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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

My question is the same as the one that was asked over here http://paleohacks.com/questions/91012/how-to-increase-your-growth-hormone-naturally.html but how I can apply this for a 9 year old boy who is 2 inches below 5th... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Maybe he's just going to be short (nothing wrong with that!) Maybe he's simply developing later (nothing wrong with that either!)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I have tried several bread recipes over the years, from being on the SCD diet to the Paleo diet, and although my kids will go for gluten free, they want Udi's bread type breads (yes, I do know how bad they are - I read the ingredients!). After... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I have 6 year old boy/girl twins. I started them on a Paleo diet plan (not DIET though, more "nutritional," I hope) last week. I made TONS of yummy snacks from the PaleoParents' ebook and How to Eat Like a Dinosaur. I was thrilled that they... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · March 29, 2014 at 2:35 AM

I think your plan is good. Give them more fruits and starches and they will come out of ketosis.

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

im looking for a way to replicate pillsbury cresent rolls for my kids who love carbs and pigs in a blanket. I personally love the PiaB recipe from Gather (made with almond flour) but my kids dont. I have potato flour/arrowroot/tapioca... (more)

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samc 0 · January 06, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I think one of the online recipes for Brazilian Cheese bread would fit well. It's pretty tasty and the only difficult part would be that as I recall it wasn't a firm dough. You could probably make it work by adding the pigs into the muffin tin... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I have a bit of a situation. My child goes to a daycare where they serve strictly SAD meals. The daycare staff has been extremely helpful about feeding him the stuff I pack, but they prefer that I pack shelf stable/refrigerated snacks to leave... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

I have a 17 month old daughter who goes to daycare 2 days a week. I developed Crohn's disease about 4 years ago, and after years of being in constant flares, lots of medication and following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (basically GAPS and... (more)

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glib 0 · November 13, 2013 at 6:55 AM

you are not going to win them all. You just have to win enough. Be firm and consistent at home. I got enough out of it that my daughter ( going to college in 2 years) will eat eggs, parmesan, broth, and some vegetables every day.

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by 438 · about 2 hours ago

For my toddler, I am considering purchasing a multivitamin: http://www.vitacost.com/rainbow-light-kids-one-multistars-fruit-punch-90-chewable-tablets I'm undecided, with the following arguments on each side: Pro-vitamin: As a toddler,... (more)

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samc 0 · October 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I gave my kids vitamins off and on over the years. Kids are pretty hard to break so not giving them vitamins early on won't destroy them. If they are eating a good mostly junk free low carb, low sugar diet you can skip them. I'd suggest running... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

My wife and I have been into Paleo for several years after I discovered the inflammation it was causing in my joints. Initially we would allow my son a gluten-free pizza here, a gluten-free pancake there.... He started getting smart. He's 4 now.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I think it all comes down to being willing to be the parent in the house. As an older parent, I'm surprised by the parents of my kids' friends, who often let their children dictate what goes on in the house. A parent needs to be in charge. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

To answer this question, you'll really need to know a bit about my son.. He is an EXTREMELY stubborn nearly 3 year old little boy. I have several behavior problems with him that I have yet to find a solution to. He is very particular about what... (more)

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samc 0 · September 14, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Everyone at the family meal eats the same thing. It is the way things used to be when I grew up and it is a simple fix. Parents just have to be disciplined to stick with it and listen to the whining. Eventually he will eat unless some major... (more)

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by 941 · about 2 hours ago

My youngest is the pickiest eater I have ever met. He has no more than 5 foods/meals he will eat, none of which are very healthy, and will only drink apple juice and chocolate milk. We went on vacation a few weeks ago and we almost had to take... (more)

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CD 0 · September 09, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Peer pressure can be a wonderful thing. Incentives also work. To add some more info. First, my wife and kids are not "paleo", but because I do the cooking, they are probably 70% - 80% just based on what they are fed. Being too... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Just curious if there are any other divorced parents trying to feed kids paleo. Is your ex supportive? Or do they just eat SAD when on visitation?

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Janknitz 0 · July 14, 2013 at 9:37 PM

My husband is not 100% on board and buys the kids junk food and feeds them pasta. We're married and I live with him, and I don't have control control over this situation. How do you possibly think you can control what your ex does in his own... (more)

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by 3614 · about 3 hours ago

I am trying to find a fish oil supplement for my 6 year old. We try to eat oily fish as much as possible and I have been trying to get better sources for our meat to increase his omega 3 intake. However, I would like to have a good quality... (more)

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Hailstorm 0 · June 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM

I think a lot of the paleo pundits (including Chris Chresser, Diane Sanfillipo) agree that Green Pastures brand is far and away the best. It's fermented cod liver oil, not fish oil, which is waaay more potent health-wise than fish oil. Green... (more)

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by 55 · about 3 hours ago

We're planning a birthday party for one of our kids. Do you have any easy-to-prep ideas for a lunch we'll be serving at a park to 30ish kids and adults. Since we'll be at the park and I don't want to mess with a grill I'd rather only serve things... (more)

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RK 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I don't know the age (this wouldn't work well with toddlers!) but my kids love "make your own mini skewers." Use toothpicks, (short, or the slightly longer ones you can find sometimes). You can do a fruit version and a savory version (cheese,... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

Hi there. I have 4 kiddos, (3, 6, 9, and 11).. Does anyone have any advice for how to ease them into a paleo lifestyle without giving them "carb-flu" symptoms? The 9 year old is an athlete who works out 14 hours/week. ( Gymnast). I don't want to... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor. I would not remove the fruit from kids. Add a few starches, eg sweet potatoes, and white rice if they can tolerate it -- especially for the gymnast kid. Just because you want to lose weight doesn't mean that your... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

I am trying to get my family more in tune with nature. I want to do things the "right way". My 7 month old appears to have severe reactions to gluten and I cannot tolerate dairy. I took 2 of my 3 kids to a more "natural" doctor (still has his... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Not sure what your specific questions are :-) but here is some general advice. I too am skeptical of / frustrated with doctors that don't consider dietary changes to be a valid way to address problems. I think all health starts with your diet. ... (more)

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by 2022 · about 3 hours ago

I'm feeling a bit uninspired for Easter meals this year. What are you having? I'd love to hear some main dishes as well as some desserts if you're willing to share....any other ideas are great too. Post recipes if you have them! Thanks!... (more)

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Alex 0 · March 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I'm going to a potluck with friends, so I have no idea what I'll be having. At potlucks, I like to dazzle people with the unusual, so I'll be making some of my kick-ass 'flash pickles, which I make by slicing cucumbers lengthwise into spears,... (more)

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by 2022 · about 3 hours ago

My almost 5 year old is very, very skinny. Last I checked she was only 32lbs. She was in the 50th percentile until about 6 months old, then continued to drop. At one point the ped suggested supplementing with formula, adding lots of fattening... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The kids I nanny love dairy like cheese and yogurt. High calorie fruits like pineapple and bananas are also great. Kids also tend to like peanut butter a lot (not the healthiest food ever, but not horrible).

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by 60 · about 3 hours ago

I am a nanny to an 11-year old girl on the autism spectrum. In the past couple years, her weight has gotten out of control. She is about 4'6" and 110 lbs. Her parents are also very overweight and her dad is a very opinionated and fat-phobic... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · January 08, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I have to agree with miked on this one. I nannied for a boy on the autism spectrum (severe end) and with a number of other neurological issues back when I was in college. This was a single mother family who was a busy professional and had been... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

Does anyone have suggestions on lunch ideas that kids love? Thanks!

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jjtitus 0 · September 17, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I came across this a little while back, sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for: Nom Nom Paleo - A WEEK OF PALEO SCHOOL LUNCHES! (PART 1 OF 5) (more)

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by 3924 · about 3 hours ago

I am a Ph.D. student who just lost all funding this year. I'm also a single mom of 4-year-old twin boys, so we've been on a tight budget for years and don't have much savings. The good news is that I have almost half a cow in my freezer (a gift... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

If you have anywhere around your house to plant, potatoes are sort of self perpetuating, doesn't even need to be good soil. Every time you get potatoes, if a few sprout, chuck them out back, and add a little soil. I'm in the Northwest and they... (more)

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by 596 · about 3 hours ago

Does anyone have a tried and true egg, nut, and gluten free banana bread recipe? I'm making after-school snacks for a friend's kids and her son has gluten, egg, and nut allergies. Other after school snack ideas are welcome; I usually provide... (more)

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CD 0 · August 27, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Why not just feed them the banana?

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

My family is going paleo!!! My youngest child has severe dairy allergies and also is allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. I am having trouble finding a transitional breakfast to ease my kiddos out of granola and oatmeal for breakfast that don't... (more)

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Jon_Thoroddsen 0 · July 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM

One thing that I like is to take a large boiled potato, and put it in a waffle iron with some butter or bacon lard. Instant potato waffle, should be pretty good for a starchy breakfast with some nice topping. Also, here is a bunch of ideas, some... (more)

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by 30 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, I need some snacks for my toddler who is 13 months old that he can manage to eat himself and preferably that can be taken out with us. He can't have whole nuts, and seems to react a bit to nuts, so I'm keen to get other ideas. We don't do... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:46 AM

You might benefit from a food dehydrator, to make jerky and dried fruit with...careful with drying high sugar fruit though, it concentrates the sugars, and may lend to a sweet tooth..(if thats even avoidable in our society lol)

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by 210 · about 3 hours ago

Of course I don't have much control of my nephews, and I know most of the issue is because of my sister and brother-in-laws truly terrible diet and awful choices. My brother-in-law will eat anything in site, and doesn't want to "waste anything"... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · May 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Fruit, while not a good thing to hang your hat on dietarily, is far better than candy and chips. Let's start with the positives here. My 2 1/2 year old daughter is a fruit bat. Fruit all day long. I'm not worried because I know someday she will... (more)

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by 80 · about 4 hours ago

Loren Cordain recommends excluding dairy from kids diets, even though (as he states) there are growth hormones in milk that make them taller and larger than they otherwise would be. Since there are many positive correlates with height in our... (more)

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April_3 0 · May 01, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I was raised eating about 3 or 4 servings of conventional dairy every day from childhood through my teens. I had my first period when I was 10 years old, and this is much younger than any other women in my family. I looked like I was at least 16... (more)

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