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What "Non-Paleo" things do you do for your health?

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Created June 08, 2011 at 2:50 AM

I am allergic to everything so Ive found rice protein powder to be a great asset. I try to make jerky but when eating 1.5 grams of protein a day it can sometimes be hard to keep up and rice protein powder is great when Im hungry, short on time and out of jerky (its also cheap/hypoallergenic). Vitacost and Trueprotein.com are cheap sources

More of a gray area but I recently started juicing vegetables and keeping it in big jars in the fridge. I know we are only supposed to "eat our food" but this extra amount of veggies really gives me a boost in energy.

Also for those with sinus issues quercetin and stinging nettle really stop hay fever. My buddy has taken allergy shots for years but was able to skip them this year by supplementing with these two items. They definitely help me as well.

Supplementing with bilberry has also helped to restore my night vision and ease computer eye fatigue.

Any other good tips out there that we might not see on Paleo blogs?

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on June 08, 2011
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I totally agree with that. However I have not seen any official position on these practices since at least the first two are out of the realm of dietary which is exactly how it should be in my book. Paleo is about nutritional guidance based on evolution with some very limited lifestyle issues like sleep and perhaps movement. Nothing more nothing less IMO. I just don't think that any of the things I listed could ever be considered paleo per se. Just because something isn't paleo, though, doesn't mean it can't be a beneficial adjunct to the diet

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on June 08, 2011
at 05:06 PM

i guess its how you define paleo, because if just doing something that didnt exist in paleolithic times, even if people have been otherwise doing it for thousands of years, then most of the food we eat is also not "paleo".

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Because we have no direction on these from an evolutionary perspective? Granted acupuncture and fermentation have been around a long, long time but I don't think our dietary mascots were sticking needles into themselves or fermenting sugar water.

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Yup - me too. Lovely, dry red wine. Om nom nom nom nom...

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:35 PM

+1 made me giggle

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:42 PM

Are you following the AI protocol? I've found it's helped with fibro issues.

Da7dc02f6150d09197a768aff40a11f1

on June 08, 2011
at 12:41 PM

Quercetin and stinging nettle are great for allergies!!!

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on June 08, 2011
at 11:41 AM

I used to juice pretty regularly & always read that it's bad to keep juice more than 24 hrs- is yours keeping longer than that? If you haven't tried it yet, apple, fennel & lemon is a great combo! :)

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:37 AM

this is ma gurl right here! *cheers*

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 08, 2011
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why are those things not paleo?

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:18 AM

I also enjoy wine. It's even better after giving blood.

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:15 AM

mmm, Malbec... go get some Cahors post haste!

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:07 AM

+1 for wine! =) Malbec is my fav

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:52 AM

i drink wine. .

D0501f0cc09c961a06c3d188361e7b07

on June 08, 2011
at 03:18 AM

I also enjoy wine. It's even better after giving blood.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 08, 2011
at 03:37 AM

this is ma gurl right here! *cheers*

Medium avatar

(5136)

on June 08, 2011
at 03:15 AM

mmm, Malbec... go get some Cahors post haste!

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on June 08, 2011
at 03:07 AM

+1 for wine! =) Malbec is my fav

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on June 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Yup - me too. Lovely, dry red wine. Om nom nom nom nom...

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on June 08, 2011
at 08:35 AM

browse paleohacks.com :)

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:35 PM

+1 made me giggle

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Da7dc02f6150d09197a768aff40a11f1

on June 08, 2011
at 12:46 PM

YOGA! I've been practicing Iyengar yoga for a few years now. Iyengar yoga really focuses on correcting body alignment and they encourage use of props so everyone can do the poses. Yesterday we used a rope wall for down dog and I was able to go some much deeper. Also, yoga definitely helps with my stress! It reminds me to stop and breathe. Plus, I feel so good afterwards. Ommmmmmmmmmmm......

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on June 08, 2011
at 03:21 AM

Regular chiropractic care

Regular acupuncture (check out Community Acupuncture Network to see if there is a sliding scale fee clinic near you)

Make and drink water kefir (fermented sugar water)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:34 AM

why are those things not paleo?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on June 08, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I totally agree with that. However I have not seen any official position on these practices since at least the first two are out of the realm of dietary which is exactly how it should be in my book. Paleo is about nutritional guidance based on evolution with some very limited lifestyle issues like sleep and perhaps movement. Nothing more nothing less IMO. I just don't think that any of the things I listed could ever be considered paleo per se. Just because something isn't paleo, though, doesn't mean it can't be a beneficial adjunct to the diet

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on June 08, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Because we have no direction on these from an evolutionary perspective? Granted acupuncture and fermentation have been around a long, long time but I don't think our dietary mascots were sticking needles into themselves or fermenting sugar water.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 08, 2011
at 05:06 PM

i guess its how you define paleo, because if just doing something that didnt exist in paleolithic times, even if people have been otherwise doing it for thousands of years, then most of the food we eat is also not "paleo".

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on June 08, 2011
at 05:21 AM

80/20 Primal + Archevore, because paleo is too limited. I would never do it, so it would not improve my health.

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:13 PM

I ride three horses a day.

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Double Unders. Not Paleo but good for your health.

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:26 AM

I take some supplements that nobody at all that I've seen talks about. In their natural form, they are probably very, very paleo, but raw dessicated adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands in supplement form from bovine sources in non-mad cow countries are among few things that help me function every day in spite of fibromyalgia. More non-paleo are the fibro meds I take, and while not being entirely curative, really work wonders. Way better than the alternatives. Also D-ribose for the fibro, but I'm not sure about it's overall efficacy, plus Calcium+D, kelp and lecithin. I noticed a real boost in my energy and just feeling good after adding the pituitary, after some also significant improvements after adding the adrenals. I went off them for a week or so (long story) and the results weren't good. I'm back on them and feeling among the living again.

And yeah, wine, occasional vodka mixed with a splash of 100% juice and about 6X water. Life can be fun, too, no? I don't notice any negative side effects from alcohol - I think mixing it with sugary beverages or not concomitantly with water or in the form of beer with all of its impurities, yeast and gluten, is probably what makes alcohol problematic, but that's just me.

Da7dc02f6150d09197a768aff40a11f1

on June 08, 2011
at 12:42 PM

Are you following the AI protocol? I've found it's helped with fibro issues.

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