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by 1768 · May 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM

They say that we should strive to be 90% paleo... Which foods most frequently make up your 10%? *Please make a note if you exercise regularly (besides walking).

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Sydney_1 0 · May 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Beans, dark chocolate, full fat yogurts, ice cream. Those are the top offenders.

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by 1768 · May 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

They say that we should strive to be 90% paleo/primal, which foods most frequently make up your 90%? Please make a note if you exercise regularly (besides walking).

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diabeticbinger 0 · May 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM

purple sweet potatoes (only veggie not already listed) & turmeric (also unlisted)...

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by 18437 · October 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM

So I have assumed that the food pyramid and by association RDA's were reverse engineered from the made up assumptions of 9-11 whole grains ...blah blah blah. We now have the Kraken index for food that makes bacon the most nutritious. We know... (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Having done exhaustive reading on calcium for a research assignment, I can at least voice my opinion on that particular nutrient. This answer will be long, so skip to the conclusion if you want the gist. The RDA for calcium is currently 1000 mg... (more)

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by 476 · October 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM

to me the best way to achieve this is to incorporate idea's from all the different sides of low-fat, paleo, and WAPF. Let's first look at fat. I feel the evidence strongly supports the notion that a high intake of palmitic acid leads to a bunch... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM

The whole idea that in order to be successful long-term you need a high fat diet is simply not true. At least not in my own personal experience, and I've been at least 85% paleo for about a decade w no(I am 22 years old) and have eaten a... (more)

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by 970 · July 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I have had some very recent epiphanies! Success! I feel that early on in my paleo experimentation I was working more on metabolic issues...I've lost 30 lbs and no longer suffer the very wide-range of food cravings, sugar crashes, need to... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Good for you Heather! Remember too that the "building blocks" of neurotransmitters are (mostly) amino acids (protein) so make sure you are eating a lot of protein. I personally would shoot for 1gram a day per pound of desired body weight and I... (more)

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by 18437 · March 02, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Do you believe there is an optimal range to be achieved or are these markers only good as indicators of disease? Some practitioners would have you believe that the standard values are too wide due to including unhealthy individuals in the... (more)

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by 2412 · November 30, 2011 at 3:12 AM

Optimal, I guess in terms of weight loss. But steady energy throughout the day would be important, too. I eat VLC, so please answer keeping that in mind. From a evolutionary perspective, my guess is that most hunting would be done during the day... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:12 AM

As other people have said, eat when you're hungry, that's your body's way of telling you you need calories and nutrients. I think you're probably right about what our ancestors did since it's not likely they had piles of food waiting for them... (more)

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by 6043 · May 05, 2012 at 7:47 AM

It's pretty hard to navigate the heaps of information online. Every argument for a specific facet to health is opposed by a seemingly viable counter-argument. Ultimately, experience is the only way we can learn, and so I ask: What is the single... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · November 12, 2011 at 3:21 AM

"You don't need fixing so much as to just stop injuring yourself" - Dr Kurt Harris http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/2/8/therapy-versus-life.html Focus on neolithic toxin avoidance. The rest is in the weeds. There are diminishing returns... (more)

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by 2854 · October 03, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Hello dears. After so many years of experimentation, I've found that a low-Lectin no-sugar diet makes me feel optimal. This is the exclusion of... -dairy -tubers -corn -minimal eggs -nuts -pork -fruit -honey/agave/all sugars By optimal I mean... (more)

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Nance 0 · October 03, 2011 at 4:39 PM

I'd be angry too if I gave up ALL of those. I am lucky, I guess, because I experience an almost opiate level of well-being by giving up grains, processed sweeteners, dairy (except occasional butter/heavy cream) and starchy veggies. I am able to... (more)

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by 19504 · August 29, 2011 at 6:28 AM

I am currently eating butter, cheese and cream as supplemental fat sources. I have issues with coconut. I have been getting KerryGold Dubliner. Costco carries it and I like... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · August 28, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Dubliner is about as good as it gets from the grocery store imo and pretty damn cheap too. Trader joes havarti and raw pecorino are classics as well.

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by 5852 · April 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

A few of the recent answers regarding the Calorie in vs. Calorie out debate have touched on the role of properly functioning hormones being a crucial piece to the weight-gain/loss/maintenance puzzle. Based on the responses mentioned above, it... (more)

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Kellie 0 · April 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM

this is a question of great interest to me. when my boyfriend and i went paleo January 2010, he lost 25 lbs effortlessly (6'4" down from 245 to 220 lbs), and i lost 3 (5'5" 160-ish) :-( i had hormonal testing a few months later (saliva, then... (more)

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by 24343 · August 14, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Please excuse the overly broad and lengthy question. What if how we are eating is good for health and makes you a happy Crossfitter or Movnatter, but is not optimal for lifespan? Not that there is any one "paleo diet", but most of us eat lots of... (more)

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Ben_Joven 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:33 AM

I would have to say that longevity has to do more with the amount of food that you put in your body and your activity levels.

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by 77348 · March 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Hi everyone. I am going to pass off my daily calcium supplementation program: 1 eggshell(with meal #1) 1 eggshell/1 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablet with 150iuVitD3(with meal #2) repeat same dose for meals #3 and #4. Total calcium 'per... (more)

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Alchemille 0 · April 25, 2011 at 12:29 AM

From what I read if you take sufficient magnesium (I use transdermal magnesium) once the cells are saturated with calcium, the extra calcium gets flushed out of the body.

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by 77348 · March 14, 2011 at 4:28 PM

I have heard from someone on this site that the optimal ratio is 1:1, saturated fat to Monounsaturated fat. Is this true? Could someone please explain why?

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No_more_ 0 · March 14, 2011 at 5:27 AM

I've never heard anyone say that.

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by 12118 · March 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

This is a bit for fun but also there is a serious bent, too, as I'm picking folks' brains for simplified menu planning and optimally nutritious food sources. If you knew that you were to be stranded for the rest of your life with only three... (more)

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beef_Eater 0 · March 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Beef for fat & protein & whole wheat pasta for the carb... I enjoy beef tremendously! There is nothing better than a delicious steak or burger! I do work with them but I have found Lacense Beef to be second to none! Yummy and healthy. ... (more)

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by 768 · November 13, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Or, alternatively, how much sat fat does everyone here eat per day?

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

Anybody see a (health) problem with eating about 500ml of organic, grass fed cows whipped cream/day as long as the carbs are kept low (PaNu style ;))?

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by 3747 · January 19, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Obviously (IMO) there are some differences between "Primal" and "Paleo". Which one is optimal? Why? (Personal opinions welcome!)

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Glenn_1 0 · January 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Primal promotes the use of yogout. I understand Mark's point, that the probiotics gives your gut a fighting chance at mainitaining a heathy flora. For most people the intestinal villi has been dessimated by grains which act like sandpaper. The... (more)

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by 24343 · April 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

For now, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool paleo/primal dude. In my very very brief days as a veggie, this was my only reason, even knowing that it wasn't the healthiest diet: We don't need to kill animals to live Meaning that you can be vegetarian and be... (more)

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eve789 0 · April 24, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Ditto on chickens and hawks. We keep chickens at our home for eggs, and I recently came to realize there is NO SUCH THING as ethical vegetarianism, period. If you eat eggs or milk or yogurt, you are responsible, over the course of your life,... (more)