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by 61 · 1 minute ago

With so many people shunning soap and shampoo, what's the general thought on dental hygiene? Brush, floss, mouthwash? Someone told me about chewing certain types of leaves for hygiene purposes. What say you?

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archaea 0 · May 28, 2010 at 10:13 AM

I used to brush systematically twice a day and floss once a day regardless, but since going very low carb and almost eliminating fruit on a daily basis, I find that I require less brushing. So it has turned into a less regular, as-and-when-needed... (more)

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by 328 · 1 minute ago

Having lost 120 lbs on paleo in the last year, I get a lot of questions about what I'm doing. And I find that the people who understand what I'm talking about are often doing something similar - under the direction of their Naturopath. I've... (more)

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Kat 0 · May 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

My first naturopath guided me towards this diet although she never used the terminology. She started by getting me off wheat but then convinced me to give up grains and dairy except for homemade organic yogurt. She taught me about different meats... (more)

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by 22913 · 1 minute ago

I've found even the natural eggs are soyfed. Other than buying pastured free range online, how do I get healthy high omega 3 eggs? Or does the chicken negate the huge amount of negatives from soy during digestion?

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Sandra 0 · May 27, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Did you read the earlier thread on phytoestrogens in soy-fed chicken eggs? http://paleohacks.com/questions/3311/should-we-be-concerned-about-potential-soy-phytoestrogens-in-eggs That was my main concern, but perhaps there are others as well?? (more)

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by 4163 · 1 minute ago

I've suffered from this on and off while paleo. It's very distressing but mostly harmless. I've been to the doc who did a physical exam and declared I didn't have traditional vertigo but presribed some stemitil, which actually made it worse. I've... (more)

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Dave_Hirschman 0 · May 27, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I still get this once in a while, even after going Paleo. With me, it seems related to sinus problems - my sinuses are pressing on the inner ear structures which control balance. I can get sinus toothaches now and then, too. The sinuses are... (more)

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by 22913 · 1 minute ago

Following common online recipes for coconut flours, I've made some tasty pseudobread/dessert with low carb for my non paleo friends transitionary phase...so no lectures needed. What I need is advice on making the coconut flour product not as... (more)

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PaleoInPink 0 · May 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

I have had similar experiences with coconut flour products. For me the best bet has been to increase the liquid content- but do so carefully and a little at a time. My best bets are usually Butter or grapeseed oil which can lend to moisture while... (more)

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by 337 · 1 minute ago

Weston Price used butter oil as part of his diet recommendations, and I've seen a lot of people in the paleo community recommend it as well, so I recently bought a bottle from Green Pastures. The problem is that it's really expensive for the... (more)

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PortlandAllan 0 · May 29, 2010 at 5:36 AM

Summarizing most of what's already been written into a single post: 1) There is conventional butter and pasture butter. For the highest vitamin K2 content, the butter must be from cows fed grass in pasture. Silage and cut hay does not have the... (more)

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by 40 · 1 minute ago

About how long did it take for any of you to go paleo? How many cheats, days or weeks, did you have before knowing this is a permanent lifestyle change for you?

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JJ 0 · May 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM

I think the "complete conversion" is actually a misnomer. I've been Paleo for more than a year, and it's still an ongoing process, mostly because I had to continue to educate myself. At first I ditched all grains, legumes, sugar, and dairy, but... (more)

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by 78422 · 1 minute ago

Can Flax seed cure or reduce migraine? any one has input or experience with it.....

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 26, 2010 at 2:05 AM

Flax seed is only valuable for its omega-3 content, but that omega-3 is the ALA form, which is less usable than the DHA form. DHA can be found in large amounts in fish and other seafood. My father and I had migraines before going paleo. Doing an... (more)

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by 25 · 1 minute ago

My local grocery store carries dried veggie chips as a store brand (Publix.) Ingredients seem pretty benign (Squash, Carrots, Taro, Green Beans, salt.) Beyond the oil, any issues with dried veggies?

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Vee 0 · May 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

only that most of those vegies are all starchy/sugary vegetables and the oil is probably some type of processed vegetable oil. I'd rate those about the same as any other "chip"

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by 88 · 1 minute ago

i love the whole paleo diet, and am really new to it. is it ok to eat butter everyday? 1 tbsp everyday? any other inputs on this?

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LiveForIt 0 · May 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM

While any excess consumption of the three macro-nutrients (fat, carbs, protein) can be stored in adipose tissue theoretically, butter (fat) is the LEAST likely to be stored as fat. So yes, enjoy butter with out guilt. Try to find 100%... (more)

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by 699 · 1 minute ago

Does anyone have any experience or insight on this supplement? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirulina_(dietary_supplement)

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damaged_justice 0 · May 24, 2010 at 10:10 PM

According to nutritiondata.com, spirulina has some of the highest thiamine content of all foods per 100-gram serving. Along with magnesium and manganese (found in agar seaweed), thiamine seems to be one of the nutrients that always comes up short... (more)

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by 129 · 1 minute ago

I have half a dozen cans of coconut milk sitting in my pantry, and I need to think of ways to use more of it on a day to day basis! I like the taste, and it's great in curries or similar meals, but I wish I had more options. Can y'all suggest... (more)

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Laren 0 · May 24, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Ice cream: Frozen blueberries Coconut milk Raw Honey Cinnamon Mix in a blender, should freeze up into ice cream. Delicious.

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by 1655 · 1 minute ago

So, on my very exciting Friday night -- Researching on the Interwebs about milk + health (believe me I'll have some questions over the next few days for y'all, don't want to overwhelm everyone at once;), I found some pretty strong criticisms of... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 23, 2010 at 3:58 AM

I'm not convinced of the whole acid/base food balance concept. From an evolutionary perspective, it makes no sense that our staple food, meat, would throw us into acid/base imbalance and destroy our bones. Here's a rebuttal of the acid-producing... (more)

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by 22913 · 1 minute ago

I read somewhere and would love to give credit, but I'm not sure where I read it. The tropical is personal addition however. I won't recreate this theory as eloquently but the general premise is: in the spring/summer meat was plentiful, we hunted... (more)

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pfw 0 · May 22, 2010 at 12:40 AM

This "theory" is idle evolutionary speculation that everyone falls prey to at some point or another. It fails to hold up to scrutiny, but is intuitively satisfying if you don't really think about it. Basic questions: 1) What is "winter" in east... (more)

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by 2423 · 1 minute ago

I need a new electric range, and am wondering what kind of cooking top is best for frying. My existing one is very old, with (uneven) coils. Most new ranges seem to have a smoothtop. I fry most of my food -- does anyone have thoughts on... (more)

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Blue__the_Thrifty_Mom 0 · May 19, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I also have an old stove, but I only cook on cast iron. It distributes the heat wonderfully. I fry almost everything I eat - even frying down greens. As for buying a new stove, I'd go for the cheapest of good quality. As with many things, folks... (more)

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by 3268 · 1 minute ago

There's a bit of a tendency for some of us to romanticize an ancestral notion of "nature" as a sort of harmony, where man flourished in his pure form. This monologue by director Werner Herzog, on "the obscenity of the jungle," reminds us that... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · May 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I think that taking anything a First World urban aesthete says about nature after he's just been massively culture-shocked by being dumped into the Amazon jungle seriously is a risky business. It'll be utterly beyond anything he's ever seen... (more)

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by 129 · 1 minute ago

I'm interested in gaining a decent amount of muscle mass with heavy compound lifts and the right diet. Standard Starting Strength answer is GOMAD, and I've done that for a while (I seem to tolerate dairy very well, thankfully.) I'm just curious... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM

The GOMAD approach is a high-carb, high-insulin method of weight gain. A gallon of milk contains nearly 200gm of sugar. You will gain fat at the same time you gain muscle. Some bodybuilders like to gain weight in the off-season, then cut... (more)

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by 22913 · 1 minute ago

I'm a huge fan of paleonu.com "Tolerated is not optimal, why is that so difficult to understand" what's your favorite Paleo/Primal/EvoNu quote?

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Jeanne 0 · May 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM

"I think people worry about the contaminants in their water bottles, but are killing themselves with vegetable oils, starch and fructose." Dr. Art Ayers of http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/ (more)

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by 248 · 1 minute ago

As a supplement to a paleo lifestyle, I also engage in Crossfit and I am sure that many of you do as well. A friend of mine has recently joined Crossfit and taken up a paleo lifestyle. I would love to know how to a) shut this guy up and b) provide... (more)

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JJ 0 · May 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I think his points are all right on. He doesn't strike me as a hater at all! In fact, it seems to me that he goes out of his way to provide a reasoned analysis of the flaws in the way CF is implemented in many affiliates. If you want haters, you... (more)

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by 353 · 1 minute ago

Hello, I'm new to Paleo (coming from a veganesque diet), and fat currently makes up about 40-50% of my daily calories (pemmican, coconut, nuts, etc) which might be on the low side for some. Seems like everyone in the Paleo community loves their... (more)

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Patrik 0 · May 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

@Jason T This may sound annoyingly paradoxical -- but I would caution you not to think of the Paleo diet in terms of what food you can eat or not eat. Or what macro-nutrient you should focus on. Get a little more meta. Think about it in terms... (more)

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