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I was under the impression that Martin Berkhan of Leangains.com recommends casein powder as the protein powder of choice. I had followed that but I am not sure of the repercussions. What are the problems with casein and does whey protein not... (more)

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becker 0 · May 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Casein has some structural motifs that cause the immune system to respond to it similarly to gluten. Net effect: systemic inflammation if you chronically dose with casein be it through milk or powder. Of course, not everyone is sensitive, so you... (more)

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My aunt tested "positive abnormal" on Antinuclear Antibodies Direct. However, the doctor (hepatologist) failed to follow through and we have no idea which particular antibodies are responsible (e.g., RNP antibodies, Smith anbitodies, Sjogren's... (more)

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Jack_Mac 0 · May 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Not much to add here: ANA is a pretty non-specific test, more for screening than diagnostic. Testing "positive abnormal" doesn't really tell you very much, and definitely doesn't "imply a particular type of autoimmunity". It just means that... (more)

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As discussed by Cordain, Wolf and here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15172426 modern HG's and our Paleo ancestors are said to have had LDL levels around 50 - 70 mg/dl. Since I'm trying to live and eat more like my ancestors did to achieve... (more)

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terrence 0 · May 18, 2011 at 12:02 AM

My doctor had a problem with my Trigs, and especially with my LDL. I started to eat mostly paleo for several months. The next readings showed my trigs and LDL were both down, and well within the so-called "healthy" range. BTW, increasingly, a... (more)

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Recent studies have found atherosclerosis prevalent in many ancient Egyptian mummies, dating from several thousand years ago: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110517121824.htm Different possible reasons for heart diseases are quoted... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · May 18, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Actually, according to Cordain, the Inuits and Eskimos also had atherosclerosis. Cordain, as you know, is still worried about saturated fat. Some people think that atherosclerosis in itself is not harmful. It takes some "catalyst" to go from... (more)

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If you are not making waves with at least some controversial proclamations, you're probably not making a very big impact either. In Stephan's article from today, he addresses 3 additional questions that he did not get to address on the Chris... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · May 18, 2011 at 1:16 AM

My 2 cents- Whole Health Source, along with PaNu/Archevore and Hyperlipid, has been one of my primary sources of information as I have made my personal diet transformation. Specific to WHS, I recently read every one of Dr Guyenet's posts from... (more)

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I experienced hands going numb about 2 years ago, shortly after being diagnosed with T2 Diabetes. I saw a neurologist for that, who felt that it's related to lifting weights without gloves or prior near carpal tunnel symptoms (not diagnosed with... (more)

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I've got peripheral neuropathy--and experience numbness, hot & cold de-sensitivity (enough that I can burn myself and not know it!), and tingliness in my hands (and sometimes my legs). Eating the wrong foods DEFINITELY exacerbates the... (more)

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I've been wearing my Vibram KSO's for about three months now and have been running in them that entire time. However, I really have struggled being able to to run on cement with them for any long period of time. On the treadmill, I don't have any... (more)

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becker 0 · May 17, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Are you heel-striking? A lot of us do it while running simply because it's the kinesiology we learned as thick-soled-shoe-wearing infants. We were forced to adapt this awkward gait because of constrained anatomy. Evolutionarily, our feet were... (more)

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Hey kids, I'm new to paleo -- week 3. Hooray! I've struggled with bloating, constipation that started one morning 5 years ago. I went through a battery of tests back then and was treated for h.pylori (antibiotics--boo!). There was also an... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · May 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Are you taking Magnesium? If you're taking Calcium you have to take magnesium, first of all to help with absorption but also it helps prevent the constipation. I'm not a sciency person so I can't give you the medical reason why it's important but... (more)

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I went out to my roommates Chinese restaurant last Thursday and had just a wee bit of gluten. A little bit of the chicken that was in a stew I ordered was fried. Five days later, I'm still feeling like junk. My energy is zapped and I'm just kind... (more)

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Jake_2 0 · May 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I've heard Robb Wolf talk about your gut taking 14-15 days to repair itself after ingesting gluten. I've noticed for myself that it takes anywhere from 48 hours to 5 days to recover. It depends on what I eat, how much, and the ratios of... (more)

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Sadly I am limited to my choices of the eggs I can get. I can get cage free vegatarian fed eggs or I can get omega 3 fortefied, soy protein fed eggs (note the lack of free range on this one). Both without antibiotics, of the two which would you... (more)

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CraftyCrofts 0 · May 17, 2011 at 1:42 PM

I'm mostly just lurking here because I'm still learning the Paleo stuff, but the egg color actually correlates to the skin around the chicken's "ear." So, if you are ever shopping for chickens??? and want white eggs, get chickens with white ears.... (more)

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What have you done to make eating paleo more efficient, nourishing or tasty? Did you come up with simple and functional lifestyle changes? To increase fat content of fried eggs, add dessicated coconut to the eggs. Add vanilla for taste.... (more)

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texasleah 0 · May 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I cook a sweet potato in the microwave and then add two raw egg yolks to the hot potato and mash. The hot potato lightly cooks the yolks for a quick nutritious meal that requires no dishes.

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So, I was a vegetarian for the entirety of my adult life until recently. I know close to nothing about cooking meat. I have joined a monthly meat buying-club in my area, and I'm now faced with the perplexing task of ordering. I'm lost! The... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · May 16, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Any beef cut with "loin" in the name, for the most part, is the leaner cut of the animal. Possible exception would be a Brazillian/Argentian style sirloin tip, which is covered with a 1/2" layer of fat (catnip for a caveman). Loin steaks with a... (more)

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Hello everyone, I have been IF this week and I wonder if anyone has day off tips as far as food recommendations. I have noticed I feel sick when eating heavy foods (beef, pork) but I need the high fats and protein to keep me going during my fasts. (more)

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Jake_2 0 · May 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I think that 'eat stop eat' by Brad Pilon would be the best resource. I like leangains, but I'm not that dedicated at the moment. Give me a couple 6-10 months and get down to the last 10-15 pounds first. I find that if I fast, I do best with a... (more)

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Yesterday I went on a 9 mile hike and climb so my appetite for dinner was ravenous! Some co-workers took me out to eat for a celebration at one of those Brazilian steakhouses because they know how I eat. Those are the restaurants that just bring... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM

When you overeat you stimulate two competing systems in the central nervous system. The parasympathetic and the sympathetic. The sensation of heart pounding is due to the increased demand placed upon the heart to deliver more blood flow to your... (more)

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My few vegetarian friends are more than horrified at my going Paleo, they think I am evil, really evil. They are vegetarians for moral reasons, the cruelty of the animal farm factories. I tell them pastured animals are treated humanely and they... (more)

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tartare 0 · May 16, 2011 at 10:36 PM

it's their choice to turn a deaf ear, but in reality I think the choice to eat humanely raised and pastured animals is very important in promoting animal welfare. If no one supports these types of practices, then corporate factory farming wins.... (more)

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A relative sent us a big block of what appears to be white chocolate. I did a quick google search and identified it as cocoa butter. The thing is, I am not quite sure if it's pure cocoa butter, it tastes a bit too sweet in my opinion, but I have... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

If it has a smooth, sweet taste, it is probably white chocolate, which technically isn't really chocolate, but cocoa butter (the fats from chocolate extracted from the cocoa) mixed with sugar, milk solids, and other... (more)

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I started eating Paleo about 2 weeks ago and have already lost about 3 lbs., however based on how my muscles feel, I'm worried that all I'm losing is muscle-mass. I feel less "hard". Anyone else experience this? Is it temporary? Am I losing my... (more)

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becker 0 · May 16, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Possibly, some of the fluid retention in your tissue space that was a result of an inflammatory diet was responsible for tone in your muscles that wasn't actually related to the volume of the muscle fibers and mitochondira themselves. I can't see... (more)

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How strict are you about added sugars to bacon or sausage. i want to add more meats to my diet but unprocessed meat sometimes is just too much work to quickly prepare. Bacon & sausages are practical since they are pre-seasoned, salted and can... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 16, 2011 at 3:57 AM

I think given your current fight you are having with the carb monster you should do whatever you need to do to stay on the path. If more bacon and sausage in your life can help you feel more balanced and quiet the carb cravings then I think the... (more)

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I have been reading about sugar alcohols and how they produce a MUCH lower insulin response in the body. Anyone out there care to weigh in on why these should be avoided?

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Dr__Ryan 0 · May 16, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Sugar alcohols are found in the Polyols category associated with FODMAPs (Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides And Polyols). FODMAPs are classes of short-chain carbohydrates that are osmotically active, so they drag... (more)

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What makes grassfed/pastured milk better than plant-sourced DHA milk? I noticed the brand Horizon milk touting DHA milk as an alternative source of Omega 3 DHA instead of fish oil. I do not drink milk, but am around plenty of folks who do. I... (more)

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Guest_1 0 · September 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Ideally, you would want to get raw, grass fed milk if you are interested in cow dairy. Otherwise, if it's "ultra" pasteurized and homogenized around the board, I would avoid it altogether and just stick to water and coconut milk as beverages. Make... (more)

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