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by 10497 · February 13, 2010 at 7:37 PM

I recommend the following: Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (...And Didn't) The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the... (more)

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Nero 0 · February 13, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Every book and article by Taubes. And Barry Groves Trick and Treat. Proteinpower by Dr. Eades. Weston Price (himself) articles/book. One of the first Doctors dealing with LC Wolfgang Lutz Life without bread. Nutrition an disease by Mellanby. (more)

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by 10 · February 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Wouldn't this be the perfect place to collect, by region, the best places to buy the foods suited to the Paleo diet?

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Indygrl 0 · February 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

I am so lucky to live in virginia where I can buy Polyface farms meat and eggs which I read about in the book The Omnivores Delemma. You can drive to the farm to pick it up or they have drop points around the area once a month or in Virgina Beach... (more)

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by 349 · February 14, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Weight loss is my primary objective, for the time being, so I'm consuming little to no carbohydrate in my diet. Also, I can't afford to shop for higher quality meats and vegetables regularly. I'm usually limited to what I can find at a regular... (more)

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Semaj 0 · February 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM

You might consider omitting the canola oil. It's just another industrial food. Coconut oil is waaay better in many ways. Google it.

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by 110 · February 16, 2010 at 1:43 PM

At what level do you engage in Intermittent Fasting? Complete avoidance of consumption, or do you allow yourself to drink non-caloric liquids (ie. coffee/water/tea). Anyone take vitamins during a fast? Was just trying to get a baseline for how... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · February 16, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I normally intermittently fast less than 24 hours, so I feel comfortably getting my day's nutrients in the short block when I am eating and so don't feel compelled to take vitamins. I wouldn't have thought they'd do any harm, but you'd absorb them... (more)

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by 80 · February 16, 2010 at 1:44 PM

I read somewhere that lamb and goat is pasteured and not grain fed as a general rule. Does anyone know if that is true? I am wondering if I can just buy regular grocery store lamb and goat or sheep milk cheese and feel that I am getting a... (more)

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Ana 0 · February 16, 2010 at 1:31 PM

From one of my favourite books (The River Cottage Meat Book), "Thanks to the sheep's ability to thrive on fairly marginal land, British sheep have not, generally speaking, been subjected to the horrors of intensive farming". Interestingly, it... (more)

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by 801 · February 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Ever since adopting a paleo diet (one year ago), I have noticed a decrease in PMS symptoms as well as a shorter period in general. I have significantly less cramping, never get PMS-related acne any more, and find that I have a more regular cycle.... (more)

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Charmoula 0 · February 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM

You may want to check the answers to a similar question I posed earlier: http://paleohacks.com/questions/428/for-women-increased-appetite-and-sugar-cravings-related-to-monthly-cycle (more)

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by 240 · February 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Any ideas on the differences in nutritional values between "fresh grass fed" (summer) and hay-fed (winter) beef and especially butter and dairy. I remember my grandfather in Normandy freezing the beautiful, deep yellow butter of the summer to... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 18, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Weston A Price, in his book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" says that the dairy products (especially the butter) generated by cows in spring are the most high-vitamin products. When the grass is growing, young and green, this is when the... (more)

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by 155 · February 18, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Hey all, I have read a lot of analysis and reviews that have shown saturated fat is not implicated in CVD risk but are there any human studies showing that saturated fat is BENEFICIAL to CVD risk?

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Ed 0 · February 15, 2010 at 11:48 PM

I haven't seen any particular studies, but you may want to check Dr. Eades' blog-- http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/ . Your calories have to come from somewhere. In the SAD, the sugars and grains are documented to be harmful. Most folks who... (more)

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by 801 · February 19, 2010 at 5:38 PM

I'm a single mom with two teenagers, both boys, at home. I've turned our kitchen into a paleo-only space: no grains, no sweets, no junk. There was some serious resistance at first, but now they love eating this way and can really put away the meat... (more)

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Alex_1 0 · February 19, 2010 at 2:13 AM

I have a two-year-old. My wife is not exactly on board with my eating habits (about 85% paleo at the moment) but she tolerates them, and is starting to drift that way herself. My daughter eats rice, bread and cheerios, but probably less than... (more)

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by 13993 · February 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

I've got a pair of Vibram Five Fingers Sprints. I love them. I use them hiking in dirt and sprinting in the grass fields near my house. Today I was out running (in normal running sneakers) and a man (very likely 50 lbs heavier than me, both in... (more)

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Jaap 0 · February 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM

I think Concrete/modern roads have natural equivalents. Just take a look at a rocky trail/packed dirt. It shouldn't matter much where you would run. It's logical though that you are noticing the hard surface runs if you are just starting to... (more)

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by 2713 · February 20, 2010 at 5:45 AM

Paleo for Life is working on ways to promote the benefits of Paleo lifestyles to the public. One idea is the concept of PaleoQ, a single health score computed using the results of common lab tests. The idea is to have a single number for people to... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 20, 2010 at 1:54 AM

While this tool may work for those in their 40s or older who've been getting blood work done on a regular basis, many young adults these days don't do so yet. Many haven't ever had their blood checked! Going to the doctor and getting these... (more)

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by 6082 · February 21, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Requirement: No more than 4 ingredients allowed. Must be possible to prepare in less than 20 minutes. I get tired of recipes where people add ingredients like crazy. I just wanted something simple, that won't fall apart and tastes good. (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 20, 2010 at 5:15 AM

I tried something tonight with my ground beef. I was super delighted with how they turned out! Paleo Meatballs 1 lb ground beef 1 egg 1/4 cup almond flour 3 cloves crushed garlic And if you're feeling spicy, add: ... (more)

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by 1655 · February 21, 2010 at 11:03 AM

according to the paleo approach, what % of our fat intake should be: saturated monounsaturated polyunsaturated thanks

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David_Moss 0 · February 21, 2010 at 11:03 AM

There aren't any strict rations suggested by the paleo approach, but since your main source of fat should likely be animal fat, you'd be looking at mostly SFA and MUFA with minimal PUFA, with the ratios of omega 3 to omega 6 within PUFA being more... (more)

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by 2713 · February 23, 2010 at 4:03 AM

It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your triglyceride levels. However, can triglycerides get too low? How low is too low, and what does it mean when it is too low?

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Ed 0 · February 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

According to this link ( http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com/low-triglycerides.html ) triglycerides are too low if they're under 10mg/dl. 5 causes are listed: hyperthyroidism, malnutrition, certain drugs, low fat diet, and... (more)

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by 414 · February 23, 2010 at 3:31 PM

That's more like two questions in one. Paleo followers generally suggest that animal oils should replace vegetable oils in the diet. As for the reasons, as I currently understand them: - High temperatures are used to extract vegetable oils -... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 23, 2010 at 2:18 PM

You missed that they are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which are blamed for many many inflammatory problems from heart disease to bone loss. You get enough of these from meat that you definitely don't need more in the form of vegetable oil.... (more)

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by 352 · February 24, 2010 at 12:34 PM

What kind of sugar is in grapefruit juice? NutritionData does not seem to have a breakdown: LINK I remember getting a copy of this crazy heart diet almost ten years ago that claimed that you should eat bacon, butter and high fat foods in order... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM

In general, citrus fruits are relatively low in fructose compared to, say, watermelon. David is correct about the ratios, but to flesh out the numbers for pink or white grapefruit, total sugar is 6.2%, or 6.2gm per 100gm fruit. Total fructose... (more)

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by 2633 · February 24, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Following up on an earlier question contemplating the optimal "Paleo" vitamin dose, which foods would be good starting points for ascertaining recommended fat soluble vitamin ratios? Do you know the A-D-K-E ratio of any "whole" foods? (more)

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Jon_Thoroddsen 0 · February 24, 2010 at 11:48 PM

As pointed out in the other thread, it makes no sense to include D in this, as paleo man got most of his D from the sun. The food that contains the most D, liver, probably contains too much A compared to D.

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by 2254 · February 27, 2010 at 2:51 PM

How to tell when a fat or oil is rancid? Does the taste provide a clue? I have often been in the situation of tasting something, such as a walnut or some fish oil, that just didn't taste right - a sort of strong "stale" flavour - so there is... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM

It seems to be mostly undetectable to the human tongue, except in the worst cases. I wrote a post about it. Fresh nuts taste better to me, but the average grocery store probably-rancid nut tastes fine. With whole foods like fish it is easier,... (more)

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by 10497 · March 01, 2010 at 2:36 AM

Other names I have heard used for Paleolithic Diet (and its variants) include: Caveman diet Raw paleolithic diet CrossFit diet Paleolithic nutrition Primal diet Ancestral diet Evolutionary diet Traditional diet Neanderthal diet Any... (more)

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speno 0 · March 01, 2010 at 2:33 AM

The Neanderthal Diet, like from Ray Audette's book Neanderthin.

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by 293 · March 02, 2010 at 12:18 AM

I love eating paleo and am now ready to experiment by adding the best exercise to this lifestyle. Where's the best place to start....yes I am currently out of condition :)

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gilliebean 0 · March 01, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I highly recommend starting with Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Workout Plan. It's really simple: Monday ??? Sprint Tuesday ??? Lift Heavy Things Wednesday ??? Move Slowly, Play or Rest Thursday ??? Sprint Friday ??? Move Slowly, Play or... (more)