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by 436 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 2713 · about 14 hours ago

Paleo for Life is working on ways to promote the benefits of Paleo lifestyles to the public. One idea is the concept of PaleoQ, a single health score computed using the results of common lab tests. The idea is to have a single number for people to... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 20, 2010 at 1:54 AM

While this tool may work for those in their 40s or older who've been getting blood work done on a regular basis, many young adults these days don't do so yet. Many haven't ever had their blood checked! Going to the doctor and getting these... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

I find that when I'm studying I find being paleo harder because uni isn't very paleo friendly and yeah less time to prepare food doesn't help either. Whats your experience?

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 01, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I live at home not in a dorm, but yes, it['ss hard to keep paleo in college. I spend so much time studying and I need to constantly keep some chocolate or nuts at my side for munching so my attention span will last longer than that of a flea

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by 47 · about 14 hours ago

I live with my boyfriend of 2.5 years. He's very respectful of my paleo diet choices, especially since it helps me with blood sugar issues which in turn makes me nicer to him :)He eats a lot of rice, though. He usually has granola bars and popcorn... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Enough time eating strictly paleo, and force of habit, will make it easier to simply look past non-paleo foods. That, and always having a paleo alternative on hand for myself when my partner rummages for pretzels, ice cream, cookies, baguette,... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I've been bouncing back and forth between vegan/vegetarian blogs (nutritionfacts.org, McDougall diet), bodybuilding blogs (carb backloading), this site (PaleoHacks), Mark's Daily Apple... This community seems to be the most well-rounded...... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · January 08, 2014 at 4:00 AM

i would 100 % recommend the perfect health diet. that would be really great for you if you don't have access to high quality meat. paul jaminet (the author) recommends 8-16 oz of meat a day or 300 protein calories and 600 calories of carbs. the... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I like to keep my ears to the ground on new and cool crowd funding campaigns. I saw this pop on Indiegogo about an idea for Paleo supplements. I thought it was pretty cool. Check it out. ... (more)

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Zeus006 0 · November 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

No not spam. Just an idea that I came across. Even Robb Wolf, who popularized the Paleo diet, even has supplements on his website. To each their own tho, I know many people who do CrossFit and eat Paleo look for something to have for protein... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 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 915 · about 14 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 0 · about 14 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 14 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 30 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 10294 · about 14 hours ago

Seems very interesting: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Until-Yesterday-Traditional/dp/0670024813/ref=lh_ni_t Cheers, Pieter (more)

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Jake__2 0 · December 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Point counterpoint: http://savageminds.org/2009/05/13/the-new-yorker%E2%80%99s-second-crisis-of-conscience-why-jared-diamond-is-neither-the-fish-of-the-anthropologist-nor-the-fowl-of-a-journalist/ (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Recently, I started eating Paleo, partially because I've had a bad relationship with food for awhile, and it's helping me to think of eating as something I do to take care of myself, rather than something I do to make me feel better. It's also... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · December 13, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I have encountered the same problems, with my mom thinking I was becoming deficient in calcium because I don't drink milk, and other stuff like that. I found it best to just be honest that it makes you happy, and that it works for you. If you can... (more)

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by 321 · about 14 hours ago

I'm curious if there is something that you've found yourself wishing you had to make Paleo decisions or questions or implementation or conversations easier to handle. Makes your Paleo LIFE just a little less of a hassle. I don't want to put in... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · October 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM

A sustainable family farm with an orchard, cows, goats, chickens, badass garden, root cellar, maybe a trout stream nearby, no bills, no need to work outside of the home/farm, low stress.. that would be nice.

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by 20 · about 14 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 729 · about 14 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 2262 · about 14 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 15 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 5509 · about 15 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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