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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

Dave, I have read recently that high protein consumption promotes more rapid cell division, while a lower protein diet causes the body to turn towards repairing, restoring and protecting its existing cells. More rapid cell division would wear... (more)

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Johan_2 0 · August 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Both answers have some truth, from what I've gathered most of the paleo community is advocating consuming fat for your energy source (specifically with an emphasis on stable saturated fats as opposed to their more unstable unsaturated... (more)

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by 215 · about 21 hours ago

So I need some recipes for high carb paleo along with some staple foods I could use. I'm not intolerant to fructose(but i still prefer a low fructose diet) or nightshade or dairy

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Allison_10 0 · August 06, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Any soup with potatoes in it Dairy: Crockpot chili cheese fries - Take a pound or two of chicken thighs, cook it in the crockpot with a bit of broth and two tablespoons or more of taco seasonings. Cook on low for 6 hours or until shreddable. Add... (more)

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by 787 · about 21 hours ago

Hello there, i'm after some suggestions for high fat/protein/low carb liquid foods please, or food that do well liquidised in a smoothie I'm getting removable braces fitted that you have to leave in for 20 hours per day & take out when... (more)

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WHITNEY_6 0 · July 29, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I like to put chia seeds in my smoothies. They add fiber and good fats. Have you thought about some bone broth? I've never tried making my own, but that's a common topic of conversation around here. You could also blend up some cooked veggies... (more)

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by -4 · about 21 hours ago

Just noticing that everyone keeps searching for places to eat Paleo affordably and conveniently. Well, if you live in LA or LV here's an easy one: http://www.bodyfoodkitchen.com Ultra Lean Oven Baked Proteins Nuts, Dry Berries ... (more)

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

I am a male 5'7 about 135 lbs, very little bodyfat. I am very active. I play soccer 2 times a week, run 3 miles a week, sprint twice a week, lift weights twice a week, and my job requires me to be on my feet the whole day, sometimes hauling heavy... (more)

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Sataran 0 · July 30, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Are you gluten and dairy-free? You can see if your A1c is high or not by looking at your ALT. How high is it? If it's under 15 or so (and you should be given your low trigs and high HDL), then no real insulin resistance. It could be high from... (more)

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by 30 · about 21 hours ago

Just ate half a pound of raw organic ground beef with a raw egg in it. For an appetizer we had raw beef liver. Now My friend and I have a "high feeling". Lights seem brighter and are both feeling a little "woozy"... any one else had a meat high... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · February 09, 2013 at 2:29 AM

It was the liver. Eating liver out of the blue will give you an energy high like you described.

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by 548 · about 21 hours ago

After I've now finished reading Gary Taubes' 'Good calories, bad calories' I'm looking for a scientific book that recommends high-carb diets at least a bit justifiably. I'm just going to see wether or not Gary brain-washed us all, as he clearly... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · February 03, 2013 at 5:29 PM

There won't be any books defending against Taubes' thesis, because Taubes is the one opposing the mainstream. Those representing the view Taubes criticises have little incentive to address a whole book to defend against his views. The best place... (more)

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by 84 · about 21 hours ago

First, I am not eating alot of carbs (100-150 a day i guess) and I think it is a great diet for most people, I have no doubt and i support the low carb diet. and currently i am not going to stop eating low... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · January 27, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Hell f**king no it's not necessary to eat high fat, low carb to be healthy. Who brainwashed you into thinking that?

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

So. After my doc tried to convince me that T3 & T4 were the same thing as FT3 & FT4 and refused to let me get those tests, I finally decided to go get my own labs at a different place. Here's what I have: (taken 1 month ago) T4 ... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · November 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

With high TSH, and FT3 that high, and if you have (unmeasured) rT3 that is dominant (i.e. higher than T3) then that implies hyper-thyroid to me. I am not an expert, but find another doctor or naturopath for a second opinion. And next time get a... (more)

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by 15 · about 21 hours ago

There is definitely something wrong. I know you're not supposed to sweat your numbers, but mine are pretty awful. I'm a 25 y/o male. I've just been declined life insurance. TC 404 HDL 36.2 LDL 351.2 Trig 83 I eat a diet mostly consisting of... (more)

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Katherine 0 · October 30, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a problem. I don't think that anyone who understands it would deny this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001429/ Listening to the Chris Kresser/ Chris Masterjohn podcasts would be a great idea. You... (more)

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by 2187 · about 21 hours ago

I've heard of low triglycerides...but this seems scarily low... Triglycerides: 17 Cholesterol: 233 HDL: 86 LDL: 144 Any ideas on what would cause this scenario and what one would do about it? (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 22, 2012 at 4:35 AM

On a blog post about a recent radio interview, Chris Masterjohn said this: "At 38:49, Dr. Noel asks me about female patients with triglyceride levels of 20-30 mg/dL. I suggested hypobetalipoproteinemia. Hypobetalipoproteinemia and... (more)

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by 50 · about 21 hours ago

I've been primal for 13 months now, and in that time I've had my cholesterol checked twice. I am 6'2 and 192 pounds. When I started primal, I was 235 pounds. My blood pressure went from being routinely in the 140/90 range a year ago to 110/70... (more)

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Dave_16 0 · October 17, 2012 at 2:58 AM

I don't care what your numbers are. You should tell him exactly where he can put his statins. They are not beneficial in any way. If you're looking to get your LDL down, I have read into it a little and there seems to be an importance to get... (more)

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by 524 · about 21 hours ago

I'm looking for some opinions from people (specifically women would be great) that have had success Paleo-wise with body recomposition/fat loss while preserving lean mass. I'm really new to this - I was actually eating pretty much high carb, low... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 08, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Most people do somewhere in the neighborhood of 20% of calories as protein. Of course, that's 20% of weight maintenance calories. I wouldn't go over 25%, unless you have a specific reason, such as being a work out junkie. That said, really what... (more)

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by 487 · about 21 hours ago

Been on strict Paleo diet for 12 weeks - 60 to 100 G's of carbs a day, NO WHEAT and a moderate amount of dairy. Lost 20 lbs. which is fantastic and am only a few lbs. from a normal BMI. Incorporated HIT; both cardio and 5/5 lift to failure for the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 16, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Sounds like white coat hypertension. The stress of going to the doctor (especially given your obsession with the numbers) likely raised you BP AND your BG. Keep monitoring at home.

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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

So I work out alot. I lift weights three times a week and do cardio two times a week. I don't do paleo or low-carb in any serious form and I'm not part of the "scene". However I found this website now, and I've read more about paleo/low-carb/LCHF... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · September 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I feel much better low carb myself. It's a shame that when these questions come up people from the MUST EAT CARBS camp feel compelled to weigh in. I'm not sure why they can't accept that some people simply function better on low carbs. Until I... (more)

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

Over the weekend I consumed no animal protein at all, and my skin looked less inflamed. Redness disappeared, my nose appeared to shrink, and my overall skin tone was like nothing I have seen before (on me of course). I have been having skin... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · August 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Need some more info on what else you consume as part of your diet. By "animal flesh", do you mean the actual skin? or 1 pound of meat a day? 16oz of meat in a day really isn't an excessive amount. Even if you were consuming 70/30 ground beef,... (more)

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

Are there any examples of healthy cultures who eat a lot of carbohydrate with a low fiber intake, say 400 grams of carbs and only 20-30 grams of fiber or a culture who eats a high flesh fat diet, non-dairy based? I know the Chinese eat a fair... (more)

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blogblog 0 · August 28, 2012 at 6:56 AM

The Okinawans and Kitivans are farmers not HGs. The Japanese longevity claims are totally worthless. Deaths are not recorded in a central database and vast numbers of pensions are paid to the families of people who are almost certainly dead.... (more)

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by 70 · about 21 hours ago

Question for you guys! (I should be asking my D.O., but it is frankly awkward as I am thinking he gave me the wrong supplement for the opposite condition) I took a saliva cortisol/DHEA test. I am not posting the numbers since I know all labs use... (more)

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · August 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM

So what it looks like is the supplement he gave you is meant to support the adrenal glands. In the earliest stages of adrenal(stage 2 it seems you're in, if at all), cortisol is too high, as a result of too much stress. Cortisol itself is not the... (more)

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by 4111 · about 21 hours ago

Do you think a high-carb paleo diet could work for an obese person? Would it allow an easier transition to paleo? Are there any possible health problems that might occur? Say a person is obese and eats a ton of carbs, of course they are... (more)

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CD 0 · August 03, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I was low carb paleo and after an initial loss of weight I plateaued and had low energy. I went to approx 150g carbs per day (which is still low carb according the SAD) and then the weight just dripped off of me for 15 straight weeks untill I hit... (more)

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by 25 · about 21 hours ago

It will be interesting to see how the public comments on this. I am not a reader of this news website usually! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2162737/Girl-9-live-fast-food-needs-high-fat-diet-just-stay-alive.html (more)

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Roth 0 · June 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Ketogenic diets have been used for decades to treat epileptic seizures. The brain runs very well on ketones. That girl is a bit creepy, but I'm sure there's people in the Paleo community that consume more fat than her willingly. I just pray that... (more)

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

So I got my labs back today (some, still waiting on the VAP test) and to be honest I'm a little freaked out. Vitamin B12: 1069 pg/mL Normal range: 211-946 Lymphs: 48% (high) Normal range: 14-46% Lymphs Absolute: 2.1 Normal range:... (more)

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Runes 0 · June 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Your labs look just fine... not sure just what you are worried about?

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by 195 · about 21 hours ago

Ive been eating paleo for 3 weeks now. before this I was on a very high carb diet as I was trying to regain muscle mass. I started this year performing many rehab exercises on my shoulder to correct imbalances from injury and strengthen the... (more)

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Will_2 0 · May 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I suggest Jim Wendler 5-3-1 program. It's simple and provides for a strength, hypertrophy, and conditioning component. I am of a bodybuilding background. Switched over to more of strength based programming about two years ago. Went paleo soon... (more)

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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, my name is Brandie and I am confused about the carb vs. calorie/conventional wisdom ideas. I count my carbs for weight loss and haven't really been counting calories though I've been keeping and eye on them. I eat between 50-80 carbs a day,... (more)

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Diane_3 0 · May 08, 2012 at 6:17 PM

There is a lot of good advice here from several people who gave you an answer. Not all people get diarrhea from foods they do not tolerate, some get very constipated from them. Before I went gluten free I had major issues with constipation... (more)

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by 15 · about 21 hours ago

When are High HDL and low triglycerides indicative of problems on a Paleo/WAPF style diet? I recently asked my doctor for a lipid profile. I started a more WAPF way of eating just around the time of my last lipid profile (life insurance... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · May 06, 2012 at 3:52 AM

"HDL may promote fungal infections" from http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4066 If you have none stick with the answer above.

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by 896 · about 21 hours ago

Prior to paleo I always wore highheels, and unfortunately, I think the back of my heels are ruined. Due to all the blisters, I now have dark pink marks that won't go away. They aren't painful, it's just not as pretty. What can I do to restore... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Glycolic acid creams or lotions may help if the marks are discolorations rather than actual scars, but it will take some time. Alpha Hydrox is a good cheap brand without parabens in most of the formulations. As Jenny suggested, laser would be... (more)

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