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by 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Surely the probiotic content of these foods instills some benefit in it, but is it enough to make up for the negative traits of these foods?

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM

As long as it's full fat and without a lot of additives or sugar, and as long as you don't have any dairy sensitivities, it's better than NOT eating any fermented foods. People talk about the ideal a lot here--raw dairy, fermented with heirloom... (more)

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by 1207 · April 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I'm assuming that we are all here to eat better, to follow the principles of the various "diets" under the paleo umbrella, and that eating SAD is behind us. But for all of us, even the most hardcore paleo advocate who is shining with fervor and... (more)

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kail_aiello 0 · April 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I miss the mindless eating, and ease of choosing what to eat. I miss being able to eat whatever I wanted without really caring about what I was ingesting. Now that I'm LC paleo, though, I wouldn't ever go back to that style of eating. I'm... (more)

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by 0 · December 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Hello boys and girls! I recently registered to paleo hacks and i have very serious questions, which arises from my sad situation.. Ok, let's get started. I started paleo about 3 years ago, in 2010 fall. In the same year i started... (more)

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Methodician 0 · December 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

It sounds like you're missing something. Sometimes people make paleo out to be way too restrictive without adding the right stuff to make up for what they remove. Also, how often do you lift and with what intensity/duration? Far too many people... (more)

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by 1883 · September 25, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Why does it seem like within the last 5+ years, there are so many diagnoses of gluten allergies, food sensitivities, Celiac, Autism, etc...It seems like these are things that I never heard about 10 years ago. Are these really 'new' conditions or... (more)

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vJason 0 · July 10, 2012 at 3:07 AM

About 10 years ago while doing IT work at a hospital I had a very interesting talk with a doctor about hormones in food. Without going into too many "icky" (heh) girl terms the reality is that women are entering puberty earlier, and subsequently... (more)

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by 1206 · September 04, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Some of us do 80-20 or 90-10, while others stick to 100 percent compliance due to sensitivities/intolerances or choice...for those of us in the more lenient group, when has that 20 or 10 percent been in sharp, hypocritical contrast to the other 80... (more)

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Mizten_1 0 · September 04, 2013 at 11:40 PM

After organizing my freezer to make room for a new stash of grass fed meat, cooking some steaks for my family, I felt really hungry and ate a corn dog! The corn dogs are supposed to be a snack for my teen-ager who thinks Paleo is unhealthy. I did... (more)

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by 20 · July 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I am having difficulty getting back on the Paleo wagon. I completed approx 3 weeks eating a paleo diet. Then I got a weird flu and threw up for 2 days, and couldn't eat anything for about 7 full days. I am breastfeeding and was very concerned I... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · July 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM

If you really feel bad and you have a small baby it may be a good idea to see your doctor just to rule out things like post natal depression. Leaving that aside lots of research is done on diet and mood. Sites like radiant recovery and plenty of... (more)

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by 418 · June 11, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Hi everyone, I'm really struggling here. I am 5'3 and 17 years old. Long story short: I began eating Slow Carb at 140 lbs, got down to 130 lbs with much restriction, then stopped restricting and went back to around 133 lbs, and then began... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 11, 2013 at 4:09 PM

First of all, your friends can eat all the junk they want but it doesn't mean they won't grow into their natural fat diabetic bodies down the road. Secondly, your stress levels about your body image isn't helping you, it's actually hurting you.... (more)

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by 139 · August 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Hello hackers. I have been experiencing huge stomach (under left ribs) bloating and distention for about 3 weeks now. It started ever since I reduced salt intake. I know that the stomach needs sodium and chloride to produce adequate stomach acid... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I had roughly similar symptoms and got relief with HCL tablets. But I discontinued this when I developed a duodenal ulcer. I then went to a GI specialist and got diagnosed with H. pylori. Within a couple of months after treatment (10 days of... (more)

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by 187 · May 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM

hi there, so i have been paleo for a little over a year now, it has been a strict year of meat fish veg and occasional fruit and nuts with no paleo baked goods or dairy. i've been going through a really stressful time over the past few weeks... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Firstly, thank you for posting this. I've also been eating at maintenance, over eating carbs, and sneaking in a lot of non-paleo foods the past three days. Today has been the worst- lots of processed crap, lots of sugar crap. Bleh. Like you, I... (more)

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by 374 · May 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Do you think its sad if people live there entire lives without ever seeing there 6 pacs fully defined? I am coming near to the end of my weight loss journey and I probably would not of made it this far if I didnt stumble upon the paleo lifestyle... (more)

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askrere 0 · May 10, 2013 at 4:45 AM

I myself, am looking to lose weight, find that definition. At the same time it's not sad if someone else doesn't want that. Hell, I think a girl looks nice with a little curve to her. In other words, I don't want to go home to Starla at night... (more)

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by 598 · May 02, 2013 at 9:26 PM

By average SAD-er, I don't mean someone eating McDonalds everyday and drinking soda, I mean someone eating oatmeal and OJ for breakfast and maybe turkey sandwich on wholegrain bread with low fat cheese/margarine for lunch(in other words,... (more)

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thhq 0 · May 02, 2013 at 9:26 PM

That sounds like my parent's daily diet. They're healthy in their late 80's. They don't overeat and they're still actively traveling, farming, and gardening. The big question is whether a meat-free, malnourished, feeble vegan could stand up to... (more)

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by 499 · May 01, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Not judging here on any individual that is trying to eat healthy, but rather the general perceptions SAD folks have. I had to share this below and ask why this is not so obvious to SAD folks? At least from a nutrients stand point regardless of... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 01, 2013 at 8:21 PM

There is ENORMOUS pressure on people to eat the Standard American Diet. It is advocated by the USDA and backed by billions of dollars from Big Ag, and the weight loss industry, and other anti-health interests. There is alot of money to be made... (more)

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by 2611 · March 15, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I recently asked whether there are any aspects of the paleo diet that would be harmful if adopted outside an overall paleo context. Several people said it would be unhealthy to eat lots of saturated fat if you're also eating lots of carbohydrates.... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 15, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I'm of the opinion that almost any food can be bad in certain contexts. Saturated fats seem to increase the need for choline relative to polyunsaturated fats. See this post for more on... (more)

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by 2611 · March 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM

I'm digging this community's inclusiveness. There are people who are interested in "pure" paleo, ketogenic diets, celiac, FODMAP, intermittent fasting, all sorts of stuff, and they're sharing ideas and celebrating common principles rather than... (more)

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CD 0 · March 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Simply going to natural food sources eliminates most of the hyperpalatable foods so it's not possible to do one without the other. Other than that the "Paleo" components can be used individually or separately as fits your lifestyle and activity... (more)

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by 993 · January 19, 2013 at 6:18 AM

For those of you who are raising your kids paleo, first of all, kudos, but if you're bringing your kids up paleo, naturally they'll want to rebel and try SAD foods. Do you restrict them at all costs? Have you allowed them to try SAD foods? Because... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · January 19, 2013 at 6:18 AM

I only prepare Paleo foods for myself, hubby, and two teens, with the occasional rice. My teens have a mild gluten allergy where they become easily dehydrated and get rosacea during strenuous sports. My older teen is mostly Paleobutwill sometimes... (more)

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by 10 · February 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Say you follow the Paleo diet 90% of the time. In terms of the other 10%, do you find it is more effective for (a)weight loss, (b)energy, and (c)dealing with mild repercussions to eat the 10% all at once (like one meal), or via small, sporadic... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · February 02, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I time it all out as my carb refeed, killing two birds with one stone. Also, I take 200mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid about 20 min beforehand. Out of all the elements of Ferriss' PAGG stack, ALA is the one I can definitely feel making a difference. (more)

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by 250 · January 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I've been trying to get more paleo in my food choices. I started with cutting out soy and gluten, but now (a few weeks later) I've actually begun to develop Hashimoto's. Did taking those out cause a sudden cascade effect? Maybe eating those... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I developed thyroid disease in the past year myself and it has only improved since I cut out grains and went Paleo. It took months though of doing Paleo to see the results and believe me improvements in thyroid function take time and consistency,... (more)

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by 420 · January 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

My parents are not exactly supportive of this paleo diet. I've been trying to desperately lose weight, and I fell off the wagon and had 2 weeks of binges, followed by Christmas. So yeah, I've put weight on. I'm back on paleo now and I was feeling... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · January 07, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Depending on your age consider getting a part time job to bring in more paleo foods or to allow you more options may help

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by 993 · December 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I think it might be one of the many reasons why my friends from high school are treating me like I've gone off to drink mead in Valhalla or Elysium ever since I started college

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Pecan 0 · December 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Unless your friendship is based on food or they have ethical qualms with eating meat, I don't see why anyone would lose friends over going paleo. Yes it will affect your social life in a superficial way what with dinner parties, restaurant outings... (more)

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by 2316 · December 03, 2012 at 5:19 AM

During a night of drinking I always go out of my way to find the nastiest most delicious SAD food possible. Last night I ate macaroni and cheese and some of my roomates Pringles at 3am. Luckily it's not a problem because I don't drink that often.... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 03, 2012 at 5:19 AM

I always got into trouble if a Waffle House was close by. A big bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on texas toast with hashbrowns covered, doubled, and whatever else they do to it. Add in a couple chocolate chip waffles and you have one awesome... (more)

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by 30 · November 20, 2012 at 6:39 PM

This link struck me as to just how far gone the standard american diet is: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/45-people-you-wont-believe-actually-exist-6z51?sub=1869460_694499 Its amazing how many of these are food related, from the paleo... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 20, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Keep your culture in America and not contaminate the rest of the world? You have to come from somewhere else to appreciate how much America smells of Cinnabon. It's gone too far, you'll never rescue it.

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by 1602 · November 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Prefferably seasonal/local ingredients because I do 99% of my shopping at the farmers market each week. I am in the pacific nw. Thanks! Im actually really excited... I get to watch my family eat a vegtable or two.. oh joy!

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Vossman 0 · November 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Acorn squash with kerrygold and coconut sugar. Cut the acorn squash in half (vertically, to make two cups) and roast in the oven (not sure of temp/time, but you can find on the web easily). When Acorn squash is almost done, add ~tbsp of... (more)

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by 1883 · January 05, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Am I the only one to find that when I crave something completely non-paleo in a bad way and then cave in and it isn't as good as I thought it should be or remembered it as being? For example last night I had a glass of my favorite red wine,... (more)

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Tammy_3 0 · January 05, 2013 at 6:35 AM

I craved in for a craving of a club sandwich. At first I thought I just had a crappy club sandwich but after trying one at another place I've had before and loved it I realized that something had changed.

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by 549 · November 12, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I feel compelled to write to paleo folks because I am a curriculum developer, currently working on a program that requires a focus on family nutrition. As you folks already know, CW is highly grain-based, something that I KNOW is a huge detriment,... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 12, 2012 at 1:11 PM

You may also consider incorporating information on recent entrants to Westernized diet, i.e. native Americans, as you have mentioned, and how such populations are more susceptible to the impact of refined carbohydrates as exemplified by their... (more)

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by 678 · October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

do you think removing these foods could help with depression, it seems that when i include them in my diet, tend to isolate myself any ideas or tips?

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Canis_Minor 0 · October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I've been a committed paleo eater for almost five years now, and while many, many things have cleared up, gone away or somewhat improved for me, chronic depression is not one of those things. I know that most people do experience general overall... (more)