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by 0 · ABOUT 18 HOURS AGO

Is it possible to stick to 10 foods only and get all of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals etc from that? And in that case - which foods?

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Tonia75 0 · June 25, 2014 at 08:01 PM

I buy the following nearly every week, to restock the larder:1. onions (any kind)2. garlic (frozen is great)3. sweet potatoes or squash4. broccoli or kale5. cod or maquerel6. eggs7. chicken or any marked down meat, including offals8. coconut... (more)

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by 560 · May 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM

I stumbled across this article about Winged Beans and as a crop I have to say I'm pretty impressed. I don't know if it will be a big hit with paleos but some of you will find it interesting. High-yield? Sure, in fact you can pretty much eat... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Grassfed steaks to the rescue, not beans!

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by 394 · September 05, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Could greens such as spinach grown in Magnesium-depleted soil have little to no magnesium in its tissue?

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by 10 · August 01, 2013 at 12:24 PM

anyone have an answer what to do after eating spinach and feeling tat chalky feel around your teeth, how can one get rid of it?

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jake3_14 0 · August 01, 2013 at 02:20 AM

I'm not trying to be condescending, but I always brushed my teeth after meals. Maybe that could solve your problem.

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by 351 · May 10, 2013 at 05:04 AM

Has anyone had an issue with too much vitamin E or other vitamins? I got almonds, spinach, and blueberries this weekend (all of which are rich in vitamin E) and have been breaking out in yellow splotches- just a few about the size of a quarter on... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 06, 2013 at 02:40 AM

Have you tried searching the web for information on vitamin E overdose? That does not sound like a symptom that's widely recognized. Also, overdosing requires large quantities (like, the kind you can only reasonably get from a pill) and takes a... (more)

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by 115 · May 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

There seems to be hundreds of questions concerning oxalate-rich food (such as spinach, but also sweet potatoes), but I didn't find a satisfactory answer somewhere regarding if you should avoid eating spinach or such on a daily basis. We already... (more)

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Bamptonwbj 0 · May 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Hi! I have been looking into Oxalates as I have Stiff Person Syndrome and I have been on a low Oxalate diet for over a year and it does keep my chronic pain under control without painkillers. It's boring, some people say expensive personally I... (more)

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by 286 · March 22, 2013 at 12:16 AM

So I was listening to Abel James' podcast where he interviewed Mira and Jayson Carlton and Mira at one point discusses her previous unhealthy diet where she ate spinach salads for lunch. There seemed to be an inaudible OMG coming from the podcast... (more)

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Borysewich 0 · March 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

If you look deep enough you can find toxins in all foods, but its the net effect that matters. Spinach salads are definitely not going to hurt you, but like anything, going with moderation and not drinking a cup of spinach juice a day is probably... (more)

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by 77322 · October 20, 2012 at 05:08 PM

What do you think of a diet consisting of ONLY the following 4 foods: grass fed tallow grass fed beef organic spinach organic lettuce If someone ate these and only these foods, how do you think it would go? - in the short term? - in the long... (more)

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scottts 0 · October 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM

If you're hypothyroid you won't want the spinach. If the BEEF category includes liver and kidney you won't need spinach. The liver will cover the iron, copper need and the kidneys will take care of selenium. Substitute some form of seafood for... (more)

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by 4703 · June 19, 2013 at 09:20 AM

Basically what happens is that I'll eat cooked spinach and then when running my tongue on the back of my teeth they feel very rough and chalky, like there is buildup there. This only happens when I eat cooked spinach, and does not happen when I... (more)

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the_paleo_elephant 0 · January 18, 2013 at 08:50 PM

For me it only happens with cooked spinach, not raw. My question is this: if it's true that this chalky sensation can be chalked up to (haha) oxalic acid crystals, why is it that it occurs with cooked spinach rather than raw, when cooking... (more)

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by 2387 · July 05, 2012 at 07:10 PM

Are there any downsides? I eat alot of meat but have sides of spinach, berries, and tomatoes regularly for lunch and dinner. I keep hearing about oxalates and possibly goitrogens and crappy feelings from other posts but I don't see a single post... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · July 05, 2012 at 07:10 PM

As someone with a latex allergy, I was really unsuccessful eating only raw spinach as my greens for a week. My belly swelled up like you would not believe, and was in a world of hurt. The funny thing is, I had never noticed this symptom before... (more)

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by 3277 · June 15, 2012 at 01:57 AM

I was reading: http://www.radiancenutrition.com/2011/08/19/put-down-that-kale-smoothie-why-you-should-cook-your-food/ And it made the point that cooking veggies makes them more bio available because: "Destruction of cell walls in vegetables... (more)

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Meatymichael 0 · June 03, 2012 at 02:52 PM

NO I wouldn't. I think a raw leafy greens AND cooked greens are both essential and should be included in our diet. Honestly I wouldn't worry about it. Just eat both raw and cooked. I drink a green smoothie every day. I do agree that Kale is very... (more)

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by 3277 · May 17, 2012 at 04:39 AM

The more I'm getting into healthy eating, nutrition and paleo, the more frustrated I get. As an example: Since going Paleo 3 months ago, each day, I was eating 5oz of spinach (cooked), then blended into a green smoothie (coconut milk,... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · May 17, 2012 at 01:19 AM

No, mother nature is not trying to kill you. But every plant on this planet either wants you to eat it's fruit/seeds because its helpful to the plant or wants you to stay far away from its leaves/roots/seeds because it is not helpful. Those that... (more)

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by 3199 · January 19, 2013 at 05:40 PM

Hey peeps, I personally eat a fair bit of spinach - I put it in my scrambled eggs, a handful or so, and I throw it in soups for dinner; I also put sorrel in my soup. So I normally eat about two handfuls just about every day. It was recently... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · April 02, 2012 at 04:24 PM

Oxalate is an antinutrient and a toxin. It is an antinutrient because in its insoluble form it readily binds with calcium, magnesium, and iron to make oxalate salts (such as calcium oxalate) which are insoluble and usually pass out through your... (more)

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by 3737 · February 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM

Bought some fresh spinach and will saute the leaves. What can I do with the stalks though? Is there nutrition there? I was thinking of maybe a spinach stalk cole slaw?

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Knarf 0 · February 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM

Use everything! Cut off dirty parts. Julienne. In a pan, add thinly sliced shallots and garlic, and carrot shavings. Butter. Touch of salt. Sweat until it smells delicious. Throw in spinach stalks. Saute until glistening. Add a touch of cream to... (more)

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by 6043 · September 25, 2012 at 03:02 AM

Feels like it is, full popeye style. But really, what is it that a diet of meat, starch, and fruit is missing that makes spinach such a potent mood enhancer?

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Sara_S_ 0 · September 25, 2012 at 01:55 AM

Spinach is an excellent source of trimethylglycine, which is critical if you have a mutation in your MTRR gene that prevents you from recycling homocysteine back to methionine in the methylation cycle through the normal channels. When I cut out... (more)

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by 705 · December 11, 2011 at 02:46 PM

I know part of the concern regarding gluten and casein is that they release bioactive opioid peptides during digestion. I just learned that spinach also releases these opioid peptides. Here are some articles about... (more)

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Paul_Whiteley 0 · December 11, 2011 at 02:46 PM

Apparently lettuce also has opioid peptides. As to the deleterious effects, the evidence is not yet clear about food peptides and anything; although in my area of interest (autism), there is some speculation:... (more)

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by 19504 · September 17, 2011 at 05:01 PM

I am currently eating Kale and Spinach as part of my daily meals. I feel like I should add another vegetable or two into the rotation. I am currently thinking about avoiding night shades. Which vegetable or two should I add in?

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staceychev 0 · September 17, 2011 at 05:01 PM

Broccoli and brussels sprouts! On days that we don't eat kale or collards, we eat those.

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by 8883 · June 10, 2013 at 06:08 AM

Is one better than the other one? There's only a market on sunday here (when I went to France there was one every day in a different city nearby), and that's the only place where I can get great vegetables for a normal price. I can only find baby... (more)

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jared_2 0 · August 16, 2011 at 03:17 PM

Baby spinach is not a bio-engineered version of regular spinach or anything, it's just harvested earlier. With that in mind, it would make you wonder if the nutrient content would be diminished since most plant matter is less nutritious the... (more)

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by 211 · April 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Should I be worried about elevated levels of Potassium in my blood? My doctor is worried and wants to do more blood-work to double check. It was a bit of surprise. I don't eat bananas or tomatoes, plenty of spinach though.

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · April 25, 2011 at 05:34 PM

Are you on a blood pressure drug like Lisinopril, Enalapril or any other -pril? It can concentrate K in the blood. Any of us who take those need to avoid the "lite salt" because it's half potassium (KCl instead of NaCl), and also sports drinks... (more)

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by 145 · March 27, 2011 at 06:38 PM

I've noticed a lot of recipes with leafy greens I've found seem to include spinach (second most common being kale). Spinach is not an option for us, as my son is allergic to it. I can't cook the stuff just for myself either, as he's sensitive... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · March 26, 2011 at 01:31 PM

I like any kind of greens. Beet, mustard, chard, kale, collards etc. However, some of these are very strong tasting. My children always loved bok choy, which is very mild tasting, and I think would make a good substitute for spinach in many... (more)

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by 1945 · April 01, 2011 at 02:48 PM

It came to me today that an old favorite, wilted spinach, would be a good paleo meal--it has spinach (duh), bacon, eggs as a basis. I know that most recipes also call for cooking in olive oil, but I assume that could be omitted in favor of... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · April 01, 2011 at 02:48 PM

I made some delicious onion and spinach omelettes the other day - dollop of bacon grease, carmelize some onions. When they're almost done, throw in a big handful of spinach. Then I took them off the heat, threw some whisked eggs into the pan,... (more)