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by 50 · 35 minutes ago

I recently found the Neo version (by the Perfect Health Diet) http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/12/neo-agutak/ where it is seen as "fasting" food (not fast food :P) However the original variations contain meats (moose, caribou, fish,...)... (more)

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staceyhudsonn 0 · January 09, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Nope, never tried. But planning to try it. Thanks for sharing

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by 20 · 39 minutes 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 · 39 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

I just discovered cron-o-meter and am tracking my fats/carbs/protein etc. I find it helpful to get the ratios correct as I'm following the perfect health diet which allows for some safe starches. It's going well, however I am concerned with the... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · March 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

This might put your mind at ease - great talk on fat by Nora Gedgaudas at AHS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qamxC3fV870http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qamxC3fV870 (more)

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by 40 · about 1 hour 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 53 · about 1 hour ago

If I may simplify the Paleo diet as "Eat plenty of meats and veggies," I see where the meats come from but not where to get a large volume of vegetables. Paleo as it doesn't speak of "fruits and veggies" in that order; we are to limit sweet intake... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · February 15, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Here's a few: spinach, kale, chard, collards, all lettuces (romaine is great as a wrap/bun substitute), snow peas, snap peas, bok choy, green beans, red/green/yellow/orange peppers, yams, sweet potatoes, all squashes (butternut, spaghetti, acorn... (more)

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by 788 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 78417 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 24523 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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by 2531 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 145 · about 1 hour ago

I am still totally confused over what would be the best way for me to eat. I am male, 32 years old and need to lose 20-30lbs of fat (mainly around the abdominal area). Whenever I read Taubes or other Low Carb experts, they convince me and the... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 10, 2011 at 8:17 AM

Stop reading about different diets and literally listen to your gut for a while. You have the answer inside of you, not out there. You have enough information to move to the self-experimentation step. Try each one out for a month or two and... (more)

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