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by 185 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Im going to TRY to keep this short and sweet. Like me :) Im 23, 5'4" 135 pounds. Used to have severe adrenal fatigue/Hashimotos. Now its very mild adrenal fatigue, if any, and thyroid is normal with ARMOUR thyroid. Thanks to paleo, I've healed... (more)

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Kyle_FitFolks 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Howdy Sarah. You're probably over analysing this... or not enough. I like results, so in order to get the shortest feedback loop I'd go with the following - more fats. You're depleting your glycogen stores quite frequently through the... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good day today. Is there a Paleo diet book that is full of recipes? I want to cook low carbs but i don't know where to begin. Thanks, Denise :)

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mgm 0 · September 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

There are so many! You could start with Practical Paleo, which is basically a complete guidebook for the Paleo lifestyle, and contains recipes as well as masses of useful info. Also: Everyday Paleo/Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook Make It... (more)

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by 1495 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I've been diagnosed stage 3 adrenal fatigue with low cortisol. Everything I read or am told is a blanket recommendation for AF. Most often, it speaks of what to do with high cortisol. So I've tried no caffeine for a month, no alcohol for a month,... (more)

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by 384 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 03, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You may be experiencing "false hypos". Jenny Ruhl explains them here: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2007/07/type-2s-understanding-false-hypos.html?m=1 They feel every bit as bad as the real thing, but your blood sugar isn't falling into a... (more)

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Say you are a pre-diabetic ectomorph and most carbs you eat cause you blood sugar complications, including starchy carbs like sweet potatoes/quinoa/rice etc, how would you go about gaining muscle? From experience I tend to agree carbs help build... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

First off, carbs are NOT what makes you gain muscle. When you eat a heavy carb meal, the glucose/glycogen has to be stored somewhere, so your muscles do take in as much as possible (along with about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen), ... (more)

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by 14 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · July 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Are you trolling? Ice cream has a ton of sugar in it. As does most things with chocolate.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Currently I am eating meats, veggies, fruit, and nuts (with the occasional bite of cheese). I am trying to drop body fat I work out about 4 days a week 15 minutes of HIIT to warm up and strength training. I am also taking amino acids about 3 times... (more)

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Bradach 0 · July 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Berries and other colored-on-the-inside fruits like peaches are more nutritious than apples, bananas and pears which have been engineered over the centuries to be huge and sugary. For me I eat quite a bit of dates, strawberries, cherries, etc in... (more)

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by 181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi all, I would like some suggestions on what blood tests to take. Here are some facts Strictly Paleo diet with < 100g carbs a day, plenty of greens BT showed low serum B12 (104/637 pmol/L) 1 year ago BT showed low Ferritin 1 year... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Holy excessive supplementation, Batman! Put down the pills, and eat some real food. Like another question this morning, you don't have a proper baseline from which to hack, you're entire diet/supplementation scheme is random, disjointed and... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I have struggled with food issues for the last couple of years and only recently found out 6 months ago that I am allergic to Gluten and Dairy. After cutting both of those out of my system, I still felt sick every single day and couldn't pinpoint... (more)

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Kara_1 0 · July 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Hello there! I'm a professional at paleo in college. :-) It'll be easier for you, if you are not autoimmune paleo. I just started eating eggs and it's SO MUCH BETTER. Basically, I buy a bunch of food on Sunday and cook it ahead of time. I make... (more)

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by 1974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I have been Paleo for about a year but recently fell into a couple months of cheating. For about a week now I have been back to a healthy diet. 90% of my cheats were sugar related - candy and icecream. I get extreme sugar cravings. I have been... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · July 09, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Like you, I've always been in the healthy weight range for my height. Paleo helped me get rid of dermatitis and digestive issues but I had terrible cravings for sweets and cookies every afternoon. Then I read in Perfect Health Diet that you can... (more)

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by 65 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

My doc put me on 50 mg of Chlomid 2x a week and since then I have been gaining a few lbs. Like 210 to 218 over last 4-5 months. Anyone else getting Low-T injections, patches or using Chlomid having similar gains? I am also lifting 2-3x week but... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Background info: I have Lupus which has been in remission for about 1 year now, pretty much since I went Paleo. I CrossFit 5 times a week and I feel great. I have been sleeping a bit less (6 hs) than I should for the past month because I am under... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · June 13, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Wouldn't hurt to dial back the workouts a little bit, take vitamins, and make sure you don't have fat malabsorption. It very well could be the medication. make sure you consult your physician about your concern with that.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

So after 8 days on strict paleo I am having a pretty bad carb crash. I wouldn't think much of it and just push through but I have exams coming up in a week and am afraid it's going to affect my studying and test taking. The carb crash started tree... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Eating strict paleo doesn't mean eating low carb. Get lots of tubers and starchy veggies and you can easily get your carbs up to a level you can deal with. 1 cup sweet potato = 40 grams, remember :)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hi guys, I have a question about carbs. I usually eat about 219g of carbs per day, through sweet potatoes and vegetables only. According to Mark Sisson's carb curve that's in the ''danger area''. Does this mean it will just make you put on... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 07, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I've got eczema (Albeit a rather mild case) but it flares when I eat non-paleo foods barring dairy products. Carbs, however, don't seem to effect it. However, do make sure you're eating carbs and enough fat, probably especially saturated fat. It's... (more)

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by 139 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hello hackers. I have been experiencing huge stomach (under left ribs) bloating and distention for about 3 weeks now. It started ever since I reduced salt intake. I know that the stomach needs sodium and chloride to produce adequate stomach acid... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I had roughly similar symptoms and got relief with HCL tablets. But I discontinued this when I developed a duodenal ulcer. I then went to a GI specialist and got diagnosed with H. pylori. Within a couple of months after treatment (10 days of... (more)

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by 729 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

if we look at the first law of thermodynamics, energy can not be created nor destroyed.> extra calories the stored into fat(weather its form fat carbs or protein) -you have to create a deficit to loose weight. -so theoretically, creating an... (more)

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Josephus_Squiggly 0 · May 28, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Satiety and hunger control. Look, I understand your argument. Even in ketosis, a way-of-life to which few have the nerve to commit, the human body has basic daily glucose requirements. These can be met by consuming any of the the three... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I have been transitioning into paleo over the past six weeks or so and I am experiencing pretty bad water retention. As in, if I lie or lean on something too long, it leaves a mark on my skin. I must have like 5 pounds of excess water on me. I am... (more)

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August 0 · June 11, 2013 at 8:21 PM

More food, probably. More salt even more likely. Read the labels on your salt (and on your fish) to make sure it is just natural salt. They put a lot of weird stuff in regular salt- pickling salt is just salt. You might be able to find other... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

My testosterone level is at the very low end of the "normal" range, but I still feel the effects of Low T. Any advice??

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Stephen_4 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:58 AM

I just checked out your site, http://davegfitness.com/ , you look pretty built man, and according to the site you're older. that's awesome. Check this thread out, it'll tell you what you need to know:... (more)

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by 614 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

If one designs a diet based solely on fruits, nuts and veggies (no soy, dairy, etc) that meets ALL of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals with the notable exception of Vitamin D which can be supplemented very easily and contains... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Still incomplete: retinol, K2, B12, taurine, carnitine, etc... Also probably hard to get enough calories, many vegans have that issues (which is why generally folks lose weight until they're sticks, unless they're gorging on processed crap.) (more)

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by 614 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

His initial paper in 1985 http://www.gregdavis.ca/share/paleo-articles/academic/The%20Ancestral%20Human%20Diet%20by%20S.%20Boyd%20Eaton.pdf The best available estimates suggest that those ancestors obtained about 35% of their... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Ok--so several years ago I quit eating like an "average" person and really limited my carbohydrates and grains. I did not give them up entirely though, until last spring, during a hard push to eliminate a few pounds from marathon training. ... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · April 16, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Try cutting out dairy.

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by 614 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Questions for the group From Dr. Peter Attia's website - in the comments section http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-v Thomas Dayspring aka "Dr Lipid" May 26, 2012 Well the 50th percentile cutpoint is not... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Im a Carpenter/Construction worker. Ive just switched to Paleo style eating at work (more sustained energy levels) but im worried about my glycogen levels dipping too low on intense working days. I carb up after work to restore muscle glycogen.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 08, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Paleo doesn't have to be low carb. You're doing an intensive job (I known your pain, my dad was a construction worker too), so make absolutely sure you eat starchy vegetables, and fruits and white rice if you can tolerate them. Running your body... (more)