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by 309 · about 17 hours ago

Dear all, I would so appreciate it if anyone would share their thoughts with me. After good paleo diet with lots of liver, egg yolks, grassfed butter and heavy cream, and supplementing for over 2 years, my Vitamin A still comes back at 250... (more)

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glib 0 · September 11, 2014 at 3:16 PM

try to always eat the liver together with olive oil or other high fat.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all!I'm hoping to get lunch ideas for a fishing trip to Canada I'm taking in just under 2 weeks. We pull the boat on shore for lunch so I need lunches that will keep with an icepack and don't need to be reheated. Last year I made a chicken... (more)

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diy 0 · June 16, 2014 at 1:33 PM

try hard boiled eggs

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by 13 · about 17 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 13 · about 17 hours ago

So for the past two years, we've been paleo. And I've been doing so well! I'll have a bad day every now and then but usually I can hop right back onto the train and move on from there. Weeeell...I'm now 26 weeks pregnant and I am eating... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · November 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Im a guy so I can't really say anything about pregnancy.. but from what i've read pregnancy cravings are caused by hormonal swings which are usually a sign of mineral or even vitamin deficiency... you may want to ask caltonnutrition.com, they're... (more)

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

So, I have been doing Paleo for about 2 months now. It has been going great, however, I found out that I am pregnant yesterday so I started doing some research and what sticks out is I should be eating less protein and more carbs. As of right... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM

I found myself in the same boat! My baby girl was born a week after my 41st birthday. There are 21 years between my eldest and the baby!!! I ate Primal the entire time and ate enough carbs to stay out of ketosis without going overboard. ... (more)

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by 215 · about 17 hours ago

So like the title said, I'm about 10 weeks pregnant and I feel like I need ton of protein to feel good. If I don't eat a huge portion of meat at every meal, I get sugar and grain cravings like there's no tomorrow, I could eat gummy bears for... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 08, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Eat what your body wants of any whole foods. A good amount of protein will support your liver function and help to prevent morning sickness. Every woman comes to pregnancy in a different state of nutrient depletion or sufficiency. So, different... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

I'm 9 weeks pregnant, with my first child. Conventional medicine tells pregnant women to avoid deli meats, smoked meats and fish, raw eggs, raw fish, raw beef - including sushi and oysters, carpaccio, etc, caffeine > 200mg, alcohol etc. But so... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 16, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Sushi really should not be a problem as long as you don't buy it from some place sketchy like a gas station deli, or somewhere that the holding temps seem off. All sashimi must be deep frozen long enough to destroy parasites, many OBs aren't... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and although I've histroically been more of an 80/20 or 90/10 paleo eater (always cheat on the weekends)I've started to slip off the wagon more and more. One food in particular is really bugging me: since about the 6th week I... (more)

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CD 0 · July 08, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Try the paleo bread (I don't recommend, but if you want to stay paleo and eat breakfast sandwhiches) -- http://www.julianbakery.com/paleo-bread/ Or you could make your own "Paleo"... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

I've only been strictly paleo for about two weeks, a couple of weeks before that I started cutting out processed foods, and refined sugars. That is my paleo history... First question - I am 30 weeks pregnant and a little overweight for my height.... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Eating to satiation is fine, as long as you focus on nutrient-dense foods. You may be Magnesium-deficient--normal when dropping grains & this could be the reason for your lower blood pressure. Try 400-600 mg Magnsium Citate before bed. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I have been crossfitting for a year now a good 4-5 times a week. I am able to get yoga in twice a month, when the goal is once a week. I have been eating 90% Paleo since February. WHen I first started eating Paleo, i lost fat quick. I got down... (more)

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CD 0 · November 19, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Jamie, I know this is a tough subject, and a non-doctor male might not be very helpful. So I apologize in advance if any of this appears inconsiderate, that is not my attempt. Your hormones, especially in a miscarried pregnancy are almost... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

I am 5 months pregnant to the day and for the first 4 months had to ditch Paleo eating due to my horrible nausea and food aversions. I also had to give up working out. 100% not what I wanted or intended to happen. But for the last month I have... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · November 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM

If you are feeling good & babe is growing well, then I wouldn't be concerned. All my pregnant clients are different in terms of hunger/timing. I'd would make sure the foods you eat are nutrient dense. E.G. : liver pat??, seafood, grass-fed... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

So I'm always hungry I eat constantly but I still get tummy rumbles I'm only about 7 weeks do I have to eat if I have the rumbles?

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

You should be eating as much as you want. Focus on nutrient dense foods. Here's some health guidelines and ideas for foods and that will nourish you and your child. Pregnancy isn't the time for dieting.... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I am 34, 202 lbs, 5 ft 9, female. I started paleo slowly a few months ago and dropped 30 pounds. I am now 9 weeks pregnant and just a couple weeks before I found out and the morning sickness and fatigue hit I had started working out, 3 times a... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · October 11, 2012 at 2:22 AM

I don't see any reason you couldn't keep doing push-ups, squats and lunges 3xweek as long as you listen to your body and quit when it gets too hard. If you have three young kids you are already doing a lot of weight lifting just picking up kids... (more)

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm about 12 weeks pregnant and was 90% paleo for the 6 months before I conceived. Since becoming pregnant I have really struggled to eat meat, fish, eggs and most vegetables. I used to love all of my paleo foods but now all I want... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Hi Sarah~ I am a pregnancy coach & see this all the time. This is totally normal for some mamas, so no need to feel guilty! It does get better by the 2nd trimester for most women. Your body will make sure that your baby gets what s/he... (more)

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by 11048 · about 18 hours ago

A little background: 40 y/o T2 diabetic with slightly raised LDL levels. Trigs are in the 80s and HDL is in the 40s. Doc wanted to put me on statins because of my LDL, but I refused. Eating low-carb Paleo with small amounts of full-fat raw... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Congratulations! First, you aren't "old"! Most of my pregnancy/fertility clients are 38-42. Personally, I recommend 500-1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil to my clients who don't eat much seafood. I have quite a few posts on my blog that may be... (more)

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by 1567 · about 18 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 483 · about 18 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 1260 · about 18 hours ago

My wife has recently been diagnosed with GD (she barely failed the 1 and 2 hours of her test, by 1 or 2 points) and the doctor's dietician has put her on a very restrictive diet. A diet low in fat, low/moderate in protein, and high in carbs. While... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 06, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Of course Paleo would be helpful. Lacto-Paleo even more so. That is a ridiculous diet from the dietician--and not even standard of care for GD! Your babies need fat for brain development. Agree with Aglaee that monitoring is important when... (more)

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by 2825 · about 18 hours ago

6 weeks pregnant w/ meat aversion. Trying to take in fat and keep insulin response low, as hypoglycemia strengthens nausea. I'm at the point where I'd just love to down an easy smoothie/drink w/ lovely macronutrient ratios because trying to... (more)

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Cheri_2 0 · May 20, 2012 at 5:37 PM

How about a nice chicken soup with soft cooked veggies and coconut milk? If you add the cooked chicken at the end with the coconut milk and shred it fine or mince it even, you may be able to tolerate it. You can even stir in an extra teaspoon of... (more)

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by 55 · about 18 hours ago

I have just found out that I am newly pregnant!! I have been paleo for 5 weeks now. I haven't really be counting my calories. How many calories should I be consuming a day? I am 5'7" am I currently weigh 191 down from 203 5 weeks ago. I... (more)

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Bethany_Dutch 0 · February 27, 2012 at 3:00 AM

I was primal this last pregnancy and my answer for you is... don't worry about your calories. Your body will tell you when you need to eat more. I remember times when i would be eating everything in sight for a week, or weeks when I'd want tons... (more)

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by 2178 · about 18 hours ago

I've lurked around here and other websites to figure out what supplements to take (if any) while I begin attempting to get pregnant, but I'm looking for book suggestions on the pregnancy process as a whole. One that I have heard of is "What to... (more)

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Dave_Asprey_1 0 · January 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I am co-author of an upcoming book due this year from Wiley, along with my wife who is a physician. It's called The Better Baby Book and contains 1300 references, including a carefully crafted diet that is paleo and then some, recommending... (more)

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by 6229 · about 18 hours ago

Those of you with either personal experience or patients - what do you recommend? How soon before/after scheduled surgery do you stop fish oils? How does this apply to pregnant women near their due date? When do you reintroduce fish oils? Thanks. (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 10, 2011 at 2:13 AM

I used too recommend it and no longer do. The benefits outweigh the risks. In six yrs no bleeds from fish oil as yet. That includes vitamin E too.

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by 6229 · about 18 hours ago

I'm wondering in the literature do various pregnant women in hunter gatherer cultures have cravings? And for what? red meat? fish? fruit? coconut? fat? protein? starchy tubers? Are modern pregnant women culturally conditioned to crave junk... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 09, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Of course we don't know what pregnant mamas in traditional societies may have craved, but Weston Price in his travels found that pregnant women were given the most highly nutritious foods available.... (more)

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by 30 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, I've just started taking 5000 iu of Vitamin D3 daily and my girlfriend who's 12weeks pregnant wants to start taking D3 too. My question is does anybody know the recommended daily dosage for D3 while pregnant? Cheers, Phil

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sarah_ann 0 · October 21, 2011 at 10:47 AM

As Chris Kresser says 'Test, don't guess!'. Get to 40ng/dl consistantly. I recently counselled a fried of mine to get her vitamin D replete and take 300mg magnesium a day when she was pregnant as she had a history of gestational diabetes. She... (more)

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by 58 · about 18 hours ago

So I just found out I was pregnant (Yay!) but I sell want to continue eating paleo, and after not eating dairy for so long I am now really turned off by it so I don't really want to add it back in but will if I have to. So I know I can get calcium... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · September 06, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Don't forget bone broth!

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