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by 598 · about 8 hours 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 20 · about 9 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 452 · about 9 hours ago

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 161 · about 9 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 9 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 1159 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 45 · about 9 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 3125 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 113 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 4991 · about 9 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 9 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 135 · about 9 hours ago

So I love eating paleo; all of the health benefits, the lack of calorie counting, and the overall happier lifestyle. However, there are certain moments when I feel the desire to enjoy a fine cigar, a quality beer, and maybe indulge on something... (more)

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Kevin_17 0 · April 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Mostly Heroin and Cocaine... But hey, Grok probably chewed coca leaves and inhaled opium! Go Paleo!!!

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by 1132 · about 9 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 10768 · about 9 hours ago

I think sulfites are part of the Curse upon overly processed foods, but some humans are more sensitive than others. Are you affected by... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 10, 2011 at 8:49 PM

The sulfites seem to be mainly in foods which are easy to avoid, such as: dried fruits, wine, and dried potatoes. It is possible to get those foods without sulfites. Another way to phrase that is that processed foods are a curse. :) Best... (more)

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by 4086 · about 9 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 18701 · about 9 hours ago

I don't normally drink much alcohol. I am too weight conscious for that, and my weight will normally shift a pound or three after any type of alcohol, worse for beer. When I do drink now, it's red wine and preferably organic. I'm not sure it... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · December 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM

I wouldn't put any wine up to the "organic litmus test." Neither would I restrict wines based on the addition of sulfites. Red wines typically have ten times less sulfites than, say, dried fruit. Even the "no added sulfite" wines will have some... (more)

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