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by 0 · February 07, 2014 at 3:26 AM

So I'm constantly making plantains, but they always come out dry, so dry that they're hard to swallow. How I cook: green or yellow plantains, peels removed, in microwave on reheat for about 5 minutes. I also tried using my crock pot recently... (more)

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mattrauch 0 · December 15, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Another trick if you're pan frying is to throw some water in with the plantains. I usualy throw in about 1/4 cup with a whole plantain and it keeps them moist throughout the cooking process.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

So Three months ago I did a water fast. I did it for the cleanse but also too loose weight. Before I was 58 kg and i'm 163 cm tall. Before the fast I could eat basically whatever I wanted and how much I wanted without gaining anything. I did the... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 02, 2013 at 2:30 PM

How about this brilliant idea....Don't do either fast, and just eat real wholesome foods, in moderation, and get some exercise. Fasting like you are proposing will cause you to lose water weight, and will tell your body to store fat as soon as... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

my both hands are so dry.i am only 22 but my hands both sides skin look like i am more than 80.and these are so dry and hard,is there any cure to prevent my dryness?

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greymouser 0 · August 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Besides eating plenty of healthy fats, as noted above, have you made dietary changes lately? I ask, because some people do not react well in the hair and skin to low carb diets. Hair may grown thinner, and skin may get flaky. This doesn't happen... (more)

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by 69 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Been in ketosis since April 1. Last week,I started to notice trouble swallowing. Not bad,but not normal. It was really dry in the back of my throat. Drinking water didn't help... Continues to happen. Then I started to have trouble with my eyes..... (more)

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Susan_29 0 · June 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM

www.lucastafur.com/search/label/ketomyths Found this article that answered my concern about the article I read about ketosis and stomach cancer.. As for my symptoms, going to add vit. C and increase my protein. See if that helps. But I'm carb... (more)

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I drink at-least 8 cups of water a day. I decreased my fiber cause I was eating way too much, but still hard and dry and ball like and I have to force. I just came off an oxy powder cleanse where my poop was grainy. I just dunno. (more)

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VB 0 · June 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

95% out of 100% is that you are lacking beneficial bacteria - both lacto and bifido. Raw sauerkraut and pickles are sometimes just not enough. Stick with Paleo but definitely, definitely add some probiotics AND prebiotics. Prebiotics are even... (more)

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by 287 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I have had dry skin since birth.... keratosis on my legs,bum and arms... I developed generally dry flaky skin on my face when I hit puberty and started moisturising to relieve the symptoms...I'm 18 now and the keratosis and the flaky skin is... (more)

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jake_16 0 · April 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

so much! this was one of the unexpected effects of paleo for me. i don't know what it is - elimination of gluten grains? inclusion of saturated fat? limiting rancid oils? i don't know, but i'm happy.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Hi - my wife and I are two weeks into the Paleo way of life - after a high blood sugar reading that freaked us out, we have jumped in and are learning as we go. Prior, I had started taking Udo's blend oil (1-2 Tbsp daily), which resolved a long... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · April 20, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Coconut oil. It is curing my acne, eczema and seb derm. Be prepared for it to get worse before it gets better. It took me about a month and now it is almost gone completely.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I hardly ever sweat and my skin is so dry when they say shoe leather well that is me and I am a woman about 60. I have had this most of my life my father was just like this and my 3 brothers. I have a thyroid disease I take Levothyroxin and have... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Consider seeing your doctor for these issues, and antiperspirant deodorant.

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by 1443 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I am prepping for boot camp, and I've been using whole goat milk powder as a source of protein (among with goat whey, and animal proteins in general). I then came across a research claiming that dry milk has "oxidized cholesterol" which is bad for... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 14, 2013 at 2:42 AM

From my reading, oxidized cholesterol levels in milk powders measured during the last decade or two have been quite low, we're talking a couple of micrograms per gram at most. Nothing I would personally worry too much about.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

is dry appricot is dangerous for the patient of hypretension?

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · November 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Sulphites? They're used in some dried apricots. But any high availability carb including dried fruit will increase bp.

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your help. iI am a male 27 years old and eat about 80-90percent primal. I am a window cleaner and thus have my hands in water most of the day so I expect a certain amount of dry hands but the last few days it... (more)

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lola_2 0 · September 21, 2012 at 6:17 AM

this might sound strange, but I had really dry, patchy flesh on my hands for years. After I started taking a probiotic my hands cleared up and now look about 20 years younger, no joke! I wish I had taken before/after photos because the... (more)

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

So, I'm a newb. I've been eating paleo for about 3 weeks now. I'm female, 29, with usually oily acne ridden skin. I try to eat balanced at every meal: protein, veg, fat and now and then a carb like sweet potato. Anyway, at first my acne cleared... (more)

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Soporificat 0 · September 04, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Try washing your face with raw honey. That's what I use, and it is amazing stuff. It is a gentle cleanser, has a moisturizing effect, and it is an mild antiseptic. If you want a serious antiseptic, use manuka honey, but I wouldn't dare! It's very... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Hello, :} I'm 19, 5ft10 (173 cm) and 120 lbs (54.5kg - slowly gaining weight, around 4-5 pounds a week).I'm Asian also. I've been doing paleo since February, nowadays I eat paleo 90-95% of the time. Since I started, I noticed the skin of my neck... (more)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · October 04, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I have found jojoba oil to do the trick beautifully and I use some Green Pastures cod liver oil beauty balm on areas prone to wrinkling. I stopped using coconut oil because it puffs my face and eyes slightly...and I found it does not moisturize... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I went no 'poo several months ago. Previously I had tried pretty much every hair product in existence to try and help my dry hair, unfortunately none of them worked. I was hoping that being no poo would improve my hair, but thus far it's been... (more)

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zoomia 0 · May 29, 2012 at 5:35 AM

You're not going to like hearing this, but it sounds like chopping several inches off is going to help the most. Having dead ends can make the rest of your hair look terrible. I know people rave about no poo, but I have never met a single person... (more)

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by 1443 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Has anyone have experience with dry brushing the body and face in order to exfoliate? I seem to have build up everywhere no matter what I do, whether it be soap or scrubbing. Scrubbing only makes my skin red, yet when I scrape my nails across my... (more)

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Milla 0 · April 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Hey Paleomofo, If I could choose one bodycare tip to keep out of all, it'd be dry-brushing. It truly helps detoxify (i.e. deep-cleanse the pores), stimulate (improves circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage; this, in turn, helps reduce... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I'm not usually a big fan of caffeine, but this is interesting ... "This common eye condition, caused by the inability of the eye to produce enough tears or increased evaporation of tears from the eye surface, affects about four million people... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 20, 2012 at 4:03 AM

I wish I had those genes. I drink coffee everyday...and still have chronic dry eyes. It may also be because I have VERY horrible (nearsighted) vision and my eyes just suck in every way possible.

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by 110 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Hello - I drink a lot of water. I average around a 100 oz for a woman of 5'8 and 150 lbs. I usually have not thirst, but dry mouth most of the time. Today, I tried eating more fat and the craving for water went away. Does this happen to anyone... (more)

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Jess_8 0 · March 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Did you eat the fat with salt? I get dry mouth if I stop eating salt for a few days, you might be the same.

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I have been 90% paleo for about 3 weeks now, and I find that even when eating 50g+ carbs per day I still have dry eyes, which I associate with not enough glucose in my body/diet (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=1077). I have dry eyes today- typed... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Hi, Dan. Some think that dry eyes are related to PUFA. Barry Groves mentions this at his site, Second Opinions. Introduction There are many conditions in Western industrialised societies today that were unheard of, or at least very rare, just a... (more)

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by 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I generally do not like chicken breast as I find it to be a very dry meat, but unfortunately my dad works for a poultry farm and I can get it at an extremely cheap price. I don't have the economic means to eat more GF beef. Typically I've baked... (more)

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JitzGrrl 0 · December 31, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Lean meat needs lots of fat, to me. I like chicken breast in a Thai-esque soup based in coconut milk with ginger, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, perhaps sweet potato if you eat it. I also like poached chicken breast diced with avocado, finely chopped... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Since probably around 14 or 15 (25 now), I've always had very dry skin, especially in the face and scalp areas. I've tried just about every variation in diet you could think of to solve the problem, including very low carb, high carb (50%... (more)

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panteleimon 0 · November 29, 2011 at 5:01 AM

In another question today, you mention that you are hypothyroid - might this not be behind the dryness?

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by 113 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Is there a natural remedy for dry skin? Hands in particular? I'm no-poo/soap for a couple of months now hoping for improvement but haven't really noticed a difference. I have bursts of cold water during my showers and try to wash my hands with no... (more)

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mindi 0 · July 03, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Try using a little coconut oil on dry skin. I had some dry itchy patches on my arms that have disappeared since using it, and my hands are softer too.

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I've been on a lacto Paleo diet for the past 7 months. Have lost 16 kg. But my hair now is a lot drier. For the last 3 months I have only needed to wash my hair in warm water, about once a week. No soap or shampoo. Any ideas why? (more)

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JitzGrrl 0 · June 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM

If you've been water only, the sebum (oil/wax mix your scalp produces) might be skewed toward the waxy side. Try washing cold-HOT-cold, with a strong finger-scrubbing of your scalp during the hot burst. If that doesn't work, try either a baking... (more)

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by 2544 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

So I started paleo to get rid of chronic folliculitis on my face. Previous to havng that I ha acne throughout my teens and used all the standard topical medications, as well as took Accutane. My folliculitis improved with plaeo but went away 100%... (more)

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Uggla 0 · May 27, 2011 at 9:59 AM

I had/have Seborrheic Dermatitis on my face and sometimes on my arms, together with acne on my face. 2 things have totally removed my once horrid condition and when using them it NEVER comes back. These two wonderfully awesome things are 100%... (more)

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by 25467 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I love the depth of flavor of dry aged beef and think that grass fed beef and bison actually ages better than grain fed because of the lower surface and marbled omega 6 fats. What say you fellow hackers?

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tartare 0 · May 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM

dry aged is awesome. i definitely prefer it. the beef i've been getting is hung as a slab for 3 weeks. super stuff.

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by 156 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I cannot confirm that it is at all diet related. It started after around 8 months of being strict paleo and there was no sudden diet change around the time it started occurring. It has caused recurrent corneal erosions. I have to keep my eyes... (more)

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dzone 0 · December 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I had severe dry eyes while eating too low carb. Following Dr. Paul's recommendations at "The Perfect Diet", I upped my carbs to his minimum of 50 grams of starch per day and the dry eyes went away. He says that minimum keeps mucus membranes... (more)