I came across this question on Quora about flat feet. Are flat feet really simply normal variation or are they developmental from a Neolithic lifestyle? (more)
After years of rarely getting cramp, I am beginning to get quite frequent cramping, mainly in my fingers or feet, though sometimes calf. Is this a sign of a mineral deficiency? Or just a consequence of ageing?
I have orthopedic issues from the waist down. My hips are slightly turned in, I have patellar subluxation with frequent dislocations (which just means my knee caps are high and to the outside and can dislocate at anytime), and I have weird arches... (more)
So, many of us get weird cramps and we are trying to figure out why. I have been under a lot of stress lately, so I tend to eat less. I noticed one day that my feet felt okay in the evening. I did have some carbs that day, but early, like 10 am,... (more)
My solution for cramps is bananas. I don't have them every day, but if my muscles start getting jittery I buy a bunch and the muscles get happy. The bananas also seem to help when I need to be active in our Nevada heat.
Hi Paleo Community, I read a thread on giving up underwear on PHacks and gave up my draws to great results! Now I'm meditating on whether socks are really necesarry either. Do you guys use socks? What issues may come with never wearing socks... (more)
Besides the obvious, changing socks, having clean shows, not stepping in poop is there some Paleo Solution for fixing smelly feet? I have heard about keytones making body odour worse in the short term, not that I am saying this is causing the... (more)
After you make stock from chicken feet, do you have any chicken feet left, or does it all dissolve in the stock? I looked at some recipes like these, but they dont mention anything about what to do with the feet after you make the... (more)
I like to just eat them! They're crunchy and delicious - great on top of salad with some spicy mustard/horseradish for a strong flavor.
So I am 25 years old and my feet have decided to grow another 1/2 inch. Is it implausible or uncommon for someone my age to keep growing? I am 6 feet tall 178 pounds already. I had stopped growing...
I'm a student, and, sadly, I spend a lot of time sitting. Before my primal blueprint-induced weight loss, I sat with my legs crossed (ankle over knee) quite often, and it took up to fifteen minutes for me to feel a change in... (more)
How much have you lost? Your legs used to have more padding between the outside and the nerves, and now that it is gone, the nerves are more likely to be pinched when crossed.
I have been "Paleo" for the past 5 months. Typical diet is eggs/meat for breakfast, banana, occasional green smoothie= Lunch - Meat/salad - Dinner/ Grass Fed Meat or Fish with Veggies. Snacks: Nuts or apples My feet have been cramping for... (more)
Lately my health has been going down a bit, just like the temperature. I found out I don't tolerate retinol, so I probably am vitamin-D deficient again (my retinol intake has been > 30k IU daily for 6 months, my beta-carotene intake has been very... (more)
Is it more natural to let your feet get cold in the winter-- e.g. "minimalist footwear"? Or is it better to really bundle up the feet and keep them warm-- e.g. fur-lined moccasins? What is your favorite winter footwear and why do they work for... (more)
Do your feet (the physical feet, not walking mechanics) seem different after long-term barefoot walking/running? Here's a study concluding that born-barefoot walkers have wider feet than born-shoe... (more)
I bought a pair of KSO's in early April. I like how comfortable they are: I had some doubt before I purchased them. What does everyone here think of them? Has anyone seen any benefits by wearing them? Is there anything that you do not like about... (more)
A non-diet question here, since a lot of us are interested in other aspects of paleo physiology: I went hiking recently and wore hiking boots while my two buddies had Vibrams. Their feet were pretty beat up afterward, and I read recently about a... (more)
I always get callouses on my feet, more so when summer rolls around and all I want to wear are boat shoes... I get a lot of callouses on my toes, especially big toe. I end up compulsively picking at them which never ends well. I have a pumice... (more)
Has anyone sold their automobile and started walking to work in their bare feet in order to be more paleo?
I've been prone to sore feet as far as I can remember. I can't walk for more than about half an hour without my feet getting sore, and lately that's been a big problem because I live in an island community where everyone walks everywhere, and... (more)
one way to find out more - if you have a running store that offers gait analysis, that can tell a lot about your stride as well as how you stand. Some foot orthotics shops offer same service. If there isn't one near you, a podiatrist (or... (more)
My wife has naturally occurring curly toes that seem to curl sideways and a bit under themselves. She rarely wears shoes, so thats not the problem. But I have seen how wearing VFF's seem to spread out other people's toes so was curious to see if... (more)
I am a 26 yo male and always had cold and purple feet, even hands actually, when it is not summer, sometimes to the point where I cannot sleep. I had raynaud's syndrome on my fingers [all yellow/white] last year when I still was in my cold flat,... (more)
Prior to paleo I always wore highheels, and unfortunately, I think the back of my heels are ruined. Due to all the blisters, I now have dark pink marks that won't go away. They aren't painful, it's just not as pretty. What can I do to restore... (more)
With the arrival of cooler temperatures my cold hands and feet are back. They're way better than they used to be pre-paleo but still a problem-- any special foods, nutrients or techniques you've found to help?
Totally depends on how long you cook it, how much was in each individual foot, etc. There really isn't a good way to standardize the measurements like processed food. Better to just have your broth every day and just trust your food.
Over the course of the past 5 weeks I have increased my fat and protein intake. However, I have also noticed during this time period that my feet have started giving off an unpleasant odor. I bathe reguarly, and have never had much of a problem... (more)
Are you wearing barefoot shoes? Those make my feet stink to high heaven. I have started keeping them in a plastic shoe box with baking soda...
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