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by 125 · less than a minute ago

If eating processed carbs and grains can make you fat, how do fitness cover models get in such good shape? Before learning about paleo I followed a lot of fitness models on twitter and they'd often post their food intake which would include daily... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · March 25, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Just remember something - it's their job to look like this. They get paid for it. It consumes their life. These people no doubt train hard for their bodies. The drug arguement aside, I believe you can attain a body like this naturally. I'm sure... (more)

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by 915 · 1 minute ago

I know there have been posts but this is more specific. Which is healthier, packaged Farmed Salmon or packaged Smoked Mackerel caught by trawler in the n.e Atlantic? I like the both but if the mackerel is a healthier choice then i'll enjoy it all... (more)

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Borysewich 0 · March 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Wild fish is almost always better than farmed. I'd go with the mackerel, especially if you can get it cheaper.

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by 120 · 1 minute ago

I've been waiting since last AUGUST for this! http://ketopia.com/nutrient-density-sticking-to-the-essentials-mathieu-lalonde-ahs12/ What about the nutrient density index surprised you? What effect (if any) will the index have on your diet? For... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Argh!!!! His refusal to compare isocaloric values pissed me off so much. And then, he spends time discussing this artifact in the data as if it's significant! For example, at around minute 28, he compares cooked versus raw grains, and laments... (more)

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by 2318 · 1 minute ago

It seems like so many people I speak to in my age group (I'm 25) are foregoing breast feeding for their newborns and opting for bottle feeding instead. This of course does not apply to people who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason. It seems... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Please don't blame the moms--they need our compassion & support more than ever in this area. I work in the pregnancy/birth world and I think it is very challenging for new moms who don't have support to breastfeed. In some places in the... (more)

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by 27 · 2 minutes ago

IF you're on Paleo and being non grain, non dairy, no sugar/artificial sugar, no junk food, no legumes, and trying to limit fruits for 1 week+ (assist in weight loss), what do you guys like to eat to give you energy pre-run/ workout?

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Bradach 0 · March 01, 2013 at 4:24 AM

I like to eat a few dates before intense runs. I don't eat anything much in particular before casual jogging though.

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by 3280 · 2 minutes ago

I cooked 2 cups of Kale and 4 medium carrots (peeled+chopped) in 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes. I dumped the remaining water and veggies into my vitamix (fancy blender), along with raw milk to make a green smoothie. The cooked veggies... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · March 02, 2013 at 3:47 AM

You will recover the minerals but also the oxalates from the kale... [edit] as Mscott says below kale isn't particularly high in oxalates, so this shouldn't be a problem. To say something more that might be more helpful - my understanding is that... (more)

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by 150 · 2 minutes ago

The place where I come from, it's considered almost foolish to purchase the head portion of a fish coz it's a little to no nutrition in it. Does it hold good while on Paleo? Noob with cooking... pardon my naive query

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MathGirl72 0 · February 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I grew up with fish heads being used for stock. I've never eaten it outright, just the goodness it added to my Grandfather's amazing fish soups and stews.

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by 158 · 3 minutes ago

I am looking at making a foray back into the world of the working after several years off at home with kids/renos. I figured as I was so passionate about nutrition and eating a biologically appropriate diet and helping to open people eyes to the... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Courses listed here might be useful to you. http://www.ann.com.au/philosophy/nated.htm Beyond that I can't I'm considering it. Could be doable though, I'd be interested in hearing how you get on if you pursue something like this :) (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

I began excersizing and weight lifting a year ago, and have since lost about 25 pounds. I am almost at my ideal weight but would like to get rid of some stubborn fat around my midsection!! I recently started doing crossfit (only once a week) in... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · January 25, 2013 at 3:49 PM

At 5'11" 155, you may not actually have a "last few pounds". Meanwhile, a good idea would be to ditch the almond butter and dark chocolate (for now), especially the almond butter which is high in omega-6, and make sure the other food you eat is... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

Wonder if this following are good and fine for the health Corn_and_barley flour,soya and flax seeds,popcorn, peanut,sunflower,olive,canola and palm oil

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Stphane_2 0 · January 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM

IVARD, briefly, some thoughts on these food products, from a general "paleo" or health angle... what I've read, etc... Corn and barley flour: they are grains... the common thought being that they contain antinutrients. Also, in large part GMO... (more)

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by 252 · 5 minutes ago

Hey all just a quick question. I've been supplementing with 5,000iu's of liquid vitamin d-3 for the past couple weeks. I've been putting it in my coffee mixed with organic pasture raised (not raw) heavy whipping cream or grass-fed butter + mct... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Vitamin D is very heat stable: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157599908281 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf801316q I wouldn't worry about it. (more)

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by 60 · 5 minutes ago

I'm looking into purchasing an order of meat from a local farm. All grass fed/pastured. I want a variety; there is beef, pork, lamb, turkey, and chicken. Also interested in nutrition on bison and deer. Any info on omega 3-6 ratio and other... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · January 08, 2013 at 1:17 PM

If I had to choose I'd go with free-range, grass-fed red meat such as beef or bison. Venison (deer) is very lean and hard to get fat with it, so you often need to add fat of some kind (for example when making venison meatballs or sausage), which... (more)

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by 10 · 6 minutes ago

Are Ezekiel bread and organic Bob red mill oats (about 1/4 cup a day) accepted on paleo diet? I have just started and have a 115 lb goal to reach. I am currently 5'2 and weight 155. In also eat fish, and insects (dried mealworms) Also, should I... (more)

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · January 04, 2013 at 2:42 PM

So.. strictly speaking.. oats are out. Ezekiel bread ingredients (it has an ingredient list so that's your first clue that it's probably out) list: Organic Sprouted Wheat, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Malted Barley,... (more)

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by 11048 · 6 minutes ago

I have been searching in vain for actual nutritional information regarding lacto-fermented foods, particularly white rice. I've come across many claims about how much more nutritious the foods are and that at least some of the starch is consumed... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · January 01, 2013 at 12:07 PM

MK-4 ad MK-7 (forms of K2) usually aren't assayed (not required for labeling) but cronometer.com has several databases which it queries and might help you with some food. If you are attempting to fully activate MGP's keep in mind there is no known... (more)

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by 109 · 6 minutes ago

I've been thinking about buying a pressure cooker namely for making bone broth, oxtail stews, curries, risotto, artichoke, beets...on and on. Basically I think it would be super useful. After seeing the awesome gelatinousness of nomnompaleo's... (more)

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Alex 0 · January 01, 2013 at 2:01 AM

I switched to the pressure cooker method for making stock, and I love the convenience of it. Keep in mind that the type of pressure regulation valve makes a difference in how the stock comes out. I read an article about professional chefs... (more)

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by 915 · 6 minutes ago

This has been tickling my mind for a while, I LOVE LAMB!..right now that's off my chest.haha.. I always see a lot of love for Beef among the Paleo/Primal community but hardly ever a mention of lamb. I'm a massive all round fan of meat.. i consume... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · December 21, 2012 at 3:20 AM

I'm the same... love my lamb! As an aussie it's definately more readily available here than in North America. In the U.S., per capita consumption of lamb is very low, less that one pound per person. In New Zealand, for example, consumption is 57... (more)

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by 60 · 7 minutes ago

I will try again....I have read that 50 to 100 carbs a day is what is recommended to excel weight loss if eating just meats and veggies and eggs would that be under 100 or should i just not worry about the amount of grams per day and just stay... (more)

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animaleater 0 · December 17, 2012 at 4:47 AM

eat fatty meat, eggs, and fish (beef, lamb, pork, fatty fish) and non-starchy (green, above ground not root) veggies only for a month. if you get your body used to / adapted to burning fat for energy. enzymatic, metabolic, and systemic... (more)

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by 78 · 7 minutes ago

Is it possible for a person to eat paleo but use eggs only (and possibly insects---we'll see) as a protein source? I'm not one to be duped by grains and legumes and so jumping on the vegan/vegetarian bandwagon isn't for me. To boot, me and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 13, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I'm afraid that if you rely solely on eggs you may become sensitive to their inflammatory properties that do cause problems for some. Varying your food sources helps. Grass fed beef bones can be had for a few dollars per pound, and the broth you... (more)

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by 671 · 7 minutes ago

Has anyone come across data on the make-up of the actual kombucha scoby? I know people have come up with interesting ways to eat them. But what are you actually eating?

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Linds 0 · April 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I'm not sure, but they sure are tasty :)

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by 0 · 7 minutes ago

I was just wondering if someone can give me a path to becoming a nutritionist and the different things one can become from there. Just any wisdom in general would help.

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CD 0 · December 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Note this is an answer for US based If you are looking to get into the research side of the field, then you probably want to get a degree in Nutritional Sciences. I would recommend a bio-chem undergrad and a Nutritional sciences masters and/or... (more)

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by 100 · 7 minutes ago

Oy. Okay. Folks... In the interest of brevityI'll try to keep this concise ad focused: I've been eating clean for about seven months now, minus a few times out for sushi, and some Halloween drunken debauchery (heh). I can't seem to keep my energy... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 08, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Your diet looks pretty typically Paleo and close to what I eat. From reading this forum and other places, some people need more carbs in order to have a decent amount of energy throughout the day. When I first went Paleo, I was trying to lose... (more)

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by 1031 · 8 minutes ago

Without meaning to be disingenuous, there seems to be a lot of very strangely shaped people around, much more than thirty years ago when I was a child. For example, I saw a young woman the other day (ordering her soy-latte with artificial... (more)

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tbunchylulu 0 · November 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I have noticed this too, but mainly when I step outside of my normal world: I teach at an expensive private university, I live in a small town with very highly educated, health-conscious residents, and I shop mainly at co-ops and (by occasional... (more)

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by 1772 · 9 minutes ago

The reason I ask is because I'm hoping to see some names I haven't heard before, and then go do some research. So, who have been your greatest influences when it comes to nutrition and how you model your diet? I'll start. For me, I probably have... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · October 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Weston A Price. Read his book on the subject.

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by 50 · 9 minutes ago

I have been taking a whole foods multivitamin from thesynergycompany called Multi Vita Herb My problem is when after I take the pill my pee is brighter when I pee. Why is that!? Am I absorbing all the nutrients? What's wrong and what can I do to... (more)

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CD 0 · October 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

it is vitamin B2 - riboflavin. What it means is that your kidneys are working and you are consuming more B2 that your body needs.

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by 83 · 10 minutes ago

I have read many formulas/theories for the amount of protein one should consume per day. .8 X kg of body weight or .37 X lbs of body weight or 1 gram X lbs of lean muscle mass Is there any agreed upon standard?

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August 0 · October 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

There is no standard. Here is a study that seems to suggest we should eat around 20g of protein per meal: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/9/1/91/abstract The standard paleo thought process with these sorts of things is that in the... (more)

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