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by 1982 · about 17 hours ago

I have been paleo for two weeks now, though gluten and dairy free for over a year. I am eating low enough carbs for the past week (below 50g) to be in ketosis, and the body fat is dropping. All good. I have noticed, though, that when I lie in... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · February 01, 2011 at 6:06 PM

It's not just ketosis, but also sugar & salt withdrawal combined with fluid re-regulation. Make sure you are drinking enough water and getting adequate minerals in your diet.

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by 2302 · about 17 hours ago

I bought some duck hearts from the farmer's market and will be cooking em up tonight...anyone have any tips/tricks? I was just planning on tossing em in the pan with butter on high heat (I also have a pork heart that I plan on doing a quick... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · May 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Desmond, my friend in the offal brotherhood! I got a great spice mix in a tub at Trader Joe's called Dukkah. It has ground sesame seeds, fennel, coriander, anise, salt and ground almonds. I've shaken it onto goat, lamb and chicken livers when... (more)

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by 50 · about 17 hours ago

I am a pretty healthy 23-year-old female. Throughout my life I have occasionally have chest pains when I try to breathe in... I don't have any cardiovascular issues that I know of, although I have a stressful job. Has anyone else experienced... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 11, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Chest pain is ALWAYS something to be concerned about because while it may be something innocuous, it could also be a heart attack. It sounds like you've ruled out heart attack WITH your doctor, which is a good thing. But I personally hate it... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Could anyone share some more light on this. I started Paleo because of immune-system problems and skin issue. They put on of those permeant retainer things in my mouth when I first got my braces out during my adolescent years. I specifically... (more)

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jammies 0 · October 09, 2013 at 5:53 AM

If you decide to have them removed, be sure your dentist uses measures to protect you. The biggest increase in mercury levels from amalgams apparently occurs during placement and then again during removal. I would try the autoimmune paleo... (more)

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

Hi, So I started doing a Keto diet about 3 weeks ago with the last 2 weeks being more strict. I'm basically getting around 15 carbs a day, and 65-70% of my calories coming from fat, and the rest from protein. A little background on me and what... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

You can search for paleo-friendly doctors in your area, and find someone who can see your complete medical history and examine and monitor you. That way you'll have good advice from someone who understands your whole picture.

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by 1005 · about 17 hours ago

My dad just sent me an interesting article that mentions "Omega-3 Supplements Linked To Prostate Cancer". http://www.nbcnews.com/health/fish-oils-may-raise-prostate-cancer-risks-study-confirms-6C10597283 The article goes on to say: It might... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Check out this thread as well for some more discussion on the matter: http://paleohacks.com/questions/202189/omega-3-fish-oil-prostate-cancer/202192#202192 (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 19 year old female just starting recovery from anorexia. Because of long distance running, perscribed Adderall, and inadequate intake for a long long time, my resting heartrate has dropped to around 20-30, blood pressure is a little... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · July 11, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I didn't even know it was possible for you to be living/walking/functioning with a heart rate so low. i've heard of olympic athletes in the forties/fifties but not lower than that. wouldn't it be very high since you have been sick- your heart... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Does anyone know if it's possible to catch a virus that effects your internal system? I've currently switched to grass fed beef, after I got an ultrasound that showed I might have some type of internal virus. I used to eat a lot of lean turkey... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 13, 2013 at 3:25 AM

I think it's possible. Because you have one. You doctor said it. With his diagnosis. Of a virus. :/

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by 549 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all I need advice. I am going today to the west coast to visit my sister who is waiting for an angiogram after a tress test. Her cholesterol is "high to very high"(she was only given total and no break down re HDl/LDL), her BP is 100/60 at... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 12, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. It's very hard when someone we love is ill and frightened and we feel we could help but they're not receptive. Right now, all you can do is love your sister. She's the one who has to decide whether she's... (more)

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by 30 · about 17 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: new NYT article on red meat http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=red-meat-clogs-arteries-bacteria Lean steak is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein ??? qualities normally considered healthy. But... (more)

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Cherenkov 0 · April 08, 2013 at 5:23 PM

The proof is in the pudding. If this info is accurate, then why do still extent hunter-gatherers have such low levels of heart disease? Why do Inuits eating a traditional diet that is almost exclusively meat and fat have none of the diseases of... (more)

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by 343 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all, I bought some diced pig's heart today as I'm trying to get into offal more, but I'm not sure what the best way to cook it is. I have some nice pastured pork mince which I was going to make burgers out of - does anyone have any thoughts on... (more)

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glib 0 · July 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

It is very similar to beef heart, and I agree with suggestions. To tenderize, marinate. Ginger is something that will soften the meat. I hesitate to recommend poaching or stewing because heart has no fat and does not tenderize like fatty, tough... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I am paleo 99% of the time, but on a day like today, sometimes dark chocolate is just too delicious to pass up! The past few times I have eaten it - we're talking 70-85% dark chocolate - my heart starts to race for about an hour afterwards. I feel... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:20 PM

It's probably the caffeine/theobromine. It's not something a sensitive person would notice from white or milk chocolate probably, but it's quite concentrated in the darker versions.

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by 952 · about 17 hours ago

Deaths/100,000 Population Male Female Hungary (2009) 319.1 113.7 Romania (2009) 276.4 109.5 Czech Republic (2009) 198.6 69.9 Poland (2008) 180.0 51.6 Finland (2009) 170.0 36.1 United States of America (2008) 149.2 59.5 United Kingdom... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Kiribati has little health care. I have actually spent a week there once. The population has a lot of Coconut and fish. No or little refined foods. Very Paleoish.

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by 30 · about 17 hours ago

Hey all- I bought a hardcore electric meat grinder from Amazon (one used for the BARF diet for pets, intended to grind both meat and bone) and have been putting it to use by buying beef hearts in bulk from my local grocery store. I prep the... (more)

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Fang 0 · February 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Can you make a hearty stew out of it hahaha x)

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by 952 · about 17 hours ago

What are top 5 non-obvious things to try for somebody with endothelian dysfunction on top of overall healthy lifestyle, paleo diet, regular exercise, and reasonable supplements?

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 06, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Avoid smoking and alcohol Monitor for evidence of abnormal hypertension, cholesterol and fasting blood glucose Ensure sleep is appropriate Manage chronic stress Obtain a genetic screening test to investigate susceptibilities. I suppose some... (more)

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by 987 · about 17 hours ago

I've finally persuaded my mother to try eating a high fat / very low carb diet, in order to treat her type 2 diabetes. In just one week, the results are amazing (a couple days ago, she had blood sugar reading of 79! Prior to this, she rarely saw... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/fear-of-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol/ http://www.gnolls.org/1086/the-lipid-hypothesis-has-officially-failed-part-1-of-many/ Hopefully one of these will do the trick! (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

I eat about 3 dozen eggs a day is this bad? Will i die?

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Varelse 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:08 AM

30 are fine. Just not 50.

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by 608 · about 17 hours ago

Hey paleo peeps. Well I eat a lot of fat, especially saturated and monounsaturated. I've been using coconut oil to cook my meals and lately i've been experiencing very tight chest pains, mostly on the left and a little on the right. They come and... (more)

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Dylan_Brown 0 · December 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM

These fats can raise low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol levels in the body. High levels of LDL in the bloodstream put you at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Diets that contain too much saturated fat are linked to chronic... (more)

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by 1195 · about 17 hours ago

I have only tried organic grass-fed beef heart, which I love. I am having trouble finding any right now and have a chance to get pig heart instead. I have always assumed that it was better to get the heart of a ruminant like deer, goat, lamb and... (more)

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by 14877 · about 18 hours ago

I really want to try beef (or any other animal) heart. Whole Foods does not sell it, and neither does the local food co-op. Is this something I need to get directly from the farmer?

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Varelse 0 · August 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

The farmer should have it for you, depending on how cooperative they are. In my area, the large "farmer's market" has beef and lamb hearts. I also know of a restaurant that has an amazing seared lamb heart dish. If you can't find it locally, try... (more)

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by 110 · about 18 hours ago

I'm in my 3rd week on Paleo. I'm running about 85-90% of pure Paleo. I have eaten no grains, soy, or dairy. I have lost about 100 lbs. pre-Paleo and have about 120 to go. The first week I lost almost 5 lbs. (which for me and at my age is more than... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · July 12, 2012 at 5:32 AM

Magnesium is highly important and potassium. Check out affibers.org for paleo friendly advice. Eating paleo is highly recommended. I avoid chocolate and coconut (personal triggers). Also get 7.5 hours of sleep a night. The issue is not Paleo but... (more)

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by 161 · about 18 hours ago

I've gotten a full beef heart from my butcher. The butcher wanted to trim away all the connective tissue and fat on the heart for me, but i thought i'd like to see for myself. Upon cutting the heart i noticed that the saturated fat "encrusted" in... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM

you can save the scraps, freezing them until you have a decent bag of them, and then render them into tallow (low heat crock pot). Or throw them into the stock pot. Or just eat it.

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by 448 · about 18 hours ago

I eat a lot of beef heart. Sometimes the beef heart has a funky taste and smell to it. I have also noticed black spot in the heart, which I assume is dried blood. My hypothesis is that beef heart needs to be processed correctly in order for it... (more)

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Wofford 0 · August 08, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Blood remaining in the meat will turn it and make it taste odd. Sometimes during the slaughtering of the animal blood will speckle the heart meat, it could be due to the trauma or if the carcass was not bleed quickly. That is what the "black... (more)

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by 5381 · about 18 hours ago

Last night I had a racing heart leap up on me, while I was half asleep. Anxiety alerted me too it. Must have been somewhere around 120. I am also getting cramps. So I wondered about electrolytes. I have been salting my meals, but also drinking a... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 03, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Its possible you need Magnesium. There are lots of threads on dosing and types. Also, how about stopping the Glutamine and see what happens (why are you taking it?) Good luck

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by 18 · about 18 hours ago

So I am very interested in this whole Paleo thing. I have been eating grain-free for a few weeks now and just started going sugar-free (sooooo hard) but i wont give up dairy for a while if ever...but anyways, basically what i am wondering that i... (more)

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Natty 0 · June 25, 2012 at 4:15 AM

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/242516-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease above is a link to an article written by a well known cardiologist of 25 years, retracting the idea that heart disease is caused by fat and... (more)

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