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by 0 · June 05, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I know red wine is not paleo being both processed and a toxin but I was wondering what the general consensus is regarding just how bad it is for you.Me and my girlfriend are both low income workers and we rarely eat out, neither of us smoke or use... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · June 05, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I feel a glass of Organic wine would be good which have limited chemical sprays sulfites and additives.

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by 0 · April 28, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Hey guys we ( Joe and Natasha) are a couple looking to start eating along the lines of a paleo diet. We are both powerlifters with Natasha being new to training and myself training for a few years. Due to our finances we basically plan out... (more)

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coco920112 0 · April 28, 2014 at 1:56 AM

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I've been doing paleo about three years so far. I drink whisky and wine a lot. My friend says that I should reduce my alcohol consumption to require a total paleo lifestyle. So I have to choose between whisky and wine. What of these is more... (more)

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Mary_Shenouda 0 · January 05, 2013 at 7:44 PM

A total paleo lifestyle wouldn't a reduction it would be an elimination, which just isn't an option. I asked Robb Wolf a while back about alcohol, Tequila and Wine are top of the list of paleo-ish friendly. That said, I am a whiskey and scotch... (more)

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by 583 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

This isn't totally a paleo question but I find that the wisdom and practicality of people on this forum often surprise me. So, what's your take? Have any of you done extensive, technical research 'round the web? For me, I'm pretty sure "none"... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I personally see alcohol as a pretty detrimental food based on my experience from when I have some, even in few amounts: pretty fast lose of cognitive performance, drowsiness, a very heavy feeling on my legs (I'm an endurance runner yet when I... (more)

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I've been reading some things about hidden bad ingredients that don't have to be listed in wine and champagne in the EU... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 09, 2013 at 12:56 PM

The "additives" are there to clarify the wine primarily. You don't drink them. They're removed either by filtration or sedimentation prior to bottling. Not a problem in my opinion. Not that they would be problematic even if you drank them.

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by 2022 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I've been mostly paleo for about a year now. I'm pretty loose with the diet on the weekends, mainly cheating with alcohol and sugar. I'd like to dial things in, so I was thinking of doing a Whole 30. I've also been trying to get my husband on... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Mandy, there's only 4 carbs in a 5 ounce pour of red wine. I think it's totally reasonable to fit in 5-10 grams of carbs a week from wine. That's less carbohydrate than is in most fruits. A 3/4 cup serving of strawberries comes in at 8 grams of... (more)

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by 1876 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Am I the only one to find that when I crave something completely non-paleo in a bad way and then cave in and it isn't as good as I thought it should be or remembered it as being? For example last night I had a glass of my favorite red wine,... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

It's very difficult to disentangle our emotional relationships with food, whatever they happen to be. I'm oversimplifying a bit, but the gist of the science says that our earliest memories and associations are made largely from the amygdala part... (more)

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by 452 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I have not had red wine in almost two months, and had about 5 ounces in a half hour period. That was four+ hours ago, and my face and body are still slightly itchy, but particularly my face. I read while researching it here that red wine has... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

One more question for today: I need to find some appropriate acidic foods for salads and bone broth. I am cautious about using wine in bone broth because most wines have sulfites. I do not like the taste of the apple cider vinegar, but if it... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · September 28, 2012 at 3:28 PM

"What is more nutritionally dense - lemon juice or apple cider vinegar?" You are almost literally comparing apples and oranges here. They are both nutritious in different ways. Apple Cider Vinegar is a useful and healthy addition to bone broth.... (more)

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by 357 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I do not drink beer, only wine or liquor and have been wondering if there is really any benefit in giving up alcohol. Has anyone had a better experience with fat loss after giving up alcohol? Or is this crossing the line of being to restrictive?... (more)

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borofergie 0 · September 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Drinking lots of alchohol reduces my willpower, making it rather more likely that I will binge eat on nasty non-Paleo foods (something that is highly unlikely in a sober state). Drinking even relatively small amounts of alcohol disrupts my sleep... (more)

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by 161 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Hey Everyone, i hope you are all doing well on your paleo way of eating. I am just curious if anyone else has pork in wine? By that i mean cooking the pork in wine till it is cooked all the way through. It is a greek tradition, so i understand if... (more)

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Shawn_5 0 · July 05, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Worrying about a tiny bit of wine cooked in your food is worse for your health than consuming a tiny bit of wine cooked in your food. So my answer is that it's fine but I suppose it really depends on your goals.

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by 610 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I've been doing a 80/20 paleo since half a year now. Since a few weeks I notice some strange things: last week I threw up after I had a party, with a lot of non-paleo products, like beer, wine & camembert (white soft cheese). I thought it was... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · May 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Alcohol can be a stron trigger of leaky gut(certainly was for me). Similar to this guy http://paleohacks.com/questions/112190/lactose-and-coffee-together-causing-digestive-issues/115918#115918 (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I have been doing "almost" Paleo for a month with no weight loss results. I say almost, as I still have not given up cheese and my daily glass of wine. (Gone are bread, pasta, rice, & grains). Have any of you noticed great results when... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · April 09, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I avoided cheese for the first month I was doing primal and then something crazy happened - I completely lost the taste for it. I still have some from time to time (usually only goat cheese) but I am not the cheese-fiend I was pre-primal. My... (more)

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by 1159 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I can't really tolerate alcohol since going paleo, but I miss the color (I know it doesn't make sense but I love the way light shines through a glass of white wine or champagne) and flavors of beer, wine, and cider. I get a buzz from one glass of... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 01, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I am famous/infamous for using water kefir as my substitute. My friends call it my "hooch" because apparently they can smell a hint of alcohol when I drink it instead of the sodas/diet sodas/sweet tea I used to drink around them. If you haven't... (more)

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by 210 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I'm not sure how to answer this question, but I will give this anecdote and see if it helps. There are comparitive differences between my family and grandparents and my boyfriend's family and grandparents (and their health). I've been thinking... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · March 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Americanization of world diets is killing the planet, from native Americans to third world countries. Carbs are addicting, found pre-processed in a nice box and are cheap. We know they are killers. India has the highest rate of diabetes in the... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I have been trying very hard to stick to the paleo plan. My dad has been sticking to it for about a year now and loves it. It also makes it easier for me. However, I do still have wine on the weekend and cream in my coffee.. My problem is my... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

You can try skipping fruit for a week and see what happens, but honestly that probably won't solve the problem long term. Many of us (my hand raised high) have a habit of using food as entertainment/relaxation/comfort. When we think about it, we... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I used to drink 2/3 glasses of wine a night, so I decided to cut that down since it felt excessive. Now I think I'm realizing that wine causes me several issues. 1. Insomnia 2. I overheat heavily while trying to sleep 3. I start to sneeze like... (more)

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Jess_5 0 · December 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Hey! I tend to get warm with wine and I sneeze too! There are actually histamines that are created during fermentation, which is what causes the sneezing. The insomnia could be from the sugar that is created as your body processes the alcohol. ... (more)

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by 3125 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

if i make my own wine from paleo ingredients and use it for cooking, am i still eating a paleo dish? or am i just fooling myself.

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Jules_1 0 · December 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM

If wine doesn't impede your goals, I wouldn't worry about it. We all have our own version of what paleo means to us, and wine fits into my version just fine! :)

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by 3509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

In a strict sense no alcoholic beverage is Paleo, since paleolithic people did not have access to wine, beer or whisky which are all products of the agricultural age. Nevertheless I know that many people in our own Paleo community do not have... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · November 17, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Actually, most cultures learn to drink ferments pretty quickly -- and early ferments would have been naturally fermented, just from the yeast in the air, so it's entirely possible that they drank fermented fruit juices, root mashes, etc. This... (more)

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by 113 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Hello everyone :) I'm very new to Paleo (yesterday was my first day on the diet!) but I've been doing loads of research and getting my hands on as many recipes as I can find. I have a few quick questions though: Milk - Obviously for the most... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · October 04, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Welcome Beatrice. As you go a long your paleo journey you'll learn there are no hard and fast rules, as such, and you'll come to know what works well for you and your own preferences on certain matters. But to help a long the way here are some... (more)

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by 522 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Ok, so I was out with friends last Sunday and had quite a few glasses of Ros?? wine (probably 7 or so glasses - we were buying in rounds). On Monday afternoon my hip joints (especially the right one) started to feel really tender and by Tuesday... (more)

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staceychev 0 · September 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Since I've cleaned up my act, eating wise, I've noticed that discrete events that I didn't notice before set me up for some sort of pain or imbalance. Drinking wine is one of these (and I, like AnnaA, drink dry red wine). I have found that if I... (more)

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by 310 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I've read information that supports both sides of the argument. On those uncomfortable occasions when one has eaten too much, does a glass of red wine help or hinder?

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Simibee 0 · September 20, 2011 at 11:38 PM

I think that the bitterness/astringency of a high-tannin red wine could certainly help stimulate digestion, just like traditional digestive bitters, although maybe after a couple of glasses, you are simply less likely to care about what your... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Is chewing sugar free gum ok? Is drinking unsweetened black iced tea ok? Is drinking red/white ok? Is eating plantain chips w/ palm olein as the only ingredient ok?

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mth_1 0 · September 20, 2011 at 11:56 AM

As an adult, you may eat anything you want at any time that you want. Paleo is not that difficult. The strictest eat only things that could have been hunted/gathered, in season, and require no cooking. After that, it's pretty much up to you how... (more)

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by 2797 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Does it make sense to think that the fermentation process in creating alcoholic drinks (even beer) does a little bit to reduce the negative effects of the grains, etc. that are in there?

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none 0 · September 20, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Deep Nutrition says "wine has more antioxidants than grape juice, and cheese more protein than milk." So according to some it would seem fermentation does a great many beneficial things. Let's not forget fermented, non=-alcoholic foods as well... (more)

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by 5768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

When I have a glass of wine or two at night it definitely makes me sleepy and it's less than 5 minutes before my head hits the pillow and I fall a sleep. However, I normally wake up 1-2 times in the middle of the night when drinking wine. How... (more)

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mth_1 0 · August 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/features/article7015007.ece There is a real difference between making you go to sleep and sleeping well. Studies have shown that alcohol does, indeed, make you go to sleep more quickly, at... (more)