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Introductions / Re: Hey from South Wales!
« Last post by Lovingmyself1985 on June 03, 2015, 07:06:01 PM »
That's wonderful! How has it affected your skin?
Introductions / Hello all!
« Last post by Lovingmyself1985 on June 03, 2015, 07:04:59 PM »
My name is Jenny. I am a 30 year old obese female with PCOS, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and chronic fatigue. I work 56 hours as a pediatric home health nurse which involves short bursts of activity followed by a lot of sitting. At the beginning of this my father, who is only 63, fell seriously ill due to a diabetic ulcer on his great toe. This lead to septicemia, then osteomyletis, which lead to the removal of his C3, C4, and C5 vertebrae that was replaced by cadaver bone and the fused as one unit from his C1 to T1. Why is this important you may ask? I have a 4 year old little boy and at 30 I have entirely to many health issues. I remember when my dad first started having health problems when I was 12. He was 45 and they told him was going to die. I didn't quite understand it then, but after living with constant fear of his death, and watching him pray what he thought would be his last(and honestly so did we) I realized I didn't want my 4 year old doing this with me any time soon. I have spent my entire life beating up my body, and though I have some chronic health issues, the damn thing has kept me here. It has taken all of the smoking, and eating, and sleep deprived nights, and alcohol, and every other damaging and abusive thing I have done to it and it has kept moving. So I decided that unless I want it to kill me for all the bs I do it, and unless I want my little boy to watch his mother slowly commit suicide with her crappy lifestyle choices, I better change some stuff around. I have tried fad diets to lose weight, and of course none of it has worked. So I have been reading about paleo and how not just to eat better, but also to make sound lifestyle choices all the way around. I am going to begin this journey beginning next Monday the 8th, and I am going to dedicate myself to it for a year. Yes I know this sounds like a long time to set for a beginner, but I promised myself no drinking at the beginning of the year and I haven't had a drop. I know how to commit, I just need to do it. Hopefully there will be some accountability here as well as encouragement and knowledge sharing. I see a lot of brilliant and supportive people on here. Thank you in advance from me and hope to make lots of great friends on this journey.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« Last post by JayJay on June 03, 2015, 07:25:08 AM »
None of those are really paleo but if you insist on using them, you should use very small quantities. All you need is fresh meat, fresh eggs, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables. What store doesn't have that?
Diet and nutrition / Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« Last post by Deefadog on June 03, 2015, 05:47:13 AM »
Hi all,

I am new to Paleo and slowly i am making  a list of new things i need to start stocking up on, but they are difficult or expensive!

As i based in the UK, the supermarkets seem very lean on items i need so i was hoping i could get some advise on the best places to buy the following:

I have found an online shop - but not sure if these are any good.

Arrow root powder
Coconut flour
Almond flour

Thanks for any help,
Introductions / Hey from South Wales!
« Last post by Deefadog on June 03, 2015, 05:43:00 AM »
Hey all,

I have just started out on the Paleo way of life, been a week and already i have more energy, sleep much better, and i have lost weight!

I am doing this to help with my Psoriasis skin condition rather than losing weight, but if thats a side effect then bring it on!

Hope to contribute if i can :)

Food Journals / Understanding The Palеоlіthic Dietіng Pаttern
« Last post by PaleoComics on June 01, 2015, 07:46:18 PM »
Withоut аny сontrоvеrsy, livіng a hеаlthу lifеstylе is а thіng оf сoncern to an аvеrаgeAmerican іn tоdaу’s sоciеtу whеrе mаnу peoрlе have bесomе the viсtims оf cеrtain dіeting mуths. Аs thе Paleо Dieting іs now being rеcоmmеnded as the best рrасtісe that саn prоmotе heаlthy lіvіng, іt іs hоwever іmроrtant tо аscеrtаіn іts роtеnсy.
Please don’t think of this as the “latest diet”. It’s a Lifestyle Choice. It’s all about you. People like to follow the latest trends, fashions and fads or weight loss ‘secrets’ and supplements. Although sometimes these can lead to health problems as they could turn out to be scams or even placebo (some supplements are fine e.g. vitamins, just be wise when choosing). The point is, this is all about your body and what works for you. The Paleo Diet may not feel right for you and I understand it may seem tough when looking for the diet or lifestyle choice that works for you and your body.
Paleo Lifestyle can help other people with their Weight Loss & Overall Look and Feel of their Bodies. Then emulate their results for Yourself & Your Body!
This article is to help you understand how The Paleo Diet works and how following it can help you succeed with the goals you may be looking to achieve in life!
There have are a number of paleo guide ebook out there that could help make paleolithic dieting easy...

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Small Amounts of Gluten in Subjects with Suspected Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial.


In a cross-over trial of subjects with suspected NCGS, the severity of overall symptoms increased significantly during 1 week of intake of small amounts of gluten, compared with placebo. Clinical trial no: ISRCTN72857280.

Thanks Eric.

One of the best things about having this studied and seemingly definitely proven (NCGS) is that the study results can be taken to doctors by people suspecting they have NCGS. At present, many people are being told "It's in your head" by their practitioners and they then suffer from prescriptions aimed at some other diagnosis, plus additional stress from the ignorant doctors and lack of support from friends and family.

Chris Kresser had an article on this recently,

and the amazing thing on the article was the number of comments it drew out where readers' n=1 self-studies confirmed that the only way to avoid the symptoms was to avoid gluten, and further, that every time gluten was avoided, certain symptoms subsided.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Weight Loss
« Last post by Warren Dew on May 29, 2015, 03:40:23 PM »
Paleo tends to raise HDL, or "good cholesterol", at least if the fats you eat are animal fats.  Also, as far as all cause mortality is concerned, a cholesterol rating of 220 is right  in the middle of the sweet spot of 200-240 that minimizes the chances of dying:

With respect to weight loss, are you male or female?
Diet and nutrition / Weight Loss
« Last post by Tennis Lover on May 29, 2015, 10:38:06 AM »
I am 6'2" with big bones structure and 240 LBS.
I am eating 98% Paleo diet, no carbs at all, and I am not hungry.
I can see my body changes and little of size changes but not weight loss.
Everyone tells me I look good, but I need to get lighter for my tennis practice.
My work out is 3 times full body workout with light weights, 2 times cross fit, and Tennis on the weekends.
I did Vegan diet before switching to Paleo for 7 weeks, and lost almost 10 pounds, also my Cholesterol level dropped from 220 to 148 during my Vegan diet.
Research / Re: The "Fake Cake Diet"
« Last post by Warren Dew on May 29, 2015, 06:00:49 AM »
Interesting that it was a real clinical trial - they just relied on the "green jelly bean" effect.
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