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by 15226 · 1 minute ago

Ive been eating paelo for over 2 years and am in good health. I tried using an inhaler for the first time yesterday to try and address Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm (EIB) problems. I tried albuterol and it seemed to really mess with my blood... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · April 20, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Heres one study on a similar med crashing kid's BS. Get a meter an test your Blood Sugar ....1/3 hour after dosing and again if you feel symptoms of low BS. You will get an adrenaline rush from these inhalors and this can stimulate insulin and... (more)

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by 545 · 1 minute ago

I use a fair amount of stevia extract (drops). I add it to my morning coffee, sometimes I make stevia-sweetened gelatin for snacks. I have read various places that certain artificial sweeteners can cause an insulin release- so if there isn't... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 20, 2011 at 11:11 PM

You can't exist without any sugar in the blood. You will always have some sugar in your system because some of your tissues have no mitochondria in the cells, or not enough to get by on fatty acid metabolism, so they need glucose instead. A few... (more)

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by 12174 · 1 minute ago

I love rhubarb. OK, truth be told, I'm a little obsessed with it - I have a soft spot for tart and tangy foods. Of course, as you all know, the SAD way to make rhubarb palatable is to add approximately two metric tonnes of white sugar. Last... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 16, 2011 at 8:51 PM

It wasn't used in Western culture until the 1700s I think, when it was imported from China, where it is used as a remedy for constipation, among other things. It was used in Europe mainly as such a remedy until sugar became more widespread and... (more)

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by 571 · 2 minutes ago

A little background: I have been eating paleo/primal since July of 2010. I've been gluten free and mostly grain free (95%) since then. I don't eat any legumes and with the exception of a 2 week period approximately a month ago, I do not eat any... (more)

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Dexter 0 · March 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Lots of fluids...bone broths used to do the trick for me And then I found low carb/paleo and supplementing with Vit D3. Since I started three years ago supplementing with Vit D3 10000IU for the first six months and then 5000IU ever since, I have... (more)

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by 855 · 2 minutes ago

So I like pretty much everything so far about being primal/paleo. I love eating more meat and fat, I had no problem eliminating grains. The problem I'm having is sugar, and it's derailing everything. Sugar (especially chocolate) is my cryptonite.... (more)

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Annie_2 0 · March 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM

The only way to kick the sugar habit is to completely eliminate it. Sugar is like a drug, having just a little leaves you craving more. You can't do better quality and lower sugar chocolate or replacements and expect success. You must... (more)

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by 1146 · 2 minutes ago

I have noticed that I usually get shivers after eating otherwise normal food. Could this be related to a hypothyroid, or my blood sugar being out of whack?

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terrence 0 · February 28, 2011 at 10:53 PM

As far as I know, with hypothyroidism, the hands and feet are almost always cold. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several years ago - even through I had few of the symptoms. Mostly I was exhausted, my doctor did a bunch of blood tests and put... (more)

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by 106 · 2 minutes ago

When I was eating SAD I used to be so wired on caffeine and sugar all day that my sleep suffered. I found it very hard to fall asleep. I used to wake often, and I found it very difficult to go back to sleep. Any little noise used to rouse me... (more)

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Helen 0 · February 27, 2011 at 8:21 PM

No, I don't think that you should be concerned...I think you should be glad. Sleep is the body's repair-mode time, and maybe since your body is getting what it needs to maintain itself, you can finally relax. I also wonder if you aren't making... (more)

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by 4533 · 3 minutes ago

I know it's not strictly "paleo," but are there any kombucha brewers or wine/beer makers in the house? I've finally gotten the hang of kombucha brewing, and have been making about three quarts a week for the past month (for the record, pear and... (more)

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Alex_7 0 · February 20, 2011 at 12:28 AM

The problem with using a hydrometer is that the alcohol content changes the density of the liquid and throws off your readings. If you just want a rough guess, then here are some approximate adjustments you can make to the readings. For kombucha,... (more)

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by 3509 · 3 minutes ago

I like to have my morning coffee slightly sweetened so I normally add a teaspoon of sugar. Now given all the negative info about fructose I wonder if corn syrup, which is basically glucose would be a better sweetener than sugar: sucrose is 50%... (more)

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Aaron_Curl 0 · February 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Why not train yourself to like...BLACK coffee! I did....it's not too hard. Just do it!....:)

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by 15 · 3 minutes ago

I have been eating a lot of dark chocolate lately, and sometimes it seems to be the only thing that can stop my hunger. I know that dark chocolate is not that paleo.. Am I still a sugar addict? Apart from the sugar in the chocolate (14 grams of... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · February 16, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Here are a few ways to think about it. What you're eating is only 10% carbohydrate (and 84% fat; I'm assuming the rest of the carbohydrate is marked as "dietary fiber" which, in theory at least, would be turned into short-chain fats in your... (more)

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by 2065 · 3 minutes ago

I am hoping someone with knowledge about diabetes or other metabolic dysfunctions can shed some insight on this: I have occasionally noticed my urine smelling very sweet, only in maybe the past month. I didn't think anything of it. Last night I... (more)

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Dexter 0 · February 04, 2011 at 6:59 PM

If you are eating paleo with limited carbs and are feeling fine...which means you are not spiking your blood glucose and thus not causing your pancreas to secret insulin to control a spike in blood sugar...you should be fine. Normal fasting blood... (more)

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by 3509 · 3 minutes ago

If you had a maximum limit (for instance 50 grams per day or so) of sugar consumption, which sources would you use? I mean if you had to choose between having two or three pieces of fruit (apple, orange, etc) or having instead the equivalent... (more)

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Mia 0 · February 05, 2011 at 4:27 AM

There is also this link which I found very helpful. It's for people with fructose intolerance which explains all different kinds of sugars. If it says not tolerated that means that there is fructose in... (more)

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by 354 · 4 minutes ago

I just finished reading "Sugar Blues" and I want to stop eating it cold turkey. I want to get my life back together. I have a low self esteem and I am so TIRED of being nervous around people!!!!!!! Do you think sugar does anything to self... (more)

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Paola 0 · January 22, 2011 at 5:12 AM

A better relationship with food and with one's body improves self esteem for sure, but it's not the only piece of the puzzle. Many users of this site are here because have food-related problems, and I often see a tendency (I include myself, of... (more)

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by 354 · 4 minutes ago

Last night I had yet another sugar binge... I am still learning how to deal with it. I had a craving for popcorn and figured it wasn't THAT bad for paleo. All of a sudden I wanted more and more carbs. Didn't turn out so well for me hahah.. ... (more)

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kricka 0 · January 19, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I work at an Optometrists office, and a persons blood sugar definitely can affect their vision. In fact, sometimes a change in vision can be one of the first indicators of insulin resistence or diabetes.

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by 5838 · 4 minutes ago

I'm trying to establish a threshold for consumption of sugar. This is mainly geared at fat loss as I'm currently attempting to break through into single digit bf%. Many people on here agree that avoiding sugar leads to weight loss, (I understand... (more)

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Dexter 0 · January 15, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Just realize that all carbohydrates are nothing more than glucose molecules bonded together to look like carbs. When those carbs hit the gut, they are changed directly to sugars that spike your blood glucose. Insulin rushes in to control the BG... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

I have a delicious peanut butter cookie recipe that I want to try to convert to paleo. It contains peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. I figure almond butter would be a suitable replacement for the peanut butter and... (more)

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ScottMGS 0 · December 19, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Vanilla extract falls into my food. Regularly.

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by 361 · 5 minutes ago

I don't have a sweet tooth. I don't crave any food. Given a chance, I would choose spicy food rather than sugary ones. But what I don't understand is why some people crave sugar so much. Yesterday, while at the grocery store, I overheard a girl... (more)

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Louisa 0 · December 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM

In the case of women: From personal experience, I find I crave sweets and sugar at different times of the month. Some days I could go crazy with chocolate and such like, other days I am not so worried about anything sugary. I read that it was... (more)

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by 2206 · 5 minutes ago

While visiting family over Thanksgiving, I pulled down and started thumbing through a paperback book from 1974 entitled "Nourishing your Unborn Child" by Phyllis Williams, RN. The nutrition section, when discussing fat, said the following: ... (more)

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Yudkin_Acolyte 0 · March 11, 2011 at 3:55 AM

John Yudkin's book Pure, White and Deadly is extremely difficult to find. I found it here: http://wikisend.com/download/368810/John%20Yudkin%20-%20Pure,%20White%20and%20Deadly After reading this book, you will become a Yudkin acolyte. Enjoy. (more)

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by 762 · 5 minutes ago

Hi All, Considering how much sugar I ate before going paleo, I never noticed any physiologic effect of it. Has anyone else noticed that if they have something sugary (say a cupcake from CRUMBS) that for a few hours after they feel an intense... (more)

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Jason_3 0 · November 19, 2010 at 10:36 PM

You ought to like Robb Wolf's explanation of the science behind it in this week's podcast (question 3): http://robbwolf.com/2010/11/16/the-paleo-solution-episode-54/ . Here's the show notes:... (more)

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by 655 · 5 minutes ago

Being that amaretto is made from almonds and apricots would it be safe to say that it's just as bad as say Vodka or could it be compared with Rum?

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Robb_Dodd 0 · November 09, 2010 at 8:16 PM

If you're referring to Amaretto liqueur, it's got more sugar in it than alcohol. And it's usually just flavored to taste like almonds.

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by 20787 · 5 minutes ago

I remember when I was a kid and I heard the ice cream truck coming, I would drop everything and RUN to the house for money and the run down the street for the truck as fast as I could go. I never ran that hard for anything else in my life during... (more)

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greta 0 · November 09, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Sugar is one of the accepted drugs of modern society. Most people I talk to about my eating habits say something along the lines of "Well, that sounds good, but I could NEVER give up bread!" Someone once said that if you find something which you... (more)

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by 602 · 5 minutes ago

Have you seen the new corn sugar commercials? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyj2N-AspqU I think it's a shame that they continue to market that garbage.

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · November 08, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Corn sugar is fine in moderation as long you consume 0 grams or less per day. :0P

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by 1783 · 5 minutes ago

For more than a decade now I've worked in jobs that involved extended periods of standing - as a server, baker, barista etc - and about six years ago I started to get spider veins on my calves. In the last two years or so they started to get... (more)

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mac389 0 · October 31, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Stretchable blood vessels, like veins, can temporarily enlarge after a blood sugar spike. But, increased osmotic pressure on vein walls causes this, not biochemical signaling. So, cutting carbs can flatten out one's veins. But, this doesn't treat... (more)

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by 65 · 6 minutes ago

What is the barometer out there for baked items, specifically those using Dates as the sweetener. In moderation of course. I just whipped up this Apple Crisp with Salted Caramel Topping. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but felt like... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · October 15, 2010 at 3:23 PM

I liked the sound of it till you added the dates. I'm now sensitive enough to all sugars that I really can't add dates to dishes. Raisins are right on the edge of too sweet for me. APPLE BAKE SUGGESTION I do make baked apples with coconut oil... (more)

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by 289 · 6 minutes ago

I know some users here choose not to eat apples because of the "bags of sugar" label, but assuming I do choose to eat them, has anyone studied the different varieties for variation in sugar and carb content? There's a huge difference in taste... (more)

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Cheryl_Sloan 0 · September 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

My philosophy is if it grows on a tree and is in it's natural form, it's probably ok. If I get hung up on the minutia, it drives me crazy. Could a paleo person have eaten an apple? Would they? Good enough. That being said I prefer the tarter... (more)

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