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by 145 · 2 minutes ago

Does trying to live "primal" raise anxiety for anyone? There are so many sub-issues that affect us in our culture: ratio's of fats, IF, protein sparing, slow GI vs. fast GI, alcohol, fruits and vegetables, macro/micro nutrients,... (more)

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Elizabeth_2 0 · February 07, 2011 at 3:46 PM

I agree, especially at first, that a lot of the details can get overwhelming. Surfing PaleoHacks doesn't help - there are a lot of advanced folks here who like to debate/question some of the finest of fine-tuning issues. That doesn't mean those... (more)

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by 58 · 2 minutes ago

I've been wondering if its possible to be almost paleo. What I mean by Almost Paleo is letting go every once and a while and enjoying some nice Italian food, pizza, cake, ice cream etc. Its not that I miss those things, I'm completely sold on the... (more)

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Dave_5 0 · January 18, 2011 at 3:19 AM

The short answer is no. You can cheat sometimes without significant consequences or setbacks. Now there are a few things to keep mind. First of all, you are damaging your body every time you do so, and I'm not sure about the validity of Tim... (more)

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by 1634 · 4 minutes ago

Do you eat butter by the spoonful or even bite right into a block? Coconut oil? Lard? Do you get strange looks? How have you turned it into a paleo/primal introduction?

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Pieter_D 0 · November 13, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Eating butter with a spoon is something we often do, although we don't eat a whole stick in one time. If I would feel the need for a snack, I take one spoon of butter and some spoonfuls of shredded coconut, put it in my mouth and yummmmm. Also,... (more)

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by 11478 · 4 minutes ago

British scientists have found that cancer is nearly non-existant in Egyptian mummies ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1320507/Cancer-purely-man-say-scientists-finding-trace-disease-Egyptian-mummies.html ). They conclude that... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · October 15, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Limiting omega 6s to about 4% of calories may prevent 90% of cancers. See this randomized trial (Lyon diet) which basically found 90% reductions in cancer (after the first 2 years) among those eating a 4% PUFA diet as compared to controls on the... (more)

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by 273 · 4 minutes ago

This has been a question that I hear asked all the time as a yoga teacher surrounded by vegetarians. Hunter Gatherers definitely had to have an aggressive tendency that could be purely construed as survival instinct in order to hunt and think on... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · October 13, 2010 at 1:17 PM

As a hunter, I can report that hunting doesn't make you any more aggressive, and in fact, is a remarkably non-aggressive practice. While I have quite literally blown the head off a rabbit with a shotgun (10' is too close with a no'6 heavy game... (more)

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by 20411 · 4 minutes ago

I know - he wouldn't. (Walk, run, maybe bike - but most of us still drive, right?) Since Paleo is more than just food, is there a useful analogy as to how to drive? I think about this as I am being cut off or rudely not letting someone else in.... (more)

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Melmoth_the_Wanderer 0 · October 05, 2010 at 4:29 PM

I thought you were joking when I first read your question, but oddly enough I saw a documentary that addressed this, though it has been some time. If I recall correctly, a caveman would carpool most of the time, and listening to the radio had more... (more)

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by 5 · 4 minutes ago

What websites are out there for having paleo foods delivered to your door?

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gilliebean 0 · October 07, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Eat Wild. This website has a huge list of places to buy meat in any state, Canada, and other countries!! (more)

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by 2269 · 5 minutes ago

I'm now a men's 30x30 pants and small shirt. That's down from 36x30 pants and large shirt. I'm 5'7"/170cm and 152lbs/69kg. Unless I want to spend some serious money, and I don't, it's nigh impossible to find decent clothing that fits me. If I can... (more)

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Matt_3 0 · September 12, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Had the same problem as you; lost over 100lbs and had to buy a completely new wardrobe. You might try a thrift store in your area. You likely won't find anything too trendy, but you'll probably be able to find some basic classics. Button up... (more)

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by 10294 · 6 minutes ago

The title explains it all, I guess. I know that this question will probably not get an affirmative answer, because of the nature of this great website: it is for people looking for answers, and for people giving answers. Why do I ask? Before the... (more)

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Jamie_Fellrath 0 · July 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I don't think it does, and that's a good thing. As you pointed out, you never used to think about what you ate. When you're eating paleo, you ALWAYS think about it. The examined life is the one best lived because you know WHY you do things. ... (more)

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by 2423 · 6 minutes ago

This is my first summer not fearing the sun, and I'm loving it. I'm also, however, wondering what I'll do once winter comes. My concerns about tanning beds are that most (all?) bulbs don't mimic the sun. The UVA/UVB ratios are out-of-whack and... (more)

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kilton 0 · September 04, 2010 at 8:00 PM

After purchasing two UV meters and a Mercola stand-up tanning bed, I'm can now shed some light on my own question. First up: natural sunlight. Here in the vicinity of Washington DC, my measurements consistently show that UVB is about 7% of the... (more)

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by 22913 · 6 minutes ago

Anyone know what causes DHT production and how I can adjust DHT via a paleo lifestyle?

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Ed 0 · June 27, 2010 at 2:55 AM

Most baldness "cures" are snake oil ( http://www.quackwatch.org/search/webglimpse.cgi?ID=1&query=baldness ). Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production is determined mainly by (1) the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which converts... (more)

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by 688 · 6 minutes ago

OK, I got into a debate with a co-worker and it seems that we have very different opinions on the Inuit diet and its effect on their health. Her husband is an ER doc who has spent some time in Alaska. He noticed a lot of Inuit with cardriovascular... (more)

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Chris_1 0 · June 15, 2010 at 5:55 AM

Cancer and Life Expectancy Whole health source has a post on mortality rates in an Inuit population from 1822-1836. "Excluding infant mortality, about 25% of their population lived past 60." Life expectancy in the Inuit-inhabited areas of... (more)

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by 25 · 6 minutes ago

Do you have bad experiences with yoga?

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Azat 0 · February 10, 2012 at 5:25 AM

If you referring to Yoga as Asana practice which is common mis interpretation in the West then Asana practice is not for everybody. Here are some horror... (more)

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by 174 · 6 minutes ago

Hey everyone, I've been eating pseudo-paleo for a while, really starting to ramp up my saturated fats and completely dropping legumes earlier this week. I'm probably eating 150-200 grams of fat a day, mostly coconut oil/milk/cream, eggs, and... (more)

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speno 0 · May 08, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Dr. Harris talked about this on his forum: http://www.paleonu.com/panu-forum/post/992321#post992514

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by 10 · 6 minutes ago

I have been following a loose PaNu diet (I still consume dairy) for 7 months with great results (lost 30 pounds, 3 inches on my waistline, and feel great), but I have been debating on converting to Orthodox Christianity as well, I have been thrown... (more)

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Michael_4 0 · October 23, 2010 at 12:51 PM

I am Orthodox, and I can tell you from experience that Wednesday and Fridays are the easy days :-) But that is only because I practice intermittent fasting, so its no big deal. Shellfish is allowed but your best bet is to become very acquainted... (more)

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by 469 · 6 minutes ago

Paleo is easy at home, but more challenging elsewhere. My bag lunches used to be built around a sandwich. It's hard to think of a really convenient paleo replacement. Left-overs are good, but what if there aren't any left over? I'm thinking of... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · April 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Every week (sometimes more often than that) I make a batch of these egg "muffins" for quick snacks and work lunches. Not orthodox paleo, as they include cream and cheese, but they're SO good, and very convenient. Much more fun than a hard boiled... (more)

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by 20 · 7 minutes ago

Other than a soup or chili, what is a crowd pleaser at a Paleo Pot Luck? Skewers? Wings? Kabobs?

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speno 0 · April 17, 2010 at 1:14 AM

Deviled eggs made with bacon mayonnaise.

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by 7063 · 7 minutes ago

What's the deal with UV light absorption through the eyes? I read a few years back that it is essential to let some sunlight into our eyes, especially during the winter months, yet having spoken to people about this, most of them are adamant that... (more)

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Murray 0 · March 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM

The main concern with unprotected eyes and UV exposure is cataract development. It is thought that long term exposure to UV in the range 380 to 400nm is what causes catarct development. Sunglass manufacturers in most developed countries have to... (more)

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by 1912 · 7 minutes ago

There are many flavors of Paleo floating around; the term itself seems to mean something different to almost everyone. What does Paleo mean to you? Which flavor do you subscribe to, and why? What changes have you made in your life as a result? (more)

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Louisa 0 · March 11, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Paleo for me, purely and simply means: 'A Blueprint For Life' - an authentic blueprint that I refer to in many aspects of my day and gain great pleasure in trying to move closer to as the years go by (the journey has been a long one). It covers... (more)

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by 7063 · 7 minutes ago

Some people just eat the diet, some work-out, some try and live life a little more like a caveman/woman. What I want to know is how far do you take Paleo? OK, I assume most of you here are eating/want to eat paleo, but how far does/can this thing... (more)

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Ryan 0 · March 09, 2010 at 7:05 PM

I came to the Paleo world for mental health and energy with physical appearance second. Besides diet I also follow the circadian rhythm (just ordered some of those blue light blocking glasses), lift heavy weights to mimic moving logs and dead... (more)

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by 11478 · 7 minutes ago

The placebo effect is a self-fulfilling prophecy wherein you believe something will make you better (such as an inert pill), and you feel better. The flip side of this is the "nocebo" effect--if you think something will harm you, it will (... (more)

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Glenn 0 · March 05, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Interesting point. Part of capturing the benefits of the hunter-gatherer physiology is avoiding stress, so obsessing about "deviations" is itself a deviation! haha

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by 801 · 8 minutes ago

We all know that you need to drop the grains from your plate, we know you need to eat healthy saturated fats. We have the basics down. But what might we be missing on our plate? In our lifestyle? What, in your opinion, is the most underrated... (more)

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Mister_B 0 · February 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM

One of the most greatest psychological benefits has been the lack of guilt associated with eating. You don't have to count calories or worry that you ate twice as much today as yesterday. Every meal is nourishing. I never try to pretend I'm not... (more)

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by 11478 · 8 minutes ago

Is it better to make changes in your diet, exercise and lifestyle all at once, or phase them in one at a time?

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 13, 2010 at 10:28 PM

This is just my opinion based on my personal experience... It's best to do it all at once if you can. This not only maximizes the benefits but also makes it obvious that paleo is making a real difference in your life. The motivational aspect of... (more)

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by 436 · about 22 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 22 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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