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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

Hi everyone, going through a moral quandary here. So followed paleo for 2 years, absolutely LOVED IT, finally felt healthy and energised and strong...was really really great. Even began my own health/nutrition blog and health and fitness is now... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Is it ethical to inflict harm via a deficient diet to one's self? 

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

People criticize paleo for a lot of reasons. What tenets do people bash the most, or most frustratingly, in your experience?

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TruthinessInc 0 · August 22, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Anything related to replacing a modern doctor. If you do XYZ, you'll never have to see a doctor again! If I break a bone, I don't care how much coconot oil I eat, or how much bacon grease I rub on it, things wont get better until I go to a... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Anyone here dabbled with the LFRV lifestyle?

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Linds 0 · May 06, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Dabbled and failed. Failed hard. My body responded great at first - I felt better, had more energy, seemingly trimmed down a bit. But eventually things began to unravel and it resulted in some pretty crappy health issues, but that's just my... (more)

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by 598 · about 5 hours ago

I found this pro-vegan type video pretty interesting. Anyone familiar with my activity on this forum knows I'm a little obsessive about life extension and, while I respect those looking to shed a few pounds for better health, I couldn't care... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · April 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Leucine is one of the essential amino acids. Human body cannot synthesize amino acid. It needs to be ingested. Thus it is very necessary for getting it from dietary sources. These amino acids help in burning Fats. Leucine helps in maintaining... (more)

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by 20 · about 5 hours ago

Hi, Coming from a long term vegan background I miss many of the raw vegan desserts I used to enjoy and looking at the ingredients now some of them seem reasonably paleo. I'll give an example: Blueberry pie. Crust: dates, almonds, walnuts (all... (more)

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Alex 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Your example is entirely compatible with paleo.

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by 229 · about 5 hours ago

I have a friend you recently turned vegan. Besides the facts about how dirty factory farming can be one of her main reasons was that she felt lethargic eating meat. Is there any other explanations that would cause lethargy? Without asking her... (more)

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Mash 0 · April 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Is she feeling lethargic right after eating meat or throughout the day after eating meat?I'm thinking digestion, fuller meat stomach versus a lighter vegetable stomach. Is she eating the same amount and type of vegetables as before along with... (more)

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by 281 · about 5 hours ago

Today I happened upon this link via Mark Sission: http://kristensraw.com/blog/2013/03/17/my-vegan-diet-caused-health-problems-would-primal-paleo-or-real-food-be-better/ While it's purely anecdotal evidence, it's surely compelling anecdotal... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I think the folks who self-destruct on paleo (or veganism) share some common traits. They practice an extremely limited and inflexible version of the diet and when that isn't optimal for them, they crash and give up. They also tend to make it a... (more)

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by 114 · about 5 hours ago

Lets say I had a friend that was a vegan who had an autistic son, and wanted to give her some advice on diet without forcing paleo on her. How do I coach a vegan to help her son? She's defensive and believes in vegan nutritional and ethical... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 08, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Do you have some expertise in this field? Because if you don't, do not counsel her at all. My child is special needs, and it is hugely offensive to have people, especially those with no experience at all, give me advice about her. At most, I would... (more)

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by 35 · about 5 hours ago

I have been on the AIP diet for a week. All of the plant based proteins I was eating were throwing "gas on the fire." I have not consumed any animal products for 25yrs. and now I am told that consuming animals is the only way to live healthy and... (more)

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Murasaki 0 · March 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Hi, I'm also an ex-vegan. Welcome! I've had to go through several rounds of becoming okay with eating animal products again. The things that have helped me the most are: Giving myself permission to hurt animals to be healthy. It was a huge... (more)

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by 30 · about 5 hours ago

I need to make cookies (or some sort of dessert, preferably not a pudding-type thing) for a vegan and a paleo who is allergic to nuts. Can it be done? Anyone have any good recipes or a link?

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Zombers 0 · March 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Fruit dipped in dark chocolate?

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by 1005 · about 5 hours ago

When a vegetarian/vegan is telling you about how vegetarianism is compassionate and how animals have souls and consiousnesses, and you're a paleo, is there any right way to respond to that? I do agree that animals have souls and consiousnesses,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 08, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Avoid it the same way you'd avoid talking about any other divisive issue with someone you don't know particularly well: cut them off and start talking about something interesting instead. Their diets are basically religious beliefs (happens around... (more)

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by 48 · about 5 hours ago

I just don't understand this. I mean you can get the healthy fats, omega 3, k2 and everything else from vegan sources. What is it about animal products that make them necessary for optimal health? I can't find another thread that talks about... (more)

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CD 0 · March 03, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Could one be vegetarian and paleo? Of course. Meat is not a requirement. Meat provides an excellent and abundant source of fat, protein and various micronutrients. None of which are only found in meat, however are more easily found in meat. A... (more)

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by 92 · about 5 hours ago

Hi It's been just over 20 years since I ate meat, although I did eat fish and eggs up until approximately 8-10 years ago. 15-17 years since I ate dairy and 10 years since I ate grains. For about the past 5-6 years I followed Doug Graham's raw... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I was vegetarian for 3 years and when I went back to meat, I just started eating it, the first thing I had was lean beef, and I had no problem digesting it, in fact it was like I had taken a 5 hour energy drink. But I grew up eating meat so 3... (more)

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by 30 · about 5 hours ago

My borderline vegan sister is about to head to grad school for nutrition and I am a newbie cavegirl. We always get into arguments about animal protein and grains. Her most recent campaign: http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/animal-protein/ I know... (more)

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CD 0 · February 05, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Amazing. The problem is that most of xenoestrogens that humans consume is from crops such as corn, sugarcane, soy, dwarf wheat and winter wheat. As well as insecticides used on numerous vegetables, fruits, cereal grains. And finally the plastic... (more)

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by 60 · about 5 hours ago

I am a nanny to an 11-year old girl on the autism spectrum. In the past couple years, her weight has gotten out of control. She is about 4'6" and 110 lbs. Her parents are also very overweight and her dad is a very opinionated and fat-phobic... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · January 08, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I have to agree with miked on this one. I nannied for a boy on the autism spectrum (severe end) and with a number of other neurological issues back when I was in college. This was a single mother family who was a busy professional and had been... (more)

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by 1232 · about 5 hours ago

I've spent the past few months following an as-paleo-as-possible vegan diet (see my thread here). I'm thinking of introducing fish into my diet as I have less aversion to that than other kinds of meat and it seems to have the health benefits I... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:10 PM

What are the best kinds of fish to get? Wild salmon, wild sardines (canned), smelt (eat the whole fish, with heads and guts, fried), cod, rockfish. One thing that people forget to suggest around here, that is possibly MORE important than... (more)

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by 30 · about 5 hours ago

Hey there! First off, please don't reply with any mean or aggressive comments! I've found that when I simply tell people I'm vegan sometimes they will get very hostile and I don't know why! I've been vegan for ethical reasons, but I also believe... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 30, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I consider tubers paleo, and would consider white potatoes paleo, especially when compared to grains and legumes, since tubers would be much easier to gather, prepare and cook while grains require processing and often fermentation. Aside from... (more)

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by 557 · about 5 hours ago

Just watched this video that Jimmy More tweeted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PutaZQN8R34&feature=youtu.be What do you guys think? Did Weston A Price really die of heart disease at age 58? (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

What a retarded video. I'm sure it's just as easy (if not easier!) to find a bunch of miserable looking veg*ns and pit them against folks like Sisson, Wolf, and the host of other new young paleo authors.

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by 78422 · about 5 hours ago

There are just too many foods on Paleo that inhibit one's ability to achieve optimal well being such as all meat, meat products and cooked foods. I actually care about my health, so I'm saying farewell to this diet. Thoughts? Thanks, -Starving (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · December 09, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Thoughts? Yes...more bacon wrapped bacon for me! Truth.

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by 40 · about 5 hours ago

Hey everyone! I'm a 19 year old female in Washington state, with a long history of diets (see, I was a skinny girl who thought she was fat) nothing ever worked, and it put my digestive system through hell. I was a vegetarian for 3 years, Vegan... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · December 02, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Weight loss is more likely to come after you foster overall good health, which in turn is arguably underpinned by you making overall lifestyle changes/changes to way you think. A big part of this will probably relate to breaking out of the 'diet... (more)

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by 289 · about 5 hours ago

I was telling a coworker today how unhealthy soy is for you. He seemed upset because soy and beans are his most common source of protein. What are the best sources of protein for a person who is vegan if they try to avoid soy and beans?

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despicableconservative 0 · November 27, 2012 at 3:08 AM

meat, fish, and more meat... forgive me if you can. oh, and eggs too. can't forget eggs!

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by 30 · about 5 hours ago

I have read so many different stories from raw vegans to macrobiotics to of course paleo on curing acne. Wondering if anyone has had experience with any of these diets and which worked/didn't work. Trying to find connections with my diet and my... (more)

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Confused_Kid 0 · October 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Do the GAPS protocol and get your gut in good shape. My acne is related to not being able to digest carbs properly so I'm doing Low Carb GAPS with bonebroths and probiotics.

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by 30 · about 5 hours ago

I recently came across a post from one of the users that she was a vegan for many years and cured her immune disorder, and lack of menstruation by switching to paleo. I am in the same place right now as I have suffered for 5 years without a... (more)

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · October 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

My story is long - and I just happened to post it this week on my blog (linked in my profile). In short, I was vegan for 10 years, and did every type of vegan/vegetarian diet/cleanse and my health kept getting worse and worse. I lost my period for... (more)

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by 729 · about 5 hours ago

i don't know about the paleo community but i im quite frequently on youtube and this vegan dude Harley Johnstone keeps saying that fruit and sugar is the answer for weight loss and meat and fat should be avoided because is makes you fat and sick ,... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 05, 2012 at 12:25 AM

You do get that we have 45 year old women on this page that can curl more than he can bench right? Point is - you'll lose weight on a fruitarian diet, but weight loss isn't the goal. Health is. Also, look at Mark Sisson, and Robb Wolf. ... (more)

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by 5808 · about 5 hours ago

It's hard to stay legume/grain-free on a vegetarian/pescetarian paleo diet. Soy is out, dairy is out, but for me, seafood and eggs are in. I imagine it would be even harder for vegan paleos. What are you vegan-paleos eating for satiation and... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · September 13, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Lyndsay- I probably eat similarly to you. I eat legumes, very carefully-prepared--usually lentils or heirloom variety beans. I also eat plenty in the way of fat (olive oil, lard, coconut oil, ghee). I don't feel good eating grains. They tend to... (more)

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