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by 230 · March 17, 2014 at 03:08 PM

hey! so I decided to stop smoking after all, it's the third try, but I'll go for it anyways! I've been smoking since I was 13, now I'm 21 - makes 8 eight years. I'm really really afraid to get cancer, on my father's side there have... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · March 17, 2014 at 02:44 PM

I make sure to get to a forest at least once a day, usually on my lunchbreak, and i go for many hours on the weekend and do deep breathing to get all that fresh air, i also do HIIT sprints which leave me absolutely gasping for breath. I would... (more)

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by 905 · March 04, 2014 at 01:04 AM

I quit smoking about 3 years ago after stopping/starting 3 times. I'm now at the point where the thought of smoking repulses me... until i have alcohol. When i've had a good few to drink (two to four times a month) i have 1 or 2 cigarettes. Yes... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM

The risks do go down with frequency, that I know. Unpopular fact, but its true. Under 10 per day, and your risk of heart disease is only double that of normal (2 in 100 instead of 1 in 100). Cancer is also lower. Unfortunately, because of the... (more)

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by 0 · December 30, 2013 at 04:22 PM

Hey guys! While reading up on the effects of nicotine I stumbled across studies that showed it increased blood glucose, which is the enemy of ketosis, correct? My question is, will nicotine consumption stop ketosis? Thanks!

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raydawg 0 · December 30, 2013 at 04:22 PM

You could always experiment on yourself. I neither smoke, nor use a patch/e-cig, so can't help there. There's obviously some studies as you point out, but if you want to know for sure, purchase a glucometer and strips to check your blood... (more)

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by 0 · December 03, 2013 at 02:00 PM

I started following paleo about 9 months ago and lost 10 lbs and 2 inches. I cut back on my cardio and started lifting heavy. Everything was wonderful. I felt great and was happy except I was a smoker for 15 years, a pack a day. So...I finally... (more)

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samc 0 · December 03, 2013 at 03:30 AM

15 years of inflicted smoking damage to your body isn't cured in 5 months. As mentioned your gut flora is probably way off normal. Eat more good fats. Relax and give it time.

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by 45 · January 08, 2014 at 07:58 PM

I used to have lots of unhealthy habbits,but I am trying to be as healthy as possible now. I quit IV heroin and cocaine 2 monthes ago and have been exercising, meditating, and eating paleo since shorty after I quit. I feel much healthier now. A... (more)

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Alex 0 · January 08, 2014 at 05:54 PM

I quit by switching from Marlboro reds to an additive-free brand (like American Spirit), smoking them for a few weeks, and then quitting cold turkey. The worst of the cravings misery was over in a day and a half.

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by 1244 · February 15, 2013 at 07:37 PM

I had some wild smoked salmon for the first time recently. It's quite nice and I would happily eat it regularly instead of fried salmon. For some reason I thought that it was healthier (more on the "raw" side?). Then I came across this article:... (more)

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Hemming 0 · February 15, 2013 at 03:21 PM

On the other hand, Sisson had this post on smoked salmon not that long ago. I haven't studied this subject in great detail. I would suspect this is highly dependent on the salmon, handling, curing, smoking etc. There are a lot of variables to take... (more)

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by 15 · February 07, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Bad idea? I just went pale about five days ago. Up until then I drank redbulls and soda constantly. Figured I would quit the beverages first and then my pack a day habit. It seems like nicotine cravings have some sort of connection with blood... (more)

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roxana 0 · February 06, 2013 at 01:22 PM

From my own experience as a soda junkie, and from seeing my mother trying to quit smoking like 50 times already, here's a more in-depth answer. First off, addiction is not a piece of cake (pun intended?) so like the previous person said, you... (more)

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by 1981 · January 05, 2013 at 02:34 AM

I am an ex-smoker who uses marijuana, daily, and it's very much a crutch. I originally started smoking it only once in a while, but when I quit smoking, I hugely increased my use of marijuana to cope with the cravings. Over the holidays I went... (more)

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BigPapaChakra 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:54 AM

As an ex-cannabis user (and in all honesty, potentially returning when I'm much older) I feel I can give some sound input. First off, how serious are you about not smoking weed? If you're serious and want NOTHING to do with it again, tell everyone... (more)

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by 2923 · November 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM

So i'm interested in smoking some meat sometimes (like brisket, porket) and I'd be grateful if anyone who has any insight could share it. What would be great are general tips re use, charcoal/propene/electric etc what's good for what, longevity,... (more)

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BadgerChris 0 · November 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM

I've had an 18 1/2 inch Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker for about 3 years, it's a great way to get into smoking. I paid $250 for it 3 years ago. It's the cheapest charcoal smoker you can get that still has good temperature control. Cheaper charcoal... (more)

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by 0 · September 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM

please tell me your suggestions!!! thanks.

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Laina 0 · September 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM

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by 2903 · September 14, 2012 at 09:47 AM

I'm hoping this isn't off-topic. I decided to get my Paleo eating habits down pat before quitting smoking. I know, I know, it's the reverse of every advisement I've read, but since I know ME and how I am, I thought this was best. If I quit... (more)

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Mel_9 0 · September 14, 2012 at 09:47 AM

E cigarettes actually filter out over 4,500 of the dangerous chemicals that cigarettes contain, including tobacco, carbon monoxide and tar. There has been some recent reports stating that electronic cigarettes are harmful to the lungs, but there... (more)

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by 15 · July 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Long story: Women 44 year old. Formely morbidly obese. I went from 160 Kgs to 80 Kgs in three years. Been maintaining for the last 6 years on 80-87 kgs. 1.70 meter. I can never seem to go lower without starving myself and its impossible to... (more)

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Talldog 0 · July 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Here is my 2 cents. Drop all the gimmicks for a while. No super-foods, no health foods, no cleanses, no special syrups, no handful of vitamins a day. If you want, take one (1) multi-vitamin a day, but let that be it. Go back to basics on your... (more)

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by 2048 · May 02, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Does anyone have a theory as to why smoking cessation often precedes a flare-up of autoimmune conditions? After I quit smoking last year and went 100% paleo, I started having more health problems and was eventually diagnosed with gluten... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · May 02, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Cigarette smoke contains hundreds of potentially toxic components that contain carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, tars, and nicotine among others. These toxins and free radicals can interact with DNA, which causes gene activation... (more)

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by 358 · April 12, 2012 at 03:45 AM

I am a heavy smoker. I do plan on quitting as soon as this semester is over. I tried during spring break but once the classes started again the stress and lack of concentration was too much. I have quit for about a year in the past. I am wondering... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 12, 2012 at 02:34 AM

I was always a "casual smoker"- smoked mostly on weekends, or when I wanted breaks at work. Could stop and start at will for several weeks. I still have the occasional cigarette when out with friends, but those are few and far between. My mom... (more)

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by 30 · March 08, 2012 at 04:33 PM

After 10-15 years of on and off smoking, I'm done done done. We're getting ready to start a family, and with the switch to paleo, I'm focusing on healing my body after all the damage I've done. Are there any supplements or foods I should focus... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM

Congrats! Pregnancy coach here. I generally suggest that moms-to-be skip the prenatal & supplement separately, but do what works for you. I also recommend krill oil supplements, rather than fish oil or CLO. Cellular repair is key, so... (more)

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by 5809 · April 24, 2012 at 03:30 PM

Has anyone had success using homemade Kava root tea with coconut milk to cure alcohol or smoking addiction. I've had Kava a few times in the past, and notice my urges to smoke cigs and drink beer disappear (same with smoking pot, although I can't... (more)

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none_1 0 · April 24, 2012 at 03:30 PM

You cannot become addicted to Kava. Second Kava does not cause liver damage. Kava capsules were banned for because the makers, substituted non-root parts of the plant, such as the leaves, of which non-root parts can cause liver damage. Real,... (more)

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by 4236 · January 20, 2014 at 04:33 AM

Hey y'all, I'm really trying to quit smoking for the new year (or at least cigarettes, it's hard to turn down a tobacco pipe when visiting my family, it's a sort of tradition). Anyhow, any thoughts on paleo-friendly ways to fight craving or... (more)

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EttaB 0 · February 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Oh sorry for bumping old posts all day, just worked that out. Snus is great, the Swedes use it for quitting , It's little pouches of salty tobacco you keep under your top lip. The forum snuson has all the answers about it. It's a traditional thing... (more)

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by 45 · May 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I'm quitting smoking and they are my preferred substitution (roasted, salted). Any other ideas?

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Jodie_Cunningham 0 · November 30, 2011 at 02:23 AM

I don't have a problem with eating them, sprinkled on avocado they are a wonderful crunchy addition. I always get the activated sunflowers, not sure if this makes any difference to the PUFA's?

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by 3317 · July 24, 2013 at 07:04 PM

I haven't been a smoker in years. But ever since I started IF a week ago, I've been craving cigarettes like mad in the evenings. It's a fairly strong craving, so strong that I actually went to the store in a moment of weakness and bought a pack. I... (more)

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Jackn 0 · July 24, 2013 at 07:04 PM

Dear Lunabelle. I'd like to suggest dopamine reward as the common denominator. IF sparks cravings as lack of food takes away the dopamine reward. Cigarettes provide the same reward, namely dopamine. Look up Dr. Kenneth Blum's Reward Deficiency... (more)

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by 592 · May 13, 2011 at 04:51 AM

I hope my friend does not see this...but I need to post a question. A good friend of mine is is 75 years old..( and on facebook) She has eaten paleo for 12 years . She's about 5'5" tall and weighs about 110...maybe a little less. Her problem is... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · May 13, 2011 at 02:12 AM

350 is not low. I drink plenty of alcohol and my cholesterol is ridiculously low and I'm 40. Alcohol can have a big effect on BP, as can other things. Whatever form of paleo she is doing, it sounds to me like it's not right for her and she needs... (more)

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by 1852 · March 20, 2011 at 03:33 PM

I'm a few weeks into my umpteenth attempt to quit, and I am more motivated to make this one stick than ever before. I quit for a month at the beginning of the year, slipped up and smoked through February, and now I'm back on the wagon again. I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 19, 2011 at 09:17 PM

This is my rec.....I always have my patient quit smoking first then introduce the diet. Smoking cessation is a prerequiste for paleo success.

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by 1560 · November 13, 2011 at 01:55 AM

Anyone out there who has successfully quit smoking tobacco after going paleo,could you please give me some tips?Obviously the standard methods of hard candy,lollipops,gum ect don't apply anymore..need some new ideas. My biggest concern is the... (more)

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LisaAPB 0 · November 06, 2011 at 04:45 AM

Even if there is a relapse, don't stop trying. Those who end up quitting, kept trying to quit before they finally succeeded. I used Chantix, for about 3 weeks. Build up the amount in your system while continuing to smoke, then continue taking it... (more)

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by 693 · March 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Smoking meat that is. I know brisket, a rack of ribs or a whole turkey certainly fits the bill, but I can't imagine our paleo ancestors intentionally smoked meat. I would almost think that smoking meat is closer to cooking over an open fire than... (more)

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jared 0 · October 24, 2010 at 03:41 AM

well our ancestors didn't smoke meat, but if the meat is cooked and nothing bad is put directly on it, i don't see a problem.

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by 1793 · September 18, 2010 at 05:46 PM

Like many of you, I'm sure, I'm a huge fan of Seth Roberts and his pioneering work in self-experimentation (-something Brent Pottenger also writes wonderfully about. As it happens, both of them are involved in the Ancestral Health Symposium). I've... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · September 15, 2010 at 01:42 PM

Spent last month eating rather more fruit (6-8/day, mostly pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, and bananas) than usual. The Miraculous Paleo Weight Loss(tm) stopped, and my blood sugar numbers went up. I cut way back on the fruit last week, and... (more)

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by 810 · July 01, 2010 at 02:46 AM

From the Department of "Lighting Up" -- or uh, "Lightening Up": Certainly hunter/gatherers have gathered and smoked tobacco, and even used it as a sacrament. Perhaps smoking large quantities of organic tobacco on special occasions via cigars,... (more)

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Josh_2 0 · June 30, 2010 at 01:57 PM

As far as I know, tobacco only existed and/or was consumed in the Americas until the 16th century. I guess it depends on your definition of Grok, but I don't see any paleo-history justifying tobacco consumption. That said, I'm growing organic... (more)