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by 5 · 2 minutes ago

Before, I couldn't poop regularly and one night, my stomach felt so much pain and it would go away all of a sudden and then come back after a few hours. I told my grandmother so she decided I take medicine for ulcer for only two days. Then she... (more)

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Vanessa 0 · June 04, 2011 at 4:27 AM

Dark poop could be a sign of a bleeding ulcer. Check out this site here. http://www.gutsense.org/constipation/normal_stools.html You may need the book! Also, the thread "Let's talk about... poop!" has some relevant information. People can... (more)

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by 4283 · 3 minutes ago

Is Chamomile Tea really a healthy sleep aid?

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grrleigh 0 · May 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I've tried chamomile and it works fine, but if I really need to sleep and wake up refreshed I take some valerian root. Works like GANGBUSTERS, every time. I still haven't worked out the whole "get more sleep" component of paleo, so it is extremely... (more)

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by 1502 · 5 minutes ago

I'm not sure if many people here measure blood glucose - per Dr. William Davis' suggestion even for non-diabetics - but I wanted to ask if anyone has noticed what fruit-flavored teas do to their BG. I'm a huge fan of tea, mostly Republic of Tea... (more)

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CaveRat 0 · May 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I don't know about the tea question, but I found that tracking my blood glucose was VERY helpful in changing my diet. Helpful as in, I'm not sure I would have successfully made the shift without it. I was inspired to get a tester after reading... (more)

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by 78422 · 6 minutes ago

Hi all, my question concerns green tea. I am wondering if it is a good idea to consume 10 grams of loose leaf green tea(apparently organic?) imported from China to Canada per day mixed in omelletes and not steeped or drained but simply 'as is'. If... (more)

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Simibee 0 · April 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I would estimate that there is probably ~30-70mg caffeine in 10g green tea depending on when it was picked e.t.c, most of which can be removed by first rinsing the leaves in cold water. Remember that green tea also simultaneously promotes... (more)

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by 1055 · 7 minutes ago

tomorrow is 90 days paleo - 32 lbs gone - yea me! Paleo has fixed oh so many thing in my life except heartburn. Back in the SAD days Prevacid pill once a day in the morning pretty much worked all day. Now not working at all. It seems... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · April 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Chris Kresser put together a killer series on GERD a while back. As soon as I went low-carb, I developed a moderate case of heartburn. For several months, it was quite nagging, and I did not know what to do. I took Nexium (PPI) for 3 days, then... (more)

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by 974 · 9 minutes ago

Looking for a good website-- there are alot out there

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being 0 · March 25, 2011 at 1:13 AM

oh i LOVE mountain rose herbs! great tea selection, and bulk loose leaf, black, herbal, flowering tea, red tea, much of it organic. i buy a pound of gunpowder green and it lasts me a good 9 months-year and i use it a lot in cooking and for... (more)

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by 12174 · 13 minutes ago

I'm in search of a good travel mug for hot coffee and teas. I'd like to avoid plastic and so am seeking recommendations/brands. Bonus points if: Dishwasher safe Fits in a car cupholder Not easily spilled Microwavable (to reheat drinks or soups) (more)

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texasleah 0 · February 02, 2011 at 3:36 AM

I'm not a fan of steel, so I searched forever for a ceramic travel mug that was at least 12 ounces. I love the plain white ceramic mug that Starbucks carries. It is a great hand feel, substantial and just perfectly heavy enough. Great cupholder... (more)

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by 22913 · 18 minutes ago

I've been reading alot more lately on environmental effects on our food. I came across a very disturbing report about my favorite non water beverage... Apparently my green tea(and other types) contain significant levels of fluoride.. I filter... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · September 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM

It's in black tea too (albeit in lower concentrations). Apparently, "brick tea," a variety made from old leaves is worse. High quality loose leaf tea made from young leaves, on average, should be better. Overall, I'd go with the strong... (more)

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by 1793 · 18 minutes ago

Like many of you, I'm sure, I'm a huge fan of Seth Roberts and his pioneering work in self-experimentation (-something Brent Pottenger also writes wonderfully about. As it happens, both of them are involved in the Ancestral Health Symposium). I've... (more)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · September 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM

I could have never dreamed how much better I would feel eating purely meat and fat. I do love veggies for their flavour and variety, but I can't deny that every single aspect of my physiology runs better on pure animal products. Amazing. After a... (more)

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by 2254 · 21 minutes ago

Coffee and tea stain teeth, over time, turning them yellow/brownish. Ok, I know they're not strictly paleo (and healthwise, doubtful at best), but short of giving these beverages up completely, what are some ways to minimise the staining effect... (more)

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Dirk 0 · May 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM

I have found that using a glass straw to drink my loose-leaf Japanese green tea is the best way to avoid stains without giving up this beverage.

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by 56616 · 22 minutes ago

Saw this discussed in comments and thought it deserved a real question. Antioxidants are hyped in nearly every news story from "green tea cures cancer!" to "blueberries do your taxes!" But others say they aren't so great and may even by poison.... (more)

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Jay_1 0 · March 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM

I don't think vitamins and other plant nutrients are healthy because they are antioxidants (with a possible exception for GI tract cancers, where there is direct contact with at-risk tissue). To help prove the point, see the following study... (more)

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by 15583 · 22 minutes ago

Following on from the discussion of things it's safe to drink a lot of what do people think about rooibos (red) tea? I used to drink a lot of it, typically brewed the traditional way, i.e. as strong as it can possibly be. Being full of... (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · March 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Maybe you should ask this as a question about polyphenols in general. I tend to think along the lines of Stephen: (not using the quote feature to preserve the links) As a little side note, polyphenols are those wonderful plant antioxidants that... (more)

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by 200 · 23 minutes ago

Hi! I'm a heavy drinker of Yerba Mate, and I often eat its stalks. Do you think that this can be good or even bad for health? Thanks!

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paleohacks 0 · March 09, 2010 at 4:03 AM

I know nothing about yerba mate tea, so I googled for information and what I found would lead me to suggest you not eat the leaves any more. Check out http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/weight-loss-etc/yerba-mate.html for the reasons why. If I... (more)

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by 952 · about 23 hours ago

Are there any studies on health benefits of cold brewing tea vs hot brewing?

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello, I completely avoid sugar as much as possible, and I love drinking dessert teas as a sub for any sweets. However, I find that many have candied fruits, marshmallow or chocolate pieces in the blend. Though I do not actually consume... (more)

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CD 0 · April 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

yes. They are there to sweeten the tea. Try roobios or a chia tea, the spice is better than the sweet.

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by 571 · about 23 hours ago

Sorry if this has been asked and answered. Search function is not working. Is it pointless to put raw honey into a hot drink like tea? Do the benefits of it being raw and local disappear because it is heated up before it is consumed? I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 03, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I call hype on raw "local" honey.

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by 0 · about 23 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 0 · about 23 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 571 · about 23 hours ago

I've found black tea + cacao nibs steeped + coconut milk makes a good substitute for coffee in the morning. I find the cacao nibs a little hard to eat otherwise. They don't have a nice flavor on their own, and they are gritty and get stuck in... (more)

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by 394 · about 23 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 23 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 1005 · about 23 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 1418 · about 23 hours ago

How many of you have ever tried yak butter tea? What did it taste like? Did you like it, and how was your digestion? Have you tried making it at home with cow butter and milk? I guess it's kind of like the bulletbroof coffee.

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Lumifer_1 0 · April 05, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I smelled a lot of rancid yak butter when I was in Nepal and Tibet :-/ You can perfectly well make tea with cow butter, or, to keep a bit more traditional, tea with cream (which is just unchurned butter). I recommend very strong Assam tea if... (more)

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by 726 · about 23 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 85 · about 23 hours ago

I used to drink arnold palmer allot, it has high fructose corn syrup so I stopped. Is peace tea a good substitute or is it not paleo?

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greymouser 0 · March 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Iced_Tea - Green Tea - current ingredients: Green Tea, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Honey, Citric Acid, Panax Ginseng Root and Sucralose Imported Ceylon Tea - current ingredients: Brewed Natural Ceylon Tea... (more)

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