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by 5 · April 10, 2014 at 09:00 PM

We are converting to primal and paleo in our family. There are 5 of us, husband has t1 diabetes, daughter struggles with weight. (12 yrs), 3yr old needs behavior adjustments, I am nursing a baby with severe dairy, soy, possible gluten allergies... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 10, 2014 at 09:00 PM

Check out a book called "Eat Like a Dinosaur". The book has great tips for parents and recipes to make the same types of treats typical kids eat, but Paleo style. For kids, there's a cute little book about why it's important to "Eat Like a... (more)

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by 15 · August 08, 2013 at 09:44 AM

Hi We are eating 90/10 paleo diet My kid does not eat any candy. Very little dairy products(pastoriced since its illegal with whole milk in Sweden) She practice Martial Art Twice/week 60 min and its high intensity. I know that since I'm her... (more)

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Anon_22 0 · August 06, 2013 at 03:13 PM

Low thyroid function. Read Broda Barnes' hypothyroidism book.

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by 10750 · July 22, 2013 at 02:07 AM

Well, Kids, Knowing what you now know about Paleo... How would you interpret the old (first recorded 1639 CE) Jack Sprat kids rhyme? Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean. And so between them both, you see, They licked the... (more)

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CDone 0 · July 22, 2013 at 12:48 AM

It's not really about food. The food is a metaphor. The nursery rhyme is supposed to teach us that finding a soul-mate who complements your weaknesses makes you whole together whereas each was inadequate less awesome alone. It is our... (more)

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by 5 · June 13, 2013 at 03:25 PM

Hey there I'm on day 4 of my paleo plan and have noticed a significant decrease in my milk supply....its bad! My daughter is 4 months old and exclusively breast fed. The advice I've gotten is to add carbs and fats.....my question is how? Should... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 13, 2013 at 03:25 PM

These support milk production: http://paleoparents.com/2011/video-blog-ep4-breastfeeding-qa-and-grain-free-lactation-cookies/ Once my hubby got past the name, I had to start making double batches so I got a few. :) (more)

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by 40 · June 10, 2013 at 03:05 AM

My son is ten years old, in excellent health, and eats a real food but not strictly paleo diet *some grains, corn tortillas, cheese, milk. Neolithic Dad isn't supporting the change for anyone but me. My son has had several outbreaks of acne... (more)

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Susy 0 · June 10, 2013 at 03:05 AM

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the feedback. Makes me feel like MY TRIBE is helping~

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by 5 · May 26, 2013 at 05:26 PM

Help! Just started Paleo 2 weeks ago (exactly) for my kid, a 7 year-old with two patches of eczema on his legs. 14 days later there are days when it looks better and days when it doesn't (we're taking daily photos for comparison), but he's now... (more)

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Sigamagaw 0 · May 26, 2013 at 05:26 PM

I'd vote for the Auto immune paleo, as being the answer! If you think paleo is hard..try the AIP. But, I bet that is where your answer lies. Check out The Paleo Mom

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by 209 · May 01, 2013 at 08:24 PM

I've posted here loads, but it's hard when your mum thinks wheat is healthy and fat is bad. Anyway. I want to lose weight, but I'm not seeing much progress. I'm now weight training 2-3x per week and running 1x.I can feel my muscles getting... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 03:57 PM

the key to losing weight is to cut down on everything Yes ... but not too much. If your body is craving food and you can't shake that feeling, then you are simply not eating enough. Dieting for weightloss is trying, but lowering food intake... (more)

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by 0 · March 22, 2013 at 06:42 PM

I have friends who have gone Paleo and over the past almost year I have "dabbled" in the diet. I tried to go full fledge a couple times but gave up. Currently, I attempt to just limit grains and sugar (failing miserably on occasion.). I use some... (more)

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Wuism 0 · March 22, 2013 at 05:08 PM

I recommend you read It Starts with Food which is written by the Whole 30 couple. They do a very good job of explaining in layman's terms why foods are good for you and why foods are bad. For example, why no dairy but grass-fed butter is OK. (Eggs... (more)

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by 993 · January 19, 2013 at 06:18 AM

For those of you who are raising your kids paleo, first of all, kudos, but if you're bringing your kids up paleo, naturally they'll want to rebel and try SAD foods. Do you restrict them at all costs? Have you allowed them to try SAD foods? Because... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · January 19, 2013 at 06:18 AM

I only prepare Paleo foods for myself, hubby, and two teens, with the occasional rice. My teens have a mild gluten allergy where they become easily dehydrated and get rosacea during strenuous sports. My older teen is mostly Paleobutwill sometimes... (more)

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by 3737 · December 26, 2012 at 05:16 AM

I've read in many places about the changes that occurred to humans once they adopted a Neo lifestyle. This movement is far enough along that we should have some kids who were raised Paleo again. Are you seeing any differences? Are their brains... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 22, 2012 at 03:13 AM

What is wrong with you guys down-voting him. This is a good question. The brain part might be a little over-zealous but it is VERY realistic to see skeletal changes in the following generation. Jaw size is related to testosterone levels in men and... (more)

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by 65 · October 26, 2012 at 03:05 AM

As a mom of four kids ages 9-15, it's often hard to keep good quality foods ready to eat in the fridge or freezer so that we can eat after school or between activities in the evening. I can have great grassfed beef in the freezer, but we can't... (more)

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Linda_Ricketts 0 · October 26, 2012 at 01:01 AM

I often pre-cook chicken wings or drumsticks with a tasty bbq sauce and keep them in the fridge for a quick snack.

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by 2903 · October 24, 2012 at 08:43 PM

So my kids aren't 100% Paleo all the time, but they're pretty close. I pack lunches for my first grade son on a daily basis and usually pack him things like jerky, good quality salami, ham roll ups, etc. For breakfast the kids usually have... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · October 24, 2012 at 01:46 PM

Salt itself is healthy and necessary. The problem today is that most people eating SAD get tons of sodium from processed foods. From what you described it seems like your children are eating healthier than 98% of their peers, and so there's a... (more)

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by 10878 · March 28, 2013 at 09:28 PM

OK as a low to moderate carber this flies in the face of most of my current beliefs. Can someone explain this to me? is this bad science? Good science? My son doesn't really like candy but he loves greek yogurt sweetened with honey, ice cream,... (more)

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Paleomofo 0 · March 28, 2013 at 09:28 PM

Yes definitely. Kids need a lot of energy to grow, and they're always jumping around and need to constantly move their bodies unlike adults. I am pretty sure that whatever sweet things that children of the old time found, was beneficial for them... (more)

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by 205 · September 18, 2012 at 06:06 AM

I have been paleo for nearly 10 months, and am now on autoimmune protocol. As such I am very strict about my diet. My four children ages 16 - 7 have increasingly improving diets as over time they have become more aware of how their body reacts... (more)

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gydle 0 · September 18, 2012 at 06:06 AM

I find that acne is a great motivator for teens. I explained that it could be a sign of inflammation, and explained how modifying one's diet to eliminate sugar and refined flour was a good way to calm down that inflammation. Instantaneous... (more)

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by 149 · November 17, 2012 at 04:22 AM

Hello, I realize this is a long shot but you never know. I am looking for a doctor who will be Paleo friendly in Atlantic Canada (we live in NS). When my son went off gluten last fall and then went off it 100% last May, his stomach aches... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · September 04, 2012 at 11:16 PM

hi, im from new brunswick and i think your doing the right thing, eating paleo cannot be unhealthy

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by 162 · August 29, 2012 at 01:20 AM

My daughter is a chocolate milk junkie...I have been cutting back on the amount of chocolate milk she gets in my home, but she lives with her father part time, so cutting it out completely is impossible...He feeds her junk and McDonalds and... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 29, 2012 at 01:20 AM

You could also take an ounce of dark chocolate and melt it with a metal whisk in a sauce pan and pour milk over it, and keep stirring it as it heats up until the chocolate dissolves. You can absolutely use 100% baking chocolate for this. Then,... (more)

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by 244 · August 18, 2012 at 04:37 PM

I'm 17 and have been paleo for a little while now and my younger sister is starting to get interested in eating healthier too. But she's confused with what I say is healthy and what my parents and the FDA is telling her. She knows I don't eat... (more)

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Talldog 0 · August 16, 2012 at 03:57 PM

You'll need: some table sugar a piece of bread several loose paperclips several paperclips hooked together into a chain Put the sugar and bread in front of them and ask "which of these is a carbohydrate?" They'll probably say the bread. You... (more)

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by 1098 · August 08, 2012 at 04:30 PM

I have a little lady staring Kindergarten in a few weeks, and she is very interested in packing her own lunch. Does anyone have any good resources for kid friendly Paleo lunches? She really likes to do things herself, so simple would be amazing.... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 08, 2012 at 04:30 PM

In terms of containers, we tried the metal ones, and they're too hard for little hands to open, and despite the fact that there's a divider, anything with a liquid in it will go from one compartment to the next, and sometimes leak out of the lid. ... (more)

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by 1803 · July 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

My stepson seems to get sick a lot. It always happens the day or day after we get him from his mom's house (not paleo). The poor kid will start throwing up in the morning and not stop until 3-4pm. This has happened 4 times in the past two years.... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · July 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

A quick dose of acv and your cured! If he is really picky about the taste add a little sparkling water and honey to the apple cider vinegar and it tastes just like gingerale.

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by 460 · July 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Hi. I have a 5 year old daughter who is going paleo along with me. She is very happy to eat foods that she likes or new foods that have no taste or are PLAIN vegetables or fruits. She currently does not get a lot of fat. I don't know how to add... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · July 17, 2012 at 05:21 PM

She's 5 years old. You have control over her diet. It's good that you're trying to set up healthy eating habits now before it's too late. Yes, she should be eating FULL-fat dairy ONLY. None of this wimpy low-fat high-sugar insulinbomb crap. If... (more)

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by 362 · July 04, 2012 at 01:56 PM

As someone who's recently gone paleo from a WAPF diet I have gradually decreased my own grain consumption to currently being gluten/grain free and feel a lot better myself, but I am still giving my kids sourdough, rice etc. I don't want them to... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 04, 2012 at 01:56 PM

I tried the WAPF diet but it just didn't work for me, because of the grains, even if "properly" prepared, so I am full-on Paleo. No grains at all, no corn, and almost no refined sugar of any kind (even honey). My kids (7 and 9) would never deal... (more)

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by 2741 · June 10, 2012 at 05:47 AM

We started eating paleo when my son was about 1 year old. We were very fortunate to be in the position to eat only pastured and local meat, organic vegetables, and home cook all our meals. For about a year and a half this is how we ate. He had a... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 08, 2012 at 01:27 PM

Agree with Amerindian. EFT aka "tapping" can be very effective in helping with your emotional reaction.

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by 20 · February 06, 2013 at 11:23 PM

OK, so my son is Gluten and Diary intolerant, so we have gone Paleo completely. My hubby hates me right now and is having a harder time than the kids. But my kids mostly my 7 year old boy is SUPER FUSSY! He is scared to try anything, his... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · May 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Here's a Paleo option for breakfast -- comes out a lot like cereal. I think the youngster'll like it. Organic apple, pear, berries or organic banana, chopped into small pieces Raw walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds Coconut manna Organic... (more)

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by 1458 · April 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I recently started making bone broth because my son was always constipated and would only go #2 every 3 or 4 days. The doctors said it was normal, but I don't think its normal when he is in tears every time he poops. Thanks to PH and the bone... (more)

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matt_H 0 · April 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Dehydrate it like soup! It will work. Maybe not the first time, but, you know. Matt

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by 5476 · April 15, 2012 at 02:01 AM

The local co-op is open for proposals for classes to teach this summer. I want to teach a class:). Since my degree is in child development and family studies, I'd like to teach a class that is related to childhood nutrition. I don't have many... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 14, 2012 at 02:09 AM

I like your ideas and I think you came up with this title yourself: "Making Food Fun for your Toddler" Give them maybe 5 ideas, with examples/demonstrations. Maybe focus on preparation/presentation/languaging appropriate to that developmental... (more)