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by 78417 · 4 minutes ago

I'm in the middle of a controlled experiment where I exposed myself to wheat to see how I react while avoiding any other food I've had a problem with. I want to see how I react. Last time wasn't good but the context of the wheat exposure was... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · March 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I'm assuming that by grain (bread) you are largely referring to wheat products. If that is the case, you might find this paper interesting (even more so given that it was published in 1979 and we're really just starting to have this conversation... (more)

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by 50 · 9 minutes ago

I'm preparing to ditch most of my current principles with the Western Price Diet to go mainly Paleo.I will still consume my raw goat milk,raw cheese,organic produce.I'm very active.I'm a lettter carrier and i walk 6 miles 5 days a week.I have... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

IMO, listen to what your body is telling you - eat when hungry, stop when full. It took me several months for everything to adjust and during that time was very strict to "settle it all in" and then started tweaking with the food adding things,... (more)

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by 94 · 11 minutes ago

Given that many of us are data-driven folks, I was curious to see if there was data that would show a correlation between grain and sugar consumption and the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Here's what I came up with... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 30, 2011 at 1:34 AM

This nicely states that increase in sugar is to blame for obesity and I love that they absolve animal fats as a contributing factor. Moreover, taking into consideration the prices of these foods, a moron could see that obesity could EASILY be... (more)

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by 313 · 13 minutes ago

I have read several sources saying that sprouted seeds or grains still contains phytic acid and the many sites I have read have studies done only for sprouted grains and there was still 30 percent left in some grains. Does anyone have any... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 08, 2011 at 4:57 AM

I know they're not seeds or nuts, but..... This study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814610003274 showed phytic acid in brown rice to decrease by 13% after 24 hours of germination. This... (more)

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by 1353 · 14 minutes ago

I know they aren't paleo but I was just wondering how everyone feels about consuming them occasionally. How often do you eat them if at all? Can you rank the gluten free grains from best to worst Do you prepare them a la Weston A Price? (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 19, 2011 at 6:22 AM

Germination gives favorable increases in nutrients and decreases in anti-nutrients, though there are some exceptions where germination actually does the opposite. I was a co-author of review paper on corn, buckwheat, amaranth, millet, quinoa,... (more)

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by 1074 · 15 minutes ago

Okay so Paleo-ers are well aware of both dangers but which is worse: PUFA's or Grains/Fructose? Which seems to have the biggest negative impact on your body, or based on the literature? Trans fats are obvious, I'm talking mainly about the bad fats... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · November 15, 2011 at 5:21 AM

PUFA's are definitely the worst offenders imo. Sugars can be beneficial and some grains are pretty benign.

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by 379 · 15 minutes ago

Sometimes I do want to splurge and get a deli sandwich for lunch (I still do think the sandwich is one of the best inventions ever). The question is, which kind is the lesser of all evils - wheat, multi-grain, rye, pumpernickel, a wrap? Some of... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 11, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Artisan quality sourdough might be a reasonable choice. I've read that the cheap, mechanized process ruins the benefits but true sourdough is a slower process involving fermentation and it's better for you than some. BUT, if you are sensitive to... (more)

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by 6229 · 15 minutes ago

I'm wondering in the literature do various pregnant women in hunter gatherer cultures have cravings? And for what? red meat? fish? fruit? coconut? fat? protein? starchy tubers? Are modern pregnant women culturally conditioned to crave junk... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 09, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Of course we don't know what pregnant mamas in traditional societies may have craved, but Weston Price in his travels found that pregnant women were given the most highly nutritious foods available.... (more)

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by 215 · 16 minutes ago

I just want to provide some background info first, before getting to the question. This is a question regarding my sister who has Celiac's Disease as well as sensitivities to many other foods such as soy and dairy. She has been gluten free for... (more)

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balor123 0 · November 04, 2011 at 8:28 PM

There is a place for alternative medicine and lifestyle modification and there's a place for traditional medicine. I think this would definitely fall into the latter category - see a Neurologist.

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by 11683 · 17 minutes ago

I've read descriptions by Wolf and Cordain of what lectins do in the gut, but the devil's advocate in me is just wondering whether this is "fact" or just a highly controversial theory (given that many people disagree with the no-grains thing.) ... (more)

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Primordial 0 · October 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM

A little overview: Essential sugars are sugars that have specific biological functions within the body. Different types of sugars coat the surfaces of cells and help them to communicate with each other (...) Plant lectins are... (more)

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by 1720 · 18 minutes ago

I ate strictly Paleo for 3 weeks. I noticed I felt better, memory was clearer, I slept better, I had more energy, and I probably looked healthier. I don't know how much of it was placebo, but it seemed it worked well for my body. Although, I... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · October 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM

The good news is you have a good working metabolism, the bad news is hunger can get the best of you both mentally and physically. It sounds like you felt the benefits of the change but weren't completely dedicated to it, perhaps the second time... (more)

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by 952 · 19 minutes ago

I know it's contradictory most of users will answer "none" but still... What whole grain would you consider "the best"? Ok, least harmful and still having serious nutrients? How would you prepare it? Questions from those who personally... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 22, 2011 at 3:47 PM

The more whole the grain, the greater the phytate and lower the mineral bioavailability. If this is in a meal by itself, it's no big deal, but if you are combining it with meat/organs, it's not out of the realm of possibility that it could... (more)

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by 1689 · 20 minutes ago

Are fermented grains low in starch, higher in sugars? I know that, with milk, a 24 hour fermentation time will result in nearly all the lactose being converted to simple sugars (or I think acids too). Does similar happen with all the starch in... (more)

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mth_1 0 · September 11, 2011 at 4:18 AM

It depends on what is fermenting the grain and the condition. For instance, the starch in barley (for beer) is converted to simple sugars while the grain is soaking in 150ish degree water. The temperature that this conversion takes place affects... (more)

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by 248 · 21 minutes ago

New book that everyone might be interested in reading: "Wheat Belly" - http://www.amazon.com/Wheat-Belly-Lose-Weight-Health/dp/1609611543/lowcarbohysol-20 Read review of book here: ... (more)

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none 0 · September 03, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Notes on some of Dr. Davis's interviews: Robb Wolf "Whole wheat products raise blood glucose higher than almost all other foods. Because of this Dr. Davis simply hit on this as the ONE thing his patients should eliminate - voila, lower bg,... (more)

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by 1626 · 21 minutes ago

Someone posted this on my facebook fan page a few weeks ago... "Why is corn a grain? that's another question I just thought of. the native americans did corn - not sure if they count as the "agricultural era." I would love to read your thoughts!... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · August 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Uhm, indigenous Americans not only had agriculture but built massive empires based on corn crops. The Aztec and Incan civilizations would have given Rome a run for its money at their height. This sort of thing requires agriculture. Grains are the... (more)

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by 230 · 22 minutes ago

I was asked this question at a cookout last weekend, and I think I answered it with a few good points, but would like to hear how everyone else would respond? In 2 million years + of evolution, we were still living in caves. In a blip on the... (more)

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Householder 0 · August 23, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Well grains and agriculture may have been harmful to the individual human when it comes to long term health and longevity, but the truth is it was vital to the explosion we experienced as species. It allowed us to live in concentrated areas... (more)

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by 10 · 22 minutes ago

Hi I just finished a 30 day paleo diet and I feel good. I'm quite sold on the theory in general and the results of the diet were good. I did not have any health problems before and I used to eat a lot of grains (brown rice, whole wheat) and... (more)

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Karen 0 · August 21, 2011 at 4:14 PM

If you feel better on a paleo diet, why return to eating grains and legumes? If you're not sure you feel better, eat a pile of grains and legumes and see what the difference is for you. You'll probably notice differences within 1-3 days. If you're... (more)

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by 132 · 22 minutes ago

I've recently added brown rice to my diet as opposed to white rice, because the I believe that the nutrient profile is better. I have been soaking it according to this method here:... (more)

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Andy 0 · August 20, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Ziplock bag, squeeze the air out, keep in fridge. I'm not going to make suggestions about the kind of rice or any other grain to use or not use... that is your choice. But that's how to keep it. As long as it doesn't ferment you are good to go. (more)

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by 951 · 23 minutes ago

Could anyone provide me with a set of bullet points regarding the following concepts? I understand the basics of paleo, but when looking at why certain things are considered harmful, I get lost/forget and I think it would be helpful to have them... (more)

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maurile 0 · August 08, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Do you want the reasonable arguments, or the stupid ones? There exist both. The stupid arguments against dairy: Have you ever tried to milk a wild animal? Cows' milk is made for baby cows, not adult humans. Grok didn't drink milk, therefore it... (more)

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by 480 · 23 minutes ago

Ok, obviously they are not a food that was likely to be consumed much in paleo times, but we know they are gluten free (sprouted grass juices - the product I take has been tested gluten free). Who on here has an opinion of them? I feel an energy... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · March 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I think I'll pass eating it for the problems noted below. There are celiacs that have responded poorly to barley grass and wheatgrass. If it is certified gluten-free then you should be okay in that... (more)

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by 1295 · 24 minutes ago

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by 30 · 25 minutes ago

Hello all, I've been a paleo for about a year now and have noticed that about every three months, I get grain, sweet or milk cravings and consequently give in and fall off the wagon for a bit. Does this happen to anyone else? If so, are there any... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · July 28, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I really like Kelly's answers. Here is my version of substitutes that will probably satisfy the craving: Milk substitute: Kefir. Kefir is not technically paleo, but its healthfulness is pretty empirically and theoretically sound. The... (more)

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by 75 · 25 minutes ago

Over the weekend I had cheese, naan bread, rice and cheescake at a friends house for dinner. It was a curry night. It was my first lapse in what seems like a long time (few weeks since starting to eat Paleo). I woke up withe inflamed eczema and... (more)

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NomadRip 0 · July 11, 2011 at 1:05 PM

I haven't found a way to make these kinds of skin issues go away other than to stop eating the things that cause them in the first place.

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by 11 · 25 minutes ago

People here don't have a nutrition degree and real nutritionist don't advice people not to eat grains or dairy. No offense just my honest opinion. I ate grains since forever and have no digestive issues and my bloodwork also shows no missing... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 09, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Oliver, I started to respond to each of your points but ended up with pretty much the same answer to each so I stopped. My general answer to this entire post is that you appear to be ignorant of paleo principles in general and I would encourage... (more)

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by 11 · 25 minutes ago

I think this site is great for people who have read about nutrition a bit and now want to act like total professionals. I ate grains since forever and have no digestive issues and my bloodwork also shows no missing minerals or vitamins despite... (more)

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EF 0 · July 09, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Regarding your first point, whether you have "digestive issues" or not is irrelevant. The (admittedly tentative) hypothesis about how gluten causes autoimmune diseases does not require that one have "digestive issues". That is what makes gluten... (more)

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