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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?

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raydawg 0 · May 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

It's fine except the agave nectar is equivalent to high fructose corn syrup.

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by 38 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 hours ago

am on VLC/zero c. over year and now i try to eat more like Primal ,so i add sometimes berries to my meal.i know that it still can raise my blood sugar very well after zero carb even it consist not to much fructose but anyway my qw is-is it better... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · June 06, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Some say that eating carbs with fat stops blood sugar spiking too high and the fat blunts insulin response, so carbs should always be eaten in the context of a high fat meal. I don't use a glucose meter so I don't know, I think that would be the... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 5 · about 17 hours ago

Ive been wondering about this for quite a long time, but always didnt know how to really describe this dilemma im feeling, and, well , dont know completely how to now, but ill give it a try, hope youll all underatand my question: Its like... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · November 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Sorry to fall into your trap here, but I am going to say combining them would be optimal, but probably much differently than you are thinking in your head about it. Also keep in mind that the 2 people you are talking about above most likely... (more)

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by 1495 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 21 · about 17 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 28 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 787 · about 17 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 45 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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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