most harm. For example I would probably rank my list like this (from most harmful to least): Sugar - messes... (more)

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cavejen 0 · July 15, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Drop processed food first, then you cut out a lot of the harmful grains, sugars, oils and even dairy in one swoop. I personally found more improvement cutting out grains and leaving some sugar in my diet than cutting out sugar while eating... (more)

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by 5828 · about 15 hours ago

[ Note: I'm taking the risk that this question may seem inflammatory by some. That's not my intent. I'm sincerely trying to understand a cultural phenomenon I've experienced on Paleohacks. ] The Paleo diet is based on the idea that human biology... (more)

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Laurie_D_ 0 · June 03, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Treatment for cancer is still very primitive at best. I watched my mother (breast) and sister (colon) go through radiation, surgeries, and chemotherapy. While their advanced cancers may have caught up with them eventually, both died from the... (more)

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by 941 · about 15 hours ago

My wife has had health problems her whole life. Her grandmother and mother were diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, so she thought she had the same. Over the last year she has gotten progressively worse, so she went to see a rheumatologist. He... (more)

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Kamal 0 · June 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I have Ehlers-Danlos, hypermobility type. Has paleo helped? Hells no! But I get a kick out of reading about muscles, the nervous system, pain, and so forth. And my job involves reviewing clinical trials. So I have a laundry list of ideas on how... (more)

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by 519 · about 15 hours ago

I"m defining South Asian as the broad sweep between Afghanistan and Myanmar/Burma--I'm likely Ancestral South-Indian biased, given my known genealogy (Sri-Lankan Tamil), and started eating LC/high-fat, then simply low-grain, high-fat and now more... (more)

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Kamal 0 · March 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I'm of Indian ancestry, but have experimented with diets and exercise protocols for pretty much all my adult life. My Gujarati background means I grew up eating very little meat. My pal and confidant (just like Golden Girls, but also very... (more)

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

I've been full Autoimmune Paleo now x 3 weeks. I began to Ache real bad on just the 2nd day. Felt real sick and achy for 1st week. 2nd week I had intense stomach pain with Gas from Hell. So bad, it landed me in ER with 5mg of IV Morphine and... (more)

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Laura_14 0 · January 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

How much carbohydrates are you eating? Really low carb or ketogenic diets can starve pathogens and cause bacterial die-off. This kind of sounds like a herxheimer reaction to me. I too have lyme disease and there were times in my initial treatment... (more)

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

I saw my Lyme Dr. and he is aware of what I'm about to write. He is the one that recommended the Paleo diet: I've been suffering from Lyme disease x 5 years. Antibiotics and other treatments have not helped and I've only gotten worse. I'm 11... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 16, 2012 at 9:04 PM

First off, go get yourself a nice teaspoonful of salt and eat it. Unless you plan on being in ketosis for the rest of your life, you might as well stop the enemas and whatever 'detox' is and eat aprox 100 grams worth of carbs/day in the form of... (more)

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by 571 · about 15 hours ago

I've been following paleo way of living for a little while now and believe it's absolutely the way to go. Just like any new beginner though I'm guessing, I just want to ensure this is the way to go. I understand Dr. Atkins died from hitting his... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · December 05, 2011 at 12:40 PM

From USA Today Statement by Veronica Atkins on the illegal distribution of personal medical information regarding her late husband Dr. Robert C. Atkins: "New York, NY, February 9, 2004???I have always assumed that my husband's personal... (more)

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by 571 · about 15 hours ago

I've been following paleo way of living for a little while now and believe it's absolutely the way to go. Just like any new beginner though, I'm guessing, I just want to ensure this is the way to go. I understand Dr. Atkins died from hitting his... (more)

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Alan_1 0 · December 05, 2011 at 6:15 AM

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by 10653 · about 15 hours ago

Do you know or have heard of anyone developing a serious, life-threatening chronic disease even though they were eating a Paleo diet? I'm hoping the answer is no and that everyone on Paleo lives a long and healthy life :)

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Rose 0 · November 01, 2011 at 2:58 AM

Even if such a person existed, it wouldn't prove much. People have individual strengths and vulnerabilities, and although diet can cause a lot of problems, and probably cure a few, no dietary regimen can be a prophylactic against all disease.... (more)

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by 60 · about 15 hours ago

A friend of mine has Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. I am looking for help in the Paleo community. I started paleo myself just recently and have noticed a lot of improvement in how my body feels. In her case however the doctors have told her that she... (more)

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westroxel 0 · June 30, 2012 at 3:18 AM

I have the "male version" of pbc, called primary sclerosing cholangitis. I was told the same thing about fat. I tried to eat like my specialist suggested (standard low fat, high carb, high fiber CW diet.) I started primal paleo in Feb after 10... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hi,PaleoHacks community.I am 16 and been suffering from terrible digestion problems for 2 years.i have a history of various diets and prolonged fasting to clear up my acne zits,which luckily disappeared after i went raw vegan 1 1/5 years ago.I was... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · October 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I come from IBS-D, SIBO, and anti-biotics, so my gut flora is as bad. I felt better within a few days after going Paleo, but I've heard cases from Cronh's patients who needed 3-6 months before they saw a better day on such a diet. One thing I do... (more)

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by 455 · about 15 hours ago

I absolutely love foie gras, and was kind of aware that the ducks are force fed to produce such a large liver, but have only recently thought more about this and looked it up (mostly cuz I found some at a local market!). The conditions are... (more)

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Mara 0 · August 17, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Gordon Ramsay's "F Word" talked about ethical veal a season or two ago -- the calves were not confined, were happy, well-cared-for, and tasted awesome. One basic fact of the dairy industry is that you're going to have surplus males; you mostly... (more)

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by 128 · about 15 hours ago

I am 33, 5'10 and 240 lbs. I enjoy long walks on the beach... er sorry, wrong website. So a while back, I came down with some sort of undiagnosed sickness. In the process of not finding the cause of my issue, my GP performed an ultra sound and... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

You can easily give rats a fatty liver by feeding them a combination of corn oil (high in omega-6) and alcohol. You can substitute fructose for the alcohol or even olive oil for the corn oil (so much for olive oil being healthy - at least in large... (more)

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by 1623 · about 15 hours ago

Does death really "begin in the colon?" Ok, that aphorism might be an overstatement- I would more say 'disease' instead of death, cause we're all going to die someday, but I'd rather live that time in a healthy state till the end. After copious... (more)

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sharky_1 0 · July 01, 2011 at 10:40 PM

my father passed away from colon cancer at the age of 52. this was in 1995, and he never went to doctors and even then, colonoscopies were in their early days of use. i'm sure he had symptoms, like but chose to ignore them when the disease could... (more)

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by 720 · about 15 hours ago

Hey all, I've been on the Paleo-autoimmune diet for a while now. Getting lonely as everyone seems to be trying to lose the pounds, while I'm struggling to keep them on while supposedly treating my autoimmune-acne problems. I am starting to feel... (more)

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JASmith 0 · June 23, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I have Lupus/Anti-Phosphilid and sort of gradually made my way to Paleo first from Schwarzbein and her reduced carb/moderate protein and unlimited fats protocol for hormone re-regulation then through MDA last Spring. I had been trying to lose... (more)

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by 1906 · about 15 hours ago

On a recent Robb Wolf podcast, it was mentioned that some significant percentage (33%?)of autoimmune diseases appear to be linked to gluten sensitivity, insulin resistance, and/or intestinal permeability. Other autoimmune disease have not yet been... (more)

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Stacy_1 0 · April 01, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Robb has noted that in particular Celiac, Multiple Sclerosis, depression, Schizophrenia, Hashimoto???s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, thyroid dysfunction, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis, Crohns, Cushing???s, Lupus, eczema, acne,... (more)

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by 1702 · about 15 hours ago

Hi all - I've been "evangelizing" to my family, but my mom is concerned about switching to Paleo because she has reduced kidney function. Her Creatinine levels have just returned down to what is considered "normal" at 1.2 but a few years ago they... (more)

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Dexter 0 · March 29, 2011 at 11:40 PM

I would point you to the following post today by BillyE, a patient of Dr. Ken Tourgeman, a practicing Nephrologist (kidney doc) in Fort Lauderdale. Billy talks about how the paleo/evolutionary diet, directed by Dr. T has practically eliminated... (more)

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