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by 172 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Organ meats(liver, kidney, heart, thymus, tongue and brain) are top candidates for my attempts to widen paleo food spectrum. Unfortunately there are known risks of prions(mad cow disease /bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in these organ meats... (more)

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Another factor to weigh in is your personal genome. Some people are more at risk for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease than other. If you are able to check, look at Rs17571 Rs1460163 If you are at risk, it may be worth considering using other foods as... (more)

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I've recently had a decent flare up of acne that popped up over night, and my skin basically just doesn't look that great the last couple days. Im trying to figure out what it could be. My question is how long does it take certain foods to cause... (more)

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I've noticed anywhere from 1 to 3 days depending on the food. That seems an appropriate amount of time to gauge the effects given the inflammation response to whatever nasties were taken in. My girlfriend has experienced flare ups from coffee... (more)

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Weird question but I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I understand there is the "body type theory", and whether or not it's true is debatable, but I'm wondering if some (or all) of us are slaves to our genetic body makeup, or is there... (more)

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Rose 0 · Created on December 30, 2011

I think most people can lose or gain some body fat and muscle with the appropriate effort (if I didn't think that, I wouldn't have tried all the approaches I did before finding the one that worked for me), but how much and where seems to be... (more)

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by 148 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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I came across Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet and it seems to make a lot of sense. Is there a consensus around here for diet overall? It seems to be a pretty solid approach.

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wildwabbit 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

There is far more consensus than there isn't. Most of the lack of consensus is around just how many carbs and what form should they be, but the debate is friendly and earnest, and the answer often seems to boil down to tailoring to individual... (more)

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by 148 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Nutritionally speaking, is farmed salmon that bad? It seems that even the omega 3:6 ratio of farm raised salmon is actually really good (2:1 respectively). I just ask the question because sometimes I really prefer farm raised as far as... (more)

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Thumper 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

Farmed salmon is destroying the wild salmon stocks on the west coast of North America. There are some on-shore fully contained farms but they are in the minority. Nutritionally speaking I wouldn't worry so much about the O3:O6 ratio, I would... (more)

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Possible Duplicate: White Rice and The Perfect Health Diet Having had some serious blood test issues lately, I have been on here a lot. In replies to my posting and in other posts I have noticed a disturbing trend. That suddenly 'white... (more)

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Does anyone have any good suggestions for purchasing grass-fed meat in southern Ontario? I am from Hamilton, Ontario (not far from Toronto) and having a hard time finding good meat options. I am looking for grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, etc. ... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

Here you go: http://www.eatwild.com/products/canada.html#ON

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by 524 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I live in Finland, where I came upon this unique little wonder in the store recently: Its pricey. If it was less I would have already purchased it. Hack it up for me! http://www.humantool.fi/english/toiminta.shtml (more)

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raydawg 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

Or, you could try a standing desk, or one of those giant balls instead of a chair. :)

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by 41 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Probably a rare question around here, but how do you think one would reduce the size of a muscle without completely dropping weight workouts? I gain muscle quite easily and come from a bodybuilding type background and diet and want to reduce... (more)

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daz 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

brief answer......less weights, more speed work......(hat tip to Jake the Mus from Once Were Warriors); take a look at this clip from an excellent film (language & sexism warnings); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZSv4HlyfIo watch it through... (more)

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My family is just recovering from an especially nasty stomach/intestinal/upper-respiratory virus that knocked us flat for over a week. This was my first experience with the flu after going Paleo, and I was really caught unprepared. We had severe... (more)

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Nance 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

Hey, you made it through and you did the best you could in a tough spot--that's definitely "paleo!" Since we're all doing our best to avoid packaged stuff it can be a problem when you're all down sick. So give yourself a round of applause for a... (more)

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by 6239 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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What goal(s) might you try using an ancestral approach to health, fitness, and longevity in 2012? Here are some ideas (in random order, not by importance) 1) Get more sleep (Lights Out) 2) Make 1 new recipe a week, or a month - depending on... (more)

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Nance 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

I admire your energy and ambition and I'm impressed with your thought process but I don't plan my life at that level of detail. I guess my general answer is that yes, I am thinking about the past year. I have some questions about what I want... (more)

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Does the method of killing of an animal make any difference for the paleo diet? Example is Kutha meat or Jhatka methods all acceptable as are any other butchering methods? Do they affect the quality of the meat?

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josh_9 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

I'm not totally sure, but i'm going to say no beyond what types and how much fat may be in what you eat. Most people around the world eat animals butt-hole to snout, so I don't think the way you cut it up would matter. As far as killing.. I've had... (more)

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Being flexible - are there health benefits? Being too flexible - health benefits or negative effects? Should we stretch everyday? If so, why?

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Nance 0 · Created on December 28, 2011

I can speak to the too-flexible issue; it has both negative and positive consequences. On the negative side, I could never play tug-of-war or go across the monkey bars because my arms would pull out of my shoulders. In 18 months of aerobics, I... (more)

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by 313 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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I was wondering if anyone knew how much glycogen is derived from gluconeogenesis based on grams of fat and the breakdown of protein. Also, how much glycogen is required by the body each day? I am so busy right now so I was looking for this... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

For the stress and cortisol question, please see this question and my answer to it: Why do people consider ketosis ???stressful??? to the body? (more)

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I haven't seen my primary care physician for several years. I want to see him to get more bloodwork done especially thyroid related (my father has hashimoto's and I have had trouble losing weight on IF) and maybe order a sleep study. What should... (more)

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by 35 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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yay, nay? or sometimes?

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Matt_11 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

Minimize its consumption. It's a seed, it's going to be high in PUFAs, and not the good ones.

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I have been feeling symptoms of high cortisol and/or low testosterone so that prompted me to order some tests to confirm what I was feeling (no sex drive being the main concern, with a bit of depression mixed in). Since ordering the tests, I have... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · Created on January 04, 2012

This guys T isn't low... the conversion has him in the 800's.

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Hello! I've been doing Paleo with my two kids for the past month and am in love with it! My husband finally decided to fully jump on board this week and is doing great, but is really struggling with drinking water. He was mainly drinking Dr.... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · Created on December 28, 2011

I like seltzer waster with a slash of lemon juice. I also like it with some frozen berries. Let the berries unthaw in the seltzer and you get a nice treat at the bottom of the glass.

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Pretty straightforward: I stopped taking fish oil for Omega 3's and brain health, as I was eating alot of sashimi at the time. I've been reconsidering my stance, as I do eat quite a bit of bacon and chicken broth (with fat), so might need to... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · Created on December 28, 2011

I'm more concerned with this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/66467/do-fish-oil-megadoses-increase-the-risk-of-heart-disease#axzz1hmljLzpR than cancer, but I agree that only the absolute sloppiest diets would require them. A single pastured yolk... (more)

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35 Years old, male, Paleo for 1 year+, no health problems. 185 LBS at 5'9", aprox 10-11% bodyfat. Had Gall Bladder removed in 2005. Current medications: Ambien5-10mg Other Medical Issues: Seborrheic Dermatitis (controlled with Selson Blue). Low... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · Created on December 29, 2011

Bill, You are producing LDL at too high of a rate and not clearing them. I would get off creatine, reduce dairy fat, and add low to medium resistance exercise to your weight training regimen. Personally, I added 3x per week jogging and still... (more)

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