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by 129 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone. So I read Robb Wolf's book on my Kindle over a few days, and I noticed that Loren Cordain's updated 'Paleo Solution' has just been released in the UK. Has anyone read this updated Cordain book? Is it worth a read? I found Robb's... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · January 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I read Cordain's first edition Paleo Diet the day it hit the shelves... 7-8 years or so ago. I read Wolf's book about two years ago. I strongly prefer Rob's writing style, and his scientific approach to Ancestral eating. Cordain's book seemed... (more)

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by 120 · about 4 hours ago

I was recently investigating chlorella as a possible food source. The science behind it looked promising, initially. Lots of pubmed studies claiming an array of health benefits. NASA was studying this as a food source for astronauts, Russians used... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · March 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

"This makes sense because chlorella's cell wall has to be mechanically broken down in order for the algae to be digested by humans so this was certainly not a food for our ancestral humans" Nuff said in regards to it being Paleo really Spirulina... (more)

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by 323 · about 5 hours ago

Hi Guys, Did anyone listen to the interview on Robb Wolfs Paleo Solutions podcast? Chris was on point again and made some interesting points about the amount/type of fat we should be eating. Here's a link for you all:... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 08, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I too thought it was a great podcast. Here are the four "red flags" Chris talked about. If you have one or more of these, Chris suggests you should look more closely at your cholesterol (e.g. via an NMR test): total cholesterol (TC) > 290 HDL... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours ago

looking for you people out there have used both GF and non-GF whey. Have you found one to be better than the other for 1. performance 2. health? I'm probably going to jump into some research, if there is any, on this topic. I know Robb wolf has... (more)

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Sunnykist 0 · October 06, 2012 at 3:54 AM

I haven't noticed a difference but I don't use protein powders that much. Usually grass fed products don't have artificial sweeteners in them. I really like the protein factory's grass fed protein. They have quite a few selections at a decent... (more)

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by 427 · about 5 hours ago

I while back Rob Wolf answered a question on his podcast about nicotine gum and if I remember correctly he seemed to have nothing but positive things to say about it. Well about 12 days ago i decided to give it a shot. I started chewing 2-3... (more)

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CD 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I think, if the choice is between smoking and nicotine gum, then nicotine gum is the right choice. But if the choice is between proper eating and nicotine gum, then proper eating is the right choice. 1) Improved sleep -- Nicotine gum lists... (more)

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by 100 · about 5 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 195 · about 5 hours ago

I've just finished reading 'the paleo diet for athletes' by prof Loren Cordain, in which he explains saturated fat is the bad artery clogging fat and he also explains how our ancestors ate very little saturated fat in comparison to mono and poly... (more)

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August 0 · May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Cordain's latest book is called the Paleo Answer. I think in the beginning he started out recommending canola oil or something, but as his research unfolds, he moves to the pro-saturated fat side. This is because mainstream research on these oils... (more)

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by 580 · about 5 hours ago

Hello fellow paleohackers. I am 29, I practice Jiu Jitsu at least 3 times a week, I am in good shape, not overweight and have been paleo since October, LC probably between 50g and 100g of carbs. Last December I got my blood tested and my TC and... (more)

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MM_4 0 · June 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I'm a histadelic, and a mostly veggie diet keeps it well in check, and veggie diets are notorious for the copper load. I've always thought that a vegetarian diet is just low in histamine (and histidine) in general, but maybe it does have... (more)

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by 427 · about 5 hours ago

I'm thinking about doing a Robb Wolf "thirty day challenge" since I've never actually done one before, this is despite eating "paleo" for over a year. I also want to include some Stephan Guyenet concepts as well i.e low reward, limited number of... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · May 02, 2012 at 8:59 AM

You'll likely want to gouge your eyes out from the agony of eating such a boring diet, but kudos to you if you can stick with it. If I were to attempt a similar dietary strategy, though, I'd replace fryers with beef (better lipid/micronutrient... (more)

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by 110 · about 5 hours ago

I resonate with Robb Wolf's idea that a lot of western disease has an autoimmune component. Despite having no known autoimmune problems, I wonder if PCOS is a disease that may have autoimmune underpinnings. My symptoms have greatly improved (not... (more)

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IfYouSaySo 0 · July 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Yes: "Autoimmune mechanisms as well as an increased production of multiple autoantibodies are involved in such infertility disorders as POF, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome *(PCOS)*, unexplained infertility, and repeatedly unsuccessful... (more)

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by 18635 · about 5 hours ago

http://www.robbwolf.com/2012/03/09/paleo-diet-inflammation-metformin/ An Inflammation Odyssey 2012 Let???s look at a few things we suspect play a role in insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia: 1-Carbohydrate load 1A-Fructose 2-Lack of... (more)

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DFH 0 · March 09, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yes. I like this quote-"...Carbs and insulin are certainly factors, but not in the way we have classically viewed them. With proper vitamin D levels, activity, and in the absence of gut irritating proteins* carbohydrates as a food class may not... (more)

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by 5002 · about 5 hours ago

Seth Roberts has been collecting anecdotes from people taking vitamin D in the early morning and reporting improved sleep. He thinks the body might interpret it like sunlight. Robb Wolf, on the other hand, finds that taking VD3 at night works... (more)

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Seth_Roberts 0 · February 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I got the idea from Tara Grant. Her sleep instantly improved when she started taking Vitamin D3 first thing in the morning instead of mid-afternoon or early evening.

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by 55 · about 5 hours ago

After reading this post on Robb Wolf's site I'm a little curious. What Matt Lalonde seems to be describing is a calorie restricted, low carb diet. Yet as he progressed, he reports muscle development along with fat loss. The fat loss part is... (more)

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jjtitus 0 · February 07, 2012 at 2:56 PM

It should be noted that this article is from 2009, back when Mat was experimenting with lower carb paleo... I don't have the link right now, but I believe in a podcast with Robb, Mat described how one day he "hit a wall" and almost passed out from... (more)

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by 129 · about 5 hours ago

So... I may be confused here, but you could help me out. So I'm a newcomer to paleo, as Robb says I'll try it for 30 days. However a lot of my meals have a basis of salad and 'green stuff'. So when I go luck at Robb Wolf's food matrix to make... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · January 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

You can eat salad. No harm in that. You might like to read Sisson. He includes a salad. Either way. Eat and Enjoy.

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by 11683 · about 5 hours ago

It's kinda bringing me down.

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by 6709 · about 5 hours ago

"PH is like my real family: I know I'm related but disavow all knowledge." " shame on you far hanging there(paleo hacks). That place is an intelectual black hole ;0)" Do you think the site is full of i-holes?, and if how can it be made... (more)

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none 0 · January 11, 2012 at 2:35 AM

I usually answer only after I've read all answers and comments first. I usually answer only when I am not drunk, not menstruating and not all amped up on safe starches. I am sorry to say that tonight IS NOT THE NIGHT! I have had my issues with PH... (more)

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by 154 · about 5 hours ago

I am not sure if this has been addressed directly, but if going low carb throughout the day (say 75g or less) and I exercise between 30-45 minutes, primarily for fat loss, with resistance 2-3 days, and general cardio or HIIT on 2-3 other days, is... (more)

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AndyM 0 · January 02, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Ultimately this comes down to what you're able to sustain Gaby. There's no right or wrong answers. Personally I'd say that working out intensely 4-6 days of the week is asking for burnout, and really hard to maintain while simultaneously trying... (more)

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by 405 · about 5 hours ago

What has been the most dignifying, pride-igniting moment for you in relation to paleo? It could be ANYTHING: Was it mastering lacto-fermentation after a few failed attempts? Meeting a favorite PH-er in person? Going from 78/22 to 80/20? Getting... (more)

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January 0 · December 23, 2011 at 3:04 AM

My proudest Paleo moment was when my dad told me that he couldn't get over how wonderful and healthy I look now. We have a (very) tough relationship, and he doesn't praise lightly; to hear him say something kind and complimentary to me made my... (more)

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by 3217 · about 5 hours ago

My copy of The Paleo Solution is on loan. Can someone give me a quick run-down of Robb Wolf's auto-immune protocol? My husband's asthma was in pretty strong "remission" but a few months of working ridiculous hours and eating poorly has brought it... (more)

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jenna_2 0 · November 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I took this directly from Robb's website in the FAQ section. Autoimmunity Emerging research has made clear the link between Neolithic foods (grains, legumes and dairy) and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple... (more)

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by 154 · about 5 hours ago

Was curious after reading this article from Robb Wolf: http://robbwolf.com/2011/11/03/meat-potatoes-back-on-the-menu/ Basically it boils down to, if you're pretty active, your body needs dense sources of carbohydrates, so potatoes fill the need... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · November 04, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Cold starch (that is... cooked starch that has since cooled off) is resistant starch. I don't know how it would affect weight loss journey, other than the starches wouldn't affect BG levels as much and so it might techincally still count for "low... (more)

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by 79 · about 5 hours ago

Here's my understanding of current expert opinions on the subject of macronutrients: KGH -- They don't matter -- you can use either starch or fat for fuel, as long as you stay away from NADs and too much fructose. Robb Wolf -- Match your starch... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 14, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Either way, protein gives the most satiety per unit of energy and has a higher thermic effect. Any effective (and tolerable) fat loss diet should be built primarily around lean meat.

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by 75 · about 5 hours ago

Robb Wolf recommends various Lodge Logic products on his site (http://astore.amazon.com/robwol-20?node=8&page=1). Lodge Logic products do come pre-seasoned though. "What type oil is used to season Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron? We use a... (more)

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Bryson 0 · July 28, 2011 at 6:24 AM

The type of oil used to season is irrelevant. A season is made up mostly of burnt oil turned to carbon, and there's no paleo/non-paleo carbon. The oil burns off, leaving carbon in the uneven parts of the surface making it smooth. Adding to the... (more)

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by 557 · about 5 hours ago

Why did Greg Everett take Andys spot in the podcast?

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Kit 0 · July 07, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Yeah, but it happened so suddenly. There should've been some kind-of "farewell, Andy" episode. Something was up, and we will probably never know what it was..

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by 24523 · about 6 hours ago

Who will be the paleo luminary who tips paleo into mainstream culture? Is it even possible or even desirable? Do you care, as a paleo eater? The reason I ask is this: the other day, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a member of... (more)

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Ben 0 · April 07, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I think it's Robb Wolf. His background (and his material) suggests that he has a great grasp on the science side. I'm sure studying under Dr. Cordain helped :-)

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by 492 · about 6 hours ago

http://whole9life.com/fish-oil/ Has anyone ever used this thing? I weight 260lbs Used a factor of 1 because I think I'm pretty banged up... 1 serving (2 capsules) gives you 370 EPA and 230 DHA The calulator told me I need 87 fish oils per... (more)

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Grant 0 · March 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM

In general, I'm against excessive fish oil consumption (and 87 pills is way too excessive). I wish I remembered the blog, which discussed a clinical study where doses as small (large really) as 3 grams of fish oil were correlated with higher... (more)

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