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by 0 · November 20, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Hello everyone. I've been eating more or less low-carb paleo for some years with excellent results. I'm a degree student and I think that if I don't have something like 20 grams of carbs in my breakfast my mental focus and capabilities for... (more)

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PaulAuster 0 · November 20, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Thank you :)

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by 158 · July 15, 2012 at 2:58 AM

I was curious to see what people thought about the order of dropping foods when becoming paleo based on the idea of which causes the most harm. For example I would probably rank my list like this (from most harmful to least): Sugar - messes... (more)

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Mikaela 0 · July 15, 2012 at 2:58 AM

High carb/Processed & refined grains. (bread, pasta, pizza, cereals...) Sugar. (candy, soda, sweet desserts...) Trans fats/hydrogenated oils. (peanut butter, margarine, doughnuts...) Pasteurized dairy. (coffee creamer, cottage cheese, ice... (more)

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by 191 · June 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Hey everyone! Quick background: I've been Paleo for about 7 months now and love it. I have convinced my mom to read a few books on the topic as well and she has decided to join me (yay!). However, my question is about my family. With the... (more)

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Talldog 0 · June 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Franken-fats (canola oil, margarine, etc...) have the same amount of calories as natural fats (coconut oil, butter, olive oil, etc...), so swapping one out for the other won't add any calories to anyone's diet. IMHO, you can't win a war with... (more)

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by 2368 · May 29, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Hi hackers, it's obviously not a good thing to eat loads of moldy food. The mycotoxins (such as aflatoxins) seem to damage the liver. But I can't believe our ancestors always had flawless foodstuff. Or maybe some of the stored reserves got a bit... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · May 29, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Our ancestors were probably in the habit of eating their food fresh, not storing it. Especially if they were traveling light. So I assume the food wouldn't have had a chance to get moldy. If it did, I bet they'd throw it out like we did, or eat... (more)

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by 2368 · March 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Hi hackers, I was looking for a vitamin d supplement, but I can't find one without microcrystalline cellulose as filler. I read somewhere that it's possible for small particle sizes to get resorbed into the body. Doesn't exactly sound healthy -... (more)

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Mary_W__1 0 · June 12, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Don't take supplements. Large amounts of vitamins can not be absorbed by the body, so they are eihter flushed out, as in Vit. C, or stored in vital organs which can do harm over time. You need to get your nutrients from WHOLE FOODS. [edit by... (more)

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by 495 · December 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM

So I've looked it up on several sites, checked out some posts on here, but i'm still confused what phytic acid really is & how it's harmful. Could someone break it down for me in simple terms please? Much appreciated!

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Matt_11 0 · December 27, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Phytic acid is a plant's method of storing phosphorus. It's indigestible by humans as we lack the enzyme, phytase, that degrades it (these enzymes are typically found in microorganisms, so some gut microbes may be capable of breaking it down for... (more)