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by 180 · about 21 hours ago

So I listened to Dr. Siebecker's presentation at the Paleo Summit this past week and became curious about SIBO. Upon further research, I saw that a variety of diets are recommended to combat SIBO and many of these diets include non-paleo foods. So... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 05, 2012 at 4:13 PM

When I had SIBO-like symptoms, there weren't any vegetables at all that I could tolerate. A diet that was basically zero-carb/VLC very high and fat was the only thing that stopped the constant diarrhea and gas. I followed this for about a month.... (more)

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by 15003 · September 27, 2014 at 3:29 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dean Dwyer -- www.beingprimal.com Topic: The Inner Game of Paleo. Our experts can give you all of the nuts and bolts, but it???s really up to you to DO it. Dean goes beyond diet and exercise and... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 04, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Brutal honesty, indeed--the more I can stick to that the better my results. His approach--thinking about more than just nutrition and movement--is very sound in my opinion. And even though I'm more of a social introvert than true extrovert, his... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Stephanie Greunke, RD ??? Registered Dietitian Topic: Ditch the D Word! Does the word ???diet??? impose certain limitations on the Paleo Diet and those who follow it? Stephanie ??? a registered... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:57 PM

This talk reminds me of a relevatory moment in high school: that "diet" originally meant "how you eat", not "eating a certain way to lose weight, etc." I agree with her that a lot of diet stuff is a bit fishy. Personally I prefer to think of Paleo... (more)

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by 15003 · September 27, 2014 at 3:29 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Jimmy Moore ??? Podcaster, The Livin??? La Vida Low-Carb Show Topic: How To Break Out Of The Grips Of Morbid Obesity And Embrace Healthy Living For Life. Morbid obesity doesn???t have to be a... (more)

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DFH 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:52 PM

At the risk of being shouted down, I want to stick up for Jimmy and note that much of this page goes beyond discussing his interview and its just ad hom Jimmy bashing. Try to argue the topic, not the person. If you disagree with someone, try to... (more)

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by 20353 · September 28, 2014 at 3:31 AM

What is the favorite thing(s) you learned from the Paleo Summit? Optionally what are you going to DO about it? :-)

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Korion 0 · March 04, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I didn't watch all presentations, since I'm currently not that interested in working out etc. Some presentations learned me practically nothing because I knew most of it, though the presentations were still awesome. From Mark Sisson I learned... (more)

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Daniel Chong ??? Naturopathic Doctor Topic: Earthing as an Essential Nutrient. Paleolithic man walked barefoot and slept on the ground. However, in our modern insulated world, we seldom come... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · March 03, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I completely agree that we do need to ground ourselves in certain ways. I'm very sensitive to EMFs. (Example, I've slept better when i turn off and unplug my computer and phone. What I don't get is using technology to counteract it, like those... (more)

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Keith Norris ??? Trainer, Efficient Exercise Topic: Health versus Performance. Can you be fit and unhealthy? Muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance are not always signs of health. Keith... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:08 AM

I enjoyed Keith's talk - I had no idea he used to work for a pharmaceutical company - very interesting to hear his perspective on things

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Catherine Shanahan MD ??? Author, Deep Nutrition Topic: The Paleo Diet vs. Top-Selling Drugs ??? Who Wins? Dr. Cate compares the Paleo Diet to taking prescription drugs for treating three... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 03, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I enjoyed Dr Shanahan's perspective. She seems to be very open-minded and flexible. I guess I'm now called a "Swiss paleo" although I just say I'm following modern, cutting-edge, nutrition. I was intrigued that she is so anti-drugs and... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Allison Siebecker ??? Naturopathic Doctor Topic: Paleo Digestive Troubleshooting. The Paleo Diet removes common gut-irritating foods like grains, dairy, and legumes from your plate. But what... (more)

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Korion 0 · March 02, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I don't like that she recommends nuts and seeds for constipation, supposedly because of the fiber. My experiences, and I believe many will agree with this. Fortunately she says other things I like more, like : Sean: A lot of Paleo people... (more)

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dallas & Melissa Hartwig ??? Health Educators, Whole9 Life Topic: Paleo for Vegetarians. Can vegetarians be Paleo? Good question! The Hartwig???s share how the Paleo Diet is not all about... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 02, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I thought it was great in that it wasn't trying to convert people to meat-eating and was respectful of people's perspectives, cultures, and opinions. The paleo community needs to be much more welcoming to those in the vegetarian community and... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Paul Chek ??? Founder, C.H.E.K. Institute Topic: Living Primal: Instinct Before Intellect. With so much research and history supporting Paleo principles, why do people have such a hard time living... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 02, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I don't know if trees were my ancestors, or how to talk to trees, or if junk DNA is our instinctual programming, but beyond that, this session was pure win. Perhaps these were metaphorical, I don't know. He had me at the social aspects, at how... (more)

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by 4703 · about 21 hours ago

Seems like a pretty good deal for $67 considering all the books and what not that are included. Thoughts?

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 01, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The AHS presentation videos are free online. A couple of them would be duplicates. I would be surprised if there is any breakthrough science that isn't already on various websites. Wow! They are gonna tell me what to eat? Puh-lease. I think I'll... (more)

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Reed Davis ??? Founder, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Topic: Stress, Hormones, and Paleolithic Man. How did the stressors of Paleolithic living compare to those of modern man and woman? Hormones... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 01, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I almost turned this one off twice but I hung in there and suddenly during the 33rd minute I struck gold. His explanation of what he looks for in saliva/urine testing was fascinating and good to know. Based on that 3-5 minutes, I judge it worth a... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Chris Kresser ??? Integrative Medicine Practitioner Topic: An Update on Cholesterol. The cholesterol hypothesis has its staunch proponents as well as its skeptics. So who???s right? Chris presents... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · March 01, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Honestly my favorite part was when he said he needed to take some things down off his site because he's found out contrary information. He actually stated he was wrong. Ton of respect for that. Makes me trust his opinions even more.

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Denise Minger ??? Author, Death by Food Pyramid Topic: How to Win an Argument with a Vegetarian. The Paleo Diet has its fair share of detractors, objecting to the consumption of animal foods while... (more)

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Primal_Toad 0 · March 01, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The greatest takeaway from Denise's presentation is the fact that Vegans and Vegetarians are healthy for a bit of time because they do the same thing that we do... Ditch processed food. Ditch vegetable oils. Ditch wheat. Most vegans and... (more)

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by 8979 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Hey, we're hacking everyone else. How about Sean as an interviewer/MC?

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · February 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Sean is a terrific host. But the format here was a bit different than a free-ranging conversation. Sean asked us to suggest questions to him. So it's often the presenter's own questions he's teeing up, rather than Sean's own as it would be on his... (more)

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by 15003 · September 27, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Amy Kubal, RD ??? Registered and Licensed Dietitian Topic: Paleo for Endurance Athletes. Can endurance athletes perform optimally while on a paleo diet? Amy Kubal ??? who placed first in a... (more)

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · February 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

for what its worth http://athlinks.com/time.aspx?eventid=91445&courseid=129050&r=66458985&mode=o&gender=F&page=1 (more)

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Mat Lalonde, Ph.D. ??? Research Biochemist, Harvard University Topic: Invalid Inferences: An Organic Chemist???s Perspective on Paleo. Are common Paleo claims as scientifically valid as we think... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Like me (and Harris and Richard and Carbsane and lots of us), he doesn't always play nice, but I think his influence is really really important in encouraging scientific rigor and curiosity. I wish he'd write a book. We know paleo can work,... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Nora Gedgaudas ??? Author, Primal Body-Primal Mind Topic: Safe Starches: To Eat or Not to Eat? Safe starches have received their fair share of attention ??? and no shortage of controversy ??? in... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

OK I wasn't going to do this hackathon because I have ADD and can't listen through any of them, but I managed Nora's because it's so wrong that my brain was able to somehow focus. That's why wrongess is so fun. IMHO she is probably more insidious... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Matt Stone ??? Independent Health Researcher Topic: Matt Stone Debunks The Paleo Diet. Is the Paleo diet a short-term fix? Are there any long-term side effects stemming from this way of eating?... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Perfect illustration of the problem of Matt Stone's philosophy (paraphrasing): Matt: See I fixed her and now she's perfect! Sean: But she's still 60 lbs overweight Matt: That's ok. She's perfectly healthy and all her other numbers are perfect... (more)

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by 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Thomas O???Bryan ??? Gluten Sensitivity Expert Topic: The Musculoskeletal Connection to Autoimmune Disease. The most basic Paleo Diet recommendation is the removal of gluten. But did you know... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

This one surprised me. This guy was not even on my radar screen and I almost skipped over the presentation. "More stuff on gluten? No thank you!" Well I'm so glad I didn't listen to myself. Very well done. This is an easy-to-understand... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. ??? Author, Perfect Health Diet Topic: The Evolutionary Evidence for the Optimal Human Diet. So, where???s the proof? Paul Jaminet serves up five lines of evidence supporting... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

WOW! Just Wow. Until now, I've read Paul's stuff with friendly interest but he really blew me away today--major score. Now, I know one of my weaknesses is that I'm a non-critical person and I don't have an eagle eye/ear when enjoying... (more)

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by 15003 · about 21 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Erwan Le Corre ??? Founder, MovNat Topic: MovNat: Moving Naturally. Our ancestors never set foot in a health club. Instead, they stayed lean and physical fit by moving instinctually ??? walking,... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · February 27, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Ohhhh, just could not get into this AT ALL!! Anybody else have trouble listening to people talk about exercise? He has such a cute accent, and makes me run out west to take a class from him.

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by 15003 · September 26, 2014 at 3:34 AM

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 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Jack Kruse MD ??? Neurosurgeon Topic: Leptin Circadian Cycles. Dr. Kruse uncovers how leptin resistance lies at the root of inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. He also shares how he... (more)

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Kurt_Harris_MD 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Reading the discussion of Kruse's emissions here reminds me of nothing so much as Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. People apparently will take anything seriously, to the point where the more incoherent and implausible it sounds, the more profound... (more)