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Paleolithic Diet

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ok reading about this eating lifestyle not to sure where to start.... any ideas????

what can i eat what can't i eat????

i suffer everyday from headaches (miagrains) waiting for a nerologist june 14th can't wait.

i have cronic fatigue.

constipation issues all the time.

gluten free 3 months now.

i take vitamins every day

oh ya insulin resistance.

thanks for your help in advance.

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Here is a link to a simple explanation.

Paleo diet info

Basically: no grains, pasta, noodles, cereal, bread, etc.

no potatoes,dairy, sugar, salt

no beans including string beans, peas,lentils, peanuts, snowpeas

Do eat meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and fruit.

Think of things our ancestors would have eaten as hunter/gatherers

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Sounds like it would be constipating...unless of course, you can have some veggies...I don't know, maybe the fruit would be enough to ward off constipation. But Miaryan, one thing that almost always helps constipation, besides lots of what our moms (or maybe grandmas!)used to call "roughage", is psyllium husk fiber. A.k.a. Metamucil and stuff like that, but I refuse to take Metamucil and Co., because of all the sugars and coloring and other junk. Besides, it doesn't really mix well, and I hate drinking the stuff. Some people aren't bothered by all this at all though, so to each his own. But what I do is just take the psyllium husk fiber caps. Much easier and more pleasant! You can start with 2 or 3 at night, depending on how many milligrams of fiber are in a particular brand, and if they don't seem to work, gradually increase them. Honestly, though, I don't know how many would be too many, so be sure to read the label. And always, always, drink at minimum an 8 oz. glass of water with them, otherwise you run the risk of them sticking in your esophogus and swelling up. :oNot good. I always have trouble getting caps down, so I follow the water with a couple of bites of food, whatever's available and works, and then a lot more water.

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I highly recommend quality probiotics and enzymes with eat meal. I say it all the time on these boards...so important for a healthy digestive track.

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Hi, I was extremelt ill last year to the point of looking death in the eye. I recovered my health by discovering the mediterranean diet, this happened almost by accident after 6 months of trial and error with the north american gluten-free style diet. I am very strict with my diet, I miss bread but have moved on.

I live by 2 mottos

"when in doubt leave it out"

"keep it fresh, keep it simple"

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No, don't worry that diet includes a whole bunch of vegetables, nuts and berries too. It's a hunter-gatherer type diet. You eat all the foods that our species grew up on before we decided to start taking short cuts and eating grains and legumes. Overall it's a fantastic diet if you have insulin issues.

One important thing to consider when eating this diet is that since you're supposed to be eating like a caveman/cavewoman be sure to eat meat that is like a caveman/cavewoman would have had access to. This means you also eat the organ meats (tongue is delicious) and you eat from non-grain fed animals. Just like humans, naturally fed animals have significantly different chemical makeup to their flesh/fat and this is what is good for your body.

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Check out Robb Wolfs podcast very informative and entertaining as well

I'm not sure why they use the term paleolithic to describe this diet

you don't have to go back but a few generations and it was common for people to cook over fires and bread from what I understand was reserved for rich folks flour was expensive because of the machinery required to mill it wasn't widely available

I think I will try to call in a question to the podcast concerning this

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