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by 598 · about 21 hours ago

Fully embracing the paleo diet, every time I come across this sort of study or article I get a heavy, worried feeling like "what if we're all off our rockers" lol... Whole grains seem to have a lot going for... (more)

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AlmostFullyPaleo 0 · July 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Like the other posters said, whole grains are just a certain type of fiber. You can get fiber from more healthful, paleo sources like potatoes, yams, and other starchy tubers (I eat white sushi rice as well and love it). If you stick to paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I'm currently trying to heal my gut issues, including SIBO, dysbiosis, gut inflammation and slow-transit constipation. I am following an SCD/GAPS diet, but I can't find any carbohydrate sources that I tolerate. Fiber makes my symptoms... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · July 29, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Have you tried the starchy tuber Yucca? It's like the most benign carb source I've ever found. Speaking of tubers, I bet parsnip is a pretty mellow carb source, too. I'll also echo others here saying that if you mix carbs with fat and probably... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I am working my way toward going VLC (35-40g), or at least cycling in days of being VLC with moderate-to-low carb days. For those of you that track macros/cals, do you count the carbs that come from fiber into your total daily carb intake? Or do... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

From what i've read a small number of VLCers weight loss stalls when they add in fibrous veggies after a period of none, although that's all anecdotal stuff I've heard here & there, god knows what they were actually eating. I think if... (more)

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by 598 · about 21 hours ago

I'm doing much better now while limiting my fiber intake. It's weird - fiber binds me up apparently. I try to keep it well below 30 grams, usually under 20 if I can but that's hard. The problem is that I'm also limiting my leafy greens - a major... (more)

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daz 0 · December 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

you probably use this tool already, but just in case... you can use the nutrient-search-tool-here to define particular nutrient searches, ie. highest and lowest in certain 'things' such as fiber, potassium, folate in any combination you... (more)

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by 10994 · about 21 hours ago

Age (years)...... Average daily calories.............. Fiber intake (grams) Children 1-3 ......................... 1,404.................................. 19 4-8.......................... 1,789.................................. 25 Boys... (more)

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Nvor 0 · June 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

NOPE. Even adjusting for my current hypocaloric intake I don't. This is in stark contrast to the way I use to, unconsciously, eat (lots of whole grain everything, baguettes, raw salads, etc.). My results are: Low Fiber: I am not daily. I am... (more)

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by 327 · about 21 hours ago

questions in the title, seems like when i eat any sort of leafy green vegetable it tears up my insides and i end up having blood in stool. Fruits don't give me this issue, any suggestions? I've tried bone broth for a while, it heals it up, but as... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

First, as people have mentioned seeing blood when you have a bowel movement is a concern. However, would you describe it as a) blood in stool - it's in there, and stool is redder/darker, b) blood in bowl, or c) blood on the stool? The first (a)... (more)

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by 589 · about 21 hours ago

I have come to the realization my body does not like fiber and/or starch. Yesterday I ate some spaghetti squash and celery root-- my stomach was so bloated and I was in such pain for the entire day. I have tried digestive enzymes and HCL nothing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Sounds like you are FODMAPS-intolerant. It's trial & error to find out what YOU tolerate, but here's a link that may help: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Have you ever read "FIBER MENACE" by Konstantin Monastirsky? I haven't but in a few words he says that every type of fiber is bad for us and causes constipation, ibs and cancer. He recommends eating VERY SMALL amounts of fiber (only from... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 07, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I have actually heard of this guy. There are a few problems with it. Firstly, during our evolution, fiber was largely unavoidable except for those few groups on the very margins of inhabitable land. I've mentioned it before, but Marlowe describes... (more)

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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

I track using myfitnesspal.com. I just started Paleo 6 days ago and I feel great. Down 4 pounds already! And this big Baker's Cyst on my knee that I've had for a couple years has shrunk by at least half. Wasn't expecting that. very happy. Anyway, ... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Fiber is included in carbohydrates, and is generally not something paleo-rs track. Usually, people are well aware if things are moving smoothly through them. For those with IBS type issues, the kind of fiber becomes important, but that's not... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

So I've been paleo for over a year now, and one of the biggest concerns I've noticed from new paleo-ers is that they can't get enough fiber. I've got the direct opposite issue; too much, way too much. Loose stool all day every day. I don't feel... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Fiber includes: insoluble fiber / 'roughage' soluable fiber resistant starch Eat less of #1, which can cause very loose stools, as well as be the most traumatic type of fiber for those with IBS, colitis, crohn's, etc. #1 includes the bulk of... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, This is my 2nd day paleo and I'm trying to get my ratios right. I've done an incredible amount of reading the last two days on this topic but need advice! I'm 5'8", roughly 140lbs. Today I did 42/38/18 protein/fat/carbs, 1800 cals. My... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Are you coming from a standard american diet with a high ratio of carbohydrates? If so then that grumble is actually likely to be hunger... Sounds like you are going through the same thing I did where at the start of your paleo conversion you just... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

ive been pale since monday after years of junk food dieting. since then ive had no bowel movements, and im starting to have abdominal pains. this has happened before, and clears right up when i go back to junk food. my diet is about a pound of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 19, 2013 at 4:17 AM

600 mg Magnesium citrate before bed should do it.

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

I have been paleo for 2.5 years now, and I first started eating a high fat diet but slowly transitioned into a higher carb paleo diet. Throughout that time my libido has had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly downs. I have tried everything from... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Couple of things: From your history I believe your activity level is pretty high, have you thought about cutting back? Really giving your body a break? Hows your Vitamin A intake? I do recommend iodine as well. Definitely helped me and... (more)

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by 3742 · about 21 hours ago

My wife and mother keep telling my kids not to eat more fruit so they don't get loose stools. I don't see how that could be the case, though, as soluble fiber turns into gel when absorbing water and insoluble is already very solid. Are they... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 09, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Too much fruit CAN give children loose stools but I doubt the amount your kids were eating would do that. It's more common in tropical zones when meat and starches are scarce or in Kid's drinking excessive amounts of juice. It's mostly because... (more)

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by 1173 · about 21 hours ago

can the protein consumed from gelatin be converted into glucose? or is it glycine an amino acid that will go to work on the body? what about fiber? insoluble I would assume cannot become glucose, but what about soluble? can soluble fiber become... (more)

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CD 0 · October 03, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Via gluconeogenesis, the body can make glucose from glycerol, lactate, alanine, pyruvate, and glucogenic amino acids. We process all fiber (either through fermentation or excretion) faster than the BA that would be necessary for GNG. So I would... (more)

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by 85 · about 21 hours ago

Hello! I'm a lifelong fattie- my adult life I have spent between 220 and 230 lbs, at 5'8". I have struggled with depression since I was nine, and my last year in high school I gained 100 lb over nine months- I graduated in 2002 at 295 lbs. I... (more)

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WayfinderAli 0 · September 28, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Congrats on your bravery for facing your problems! Depression can be crippling. I struggle with anxiety/depression/procrastination and I found a book that is unbelievable helpful for all of those things. It's called Feeling Good- The New Mood... (more)

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by 748 · about 21 hours ago

Lately my only form of fiber is from steamed veggies, but I've noticed no matter what I ALWAYS get bloated after eating any sort of vegetable unless it is a leafy green (e.g spinach, kale, romaine) which have far less fiber than other veggies (e.g... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Google FODMAPS. Sounds like you are intolerant, like me. And fiber is overrated. Make sure you are sufficient in Magnesium to avoid constipation.

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by 608 · about 21 hours ago

I think too much fiber is bad. For me personally, i get bloated if i eat too much fibrous fruits, veggies and nuts. Is fiber as important as the mainstream says it is. Is it necessary in high amounts?

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John_Sorrentino 0 · September 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Fiber is not an obligate nutrient. So in that sense, no it is not important. You will live just fine without it. Your bowels will adjust to a low fiber diet if that is what you choose. It does however in fruit slow the absorption of sugars. ... (more)

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by 45 · about 21 hours ago

I need some good ideas for paleo munchies/snacks. I have crohn's disease so I need to avoid too much fiber and I also have a sweet tooth.

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polynesian_metal 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM

I make a trail mix out of raw unsalted nuts, raisins and dates and some goji berrys. Haven't gotten around to throwing coconut flake in there but am gonna one day. Great for work. Prolly good for movies too. Suppose if you had cannibis butter you... (more)

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by 720 · about 21 hours ago

So I've posted before about my gut issues, (essentially loose stool every single day) and got various responses. Been paleo for over a year and no improvement in my gut at all, in fact it's worse, so I've tried the obvious remedies..probiotics,... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 22, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Lauren perhaps you want to rule out any parasites or bacteria in your gut. Would be worth it given the long standing loose stools. Bugs can linger a long time in the GI tract. Would look at what is there that shouldn't be and what is missing... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

i love drinking chia seeds throughout my day and want to know if i have to stop

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Chris_Olglory 0 · June 05, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I was eating them for the Omega 3 before I realized they were ALA which has a very low conversion rate to DHA and EPA. Essentially making my consumption of them moot, so I stopped eating them personally. Mark Sisson says they are ok as a... (more)

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by 185 · about 22 hours ago

I'm watching a few videos from Paleo FX and trying to bring my 80/20 rule to more of a 90/10 rule [and beyond!]. I can't help but notice a huge sponsor in the backgrounds of these videos: Quest Bars. I'm a huge fan/addict of the protein and... (more)

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raney 0 · May 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM

I think it's more of an issue of hyper palatability - as with most processed foods. You shouldn't, naturally, find umami (glutamate in the whey), sweet, salty, and fatty all in the same morsel.

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by 3280 · about 22 hours ago

After listening to an www.undergroundwellness.com interview with Dr. Lustig about fructose and how terrible it is, Dr. Lustig made the point that it's ok to eat an orange (because it has fiber), but drinking orange juice is bad because the fiber... (more)

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Fred_4 0 · April 17, 2012 at 7:38 AM

I thought the point was that an orange juice is the equivalent of a number of oranges, thus putting a higher concentration of Fructose into your body: if you eat an orange you get a lower payload of fructose AND the benefit of the included fibre.... (more)

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by 240 · about 22 hours ago

I feel extremely uncomfortable after eating many kinds of vegetables,fiber at all.I have problems with peristalsis too(Lazy Bowel Syndrome)

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Renee_2 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Is the discomfort from gas or from constipation? Two different things. If you feel discomfort soon after you eat greens, it's probably gas. Constipation is more of a larger-picture problem relating to your diet overall. Lots of greens can... (more)

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by 15 · about 22 hours ago

I've read some of the questions and answers on fiber but some practioners are advising to take a fiber supplement such as Paleo Fiber or PGX to help regulate blood sugar. I was diagnosed T2 but have lowered my bs to less than a 100 with diet... (more)

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