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by 7063 · about 10 hours ago

Has anyone had any experience with the so-called 'simulated dawn' alarm clocks such as the Bio-Brite, Wake-Up Light or Soleil? It is possible that I may start using one in the winter when I cannot leave the shutters on our windows open because of... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · March 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I've used a borrowed BioBrite SunRise in the past. It's pretty nice and works as advertised. The light is bright but not even close to the intensity of real sunlight through a window so results will vary depending on your particular sensitivity... (more)

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by 2423 · about 10 hours ago

Looking for something natural to use. I'm about to try one from Tropical Traditions which contains coconut oil.

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Louisa 0 · March 13, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I use Miessence mint toothpaste, it is the only one I have found that not only has no fluoride but contains no glycerin or silicate either. It comes in lemon and anise flavors too, I think they all taste good, very intense but not sugary, they do... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Has anyone tried using avocado as a substitute for nut butters in baking with any success? We have salicylate allergies which includes all nuts and sunflower seeds . I am also after a good subby for almond flour also please .

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Sean_23 0 · August 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Yes, gooey ripe avocados are an excellent sub for nut butter, and easier to digest for most. Another workable alternative is skinned and mashed sweet potato with added cocooil or tahini if you can do sesame My go to loaf recipe: 1/2 c Coconut... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I am allergic to coconut, but see so many recipes that require coconut flour, coconut oil, or coconut milk. What would be good substitutes

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 03, 2013 at 9:12 PM

almond or sunflower seed meal/butter, palm oil (provided you're not allergic to those too)

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by 120 · about 10 hours ago

My two year old is ending his toddler formula stage and we are contemplating giving him coconut milk for calcium and fat intake versus whole cow's milk. Any thoughts on this approach (we live in an urban environment and don't have access to raw... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Absolutely better than store-bought cow's milk. Better than other replacements like soy and almond milk. Not ideal, like others mentioned, due to the additives. However, still beneficial because most of the calories are from the fat. If you... (more)

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by 300 · about 10 hours ago

Hey so I am wondering, is it too much avocado to eat 1/2 of one in the morning with my eggs, and another 1/2 avo with my salad at lunch? Also, Avocado are quite expensive. Can anyone suggest some alternate fats that they use to "beef" up their... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I often eat 2 avocados a day, so I don't think 1 is too much. Butter is also good to 'beef up' meals

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

What things can you substitute if you have severe nut allergies?

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Matt_11 0 · May 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Despite appearances otherwise, there's no requirement to consume nuts on a paleo diet. Skip them if you can't eat them.

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

I have a recipe for ginger and garlic salmon marinade that calls for 1T brown sugar. What can I sub or can I omit. I know that it helps carmalize the salmon. Thanks Donna, aka newbie to paleo

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · April 06, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Hi! It would be awesome if you could edit your post with the actual recipe, so we can all see what is involved, but IMO you don't need it. If you have coconut sugar on hand you can totally sub that or just do something along the lines of: 2... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Can I substitute whole wheat flour with almond flour or coconut flour for brownies?

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · March 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM

You can't directly substitute almond or coconut flour into a traditional baking recipe and expect it to work right. Nut and coconut flours have very different properties than grain flours. I do second the suggestion to check out Elana's Pantry,... (more)

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by 35 · about 10 hours ago

I was wondering on Stevia and Organic Agave Nectar whats better or both fine?

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Firestorm 0 · February 05, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Stevia is an herb. It's been used for generations in Europe and Asia, with no ill effects. If you can grow your own, and make your own extract, that's the best option. If not, a quality stevia extract (liquid) is the next best choice. Avoid the... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: How is the finished baked product with coconut oil substitute? 0 I will be making a cupcake (carrot cake) family recipe with kids. Has anyone substituted coconut oil and or butter for vegetable oil before? Wondering... (more)

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by 828 · about 11 hours ago

My mom made THE BEST cake I've EVER had (Paleo or otherwise) last time I went home. Good stuff: coconut flour, eggs, butter, coconut milk, cocoa powder... and a cup of sugar. I'd like to recreate this with liquid stevia and share it on my blog,... (more)

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lunabelle 0 · July 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

If you use applesauce, you will need to cut down on wet ingredients elsewhere. Use less coconut milk. Sugar caramelizes and causes browning in baked goods. It's very difficult to get both the correct texture and flavor in baked goods without... (more)

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by 570 · about 11 hours ago

There are many recipes using coconut flour that I would like to use, but I don't have any and can't find any without ordering it online. I've got almond flour and chestnut flour that I have used for cookies/pancakes (not often, but a couple times... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · May 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

You can always get unsweetened dried coconut and mill it, either in a blender (tiny quantities so it moves), coffee grinder (best choice but clean it well and thow out your first batch if you use it for coffee) or with mortar and pestle. It is... (more)

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by 12174 · about 11 hours ago

OK, this one is for all you who don't necessarily think of raisins as "turds from Satan's pet bunny rabbit". I see a lot of recipes (especially refined-sugar-free dessert recipes) out there calling for "date paste". My question is, why aren't... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 15, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I believe the raisin skins are somewhat problematic (more skin, less meat) and its harder to get a smooth textured paste because of it. Also the date taste and overall texture is a bit more refined than that of raisins.

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

I have an athlete that is allergic to ALL types of Fish. What can she substitute for fish oil?

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gone2croatan 0 · January 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Robb Wolf recommends algae supplements for those who can't do fish oil.

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by 668 · about 11 hours ago

So I am struggling to find a consistent breakfast. I used to eat eggs every morning and that worked for a few months. Then eggs stopped sitting well in my stomach and giving me some gas. I switched to fasting in the morning but that made lunch... (more)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · November 04, 2010 at 9:55 AM

My paleo version of a to-go breakfast or lunch is a frittata (or 'egg muffin') - using ground beef, or diced chicken or bacon/ham, and whatever diced roast-able veggies you like, chuck the fillings into muffin tray holes, fill up with beaten egg,... (more)

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by 149 · about 11 hours ago

Hello, I'm interesting in hearing from people who's calories from fat are under, say, 50%. What do you eat on a given day? I'm having difficulty figuring out how to get enough daily calories without lots of butter and coconut oil.

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David_Moss 0 · October 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM

If you're eating only 50% fat (or less), then given that you can't reasonably get more than 30% of your calories from protein (I would probably say less than 25% is optimal) then you'll necessarily have to get at least 20% calories from... (more)

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by 3756 · about 11 hours ago

I've been dealing with some allergic responses: A lot of gunk in my throat, stuffy nose; just general congestion type stuff. I've never had allergies, and I have lived in the same area for years. I've been eliminating foods I think may have been... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · September 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I'm dealing with a similar thing right now. I replaced eggs with broiled chicken drumsticks. Yum! I've become slightly addicted to them. The nutritional profile is different so I've been drinking diluted coconut milk with them. Place... (more)

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by 90 · about 11 hours ago

After going paleo, I have these food items that I don't eat anymore. rolled oats, grits, whole wheat flour, and dry pasta (and also a pasta machine and pasta roller) Other than giving it away or eating it, are there any uses anyone can think of?... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · September 21, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Poison your enemies.

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by 129 · about 11 hours ago

I spend a decent amount of time biking long distance (yeah, yeah, endurance cardio is terrible) or hiking or doing stuff where I need some good on-the-go snacks. In particular, I want something easily digestable, dense, high energy that I can... (more)

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Marina 0 · August 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM

There's also youbars.com I think you can tinker about with the ingredient options to get something relatively low sugar/low carb, though it's pretty expensive and they seem to have better options for their trail mixes. Macadamias nuts are not... (more)

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by 1215 · about 11 hours ago

I used to like eating crackers with all kinds of toppings. Tuna, avacado, pate etc. Is there any healthy substitute for crackers so that I can still enjoy a convenient snack.

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Hannah 0 · August 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Cucumber slices are good for this. Also, if you eat cheese you can grate Parmesan or cheddar and put spoonfuls on a baking sheet and bake till they're brown, thin and crispy.

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by 88 · about 11 hours ago

i see a lot of primal and paleo recipes based on almond flour. is this acceptable as a part of paleo diet? i see that some people think it is not acceptable. can you explain why? http://paleohacks.com/questions/5132/eating-hard-boiled-eggs/5148#5148 (more)

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Eva 0 · August 19, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Almonds are good source of magnesium, calcium, and vitamin E, the exact 3 things that tend to lack with most of my other diet choices. So for me, I think almonds are a valuable addition to my diet. I think one needs to look at cost benefit ratio... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Hello, My typical breakfast is some protein powder, milled flaxseed, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, & raspberries with about a cup of skim milk blended into a smoothie. I love this and look forward to it in the morning but now... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · August 09, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Grok wouldn't even recognize protein powder as food. The berries are very Paleo, though. Given that your dentition and digestive tract is evolved to eat them as berries straight off the bush, not pureed and drunk through a straw, why don't you... (more)

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by 2004 · about 11 hours ago

I'm looking for an alterative method to clean my teeth. I tested seasalt, but it's irritating my gums... Then I read about Miswak Sticks. To me it looks real Paleo. Have you used it? Can you recomend it?

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Kikilula 0 · November 08, 2010 at 7:02 AM

In Germany there is an alternative to the original miswak: the SWAK-toothbrush http://www.zahnbewusstsein.de/swak-zahnbuerste.htm ...invented and recommended by the dentist Thilo Grauheding. (more)

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by 974 · about 11 hours ago

I like butter oil because it keeps my lips from being dry and chapped. However, I am extremely sensitive to dairy products and get acne from butter oil. So, is there a substitute for butter oil?

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · July 01, 2010 at 6:04 PM

coconut oil. externally -for skin & hair. internally - excellent saturated fat.

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