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  1. Thread: Drinks anyone?

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    I'm a mostly plain water gal, but for special...

    I'm a mostly plain water gal, but for special occasions, I make a pitcher of water with cucumber and mint for tea breaks and the like, and I squeeze a red grapefruit for a cocktail hour drink. The...
  2. antisperm antibodies after vasectomy reversal--autoimmune thoughts?

    My partner and I have been primal for a year now and we--particularly he--is stupidly fit and healthy. We never get sick; he happily goes digging in mud and clay and running up hills and doesn't...
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    I made a haramaki--japanese belly wrap--yesterday...

    I made a haramaki--japanese belly wrap--yesterday that I'm loving as a warmth measure, and that commentators are saying are functionally identical to maternity bands. It's an extremely low-cost way...
  4. thanks. I haven't seen a Western doctor yet: I'm...

    thanks. I haven't seen a Western doctor yet: I'm not ready to go on hormones yet, which is pretty much the only fix they have.

    I saw a TCM doctor, an accupuncturist today; he said I was...
  5. hypomenorrhea (scanty periods)--who had it primal; who fixed it (and how?)

    I've been primal for 20 months.

    For the past eight months, I've been bleeding very lightly for a day and a half, with a _total_ blood flow of 5 mL, or one teaspoon. (I use a Mooncup.) My...
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    I can't speak for Ireland, but in Scottish rural...

    I can't speak for Ireland, but in Scottish rural areas, the locals wear waterproofs--that is the style. If I'm heading out into the country, I wear a lightweight waterproof windbreaker layered with a...
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    If I were in your shoes now--and I have been in...

    If I were in your shoes now--and I have been in your half of your shoes in the past--I would throw out everything I should not be eating in too large quantities. If I'm doing well, having 'treat'...
  8. I adore his recipes--they _work_. Also, they...

    I adore his recipes--they _work_.
    Also, they exist. I get venison, hare, and pheasant from roadkill (follow basic safety precautions--check freshness, extent of internal injury), and last year I...
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    okay, I misunderstood. So your problem is...

    okay, I misunderstood. So your problem is basically that you have good taste in fish and can't stomach poor, possibly rancid fish?
    Strange woman. :).

    When I lived in Iowa, my options were...
  10. I only use soap on my underarms and feet, which...

    I only use soap on my underarms and feet, which is where the smell-causing bacteria hang out. Plain water everywhere else. Soap-wise, I find all body washes a disaster. I mostly use a good,...
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    My partner does some serious fishing, and we live...

    My partner does some serious fishing, and we live by one of the largest fishing ports in Europe. We eat a lot of seafood. If it's helpful:

    Most fish is significantly less calorically dense than...
  12. I suffered from severe stress-induced panic...

    I suffered from severe stress-induced panic attacks a few years ago and waited way, way, way too long to go on medication. If your attacks are recurrent, get a prescription for Klonopin or Xanax or...
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    not Dr K--me. Morning play time is my favorite...

    not Dr K--me. Morning play time is my favorite time of day. We're young again together and don't have children and I have no problem with the BAB window when he's out of town and every problem with...
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    Sex or BAB in the first hour after waking? 'cuz...

    Sex or BAB in the first hour after waking? 'cuz we can't work out how to do both.
  15. Thread: No more ear wax

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    ditto. and public service warning: Pre-primal,...

    ditto.
    and public service warning: Pre-primal, q-tip days, I came down with an ear infection. The screaming horrible crying over dinner until my husband takes me to the ER really is this what 2-3...
  16. Thread: Teflon

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    Shell out for a carbon steel pan, if you can....

    Shell out for a carbon steel pan, if you can. It's easy to cure--heat it at a low temp with fat (tallow, lard, ghee), let cool, repeat. Don't wash with soap--just hot water. The problem with Teflon...
  17. even faster: make omelet muffins on the weekend....

    even faster: make omelet muffins on the weekend. Cook up a pound or so of meat, flavoring it as you wish. Sausage is very good, also bacon, or any kind of mince something. Keep any rendered fat with...
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    Amie Sue, I'm sorry you are hurting. If it...

    Amie Sue, I'm sorry you are hurting. If it helps, keep in mind that you suffered from an anorexic eating disorder for 20 years. Rewiring your brain and body is going to take a very long time. Others...
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    I make my own, which iseasy to do IF you're at...

    I make my own, which iseasy to do IF you're at home anyway, but just labor intensive enough that you'll only make and eat it for special occasions. Also, it's rich enough--far richer than Haagan Daz,...
  20. change your omelet definition. Thai omelet: Heat...

    change your omelet definition. Thai omelet: Heat coconut oil in a wok, add 1 tablespoon of fishsauce to 2 eggs (plus a smidge of rice flour if you want), add the eggs to the very very hot oil. Either...
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    One year primal. Five days into Leptin Reset....

    One year primal. Five days into Leptin Reset. Followed this thread from its inception. 10 pounds to lose.

    I'm _hungry_. I used to easily skip breakfast, eating a light lunch and a full dinner....
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    Doesn't the traditional porchetta consist of the...

    Doesn't the traditional porchetta consist of the entire pig? I'm okay with substituting a cut of meat for kitchen finesse. I've done the Zuni Mock Porchetta, by Judy Rodgers, more times than I can...
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    Hi Kiwigal. Female, I presume? Lots and lots of...

    Hi Kiwigal. Female, I presume? Lots and lots of primal women have found that yeah, they do need to count calories, which is largely a means of a) hitting your target protein consumption while b)...
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    Living in Scotland, my options for local greens...

    Living in Scotland, my options for local greens consist of kale or brussel sprouts. The good news is they are dirt cheap--80p a stalk, or four trays or so worth of kale. The bad news is, even the...
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    had mine out 9 January, after 4 years. Loved it...

    had mine out 9 January, after 4 years. Loved it while I had it. Haven't had a period since it came out. Definitely not pregnant yet. Hoping that means I'm only missing one cycle, but I wish my...
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