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Hydration

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by 0 · March 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I just recovered from a horrible stomach bug, where I threw up 50-60 times in the span of about 12 hours. As a part of my recovery, I tried some things from my pre-primal days, namely Powerade and Coca-Cola. As much as I don't advocate them for... (more)

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by 529 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I've always found tap water generally unpleasant. I want to hydrate/ find a solution to tasty/healthy/clean-feeling water. (TL;DR: Tap water tastes bad. Mineral "(filtered over minerals for a clean, crisp taste") PUR filter + tap water tastes... (more)

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AdamM 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Well for the shower issue, what I would suggest getting is a shower filter, as in a hot shower with the steam, the chlorine changes to a gas, and turns to chloroform, a highly toxic chemical, which can cause dizziness. As for the drinking water,... (more)

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by 7292 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I went for a 9 mile hike with only 1600 ft of vertical a couple weeks ago with some non paleo friends and they had to stop and snack every 20-30 minutes. I went the entire time at their slow pace with no food or drink, and felt better than they... (more)

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bmorgan 0 · August 01, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Most? Probably mt kitahdin. I regularly do 50 mile bike rides fasted too (coffee helps). I questioned whether fat adaptation was a real thing for awhile but after my own experiences and seeing others who have to carb up/recarb to stave off... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

As I understand it, there's "two oceans of water": one inside-the-cell and one outside-the-cell. Sodium attracts water out of the cell and potassium attracts water inside-the-cell. From what I understand, edema is when water accumulates... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 08, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I'm not sure if your question is about edema, so if you're trying to cure edema or if you're just trying to stay hydrated? But in general, I have read that salt is also important for hydration, so likely Chloride as well, I'm not sure it would be... (more)

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by 252 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I just watched a video from Adam Kokesh on fluoridated water, and although it mainly sheds light on the monopoly of water in the U.S., it did bring up some rather interesting points, such as how there are studies with findings that areas with... (more)

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Tal 0 · January 08, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Keep in mind sodium fluoride is also marketed as "rat poison"

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

hithar, I do IF 18/6 but at the end of the fast I start to be dehydrated. The issue is cold water is not appealing and does not taste very good [coming from the tap], hot water makes me realize my stomach is too empty an hour later and of... (more)

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Team_Oberg 0 · August 09, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Perhaps the dehydration is a salt issue, I have absolutley no problems with 18/6 or even 24 hour fasts. Why don't you try adding a bit of salt to your foods when you break the fast, this will help your body retain a bit more fluid. Also, you... (more)

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by 11048 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

My son is attending Cub Scout Twilight camp all week and we are experiencing 105+ degree weather. Today is expected to be 105 with at least 30% humidity. We all eat a meal with protein, leafy greens, and fat prior to going and drink lots of... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 12, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Lots of water and melons. Melons are loved by kids and give useful amounts of magnesium, potassium and sodium to beat mineral loss. Cantaloupe and honeydew are highest, but kids will pack away an awful lot of watermelon. With how cheap giant... (more)

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by 153 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

With many in the US experiencing 100 degree + days, what do you do to keep hydrated? Is there a paleo-friendly Gatorade type drink (besides coconut water)? I've been drinking a lot of of water (with a pinch of Himalayan salt sometimes),... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · July 06, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Drink some coconut water.

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Okay, so right now I'm working out very heavily and very frequently, as well as eating enormous amounts of food in an effort to gain weight. I seem to have my calorie/macronutrient game dialed in, as I'm steadily gaining 0.5 to 1 pounds a week,... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · June 07, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Is your urine generally dark yellow or mostly clear? Shouldn't that tell you if you're dehydrated?

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by 2056 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

My situation: I live in the cool Pacific Northwest (and at sea level). Once a year or so, however, I spend a week at one mile above sea level exercising vigorously about six hours per day in 100-degree weather (no air conditioning). Pre-paleo, I... (more)

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Thumper 0 · April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I posted this exact smae answer as a respones to a paleo pedialyte question - but it works for this as well : Homemade Pedialyte Recipe 4 cups water 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup squeeze... (more)

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by 2934 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Question first: Should activity level, size/LBM, and water consumption affect salt intake? I'm 6'2", 200lb, and row 1-1.5 hours per day, 5 days a week in 70?? or greater. Needless to say, I perspire fairly heavily during workouts. I drink at... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Un-medical opinion: yes. At a strenuous 1.5hrs of exertion, you have likely also depleted glycogen stores, as well as copious sweating. Drinking water is fine - drinking water while exerting yourself over great than 1 to 1.5hrs is right on the... (more)

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by 438 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I'm on day 18 of my first Whole30. I have a few questions I hope you guys can help me with. I really am trying to learn, so go easy on my if my questions sound stupid! What do you think of these microwave pork rinds? ... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 18, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Well ... Personally, I wouldn't make a meal out of a bag of pork rinds, but these seem pretty good. Remember that in general pork is a somewhat neutral meat to consume (and leans towards not-so-great if not raised naturally). Choosing between... (more)

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by 15003 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Paul Chek ??? Founder, C.H.E.K. Institute Topic: Living Primal: Instinct Before Intellect. With so much research and history supporting Paleo principles, why do people have such a hard time living... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 02, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I don't know if trees were my ancestors, or how to talk to trees, or if junk DNA is our instinctual programming, but beyond that, this session was pure win. Perhaps these were metaphorical, I don't know. He had me at the social aspects, at how... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I'm having trouble keeping hydrated. I'm in my second week of paleo, and no matter how much water I drink I'm still feeling dehydrated. I practice Bikram Yoga often, and have had this problem in the past. Prior to paleo I would add a splash of... (more)

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HA 0 · February 09, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I have a lot of trouble with hydration. A few things: 1) carbonated water is good. 2) Consider starting your day with a vegetable juice? 3) Make sure you're not just eating protein. Eat a ton of vegetables too-they have not only the water... (more)

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by 2227 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

This is pretty much a follow up question to my "challenges of being primal at 21" question a few days ago. So this fall I will be heading to campus a few times a month to party with all my close friends. Obviously I won't have access to all the... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · August 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Here's a better science-y reason to drink NorCal margaritas than I could explain on my own. http://nick.zadrozny.com/post/318559399/the-norcal-margarita One particular gem of a discovery is the NorCal Margarita. It???s a tasty adult beverage... (more)

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by 11142 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I spent all of Saturday at a metal show in Tampa. Lots of bands: Machine Head, Kingdom of Sorrow, The Athiarchists, and finishing up with Megadeth, Godsmack & Disturbed. Other bands there I wasn't interested in, but there were two outdoor... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 14, 2011 at 6:44 PM

It's common. The heat led to the sweating which greatly increased what is called your insensible water/fluid loss. It is not a problem at all, unless you are not drinking enough to cover your increased fluid needs. And over an extended time, you'd... (more)

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by 270 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Even in the non paleo world, water consumption is considered a health benefit. My question is, How much should we drink per day and are there specific times to drink that maybe more beneficial. It would be helpful if answers can include the... (more)

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Anonymous_Coward 0 · June 02, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Ask your thirst. You don't need us.

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by 1702 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

So I just discovered these little things: http://www.nuun.com and I think they're great. I'm not drinking enough fluids as it is, and I probably drank about a gallon today, just at work - about 4 of these tablets + all the rest clear water. Bought... (more)

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Todd 0 · June 03, 2011 at 8:24 PM

What's wrong with good ol' water?

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by 383 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Hi all, I recently kicked the diet soda habit (yeah!) and now drink water and a variety of teas. Always thinking that tea must be great for health, I looked on some nutrition labels and I realized that there are lots of flavors and they also... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

It's possible that those teas you are looking at are funky herbal concoctions with various "artificial flavors" and things added as well. There's a lot of weird stuff out there. First thing: Tea properly speaking is made from the tea plant,... (more)