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by 29 · about 7 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 3 · about 7 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Recent Longitudinal Study: Red Meat and Higher Mortality http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/health/research/red-meat-linked-to-cancer-and-heart-disease.html?_r=1& This sounds scary. What are your thoughts? (more)

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alexcateye 0 · February 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I'm going to school right now to become a nurse researcher. The biggest thing I've learned so far is how little a study actually tells you. This isn't discussing red meat consumption for health-seeking, physically active people eating a paleo... (more)

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by 40 · about 7 hours ago

I am so confused about cholesterol numbers!! I just got a call today from my doctor's office with lab results that really shocked me. I expected a raise in Cholesterol numbers after going paleo but this scared me! My total is a whopping 330 (up... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 03, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of those eating Paleo diets and ending up with sky-high LDL! You are not alone and there are a myriad reports of this phenomenon on this forum alone. A common piece of advice which you have already received is that... (more)

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by 10994 · about 7 hours ago

And if not then why is it associated with nearly every modern Neolithic disease? Well I've looked around and it seems that most diseases or illnesses have a root in insulin resistance or leptin resistance, if you don't believe me post an... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 31, 2013 at 4:54 AM

I don't disagree with your statement, but I'd posit that you can't prove it and it may likely not be the root cause. One other possibility is that the root cause is leaky gut, which causes both an inflammatory and autoimmune response which can... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 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 252 · about 7 hours ago

Hey PaleoHacker's, If anyone is willing to read through this all and help, i don't know, I'll do anything to repay for the advice I'll receive...I've asked a couple questions about a set (rather large set) of symptoms I've been having for a... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Alright, well tbh I've been skinny, stressed and with back problems. I've had eye floaters and auras around signs or what not and a vision doctor told ME that was normal, so idk. If you have a disk problem one of the best things you can do is have... (more)

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by 987 · about 7 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 7 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 5 · about 8 hours ago

Anyone else out there have schemberg's disease? I was recently diagnosed with it and after doing a lot of research there seems to be no cure or known cause. I've heard that a few people have had success with reducing the unsightly spots that come... (more)

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Anotherfatchap 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I had this for the past ten years or so, and it cleared up completely when I went paleo for the past month. I have a very sedentary desk job and had no success previously with vitamins or supplementation. Also I dropped 20 pounds with the... (more)

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by 549 · about 8 hours ago

I feel compelled to write to paleo folks because I am a curriculum developer, currently working on a program that requires a focus on family nutrition. As you folks already know, CW is highly grain-based, something that I KNOW is a huge detriment,... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There's a lot that pretty much everyone can agree one: minimally processed foods are best, fruits and veggies are generally healthy, and that refined flours/oils/sugars are bad. If you have to promote grains, then focus on nixtamalized corn. You... (more)

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by 95 · about 8 hours ago

I've heard and read so much about the use of statins and healthy people with high cholesterol, but I can't seem to find anything about the positive effect statins have on people (especially women) who have already suffered a heart attack. Do... (more)

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Roth 0 · December 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

"High cholesterol" is a disease that only exists in a doctor's office. It's the only disease that requires you to have a doctor. Statins cause diabetes and psychological+hormonal issues.

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by 63 · about 8 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 155 · about 8 hours ago

A close friend of mine is recovering from several years with Lyme's Disease and has lost a considerable amount of muscle mass due to the disease and the strong antibiotic cocktails she was on. She was always athletic and had a low body fat index... (more)

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by 734 · about 8 hours ago

The acid/alkaline balance is said to be important in preventing disease. IN 1931, Otto Warburg won the nobel prize by showing that cancer cannot develop in bodies with slightly alkaline pH-levels (7.35 - 7.45). The paleo diet consists of quite... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

The evidence I'm aware of seems to show that acid forming diets may cause calcium to be leached from the bone to balance pH levels. So an important comment is that most people wont experience metabolic acidosis eating an "acid forming diet",... (more)

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by 941 · about 8 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 8 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 78422 · about 8 hours ago

So we got into a conversation at my office today and I couldn't really come up with a good answer so I thought I would ask it here. We were talking about heart disease and specifically people having to have bypass surgery. Both of my coworkers had... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 07, 2012 at 5:09 PM

UC Davis' Judith Stern: "Genetics loads the gun, but environment pulls the trigger."

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by 30 · about 8 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 1720 · about 8 hours ago

I know stress, bitterness, depression, etc. can have a profound effect on your body and what happens to it. Do you think most illnesses are caused psychologically?

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raney 0 · January 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I'd argue that depression and most general negativity are physical inflammatory conditions. I think most conditions start in the diet, although stress and psychological factors can certainly exacerbate them from there and turn them into full on... (more)

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by 571 · about 8 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 10653 · about 8 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 1689 · about 8 hours ago

If a CAFO animal, like a cow, were to show up at their Cow-doctor, would that cow be diagnosed as sick? I hear that all CAFO cows are obese, so i guess the question is a matter of 'How sick'? What sickness plagues CAFO animals the most? What... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · October 31, 2011 at 5:19 AM

I want to say yes although apparently most cattle are slaughtered at less than 30 months (link). So they may not live long enough to fully develop the diseases they way many people do. It might be like the equivalent of a really unhealthy... (more)

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by 60 · about 8 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 4283 · about 8 hours ago

We often hear epidemiological references made went questions of intakes of this or that are asked. For example, many in the VLC camp would point to the Inuit as an example of why people should eat mostly protein and fat. Both societies are... (more)

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Stabby 0 · September 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM

The people who use either of these populations as an argument that we should eat like them are making an incorrect inference. So there couldn't be a better way than either of these? Really? Not at all? A better way is to do a controlled trial and... (more)

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by 455 · about 8 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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