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  1. TEDx video - Primal Success Story - Dr. Terry Wahls

    Don't know if this has been posted before but this is a pretty good success story focused on re-capturing health from a very intelligent speaker. Summarizes quite well and only mentions the word...
  2. Really? A 10lb. Limit? I live in theSan...

    Really? A 10lb. Limit? I live in theSan Francisco bay area and the WF near me let me buy 20 lbs. Of the stuff.

    I took a pound of the stuff this morning, mixed it with coriander powder, tumeric,...
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    There is a modification to your Tai Chi that you...

    There is a modification to your Tai Chi that you can use once or twice a week to turn the same exercise from "move slowly" to "lift heavy things". Actually, it won't be as intense as a high...
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    Hey girlhk, I'm Chinese also and have traveled...

    Hey girlhk, I'm Chinese also and have traveled extensively in China, HK, Macau, Singapore, Bangalore, etc...

    I know what you aren't saying is that when the family members cook, especially elder...
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    So I was exactly where your husband was January...

    So I was exactly where your husband was January of this year. Pre-Diabetic. HA1C of 8.0, Avg. glucose of 208 mg/dL, Triglycerides of 236 mg/dL. Doctor put me on Metformin to control my blood...
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    Hey Mike, I'd say rest. Sprinting is one aspect...

    Hey Mike,
    I'd say rest. Sprinting is one aspect of PBF that I really love, but I had my share of problems with it. I've posted on my sprinting woes but let me summarize here and maybe it will help...
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    Hey Goldsmith, Thanks for the advice. I hope to...

    Hey Goldsmith,
    Thanks for the advice. I hope to get to your level of achievement some day. Crossfit unfortunately is challenging for me as I travel to Asia once a month and am usually on the road...
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    Big L, Thanks for the suggestions. I guess it's...

    Big L,
    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess it's not so much boredom as I think about it so much as it is I don't like it. The eating was easier. I didn't like not having carbs I loved, but I...
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    PBF Motivation & Boredom

    Hey all,
    It's been 5 months since I've gone primal and I've lost 35 lbs, gotten rid of diabetes and my medications for diabetes, and went from a size 38 waist to a loose 32. Still got some ways to...
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    So I just got back from a doctor's visit to...

    So I just got back from a doctor's visit to review blood work done on July 15.

    My A1C is now down to 5.6 from the 6.3 in April. I am now well within normal range and the doctor happily without...
  11. Thread: Travelling

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    Couple of tips. I travel every week either...

    Couple of tips. I travel every week either domestically or internationally to Asia. Here are some things that have worked for me.

    1. If a hotel has a "free breakfast", I've found even the...
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    This is a great thread. At age 45, motivation to...

    This is a great thread. At age 45, motivation to exercise, or even move beyond sitting in a chair in front of my computer all day, has always been a challenge for me. I hate the sweating (I sweat...
  13. Actually, I'm on a Mac and I've STOPPED using...

    Actually, I'm on a Mac and I've STOPPED using Chrome to access MDA. Use firefox, safari, or IE instead. In addition to speed differences, Chrome seems to not display the HTML correctly. For...
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    Thanks Tim. Yes, I hate running, always have. ...

    Thanks Tim. Yes, I hate running, always have. But sprinting is kind of like a time warp. As long as their is no muscle pulling pain to derail me, it feels like an altered state of reality ;) ...
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    OK, I have been nursing my hamstring since the...

    OK, I have been nursing my hamstring since the last pull. I guess at my level of fitness and at the ripe old age of 45, I just need to rest a week or more between sprints. With all of the support...
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    Hey Tim. I hear you. Things are alot better now...

    Hey Tim. I hear you. Things are alot better now after being primal for almost 3 months. However, eating sure is a lot EASIER solution than the real solution the real problem sometimes ;)
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    Somewhere else in the forum someone mentioned...

    Somewhere else in the forum someone mentioned that if you have flat feet, shouldn't be running barefoot. I'm not doing barefoot, but am wearing New Balance Minimus very light weight shoes (kind of...
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    Actually, I have an even more primal thought for...

    Actually, I have an even more primal thought for you. Eat a big breakfast. Make sure there's lots of fat in in. Eggs with the yolks. Bacon. Some meat left over from dinner. Throw in some...
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    Thanks Tim. I am not focused on Magnesium via...

    Thanks Tim. I am not focused on Magnesium via diet. Part of why I like Primal is that it's easy. I don't count calories, don't count portions, I just do.

    That having been said, I do take a...
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    Sprinting and Leg Cramps

    Several weeks ago, I had tried sprinting and had developed some cramping issues in the calves and hamstrings. This link most accurately describes the pain:Calf Heart Attack.

    It was happening in...
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    Thanks Stabby. I'm actually down with that since...

    Thanks Stabby. I'm actually down with that since I like macadamia nuts a whole lot more than almonds. They just cost more ;)
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    You're right. I was just trying to liberate...

    You're right. I was just trying to liberate myself from the portion control perspective of eating fat.
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    DUH! Primal = eating LOTS OF FAT!!!

    I consider myself a fairly intelligent person. I read Mark's book and have crawled through alot of the forums here. Somehow, my CW programming conveniently had my mind read over all the material...
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    Thanks for the kind words and recommendations. ...

    Thanks for the kind words and recommendations. What is the amount of magnesium citrate that you take on a daily basis?
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    Hemoglobin A1C lowered!

    On Jan 10, 2011, my doctor told me that my HA1C was at 8% and was above the acceptable range. I was on the path to being diabetic. This is on top of the high blood pressure (typically...
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