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3 Basics that have changed your life?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Let's hear it, folks. What are the 3 foods, practices, supplements that have given you an "aha" moment when it comes to performance, mood, or just general well-being?

Mine:

Coconut cream for my coffee Betaine HCL to help with digestion Sleeping in a dark room

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on August 15, 2013
at 12:44 AM

@keeks I take about 2400mg before meals that contain protein. What brand do you use? They say to take it until you feel the burning sensation, then take one less pill than that.

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on February 28, 2013
at 01:41 AM

@jake3_14 - Four days of bone broth will not affect your hair in any way; it must have been something else.

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(1237)

on February 27, 2013
at 09:30 PM

coconut oil, coconut oil and coconut oil

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

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on February 27, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Yeah I have definitely found I don't feel the cold much at all! Reynaud's not totally gone though, it can hit when I am really warm too which I find strange.

435e7133a24b3259f2282c134ddbf5a0

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on October 20, 2012
at 10:54 AM

I completely agree. Although I'd say that the food I eat in general just tastes more 'real' to me since ditching grains. :-)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on October 15, 2012
at 10:23 AM

Yes, and no. Any wheat exposure will remove that cold resistance immediately, despite the constant higher fat diet (than SAD). It's probably a thyroid related thing as that's what controls body temperature.

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(3700)

on October 15, 2012
at 04:49 AM

Alliteration...

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 15, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Recently quitted a job that was tearing into me with high stress levels - I feel so awesome since then.

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on October 15, 2012
at 02:48 AM

HA.....close enough!

Medium avatar

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on October 15, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Or your man's! ;)

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on October 15, 2012
at 12:17 AM

Mine similar :) Quitting caffeine would be right up there with gluten.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on October 14, 2012
at 09:55 PM

I take 200 mg, so it's not all that much. I also drink mineral water during the day which adds more magnesium (& other minerals, obviously). If I'm really having trouble, which is rare, 1 rounded teaspoon of Natural Calm makes me sleep like a log. More than that causes other problems, as you know.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 14, 2012
at 08:38 PM

grassyarse, doesn't organic grass fed taste insanely better than regular meat? i was vegan for 5 years, but before that, had always just had fast food or regular meat. i don't ever remember it tasting like the paleo meat i've been having recently.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 14, 2012
at 08:37 PM

i have problems sleeping and wake up 2-3 times a night. how much magnesium do you take? does it cause/increase diarrhea? i have UC so i've had to take magnesium citrate before and i know it's a strong laxative.

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on October 14, 2012
at 04:42 PM

I've noticed the resistance to cold, too. You're probably warmer now that you're digesting lots of good fats.

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

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on October 14, 2012
at 12:34 PM

Was that list chronological? :-)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on October 14, 2012
at 09:33 AM

That's wonderful, go find yourself a vegan forum however, today isn't April 1st. Trololololo.

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on October 13, 2012
at 08:35 PM

Bouts of constipation. Moodiness/anxiety/depression. Much stronger food cravings. Lower energy levels. I take magnesium after big workouts too, and I feel a lot less tired then and the next day.

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on October 13, 2012
at 06:58 PM

I like a coffee enema first thing in the morning, and in the late afternoon when I am getting sleepy and have trouble staying alert

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on October 13, 2012
at 05:08 PM

What was your experience pre-magnesium?

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on October 12, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Glad you found what worked for you :-) now, you can work on your negativity

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:48 PM

Magnesium? It's a mineral that your body needs anyway and that most of us are probably deficient in, so don't know if I worry about it.

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on October 12, 2012
at 06:13 PM

LUSH <3 The best thing ever! Men, it's the way to your girl's heart!

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on October 12, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Yes...I used to just slop the baking soda on my hair and then it would get dry. I have fine hair too. I do miss my smelly conditioners. I also stopped using super hot water. I know about the chicken!!! crazy. I just tried making egg drop soup with it. very easy and good. Recipes and tips here... http://paleohacks.com/questions/71991/egg-drop-soup-ideas#axzz2966LPKqC

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:49 PM

bacon, that's interesting. i was doing the baking soda/ ACV thing probably twice a week during that time. i just have very fine hair and the ACV always made it look greasy. the baking soda dried it out so my hair looked fried. i was glad i got it all cut off so i could start over. jake, i just made my first batch of bone broth on monday and i've been drinking it every day. i am amazed at how much flavor a chicken carcuss has!

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:46 PM

my showers have gone from 4 minutes to 15 minutes since i started using LUSH and i'm always taking baths for no reason. i just can't get enough of it! i will definitely look up dope soap.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:34 PM

+1..............

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 12, 2012
at 01:19 PM

It's nice not to feel the need to please others.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 12, 2012
at 01:18 PM

@joanna. I've been experimenting with it for over a year. It took awhile to get it right. My hair looks better than it ever has. I used baking soda dissolved in water and spray it on my scalp...exfoliate with my fingers, rinse, and then rinse with ACV and water or ascorbic acid and water--sometimes I rinse that out sometimes I leave it. The last part is what conditions.

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on October 12, 2012
at 12:57 PM

One of the best responses I've ever read on hacks!

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

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on October 12, 2012
at 12:52 PM

Is that habit-forming?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:43 AM

LOL Random order I assure you.

65333605eb0e62ccdb9ffaac00727bc6

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:57 AM

Urm...I'm so confused...Why does your wife come after weight training and before meat?

65333605eb0e62ccdb9ffaac00727bc6

(150)

on October 12, 2012
at 01:56 AM

OMG! I love LUSH! Know what I love more though? "Dope Soap"...Google it...It will change your life...That woman knows how to make soap!

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:53 AM

+ 1,000,000 :-)

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:04 PM

I started drinking 8 oz. of bone broth daily, and after 4 days went for a haircut. My barber/stylist told me my hair was in much *better* shape (fuller, sturdier) than on previous visits.

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Helps me sleep -- I fall asleep faster & I sleep deeper & longer. Especially noticeable w/ Natural Calm, but since that makes me sleep TOO long (I have trouble waking up when I take it) I more frequently take Carlson's capsules. And I think it keeps me a bit calmer during the day. So maybe for people who already sleep well, it would not be so noticeable.

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:23 PM

uhm .

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:09 PM

As my wife would say "Dude, wrong hole"

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on October 11, 2012
at 09:59 PM

i recently put blinds in my room after sleeping with sheer curtains my whole life. i love the blackness now! i never know what time it is when i wake up.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 11, 2012
at 09:58 PM

how does the magnesium help you, robin?

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 11, 2012
at 09:55 PM

how does your hair look? i did no hair products for 4 months and my hair was absolutely disgusting. i went to the hair salon to get it all cut off and the girl said "wow. you have some of the most damaged hair i've ever seen." haha

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:48 PM

every boy needs a hobby.

C8976e6d769b80eb516858cbe254edad

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Well then you need more hobbies lol

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on October 11, 2012
at 07:44 PM

how often do you use them and how have they helped you?

Aff97e82eccef9d957abdd7317f72457

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on October 11, 2012
at 07:09 PM

how much betaine do you take and when do you take it? I've been taking 2400mg before meals and not noticing much of a difference, but I feel like upping my dosage would be too high. Thoughts?

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 11, 2012
at 06:27 PM

Magnesium at night just before bed. Easily the biggest noticeable effect of any supplement I've ever taken.

Yoga. Can't believe I ignored everyone who urged me to take yoga all those years, and that I mostly believed the other people who said you couldn't build muscle doing yoga, and that yoga wouldn't help you lose weight.

Butter & coconut oil, & fats in general. Wish I could have back all the years of eating a low fat diet. And a great product for anyone who wants to eat coconut oil plain but dislikes the taste, but finds coconut butter too thick to swallow: mix coconut oil (I like Garden of Life brand, it's not as soapy as some) half & half with Artisana coconut butter. The combo tastes great and is easy to swallow.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 11, 2012
at 09:58 PM

how does the magnesium help you, robin?

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Helps me sleep -- I fall asleep faster & I sleep deeper & longer. Especially noticeable w/ Natural Calm, but since that makes me sleep TOO long (I have trouble waking up when I take it) I more frequently take Carlson's capsules. And I think it keeps me a bit calmer during the day. So maybe for people who already sleep well, it would not be so noticeable.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 14, 2012
at 09:55 PM

I take 200 mg, so it's not all that much. I also drink mineral water during the day which adds more magnesium (& other minerals, obviously). If I'm really having trouble, which is rare, 1 rounded teaspoon of Natural Calm makes me sleep like a log. More than that causes other problems, as you know.

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

(2613)

on October 12, 2012
at 12:52 PM

Is that habit-forming?

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on October 12, 2012
at 09:48 PM

Magnesium? It's a mineral that your body needs anyway and that most of us are probably deficient in, so don't know if I worry about it.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 14, 2012
at 08:37 PM

i have problems sleeping and wake up 2-3 times a night. how much magnesium do you take? does it cause/increase diarrhea? i have UC so i've had to take magnesium citrate before and i know it's a strong laxative.

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D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

on October 12, 2012
at 07:47 PM

  1. Quitting gluten
  2. Eggs for breakfast
  3. Quitting a job I hated

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 15, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Recently quitted a job that was tearing into me with high stress levels - I feel so awesome since then.

Ba1c998b18470309687f07606767668a

(161)

on October 15, 2012
at 12:17 AM

Mine similar :) Quitting caffeine would be right up there with gluten.

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:16 PM

  1. Bacon fat.
  2. Coconut everything.
  3. Not weighing myself.

6
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(11488)

on October 11, 2012
at 07:46 PM

  1. Masturbation
  2. Knitting
  3. Golf

(I don't know how to knit, and I don't really like golf).

4f1b5248fa85c735438f8a3bca274971

(97)

on October 11, 2012
at 08:48 PM

every boy needs a hobby.

C8976e6d769b80eb516858cbe254edad

(220)

on October 11, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Well then you need more hobbies lol

65333605eb0e62ccdb9ffaac00727bc6

(150)

on October 12, 2012
at 01:53 AM

+ 1,000,000 :-)

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on October 12, 2012
at 12:57 PM

One of the best responses I've ever read on hacks!

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:23 PM

uhm .

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:34 PM

+1..............

5
F040035b2008ec80b205481afbd39ad4

on October 12, 2012
at 03:44 PM

  1. Just eat real food (inc bone broth, liver and seasonal veg).
  2. Lift heavy, lift hard (Big 3 + Sprinting).
  3. Sleep more.

5
435e7133a24b3259f2282c134ddbf5a0

on October 11, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Grass-fed meat after 22 years as a vegetarian

Not being scared of good saturated fats

Weight-bearing exercise (the change in body composition from fat to muscle with much less, but more effective, exercise has been a revelation)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 14, 2012
at 08:38 PM

grassyarse, doesn't organic grass fed taste insanely better than regular meat? i was vegan for 5 years, but before that, had always just had fast food or regular meat. i don't ever remember it tasting like the paleo meat i've been having recently.

435e7133a24b3259f2282c134ddbf5a0

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on October 20, 2012
at 10:54 AM

I completely agree. Although I'd say that the food I eat in general just tastes more 'real' to me since ditching grains. :-)

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on October 11, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Sunshine Sleep Sweet potatoes

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on October 15, 2012
at 04:49 AM

Alliteration...

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on October 11, 2012
at 07:17 PM

D3 Supplementation: No more colds. Asthma is GONE!

Magnesium before bed: Great sleep and no more sugar/chocolate binges.

Eating when hungry: I will sit down to meals for socializing, but don't feel any need to eat to please others.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 12, 2012
at 01:19 PM

It's nice not to feel the need to please others.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on October 14, 2012
at 09:49 AM

  1. Going 100% paleo
  2. Coconut, Butter, Bacon, avocado and EVOO (aka real good quality fats for energy)
  3. Realizing that conventional wisdom is wrong and I should almost always do the opposite.

Was hard narrowing it down to just 3 until I saw that I can generalize.

I was doing pretty bad right before going paleo, and immediately after. Had acid reflux that wouldn't go away, I was controlling it with an over the counter PPI, but since I had no gall bladder, I'd also get bile reflux if I didn't eat anything, which was worse than the acid reflux.

The breakthrough came from two things: a) cutting out dairy in addition to grains/legumes, and b) taking Now Superenzymes. Turns out I have an issue with cow dairy - even fermented, but not from other critters. Goat, sheep, buffalo dairy work nicely for me, though I rarely consume it, so it's likely an issue with the casein, not the lactose. (It causes a return of acid reflux the same night.)

After that, it was all an easy, fun ride. I lost 29lbs in the 1st year, gained back about 17lbs back - but it was mostly muscle, so I'm happy with it.

Lots of other changes too: Whenever I see a staircase, I don't dread it, it's just a minor annoyance now; where as before it might have been a challenge, I run up it, two steps at a time, and I almost never get winded. I'm even slowly trying to climb up 3 steps at a time.

To the chagrin of the 4-5 jackets and coats in the hall closet, I've developed a resistance to cold. Cold now feels refreshing and welcome, not, well, cold. I can go out in 40'F weather with just a long sleeve shirt.

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on October 14, 2012
at 04:42 PM

I've noticed the resistance to cold, too. You're probably warmer now that you're digesting lots of good fats.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:23 AM

Yes, and no. Any wheat exposure will remove that cold resistance immediately, despite the constant higher fat diet (than SAD). It's probably a thyroid related thing as that's what controls body temperature.

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

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on February 27, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Yeah I have definitely found I don't feel the cold much at all! Reynaud's not totally gone though, it can hit when I am really warm too which I find strange.

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:00 PM

1.my kids 2. My therapist 3. Atheism

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

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on October 14, 2012
at 12:34 PM

Was that list chronological? :-)

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on October 15, 2012
at 02:48 AM

HA.....close enough!

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:32 AM

  1. Sleep 2. Strength-training 3. Low (but not very low) carb eating

3
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on October 11, 2012
at 09:57 PM

  1. appreciating the little things
  2. not caring what anybody thinks
  3. LUSH bath products

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(641)

on October 12, 2012
at 06:13 PM

LUSH <3 The best thing ever! Men, it's the way to your girl's heart!

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(150)

on October 12, 2012
at 01:56 AM

OMG! I love LUSH! Know what I love more though? "Dope Soap"...Google it...It will change your life...That woman knows how to make soap!

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:46 PM

my showers have gone from 4 minutes to 15 minutes since i started using LUSH and i'm always taking baths for no reason. i just can't get enough of it! i will definitely look up dope soap.

Medium avatar

(65)

on October 15, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Or your man's! ;)

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:20 PM

the best one i can think of is I am avoiding processed and pre packaged foods

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on February 28, 2013
at 12:26 AM

  1. Quitting daily caffeine.
  2. Removing gains and dairy.
  3. Learning to cook for the first time in my life: meat + vegetables + fat

All three were huge aha/eureka moments for me: 1 and 2 improved my energy level and mood. 2 improved my digestion. 3 was an eye-opening discovery that cooking is easy and delicious.

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:36 PM

1) Eating lots of fat

2) Becoming a girl who lifts heavy weights, and liking it!

3) Intermittent fasting

A year ago, I would have said "no fucking way" to all of these things. Amazing how things change, no?

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on October 13, 2012
at 10:49 AM

Quitting my regular caffeine habit (still have an occasional dose)

Magnesium supplementation (400mg mag citrate before bed)

Those two are clear. The last is a toss-up. Eating liver. Getting regular exercise. Using lots of (good quality) salt. Probiotics.

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on October 13, 2012
at 08:35 PM

Bouts of constipation. Moodiness/anxiety/depression. Much stronger food cravings. Lower energy levels. I take magnesium after big workouts too, and I feel a lot less tired then and the next day.

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on October 13, 2012
at 05:08 PM

What was your experience pre-magnesium?

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on October 12, 2012
at 12:05 PM

  1. Sun, 2. liver, 3. regular workouts

2
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:10 PM

1 - Weight Training 2 - My wife 3 - Meat

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:43 AM

LOL Random order I assure you.

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:57 AM

Urm...I'm so confused...Why does your wife come after weight training and before meat?

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on February 28, 2013
at 02:01 AM

not in any particular order: Magnesium for relaxation, better sleep & better bowels

Loving the taste of food after being vegetarian for 3 yrs

Stable blood sugar

1
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on February 28, 2013
at 12:00 AM

1) PUFA ratios 2) quitting gluten 3) eating real food

1
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on February 27, 2013
at 10:07 PM

1) Eating lots of fat (my first coconut oil buzz was euphoric) 2) Not demonizing carbs...I did that for a few months and got way too skinny. Nice to know potatoes and white rice aren't evil like some suggest. 3) Not eating crap...I used to eat one large pizza in less than 24hrs..whole boxes of Mac & cheese, cereal out the ass. I was a nasty kid. Had painful acne all over my back...not anymore.

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C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

on February 27, 2013
at 09:17 PM

1) Cooking is fun & the kitchen is actually a useful room in my house.

2) Naps (10-15 minutes in a dark room) really reduce my stress & high blood pressure

3) There are some great Paleo home cooks & chefs based on the chunk of blogs I visit daily.

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on February 27, 2013
at 06:34 PM

  1. Paleo
  2. Paleo
  3. Paleo

I find that having a high fat, low carb diet where I am comfortable foregoing meals, drinking butter and/or coconut oil in my morning coffee as a matter of course, not constantly thinking about my next meal or how many calories I am eating (granted in the first few months of transition I did), lifting heavy and knowing I am getting stronger, conscious of stress levels and listening to my body, has all just given me such freedom. Freedom to enjoy life.

If I had to choose 3 things being more specific than all-encompassing Paleo then I would have to say:

  1. Paleohacks and The Paleo Solution, which together introduced me to paleo and keep me right
  2. Fat, in all its glorious forms, particularly coconut and my beloved bacon
  3. Lifting to failure, this is such a good de-stressor and I love seeing improvements in my strength and appearance.

Paleo FTW!

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on October 12, 2012
at 03:21 PM

  1. Bullet Proof Coffee
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Turning off the TV

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(22)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:02 PM

  1. getting off paleo
  2. eating brown rice, whole wheat
  3. reducing fat and meat

went from feeling like a piece of garbage on paleo to a million bucks on a real diet and not some garbage pseudoscience.

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(1784)

on October 12, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Glad you found what worked for you :-) now, you can work on your negativity

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(19463)

on October 14, 2012
at 09:33 AM

That's wonderful, go find yourself a vegan forum however, today isn't April 1st. Trololololo.

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Practising qi gong, going to bed earlier, drinking alcohol only once a week and moderation

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:26 PM

  1. Bulletproof coffee
  2. Intermittent fasting
  3. Yerba mate

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on February 27, 2013
at 10:22 PM

Abstaining from sex made me a truly spiritual being. Instead of being a slave to boobs, now I meditate above my poops.

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:18 PM

  1. Cutting out caffeine 2. Stopping Crossfit 3. Doing everything possible to improve sleep.

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:56 PM

  1. Avocados
  2. Kettlebell swings
  3. Nut butter + banana smoothies

There's sure as hell so many more but these things keep me PSYCHED and oh so very happy :)

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on October 15, 2012
at 03:24 AM

  1. more oil and fats - I'm less likely to get hungry while at work, and can stay focused for longer.
  2. magnesium before bed (in ZMA) - definitely helps with sleep. no rebound effect.
  3. weighing myself - I find it hard to gain weight (my goal) without regularly weigh-ins. When I stop weighing, I start losing weight.

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on October 14, 2012
at 08:18 PM

in no particular order:

  • resistance/strength training
  • eating more protein (1g/lb lean body mass)
  • fasting

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on October 11, 2012
at 07:34 PM

  1. coffee enema

there is no 2 and 3

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(180)

on October 11, 2012
at 07:44 PM

how often do you use them and how have they helped you?

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:09 PM

As my wife would say "Dude, wrong hole"

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on October 13, 2012
at 06:58 PM

I like a coffee enema first thing in the morning, and in the late afternoon when I am getting sleepy and have trouble staying alert

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on October 11, 2012
at 06:28 PM

hmmm...i would have to say,

  1. Discovering I can't eat FODMAPS to excess.
  2. Bone broth
  3. Going no-poo

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(5635)

on October 11, 2012
at 09:55 PM

how does your hair look? i did no hair products for 4 months and my hair was absolutely disgusting. i went to the hair salon to get it all cut off and the girl said "wow. you have some of the most damaged hair i've ever seen." haha

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(5635)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:49 PM

bacon, that's interesting. i was doing the baking soda/ ACV thing probably twice a week during that time. i just have very fine hair and the ACV always made it look greasy. the baking soda dried it out so my hair looked fried. i was glad i got it all cut off so i could start over. jake, i just made my first batch of bone broth on monday and i've been drinking it every day. i am amazed at how much flavor a chicken carcuss has!

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:04 PM

I started drinking 8 oz. of bone broth daily, and after 4 days went for a haircut. My barber/stylist told me my hair was in much *better* shape (fuller, sturdier) than on previous visits.

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:18 PM

@joanna. I've been experimenting with it for over a year. It took awhile to get it right. My hair looks better than it ever has. I used baking soda dissolved in water and spray it on my scalp...exfoliate with my fingers, rinse, and then rinse with ACV and water or ascorbic acid and water--sometimes I rinse that out sometimes I leave it. The last part is what conditions.

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on October 12, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Yes...I used to just slop the baking soda on my hair and then it would get dry. I have fine hair too. I do miss my smelly conditioners. I also stopped using super hot water. I know about the chicken!!! crazy. I just tried making egg drop soup with it. very easy and good. Recipes and tips here... http://paleohacks.com/questions/71991/egg-drop-soup-ideas#axzz2966LPKqC

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(145)

on February 28, 2013
at 01:41 AM

@jake3_14 - Four days of bone broth will not affect your hair in any way; it must have been something else.

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