People criticize paleo for a lot of reasons. What tenets do people bash the most, or most frustratingly, in your experience?
Simple question, would there be a benefit to eating only vegetables and a little fruit once or twice a week and then the other days eating a paleo style diet? Intermittent fasting allows 500 calories during the day (without protein) and that would... (more)
I was surprised when I read this in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/25/6/555.full.pdf The conclusion is that vegetarians have a LOWER risk of osteoporosis than do omnivores. I thought all the phytic... (more)
I've been thinking for a while, about how much contraversy there is in nutrition, and how maybe everyone is wrong for the same reason. Maybe an unrestricted diet of whole foods is best. You here the vegetarian say,"ever since I stopped eating... (more)
I would say it is not just about avoiding harm, but about actually doing good for your body. If someone is only going to eat so much food in a day, they should maximize the stuff that is actually healthy. Just because grains don't bother you,... (more)
Hipster and goth are opposites folks!! No idea about the vegetarianism-goth connection though. I thought that was only hippies?
So, I'm going to lightning in a bottle tomorrow and I just realized most of the vendors will be vegetarian. For those of you who are not familiar with LiB, it's basically like a smaller Burning Man... I'll be camping. I'm going to have limited... (more)
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)
Hey guys, so I'm very new to Paleo and Cross fit. Actually I've only really been doing it for a week now. However, I've noticed that my calves are feeling very weak. I can't run as far as I used to because my legs get too tired. I know that I am... (more)
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)
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)
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)
Hi! I've been away from paleohacks and also the paleo diet for over a year, as I have been working as a vegetarian chef at a yoga resort in India, and have been eating mostly vegan during this time. I can't help but notice that no matter how... (more)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989112/ Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: Two cohort Studies "Abstract Background Data on the long-term association between low-carbohydrate diets and mortality are... (more)
I'm interested in trying the paleo diet/lifestyle since I've started getting interested in fitness, and alot of people seem to have been very successful with their fitness routines while following a paleo type diet. My trouble is, perhaps due to... (more)
We have had several vegetarian/vegans on the site recently. And I think there is value to engaging in intellectual debate. So, What I am asking for is scientific/ intellectual arguments for the value of the Vegetarian diet with respect to... (more)
I have been a vegetarian athlete since the age of 8, but am very interested in the paleo lifestyle, is there a way to incorporate a paleo lifesyle, while staying strict vegetarian?
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)
Before starting paleo a few months ago I was a strict vegetarian for about 5 years. However I developed severe anemia (which was partly genetic) and other health problems most likely caused by eating such a high carbohydrate diet with lots of... (more)
Hi, I am an ex vegetarian/vegan/raw foodist. I was meat free for 12 years, from about 12-24 years of age. I love animals. I was a fanatical PETA activist. I love cows, love pigs, love chickens, love love love- meaning I feel a deep connection... (more)
Hi, a friend of mine asked me to research why humans shouldn't eat meat. So I've been reading and reading different stuff on the internet and I still can't understand why. I can't seem to find any good reason. So I want to understand so if someone... (more)
Hi, I have the autoimmune condition alopecia universalis, (total hairloss.) I got it when I was 15 and am now 34. At 21 my hair started to grow back and by 26 I had quite a lot of hair (though not all.) During this time I had adopted a vegetarian... (more)
I second the thyroid-absolutely the culprit. I, and 2 of my 5kids have thyroid problems, and major hair loss. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com for more info.al my best-aj
Any studies show the opposite or is this a fact? And if it is true is it just because they are compared against traditional Americans who do not care about their diet?
Hello, I've searched and read various 'budget paleo' threads, but I was hoping I could get some more specific advice addressed to an individual recently wanting to adopt a paleo diet. I've been a vegetarian for about a year, and have excluded... (more)
In terms of quantity/price, vegetarian is going to win over paleo 90% of the time. If you start considering quality/price, paleo is going to start to pull ahead.
Hello, I've been reading a lot about the paleo/primal/LCHF diet recently. About 9 months ago, I decided to become more active in deciding what constituted my regular diet. At the time, that translated into adopting a vegetarian diet;... (more)
Vegetarian/vegan paleo should read Denise Minger's recommendations: http://rawfoodsos.com/for-vegans/