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by 3742 · 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 4936 · 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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

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by 145 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 11254 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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Nance 0 · April 02, 2013 at 2:12 PM

My solution for cramps is bananas. I don't have them every day, but if my muscles start getting jittery I buy a bunch and the muscles get happy. The bananas also seem to help when I need to be active in our Nevada heat.

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 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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PoopMasterMC 0 · January 05, 2013 at 6:18 PM

It's a great question, never mind the naysayers. I have had no ill effects from not wearing socks, and my significant other says my feet actually smell BETTER since I stopped wearing them. Socks actually contribute to fungal growth because they... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 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 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 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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Jenny_9 0 · October 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM

It's not just about iodine, but salt. Are you salting your food? Hands/feet being cold point to low blood pressure, poor circulation, or possibly hypothyroid (hence, the iodine). Cod, sea bass, haddock, and perch are (from what I can remember)... (more)

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by 418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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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Diane_4 0 · June 05, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Since hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and wearing minimalist/wide shoes, my feet have grown quite a bit and I'm 47 years old. Right now I'm wearing a pair of sandals I bought in the early 1990s (would have been in my 20s then) and had buried in the... (more)

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by 368 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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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Karen 0 · June 01, 2012 at 5:20 PM

If your callouses are on the sides of toes or feet, your shoes compress your feet too much. Non-shoe-wearers have a lot of callousing on bottom of foot where it serves as natural protection. My foot care is basically to wear very wide open toed... (more)

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by 380 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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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AmandaLP 0 · May 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM

How much have you lost? Your legs used to have more padding between the outside and the nerves, and now that it is gone, the nerves are more likely to be pinched when crossed.

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by 896 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 2913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 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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PaleoGran 0 · March 04, 2012 at 1:38 PM

FC, Dr. Michael Eades gives some good suggestions for bone and meat broths, magnesium, potassium, tonic water (the quinine). http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-ii/ Also, using a... (more)

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by 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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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Jay_9 0 · February 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

You are taking 3X the tolerable upper limit of retinol and probably have vitamin A poisoning. Isn't that obvious? Here's a suggestion: Stop poisoning yourself with vitamin A. During this time, I would also take Vit D because, as you suspected,... (more)

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by 10054 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 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 1186 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 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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Lindenblossom 0 · October 05, 2011 at 5:37 PM

A lot of people swear by Steger Mukluks, made right here in Minnesota. After many winters of wearing thrift store boots of varying quality, hopefully this year I'll be trying the Stegers out too! I am outside a great deal due to using my feet... (more)

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by 1186 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 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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Simibee 0 · September 22, 2011 at 12:44 AM

Could be a sluggish thyroid/subclinical hypothyroidism. My advice would be to try supporting/nourishing your thyroid with supplemental selenium and iodine (just make sure to slowly increase the latter to avoid triggering any reactive... (more)

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by 1689 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 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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Happy_Now 0 · July 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM

My feet have certainly gotten wider. I didn't have narrow feet before, but I could still wear "normal" shoes. My most recent trip to find women's dress shoes was a nightmare. Fancy flip flops is about as dressy as I seem to be able to get now. ... (more)

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by 24271 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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TomInTexas 0 · June 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Honestly, where did you find those at? My sister would kill a man infront of his own mother for a pair of those.

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by 1689 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 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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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 15, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Totally depends on how long you cook it, how much was in each individual foot, etc. There really isn't a good way to standardize the measurements like processed food. Better to just have your broth every day and just trust your food.

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by 268 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

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)