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  1. I have a seasonal allergy that started 2 years...

    I have a seasonal allergy that started 2 years after moving to Florida. It happens from the first week of December to the first week of April. It sucks because that is prime hiking season. The only...
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    I have given up coffee completely because of its...

    I have given up coffee completely because of its effect on me...anxious and irritable, much worse than baseline.
  3. Having worked in biotech, I'm indifferent to...

    Having worked in biotech, I'm indifferent to GMO's, although I do think they should be labelled as such.

    I dream of the day when PEOPLE are engineered to have chloroplasts in our skin, so that...
  4. I don't read many journals, but yours is...

    I don't read many journals, but yours is interesting. I have been using Convict Conditioning, and I like it a lot, made a lot of progress with push-ups. I lost 22 pounds in 8 months when I started...
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    I use Convict Conditioning.

    I use Convict Conditioning.
  6. I could not lose weight until I stopped eating...

    I could not lose weight until I stopped eating dairy products. I lost 22 pounds and now I've plateaued for about a year. Since then I have tinkered with supplements, quitting artificial sweeteners,...
  7. I was hiking 8-10 hours per week in the morning,...

    I was hiking 8-10 hours per week in the morning, in Florida, and had my vit D level checked on a whim. (I was tired all the time). Last year it tested at 18, low normal was 30. I am supplementing now...
  8. Thread: good books

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    I just re-read The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck,...

    I just re-read The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, and I'm having my teenagers read it.
  9. To control anxiety, giving up coffee was second...

    To control anxiety, giving up coffee was second only to giving up wheat.
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    When my daughter was 8 years old, she vomited...

    When my daughter was 8 years old, she vomited multiple times per day for 37 days in a row. She had a multitude of tests, including brain MRI, small bowel follow through, GI series, and upper...
  11. For me, I have found improvement in anxiety and...

    For me, I have found improvement in anxiety and depression by doing a lot of things. Wheat is a huge trigger for me, as is caffeine. I have recently given up drinking coffee, something I could not...
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    Human intelligence is so much more, and IQ tests...

    Human intelligence is so much more, and IQ tests are garbage. Some of our greatest advances came from people who showed little promise in their youth (Pasteur and Einstein come to mind) or had very...
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    Wow, that is wonderful inspiration to me. I have...

    Wow, that is wonderful inspiration to me. I have been working on pullups for a long time, also using an assisted pullup machine. I'm getting closer, but I still weigh 170 pounds. :/

    Congrats!
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    I was 46 years old, 192 lbs, when I started PB. I...

    I was 46 years old, 192 lbs, when I started PB. I lost 4 pounds in two weeks, then nothing. At about 6 weeks in, I gave up all dairy except for HWC. Then I lost another 18 pounds over the next 7...
  15. Just a quick followup. I still don't know how it...

    Just a quick followup. I still don't know how it feels when you have jaundice, but I did get an answer about my son's condition. He was diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis, which is a hemolytic...
  16. Thread: Weight vests

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    I made a homemade weight vest when I was...

    I made a homemade weight vest when I was unemployed and walked about 20 miles per week with 40 pounds on. I also did incline push-ups every time I reached a park bench. It really helped my push-up...
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    I am dealing with a new full-time job after being...

    I am dealing with a new full-time job after being a sahm and my kids are not rising to the challenge. I have been able to remain pretty strict with my eating habits, but I am gaining weight because I...
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    Hi, reserge! In your photos you appear much...

    Hi, reserge! In your photos you appear much taller than 1.68 cm :D. I wish I had started primal when I was your age. I am 48 and have been primal for almost 2 years. I have lost about 40 pounds and...
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    Since we have been touching on thyroid issues...

    Since we have been touching on thyroid issues here, I thought this might be relevant. In a nutshell, have been sick for over a week and let it go on a long time, attributing my run-down condition to...
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    I think you are right to suspect the kefir. I...

    I think you are right to suspect the kefir. I gave up dairy to see if it would help me lose weight, and it did. But it also made a whole host of skin problems go away.
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    Hi, Sherry, another Florida girl here! I am 48...

    Hi, Sherry, another Florida girl here! I am 48 and started pb June 1, 2012. I was not eating a lot of dairy, but I was eating a little bit daily...cheese, Greek yogurt, sour cream, etc. I did not...
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    @ Grizz, I must thank you for your contribution...

    @ Grizz, I must thank you for your contribution to my Iodine journey. It is not complete, but I am moving in the right direction. I have been battling the hyperthyroid symptoms on and off for a year...
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    I started on Ioderal in December 2013 at 12.5 mg....

    I started on Ioderal in December 2013 at 12.5 mg. I had been increasing it in increments of 12.5 mg every month or so, but ran into trouble with the hyperthyroid symptoms at 50 mg (chest pain,...
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    So jealous! I was hiking 15-20 miles per week...

    So jealous! I was hiking 15-20 miles per week with a forty pound weight vest. But then I got a job a month ago. :( (Three kids...have to have money).
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    I am a Hashimoto's patient on Synthroid and I am...

    I am a Hashimoto's patient on Synthroid and I am taking 25 mg Ioderal daily, as well as Selenium. My Synthroid requirement has been going down since I went Primal 21 months ago, and now I have hyper...
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