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by 35 · March 01, 2014 at 1:28 AM

I know it is in many ways terrible to have any sort of ego about healthy eating or knowledge about food science. This stuff should be common sense and it is a shame that we have to self educate. The title is mostly just for fun! I have... (more)

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Methodician 0 · February 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

In all seriousness the first thing that popped into my mind was what you already figure, though not in those words. I'd tell people to avoid industrially processed nut and seed oils like the plague, giving a few examples (soy, canola, corn,... (more)

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by 1876 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Why does it seem like within the last 5+ years, there are so many diagnoses of gluten allergies, food sensitivities, Celiac, Autism, etc...It seems like these are things that I never heard about 10 years ago. Are these really 'new' conditions or... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · July 09, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I think it's both: the medical world is starting to recognize that a lot of what were once considered idiopathic conditions (no identified cause) are finally being connected to gut health. And gut health is SERIOUSLY compromised these days --... (more)

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I am on a high dose of prednisone (70mg daily) for several months and trying to figure 2 things: 1. How to minimize negative effects; 2. How to adjust my weightlifting training to lose the least strength on this catabolic hormone. Already... (more)

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SkylerM 0 · August 21, 2013 at 3:01 AM

Not much to add as far as supplements go, but I was on prednisone and it wasn't strong enough for me so they put me on methylprednisolone, yikes! All I can recommend is to drink plenty of water and do not drink alcohol. Everyone is different, but... (more)

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by 4276 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

As a recent paleo convert, who has had much success, and who enjoys eating eggs every day, I wasn't too happy to see this article... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 26, 2013 at 7:10 AM

In the absence of allergy or intolerance, I scoff at the notion that any one food can mess up your gut IF you're eating a mix of healthy whole foods including probiotic foods. If you're eating a severely restricted mix of foods that could... (more)

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by 549 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/84/3/475.full Any thoughts on this article? I found it interesting how muscle mass seems to be protective against stress, cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc. Might paleo be healthy because it ensures quality... (more)

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alligator 0 · April 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

here's an article that showing having muscle mass reduces blood sugar. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130407132914.htm Well, gee, I mean who would have thought that our muscles sop up glucose like a dry sponge does water? This is... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I've stopped eat gluten one years ago because of my ibs, which is now 80% better. But I'm continuing to read everyday about the secret damages that gluten does. I read about gluten fault in diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and ALS. A patience... (more)

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CD 0 · March 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

*recommends considering the diagnosis of gluten sensitivity in patients that present with propriospinal myoclonus* *We present a case of a young man* -- a, as in one *Coeliac patients showed a higher total plasma homocysteine level than the... (more)

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by 271 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Hi guys, I want to ask you all for help. There are a lot of accounts out there of people curing their serious illness and/or improving their health to an amazing level, by eating a specific diet (for example paleo, but also these accounts exist... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · March 11, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Paleo "fixed" a lot of little concerns for me, but did not do much for my chronic depression. I hadn't expected it to. On the other hand, the year plus I spent as a vegetarian (some 20 years ago now) made everything, including depression,... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 3 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

As all u my paleofriends know, MS is a very severe autoimmune disease. The most affected country are the most far to the equator, the canada is the most affected, and in europe, the most affected part is SARDEGNA,an Italian Island... A professor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

IF that's the case, and this bacterium is one of the starter causes of MS/Chron's (it seems that this bacterium causes leaky gut more than anything), then kefir is possibly the only way to combat it in the long term. Kefir is able to even kill... (more)

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by 252 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I grew up as a mouth breather. I don't recall being taught to or having trouble breathing through my nose I was just a mouth breather. This habit, unfortunately, seems to cause all kinds of facial developmental problems. It seems like it should... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Interesting thoughts, it reminds of Weston A. Price's findings with face structure differences between traditional and modernized eating folks, where the modernized folks had narrower faces and smaller mouths. This info would also seem to support... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 173 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hey, i have been somewhat confused by the role of carbohydrate and SFAs in heart disease. Initially, i thought that saturated fat was 'safe' to consume due to a low carbohydrate consumption. That'd mean that increasing carb intake would result in... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · October 14, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I think the proper formula is inflammation + saturated fat = heart disease. And inflammation is a result of some modern foods such as some grains and milled flour, as well as soybean oil, trans fats and other foods.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Ok , we know that Neolitical food , can cause to us a leaky gut , opening in this way the door to the worst diseases ever. But , I take fro example Crohn Disease . In this site the gratest part of the people think that Crohn is caused by SIBO ,... (more)