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by 840 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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I live in the country/ major farming area and have often wanted to take advantage of large pasture acreage and raise some kind of animal. I am really keen on a goat, as you can also milk them. The anticipated benefits are saving money (living off... (more)

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syrahna 0 · Created on March 04, 2012

Have you spent any time around dairy animals? It's a real commitment. I grew up with cattle and have been around a lot of livestock (beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, goats, 4-H, vets in the family, never ate meat from the store, the whole shebang) - and... (more)

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by 716 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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I have been attempting to eat a paleo diet in the general way possible (i.e. consuming healthy whole foods, irregardless of stupid macro ratios--but that doesn't mean i haven't tried high/low carb). Unfortunately the longest I can force myself to... (more)

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sherrid 0 · Created on March 05, 2012

I think you are experiencing an addiction to gluten/wheat. You are withdrawing from it, then eating it & you feel better. Then you are withdrawing again until you break down & consume again. It sounds like one big vicious cycle! As... (more)

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Thanks to urging from my young colleague at work who is into leangains, I signed up at the gym, and want to work on repairing what metabolism I may have left after (too long a story) obesity and a hormone train wreck. I'm 51, m, and went from... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · Created on March 04, 2012

I'm a lifelong exerciser type. I would imagine that it wouldn't be easy to get into a routine at 51 years of age. I applaud you for your results so far and your efforts and goals to continue on your path. You might want to simply focus on... (more)

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by 1078 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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Cupcakes were offered at work the other day and I couldn't resist. It doesn't happen all that often, fortunately, and usually I'm not that badly affected. Ideally in future I might prime myself for these events by eating extremely tasty paleo food... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · Created on March 03, 2012

Sorry, no such luck. Second having a gluten-free snack as an alternative. And keep in mind that gluten stays in the system for awhile, so if you are gluten-sensitive or intolerant, and you "cheat" even occasionally, you are just perpetuating the... (more)

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by 15013 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Tickets went on sale yesterday for the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard. I must admit, I'm bordering on giddy about this event (only 159 days to go!). First off, despite my mobility issues, I really enjoyed last year's event at UCLA.... (more)

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I'm such a nerd...I left a reminder to myself to get tix first thing yesterday morning, and I almost FREAKED when I couldn't get any. I thought, "Are they already sold out?! Do I have to wait for the lottery?!" But then someone pointed out that... (more)

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by 3207 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Hi everyone, I have some 'buffalo braising steak', some turkey breast and some lamb's liver. I want to make meatballs to put in a soup (chicken bone broth - based, with added homemade walnut-rocket pistou). My question is, which meat... (more)

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Frugal_Jen 0 · Created on March 03, 2012

What a great question! Since those are the choices, I would go with the buffalo, matching hooved meat source with hooved meat source. Once you grind the meat and make meatballs, a different cooking time will be appropriate. The Healthy Buffalo... (more)

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Does anyone else get cravings for PUFA oils while trying to lose weight? I eat plenty of meat and fat but as the evening comes I start craving mayo. I generally eat LC , but I have cut back further to try and drop a few lbs.

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Nance 0 · Created on March 03, 2012

Every time I open a can of salmon I wish I could put a dollop of mayo on it. I'm not willing to use store-bought mayo and since I only have a can of salmon about once a week I'd waste too much home-made mayo. So I do without it but I do miss it. I... (more)

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by 812 · Answered on September 12, 2014
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Recently I came across a video on Youtube in which Sally Fallon talks about bread: ancient cultures that make bread actually ferment the bread and make sourdough. Well, tofu has been around for about 2,000 years too. So out of curiosity, is tofu... (more)

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Laina 0 · Created on March 02, 2012

Not all tofu is bad, I would agree. I don't know the specifics behind it, I just find it ironic that it's about $8 at a traditional "chain" grocery and about $1 for the same quantity of fresh made at the Asian grocery. I also find it hilarious... (more)

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I found my lipid profile from a blood sample taken just before going strict paleo. Here it is compared with my present numbers from 2 days ago (2-1/2 year span): TC = 188 / 372 TG = 89 / 74 HDL = 50 / 73 LDL = 120 / 284 Obviously there is... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · Created on March 02, 2012

I hit 393 with heavy butter/cream consumption. I would wager that simply removing that will cause it to plummet, as it did for me. Paleo has created a Healthy Fat monolith that doesn't account for the differential response to various ratios of... (more)

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Hi there, I am using the Paleo lifestyle for about one year and I am feeling great doing it. Although I can??t keep myself calm when it comes to food like sushi I stick to it very strong. My body fat surely went down but I was wondering if you... (more)

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mike_31 0 · Created on March 02, 2012

Hi guys, thanks for the replys. My goals are mainly to get a little bit more lean and get rid of those lovehandles just right before the summer vacation. I know the links, kept reading the information on the pages for the last few days to get... (more)

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What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dallas & Melissa Hartwig ??? Health Educators, Whole9 Life Topic: Paleo for Vegetarians. Can vegetarians be Paleo? Good question! The Hartwig???s share how the Paleo Diet is not all about... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · Created on March 02, 2012

I thought it was great in that it wasn't trying to convert people to meat-eating and was respectful of people's perspectives, cultures, and opinions. The paleo community needs to be much more welcoming to those in the vegetarian community and... (more)

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What are your favorite and least favorite things about the various carb levels? What is your carb intake past and present?

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Joshua_1 0 · Created on March 01, 2012

Under 50gm carb (VLC): Best thing: Rapid weightloss (for me). No blood sugar spikes (less hunger, zero binge urges) Worst things: I become a slightly different person, being more stoic and even cynical compared to my normal gregarious self, and... (more)

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by 81 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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Just got my labs back: TC=372 TG=74 HDL=73 LDL=284 I've been strict paleo (PaNu / Archevore) for over two years now and these results were a complete surprise and of some concern to me. My main concern, before I exploring mineral and carb... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · Created on March 01, 2012

You have to watch this tonight before midnight Seattle/LA time. Kresser is top notch and he gives advice on what conversations to have with your doctor. With your test result you will for sure want to see this... (more)

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by 871 · Answered on August 19, 2014
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In the mornings while on my work days...i greab hard boiled eggs, a chicken breasts, and i want to have more fat to stay satiated...so ive been having a few handfuls of raw unsweetened coconut chips... is this a valid source of fat? or not worth it? (more)

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syrahna 0 · Created on March 01, 2012

If coconut oil is good, the whole food should be just as good if not better! I like my coconut chips lightly toasted in the oven and sprinkled with a bit of sea salt and cinnamon. Nomnomnom.

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I have been having a smoothie daily for a week to change up my eggs and bacon routine.Its delicious and satisfying but after drinking it I have to go to the bathroom immediately. It includes 1 cup of spinach 3/8 cup of macadamia nuts 1/3-1/2 cup... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · Created on March 01, 2012

Where are you sourcing your coconut milk from? Carton coconut milk gives me the OMGPOOPNOW Syndrome (OPNS). Uncooked canned coconut milk does the same, if it's in any major quantity (over 1/2 cup). Both usually contain considerable amounts of... (more)

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Richard has a great post up today, 'Synthesis: Low-Carb and Food Reward/Palatability, and Why Calories Count' I've long since moved to a carb-friendly/friendlier place over the past few years (not for health but to fuel exercise), but whilst I... (more)

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No question that food reward is not the whole picture. And to be fair, Stephan never made that claim. It's interesting to me that NPY (neuropeptide Y) is one of many causes of hyperphagia (overeating). NPY production is stimulated by... (more)

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What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Chris Kresser ??? Integrative Medicine Practitioner Topic: An Update on Cholesterol. The cholesterol hypothesis has its staunch proponents as well as its skeptics. So who???s right? Chris presents... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · Created on March 01, 2012

Honestly my favorite part was when he said he needed to take some things down off his site because he's found out contrary information. He actually stated he was wrong. Ton of respect for that. Makes me trust his opinions even more.

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File this under "good problems to have" for most.... I have been eating primally for well over six months now. I am 5'2" and 110 lbs (and holding steady). I feel great, I eat great, I THOUGHT I looked well, and I have been happy with the... (more)

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red_leaf 0 · Created on February 29, 2012

"Next time I see you, I want you to have 5 less lbs on you." See how they like it.

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Hi guys, My friends and I are visiting our old University for an annual bar crawl. I know the perils of excess drinking...but, I drink rarely and I'm looking forward to this event. I don't plan on remaining wasted for 12 hours straight, though I... (more)

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Thumper 0 · Created on February 29, 2012

This blog post written by ph's very own Stabby is really the authority on binge drinking. Take a look! (more)

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That mantra goes, "If buying grass fed beef, fattier cuts are fine and recommended because of the healthier form of fat, but when buying grain-fed, go as lean as possible." So when you guys buy grass-fed ground beef, where the actual percentage... (more)

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kashperanto 0 · Created on February 29, 2012

I go for the 'lowest' grade possible, because it is cheaper and always has more fat (Yum). Hamburger is approximately labelled in its name, too. Ground beef and ground hamburger may have no more than 30% fat according to the USDA. Ground... (more)

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