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by 193 · about 19 hours ago

While I only enjoy eating at home now, sometimes I get invited over a friends house or meet up with the family for dinner for a holiday or special event. These outings are happening more often than I'd like and I don't know how to handle them. My... (more)

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Neil_2 0 · April 17, 2011 at 10:31 PM

I've always been the weird guy, so I rarely have a guilt problem saying "no" to others' food. That said, I try to rank "bad" stuff so that I can bend with varying degree at special events. I tend to lump rice/sugar/potato into the "don't put a... (more)

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by 7063 · about 19 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 19 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

It's hard to put it all into words! For me, I guess it means nourishing myself with nutritiously dense foods and taking care of my body physically by incorporating an active lifestyle while also limiting stress and environmental toxins. Whoa,... (more)

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thedanks 0 · May 06, 2014 at 7:28 PM

EVERYTHINGGG. Now, back to sharpening my spear....

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by 0 · about 19 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 19 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 915 · about 19 hours ago

There's a lot of great info on here & a lot of varying opinions, something i've been thinking about lately is, how do you guys interpret the whole Paleo lifestyle? (i don't like to call it a diet) how do you identify yourself in regards to... (more)

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17Oaks 0 · September 07, 2013 at 6:33 PM

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by 38 · about 19 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 25 · about 19 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 2029 · about 20 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 5509 · about 20 hours ago

I saw a post by a parent (unrelated to this site) who is eating paleo. She used cauliflower to sub for another ingredient in a meat pie. She was excited that her children liked the pie and said that they said it was the best they've had...and her... (more)

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Sarah_33 0 · April 05, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Preparenting, I would have agreed with you...I vowed to never lie to my children, that he/she/they were only going to eat all natural organic foods, and that we were going to raise them valuing health and wellbeing... Actual parenting, I consider... (more)

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by 7275 · about 20 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 3125 · about 20 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 65 · about 20 hours ago

After i started getting interested in nutrition, i have become ever more skeptical of the use of psychoactive drugs, and a lot of other drugs for that sake. I have family who works as scientists doing independent peer-reviewing of papers on new... (more)

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Jon_8 0 · November 22, 2011 at 2:35 AM

This subject is a pandora's box if there ever was one, so be prepared to be surprised once you open it. As someone who was taking an antidepressant and an antipsychotic daily for about 4.5 years, I believe I have researched the effects of... (more)

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by 1786 · about 20 hours ago

i've been talking to real life people with illnesses, both chronic, acute, and terminal. some who are hip to paleo-esque/non-toxic diets, some who aren't. one of the emerging themes is the conscious understanding of living symptom-free, or... (more)

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Jo_T_ 0 · October 15, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Pay the butcher/farmer now not the doctor later.

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by 4258 · about 20 hours ago

I'm a Jew, though a fairly unorthodox one. Being relatively new to paleo, I'm enjoying the interesting thinking coming about as I look to the Tanakh on eating paleo, and how my better, healthier lifestyle fitsin with my faith. To any Paleo Jews... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 03, 2011 at 4:15 AM

I am basically secular, but my mom is Renewal...she eats mostly paleo, and feels good about eating what she calls eco-kosher...grassfed meats, wild fish, etc. She feels that this fits with her spiritual beliefs, and wouldn't feel good about eating... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

What constitutes 20% for "cheats" in a Paleo lifestyle?

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CS 0 · September 20, 2011 at 4:06 AM

Shoot for 100%, hit 80%.. if you shoot for 80%, you'll hit 60%.

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by 509 · about 20 hours ago

Does anyone know of an existing/soon-to-exist Paleo Ecovillage? If not, does anyone have any interest in forming/joining one? Ecovillages are small, at least partially self-sufficient communities that largely have private dwellings but communal... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · September 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I like this concept. How rad would that be to start our own little village? The challenges, obviously, would be to figure out how to actually make it work logistically with what we would be dependant on. (like would we fully 'live off the land' or... (more)

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by 509 · about 20 hours ago

I'm getting a little tired of "hacking" my paleo lifestyle and would like to relocate in the next couple of years to somewhere that I can: see the full night sky (zero light pollution) not have to use blackout curtains to get a good night's... (more)

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Cyn 0 · September 03, 2011 at 5:54 PM

The Ozarks. We live 3 miles from a small town, but the county seat so, everything we need, including a little WalMart and a Pizza Hut - population 900. No traffic lights, but a couple of stop signs. 30 miles from WalMart headquarters, and the... (more)

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by 2227 · about 20 hours ago

First of all, I know this question gets asked a few times a week. And I promise to only ask once, but thanks in advance to anyone who reads and critiques (or affirms) my daily habits. I'm about two months into a paleo lifestyle and I think I've... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · August 23, 2011 at 2:43 AM

I like it. Nice job. If this is working for you keep it going. The few changes you might make over time: The cream is kind of a morning snack. You can likely combine with breakfast or get rid of it. The almond butter could be reduced. ... (more)

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by 20519 · about 20 hours ago

We already know that axing junk food and making healthy food more affordable would save millions of lives and billions of dollars in health care costs, right? Right. I came across and article tonight that will appear in tomorrow's paper edition... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM

So close, but so far. Cooking lessons, yes! Local food, yes! Community gardens, yes! Nutritional counseling for kids, it depends. Taxing corn syrup filled beverages, maybe. Taxing saturated fat, no! A lot of the "food science" they want to... (more)

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by 1295 · about 20 hours ago

Hey Everyone, I've been frustrated recently because I haven't been seeing the weight loss I would have expected considering my lifestyle. I am female, age 22, 5'9", and 177 lbs. I just graduated from college and moved to a farm to work as an... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · July 20, 2011 at 2:06 PM

You are getting caught up in 'expectations' the mind wants to see something immediate but your body will do what it is naturally programmed to do. Just relax and live healthy, this is not a race, everyone is different. Some people' bodies need a... (more)

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by 153 · about 20 hours ago

Now this isn't really a Paleo related question (however my dietary teaching approach will probably end up being that of a paleo nature as me and my gf have noticed great increases in our training just over the past 6weeks of starting Paleo). But... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 09, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I'm a personal trainer and it is my primary source of income (blogging may be fun, but, for the time being at least, it is not a bringing home the bacon...although I do talk about bacon quite a bit, but I digress). It started when I was a... (more)

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by 25467 · about 20 hours ago

Today the Sunrise was particularly inspiring. Made me realize rather than continue going thru life passively or submissively,little by little I have grown to appropriate my freedom, my authenticity, and my autonomy to begin to steer my ship on the... (more)

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orangecrush 0 · May 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM

What a great way to wake up. We're enjoying an especially gorgeous sunrise here too and I just made a trek around the outside of the house to look at all the flowers that are in full bloom - it really made my day. Thank you, The Quilt, for... (more)

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by 5232 · about 20 hours ago

I have come to the realization that I do not like breakfast, and in the spirit of experimentation, I'd like to try to bypass it in favor of a heartier lunch. I'm bored with the typical breakfast fare, and I rarely wake up famished, anyway. Plus,... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · May 23, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Everyone has answered the basics of the question well for you, so may I dive into the mental part of it? Would it help you to plan the lunch meal ahead of time? Will knowing what time and what you are having help you? Or will it just make you... (more)

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