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by 5 · about 8 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 396 · about 9 hours ago

Goths, like myself (an older Goth, not vegetarian), tend to mostly be vegetarian/vegan. We despise hippies, and love bloodsuckers, so why do you think Paleo isn't attractive to Goths?

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tmj_1 0 · July 14, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Hipster and goth are opposites folks!! No idea about the vegetarianism-goth connection though. I thought that was only hippies?

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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BGottfried 0 · July 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I'd definitely count on the jerky and tuna/sardines. Don't worry about salt intake for that short of a period; do be sure to get jerky without soy sauce in it though (if you don't tolerate gluten well). On the vegetarian note, quinoa is a pretty... (more)

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by 229 · about 9 hours ago

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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Mash 0 · April 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Is she feeling lethargic right after eating meat or throughout the day after eating meat?I'm thinking digestion, fuller meat stomach versus a lighter vegetable stomach. Is she eating the same amount and type of vegetables as before along with... (more)

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by 281 · about 9 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 55 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Michael_17 0 · April 02, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Sounds like you'll make youself malnourished with that sort of diet. You're cutting out all the goodness in teh egg. Why not have the whole egg, it seems boiled eggs are pretty satiating for many folks. I think the sort of diet you propose... (more)

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by 614 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · March 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

This paper was discussed here at PaleoHacks soon after it was published I'd also recommend you study Denise Minger's analysis of that study If you still have concerns it's not that difficult to count your daily Potassium intake and then ensure... (more)

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by 1005 · about 9 hours ago

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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Travis_Culp 0 · March 08, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Avoid it the same way you'd avoid talking about any other divisive issue with someone you don't know particularly well: cut them off and start talking about something interesting instead. Their diets are basically religious beliefs (happens around... (more)

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by 579 · about 9 hours ago

I think the article was circulating in the Paleosphere of one of the top bloggers or even WAPF. Can't remember! If I remember correctly, the article showed that although we have 98.5% similar genetic material, our digestive systems are really... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 09, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Well, not so recent anymore, but this points squarely to the work of Barry Groves, which did the following presentation for the Weston A Price Foundation - I believe this is what you're referring to. I wish his work were better known in the... (more)

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by 644 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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David_Moss 0 · January 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I think it's definitely possible to eat a healthy vegetarian paleo diet. If you eat a paleo-starch based diet, you're already most of the way there, because eating a lot of your calories from plain potatoes (if you deem them paleo) will give you... (more)

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by 40 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Derek_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Well, as with anyone else who comes to me and says something about how we are not supposed to eat meat, I always present them with the same question. If we are not supposed to consume meat, then how would we get the essential vitamin B12? The... (more)

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by 1974 · about 9 hours ago

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?

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · November 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I would scrutinize any study that claims the vegan diet alone leads to longer life. Person A's entire lifestyle needs to be studied to determine why they might live longer than person B. Most of the vegans I know live an all-around healthier... (more)

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by 219 · about 9 hours ago

I live with my fiance, who is a vegetarian-leaning pescetarian. I'm a safe starch friendly paleo eater. Any tips for where to find grain-free vegetarian recipes? Obviously vegetables and fish are points of agreement for us.

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Tcraig 0 · November 05, 2012 at 8:38 PM

There is a whole list of vegan paleo friendly recipes here http://www.vegiehead.com/vegan-paleo-recipes.html. I have that entire page bookmarked, especially for the paleo friendly desserts (I can't help my sweeth tooth!). It also adds a nice... (more)

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by 5808 · about 9 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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by 716 · about 9 hours ago

After hearing about the mental boost afforded by creatine i decided to read some studies to bolster the hearsay with science. Ended up finding some pretty widely replicable results on the memories and cognition of vegetarians taking creatine; The... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 18, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Well the evidence that we have to base our decision upon is the studies you have read. I have read them too. What I think we can garner from them is that a certain degree of exogenous creatine benefits cognition. Vegetarians because they don't eat... (more)

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by 6229 · about 9 hours 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 220 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, has anyone read this article? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/07/23/human-ancestors-were-nearly-all-vegetarians/ I've had a few vegan/vegetarian friends push this under my nose, demanding a rebuttal - any thoughts? I... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2012 at 3:59 AM

The author goes back 5-15 million years bud leaves out our most recent ancestors. Hell, if we go back far enough, we were all single-celled bacteria, but that doesn't mean we live like that now. We have to also look at what differentiates us... (more)

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by 11152 · about 9 hours ago

A study conducted found a correlation between the adaptation of a vegetarian diet and an elevated risk of mental illness (neuroticism, major depression, OCD, phobias, etc) in comparison to a matched non-vegetarian group which took socio-economic... (more)

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trjones 0 · June 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I always considered becoming a vegetarian as a sign of an already existing mental illness, not a contributing factor.

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by 413 · about 10 hours ago

Report found at the follwing link: http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20120502/hate-meat-it-may-be-in-your-genes The study basically outlines that some people may very well have a gene (if not 2) that intensifies the scent of the steroid androstenone... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 03, 2012 at 2:57 PM

"People who are instinctively vegetarian or vegan or instinctively heavy meat-eaters, it could definitely have some sort of underlying biological component to it," says Kara Hoover, PhD, a biological anthropologist and assistant professor at the... (more)

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by 250 · about 10 hours ago

I've been doing paleo/primal since December 26, 2011. Prior to that I was vegetarian for 20+ yrs. Just had blood work done (3/10/12) and here's what came back: Tot Cho - 252 LDL - 180 HDL - 57 Trig - 73 A year ago, when I was still veg, these... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

If you have lost weight recently that could explain your elevated LDLs. 157lbs is really scrawny for someone of your stature.

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by 813 · about 10 hours ago

I've got a party to go to and I have to bring something the catch is it's going to have a bunch of vegetarians at it and I don't want to bring a vegetable platter. Please also nothing "Indian" because there's going to be tons of that there... (more)

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bc4work 0 · April 07, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Chowstalker has an excellent vegetarian section. I don't know if they, or you, are open to cheese.... but they have some really tasty looking goat cheese stuffed baby peppers. I'd go to the farmers market and pick up some really good goat's... (more)

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by 5509 · about 10 hours ago

I'm surprised I haven't seen this here yet. I was wondering what people's thoughts here are on Quorn, a man-made protein product. It's not made from grains or soy. It's a mycroprotein. http://www.quorn.us/About-Us/ I normally eat eggs and... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

It's highly processed with various additives, so it's quite bad IMHO. I used to eat that a lot when I was living in the UK (I had a phase where I tried to limit real meat 12-14 years ago).

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by 3043 · about 10 hours ago

Our family has gone primal (some paleo) over the past 8 months.However, one of us still does not like much meat (she's cool with occasional ground meat, sausage, chicken and prefers seafood). We're concerned about getting enough fat into her. What... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · March 03, 2012 at 3:25 PM

1000 grams each of EPA and DHA through lemon flavor fish oil/ per day if over 12 (500 mg if under 12) - both must be taken with food. A lot of vegetarians will take this because they understand the benefit. 1 Teaspoon virgin unrefined coconut oil... (more)

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by 1241 · about 10 hours ago

We frequently hear about vegans/vegetarians converting to a paleo-like lifestyle. My question: has anyone ever heard of the opposite occurring?

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Firestorm 0 · March 02, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I'm a seasonal eater -- so in past years, I've eaten a primarily vegetarian diet 3-4 months of the year (summer season here, where it's hot and where meat is still in the 'growing' phase and all the early spring 'cull' meat has been consumed). I... (more)

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by 419 · about 10 hours ago

Hi Paleo People! just wondering if anyone grew up as a vegetarian and if they are facing any symptoms today becasue of it?? ...or if anyone knows of any reasearch/studies that examines the 'vegetarian-raised' person's health (physical and... (more)

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Marie 0 · March 02, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Yep...and I can remember symptoms as early as 9...which is about the same time the US went on the low fat high carb craze. My GI was destroyed by the time I was 30 despite eating a "perfect" diet according to all the MDs I saw. They just threw... (more)

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