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by 55 · June 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM

The idea of eating as my genetic ancestors naturally ate somewhat resonates with me, but how do I find out what they would've really eaten? Also, given the vast array of healthful foods across the globe, would eating strictly ancestral for my... (more)

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paleoguy85 0 · June 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Doesn't matter, just be healthy!

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by 0 · June 05, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Any useful information about glycogen would be helpful. I'm still learning!From what I've put together, starch is mainly used for muscle glycogen while fructose is for liver glycogen. When you're liver glycogen is full, your body thinks it's... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 05, 2014 at 10:45 AM

That's not entirely true. The liver will convert fructose to glycogen when its stores of glycogen are low, otherwise they become triglycerides.Fructose, while it will increase your appetite, can damage the liver and lead to Non-Alcoholic Fatty... (more)

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by 568 · March 25, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Eating seasonally makes perfect sense and goes along with other paleo doctrine but I naturally question all things. I've been tentatively eating seasonally too, but not taking it too seriously. CW says that the human diet in temperate... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 25, 2014 at 5:29 PM

In a word, fructose. Fructose signals our bodies to pack on stores for the winter. Fructose is available in large amounts only at the end of summer, when ripe fruits are abundant. So we pack on the fat to be able to survive the lean times. (more)

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by 418 · July 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Hi everyone! For several weeks now, I have been suffering from nausea that goes away immediately upon eating. The nausea can be mild or full force. I never vomit. I just feel light-headed, a bit dizzy, queasy, etc. Sometimes, the nausea returns a... (more)

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Jeanne855 0 · July 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

You may be experiencing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. I recommend that you don't skip meals, but eat a small amount every 2-2.5 hours to keep your blood glucose at an even level.

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by 404 · August 30, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Does the fall season for veggies end on the "astronomical" date? (dec 20) or is it different for vegetables? I just want to understand when I should eat certain vegetables according to their seasons. For instance, is it better to eat summer... (more)

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glib 0 · August 16, 2013 at 1:31 AM

By now so many farmers have hoop houses that you can get fresh food in winter, most notably spinach, kale and collard. And most roots, however stored, are still alive. I always eat the last turnips after they have sprouted. Seasonality depends on... (more)

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by 1981 · December 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

This year I have put a strong focus on eating seasonally, and so with the advent of fall and then winter I began to eat some more starchy vegetables, apples and nuts. I gained 8 lbs, which was expected, I gain 10 or so lbs in the winter and don't... (more)

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miked_2 0 · December 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

As long as your hormones aren't all screwed up, the type of fat generally dictates where it will be stored (in women, mostly). Hip and thigh fat is generally the good omega-3 stuff (DHA, EPA) that women need to have reserves up in case they get... (more)

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by 94 · October 16, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I want to be able to eat seasonally with optimal results. Living in Canada, seasonal eating isn't my friend. Assuming the optimal spot to live has changed since Palaeolithic times - due to environmental changes, atmospheric changes, etc. - where... (more)

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NZ_Paleo 0 · October 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I would put New Zealand at the top of the list! Grain fed is almost unheard of here (so much so it is labelled and higher prices). And New Zealand has some of the top meat quality in the world. Food labelling laws mean everything must be... (more)

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by 514 · September 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Its September now, and the days are getting cooler in the North East U.S. Since the first cool night (Sub 65 deg F.) I've been craving some type of fruit pie every evening (I never crave sweets, other than highwater content fruits on a hot day).... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM

For me, Autumn means Oktoberfest (Märzen) and Pumpkin Ales. My strategy is to get really good beer, and enjoy (just maybe only enjoy one rather than 4). In another few weeks the apple cider and pies season here. You can make a great pie and... (more)

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by 419 · July 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Hi Paleo friends! i have been having so many issues this summer, it's my first summer 100% paleo, but i am experiencing a new very low energy. i am pretty strict paleo, mostly meat and veggies, and rarely (if ever) eat fruit, nuts, seeds, or... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I think eating seasonally includes fruit. When the days get long, my fruit cravings go way up, and it makes sense to me. Fruit offers the orange, red, and blue antioxidants that work as a natural internal sunblock, so definitely your friend if... (more)

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by 4844 · May 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I'm noticing that the warmer it gets, the less fat I want in my diet. I just can't do a meat & vege stir-fry dripping in tallow, which was my go-to meal over the winter, when it is 80+ outside. I'm still having an avocado most days and a... (more)

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killer_Nibs 0 · May 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

seasonal eating for sure, but i can only add to the speculation. Is it shaped by changing daylight hours, and the amount of sunlight we get? Is it an adaptation to the different growing seasons, migration patterns of foods? Is it the temperature,... (more)

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by 7490 · May 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Does anyone have any creative uses for bone broth now that the warmer months are imminent? I love using it in soups and stews all fall/winter/spring. I'm making another right now with a combo of turkey and beef. But I feel like I seasonally... (more)

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Yvonne_1 0 · May 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I add 1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken stock to my potato salad... maybe it could be used in other cold salads too, like a marinated vegetable salad or black bean salad

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by 7490 · March 02, 2012 at 5:15 AM

I've been thinking about getting a dehydrator, and sure, it would be great for making my own jerky, but I find my thoughts going to other places like, "I could dry tomatoes in August and blueberries in July and apricots in June..." etc. But is... (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · March 02, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Think of eat as migrating from one area to another when the weather becomes cold. Except in today's world it's a little bit harder to migrate due to financial obligations.

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by 5 · October 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM

As many paleo/primal adherents focus on eating seasonally appropriate foods, and getting back to our basic natural rhythms with sleep, sex, and eating, I wonder what an optimal, seasonal approach to weight management and energy output would look... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · October 14, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I've definitely been feeling lazier than usual, also harder to get out of bed with the sun coming up later in the morning. But I live in the subtropics, so perhaps my seasonal tendencies are lessened/postponed by the fact that we get sunlight here... (more)

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by 369 · September 18, 2011 at 6:49 AM

Football is back, the coconut oil is solid, the nights are chilly, and I have to wear jeans again (grrr)- FALL IS HERE! What Fall meals are you the most excited to conjur up in your kitchen? Include baked goods! I have an itch for anything... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · September 18, 2011 at 6:49 AM

I miss soup, it's really still too warm here yet, but soon enough, I'll make a creamy winter squash soup...saute peeled and chopped squash of your choice, add onions, garlic, whatever herbs you like, and any veggies you have on hand in plenty of... (more)

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by 12118 · July 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Does anybody here vastly differ their macronutrient ratios roughly in conjunction with seasonal availability - that is, gorge on fruit as a staple during the summer, and then switch over to savory, fatty, protein-filled meals in the winter? Do... (more)

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aj_2 0 · July 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I also think it makes sense to eat fruit when its available fresh in the summer. I eat about 2 or 3 per day in summer and 1 a day in winter.

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by 170 · April 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Do you consider seasons when making food choices? Do you think human genetics confer benefits upon those who eat seasonally? I'm thinking of the entire food menu here, such as eggs when chickens would naturally lay them (without artificial... (more)

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John_the_chef 0 · April 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

The agriculture industry makes these choices for you in most cases, however just because you can get tomatoes year round doesn't mean you should.

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by 693 · January 24, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I heard something on a Robb Wolf podcast (I think) or maybe I read it in Lights Out, but it got me thinking. There are always a lot of questions about fruit/vegetable consumption. What kinds to eat, how much to eat, etc. Our ancestral diet... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 02, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Doing so is great for historical reenactment but not necessarily good at all for health.

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by 3428 · December 19, 2010 at 8:10 PM

With Christmas and New Year approaching, I realise that, in the past I have had regular seasonal weight changes, gaining several pounds in winter that I later lose in the spring/summer. This is my first year at paleo diet, so I still do not have... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · December 19, 2010 at 8:10 PM

I actually was able to start IF'ing this November. I've actually lost 10 pounds since then, after a ~9 month or so plateau. In spite of the holidays, and I didn't really restrict myself. I had a little mashed and sweet potatoes at thanksgiving and... (more)

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by 190 · December 10, 2010 at 2:25 AM

My eating preferences now seem to be shifting with the seasons, something that may have happened in the past but I never really noticed until I started paying attention (a large part due to eating paleo). This past spring and summer, I was all... (more)

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Nico 0 · December 09, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I've been craving potatoes big time recently. I think there are lots of good reasons to eat seasonally- obviously the quality of seasonal fruits/veggies is going to be way better. In general, my approach to these things is "try to emulate a more... (more)

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by 4073 · October 22, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Throw them at the neighbor's wandering dog pooping in my yard? Make wine? Let the crows eat them? Make preserves and kill my friends with a Christmas "Gift"? Eat them myself? Cut down the tree? Ack!!! I have read all of the fructose/fruit posts... (more)

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Shebeeste 0 · October 16, 2010 at 7:22 PM

See if your local area has gleaners or a group like we have here: http://www.salemharvest.org/ which saves urban fruit from going to waste and gets it to the needy. Freecycle or Craigslist are good ideas too--I always see folks looking for free... (more)

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by 22684 · October 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM

I read somewhere and would love to give credit, but I'm not sure where I read it. The tropical is personal addition however. I won't recreate this theory as eloquently but the general premise is: in the spring/summer meat was plentiful, we hunted... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · October 18, 2011 at 4:03 PM

It is a myth started by some temperate-climate thinker who has obviously never hunted, gathered, stored, or grown his/her own food. Many fruits and vegetables keep well on their own, or are easily fermented or dried. Most hunters know it is... (more)

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by 3591 · June 16, 2010 at 1:58 AM

I've been slowly removing a lot of veggies and fruits from my diet and have been ramping up the fat and more 'exotic' cuts of meat to get more vitamins (like organ meats). I'm thinking that if we are supposed to eat any carb based foods, we should... (more)

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Dexter 0 · March 28, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I defer to Dr Tourgeman at Nephropal: This link a search for "season" http://nephropal.blogspot.com/search?q=season from which I gleaned the following: I always thought that it was interesting from an evolutionary standpoint, that the highest... (more)

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by 13928 · March 19, 2010 at 12:10 AM

I was listening to the Robb Wolf podcast yesterday and he talked about how we'll likely sleep more in the winter and less in the summer (Ep 5 or 17?). It reminded me of a question I'd had a few days ago: Is insulin sensitivity seasonal; and if... (more)

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Mady 0 · March 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Temperature affects your body's sugar uptake. I believe that it is not insulin sensitivity so much as non insulin basal glucose uptake. Type 1 diabetics have a tendency toward low blood sugar in very hot weather, and high blood sugar in cold... (more)