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by 0 · 33 minutes ago

Do you guys still take fish oil, or should it not be consumed? ,

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raydawg 0 · August 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Yes, I do take fish oil, in the form of krill and some salmon oil (less than 2g/day), but I also eat wildcaught fish 1-2x a week (salmon or sardines), and the occasional cod liver with its oil. The big danger with fish oil in capsules is of... (more)

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by 598 · 40 minutes 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 1 hour 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 245 · about 1 hour ago

After cleaning up my diet a bit, think I want to rework my supplement regimen, a bit unsure of what is actually needed though. Cronometer Intake Estimates Link The obvious ones -- correct me if I'm wrong -- seem to be: ... (more)

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Viva 0 · January 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Argh. Had typed up a very long, detailed answer, but the PaleoHacks formatting deleted it before it posted. This will be more terse, but hopefully to-the-point. Be careful of oversupplementing D. Get D levels measured regularly, and aim for... (more)

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by 598 · about 1 hour 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 58 · about 1 hour ago

I'm REALLY confused about Vitamin A and D. I have keratosis pillars and Acne, which I have been able to control being gluten, dairy, and 80% paleo, and with the help of turmeric, zinc, taking Vitamins, and increasing stomach acid (probiotics... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Problem is you're trying to consume your vitamin D when the natural thing is to synthesize it yourself.

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by 598 · about 1 hour 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 598 · about 1 hour ago

Ok so I'm not entirely clear on the calcium/magnesium situation. I'm definitely not getting a 1:1 ratio of them as is sometimes suggested. It seems like taking loads of magnesium is not only safe, but could actually lower your calcium... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · October 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I think us paleo folks need more calcium in general.

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by 10 · about 1 hour 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 10 · about 1 hour 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 421 · about 1 hour ago

Is it possible? I've posted a question regarding my weight loss plateau already so at the risk of being repetitive, I'll just state the bare necessary facts. I am 5'3 and weight ~135 lbs, been Paleo (with legumes) since August, recently went full... (more)

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Sara_17 0 · March 13, 2013 at 3:55 AM

Yeah, I would say you need more calories. I believe that even conventional wisdom says that 1200 cals/day is a minimum intake, with 1500 being better (1800 ideal), and obviously you'll need more if you're exercising. My biggest paleo newbie... (more)

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by 221 · about 1 hour ago

I'm 5'4, 108 pounds (female) and trying to gain weight. I get moderate exercise at my job 5 days a week. What % of my calories should come from protein? I have heard that too much protein related to carb/fat can be bad especially if you're not... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 11:20 PM

It's called rabbit starvation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_starvation But the amount required is more than you're going to see in your everyday life. It's not worth worrying about. (more)

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by 5 · about 2 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 365 · about 2 hours ago

Hey Hackers, This is for those who are in the Keto Diet category. To be honest, I actually quiet enjoy Keto, I'm less hungry and feel a bit clearer. My workouts don't really suffer if they are consistent. I just can't do H.I.I.T, which doesn't... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

You'll probably want to do a carb refeed after a workout, but not immediately. Perhaps an hour after the workout, and be sure to include protein as well for the muscle repairs. This is merely to help replenish liver and muscle glucose. You'll... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 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 2 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 60 · about 2 hours ago

My in laws just bought half a cow (corn fed) and is giving me a quarter at no cost. No way am I turning down that much free meat so I have been looking frantically trying to find an answer. If you are trying to keep a 2:1 6/3 ratio, wouldn't I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Cows aren't a significant source of PUFAs (when grain-fed) or omega-3s (even when grass-fed). Don't sweat grain-fed cow. A 2:1 O6:3 ratio is very aggressive, probably requiring a significant supplementation regimen. You could easily do 5:1 to... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 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 2 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 2 hours ago

If this is the new standard, rather than 4:1, and 2:1, then given meats are at best 2:1, does that mean that a healthy diet MUST include seeds and/or fish? I have heard that ALA is not an ideal nutrient because its poorly converted (only about... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 09, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Seafood isn't your only option. Take a cue from the zombies, brains are a great source long chain omega-3.

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

There's a really neat animation which depicts how the sodium - potassium pump works in the body: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__how_the_sodium_potassium_pump_works.html I've always heart that... (more)

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epaleocookbooks 0 · June 07, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Be careful about going low potassium. Potassium deficiency can cause seizures. You may want to supplement. The recommended ratio is 2:1 potassium:sodium for a normal diet, so if you're not lowcarb, then yes, you should try for that. "Health... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 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 2 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 74 · about 2 hours ago

I get a good amount of EPA and DHA from supplementing with cod liver oil, but I was wondering earlier today the importance of ALA. I haven't found that much on the subject, but surely ALA has some role in human physiology? Although barely any of... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Many may not realize, but the omega 3 in pastured beef is ALA, not DHA/EPA: http://paleohacks.com/questions/107432/is-n-3-fat-in-pastured-beef-ala-or-dha-epa (more)

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by 346 · about 2 hours ago

So let's say I've been eating SBD (Standard British Diet :)) all my life and suddenly I start eating paleo with the appropriate omega 3:omega 6 ratio. How long do I have to wait before my body's fat ratio is as it should be? UPDATE: In reality... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 08, 2012 at 2:54 PM

This reference suggests a turnover rate on adipose fat of 10-60% per year. So I'd guess it would take at least 2 years to replace your current fat. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047582/ (more)

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