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by 83 · about 11 hours ago

I eat a strict Paleo diet. My parents and in-laws consistently tell me how crazy I am. I ask them to tell me the name of just one of their cohorts that isn't on chronic medication and/or hasn't had to have a piece of their body (prostrate,... (more)

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BobK 0 · December 01, 2013 at 7:15 AM

I would posit that although the baby boomers are generally an unhealthy lot, subsequent generations seem to be on even worse health trajectory. Childhood obesity & early onset T2 diabetes were pretty rare amongst baby boomers but now seem... (more)

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by 373 · about 11 hours ago

Something that has been weighing heavily on me for quite some time is the physical and mental health of people I care about who are struggling with obesity. Having grown up in a family with a few obese members, I have seen how touchy heavy people... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · December 17, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Be a light. A beacon. Clean up your own house and clean it well. Others will notice. When they are ready let them come to you. Lead by example and be ready to support and educate when asked. Otherwise, leave them alone. They know they are... (more)

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by 10653 · about 11 hours ago

My sister is 28 years old, 4'11" and 88 lbs. That's the lowest weight she's ever been and her doctors say she has lost weight. She's normally been around 95-99 lbs. She does not have an eating disorder, she's not on a diet, she doesn't even... (more)

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CD 0 · July 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

April, My only suggestion is to ensure that she is working WITH her doctors. If they are not providing her with the type of care she deserves, then she needs to find a new ones. However, it would be extremely inappropriate to provide any type... (more)

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by 267 · about 11 hours ago

i'd like to introduce some of my family members to paleo, but don't know what the best place to start is. Which books/sites/videos would you recommend? Just for some background, my family is Chinese, so it's no surprise that they are skeptical of... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · July 19, 2012 at 6:09 AM

Totally depends on personality: Robb Wolf's book is hip and accurate, but probably too informal for many. You have do decide how your relatives would react to being addressed as "buttercup". Cordain's brand new book has PdD on the cover and a... (more)

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by 15 · about 11 hours ago

My in-laws are generously taking our entire family on a four day trip to Chicago. I KNOW I will be eating McDonalds at least once, but more likely twice to three times a day. It happens every time we travel with them. Yes, I know McDonalds is... (more)

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Jeda 0 · May 03, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Geez. Just get a McDouble and throw away the bun. Add a side salad with vinagrette dressing. Having McDonalds every once in a while isn't going to kill anyone. I think we all need to settle down a bit. I'm sure we unknowingly injest much worse... (more)

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by 4176 · about 11 hours ago

I told my family that I am eating primally before coming home for Easter. I did not make any attempt to push this on anyone else but was surprised how resentful they acted about it. My mother made too big of a deal about it - loudly saying in... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · April 09, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Honestly, I've found it to be easier not to try to involve the family. When I dine with people where I don't have any control over the menu, I usually take a plate of food and either (if I have the choice) only select the foods I know I can eat,... (more)

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by 1608 · about 12 hours ago

I started Paleo 6 months ago. I try not to actively push it on people that aren't interested, but a surprising amount of my family has jumped on board lately! My dad was first, about 4 months ago (well he's kinda half-ass paleo). But about two... (more)

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KenS 0 · March 21, 2012 at 3:02 AM

My goal is to be a walking example instead of being evangelistic about it. Me and my girlfriend started around the same time almost 5 months ago following Kurt Harris' Archevore Diet. I usually avoid the word "paleo" and when folks ask what I'm... (more)

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by 88 · about 12 hours ago

Hey guys, I need your help. My dad's cancer has reemerged once again, it's been many times now, I've lost count. I've tried in the past to get him to change his diet which is woefully high in carbohydrates from grains and such to a ketogenic... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 10, 2012 at 6:21 AM

I wonder if he'd read Perfect Health Diet? It's very well researched with footnotes galore. It's written by scientists, and talks about a ketogenic version for a host of ailments, including cancer. I also think that although it's written to be... (more)

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by 8933 · about 12 hours ago

My family isn't paleo at all. I'm VLC, I cook 3 times a day. It's pretty hard to continue doing so when you hear all your relatives talk about SAD food all the time ("I want a pizza", "tonight I'm gonna eat a whole bag of potato chips", "I'm gonna... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · August 26, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Nope! Not even close. They all think I'm out of my mind. I've lost 111lbs over the last 6 years, you would think they could respect I might know a little bit about this stuff. I prefer to live in harmony though. A crabby husband and daughter... (more)

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by 85 · about 12 hours ago

I've been following the 30 day meal plan from 'Everyday Paleo' with my family, and the recipes are great, but gosh, it's expensive. Since going Paleo we've gone from eating meat 2-3 times a week to 2-3 times a day, and we're consuming about 5... (more)

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mth_1 0 · July 23, 2011 at 2:44 AM

If you can't afford to go all the way, then go paleo as far as you can afford. I'm not advocating grain and I am not saying feed your family grain, but think of it this way; you were probably feeding your family grain at 3 meals a day plus snacks... (more)

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by 105 · about 12 hours ago

As I scramble around trying to throw together a Paleo dinner and transport children to and fro, I was wondering what the rest of you Paleo Hackers (especially ones with kids) use for your go-to meals. Tonight, for example, I threw about three... (more)

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Stephanie_3 0 · July 10, 2011 at 3:41 AM

We have a 3 yr old and almost 5 yr old. I love the Applegate products-grass fed beef hot dogs, deli turkey and nitrate free bacon. My kids love it! I also will do "taco meat" for them- grass fed ground beef cooked with diced onion + cumin and... (more)

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by 1020 · about 12 hours ago

I have a family who is completely grain and sugar dependent (and addicted.) My fiance and soon-to-be wife is not quite on board with the lifestyle or the diet. I need help in convincing her, without coming off as condescending...or preachy. ... (more)

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Becky_yo 0 · April 26, 2011 at 2:22 AM

I converted my pescatarian/vegan husband by making him watch the Bitter Truth video and Fathead. I cook most of the meals so he's got to eat what I make. Perhaps she would do a 30 day challenge as long as you take on the cooking responsibilities?... (more)

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by 5136 · about 12 hours ago

Dr. K. I had you in mind with this one... My father has found himself in a nursing home. He's only 62 but has been living with a traumatic brain injury since 1989. My husband and I used to bring him a lot of his groceries, so he had access to good... (more)

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Simibee 0 · April 15, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Balancing O6/3 via fish oil supplementation is important, not just for general well being, but also for the proper functioning of the brain. You may want to consider supplementing lutein and zeaxanthin; these carotenoids are essential for eye... (more)

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by 5629 · about 12 hours ago

I've been talking to my mom recently about the Paleo Diet, and Primal Blueprint (even ordered her a copy of each, and a copy of Taubes' Why We Get Fat, and sent them to her house in Indiana), and she seems pretty excited about it! I'm really... (more)

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Mrs_Y 0 · March 25, 2011 at 10:38 PM

I am a convertee. My mum got me into it after her friend got her into it. I saw it work on them so I wanted to do it too. It is much easier to believe when your mum goes from flubby to sexy overnight and weighed less than me. I have since... (more)

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by 75 · about 12 hours ago

I'm looking for a new family doctor in the Newport Beach are and would like to find someone who is paleo friendly. Any and all referrals are greatly appreciated.

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Dexter 0 · March 24, 2011 at 4:06 AM

Jimmy Moore maintains a list of paleo friendly physicians by state and city. http://lowcarbdoctors.blogspot.com/

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by 4984 · about 12 hours ago

Why is it when you are thin (slender is a nicer way of putting it) people feel they have the right to make derogatory comments about your appearance.You couldn't say to an overwieght person "Cor you're fat, you wanna loose weight dontcha?" The... (more)

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Jessica 0 · March 03, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Sometimes we want to be the one that shows people the error of their ways. But you must remember this one truth: what other people say to you or do to you has NOTHING to do with YOU and EVERYTHING to do with THEM. How you respond also has nothing... (more)

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by 15229 · about 12 hours ago

So, my eternally single brother just got engaged (!) to an awesome woman who also happens to be a pastry chef and vegetarian. They are both coming over for dinner this Saturday. I love to cook, and can't wait to have them over. I have only met... (more)

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Eliz 0 · February 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM

My favorite dinner for people on multiple diets is taco salad fixins. It makes everyone happy, omni, veggie, low carb, high carb, you name it. I set everything out in separate bowls and people can pick and choose to suit themselves - just make... (more)

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by 4553 · about 12 hours ago

From my experience so far, it sure does. Small bands of human hunter/gatherers certainly would have had a depth of knowledge passed directly from parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Not to romanticize the whole thing, but the extended... (more)

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speno 0 · April 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

It probably does help. There are some other parenting practices that I consider to be paleo-friendly: breast feeding, baby wearing, and co-sleeping. I think the kids call that attachment parenting these days. Back in the paleo days, we just called... (more)

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by 247 · October 23, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Hey!anyone knows about any documentaries or videos supporting paleo in the arabic language? I'm trying to convince my mom eating better because she has alot of illnesses and would be a perfect candidate for paleo, she doesn't believe anything I... (more)

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by 5 · October 23, 2014 at 3:55 AM

After researching dietary concerns for the last few months I finally approached my wife about altering our SAD approach to a more paleo/primal/anti-inflammatory/unprocessed/moderate or low carb/this/that/the-other style diet. After discussing it... (more)

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Kitzu 0 · November 20, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Buy a chest freezer, some cookbooks and a slow cooker. Wish I could help out with a software rec. Guys, help us out and write something. Here's my low tech take on meal planning: take a piece of meat out of the freezer 12-18 hours before you... (more)

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by 7592 · October 23, 2014 at 3:29 AM

So after getting my feet on the ground with paleo a year ago I???m actively converting my family???mostly my children who are 5 and 6. In their lunches I regularly put meatballs and salmon balls, almond butter, yogurt, fruit, veggies, coconut... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · January 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

As a variant to Christopher's answer, my family has made chicken nuggets using potato flour/flakes, sometimes with almond flour or coconut mixed in for flavor and texture. The potato helps hold in moisture, and I personally like the extra crunch. (more)

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by 10 · October 23, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I haven't moved 100% to Paleo eating yet, but I have made a small start. I'm wondering if it is possible to make changes to different aspects of a cooking style (Cajun in my case) to make it more Paleo-friendly. The meal I cooked last night is... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

For the roux and rice, I make a faux rice by just running cauliflower through my food processor until it's the size that I want. I use in stir fries and it works super great for me. Once all the seasonings are in it's pretty darn tasty. I think if... (more)

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by 113 · October 23, 2014 at 3:16 AM

We both have been at an unhealthy weight the past few years, but over the last 6 months or so have been losing it. I started with a lot of workouts, high-protein but still putting plenty of crap into my body, and counting calories (which was... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · July 07, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Such a common issue. So many threads on this topic already, but each has its own spin. Each person has a different and unique scenario to work through. First of all, great job on speaking up and asking what others think. Sometimes getting... (more)

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by 414 · October 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

So I'm visiting my mother for five days, and it's my first real "vacation" since going Paleo in Sept. This will be the first time I haven't had complete control over my diet since then. It's stressing me out a bit, as is the visit itself. My mom... (more)

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CaveRat 0 · May 03, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Erin, indulging isn't a major problem: just do what you can on the trip and go back to paleo when you can - it might be when you get home. While I primarily try to avoid high-carb foods at friends' houses (if 'paleo' is too much to wish for), I... (more)

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by 12174 · October 23, 2014 at 3:09 AM

Sure, you might be judged initially as a completely insane renegade, given the amounts of butter, animal fat, and other delights you unabashedly hork down in front of family and friends. But then...they ask a few questions...and you start drawing... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 17, 2011 at 2:27 AM

I am wise because I helped my mother lower her blood pressure and my dad probably thinks that I imbued magnesium with magical feel-good powers (I just gave him citrate which actually gets absorbed). So I'm a wizard, and wizards are geeks but they... (more)

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