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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I make bulletproof-like coffee most mornings, but some days I don't have time to make it in the morning and just drink it black. I'd like to make a caffeine free butter tea when I get home from work on those days, but I have never seen a recipe... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · February 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

I was wondering the same thing because I also love my bulletproof coffee (my own recipe to save $$). I end up using decaf coffee in the afternoon. I'd love to find a good tea though. I only like black tea for this, but don't do it bc of the... (more)

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by 245 · about 6 hours ago

Being as paleo is rather restrictive on foods that tend to be high on b1, would tea be a good way of supplementing...without the supplement? I know teas in general can be undesirable, and herbal teas in particular can have specific 'side... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Herbal teas are not pseudo-drugs, they're actually very effective drugs for many ailments. Don't take my word for it, here's a lot of research for the most potent herbal tea, the Greek Mountain Tea, aka Sideritis:... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Hi guys just wanted your opinion on what happened today when I went out to dinner. I had a green tea with a burger (without the bun) and sweet potato fries. I am grain free and caffeine free (due to anxiety issues) and I had a mini panic... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 05, 2014 at 11:17 PM

The only time I've had such things is if I've gone very low carb for too long while fasting more than 16 hours - that feeling, at least in my case, is of cortisol being used to signal gluconeogenesis. Were you by any chance fasting, or have you... (more)

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by 394 · about 7 hours ago

I am really addicted to my earl gray. I drink around 20 cups a day, black, no sugar. The empire was founded on tea and so is my capacity to function. Is there any ramifications from such large amounts of consumption? I changed over from the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM

I'd be worried about your fluoride intake, which as you might know is a neurotoxin. Tea plants tend to love absorbing fluoride. Sure, a cup or two a day for the win, but 20 is for teh fail.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I bought some Yogi tea called Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut. It's pretty tasty, but suspiciously so. I was hoping someone would know more about the ingredients such as natural butterscotch flavor, natural vanilla flavor, natural hazelnut flavor, and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Yeah, natural flavors are just that - flavors derived from natural sources ... no more no less. The problem is, that "natural vanilla flavor" isn't quite an apt description -- really it's "natural flavor that tastes like vanilla". Sometimes,... (more)

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by 1353 · about 7 hours ago

I drink 1-5 cups of black tea, usually strong, a day. 4-5 is more common than only 1. I realize that due to it's higher level of fermentation it has less anti-oxidants that green and especially white tea, but since I also drink those a few times... (more)

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elf27 0 · May 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Have you seen this article? http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/whats-in-your-green-tea/ Do you use really REALLY high quality tea? If so, I'd be wary of taking so much tea (I know the article is about green tea but the same easily applies... (more)

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by 1005 · about 7 hours ago

In reading about Bruce Lee's diet, I came across a few interesting things I'm going to play with. One is eating more frequent meals. I'm trying to stop losing weight and start gaining weight, so, that makes sense. Another interesting one was a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I've used Y.S. Organic Bee Farms Royal Rush before; it's a mixable powder. It definitely gives an energy boost, and has a spectrum of vitamins you'd expect from bee products. The taste of all these products like a lot to be desired. Beware that... (more)

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by 726 · about 7 hours ago

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_toxicity), excessive fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis and a weakening of bones, but evidently one woman who FOD'd had strengthening of the bones... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Large amounts of fluoride can increase the density of bones while also increasing their fragility and likelihood of fracture. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199003223221203 And hey, maybe something else in the tea, like vitamin K,... (more)

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by 787 · about 7 hours ago

Any suggestions for teas that go well with butter? Im using green tea at the mo which is alright but would like to try something else, i dont think fruity tea would go that well, i may try coffee but only like really milky coffee so would have to... (more)

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Kikilula 0 · March 07, 2013 at 12:13 PM

For butter tea I prefer Assam black tea. I poor the hot tea over the cold butter and mix it with my blender.

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by 1405 · about 7 hours ago

So, lately I have noticed that my fingernails have been extra brittle and are peeling. I have started drinking more tea (since I gave up coffee for lent) and I remember reading something that tea inhibits iron absorption, and a lack of iron leads... (more)

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by 511 · about 7 hours ago

I've greatly reduced my coffee intake down to 2 strict cups in the morning. The rest of the day I drink decaf peppermint tea. At first I drank it to get away from the coffee habit but now I enjoy it. I have about 3 cups a day. Any down side? ... (more)

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scilla 0 · February 18, 2013 at 3:17 AM

I found an article that says its goood for immune system, soothing to the stomach and decreases stress levels http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed.html (more)

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by 76 · about 7 hours ago

Okay.. Sugar. I'm totally baffled by this one and can't figure it out. I know I'm not supposed to have sugar and as far as food goes I'm okay with that. I just use 1 and a half teaspoons in a large cup of tea (I'm in love with earl grey tea and... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

There are only two types of simple sugar: glucose and fructose (there's also galactose in milk, but our body immediate processes it into glucose so it's treated the same). Everything else is just a combination of the two in different amounts. ... (more)

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by 1336 · about 7 hours ago

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, my last stint as one being during employment with a game publisher with very demanding hours years ago, however I've recently gotten back into green tea. Of course with all of the references to Bulletproof Coffee... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

i just don't get the whole 'plunk a gob of fat in my drink and call it a meal' thing. you could eat real food and it would have way more vitamins and minerals. and you can chew it.

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by 10176 · about 7 hours ago

http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/fir-hemlock-and-spruce-tips/ I've never thought about collecting new needle growth for food. It looks like they're all rich in vitamin C. Do they have food value other than roughage? Will they wreck my teapot? (more)

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NudgeWink 0 · December 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Having made pine needle tea (for the vitamin C - being one of the richest sources) and pine-needle vinegar (mainly for the taste - vitamin content is just a bonus) and having chewed on the hardened sap while hiking to soothe a dry throat - I think... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Is it caffine or something else in coffee that makes coffee a no no for AI Paleo? How about green tea - is this ok?

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The_Quilt 0 · November 20, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Green Tea is fine on an AI protocol. I use it as part of my EPCOTx for leaky gut.

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by 430 · about 7 hours ago

Since it's winter, I miss hot cups of tea every morning. Since going paleo I've stopped drinking milk altogether because we can only get homogenized and pasteurized here. My mum won't buy raw grassfed because it's too expensive. I do miss tea. I... (more)

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Aril 0 · November 15, 2012 at 2:41 AM

"Would it be ok to put, say, 10ml of semi skimmed pasteurized and homogenized milk in?" NO. YOU WILL DIE.

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by 1169 · about 7 hours ago

I`ve been using a little bit of tea tree oil mixed with jojoba oil on my skin every night for a couple weeks. It has helped a lot on my skin problems! But I recently read this article... (more)

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Sami_1 0 · October 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I'm just gonna say that any "informative" article that starts off with the dangers of INGESTING tea tree oil has already lost any and all possible credibility. Seriously, there is nothing in that article that employs knowledge of utilizing tea... (more)

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by 45 · about 7 hours ago

A friend emailed me a link to this SkinnyMe Tea (Melbourne, Australia based) website asking if it would be a good idea to give it a try. These were my thoughts and I want to know if they are correct or not. It utilises a shrub called a Senna... (more)

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John_the_Drunkard 0 · October 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Hell yes! Laxative abuse is contiguous with purging and anorexia. People die from this behaviour.

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by 868 · about 7 hours ago

A new sushi restaurant opened near campus and I've been going there about once a week. I get sashimi, which is served on a bed of radish (I assume it's radish... long crunchy almost-tasteless white strips). I put lemon on the sashimi and eat the... (more)

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CD 0 · September 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I love sashimi. Sushi used to be a goto for me. I quit when I went Primal. Then when we were out for a office-mate's birthday I decided to try sashimi and I LOVE IT. The radish is almost certainly daikon which is a radish, but looks like a... (more)

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by 864 · about 7 hours ago

I just made my first fish bone broth a couple weeks ago and it was AWESOME. I'm looking to make a nice gelatin rich fish-y broth that will primarily be consumed like a fish tea. Anyone have suggestions for the best kind of fish/bones to use? (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · September 16, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Fish isn't as important as which part of the fish you're using. Fish heads and fins are ideal. Some people throw the skin and spine in there too, but in my opinion all you really need are fish heads.

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by 2407 · about 7 hours ago

I've read that to maximally extract flavonoids, one must use more heat and time. This draws out off flavors, so tea snobs eswhew boiling or extended brew times. However, I'm drinking green tea to maximally extract flavonoids and burn fat on... (more)

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Monte 0 · September 06, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Effect of different brewing methods on antioxidant properties of steaming green tea Based on the results obtained, hot water extracts were more effective in antioxidant activity and reducing power. However, cold water extracts were... (more)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

Hello everyone, First post here, so hi to all! I started Paleo in February, had a great time with it, went on holiday in June & it was a slippery slope since then. I never went back fully to eating 'normally/non paleo' but allowed sugar,... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Herbal teas are fine, Paleo speaking. Check in your blend to be sure it doesn't contain any grains or herbs that may have an unwanted effect. I like to blend my own - iced chamomile and hibiscus is a good combo, as is chamomile lavender. (more)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

Hi paleofriends I have just 2 questions , I really hope that someone of you would answer to me! 1 since 2 days I started to drink at night , green tea with 1 spon of turmeric inside ( I read about it properties ) but soon I feel nausea , and... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · August 02, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Green tea causes nausea in lots of people, myself included. Try cutting it out and see if the nausea goes away! Quick fix. Almonds and other nuts can also easily cause digestive distress in some people. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a... (more)

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by 5381 · about 7 hours ago

It seems likely that paleo man/woman would have ingested non-nutrient plants for medicine. Possibly for even "fun" during the plentiful times. But generally the idea of regular non-caloric, non-nutrient "foods", high in phytochemicals seems... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The idea that plant compounds are complex and have unknown health consequences. I agree completely with this statement, but your follow-up statement that we are ill-evolved/adapted to consuming these phytochemicals is not necessarily true. Humans... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

1) Do you think tea should be included in a paleo diet? How much do you believe is acceptable? 2) If you drink tea, how much do you drink? What types? Real (green,black,etc)or herbal?

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borofergie 0 · July 05, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Boiling leaves in water? How much more Paleo can you get? Anyway, most of you Americans descended from us Brits, so tea must be part of your ancestral diet.

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