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by 560 · July 22, 2014 at 05:05 PM

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 04:54 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 · July 29, 2014 at 04:29 PM

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 04:21 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 · April 11, 2014 at 08:06 PM

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 08:06 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 · July 29, 2014 at 03:24 AM

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 03:24 AM

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

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by 0 · February 18, 2014 at 05:35 PM

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 05:52 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 · January 11, 2014 at 09:45 PM

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 09:45 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 560 · December 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

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 09:29 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 560 · September 13, 2013 at 05:25 PM

Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)

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by 300 · June 28, 2014 at 02:59 PM

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 02:59 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 11011 · August 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM

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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Big_worm 0 · August 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM

OK, so I am confused by this thread... maybe I'm not reading it right or maybe I'm just an idiot. My Paleo diet consists of Fats, proteins and carbs. Of those carbs I eat alot of Kale, Spinach, Squash, Melon, Berries, Cauliflower, Asparagus and... (more)

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by 40 · June 17, 2013 at 01:45 AM

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 01:35 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 11011 · June 14, 2013 at 08:50 PM

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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maryDeeeeeee 0 · June 14, 2013 at 08:50 PM

No apparently i dont get the supposed "RDA"..(althoug i eat salad, and strawberries, and broccoli and sweet potatoe nearly on a daily basis!) just looked at my cronometer and seems im averaging around half..?? (lol ) Thankfully Ive never had any... (more)

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by 297 · May 21, 2013 at 06:21 PM

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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Lily_4 0 · May 21, 2013 at 06:21 PM

I used to have blood in my stool and I had to get all the tests -- they actually thought that I had cancer (proctologist and gastroenterologist decided that I had the worst spastic colon they'd ever seen). It's really necessary to get checked... (more)

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by 589 · March 30, 2013 at 07:22 PM

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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Albert83BCN 0 · March 16, 2013 at 06:23 PM

I think that you may have suffered the bloating just by eating the spaggethi and could not be related at all to the other stuff. It happened with me also. I now eat all the greens that Pecan told you plus the leafy greens (broccoli, Brussels... (more)

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by 0 · July 03, 2013 at 06:15 PM

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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Humatarian 0 · July 03, 2013 at 06:15 PM

Interesting. But regarding the constipation, doesn't fiber cause the opposite for many? i know it does myself. Due to my lack of success on paleo and excessive gas from veggies /some fruit [paleo without fruit and veg to me isn't paleo - unless... (more)

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by 20 · March 07, 2013 at 03:26 PM

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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Jessie_6 0 · March 07, 2013 at 03:16 PM

You guys are so thorough! Here's some of the info. I'm a 40 year old woman. I'm 204 pounds. I was 250 one year ago, so yay me. While I obviously need to lose more weight, I am not doing paleo only as a weight loss diet. Of course I am looking to... (more)

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by 5 · February 21, 2013 at 03:19 AM

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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UncleLongHair 0 · February 21, 2013 at 03:19 AM

My stools are also often loose, and a quantity of green leafy stuff usually goes right through me (sorry for the TMI). I am also sensitive to fiber but other things can set off my digestion too. I have found that some sweet potato with skin... (more)

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by 0 · June 01, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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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Mash 0 · February 18, 2013 at 09:51 AM

Just aim for around 0.5lb to 1.0lb (0.25kg to 0.5kg) per day of meat or fish. Let’s say our athlete is an 80 kg man. Then maximum muscle gain will be achieved at a protein intake of 1.875*80 = 150 g/day. Toxicity will begin somewhere between 150... (more)

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by 77340 · January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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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Justin_12 0 · January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I came from a fast food background as well. Magnesium alone did NOT help me. Here's what helped me get regular.: I had to eliminate a lot of food using the GAPS protocol, basically down to vegetable juice, bone broth, and raw egg yolks. It... (more)

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by 3512 · March 05, 2013 at 12:05 PM

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 04:50 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 · August 25, 2013 at 03:22 PM

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 07:37 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 3737 · October 09, 2012 at 11:04 PM

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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jake3_14 0 · October 09, 2012 at 03:24 PM

The fiber in the fruit should contribute to well-formed stools, but their absence might contribute to constipation rather than diarrhea. Too much fiber, however, can harm the intestines, at least producing a large amount of discomfort from gas. ... (more)

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by 1163 · October 17, 2012 at 01:22 PM

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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CDone 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 · September 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM

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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Janknitz 0 · September 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM

I had to slowly ease myself in to full blown low carb paleo--at first I was unwilling to give up certain things, but the decisions to do so became easier over time as I had results and when I stalled and wanted to try to get things moving again. ... (more)

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by 748 · September 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM

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.