So I'm constantly making plantains, but they always come out dry, so dry that they're hard to swallow. How I cook: green or yellow plantains, peels removed, in microwave on reheat for about 5 minutes. I also tried using my crock pot recently... (more)
Another trick if you're pan frying is to throw some water in with the plantains. I usualy throw in about 1/4 cup with a whole plantain and it keeps them moist throughout the cooking process.
Been in ketosis since April 1. Last week,I started to notice trouble swallowing. Not bad,but not normal. It was really dry in the back of my throat. Drinking water didn't help... Continues to happen. Then I started to have trouble with my eyes..... (more)
I drink at-least 8 cups of water a day. I decreased my fiber cause I was eating way too much, but still hard and dry and ball like and I have to force. I just came off an oxy powder cleanse where my poop was grainy. I just dunno. (more)
I have had dry skin since birth.... keratosis on my legs,bum and arms... I developed generally dry flaky skin on my face when I hit puberty and started moisturising to relieve the symptoms...I'm 18 now and the keratosis and the flaky skin is... (more)
so much! this was one of the unexpected effects of paleo for me. i don't know what it is - elimination of gluten grains? inclusion of saturated fat? limiting rancid oils? i don't know, but i'm happy.
Hi - my wife and I are two weeks into the Paleo way of life - after a high blood sugar reading that freaked us out, we have jumped in and are learning as we go. Prior, I had started taking Udo's blend oil (1-2 Tbsp daily), which resolved a long... (more)
Coconut oil. It is curing my acne, eczema and seb derm. Be prepared for it to get worse before it gets better. It took me about a month and now it is almost gone completely.
I hardly ever sweat and my skin is so dry when they say shoe leather well that is me and I am a woman about 60. I have had this most of my life my father was just like this and my 3 brothers. I have a thyroid disease I take Levothyroxin and have... (more)
Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your help. iI am a male 27 years old and eat about 80-90percent primal. I am a window cleaner and thus have my hands in water most of the day so I expect a certain amount of dry hands but the last few days it... (more)
So, I'm a newb. I've been eating paleo for about 3 weeks now. I'm female, 29, with usually oily acne ridden skin. I try to eat balanced at every meal: protein, veg, fat and now and then a carb like sweet potato. Anyway, at first my acne cleared... (more)
Try washing your face with raw honey. That's what I use, and it is amazing stuff. It is a gentle cleanser, has a moisturizing effect, and it is an mild antiseptic. If you want a serious antiseptic, use manuka honey, but I wouldn't dare! It's very... (more)
Hello, :} I'm 19, 5ft10 (173 cm) and 120 lbs (54.5kg - slowly gaining weight, around 4-5 pounds a week).I'm Asian also. I've been doing paleo since February, nowadays I eat paleo 90-95% of the time. Since I started, I noticed the skin of my neck... (more)
I have found jojoba oil to do the trick beautifully and I use some Green Pastures cod liver oil beauty balm on areas prone to wrinkling. I stopped using coconut oil because it puffs my face and eyes slightly...and I found it does not moisturize... (more)
Has anyone have experience with dry brushing the body and face in order to exfoliate? I seem to have build up everywhere no matter what I do, whether it be soap or scrubbing. Scrubbing only makes my skin red, yet when I scrape my nails across my... (more)
Hello - I drink a lot of water. I average around a 100 oz for a woman of 5'8 and 150 lbs. I usually have not thirst, but dry mouth most of the time. Today, I tried eating more fat and the craving for water went away. Does this happen to anyone... (more)
I have been 90% paleo for about 3 weeks now, and I find that even when eating 50g+ carbs per day I still have dry eyes, which I associate with not enough glucose in my body/diet (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=1077). I have dry eyes today- typed... (more)
Since probably around 14 or 15 (25 now), I've always had very dry skin, especially in the face and scalp areas. I've tried just about every variation in diet you could think of to solve the problem, including very low carb, high carb (50%... (more)
So I started paleo to get rid of chronic folliculitis on my face. Previous to havng that I ha acne throughout my teens and used all the standard topical medications, as well as took Accutane. My folliculitis improved with plaeo but went away 100%... (more)
I love the depth of flavor of dry aged beef and think that grass fed beef and bison actually ages better than grain fed because of the lower surface and marbled omega 6 fats. What say you fellow hackers?
I cannot confirm that it is at all diet related. It started after around 8 months of being strict paleo and there was no sudden diet change around the time it started occurring. It has caused recurrent corneal erosions. I have to keep my eyes... (more)
I noticed a few other posts on this, but has anyone found a solution for the weirdly dry mouth on strict paleo? Even my lips feel like they are cracking. No amount of extra water seems to help. Am I missing something important? I've been... (more)
So Three months ago I did a water fast. I did it for the cleanse but also too loose weight. Before I was 58 kg and i'm 163 cm tall. Before the fast I could eat basically whatever I wanted and how much I wanted without gaining anything. I did the... (more)
How about this brilliant idea....Don't do either fast, and just eat real wholesome foods, in moderation, and get some exercise. Fasting like you are proposing will cause you to lose water weight, and will tell your body to store fat as soon as... (more)
I am prepping for boot camp, and I've been using whole goat milk powder as a source of protein (among with goat whey, and animal proteins in general). I then came across a research claiming that dry milk has "oxidized cholesterol" which is bad for... (more)
From my reading, oxidized cholesterol levels in milk powders measured during the last decade or two have been quite low, we're talking a couple of micrograms per gram at most. Nothing I would personally worry too much about.
I went no 'poo several months ago. Previously I had tried pretty much every hair product in existence to try and help my dry hair, unfortunately none of them worked. I was hoping that being no poo would improve my hair, but thus far it's been... (more)
I generally do not like chicken breast as I find it to be a very dry meat, but unfortunately my dad works for a poultry farm and I can get it at an extremely cheap price. I don't have the economic means to eat more GF beef. Typically I've baked... (more)
Is there a natural remedy for dry skin? Hands in particular? I'm no-poo/soap for a couple of months now hoping for improvement but haven't really noticed a difference. I have bursts of cold water during my showers and try to wash my hands with no... (more)
I've been on a lacto Paleo diet for the past 7 months. Have lost 16 kg. But my hair now is a lot drier. For the last 3 months I have only needed to wash my hair in warm water, about once a week. No soap or shampoo. Any ideas why? (more)
Following common online recipes for coconut flours, I've made some tasty pseudobread/dessert with low carb for my non paleo friends transitionary phase...so no lectures needed. What I need is advice on making the coconut flour product not as... (more)