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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 10 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 100 · about 12 hours ago

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 55 · about 12 hours ago

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 1187 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 6229 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 235 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 90 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 70 · about 13 hours ago

So I'm on day 5 of the leptin reset... been experimenting with increasing fat, and decreasing protein (when I see decrease, I mean decreasing from a 89g protein breakfast :)). However, my close family and friends aren't happy with my fat intake,... (more)

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Jenniflower 0 · March 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

There's No better way to defend it than by results. If you had a gastric bypass you were obviously quite unhealthy so they do have every reason to fear for you. They love you it's what they do. But once you start showing results they'll trust you.... (more)

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by 6418 · about 13 hours ago

Read it and consider: http://jackkruse.com/the-holy-trinity-ct-4/ Are you open to trying The Quilt's life plan? "A VLCer will always look average, but will a decent lifespans but they will never see optimal either. What is the name of my... (more)

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none 0 · February 28, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Drinks malbec from a box, sits in a tub full of ice, loads up on Tim Ferris and catches up on Robin Sharma tweets, stands back in amazment at the truth that unfolds!!! Shall I genuflect? Cross myself? Anoint myself in the waters of Lake... (more)

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by 15003 · about 13 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Jack Kruse MD ??? Neurosurgeon Topic: Leptin Circadian Cycles. Dr. Kruse uncovers how leptin resistance lies at the root of inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. He also shares how he... (more)

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Kurt_Harris_MD 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Reading the discussion of Kruse's emissions here reminds me of nothing so much as Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. People apparently will take anything seriously, to the point where the more incoherent and implausible it sounds, the more profound... (more)

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by 161 · about 13 hours ago

I have been paleo now for 22 days. Have lost about 4kgs. I have been hearing a lot about this leptin reset. Tried looking up google, but everyone has a different explanation about it. Can anyone please explain it to me in simple terms. What... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 12, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Here it is: Dr Kruse says it best and this is a one page description: http://jackkruse.com/my-leptin-prescription/ It is very effective if you are leptin resistant.... (more)

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by 20 · about 13 hours ago

I weigh 190, lost 40 pounds before LR and need to lose 50 more. I have been doing the Leptin reset for 3 weeks faithfully. I am very happy with it except I feel cold all the time, even under lots of blankets at night. Am also taking fish oil, PQQ,... (more)

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James_3 0 · February 05, 2012 at 9:17 PM

You checked your calories? If you're feeling cold, could be your body's not feeling that it's getting enough.

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

I started paleo about 2 months ago and was on it strictly for 1 month. I lost 12lbs (I'm 5'1 and 137lbs) and felt great. I went on vacation, didn't follow paleo for a month, came back and found myself .5lb lighter (same body fat %). The problem... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 05, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I would think about Jack Kruse's Leptin Reset Protocol http://jackkruse.com/my-leptin-prescription/ Lots of posts here and on MDA about people's success with this. (more)

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by 144 · about 13 hours ago

Anyone have thoughts about Dr. Rosedale's recent appearance on Jimmy Moore's podcast? He essentially distinguishes his leptin reset plan from Dr. Kruse's by recommending a much lower amount of protein, saying that the amount of protein... (more)

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August 0 · January 25, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Rosedale's thing on protein is that he doesn't want to trigger growth. This is based on research on the MTOR pathway. Protein over 20g at a meal supposedly triggers this pathway, as does carbohydrates. The researchers made a worms live longer... (more)

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by 1579 · about 13 hours ago

Hello. I am having some success restoring weight lost due to an eating disorder and am getting close to no longer being underweight. I am wondering if a leptin reset would be a good idea, to fix my metabolism which I assume is still not... (more)

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Mallory_1 0 · January 22, 2012 at 2:02 AM

get weight restored, see your doctor helping your recovery and get tests, then decide what you need to do. weight restoration is not a number, it is a place, mental and physical that your blood work can reflect. if it isnt up to par, hormones are... (more)

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by 45 · about 13 hours ago

According to much of the advice I've read surrounding leptin, the leangains approach is not very healthy. Skipping breakfast, eating at night, etc. I've tried each of them and leangains works much better for me. I'm just not very hungry in the... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · January 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM

The leptin 'rules' are meant to reset sensitivity, as mentioned above. As someone who is leptin sensitive, I still follow the 'rules' for the most part and it really works well. I also include some IF as well as fasted workouts however. Eating... (more)

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by 15226 · about 13 hours ago

What is leptin's relationship to PEPCK? Does it stimulate or suppress it? Would love to hear thoughts on this from the sciencey types on here. edit: I think it's probably got to increase PEPCK... the second study measured a short term leptin... (more)

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akman 0 · July 03, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The Quilt is so far ahead of his time it's not funny. His year old posts are just starting to make sense. From today at http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-discovery-cellular-pathways-converge-food.html : Now, researchers at Beth Israel... (more)

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by 691 · about 13 hours ago

How to increase your growth hormone naturally? Our Paleo ancestor didn't have the use of isolated amino acids, BCAAs or melatonin to pulse his growth hormone. Most of the proven techniques today to release growth hormone naturally where done by... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 21, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Exercise: Lift weights. Do exercises that simultaneously work a lot of major muscle groups. Sprint (on foot or bike, or in pool). Diet: Growth hormone levels increase markedly when insulin levels are low. Chiefly carbs are responsible for... (more)

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