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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 2:40 PM

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by 0 · February 28, 2014 at 1:49 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 3:44 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 583 · September 23, 2013 at 4:30 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 4:30 AM

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

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by 271 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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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Eugenia 0 · May 05, 2013 at 12:16 PM

PHD is not ketogenic, since it allows carbs up to 150 gr of net carbs per day. An average PHD'er usually does at least 100 gr, possibly more. For keto, you don't consume more than 50 gr of net carbs per day. You can do Paleo-ketogenic, and... (more)

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by 122 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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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 122 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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 6:06 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 887 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 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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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · January 19, 2013 at 5:12 PM

There may be reasons why some people would benefit from using Niacin. The Role of Niacin in Lipid-Lowering Treatment " Niacin is currently the most potent available agent to increase high-density lipoprotein and reduce lipoprotein(a), both... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 2:48 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 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 1:12 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 2496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 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 9:25 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 1213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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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Zachary_Taylor_MA 0 · August 23, 2012 at 2:00 AM

I know Chris Masterjohn is a PhD student in Nutrition at U. of Connecticut. He is a well-known Paleo advocate so it might be worth contacting him to see if the program has been a fit for him as well as asking about any others he would... (more)

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by 94 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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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judson 0 · July 23, 2012 at 2:02 AM

weird thing about NAC ... it helps remove a lot of toxins like heavy metals from your body.... but not before moving them around a bit. the reason is that the toxins actually bind to the complex in your blood stream, and then float around until... (more)

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by 214 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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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HuntingBears 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Marks Sisson says that lean muscle is the key to longevity and good health so maybe you don't have to choose

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by 5132 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 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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Jenny_9 0 · March 25, 2012 at 5:00 AM

If you mean that the water turns white when you rinse it, that's mostly just powdered starch from storage that you are rinsing off, or the enrichment if it is enriched rice. The enrichment is essentially powdered vitamins, and from my... (more)

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 9:10 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 346 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 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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daz 0 · March 09, 2012 at 11:13 PM

This may help, its Paul's answer to a similar question over at his blog. Paul Jaminet: "It takes about 40 calories of glucose to digest a pound of vegetables. Leaf vegetables have less than that and so are negative contributors to... (more)

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

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 6709 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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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cliff_1 0 · January 27, 2012 at 1:32 AM

It would have been cool if paul actually took the time to read some of peats work and get a better idea of what he actually recommends and why he does. Instead he decided to focus on one very short blog post by danny that doesn't even necessarily... (more)

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by 1683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

We all futz around with our diets trying to find what works best with our bodies. There are SO many various "branches" of Paleo (Primal, Whole30, Lacto-Paleo, PHD, Ancestral, etc). Is there a quiz or test or assessment anywhere that could help... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

To answer your question directly, Chris Kresser now offers something like that and I expect there are others. That actually sounds more complicated than what I did. In my first month or two, I emphasized fatty meat because that was what I most... (more)

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 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 8:36 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 6709 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · January 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I am sorry to hear about your hairloss, Burny, which is a very tough thing for women in particular. Are you aware that hairloss is a common symptom of PCOS? Some 70% of women with PCOS suffer from hair issues - both hairloss and hirsutism. In... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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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Janey 0 · August 07, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Cut out dairy and your skin should produce less oil. You can also take cod liver oil to control the amount of oil your skin produces.

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by 37177 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 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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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)