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by 2302 · September 29, 2014 at 4:09 AM

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 18 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 50 · about 18 hours 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 5828 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:58 AM

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 · September 26, 2014 at 4:09 AM

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 5 · September 28, 2014 at 3:58 AM

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 18 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 0 · September 24, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 53 · about 18 hours 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 20 · about 18 hours ago

I am very strictly paleo and just got finished reading The Perfect Health Diet. I have been VLC (less than 40g/day) for the past few months and my body has finally stalled in the weight loss and feels a bit worn out. After finishing the book, I've... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

When I upped my carbs, from 10% to 20%, I had to reduce my fat from 60% to 50% (as I wanted to keep my protein the same). Maybe this is why it recommends to cut back fat? Is it written for people already on a high fat low carb diet? As to... (more)

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by 788 · about 18 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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 18 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 78407 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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)