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What is the best piece of information you've received from the Paleo Hack boards?

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Created March 26, 2012 at 4:28 AM

What is the best piece of information you've received from the Paleo Hack boards? How did the new information change your life? That information could be a recipe, a vitamin, food, weight loss, nutrition, help with an illness, workout routine, or just about anything related to Paleo or not.

When I joined Paleo Hacks, I was amazed of the amount of great information the Users brought to the table. A lot of people who have answered questions did it from their own personal experience or they had an understanding of the subject matter.

The information that I have received from the boards which has made the most difference in my life is that grains are detrimental to my health. Grains have held me back from my ideal weight, and have caused inflammation in my body, effecting me in numerous ways. A second piece of valuable information I've received from Paleo Hacks is that vitamin D has helped me and others with SAD. I had no idea how beneficial the supplement was till I added it to my daily routine.

Thanks to all the people who have posted great answers to the many questions that are here. It's made a difference.

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2531 · March 27, 2012 at 2:24 AM

that sounds dirty.

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5509 · March 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Sardines for breakfast. Mmm.

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11557 · March 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Plus one for the last point! So many times I've been drinking too much wine or spirits with dinner, then log on and feel guilty posting about health when I'm buzzed. Motivation!

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2934 · March 26, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Probably the most useful thing I learned is not to vilify carbs. I was convinced by Mark Sisson's Carbohydrate Curve that eating over 150 grams per day would plummet me into some sort of abyss, despite my general level of health, leanness, and regular intense exercise. Hearing a variety of opinions and anecdotes has helped me relax into a more sustainable, holistic health-focused version of paleo.

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24523 · March 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

There are a couple things that are quite close for me:

-Paleohacks is where I first heard of Paul Jaminet and safe starches. Good stuff.

-Also, paleohacks is where I first heard of chowstalker, and found ways to make liver (sort of) palatable.

-Also also, I would cheat/binge a lot more if not for the fact that I'd feel a little bad posting on paleohacks after eating chocolate cake.

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11557 · March 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Plus one for the last point! So many times I've been drinking too much wine or spirits with dinner, then log on and feel guilty posting about health when I'm buzzed. Motivation!

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2504 · March 26, 2012 at 5:19 AM

FODMAP sensitivity. I was having a miserable whole 30, when the smart folks here suggested it might be related to FODMAPS-which was helpful in that I was basically mainlining coconut milk, applesauce, cabbage and sauteed onions. Removing a lot of the sweeter fruits, coconut milk and some of the questionable veggies (esp onions) made the acid reflux go away. I still haven't quite finished all the tweaks to my diet, but I'm pretty clear a lot of long-lasting problems are related to that sensitivity, and the first place I ever heard about it was right here.

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670 · March 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

'Keep eating when hungry and don't worry. Have fun outside.'

Someone told me this when I posted my first question here. I'm still applying this every day. The not worrying part is an art I'm determined to perfect.

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2531 · March 27, 2012 at 2:24 AM

simple: n = 1. it's all about self-experimentation!

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2531 · March 27, 2012 at 2:24 AM

that sounds dirty.

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20353 · March 26, 2012 at 4:37 AM

There are many many things. I am glad I read the Perfect Health Diet. So I am thankful for the person that pointed this out to me. Every day though there is something new to learn and I like that part as well.

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5509 · March 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM

So far, the most important thing I've learned is that it's not always about WHAT I eat. HOW I eat is just as important (for me, pre-planning meals and timing of carbs).

Also, that a paleo diet doesn't do much if I'm not taking care of other areas in my life, such as stress control and getting a good night's sleep.

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11682 · March 26, 2012 at 4:52 AM

The best info I got was for constipation. Someone replied that for constipation, "it's not what you remove from the diet, but what you add to it" (aka, fermented foods).

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1061 · March 27, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Before finding PH I thought the main issue with fats was that unsaturated fat isn't bad for you after all, and that the ONLY bad fat out there was trans fat. It wasn't one specific answer, but rather a combination of them, that convinced me to chuck the canola.

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32518 · March 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Finding out that I was likely Zinc deficient and how to remedy it--thanks, Travis!

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92 · March 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Because I'm doing Paleo "just because" and not for any health reasons, I needed something to keep me on track and accountable.

The best piece of advice that I have received from PaleoHacks was "it could take 6-8 weeks for your body to recover from a gluten cheat." Definitely has kept me from cheating!! :)

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938 · March 26, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Certain foods need not be assigned to certain meals.

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5509 · March 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Sardines for breakfast. Mmm.

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287 · March 27, 2012 at 4:02 AM

The plethora of information and knowing I can post a question and get a quick response! I'm still a newbie, but while searching for some resources on a completed different topic I ran across someone talking about Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) and after reading the link I realized that's what I have and not sleep apnea. I'm very thankful for the posting - I would have never figured it out!!!

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3690 · March 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

That I had some "problem" with every wholesome food, until one realizes that everyone on Paleohacks comes from somewhere different, with different genetic backgrounds, tendencies, and tolerances.

Paleo, if anything, should teach us to know about what we eat, where it comes from, and the science of it, but never to the point of stress or neuroticism.

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24538 · March 27, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Best bit of advice has been more of am inquiry than advice, "Hey it is late what are you still doing up?"

So, the go to sleep you big dummy thing has been the hardest and most important for me.

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