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by 48 · 1 minute 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 78422 · 1 minute ago

Im a Vegan. And im wondering... Im reading this forum here and it is actually making me laugh. You say Vegans don't get enough nutrients and what not that your body needs. Why are you lying to people like that? If Veganism is so bad then how does... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · March 03, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I love how vegans always cite some random guy who's a genetic millionaire, as though his running races validates the entire diet

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by 92 · 2 minutes 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 · 2 minutes 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 1418 · 2 minutes 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 -2 · 4 minutes ago

It seems to me that Paleo is sort of a rebranding of the Zone style low/no carb diets that lost popularity after being shown to be unhealthy, and extremely difficult. Is science behind this, or is it the animal agriculture industry? I'm just... (more)

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CD 0 · January 09, 2013 at 8:44 PM

So you are obviously a vegan troll, and not here for healthy debate. So I just have one question for you.... Do paleo people actually go on vegan boards and troll like this? Or is this just something you do?

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by 1232 · 4 minutes 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 · 5 minutes 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 · 5 minutes 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 · 6 minutes ago

Ok so I recently introduced my friend to paleo and raw vegan and he thinks they're just fad diets, and I agree that paleo is just a fad diet but raw vegan is really how humans were meant to live. How do I convince him that humans are herbivores... (more)

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sage_ 0 · December 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM

show your friend your incisors; i think they say it all.

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by 40 · 6 minutes 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 · 6 minutes 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 · 9 minutes 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 · 9 minutes 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 3 · 10 minutes ago

I???m looking to incorporate more paleo principles in my diet. I'm a 20something female who has lost significant weight the last couple of years, but am still obese. My original diet was basically all carbs and sugar, sometimes avoiding meat (junk... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

As an omnivore, I don't think cat or dog meat sounds disgusting. Food is food. Your hangup is purely psychological, you can get over that. Eggs are a good start, but whole egg is essential. Dairy is ok, find a good source but that's the case with... (more)

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by 2119 · 10 minutes ago

It's weird for me anyway. No, I'm not pregnant. Anyway, the problem is that I have issues with both eggs and casein, so eggs are out. This leaves me with vegan fare, and all the paleo stuff is inadequate in protein. I know some people are good... (more)

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aseafish 0 · September 22, 2012 at 3:21 PM

How long has this been going on? If it's short-lived, you won't need to worry so much about protein sources. Have you tried more fish or meats you don't usually eat? I know sometimes I get tired of meats I've always loved, possibly due to eating... (more)

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by 5808 · 11 minutes 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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by 1232 · 11 minutes ago

Hi all. I would describe myself as "paleo vegan". Having read a fair amount of both vegan and paleo literature, I think that there is solid evidence that a paleo diet which incorporates some meat is optimal for human health and digestion. However... (more)

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smartcookie 0 · September 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Seaweeds/kelp, coconut and coconut oil would be good additions. I second the link to http://rawfoodsos.com/for-vegans/ - all recs including the last: consider non sentient bivalves. (more)

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by 357 · 12 minutes ago

I am normally cold in an air condition room and am experiencing being very hot. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this when they started eating meat. Is there a way to cool off short of going naked? I am very uncomfortably hot?

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Nemesis 0 · September 06, 2012 at 3:48 PM

It's called thermogenesis, and an increase in protein will do that to you. I feel flushed on days that I eat a lot of eggs and meat. EDIT: The effects of high protein diets on thermogenesis, satiety and weight loss: a critical review. (more)

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by 357 · 12 minutes ago

I was previously vegan and am starting a journey of trying paleo. I have started to feel that when I eat beans or grains I just feel bad, and for a long time That diet made me feel good. I am having a difficult time coming to terms with the idea... (more)

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anne_l 0 · September 05, 2012 at 1:13 PM

i was vegan for years and vegetarian before that... i ate a lot of carbs, especially grains and beans! i had come to the point where i was pre diabetic and i am very thin. someone turned me on to the paleo diet. i did a lot of reading and it made... (more)

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by 6229 · 14 minutes ago

So I'm sick of hearing spirituality associated with vegetarianism. At some point, eating all those beans are going to interfere with meditation or spiritual practice. LOL. BTW - the hubby and I had much better meditation post-Paleo then... (more)

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Rene_2 0 · August 04, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I think it was the Dalai Lama who once said in an interview that to find spirituality one should not turn to "strange" practices alien to ones culture, but find it in ones own tradition. The tenets of my liberal Christian background are quite... (more)

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by 5 · 15 minutes ago

I've searched the Internet and through PaleoHacks sights to find an answer for my issue, but unfortunately have found conflicting information and found that most people with my issues are the result of gluten. This is not my case as I have... (more)

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Marie 0 · August 01, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Is your Coconut milk free of additives? Any surfactant (guar gum, carrageenan, etc) gives me IBS within a few hours and it is painful enough to have me curled up on the floor. I'd also skip the deli meats as they likely have gluten/msg related... (more)

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by 72 · 15 minutes ago

My son (1.5yo) was just diagnosed with a very, very rare genetic disorder (Primary Hyperoxaluria Type III). The specialist who actually described this disease hypothesises that the genetic mutation causes the pathway for the proper breakdown of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Not sure I understand how a vegan diet minimizes oxalates... which is the problem with hyperoxaluria. Oxalates are absent in animal products, and present in many plant foods. I'm guessing it stresses the kidneys so they're just trying to minimize... (more)

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by 15400 · 15 minutes ago

This comes from the Colbert Report. WTF? http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/416887/july-24-2012/cold-war-update---kim-jong-un-s-mystery-woman---nasa-s-mars-mission-menu This comes from another... (more)

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DanielleO812 0 · July 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

A government agency supporting a health-related policy that doesn't make sense? No way. I just can't believe it.

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by 222 · 16 minutes ago

This body builder - Derek Tresize - is in amazing shape. (See attached images.) He eats over 500 grams of carbs per day - and increases it when he is "cutting". (He lowers fat at this time, interestingly.) He happens to be a vegan, but I'm... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · July 12, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Carbs do not at all make you fat. Being insulin resistant makes you fat.

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