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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 512 · September 12, 2013 at 9:29 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 7249 · August 01, 2013 at 1:22 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 3277 · July 08, 2013 at 8:02 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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Michael_17 0 · July 08, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Insulin sensitive folk can get water in the cells after eating carbs...

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by 252 · January 08, 2013 at 2:37 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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Matt_11 0 · January 08, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Probably 90% conspiracy, 10% real concerns. You're not getting a balanced view of the subject simply reading one side. Hell, Wikipedia is arguably a better read that some of the above. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy (more)

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by 5 · August 10, 2012 at 2:25 AM

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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elektrosaman_ 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:25 AM

From what I understand, salt is healthy for the certain functions in your body and helps keep your sodium to potassium ratio in balance. Like yall have stated, salt retains water in our body; whereas potassium actually hydrates the muscles.... (more)

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by 11036 · July 12, 2012 at 9:47 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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leslie_7 0 · July 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM

We love lemonade with Nu Naturals powdered stevia about 4 lemons to 2 qts water and stevia to taste. It's very refreshing and not sickeningly sweet like regular lemonade. Also kids need the fruit much more than the adults for growing etc. A... (more)

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by 153 · July 07, 2012 at 10:45 AM

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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raydawg 0 · July 07, 2012 at 10:45 AM

In the mornings, I have a large glass of holy basil + green tea in the morning, after the coffee. Work does provide water, but it's in plastic bottles. So, I bring a chilled refilled 750ml glass bottle of Pellegrino with me to work. I refill... (more)

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by 115 · June 07, 2012 at 4:30 AM

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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Kasra 0 · June 07, 2012 at 4:30 AM

If you are thirsty, drink water I guess???

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by 2056 · April 27, 2012 at 5:21 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 2945 · April 20, 2012 at 10:29 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 70º or greater. Needless to say, I perspire fairly heavily during workouts. I drink at least... (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 · August 02, 2012 at 6:59 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 14843 · March 03, 2012 at 7:32 AM

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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Eric_12 0 · March 03, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Stick it through and there are some good points. I liked it though I understand why some did not hang around for the entire talk.

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by 20 · October 02, 2012 at 12:19 AM

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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robert_10 0 · October 02, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Try mixing half pedialyte and half gatoraide, drink it every day and have water to. Do this till you hold the water. You have peed out to much salt.

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by 2227 · August 17, 2011 at 7:12 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 that... (more)

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by 11113 · August 14, 2011 at 6:44 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 263 · September 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM

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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Robert_9 0 · September 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Well for those who like formulas and stuff. half your bodyweight in lbs = amount in ounces of water to consume. For every serving of a diuretic drink (coffee/tea/etc.) add 10 ounces to above result PER drink Also don't do the opposite and... (more)

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by 1714 · June 17, 2011 at 9:22 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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James_3 0 · April 22, 2011 at 7:16 PM

In general, you pee out the extra. However, you're taking a lot of sodium in with these types of drinks. That can affect your blood pressure negatively.

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by 384 · June 27, 2011 at 5:34 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)