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by 3737 · November 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I came across this question on Quora about flat feet. Are flat feet really simply normal variation or are they developmental from a Neolithic lifestyle? (more)

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by 4888 · November 10, 2013 at 6:13 AM

After years of rarely getting cramp, I am beginning to get quite frequent cramping, mainly in my fingers or feet, though sometimes calf. Is this a sign of a mineral deficiency? Or just a consequence of ageing?

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eddieosh 0 · November 10, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Too many nuts (brazil, almond, caschew, etc) too often seem to give me cramps in my knuckles.

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by -6 · June 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

They take pictures and such. In other cultures people don't like to show their feet.

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by 145 · April 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I have orthopedic issues from the waist down. My hips are slightly turned in, I have patellar subluxation with frequent dislocations (which just means my knee caps are high and to the outside and can dislocate at anytime), and I have weird arches... (more)

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Eve 0 · April 30, 2013 at 5:52 AM

I haven't got issues anywhere near as bad as you, but my chiropractor made me wear orthopaedic inserts for collapsing arches, which were giving me foot and knee pain. Maybe they helped, I don't really know but I got some Vibrams and started with... (more)

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by 0 · September 05, 2013 at 7:21 AM

This might be a weird question but since I started sprinting my right food has been having these waves of heat. It's not painful just a strange feeling. It's usually occurring while I'm sitting at my desk. It also feels as though I need to "pop"... (more)

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Ang_3 0 · April 28, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Thanks for all the answers. I actually found out I have a pinched nerve in my foot. Basically I need to chill out for a bit on the sprinting until I can figure out how to fix this.

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by 11251 · July 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM

So, many of us get weird cramps and we are trying to figure out why. I have been under a lot of stress lately, so I tend to eat less. I noticed one day that my feet felt okay in the evening. I did have some carbs that day, but early, like 10 am,... (more)

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glib 0 · July 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM

I cramp only in my feet and only when swimming and mostly in summer. I exert much more vigorously when I play soccer, no cramps with soccer, ever. And neither when I bike or work in the yard.

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by 1012 · February 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Over the course of the past 5 weeks I have increased my fat and protein intake. However, I have also noticed during this time period that my feet have started giving off an unpleasant odor. I bathe reguarly, and have never had much of a problem... (more)

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RK 0 · February 13, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Are you wearing barefoot shoes? Those make my feet stink to high heaven. I have started keeping them in a plastic shoe box with baking soda...

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by 8 · January 06, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Hi Paleo Community, I read a thread on giving up underwear on PHacks and gave up my draws to great results! Now I'm meditating on whether socks are really necesarry either. Do you guys use socks? What issues may come with never wearing socks... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · January 06, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Sandals with no socks, wool socks below 50*F, keep my feet happiest. Many shoe companies are making 'sockless' running shoes to cash in on the minimalist trend. There is definite legit paleo interest here, I know my feet have benefited as I... (more)

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by 45 · November 27, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Besides the obvious, changing socks, having clean shows, not stepping in poop is there some Paleo Solution for fixing smelly feet? I have heard about keytones making body odour worse in the short term, not that I am saying this is causing the... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · November 27, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Seems like all you'd need to do is make sure your feet are dry before you cover them with anything. If you have trouble beyond that air em out whenever you can. If there's an infection I'd say use tea tree oil after your shower. Works for... (more)

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by 10 · September 09, 2013 at 9:22 AM

After you make stock from chicken feet, do you have any chicken feet left, or does it all dissolve in the stock? I looked at some recipes like these, but they dont mention anything about what to do with the feet after you make the... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · November 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I like to just eat them! They're crunchy and delicious - great on top of salad with some spicy mustard/horseradish for a strong flavor.

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by 0 · November 01, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I am a 26 yo male and always had cold and purple feet, even hands actually, when it is not summer, sometimes to the point where I cannot sleep. I had raynaud's syndrome on my fingers [all yellow/white] last year when I still was in my cold flat,... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · November 01, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I've had the cold purple feet thing my whole life. Exercise helps. Hot showers before bed help. Wearing socks to bed after the hot shower really helps. When I was a teenager, drinking coffee with lots of cayenne pepper in it seemed to help a... (more)

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by 392 · June 05, 2012 at 6:17 PM

So I am 25 years old and my feet have decided to grow another 1/2 inch. Is it implausible or uncommon for someone my age to keep growing? I am 6 feet tall 178 pounds already. I had stopped growing...

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Jenny_9 0 · June 05, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I did grow 1 full inch after dropping vegetarianism! Also, working in kitchens and standing aaallll daaaaaay with minimalist shoes has made my feet considerably, noticeably wider. So it could be a lifestyle thing too!

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by 368 · September 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I always get callouses on my feet, more so when summer rolls around and all I want to wear are boat shoes... I get a lot of callouses on my toes, especially big toe. I end up compulsively picking at them which never ends well. I have a pumice... (more)

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Forty2 0 · June 02, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Pedi-Egg works as well as a belt sander, maybe better. Just don't go nuts with it and start grating off strips of toe meat.

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by 240 · May 26, 2012 at 1:33 AM

I'm a student, and, sadly, I spend a lot of time sitting. Before my primal blueprint-induced weight loss, I sat with my legs crossed (ankle over knee) quite often, and it took up to fifteen minutes for me to feel a change in... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 26, 2012 at 1:33 AM

This sounds like it describes it: http://www.drlamb.com/paresthesia.htm as does this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_neuropathy (more)

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by 897 · April 15, 2012 at 3:48 AM

Prior to paleo I always wore highheels, and unfortunately, I think the back of my heels are ruined. Due to all the blisters, I now have dark pink marks that won't go away. They aren't painful, it's just not as pretty. What can I do to restore... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Glycolic acid creams or lotions may help if the marks are discolorations rather than actual scars, but it will take some time. Alpha Hydrox is a good cheap brand without parabens in most of the formulations. As Jenny suggested, laser would be... (more)

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by 2903 · March 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Okay, they aren't really on fire, but we're having a sudden burst of warm weather here in Chicago which reminded me of my usual summer complaint about hot feet. It gets to the point where they feel like they're going to explode. They don't get... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · March 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Hey, another Chicagoan! Wear less shoes? If you can get away with it, anyhow. I wear thin vibrams or just flip flops in the summer, but I work in a VERY relaxed office environment.

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by 98 · March 04, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I have been "Paleo" for the past 5 months. Typical diet is eggs/meat for breakfast, banana, occasional green smoothie= Lunch - Meat/salad - Dinner/ Grass Fed Meat or Fish with Veggies. Snacks: Nuts or apples My feet have been cramping for... (more)

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dzone 0 · March 04, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Not to cure it but to temporarily ease it, I roll my foot arch over a wine bottle on the floor. (I always have a wine bottle around!). I think it is caused by a mineral imbalance- sometimes magnesium, sometimes calcium.

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by 8883 · February 17, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Lately my health has been going down a bit, just like the temperature. I found out I don't tolerate retinol, so I probably am vitamin-D deficient again (my retinol intake has been > 30k IU daily for 6 months, my beta-carotene intake has been very... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM

How dark is your room? I have really spotty sleep unless mine is pitch black. Also are you supplementing at all? I know my sinuses act up unless I take some vit C.

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by 10004 · May 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Has anyone sold their automobile and started walking to work in their bare feet in order to be more paleo?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I didn't stop driving completely, I just traded in for a hybrid... Kidding! When I'm home on the weekends I prefer to run errands on my bike, but during the week, I have a 20 mile commute along a highway that would be suicide for any... (more)

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by 1176 · January 22, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Is it more natural to let your feet get cold in the winter-- e.g. "minimalist footwear"? Or is it better to really bundle up the feet and keep them warm-- e.g. fur-lined moccasins? What is your favorite winter footwear and why do they work for... (more)

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dzone 0 · September 15, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Not only that, With my jacket I also want to put legwear for protecting me from winter either minimal shoes or another. Anyway thanks for your beautiful post.

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by 1176 · September 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

With the arrival of cooler temperatures my cold hands and feet are back. They're way better than they used to be pre-paleo but still a problem-- any special foods, nutrients or techniques you've found to help?

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mth_1 0 · September 22, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Since you asked for techniques to keep your hands and feet warm in the winter, you could wear gloves when you're outside and a sweater when inside. Wear heavy wool socks all the time. Thermal underwear also works but can be uncomfortably hot.

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by 1681 · May 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Do your feet (the physical feet, not walking mechanics) seem different after long-term barefoot walking/running? Here's a study concluding that born-barefoot walkers have wider feet than born-shoe... (more)

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Cherice 0 · May 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM

My feet look SO much different after a year of barefoot shoes. And yes, they're definitely wider. I used to be the queen of wearing Converse Chuck Taylor's, and now they're the most uncomfortable shoes I own. Why are they so narrow?! All of my... (more)

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by 24012 · June 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM

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lunabelle 0 · June 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Those would look fabulous with my loin cloth outfit and femur bone hair accessory!

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by 1681 · October 07, 2011 at 4:22 PM

How many grams of gelatin are in 1 cup of stock made from cartilaginous sources such as pigs or chicken feet?

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dzone 0 · October 07, 2011 at 4:22 PM

This is a really interesting question because it is similar to know how many grams there is in a Generic Viagra dose it would be so interesting to know too because I know that there are a lo people who need it. (more)

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by 268 · July 31, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I've been prone to sore feet as far as I can remember. I can't walk for more than about half an hour without my feet getting sore, and lately that's been a big problem because I live in an island community where everyone walks everywhere, and... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · March 13, 2011 at 2:26 AM

one way to find out more - if you have a running store that offers gait analysis, that can tell a lot about your stride as well as how you stand. Some foot orthotics shops offer same service. If there isn't one near you, a podiatrist (or... (more)