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by 6229 · about 18 hours ago

I have spoken with some people (not just Paleo/Primals), but Low-Carbers who have tried to reintroduce certain foods and get into trouble. Perhaps their gut has not healed fully, or gut flora need more time. Perhaps there are still some underlying... (more)

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Stacy_5 0 · March 23, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Sounds like they were seduced by the Peatatarians! I have detoured into Peat's World twice in the last 18 months of paleo. The first time was short, no ill effects. The second time I bought a jar of raw honey and ate it with a spoon -- something I... (more)

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by 18 · about 18 hours ago

So I was checking out the paleo food list and I noticed that it recommends all the fruits, but condemns starchy tubers. Now I know sweet potatoes have a lower fructose count per 100 grams than ANY fruit, so what's the deal? Fructose is the most... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · March 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8756328208000823- "The results suggested that glucose rather than fructose exerted more deleterious effects on mineral balance and bone" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1221903- "Rats on high... (more)

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by 20353 · about 18 hours ago

Was safe a poor choice of words? With regards to safe starch and fats what does the term safe mean to you? Was there a better term to use?

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Nigel_Kinbrum 0 · March 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Paul Jaminet made it perfectly clear that the word "safe" referred to the lack of glutens that could cause problems for some people.

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by 20353 · about 18 hours ago

Where do you stand on safe starches? Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white rice. How far do you go? What are your thoughts?

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Carly 0 · February 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I think each person can only answer this for themselves, from their own experiences and what works for them. If there is one thing that most of us learn along this whole paleo journey, is that THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL. I can not stress that... (more)

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by 15003 · about 18 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Matt Stone ??? Independent Health Researcher Topic: Matt Stone Debunks The Paleo Diet. Is the Paleo diet a short-term fix? Are there any long-term side effects stemming from this way of eating?... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Perfect illustration of the problem of Matt Stone's philosophy (paraphrasing): Matt: See I fixed her and now she's perfect! Sean: But she's still 60 lbs overweight Matt: That's ok. She's perfectly healthy and all her other numbers are perfect... (more)

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by 322 · about 18 hours ago

After I eat food I burp excessively and after every burp i feel a little relieved. It feels like food moves down a bit after every burp. I also experience mental fog after eating. Other symptoms: constipation, low stomach acid, fungal... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

IBS is kind of a catchall for general digestive distress, so sure why not, it's IBS. I don't know that calling it IBS will help you treat it. My point is that I wouldn't get particularly attached to a diagnosis, as your symptoms could mean... (more)

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by 3521 · about 18 hours ago

Do you spread them out and eat them in small quantities or do you take in a lot in one sitting ? Do you feel any different when adding fat or not? Do you measure your blood sugar after? Have you noticed any improvement in your blood sugar from... (more)

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ben61820 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:29 AM

I eat about 275-300 grams of carbs daily. I get all the carbs from sweet potatos, white potatos, and butternut squash pretty much. Plus vegetables of course but that's minimal compared to the carb content of the starch. Oh I get sugar from my... (more)

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by 1327 · about 18 hours ago

Don't know how much this idea is existent... When I Google searches related to this I don't seem to come across the exact information I am after. Here goes: Are refined sugars / high starch / carbohydrate foods bad not simply because they... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 24, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Phytic acid from eating grains that are not properly soaked before preparing for consumption can block mineral absorption and even rob your body of minerals. http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/living-with-phytic-acid (more)

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by 78417 · about 18 hours ago

How would these starch eaters have coped back then?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM

While we can't know exactly what our ancestors ate, we can know a few things. They were not primarily frugivores. We know this because our closest primate relative, the chimpanzee, is primarily frugivorous (although it does eat bugs and some... (more)

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by 230 · about 18 hours ago

I'm three weeks in to a 30-day Paleo challenge, and I'm finding that I have to eat LOADS of food to feel satisfied. And then a couple of hours later, I'm hungry again. I'm mainly eating meat and vegetables, with a bit of fish, a fair amount of... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I don't know your goals but VLC doesn't work for me - I must to have carbs to maintain or I literally can't keep the weight on and my muscle growth stalls. I also do not subscribe to "fat will solve everything" way of thinking, it doesn't work for... (more)

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by 670 · about 18 hours ago

I've been paleo for about four months with good results. I'm coming from a place of having restricted calories and doing a lot of bike riding. Never been athletic, genetically weak up top. I'm really sick of it. I'm interested in ancestral... (more)

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Bisous_2 0 · February 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

What about some hiking? Increase the basic functional movement. Eat enough carbs to keep you nicely fueled, and do bodyweight exercises as needed. You will get stronger, no question, if you lift.

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by 75 · about 18 hours ago

Hi! I'm just wondering if what I just said in my title is true or not. I'm naturally slim/skinny with a 10-15% BMI ( normal range 5-85%) and due to past events and probably genetics I'm a bit high strung and prone to anxiety , and especially... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I did VLC for a while and felt pretty sh*tty. Under the recommendation of my dietitian, I reintroduced sweet potatoes back into my diet and have noticed I feel a lot better in mood, concentration, satiety, etc. And I do suffer from depression and... (more)

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by 240 · about 18 hours ago

increasing fat gives me cystic acne.

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greymouser 0 · February 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM

That suggested diet sounds horrifying to me! Sadly, you're condition is probably worse than mine, but I have to watch what I eat somewhat as well for cystic acne (for me the trigger is dairy products). Not to mention that potatoes bind me up... (more)

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by 250 · about 18 hours ago

I've been looking but I can't find anything via The Oracle (Google). Does D-3 play any role in energy metabolism? Would D-3 status have any effect on liver or on the body's ability to cope with carbohydrate? The higher the carb-intake of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 02, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Good question! Since Vitamin D helps with insulin sensitivity, it makes some sense to me in theory that we would be able to tolerate more carbs the closer to the equator we lived (or by having an equally high D... (more)

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by 1683 · about 18 hours ago

As I continue to experiment with my body and diet I have decided to incorporate some PHD into my personal version of Paleo. I've decided to cut back on adding fats, maybe putting a little on veggies, but getting the rest from the meat, avocado,... (more)

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by 466 · about 18 hours ago

I'm nervous about this, but I'm fairly certain VLC made my hair fall out. It just goes against everything I know about low carbing to add in starches. I'd like to hear from anyone who made the leap successfully. I have about 30-40 pounds to lose... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · January 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I am sorry to hear about your hairloss, Burny, which is a very tough thing for women in particular. Are you aware that hairloss is a common symptom of PCOS? Some 70% of women with PCOS suffer from hair issues - both hairloss and hirsutism. In... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Does meat from grassfed or wild animal contain sugars or starch. Or are some organs more sugary than other parts of the animal?

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Just_Mike 0 · January 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Liver, shellfish and some fish all taste quite sweet to me. Since I dropped all starch (still lots of veg) 90% dark chocolate even tastes sweet. Even black coffee (dark roast) has some sugar/caramel notes I never noticed.

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by 3742 · about 18 hours ago

PHD recommends 200 - 600 calories of glucose (ie starches) a day. What's the lowest glycemic way to get these calories? I see mixed results on carrots. Zucchini looks safe. Unclear on Jicama. What else?

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Knarf 0 · January 05, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Cold Okinawan purple sweet potatoes + cinnamon + butter, or coconut butter (coconut cream). Awesome. Winter Squash is also pretty good. Brussell sprouts, broccoli? A couple of cups of those can get some good glucose in. Saute in lard! (more)

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by 3125 · about 18 hours ago

Can some suggested foods sabotage blood sugars causing you to spike blood sugar and get obese with subsequent disease. The food in question being brown and white rice,potatoes especially the white varieties, and concentrated calories in Cheeses... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM

No. I think it has as much to do with the person as with the food although I'd give a Yes answer to wheat. After decades of SAD and binge eating, it's true that I treat tubers as "armed and dangerous" but it's not about the foods it's about me.... (more)

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by 581 · about 18 hours ago

Is it really the color of the food that counts? Does something that is "white" automatically mean high-starch? I personally don't believe so... some brown whole grains are higher on the GI than their paler counterparts, and some white potatoes... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM

It is basically just the anti-refined-food mentality. White rice, sugar, and flour are all low in nutrients, and because of their refined nature are more rapidly digested and raise blood sugar faster, which can be a problem in the case of insulin... (more)

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by 824 · about 18 hours ago

Stats: 6'1 - 185pounds - 7-8% BF - Strength train 3 times a week + sprints once a week - I've been following a 100% strict Paleo diet + autoimmune protocol as per Robb Wolf(no nuts, dairy, nightshades). I've had good results but have noticed that... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · December 22, 2011 at 3:11 AM

Lifting is low on the glycogen demand, so the good news is you don't need a massive hit of cabrs, ala an endurance athlete. Personally if I were, I would experiment with low fructose fruits, such as berries & banana's. If you can pick up... (more)

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by 514 · about 18 hours ago

I'm interested in moderate Carb paleo with only tubers 1-2x/week PWO. Will I (23 yr old male,10 % BF) need starch on my off days to avoid ketosis by a bit?

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conciliator 0 · December 20, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Liver glycogen is glycogen stored in liver. Muscle glycogen is glycogen stored in muscle. Liver glycogen is the determinant of ketosis. When liver glycogen goes down there are effects that lead to increased hunger (for some), decreased anabolic... (more)

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by 3499 · about 18 hours ago

Dr. Eades has responded to Darrin Carlson's "Five Failings of Paleo" article, which I know has been linked and discussed here as well. http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/are-we-meat-eaters-or-vegetarians-part-iii/ His argument... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 20, 2011 at 3:03 AM

The big flaw of this sort of argument for low carb diets is all of the assumptions that aren't in accordance with evolutionary theory. Supposing that we were mostly hunters for a long time, that probably means that we can consume meat healthfully.... (more)

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by 514 · about 18 hours ago

These questions are not being posed to offend anyones nutritional needs or macronutrient requirements. All plants have a season/time of year when they can be eaten, this season is even shorter outside the range of the equator- so how would... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 18, 2011 at 4:21 AM

Neanderthals were not mostly carnivorous. In fact, some of our best evidence for Paleolithic starch consumption comes from neanderthal remains. Either way, there is a ceiling for protein consumption and because of that, Paleolithic hominids had... (more)

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by 6087 · about 18 hours ago

Is there any significant difference between how starch and free glucose are absorbed or utilized by the body? On this post, a guy named "aaa" left this comment: Starch does not equal free glucose. Small intestine in perfect condition will... (more)

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thhq 0 · December 15, 2011 at 4:42 AM

It depends on which rice. Dextrose is the standard by which blood glucose response is measured. The sticky rice used in making sushi is almost equal to dextrose. [I can personally attest to this effect, as sticky rice would spike my blood sugar... (more)