So I just finished making two jars of sauerkraut, which took me ages (it's my first batch). I'm really pleased with them and can't wait til they're ready to eat. BUT... As I was literally putting the cabbage into the jars at the end of the... (more)
Here's a flurry of questions, comments, and concerns... Feel free to pick any bit to answer from. I hate to intimidate people with so many pointed questions so just speak your mind on any point. Looking for opinions as much as facts, but prefer... (more)
Hey Guys! So I follow a 5-6 day low carb paleo diet pretty high in fat, high in protein, and stick pretty much with green leafy veggies. 1 day a week I do carb refeed. VERY high in carbs. I eat a lot of white rice, sweet potatoes, fruit,... (more)
I haven't had the chance to measure out my daily salt intake, but it always shocks people when they see how much I put on, even after I warn them about it. I'm literally pouring salt all over my food. You can see the piles. I seriously can't put... (more)
Hi, My thyroid levels are a bit low, I want to get more iodine. I don't have access to iodine-rich foods and I don't intend using iodized salts: are there high-minerals salts that are known to be particularly rich in iodine? Thanks! (more)
Hi! Due to leg cramping at night, I added Morton's Lite Salt to my diet at the suggestion of a question here on Paleohacks. It contains potassium and magnesium. However, that's not all it contains: it also includes some other additives... (more)
How many of you use salt during your 30 day challenge? I read some saying only sea salt while a few people say eliminate it all together. I'm aware that alot of the food eating on Paleo is not processed thus there's is a definite lack of salt.... (more)
As I bumble around trying to combine paleo with selecting foods which agree with me, I'm left wondering if salt makes what I think is a possible histamine reaction worse. The reaction for me is bloodshot painful eyes, tension headache, scalp... (more)
Evidently salt causes a proliferation of TH17 cells that overproduce interleukin-17, which has been linked to some autoimmune diseases. http://www.nature.com/news/salt-linked-to-autoimmune-diseases-1.12555 I do love salt, but my immune system is... (more)
I agree we should try and get our nutrients from food. But our soil is depleted, and getting 4-10g of potassium per day as paleo humans got is pretty hard. Potassium is pretty important for many things, especially nitrogen retention and lean... (more)
I'm a 21 year old male. I've been trying to go from 10% body fat to ~8% lately. I've been following this protocol: -Intermittent fasting -2,000 Calories per day -Low carb: ~60 grams of carbs a day -High protein, moderate fat -Coffee in the... (more)
i have read that a histamine response is a result of dehydration in the body and the histamine production is a result of a lack of salt....so if i am getting an inflammatory response from the histamine response, should i be supplementing with salt... (more)
I am just starting out on a low carb high fat diet (ala Volek and Phinney) and they repeatedly stress the importance of sodium supplementation. A popular means of this supplementation is bouillon cubes. I have been searching high and low for a... (more)
Hello Everyone, Earlier this week I felt a bit ill, and ultimately ended up craving foods with high salt content (soups, the dreaded Ramen Noodles, chips, etc.). As far back as I can remember, this seems to be a recurring craving whenever I am... (more)
Many electrolytes have a salty taste. Plus salt has a lot of trace minerals in it. Same thing as craving sugar when low energy -- body want cheap bioavailable resources I can use quickly.
So my kids aren't 100% Paleo all the time, but they're pretty close. I pack lunches for my first grade son on a daily basis and usually pack him things like jerky, good quality salami, ham roll ups, etc. For breakfast the kids usually have... (more)
I upped the level of magnesium in my diet (in supplements) to 1200 mg. a day. I also eat avocado. Upping the magnesium was recommended online for weight loss and muscle cramping. I also have bone spurs in my neck so take calcium with strontium to... (more)
I take natural calm at night, but can't use it every night because I get a cumulative effect. More than 3 nights in a row and I'm really sleepy during the day. Maybe try alternating nights??
Is it ok to give a 20 month old toddler bacon? I am a little worried about the salt content in bacon and other deli meats. She just loves it and I see on alot of the paleo sites that alot of mums give their children bacon.She drinks alot of water... (more)
For some strange reason I have craved potato chips for my whole life. The first year I was away from my family and was able to decide what to eat, I spent a whole year eating nothing but potato chips (and some other salty snacks), beer, coke and... (more)
I haven't really been paying too much attention to my salt intake in thinking that I know I'm not taking in too much, but after reading that, I might actually be taking in too... (more)
I'm in the home stretch of narrowing down headache/eye-hurting reaction, and I don't think it likely caused by the Morton's Lite Salt, but just figured I'd ask. Thanks Mike (more)
I don't use salt for much, but my husband was a salt-fiend before paleo/primal. So I researched a bit and learned about Himalayan pink salt. It is supposedly very old (250 million years old??) and also supposedly contains about 84 trace minerals... (more)
It occurred to me that since I stopped taking my multi-vitamin, and since I've been using sea salt for years, I might not be getting enough iodine. Right now, I'm dairy free, but do eat salmon once/week. (no sea veggies). So, I decided to... (more)
My situation: I live in the cool Pacific Northwest (and at sea level). Once a year or so, however, I spend a week at one mile above sea level exercising vigorously about six hours per day in 100-degree weather (no air conditioning). Pre-paleo, I... (more)
What would a paleo substitute to this video look like?
Omega-6 and significance
cover-all-the-bases medical testing?