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by 5 · 18 minutes ago

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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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

First off, teach your children good principles about food and health. Then remember that they are kids. If they have been eating SAD for their entire lives so far, then any changes you make will be an improvement, and the occasional birthday... (more)

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by 15 · 19 minutes 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 10768 · 20 minutes ago

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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CD 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 · 21 minutes ago

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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staceychev 0 · June 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

My first instinct is to recommend for you to sign up for some sort of calorie-logging tool to see if you're getting enough. I find that when I do a really strict phase in my paleo eating (like a Whole 30 or something), I don't feel like I'm... (more)

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by 40 · 22 minutes ago

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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Eve 0 · June 08, 2013 at 8:25 AM

My sister started getting severe acne about age 8 or 9 years old and it continued being severe for over 20 years. Honestly, through high school I have never seen anyone with skin as bad as hers, it wasn't just her face by then, it was down her... (more)

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by 5 · 22 minutes 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 · 23 minutes 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 0 · 26 minutes ago

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 5:08 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 1005 · 31 minutes 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 · 33 minutes 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 · 36 minutes 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 2913 · 36 minutes ago

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 1:46 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 10919 · 38 minutes 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 205 · 39 minutes ago

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 6:06 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 41 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 · 43 minutes 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 362 · 44 minutes ago

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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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 01, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Yes. I think you should. Your husband's opinion matters and if he thinks you are already too strict then why try a diet that is even more restrictive? Peace and happiness should not be undervalued. If your family thinks you are obsessed with... (more)

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by 2729 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 5509 · about 1 hour ago

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 2:09 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)