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Diet and nutrition / Breast cancer
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:18:48 PM »
Has anyone had experience of eating paleo while receiving treament? The party line is the same as usual. Whole grains, fruit vegetables... cut diwn on red meat. Must be lean etc etc....

Diet and nutrition / 1 month in. Advice please.
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:33:41 AM »
Hi peeps.
Have done very clean paleo for a month. No alcohol, no sugar. Few carrots, mushrooms, cauli, broccoli, zucchini.
A very few pieces of fruit.
I have lost 14 .2 lbs so far which is great.
Question. Should I carry on exactly the same or adjust what, or the amount I am eating to ensure weight loss continues.
I have between 36 and 50 lbs to lose.
Thank you.

Exercises / I have to exercise. I am 65 this year and very unfit
« on: April 15, 2016, 12:14:44 PM »
I have the start of osteoarthritis in my hips and my knees are not flexible.
I have zero money for equipment or a gym.
I have started with some gentle tai chi. I would like to do some weight or resistance training. I own a pair of 2.5kg plastic dumbbells.

Am I beyond help? Can someone point me at something useful on youtube. I have not found anything suitable yet.
Also, I am easily discouraged. How can I measure progress?

I am currently 196 lbs and 5feet 5 inches.

All suggestions gratefully received.

I really need to start gently.

Oh, I also have a static bike and a cross trainer.

Food Journals / I have real difficulty long term eliminating sugar.
« on: January 03, 2016, 04:44:46 AM »
Are there any tips to kill a sweet tooth.

I love meat and fish
and starchy veg

and alcohol...
I am going dry for January at the very least.
I don't drink milk but I do love butter and cream.

Any suggestions people?
and I apologise this is about my 4th time here but I must do something.

Diet and nutrition / Appalling tiredness immediately after lunch.
« on: August 07, 2013, 05:41:33 AM »
Lunch of cold meats some fruit and coconut water today  but I suddenly get both an upset stomach and appalling yawning tiredness with nausea...

Any ideas? This has been happening off and on for a few weeks. I think it must be to do with blood sugar and have been tested within the last year and no anaemia, or diabtest show up.

Any ideas anyone?

Diet and nutrition / coconut water
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:13:58 AM »
Paleo or not? This says it is straight. Nothing added and not from concentrate.

Diet and nutrition / Budgeting help
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:32:59 AM »
I am about to make a BIG life change by retiring. This will however mean MUCH less money. I will have after all bills and feeding kitties (they don't need to suffer), 211 left per calendar month. Let's call this $211 rather than pounds sterling because they are around equivalent in many ways in their own lands.

Should I be able to eat paleo on this, without being a vegetarian? Any suggestions gratefully received. I really am a carnivore first and foremost....

Thank you for your thoughts and if you don't want to share in public, feel free to PM me.


Miscellaneous / The most ridiculous question you might be asked
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:44:48 AM »
Is this peanut butter and jelly sandwich paleo?

(I made that up of course but just for fun, what daft questions related to the diet can you think of? Real or invented)

I am listening and fuming at a radio article which is going on and on and on about the evils of saturated fat, the labelling of dairy
as healthy food options and so on and so on...... grrrrrrrrrr
sugar is the demon. sweeteners are NOT good...


I know various recipes which are not truly paleo. One is the bird stuffed with potato and onion. Another suggests browning the skin with olive oil of all things when a goose is the fattiest of birds in its own right.

Would anyone like to share their recipes. I have a wonderful, truly free-range goose on order from a splendid local country butcher and have even been invited out to the farm to see them in situ :)

Miscellaneous / So the Danish are going to tax saturated fat!!
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:38:31 AM »
Did anyone else see this rubbish at the weekend?

I have a friend, a lady of 81 who suffers chronic eczema over most of her body. Recently, a whole mass of fluid collected under her infected scalp which then burst and ran from her eyes and ears and made her face swell up. I have seen the nastly blisters and lesions on her back.

The medical profession seem to be doing very little and when she had to be in hospital for leg injury they gave her poly/cotton sheets and a pillow lined in plastic even though she told them about the problem. The sensitivity to man-made fibres is getting worse recently and she had to swap her rayon dressing gown for a cotton gown.

Virtually all the creams she has been given seem to have petroleum jelly in them. There are various chemicals in the proprietory shampoos she has been using.

Any suggestions about diet? What soap, detergent, deodorant, shampoo she might be able to use.

Can lard or coconut oil or olive oil be used on the skin. What about baby shampoo and oil?

 She has only just come up with this idea that it might be petroleum by-product or chemical related. She IS going to ask the doctor at the dermatology clinic for a detailed allergy test. They did a food allergy test quite a few years ago and nothing came up as a problem.

All thoughts gratefully received.

Diet and nutrition / Indelicate but want your thoughts
« on: June 15, 2011, 12:56:18 AM »
I have had a griping kind of diarrhoea for the last 5 days. Not chronic but uncomfortable and certainly not normal stools.

I haven't taken anything, it's not that bad and I have just been eating meat, herbal tea, eggs and a little lemon juice in water.

Do you guys think I just have a bit of an infection from somewhere or could it be something else? I am usually regular.

Miscellaneous / Gas
« on: June 03, 2011, 02:02:04 AM »

I have noticed how much less gas I have on the paleo WOE. Proteins and fats cause little gas apparently :)

Miscellaneous / This was in a site about reducing global warming
« on: June 02, 2011, 09:09:43 AM »
Eat less meat
Methane is the second most significant greenhouse gas and cows are one of the greatest methane emitters. Their grassy diet and multiple stomachs cause them to produce methane, which they exhale with every breath.

What has eating meat got to do with milch cows?? erm - nothing?

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