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Man, that stuff is ABSOLUTELY related to diet!  I used to have a bunch of that stuff, including back pain and almost crippling anxiety, that went totally away when I changed my diet.  Good luck to you, I hope you start to feel better soon!

Food Journals / Re: Marika's Food Blog
« on: December 21, 2009, 07:25:30 PM »
Honestly I have no idea, but I would suspect that the kind of bacteria that help take care of fibrous foods like leafy greens would be different than the ones that help take care of starches.

Introductions / Re: Just startin out
« on: December 21, 2009, 06:08:04 PM »
I don't think it's carbs specifically, just that the normal western foods that make up "carbs" are generally wheat and sugar (and potatoes fried in vegetable fat).  All of these will make it difficult to lose inches, especially the wheat; I suspect it's because of inflammation.  Anecdotally, my sister knows a lady, who wasn't overweight to begin with, but cut wheat out of her diet and made no other change, and lost 3 inches around her waist.  My sister likes to say "wheat makes your insides fat."

Introductions / Re: Just startin out
« on: December 21, 2009, 08:44:04 AM »

Nightshades also contain solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison.

However, all plants have poison in them to some extent, and the question to me isn't if the poison is there, but if we are adapted to eating/detoxifying that poison.

That being said, I don't limit nightshades consciously, but they are low on the list of veggies I like so I don't eat that many of them anyway.

Food Journals / Re: Marika's Food Blog
« on: December 21, 2009, 08:38:39 AM »
Just a thought -

Plant matter requires friendly bacteria to help digest it.  If you haven't been eating plants recently, the specific bacteria that help you take care of vegetable matter will have died off.  Therefore, the first few times you eat plants you'll get digestive issues, at least until your plant-eating gut bacteria are re-established.

Diet and nutrition / Re: I have energy!
« on: December 20, 2009, 08:58:09 AM »
Awesome news!   ;D  It's amazing what food can do to you.

Food Journals / Re: klcarbaugh's Log
« on: December 20, 2009, 08:43:33 AM »
I still can't post pictures. Ugh, what is wrong  ???
The file size is less than 100 kb (I even tried with a 10kb file just to see). I still get an error that says, "Upload file full, choose a smaller file size and/or contact an administrator?"

You can post unlimited pictures if you sign up for a photo hosting site like flickr (other ones I know of offhand are photobucket, kodak, and snapfish) and then just embed the image in your post.

Food Journals / Re: Marika's Food Blog
« on: December 19, 2009, 10:32:31 AM »
Dang girl, you crazy!   ;D

I made the bacon mayo once and it was pretty good.  Super freaky bacony though!

Miscellaneous / Re: the paleo-skin :D:D
« on: December 18, 2009, 01:11:44 PM »
Pre-paleo I had a really big freckle on my back that had been getting bigger and was starting to get a white ring around that that wouldn't tan even when the rest of me did...freaked me the *&%$ out.  When I changed my diet the freckle started shrinking and then completely disappeared.  It never came back and I am now completely freaky-freckle-free.  :)  I am convinced that if I hadn't changed my diet I would have had skin cancer...

If this isn't good, wherecan I get some good, cheap lard?  I called the local Whole Foods, they don't carry it.

Some Whole Foods do a bit of onsite butchering/trimming and will just give you the fat scraps for free if you ask.  Then you can make your own lard.  :)  I did that when I lived in Seattle - just had to let the guys know a day in advance so they saved the trimmings for me rather than just throw them out.  If you don't want to feel super weird just tell them it's for your dog.   ;)

Miscellaneous / Re: Caveman Bathing/Hygiene?
« on: December 16, 2009, 07:40:31 PM »
Hardness does not equal abrasiveness. Simplifying things a bit hardness is an indication of how many solids will deposit on, for eg., a pipe or boiler when the water flows through such a system. The deposits are usually calcium salts.

I think maybe you guys are using the word "hardness" in a different manner?  Moh's hardness scale is used quite often in geology (I majored in it as an undergrad).  Its purpose is to rate the relative hardness rocks/minerals in a quite literal sense - by definition, a rock with a higher Moh's number will scratch a rock with a lower Moh's number, so using the Moh's values of clay vs teeth as Marika did will definitely tell you if the clay will abrade the teeth.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the clay discussion!  I'd like to get around to using more natural stuff on my body at some point.

Meta / Re: avatar
« on: December 16, 2009, 07:09:08 PM »
The only thing I can think of is that maybe you're pasting the URL to the page your picture is on and not to the picture itself.  To get the URL of the picture itself, pull up the picture in your browser, right click on it and click "copy image location" and paste that into the avatar field.  If that doesn't work, then I'm afraid I don't know what the problem is!

Meta / Re: avatar
« on: December 10, 2009, 08:35:24 PM »
You can't upload an avatar directly to the forum, but if you have a photo account somewhere else like flickr or photobucket you can use that as your avatar.  Just upload your pic to flickr for example and then copy the URL.

Then make sure you're logged in here and click the "profile" tab at the top of the page.  Then click on "forum profile information" in the lefthand menu.  Once here, you should have two options - "personalized picture" and "I have my own pic."  Click the radio button for "I have my own pic" and paste the URL of the picture you uploaded to flickr.

Hope that helps!

Research / Re: Studies on health benefits of fasting?
« on: December 09, 2009, 06:09:50 PM »
I don't know where to find the study and unfortunately I don't have the time right now to look it up for you (we're moving on Friday and I'm just taking a quick break from packing right now), but I remember hearing about one that was done on people fasting for Ramadan.  I'm pretty sure they've done studies on other religious groups that fast too.  Thought that bit of info might give you more leads for looking stuff up.

I don't have time for a full reply because I'm running around busy today, but I just wanted to note that the reason you're probably not staying full is that it sounds like you're not eating nearly enough fat.  Try eating more salad dressing, more nuts, more meat, or add something like avocado.  For example, to make your breakfast more filling you could add an egg and another tablespoon of olive oil to your salad.  Or for your snack, try eating 1/4 cup nuts instead of just 6.  Fat is your friend on paleo as long as it's the right kind of fat.

Oh and welcome!

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