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    Hello everyone, my name is Ashley and I'm 19. I'm a student studying Classics at University of Toronto

    The first time I heard the term 'paleo' I was doing some online research about the effect of gluten. The more I read, the more made sense. Basically, I cut out all grains 4 months ago and my periodic bouts of depression all but disappeared.

    Without realizing it, I was almost eating Paleo (I hadn't cut out the dairy). It felt good and I lost some weight.

    I'm joining the forum because I really admire Mark's blog and think the sense of community here is amazing. I've experimented with a lot of different diets and lifestyles in the past 6 years and felt like I was losing control of my eating. I tried being a vegetarian, but I got hungry! This lifestyle goes along with everything I've ever felt to be important: being outside, eating well and thriving.

    So hello everyone! I'll see you around.

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    Hi Ashley. Welcome. In primal, you don't have to cut dairy if it doesn't cause problems.
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    I'm still not sure if it causes problems, but I know I rely on it more than I should. I tried a couple days without any dairy at all and found I had extreme muscle and joint pain. It could be from something other than the dairy, but I added some of it back. Or I could have been in ketosis. :/

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    hey ashley...nice to see some other young women around these parts! i'm 23 and a grad student in vancouver.

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