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Please help me hack my friend. Anyone have insight as to how Lyrica causes weight gain? Does it increase appetite? Slow metabolism? Cause problems with conversion of food? I can't find a straight answer from any searches. She seems to think that... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · Created on October 09, 2011

I not sure how much help I can be but I can offer my experience and one possible suggestion. I've been on Lyrica since late last year for peripheral neuropathy (non-diabetic, idiopathic) and was previously quasi-paleo then went full paleo in June... (more)

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So, my 75-year-old MIL just got her bodyfat tested. At 5'2" and 125 lbs, it's 44%. Her doctor's recommendation is to get her weight between 106-118 lbs; her set-point for many years was about 110 lbs, but she now has osteopenia and almost no... (more)

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Tony_Fed 0 · Created on November 09, 2011

The answer is "sarcopenia", the age-related loss of muscle mass that happens starting around the age of 30 if you don't actively work to preserve your muscle mass. At 125, your mother-in-law is not overweight, she is "over-fat" because her muscle... (more)

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Hi I'm a single mum and self employed massage therapist so slicing off the tip of my thumb a few hrs ago wasnt the best plan. It's been cleaned and dressed and I've had a better look at the damage in the process. Nice clean cut above, but... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · Created on April 17, 2013

it will probably grow back, but perhaps not to its previous fullness. ive always dressed these kind of wounds with a mix of oil of oregano and bentonite clay. it sounds crazy but it creates a protective and antiseptic barrier and seems to speed... (more)

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It has become such a stigmatized topic that I get immediately written off when I talk to people about it.  How do you introduce it in an unassuming way?  Or what do you say to reverse the effect of "I don't believe in what you're doing and it's... (more)

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Tonia75 0 · Created on July 15, 2015

Was talking to a Pilates teacher today: her doctor (traditional western medicine) advised her to ditch dairy and grain for her joint pains. It worked... She was obviously unaware she is now following a Paleo-ish diet, but her doctor may not be so... (more)

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I am interested in reclaiming my health and feel paleo may be the way to go. What would be the most effective first step be for me? I work irregular hours so for starters, consistant sleep is an issue for me. Thanks

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Janknitz 0 · Created on July 15, 2015

If you do a search on NomNomPaleo.com blog you will find some useful tips for people who work night shifts.  Blogger Michelle Tam worked night shifts as a hospital pharmacist (she calls herself a "pill pusher").  She did it for many years but... (more)

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Hi everyone, I am 5'4, ~130-135lbs and hovering around 30% body fat. I walk 2 miles to work every day and 2 miles home, in addition to Crossfit somewhere 4x a week before work. I'm having an extremely difficult time dropping anywhere under my... (more)

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The wife and myself set out on our paleo journey some 2 1/2 years ago and in the first year or so great. We both lost weight, i'm down 35lbs the wife around 14lb ..... however since the weight loss i have remained at the same weight for at least... (more)

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First it might be a good idea to get medical checkups just to rule out any medical issues.  Make sure you get a REAL, thorough check of thyroid function.  Excess calorie restirction may cause thyroid issues--you may need to increase calories.  If... (more)

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Can someone explain to me why magnesium negatively impacts sleep for some people (if taken too close to bedtime)? I know most people sleep better when taking magnesium close to bed, but there are some of us (me, included) for whom the opposite... (more)

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bsunde 0 · Created on April 20, 2011

One possibility: magnesium may not cause sleep problems. For example, it could be that some individuals with sleep issues may be especially interested in alleged sleep aids such as "Natural Calm" in the first place. And one may be more tempted... (more)

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Hi all - so I've got celiac, MS, leaky gut, anemia, insulin resistance, fluctuating blood sugar/cortisol, hypochloridia and SIBO. kind of cured myself of PCOS just via eating PALEO (now get period regularly, but i still have insanely high DHEA)... (more)

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I had SIBO, was treated and got cured. SIBO is actually very easy to treat. I am surprised too many people are still suffering from it.  I advise you NOT to go into juicing. First of all, it will not cure your SIBO. I am not sure it will aggravate... (more)

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 I personally like the flavor but they aren't the easiest to mix into meals. I usually mix them in with salads or smoothies. Has anyone managed to cook with them?

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glib 0 · Created on July 13, 2015

I have planted a bush but it is not ready yet. Meanwhile I bought a handful of dried berries. I prepared them the same way as dried cranberries: soaked in ACV one day, ground into a paste, mixed with olive oil as salad vinaigrette. Cranberries are... (more)

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I know alot of paleohackers hate running, but I'm getting back into seasonal runs now that it's summer. I run in New Balance minimus shoes, with a forefoot stride. My first run was on saturday and I've had calf soreness for the past couple of... (more)

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sandy_A 0 · Created on June 04, 2012

I love love love to run! If you haven't run in a while, it may just be the normal "getting back into it" soreness. Don't overdo it, just take it slow, even if you can only run/walk a mile to start, just take it easy and make sure you stretch... (more)

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I'm just getting started with paleo, almost two weeks and I'm already seeing/feeling results. Yay! My goal is overall health and fitness, I lost the last three years from an insane contract that I loved but was killing me 60 hours a week in and... (more)

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Tonia75 0 · Created on July 12, 2015

Hi, You're not the only one, don't worry! I am Paleo (not 100% compliant) but definitely do not do crossfit: herniated discs and now arthrose (knees)!  Currently I am cycling to work (55 miles return trip) 2-3 times a week and doing a bit of... (more)

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I did paleo for almost a full year.  I lost 17 lbs of fat.  I fell off that wagon and have been pretty lax over the past year.  I've put on 20, but this shit is all up in my belly like never before...particularly below the bellybutton.  I have a... (more)

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raydawg 0 · Created on July 12, 2015

It is mostly hormonal related to cortisol.  Fat itself acts as an endocrine oragan, creating its own cortisol and cortisone, and preventing fat loss.  This is what makes it very hard to get rid of. This is from:... (more)

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I rarely consume the typical orange-fleshed sweet potatoes. The only nutrition data I can find is on the orange-fleshed variety. I know the white-fleshed sweet potatoes wouldn't have any beta carotene, but I was wondering if there are any other... (more)

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Below is the difference, also there is confusion where sweet potatoes are called yams and vice versa. You asked.. so you shall receive: Okinawan sweet potato (white skin/purple flesh): One medium contains 30 g, of vitamin C, 19 mcg folate and... (more)

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Hi guys, My krill oil - brand Now Vitamins - really stinks!  Of ram rancid fish. Some people say it's supposed to smell like this, others say that this smell means it's rancid and should be discarded.   I am asking as it's pretty expensive and I... (more)

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I am not new to the paleo diet, having completed several whole30s and followed a paleo protocol for about two years. I fell off the wagon a bit in 2014. After about six months, I started to experience really bad acne on my back, neck, and around... (more)

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Has anyone noticed a connection between coconut consumption and anxiety attacks? I have been suffering from intermittent anxiety attacks for the better part of a year now. I've worked through several theories from adrenal fatigue, going too low... (more)

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Heart palpitations and coconut oil explained! http://lifewithoutsweets.blogspot.com/search/label/Coconut%20Oil%20and%20Racing%20Heart (more)

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I've been Paleo for about 6 years now, but I came down with Multiple Sclerosis in October of 2014. The diet was one they recommended, so I was happy about already being on it.  My question is, the new med I'm on uspsets my stomach for about 3 hrs... (more)

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Asternitix 0 · Created on July 03, 2015

There is an Indian bread that has the property of neutralizing tastes. If your medicine causes an upset stomach then the medicine's taste is strong enough to trigger conflicting taste buds, causing the upset stomach. Cancel the taste and the... (more)

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I'm a nursing mother.  I deal with severe autoimmunity and have been on the autoimmune paleo diet for about a year.   I seem to negatively respond to dairy, perhaps even organic sources of dairy.  My child seems to be sensitive to cow's milk... (more)

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raydawg 0 · Created on June 28, 2015

You could get natto, or you could buy actual Vitamin K2 pills.   Edit: to expand on this:   Sadly, natto is made from soy, and would likely be estrogenic.  I don't know for sure whether the bacteria that ferment it would break down the... (more)

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Where can I get tested to see whether my gut flora is healthy/normal?

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Janknitz 0 · Created on July 06, 2015

You can join the American Gut Project:  http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/ They won't tell you if your gut flora is "healthy/normal" but with the results you can research and find out for yourself. 

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