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by 15 · 43 minutes ago

I thought Allen Carr's Easyway to stop smoking was so brilliant I decided to take a look at his Easyway to Lose Weight. Concepts: 1. “With my method you can eat as much of your favourite foods as you want, whenever you want, as often as... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 22, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Oh ho… silly fruititarian propaganda. Quickly addressing the points… 1) There's loads of diets that do that. 2) Animals get their protein from plants… through bacterial fermentation. We humans are not cows, elephants,... (more)

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by 416 · about 1 hour ago

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 309 · about 1 hour ago

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 50 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 1 hour ago

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 4100 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 5509 · about 2 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 4873 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 543 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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by 1130 · about 2 hours ago

After going paleo in the last weeks, the issue of what one eats have been coming more frequently during my conversation with my friends. Surprisingly, I found out that quite a few of my friends do not eat meat. They don't publicly label... (more)

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losterman 0 · September 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM

My intuition about this stuff is that people's expectations about what you feel like after you eat meat are out of line with reality. Your friends expect a meat-heavy meal to make them feel weighed down because that is consistent with cultural... (more)

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by 1072 · about 2 hours ago

Now there's no way I'd entertain the idea of giving up meat in all it's fleshy forms, but there's an "interesting" [or provocative, you choose] article on Good.is about the rise in meat theft correlating with sharp rises in it's worldwide... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · August 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM

I'd rather pay more for food than pay more for prescriptions and doctor visits.

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by 787 · about 2 hours ago

I'm a vegetarian, and not willing to give that up at this point in my life. I do eat both eggs and dairy, and take fish oil for the DHA.I also supplement with B12 as a precaution. I can't bring myself to actually eat fish. I want to apply paleo... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · December 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM

I don't think it's so implausible to eat a paleo acceptable diet while being your sort of quasi-vegetarian. Personally I prefer low-carb animal fat heavy paleo, but if you're modelling your diet on societies like the kitavans, then it's much... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Whats the current paleo population? According to the Vegetarian Times there are about 7.3 million vegetarians in the United States and over 22 million other people who are trying to reduce their meat consumption. How... (more)

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amanda_1 0 · November 23, 2010 at 12:37 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/13938/whats-the-current-paleo-population#axzz163rqVL1P

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by 6157 · about 2 hours ago

I know there are a lot of former vegetarians on this site. Does anybody know of people who tried Paleo for at least 30 days and then went vegetarian? Just trying to satisfy my curiosity here. I recognize this may not be the best place to ask... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 20, 2010 at 3:51 AM

Going back to vegetarianism after a taste of Paleo would be like going back to live with my parents, it would be absurd.

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by 56616 · about 2 hours ago

Having spent so much time as a vegan, one argument I heard frequently was that humans are naturally herbivores, so consuming meat is harmful and "unnatural." Unfortunately this also seems to have seeped into pop culture as well and I've also heard... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 07, 2010 at 3:20 PM

YOU can add to this Community Wiki...simply click "edit"! Comparing us to Great Apes ignores that they have the ability to ferment the tough foliage that they eat into free fatty acids, which account for 57% of calories consumed in gorillas.... (more)

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by 147 · October 25, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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 · October 25, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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 4181 · October 25, 2014 at 3:43 AM

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 4181 · October 25, 2014 at 3:34 AM

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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paleohacks 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 2437 · October 25, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I came across this by complete accident. Is this this a unique example or the first of a more extreme counter-push to the vegetarians? I personally think it's a bit much but also sometimes do fear that vegetarians will infringe on my future... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · September 21, 2011 at 11:31 AM

I have to wonder if that site isn't actually tongue-in-cheek, sort of like The Onion

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by 2437 · October 25, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Im seeing more and more MMA fighters adopt vegetarianism and it got me to thinking that we almost never hear about a professional athlete contribute part of their success to Paleo. Shane Carwin is a beast of a man and just went... (more)

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Caveman_Bob 0 · May 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Here's some press you may have missed: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=5021601 " 'When I was in New England [during the '08 preseason] a bunch of the guys saw the way I ate and asked a lot of questions. So I ended up writing out... (more)

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by 1042 · October 24, 2014 at 4:33 AM

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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