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Hi ~ just wondering if anyone began paleo to support heath, perhaps help resolve a health problem, and encountered a sort of got worse before I got better sort of scenario. I wrote in at the beginning of the month, looking for direction,... (more)

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Kurt_G_Harris_MD 0 · Created on January 24, 2011

Read Wofgang Lutz - "Life WIhout Bread" He describes how those with true autoimmune diseases can experience a flare of activity at first. See your PHYSICIAN if you think you might need some corticosteroids or other medication temporarily for... (more)

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by 641 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I generally use olive or peanut oil for saut??ing and pan-frying. Being a lard newbie, I recently started using fresh lard in place of the oils, and ... well, there's this odor. When the lard is hot in the pan, it gives off a very strong,... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · Created on January 24, 2011

Use lower heat. We get that smell when the lard starts to smoke.

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by 20807 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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Glutamic acid is produced naturally in the human and mammalian body. It is naturally present in the meat we eat and is responsible for the pleasurable taste of 'umami' which makes meat taste good. So if this is the case, then why does glutamic... (more)

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Paola 0 · Created on January 24, 2011

I don't question whether MSG has negative effects on some people: it has on me and many people I know. I take it for granted, and I hope the following quote is enough to prove my point: "MSG treated rats and mice produce offspring that have... (more)

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by 951 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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We know video games keep one in their seat and not exercising. Recent studies have shown everything from benefits to cognitive reasoning to influencing negative behavior. Has anyone has the opportunity to examine some of these studies? What is the... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · Created on January 24, 2011

I was literally OBSESSED with video games growing up. I played them constantly; every genre, every system. I would take my gameboy (which looks like a brick compared to the ones they have nowadays) pretty much everywhere I went. All of this was... (more)

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by 9812 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I've been working on the deadlift the last couple weeks, and I always get a couple quarter-sized bruises on each shin. I've seen some conflicting info on the Crossfit boards as to whether this is indicative of my doing something wrong, or doing... (more)

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matt_cosimini 0 · Created on January 23, 2011

Bar to skin on the Dl up and down. It's how you keep the weight as close to your center of gravity as possible. Get crossfit socks and it might be more comfortable.

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by 3509 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I understand there are several toxins in lentils and chickpeas: lectins, phytates, saponin, etc. I have heard that soaking and then pressure cooking them destroys most of these toxins. Do you know of any good source to understand whether that is... (more)

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Jayan 0 · Created on January 25, 2011

From what I've gathered, the combination of soaking and pressure cooking leave saponins as the only serious issue. Soaked and rinsed legumes have fewer "foaming" problems in the pressure cooker, and adding a small amount of oil/ghee can help with... (more)

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by 310 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Drinking heavy cream in tea/coffee is easy enough and I understand some people add HC to eggs and make shakes of sorts. Does anyone have any other recommendations? I have trouble drinking it plain and I'm veering away from even decaf coffees and... (more)

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Eva 0 · Created on January 23, 2011

Heavy cream makes for a very quick sauce. Cook your meat or fish in the skillet and then when it's cooked, take out the meat and add some cream to the juices still in the skillet. If the juices are very water, cook them down to a thicker... (more)

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I have seen a lot of non-paleo "mom" or cooking blogs* lately advocating the use of fats - lard, coconut oil, etc. They may make a token statement that fat is not really the enemy, or even go so far as to link to the Weston A. Price foundation... (more)

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Eva 0 · Created on January 23, 2011

50% wrong is still better than 100% wrong.

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by 1982 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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Quick question: If I want to be in ketosis for fat loss, should I eat less fat and more protein than I have been? I have been eating about 65% fat and 25% protein as I am learning to eat paleo. However, it's my understanding that in ketosis,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · Created on January 23, 2011

No. In fact, if your sole consideration is to be in ketosis, you'll want to eat much less protein. This article suggests that above 25% of calories from protein reduces one's generation of ketones. The more protein you eat above your needs, the... (more)

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Hey guys, So I am 21 year old male who back in high school got way to competitive wiht cross country, ran about 50-60 miles a week for a long perioid of time, never able to eat enough, lost about 30-35lbs in the course of a year (2006-2007)... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

RELAX. I would say to give yourself a month off of any type of training. Eat well during that month and work hard on your sleep. If you can black out your windows, do it. If you can't, get a sleep mask. Cover your clocks and any other type... (more)

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Hi All, Because the amount of AGE is proportional to serum glucose, and those on prolonged 'low-carb' diets experience some insulin resistance, shouldn't one worry about increased AGE's, like HbA1c, on a low-carb Paleo diet? Although weight... (more)

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Eva 0 · Created on January 23, 2011

Very low carb does lead to insulin resistance in many people. When glucose intake is low, much of the body's cells convert to fat burning and become more insulin resistant and less ready to take on glucose. THis preserves available glucose for... (more)

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It is my understanding that Paleo has been demonstrated to be beneficial to those with diabetes, so hopefully my train of thought isn't too far off here. I'm curious as to how the Paleo diet ("diet" meaning how one eats, not necessarily as a... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

Isn't this really just subbing one type of counting for another? I don't think there is anything wrong with calorie counting (you know that) sometimes, it's just what the brain needs. If you are serious about not counting, you have to not count... (more)

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by 20807 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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A new study out suggests that hydrolyzed wheat might be easier to tolerate for celiacs. I was a bit skeptical as this study does appear to be rather... (more)

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sean_1 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

Proposed title change: Is fermented wheat safer? Based on summaries of the study (I don't have access to the full thing) this is how they changed the wheat: found an effective sourdough bacteria added protease to help break-down the... (more)

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by 531 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I am coming from a mostly raw vegan diet, and transitioning to Paleo. I know that carrageenan is supposedly quite awful for you, and I'm really looking for it on labels. However, I used Irish Moss a lot in raw desserts before. Irish Moss is... (more)

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

I'm not aware of any reason to avoid eating Irish moss, carrageenan, or agar agar. Take a look at MDA's Guide to Sea Vegetables: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-visual-guide-to-sea-vegetables/ (more)

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by 250 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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The recent questions about the importance of cholesterol numbers as well as the post on Mark's Daily Apple about "Doctors as Middlemen" have led me to the following: Are there easy ways to participate in health studies that can lead to real... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · Created on January 21, 2011

if you put "clinical trials" and "cholesterol" or whatever else you are interested in into your search engine, you'll find various centralized clinical trial listing sites. Sign up to be notified of things that interest you. If you live near a... (more)

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by 693 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I do some Crossfit now, but the MovNat stuff looks really cool. There is a one-day clinic coming to my city in a few months. Has anyone ever attended one? I'm not sure what to expect and I would be interested in any feedback. Edit: I went... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

Richard Nikoley posted about his MovNat experience on freetheanimal.com; I typed MovNat in the search bar on his site, and it looks like he did a post for each day he was there.

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by 354 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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I just finished reading "Sugar Blues" and I want to stop eating it cold turkey. I want to get my life back together. I have a low self esteem and I am so TIRED of being nervous around people!!!!!!! Do you think sugar does anything to self... (more)

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Paola 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

A better relationship with food and with one's body improves self esteem for sure, but it's not the only piece of the puzzle. Many users of this site are here because have food-related problems, and I often see a tendency (I include myself, of... (more)

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by 350 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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Challenged by my nurse-practioner sister to justify the reasons why those without celiac disease should avoid gluten, I came up empty on my first few tries through google. Does anybody have a study (not a link to somebody's blog, but an actual... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · Created on January 21, 2011

Evolvify did a nice writeup on it. http://evolvify.com/the-case-against-gluten-medical-journal-references/ Gluten Causes Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Subjects Without Celiac Disease ??? The American Journal of... (more)

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by 2163 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Ok, so I'm headed overseas for two months, the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman to be specific. I work for an adventure company and will have little control over what food I have access to 5 days a week. Most meals have veggies and meat and... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · Created on January 22, 2011

1) Yes, you can carry food, not drink, in you carry on baggage - some airlines may weigh your carry on as well - generally they will allow 7Kg to 10Kg depending upon the airline - most do not weigh your carry on, as of now. 2) For your check in... (more)

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by 483 · Commented on November 21, 2014
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I enjoy heavy cream but I cannot find what I consider reliable information about it. (I do not consider anything published by the government or the milk industry as "reliable.") 1) Here in the U.S., in my part of the country, I can only get cream... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · Created on January 21, 2011

on a new post on robb wolf's site, there is a very informative pro vs con dairy discussion going on in the comments section with input by chris kesser and kurt harris. very very good stuff on both sides.... (more)

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