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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 53 · about 4 hours ago

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 · 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 550 · about 5 hours ago

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 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 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 4283 · about 5 hours ago

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 323 · about 5 hours ago

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 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 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 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 8979 · about 5 hours ago

I was surprised that he was featuring Joel Salatin so much. While there is an almost-worship of grass-fed meats around here, there seems to be little talk or interest in how we actually pull that off. Where I come from, Joel Salatin is just old... (more)

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Hurricane 0 · September 05, 2011 at 3:28 AM

I for one think it's nice to see him bringing up people who have done a lot to move grass-fed beef into the limelight. I can't even imagine if I had tried to go paleo 10 years ago what the market for grass fed meat would of been. Salatin has... (more)

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by 50 · about 5 hours ago

What method do you use to block out light in your bedroom? In my experience, getting perfect darkness is exceedingly difficult; no matter what I do, the light stubbornly finds a way in. Right now I've got a roll-down shade over my bedroom window,... (more)

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MasterB 0 · August 11, 2011 at 4:58 AM

I doubt that complete darkness is necessary. In my opinion, we have evolved with a certain exposure of natural light (moon, fire etc.) while still being able to maintain a good sleep. I believe that we need to remove all artifical light during... (more)

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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 766 · about 5 hours ago

Do you have what it takes to become a Primal Chef? Thought you all might be interested in the progress of the first ever "Primal Chef." A cooking competition using all paleo ingredients. The first of the photos from episode 1 have been posted.... (more)

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by 94 · about 5 hours ago

I was first introduced to the Paleo lifestyle by John Durant, www.hunter-gatherer.com, through an interview on the Colbert Report. It was very interesting to me, seemed difficult, but ultimately made sense. I stashed that knowledge away until... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 03, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Rather than focusing exclusively on what our ancestors ate or what extant HGs eat today, we should use it as a starting point and then flesh out the details based on whether something that wasn't available is nutritious and non-toxic and whether... (more)

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by 5768 · about 5 hours ago

Robb Wolf's Book Paleo Solution is the only Paleo/Hunter Gatherer type book I have read, besides various blogs and message boards. My question is, do you see the need to read other paleo books or do they just say the same thing? I don't mean... (more)

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MikeD 0 · November 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM

If you don't want to retread the paleo stuff, I second Good Calories Bad Calories. It's got lots of good facts for why the paleo diet works better than the low fat one.

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by 60 · about 5 hours ago

Short question: Would a beginner understand Robb's chapter on grains and be able to explain why gluten is bad? (Using direct quotes only from the book as a resource.) Loooooong question: I'm specifically questioning the grains chapter because... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM

You are right, it's just hard to read for some reason. Not everyone has the supreme talent of making complex stuff easy to understand. It's a very specific talent. In some ways, his writing there is not quite dumbed down enough and in... (more)

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