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by 131 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 598 · about 18 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 77 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 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 20 · about 18 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 281 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 48 · about 18 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 78422 · about 18 hours 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 1418 · about 18 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 -2 · about 18 hours 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 60 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 40 · about 18 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 18 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 219 · about 18 hours ago

Thanksgiving is bringing home to me that most of the people who I care about eat, not just SAD, but a very inverse diet to mine. I live in a liberal college town. Most of my loving, progressive, artistic friends & family: Believe in the... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

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by 30 · about 18 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 3 · about 18 hours 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 5808 · about 18 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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