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    I'm 3 weeks into following PB, and going pretty hard-core on non-veggie carbs (limiting fruits to a few ounces of berries a day or a small apple). I was hiking today, and after about an hour I realized something strange: I wasn't getting swarmed by mosquitos and gnats! Not only that, but I'd forgotten to put on bug spray before leaving! I usually douse myself head-to-toe in citronella and still end up the main course for all blood-sucking insects in a 3 mile radius. Nothing else was different-- in fact it rained here yesterday and there was barely any breeze so the suckers should have been out in force. I was curious, so I went home and, after a brief google, found out that:

    "Because mosquitoes love sugar, people with normal or high blood sugar levels are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes than people with low blood sugar levels"

    I guess it makes sense that when I was eating half my body weight in fruit every day I was basically a cherry slurpee with legs. Now I fell bad: I probably gave some poor, innocent mosquitoes sever insulin shock with my high fructose blood

    Anyone else have an weird/unexpected positive side-effect from going primal?

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    My whole family has been primal for 6 months. While it's not unique (so I found out after reading about the benefits of primal), I am absolutely thrilled to announce that not one of us has had even the slightest sniffle. The fact that my daugher had three colds from birth to 8 months and has been the picture of health since we ditched the baby rice that she "needed" for the "added iron", is the ONLY motivation I need to live primal. Everything else is icing on the cake.

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    I'm glad to hear that's common--I'm crossing my fingers that by the time winter rolls around I'll be healthy enough to avoid my usual month o' flu :P Fingers crossed!

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    Tanning. I do not burn anymore, even if I am out in the sun all day. Just keep getting darker. I went to Moab in May and should have looked like a lobster after the first day of hiking. Nope, no burns, just brown. I get compliments on it all the time as "looking healthy" and whatnot. This is from people that are slathering on SPF 50 while they tell me.
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    You might check out this large and long running thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread16575.html

    However I don't mind a new thread as anything that draws out these stories makes for fun reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianVX View Post
    Tanning. I do not burn anymore, even if I am out in the sun all day. Just keep getting darker. I went to Moab in May and should have looked like a lobster after the first day of hiking. Nope, no burns, just brown. I get compliments on it all the time as "looking healthy" and whatnot. This is from people that are slathering on SPF 50 while they tell me.
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    wildwabbit-- oops, didn't mean to double-thread (Thanks for pointing it out-- I love funny/odd stories too, and now I have 38 pages to read through! Which is great, because I just finished "Funny CW Stories"...yep, all 148 (and counting) pages This forum has some witty folks-- must be all the bacon brain food)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianVX View Post
    Tanning. I do not burn anymore, even if I am out in the sun all day. Just keep getting darker. I went to Moab in May and should have looked like a lobster after the first day of hiking. Nope, no burns, just brown. I get compliments on it all the time as "looking healthy" and whatnot. This is from people that are slathering on SPF 50 while they tell me.
    Funny, all summer I have been getting accused of using a tanning bed. Here in Seattle people run from the sun. I just take a stroll during a lunch a few times a week. Full mid day sun for 3-4 hours a week does wonders!

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