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by 38 · about 20 hours ago

Yo PaleoHackers. Clark here back again! You know what time it is! As a lot of you know I run the PaleoHacks podcast. We have Dr. Jonny Bowden coming up on the show. We'll be covering content around his "Unleash Your Thin" program. Dr. Bowden is... (more)

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by 327 · about 20 hours ago

What do you guys think of drinking/ eating blood the same way the tribesmen in africa did, as far as i know this is a widely used practice among dinkah herdsman. If an online retailer was carrying fresh frozen blood from grass fed animals and... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · May 17, 2013 at 2:22 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding It's apparently very common around the world to drink, eat, and include blood in various dishes. The nutrient content is very good apparently as well, maybe there is an open market for me to invade. (more)

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by 143 · about 20 hours ago

If im understanding this correctly, the main objective (besides eating healthier) of a paleo diet is to make it so that you burn fat vs carbs for fuel. If i have this right, the only way to make that switch is to put your body into ketosis. From... (more)

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gydle 0 · September 09, 2012 at 9:03 AM

No, the main objective of the Paleo Diet is to eat for optimal health. It's my impression that there are plenty of us here who have never been overweight or metabolically deranged and who have no other health issues to deal with. There may be some... (more)

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by 15003 · about 20 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Mark Sisson ??? Author, The Primal Blueprint Topic: Ancestral Living Defined. Mark Sisson kicks off The Paleo Summit by clearly defining paleo/primal living. Are grains safe to eat? Is dairy... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM

How can you not love this guy? As usual he has shown himself to be the go-to guy for making paleo/primal/ancestral eating easy to understand and accessible to all. Not much in it for the seasoned professional but as far as an overview of... (more)

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by 1683 · about 20 hours ago

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 78422 · about 20 hours ago

For me, I was lucky enough to stumble across MarksDailyApple about 6 months after I graduated college. I was skinny fat at 200 lbs (6 feet tall). Down to 170 now and in the best shape of my life I'd like to THANK YOU! So who was it for you? (more)

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Phoenix 0 · June 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM

John Durant on the Colbert Report. I'm pretty much sold on anyone who goes on Colbert.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I use a paleo diet delivery when I have long stays in Miami. I use to use Primal Plan now I use Primal Organic. Same sweet owner just different name. Anyway Primal Organic is a improvement, I just have been curious as to why they changed names... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

My first meal of the day is a green smoothie (made of green veggies and water only), two organic boiled eggs and a handful of macadamia nuts, lunch and dinner is fish, chicken, beef, seafood or turkey with lots of vegetables fried in coconut oil... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 04, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Pretty ideal diet. If you really want to ensure that you're not missing anything too important then I would plug in a few days worth of your diet into cronometer.com and see if you come up short on anything. The paleo diet tends to come up... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Yes, the title of the post says it all. And yes I'm new here, although I've been anon-lurking for quite some time. Now, before I get flamed for this, let me explain what I mean. This may be TMI, so bear with me here. I have been following... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

It sounds like it might be a case of gut bacteria not being adapted to the diet. We each have our own unique mix of gut flora species. Whenever you see issues like bloating, burping, or gas in reaction to meals, or in reaction to the... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I've been eating grain free for a couple of years and eating primal (1 cup of homemade yogurt and a little butter daily and the occasional bit of cheese) for the past year. I have had amenorrhea (no periods) for a year now - coinciding with... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hey all! Just wondering if anyone on here is aware of any Paleo/Primal shirts that are available in the UK? Looking for something similar to Sisson's 'Grok On!' Tees. Cheers!

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by 1495 · about 20 hours ago

I'm not really looking for suggestions of how to feel better, but rather similar stories. I'd love to know who else is going through this, who has gone through it, the problems they had and how they healed and found balance. We are each... (more)

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BuildingaBetterHuman 0 · November 14, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Have also felt worse for periods because of things like cooking methods and food quality. One possible alternative for your hypothyroid medication is iodine supplementation or eating a lot more fish (fish oil doesn't count)

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by 20 · about 20 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 354 · about 20 hours ago

I think a lot of the people (especially those who keep asking, "Is X food paleo?") will find this summary of Chris Kresser's "Paleo Framework" very helpful. He surveys the differences among and between various paleo food strategies, but says... (more)

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by 8 · about 20 hours ago

Though I have long since given up refined carbs and processed foods, since I can't tolerate ketogenic eating, I do still have some sugar and carbs in my diet, specifically in the form of a tbsp of coconut sugar in my morning tea, and a few small... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

3 days ago I completely cut out grains all together. However, I still enjoy my greek yogurt daily and certain types of cheeses but I also haven't had cheese yet since making the cut. However, I'm breaking the paleo/primal 'rules' and still... (more)

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paleopal 0 · September 11, 2013 at 1:21 AM

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hello, so I recently have started the Primal diet/lifestyle and am struggling immensely with carb/over eating. I was scary skinny at 5'7 and 89 pounds. I have managed to gain a few back, I'm currently at 94, but I exercise a lot. About 6 days a... (more)

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AmericanBandit_ 0 · June 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Number 1 - Stop training so hard, you're actually working against your body's natural ability to gain muscle mass and putting your body in a catabolic state from over training. I would skip the eliptical all together, no reason to do cardio if... (more)

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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

So, I'm 44 and have been eating primal for about a year. I only eat good dairy including drinking a bit of raw milk. Lately, the last month or so I've been feeling really great; really strong but I've also become a real a-hole to my friends and... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · May 31, 2013 at 3:36 AM

You might have a hormone imbalance but I would not say that its high T. It might be high E relative to your free T. Highly doubt your T levels are off the chart from eating Paleo but your E levels might be especially if your not eating enough... (more)

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by 28 · about 20 hours ago

When I eat a carb only meal I feel fine but when I incorporate some protein or fat or just protein I start getting dizzy/sleepy and feel slight disorientation. I am currently low carb, around 50g a day. I only just incorporated some starches... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM

How is your D3 blood level? Magnesium intake? Both are needed for glucose control. In the meantime, you can try eating your carbs with your last meal of the day. I am glucose-intolerant and am doing very well with ketosis, now that I have a... (more)

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by 28 · about 20 hours ago

Ever since going Primal/Paleo 6 weeks ago I've started to experience low blood sugar episodes randomly throughout the day and after meals. I chose to go VLC (20g net carbs) at the start just to eliminate any cravings and I had a lot to lose. I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Are you really checking your blood sugar? Eating fewer carbs should not cause hypoglycemia, but you may be experiencing "false" hypos because you're used to very high blood sugars. See... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

Ever since going Primal/Paleo 6 weeks ago I've started to experience low blood sugar episodes randomly throughout the day and after meals. I chose to go VLC (20g net carbs) at the start just to eliminate any cravings and I had a lot to lose. I... (more)

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Hailstorm 0 · May 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

You're bottoming out, which likely means that you need to up your carbs. These blood sugar crashes wreak havoc on your system (as you realize) and they can also negatively affect weight loss. Besides, all weight loss slows down as you have less... (more)

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by 787 · about 20 hours ago

I feel that being out in nature is highly important for physical & mental health, for myself being out in nature is as big a part of paleo/primal lifestyle as the diet itself What do you all do to make sure your getting your dose of fresh... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · April 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I love hitting the trail with my dog! She likes to take her time, which always makes me stop and appreciate my surroundings. I love to take some deep breaths, take in the scenery, and sometimes I even pray. So relaxing. I also think gardening... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I am eating a ketogenic primal diet and have been for the last week or so. I eat 20-30 grams of carbohydrates per day; I am getting a LOT of fat, like 70%-80% of my calories (I basically add coconut oil, lard, or duck fat to everything I can... (more)

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RK 0 · April 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Be patient and keep going. Definitely drop the alcohol! You may just not have the water weight on you to lose that you did last time. Give it at least 2 weeks without any cheats. If you aren't having progress at that point, you may need to... (more)

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by 88 · about 20 hours ago

Hey there, I've asked a similar question before, but I didn't really get all the answers I was looking for.. SO I am going to ask a different one- I am attempting to bulk up, training 6x a week, one day of HIT cardio, the rest generally lifting... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM

This is literally an answer I posted a few days ago but...CALORIES IN vs CALORIES OUT. If you eat more cal than you expend, you will gain weight. Less and you will lose weight. That's all weight loss/gain is. I would say shoot for less protein... (more)

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