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by 15 · April 01, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I have seen quid a few people opine go from paleo to the PHD and seemingly take a more relaxed approach to diet and losing weight. Is this because stress is much lower drinking wine and eating rice swell as paleo foods or is it people with... (more)

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ManchesterPaleo 0 · April 01, 2014 at 02:40 PM

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by 0 · February 28, 2014 at 01:49 PM

Hey guys, I am starting a version of PHD for depression. They say to get 600 calories from carbs and protein and the rest of it MCT fats. I am doing IF and eating my meal of 5 eggs and 2 sweet potatoes at 8pm to help my sleep. My main... (more)

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michaelschott 0 · February 27, 2014 at 03:44 PM

I agree with raydawg, you'll spent a lot of time in the toilet I made this mistake when I first got started with Paleo/bio-hacking. I take 1 or 2 tablespoons of upgraded brain-octane every day depending on how I slept. I was taking BP coffee... (more)

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by 560 · September 23, 2013 at 04:30 AM

This is not a question; it's just hilarious. An excript from the PHD book... "The second [group], reported to her by Loren Zanier and conducted at the University of Michigan in 1960, gave a control group chow and water, another group... (more)

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whistlerski 0 · September 23, 2013 at 04:30 AM

im pretty sure they did a mythbusters on this...`

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by 271 · May 05, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Hi, Can someone please post their PHD-ketogenic meal plan? (meals they eat in a day) I'm looking for inspiration to get the balance right (between carbs/protein, how to eliminate fructose)

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TnQ 0 · May 05, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I am not aware of what PHD-keto is, but here is a typical day for me on keto: Post-workout/ midday: 12 ounce steak, 400g ground beef (cooked with tons of coconut oil and cream fraiche), a glass of kefir milk, six eggs, two or three ounces of raw... (more)

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by 122 · March 05, 2013 at 09:27 PM

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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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 05, 2013 at 09:22 PM

I found this article explains it well- http://paleodietlifestyle.com/question-of-macronutrient-ratios/ so from what im understanding PHD suggest those macros more as being optimal " fall back-range" for healthy non-metabolically damaged people.... (more)

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by 122 · March 04, 2013 at 06:06 PM

Hi all, my info requests below are many, and I can but hope that isn’t too annoying! I had breast cancer back in 2011 (had a lumpectomy and radiotherapy but no chemo) and since then have woken up to diet equalling health. I was led to believe... (more)

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arugula 0 · March 04, 2013 at 06:06 PM

Hacate, as a sister bc survivor, it looks like you're doing really well to me. Here are a couple links that may interest you that I have collected: Denise Minger deconstructing the "high fat diet linked to breast cancer" studies, a medscape... (more)

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by 880 · January 19, 2013 at 05:12 PM

I just read and enjoyed The Perfect Health Diet. I just saw on the blog that Paul says to avoid niacin, which I have been taking for my iodine protocol. I returned the book to the library and can't look up why he says there is no need for niacin,... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 18, 2013 at 06:32 PM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/nutrients/niacin/ http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/04/are-low-doses-of-niacin-dangerous/

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by 3277 · January 13, 2013 at 12:54 AM

I'm already listening to robb wolf's podcast, underground wellness, and chris kresser's podcast. Thanks, Mike

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KA24 0 · January 13, 2013 at 12:54 AM

He's been on all of the following recently. Dr. Lo Radio, 12/19/12 The Bulletproof Executive - 12/27/12 Fat-Burning Man - 12/14/12 Latest in Paleo - 12/6/12 Super Human Radio - 12/19/12 Underground Wellness - 12/5/12 I think the Super Human... (more)

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by 35 · January 08, 2013 at 07:27 AM

My doctor sent me a copy of PHD as a holiday gift and I am really struggling to get through it. Just a bit to scientific. I've been doing a mostly paleo diet for the last year - what would I need to do differently to change it up to the PHD? Seems... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · January 07, 2013 at 02:48 AM

Safe starches are already a part of paleo, but white rice and white potatoes are the main difference I have seen. Those two things are totally nutrient void so your eating them purely for the carbs, and in paleo, safe starches are usually foods... (more)

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by 3277 · December 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I just finished Reading the Perfect Health Diet book. I REALLY enjoyed it! I think think their slant on Paleo makes a lot of sense. In the book, the authors suggest consuming 3 yolks / day. I may have missed it, but are they opposed to eating... (more)

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scottts 0 · December 28, 2012 at 01:12 PM

The real reason for a PHDer to skip the egg whites is, although they are a complete protein, they are relatively devoid of any other micronutrients. The basic idea behind PHD is getting just the right amounts of all needed nutrients, both macro... (more)

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by 2483 · December 24, 2012 at 09:25 PM

I just finished the very fine The Perfect Health Diet (PHD) but was left confused wrt what the Jaminets wrote wrt cholesterol levels ... especially as it relates to my situation. My latest cholesterol values: HDL=34, LDL=72, Total... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 24, 2012 at 09:25 PM

I'm reading "The Great Cholesterol Myth" by Johnny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra at the moment. They cite multiple studies about the dangers of cholesterol (primarily LDL) that is too low, including increased risk of cancers, increased infection... (more)

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by 1206 · August 23, 2012 at 02:00 AM

I'm going to start applying to doctoral programs in nutrition this fall and am trying to consider programs with faculty amongst which I might find interest in ancestral-type diet interventions, or really anything related. Paleo sympathies and... (more)

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ajbl 0 · August 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Find a venue in which you are interested in publishing your work (high-quality, focused on things you care about). Look at the papers from the last two cycles of the venue. If you see a style of work that you like, apply to that school. Finally,... (more)

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by 94 · July 23, 2012 at 04:14 AM

I've been paleo for almost 2 years now but have never been acne free. In the last 6 months, I've added bone broth, fermented vegetables and bentonite clay to my regimen and have seen great improvements. My tolerance to non-paleo foods has... (more)

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ZombieApocalypseKitten 0 · July 23, 2012 at 04:14 AM

NAC gave me a little acne too. I was acne free before. I wasn't pizza face, but I wasn't looking too hot either. In my case it did clear up quite a bit after a month.

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by 214 · May 24, 2012 at 05:29 PM

So I have posted quite a few questions in regards to having almost insatiable hunger for fats specifically when trying to follow a ketogenic diet which has always led me to gain fat weight and then I wind up resorting to my PSMF again...and the... (more)

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August 0 · May 24, 2012 at 05:14 PM

Protein restriction makes me hungry too. I think the strategy is based on a rather myopic view of biology. It makes sense we'd have seasons when we'd have a lot of growth (and activation of MTOR), and then times when we didn't.

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by 5100 · March 25, 2012 at 05:53 PM

I want to diversify my sampling of starch and carbohydrate food sources. I've eaten white rice sporadically over the last couple of months and I seem to have no problems. In fact, I seem to feel much better after eating rice. I would only eat a... (more)

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gydle 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

THere was a post on Mark's Daily Apple not long ago where he looked at the different rice types. I think of the white rices (because that was your question), he said parboiled is the most nutritionally... (more)

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by 19504 · March 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Was safe a poor choice of words? With regards to safe starch and fats what does the term safe mean to you? Was there a better term to use?

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Nigel_Kinbrum 0 · March 10, 2012 at 09:10 AM

Paul Jaminet made it perfectly clear that the word "safe" referred to the lack of glutens that could cause problems for some people.

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by 345 · December 25, 2012 at 03:06 PM

The Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet recommends 400 calories from carbs a day. They also say that, for the purpose of calculating carb intake under their diet, only calories from tubers and other 'safe starches' like white rice should count as being... (more)

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PaleoRocks 0 · December 25, 2012 at 03:06 PM

I think they recommend 600 calories/day from carbs, not 400?

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by 19504 · February 04, 2012 at 07:11 AM

The Perfect Health Diet blog discusses the pros and cons of Higher Carb dieting. http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=5528 What are your takes and experience on the subject? (more)

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by 6629 · January 28, 2012 at 02:50 AM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=5498 Paul Jaminet compares PHD to Danny Roddy and compares Glucose, Fructose and Galactose's(dairy) ability to replenish liver glycogen and muscle glycogen. Do you consume an intra or post workout simple carb... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · January 26, 2012 at 07:31 PM

IIRC simple honey is 50/50 glucose/fructose. Back in the day, I used to eat a tablespoon or two of honey post-workout because my workouts were long, aggressive, and left me very lightheaded. This was usually Olympic Lifting, followed by 1-2... (more)

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by 19504 · August 14, 2012 at 09:46 PM

I am reading through the Perfect Health Diet. I am wondering if there are any tweaks you have found helpful?

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM

First off, let me say that the PHD is the best book of its kind and that Jaminet did a (largely) excellent job of researching the material and putting it together. That being said, I take issue with a few things. First, I think the 100g/wk liver... (more)

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by 6629 · January 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Did you read this? And what are your thoughts on it? http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2012/1/16/the-lens-of-a-peat-a-tarian-part-i-the-perfect-health-diet.html Its suppose to be a compare and contrast of Paul Jaminet (Perfect Health Diet) and Ray... (more)

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by 466 · April 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I'm nervous about this, but I'm fairly certain VLC made my hair fall out. It just goes against everything I know about low carbing to add in starches. I'd like to hear from anyone who made the leap successfully. I have about 30-40 pounds to lose... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 18, 2012 at 08:29 PM

Carbs are only a problem for the sedentary due to mitochondrial atrophy and the downregulation of the corresponding enzymes. Just start lifting weights and your body will partition energy far differently than what you're accustomed to. You have... (more)

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by 5 · September 04, 2013 at 03:21 AM

So I have been transitioning into a "paleo" diet for a couple months now. For those past 2 months a typical meal has been a peice of meat or a few eggs, with a sweet potato or baked potato, and I would say a couple pats of butter and... (more)

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Easys 0 · January 31, 2012 at 02:24 PM

But always check your moistrizer if it's oil free, since it's already oily it'll be oilier and oilier every time you use it. Why do people lose hair at a young age

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by 37013 · January 06, 2012 at 09:52 PM

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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dzone 0 · January 06, 2012 at 01:37 PM

Those stories - its clear case of vitamin/mineral deficiencies. @melinda: Blaming genetics is easy escape. Your results are because you didn't do it right. Look random zero carb study, go for supplement regimen section, multiply doses by 5 -... (more)

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by 1776 · February 21, 2012 at 08:51 PM

can the community spitball a "beginner's" guide to the common nutrition ideas of PHD, robb wolf, chris kresser, jack kruse, kurt harris and ray peat? (i also think someone like david wolfe might be an expert, only because he arrived at health via... (more)

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dzone 0 · January 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM

Proper fat: grass fed animal fat, pastured butter, coconut oil, some fruit oils like olive and avocado (not sure about Ray Peat's opinion, I agree he is an outlier of the group).