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by 3509 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I do not have corn oil because I try to keep a healthy balance of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid. Nevertheless I have this question to ask to paleohackers: if I started a very high omega 3 diet, say having fish every day as the eskimo used to do... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · Created on August 08, 2011

Trust me, you would do well to stay FAR away from any vegetable oil! Have you ever seen how it's made? Disgusting. Cleaned with solvents, bleached, etc. Why would anyone want to put that in their bodies? How Canola Oil is made If you're worried... (more)

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by 3313 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Between 1932 and 1942, Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., M.D., conducted a multi-generation nutrition study on cats with the goal of applying what he learned to human nutrition since cats also have mammalian biology. He published a book... (more)

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animalcule 0 · Created on August 08, 2011

I don't mean to be rude, but I thought it was well known that Pottinger's results in these studies have been attributed solely to the fact that taurine's role in feline health had not been discovered at that time. Adequate taurine is essential... (more)

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by 1457 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I am trying to do some research on various types of exercise (HIIT, power-lifting, hypertrophy oriented, endurance, plyometric, etc) while in ketosis. I am currently doing zero carb to drop a few body fat percentage points quickly. I have been... (more)

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Pet3r 0 · Created on August 08, 2011

I recommend spending a few hours here: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/ Lyle McDonald is a foremost expert on the subject, and there's plenty of information to be found in the forums section so you don't have to spring for his pricy e-books. (more)

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by 1515 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Do we do better with the inclusion of phytochemicals in our diet? To what extent? Should they be used to regulate a carnivorous diet like the Masai might have been doing? Have we evolved using herbs in addition to meat, not so much... (more)

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Hannah 0 · Created on August 07, 2011

There is no doubt that throughout history we have used all kinds of wild plants to our benefit. I find that wild greens and other edible plants tend to be more "potent" than domesticated ones. They are often more nutrient dense but they also have... (more)

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by 78432 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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What is the part of the plant that contains most k2? Should I throw away the stock-ends and stick with the leaves? What other sources of k2 are there out there besides butter and cheese and the above? Feedback appreciated.

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Ginnungagap 0 · Created on August 07, 2011

There is no vitamin k2 in parsley, its all k1. and here is a list of foods with k2: http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/on-the-trail-of-the-elusive-x-factor-a-sixty-two-year-old-mystery-finally-solved#fig4 (more)

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by 199 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I have been Paleo for 6 months, never eating gluten, but now my family and I are in a bind. For 2 months I have only a $50/week budget for all food, and there are 6 of us. The rest of my family refuses to give up bread, so I will break into our... (more)

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being 0 · Created on August 07, 2011

thats not very much money. think outside of the food buying economy. *do you have a yard, or any outdoor space? its fairly easy to grow some food in a pretty small space without a lot of skill. a friend of mine in a studio apartment in... (more)

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YOU ALL HAVE PICTURES, SO POST THEM! (-edit from kamal) I know that you all were snapping lots of smartphone, point-and-shoot, and SLR photos over this weekend. Share your best pictures here - including captions identifying folks and/or the... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · Created on August 08, 2011

Alright, well here's a good one. Danielle's telephone might have taken a better version of this picture, in which case she should edit it in. From left to right: gone2croatan, Mark Sisson, Danielle, Aravind the Ghee Wolverine, Kamal, Andy,... (more)

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by 95 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Coconut stuffs first > I just finished my first coconut oil. I very much liked it; but, I did NOT like guar gum listed in the ingredients. So, I hunted in my local co-op and other healthfood and health conscious stores. I found something that I... (more)

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g_ 0 · Created on August 06, 2011

Coconut oil is pure oil pressed from the meat of a coconut. Coconut butter is kind of like other nut butters - it's finely ground coconut meat, including the oil. When you referred to coconut oil and said it had guar gum in it, that makes me... (more)

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by 571 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I've been eating mostly paleo for about a year. I went strict for the first 90 days, then had some cheats in the way of sugar and dairy (exclusively ice cream). Two months ago I decided to dial it back in and cut out the sugar and dairy. I eat... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · Created on June 11, 2012

Have you considered SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)? More info on siboinfo.com and here. (more)

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by 341 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I'm on day 27 of the Whole30 (with additional restrictions from DR and for Autoimmune). I've been specifically hoping that the Paleo lifestyle will help me address some muscle pain and weakness issues I've had for the last year. I have been... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · Created on August 06, 2011

I would say give it more time, it takes months and years for us to mess up our bodies and as such it can take months or even years to heal properly, nothing happens overnight. My GI issues took around 3 years to heal, although I did drop weight... (more)

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by 865 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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The snow has finally melted enough in the mountains for me to take some big all-day hikes... and I'm gaining weight like crazy. Five or more pounds a hike. I used to have this problem pre-paleo, but always attributed it to the post-hike food... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · Created on August 06, 2011

alrighty then...speaking strictly as a woman with water retention as a basic part of my life....i've learned that a cocktail of 1/2 lemon, (squeezed), 2 TB apple cider vinegar in a glass of water (and optional cayenne pepper sprinkle) does WONDERS... (more)

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Will he crush the numbers of "Sugar the bitter truth?" What say you hackers?

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Dave_S_ 0 · Created on August 07, 2011

I don't know why anyone would downvote this question, let alone two people... Oh well. I was there. OMG!!! This lecture had the entire room of several hundred people gasping and going - Wow! I need to watch this like 100 times to totally get it,... (more)

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by 3024 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Lke with everything else, it isn't only a question of beer: yes or no. There are different quality beers out there. Beer can be made out of many things. Most beer is pasturiesd, but there is also unpasturised beer out there, which I guess would be... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · Created on August 07, 2011

Fermented Drinks can be wildly healthy. Fermented to the point of alcohol, mitigates some of that health,but in small doses may have some benefits. Its all about what you make it with. Not so sure Sorghum is any healthier other than the lack of... (more)

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Is Biotin a needed supplement on paleo? http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/biotin.php

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Jay_15 0 · Created on August 06, 2011

Short answer...no. In fact I would pose that you should need NO supplements to be healthy in addition to your diet unless you have damaged a portion of your ability to ingest, digest, absorb and assimilate a particular necessary factor. Vitamin... (more)

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by 1353 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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Mine were Denise Minger and Erwan Le Corre. Denise spoke about how to win an arguement with a vegetarian and Erwan with his fantastic accent spoke about Movnat. If you weren't there I believe you can watch them on the website... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · Created on August 07, 2011

Ok, my 2 cents. More commentary than value judgement Boyd Eaton : His social commentary was very unexpected. Part of me was disappointed because I was hoping to hear more of his substantive research. Having said that, I think the social aspects... (more)

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by 1585 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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I was in Ketosis for bit of time, then I dropped out of it for maybe 3 days while having a few drinks and about 3 bites of candy. What I mean by few drinks is one Baileys and milk a day over a three day period, making 3 drinks in whole and 3 bites... (more)

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Rose 0 · Created on August 05, 2011

I think it's probable that dipping in and out of (deep) ketosis is suboptimal. Stephan Phinney, whose research focuses on ketogenic diets, says adaptation to deep ketosis can take three weeks or longer: Adaptation The most obvious of... (more)

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Been looking to get one of those calcium scores and found a close place. Emailed them and got the following back. Is it a good price and is there some other testing mechanism that'll give me a calcium score for less? Here is what I got emailed... (more)

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miked_2 0 · Created on July 11, 2012

The question should be: are you going to get $500 worth of value from the information they give you? Will it ease your mind to know your heart is OK? If it comes back that your heart is bad what changes will you make? Pretend you have all the... (more)

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I've noticed a few anecdotes here regarding carb-cravings on a relatively lower-fat paleo diet. Looking around the academic lit, there seems to be at least one viable and rat-confirmed explanation for this (which would also help explain appetite... (more)

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Joy 0 · Created on September 06, 2011

What about eating a tonne of fat and then craving sugar... (i have stopped craving refined carbs though...)?

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Ok so a group of us (Kamal, WCC Paul, me) are going meet up at the W hotel bar at 9:30 pm. After the requisite libation consumption, the probability of streaking thru the Quad is high. I hope it's not cold out because shrinkage is not... (more)

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by 78432 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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As i understand, the Paleo diet is fairly low carb and high in protein. I have eliminated my carbs to a degree since going paleo about a fortnight ago. My only carbs at the moment are 3 to 4 oranges a day, and plenty of vegies. My cousin has been... (more)

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Rose 0 · Created on August 06, 2011

Nick, there are a few zero- and very-low-carbers here; I hope we see responses from some of them. I've been ZC for two years (meat only, plus spices and coffee, and the odd glass of wine here and there), and was VLC for two years before that. In... (more)

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