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by 598 · 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

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 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 598 · 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 300 · about 4 hours ago

A few years back when first reading Why We Get Fat, I read a paragraph that questioned the fibre hypothesis, but since I was overwhelmed all the other revelations I had put that insight on the back-burner until now. Considering this article about... (more)

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madball 0 · June 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I found this recently http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/2545640 - Which finds benefits to weight-control for a fiber supplement in a random, placebo controlled clinical trial. Then, there's the DART study which finds little to no benefits of a... (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 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

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 748 · about 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 hours ago

I don't really follow a true paleo diet, but I do have a diet very high in fat. Anyways about a week ago I went on an ultra low carb diet (I had about 6 g of carbs per day) I consumed very little fiber maybe about 3 g. Prior to this I took about... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 06, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I imagine your gut flora got out of whack when you eliminated most of your fiber. Some good gut bacteria need certain types of fiber to survive. Try some probiotics and/or fermented foods and keep eating a reasonable amount of veggies (but no... (more)

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by 1 · about 5 hours ago

I???ve been following paleo (about 98%) for nearly 3 weeks now. My sugar and grain intake have been negligible. My milk intake has been almost negligible. I???ve also eliminated the night shades. Other than having lost about 4 lbs. I don???t... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · July 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Repeat after me... "Correlation does not equal causation." Chris Kresser recently wrote a good article on fiber. In it he noted, "The majority of the research supporting the benefits of dietary fiber come from epidemiological studies that link... (more)

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by 720 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 438 · about 5 hours ago

I'm on day 18 of my first Whole30. I have a few questions I hope you guys can help me with. I really am trying to learn, so go easy on my if my questions sound stupid! What do you think of these microwave pork rinds? ... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 18, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Well ... Personally, I wouldn't make a meal out of a bag of pork rinds, but these seem pretty good. Remember that in general pork is a somewhat neutral meat to consume (and leans towards not-so-great if not raised naturally). Choosing between... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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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