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by 152 · 1 minute ago

I was reading this article http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/diet-nutrition/story/2011/06/DNA-based-diet-assists-with-disease-prevention/48287254/1 It brought up the idea of "Nutrigenomics". 1) How may of you have heard of this, and... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · June 17, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I feel that I understand this and this is the paradigm of nutrition that I used while practicing clinical nutrition earlier in my career. I was able to help people using this paradigm, but I no longer use it. While you can help people within this... (more)

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by 15229 · 1 minute ago

Inspired by reading this article in my newsfeed this morning. HELP! I seem to have fallen face-first into a bag of McDonalds, and had to eat my way out! I ate a theoretical Quarter Pounder with cheese and I washed it down with a large Coke and... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · June 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM

I am so, not science-y, but I found this really good link once explaining what gluten is and does to the body, complete with pictures! http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-gluten Exerpt: When we swallow a food antigen (like gluten) the... (more)

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by 826 · 1 minute ago

I'm curious if anyone knows of a distance learning program for nutrition that supports the paleolithic philosophy of eating, even if it's not strictly paleo... Any ideas?

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Ben 0 · June 09, 2011 at 2:04 PM

I think science speaks for itself. My wife went to Texas Womens University and got her degree in Dietetics. While they aren't pro-paleo, the science of why paleo works was obvious. Now that she's a nutritionist, she is finding that many of her... (more)

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by 45 · 2 minutes ago

Hi all, Next year I'll be wrapping up my last two semesters in my undergrad education (Business Major ^^ ). Some space has opened up in my schedule and I'm thinking about taking a basic Nutrition class. Do you guys think it would be worth it to... (more)

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mari 0 · June 04, 2011 at 12:06 AM

I think it'd be better to take a biochemistry class. If you take nutrition, you're going to get a lot of the saturated fat clogs your arteries and other BS. Biochemistry will help you understand the basic mechanisms of everything and the whys, not... (more)

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by 11099 · 2 minutes ago

I tore a ligament in my ankle snowboarding with my family this spring, and was on crutches for two months. I am only in the past week starting to walk very short distances without crutches, and have been doing stretches, and receiving acupuncture... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 04, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Thanks for all the helpful advice everyone...looks like I need to continue my eternal patient waiting around...I look forward to taking a nice long walk soon! Swimming is a great recommendation, since summer is just around the corner, and I live... (more)

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by 12174 · 4 minutes ago

If you do use a microwave (setting aside for the moment the issue of "whether" you should microwave at all, which is addressed in part here), are there practical benefits to microwaving at lower power settings? Or is full power at a short time... (more)

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Oranges13 0 · May 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM

The only reason to cook lower power for a longer time is to maintain texture in your food. It's extremely easy to overcook things in an instant or dry up the moisture to the point that you're eating shoe leather. Eggs are a pretty good example of... (more)

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by 2977 · 5 minutes ago

I've been thinking about the books I've read on Paleo, and realized that the best books for me weren't specifically about Paleo. Rather they got me to think in surprising new ways about food in general, then later I refined my diet in a more Paleo... (more)

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Katherine 0 · April 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM

The Omega Diet by Artemis Simopoulous http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Diet-Lifesaving-Nutritional-Program/dp/0060930233/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 It's an excellent fatty acid primer even if her dietary recommendations fall short. Really really good... (more)

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by 525 · 6 minutes ago

Sorry this may be blatantly obvious, but I need to know. Is it a dairy product or a legume? I'm really not sure. And is it neither, just a protein? Please tell me.

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Jay_9 0 · April 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I think the following link will answer all your questions: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=whey

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by 668 · 6 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I have a quandary... Lately I've been fasting for 19-23 hours a day and I feel great doing so. Absolutely amazing. Seems I've been dropping weight also. My problem is I in the 2-4 hours I eat daily, I can't eat enough calories! I've... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

What is the problem? You are eating until full, you still have some adipose tissue on your belly... why are you focusing on a caloric number? Maybe your body just wants 1600 calories a day? It kinda defeats the purpose of this lifestyle if you... (more)

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by 646 · 9 minutes ago

I started gluten free 5 weeks ago and discovered and started Paleo about 1 week later. I coincidentally had a regular check up with my doctor scheduled the day after I started Paleo (1 week into gluten free), so I believe I have a pretty solid... (more)

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Kirik_3 0 · September 24, 2011 at 10:21 PM

You're doing well.

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by 525 · 9 minutes ago

Ok I've seen 70% dark chocolate in some places and even 85%. I know 100% dark chocolate is out there somewhere. Can anyone tell me where I could buy it? By the way I live in the UK.

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 22, 2011 at 2:37 PM

You can buy a variation of forms of 100% cacao, specifically bars, nibs, or powder. Since you are in the UK, I will skip mentioning that many specialty stores in the states like Whole Foods and Henrys and Trader Joes sell it. Oh oops. I guess I... (more)

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by 919 · 9 minutes ago

My limited understanding of human anatomy is that we have wisdom teeth and an appendix, which enabled us to cope with eating and digesting a diet which included a much higher intake of roughage, fibre (plants and tree bark) than Paleo followers... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 22, 2011 at 12:09 AM

The term "vestigal" means, in practice, "We have no idea what this does, so we have decided it's not important, since clearly we know more about the human body than Nature does." Look into Weston Price's work. The Paleo movement is already aware... (more)

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by 15 · 10 minutes ago

I'm 38. I look at least 10 years older. I've been Paleo for five years, and am not blaming looking gross on that. My diet is high in green veggies, grass fed beef and fat. Don't do much fruit. Some nuts and seeds. White rice about once a... (more)

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Kaz 0 · March 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM

I'm sorry that your life is so stressful right now. I hope that you're able to find peace and calm very soon. You mention the desert -- do you moisturize? Heck, I live on the very humid Pacific coast, and my face gets dry and leathery, and I'm... (more)

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by 525 · 10 minutes ago

Ok so its ok to cheat from time to time. But if I can avoid cheating and enjoy some pancakes on Tuesday, that would be great. So if anyone knows any recipes for some good Paleo pancakes or some close seconds, i.e. with dairy then I would be very... (more)

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Stacey 0 · March 06, 2011 at 11:44 PM

I've been making my paleo pancakes with this recipe - consistently satisfies... Coconut flour pancakes 4 eggs, beaten A little less than 1/2 cup coconut flour cinnamon and nutmeg, I like a lot - but add depending on taste A little more than a... (more)

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by 525 · 10 minutes ago

I've seen it mentioned within the Paleo world. Can any clarify exactly what it is?

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WyldKard 0 · March 02, 2011 at 8:36 PM

From Wikipedia: CrossFit is a strength and conditioning brand. CrossFit combines weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics. CrossFit says that proficiency is required in each of ten fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance,... (more)

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by 525 · 11 minutes ago

I've recently started eating raw eggs and have felt fine. Anyone know of any books I can read about eating raw paleo with raw meats and so on or if anyone has tried it. I'm a bit apprehensive obviously with the threat of salmonella, but I'd... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Eating some things Raw can be great.... but Cooking made us Human. Its no Coincidence that we are the only animal that regularly cooks its food, and the only animal with our brain to body ratio that has dominated the globe. In addition to making... (more)

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by 525 · 11 minutes ago

I've read in Dr. Cordain's book that he does not advocate sweet potatoes but bananas are fine. Also I don't think Arthur de Vany is pro-banana or sweet potato. I'm not too sure if either are too starchy. Also de Vany doesn't really eat tubers or... (more)

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Jason_11 0 · February 23, 2011 at 11:54 AM

I eat sweet potatoes frequently, four to five times a week. I don't tend to eat fruit so much due to the fructose content but a banana every now and again after a hard workout probably won't cause you too much harm, although starches would... (more)

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by 1502 · 11 minutes ago

(I tried posting this once before but don't think it worked; my apology if this is a double post). I'm wondering if others have had their doctor treat you like you're nuts when you tell them about your diet and, if so, what you've done about... (more)

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JCB 0 · February 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM

My primary doc thinks my whole diet thing is pretty strange, but he says as long as I continue to have the numbers I do, HE'S not going to tell me to change anything. But, my orthopedic specialist made a kind of snarky comment recently and - for... (more)

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by 18701 · 11 minutes ago

I know a lot of proponents of Paleo believe it can be done unweighed/unmeasured if you stick to the Paleo food guidelines and you will maintain your weight and possibly even lose weight. People suggest listening to your body or eating to satiety.... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · February 21, 2011 at 11:14 PM

I have an idea that might seem a little crazy, but I think there could be something to it. Is it possible that if you (the general "you," not Melissa in particular) eat ad libitum, i.e., as much as you want, then you might eat an insane number of... (more)

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by 974 · 11 minutes ago

I am not looking for a food diary -- just looking for a good food database where I can fill in the grams/oz. and get an accurate breakdown.

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Erik_Cisler 0 · February 21, 2011 at 4:03 AM

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

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by 2261 · 11 minutes ago

My worse nightmare came true. One of my best friends just got a cancer diagnosis. She is a perfect example of the Standard American Diet, but even more unhealthy. She has Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This is considered the "worst" type to get... (more)

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GroksAttorney 0 · August 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

I am not sure if this is an old post, but I was browsing the forums and, as someone who has been through cancer recently, I thought I should jump in. This is my first post on the forum. I had a very aggressive and rare type of ovarian cancer... (more)

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by 39841 · 12 minutes ago

I usually eat fatty cuts of lamb for most meals, but have been mixing it up with pork chops or chicken thighs occasionally, but I'm finding myself really preferring the lamb. Is there any reason at all to eat different types of meat if you are... (more)

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MF 0 · February 05, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Chicken and pork have L-Cysteine, a non-essential amino acid that has been attributed to the healing properties of chicken soup. It's an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Plus, chicken and pork are tasty.

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by 18701 · 12 minutes ago

So, my father in law just asked me "Should diabetics eat dairy?" in regards to my mother in law, who is borderline diabetic. I know what I answered to him, but I am curious to see if that's the same response I will get from you all.

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · February 01, 2011 at 1:57 AM

My short answer "it depends". Dairy has been in the news in regards to diabetes, once camps FULL fat dairy can be helpful, another says avoid (in general because it is insulinogenic). So, what to do? The first issue is really what your mother... (more)

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by 20787 · 14 minutes ago

Why are sweet potatoes supposed to be so much better than regular potatoes? So far, the only significant thing I see is that sweet potatoes have a lot more vitamin A, but since I already get megatons of vitamin A from other foods, I'd really... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 13, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I eat both. White Potatoes require more prep. Glycoalkaloids are why you can't eat white potatoes raw. It's why green white potatoes are scary. Absolutely always peel your white potatoes. Sweet potatoes(not yams, yams have their own prep)... (more)

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by 2245 · 14 minutes ago

I've been using Fitday to track what I'm eating for the past week. How accurate do you think the nutrition information is? For instance my profile today says that I haven't hit the RDA for iron among other things. This is despite having eaten a... (more)

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kricka 0 · January 12, 2011 at 12:35 AM

I used Fitday to help me see where I was as far as carbs and fat were shaping up in my diet. I didn't worry too much about the vitamins and minerals, as it is hard to accurately estimate those things depending on your food. A piece of grass-fed... (more)

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