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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

what is the best diet for slimming in 6 week ?

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glib 0 · October 22, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The best diet is run ten miles a day and eat as much as you wish.

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by 547 · about 18 hours ago

I live in Iceland and we have canned cod livers (in their own oils) and cod liver pate in all the grocery stores. I've started eating these 115g packs during my pregnancy instead of taking cod liver oil as I found I was unable to tolerate taking... (more)

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by 58 · about 19 hours ago

http://healthybabycode.com/why-you-cant-get-vitamin-a-from-eating-vegetables I don't quite understand how come? I'm sure not everyone is eating liver? (more)

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paleot 0 · April 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM

"Everyone" is a pretty broad group to be clinically "deficient". From the looks of it, a good amount of the SAD foods are fortified with it, and the grassfed eggs/dairy/meats easily provide a day's supply. So, unless you're avoiding organs /... (more)

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by 58 · about 19 hours ago

Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I was on accutane for about a year - low dose 20mg. However I have been left with dry eyes and either dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis. I believe it is the latter. Accutane is a form of vitamin A. I read a few things on Vitamin D... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM

If anything Accutane appears to ramp up active vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxy) production. I don't think you can draw any conclusions about whether vitamin D treatment will clear Accutane faster than normal.

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by 58 · about 19 hours ago

I'm confused as to how the body functions really. I mean say I am deficient in Vitamin D and A. A deficiency, is from not getting these over time, and since these are fat soluble the body stores them. So say I take 5,000 IU of each a day, but... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Just normalize your eating, that's all you need to do 99% of the time.

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by 58 · about 19 hours ago

I'm REALLY confused about Vitamin A and D. I have keratosis pillars and Acne, which I have been able to control being gluten, dairy, and 80% paleo, and with the help of turmeric, zinc, taking Vitamins, and increasing stomach acid (probiotics... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Problem is you're trying to consume your vitamin D when the natural thing is to synthesize it yourself.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Wanting to know what the RDA is for Vitamin A in IU measurement if possible. Thanks

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wtfgod 0 · October 28, 2013 at 3:18 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=RDA+for+vitamin+A

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/2196/2 according to this website, 100g of pork liver has 360% the RDA of vitamin A. would that to be too much to take on a daily basis? (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I've found that excessive vitamin A greatly increases the amount of vitamin D I need to keep various skin conditions and allergies in remission. I'd rather just not eat the vitamin A-rich foods and take less vitamin D. If you encounter issues... (more)

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by 115 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I'm working on some of the deficiencies I had (b12, b6, vit a, selenium, zinc, magnesium, potassium), I have successfully got rid of all of them except vit A, I also had B1 tested and that is low as well. My Vit D, calcium and iodine levels... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 02, 2013 at 6:02 PM

You're at normal levels, albeit low-normal, now. If you were deficient for a long while, you have no vitamin A stored; none in adipose, none in your liver. Until you fill the stores, you're likely not going to see anything but low-normal amounts... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

A long time ago I used to take 8,000 IU of Vitamin A daily. This stopped my acne 99% I since stopped taking it because I read about vitamin a toxicity and it scared me haha! Want to be healthy aswell as acne free! So my question is: ... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

You're not going to overdose on vitamin A from plant sources. The more you consume, the lower the rate of conversion in the body. Also goes that the conversion from beta carotene to vitamin A is also lower when you already have a high dose of... (more)

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by 45 · about 19 hours ago

Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Look in the mirror. If your nose is turning orange, put down that carrot. As a small child, a family member used to eat so many carrots she'd have this problem.

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by 215 · about 19 hours ago

I bought a pound of liver yesterday and just over 1/3 pound of it today, but its probably going to go bad in a few days. And, I'm the only one in my family who likes liver. My question is, is it ok to eat 1/3 pound of liver tomorrow and the day... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 31, 2013 at 3:53 AM

Its only a pound, eat the whole thing in one, or two sittings at most.

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I've got 2 questions that are driving me batty because of some conflicting information I'm seeing, and I'm hoping to get some clarity here. 1) I eat wild Alaskan salmon every day - either a can or a 6 oz. filet. Is this too much PUFA? (I avoid... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

1) Probably fine, since it is wild-caught. 2) Suggest you try eating 3-4 oz of liver per week and drop the CLO. Cheaper and better for you. Make sure you are getting sufficient K2 and Magnesium via diet. If you stay with the CLO, that amount... (more)

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by 2626 · about 19 hours ago

I've been reading about concerns regarding the ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D (particularly in the context of cod liver oil, but more generally as well -- it might explain the inconsistent findings about vitamin A and harm to health). To my... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM

be careful with Vitamin A and D.......they are quite misunderstood by most clinicians and researchers. Rarely do we need Vitamin A in supplement form. Read this for some back ground: http://www.jackkruse.com/cpc-6-pseudotumor-cerebri/ (more)

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by 55 · about 19 hours ago

I've heard that Vitamin A helps your body use more of the protein you eat. Is this true? What other vitamins/minerals might be necessary to utilize all the protein in one's diet? Another way to ask this question would be "What vitamins get... (more)

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Ryan_60 0 · June 05, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Personally i would suggest vitamin E! Through research i learnt that vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protect's cell membranes. So if you are eating protein for muscle mass/strength gains then vitamin E will help as it helps recuperate... (more)

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by 986 · about 19 hours ago

I am currently 16 weeks pregnant, and since my crazy cravings and wild nausea are over for the most part, I'd like to start eating properly again. Since my cravings made it impossible to eat well during my first trimester, I relied heavily on a... (more)

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Ryan_36 0 · February 05, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I think since the prenatal supplement has carotene and not retinol, there is no cause for concern. It might give your skin a nice orange glow, but I think I've read that there are no negative effects from consuming "too much" carotene. A quick... (more)

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by 58 · about 19 hours ago

If my poop is always orange after eating anything with beta carotene, does that mean the Vitamin A isn;t being converted or /and absorbed? cause I know I am Vitamin A deficient because I took too much Vitamin D, but I don't know if I am absorbing... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 05, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Beta-carotene absorption is quite a challenge because it's an extremely water-insoluble compound, which is why it's best consumed with fats. It's probably likely that you're absorbing some of it, but not all, that's what most people do. Most... (more)

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by 10994 · about 19 hours ago

Is anyone here supplementing with hefty amounts of the fat soluble vitamins A (Retinol) D3 and K2-MK-4 (Activator-X)? I know that Weston Price emphasizes this as rather important and I know that Vitamins A and D up-regulate the opposites... (more)

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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · December 07, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I use Green Pastures cod liver oil and butter oil. I'm not sure what you would consider large amounts, but I take a few teaspoons of each daily. I believe in the WAPF position on vitamin A and D. And I believe that the cod liver oil helps with... (more)

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by 609 · about 19 hours ago

I typically eat up to 5 eggs a day with my breakfast, for lunch I often have tuna and a can of cod liver in it's own oil (4tbsp worth of oil along with the liver) And some kind of meat (factory farmed chicken, fish, or beef) along with whatever is... (more)

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scottts 0 · January 03, 2013 at 2:52 PM

The important thing to remember is that you should have a balance between A and D. The Perfect Health Diet latest book indicates about 2.5:1 A to D. WAPF indicates a higher ratio. I trust the PHD recommendation. Further, its EXTREMELY... (more)

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by 432 · about 19 hours ago

Drinking them side by side, the marriage of the RAW vitamin A and D is perfection, no? And the ceviche preparation of the salmon reduces the risk of parasites (primarily tapeworm).

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by 32518 · about 19 hours ago

A slightly different take on the question than this one: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1096/cod-liver-oil-and-vitamin-a-are-toxic#axzz25bPKjtWe I keep seeing folks recommending Cod Liver Oil (fermented CLO is especially popular) and wonder if... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 05, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Seems to me that some folks do push the limit on Vitamin A/retinol, via supplementation with isolates or foods. I know that many point to the poor conversion of BC to VA. The studies I've seen that show low-responders to BC also show that they... (more)

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by 155 · about 19 hours ago

I am an Orthodontist who is researching into the aetiology (UK spelling) of malocclusion- cause of crooked teeth and jaws, I've been asked to present at the Ancestral Health Symposium in Harvard next Sat AM. Before I start expounding on why I... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · August 05, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Great question. We tackled that problem at this NESCent meeting last March. http://www.nescent.org/cal/calendar_detail.php?id=784 The Anthropologists showed us that there was a <5% malocclusion in per-agricultural skulls. We speculated that... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Can anyone give advice on how to get good vitamin A supplements and/or retinol supplements? I am 24 and have struggled with acne since age 12. I have gone through nearly treatment with disappointing results (topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics,... (more)

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Roth 0 · June 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Your logic should be to fix up your diet and lifestyle. Eat liver if you want a good source of Vitamin A. Not "if Vit A doesn't work, I'll go on one of the most toxic prescription drugs ever created by humans." (more)

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by 1017 · about 19 hours ago

I've read in numerous places that people have success with high doses of vitamin A keeping their skin clear. I've also read in a lot of places that it's dangerous, but have never read of any cases where people actually suffered problems due to... (more)

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · June 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM

My mom is a dermatologist and yes it definitely works. If you have ever heard of the drug Accutane, that is all it is- high doses of vitamin A. The side effects could be large with this drug but mostly because the doses were like 5x what you are... (more)

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