Some of the answers to this paleohacks question creaky-knees-night-blindness-what-am-i-missing got me thinking about night blindness. Have you had it? If so, please tell me about your experiences with night blindness. Did you fix it,... (more)
My question is about how the timing of the micronutrients would be best... I mostly kept it like the first combination in the title, carbs a.m, fats p.m. But i thought about it today, and noticed that it may be more beneficial to turn the... (more)
I often eat shrimp with the shells and tails on. A friend who owns a fish market turned me on to it... Lots of great flavor there and its a common practice in several cultures. Anybody have any idea what nutritional benefit they add vs shelled? ... (more)
Good source of glucosamine/chondroitin. Good for joints. Shells and tails are often used in stock, like bones of other animals. I imagine a good source of calcium and other unspoken minerals, but don't quote me on that.
Today I got fed up with hearing people at work suggest that adding something like bacon, butter, or dressing suddenly made "healthy" foods "unhealthy." As if to suggest that the healthiness of something is determined only by its proximity to... (more)
Its kinda nice to see for yourself that you can cover all the RDA's eating paleo if you wish. But, dig a little deeper into that rabbit hole and you find yourself questioning the RDA scheme validity altogether.
Omega-3 to Omega-6? Vitamin A to Vitamin D? Zinc/Iron to Copper? Honestly, the only thing I try to balance is my o3 and o6. I don't pay much attention to my micronutrient ratios. Is it really essential to keep track of these? I think it would be... (more)
Sodium to Potassium is very important as a contributor to hypertension. The RDA on potassium is 4g/day but most people would be lucky to get half that.
I've just started using Cron-o-meter. I want to track my micro's to see if I should be supplementing as I'm dairy/grain/cruciferous veggie free and afraid I might be missing something. So far I see I'm not getting enough vitamin C and... (more)
I just try to make sure I'm getting enough calcium, magnesium and iron. oh and potassium....those are the only ones I have to make an effort for. the rest just fall into place with what i eat.
Is it possible that a person eating the SAD encounters such a terrible nutrient density that their overall appetite is increased because a greater volume of food is needed to meet the same requirements? Might it be that the noticeable decrease in... (more)
Recently I asked a question about what veggies to eat with breakfast??? and a lot of people said tomatoes and mushrooms, neither of which are vegetables, and that got me thinking??? I eat them because I want to make up for nutritional gaps,... (more)
This came to mind while I was cleaning the first greens from my CSA. A couple ants were hiding in the leaves, and I mumbled "go away I don't want protein on my lettuce!". It got me thinking, insects are essentially an inexhaustible food source.... (more)
Actually I have read that insects have 10 times more protein per ounce than beef. Native hunter gatherer societies still eat insects. Go ahead, leave those ants on your lettuce!
Hello, I will create a recipe website that will display advanced nutritional informations, like nutritient density, all mineral/vitamin content…like in the website self nutritiondata but I would like to do better. I believe this would be... (more)
Vitamin K2 ((Activator X) from Dr. Weston A. Price's work) seems very potentially crucial to overall health and longevity. There are studies linking healing of calcification in arteries via K2. It activates vitamines A & D. There are... (more)
I am transitioning to high carb to support my training... Any foods high in carbs, low on glycemic index and high in micronutrients to base my diet around. P.S I don't have any intolerances
Banana 500-700g a day Frozen berries 200g a day Orange juice 500ml a day If you are burning over 3000 calories a day from exercise on top of your bmr and need like 6000 kcal to maintain weight here are my suggestions Morning: three rounds of... (more)
I am interested in gathering and crunching some numbers about the SPD - standard paleo diet. I know there really isn't one, but so much has been bandied about regarding MACROs I would be interested to hear from people about MICROS. I will collect... (more)
Ok, decided to finally cut the dairy and seem to have become hypotensive. Thought it could be postural/orthostatic hypotension, but it seems to be constant! Blood pressure is usually between 100-115 over 60-70. ETA: Blood pressure was 95/54... (more)
Level of fluid/water intake? Look at adquate sodium, which on lc is crucial. From Michael Eades post: Aside from the occasional carb cravings, which we???ll deal with later, the most common symptoms experienced by those getting started on... (more)
For those of us who work long hours and still manage to get in a workout every day, making the effort to get enough micronutrients without supplementation is often a real pain. So, here's a challenge for the Paleohacks community: Try to come... (more)
I am wondering if anyone has access to studies that analyze actual food portions from hunter-gatherer populations living today, and the micronutrient amounts in those diets. Just to make it clear, I don't actually mean guessing how much of each... (more)
I know Brazil nuts are high in selenium, and an ounce (roughly half a dozen) provides 800 micrograms. That's about double the U.S. recommended tolerable upper limit. What are other foods we should moderate intake of because of the potential for... (more)