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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

See there is only one real way to lose weight burn more calories than you take in when it comes down toot that's what needs to happen the problems it's not as clear-cut as you might think most people will tell you it's as simple Gmax eating less... (more)

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by 3280 · about 14 hours ago

I purchased an 8oz box of Cocoa: ingredients cocoa powder dutch processed with alkakli. I got it to add to my raw milk. I've never much liked plain milk but wanted to experience the pro-ported health benefits raw milk and cocoa. The clerk... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 12, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Well, the main difference between chocolate and cocoa powder is that the powder has the cocoa butter removed. As far as I'm concerned, the cocoa butter is the good part of the cocoa, as a matter of fact, good chocolate, called couverture, is... (more)

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by 14877 · about 14 hours ago

I'm aware of the alleged health promoting polyphenols in wine, but I am curious if anyone knows of any studies/information demonstrating potential health promoting properties of hard alcohol? The only real one I can think of is oral hygiene... (more)

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BigPapaChakra 0 · January 08, 2013 at 1:10 AM

This is actually interesting, and I'd want to look into this more for myself, as I'm typically drinking gluten-free hard liquor (bringing a bottle of wine to a party around my age probably wouldn't look right, lol), but I did find this:... (more)

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by 623 · about 14 hours ago

Okay so yesterday I eat my usual Paleo dinner of pressure cooked grass fed sirloin and farmer's market potatoes with Kerrygold butter. I decide to pop a couple squares of dark chocolate for dessert since it's the holidays and all and I've been a... (more)

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · December 30, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I no longer have a gallbladder. Had very similar issues to what you describe. In general, I found that rich foods (high fat like Indian, chocolate, cheese, etc.) would have me in extreme pain. The pain for me felt like heart-burn, that was... (more)

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by 165 · about 15 hours ago

Hi there. Newly-registered reformed lurker here. ;) I've suffered from Geographic Tongue, or benign migratory glossitis if you prefer fancier sounding terms for yucky but ultimately harmless conditions (according to conventional wisdom) for as... (more)

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miked_2 0 · September 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Well, check out the "cause" section on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_tongue They even link it to a correlation with celiac disease. This shows up time and time again in the paleo literature: many seemingly unrelated... (more)

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by 1720 · about 15 hours ago

Being flexible - are there health benefits? Being too flexible - health benefits or negative effects? Should we stretch everyday? If so, why?

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Nance 0 · December 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM

I can speak to the too-flexible issue; it has both negative and positive consequences. On the negative side, I could never play tug-of-war or go across the monkey bars because my arms would pull out of my shoulders. In 18 months of aerobics, I... (more)

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by 78422 · about 15 hours ago

Is Cholesterol from grass Fed meat healthier than that from grain fed or soy fed meat? I had a short discussion with my father.He is doctor, a general practitioner. Actually he said if it would better that people eat more fruit and vegetables... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · August 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Chemically cholesterol is cholesterol is cholesterol the source is irrelevant. What might be a factor is any toxins, etc ingested when said cholesterol is ingested. The majority of the cholesterol we use is manufactured in our own bodies.

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by 1159 · about 16 hours ago

Yeah, Magnesium again... lol According to Robb Wolf, one should take Mag before going to bed and not with food. Thing is, i'm having a hard time keeping it far from food as i tend to have dinner pretty late. Do you think i should take it before... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 25, 2010 at 8:39 PM

They say if you take magnesium on an empty stomach, it can result in a more intense flushing of magnesium into the blood stream. This could be helpful for sleep induction. Plus calcium and magnesium compete for absorption so absorption would... (more)

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by 768 · about 16 hours ago

Hi All, Today is Day 6 for me without coffee or caffeine. I've already noticed improved sleep. Are there any other subtle/debatable positive effects from not drinking coffee as time goes on? Because in the news, all I read about are good things... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · December 05, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Reducing caffeine has had the single biggest impact on my health of all my dietary changes, easily. Ironically it hasn't had much impact on my sleep (which was caused by a different problem), but it has made me a lot calmer, more clear-thinking... (more)

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by 455 · about 16 hours ago

Hi, I'm new here so I wanted to share and hear your stories as well. I have been gluten-free for 2 years and now I am sort of paleo (although I still can't completely give up certain dairy products and a little honey). I've been on this current... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 23, 2010 at 6:46 PM

I am so grateful to have finally experienced what it is like to have a healthy level of hunger and not crave sugar all the time. I didn't realize how addicted I was until I broke the addiction. Before, I would think about eating sugar and starch... (more)

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by 273 · about 16 hours ago

I have heard from Tom Bisio ( Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth ), and some other sources relating to eastern medicine that icing injuries to reduce inflammation is bad for the long term health of your soft tissue, and can add pain and stiffness to the... (more)

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Bkluffy 0 · October 14, 2010 at 12:16 AM

From what I understand, you are supposed to ice it when the injury first occurs, for no more than 20 minutes at a time. The length of time you keep ice on it is what will damage the skin tissue. After the first couple days, you want to use heat... (more)

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by 1655 · about 16 hours ago

Lets assume the paleo worldview and diet (which we all do believe by definition of our being on this forum)... Does fiber interfere with the absorption of other nutrients in food? Specifically: I want to start adding sunflower seed and flax seed... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · September 16, 2010 at 6:06 PM

My understanding is that both sunflower seeds and flax seeds contain lectins and will inhibit gut health. Use in limited amounts or avoid. From Fiber Menace: "...fiber from fruits, vegetables, grains, bran, and laxatives is the PRIMARY cause... (more)

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by 45 · about 16 hours ago

What are the benefits of Fasting? and what should one know before doing it?

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TaviLola 0 · July 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I suggest reading Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon, he goes over the science of fasting for fat-reduction quite thoroughly. Personally I find it to be VERY effective. I don't count calories or carbs, but I eat in three hour windows and fast 24 hours (so... (more)

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by 307 · about 16 hours ago

Does anyone know of any information regarding the health benefits, or lack thereof, of yellow mustard and/or the various other kinds of mustard? Any information is welcome. Thanks!

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Ken_1 0 · August 01, 2010 at 12:04 AM

The yellow color comes from the spice turmeric, which contains the curcumin molecule, which is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. Turmeric is related to ginger. The curcumin isn't readily absorbed, but absorption is said to be greatly increased... (more)

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by 10 · about 16 hours ago

there seems to be tonnes of good stuff attached to baking soda: skin, hair, no poo. so what all do you use it for, other than for baking ofcourse?

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Eva 0 · July 18, 2010 at 3:56 AM

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) reduces stomach acids when taken orally. Since reduced stomach acid can cause long term problems like increased bacteria survival, it's probably not something you should get in the habit of ingesting. Your... (more)

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by 510 · about 16 hours ago

I am trying to adapt to a Paleo diet--and having trouble. I know it should be simple but I have a lot of "food issues" and nothing with food is simple for me. I don't WANT to count anything (calories, nutrients, etc.) but I think to get started I... (more)

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Joe__1 0 · April 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM

For carbs, go as low as you can while still being able to function and have good workouts. The reason for this is that many people lose fat much quicker by having insulin levels as low as possible. But everyone is different, some people function... (more)

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by 293 · about 16 hours ago

Anyone have any studies reporting Blood Pressure changes (lowering) while eating Paleo? I'd like both studies and anecdotal reports if you have them. Mahalo for your help!

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Gary_W 0 · March 03, 2010 at 7:48 PM

A quick search for "paleo" on Paleo for Life found the following research studies: Metabolic and physiologic improvements from consuming a paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet. Eur J Clin Nutr 2009 Aug;63(8):947-55. CONCLUSIONS: Even... (more)

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by 6082 · about 16 hours ago

Anybody have any success in this regard? If so, was it just facial, or shoulder as well? Can I toss out my Clearasil? Should I sell my shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc?

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Acton 0 · February 16, 2010 at 11:56 PM

I can personally speak to the success of this. The entire reason I began paleo was because of a bad outbreak of cystic acne after spending a month in China. There were divers sorts of tempting wheat buns and vegetable fats that I did not know... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM

So I just started the paleo diet a couple of days ago and I'm trying to do the whole30 thing. I'm very new to it all and learning more and more everyday. I am definitely finding it challenging and boy am I hungry :) I used to be a competitive... (more)

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ahjones13 0 · August 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I am three weeks in and the first thing I notices is that I wasn't hungry at all anymore. Which was huge for me because I was ALWAYS hungry. For some reason, I had always "cheated" before but with Paleo, I don't feel like I have to or even want... (more)

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by 531 · October 23, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Will using coconut milk give me the same health benefits as coconut oil? I put about 1/3 cup a day in coffee.

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tye 0 · May 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM

The fat in coconut milk should match the fat in coconut oil if overprocessing hasn't changed the profile. MCTs in coconut oil are indeed saturated fat, so all the saturated fat numbers would apply towards the coconut oil contribution in coconut... (more)

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by 260 · October 23, 2014 at 3:24 AM

How much coconut oil is recommended per day to reap the various health benefits (especially when considering a desire to lose weight)? Is it better consumed alone or with protein/carbohydrates or does it not matter?

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Julie_26 0 · March 02, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I just read about an awesome way to eat it. Make hot coffee, put in coconut oil (up to a Tablespoon) and put in blender. I put in 1/2 a splenda. The blending cools it off, and it's delicious and now I don't need cream or more artificial... (more)

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by 1044 · October 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Just to note, I fully believe in Paleo eating and its' health benefits and am not in any way trying to argue against it. I just wonder how much our minds play into it as well. After reading a bunch of stories about people feeling horrendously... (more)

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lunabelle 0 · May 05, 2011 at 1:52 AM

What's happening in your body and mind is definitely not psychosomatic. I think in simple terms, or as an analogy of sorts, the process is similar to other addictions. Are you familiar with how a heroin addict overdoses on heroin? What usually... (more)

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by 0 · October 22, 2014 at 4:18 AM

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by 1200 · October 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM

What are some unusual, bizarre, and seemingly miraculous health benefits you've experienced after eating paleo? For me, I had a dead toenail that stopped growing 15+ years ago after I had minor surgery to remove a chronically ingrown nail. The... (more)

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Mama_Z 0 · April 19, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Not so much bizarre but definitely miraculous (for me). For the first time in ages (or maybe ever?) I can go hours and hours without eating and not get jittery/grouchy. I still get headaches but that could be from eye-strain (note to self: get the... (more)

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by 135 · October 22, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Have there been any scientific studies that can conclusively indicate one race/ culture of a people is more predisposed to benefit more from eating paleo over another? My mother asked me why I eat paleo, which led to this question. We got a bit... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 26, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I recall someone else posting something about this before, eg. race-tailored paleo diet. I entirely agree and would like to encounter some studies related to phenotype, ethnicity, physiology and their interrelations as it relates to diet. The... (more)

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