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by 15226 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Random question, if we sleep in a colder room, for example, will our body respond by ramping up basal metabolism to create more heat as a byproduct? or will it store more fat to keep us warm? My guess would be acute cold exposures ramp up our ... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

Body temp is controlled by hypothalamus......and leptin status. So you ever wonder why we wear blankets when we sleep? Melatonin lowers our body temp. After 4 hrs of melatonin secretion....leptin enters the hypothalamus and effects lateral... (more)

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by 10 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I am a Paleo eater of 4+ months and love it! I am currently training for a 2 day double-century bike ride (200miles in 2 days). I only ride on the weekends and do crossfit style workouts during the week. I am really trying to stay Paleo even on... (more)

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Harry 0 · Created on July 01, 2011

Find out before the event what works for you. Try things on rides now.

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Ever since I can remember, I've ALWAYS gotten cramps when running, usually on my left side in the middle of my 'stomach' - about where my rib cage ends. Best described as a "side stitch." Then again, I've always been overweight and out of... (more)

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Kel 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

Side stitches are actually cramps in the diaphragm. As others have suggested, try to breath deeply while running aka breath with your belly not your chest. Sounds odd but ideally you should be extending your belly with each breath which pulls down... (more)

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by 10265 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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i just ate 8 slices of back bacon and two large eggs....and it was a struggle! why did i do this you ask? so i won't be ** title of entry in Dr. K's blog removed because it is offensive to some ** of course 8D i need options for my good... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

No offense, however, I got to tell you bro, I will eat any kind of offal, but the image of a Chicken breast omelet makes me want blast chunks. It's a sort of mother and child reunion.

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by 992 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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A new study on sun exposure for infants is described in the following CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/06/06/sun.exposure.babies/ In fact, sun-related skin changes that occur as early as the first year of life may trigger a cascade... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

I don't put sunscreen on my 6 month old son. I supplement with vitamin d3 both through my breast milk and Carlson baby drops and I try not to take him on walks around noon. I wait till it's more like 2pm or early, around 10am. he's very fair like... (more)

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lucuma stevia leaf dates raw honey unsulphured black strap molasses raw maple syrup

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Jack_Kronk 0 · Created on June 06, 2011

most of the sweeteners you list are good, although I confess I don't know what lucuma is. obviously, with the options like honey, syrup, molasses... these are still high in sugar, and therefore should be treated accordingly. I use pure stevia... (more)

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by 265 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Hey everyone, I was recently diagnosed with MS and i was just wondering if there was anyone out there who has seen any possitive results by following the paleo way of eating. I recently came across a video by Dr. Loren Cordain on youtube on this... (more)

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being 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

jenna, i have MS, too (dx in 2008) and have remained in remission and not on disease modifying drug therapy (though i was taking copaxone until september 2010). after my next MRI, if there has been disease progress, then ill try going on avonex.... (more)

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by 20363 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Summer brings thoughts of frozen popsicles and lemonade, etc... What works for making popsicles and other cool refreshments for summer?

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being 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

Blend some heavy cream yogurt with some berries and freeze into pops. My kids go nuts for them! Their favorite is swirled with kiwi puree. I like coconut milk with a touch of unsweetned cocoa, stevia and almond extract. Almond joy pops. Nom nom. (more)

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by 2024 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I have vitiligo. I've had it for about four years, and it gets a little worse each year. What's on my body I can live with , but this year, it's really bad on my face, and it's really, really getting me down. Generally, I start each summer with a... (more)

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Katherine 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

You're on the right path! stay on it. While it will take time, your immune system will modulate. Make sufficient levels of vitamin D a priority. A no matter what priority. The lab tests actually offer little. What will you differently based on... (more)

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by 1786 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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lately i've been noticing a contingent of paleo that recommends eating at least half of daily protein as seafood, either fish or shellfish. also sisson recently did those articles on wild & farmed seafood. i haven't eaten seafood in a long... (more)

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Thumper 0 · Created on June 06, 2011

When it comes to finfish - Wild, wild wild!!!! For so many reasons - both for your health and for the environment. When it comes to sedentary shellfish (bivalves) farmed is ok. I would stay away from farmed shrimp/prawns (they can be nasty on... (more)

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by 450 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I know the Paleo people are intelligent.. I know the Paleo society is filled with people who think for themselves and have the knowledge to understand the world around us. My question is.. do you think the U.S. economy is heading for a total... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · Created on June 06, 2011

Yes get ready. I have a stock pile of steel headed spears that I've been forging. Plus I've been sprinting for practice. I will see you on the plains Derrick. -Gronk.

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A question for the science wizards here: are our fat cells equally dynamic in that fatty acids are transported in and out pretty democratically throughout the adipose tissue, or is there a kind of 'walling off' and layering with older cells being... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

It is a good question and its not first in and first out.....your hormone status determines first where The fat goes and where it comes from initially......that is under the control of LPL and Hormone sensitive lipase. That is why belly and ass... (more)

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by 216 · Answered on December 11, 2014
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Just started to add fermented vegetables to my diet and yesterday I see this -- http://www.slate.com/id/2295964/ Anyone have any thoughts on if this holds any weight or something we should be concerned about?? (more)

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MimsySeoul 0 · Created on June 06, 2011

Supposedly, there is a rise in stomach and throat cancer that is sometimes linked to kimchi here. Then again, it could be the fact that it's all fermented in hot pepper, eaten at nearly every meal. It could also be that alcoholism doesn't exist... (more)

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by 1786 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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has anyone, or is anyone, using LDN, low dose naltrexone for their health issues? i will be starting this soon and i'm wondering about other people's results, especially since we all here aim to heal with our diet first.

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Kelly_3 0 · Created on June 06, 2011

I have it, not currently using it (safely stored in my refridge for now). Was at one point so severely immflamed in my intestines from food allergies, it was the only thing in the last 6 years that helped me get the immflamation down to a point... (more)

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by 1786 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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has anyone experimented with mega dosing iodine? currently i am taking 12 caps a day of iodoral to see if i can combat my gut issues (candida/fungus) Jaminet has thoughts on up to 50mg/day of iodine to comabt infections, any comments? edit: i'm... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

I got very interested in iodine supplementation a month or so ago, and read everything I could find about it. Unfortunately, although there is a wealth of reading on it available, it all seems to be repetition of two opposing points of view,... (more)

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I have been Paleo (ish) for about a month now. When I say "ish" I still incorporate dairy and have cheat meals up to twice a week. Generally I have an overall feeling of wellness, lean-ness, more energy and abdominal bloating is GONE! However I... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

I see bowls of fennel seeds at Indian restaurants sometimes in lieu of peppermints. It's a great alternative. I also love chewing on parsley or cilantro

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by 7324 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Has anyone used kinesiology tape for an injury? What were your results? Also, any tips? This is a general introduction to it for those who don't know what I'm talking about. (more)

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Jules_1 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

Before I switched to VFFs, I found that kinesio tape gave me some relief from shin pain while running. I was able to do this myself- the application for shin pain is pretty simple.

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Listening to this Ray Peat Interviewon dairy brought up a question for me. I use to drink milk and it caused me no evident problems. I didn't get mucous or anything. Then in the early 80s, a campaign started against dairy. I swallowed the... (more)

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ben61820 0 · Created on June 06, 2011

firstly I think milk is kind of separate from a lot of other dairy. I mean, its like milk on one side and then you have yogurt/kefir (fermented milk), cream (just the fat), butter (see cream), yknow? Those three in comparison to just drinking milk... (more)

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by 2854 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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So, I know this isn't a strictly Paleo question but... After years of heavy antibiotics due to an immune deficiency, my gut was a mess. Paleo helped immensely (in curing the deficiency as well as my bloaty gassy constipated self)and VLC and ZC... (more)

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LV_1 0 · Created on June 27, 2011

I'm interested in this too. I've been working on rebuilding my gut flora in the ways Dr Ayers suggests- not being too scrupulous about washing organic veg, etc. Also as much probiotic foodstuffs as possible. Logically though it does seem like soil... (more)

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by 952 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I know that the lack or reduced facial hair growth in men can be connected with a number of things. But has anybody here out of those who had this problem managed to significantly improve it? Thank you!

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Zak_M_K 0 · Created on June 07, 2011

A lack of DHT production through childhood, but more importantly during puberty, can limit facial hair development (as well as other aspects of male puberty), in which case you're somewhat stuck with what you have. A diet high in phytoestrogens... (more)

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