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by 2944 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Highly intense exercise has been shown to increase intestinal permeability. Eg http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/shedding-some-light-on-the-leaky-gut.html The question is two pronged: Are you aware and can you shed some light on the... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I'm not really sure if I have any experience with 'leaky gut'. It's possible, since I find that my skin is highly reactive to my diet. Anyway, this is just a thought, so forgive me if it's a horrible idea or if it's been discussed ad nauseam. It... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I'm just getting into the Paleo diet, i think it's wonderful and makes perfect sense. I'm already a pretty healthy eater: i don't eat any grains, beans, yogurt on special occasion. I am physically very active: i don't have a car, i live a mile... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 09, 2013 at 2:33 AM

If you trade some of the low-satiety foods you're currently eating for foods that have a better ratio of energy density to satiety and end up eating fewer calories total as a result, you'll lose body fat. You'll probably get better nutrition along... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

For about a month now, my diet has been 80% Paleo/20% Primal (occasionally add yogurt to my smoothies, a small glass of whole milk maybe once or twice a week). I've noticed some big, awesome changes (no 4pm brain fog, consistent energy levels... (more)

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CD 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Women do not need more carbs than men. Both men and women need carbs to meet their activity levels. Carbs are not a necessary nutrient, nor are not something to avoid. You did not post details of your 40-minute circuit training program. If it... (more)

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by 482 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

At the moment I'm trying to lose weight, I'm pretty strict with my paleo diet but I was wondering is exercise all that necessary? I have read many times that most of your weight loss should be about diet but I wanted to get paleo opinions on this... (more)

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Mizten 0 · February 16, 2013 at 4:53 AM

Well, you can lose weight without exercising. But I'm not so sure that you can stay healthy in the long term if you don't exercise while you're losing weight. Weight loss can stall even when you're exercising for a lot of reasons, the high... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I don't agree with Durianrider. I think he's a fool and an idiot but he nailed it here. I watched the JRE and much of what woff said made no logical sense.. Buy buy paleo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggmlfrH3uEo (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Yes, you're absolutely right. Paleo is a scam, because eating what we ate for the last two million years is a fad, and eating what we only ate in the last 20 years is what we should eat. And it's a scam because there's so much profit in eating... (more)

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by 11254 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

So, I started working out a few months before the New Year. I have various aches and pains, and thought that working out might help. So far at least, all that going to the doctor has managed to do is return nice labs, and make me do constant... (more)

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tnajamie 0 · March 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Hopefully someone might answer this for you, I am interested!

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by 2043 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

After a year or so of being suspicious that my cortisol was high [inability to lose fat, (gaining, in fact) despite a strict diet and increasing exercise] some lab tests confirmed my suspicions. So, now what? I have read conflicting arguments... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · February 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Isolation Tanks seem like a cool idea to relax There's a bunch of threads on here about managing stress with lots of good ideas in case you haven't found them.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I do not need to lose weight, I do not have stomach issues, but I do have elevated cholesterol because of heredity. I run 30-40 miles per week and I have had calf soreness that will not go away. Is this something I should try? How could I benefit... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · February 08, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Eating more natural, less toxic food would benefit anyone. Give it a try. All the bacon and ribeyes you can eat isn't half bad either. As for the leg pain, you run 30-40 miles per week! I suspect that could be part of (all of) the problem. (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hey guys! question, I have been doing paleo for about 2 month now and I have lost quite a bit of weight about 25 -30 pounds yeah! but my exercise regiment is: Janitor at school - walking and vacuuming about 6 hours a night with trash empty and... (more)

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Tony_g 0 · February 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Think of your job as slow moving exercise -- the kind of activity a paleo person might have done daily. This is likely very good for you. But what would be a perfect and very paleo accompaniment? Occasional high intensity exercise, like... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

The question pretty much speaks for itself, i was doing push ups & bam!! i got an instant severe pain in the base of my skull shooting up the back of my head, it was so bad it made me feel sick, it eased off & radiated to my temples. I... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · January 31, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Check your neck angle. I know there are certain pressure points, particularly in our shoulders/neck, that can trigger numbness, pain, and dizziness. Maybe start with a full plank (just the "up" position) and ensure your shoulders are stabilized... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hey guys, I'm a new user of paleohacks, but I've been using the site to help with my paleo adventure. I'm a 21 year old, 5'11", 163 pound male. Over the summer I read "The Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolf and I've been looking to make the leap for... (more)

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Zara 0 · February 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I definitely think you're eating too few calories, especially since you want to gain mass. I eat paleo with low Carb high fat and I also have the trouble of consuming to few calories since I feel so full all the time, but for me it sometimes help... (more)

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hey everyone, As I mentioned in my previous post I haven't been able to run lately due to shin splints (upping my mileage too quickly - not an issue with my shoes, gait or footfall) and I've been without a good run in two weeks. I've been running... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · January 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I am also a runner so I feel your pain and boredom... I go crazy while tapering for races. I personally tend to gain weight very easily if I go from running regularly (40 mpw is pretty normal for me) to tapering or taking off. I think it is really... (more)

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by 1353 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I'm out on snowshoes these days on the same trails where, in the other 9 months of the year, I run and throw rocks, carry logs, climb trees, leap ditches etc. What could I do on snowshoes to incorporate natural movement principles? Only thing I... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 24, 2013 at 4:19 AM

I lived in North Dakota for a while and I understand the challenge of exercising in a frozen tundra wonderland. Snow shoes themselves are a work out. So are cross country skies. Maybe do arm exercises inside? Life a few lbs? I am sure your... (more)

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by 1649 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Hey y'all. In my eternal quest to become more healthy I have been looking into lympahtic drainage/stimulation. I have been fighting a bacterial infection of the gut which has caused myriad issues throughout the body and I have had lymph nodes pop... (more)

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bmorgan 0 · February 19, 2013 at 3:33 AM

I believe a lot of the beneficial effects of yoga are attributed to increasing lymph circulation. Inversions "reverse gravity" they say. Forward fold, down dog, bridge, and legs up the wall pose would be a good place to start. If capable,... (more)

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by 98 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I NEVER have motivation to exercise, but just 2 days of eating lots of fruit (like 80% of my calories) I feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD and super motivated to run, dance, skip rope, shadowbox, just MOVE MY BODY. I am not obese. Currently about 18%... (more)

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Mark_27 0 · January 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Sudden dietary changes that make you feel amazing are short-lived.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Been reading a lot about Paleo diet and exercise and I understand recommendations for working out are quite different from what I do now which is either p90x or running. I'd like to not workout so hard but maintain or improve. My thought was to... (more)

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Leo_2 0 · January 18, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Your training schedule looks good if you wat to burn fat and live healthy. I guess this is your goal, because you do not adres this in your question...

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by 5828 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I've heard people say that the point of exercise isn't to lose weight, that people often get hungry when they do lots of cardio in particular and replace those calories they burned in their next meal. That sounds right to me. The benefit, people... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · January 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Depending on the type of exercise, but it makes your body more 'insulin' (a hormone) sensitive which allows it to handle carbohydrates better (carbs being the main cause of fat gain)... and it stimulates 'growth hormone'which helps your muscles... (more)

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by 3979 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I notice no matter what season it is, and no matter how much direct sunlight I'm getting, if my physical activity is low, I get depressed and anxious. During the winter, a good cardio workout seems to abate the usual SAD symptoms quite well.... (more)

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CD 0 · January 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Considering that there is extensive research that shows that (1) Treatment with narrow bandwidth blue light is an effective treatment (more so than treatment with anti-depressants); and (2) SAD sufferers who move to climates with shorter winters... (more)

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by 825 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I actually got downvoted for telling someone they should work out to improve insulin sensitivity. i get that diet is important and fuel for your body, but do people on this site hate exercise?! EDIT: Is the importance of exercise under... (more)

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Doug_6 0 · January 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM

I think that is because exercise is icing on the cake. Previous understands had me doing an hour+ of elliptical every night. Combined with my processed carb centric diet, it was boring, caused me to have huge binge fests and other unhealthy... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I have a 60 minute lunch break. Let's assume 30 minutes of actual eating time. Should I: A) Walk 30 minutes, then eat? B) Eat, then walk 30 minutes? C) Walk 15 minutes, Eat, then walk another 15 minutes? All comments welcome, Thanks, Mike (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Just walk....doesn't matter when. I walk before I eat usually, but to put things in context I don't walk for the metabolic effect alone. I walk for neurobiomechanical feedback and improved brain function in general. So just do it! ... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I realize everyone is different. I am 34, M, 6'4 195 lbs (was 220 prior to paleo last year). I basically eat 2 meals a day: lunch at 2pm is a salad with protein dinner is usually a more hearty meal with protein (roasted chicken, shrimp,... (more)

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Desmond 0 · January 08, 2013 at 6:41 PM

For a simple formula, keep your protein intake between .6g-1g of your total lean mass. There is a lot of evidence out there, but I have used this number and has worked well: Lean Mass = total weight- body fat If you have 20% bf, you have 39 lbs... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

What are your thoughts on this pre-workout supplement? It gives you the energy to work out without the crash of energy stimulants. Other pre workout supplements on the market are not only caffeine/sugar laden but have actually be proven to cripple... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:53 PM

There are a lot of spelling mistakes and typos in your advert: hetic, recieving, caffienated, thats, etc. Why do we need more than meat and fresh produce? I think it's tacky to advertise in your first post on paleohacks.

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by 252 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I've recently come across a few sources of information on super hydration for fat loss and/or muscle building, and testimonies of some purported health benefits (clearer skin/elimination of headaches/better digestion and sleep). I've heard about... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I tried the "super hydration" protocol when following Ellington Darden's training plan and extremely neolithic diet. In my experience it won't make any difference to your muscle gains or fat loss whatsoever. I tried it with, I tried it without and... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm looking for suggestions on how to strike a balance between my sleep needs and my partner's. I need around 8-8.5/ night, with at least 30 minutes between TV/ blue light and sleeping. I workout ~4 times a week. I wake up at 7 everyday for week... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · January 04, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Being well-rested should not be negotiable ??? it's part of the foundation of good health. If your BF and you are truly committed to each other, you need to agree on this point. Then, everything about how to be well-rested becomes negotiable. ... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hi everyone, so I started eating paleo almost 4 months ago and am now about 5-10 pounds from my goal. I found that I hit a weight loss stall after doing all cardio at the gym so it has prevented me from going for a few weeks which is very hard,... (more)

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Cricket 0 · January 02, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Meg, How often do you de-load your training? Don't take a week off, per se, but rather, reduce your training volume. This will give your body time to repair itself, and get a good recovery. Do your sessions at the same length, but lessen the... (more)