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    Good news and bad. The bad is that his eating has...

    Good news and bad. The bad is that his eating has been getting worse and we're back to just a mouthful or two of food before he's had enough. I took him to his GP before Easter because a pacemaker...
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    Today is my father's 94th Birthday. :) He hasn't...

    Today is my father's 94th Birthday. :) He hasn't a clue, of course. He's had a couple of cards and I bought him a larger (HO/00 1:72 scale) die-cast spitfire - Mk1 for those who care. He's got a...
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    Cheers, Kathy. I felt it was important to talk...

    Cheers, Kathy. I felt it was important to talk about Alzheimer's and what it really means to have it and look after someone with it. But especially here at MDA, because of the change we noticed when...
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    Thanks! :) My standby at uni was tinned tuna,...

    Thanks! :) My standby at uni was tinned tuna, sweetcorn and rice - usually with salad cream/ketchup. Minimal cooking, nothing to go off.
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    I've been working my way through the thread....

    I've been working my way through the thread. Various posts on iodine caused me to pick up the Lynne Farrow book and I've started supplementing and working my way up in dosage. I mostly scanned...
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    Hmmm, I don't really get bored with food....

    Hmmm, I don't really get bored with food. Nutrition aside, I'd happily eat bolognese every day for ever! :)

    I have restricted options anyway because of what my father can/likes to eat and not...
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    Well done on your week's progress. It's a lot...

    Well done on your week's progress. It's a lot easier to keep going once you've got started and every little plus helps to boost motivation. Great that you're feeling more energy etc. And of course,...
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    Hah, just looking back at my last entry back in...

    Hah, just looking back at my last entry back in January. What a difference a couple of months makes.

    The biggest change since then is my father's eating habits and this of course has a knock-on...
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    Congratulations. Sounds like you've got off to a...

    Congratulations. Sounds like you've got off to a good start. I completely understand about the snacking - glad you've found primal alternatives and yes, clearing out temptation is a really good move....
  10. Thread: Introduction

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    Hi, welcome aboard. It can be tough finding...

    Hi, welcome aboard. It can be tough finding primal food options, yes, but on the other hand you'll probably find you're less worried about about having to eat and can just go without, even when...
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    Congratulations. I have to agree that enjoying...

    Congratulations. I have to agree that enjoying what you eat makes a huge difference.
  12. Hi, Lettie, welcome. I think as you read the book...

    Hi, Lettie, welcome. I think as you read the book you'll understand there's no hard and fast rule for anything. It's all about starting with the general principles (blueprint) and then finding out...
  13. Okay, so is this the U of Wisconsin one that...

    Okay, so is this the U of Wisconsin one that started 21st Jan or a different one? and is it possible to start a course after it's already started?

    Thanks for the link to the site. I'm intrigued by...
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    Hi jcs63, my only advice is to be patient. A week...

    Hi jcs63, my only advice is to be patient. A week is not long and it takes time for your gut to heal. Also if you've not been eating high sugar processed foods you may not see the bigger losses to...
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    Welcome, Brassica, hope you're starting to feel...

    Welcome, Brassica, hope you're starting to feel the benefits, although diving straight into the autoimmune protocol may be a shock to the system. I know how you feel about the eggs - I recently cut...
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    Welcome aboard, Charlise. Hope you're finding...

    Welcome aboard, Charlise. Hope you're finding eating paleo/primal to your liking. No idea about your specific issues, but I've seen other threads on the subject, so there are other folks around on...
  17. Thread: The Last 40%

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    Welcome, hardran3, and congratulations on...

    Welcome, hardran3, and congratulations on breaking your plateau! Sounds like you're on track for a great summer. :)
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    Hi, lilfit, welcome aboard. Don't stress the...

    Hi, lilfit, welcome aboard. Don't stress the calorie count or macros. The principle behind primal is to concentrate on eating whole unprocessed foods (absent grains and legumes) and let your body...
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    Hi, welcome aboard. Don't worry about trying to...

    Hi, welcome aboard. Don't worry about trying to be perfect, just do the best you can. That means as long as it's whole foods just eat what you can afford to buy. It doesn't have to be organic,...
  20. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Congratulations! That's a great start. Don't be...

    Congratulations! That's a great start. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't continue at the same rate. Sounds like you're starting to feel better already and that's a huge plus.
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    Welcome aboard Demosthenes. I suggest you dig...

    Welcome aboard Demosthenes. I suggest you dig into the getting started stuff that Mark has on the web-site and you'll find references to ponder to your heart's content. As I'm sure you've picked up,...
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    Just to ditto what Macey said - if you're giving...

    Just to ditto what Macey said - if you're giving up fags and drink, then I really wouldn't try to cut calories as well. Just enjoy eating real food for at least a few weeks until the cravings for...
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    I don't buy steak because my father can't chew...

    I don't buy steak because my father can't chew it. We eat beef/pork/lamb mince - usually the cheapest in Tesco because it has a higher fat content. To be honest, grass is cheap and available...
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    Just a shout out of encouragement here. How's the...

    Just a shout out of encouragement here. How's the rest of the month been going for you?
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    Hmmm, after reading Mark's post on sprints, I...

    Hmmm, after reading Mark's post on sprints, I decided to try it on the bicycle I have in the conservatory on a roller. Wow, just 4 x 20 secs sprints and I managed a 10 sec gap between the 1st 2 and...
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