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by 10 · about 5 hours 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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by 25 · about 6 hours ago

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 1042 · about 6 hours ago

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 50 · about 6 hours 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 215 · about 6 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 413 · about 6 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 5509 · about 6 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 5629 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 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 2437 · about 6 hours ago

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 1626 · about 6 hours ago

I LOVE doing experiments on myself. So, why not go vegetarian? Why not just try it? Its better to try it now before I have any more days under my belt. Do you guys think I am crazy? Read more about my thoughts via todays blog... (more)

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Paul 0 · April 01, 2011 at 12:20 PM

too bad it's 1. April! But for real, why not give it a try? It would be an interesting read for your readers and i'd join. Now it's just a very lame april fool's joke. You can still turn it around. There could even be some benefits ... autophagy... (more)

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by 15229 · about 6 hours ago

I don't really know what to do here. I've been eating meat for the last ten years or so after being vegetarian for most of my life, but I still only ate it fairly rarely. I never cooked it at home, but would order it if we were out. Other than... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 07, 2011 at 5:02 AM

Does anyone else have enough of a despicable mind to construe the thread title in a dirty way? I had better be the only one!

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by 787 · about 6 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 6157 · about 7 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 56606 · about 7 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 416 · October 21, 2014 at 4:19 AM

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 5 · October 21, 2014 at 4:08 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 309 · October 21, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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 1042 · October 21, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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 4100 · October 21, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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 4181 · October 21, 2014 at 3:48 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 11683 · October 21, 2014 at 3:42 AM

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 · October 21, 2014 at 3:37 AM

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 6229 · October 21, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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 1130 · October 21, 2014 at 3:26 AM

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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