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by 436 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 25 · about 10 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 739 · about 10 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 1632 · about 10 hours ago

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/09/12/nusi/ This is more of a discussion than a question but anyway. This is going to gain a lot of controversy IMO. Very interesting though, it's about time they had a study like this. What's everyones... (more)

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by 2422 · about 11 hours ago

I will start with mine. I don't use plastics. You will always see me drinking out of a mason jar (and people ask me if that's moonshine, pond water or science experiment). I also don't use Teflon pans. I use stainless steel pans. I also don't use... (more)

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Joy 0 · May 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I play computer games all night. And work at a desk on a computer all day. PAAALEEEOO

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by 90 · about 11 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 20353 · about 11 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 11 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 1571 · about 11 hours ago

I posted this query on someone else's question and realized it needed it's own question. Any of you been to a scooter rally? It's a really fun and a great excuse to pack up and go some distance to meet up with other people who are into the... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · February 15, 2012 at 5:15 AM

Well, I'm gunna be that person and post an answer to my own question. 1) Do people think that using the scooter model to organize socializing would work for Paleo and if anyone is interested in testing the theory? Sure. Why not. We???re all... (more)

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by 10044 · about 11 hours ago

Has anyone sold their automobile and started walking to work in their bare feet in order to be more paleo?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I didn't stop driving completely, I just traded in for a hybrid... Kidding! When I'm home on the weekends I prefer to run errands on my bike, but during the week, I have a 20 mile commute along a highway that would be suicide for any... (more)

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by 7275 · about 11 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 824 · about 11 hours ago

Watching this season of survivor really made me bond with Ozzy. He seems very in tune with Nature. Diet aside, he seems to adopt a paleo lifestyle. Throughout the season he was seen climbing tall trees to retrieve coconuts, spear-hunting for fish,... (more)

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Stephanie_8 0 · December 19, 2011 at 12:13 PM

I think you might be on to something there... I am an avid Survivor fan and he is definately the one Survivor in recent history who has adapted the best to the elements and has really flourished out in the wild. I think I would vote yes on this... (more)

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by 3125 · about 11 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 4283 · about 11 hours ago

Part of living a paleo lifestyle is the food but another big part of it is developing a balance in your life that helps you reduce stress, play more, and all around do more. Before paleo I was big into the self-help the world is your oyster if... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I'm in favor of the positive philosophies you mentioned, but I think most of us have already had exposure or can easily find readings of that type. I think the problem many of us have is we are too disconnected from the natural world and the SAD... (more)

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by 753 · about 11 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 4283 · about 11 hours ago

We all know that paleo is only as effective as is the lifestyle we lead. I've just started a new job and boy is it stressful to go thru a time of such uncertainty. My question is what are you stressing about now?

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mari 0 · November 01, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Where to start indeed. I'm uber stressed about having to move to a completely new town at the end of my junior year of high school. That's gonna be great. No friends, just in time for summer. I'm going to have to start a whole new tennis training... (more)

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by 1786 · about 11 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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