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by 593 · about 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 hours ago

Some websites will say a certain veggie/fruit/nut has soluble fiber, some say it's insoluble fiber. Can you help me find sources of soluble fiber?? I'm trying to slow down digestion and have less soft stools. All I know for sure is sweet... (more)

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samc 0 · April 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables,... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Green fibers such as Brocolli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts. Are they inflammatory to the gut? I've read this a few times but it seems incorrect to me. I'm currently on a paleo gut-healing diet and I eat a lot of this stuff, it makes me feel great.... (more)

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zazielascaux 0 · July 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I find insoluble fibre is really inflammatory. Soluble fibre is fine.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

So, I've been moderately paleo for roughly 3-4 months now. Overall, I stick to a routine food regimen (mainly organic). I eat a lot of eggs. A lot. Sometimes for breakfast I'll eat buckwheat cereal with apples in coconut milk. This morning I... (more)

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tricci 0 · January 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Find some slow cooker and casserole recipes that look good to you. Take an afternoon once a week and prep what you'll need for your slow cooker meals and make a couple of casseroles that day as well. Make enough food that you can eat for the... (more)

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by 593 · about 4 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 4 hours ago

Do you buy into the hype that people like Robert Lustig preach where they say that many modern diseases are caused by fiberless carbs, like sugar and specifically the fructose in sugar? I've seen a study by him where he has some kids on a... (more)

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CD 0 · August 02, 2013 at 2:31 AM

I put fiber in the same category as carbohydrates. Important, but not necessary. I am a bit confused as to how that correlates with necessitating beans. If you like beans, go for it. But you can get plenty of fiber from paleo" sources -- ... (more)

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by 40 · about 4 hours ago

Does anyone have any good recipes for Paleo fiber bars or suggestions regarding pre-made store-bought fiber bars? I will be going abroad shortly to volunteer for three weeks, and people who have done similar trips have recommended stocking up on... (more)

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RayBones 0 · June 17, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Honestly, I would recommend picking up a box or two of "Quest Bars" as well as a simple fiber supplement. Psyllium husk or something like that. A powdered greens drink might be useful as well. Though they're not high in fiber, typically (they do... (more)

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by 10994 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 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 4 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 78417 · about 4 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 4 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 70 · about 4 hours ago

Does anyone know if bread made from flaxseed meal (less than 1 carb a piece) helps with cholesterol? The recipe called for 5 eggs and 2 cups flaxseed meal. Made 12 pieces. 5 grams fiber and 6 grams protein a slice. About food.com. It was great. (more)

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Sam_25 0 · March 06, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yes flax-seed in any form will lower you cholesterol My wife has been on a flax-seed added diet for about a year,She ads it to a pancake mix and other foods her numbers went from 251 to last weeks reading of 196 She does eat old style cooked... (more)

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by 3742 · about 4 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 85 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 53 · about 4 hours ago

Obviously the metabolism of carbs in sugar or grains is not the same as in fiber. Carbs in fiber is metabolised in gut and create fatty acids (?). Does it mean carbs in fiber should not be included in the amount of carbs we take in daily? What is... (more)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

I use loseit.com to track all my food. It breaks carbs out into fiber and sugar. When I count carbs for restricting them, I exclude the fiber. Its my understanding that these are indigestible. In fact when people recommend fiber for bowel health,... (more)

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by 25 · about 4 hours ago

Hi guys, I hear Dr Lustig saying that eating fruit is ok because the fiber in the fruit slows down the absorption which makes it easier on the liver. I also heard him say that juicing fruit eliminates the fiber. Is this true? Is this commercial... (more)

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CD 0 · August 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The problem with juicing is you are eliminating the bulk which slows down eating, and fills you. When I make apple cider it's typically 6-8 apples per cup of juice. Eating 8 apples would be difficult, drinking 8 apples is easy. And the sugar... (more)

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by 3521 · about 4 hours ago

Are there any examples of healthy cultures who eat a lot of carbohydrate with a low fiber intake, say 400 grams of carbs and only 20-30 grams of fiber or a culture who eats a high flesh fat diet, non-dairy based? I know the Chinese eat a fair... (more)

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blogblog 0 · August 28, 2012 at 6:56 AM

The Okinawans and Kitivans are farmers not HGs. The Japanese longevity claims are totally worthless. Deaths are not recorded in a central database and vast numbers of pensions are paid to the families of people who are almost certainly dead.... (more)

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