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I find it interesting that most paleo and LC advocates vigorously maintain the position that high saturated fat consumption is harmless. In spite of the fact that lots of people continually pop up on this forum with high cholesterol levels,... (more)

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I don't think we can lump all saturated fat in the same category because different saturated fats have different effects on the body. The trend with a spike in cholesterol numbers and blood sugar I've noticed around here has been with people... (more)

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If the theory is true that the MB is controlled/cultured by what you consume then I wonder how much of a change can be made as a side benefit of the colonoscopy. IE: Is there some way I can reboot my presently not-so-nice microbiota community?   (more)

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Is this not more like a Mobius strip?  What you eat controls your Microbiotic and your microBiotic controls what you eat. So, there is something to the fact that the Microbiome community is strongly (completely?) affected by the cleaning out for a... (more)

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A couple of weeks ago, I bought a pair of Merrell Pace Gloves and I love them. I used to have a lot of shin pain when I walked and ran, but I have no pain when I wear them. I'm also recovering from a hip injury, which is painful when I wear... (more)

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barefeet 0 · Created on June 29, 2011

You DO need arch support, which is what your natural arches provide if you walk without shoes that let your real arches sit back and go out of business. If you've been wearing shoes with arches forever, your foot muscles in the arch area have... (more)

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Oh my gosh! So I got a copper iud 5 months ago and my acne randomly got worse, my nails look like crud, my skin s dry, my KP came back worse...and I recently had sever anxiety and insomnia for days! I was randomly taking a zinc+ copper balance for... (more)

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It is possible. When I was a child my mother used to make tomato sauce for the year in a huge old copper pot. We all had bad nails, acne and other things. When in adulthood I discovered what that meant, I replaced it with a stainless steel pot. I... (more)

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Trying to go Paleo and grains were pretty much my thing, I need some ideas for new Grab/On the go snack foods. I'm a college studen so the cheaper/easier the bettter. Especially if you can find items at Publix/Target. But Wholeoods is ok too.

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glib 0 · Created about 6 hours ago

You can even eat grains to your heart content. All you need to do is sprout them, though there is a lot of chewing involved and some sprouts (like rice and corn) are just too tough. A three day sprout has lost all its enzime inhibitors, all the... (more)

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Hi all. I have two medical conditions. One is mitochondrial disease and one is rheumatoid arthritis. I went paleo nearly two years ago to help with inflammation. I was already dairy free and I suspected gluten issues. Within two weeks I was... (more)

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I'd start by getting a uBiome or American Gut Project test to see what's in your gut flora and then you can plan to crowd out the bad guys by feeding the good guys. Something is very wrong there.  If you have candida overgrowth kill that off... (more)

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Hi there! When I eat paleo, even with lots of safe starches and fruit, I am totally untouchable. My immune system is amazing and we never catch what's going around. Well, this past week I decided to indulge in some ice cream and now I'm stuck at... (more)

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Sugar does turn off the immune system at something like a few hours for each tablespoon. You might also be actually reacting to the milk in the ice cream, rather than suffering from a cold as runny nose is usually a symptom of dairy... (more)

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I'm at the age where colonoscopies will become a regular thing, or at least an occasional thing. As prep for the colonoscopy, you drink this liquid which "cleans you out" so they can get a better look. Does anybody know if this wipes out the gut... (more)

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Riveted 0 · Created on July 07, 2011

My gut flora seemed fine after a recent scope. I'm 40 and was advised to have one due to my high risk - my mother, father, 35 y/o sister, and grandparents have all had polyps removed a number of times. My doc said that I was at an even higher... (more)

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Hi Everyone (sorry my poor english) Need HELP Please !!! I'm following the rules to get into Ketosi to start to burn body fat. Im eating no more than 20 carbs per day and my daily intake is about 1000 calories. For the last 20 days Im just... (more)

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mselich 0 · Created about 20 hours ago

Ketosis begins when the body runs out of stored glycogen and does not have significant amounts of carbohydrates to replace the glycogen stores nor enough carbs to provide energy for the body. There are really only two possibilities once you have... (more)

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Are legumes bad for you, when prepared the traditional way? e.g. Idlis - rice and lentils are soaked in water for 8 hours, grinded into a paste, fermented for a further 12 hours, and steamed for 20 minutes to make fluffy rice cakes known... (more)

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glib 0 · Created on October 07, 2014

They are not. They have important amounts of magnesium, folate, potassium and a number of other vitamins and minerals. They have fermentable fiber. The trick is to eliminate trypsine inhibitors and other lectins, but generally long soaking (I soak... (more)

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Hi, I can't eat dairy products but I love yogurt. I've just came across Provamel yogurt alternatives which I'm quite interested in trying, especially coconut and almond. They seem to be pretty decent, no sugar, no nasty additives, good probiotic... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · Created on September 01, 2015

You can buy coconut yogurt (watch for sugar content) or make your own coconut yogurt. I use a wide-mouth thermos as an incubator.  1 can full fat coconut milk (2 cups) 1 tsp of sugar (feeds the microbes) 1 TBSP gelatin powder yogurt culture (you... (more)

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I just heard about this on Robb Wolf's podcast: http://www.sleepcocktails.com/products/doc-parsleys-sleep-cocktail Has Anyone tried it? I wonder if there is anything really different from other sleep aids on the market... the main ingredients seem... (more)

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I tried it; it did nothing as one dose.  Two doses helped a lot!  Each dose has 400 IU of Vitamin D, NOT 4000 IU.  (Robb Wolf said it's a typo. ... (more)

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I've become aware of the fact that my teeth are starting to be more translucent (especially the front, but also the tops of the others). I did some research on this and it seems that I have some dental erosion going on. Since the summer I'd been... (more)

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Daniel_Smith 0 · Created on January 19, 2011

Enamel never regrows. Dentine, the layer beneath it, apparently can. You should read what Stephan Guyenet has written about this: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/03/reversing-tooth-decay.html A while ago I thought my teeth were... (more)

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Hi, I'm struggling with overating 'healthy' fats. I've been on Paleo for about 5 years, just recovered from anorexia (from 46kg to 60kg, 170cm), I'm an athlete, exercise at least two times a day + at least 4 times a week very vigorous workouts. My... (more)

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Yuki 0 · Created on August 30, 2015

My advice: eat more of them! If your body is craving these things, you need them. Especially after an eating disorder, it's hard to wrap your mind around eating fats being a good thing, but if your body is hankering for them, that means the... (more)

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The companies that sell the grains??? and the people throughout history who have made kefir must have to make the grains without existing grains so how do you make kefir grains at home?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · Created on April 07, 2012

There is no way to "make" grains at home from scratch. I know what you're saying but I tried for a year to find a way and everyone told me it was not possible. I'm big on DIY and there's a way to make nearly everything at home but I turned up... (more)

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I was watching that bizarre foods show on the Travel Channel, and the host was in Samoa, explaining how the Samoans eat and farm and fish in the traditional ways they always have, and then he participated in a traditional Samoan meal. The meal... (more)

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James_3 0 · Created on March 23, 2011

Simple, they don't really eat that "traditional diet". They eat a more processed diet on cheap, easily available food and are substantially more sedentary now. This affects more than the Samoans as... (more)

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I used chia seeds for the first time in a batch of homemade Kombucha on Thursday and by Friday morning I was having violent diarrhea, which lasted for two full days, approximately every 30 minutes. Other than the diarrhea, weakness from... (more)

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Kation 0 · Created on April 29, 2012

You're not alone! For me it wasn't kombucha, it was chia seed pudding. While my reaction wasn't quite as strong as yours (thankfully), the general outline was the same. FYI: I've learned that I don't tolerate sesame seeds very well either.

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I get it - cavemen didn't have protein powders in 5lb tubs. But, if they did, what would they use? I'm finishing up my Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate from my pre-paleo days. Any suggestions on where to go from here?

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Protein powders have been a part of my life for a long time - since I started playing football at age 15. Does anyone remember Joe Weider's "Mega Mass 3000" back in the 90s? A couple of years ago I discovered Ori Hofmekler, author of "The... (more)

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I started Hydrolyzed collagen 7.8g per serving which is "1heaping tablespoon" three times a day with food for SIBO.  I am also doing Low FODMAP. I have been taking it for 6 days and I have had increasing numbers of hair loss daily.  It's falling... (more)

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Just curious about soy - a huge argument against it is the production of excess estrogen. However, if someone is struggling with hypothalamic amenorrhea and is advised to go on birth control to help with low estrogen levels, could eating organic... (more)

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Supernova_ 0 · Created on August 30, 2015

I've been thinking about the same! I wonder if you found out the answer?

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