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by 436 · about 15 hours ago

This question isn't designed to control for confounders, but I'm interested in learning what problems you have deemed resolved as a result of eating/living a la Paleo. I'm interested in symptoms, physiological changes, health indicators, physician... (more)

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losterman 0 · February 12, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Depression (I know you said physiological problems, but I'm convinced that depression very much is an organic problem)? Surprised nobody has mentioned mood yet--this was a dramatic (maybe the most dramatic) change for me after going paleo. I... (more)

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by 7063 · about 15 hours ago

Has anyone had any experience with the so-called 'simulated dawn' alarm clocks such as the Bio-Brite, Wake-Up Light or Soleil? It is possible that I may start using one in the winter when I cannot leave the shutters on our windows open because of... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · March 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I've used a borrowed BioBrite SunRise in the past. It's pretty nice and works as advertised. The light is bright but not even close to the intensity of real sunlight through a window so results will vary depending on your particular sensitivity... (more)

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by 2423 · about 15 hours ago

Looking for something natural to use. I'm about to try one from Tropical Traditions which contains coconut oil.

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Louisa 0 · March 13, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I use Miessence mint toothpaste, it is the only one I have found that not only has no fluoride but contains no glycerin or silicate either. It comes in lemon and anise flavors too, I think they all taste good, very intense but not sugary, they do... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

:) So... how do you train?

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Desmond 0 · July 01, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Lift heavy 3-4x/week (mostly compound lifts), sprint 2-3x/week (100 yd sprints at the track), walk 2+ miles daily (during my lunch at work) then some random short runs and bodyweight stuff when I feel like it.

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hey everyone! I started eating Primal or lacto paleo in an effort to lose weight. 4 months ago I was 332, now I'm 262. I'm a 5'9 35 year old male. Here's what I eat on a typical day. Please let me know if there's anything I should add to... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 17, 2013 at 5:51 AM

Based on your results, I think you're doing great. Your fat loss has been phenomenal. The only thing I would suggest is minimize fruit; one or two servings per day. These less fruit the better and berries over "regular fruit". Replace fruit... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I want to know what keeps you pushing forward with your lifestyle. Is it that you used to be overweight and never want to go back? You used to be sad and this makes you happy? Why do you keep on rubbing against the grain (no pun intended) with... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · October 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I'm not pushing forward, just doing it, taking shit as it comes day by day, trying to be well. Won't always do the best, will make mistakes etc, but remember that it is opportunity to learn... 'Such is life.' Eating whole foods, moving might... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm looking to step up my Paleo lifestyle a notch. I've done a whole bunch already - diet, minimalist footwear/barefoot, no alarm clock, etc. Are there any good books aimed at people already in the Paleo community who want to turn it up... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 06, 2013 at 2:08 PM

You've found it. PaleoHacks is the place for wackos who have turned it up to 11.

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by 38 · about 15 hours ago

Just wondering if its possible To lose weight without working out on Paleo diet.. All ready week on the paleo lifestyle And lost 3lbs.

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bjjcaveman 0 · April 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

YES! Diet is the most important thing and will get you 80% there. Exercise helps, but isn't going to do much for you if you're still eating horribly. If you're eating well, then exercise is great for further sculpting... Heard a great quote... (more)

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by 342 · about 15 hours ago

Wondering what everyone's Top 10 Must-Haves are, and what the commonalities are between everyones. Mine: 1. Robb Wolf podcasts 2. Mark's DailyApple Forum 3. Paleohacks 4. Vibram Fivefinegrs 5. A giant cookingpot for when I cook whole birds 6.... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · March 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

EDIT: Just found an article that seems to substantiate my hunch, below: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2002507/ My original posting: There is probably no correlation because such a wide range of factors--such as genes and... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 13, 2013 at 1:34 AM

So? You're an introvert. That's a normal state of being. I don't think it's in any way related to your ApoE alleles.

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by 1772 · about 15 hours ago

The reason I'm asking is because I'm wondering if people who eat very low carb ever increase their carbs, or if they are always kept very low, even once goal bodyweight is reached. I also want to know what works for different people and what... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I do about 75 gr of net carbs per day, on average, these days. I went under ketosis for a couple of months too, but I decided that 75 gr is best for me. Sometimes I eat less than that, sometimes over it, but on average, it's about there. As to if... (more)

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by 25 · about 15 hours ago

As much as I love paleo, I have had some disturbing problems lately and I unfortunately have decided to leave paleo and do so additional research. 10 Years ago I had fatty liver and high borderline high cholesterol and was obese. Since Paleo I... (more)

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JimRed 0 · February 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Pain under the rib cage yellow stools phone call to M.D I would go to a DR today, not in a week. Paleo diet is not all fat & protein

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by 100 · about 15 hours ago

As I was leaving my crossfit box this morning, I walked past a large, $70,000ish SUV with a couple crossfit stickers on the bumper. It got me thinking: are there principles which undergird the paleo or paleo/crossfit lifestyle which ought to... (more)

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Melody_5 0 · January 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM

This can be a chicken/egg thing for some people. Some come to paleo for weight/health and then see patterns of the same in other parts of their lives. Some, like myself, start looking at life as a whole and what is important, etc. Paleo (or... (more)

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by 45 · about 15 hours ago

I'm looking for suggestions on how to strike a balance between my sleep needs and my partner's. I need around 8-8.5/ night, with at least 30 minutes between TV/ blue light and sleeping. I workout ~4 times a week. I wake up at 7 everyday for week... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · January 04, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Being well-rested should not be negotiable ??? it's part of the foundation of good health. If your BF and you are truly committed to each other, you need to agree on this point. Then, everything about how to be well-rested becomes negotiable. ... (more)

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by 697 · about 15 hours ago

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-10-hotspots-human-longevity-165933132.html What are your thoughts on why these are the longest living places in the world? Something they have in common: Good Health Care Clean Environment (Although Japan is... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

The 'Blue Zone' book really left me feeling that attitude and socialization are possibly the most overlooked contributors to longevity and health in general. And just clean diets. No chemicals or processed foods.

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by 2029 · about 15 hours ago

Hubs and I are likely going to be moving to the Pensacola, FL area in the next year. I've done some research on Local Harvest, Eat Wild, and Google on the paleo/WAPF resources there, and I'm liking what I see so far. The idea of living somewhere... (more)

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by 729 · about 15 hours ago

does it go against the paleolitic nature to track your macros and calories?

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Zach__1 0 · September 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Go for it. You'll need a form of caloric deficit if you want to lose fat anyways. I've been using it some days just to make sure i'm actually getting enough calories in my body because i eat so much fat and animal protein I get satieted easily. (more)

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by 196 · about 15 hours ago

Hello everyone! I'm just beginning the foray into No-'Poo and I have to say I'm kind of... Err, off-put? Mostly I'm just trying to find a way to wedge into it because I've always been particular about my hair (It's one of the only things I have... (more)

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Sacrilicious 0 · August 17, 2012 at 4:13 AM

there are multiple articles on this very thing at crunchybetty.com :) she also has a recipe for shampoo made from quinoa! much better use for it than eating, IMO. ;)

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by 20353 · about 16 hours ago

What is your Paleo Checklist? What are the details that are essential to your Paleo lifestyle?

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Johnny 0 · March 05, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Source of good quality meats, local, organic, pastured if possible same for eggs same for dairy (if you do dairy) same for seafood a handful of staple meals you can make in less than an hour but eat for 3 or 4 meals; ground meat for taco meat... (more)

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by 7275 · about 16 hours ago

As part of a paleo lifestyle, I want to explore leather and fur clothing and footware, but I want to make sure they're sourced from humane, and preferably local, sources. I was thinking for my first project I would get leather and make my own toe... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · January 08, 2012 at 4:26 PM

You could try your local vintage store. You aren't supporting inhumane farms if the animal was killed in the 50s and it's a great testament to just how long this stuff lasts. Another option is to get to know a hunter (many don't know what to do... (more)

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by 1173 · about 16 hours ago

Is it possible, that the reason Paleo is viewed as a weight loss diet and not a lifestyle choice, is because it lacks the proper name? There is Vegetarian, Vegan, etc. and these are viewed as dietary lifestyles, possibly because they can say, I... (more)

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sage_ 0 · January 06, 2012 at 8:06 PM

i live a crapless lifestyle

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by 7275 · about 16 hours ago

As I get more into the paleo/primal/ancestral way of eating I look to the same principles to guide my lifestyle. For a few months now I've been doing things a little differently than I used to. I like using things with more apparent ingredients.... (more)

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Erica_2 0 · December 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Office Life: I have a full spectrum lamp at my desk that I use every morning, as my office is on the interior of the building and doesn't get much natural light. I also have a sit-to-stand desk that I use for 3-4 hours each day. I keep a... (more)

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by 3125 · about 16 hours ago

Does anybody out in cyberspace know what percent of Americans eat a largly paleo diet?

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Dave_S_ 0 · December 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Four of the top 20 books on Nutrition/Health on Amazon have paleo in the title. Robb Wolf made the NY Times bestseller list. There are enough people doing this to support a number of paleo gurus financially (Sisson/Wolf/DeVaney). If you add in... (more)

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by 1373 · about 16 hours ago

Suppose I couldn't cut costs from my 77 bucks a week of ground beef, fish, and sweet potatoes. Give me examples of Paleo lifestyle changes for people on a budget - examples that enhance our lives and bring them more into line with what our... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM

You've already given yourself lots of good answers. There are lots of ways you can simplify your life and cut costs in ways that will enhance your paleo lifestyle. Some suggestions: Drop cable/satellite Don't turn on any lights after the sun... (more)

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by 15 · about 16 hours ago

I'm 20, 5 feet and 175 pounds. I was pretty skinny as a kid, but started gaining weight without realizing it and once I got a little older and weight became something that I thought about, it was too late. It's time for a change, this is my... (more)

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Mash 0 · November 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Ashley, the best thing I think is to keep things simple to get started. Set yourself some regular exercise goals. Pick two days a week, say Sunday and Wednesday and layout a simple workout plan. If you are a complete beginner then perhaps 3 or 5... (more)

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