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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I've been researching about what to take to have the healthiest pregnancy and I've been reading about taking folate instead of folic acid. Now I've been searching for folate supplements and I'm only coming across bio-active folate. I am assuming... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 03, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Tetrahydrofolic acid is the active form of Vitamin B9, folic acid is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid in at a low rate (this is not a bad thing!), because - surprise! - vitamin B9 needs are rather modest (<500 µg per day.) All the alternative... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

What do you think is best practice for using a standing desk while pregnant. I usually stand about 6 hours a day at my desk and I love it. Just found out I was pregnant and am wondering if I should reduce amount of standing, eliminate my standup... (more)

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BobK 0 · July 20, 2014 at 6:10 PM

As a near lifelong long low back pain suffer and a back surgery success story..... My experience says (along with a number of 'back specialists') that standing is substantially better for back health than sitting all day. Standing puts variable... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello all--I'm 7.5 months pregnant and found out last week my iron levels are extremely low. Was told to eat more oatmeal, black strap molasses, and bran cereal :) I am trying to maintain a mostly primal diet throughout pregnancy as that is when I... (more)

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glib 0 · June 09, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Not sure why no one mentioned spleen. It is THE organ meat for iron. And as usual there is a shellfish (clams) that is also extremely high. Those are for those needing macro-doses. I concur with Matt that the simplest way is some ruminant meat... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

this course looks very informative, but is rather pricey. i'm wondering if anybody has taken it & if you can recommend it?

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by 30 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, my child is not 15 months and i just got my period back after gradual weaning (though I am still breastfeeding). I have always been small below with a small butt and hips. Offlate I have had alot of weight gain for the first time in my hips... (more)

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by 13 · about 8 hours ago

I'm 33 weeks along in my pregnancy. In the beginning, I lost 12 pounds, but I attribute this to the lack of hunger, queasiness, and being more conscious of making sure that what I did eat was nutritious. I've only gained 10 pounds since then,... (more)

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Artiemouse 0 · January 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

when I was preg I started at 135, dropped down to 120 at 12 weeks and gave birth at 147. The baby weighed 7.8 lbs and my placenta was 10 (and the most healthy one my doctor had ever seen). I walked out of the hospital at 130 lbs and a flat... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have always been fairly fit and had a flat stomach from exercise combined with a paleo diet. I exercised up until I gave birth and ate healthy. Now that I've had my baby, I have lost all my weight but have this flab/skin on my belly that won't... (more)

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Paleoholic 0 · December 06, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I've found that mixing 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drinking that before every meal helps my stomach break down my food better and eliminates a lot of the bulge in that area. I'm not sure if it would help since yours... (more)

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by 13 · about 8 hours ago

We are about 99% positive our two year old has whooping cough. Going to the doctor in an hour to find out for sure. We are doing everything we can to make this process easier for him but it looks like it's just one of those things you have to... (more)

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jmp 0 · October 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Notwithstanding my own opinion on vaccines, I am shocked by the rightenousness, condemnation and lack of respect for diverse opinions on vaccines expressed here. In a "paleo" forum, even. There many that live according to the idea that vaccines... (more)

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by 248 · about 8 hours ago

My girlfriend just found out she is 5 weeks pregnant. She has been eating clean for almost 9 months now and does not eat a tremendous amount of carbs. Mostly fat and protein with some veggies. However, she is Type 1 Diabetic and we are both... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I know that there are two other threads addresses ketosis during pregnancy, but they didn't really get to the info that I need so I figured I'd throw it out there again and add in some additional specifics. I am 25 wks pregnant with my 6th. ... (more)

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by 720 · about 8 hours ago

so, when I was pregnant I was pretty paleo except for the 1st trimester when I had food aversions and did eat grains, but after that I was pretty clean in my eating, didn't "treat" myself much, exercised when I could but I was pretty tired... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 03, 2013 at 6:44 PM

There are many reasons you might not be losing weight, such as: you???re under too much stress you???re lapsing into Chronic Cardio you???ve reached a healthy homeostasis you're not getting enough sleep you???re eating too little you???re... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

A friend of mine asked about her Post Pregnancy Low Estrogen levels. Her doc wants to put her on an Estrogen cream treatment but she has read some nasty things about that treatment. Anyone advice for diet/lifestyle changes to incorporate that... (more)

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MeghanneR 0 · August 03, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Yikes! It is rather common for the mainstream medical system to just treat the problem not look for a solution. Were these levels tested via blood or saliva? Salivary tests are much more accurate! Has your friend recently lost a lot of baby... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

Long story short - I feel terrible. This has everything to do with diet, I know. I'm 7 weeks pregnant and have been researching Paleo for some time now. Do you think it will be okay to start this lifestyle, even now that I'm pregnant? I'm worried... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 02, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Sure can start, but pregnancy isn't a time to be a fundamentalist about it. Keep in mind that you likely won't want to do high protein/low carb. Fat and starch are good friends for the first trimester. Respect any cravings or aversions you... (more)

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by 260 · about 8 hours ago

I am 29, and recently found out I'm pregnant - around 6 weeks now. I've been following a paleo diet (trying to restrict carbs - including most fruit and grains for a desired 15 lb weight loss) along with cross fit for 4 months. Now that I'm... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:39 AM

My midwives were awesome paleo enthusiasts, and when I was trying to figure out my carb load we settled on a goal of 100-175g. Some days it was more, some days less. I've got a healthy, happy baby snoozin' in a swing right here next to me. ... (more)

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by 986 · about 8 hours ago

I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant, and even though I stick to paleo, I'm getting HORRIBLE heartburn. I've never had it before. Any hacks? Baking soda in water really doesn't taste very good.

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Dragonfly 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Believe it or not, a lot of pregnant mamas I work with get relief with a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water. Counter-intuitive, but effective. Kombucha may work just as well and is tastier! Here's a link... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

(Let me start by saying I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in a few days, and I have very good, thoughtful high-risk prenatal care.) I'm 18 weeks pregnant, positive for Hashimoto's antibodies, euthyroid with nodules. Any thyroid... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hi fellow paleoites :) I started Paleo a few months ago because I was fed up with my 1400 calorie a day diet full of "healthy" whole grains and low fat dairy. I didn't feel too great, and was not seeing the results I was hoping for. I found out... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · December 03, 2012 at 10:09 PM

There are a lot of different approaches to this. Some women forged ahead and claimed that their "perfect paleo" diet is what cured their morning sickness. Some other women would be critical of you if you diverged from the diet for a bit to get... (more)

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by 1626 · about 8 hours ago

Someone I know has the following question for you all... What are some good foods to eat for someone who is pregnant and has severe acid refux? Before I resort to Zantac I want to find out what foods to eat and what to avoid to see if I can cure... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · December 02, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I had this problem big time while I was pregnant. I had to really limit my carbs to mitigate the problem. Also eating more fat really seemed to help.

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by 1376 · about 8 hours ago

Is it advisable to supplement frolic acid in early pregnancy if you are eating a whole foods diet, but not eating the processed grain products that have vitamins added? Not very paleo at the moment, eating alot of grains and dairy due to... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

You want folate, not folic acid http://chriskresser.com/folate-vs-folic-acid edit: and yes, per Matt's comment, tetrahydrofolate/tetrahydrofolic acid are more proper (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

My husband and I both have celiac disease. We found out after the birth of our second child who had severe gi issues +the really bad celiac disease. We are on the paleo diet with fermented forms of dairy. We are deathly allergic to coconut and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · November 02, 2012 at 4:14 AM

I was able to shy away from bread more this second pregnancy by embracing other starchy foods wholeheartedly. Homemade french fries tossed in oil and baked in the oven, potato salad, and baked potatoes worked really well for me. Sweet potato... (more)

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by 58 · about 8 hours ago

I've just discovered that I'm pregnant and am over the moon :) It's very early days yet and have yet to experience many symptoms other than sore breasts and fatigue, but I have had the misfortune of breaking out really badly. I have struggled... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Congrats on your pregnancy! I always break out slightly just before ovulation when my estrogen surges, so I am imagining that if you use a small amount of bio-identical Progesterone cream (like Pro-gest), you may be able to counter the slight... (more)

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by 1567 · about 8 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months now, having lost around 30 pounds on it and being quite happy to avoid junk. Well, the diet must have done some good, because after two years of trying, I'm finally pregnant. I'm about 7 weeks along now and I am... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · August 03, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hey Miriam, You could try this recipe instead of what you're eating now for breakfast: http://www.health-bent.com/pork/paleo-breakfast-casserole With sweet potatoes and no cheese, I think this would be a lot more satiating for you than just... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Ive read on some of the other questions about woman who are overweight and have been doing paleo and training that get pregnant but talk about ketones being ok or even good. I have lost close to 20lbs before pregnancy in the last 2-3 months with... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 02, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You can relax about ketones in pregnancy. Kelly is correct about ketoacidosis being the issue with ketones & this is in the case of Type 1 diabetes, not Type 2. My thoughts have been influenced by this... (more)

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by 483 · about 8 hours ago

So, just found out I'm pregnant... While I am alternately generally freaking out and in denial, I'm also thinking about what I should eat. Is there anyone who can reassure my desire to continue to eat the conventional pregnancy no-nos, such as... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Well, my wife did a 100% paleo diet pretty much ignoring any conventional wisdom stuff. Though, she did avoid raw foods like the raw eggs and sushi. For her is was a cost-benefit thing. It's easy to give up on the raw foods even though she... (more)

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by 343 · about 8 hours ago

So, I gave birth 5 days ago, but I'm concerned that I haven't had a bowel movement since the first day. I did take two stool softener pills while at the hospital and they were loose stools, but I haven't been able to go since, and it's very... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Totally normal, and annoying. I second the suggestion to use a stool under your feet or even better, a squatty potty. In addition, I would get a strong probiotic (garden of life or biokult is good)And lots Of ferments like kombucha, kimchee ,... (more)

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