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    Pregnant and nursing mothers need more than...

    Pregnant and nursing mothers need more than 80-95g of carbs per day unless they are overweight/obese (and even then dropping too low can affect milk supply). Try upping your daily carbs to 125g and...
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    Have you gone through the farms at eatwild.org...

    Have you gone through the farms at eatwild.org Here are some that deliver near where you live: Q7 Ranch, Grass-fed Beef - Chicago Illinois - Indianaplis Indiana - Fort Wayne - Cincinnati Ohio -...
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    Not mention...not all paleo/primal people are...

    Not mention...not all paleo/primal people are gung-ho about processed meats like bacon and sausage. I don't consider those 'health foods' and instead they are sometimes-treats (maybe twice a month I...
  4. Final week(s) of pregnancy - protein aversion and HUGE carb cravings?

    I'm in my last week or two of pregnancy and suddenly my appetite has completely changed - I want VERY little protein and a ton of carbs. If I have any cravings, it is for carbs (not bad carbs...
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    If you have TMJ or other jaw issues...

    If you have TMJ or other jaw issues (clenching/grinding) it can worsen tinnitis.
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    The coconut milk is the cream as it's full fat. ...

    The coconut milk is the cream as it's full fat. The other milk is the additional milk. This is a dairy-free version as we're dairy intolerant over here. I suppose you could just use multiple cans...
  7. Thread: Bone Broth

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    After you made it, did you put it in the...

    After you made it, did you put it in the refrigerator overnight so the fat would rise to the top and congeal and could be taken off (and used for cooking)? That still leaves good fat in it but not...
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    I do a combo of full fat coconut milk and almond...

    I do a combo of full fat coconut milk and almond milk and its tasty.
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    Why not do a huge salad? You can put a bunch of...

    Why not do a huge salad? You can put a bunch of different vegeatbles/fruit/nuts in it and make your own dressing. Should be pretty tasty.
  10. Try sauteeing ground turkey/beef/lamb patties in...

    Try sauteeing ground turkey/beef/lamb patties in a sausage seasoning (I use a blend I mix myself from a recipe in Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan) and have that for breakfast as 'sausage' without the...
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    No, it's a terrible idea to increase your fat by...

    No, it's a terrible idea to increase your fat by ingesting the grossest, most toxic kind available. If you cannot afford grass-fed meat then you need to get leaner cuts to minimize the bad toxins...
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    I should have added 'for my pregnancy' given that...

    I should have added 'for my pregnancy' given that I was at a low weight to start with (5'4, 120 lbs), have a crazy CRAZY high metabolism while nursing (so having some extra cushion of weight to burn...
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    Not talking about the Zone diet (don't even know...

    Not talking about the Zone diet (don't even know a thing about it). All I've read are different primal/paleo books - Mark's Primal Blueprint, Robb Wolfe's The Paleo Solution, and Cordains The Paleo...
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    Not in my reading of it - not fearing fat,...

    Not in my reading of it - not fearing fat, enjoying eating fat as part of your diet, realizing fat is not 'unhealthy' to consume if it's from the right sources, and getting some calories from it are...
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    What about carbohydrates? I'm also curious about...

    What about carbohydrates? I'm also curious about why you are focused on getting the majority of your calories from fat. Is there a particular health issue you're dealing with that makes you eschew...
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    I make lots of popsicles for my kids. I don't...

    I make lots of popsicles for my kids. I don't use juice, only whole blended in a food processor with coconut milk (that way they get the fiber too and not a sugar rush). Sometimes I add a little...
  17. This is very helpful - thank you for your...

    This is very helpful - thank you for your response! I should mention that he takes a medication that has a potential side effect of raising cholesterol, which is partly why we believe his is as high...
  18. When he goes (somewhere...yet to be determined as...

    When he goes (somewhere...yet to be determined as we need a new dr.) for follow-up bloodwork in 6 months I plan to request whatever detailed tests can be done - this was far more basic and the LDL...
  19. This was a new dr. and I doubt DH will ever go...

    This was a new dr. and I doubt DH will ever go back to him again - when someone insults his intelligence and pulls an 'authority trump card' it basically sends him fleeing for the hills ;).
  20. "Trigs have come down a lot" That's what I...

    "Trigs have come down a lot"

    That's what I wasn't sure of - what constitutes a 'big drop' for such a short time frame? DH is committed to this long-term, so I told him that in 6 months he should...
  21. DH got his blood work results back after 6 weeks on primal - thoughts?

    DH was eating S.A.D. and had these cholesterol numbers back in March:

    HDL - 36
    LDL - 157
    Triglycerides - 227

    (Didn't get the VLDL or C-Reactive Protein)

    He agreed to go primal 100% six...
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    1. Dairy is most healthy when it has all its...

    1. Dairy is most healthy when it has all its natural components. When you take out the fat, the milk protein (casein) dominates which has untoward health consequences - higher inflammation, higher...
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    The only possible recommendations I would have...

    The only possible recommendations I would have are these:

    1. If your eyes are bugging out at the possibility of 'lean meat' then what are you eating? Is the meat you're ingesting grass-fed and...
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    From Mark's Daily Apple Carbohydrate curve (

    From Mark's Daily Apple Carbohydrate curve (<50 = ketosis/major weight loss, 50-100=weight loss, 100-150=weight maintenance, 150+ = weight gain).

    Pregnancy is not a time to try to lose weight, and...
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    Did you read some of the critiques of paleo? The...

    Did you read some of the critiques of paleo? The 'experts' were uncomfortable that it 'cut out entire food groups like grains and dairy'. If they're still thinking of those things as necessary for...
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