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by 53 · about 4 hours ago

Is it possible that 3.5 oz of guacamole a day could break me out? I try to eat low omega 6...but not much grassed take CLO. How long does it take to correct a ratio if omega 3 and 6 is stored by the body...then even if taking omega 3...how will my... (more)

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Samuel_Pothier 0 · September 10, 2014 at 2:05 AM

My answer is going to be purely anecdotal, but maybe it'll give you some pointers.Since reading here and there that the desired ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 for optimal health is argued to be 1:1, I tried yesterday to eat a diet vastly superior in... (more)

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

I find that I get plenty of copper from organ meats, chocolate, and various other random sources. I try not to make beef muscle central to my diet. Of the muscle I eat, beef probably come second after fish, so it's not exactly rare. I'm more... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · May 31, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Seems your options are,1. Stop eating so much copper.2. Eat more beef.3. Eat more oysters.4. Supplement Zinc.I would make my case for the first, as chocolate really doesn't offer anything valuable in the way of nutrition. ( Things you can't get... (more)

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by 245 · about 4 hours ago

Heard this mentioned on a podcast. I'm curious as to why it isn't being widely used in the paleo community. Is there something besides the gluten in there that people don't like? Seems like a far better option than the various other... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 04, 2014 at 6:25 AM

I used to to very much enjoy good bread. When I was first sliding towards paleo (Blood Sugar Solution, 4 Hour Body, Primal Blueprint) I really missed bread. I made sure it was part of my cheat day and even investigated store bought 'paleo... (more)

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

I still see a lot of people obsessing over macro ratios. What do you think is a good baseline Paleo macro ratios? How far off of that do you think you can get while still being "paleo" because of the foods you're avoiding rather than those... (more)

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blackjack 0 · January 19, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I don't need to look up flawed studies ... I have seen it myself (and several others ) based on my own independent lab testing, pulse, body temp... High fat low carb diets were always at the bottom for improving health.. Even though I'm... (more)

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

Do you have a good idea what ratios you're getting? What about your total PUFA intake? How are you measuring it? I'm struggling. Any good suggestions on keeping these things under control? We all love our bacon, poultry, and... (more)

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JenJen 0 · November 05, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Btw Chris Kresser says that ruminants maintain lower levels of o6 regardless of diet (see something about it near the end of this page - http://chriskresser.com/red-meat-it-does-a-body-good) so I don't stress out if I cannot afford really... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello, my name is Emily. I'm 25yrs old female 5'0 and 108lbs. I am unsure of my body fat % and I have yet to get measurements, but I am on the athletic side. I am currently running 3-5 miles a day and I am on my feet at my job (public safety... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Emily you are asking for the holy grail, there's not a 100% clear consensus on what are the best macro ratios for a 25yr old girl that does crossfit and running, I guess you will get very different responses from people as many support the idea... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I've seen and tried all types of different ratios for macronutrients (protein,fat,carbs)such as 50/30/20, 25/35/40, but I always end up cheating, going carb crazy and eating non pale foods for the whole weekend. I have a serious issue with portion... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Sometimes I even do 2 -3 WODS a day. Whoah. I've never done crossfit, but I know it's crazy-intense and there's a point where you're doing too much. We're supposed to be getting healthy, not breaking ourselves down. Unless I'm totally out... (more)

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by 53 · about 4 hours ago

Pretty self explanatory. I'm having a hard time getting 50% of my calories from fat. Does anyone have any tips on how to balance all of that out? Thanks, Cole

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Gio_1 0 · May 07, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Don't overthink every little dietary detail. If it's real whole unprocessed nourishing food that can be found in nature, just eat, enjoy it and live life.

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I am a serial dieter who has recently discovered Paleo and I would love if this could be the answer for me. 220lbs 5 ft 8ins with PCOS. I take metformin and Krill oil. I'm using myfitnesspal to track amounts each day and used the custom... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 05, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Fats should be at least 65% of calories, adjust the protein a little and the carbs to get there. Good fats are animal fats, fatty fish, olive oil, and coconut. Eat avocado, and small amounts of nuts. Egg yolks are a good source of fat, butter,... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi Everyone! I have been stalking paleohacks for a while now and just signed up today. I'm on Day 1 of my new paleo lifestyle change and thought it would be the perfect time to join the fun. I have a quick question though: I am struggling to get... (more)

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CD 0 · January 07, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I would say, at this stage, worrying about macro-nutrient ratios is premature. Focus on healthy eating. Early in the process, I suggest eliminating as much as possible (Dairy, Grains (of course), Rice, Night Shades, etc). And focus on eating... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

I am very new to the Paleo Diet and have been having some issues with what I think is digestion. Every day, all day long I have a huge empty pit in my stomach and a lot of gargling. It doesn't hurt, more uncomfortable than anything. I don't feel... (more)

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Ken_7 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Katie, good timing. Read this http://chriskresser.com/paleo-diet-challenges-solutions-ii-its-all-about-the-gut Katie, you need to exercise! Don't think gym, think walking, sprinting, body weight exercises, etc. Don't worry about what the scale... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Has anyone here had their ratio of Omega 3 to 6 tested? Did the results surprise you or meet expectations? Is it worth getting tested?

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Diane_4 0 · October 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I have never heard of such a test and I would not consider it worth it. Fixation on lab numbers is silly. I am not a lab number.

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by 129 · about 4 hours ago

Fairly simple question, I think... Is there a generic macro ratio we should be aiming for? Or are there different macro ratios for different aims and outcomes? My aim is to lose weight (fat) primarily. Any help would be great, cheers. John (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · October 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Contrary to popular belief, those following a paleo diet don't usually prescribe a high-protein diet. Many here are in ketosis, which from what I understand requires a fairly low protein intake (very high fat, low protein, practically nonexistent... (more)

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by 144 · about 4 hours ago

Hello! I've been trying to gain some muscle lately, but I can't seem to figure out the correct measurments in grams. So far. I've been getting around 190-210g of proteins (I weigh 70 Kg), 210-240g of carbs (lots of fruita, too yummy!), and... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · June 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Fadi, You're going to get alot of contradicting suggestions here. Like, you need to drop the carbs, eat more fat, do Jazzercise instead of cardio, train fasted, do curls on the squat rack for more muscle, etc... Although everyone is trying to... (more)

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by 3280 · about 4 hours ago

I've been experimenting with Sea Salt and dietary potassium (hacking absolute quantities, as well as relative proportions). I've noticed that when I consume lots of sea salt, I experience vivid dreams when sleeping, and can remember the dreams... (more)

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by 3280 · about 4 hours ago

When eating paleo (low carb paleo or not), how common is it to get at least twice as much potassium as sodium? Is that really important? What are the likely symptoms of too much sodium relative to potassium? According... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · June 17, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I didn't really find paleo increased my potassium, but it definitely reduced my sodium--so much so that I suffered cramps until I figured out what was going on and started liberally salting stuff. All the processed foods I gave up are replete... (more)

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by 5381 · about 4 hours ago

Many of us may know that the omega 3 ALA (aplha-linolenic acid) is not readily converted into EPA. Even less is converted to DHA. Apparently conversion is slightly better in woman, than for men.... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

In reference to your point about differentiating between plant and animal source omegas I wanted to bring up this study: Genetic Adaptation of Fatty-Acid Metabolism: A Human-Specific Haplotype Increasing the Biosynthesis of Long-Chain Omega-3 and... (more)

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by 100 · about 4 hours ago

I'm having a hard time eating protein. I'm monitoring my intake on MyFoodDiary.com and it's helpful. I'm trying to stay under 100g of carbs, but I can't get enough protein in. I'm trying to stick to Robb Wolf's ratios. Any advice? Trying to lose... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 06, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Protein rich foods - meat, fish, poultry, eggs. In meat try to eat mostly meat from grass fed ruminants - beef, lamb, goat. Have some pork and chicken, but not as much as the ruminants. Try to get pasture raised pork, chicken and eggs. Mostly... (more)

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by 3280 · about 4 hours ago

I've been having a problem with muscle cramps. Yesterday, I switched to Morton's Half-Salt: (half sodium, half potassium). My slight muscle cramps (calves & foot) in the morning escalated abruptly into terrible back spasm & neck muscles... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · June 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Muscle cramps are really hard to figure out. For many people, it's a lack of potassium and/or magnesium, but both made my cramps worse. Eventually I figured out it was too little calcium -- I had removed too many dairy sources from my diet while... (more)

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by 2407 · about 4 hours ago

In this article: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/2 "Sodium and potassium The second factor differentiating the author's studies from many others is optimized mineral nutriture, which has benefits for both cardiovascular reserve... (more)

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orust 0 · June 01, 2012 at 9:56 AM

This only applies to ketogenic or VLC diets really. When insulin falls low enough sodium is not retained at the normal rate. Either intake has to increase or the hormone aldosterone steps in to preserve sodium and hence circulating volume. The... (more)

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by 3280 · about 4 hours ago

If I understand it correctly, it's not that Grass Fed Beef doesn't have Omega 6 fats, it just that the ratio of Omega3 to Omega6 is more favorable than conventional cow. Basically, that grass fed beef has more omega 3 than conventional... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · May 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

From Mark's Daily Apple ("The Differences Between Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef")... "I???ve been one to bang the omega-6 in feedlot beef drum, perhaps as loudly as anyone, but I think a revisiting is in order. Simply put, while the... (more)

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by 8879 · about 5 hours ago

I noticed in the Paleolithic Infographic that oily fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil are listed as good O3 sources right under the ideal ratio of O6:O3 being 1:1 to 4:1. Yet the ratio for walnuts exceeds 4. Not by a lot, but it's about 4.5:1. It... (more)

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Annie 0 · November 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Hi C-S, Not all of the omega6 in walnuts will be as bioavalable as if you were using walnut oil. The fiber content of the whole nut and whether or not you are eating them raw are also confounding factors as to the bioavailability of the omega 6.... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

Great site! I was just reading Archevore's Dietary Manifesto post and came across this:enter code here "Many are aware that 6:3 ratio of fatty acids is important, so they try to compensate by taking fish oil to balance the ratio. This doesn't... (more)

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Tyler_2 0 · November 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM

What types of meats do you consume? How heavy are you on your Omega-6's? Reason being that transitioning to a paleo/primal lifestyle incorporates abandoning most of the omega-6 heavy foods from the past, such as vegetable oils and (ideally)... (more)

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by 4258 · about 5 hours ago

Hey all, So trying to get back on the good ol' bandwagon, I noticed something today. I think some sugar cravings may actually be fat cravings. With so many "low fat" foods out there, I'm wondering if you typical foodstuffs (aside from eggs and my... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · January 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Everything is as it should be. Your brain needs it, your body needs it. Embrace the fat.

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by 20353 · about 5 hours ago

Any target for EPA to DHA ratio?

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Jon_3 0 · August 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM

DHA is definitely the "good stuff" in this case and let me explain why. In biochemistry, sometimes it's much easier to get from point A to point B but it can be hard to get from point B to point A. This is the case with converting DHA to EPA and... (more)

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