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by 8858 · about 20 hours ago

My $0.02: Potassium is too high (I assume that lower sodium intake corresponds to diminished need for potassium...thoughts?) Vitamin D is too low (I'm guessing that in equatorial regions, current levels are fine but that as one goes higher in... (more)

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · December 21, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I would focus far more on real food, versus nutrition-speak for something like this that is intended in large part for general-public consumption: I would create food groups like "Leafy Greens," "Other Vegetables," "Meat," "Organ Meats," "Fish,"... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Wanting to know what the RDA is for Vitamin A in IU measurement if possible. Thanks

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wtfgod 0 · October 28, 2013 at 3:18 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=RDA+for+vitamin+A

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by 10994 · about 20 hours ago

Age (years)...... Average daily calories.............. Fiber intake (grams) Children 1-3 ......................... 1,404.................................. 19 4-8.......................... 1,789.................................. 25 Boys... (more)

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Nvor 0 · June 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

NOPE. Even adjusting for my current hypocaloric intake I don't. This is in stark contrast to the way I use to, unconsciously, eat (lots of whole grain everything, baguettes, raw salads, etc.). My results are: Low Fiber: I am not daily. I am... (more)

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by 10994 · about 20 hours ago

Bones are extremely alkaline. Bones have a form of calcium that is shown to be superior to calcium salts in clinical trials for bone mineral density. Bones are a solid source of calcium,phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Bones naturally occur... (more)

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January 0 · May 26, 2013 at 4:06 AM

A fascinating experiment was done in 1994 to learn how well humans digest bone: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/10/shrew-eating-scientists-show-humans-can-digest-bone/ (more)

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by 788 · about 21 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Can food give us all the nutrients we need? This is part question and part sharing of a great webpage. I have been researching the vitamin and mineral content of food. I came across this... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 03, 2012 at 1:30 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/76202/can-food-give-us-all-the-nutrients-we-need

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

I was reading through some old hacks, specifically these two, http://paleohacks.com/questions/82027/how-important-are-greens#axzz1gMVhbcbc http://paleohacks.com/questions/36094/what-am-i-missing-by-not-eating-green-vegetables#axzz1gMVhbcbc And... (more)

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Satya 0 · December 13, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Tripe, sweetbreads, heart (and other organs besides liver), fish, herbs and spices can round out the nutritional profile nicely. Many people fail to include herbs and spices when tracking, and depending on how much you use, it can add significant... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

So glad to have found this great resource for Paleo information - eating like our ancestors did has always made sense to me, but having a framework and extensive scientific information to help guide the way is making it so much more accessible,... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I think Chriss Kresser's new tool is going live this week and will be customized for ancestral health eaters. Right now it's a green area on the right side of his web page but will be a live diet/tracking tool very soon. I'm not plugging it but... (more)

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by 393 · about 21 hours ago

Does anyone know if the FDA dietary guidelines take into account absorption of nutrients from food? For example, if it says 600 mg of such and such, does that mean 600 mg absorbed from food or 600 mg contained in food before eating? Note: I am... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 01, 2011 at 2:06 AM

no they cant because it is variable among persons. But you can determine this yourself by intensive testing with your doc.

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by 768 · about 21 hours ago

Hi All, It makes sense to me that current RDA levels are based on the SAD paradigm. But how can I know when to disregard certain "deficiencies" when on a paleo diet, and when there should be a legitimate effort to increase intake of a nutrient?... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 16, 2011 at 4:37 AM

YOu are confused because it is confusing and none of us really knows for sure. What I do is check each RDA I am low on, and then research it and check for defiency symptoms, importance of the nutrient, etc. I check and see if I have any of those... (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

Overall, I think we all feel that eating paleo is healthy and highly nutritious. But since paleo is not an exact diet and each of us will choose different foods according to preferences and availablity, I think it is only fair to admit that it is... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM

As for calcium, I think the present recommendations are for those bone leaching, low fat, irritated gut, vitamin D and K2 deficient heavy dairy SAD eaters. No matter how high an amount of calcium someone seems to get in their diet when eating a... (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

Tracking my nutrient intake, I have noticed that I am consistantly low on my daily calcium intake. According to the RDA, I should be getting 1000mg per day. I am finding that hard to do on a consistant basis. Many of the foods high in calcium... (more)

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Ikco 0 · August 05, 2010 at 7:12 AM

Foods highest in Calcium @ Nutrition Data Spices, cheese, milk and all sorts of dried stuff make most of the first 206 foods. The first meat product is "Beef, variety meats and by-products, mechanically separated beef, raw" with 485mg of calcium... (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

We hear a lot in the media about this or that being the lastest 'superfood.' Soy is a classic case. However, on inspection, many of these foods do not turn out to be so super after all. Case in point, someone was recently touting purslane (a... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · July 27, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Kidneys (like a souped up version of muscle meat: it contains all the normal nutrients, but in substantially higher quantities). Whole herring, sardines, mackerel, salmon (all excellent for omega-3 primarily, but also highly nutritious, the whole... (more)

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by 4991 · about 21 hours ago

Yesterday I had three ounces of lambs liver with egg tomato and spinach. When I entered it into FitDay I was AMAZED at the nutrients which had reached way over the RDA - so liver must be very nutrient rich. So - is once a week enough or can I eat... (more)

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Morgan 0 · May 18, 2010 at 7:31 AM

Excellent question. In fact, this question is so fantastic, I just asked it about three days ago ;) Hehe. Got a bunch of great responses, too: http://paleohacks.com/questions/4786/too-much-offal-too-little-meat-meat (more)

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:31 AM

Hi all, quick recap and then the questions. It REALLY doesnt need to be said not to ignore doctors, but the point of me doing this is to be more self reliant and not to have to depend on others input. Im a 28yo male and had insulin dependant... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Yes. Eat more fat and less carbs. I'm a T2 diabetic who was diagnosed in April 2011 with a HbA1c of 10.2%, weighing 310lbs, and generally feeling sick. By eating a low-carb (high-fat) diet, I've managed to lose 70lbs and get my HbA1c down to... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Does such a thing exist? I saw in a previous post that Chris Kresser was working on a tool for this, but haven't been able to locate it. I've been using Paleo Track and obviously a strict Paleo diet does not jibe with the standard RDA. Would be... (more)

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kenckar 0 · July 01, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The general trend in paleo now seems to be that macronutrient ratios are not as important as food content and quality. The numbers that you have shown are on the low carb side of paleo. It seems that many folks, some of who are a bit longer in... (more)

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by 12677 · October 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

It seems well established that when one is taking in proper amounts of the nutrients involved with improving calcium metabolism (e.g. Vitamin D, K2, Magnesium, etc.) calcium need is reduced. Assuming an adult is receiving appropriate intakes of... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · April 03, 2012 at 9:04 PM

The issue is not just how much is recommended, but what food it is in, how your body absorbs it, and the balance of other vitamins and hormones. The RDA is about 1000mg per day for adults, slightly more for pregnant and lactating women. The World... (more)

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by 396 · October 30, 2014 at 3:50 AM

In particular, vitamin B1 (thiamine). I noticed on Cronometer that I get about 50% of the RDA for B1 (I know, RDA isn't necessarily important...). I was thinking of taking Jarrow B-Right which has 25mg of B1 (1667% of RDA). After reading the... (more)

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ConfusedTruffle 0 · January 18, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Always opt for liquid vitamins: with B vitamins, this is crucial for absorption. http://www.untrainedhousewife.com/the-best-food-and-supplement-vitamin-sources-b-vitamins If you like peanuts/peanut butter and chicken, trust that you're getting a... (more)

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by 682 · October 30, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Possible Duplicate: No vegetables, on Paleo, is it possible? or unhealthy? I am eating mainly beef and bison and I am eating head to tail, so organs, muscle meat, fat, and bone broth. I am also eating lots of starchy carbs mainly from... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · October 11, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I started cooking Robb Wolf style recently, aka cook come meat in fat then thrown on a ton of veggies on top to let steam together. Ive been feeling more energetic and "crisp" lately. So for me adding more veggies to my meat, fat, tuber, small... (more)

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by 2437 · October 30, 2014 at 3:41 AM

What does your diet look like? I'm asking because it seems that many people are still missing some nutrients and need to supplement with things such as selenium, vit k, iodine, mag, etc. Id love to just get all of this from food. But then again... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 01, 2011 at 10:14 PM

THE RDA for most things is bad and flawed and does not tie into how badly nutrient deficient our food supply really is. I think I have a great insight into this in this community because as far as I know I am one of the few "CW docs" who is now... (more)

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by 15583 · October 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I was wondering whether one's vitamin D needs increase significantly during periods of stress, e.g. when you're ill. It's been suggested that consumption of wheat bran increases the rate at which the body burns through vitamin D (perhaps because... (more)

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judson 0 · November 22, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Keep in mind, that some immune cells are known to locally convert inactive vitamin d to active vitamin d...

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by 571 · October 29, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I follow a 1000-1200 Kcal diet and according to cronometer I don't reach every vitamin's and mineral's daily goals. As for thiamin, I' ve read that O,5 mg per 1000 Kcals is needed, so I don't worry. For magnesium and D, I supplement. But for folic... (more)

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Valai 0 · March 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I would put in what you used to typically eat and see how the calories, vitamins, and minerals stacked up. Then do a comparison with what you're eating now. That should at least give you a sense of what you're low in relative to what your body was... (more)

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by 410 · October 29, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Am I correct in thinking that the main reason behind "eat a variety of fruits and vegetables" is to ensure a full nutrient portfolio? I've put my meals into FitDay and over the week I get pretty much double of triple of the RDA of everything... (more)

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Karen 0 · August 01, 2012 at 9:02 PM

The study of nutrition and which vitamins, minerals and phyto-chemicals are essential or important is still quite young. A major reason to eat a wide variety is to obtain the important nutrients we don't yet know.

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by 3885 · October 29, 2014 at 3:25 AM

How do we explain the concept of RDA with respect to the Paleolithic? It is quite likely that various groups ate very similar foods for days on end. A relatively large hunted animal would feed a group for days and they might eat a portion from it... (more)

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gydle 0 · November 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM

RDA is an institutional construct and IMHO has little to do with reality. Grok and Grokkina probably got a balanced ratio of nutrients over a longer time period - probably weekly or monthly, perhaps, as in vitamin D, even seasonally. For some... (more)

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by 6087 · October 28, 2014 at 3:22 AM

"Nutrients generally deliver their greatest benefits when the body is deficient in them; few benefits when the body is replete; and often become toxic at high doses." This showed up on the Perfect Health Diet blog today, specifically in... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

All nutrients follow that trend but some are depleted during stress and plateu range changes dramatically, for instance with vitamin C, body needs rise from ~10g per day to 100 or 200g per day depending on type of stress. I also commented on... (more)

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by 1078 · October 20, 2014 at 3:27 AM

I eat somewhere between 4000-5000 calories a day. My weight hovers between 65-69kg and I'm 6ft with not much body fat. I cannot seem to gain weight easily. Should I just multiply my nutritional requirements by 2-2.5? Or are there micronutrients... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM

If you're just eating real food, and you have the appetitie to eat more of it, then you should be fine. I'd just say keep mixing it up in case some of your food sources aren't as clean as you'd like.

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