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    It seems weird that there's a debate about...

    It seems weird that there's a debate about population growth and food supply, and no-one has really mentioned environmental degradation and climate change. The figures do vary in the data I've come...
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    Thanks guys, I'll check out the vitamin E oil,...

    Thanks guys, I'll check out the vitamin E oil, although I'm sure it will be really expensive to get it imported.

    I've sent off a dear mark, maybe we'll be able to get his expert advice some time...
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    Sun Exposure and Long Term Skin Damage

    Hi Everybody,

    I've been looking in the forums for something about this, as sun exposure has always been a hot topic in the primal debate, but couldn't find anything specific to my problems. I...
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    No replies? I couldn't find anything else...

    No replies?

    I couldn't find anything else about this on the forums, I'm sure theres a debate somewhere about how 'primal' cycling is, especially the long distance kind that seems a lot like...
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    Long Distance Cycling Trip

    Hi everyone,

    I've been thinking of doing a cycling trip across SE Asia and China, maybe lasting 2 months.

    I've done some stuff like this before, but this is my first time since going primal/...
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    I'm in a similar situation, thinking of really...

    I'm in a similar situation, thinking of really putting on muscle, but I'm not so comfortable with eating that much. I'm eating a lot more now than I was last year, but there are two reasons for...
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    Hehe, one mention of an eating disorder in the...

    Hehe, one mention of an eating disorder in the past, and everyone treats me like a full-blown anorexic!

    But yeah, you make some good points, I'll look into thyroid health and calorie consumption,...
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    I had an omelette too! 3 eggs with lard and a...

    I had an omelette too! 3 eggs with lard and a leek and lots of spices!
    Skipped lunch, had a coffee with double cream.
    Evening had a salad, then some mackerel with loads of veg, another chunk of...
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    Really?! I'm not 100% cured, I admit that, but...

    Really?! I'm not 100% cured, I admit that, but I'm in one of the healthiest states I've been in for a few years, no compulsive eating/ exercising/ binging/ calorie counting/ distorted body image. I...
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    Thanks for the feedback! I've maybe wrecked my...

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I've maybe wrecked my metabolism through 'low calorie dieting' at various stages, I had eating disorders as a teenager, had a major back injury a couple of years ago,...
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    Total Daily Calories

    I'm sure this question has been asked hundreds of times, but I'm really intrigued about how many calories 'average primal folks' (I know theres no way to define 'average') are consuming!

    I don't...
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    I agree a practical experience of qigong (I've...

    I agree a practical experience of qigong (I've done some Taijiquan in China), is pretty much essential to anyone studying it in any real depth. We do some exercises in lectures, which helps the...
  13. Quite a good article! Not dramatically flawed in...

    Quite a good article! Not dramatically flawed in the same way 99% of anti-Paleo articles are!

    Maybe a problem with the last bit, eating grains was, indeed, not necessarily incompatible with...
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    Yeah, I agree about the Qi thing. But, in a way,...

    Yeah, I agree about the Qi thing. But, in a way, I 'believe' in it.

    I think that using science to observe and understand bio-chemical mechanisms of the body, although enlightening, can never lead...
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    Okay! I'm doing okay with my research, but later...

    Okay! I'm doing okay with my research, but later Daoist writings are taking the 'no other option' approach to grain consumption. China became so dependant on grains during years of famine, and the...
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    I try not to be ignorant of mysticism, it's...

    I try not to be ignorant of mysticism, it's fascinating in its own way, but I wrote this post (and made the poor word choice of 'nonsense') thinking about the scientific developments that were...
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    Quitting Grains in Chinese (Daoist) Philosophy

    Hi everyone,
    I'm a student of Chinese Studies, into Mark's blog, and I've been relatively primal for a long time. I've been reading about Daoist philosophy as part of my course and, despite a lot of...
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    I spent all of last year in China, loads of...

    I spent all of last year in China, loads of people were scared about a big steamed bread (mantou) scandal, (using chemicals to make them seem fresh), of course, the milk (particularly baby-formula)...
  19. Have you tried lowering your protein intake?...

    Have you tried lowering your protein intake? Although I know loads of people get by on that kind of protein intake, but it seems a little high to me. When I switched from 'four-meal, 1 shake a day...
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    Dumplings are just tasty vegetable/ meat dishes...

    Dumplings are just tasty vegetable/ meat dishes with lots of refined flour added, I liked them before I went primal, now there's just no appeal there! It's the same with almost all of the Chinese...
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    Eating primalish for a year in China...

    Hello everyone,
    I've just settled from a long cycle trip in China (because of the lack of carbs while cycling 5-10 hours a day, I'm shockingly skinny at the moment, I scare myself when I look in the...
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