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What's the basis for using avocados in a paleo diet? According to what I can Google up, first mention of eating avocados date to only about 10 to 20 000 years BC. While the plant itself is assumed to be 350 million years old, I can't find any... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · Created on September 02, 2013

Paleo is not reenactment.

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Hello:I'm a 25-year-old male and new here. Four-plus years ago (January 2011), I began to experience startling psychiatric/neurological/psychological symptoms after eating. This includes schizophrenic-type symptoms, thought disorganization,... (more)

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creativus 0 · Created about 16 hours ago

Start with totally eliminating A1 dairy and gluten, but don't try to be extra strict when it stresses you. Then you can go on with eliminating soy other cereal grains and pseudograins, other heat treated dairy, and maybe egg whites and other foods... (more)

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Hi everyone.  I've been to over a dozen doctors and the standard treatment is PPIs and Miralax, although I do not understand why.  I have a unique problem that involves my abdomen, back, and neck.  It is very hard to breathe from my diaphragm.... (more)

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LizLang 0 · Created about 4 hours ago

You mentioned MRIs and CT scans, but have you had any invasive diagnostic tests done? Such as colonoscopy or endoscopy? If it feels like an organ problem, the issue is internal and although MRI and CT scans are effective and reliable, they also do... (more)

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My life has just gotten a million times more awesome with a semi auto espresso machine. I am wondering if you can steam/froth heavy whipping cream? Thanks.

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mamaduff 0 · Created on April 14, 2012

You can definitely froth heavy cream, but the technique is different. You need to let more air in at the beginning of the process by letting it 'spit' at the top of the liquid, and then make sure you re incorporate all those bubbles by having the... (more)

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What is the most paleo ice cream for sale out there? There are plenty of recipes, but sometimes I'd really just like some ice cream from the store, or an ice cream shop, that is not mostly high fructose corn syrup.  What are my options? Dairy is... (more)

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LizLang 0 · Created about 4 hours ago

The closest store-bought ice cream with paleo restrictions I've seen is Trader Joe's coconut milk ice cream. They have chocolate and strawberry flavors, not sure if there are more. Also vegan friendly

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Everything about this plant screams DO NOT EAT, right down to the flavor.   Yet I see people claiming that capsaicin is a good anti-inflammatory phytonutrient. It doesn't seem very anti-inflammatory to me, seems very inflammatory actually.... (more)

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The arrows in the symbol make me thing it is about how to as healthy as our ancesters or something like that,  but after reading this site I still don't know The about section says: "The first thing you should know about is our main site,... (more)

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I'm very skinny

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 Fat digestion needs lipase. If you intake large amounts of processed fat like olive oil, which has been scrubbed of any lipase, you may not digest it well if your own production is inadequate. Consider eating avocado, cured olives, or sprouts... (more)

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I see arrowroot powder, xantham gum, guar gum, and tapioca starch in a lot of recipes and I was wondering if they are all essentially the same? I did some research and they all look like thickeners   Thanks!

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ks22 0 · Created on June 02, 2015

Help please!

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I was curious of studies and experiences of people having pets, and if it influences their health or not? Do pets help mood and energy? Any negatives to owning a pet healthwise (other than allergies)?

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Nutritionator 0 · Created on October 31, 2011

This is my dog Dom. He's the most effective anti-depressant, workout incentive, vacuum cleaner, alarm system, foot warmer and friend that's on the market these days ;) Yes, my dog makes me healthier. Any downside (cost maybe?) is so greatly... (more)

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How does the leaky gut syndrome lead to persistent anxiety? To me, it would not make sense as for gut irritation to cause persistent 24/7 vigilance. Can someone explain this to me better? Specifically, I want to see the science behind it! ... (more)

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  I had been sick for many years with horrible anxiety, depression, brain fog, ringing in ears, exaustion etc.  I too had seen many docs (both alopathic and naturopatich) and spent tens of thousands of dollars without any results to justify. ... (more)

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Occasionally I will have a banana or some gluten free toast for breakfast.  A banana is loaded with 12g of sugar per 100g and in comparison GF bread is a lot lower in sugar. I know the banana is nutritionally superior but in my mind sugar is the... (more)

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Hi I am pretty new to all this, so not sure if what I say is meaningful or useful! To me, eating paleo (ish) is more about being able to get the maximum amount of nutrients out of the calories I am eating, plus about eating things as close to... (more)

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I was diagnosed with Vitiligo about a year and a half ago and the effects of this deficiency at one point has brought my self confidence down big time. Especially because it is primarily on my upper and bottom lips in which I always felt that... (more)

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LiciaH 0 · Created on October 10, 2011

Personal experience - I've had vitiligo since I was about 10 years old. It started just on joints, then gradually spread until my hands and feet were void of melanin and the deficiency was creeping up my arms and legs. I'm not really sure if it's... (more)

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Hello, I started a diet a month ago of fruits, veg, meat, sweet potatoes, healthy oils, organic butter, chicken, fish nuts and seeds plus dark chocolate, red wine and occasional servings of beans, lentils and chickpeas in gram flour/... (more)

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  Fruits are either acidic (citrus) or sugary (bananas), both of which are cavity promoting. Nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains have phytic acid, a compound that binds to calcium, magnesium, and zinc. What good is the magnesium in almonds if we... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · Created on June 01, 2015

I love meat and I eat quite a lot of it everyday. That said, there is ample evidence that we are omnivores. The mere fact that we can derive a huge portion of calories from plants while being able to live long enough to reproductive age is proof... (more)

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I read a lot on this board about low DHEA-S, but not so much about elevated levels in females. I just got back a hormone panel and the only thing that jumps out is: DHEA-S at 402.1 (NR 98.8 - 340.0) My TSH is right on the edge of being... (more)

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Alta 0 · Created on August 21, 2012

I too have high DHEA-S. My TSH wasn't as high though. At first, my ob-gyn diagnosed me with PCOS (she also did a sonogram revealing ovarian cysts) and put me on BC pills. (I exhibit some PCOS symptoms - irregular menses, acne, hirsutism - but I'm... (more)

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i had some blood work done my results came back as elevated dhea-s but everything else is normal but i am not cycling correctly for a female...my doctor mentioned pcos but my research has given me the inclination that if i had pcos i'd have some... (more)

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I care about what I eat and have strong beliefs about the majority of what people eat being crap. It's kind of an extreme opinioin and I mostly keep it to myself in my day to day life. But I want to find someone to date, to be in a relationship... (more)

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Todd Dosenberry from Primal Toad and I have in the works an international Primal Networking site called Primal Unite. As we mention on there and Todd mentions in his blog post about Primal Unite, We will have features such as dating, activity... (more)

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Kamal 0 · Created on September 02, 2011

Neat idea, Danielle. BUT... Is it too late to change the name? "Primal Unite" will likely draw in those who pledge allegience to Mark Sisson. Nothing against Mr. Sisson, who's 12-pack is the envy of many and whose writing I greatly admire, but... (more)

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I find that I identify with the paleo diet so I need to surround myself around others who share this identity for support and to relate with. The paleo diet is a high priority for many and it's more than just a diet, it's a lifestyle. Would... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · Created on June 01, 2015

Yes, I would find a site like that to be tremendously helpful. 

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