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by 0 · April 05, 2014 3:22 AM

I consider myself mostly a crap cook, I never experiment as I usually balls things up and that's half why Paleo has worked so well for me purely because being so healthy is so simple...(Generally..) I'm looking to modify the tastes of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 05, 2014 2:56 AM

Pick flavors you like. Try spices until you figure out which you like. Thyme, oregano, and cilantro are my go-to herbs. Paprika, cumin, black pepper are my go-to spices. Other go-to flavorants: garlic, ginger, fish sauce, tamarind,... (more)

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by 0 · December 20, 2013 2:48 AM

David Wolfe has mentioned that wheatgrass has such a short-term nutritional apex that it almost MUST be consumed and/or juiced within hours of being cut. Is this true? Does wheatgrass even NEED to be juiced? I ask because I recently noticed... (more)

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by 512 · August 26, 2013 2:33 PM

An itinerant good friend is visiting, and juuust starting to show signs of a cold/sore throat. Any effective remedies I can use to nip the sickness in the bud, other than: bone broth recommending/helping with rest good hygiene keep the air... (more)

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skinnrg 0 · August 26, 2013 2:33 PM

I swear by Cold-FX! Anytime I start feeling any sort of symptoms I start popping these bad boys. I haven't been sick in over 2 1/2 years since being introduced to them. It boosts your immune system and is a life saver!

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by 2316 · May 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Have you ever noticed any significant benefits from utilizing herbs? Especially herbal teas? Sometimes i wonder if it's all BS. There seems to be very little proof and lots of claims. And even further, statements like this make me... (more)

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primalpat 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Art Ayers is a fan of fresh herbs for their anti-fungal properties, among other amazeballs things about 'em.

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by 487 · April 04, 2013 9:04 AM

some people consider it the closest thing to anabolic steroids

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sarah_79 0 · April 04, 2013 9:04 AM

http://prosportnutrition.net/moomiyo-frequently-asked-questions.aspx

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by 2094 · March 31, 2013 1:09 PM

Ive pared down my supplements as im on a budget and prefer trying to spend more on quality foods. Currently i take vit D, vit C *with cal/pot/mag, fish oil, Sea Kelp for iodine, and 5http for sleep. I have tried tried various other sups such as... (more)

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PeacefulPlanet 0 · March 31, 2013 3:18 AM

Fermented Cod liver Oil and High vitamin butter oil blend--great source of vitamins a, d, and k. I am much healthier when on this regiment, and my hair grows faster, my nails grow longer, my skin looks better, and my teeth are less susceptible to... (more)

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by 30 · March 31, 2013 4:01 PM

I've recently been getting into drinking the occasional cup of tea here and there mainly green tea but I've been trying many others as well. For me it's nice and relaxing to have a nice cup of tea as well as a nice beverage change other then... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 04, 2013 7:42 PM

The biggest issue you will have with bagged tea is if the bags are bleached (if they are white, they probably are). If you don't mind investing in a plain old tea strainer, then go for loose tea. Tea wise, go for organic and stick to green tea,... (more)

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by 1 · January 09, 2013 2:13 PM

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by 8 · September 08, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I take k2 MK7 45mcg every other day, and Carlson MK4 5mg every day. I know that these can effect coagulation and can block the thinning effects of coumadin etc. However, I also take curcumin and eat raw turmeric root, and other blood thinning... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 07, 2012 4:02 PM

Vitamin K2 is mostly involved in the proper deposition of calcium (in our bones and teeth, and not in the soft tissue, joints, blood vessels). Vitamin K1 (found in leafy greens) is the one with a bigger role in blood clotting. Not sure to what... (more)

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by 5323 · August 18, 2012 5:30 PM

It seems likely that paleo man/woman would have ingested non-nutrient plants for medicine. Possibly for even "fun" during the plentiful times. But generally the idea of regular non-caloric, non-nutrient "foods", high in phytochemicals seems... (more)

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Andrew_18 0 · August 18, 2012 5:30 PM

Look again, a mere 5 grams of basil adds 27% RDA of Vitamin K to a meal and 1 calorie! That's a pretty dense calorie. Chilli is particularly nutrient dense, adding a 45 gram chilli to a meal adds 100% RDA Vitamin C, ~10% RDA Vitamin A, K, B6, and... (more)

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by 1264 · June 08, 2012 7:28 PM

Guess what? I have a digestive question. I know! Unheard of right? Anyways, I'm halfway through my ZC protocol and will be moving on to a GAPS or SCD to let my gut heal. Here's some questions I have though. Can you ever get off of those diets?... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · June 08, 2012 7:28 PM

GAPS is very compatible with Paleo. The "maintenance stage" is basically a grain-free, low sugar, whole foods diet with an emphasis on traditional foods such as ferments and bone broth. If you are already committed to remaining Paleo for life... (more)

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by 15380 · November 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I am editing this question since I cannot delete it. The reason why herbs were helping me for a while (I no longer take them) is because they offer some very important anti-oxidants and stimulants. So in a way, they work like a natural... (more)

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staceyhudsonn 0 · November 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Herbal Medicine are slow in process they take time to cure. As per your word, it is correct if half medicine cure, rest half will be cured on the food we consume. My Herbal experience is my mom & dad used to take herbal medicine and it cured... (more)

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by 15 · January 30, 2012 5:57 PM

I am confused about whether Alfalfa Tea and/or suppliments (and I'm NOT referring to alfalfa sprouts) are paleo friendly. I enjoy making my own nutritive herbals teas and alfalfa contains a lot of nutrients. But I believe it is a kind of grass and... (more)

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by 77338 · November 16, 2011 3:28 PM

What are your thoughts about Traditional Chinese Medicine? I just noticed one prominent blogger bashing TCM, implying that it's a brutal anti-environmental form of medicine that causes species extinction. Since I have a master's degree in... (more)

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evan_2 0 · November 16, 2011 3:28 PM

I love chinese medicine

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by 1662 · October 30, 2011 4:54 PM

It seems like there are a lot of vitamins that work well together, and some don't work well if you don't have another vitamin. Which vitamins/supplements work together, and which ones can I take separate from each other? Is there a general... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 30, 2011 4:54 PM

D3 and magnesium should be the supplement baseline for most people, and even then you don't need the former if you are mostly naked daily at a low latitude, or the latter if you eat a lot of almonds every day. Supplements can be a good way to... (more)

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by 10149 · September 05, 2013 7:51 AM

i visited a naturopathic doctor yesterday and she made some observations and recommendations; she took my BP sitting- 100/60 laying down- 100/60 upon rising- 80/50 she proclaimed my adrenals to be fatigued due to shift work, IFing, having a... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · October 20, 2011 at 12:10 AM

I'm familiar with each of the individual herbs in the complex. Ashwagandha (aka Wythinia) is a nightshade, and acts as a soporific. It will help with relaxation and sleep, and can act as a nervine and anti-spasmodic with proper dosing. It's very,... (more)

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by 1602 · September 14, 2011 4:05 PM

As far as I can tell each have benefits and drawbacks. Himalayan is probably the "safest" bet but does not have any real benefits that I know of The activated charcoal Hawain black salt is supposedly cleansing BUT I worry it would bind with the... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · September 14, 2011 4:05 PM

Real sea salts add a variety of minerals to your diet, and I recommend not always using the same source sea salt to help keep a healthy balance of minerals in your body(i.e. rotate between Himalayan, utah, hawaii, france, etc.). If you are going... (more)

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by 109 · September 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Hi everybody: I would like to know whether these herbs(listed above) increase testosterone and whether in consuming them, one should chew them to the extent that their "juices" sluice out of them but not consume the "pulp" or whether the "pulp" is... (more)

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by 2439 · November 16, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I saw an article that said a side-effect of saw palmetto was a lowered sex drive. Saw palmetto blocks conversion of testosterone to DHT so many take it to protect their prostate or to prevent hair loss. The drug finasteride also does this and... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 02, 2011 6:18 PM

http://www.matakanasuperfoods.com/ms/products/suma.html Suma root powder helps testosterone levels

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by 77338 · August 12, 2011 8:05 PM

According to Douglas Kalman MS, RD, FACN, many herbs have a deleterious effect on testosterone levels. Many extol the benefits of turmeric but in light of the following data(from the above source) would turmeric be a wise addition to the... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 12, 2011 8:05 PM

I know you eat a lot of cholesterol (as do I), this is probably a good herb to include in your diet. It doesn't make sense to me though, that something that would upregulate LDL receptors would adversely affect t... (more)

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by 8890 · February 09, 2012 7:59 PM

I grow this in my garden, and find it to be tasty and also make a refreshing tea. Does anyone else use this herb? What for, and what is the result?

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Nance 0 · February 09, 2012 7:59 PM

I had never used it fresh, but a few weeks ago I impulsively grabbed a package. I minced it finely and tossed it on my salad before pouring the o & v and I LOVED it. It's not a staple for me, but it's now a rotated favorite.

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by 77338 · November 07, 2011 3:51 AM

What herbs and spices do you find most nutritious/beneficial to health? I have been sticking with turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne, ginger... what would you recommend to include that helps to scavenge estrogen, boost testosterone,... (more)

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Nyabca 0 · November 07, 2011 3:51 AM

Flavour of turmeric amazing- but recently read it can suppress liver phase1-then in turn phase2.

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by 1529 · August 08, 2011 4:47 PM

Do we do better with the inclusion of phytochemicals in our diet? To what extent? Should they be used to regulate a carnivorous diet like the Masai might have been doing? Have we evolved using herbs in addition to meat, not so much... (more)

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Hannah 0 · August 07, 2011 4:48 PM

There is no doubt that throughout history we have used all kinds of wild plants to our benefit. I find that wild greens and other edible plants tend to be more "potent" than domesticated ones. They are often more nutrient dense but they also have... (more)

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by 966 · June 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM

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 1776 · May 24, 2011 1:28 AM

thinking about a much larger topic, wanting some considered feedback i'll start by triggering some people. a lot of paleo-talk is #whitepeopleproblems. due to price, availability, and lack of adequate distribution models (not to mention lack of... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 23, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I love herbalism. Tell me more about your herbs!!!