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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

So I went to this 2 week retreat where vegetarian food was served. I managed to avoid soy and gluten and ate non-paleo stuff such as white rice, milk, oats, lentils, beans, sprouts, tahini and some gluten-free treats but I felt undernourished and... (more)

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usagi 0 · June 03, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Avocados and fresh coconut would be high on the list.

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I just finished reading the following article: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/weird-food-allergy-stresses-moms-baffles-doctors/story?id=18843611 In the first case noted the child who was diagnosed with food protein induced entercolitis syndrome... (more)

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VB 0 · April 01, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Here is my take on it. I am not a doctor, so take it for what it's worth. Both mothers probably had a very bad gut flora. One from being a vegetarian and another one from ... I don't know... SAD diet? Whatever. Their mothers' insufficient flora... (more)

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by 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

For example, even though people have supposedly evolved eating meets and vegetables or whatever, does that mean that vegetarianism is wrong for human consumption? I just think that, even though I follow and appreciate the paleo diet to an extent,... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · April 01, 2013 at 2:47 AM

The biggest flaw is in the belief of something as a "diet" instead of a "lifestyle". A Diet implies it is an offshoot of what is normal. A key fallacy is the notion that there aren't food sources that are available to modern humans that can't... (more)

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by 467 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

What's your opinion on "news" such as this one: http://www.channel4.com/news/vegetarian-diet-reduces-heart-disease-risk-by-up-to-a-third And what about the study they mention? Does anyone know anything about it? (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Here's the study: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/01/30/ajcn.112.044073.abstract?sid=79c50832-5428-4f5e-ab4a-6356c122c676 It was part of the Epic-Oxford study, an epidemiological study which has already reported decreased risk of... (more)

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by 147 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I have been doing paleo for about a month now. I feel really healthy and my stomach/fatigue problems have gone away. My issue is I still feel internally conflicted between paleo and vegetarianism. I know meat is very healthy for my body but I... (more)

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VB 0 · December 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I don't know what to tell you because it has never been a problem for me. "I don't want to take anything from the earth that I cannot replace." In this case I take it that your friend walks everywhere because she cannot replace gas, walks around... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Hello, I'm 18 years old and have been on a vegetarian diet for 2.5 years. In April, I started Crossfit and subsequently added all the paleo restrictions to my diet, all the while not eating meat. Now, I'm convinced to switch to meat, but I don't... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · November 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM

i was a vegetarian for 2 years and then a vegan for 3 years. i was so worried about adding animal products back into my diet since i heard some people have a hard time with it. your body doesn't forget how to digest these foods so you should be... (more)

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by 309 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Okay, that title might be a bit hyperbolic, but it's correct in principle. I've got a friend who is currently vegetarian (didn't know that) who is convinced that giving up meat is why she's feeling better. She does admit that it hasn't helped with... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

If she's doing it for ethical or moral reasons, you're never going to convince her of anything. You could let her try it and see how she's doing in 4-6 weeks. That is usually long enough for the malnutrition to kick in. She'll be complaining of... (more)

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Tried Vegetarianism for 14 months, but stopped last January. Then this summer I was introduced to Paleo, and now I have seen the light. Gradually over the course of a couple months I have been going more and more Paleo with my diet. Inronically,... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · November 08, 2012 at 8:45 PM

My entry-level liver (and still one of my favorites) was a nice pat?? campagne w/ rough cut mustard and little cornichon pickles. Also nice with a tiny bit of fig jam instead of the mustard. I like the D'Artagnan brand the best, but there are... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hello, this is my first post on Paleo Hacks. I'm hoping you can help me a little with my wife and "conversion" issues, plus a new health challenge. My wife is pretty much the complete opposite of me on fitness ... well, sort of. She does... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 13, 2012 at 11:57 PM

The clich?? "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" exists for a reason. You can't force a grown woman to do anything she isn't convinced is good for her or thinks will make her feel unhealthy. The latter consideration is at... (more)

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by 678 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I don't think I could, but I'm curious if anyone has given Vegetarianism the same energy, focus and intention that they've given Paleo? I live in India and it seems the vegetarians are the most unhealthy people I know (just what I've noticed... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 02, 2012 at 2:01 AM

I did for a few months, and I can't remember exactly how many months but it was enough of a trial period. It was all right, I didn't feel like I was dying or particularly vital, just all right. I was supplementing with B12, the methylcobalamin... (more)

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/aug/26/food-shortages-world-vegetarianism (more)

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borofergie 0 · August 26, 2012 at 8:04 PM

One solution would be to eat the vegetarians, but the buggers eat so much grain, that eating one would screw up my Omega 6 ratio. Might be a whole new market for salad-fed vegetarians.

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by 11683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

A relative just posted this article on her Facebook. Any thoughts? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/07/23/human-ancestors-were-nearly-all-vegetarians/ (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · July 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

There are more holes in this story than a wheel of swiss cheese. For example he said, ???Our guts are remarkably similar to those of chimpanzees and orangutans?????? Um, no. They don???t have zonulin and thus are not as leaky as human guts. Their... (more)

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by 4100 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

So let's say you can only afford or only have access to organic/grass fed meat say....once every couple of months. Are you better off going vegetarian or eating conventional meat with all the hormones/antibiotics etc?

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BoneBrothFast 0 · July 11, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Well...animals have detoxification systems to mitigate the effects of toxins from environment/farmers. And various parts of the body don't necessarily store toxins. Nowadays, it's not hard to find cheap "ok" quality meat. I say CAFO >... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I stopped eating meat not too too long ago, maybe about a year ago. Then in August, my skin started breaking out horrifically...and the health of my hair was obviously deteriorating, it started looking very dry and the ends were ruined (even soon... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · May 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM

With acne my experience has been that it gets worse right before it gets better after changing to a whole food, paleo diet. A high fat low carb paleo diet works great for acne reduction from my own personal experience and from what I've seen... (more)

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by 413 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Do you ever have moments where you think that this diet might be wrong? That saturated fat IS bad for you? (as the NHS tells me it is and even some parts of the paleo community do too) or that grains ARE healthy? When you look at vegetarian... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 01, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I don't give a shit if the medical community disparages my diet. I went to fourteen of the jokers to help me with my fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue/allegies/depression/anxiety and wasted my fucking time and money for thirty years. Fast forward to... (more)

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by 1614 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I'm pondering the health pros and cons of either 1) paleo with conventional meat/farmed fish, or 2) vegetarianism that excludes grains/seed oils/processed foods but includes traditionally prepared legumes, pastured eggs, and organic dairy... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 26, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Should the shortage be made up with farmed fish, traditionally prepared legumes, CAFO meat? Your diet can be fine without wild fish. If I had to choose between CAFO meat, legumes, or farmed fish, I'd go with farmed rainbow trout and farmed... (more)

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by 5509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

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 11683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I have a cast on my hand so can't type much, but curious on your thoughts. They are comparing a veggie diet to one full of grain-fed meat. Wondering what the results would have been had they had a grassfed-eating test group as well. ... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Dr. Emily Deans already wrote about this http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com/2012/02/meatless-and-happy-in-short-term.html (more)

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by 5949 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Melissa of HuntGatherLove posted this link on her Twitter: http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/hurtful-food-sniffles-come-readily-with-just-a-dip-into-the-sad-diet.html I read that, and my snarky anti-vegetarian side says Talia is nuts to think... (more)

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Paleo_Designer 0 · January 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I think it's more that our bodies get used to particular things and don't react well to change in general. It's like how tourists typically get sick from drinking the water but locals can drink it and be fine.

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by 4873 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I've recently and suddenly been experiencing creaky knees and night blindness. (Damn, I'm only 44 and walk "everywhere", those joints should be OK, right?) I'm guessing I'm missing a nutrient or two or 30 years as a vegetarian is catching up to... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 01, 2011 at 1:56 AM

VITAMIN A!!!!!!! READ comment 43 on my latest blog. http://jackkruse.com/what-can-you-find-about-your-own-health/#comments

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

http://letthemeatmeat.com/tagged/When_I_Was_Vegan His diet evolved from homecooked American (child), lacto-ovo-vegetarian, vegetarian, vegan, Macrobiotic, and then surprise :) finally learns about evolutionary fitness (aka Paleo) from his... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 08, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I viewed the blog recently as it was mentioned somewhere I was already reading. I have nothing against it but I didn't add it to my bookmarked list as it didn't add anything to my own journey.

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by 5629 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Is this for real? Are they in a bio-available form? Wouldn't the phenols and phyto-chemicals be detrimental to absorption?

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Matt_1 0 · October 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM

The supplement contains DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) produced from algae. As far as I know the long-chain omega-3 fats in fish oil originate from algae. In the sea Algae are at the bottom of many food chains and the omega-3 fats they produce work... (more)

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by 5629 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Possible Duplicate: What role did vegetarianism/veganism play in Steve Jobs' health? Was Steve Jobs a lifetime vegetarian? Do you think all that time abusing the beta cells in his pancreas had anything to do with his development of cancer? (more)

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by 543 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I'm new to paleo. I just read this and now I'm a bit confused. The scientific basis of vegetarianism I keep reading different articles and each person says the other way of eating is unhealthy and will lead to health problems. They all sound... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · September 30, 2011 at 1:58 AM

I stopped reading when I got to this quote: - Epidemiologically, the intake of animal source food correlates with the country-by-country incidence of six types of cancer. Although none of the reporting countries can be assumed to ... (more)