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by 5828 · about 5 hours ago

A month or so ago I shifted my diet from lots of protein to lots of fat and "adequate" protein ala Perfect Health Diet. I don't go overboard with carbs but don't shun rice or potatoes. Since upping my fat (cooking everything with coconut... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 27, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Comment in reply to Matt 11: Because some of us do better with lower carbs. I'm not epileptic or diabetic, but I feel 1000% better in ketosis. No bloating or carb cravings and steady energy. Intermittent fasting is a breeze... (more)

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by 20 · about 6 hours ago

I'm looking for Paleo cookbooks, and I was wondering if I could get some community feedback on them before buying. It's becoming obvious to me that we've evolved quite a ways from our mainstream Paleo roots. Our diet is now a mix of Primal,... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Both Russ Crandall (The Domestic Man) and Shou-Ching and I will have PHD cookbooks out next year.

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by 91 · about 6 hours ago

I recently just read the Perfect Health Diet and for those of you that are familiar with it I need some advice as soon as possible. I am about to come off a 8 day water fast which I will probably never do again. And I am planning on breaking the... (more)

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Mash 0 · August 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Why not break your fast with a meal of meat and green vegetables, then start reintroducing starchy vegetables in subsequent meals.

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by 40 · about 6 hours ago

After finding out that I have a conversion problem with the thyroid hormones T4 to T3 that isn't related to the thyroid itself but is metabolic, and considering my symptoms went south ever since I tried a period of VLC, I'd like to try a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I'm somewhat deterred from their recommendation on 1 pound of sugary veggies & fruits a day. This is about 1 quite large beet (which is nearly 100% carbs as sugar, no starch). I follow a paleo-ified PHD, and if you read the book, I think the... (more)

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by 154 · about 6 hours ago

I am currently reading the "perfect health diet", and there is a section discussing the optimal carb intake. The author explains, how at a low carb intake the body will manufacture glucose from protein to meet its glucose needs, and at a high... (more)

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August 0 · June 02, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Excess glucose would be glucose your muscles & liver can't store. In some cases fat can be more insulin sensitive, with the muscles either full and/or insulin resistant after years of bad dieting. Even people who are reasonably thin could be... (more)

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by 38 · about 6 hours ago

Yo PaleoHackers. Clark here. As a lot of you know I run the PaleoHacks podcast. We have Paul Jaminet coming up on the show. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW? Comment down below! You all can always email me at Clark@PaleoHacks.com too! Later -Clark (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Consider when refined oils are eliminated from the diet, the omega-6:3 ratio fixes itself (more or less.) You (Paul Jaminet) advocate no more than 4% (or something like that) of calories from PUFAs. How problematic though is a diet with greater... (more)

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by 40 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've got a few questions about substituting some non-starchy for starchy vegetables. Background 3000 calorie diet split 20%/25%/55% carbs/protein/fat (PUFA < 5%, 2:1 O6:O3) Fairly active with 3x pw weight training and 2x pw... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

There really isn't a question in your question ... you sort of just talked about maybe trying to get more tuber/root vegetables. Are you just looking for encouragement? If you're asking if you should eat more than zero, then personally, I think... (more)

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by 122 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, I touched on this question in a previous thread, but I think my opening post was far too long-winded for people to bother with - which is fair enough :) In case you want some background info/my daily diet, see -... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 05, 2013 at 6:37 PM

There's nothing at all wrong with eating the amount of meat that produces adequate satiety, just don't get to the point where it's crowding other things out of your diet. It's clear that protein shakes and ultra-lean meats are disadvantageous, but... (more)

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by 35 · about 6 hours ago

I often cook my Sweet Potato in the microwave. Does cooking in this manner raise the glycemic index because of the high heat? If so, how much?

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Wow, I don't know where all this woo about the microwave is coming from. Folks, you have to learn your physics and chemistry before you go off the reservation about attacking nutrients and rearranging molecules. Here's the readers digest version... (more)

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by 78422 · about 6 hours ago

So I consider myself a paleo purist- I don't even eat apples due to the sugar content. I was surprised seeing Paul jaminet recommend white rice and sweet potatoes on his " perfect health diet" I'd love to add these foods in my diet, but it goes.... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 07, 2013 at 1:22 PM

A few points: Glucose is a nutrient. Like all nutrients you can get it in excess, but some is better than none. Starch which provides glucose and resistant starch (a highly beneficial fiber) is generally healthier than sugar which provides... (more)

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by 343 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone, I have decided recently to transition to the Perfect Health diet from a low-carb Paleo approach. I was eating less than 30g carbs per day, all in the form of non-starchy veg and some cocoa and nuts (in which case it may go up to... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 02, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I haven't read the Perfect Health Diet so I can't comment on anything specific to that, but I'll share a little of my story because I think it'll help you. (I never had sleep issues, so I can't speak to those, but the other stuff sounds pretty... (more)

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by 343 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, This is probably going to sound a tad neurotic, but I'm trying to figure out a rough idea of calories and macros in oxtail. I'm currently transitioning from low-carb paleo to the Jaminets' Perfect Health approach, so until I'm used to the... (more)

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CD 0 · January 02, 2013 at 7:37 PM

for ROM -- http://lmgtfy.com/?q=oxtail+nutritional+value&l=1 262 calories per 100g yield after bone removed with 14.3g fat. That would be, for 600g oxtail: 1572 Calories 774 Calories from fat 86g Fat Divide by 5 to get per serving: 314... (more)

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by 161 · about 6 hours ago

My question is this: Based on scientific research and DIY biohackers are we reaching a upgraded paleo diet? A diet where we take the evolutionary biology of how we as humans process nutrition and tweak that to a superhuman advantage? Science is... (more)

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Tony_10 0 · December 05, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Do you feel superhuman every day eating those foods? If so great, but i suspect we still have a lot to learn about human nutrition. Also I like Ferris and Asprey too, but whos to say they always feel superhuman? It might hurt they rep at admit... (more)

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by 1169 · about 6 hours ago

Experimenting with the perfect health Diet. I`m going to buy the edited book, but it's not out before December. Anyone who knows what supplements they recommend and why?

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · August 06, 2012 at 9:46 PM

We'll have the recommended supplements page, which Todd linked, updated in a few days with the recommendations from the new book.

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by 111 · about 6 hours ago

Someone on here recommended it to me, I suffer from a couple of minor food allergies and environmental allergies. http://perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet/ Looks pretty paleo if you ask me, but wouldn't the starches contribute to making the... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Jess, you'll have to perform your own (n=1) experiment. Some paleo folks do fine with what Paul Jaminet refers to as "safe starches" and some people don't. There's a huge amount of trial and error in paleo. Some people have to be very strict (no... (more)

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by 35 · about 6 hours ago

See: Richard Nikoley, Kurt Harris, Don Matesz. All have increased their carb intake and subsequently have dropped off the face of the earth, blog-wise. Paul Jaminet seems very prolific at 20% carbs from safe starch. Is it the exact macro nutrient... (more)

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Alex 0 · March 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

OTOH, carb-munching Carbsane is far more prolific than VLC ItsTheWooo.

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by 3742 · about 7 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Lesser Known/Often Forgotten Carbohydrate Sources Perfect Health Diet (PHD) doesn't mention some starches in the safe starches list. Keeping with the spirit of the book, what do you all think of Rutabaga, Turnips,... (more)

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Neuroleptic 0 · January 08, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Not sure about name and batata, but the others aren't starchy. They're sugary.

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by 2531 · about 7 hours ago

i'm tracking my food intake right now because i just switched to PHD and am trying to gauge my new macro breakdown till i get more used to this way of eating. i'm not a fan of fitday, because i think it takes to long to load the searches for food... (more)

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Pching 0 · January 07, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I like cronometer

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by 3742 · about 7 hours ago

PHD leans away from fruit because of the high fructose content. I'm wondering since unripe fruit is generally not very sweet, does it have a lower fructose content? If so, then might it be a healthier way to eat fruit? Unripe mango is a common... (more)

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Jesse_6 0 · January 05, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Unripe fruit is not going to be very digestible. Think about it from the perspective of the evolution of the fruit. The plant wants the fruit to be eaten only when the seeds are fully mature. As such, unripe fruit doesn't look pretty, doesn't... (more)

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by 2531 · about 7 hours ago

i'm switching to PHD from a lower-carb paleo/primal eating plan and am now finding myself adding fat to pretty much everything i'm eating. this, combined with higher carbs, is making me a little paranoid that i'll gain weight (when in reality i'd... (more)

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Heather_2 0 · January 04, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I was strictly PHD and took all the supplements for awhile and it really helped me get out of a scary place health-wise. Now I'm more lenient. Slowly I added peanut butter, hummus and properly treated masa made into fresh tortillas and I do all... (more)

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by 3742 · about 7 hours ago

Am vacationing at the in-laws for the next week and would like to try out the Perfect Health Diet. I'm used to Cordain's diet thus far. I can't spend a lot of time cooking here since it's not my kitchen but some basic things like roasting or... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · December 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Hi balor, A few tweaks I would suggest: 1) Our most favored meats are the ones lowest in omega-6: fish, shellfish, shrimp, beef, and lamb. Among beef and lamb, we would favor organ meats and fatty cuts (eg ribeye, short ribs, or rack of lamb).... (more)

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by 1982 · about 7 hours ago

Paul Jaminet at PHD recommends that, for losing bodyfat, one should eat essentially a low(er) fat paleo diet. The idea is twofold: caloric restriction, and demanding that the body burn its own fat stores by not feeding it any. Has this idea... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 19, 2011 at 6:06 PM

He isn't saying that you need to cut out fat so you can burn your own fat, it doesn't work like that, even if you are eating fat you can still burn your own fat, there is no real limit to how much fat you can burn (depends on the person). It is... (more)

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by 2854 · about 7 hours ago

Does anybody here follow the Perfect Health Diet? Thoughts on it? Sample daily menu? I'm enjoying the book, but 'potato' and 'rice' are still scary words to me. As is the phrase 'one half pound of meat per day'. I'd love to hear about anyone's... (more)

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Stabby 0 · May 24, 2011 at 12:41 AM

Yes I have read the book and blog and I follow a similar diet. I have my modifications but it is fairly close to PHD and I have no complaints with anything they are saying. Blood tests look incredible, energy is good and I don't miss the tons and... (more)

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by 5002 · about 7 hours ago

The blog Perfect Health Diet attributes four dangers to the paleo diet: Carbohydrate deficiency: we can't meet our glucose needs with such small livers. Mucus Deficiency & Gastrointestinal Cancer: Providing glucose directly will offset the... (more)

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Frank_Hagan 0 · December 06, 2010 at 5:45 AM

Sorry, you must not have read the blog posts carefully. Perfect Health Diet is cautioning against "zero carb" diets, something that most paleo folks never get close to obtaining. Most paleo dieters eat more carbs than Atkins-induction folks. The... (more)

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by 20787 · about 7 hours ago

Apparently, diabetic children on ketogenic diets for 6 years are at a substantially increased risk for developing kidney stones: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=1177 What might be causing this and what can be done to ameliorate such a risk? (more)

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Eva 0 · December 02, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Personally, I was wondering if part of the problem might have been PUFA intake. These diets are ketogenic but not paleo and many people think PUFA and grain oils are the healthier fats so the general populace would probably be targeting these... (more)

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