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36 y/o male 204 pounds 5'11'' I am about 23 pounds over weight. Recent ACL surgery, in phase 4 - so I am moving around easily.  Worried about carb intake - sitting at 40-50 grams per day and I feel ok. No real lag, except later in the... (more)

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I have recently (in the last 2 months) gained back about 6 pounds of a 15 pound weight loss 4 years ago.  I eat about 98% paleo, but sometimes treat myself and lately I have been eating stricter paleo and reducing sugar but the pounds still... (more)

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Am doing autoimmune paleo and having trouble finding enough food I can eat to satisfy my hunger

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How much fat is okay on a paleo diet?  My Doctor wants to start me on a cholesterol med and I don't want too.   The last time I tried them I couldn't lift my leg high enough to get into my car and instead of a push up I did a face... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Depends on your goals. Generally you'd start with protein, and the rest of your daily calories should go to fats vs carbs, also depending on your needs.   But you've said the magic word - cholesterol.  Your doctor is operating under... (more)

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Hi there, I have been experiencing slight numbness in my left arm & leg for a while now. I first thought it was from all the tension in my neck  & shoulders and went to a massage therapist.  She thought it was beyond what she... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Could be neuropathy, which typically, but not always is caused by nerve damage caused by high blood sugar, or lack of B6/B12.  In some of us with MTHFR gene defects, you'd need to remove normal B6, B12 and use the methylated forms. ... (more)

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I am told that is too high GI. My question is: With natural sugars being processed differently from processed sugars is that really true? Has anyone actually done some tests with real, fresh fruits. People on Gersen cancer thereapy drink gallons... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

No.  There is no difference between "natural" and unnatural sugars, and in fact complex vs simple sugars.  Your digestive system breaks them all down to sugar.  Doesn't matter if you eat a bowl of sugar or a bowl of pasta. ... (more)

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I have a family and personal history that pretty much guarantees I will get colon cancer if I don't have regular colonoscopies. I have been grain-free for about a year now and have felt a huge reduction in what I now realize was symptoms of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Wait, what? colonoscopies don't prevent cancer.  They're used to detect the possible presence of cancer, and they themselves carry some pretty bad infection risks, many people get infected from perforations caused by colonoscopies, some... (more)

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At work, they have free tea and coffee. I drink a few cups of the tea a day from the paper cups provided. I'm wondering if the hot water could be leaching something nasty from the wax and glue used in the construction of paper cups... I could... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Bring your own mug.  If you see anything shiny in the paper cup, it's coated with plastic or some kind of wax, and you can bet it's not bees wax and that some of it will melt off into the drink.   Almost every job I've had, had the... (more)

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On 17/10/12 I had a complete blood test that verified that my TSH was 48.00 and Free T4 was 0.48. A year later it was seen that they were the same values and also Anti-TPO was 309. So I started taking Levotiroxine to substitute the T4... (more)

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Hi PH's, When some of my relatives and I eat potatoes we notice an increase in inflammation and joint pain. Funny thing is this doesn't happen at all with French Fries and less so when I make hashbrowns with the previously cooked potatoes. Is... (more)

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It's winter and I've been getting some frozen greens such as brocolli and brussels sprouts. I just hate frozen spinach though. What do 'yall think about canned spinach? I usually eat it cooked anyway (typically sauteed in olive oil with garlic,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Canned food is awful tasting. Across the board. Maybe I'll eat canned corn, but frozen is orders of magnitude better.  Frozen… pretty good in general. Broccoli sucks because I don't like stems, and the stems are primarily what you get... (more)

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I've been phasing out many things in my diet. I'm basically down to fish, meats (chicken), vegetables and fruits. I eat a good bit of vegetables and fruits everyday as well as fish about 3-4 times a week and meats/chicken. I have not yet... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:28 PM

What's the source of the bacon?  Is it from pastured pigs, made the proper way by long curing and/or smoking? Or is it supermarket bacon from CAFO pigs that were fed all sorts of nasty stuff, then cure injected for a short duration? ... (more)

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Hi, I'm doing a low carb / low fat diet.I'm eating at least 1.2g of protein per Kg but I noticed today that I eat around 700-800Kcal per day.Will the rest of the Calories will be supplied by ketones from my fat stock? Or am I going to loose... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Well, if you're trying to get yourself killed, that's a pretty straightforward way to go about it. They had a diet fad like that in the 70's, several people died. Here's the official report: Sudden, unexpected death in avid dieters... (more)

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Hello, Yesterday afternoon I tested myself with Keto-diastix strips and I was at 40 mg/dL of ketone, this morning I only got 5mg/dL. Was ketosis still active?From what I understood ketosis is an ON/OFF process, either you test negative for... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM

If those are urine strips, they're nearly useless.  Supposedly, if they're blood strips they're the most acurate - but also very expensive.    What could be happening is that you're producing ketones and urinating them out, hence... (more)

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I personally am looking to side step the adverse effects that triclosan is having on my body, but am unsure how to do so. The hospital I work at only has handsoap with Tricolsan based hand soap. And with working as an ER tech, I wash my hands... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Wear gloves, bring your own soap?

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A while back I thought I had developed an alergy to eggs (I was not happy as I love eggs). The reason was that when I ate them for breakfast, I had *fecal urgency* within an hour, usually about the time I arrived at work. So, I pretty much stopped... (more)

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ashi 0 · November 19, 2014 at 7:29 PM

What are some of the other foods that seem to be causing this? Peppers are nightshades and eggs may cause a reaction similar to one caused by gluten in some people. There might be an inflammatory response that you might be having to these foods. I... (more)

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Hi! I really need advice!  A few years ago I started experiencing brain fog, digestive problems, weight gain, bone pain, extreme fatigue, etc. Last year I've read about candida and decided to try the diet. I've lost so much weight that I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 21, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Get a real doctor, stop ignoring their advice. Dump the worthless supplments. Do a proper elimination diet. I know, that will take you 6-12 months to accomplish, but that's what you might have to do. And even then, diet does not fix everything. If... (more)

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Hi guys!  Im an 18 year old female powerlifter, about 5'5". I dont weigh myself because of a past with eating disorders but Id guess Im 130-135lbs.  I eat VERY healthfully. No processed food, everything is cooked at home. Animal... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 19, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Well, since you're clearly not doing low-carb, the only way for you to stay slim is obviously to count your calories and not overeat. But from what it sounds like you really like to eat and it shows in your food diary. You're slim now, because... (more)

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Hello, I am aware of people using myfitnesspal, apps, and websites to track their rough intake as a whole. My problem is how do you know what grams of protein,fat and carbs  look like on a plate? So lets say I need 95 total grams of... (more)

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Did this yesterday and felt it necessary to share it with ya'll... What you need:-Baking cups (muffin cups, preferably a non-stick or parchment type) -Egg yolks (separated from whites) -An oil or fat (I used Macadamia nut oil) Preheat oven... (more)

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Neidermyer 0 · November 18, 2014 at 8:07 PM

They come out just in between runny and solid. I would describe it as the consistency of a soft-boiled egg, maybe a bit more viscous and gooey. 

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