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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Is it possible that taking enzymes will cause unwanted weight gain? After all, they will likely help you digest your food better. Thus you will be able to get more calories out of your food, instead of passing them out undigested or partially... (more)

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AsWeGo 0 · August 05, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I believe there was a study on almonds or some other nut that found they actually have a lot fewer calories than listed on the package because typically a person can only digest 75 or 80 percent of it (or something like that, don't have the exact... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I'm confused about the role of enzymes in our food. There seems to be some controversy. Some people say that only the enzymes your own body produces are of any use to you, and it's pointless to eat foods raw hoping to get their enzymes, because... (more)

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by 598 · about 19 hours ago

TLDR? I lack appetite, have some indigestion, slow peristalsis maybe? It's been getting better with Paleo but I want to feel hungry again! What can I do to get hungry and increase my caloric intake? I follow a mostly PHD-inspired diet.... (more)

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samc 0 · October 09, 2013 at 3:44 AM

I have some of the same issues, not really all that hungry a lot of the time. As I recall reading you started IF, which I do as well. I think it helps remove some of the hunger as you are cramming your eating into a smaller window. The... (more)

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by 2407 · about 19 hours ago

I have quite a few immune/allergic reactions to food, and a very sensitive gut. One of my allergies is to some forms of yeast/fungus/etc. As most quality enzyme supplements are derived from aspergillus niger and other microbial sources, could... (more)

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by 261 · about 19 hours ago

I always had difficulties with digesting veggies in general. After 6 months in full ketosis and consuming no more than 30 grams of veggies per day (only lettuce and avocado) I reintroduced other vegetables and fruits. I suspect I had SIBO and now... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 03, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Zucchini and spinach aren't the easiest vegetables to digest in the first place. Are you saying you can eat raw zucchini fine but cooked zucchini gives you issues? That would be very strange. Typically cooked veggies are easier to digest. I'd... (more)

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by 53 · about 19 hours ago

I've been taking super papaya enzymes plus tablets as of late cause I was told they were the same as digestive enzymes and would help with low stomach acid. I've been using them for a month(3 a day) and have had no problems. The other day I upped... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:29 AM

No, they're not the same as what Robb Wolf talks about. The ones he recommends includes Betaine HCL for low stomach acid, so you've pretty much have done nothing for low stomach acid. You need to listen/read more of his work and how he... (more)

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by 12677 · about 19 hours ago

CYP2E1 is an enzyme system involved in the biotransformation/metabolism of a number of chemicals. The toxicity of the painkiller acetaminophen occurs when CYP2E1 metabolizes the drug into a chemical called NAPQI (1). NAPQI is a reactive compound... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 03, 2013 at 2:26 PM

If There is an increased expression of cyp2e1 in t2 diabetic mice and if that association holds in humans then it would make sense that lifestyle activities that are most protective against insulin resistance, t2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I've strict Paleo for about a month now. (I had been doing it longer, about a year, but would occasionally cheat every 1 to 2 weeks.) Up until recently I was feeling really good, but the last few weeks that hasn't been the case. I also got... (more)

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Scratch 0 · April 02, 2013 at 11:42 PM

You are eating a lot of lean poultry and plant fats. Don't be afraid of animal fat. Ground beef is your friend.

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by 221 · about 19 hours ago

I'm 27 years old and found out I had celiac disease about a month ago. I think I am having a problem digesting fat. It seems like if I eat much more than tablespoon of fat in a meal I get very nauseous for hours after. I'm not sure if this is... (more)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM

If you are having problems digesting your fat, there are a couple of things that come to mind. (1) You possibly lack enough stomach acid. You can take a Betaine HCl supplement to see if it helps. Please read up on it if you choose this, as it... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

I've been paleo for about two months now. The first two weeks I was having a bowel movement everyday which was a first for me. After two weeks I modified the diet to treat candida and eliminated starches and fruit. For the last month and a half... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

You need to eat all kinds of foods. Candida should be already subsided after 1.5 months of this strict regiment. Go back to normal Paleo (add starches/fruits up to 100 gr of net carbs per day, but increase these slowly), and consider to add... (more)

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by 1578 · about 19 hours ago

I got a physical w/ some blood work done last month for an upcoming fight. Some numbers came up slightly off the Reference range provided within the labs. In which she said wasn't much to worry about since I'm an athlete (ex, RHR 51/min ,HDL 88,... (more)

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Sataran 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Those liver enzymes numbers are pretty high, not marginally high, for someone in shape. If you're in shape and was in shape before, it's probably not due to fatty liver. Also, probably not alcohol related. So not related to fructose. I'd get... (more)

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by 3979 · about 19 hours ago

Egg whites have a number of anti-nutrients (http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/paleo-diet-q-29-january-2010-update-on.html) For people like me who have trouble with digesting eggs, is there any way to deactivate these anti-nutrients? It... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

No food wants to be eaten. There's all sorts of cross reactivity between human protein and plant/animal proteins/compounds. It's just silly to fret obcessively over tiny potential interactions between our bodies and food. Humans are resilient and... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, Should I be taking a digestive enzyme with my post workout whey protein shake? If I should are there any you recommend? I drink Biochem brand Whey protein shake its about 22 g of protein per serving, I purchase it at Sprouts. My... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · August 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I think the standard answer on this site is that whey protein is not Paleo.

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by 1307 · about 19 hours ago

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/disease/bowel-disease/ http://paleodietlifestyle.com/you-and-your-gut-flora/ Okay, so Dr. Jaminet among many other people recommends breakdown of biofilms while dealing with gut flora issues (which IBS and... (more)

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Kasra 0 · June 08, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Miralax. "Why does a total bowel irrigation with PEG, polyethylene glycol, make people with chronic diseases feel as good as if they had an antibiotic treatment (barring die off)? I think that the answer is that both disrupt and change the gut... (more)

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by 3014 · about 19 hours ago

There are people who can digest raw food while the same foods in cooked form give them trouble (though it's usually the opposite). I suppose it's the natural enzymes in the raw foods that make the difference. So what happens to those enzymes... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · January 09, 2012 at 9:59 PM

This is a gross simplification, but foods need not already contain the enzymes that digest their own tissues in order for us to digest them. Our salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and intestines produce the enzymes necessary for digestion, and... (more)

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by 11254 · about 19 hours ago

I bought some tapioca flour to thicken stuff with, but I fear I shall have to discontinue these 'safe starch' experiments; it is clearly making me sick. I also had a brief attack of nausea after eating some rice a while ago. Sugars don't seem to... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM

There is 0% possibility that you lack the enzyme to break down tapioca starch. Try eating a white or sweet potato and see what happens. 99.99999% that nothing negative will happen. Your 'tapioca flour' probably has some industrial waste product... (more)

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by 4991 · about 19 hours ago

I have just become aware of how little raw food I eat. Some berries, perhaps an apple and (rarely) a banana. Some sauekraut. And little bits of salad as garnish with first courses. But almost everything else is cooked. I have a root veg soup... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 27, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Sauerkraut is not raw, it is fermented, there is a difference. It's kind of like having your food cooked by bacteria. I think that cooking foods properly can degrade a lot of the anti-nutrients (depending on the method, I read about undercooking... (more)

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by 8757 · about 19 hours ago

Ok so this might sounds worse than it actually is, but its my reality! Some background: (sorry if its TMI!!) 8 yrs ago I was doing Adkins very successfully, was just eating most proteins and not much else. A very stressful family situation... (more)

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none 0 · July 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Geltain/bone broth is said to be healing for the gut. I think it is because it is high in glycine. Also, coconut oil is purported to help heal inflamed intestinal tissue. I have a friend who swears by taking a tbs of coconut oil per day - she... (more)

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by 1515 · about 20 hours ago

Betaine-HCl is often recommended to increase stomach acid and thus digestion. However, I found this comment by Art Ayers in which he refutes that it would work. Could it actually be counter-productive? What about a supplement that not only... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 08, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I don't have any science to back up my answer here, just personal experience. At times in my life when I've had heartburn, betaine supplements with meals for a few days has stopped it completely. I always attributed it to improving my stomach... (more)

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

Hi everyone, Lately I've been scaling up my fat intake by adding coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut milk, and some ghee into the mix as before I don't think I was getting enough fat into my diet (I'm wrapping up a month on paleo). While I've... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · June 06, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Fat is broken down by bile (not in the stomach), which is made from cholesterol. Bile is kinda like a soapy detergent that breaks down fat. Producing more bile in the gall bladder to needs time to ramp up slowly, otherwise fat that doesn't get... (more)

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by 281 · about 20 hours ago

Since going Paleo I find myself becoming even more sensitive to the slightest dose of gluten. Eating out is fairly worrisome. I found a bottle of Country Life Gluten-zyme digestive enzyme tablets at the local health food store. I'm wondering if... (more)

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Katherine 0 · March 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

I used the Glutenease formulation when i was in Italy and definitely, purposefully eating gluten. It was incredibly helpful from a gut-health persepctive. However, after about 2 weeks of eating a lot of gluten, I did develop the tell-tale achey... (more)

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by 2437 · about 20 hours ago

I take 5 capsules of the Now Foods Super Enzymes with each meal. I didnt have any gas on the Paleo diet but now I do. I thought enzymes were supposed to get rid of gas and bloating not cause it? Should I just keep on using them or switch... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 09, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I have heard some on here say in the past that they had probs with acidophilus, so that one can't be eliminated as a potential culprit. SOunds like you started two things at once. Either one is suspect. Might want to try a week with no... (more)

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by 455 · about 20 hours ago

Hi Friends, There is one condition I've dealt with for many years that I hope with all my heart I can be rid of! It really has no rhyme or reason. I don't know if it's hormonal, or I'm yeasted up from a wheat filled life, or if I have a hiatal... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 24, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Have you figured out the cause of your iron deficiency? Do you have real reasons to be anxious? Not everything is about diet. The paleo diet didn't fix my past awful job and relationship situation, for example. Have you considered seeing a... (more)

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by 2437 · about 20 hours ago

Robb Wolf and Charles Poliquin seem to frequently recommend digestive enzymes, particularly ones with hydrochloric acid such as Now Foods Super Enzymes. How do we know if we need to take these? My stools look good with no food chunks and I dont... (more)

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JJ 0 · October 14, 2010 at 1:21 PM

I thought my digestion was perfect but was never able to gain weight despite eating to excess for a long time (and lifting heavy). My coach suggested I add digestive enzymes and I started gaining weight. To me, that suggests that my digestion was... (more)

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by 233 · about 20 hours ago

Occasionally, I would get a queasy stomach and some mild diarrhea, take some probiotics and I would be fine within an hour or two. Had a situation where both continued to get worse to the point, I started feeling weak (which happens with a weak... (more)

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Nick_1 0 · June 07, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Sounds like you were having steatorrhea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea

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