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Decided I'm not going entirely Paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 08, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Ok, tbh my friend introduced me to this diet, and I really don't care for it that much except that I get to eat lots of meat and fat. I just have a few exceptions to it because I really can't live without these:

-Grains. I love ethnic cuisines and I can't live without rice, spaghetti, tortillas, etc. Sorry.

-All soy products, especially Soy Milk. Sorry, I LOVE my Soy Milk Powdered Protein smoothies they are excellent for working out I drink at least 3 cups of 'em a day. So good pm me for recipe. They actually do have surprisingly good health benefits though which is why I'm really surprised they're not allowed on this diet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soybean#Health_benefits

I think that's it but what do you guys think? Should I at least limit my dietary daily intake?

Thanky you!

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on December 08, 2012
at 02:09 PM

Disagree with respect to gluten, particularly if you don't react to it. And even if you do react slightly, as long as it's not consumed frequently, occasional consumption is worth it just to be "normal".

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on December 08, 2012
at 09:23 AM

So your avoiding refined sugar and vegetable oils? Maybe not perfect but its a something...

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:15 AM

How do you see trolling - ie what do you get out of it, I'm curious?

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on December 08, 2012
at 01:45 PM

What do we think?

Seriously?

Paleo is gluten-free and soy-free, case closed. If you're not intolerant to gluten as some of us are, you can incorporate a 'cheat' in your 80/20 rule. But for folks like me, the pain and suffering isn't worth it.

I will also say that Paleo is toxin-free, and I'd recommend reading Chris Kresser's article on why you shouldn't eat toxins:

http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-1-dont-eat-toxins

That includes wheat, sugar, and your precious soy. If you trust Wiki for your health advice, I'd strongly recommend uh, not?

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on December 08, 2012
at 04:04 PM

decided-i'm-not-going-entirely-paleo?

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on December 08, 2012
at 01:59 PM

Why did you tag cancer? Do you have cancer? If you do, let me tell you something - I've been seeing a doctor who practices medicine through nutrition. He's not Paleo, he doesn't promote Paleo, but he said he does have other Paleo patients and all of us have phenomenal markers of health. His primary patients are cancer patients who have tried EVERYTHING else and are desperate. They are often late stage cancer patients. He puts them on a very strict diet of NO gluten, NO soy, NO Omega-6's, NO fruits and veggies ripened with latex, NO sugar, NO processed foods, ONLY HIGH vitamin foods....sounds a little like Paleo, doesn't it. These patients rebound and gain years of life that amazes the conventional medical community. So, if you have cancer, you are making really bad decisions for yourself. It's not about following some diet that someone laid out so that you can call yourself "Paleo" - it's about making the best choices for your health. I'm so happy that we will soon be paying for the health insurance of people like you who don't give a damn about their health (assuming you are in the US).

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:10 AM

Then you're not doing Paleo, so please don't call it Paleo. Paleo is 100% wheat/gluten-free. It's possibly its biggest no-no. 95% chance, you won't get the health benefits of Paleo if you do gluten. In fact, with gluten, you will have to completely cut it to see health benefits. It's not like sugary stuff where you simply "reduce" them. Gluten has to go away all the way.

Soy milk is processed garbage too, especially if it's GMO. Just go for animal, coconut, or almond milk.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 08, 2012
at 02:09 PM

Disagree with respect to gluten, particularly if you don't react to it. And even if you do react slightly, as long as it's not consumed frequently, occasional consumption is worth it just to be "normal".

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on December 08, 2012
at 11:51 AM

There's probably benefit to following the 80/20 rule, and do consider ...

I think the evidence is crystal clear that wheat, sugar/high-fructose corn syrup and industrial seed oils are toxic to the body and contribute to virtually all modern, degenerative diseases ??? from diabetes and obesity to heart disease and autoimmunity. There???s also substantial evidence that soy, in its processed form (i.e. soy milk, soy protein isolate, etc.) is an endocrine disruptor and anti-nutrient and is best avoided.

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on December 08, 2012
at 09:17 AM

Your diet is up to you, you're clearly set on this so I won't admonish you for choosing how you want to eat, even if I may disagree about the benefits of soy milk. Either way, you can still eat with paleo informed principles.

If you ask me, the most important contribution of the paleo diet to health is not in demanding 100% removal of supposedly evil food stuffs like gluten and soy, but in providing foods with lots of nutrition. In your shoes I would especially focus on getting lots of vitamin and mineral rich foods like shellfish, liver, pastured eggs, bone broth, kale, etc.

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