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by 10919 · about 14 hours ago

So my darling little paleo-baby has turned 6 months and he's still mostly breastfed. Due to a recent growth spurt he has ramped up my production and in the mean time majorly ramping up my appetite. Unfortunately it's causing me to plateau again.... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

All of my children breastfed until the age of 3 1/2. They are living proof that it's worth it. My eldest just finished her freshman year at Stanford. The youngest just graduated from pre-school. They all have immune systems that kick butt. The... (more)

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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

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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Frank_14 0 · August 06, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Calm down and let your kid enjoy childhood. You're asking why your 8 year old has a "little tummy". Jeez calm down and focus on the important stuff.

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

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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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 25, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Just as a general rule with 'new' things, you should try it six or seven weeks before making that infamous 'final decision' about whether or not these things are working. Unless, of course, some crazy-strong reaction is going. But I'm sure you... (more)

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by 209 · about 14 hours ago

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 3:57 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 1005 · about 14 hours ago

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 6:18 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 3742 · about 14 hours ago

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 3:13 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 · about 15 hours ago

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 1:01 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 10919 · about 15 hours ago

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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MiMintzer 0 · October 07, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Children tend to be supertasters (sorry, no data to back this up--just anecdotal) and probably as a result prefer sweeter foods. I could see the advantage to this being the avoidance of toxic alkaloids more common in bitter tasting plants.

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by 149 · about 15 hours ago

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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Currli 0 · September 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hi Lisa I live in Lunenburg and am a new patient of Dr Lavalley in Chester. At my initial appointment he pointed me to seriously consider a "paleo diet". I had little knowledge this way of eating at that time but have been reading and... (more)

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by 150 · about 15 hours ago

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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tonysolo 0 · August 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

A girl (4) and her chocolate milk???Which is the lesser evil? The girl.

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by 253 · about 15 hours ago

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 3:57 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 1118 · about 15 hours ago

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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Sara_S_ 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Check out some ideas from everyday paleo. Peggy at the primal parent also has a four part series. I'm finding lots of good ideas with a google search for "paleo kids lunch". It looks like cut fruits and veggies, bacon, avocado, leftover meat,... (more)

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by 1804 · about 15 hours ago

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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julianne 0 · July 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

This is a pretty strong reaction to food. Throwing up is not a healthy response. I'd suggest getting his tested for food sensitivities or figure out what he is reacting to. No-one should be feeding a kid food that makes him throw up for hours the... (more)

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by 468 · about 15 hours ago

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 5:21 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 2729 · about 15 hours ago

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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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 08, 2012 at 12:15 PM

My initial thought is that as long as you don't have issues like celiac disease in your family, and since he will likely be exposed to all sorts of paleo debauchery in school and elsewhere, you should focus on providing him with nutrients he will... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

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 1448 · about 15 hours ago

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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Kelly_11 0 · April 26, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I'm not saying it's not possible, but it might not be advisable. Considering the fat and gelatin content, I don't think you'd be getting the nice powder you're imagining. Maybe more like a fruit leather. Think of boullion cubes but with more of... (more)

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by 494 · about 15 hours ago

Since going Paleo I offered to cook all my family meals to help them stick to the diet. At first it was great but now my 11 year old sister constantly refuses meals, saying she doesn't like pork or steak or fat. This has made me very worried to... (more)

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VB 0 · February 26, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I don't want you to think bad, but I would not eat pork either. I just don't like the taste. As for the fat - maybe it is a little bit too gross for the kids this age. I would allow your kids to have one dish that they absolutely hate and I would... (more)

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by 15003 · about 15 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Sarah Fragoso ??? Author, Everyday Paleo Topic: Paleo, Kids, and the Family. Transitioning a family to a paleolithic diet can be challenging. Author, wife, and mother of three, Sarah Fragoso rolls... (more)

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jj_2 0 · February 28, 2012 at 5:30 AM

She was practical, down to earth, sensible and understands real life with kids. Nothing really worth hacking unless your the kind of person that goes around judging whether or not other parents let them have birthday cake. I like that she... (more)

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by 1115 · about 15 hours ago

Quick background: my mother is my daycare for my eight month old daughter. She doesn't work and my father passed away when I was young so this arrangement works out for us financially and emotionally (no caregiver will love my daughter as much as... (more)

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graciel 0 · February 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM

She wants to give the kid a treat. Explain to Grandma that that's ok, but they have to be the treats you specify. "Mom, I love you, but I want my daughter to have the best start possible, and that means no grains. If you want to give her a... (more)

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by 2485 · about 15 hours ago

What paleo things would you think of eating on a soft foods diet? My 3 year old son has a tooth injury and the dentist said to keep him on soft foods until he gets in to see her. While he's not entirely paleo, he eats the same food as the rest of... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · February 07, 2012 at 1:04 AM

You could mash up any tuber (carrots, potato, yam, parsnip, etc) and cook until soft. Add some spices and mush it up with a fork. Same with leafy greens of all kinds. Meat that has been cooked in a crock pot until super tender and falls apart... (more)

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by 1115 · about 15 hours ago

As my daughter is getting older and TV, unfortunately, is becoming a bigger part of her life (her grandmother watches her during the day and lets her watch Disney/nick jr./etc despite me asking her not to...), she is becoming exposed to all the... (more)

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JeezLoise 0 · February 02, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I knew a woman who worked as an herbalist and felt very strongly about what food she fed her kids. That being said, she also decided to let them make their own decisions when they weren't at home (at restaurants, a friends house, etc.). This gave... (more)

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by 2729 · about 15 hours ago

My son just turned 2 and has been paleo almost a year. We eat mostly grass-fed meat, local pastured pork and poultry, and vegetables. I bought some fish oil and pop a few pills whenever I eat pork or poultry, to balance out the omega-6s. My son... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · February 01, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Mamas from a parallel dimension. My kiddo prefers fish oil to candy on occasion as a motivator too, usually to be lured out of hiding places for nail clipping or hair brushing, both of which he thinks are child abuse. And to all of those... (more)

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by 7592 · about 15 hours ago

So after getting my feet on the ground with paleo a year ago I???m actively converting my family???mostly my children who are 5 and 6. In their lunches I regularly put meatballs and salmon balls, almond butter, yogurt, fruit, veggies, coconut... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · January 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

As a variant to Christopher's answer, my family has made chicken nuggets using potato flour/flakes, sometimes with almond flour or coconut mixed in for flavor and texture. The potato helps hold in moisture, and I personally like the extra crunch. (more)

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by 12174 · about 15 hours ago

We're going on a road trip after Christmas. There are lots of travel related threads here in which the traveler is advised to consider intermittent fasting, or essentially try getting by on appetite-sating jerky or coconut manna. Well, those... (more)

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Molly 0 · December 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I did a 35 hour drive this summer in the south, in mostly 100F weather. Here's what worked for us. Cold Stuff: My cooler, well packed with ice, stayed very cold. I topped it off with gas station or hotel ice as needed, we also kept only the... (more)

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