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by 5 · August 25, 2014 at 5:36 PM

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 · September 12, 2014 at 6:32 AM

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 · May 06, 2014 at 1:11 AM

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 0 · May 06, 2014 at 5:19 AM

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PaleoDel 0 · May 06, 2014 at 5:19 AM

What is your question?

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by 0 · April 29, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Basically I started being vegan at the age of 14, then went raw vegan an year ago (I'm 18 now). Basically raw vegan has KILLED my stomache. I get such pains that are unberable and have been with them for quit a while. Cooked vegan was better,... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 29, 2014 at 7:38 AM

That sounds pretty much like I began. And gradually it wrecked my digestion and energy levels. Adding back in white potatoes, white rice and mung bean noodles sorted me out. But I do regret the low carb year.

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by 583 · April 16, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 0 · February 21, 2014 at 5:23 AM

My friend is a vegan for ethical reasons, I'm not going to argue with her about it but I'm curious as to what she could supplement with to be as heathy as possible? I think I heard Matt Lalonde mention something about a certain sea... (more)

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daz 0 · February 21, 2014 at 5:21 AM

Chris Kresser just posted on this topic as it happens...here's the link, why-you-should-think-twice-about-vegetarian-and-vegan-diets & an excerpt "Several studies have shown that both vegetarians and vegans are prone to deficiencies... (more)

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by 4306 · December 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM

without outside sourcing of vitamin B12? Has there ever been a healthy vegan civilization?

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · December 11, 2013 at 4:33 AM

There have been vegans before b12 supplementation...Buddhists and Hindus in India would get their vitamin B12 by growing their own vegetables and not washing them before eating them, and the microscopic fungi and insect eggs provided vitamin... (more)

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by 77 · November 18, 2013 at 4:26 AM

Where I live Raw Veganism is extremely popular and I am constantly confronted with it. Friends are even trying to convert me. Now there where a few arguments I am not sure about and I wanted to ask if someone could help me out with... (more)

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Mireia 0 · November 17, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I did not vote it down I can't vote, and the comment did not apply, because we don't "argue", we exchange information. My friends are interested in hearing the other side too, I care about their health so I wanted to give them some additonal... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Let me start off my saying that Paleo makes sense to me, and is something I have wanted to do for a long time. The only reason I have not committed to it is because of my family. I'm an adult, I've got two kids and a spouse. My kids eat whatever I... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Most of us are in this boat, so don't worry you aren't alone. Temptation will always be there, so it is really your/my deal to decide what we deem worthy to cross our lips. Our spouses are grown ups able to choose what they eat, and part of how... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hey, I only recently started paleo less than a week ago and when I do it properly with the grains (really take every single grain related thing out ie. caramel flavor in balsamic vinegar or roasted almonds in almond butter ;( ) I do notice an... (more)

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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · August 03, 2013 at 3:14 AM

The fact that you're already experiencing some positive benefits is a great sign. You need to give it much longer though. If you truly have a gluten intolerance, it can take months to fully eliminate the effects of the gluten in your body. ... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've heard that people who are longtime vegetarians/veg*ns/vegetarians/veg*ns from birth that the first time they have meat/first time they have meat in a while it can make them sick. Was this the case with you? Or did you handle it just fine? (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · June 05, 2013 at 6:10 AM

I broke 6 years of veganism and 7 years of vegetarianism with tuna sashimi, which was delicious and easy to digest. The next thing I introduced was turkey breast and that took some getting used to... it sat pretty heavy and the texture was... (more)

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by 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Here's mine: Asexual Vegan Guru rationalizes diet-induced impotence. Start video at 10:00 for lols

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

lol ..:) came across this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CrLECXeBBQ heheheh..:)

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by 396 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Is anyone here trying to incorporate Mark Bittman's "Vegan Before 6, VB6" lifestyle into paleo? Here is the explanation of the book: http://markbittman.com/book/vb6/. The basic idea is that you eat unprocessed, vegan food until dinnertime (6pm... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 21, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Overall, I like the idea behind VB6. A lot of folks with shite for diets would do much better to replace 2/3s of it with quality vegan food. Not sure it offers much to the average paleo though, we're already extremely conscious of our diet and... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 229 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Does anyone have a good reply to this comment? I'm probably not going to reply to it because I don't think that an intelligent debate is possible based on her other comments. However I would like to know some solid reasons against veganism. "... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I like your decision not to try to "win" this conversation. This person appears to have some deeply-held beliefs and her emotions are too engaged for rational analysis of all existing data. I've seen that in some paleos as well and they aren't the... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Now dont call me a hippy vegan or whatever, im just talking from a humane standpoint. Animal comes into this world, given a chance to live, then killed brutally to feed you? Where is the logic here? Everyone has only one life, and they get there... (more)

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Shake 0 · March 08, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Do you take issue with all predators or just human predators?

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by 2097 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Ellen Degeneres recently admitted to having eggs from a neighbours "happy chickens" and of course caused an uproar in the vegan community and blogosphere. and heres another famous "now former:" vegan who couldnt resist her paleo humanity any... (more)

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diabeticbinger 0 · March 07, 2013 at 11:59 PM

I'd bet against Bill going Paleo. Clinton is not the average healthy person, but a survivor of major heart surgery. The Ornish vegan diet (plus a slab of fish a week, in Clinton's case) might eventually be found to be better for those with... (more)

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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)