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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I've been fairly strict paleo for a little over a year (though I eat commercial - i.e. non-grass-fed meats) with little to no dairy (butter, occasional cheese and 90% dark chocolate). 2 mornings ago, I woke up with a sharp pain at the junction of... (more)

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Nick_3 0 · January 02, 2011 at 6:23 AM

As you probably know, TMJ disorder can be caused by a huge array of things. When I had it a few months ago, it was due to stress. I just had to deal with my problems head on, and make a concerted effort to relax. Several days later, I noticed that... (more)

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by 10 · September 22, 2014 at 4:24 PM

I'm 5'0 and 95 lbs. I'm happy with my body. I used to be 110 lbs but I've lost 15 lbs over the past few months without even trying just by cutting out the junk food. My body looks very good now but oh my god, my face:( I used to have a baby face... (more)

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jake_7 0 · August 26, 2012 at 2:15 AM

i have no scientific reasoning to this answer but i don't see any logical way to make this happen. it's like the antithesis of trying to spot reduce and we all know that doesn't work. don't be afraid to put a little bit of weight back on girls... (more)

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by 84 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I have started swallowing my own ejaculate. I started after reading some studies. I will say the benefits have been overwhelming. My skin looks much like when I was on HGH injections. It has an awesome glow and I look radiant. Also I find that my... (more)

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texas210 0 · December 23, 2012 at 4:32 PM

While it is true that semen contains the following: Proteins and amino acids: glutathione, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and creatine; Minerals: Phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium; Vitamins: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin B12,... (more)

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by 1127 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

How long can you leave hard boiled eggs out unrefrigerated until they spoil? I boiled mine 2 days ago, let them cool when they were done. The two I ate were perfectly boiled, not a spot of green, (my recipe, eggs submerged in cold salted water,... (more)

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iuoh 0 · October 05, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I always leave my boiled eggs in the kitchen, for days, sometimes more than a week; I don't see any pb with that :o

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I have never tried this product before, but was just curious about something. I was just thinking if Liquid Aminos is just a marketing and more user-friendly way of saying soy sauce? I mean, I would think it's the health conscious... (more)

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Alex 0 · April 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Bragg's Liquid Aminos is made by treating soybeans with hydrochloric acid to create free amino acids and then neutralizing the remaining acid with sodium bicarbonate, which creates sodium chloride, giving it its salty taste. Personally, I just... (more)

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by 10919 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Ever since I was a little kid I've been a human radiator. I used to get out of school easily because it was simple to get my normally 98.9 - 99.1 body temp up enough for the school nurse to call my parents (until my mother caught on, hahaha.) Now... (more)

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CaveRat 0 · June 19, 2011 at 3:12 PM

It wouldn't hurt to check out your thyroid, just to be sure you're not hyperthyroid. If you do so, def include the full panel - TSH, T3, T4, TPO at a minimum. Doctors rarely look at anything besides TSH, which misses a lot of conditions. If your... (more)

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by 56596 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

In case you haven't heard, Bulletproof Coffee is the latest trend in the Paleosphere http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/ To summarize, it's beans that are supposed to be low in mycotoxins +... (more)

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Mike_White 0 · February 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM

The coffee community is skeptical because he makes a bunch of unsubstantiated claims about quality and provides none of the transparency required to back it up. Coffee is a crop that grows on the side of mountains and is harvested under incredibly... (more)

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by 434 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

i was thinking of using wool blankets as my mattress on the floor (carpet), is this good or bad for me?

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Stephen_4 0 · January 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

This is one of those middle of the road things. Unless you have back problems or shoulder neck problems already, you probably won't get much of an improvement, though it might help with your posture. Try it a few nights and say what you think of... (more)

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by 1173 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

ok so this is a gross question i have never been able to voluntarily burp and i very rarely do on accident (and it is always tiny). after i eat or drink, i usually have to gag myself a while later to let gas escape from my stomach. i am always... (more)

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sz 0 · September 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

If you eat cooked veg, this is a likely outcome. It took me a long time to discover that all veg or fruit which, when cooked, have a sweet taste, cause me to bloat gassily. When I dropped them from my diet altogether for a while, then slowly... (more)

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by 352 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

So I will admit I am a bit biased as I lost an absolute ton of weight before I found Paleo by simply eating a small quantity of quick oats ($1.79 for a generic cardboard tube) with a little bit of real maple syrup or real peanut butter for... (more)

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Chris_Ford 0 · February 28, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Oats are often contaminated with other gluten grains during processing. (Thompson T (2005) Contaminated oats and other gluten-free foods in the United States. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 105:348.) Also the avenin protein appears... (more)

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by 1081 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Hello all, The other day while shopping I saw beets had dropped to rock bottom prices, so I picked up a bunch of 'em, took them home, wrapped them in foil and threw them in the oven for an hour. I then proceeded to eat 3 or 4 of them myself (my... (more)

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Thumper 0 · June 03, 2011 at 3:56 PM

I would suggest not eating the beets for lunch if you want to find out if they are the culprits - and if you have another BM that is suspicious I would go see your doc!

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by 1537 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I'm new to Paleo, and still feeling my way around. I've seen some powerful testimonies - in words and photos - at a few blogs, but it would be super cool to have a huge list of Before and Afters here that folks could refer to when they are... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · December 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I've hesitated to put some photos up because while my weight-loss (etc) may be dramatic personally, it's doesn't seem to be dramatic objectively. Regardless, here they are... BEFORE - 185 lbs in July 2007 AFTER 1 - 145 lbs in March 2010 I... (more)

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by 570 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

There are many recipes using coconut flour that I would like to use, but I don't have any and can't find any without ordering it online. I've got almond flour and chestnut flour that I have used for cookies/pancakes (not often, but a couple times... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · May 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

You can always get unsweetened dried coconut and mill it, either in a blender (tiny quantities so it moves), coffee grinder (best choice but clean it well and thow out your first batch if you use it for coffee) or with mortar and pestle. It is... (more)

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I have been using coconut oil as a moisturiser for the last week and I thought it was amazing, but now my skin has started to break out. I've always had a few spots now and again but acne has never really been an issue. This is definately way more... (more)

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Violet9 0 · May 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I would stop using it. I've heard of many cases of people breaking out from using coconut oil topically. I don't really believe that the oil is capable of effectively purging your skin like that --- as it is comedogenic, it's more likely to be... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Is greek yogurt ok to eat on paleo diet?

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Hannah 0 · July 02, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Well this depends, are you interested in following a paleo type diet for health or do you want to follow a diet that has strict dogma and little room for variation? If you tolerate dairy well and enjoy it, than I say absolutely eat the yogurt. If... (more)

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by 5838 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I've seen quite a few of newcomers to PaleoHacks. In order to help them out, I thought sharing each other's "Low carb flu" experiences might help keep them on the right path. Everyone is different, so a good broad range of answers would likely... (more)

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Aril 0 · January 25, 2011 at 2:07 AM

THEN- my carb flu was an entire year ago, but here goes: I had the WORST feelings of hunger that I have ever had in my life. I felt like I could literally go to a rock on the beach and tear the seaweed off with my bare teeth and eat it all! I... (more)

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by 2048 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Forgive me if this has already been asked before. I searched and couldn't find it. How do you determine if meat is bad? Do you go by smell, color, date, all three, or something else? I have some beef shanks I bought four days ago that I want to... (more)

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jo60 0 · May 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Ground meats in particular, can be loaded with bacteria without any off odor at all. So can other meats. The nose is not a reliable test for bacterial contamination BUT if it does smell off it likely is. Bacteria resides on the surface of meats... (more)

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by 105 · September 19, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Hi Guys, I was wondering; how much gluten is contained in your "average" beer? I understand that it will no doubt vary and some may be lower-to-none and some higher-than-others but I am after some indication or comparison? For example is one... (more)

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Vince_Pack_ 0 · January 11, 2011 at 4:23 AM

This is an older thread, but I'd like to contribute to it. In my experience as a Celiac sufferer and GOOD beer lover is that the only non-gluten free beer I can tolerate more than a few sips of is Estrella Daura Damm. It has its gluten content... (more)

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by 2379 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Hi hackers, I'm following the autoimmune protocol and need a substitute for binding meatballs. Already tried it without eggs and my delicious meat chunks fell apart. Is there anything I can use to make them more stable (without eggs, nuts,... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · January 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I have not personally tried it, but I would think a bit of broth and ground up pork rinds could work. Using fattier meat or adding bacon fat and finely chopped vegetables would probably also help.

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by 1906 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Obviously, most things in Starbucks are not paleo. A quick Google search finds food options at Starbucks that can be considered paleo if eaten occasionally (e.g. bananas, roasted nuts), but not much info. on their drinks (other than simple teas).... (more)

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jlharmon 0 · February 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I thought this was funny...I just ordered a small coffee with heavy whipping cream at my public library and the older woman who made my drink said "I like to call this naughty cream, because it's full of fat and so yummy." She then said my request... (more)