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by 193 · about 2 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 436 · about 2 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 20787 · about 2 hours ago

Since I became paleo, I have to cook more, eat out less, and prepare my lunch in advance so that I can take it to work. I also spend more time shopping for food at more types of places that carry certain specialty paleo items. I also had to... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · September 19, 2010 at 11:53 AM

oh yes, I do spend much more time cooking... BUT in the end I am still on the "plus". why? Because before I used to be so exhausted in the PM and evening, that often I just couldn't lif myself to do anything. When I got really hungry I either... (more)

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by 7063 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 38 · about 3 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 3 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 45 · about 3 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 2029 · about 3 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 20 · about 3 hours ago

I am still trying to begin to adjust to the paleo lifestyle but I am not sure if I will see the results that I am 'promised'. It seems a bit too good to be true that I can eat so much fat and not gain weight... In saying that, my question is, has... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 16, 2012 at 6:53 AM

If you want to do it just temporary and not as a lifestyle, don't do it. It's as simple as that. Nothing will guarantee you results. Why don't you try for yourself and see what works? The only grain acceptable to some people is rice, but you... (more)

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by 2262 · about 3 hours ago

Since going paleo I have started Oil pulling for my teeth, taking colder showers with big bursts of freezing at the end, wearing 5fingers everywhere, and stopped using all of the toxic beauty products that have parabens, pthalates, petrochemicals,... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · July 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I make my own toothpaste and alternate between coconut oil and a castor oil/almond oil mix for moisturizers. We no longer use commercial sun screens and I ditched non-stick pans in favor of stainless steel and cast iron. I cook more and... (more)

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by 1000 · about 3 hours ago

Is anybody desiring to live paleo in an area where they aren't so many cell phone towers, free of wi-fi, peace and quite, sunshine, the ocean maybe, still a short commute to civilization, but also at an affordable cost? Wondering what peoples... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · June 16, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The trouble is the farmers want cell phone coverage as much as everyone else, and why shouldn't they? We live in rural England in a village without streetlights and with very little traffic. We have phone coverage if we need it and we can see the... (more)

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by 90 · about 4 hours ago

Hello everyone, My doctor has warned me that I will develop hypothyroidism in the future based on a history of irregular blood tests (though i couldn't tell you any more detail), and have to have my levels tested every 6 months. Should I feel... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · May 01, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I would say no, don't feel that it's inevitable. But also, don't ignore it until it happens. Start your investigation now, because if it is not inevitable now, it may well become inevitable if you do nothing. And of course, depending on the... (more)

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by 1115 · about 4 hours ago

Don't get me wrong, I'm a patriotic American. But watching all this super-Tuesday coverage reminds me of what I most dislike about our nation. With that said, if you could live anywhere to live out your own personal Paleo fantasy, where would you... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · March 07, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Have to toss in a vote for Pacific Islands like Hawaii, Bali, etc. They've got coconuts, fish, and fruit galore. Plus all the vit D you could ask for! That rhymes. I think I just wrote the Paleo travel brochure...

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by 20353 · about 4 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 501 · about 4 hours ago

The more time passes, the less interest I have in diet and the more interest I have in lifestyle. Society has become so different than what I imagine hunter-gatherer, or even pastoralist, life was like. Sure, we have it better in countless ways,... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · July 04, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I have found many ways out. I have not taken them all yet but some I have tasted and will probably follow a few when I'm older. Do some searching online for the following: Why Work? Cheap RV Living Long Distance Hiking (Some hike the long trails... (more)

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by 4306 · about 4 hours ago

After reading several threads lately, I am wondering what folks think. Is Paleo a way of eating, a diet, or is it a lifestyle? What is your take on this?

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Lyndsay 0 · February 09, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Once we start hoarding guns, coconut milk, and can settle on a uniform: it's a cult.

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by 7275 · about 4 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 7275 · about 4 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 18635 · about 4 hours ago

Your answer may change in the future but.....REDO!...So what type Paleo are you? I find this site "Paleohacks" is not necessarily about "Paleo???" and that's cool. It's a variation of Paleo/Primal/PHD/Science/Evolution/CW whatever. The... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · December 05, 2011 at 6:46 AM

I think your definition of paleo may be too rigid. Paleo is an idea. A philosophy. It's an umbrella that can and does encompass many different foods and combinations of foods as well as some other lifestyle choices. Paleo is also about... (more)

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by 18635 · about 4 hours ago

Consider your working within the confines of about an acre. I grew up were we had one acre of manicured lawn and a few acres of woodland. We made trails, hung out, and generally just spent a lot of time in the woods. I've always found our... (more)

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Scrubjay 0 · December 03, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Yes, it's doable with just an acre; I've done it with much less. I used to be a landscaper specializing in 'natural', wildlife-friendly, drought-tolerant landscapes. The woodland part, of course, probably can't be what you had when you were... (more)

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by 65 · about 4 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 753 · about 4 hours ago

Okay, this is going to sound really silly. But I often get asked by my friends, "So, does this mean you don't brush your hair[except with a sprig of pine], and you won't use toothpaste to brush your teeth, and you aren't going to use shampoo and... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · November 11, 2011 at 3:30 AM

Paleo isn't about not following the current standards of health and hygiene and style, so yes I still shave and brush my teeth. But, to me, Paleo IS about making conscious efforts to educate ourselves about the products we use and ingest, and... (more)

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by 4258 · about 4 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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