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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

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 2022 · about 2 hours ago

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 20 · about 2 hours ago

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 161 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 210 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 3509 · about 2 hours ago

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 522 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 5768 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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by 1054 · about 2 hours ago

This is my first post. I've been reading around here for a couple weeks and loooove this site, so informative, answers so well-thought-out and based on science and/or deep experience. I've read "The Paleo Solution" a couple of times and have... (more)

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Kirill 0 · July 10, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Protein. Sure, 80 grams from animal sources is fine. Dairy - dump away. Especially for celiac. Casein is very similar to gluten in structure and can cleave the intestinal lining under certain conditions. You won't miss much nutritionally speaking... (more)

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by 593 · about 2 hours ago

Hi guys, I'd say I'm about 75% strict paleo, with rare lapses of bread/pasta or a random sugary dessert (you know you're pretty paleo when you have the random pasta-in-a-restaurant dish and have some bad effects after it) What I find myself... (more)

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Rose 0 · May 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Well, like everything Paleo, the answer depends on who you ask. My favorite rules of thumb come from Kurt Harris, who says this is not about foods you must eat, but foods you should avoid. I wouldn't worry about not eating fruit (in fact, I don't... (more)

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by 457 · about 2 hours ago

Can we not drink wine? Dont really care about the health part of it as much as if it will stop the weight loss process by impairing optimal body function? Also are "sugar alcohols" bad in terms of optimal body function? ANd therefor inhibit... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 13, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Alcohol upregulates aromatase activity, which converts testosterone to estrogen. This would not be helpful in the least bit for a male attempting to lose fat.

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by 32 · about 2 hours ago

I mostly attribute the invention of beer and wine to neolithic man, but is there a list of Paleo-friendly adult beverages?

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Bristlebeard 0 · May 02, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I drink primarily cider and whiskey, with an occasional glass of wine. I tend to go for the drier cider like Adam Crafter,along with drier wines. Even though whiskey has origins in grain fermentation, the grain proteins don't get distilled along... (more)

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by 4991 · about 2 hours ago

I mean like dry white wine or red - not sweet desert wines. I do tend to have a glass or two most evenings and wondered if this was triggering insulin spikes? And if I'd therefore be much better off cutting it out? Though that would seem a shame... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 27, 2011 at 10:17 AM

All wines do to certain extent. The worst offenders are ports and Sauternes and reislings and Chardonnay. Reds do as well but the they have considerably less residual sugar unless we are talking ports or the red ice wines. The red wines have... (more)

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by 2977 · about 2 hours ago

Here's an odd one: I've read many comments where alcohol craving is reduced, but none where it's increased. I switched to a low-carb/paleo diet some months ago and have lost about 25-30 lbs and feel much better (with improving blood chemistry... (more)

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becker 0 · April 19, 2011 at 5:05 PM

We'd probably need to know more about your diet now, your diet before, and how long you've been adhering to a Paleo-type diet. This would give us a clearer picture of where your metabolism stands at the moment. Are you doing VLC with a low body... (more)

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by 1132 · about 2 hours ago

Avoiding alcohol totally is out of the question. It's hard to drink gluten free beer when out (not available anywhere, other than Guinness, which isn't really gluten free), so I tend to go for red wine. Which is more damaging though, red wine or... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 04, 2011 at 12:29 PM

1-2 drinks has Been shown to have positive effects, more is liver damaging. Red has more antioxidants, resveratrol, etc. Sorghum Beer is made from a gluten free grain but still contains lectins etc. I'd shoot for Red everytime. Anyone thinking... (more)

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by 4086 · about 2 hours ago

Are there any of you who have problems drinking wine? I was under the impression that distilled spirits and wine were gluten-free, and that one only needed to avoid beer. Then I found this... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · December 28, 2010 at 1:37 AM

As an extremely sensitive celiac, I have never had a bad experience with wine. Ever. And I drink a lot of wine. I will say that I have had reactions to certain whiskies (even expensive ones--particularly from Kentucky); distillation removes any... (more)

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by 655 · about 2 hours ago

I live in Panama and in the mountains the locals make a strawberry wine from by fermenting the strawberries. I've heard that many of the strawberries however are sprayed with pesticides. Does the fermentation process kill off these nasty sprays... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · December 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM

I highly doubt that fermentation eliminates pesticides. Found this tho: During the fermentative process, yeasts can cause the disappearance of pesticide residues by degradation or absorption at the end of the fermentation when yeasts are... (more)

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by 211 · about 2 hours ago

Ok, so I started eating Paleo about 6 weeks ago. I am a 36 yr old male, and have weighed about 193-196 lbs while working out 4X a week for a few yrs. Never could drop the 15lbs of belly, and fat. I have dropped about 6 lbs and feel great since... (more)

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Tami_C__ 0 · November 11, 2010 at 8:17 PM

A bottle of wine every night is definitely a little over the top, so yes. You gotta get a handle on that. Also, drinking alcohol at night will affect 2 other key issues: 1. your sleep 2. your ability to BURN FAT. Just getting rid of the... (more)

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by 276 · about 2 hours ago

I've found tons of resources on wine, beer, spirits, bourbons, mixed drinks, etc etc.. I have yet to find anything on Sake. Technically it's a 'wine' but it's made from fermented 'rice'. I'm guessing it might be near what 'white wine' would be... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · June 04, 2010 at 3:22 AM

Given that even wine has fructose( bad for us) and even those rice is the least offensive grain lectinwise and likely loses antinutrients to fermentation... They're both therefore only slightly bad and in moderation have been shown to have... (more)

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