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by 0 · May 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I began my paleo diet and bio hacking adventure about 18 months ago, but feel I have hit a brick wall and need some help to better understand my labs and situation. I???m hoping that someone might be able give me some deeper insights on reactive... (more)

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by 121 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Jack Kruse: http://jackkruse.com/my-leptin-prescription/ (This is intended for 6-8 weeks or until leptin sensitive and a paleo diet post reset.) Ron Rosedale's website: http://drrosedale.com/healthplan.htm (I included Rosedale's b/c his was... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · November 07, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Melissa, I love you and your blog, I am a fan...but Rosedale is not saying fish and chicken are healthier than beef or lamb. He is saying in the first 3 weeks, to become a more efficient ketone burner, limit SAT fat till you are on the beam. Then,... (more)

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by 1837 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I am curious as to how the paleosphere is splintering as it matures and have today, become aware of a new front opening up! From memory we've seen: The Quilt's 'Try to eat as soon as possible upon rising in the AM' vs Leangains/IF which... (more)

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Nance 0 · July 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM

In the long run, variety makes a food plan sustainable and common sense is more healthy than fanatical obedience to a narrow set of rules. I also think most who read widely and stay primal/paleo for more than a few months will get over fears of... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi I'm 19 obese male, 230 pounds. I just have a few questions I would like answered based on your own experience and knowledge. 1.) Is it better for me to buy mainly grass fed tallow or cold pressed coconut oil? I am on a budget now and so I... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · July 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM

When I started Paleo a year ago, I had awful cravings for cookies, chips, etc. Then I read the Perfect Health Diet and started eating 1/2 - 1 cup of white rice with lunch and dinner and my cravings are mostly gone. I also do IF most days.... (more)

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by 112 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

The thing I do not understand is what the body does in relation to excess fat intake, if we assume a low-carb diet. Apparently acylation stimulating protein is created in response to chylomicrons which exist after eating fat, and can thus cause... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 08, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I don't know about you, but sometimes excess fat passes right through me, if you know what I mean. One of the consideration with eating that most people forget is that not everything you eat gets burned or stored. Sometimes it's broken down and... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

If so, how did it work for you? The company that makes it looks pretty legit.

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by 100 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Made the mistake of going too low carb and stubbornly sticking with it for a year despite rapid weight gain. Just realized that my symptoms (lack of energy, cold extremities and puffy face) was from a sluggish thyroid. Even have slight darkening... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · April 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Um, go to a doctor and ask for a thyroid panel blood test. Make sure it includes free T3 beside TSH and the other usual stuff. If you think you have serious problems with your thyroid, get the hard data, don't rely on "it seems my symptoms could... (more)

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by 638 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Ok so I have always been a morning exerciser.. It leaves me feeling pretty good the whole day, plus the gym is about 90% less packed in the morning and its easy to find a park... and lets be honest, I am much more likely to exercise if I can do at... (more)

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James_3 0 · March 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

My recollection on the Leptin Reset Protocol is that is for people that are Leptin resistant. If you aren't Leptin resistant, it doesn't apply to you. ie. exercise when you want. If you're Leptin resistant, he doesn't want you exercising... (more)

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by 83 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I know eating sugar/bad carbs will change your brain chemistry and mess up your leptin (Im not to sure if thats the correct use of the term) Is it possible to restore your body and brain from adapting a paleo lifestyle? Reset your leptin? Will it... (more)

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ShakenTreasureTroll 0 · February 11, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Hormones autoregulate really well. I would suggest NOT looking at any specific thing to try and manipulate hormones directly. I would just eat a healthy diet, get some sleep and don't obsess about Paleo Purity too much.

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Dear Paleo Hacks, I have been eating strict paleo for about 2 years. I found paleo after battling severe IBS with constipation. I have since transitioned into the full GAPS diet and am intent on doing GAPS intro this coming winter. My current... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · November 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM

"Some kind of protein"? Elaborate , please. Change your 85/15 beef to 80/20, if you're eating lean meats, switch to fattier cuts of meat. If I ever have to cook lean meat, I always cook it with lots of heavy cream or coconut milk, or I make sure... (more)

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by 435 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I have read Paleo Solution and It Starts With Food, both of which talk about leptin and other hormones. Specifically, these books claim that following their respective diets will help get these hormones back in balance. Then Jack Kruse comes... (more)

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August 0 · October 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Eating 50g protein for breakfast is excessive and it breaks the 'if you aren't hungry, don't eat' rule. Jack's stuff is basically low carb paleo with a used car salesman's smarm and Disneyland shine. In other words, he's got some interesting... (more)

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by 1187 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Short question: Have you done carb nite and did it work for you? Long Question: Am I doing this wrong? Why isn't it working? My info below. About me: 5'2, 150.4 lbs. 38 years old female. Metabolically disordered much of my life. I've lost 20... (more)

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I've worked with a couple of women like you who've done heavy keto and then switched to Carb Nite and didn't see results. Doing long term keto really fraks with your thyroid and leptin levels and it takes time to get them back where they should... (more)

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by 671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

What's the data on the effects of a 20-24 fast after a refeed? Does the fast negate the leptin boost that the refeed is designed to provide? Will your body draw on those now refilled glycogen stores directly afterward, or does it continue to use... (more)

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igel 0 · August 20, 2012 at 8:10 AM

not exactly on the topic of glycogen/fat utilization after a 'feast', but this post may perhaps be of some service: "The 14-percent advantage of eating little and then a lot: Is it real?" (more)

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

"Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity " Here's an interesting study - forget about the Glycemic Index, as... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · July 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

This is not a study, it's a hypothesis. The full text is available as a PDF download and I think it's well worth a read. Here's the author's conclusion: The increased storage life and convenience of some of our oldest agricultural products... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Just curious if anyone has had this response to xylitol. Has your sense of sweetness been desensitized by continuing to use sweeteners? When you pull xylitol out do you notice almost everything including veggies like tomatoes and cabbages tastes... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2012 at 3:50 AM

The only sweetener I use is a little xylitol, and to me everything has tasted sweeter anyway since going primal/paleo. I feel that what desensitized people to sweets is the constant sugary drinks most people have. Since giving up soda, even the... (more)

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by 6709 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Do you think an entire box of rice cereal and a half gallon of milk is enough to 'reset my leptin'?

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Jay_15 0 · July 06, 2012 at 2:39 AM

No...you need to smoke some crack with it.

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by 4413 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Just got some fasting labs back. My fasting bg and insulin were way too high a month ago so we retested to make sure I don't have "pre-diabetic" condition, and/or Insulin Resistance, and/or Leptin resistance There's improvement in glucose and... (more)

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Patrick_13 0 · June 28, 2012 at 1:55 AM

First of all, congratulations on significantly lowering your fasting glucose and insulin levels. It seems that you're making a lot of good dietary choices in order to see those improvements. Dr. Rosedale (drrosedale.com), who I respect a great... (more)

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by 161 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I saw the other similar topics, but while they provide some solutions, i didn't see many explanations in them. I have been paleo for two months and already lost one sixth of my weight. I have also been doing Leptin Reset for around three... (more)

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Don_1 0 · June 22, 2012 at 1:49 AM

You're putting too much faith in labels such as "leptin reset" and "adrenal fatigue". We are very complex and adaptable. Changes in your diet may be helpful, but the concepts you discuss are, at best, vastly simplistic. Either up your carbs, or... (more)

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by 235 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Why is it that the only time I wake up hungry is when I have a big, late night meal? I rarely do that any more since starting paleo so I usually don't eat until hunger kicks in about 11 or 12ish. I thought I was leptin sensitive, as sleep, body... (more)

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August 0 · June 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I think you are normal. The modern obsession with breakfast isn't normal, and is largely a phenomenon brought about by the cereal industry. A ridiculous amount of money is spent selling breakfast foods and making it breakfast sound like a... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Hi everyone! I really want to try the Leptin Reset by Dr. Kruse, but I really need to workout and the only time I can do it is in the morning. I have a 8 month old baby and he sleeps from 10am to 12pm and it's the only time I can workout. Will... (more)

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sage_ 0 · June 09, 2012 at 8:16 PM

you are likely not leptin insensitive. i tried it out about a year ago and noticed a difference in weight distribution. that might have been due to the increase in my protein/fat vs carbs consumption.

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Dr. Rosedale wrote a lot on MDA on telomere issues. I thinks he gives a pretty convincing argument that we need to wait for more accuracy, precision, and research before really using this in everyday practice. An snippet of a very long and... (more)

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gydle 0 · June 20, 2012 at 5:33 AM

I was intrigued by your post, thinking "well, you'd have to do some pretty gnarly genetic engineering to lengthen peoples' telomeres" and came across this quote by Stanford researchers in an article in PNAS: "In order for a cell to become... (more)

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by 1670 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I just read this article by dr. Jack Kruse on LR and I'm not sure if I have this. I'm not overweight and I don't crave foods, but I do fast and eat 2 meals a day and when I get to the second one my body just doesn't say stop. If I force myself to... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

If you are not overweight, and you are not gaining weight, then you definitely are not leptin resistant. It's good to have one big meal a day. If you are worried about overeating then focus on eating high protein in the second meal, and just eat... (more)

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I guess this is part Catharsis but there is a question in here, I promise. For as long as I can remember have been the guy that did not push himself away from the dinner table until my belly felt like it was going to bust. I simply did not feel... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

It is very possible that you have regained leptin sensitivity. In your first paragraph you described a scenario that is not far off from the truth. Peptide YY is a gut hormone that is released in response to mainly protein, and to a lesser extent... (more)

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by 135 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I've read Metabolic Reset: A Binge and Purge Manifesto, I know a very interesting title. I find the book extremely intriguing. It combines 3 things that I find integral to losing fat and preserving and building lean muscle. That being High Fat,... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · May 21, 2012 at 5:22 AM

I personally do not have faith in your Sunday regimen. If you eat gluten, and you're gluten-intolerant as 7/10 people on this world are (according to new studies), then you can undo a lot of good progress your body made during the week. According... (more)

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by 1670 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I am 5'2" and 110 lbs. My eating this past week has been ravenous and resulted in some binges and I think it may have been because of restrictions in nuts, fruit, and starches. But, I am also wondering if my leptin is messed up again or my brain... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 09, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Because you have a high future discount rate.