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by 7249 · August 16, 2013 at 03:17 AM

In reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, he makes a thought provoking statement. "Real food doesn't have or need a nutrition label. The more labels you read the more garbage you're buying." After thinking about this, I realized that I... (more)

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Sean_23 0 · August 16, 2013 at 03:17 AM

Stuff with labels I bought today: Sunseed butter olive oil nitrate free turkey dogs Good earth sweet and spicey tea

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by 8 · March 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Since I'm a Caveman, I want to start using things that are naturally found on the planet. I want to smell good, have healthy/teeth skin and clean my body with things like fruits, herbs, natural deposits of minerals, etc. I think it's great ancient... (more)

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Jeannine 0 · March 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I hope no one minds a shameless plug for my sister's handmade soaps and creams however others mention brand names so I hope it is alright (My apologies if not). They are truly paleo friendly as they are made with organic coconut oil and grass fed... (more)

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by 35 · December 20, 2012 at 06:52 PM

I am developing a freely available online resource that will provide detailed information of restaurant menu options/modifications and ingredients in the DC metro area. The idea is to conduct all the investigative work up front for the community... (more)

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CDone 0 · December 20, 2012 at 06:52 PM

I would be interested in knowing what portions of the menu are fresh and what portions are bought packaged. There are two Italian restaurants in my area. Once makes everything (including the sauces and broths) from scratch -- Everything. The... (more)

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by 30 · October 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I was wondering if the following are acceptable for a Paleo eating plan? Vanilla extract Coconut sugar (palm sugar) Dried fruits (no added sugar) Guar gum Xanthan gum Xylitol Thanks!

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nada 0 · October 11, 2012 at 05:31 PM

is there a particular reason you're wanting to use an artificial sweetener?

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by 233 · October 02, 2012 at 04:58 PM

What is vegetable glaze? Saw it in a magnesium supplement. Can't find a thing on it.

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VB 0 · September 01, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I don't know the answer. There is only my guess - (if somebody else out there knows the answer, disregard this one) - it is shellac. Here is the source (questionable): http://www.kisswebpage.com/preservatives/ (more)

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by 970 · July 17, 2012 at 09:23 PM

I have had some very recent epiphanies! Success! I feel that early on in my paleo experimentation I was working more on metabolic issues...I've lost 30 lbs and no longer suffer the very wide-range of food cravings, sugar crashes, need to... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 17, 2012 at 09:23 PM

Good for you Heather! Remember too that the "building blocks" of neurotransmitters are (mostly) amino acids (protein) so make sure you are eating a lot of protein. I personally would shoot for 1gram a day per pound of desired body weight and I... (more)

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by 1401 · August 28, 2012 at 04:44 PM

Polish recipes seem to be very high fat, and with good ingredients except for the wheat. I would like to try making my own Polish food but can find much online(or Im not trying harder lol) except for pierogis. Some of the sites claim they are old... (more)

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Viking_Leif 0 · August 28, 2012 at 04:44 PM

I'm just got home from some weeks in southern Poland, and while I was there I was fortunate to taste "smalec". Search on google for: Smalec ze skwarkami. It is a type of Polish lard created from rendered pork fat. Homemade szmalec is typically... (more)

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by 2782 · July 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM

As I was taking a shower this morning, I casually decided to read the ingredient label on the generic hair conditioner I use daily. In addition to the laundry list of complex molecules the likes of which send shivers down the spines of even the... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · July 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I've used nothing on my skin or hair except water (other than hand washing) for the last year. In combination with a paleo diet, this seems to work fine for me. No problems with being dirty, greasy, or stinky.

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by 5 · June 09, 2014 at 05:36 AM

Hi, my name is Bina and I'm new to paleo. I'm looking for recipes which I could cook and because I love to eat asian food, I'm wondering if it is safe to use ingredients like: soy sauce, thai fish sauce, oyster sauce or corn starch? It's not... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · June 09, 2014 at 05:36 AM

A good replacement for Cornstarch can be coconut flour, tapioca starch or almond flour. For soy sauce raw coconut aminos and Tamarind sauce are quite good replacement.

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by 970 · November 03, 2011 at 07:02 PM

List some things to avoid. There are some really obvious ones, like sugar and fructose and MSG, but what about the sneaky ones, that aren't well known or talked about much? I'm thinking about odd chemical names, and things I've never heard of. ... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · November 03, 2011 at 07:02 PM

Propylene glycol is added to food as a humectant to prevent food from drying out. It is also the main ingredient in anti-freeze.

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by 4236 · October 03, 2011 at 06:31 PM

Cooking paleo makes me be more creative in a kitchen. I use more herbs, more spices, find interesting ways to use eggs, etc. What's the most creative/adventurous paleo thing you've made?

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Sarah_14 0 · October 02, 2011 at 08:21 PM

A Jalapeno Spice Coconut Curried Beef Liver. It was actually quite tasty. http://mypaleocrockpot.blogspot.com/2011/09/jalapeno-spiced-curried-coconut-beef.html --Sarah (more)

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by 5 · July 25, 2011 at 09:27 PM

I'm trying to make pad thai and need something that tastes similar to molasses, but without all the sugar. Any ideas?

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lunabelle 0 · July 25, 2011 at 08:54 PM

I would use a blended date or another dried fruit that is sweet without tartness. Alternately, you could use a tart dried fruit (like apricot) and omit the tamarind.

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by 8848 · August 12, 2014 at 04:19 AM

Community co-op-type grocery store for grassfed meats, liver, bones for stew Trader Joe's for cheap wine, parmesan Reggiano, ground beef, Kerrygold butter, frozen wild-caught salmon, cod, halibut, and sole Costco for lamb and cheap cuts of meat... (more)

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GiGiEats 0 · August 12, 2014 at 04:19 AM

Ha ha! I WISH I could just go to ONE STORE - It would make my life so much easier, however, it's a GOOD THING I love grocery shopping! LOL! I go to Trader Joe's and Smart & Final mostly... But I do sometimes make my way over to Whole Foods,... (more)