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by 0 · April 05, 2014 at 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 at 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 at 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 529 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 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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VB 0 · August 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

A very very clean eating that is low in fat works for me. No dairy, no nuts and no eggs. The idea is to boost your immune system. No bread, no gluten, no dairy. Tons of green veggies and chicken soup with carrots and garlic. Echinacea added to... (more)

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by 2341 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

HERBS GLORIOUS HERBS.. HOT SAUSAGE AND MUSTARD. LOL wrong song but yeah Benefits are plentiful = improved taste- bringing out flavours, rounding out flavours, complimenting flavours..etc etc.. Then theres the other benefits alot of herbs and... (more)

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

some people consider it the closest thing to anabolic steroids

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VB 0 · March 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

No, it is not the closest thing to anabolic steroids. most moomiyo that is sold in health stores is poor quality. To get the good stuff you have to go to some ancient cave and spend a good week there, looking for 1,000,000 year old bird poop. you... (more)

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by 2097 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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Travis_Culp 0 · March 09, 2013 at 5:37 AM

I can say for sure that I don't get sick anymore because of D3. Sick jerks with whom I have close contact can cough and sneeze all over everything and it makes no difference. I don't have anxiety anymore because of magnesium. I take a... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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 at 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 at 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 5381 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 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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Matt_11 0 · July 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The idea that plant compounds are complex and have unknown health consequences. I agree completely with this statement, but your follow-up statement that we are ill-evolved/adapted to consuming these phytochemicals is not necessarily true. Humans... (more)

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by 1307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 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 at 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 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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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interrobung 0 · May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Without listing the herbs in question, no one can answer question 1. Even if you were to list them, it's quite likely only a DOM (or equivalent degree) could answer fully. Perhaps you should ask the doctor you saw, as he fits that description... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 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 at 3:28 PM

I love chinese medicine

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 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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dzone 0 · October 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Yes, there is general rule: you need all of them. Deficiency of single vitamin may lead to many different problems. See The Ultimate Supplemental PaleoHacks Thread for some suggestions. About guessing the dose, there is a lot of experimentation... (more)

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by 10245 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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 1600 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 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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air_hadoken 0 · September 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I made bone broth last week and salted the bowls of it I was eating with Himalayan pink salt. This is where I discovered that some of the pink-causing minerals are not water-soluble. I got grit in the bottom of the bowl each time. One thing to... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 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 2437 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 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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Senneth 0 · September 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 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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The_Quilt 0 · August 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Turmeric should be in the water supply in my view.

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by 8979 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 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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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 10, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Holy Basil (Tulsi) is an adaptogen. GOOD stuff! I drink the tea almost daily and it helps keep me from becoming a raging lunatic. Well most of the time it helps. I'd love to try freshly grown. What a great thing to grow in your yard. The... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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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Jester 0 · August 08, 2011 at 12:48 AM

I'm currently on a big cumin kick. It dominates anything I put it in and marks daily apple just has a great article about the benefits of it: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cumin/ I recommend it in eggs or as a dry rub on meats. (more)

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by 1515 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 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 at 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 974 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 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 1786 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

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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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · May 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Hello, 1) You mention Paleo by itself is lacking. Can you please elaborate? 2) You mention that you are eating Archevore strictly and then in the same sentence your non-trivial consumption of supplements. This is arguably an oxymoron given... (more)