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by 3 · about 10 hours ago

Hello all,Today I saw a friend for the first time in quite a while. The surprise was that her breasts had grown a couple cup sizes, and I seriously thought that she had undergone a boob job. When I pointed it out she laughed and told me that she... (more)

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annado 0 · July 18, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Well, yes I agree with you that was also my first instinct, so please no need to be insulting.My problem is that this is apparently starting to get quite popular, as a way to either balance hormones or indeed make your breasts bigger, and it's... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

My question is the same as the one that was asked over here http://paleohacks.com/questions/91012/how-to-increase-your-growth-hormone-naturally.html but how I can apply this for a 9 year old boy who is 2 inches below 5th... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Maybe he's just going to be short (nothing wrong with that!) Maybe he's simply developing later (nothing wrong with that either!)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

First time I purchased coconut oil was from Trader Joe's. It was always liquid. Being a noob, I did introduce water into the oil. Some weeks later I noticed a syrupy white growth that seemed to be growing from the bottom of the jar upwards,... (more)

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Roady 0 · November 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

I keep some in a container in my shower window and it seems to heat up, melt and resolidify daily. After doing this a number of times, it gets white spots in it. Not sure what it is exactly, but that seems to be the cause. I just use that one... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I consider myself a bodybuilder. I lift real heavy 3-4 times a week a and play recreational softball. Ever since I switched to a paleo/primal hybrid nutrition plan I cant seem to fuel myself enough with fruits and honey to meet the demands of... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

You may also want to consider eating more red meat (including lamb) and less pork and chicken. You'll get more fat in your diet that way, and (good) fat can be your friend. Also, eating salmon regularly (even if canned) is another great... (more)

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by 504 · about 10 hours ago

im doing the 20 rep metabolic conditioning squat program which consist of 2/20 squats with 285 along with either BB thrusters to failure or bent over barbell rows for 2/20 with 185 after that i do a circuit which consist of weighted pullups,dips,... (more)

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aegix 0 · March 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Without wading through a metric ton of exercise phys papers, I guess I'll give you what I've personally found to be the case (20+ years lifting, added approx 100-lbs of BW). The very best stuff I've found to have worked was multi-joint exercises... (more)

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by 0 · September 24, 2014 at 3:57 AM

i know that insulin is storing hormone, so that's the reason we avoid carbs. what about muscle building, i mean is it possible to grow muscles with 0 carbs a day.

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paleo12 0 · March 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

The insulin response is more important than any amount of carbs or insulin. Refined sugars (powdered sugar), refined flours (enter SAD) create a huge insulin response due to the large, very large amount of increase in surface area. Fruits and... (more)

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by 2407 · about 10 hours ago

Leangains recommends 16 hrs of fasting. I personally feel best eating twice between 3-4pm and 7-8pm. On rest days that's it. On training days I lift 11-12pm and take whey/BCAA at the end of the workout, then eat my real food on the same... (more)

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Jonas_1 0 · January 10, 2013 at 5:19 AM

my god. why do people think their muscles are going to break down if they don't eat for a day?

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by 504 · September 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

When do i stop physically maturing, im 18 btw. Any advice is much appreciated.

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Varelse 0 · October 05, 2012 at 7:16 PM

It must be when you learn to use Google.

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by 149 · September 29, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Hello, I realize this is a long shot but you never know. I am looking for a doctor who will be Paleo friendly in Atlantic Canada (we live in NS). When my son went off gluten last fall and then went off it 100% last May, his stomach aches... (more)

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Currli 0 · September 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hi Lisa I live in Lunenburg and am a new patient of Dr Lavalley in Chester. At my initial appointment he pointed me to seriously consider a "paleo diet". I had little knowledge this way of eating at that time but have been reading and... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

Till recently I have been following a strict low-carb (only veggies) Paleo diet. I also have been following the general advice of consuming 1g/pound/lean body mass of protein. However, I realized that a great part of the protein-intake is actually... (more)

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DePaw 0 · August 07, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Your basal amino-acid (protein) requirement is 0.8g/kg to maintain lean mass (52g for you). If you're not eating carbs then you need protein for gluconeogenesis, about 58% of excess protein converts to glucose. The brain needs 120g of glucose... (more)

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by 410 · about 10 hours ago

Suddenly I need to clip my nails once a week/every 10 days rather than once every 3, and my fringe needs trimming a lot more frequently. A symptom of better nutrition?

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Wolverine 0 · July 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Not only do they grow faster, but after my intestinal transplant, the heavy steroids the doctors used made most of my hair fall out. Once I got home (and was removed from the steroids) and started back on a paleo diet, I had a full head of hair... (more)

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by 1 · September 29, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Hi everyone, I do crossfit 4-5 times a week. I follow paleo with the exception of whey protein. I have been stuck around 15%-16% body fat that I can't seem change, and I have hit a plateau on a lot of my lifts. I'm at a crossroads regarding... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · July 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Consider dumping CF and do strength training. No they are not the same. CF HQ is metabolic conditioning, essentially muscular endurance work. After the initial 'novice effect', an exerciser will not see strength gains from a CF program. You... (more)

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by 200 · about 10 hours ago

I have thinner hair near my temples and the front where my bangs are. I always have had this. It's not noticeable unless I do certain hair styles. I know some members have had changes in their hair texture and thickness since going Paleo. My... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 17, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Ashley I know this is not a new problem but still, you might want to make sure your iron and ferritin are not low, and also thyroid. Low iron and/or thyroid hormones can make hair thin. Also not enough protein intake but I doubt that's an issue... (more)

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by 418 · about 10 hours ago

So I am 25 years old and my feet have decided to grow another 1/2 inch. Is it implausible or uncommon for someone my age to keep growing? I am 6 feet tall 178 pounds already. I had stopped growing...

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Diane_4 0 · June 05, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Since hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and wearing minimalist/wide shoes, my feet have grown quite a bit and I'm 47 years old. Right now I'm wearing a pair of sandals I bought in the early 1990s (would have been in my 20s then) and had buried in the... (more)

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by 220 · about 10 hours ago

I study anatomy and physiology and my lecturer said that people usually go into a state of gluconeogenesis (conversion of amino acids and fats to carbs) in around 6-10 hours without eating. This state is brought on after the liver has run out of... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:36 AM

This is a great topic. Lets put it in simple terms. If gluconeogenes occurs, protein will be converted to glucose. This is a guarantee. In the absence of dietary protein, or in this instance, a completely fasted state, amino acids from... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Sorry for the lack of creativity in the name. I am a 22 year old who has been paleo for give or take a year. I can't lie and say that it has been 100%. I was for like 4 months but then the holidays came and I fell off the bandwagon. Have been... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM

If you use one of the tanning beds with the mixture of UVA/UVB bulbs (it is the medium level where I go), you can ease into it, and not need to start with more vitamin D because it will likely build up naturally. It would be a good idea to get... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

I think every guy should buzz their head once in their life for the sake of doing it, unfortunately I tried it and can officially say I'm not one who can pull off the buzz cut. I have a few weddings coming up in a couple months, anyway to... (more)

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Paleo_Wes 0 · April 05, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Drinking bone broth for a few weeks has helped my hair greatly.

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by 95 · about 10 hours ago

I've been paleo for three months now and I have noticed some new growth. I have always had very fine hair that would easily break and I wonder if there are some specific foods I can eat to grow thicker,longer hair?

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Jay_15 0 · December 04, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Just wear whatever animal you had for dinner as a hat and no worries!

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by 10 · September 26, 2014 at 3:23 AM

A bit of explanation is needed for this one... I started to get serious about losing weight back in September of 2009. Started running & cutting calories. I started out at 235 - 240 lbs (I'm a male who is 5'6", by the way). By May of 2010, by... (more)

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Eliz 0 · October 05, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Sounds like you and my hubby are in the same boat. He was diagnosed with panhypopituitarism as a kid and had HGH and testosterone shots as an adolescent as well. He is also a similar height/weight as you and yes, those last 10-15 lbs have been... (more)

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by 114 · about 11 hours ago

I am thinking of taking recombinant human growth hormone and was wondering what the Paleos think about this drug(however "un"-paleo it may be). I have heard many horror stories about altered bone structure and facial appearance. My interests in... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

There isn't enough context in this post. Information like age, what GH readings you got on an endocrine panel. The standard GH deficiency test is an i.v. push of insulin after an overnight fast. What were the results? If you've had no tests done... (more)

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by 493 · about 11 hours ago

I am 50 years old. Been 5'3" since I was 22 or so. I was under the impression that people stop growing after a certain age - however, my husband (32) and I checked our heights after seeing that our daughter (13) has grown a full two inches since... (more)

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Olivia 0 · August 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Well, it's impossible for height growth to continue in adulthood (normally) since the growth plates at the end of the long bones are fused by your twenties at the latest, IIRC. So I would say a more likely explanation is your posture has improved... (more)

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by 974 · September 25, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Why do plants produce vitamin K1? I've noticed that faster growing plants (herbs, for example) tend to be higher in vitamin K1. Does vitamin K1 regulate growth in plants (possibly via calcium metabolism).

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Matt_1 0 · June 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Vitamin k1, also known as Phylloquinone, is involved in the process of photosynthesis in plants. It is found within the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells that convert sunlight into energy for the plant. Phylloquinone... (more)

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by 279 · about 11 hours ago

Paleo is optimized for reproductive success/survival Successful/optimalreproductive survival does not equal or entail health or health span This is NOT about longevity, --a red herring in the present context. Paleo may give you ideas, but given... (more)

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pfw 0 · May 18, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I think you need to re-think your fundamental delineation between long term survival and reproductive success. They are, in fact, one and the same when it comes to humans. You cannot successfully reproduce without being alive long enough to... (more)

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by 480 · September 24, 2014 at 3:12 AM

So I'm 24, and have been hardcore paleo/primal for 1 yr. I've always been athletic, but now am leaner, stronger, faster, etc than ever now. However, at times I still have trouble with the paleo lifestyle - trouble that goes past just getting,... (more)

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Stabby 0 · May 17, 2011 at 2:45 AM

If you were deficient in vitamins and then started taking vitamins again and then weren't deficient then that makes perfect sense. Our bodies need various nutrients to run properly and keep us healthy. They needed them when we were growing and... (more)

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by 457 · about 11 hours ago

How can I or how should I raise my insulin levels PWO to reap the benefits of the insulin spike so as to cause muscle growth without putting on weight? Any thoughts? And what is the best PALEO way to cause such a spike PWO? Also as it relates... (more)

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Forrest 0 · May 04, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I think the best grey-area answer is dairy. Even Robb Wolf does dairy cycles periodically when he's trying to bulk up. Diary promotes muscle growth like crazy. Check out: http://robbwolf.com/2011/03/01/the-paleo-solution-episode-69/ (more)