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  1. Thread: rice bran?

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    Not worth consuming, IMO. Generally speaking,...

    Not worth consuming, IMO.

    Generally speaking, the bran of any given grain will be its least desirable constituent. Despite its seemingly great micronutrient profile, bran is almost always rife...
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    You made a few claims about physiology without...

    You made a few claims about physiology without providing any specific biochemical processes or literature detailing those processes. Instead, you have repeatedly suggested that we run searches, but...
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    Since there are too many steroid hormones to name...

    Since there are too many steroid hormones to name (along with many that have yet to be identified), why claim that "all the steroids" are required for the use of fat soluble vitamins? Is it not...
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    Statements like this totally disregard individual...

    Statements like this totally disregard individual needs as an important factor in constructing the "optimal" diet.



    Glucose toxicity is almost never the result of a sensibly high carbohydrate...
  5. Appreciate the advice everyone! Sounds like I'll...

    Appreciate the advice everyone! Sounds like I'll just need to give it a week and back off the intensity next time around. I checked out Verstegen's website and there's loads of great advice, I'll...
  6. Sudden adductor injury - what could be causing this?

    I do strength training 3x per week (Mon/Weds/Fri), and I've been wanting to start incorporating sprints back into my routine. On Tuesday, I did my first sprint session in over a year. I felt fine,...
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    I drink kombucha 4 - 5 days a week when I can...

    I drink kombucha 4 - 5 days a week when I can afford it. Been drinking it for about 8 years. I've never bothered making my own, but I absolutely love the taste.

    As an unexpected bonus, the right...
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    Protein powder is most useful 20 minutes to an...

    Protein powder is most useful 20 minutes to an hour after a workout. It can be beneficial if you're looking to build muscle and need something quick and convenient, but whole food is undoubtedly...
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    The Primal Blueprint is 5 years old -- since its...

    The Primal Blueprint is 5 years old -- since its release, the stance on carbohydrate has changed pretty dramatically in the paleo/primal world. The general consensus is that whole food carbohydrates...
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    I've been off coffee and caffeine for 2 months...

    I've been off coffee and caffeine for 2 months now (aside from an occasional kombucha and dark chocolate). I was making a 12oz pourover every day, so I just cut back the amount by 3oz. every few days...
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    Poll: I'm not doubting the safety of caffeine, nor am I...

    I'm not doubting the safety of caffeine, nor am I doubting that many of our ancestors happily consumed it when available (note that caffeine =/= coffee). I believe caffeine to be perfectly safe in...
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    Poll: That's not the point I was making at all - by...

    That's not the point I was making at all - by "consuming", I effectively meant "using". It is highly unlikely that all humans throughout history would have had access to the quantity of coffee beans...
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    Poll: I normally agree with you about carbs:fat,...

    I normally agree with you about carbs:fat, calories, etc., but I just can't get behind this. Pollen allergies aren't really analogous to milk/coffee tolerance. Pollen is an inescapable component of...
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    Poll: I used to make really high quality stuff every...

    I used to make really high quality stuff every day - on top of home-roasting really good beans, I also used a burr grinder and was very meticulous about my pour-over method. I'm sure I avoided many...
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    Poll: Totally caffeine free for the most part. I still...

    Totally caffeine free for the most part. I still drink kombucha here and there, but the brand I drink has around 8 - 14 mg of caffeine per 8 oz, so I'm not too worried. I feel less grouchy and way...
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    Poll: I'd recommend looking into DLPA and/or...

    I'd recommend looking into DLPA and/or L-Tyrosine. Check out this article: How to Quit Coffee

    I've taken breaks from coffee several times over the past four years, and DLPA has been a HUGE help....
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    Poll: Just quit a month ago. Before that, I had one...

    Just quit a month ago. Before that, I had one 12oz. cup daily, brewed with freshly-ground single origin beans that I roasted at home every week. Loved drinking it, but not good for my sleep/energy.
  18. Thread: EPIC Bars

    by tarek
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    LOVE these things. They're expensive as hell, but...

    LOVE these things. They're expensive as hell, but that doesn't stop me from buying them all the time. I could easily eat 10 in a sitting.
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    My energy level's are great, actually - depending...

    My energy level's are great, actually - depending on how good my sleep is, of course. If I get a full night's sleep I'll feel great, aside from the mild cough and sinus congestion.

    I haven't yet...
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    It looks like each smoothie contains whey...

    It looks like each smoothie contains whey protein, fiber powder, milk, and various fruit. Not terrible, but I wouldn't waste my money unless I was in a pinch somewhere out of town. Otherwise, I could...
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    @Lazarus, lots of good info in your post. I was...

    @Lazarus, lots of good info in your post. I was thinking it might be bacterial because I developed some mild sinus congestion about week ago, which wasn't present for the first three weeks. And, like...
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    How to deal with antibiotics?

    I've been sick with a very mild bronchitis for about a month. The only real symptoms are some mild congestion and a productive cough that simply won't go away.

    Although it hasn't really gotten...
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    +1. For me, excessive dairy consumption results...

    +1. For me, excessive dairy consumption results in puffiness, skin issues, etc.

    However, it also depends on the type and quality of the dairy you're consuming, as well as your individual reaction...
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    The majority of my workouts are fasted, but I...

    The majority of my workouts are fasted, but I will occasionally eat something that is quickly digested beforehand, usually green juice or fruit.
  25. Thread: Bulletproof...

    by tarek
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    I've been wanting to try BPC for around a year or...

    I've been wanting to try BPC for around a year or two, but I love black coffee too much. I roast and grind my coffee fresh - putting anything else in it feels like I'm tainting it. :(
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