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by 2302 · about 5 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 20 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 hours ago

I'm currently 186lbs and looking to lose fat and put on muscle as most people wanna do but i want to stay the same weight. My current diet consist of breakfast-eggs, oatmeal, some berries and veges of some sort. lunch-salad with lean meat and some... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM

HIIT - http://paleohacks.com/questions/171694/does-this-article-and-do-these-studies-show-that-vlc-diet-in-general-is-inferio#axzz2Qq29pTsl . Your diet alone is NOT going to get you body Recomposition.. You need a balanced diet along with vigorous... (more)

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by 85 · about 5 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 5 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 788 · about 5 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 35 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 1307 · about 5 hours ago

http://paleohacks.com/questions/15395/perfect-health-diet-alleges-4-dangers-of-paleo#axzz1xAk7zVcA Since this was from a year ago, I'd like to re-ask the question. Is ZC safe short term? I'm doing it for a week, now I have one more thing to... (more)

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Bloop 0 · June 08, 2012 at 1:58 AM

I have been ZC (essentially, very small deviations now and then mostly consisting of non starchy veggies if I'm eating out) for four years. I'm healthy, strong, funny, smart, and can kick ass!

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by 24523 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 37187 · about 5 hours ago

I just read Paul Jaminet's post inspired by the article discussed in this thread and I must say, it really helped me understand why I was always so obsessed with food--and hungry--while steadily gaining fat. I think I already knew what he was... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 06, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The results, at least as reported by the Times piece, aren???t what most dieters want to hear. The people who kept weight off were those who basically continued some form of calorie restriction indefinitely If your daily energy intake matches... (more)

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by 3742 · about 5 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 5 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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