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by 2302 · about 9 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 9 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 20 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 40 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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by 2531 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 145 · about 9 hours 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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by 2854 · about 10 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 18412 · about 10 hours ago

Gary Wu has posted a couple questions about high HDL, and Elaine shares how she had 127 and usually floats at around 110. HDL is not talked about nearly as much as LDL, because it seems to be highly agreed upon, both within the Paleo community,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 16, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Super high HDL tends to be the result of the high myristic acid content in coconut/palm oil and butter. So, we have to wonder if our bodies strongly desire any and all myristic acid and rejoice when we supply these massive doses and thus create a... (more)

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