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by 131 · about 6 hours ago

Back when I was a vegetarian and a vegan, I was never interested in wearing those shirts that said things like "Meat is murder" or "I love tofu" or using bumper stickers, key chains, bracelets, or any of that type of junk that advertised my... (more)

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coldhandinmine 0 · September 22, 2011 at 1:15 AM

I never advertise anything about my eating habits. One of my central IRL tenets is "avoid unnecessary and exhausting conversations."

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by 5 · about 6 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 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

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 598 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

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 5 · about 6 hours ago

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 396 · about 6 hours ago

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 281 · about 6 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 229 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 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 6 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 271 · about 6 hours ago

Do you guys know this website? What do you think of the content? I'm especially interested in the opinions of students and scientists about the way this site presents studies.

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Matt_11 0 · February 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Propaganda wrapped in bad pseudoscience.

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by 92 · about 6 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 1418 · about 6 hours ago

What is your opinion about vegan naturopathic doctors? I remember one day I was watching a Dr.Mercola video, and in it he mentioned that you will never find a vegan naturopathic doctor or something along those lines. It seems though that now,... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · February 01, 2013 at 5:47 AM

I would consult with neither a vegan nor a naturopath. I have no interest in veganism, and I don't consider naturopahic medicine sound. So the thought that would be going through my mind would be, "Damn acid flashbacks, look where I am. And I'm... (more)

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by 915 · about 6 hours ago

It has started to bug the shit out of me, is it a kind if defense mechanism maybe? ive seen it on youtube a few times in the past.."Yeah you carry on eating dead animal & die in your forties" "meat is full of this & that"...meat rots away... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 22, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Because we do...

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by 60 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 1772 · about 6 hours ago

Anyone else see the irony in the fact that the potato diet has become a popular hack within the paleo community? Of course, it's ironic because the (typically) high fat, anti-vagan movement is accepting a vegan icon's "Starch Solution" as an... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Popular hack? Aside from a handful of folks doing it weight loss purposes, I don't see anybody else getting too excited about it. It's a semi-starvation diet for weight loss. It's not a surprise folks lose weight with it. I'm not surprised... (more)

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by 557 · about 6 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 78417 · about 6 hours ago

Hi I'm interested in baking some Raw Vegan cupcakes. Help? Thanks!

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Mscott 0 · December 14, 2012 at 6:07 AM

This isn't really an answer, but I'm guessing you aren't really asking a question. [1]:

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by 78417 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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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