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by 25 · June 03, 2013 at 06:03 AM

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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Roy_2 0 · June 03, 2013 at 02:03 AM

Here's an answer from a non-paleo long term vegan: You shouldn't have been substiting with butter, milk and whey powder. There's no need for them, they are junk food. Eat vegetables. Remember that green leafy vegetables have a protein to calorie... (more)

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by 1012 · August 08, 2013 at 06:20 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 06:18 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 404 · August 20, 2013 at 11:13 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 02:47 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 465 · February 01, 2013 at 02:42 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 09:55 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 · December 19, 2012 at 06:51 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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Allyson_2 0 · December 19, 2012 at 05:05 AM

Elle, I am also struggling with how to reconcile a desire to be healthier with a moral objection to the animal abuse in our food system. I think it's nearly impossible to always eat meat that came from well-cared for animals; our demand for meat... (more)

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by 5 · November 20, 2012 at 08:55 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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Stephen_4 0 · November 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM

I switched slowly from vegetarian-esque diet to a paleo styled one. And I gained a substantial amount of muscle. My favorite meats are red meat and shellfish by a mile. Cutting out wheat and sugar is something I enjoy, but I still really love my... (more)

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by 309 · November 14, 2012 at 09:16 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 01:55 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 1012 · November 09, 2012 at 01:22 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 08:45 PM

My entry-level liver (and still one of my favorites) was a nice paté 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 other... (more)

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by 50 · October 14, 2012 at 10:41 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 cliché "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 636 · October 03, 2012 at 03:52 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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akman 0 · October 03, 2012 at 03:52 PM

I have been full-bore paleo for over two years. In that time I lost almost 100lbs, and completely reversed metabolic syndrome (gout, high bp, high chol, high trigs, fatty liver disease). However, my fasting blood glucose has been in the low... (more)

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by 4176 · August 26, 2012 at 08:31 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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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 26, 2012 at 07:51 PM

So the choice is either to starve due to no food or to starve due to vegetarianism?

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by 11664 · July 25, 2012 at 03:11 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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Todd_B 0 · July 25, 2012 at 01:00 PM

Rob Dunn is part of a "raw food meetup" group. http://www.meetup.com/RawLasVegas/members/54092372/ Sounds like the vegans have got to him...

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by 4086 · July 11, 2012 at 06:21 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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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 11, 2012 at 03:08 AM

There is no way you are scraping by that tight that you can only afford good meat every couple months. If you go veggie, you will have to supplement your calories somehow, and it is either meat or grains. I would say avoid overly processed meat... (more)

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by 215 · May 14, 2012 at 06:03 AM

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 401 · May 03, 2012 at 02:57 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 02:57 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 4176 · May 03, 2012 at 05:07 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 04:14 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 · April 26, 2012 at 09:37 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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Mscott 0 · April 26, 2012 at 08:21 PM

Eating 2 pounds of beef will probably provide you about 2500 calories (assuming it's particularly fatty). The 14 eggs will give you about 1000 calories. Thats 3500 calories, which is 500 calories a day per week. 36 grams of protein and 500... (more)

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by 5476 · January 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

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 05:34 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 11664 · March 12, 2012 at 01:58 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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Zachary 0 · March 12, 2012 at 01:54 PM

Okay first of all there should be a serious red-flag reading through this study that makes most all of it's conclusions useless. It's a self-report study, but the three groups participating were given broad, general instructions for what to... (more)

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by 5888 · October 25, 2012 at 06:12 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 01:56 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 · December 05, 2011 at 06:18 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 01:56 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 6218 · November 08, 2011 at 08:04 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 08:04 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 5619 · October 21, 2011 at 01:43 AM

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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animalcule 0 · October 21, 2011 at 01:43 AM

Chia seeds are omega-3 powerhouses. Ever read Born to Run? They are becoming trendy now, there are several products available at Whole Foods

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by 5619 · October 08, 2011 at 06:50 AM

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 30, 2011 at 12:18 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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Renee_1 0 · September 30, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Paleo/low carb controls my food addiction and workplace stress. My mother had stage IV appendix cancer and I spent three weeks with her sleeping next to her in a cancer hospital. I'm also not worried about getting the cancer because this life is... (more)