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  1. Hi druids! So I am a warrior who used to do yoga daily, but I got lazy and stopped. So I have come to seek your assistance in keeping motivated for the next 6 weeks to get back on track with doing 20 min of yoga daily. I used to wake up 20 min earlier to do it, but I decided to get 20 min more of sleep. So... Step 1. Reset alarm for 20 min earlier Step 2. If I miss doing yoga in the morning make sure it's done in the evening step 3. Do a full 20 min no halfa**ing it! May mother earth's blessings shine on you all.
  2. Etchi. I have no idea how to make a podcast, but heck I am willing to try. I think it would be fun to make a demo.
  3. Those sounds awesome!!! Hope the Three Lions do well!
  4. These are a pretty epic snack for hiking (and yummy) http://www.epicbar.com/
  5. Here is inside on oats http://www.marksdailyapple.com/are-oats-healthy/#axzz34Tv0S0V3
  6. Yes anti-nutrients http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are-unhealthy/#axzz31GYzNsMS "Toxic anti-nutrients? Living things generally do not want to be consumed by other living things. Being digested, for the most part, tends to interrupt survival, procreation, propagation of the species – you know, standard stuff that fauna and flora consider pretty important. To avoid said consumption, living things employ various self defense mechanisms. Rabbits, for example, with their massive ears, considerable fast-twitch muscle fibers, and nasty claws, can usually hear a predator coming, outrun (out-hop?) nearly anything, and (in a pinch) slash a tender belly to shreds. Blue whales are too big to fit into your mouth, while porcupines are walking reverse pincushions. Point is, animals have active defense mechanisms. They run, fight, jump, climb, fly, sting, bite, and even appeal to our emotions (if you’ve ever seen a puppy beg for a treat with sad eyes, you know that isn’t just accidental cuteness) in order to survive. All the while, predators are constantly evolving and generating adaptations. Plants, though, are passive organisms without the ability to move, think, and react (for the most part). They must employ different tactics to ensure propagation, and they generally have to rely on outside forces to spread their seed. And so various methods are “devised†to dissuade consumption long enough for the seed to get to where it’s going. Nuts have those tough shells, and grains have the toxic anti-nutrients, lectins, gluten, and phytates. (Of course there are some obvious exceptions. Fruits are tasty, nutritious, and delicious so that animals will eat them whole and poop out the seeds, preferably into some fertile soil. The seed stays intact throughout the digestive process; it is indigestible by design. No seed “wants†to be digested, because this would defeat the purpose. They “want†to be swallowed, or borne by the wind, or carried by a bee to the next flower, but they do not want to be digested.) Some animals are clearly adapted to grain consumption. Birds, rodents, and some insects can deal with the anti-nutrients. Humans, however, cannot. Perhaps if grains represented a significant portion of our ancestral dietary history, things might be a bit different. Some of us can digest dairy, and we’ve got the amylase enzyme present in our saliva to break down starches if need be, but we simply do not have the wiring necessary to mitigate the harmful effects of lectins, gluten, and phytate. Lectins are bad. They bind to insulin receptors, attack the stomach lining of insects, bind to human intestinal lining, and they seemingly cause leptin resistance. And leptin resistance predicts a “worsening of the features of the metabolic syndrome independently of obesityâ€. Fun stuff, huh? Gluten might be even worse. Gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley, is a composite of the proteins gliadin and glutenin. Around 1% of the population are celiacs, people who are completely and utterly intolerant of any gluten. In celiacs, any gluten in the diet can be disastrous. We’re talking compromised calcium and vitamin D3 levels, hyperparathyroidism, bone defects. Really terrible stuff. And it gets worse: just because you’re not celiac doesn’t mean you aren’t susceptible to the ravages of gluten. As Stephan highlights, one study showed that 29% of asymptomatic (read: not celiac) people nonetheless tested positive for anti-gliadin IgA in their stool. Anti-gliadin IgA is an antibody produced by the gut, and it remains there until it’s dispatched to ward off gliadin – a primary component of gluten. Basically, the only reason anti-gliadin IgA ends up in your stool is because your body sensed an impending threat – gluten. If gluten poses no threat, the anti-gliadin IgA stays in your gut. And to think, most Americans eat this stuff on a daily basis. Phytates are a problem, too, because they make minerals bio-unavailable (so much for all those healthy vitamins and minerals we need from whole grains!), thus rendering null and void the last, remaining argument for cereal grain consumption. What, then, is the point to all this grain madness? Is there a good reason for anyone (with access to meat, fruit, and vegetables, that is) to rely on cereal grains for a significant portion of their caloric intake? The answer is unequivocally, undeniably no. We do not need grains to survive, let alone thrive. In fact, they are naturally selected to ward off pests, whether they be insects or hominids. I suggest we take the hint and stop eating them.
  7. Also being oats are a grain and contain gluten they may be causing issues. As they are anti-nutrients they may be affecting your ability to absorb nutrients in your other foods. This would be the damage done by gluten to your gut.
  8. I agree about the lack of calories. Have you tired whole milk or raw milk. You can get non-GMO and cruelity free grass fed milk about anywhere. With a gallon a day being about 3000 calories it may help.
  9. I would say at most 4 days, but that is pushing it. I would put tin foil over it.
  10. "Gluten is Bad Bacon is Rad"

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    2. El Exorcisto

      El Exorcisto

      Saying anything is inherently evil unless it is an outright poison sounds like orthorexia to me.



      They didn't have cannons back then, so we shouldn't use them now ;)

    4. Machete


      Only a Sith deals in absolutes...

  11. One after thought. if fat loss is your main goal then you may have to cut fruit and nuts out till you reach your goals. They both are great for calories, but are bad for fat loss. Fruit can be a main hold up in fat loss because of how the fructose works on your liver. It makes you release more insulin and unless you use it up, it is changed to triglycerides for storage in your fat cells.
  12. The carb flu really is not fun, but it is only temporary While in transition you can eat more sweet potatoes, yams, and lotus root. Keeping your fats and proteins up too Here are some other questions or things to think about: What is your training like are you eating enough to carbs to fuel your activity? What is your sleep like? are you getting 8+ hours of solid, in a dark, cool room sleep per night? What about stress? Are you doing any stress management? I gather you are still trying to lose fat. Here is a good easy formula to follow: 1. .08-1g protein per pound body weight 2. 50 to 100g of carbs per day. More toward 100 on active days 3. And as much natural fat as needed I would also throw some fish oil in (unless you are eating all grass feed food) for a moth to even you omega 3 and 6 ratio. Plus some magnesium. There are also some helpful digestive supplements you can take for a month that will help you absorb nutrients while your gut fully heals. I hope this helps!
  13. Hello Eckokitten, Well you have come to the right area for assistance on what to eat First let me say if your willing to stick with a paleo it will help with the PCOS and nearly reverse the Diabetes. My son has Polycystic Kidney Disease and going paleo has helped with his symptoms and he has no cysts. And there are case studies showing the reversal of Diabetes through paleo. Also eating paleoish helps with fertility (there are some case studies for that as well) Now I am by no means a master chef or good cook, but I do a lot of web searches, and borrow lots of cookbooks from the library. Most of them are decent, and easy to follow. I would suggest two things: 1. Buy a crock-pot/slow-cooker. You can make tons of meals with little effort, my type of cooking! http://paleopot.com/ 2. This one took me a while to do myself, but plan weekly meals. I have a dry erase board in the kitchen and every Saturday I write out my meals for the next week, I shop on Sunday and am ready Monday morning. It makes me less necrotic trying to figure out the day of what I am going to eat that day. And one last thought, I would try giving up dairy as well. It can be a pro-inflammatory and Diabetes being an auto-immune disease is causing inflammation as well. Good luck Echokitten!
  14. Nerd Fitness bus trip to PrimalCon or Pleo (fx)!!!!
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