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by 0 · about 2 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 1159 · about 2 hours ago

There seems to be some conflicting data regarding supplementation of FCLO vs Vitamin D and although people always tend to look at Vitamin A (Retinol) negatively, as i did, because of toxicity issues, i really liked this article posted yesterday on... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · January 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

There is a huge variability in the Vitamin A concentrations of different cod liver oils. I take Carson's and it only has 850 IU per teaspoon. That is only 17% of the RDA. Considering how many paleo dieters avoid dairy and/or eggs, and that... (more)

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by 547 · about 2 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 53 · about 2 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 2 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 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2626 · about 2 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 787 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone else experienced sweet potatoes being great for skin conditions? Is the only explanation the high vitamin A? I've had spots come & go on my right cheek for years, nothing massively nasty but consistent none the less, with the... (more)

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by 84 · about 2 hours ago

In Sweden we have this corrupt authority on nutrition called "Livsmedelsverket". I think it's the equivalent of the FDA. Anyway, they recommend pregnant women to avoid eating liver because of it's high contents of vitamin A. Would this be true... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 05, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant and have been eating 2 to 4 oz. of liver once or twice a week the entire time. My labs show no elevated levels.

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by 53 · about 2 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 609 · about 3 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 32518 · about 3 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 289 · about 3 hours ago

A couple of weeks ago I started adding liver back into my diet mainly sheep's liver and I started to notice my improvements inside the gym and my recovery time was faster as well. I was just wondering anyone experience the same thing on organ food... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM

3-4 oz a week of liver are fine for me, probably almost double that for you due to your higher bodyweight. I disagree with the WAPF that we need any more than ~10,000 IUs/day of retinol for good health. We evolved with a higher ratio of D to A. ... (more)

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by 155 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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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by 6229 · about 3 hours ago

My Vitamin D levels are 40 ng/mL, and I'm trying to bring them to 50 because my grandmother and mother have osteoporosis. My mother has Vitamin D levels similarly and had to supplement with 1500-2500 IU/day to bring them to 50-60. Below 50 ng/ML... (more)

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by 605 · about 3 hours ago

What were your experiences? Would you recommend keeping your diet on the low, so as to avoid arguments with medical staff? Would you ever mention that you eat liver or take cod liver oil (given the fear of Vitamin A), or mention that you're... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · May 10, 2012 at 5:32 AM

I nodded and smiled with my midwife a bit. I think I mentioned that I avoided gluten, sugar and "junk" which was fine with her! She trusted me when I told her I was taking a "prenatal", though I didn't mention it didn't contain DHA and I was... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hello! I dont have access to high vitamin cod liver oil, the one im taking (Nordic Naturals/Child Life) does not contain the recommended amounts of vitamin A as per Weston A Price Foundation. So i decided to add additional Vitamin A through... (more)

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Don_1 0 · April 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Eat beef Liver for vit A. Cut it into small cubes, freeze, and swallow whole if you don't like the taste. Personally I would not suppliment synthetic vit A.

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

In looking for a good cod liver oil, I saw one user here reccomend Barleans (Travis - you know who you are). Because they don't add synthetic vitamin A like some manufacturers do, they won't specify an amount, only a range (0 to 2200 iu). Since... (more)

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Wowza 0 · April 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM

This is why I take Green Pastures CLO - I love that they offer test data: http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/TestData/index.cfm Of course as a natural product, there will be some variation batch to batch, but here at least you have some... (more)

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by 419 · about 3 hours ago

hi everyone! i have a constant, nagging craving for orange foods. . . particularly, carrots, pumpkin, and butternut squash mostly, but i can never seem to get enough. i thought i might be lacking vitamin and that is causing the craving ....but i... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 02, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Eat some liver. 3-4 oz per week should be sufficient. Sounds like you need some retinol and your body isn't able to convert all the beta-carotene you are consuming.

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