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by 43 · November 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Basically I just watched I, caveman on discovery a few minutes ago and it was awesome. Looking for someone to talk to about their experience and just get excited over the fact that robb wolf killed an elk with an atlatl. I mean come on, how cool... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · November 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

It was an awesome show. I heard Robb talk about it at PrimalCon Lake Tahoe this year and he said the experience almost killed him. Very interesting situation to be put in. I can\t imagine what it would have been like.

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

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 53 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've been taking super papaya enzymes plus tablets as of late cause I was told they were the same as digestive enzymes and would help with low stomach acid. I've been using them for a month(3 a day) and have had no problems. The other day I upped... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:29 AM

No, they're not the same as what Robb Wolf talks about. The ones he recommends includes Betaine HCL for low stomach acid, so you've pretty much have done nothing for low stomach acid. You need to listen/read more of his work and how he... (more)

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 610 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

A few weeks ago, I ran across a blog post by Amy Kubal on RobbWolf.com titled "52 Pick-Up Paleo Style." Her basic premise was this, if we fall into a rut in the kitchen, we often become bored with our meals. And when we get bored with our meals,... (more)

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Varelse 0 · February 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Stracciatella Soup! Just tried it a few weeks ago for the first time. Basically, an Italian version of egg drop soup. Super fast, super easy, and pretty inexpensive. Pro-tip: don't add even littlest bit of veggie broth to the chicken broth; I... (more)

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by 550 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

After 160 or so Paleo Solution podcasts I just can't help but call multiple people "folks". So since I've never had a conversation with Robb Wolf, why do I pick up his terminology? Why do we pick up habits from others? How are these habits or... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · February 13, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I don't think it has anything to do with whether we look up to somebody or not. I had a tech that used to say 'cool beans' all the time and it didn't take long before I was saying it too ::arghh::. Six years later I still find myself saying it on... (more)

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by 9402 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

On episode 142 (July 2012), Robb mentioned they would have Nate Miyaki on as a guest in the future, but I haven't heard him mention it again since. Anyone know what happened? Did they have some sort of a falling out? Or did I somehow miss... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · February 09, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Looks like he still will: https://twitter.com/robbwolf/status/300267919588339712 Not sure when though.

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by 8574 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

A number of folks just dismissed what I had to say on this, assuming I had no familiarity with the Phinney/Volek work, that I was ???out to lunch??? on the topic. That???s certainly your right if you are in that camp, but you are a boner for... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 03, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Of course he has an agenda. We all do. His agenda, in my view, is to help people learn from his mistakes, and to take the path of science, to find out what works well, and use that for the betterment of humanity - if they're willing to listen. ... (more)

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by 323 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Has a Paleo guru ever given you advise that you ended up following and eventually came to the conclusion that in the end it was bad advice?

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · August 06, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I never asked a paleo guru for advice. I doubt many have. EDIT: It's been called to my attention that I'm getting a little snarky 'round here. Mea culpa, I'll tone it down! I think that I do not like the notion of "paleo gurus,"--but that's my... (more)

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by 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I heard yesterday of Robb's Podcast about hotdogs. They made it sound as if all hotdogs were gluten free. Is this the case? If not which ones are?

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Firestorm 0 · July 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

The easiest thing to do is read the label of the hot-dogs you're thinking about buying. Look for any grains as fillers. If they have anything in them besides meat, spices, sometimes milk or egg powder, maybe water, and maybe nitrates (if you buy... (more)

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by 323 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Which book would you guys recommend? I've read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solutions, its brilliant but feel the science would go straight over my dad's head. I found it a tough read in places, and I'm used to the terminology and reading tech stuff. Side... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 19, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I just got and read "It Starts with Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Inspiring, interesting and great for beginners. One caveat - buying books for family on diet can be risky. If he's expressed interest, go for it! If not, books on ways of... (more)

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by 100 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Three years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease known as Dermatmyositis. More than 6 months ago I began a Paleo lifestyle thanks to Robb Wolf and company. I am happy to report that my body has healed remarkably; my digestion, weight,... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · February 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune reaction to proteins in immature myoblasts. In other words, your muscles atrophy because (like most of your body) they're in a constant state of aging, breaking down, and regeneration...and some amount of the... (more)

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by 5002 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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 129 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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.