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by 10 · October 17, 2013 at 03:02 PM

I saw a question on here asking about the existence of Paleo B&Bs, and it made me curious about Paleo-friendly schools. Does anyone have information to share on Paleo-friendly schools, whether public/private/alternative, in the United... (more)

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samc 0 · October 17, 2013 at 03:02 PM

Having kids eat healthful Paleo meals at school goes against the farm subsidies of the government. Won't be changing anytime soon as it is an enormous set of business interests you would be trying to upset. It is a bring your own situation -... (more)

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by 15 · July 24, 2013 at 01:51 PM

Wondering how far I should really go to avoid gluten in my toddlers diet at daycare. I have been making so many substitutions I'm stressed and feel like I'm taking it too far. I don't want to buy gluten free products that are made with bad... (more)

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james_27 0 · July 19, 2013 at 03:50 AM

Is your child celiac? If not you're being ridiculous and will probably having your children develop food sensitivities due to their overly strict diet

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by 282 · June 08, 2013 at 07:06 AM

I just read this article To Prevent Kids' Food Allergies, Start Peanuts, Eggs Sooner which talks about how a review of existing research now suggests starting babies on the more allergenic foods (peanuts, eggs, dairy, soy) around 4-6 months as... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 08, 2013 at 07:06 AM

I haven't looked into the studies to back it up yet, but my ND/pediatrician gave me a handout at our last visit talking about the introduction of grain before 3 months or after 7 months could lead to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes. In... (more)

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by 3365 · December 04, 2012 at 01:42 AM

Alright, with all the talk I've begun to wonder whether or not the fructose is just as negative for children. Would their inherently higher metabolism negate the ill effects?

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Jay_15 0 · December 04, 2012 at 01:06 AM

Fruit is fine for kids. Just limit/eliminate the fruit juice and let em have at it in whole food form.

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by 270 · October 15, 2012 at 09:57 PM

My daughter used to love to just pop my fish oil pills in her mouth & chew them up, but recently she lost the taste for it. Does anyone have a recommendation for a supplement she might eat (she can't swallow pills yet). I looked in to Eskimo... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 15, 2012 at 08:05 PM

My son was so into the Nordic Naturals fish oil gummi worms, but they are pricy and didn't seem worth it, so we only got one container. I also got some omega 3 gummies from Trader Joe's that I use as treats sometimes, but haven't scrutinized the... (more)

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by 12607 · April 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM

A common thing around here seems to be avoidance of polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a pretty strong theme in Ray Peat's writing. My question is about how far this should go when applied to children. Given that the brain contains a large... (more)

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Thomy 0 · April 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM

Essential Fatty Acid deficiency does exist. (Example: http://www.ajcn.org/content/53/5/1217.short) The infants in this study were fed a MCT-Oil based formula and became EFA deficient, yet these are very isolated circumstances. An EFA deficiency... (more)

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by 5476 · September 19, 2012 at 02:21 AM

I saw a post by a parent (unrelated to this site) who is eating paleo. She used cauliflower to sub for another ingredient in a meat pie. She was excited that her children liked the pie and said that they said it was the best they've had...and her... (more)

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Sarah_33 0 · April 05, 2012 at 01:14 AM

Preparenting, I would have agreed with you...I vowed to never lie to my children, that he/she/they were only going to eat all natural organic foods, and that we were going to raise them valuing health and wellbeing... Actual parenting, I consider... (more)

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by 148 · March 15, 2012 at 04:23 PM

I am a fish-a-tarian trying to transition to eating more meat, mainly chicken right now. My partner is paleo-leaning, and eventually I'd like to be able to cook just one meal for the both of us. My problem right now is that I'm breastfeeding, and... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · March 14, 2012 at 08:42 PM

How old is baby? My son reacted to cruciferous vegetables my first few weeks but once he learned how to pass gas it subsided. I wouldn't cut them out. It's really important to get lots of vitamin k, which your mammary glands change to k-2 for the... (more)

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by 1458 · February 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM

I have a 2 year old and a 10 month old. I started Paleo in September and have been 80% to 90% paleo and have not gotten sick since I started. My 2year old gets sick every other week. I used to get sick too when ever he would bring a cold home,... (more)

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jj_2 0 · February 12, 2012 at 06:44 PM

I'll be blunt, when my son was that age and in daycare he got sick a lot, same thing happens with my friends and co-workers. The kids are still very young immunologically speaking, their immune systems haven't been exposed to a lot of bugs yet,... (more)

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by 1158 · December 12, 2011 at 06:58 PM

How do your Paleo Children behave compared to other kids their age? A recent post (Does anyone else sneak a look at other peoples' shopping?) made me realize I have exceptionally well behaved kids, when I compare them to the other kids at the... (more)

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Keli 0 · December 12, 2011 at 02:20 PM

I have personal experience with this. Years ago, when my oldest son was in kindergarden, the school thought he would not be able to go into first grade due to hyperactivity. At that time we completely changed our household diet to a "paleo" way... (more)

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by 73 · November 28, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Just received a text message from my ex-wife "Can you have a word with [our son] about his current diet fad - I agree he should avoid wheat at breakfast as it does not agree with him but his appetite is so big that I cannot meet his calorie needs... (more)

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by 4236 · January 07, 2012 at 06:16 PM

I have celiac disease, as does my mother. My future spouse eats paleo (in fact, introduced me to paleo because eating gluten free but otherwise conventionally was not healthy for me). So I'm curious. Was anyone here raised paleo? What was it like?... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · September 27, 2011 at 02:30 PM

Mostly Paleo. I grew up in a place where everyone had some sort of vegetable garden and animals in th backyard, and if we wanted anything extra, like wine, bread, or cheese, we made it ourselves or bought it from a neighbor who made it... (more)

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by 2741 · November 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM

Just curious what other paleo parents out there are feeding their kids. It can be hard when you're the only one in your playgroup not letting your kid slurp baby "fruit" "food" out of a foil pouch. Would like some reassurance that we're on the... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM

We don't over think it at all. Our 15 mo. old eats what we eat, and that's it. He gets eggs, bacon, and advocado for breakfast. Lunch is leftover meat from dinner, usually with squash or some other startchy food that we have. And dinner is... (more)

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by 5624 · July 08, 2011 at 05:44 PM

We are moving and switching pediatricians. The current one I have wasn't necessarily paleo but he did lean more toward home remedies before prescription drugs. We are moving from Washington DC to Richmond, VA so the pool of pediatricians will... (more)

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Pediatrician_Poughkeepsie_NY 0 · July 08, 2011 at 05:44 PM

Thanks for sharing this post. Locating a new pediatrician following a relocation can be time consuming. Thanks for sharing your experience with your readers.

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by 411 · September 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM

My new years resolution is to move my kids towards a more paleo style diet in 2011. My kids range in age from 8 to 14. I have one child with mild autisim and another with ADD, so that's the primary motivation driving this change. They currently... (more)

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Jen_12 0 · October 15, 2011 at 01:56 PM

Cheese and heavy cream are NOT paleo! Paleo consists of meats, fruits/veggies, nuts, seeds, berries and eggs.