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by 539 · less than a minute ago

I have had a side effect ever since going paleo 9 months ago, and I've sort of ignored it because it's not exactly pleasant to dwell on it, but it does concern me. Not necessarily because of the thing itself, but because it might mean I'm not... (more)

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borofergie 0 · July 01, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I'm guessing that more than a mouthful is probably a waste anyway? Unless you are a professional porn star, is anyone really counting how much you ejaculate?

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by 887 · less than a minute ago

I've been primal for about 2 months, and I do believe its right for me. But I think that maybe it has to do with different bodies. I think plenty of people can do well on grains. Is it really all or nothing? Does anyone agree with me that its... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · June 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I think everyone could benefit from eating whole, real foods and not processed "crap in a box." I also think everyone could benefit from foods that are humanely and sustainably raised and grown. Our industrial food system is killing us and our... (more)

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by 5828 · 1 minute ago

Mark Sisson just dropped this teaser at his blog. As much as I???m not a fan of Chronic Cardio, I understand that a lot of people are interested in pursuing endurance events. I get it. I used to be one of them. More and more, now, I???m... (more)

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · June 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I run like 15 miles a week. 15 miles at a time. The rest of the time i do xfit type workouts (5x a week)

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by 3043 · 1 minute ago

I've been low carb Primal (paleo plus cream and cheese, and 50g or less of carbs) for a few weeks. Prior to that, I was mostly WAPF, with some sugar. I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded after I eat. Usually within 5 minutes of eating. I'm... (more)

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Kelleil 0 · June 25, 2012 at 4:53 AM

Could you get a blood glucose meter and check your fasting, then before a meal, right when you feel dizzy and then an hour and 2 after? Rule out blood sugar issues (even while vlc, it can happen) then we can it down.

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by 887 · 1 minute ago

I've been primal for about 6 weeks. I am now sleeping like a log, but aside from that there are no differences in my body. I don't feel any better or worse than when I was eating grains and sugar. Do I need to keep going to experience anything else? (more)

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Rebekah 0 · June 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

for me, some things changed instantly almost, and some have taken months to see. not because they weren't there all along, but because i lived with the symptoms for so long, i didn't even realize it wasn't normal. some things (like joint pain) i... (more)

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by 300 · 2 minutes ago

Im looking into creating a Paleo Primal meetup group in 90038 (LA Near hollywood), but it costs money to start the group... I've put out some feelers on Mark Sisson forums to see if people would join before i front the money. If we can get 5-7... (more)

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VandyGear03 0 · June 08, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I want to join a group, but I'm a little bit far (Long Beach). We had a meetup group, but it didn't have many activities and just closed last month. I would join your, but I would only be able to do activities on the weekends. I've certainly... (more)

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by 15 · 2 minutes ago

Hi. I've been eating fully primal for about 2.5 months now, and for the year prior to that I was largely gluten/dairy free. I've lost about 35lb in the last 2.5 months by being primal and focussing on keeping my carbs low (I try to be under 50g a... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 05, 2012 at 7:24 AM

What comes to mind for me as I read your issues, is leaky gut. Sounds like you have been on more than one course of antibiotics recently and that alone can cause leaky gut and thus make you more susceptible to food sensitivities. I mentioned in... (more)

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by 120 · 3 minutes ago

Does anyone have any experience buying the Primal Grassfed Beef from Slankers (Texas Grassfed Beef)? It is listed as 5.99 per pound with beef trim, beef liver, beef heart, beef spleen, and beef kidneys all mixed in. It seems like a very... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 30, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I've bought lots of meat, bones, and organs from Slankers. Their stuff is really good. My German Shepherd eats some of their ground pet food at $4/lb. I just checked their website. Their primal mix is $5.08/lb, not $6. Honestly, I don't know what... (more)

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by 4283 · 3 minutes ago

http://www.primalspiritfoods.com/products_flavor_details.php I encountered these at the cafeteria at work and thought "Wow, a Paleo/Primal brand." Then I read the ingredients. These guys should change the name of their product. What do you think? (more)

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trjones 0 · May 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I like how they feel that they need to go out of their way to rename gluten as "wheat protein".

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by 1659 · 6 minutes ago

I'm listening to a great podcast of an interview of Mark. I know he's big in the primal scene but I just find it funny that he promotes a primal lifestyle but his blog is steeped with "meal replacement" powder and his own line of "protein powder".... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Mark's is the moderate, sensible voice that enrolled me into leaving SAD. He seems to understand that supplementing your whole foods with a little home-made yogurt or a piece of fresh fruit isn't a "paleo fail" that deserves a stern scolding. I... (more)

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by 15 · 8 minutes ago

Bear with me for a moment. I started eating primally at the start of January this year. I do believe I am metabolically deranged as I was carrying about 60 extra lb and had a lot of belly fat (apple shape). I researched a great deal and... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · April 15, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Maybe you are eating a new food to which you are having a reaction? For example, are you suddenly eating lots of eggs? Mike

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by 210 · 8 minutes ago

Alrighty, so just as a disclaimer, before I started making my switch over to start becoming more of a strict primal eater (def more primal than paleo), the majority of my fridge already made up of mostly nearly paleo/primal foods (meat, fish,... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · March 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM

It sounds like you are on the right track! Some advice: -Hit up farmers markets, watch sales, buy what is in season -Buy in bulk (while only buying what you know you will use) -Consider sharing a large purchase of grass fed meat with a friend... (more)

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by 20 · 8 minutes ago

Around August/September/October I tried Atkins and didn't lose a single pound. It was irritating considering most people lose at least water weight. Then, I stopped caring because I figured the baby weight was here to stay, but then I still wanted... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

First, let me say I would be very frustrated in your place. I can't really know what's going on based on a few sentences, but here are a few thoughts to consider--hope one or more provide possible insights: when weight loss isn't happening... (more)

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by 78 · 9 minutes ago

Still learning this way of eating. Wondering what the difference is between paleo and primal eating?

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AnarchyCaveman 0 · March 23, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Realistically, there's no difference, IMO. People who say Primal are just into Mark Sisson's books, website, etc. Primal is a variant of Paleo. Everyone who eats Paleo eats a different variant of it.

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by 24523 · 9 minutes ago

What are the most popular variations on the general theme of paleo diets? Can you describe them in fifteen words or less? If so, please submit your suggestion and they'll be added to the alphabetically-ordered list. Archevore: Avoid neolithic... (more)

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Senneth 0 · March 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Lazy-Ass Paleo: Slim Jim's, Fake Cheese, Questionable apples, from locally owned smoke shop, beer is ok -head in sand. This is how my best friend attempted Paleo. She has been on it since Jan 1 and "hasn't lost a pound" "paleo sucks"

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by 552 · 10 minutes ago

What is your favorite cookbook for everyday paleo/primal cooking ? Everyday cooking as in (roughly in this order of priority): meals which are low-carb paleo/primal compatible meals which don't require a laundry list of ingredients meals which... (more)

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Lyndra 0 · March 05, 2012 at 4:14 PM

"Garden of Eating" (Rachel Albert & Don Matesz) is the best paleo-friendly cookbook I have (out of the 10 or so I now own). It's great for a newbie cook, as they discuss produce selection, stocking your pantry, & cooking techniques. They... (more)

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by 12540 · 11 minutes ago

I've had a lot of folks asking about the eating plan I've been on for a while. When I try to explain it to them, it seems like, in order to describe it, I end up having to explain all the possible macronutrient variables and how you can fiddle... (more)

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Mash 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I like that; I think it does the job without having to throw in a lot of Scientific justification. The only issue would be having to explain why sourcing pre-agricultural foods are better than post-agricultural foods, which would inevitably lead... (more)

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by 190 · 12 minutes ago

What is the Difference between 'Paleo' and 'Primal?' Is one better for weightloss than the other? Or should I just experiment with it and see how my body responds?

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Joshua_1 0 · February 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Paleo: A general concept shared by multiple authors and gurus regarding the elimination of toxins by basing a diet on "Ancestral" foods. Core beliefs are "No gluten-containing grains, no legumes, no-lactose or casein (cheese/yogurt/milk), no... (more)

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by 871 · 12 minutes ago

I have been reading everything I can get my hands on by Gary Taubes. I am getting through "why we gat fat..." And I reached the chapter about localized weight gain..i believe in extreme cases it is called ..lipodystrophy. This fascinated me... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I have read on several primal/paleo "experience" blogs, that quite a few women (who aren't crossfitters and start Paleo while overweight) quote "keep their curves" (and are happy to do so) once they've reached their goals physically. I find the... (more)

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by 1600 · 14 minutes ago

I hear a lot about how the SAD diet tricks your brain by providing certain things in super high amounts. Overstimulation of the brain with extremely high amounts of sugar/fat/salt (three things that were supposed to be hard to come by but vital in... (more)

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tatty 0 · January 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM

I like the quote I heard from Hank Shaw in a radio interview (author of HuntGatherCook). It was "humans are designed to have a little of a lot not a lot of a little". That was one of the reasons he thought hunter gatherers were in much better... (more)

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by 136 · 15 minutes ago

Looking for places to eat primal/paleo.... all over the country. Any info will help. Thanks! Looking for menu items that are grass-fed, organic, pastured, or at the very least anti-biotic/hormone free. Grocery stores, yes... that's gonna be... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · December 21, 2011 at 8:10 AM

You can get a hamburger with lettuce instead of a bun. You can eat at WholeFoods grocery.

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by 10 · 16 minutes ago

Ok, so I've been primal for about 3 months now and it's definitely the best decision I've ever made. I've been reading into going barefoot. However, I live in Chicago so bare feet in freezing temps probably isn't a good idea. Are there any... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 09, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Other manufacturers may do this as well, but I've found some great compromise shoes at Merrell. The pair I'm wearing this winter have full suede uppers but feel as if I'm walking around in my stocking feet--no sense of shoe at all. There's no... (more)

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by 18635 · 16 minutes ago

Your answer may change in the future but.....REDO!...So what type Paleo are you? I find this site "Paleohacks" is not necessarily about "Paleo???" and that's cool. It's a variation of Paleo/Primal/PHD/Science/Evolution/CW whatever. The... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · December 05, 2011 at 6:46 AM

I think your definition of paleo may be too rigid. Paleo is an idea. A philosophy. It's an umbrella that can and does encompass many different foods and combinations of foods as well as some other lifestyle choices. Paleo is also about... (more)

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by 8574 · 18 minutes ago

In a properly performed paleolithic kipping pull-up, after locking out over the spear, the caveman pushes back from the spear into an arc that loads the forward push of the chest through the arms prior to the following rep. This is a smooth,... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 10, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Paleo Man never "exercised." Had no need to. Yours is a fun question that points to a major disjuncture between his world and ours. Can you even imagine our ancestors living the life they lived, looking at each other after a full day, and saying,... (more)

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Possible Duplicate: Where can I go to discuss questions I have about anthropology, religion, evolutionary biology, or evolutionary psychology? As many of us have been taught, modern humans (homo spaiens) evolved from Archaic Homo Sapiens,... (more)

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