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  1. So, the only way to definitively diagnose IBD in...

    So, the only way to definitively diagnose IBD in cats is to do an intestinal biopsy. Before you jump to that, I would recommend a GI panel. I'm sure your vet has one available where you live, but if...
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    Marni, this is why I miss riding with you. I...

    Marni, this is why I miss riding with you. I cannot wait until I'm up to par again! (and not working)
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    OK, here goes a second time - I already had tried...

    OK, here goes a second time - I already had tried to post once before but it didn't take it.

    Although I have not personally ever changed careers (only 1.5 years into my first!), I just want to...
  4. Thread: Paleo diet?

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    From Mark's Daily Apple "Expeller Pressed...

    From Mark's Daily Apple

    "Expeller Pressed Refined Coconut Oil - There’s that word: “refined.” Not so bad when you’re talking 16-year single barrel Scotch, monocles, The New Yorker, and finely...
  5. I go home or eat out for lunch every day, so I...

    I go home or eat out for lunch every day, so I can't speak from personal experience.

    But... I've always like the look of the LunchBots stainless steel containers and many people I know really...
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    Since a couple of y'all asked about the bones...

    Since a couple of y'all asked about the bones thing -

    Bones are generally not recommended for dogs because of 1) obstruction and 2) injury. Chicken bones in particular like to splinter and get...
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    I bet it is!! I have been recommending that my...

    I bet it is!! I have been recommending that my clients with dogs with gastrointestinal upset or other illnesses feed them bone broth by syringe when they won't eat. I swear it's what saved my little...
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    Catrin, I'm glad it's going well for you. My...

    Catrin, I'm glad it's going well for you. My current fixation within the Paleosphere is bone broth. I cook some meat in coconut oil or ghee, add it to a simmering pot of bone broth I've already...
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    Keep in mind that in America, pigs cannot be...

    Keep in mind that in America, pigs cannot be given hormones. Any antibiotic given puts that hog on a Withdrawal list - meaning they cannot be slaughtered before a certain number of days determined by...
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    So, this was a hang up for me too. I love going...

    So, this was a hang up for me too. I love going to restaurants and trying new things, and it can definitely be difficult sometimes to find something paleo-friendly on the menu. You just have to make...
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    I think that it would. I didn't really have...

    I think that it would. I didn't really have weight to lose either. And honestly, I am the same weight now as I was this time last year, but I'm significantly leaner (less %body fat) and way more...
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    Paleo is grain free (among other things) but...

    Paleo is grain free (among other things) but considered to be low-carb. Not very-low-carb, but definitely the idea is to limit your carbs and when eating them, choose carbs that are low-glycemic...
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    At the beginning of this year, this is what I was...

    At the beginning of this year, this is what I was doing. At that point I had been paleo for approximately 4 months. I was riding 55 miles both days on the weekends and 30 miles on weekdays - in 100...
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    Me too. No dressing? Make your own mayo - it's...

    Me too. No dressing? Make your own mayo - it's easy. All you need is olive oil (regular, NOT virgin, or it'll be olive oily in flavor), an egg, some dried mustard and lemon juice. Takes ~35 minutes...
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    Speaking of butter... have you tried Ghee?? Mmm...

    Speaking of butter... have you tried Ghee?? Mmm buttery deliciousness without the dairy. My system is not coconut oil friendly, so that's what I use to make my omelettes in the morning... and...
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    Congrats! You're a tough lady.

    Congrats! You're a tough lady.
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    Oak - another veterinarian I worked with (65+...

    Oak - another veterinarian I worked with (65+ years old) broke his leg at the femoral head in the hip joint and had to have the whole thing replace. They told him he would never ride again. But he...
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    To me, this is the beauty of this "diet". It's...

    To me, this is the beauty of this "diet". It's more of a lifestyle and less of just what you are putting in your mouth. Even Mark Sisson (the Primal Blueprint/Mark's Daily Apple) talks about the...
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    I honestly don't eat anything. Since going Paleo,...

    I honestly don't eat anything. Since going Paleo, I don't get that intense carb craving at hour 1. I always carry something, just in case, and I use Kind bars (the macademia nut and coconut or almond...
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    I've been Paleo for ~11 months now and I cannot...

    I've been Paleo for ~11 months now and I cannot see myself ever returning to a Standard American Diet ever again. I didn't have weight to lose when I started, but I definitely leaned out and built...
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    I second adding more Magnesium to your life (400...

    I second adding more Magnesium to your life (400 mg/day). It is supposed to help with cramping of all muscles in the body, including the uterus. Most of us are deficient in this nutrient, unless you...
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    +1. I'm always texting weird things to people...

    +1.

    I'm always texting weird things to people because my iPhone apparently didn't go to medical school and doesn't recognize medical-ese.
  23. I understand how you feel completely. I...

    I understand how you feel completely. I unfortunately have an apartment facing the pool and there are several residents of my complex who like to get drunk and horse around in the pool in the wee...
  24. Thread: new bike :)

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    Nice!! Congrats :)

    Nice!! Congrats :)
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    So, I actually really like my carbon bars. They...

    So, I actually really like my carbon bars. They are Zipp bars, so the carbon is (or so they say) better quality... But I think they were worth every penny. Riding in west Texas was impossible without...
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