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  1. I've had joint pain since I was a teenager. I...

    I've had joint pain since I was a teenager. I discovered about 10 years ago that it's always worse when I've been drinking caffeine. Recently I started taking fish oil daily and I've never felt...
  2. In a month I will have been primal for a year. ...

    In a month I will have been primal for a year. In three months I'll be 50. I'm down 45 pounds and hope to be down 50 by my birthday (or sooner). Still no formal exercise (How long have I been...
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    Thought I'd share recent success in dealing with...

    Thought I'd share recent success in dealing with a problem I've had since I was a teenager. I have had achy joints on and off most of my life. It was always worse when I didn't get enough sleep,...
  4. Hello, Fish Oil! Where have you been all my life?

    One thing I was hoping when I started following The Primal Blueprint last October was to be rid of the joint achiness I've had since I was a teenager. (If I'm tired, I ache. If I drink caffeine, I...
  5. I'm not familiar with that filter. I usually let...

    I'm not familiar with that filter. I usually let a jug of tap water sit on the counter for a couple days to let the chlorine evaporate.
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    About six months into eating primally I splurged...

    About six months into eating primally I splurged and ate two desserts at my sister's house for Passover. I was sick within about 30 minutes--bloated tummy, nauseated, in pain. I was sick the whole...
  7. Magnesium is a diuretic! Get off the magnesium...

    Magnesium is a diuretic! Get off the magnesium and see if the middle of the night bathroom visits stop. I only took magnesium for two days because the diuretic effect was so horrible.
  8. Still plugging along. Down 44 pounds as of this...

    Still plugging along. Down 44 pounds as of this morning. Still no formal exercise, although I've been doing a one month plank challenge. Can't seem to get past a minute and a half.

    I was...
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    Great discussion! I've never been diagnosed with...

    Great discussion! I've never been diagnosed with arthritis, but I've had joint pain since I was a teenager. It's always worse when I don't get enough sleep and it took me years to figure out it was...
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    I wish I had taken before pictures. I was so...

    I wish I had taken before pictures. I was so disgusted with myself and convinced nothing was going to change that I didn't take the time to do it.

    Good luck!
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    You crave what you eat. You can get used to...

    You crave what you eat.

    You can get used to eating things you never thought you'd like (like plain yogurt) and eventually you WANT to eat those foods. I recently weaned myself off of salad...
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    I'm so used to facebook--I want to click "Like"...

    I'm so used to facebook--I want to click "Like" on so many of your replies.

    I agree that it doesn't have to be an all or nothing proposition. I was very strict in the beginning because that...
  13. I have a friend who bought a pair of pants at a...

    I have a friend who bought a pair of pants at a secondhand clothing store. He wore them without washing them and ended up with a brown recluse spider bite. He went to the ER and thankfully the...
  14. Six kids, one husband, a dog and a bird--Ann of...

    Six kids, one husband, a dog and a bird--Ann of the Jungle.
  15. Check out this blog. This woman is a registered...

    Check out this blog. This woman is a registered dietitian who believes in the paleo/primal way of eating. She works at a local children's hospital. It sounds like she advises her patients to eat...
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    Soooo many good ideas here!

    Soooo many good ideas here!
  17. This looks like fun! I'll check it out. I need...

    This looks like fun! I'll check it out. I need something to get me off this plateau I'm resting on.
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    I am home full time. That's my problem. And...

    I am home full time. That's my problem. And we're trying not to spend money, so going anywhere with all the kids has to be planned out (pack lunches, go some place that's free) and I tend to just...
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    I eat ALL DAY LONG!!! It's all primal, but I eat...

    I eat ALL DAY LONG!!! It's all primal, but I eat ALL DAY LONG!!! I do much better on the days that we're out during the day. And I try to eat carrots and things like that as snacks, but I find I'm...
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    I have started eating 90% chocolate and find that...

    I have started eating 90% chocolate and find that anything lower tastes too sweet for me. I was very disciplined and eating one square a day. Then one day I was stressed out and ate half a bar. I...
  21. I suffered for years with arthritis-type pain. ...

    I suffered for years with arthritis-type pain. It always came if I didn't get enough sleep, but about 10 years ago I discovered it also came when I had caffeine. I've been much better since I went...
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    Face facts: Too much sugar causes wrinkles -...

    Face facts: Too much sugar causes wrinkles - Health - Skin and beauty | NBC News
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    Kathleen, UTI's are actually very common in...

    Kathleen, UTI's are actually very common in little girls and some are more prone than others. I'm guessing you don't have kids and don't spend a lot of time with moms talking about their kids.

    To...
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    I think relaxation could definitely be the...

    I think relaxation could definitely be the reason. I'm usually home with kids, but if I have several days where I'm running around, I don't "go". Then I have a day home and I go and go and go...
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    I get nightmares if drink caffeine after about...

    I get nightmares if drink caffeine after about 6:00pm. I have bizarre dreams and scream for help. Without caffeine, I'm fine.
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