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by 2302 · about 14 hours ago

The Perfect Health Diet is one of my favorite books and I am looking for something to compete with it. I wouldn't mind something geared a bit more towards an athletic person. Any suggestions? Not necessarily one of the "Paleo" books because I have... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Alan Watts collection on audio mp3, for during the exercise / workout sesh.

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by 84 · about 14 hours ago

Hi, recently i've been getting higher glucose levels than usual. My fasting glucose in the morning has been around 5.2-5.8 mmol/l (93.6 mg/dl - 104.4 mg/dl), and it still is. But my glucose levels between meals is getting to about 7.8... (more)

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GabyYYZ 0 · January 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Curious if anyone has implemented the ketogenic protocol as specified in the PHD book? It recommends at least 200 calories starchy veggies (50g starchy carbs?), 600 combined protein and carb calories (so at least 100g protein?), and a minimum... (more)

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by 5828 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 388 · about 14 hours ago

I need help. I figure it's best to be really honest here. I am trying to recover from unhealthy eating patterns. Mostly binge eating, sometimes anorexic eating, and a history/tendency of purging (that part's pretty rare now, but still runs... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I have been there too, Little Rain. I suffered from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating for a little under a decade. I also found that my idea of nutrition clashed with the dieticians I saw. Could you find a paleo dietician? The sad thing is that... (more)

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by 40 · about 14 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 85 · about 14 hours ago

I apologize if this is already a question. If it is, please re-direct me. I'm a little confused about how about how a ketogenic diet affects body composition. From what I understand, some bodybuilders eat keto to really cut down body fat. But a... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · April 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Some people use the term "keto" when they're really talking about macrocycling or, if you're lucky, they're referring to a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. A lot of guys on forums will abbreviate this to "keto" but I would argue that's not what they're... (more)

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by 40 · about 14 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 14 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 2097 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all .. so far so good (transition from Lowish carbs - PHD safe carb )after implementing many if not all the PHD guidelines and suggestions am pleased to report that i did "not" gain any weight after introducing safe starches :) so yipppeeeee... (more)

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Anondson 0 · March 03, 2013 at 4:23 AM

I'd suggest you maybe ask Paul himself over of Facebook. Both Paul and Perfect Health Diet have Facebook pages where he responds promptly.

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by 788 · about 14 hours ago

Keep in mind that this question is going off the assumption that PUFA is something to limit. Perfect Health Diet and Ray Peat wrote about this I believe. So, is PUFA the only bad thing about chicken? Assuming this is true then chicken breasts and... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 03, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Nothing wrong with chicken or a bit of PUFA. Just don't live on chicken alone and all is well.

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hi, I'm just wondering where everyone (in UK/London) is buying their supplements from and how much its costing them? Thanks!

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Mash 0 · February 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Best place I have found so far, just over ??50.00 (with postage) for the order below. https://www.jgsupplements.com/ B-Right B Complex X 100 Caps (Methylcobalamin is best B12) Vitamin C 500mg X 100 Tabs Vitamin K2 MK-7 100mcg X 60 Caps Kelp... (more)

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by 35 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 15 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 219 · about 15 hours ago

Update to my old post, For those of you who started with non LC Paleo, did weight loss happen naturally despite the carbs? NON LC Paleo is going great. I've gradually reduced use of grains, but am eating Safe Starches as defined by The Perfect... (more)

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daz 0 · November 04, 2012 at 1:48 AM

sounds like you are doing great. if what you are doing is working for you, i would not make any drastic changes. you mention Perfect Health Diet (which is also my main reference), if you have not read it already, this is a Weight Loss Version... (more)

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by 1169 · about 15 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 864 · about 15 hours ago

2 quick questions 1) Are supplements/vitamins allowed during the introduction period? (I take the essential supplements recommend here: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/) 2) Is sauerkraut considered (digestively) the same... (more)

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DePaw 0 · July 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Supplements aren't recommended but if they don't have any fillers they may not be a problem. Sauerkraut is eaten, or rather its juice drunk, because it is fermented and a rich source of probiotics. Vegetables you're not fermenting need to be... (more)

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by 111 · about 15 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 15 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 24523 · about 15 hours ago

What are the most popular variations on the general theme of paleo diets? Can you describe them in fifteen words or less? If so, please submit your suggestion and they'll be added to the alphabetically-ordered list. Archevore: Avoid neolithic... (more)

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Senneth 0 · March 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Lazy-Ass Paleo: Slim Jim's, Fake Cheese, Questionable apples, from locally owned smoke shop, beer is ok -head in sand. This is how my best friend attempted Paleo. She has been on it since Jan 1 and "hasn't lost a pound" "paleo sucks"

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by 3742 · about 15 hours ago

Squash contains a large amount of carbohydrates. Why isn't it listed as a safe starch then?

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · January 08, 2012 at 5:04 AM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=781 "Yes, squash is a safe food. It wasn???t listed only because it has fewer starch calories." - Paul Jaminet

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