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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 23 · August 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

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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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

@mismiddlemarch, I also here the "bread is in the bible" line a lot. People don't realize they're not eating the same kind of bread. I feel like the most frustrating thing is when people KNOW they're eating too much starch, but they just say,... (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 568 · 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 4232 · 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 · August 27, 2013 at 4:36 AM

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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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 27, 2013 at 4:36 AM

It can be done, I'm a paleo in a non-paleo family, maybe you could make some paleo dishes the whole family will enjoy? As I said, it's quite doable and I do it, but you may need to thicken your skin and get used to listening to your family rant... (more)

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by 5 · August 03, 2013 at 3:14 AM

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 993 · June 05, 2013 at 4:34 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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Laura_50 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I ate hardly any meat for 15 years and recently started eating beef and bison again. My system has taken a while to adjust (I did jump into eating about 6 ounces at a time so I'm not surprised). I had gas/bloating in the beginning and still deal... (more)

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by 14507 · May 27, 2013 at 11:37 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 · May 23, 2013 at 7:34 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 · April 22, 2013 at 4:02 AM

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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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · April 22, 2013 at 4:02 AM

Absolutely! I make raw vegan treats that have paleo-approved ingredients for special occasions

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by 229 · April 15, 2013 at 3:18 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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Rob_20 0 · April 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Cheap beef makes me sluggish. Grass fed beef doesn't. I have no idea why.

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by 281 · April 17, 2013 at 3:46 AM

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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ivymcivy 0 · April 17, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Intense restriction in a diet would tend to breed recidivism, because disordered eating of the kind that strict veganism requires isn't sustainable over the long term. I imagine that the stricter members of the paleo world will move into a more... (more)

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by 229 · April 15, 2013 at 1:32 AM

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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Lesley_1 0 · April 15, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Attempting to use logic with an entrenched vegan is similar to attempting to use logic to convert a Christian to atheism. It will never work. I know this because I was a vegan and had to come to paleo of my own volition (after several months of... (more)

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by 114 · April 11, 2013 at 10:19 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 · March 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM

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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LotusPetals82 0 · March 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM

I've been a vegetarian for 26 years, since I was 6 years old. I recently started to try choking down as much fish as possible. It's a slow process. I use science to help me: fish don't have the brain capacity that mammals have - they only have a... (more)

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by 30 · March 14, 2013 at 2:14 AM

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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joanna_4 0 · March 14, 2013 at 2:14 AM

can you use seeds? the girl on the paleomg.com site uses sunflower seed butter in her nut free recipes. i'm sure you could just sub flax eggs for the real eggs she uses. she makes a lot of bars.

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by 993 · April 30, 2013 at 7:58 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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ecks 0 · April 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Read the below article- it's from a vegetarian/vegan celebrity that was forced to go paleo/eat animals because of the lack of nutrients that were available to her children. Great read- and keep in mind she has 12 vegan/vegetarian books that she's... (more)

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by 77338 · March 08, 2013 at 6:46 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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dzone 0 · March 08, 2013 at 6:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu8QthlZ6hY 0:51 So this ''vegetarian myth'' is utter bullshit. Oh and you paleo people are so childish, you said that i torture fungi and fruits? You know this is ridiculous. Its way different than living animals. (more)

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by 2094 · March 07, 2013 at 11:59 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 · March 07, 2013 at 10:34 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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Jay_28 0 · March 03, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Nothing is wrong with the vegan diet/ lifestyle, if done right. For example, you must eat the right proportions of food and not over do it. Non-vegans/ non-veggies will tell you that you need things such as meat and dairy for brain development,... (more)