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by 327 · about 18 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 18 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 0 · about 18 hours ago

I've had the possibility to correspond a lot of distinct furnish trading experts during my fifteen assemblage advancement as a stem merchandiser. Most are eager, but as with any community, there are those that truly create it a bad refer. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

All right, I've been following a Primal lifestyle (tending towards Paleo, too) for just over 3 years now and, pretty much every day, I'll eat a huge salad for lunch. Usually, it'll have some sort of greens (mix of romaine, spring mix, and... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I think that @raydawg gave you a very detailed response your other question. It seems to me that your current situation is just a continuation of the previous one. I agree with him... your gut bacteria appears not adapted to your current... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 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 18 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 18 hours ago

So I absolutely LOVE the scottish buttery shortbread cookies, OMG. However, I want to find a primal recipe that doesn't use almond flour, only coconut flour, any ideas/suggestions?

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Laura_48 0 · December 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

using only coconut flour? Without almond flour, they would be pretty bad in my opinion. Do you have a nut allergy?

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by 1495 · about 18 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 18 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 0 · about 18 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

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/low-carb-flu/#axzz2eXbk4Qa4

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by 21 · about 18 hours ago

let's talk about the 80/20 rule as a law of efficiency (not the 80% paleo, 20% cheat food rule), whereby you figure out which 20% of your inputs are producing 80% of the results, or in this case: which essential foods should provide the... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

For what it's worth, you may want to look into replacing some of that grass-fed beef with oily fish. You've got the sardines on there, which could cover your omega-3 requirements, but you could also replace some of the beef with fish and get... (more)

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by 25 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 115 · about 18 hours ago

First of all, I know facts such as people becoming shorter and died younger after the agricultural revolution. I know modern milk are bad for most of us. I know modern bread are bad for most of us. What I don't know is if bread made of original... (more)

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RB_1 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Hello, I'm new to this site and my education is not in the sciences so... take my comments with a grain of salt. I've read the works of the paleo pioneers and even read some write-ups of Cordain's views in 1993 or 1994, which were very... (more)

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by 45 · about 18 hours ago

We are a mostly paleo/primal family. Probably 85%-90%. My two year old loves protein of any source and fruit. Still working on the veggies and healthy fats. He does love bacon. We can't afford pastured bacon but we try to buy the best we can at... (more)

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August 0 · May 09, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Cholesterol is a necessary building block to his body. He needs cholesterol. You need cholesterol. Watch Peter Attia explain. Of particular interest is that the avoidance of dietary cholesterol tends to result in an increase of ingestion of... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 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 18 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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by 45 · about 18 hours ago

Hi!my two year old just got out of the hospital after contracting RSV. He was there two nights and is now on oxygen and a nebulizer. We read that some children go on to develop asthma after this sort of thing and his dad has asthma too. I've read... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM

If you're following a proper Paleo/Primal diet at home (e.g. with offal, seaweed, oysters, bone broth etc), and depending how much of this is your kid allowed to eat (ask your doctor), then test your kid via a blood test for various deficiencies... (more)

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by 41 · about 18 hours ago

Anyone ever attempt to make their own Primal Fuel? I'm referring to this one if it wasn't obvious -- http://primalblueprint.com/products/Primal-Fuel.html

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Alex 0 · March 05, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I haven't made a ready-mix powder like Primal Fuel, but I was making whey protein shakes with coconut milk long before Sisson came out with his product. The base is a scoop of pure whey protein isolate, a few ounces of canned coconut milk, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Sorry if I sound ignorant, but would like to know your view on it. Me an my gym buddies can't seem to agree. Is it lifestyle or food related? Thanks a lot.

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Pecan 0 · February 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

The terms paleo and caveman are usually used interchangeably. Primal is a variation of paleo which permits food groups like dairy. Here is an overview from Mark Sisson:... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Craving eggrolls and wontons, there doesn't seem to be a way to make paleo/primal wrappers. The closest I have seen is a gluten free wrapper that still uses either rice paper/rice flour/tapioca flour. I don't understand why almond meal or... (more)

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Jac_Guillory 0 · January 09, 2013 at 1:28 AM

This recipe uses chicken skin. Interesting! http://survivalpunk.com/paleo-egg-rolls/

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by 61 · about 19 hours ago

In order to be on low-carb/high fat diet average man needs to consume 200-250g of fat in order to receive his 75-80% of calories from fat. Therefore I am eating 200-250g of fat per day. However, the only way how to achieve this is to eat pure... (more)

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CD 0 · December 06, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Lets do some basic math. You said average male, so I am going to assume 5'9", 170 lbs with a BMR around 1750 and 15% BF. This man would need about 1g protein per lb lean weight. Let's put that at (approximately) 150g protein. And, for this... (more)

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by 130 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, Following a quick search, I noticed there hasn't been many "UK" based threads recently. If your in the UK, where are you based and what's your experience with paleo? What are some of your best tips for UK based paleo followers? Where do... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · November 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I live in the Isle of Man. My experience with "paleo" eating is great. I guess, in a nutshell, it fixed my health, although I was already doing it before I realised there was a community for it. I'm not one of these extremist/fundamentalist paleo... (more)

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