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Forum: Bob Sears   09-16-2011, 01:56 PM
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1) My older daughter is 8, and will be getting...

1) My older daughter is 8, and will be getting her first vaccine this week, a Tdap.  What spacing would you recommend for the following Td doses, and how many are necessary?  (I've seen references...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2010, 10:08 AM
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Posted By jplain
My friends are all unschoolers. We're not,...

My friends are all unschoolers. We're not, though we're definitely relaxed. I just don't talk about schooly stuff. One of them asks me about it once in a while, in a friendly, interested way, but I...
Forum: Women's Health   02-02-2010, 09:37 AM
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I am in the US. My OB-gyn did ask for consent...

I am in the US. My OB-gyn did ask for consent when I went in for a couple of gynecological surgical procedures at a teaching hospital, but I'm not sure I'd call it informed consent. She asked for my...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-27-2010, 11:13 AM
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Views: 1,739
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There actually is another diet called the Primal...

There actually is another diet called the Primal Diet, but it involves raw meat and raw eggs, preferably eaten when they're a bit spoiled. Ick.

Paleo (with a capital P) is Loren Cordain's diet....
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-27-2010, 10:30 AM
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crunchy_mama, the book The Primal Blueprint...

crunchy_mama, the book The Primal Blueprint...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-27-2010, 10:10 AM
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Cooked meat is definitely okay on the Primal...

Cooked meat is definitely okay on the Primal Blueprint.

Mark Sisson has put up his diet/lifestyle philosophy on his website, Mark's Daily Apple (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/)....
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jplain
Shoot. With that kind of family history, I'd ask...

Shoot. With that kind of family history, I'd ask him point blank if he wants to see his kids grow up. Cancer has a much harder time growing if there isn't a steady supply of starch and/or sugar in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-26-2010, 03:57 PM
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Posted By jplain
The healthiest according to who?...

The healthiest according to who? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I happen to think that the American Diabetes Association is killing diabetics with their dietary...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By jplain
I have to tell you that you've made my day,...

I have to tell you that you've made my day, because I wasn't aware Kerrygold's products are grassfed. Yay!

We usually use ghee (= butter clarified to remove protein) instead of butter because...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2010, 02:49 PM
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mbravebird, do you get leaf lard locally, or do...

mbravebird, do you get leaf lard locally, or do you mail-order it?
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By jplain
A YI seems really unlikely if you're eating low...

A YI seems really unlikely if you're eating low carb. Do you have access to a blood sugar meter? If your blood sugars are normal (below 100 most of the time, and never above ~120), a YI is unlikely....
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
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Here's a discussion of agave from Rachel Matesz,...

Here's a discussion of agave from Rachel Matesz, a cookbook author who used to recommend it, but now suggests honey instead: Another Look at Agave Nectar...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By jplain
Quote: Originally Posted by onetrumpeter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by onetrumpeter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14983176)
So... maybe if I watched the video more...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-25-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By jplain
Oops, I had to edit my previous post a little...

Oops, I had to edit my previous post a little bit for accuracy. My DH reminded me that HFCS is also only 1:1 glucose to fructose, making its sugar composition no worse than honey or table sugar. But...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-25-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By jplain
Honey is approximately half glucose, half...

Honey is approximately half glucose, half fructose. Agave varies by manufacturer, from 55% to 90% fructose. So depending on the manufacturer, it could be quite similar in composition to honey, or it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-25-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By jplain
I like the rationale for going grain-free...

I like the rationale for going grain-free presented on Kurt Harris' blog, PāNu.

The Argument Against Cereal Grains...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-22-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
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I'm not seeing the link Lauren meant to include,...

I'm not seeing the link Lauren meant to include, so here it is: Good Calories Bad Calories summarized in point form!...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-22-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By jplain
Quote: Originally Posted by savithny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by savithny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14962407)
It's interesting, because some of those...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-21-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By jplain
Caloric excess may pack on pounds, but no,...

Caloric excess may pack on pounds, but no, eating fat a diet that is 60% fat doesn't make you fat.

Eating excess CARBS will make you fat, because that's how your body deals with excess carbs.
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Forum: Traditional Foods   01-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By jplain
Yep, there's that adjustment period. It can last...

Yep, there's that adjustment period. It can last up to a week or so, but it does go away. Once you get through it, hunger becomes an entirely new sensation. For starters, hunger will not occur as...
Forum: Women's Health   01-17-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By jplain
What thyroid med are you on?

What thyroid med are you on?
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By jplain
I forgot to comment on your low liver enzymes....

I forgot to comment on your low liver enzymes. Hopefully you aren't worried about those, but in case you are, they're probably due to your digestive issues. Diarrhea is a common cause of low liver...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-16-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By jplain
Your numbers really aren't so bad. You aren't...

Your numbers really aren't so bad. You aren't going to die of heart disease next week or next year. In fact, you could change nothing and perhaps never develop cardiovascular disease. Assuming you...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By jplain
You might want to explore whether a low-carb...

You might want to explore whether a low-carb diet might be a better fit than TF right now. Even soaked grains will hinder your efforts to lose weight and improve your lipid profiles. Same with...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-16-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By jplain
A ratio is expressed as one number followed by a...

A ratio is expressed as one number followed by a colon and then followed by another number, like this:

a ratio of 2:1
or
a 2:1 ratio

When reading it to yourself or saying it out loud, you...
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