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by 0 · 14 minutes ago

I seem to react to just about everything I eat. Within 20mn of eating anything I experience painful nasal congestion, bloating, fatigue, mental cloudiness, itchy bum (50% of the time) and depression. Sometimes my sinuses flare up even from just... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM

A place to start would to have a Hydrogen or "methane" Breath test. This will will rule in or out SIBO, and depending on the type of test, also check for fructose and lactose malabsorption. This is a relatively inexpensive and non-invasive... (more)

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by 0 · 19 minutes ago

So, the past year or so, I've had a resurgence of urticaria all over my body. It's been a major setback in my life, as when it comes up, I can do very little about it and it is impossible to ignore. A few days ago, I started taking half (5mg)... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Sounds to me like it's histamine intolerance. My guess would be that you've impaired your copper status via zinc supplementation, which has caused a downregulation in the activity of diamine oxidase (a copper dependent enzyme in the gut that... (more)

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by 571 · 19 minutes ago

I heard this interview with Dr. Martin Blaser on th Leonard Lopate Show yesterday and it has sort of made me question what I've read about paleo eating. What I've read says that wheat/whole grains are not good for humans to eat. They cause... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · May 08, 2014 at 1:38 PM

We already know that antibiotics can surely cause these symptoms, nothing new. It's when you've killed all good and bad bacteria and you are eating crap like wheat or alot of sugar/carbs in general so that the bad bacteria will likely grow... (more)

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by 139 · 21 minutes ago

Hey, guys! Lately I've been reading some testimonies about using spirulina for nasal congestion/nasal allergies. I've been trying some myself (2g/day - based on this study), but it's still summer in Brazil (even in the south, where I live, it... (more)

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by 0 · 23 minutes ago

Hi, I could really use some advice. Three years ago I was put on a 30 day high dose of antibiotics to cure Lyme disease. (I didn't actually have Lyme disease we just lived in a house full of mold, and the symptoms I was having slowly went away... (more)

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by 75 · 24 minutes ago

It???s almost universally agreed upon that probiotics are beneficial to your gut. Without the tremendous amount of bacteria covering our bodies inside and out, a lot of which is friendly, we would very quickly pass away. Probiotics is no... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

This is really something we paleo health aficionados need to take more seriously. It's got to be at least as important as our beloved macronutrient ratios. I've heard of some really transformative probiotics stories. I'll add my own... (more)

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by 15 · 25 minutes ago

Hey Cave People, I decided to become Paleo 2 years ago this November, after seeing some great immediate changes I started counting my macros, calorie restricting and carb-cycling a little less that a year ago and I have seen even more... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 26, 2013 at 6:04 AM

This f'd up website has lost two of my lengthy responses. I'm not going to rewrite it all so I'll give you the short version. My SWAG..you're under nourished (not enough calories) and you're eating too much protein. What;s your veggie... (more)

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by 752 · 27 minutes ago

I apologize in advance if this is a previously asked question. I tried searching here on Paleohacks for MCS, chemical sensitivities, etc. but wasn't able to locate any similar posts. I also haven't been able to find much in the way of blog posts... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 23, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Don't know. My issues with triggers are better but not gone. I still get headaches, wheezing, and coughing with triggers, but haven't had a full scale lung exacerbation since eliminating grains. I'd love it to just go away, but I'll take the... (more)

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by 785 · 27 minutes ago

I have been eating a primal diet for 10 months and have noticed some amazing health benefits: weight loss, improved mobility, elimination of acid reflux. I have been eating about 90/10 and low carb because I needed to lose weight. In the past... (more)

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Owen 0 · August 24, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Not fruit: sugar. Typical reaction to sugar, so no worries. I have the same problem. Don't avoid fruit though; look for more starchy and less sugary fruits such as plantains, apples, bananas, and avoid berries (except for maybe blueberries),... (more)

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by 10 · 27 minutes ago

So I have read somewhere that inflammation could cause a spike in blood sugar. I suspect I have some yet to be identified food allergies, and it made me wonder if anytime inflammation is triggered in my body, if that wouldn't raise my blood... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · August 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Inflammation lowers ketone levels in rats. I don't know of any studies in humans. Low stores of glycogen don't stop the body from raising blood glucose because the liver can produce large amounts of glucose. If necessary the body cannibalizes... (more)

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by 88 · 29 minutes ago

Hey everyone! So I have been paleo for about 6 months now. In the beginning, I absolutely ADORED everything about paleo. In many respects, I still do. It gives me more energy, more clarity, less need to eat everything in sight, etc, etc. Except... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Regarding nuts, you have to thoroughly masticate them to digest them wholly. My guess is that you were always pooping out large pieces, you just didn't inspect your poo so thoroughly before. ;-) This isn't an abnormal thing, this is pretty much... (more)

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by 234 · 30 minutes ago

Over the past several weeks, I've been increasing my calories with the goal of gaining muscle. To help with this, I've re-introduced eggs and dairy (yogurt, butter). These are both foods that give me congestion and increased mucus production,... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · June 08, 2013 at 8:30 PM

I am doing the same thing at the moment. I am consuming both eggs and dairy in the form of yogurt despite the fact that I am slightly intolerant to them, but I really need the calories. I say keep consuming them unless they make you feel really... (more)

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by 518 · 30 minutes ago

I have celiac and now my GI specialists after tests tells me I am allergic to all seafood. This is terrible for me because it was the only meat I would eat. I can't stand the taste of other meat. This week in desperation I started a raw food... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 01, 2013 at 3:47 AM

How were you eating seafood as your main protein source before your doc said you are allergic? You wouldve experienced an allergic reaction like swelling, chest tightness or anaphylaxis. I call total bull on whatever test your doctor did. Only 1-3... (more)

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by 5 · 31 minutes ago

I found a recipe on pinterest for an eye cream using raw coconut oil and vitamin e capsules. I used it one time and the next morning my eyes were puffy. I washed my face and took some benadryl. I also put a cool wet wash cloth on my eyes. They... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Both coconut and soy are very, very common allergens. If you had a strong reaction, you may want to get tested for allergies by a doctor. If it was a lesser reaction, and elimination trial would probably identify the culprit. Note that it could be... (more)

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by 0 · 32 minutes ago

I couldn't find any related questions so here we go. This is my first time here and I've only been paleo for about a month now. At first I didn't feel any bad symptoms but then as of the passed week I have been getting severe allergy symptoms... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 01, 2013 at 10:30 PM

good for you .. N.O.P.E Not One Puff Ever. Youre a non smoker now. Read this http://whyquit.com/whyquit/joelcigfriend.html about your coughing and allergies(?)..I dont know too much about allergies per se but it could be you gotta get a little... (more)

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by 5 · 34 minutes ago

Hello, I just started the diet for overall health and weightloss. A couple years ago I became allergic to egg whites. They give me severe flu like symtoms to spare you the details. Egg yolks are ok. I am really struggling with breakfast. I'm... (more)

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Varelse 0 · March 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM

This question has come up quite a lot on Paleohacks. http://paleohacks.com/questions/23533/breakfast-no-egg-suggestions-please http://paleohacks.com/questions/135978/non-egg-breakfast-ideas http://paleohacks.com/questions/46104/egg-free-breakfast (more)

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by 2097 · 34 minutes ago

My 3 year old nephew was just diagnosed today with having allergy to tree nuts - he had a reaction to pecans and the allergist said that subsequent reactions would be even worse ( peanuts are fine though ) So my sis had to get him a $100 epipen... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 26, 2013 at 2:07 AM

My wild speculation is that it's due to a simultaneous imbalance and insufficiency of vitamins A and D during development. source: I don't get sick because of vitamin D supplementation but I do get allergies without concurrent vitamin A... (more)

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by 5 · 37 minutes ago

My twin brother had an ALCAT to test for food senstivities. Would his food allergies be the same or similar to mine? We are not identical if that matters.

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Jason_Crose 0 · September 29, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I'm just some guy who has read a lot but... I know Allergies are often genetic, but that doesn't neccessarily mean you have the the same allergies.  Also, the ALCAT Test is looking for food sensitivites.  And food sensitivities can... (more)

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by 154 · 37 minutes ago

For a while now I have been dealing with a severe case of multiple food allergies, where I continuously develop allergies (delayed-onset IGG type) to pretty much all foods after consuming them for a short period of time. I understand the... (more)

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Mo_2 0 · February 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

The rotation diet is great for great for controlling food sensitivities but it is the final step not the first! I have multiple food allergies and intolerences. IgG intolerences are just as serious as IGE allergies - although they don't cause... (more)

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by 5 · 38 minutes ago

Hello there! Milk: I have been mildly lactose intolerant since I was a toddler - my mother had to switch me to soy formula due to breastfeeding issues when I was young. I can have milk/yogurt/ice-cream and then have some stomach issues for the... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 28, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Well, the obvious answer is that you do not "have to" make any of the "Paleo treats" -- cookies, banana bread, cakes, crackers, etc., that use nut flours and coconut products. BUT...I certainly understand the desire for a little... (more)

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by 154 · 39 minutes ago

I believe I may have a case of low stomach acid, as I have a hard time digesting protein based foods, and have developed allergies to most of them. A solution I see being proposed, is drinking some lemon juice before eating a meal to aid in... (more)

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by 748 · 39 minutes ago

I've noticed every time I eat potatoes, sweet or white, I get bloating or very painful stomach pains... like my stomach is going to burst. It only lasts for about an hour, but this is really starting to concern me. I also just learned today that I... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · January 08, 2013 at 2:53 PM

The nausea doesn't sound like allergy to me. That's an indication of early pregnancy or stomach virus for me. Bloating from starchy foods could be from SIBO. I had to stay off them for several months while my gut healed. Now I can eat small... (more)

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by 61 · 41 minutes ago

I used to ask "what causes allergies?" and got perfectly good answers like pollen, certain foods, etc. but that's not really what im asking. I want to know what allergies are from an evolutionary biological perspective. What is it exactly that's... (more)

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CD 0 · November 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Allergies are autoimmune diseases which create hyper-sensitivity to irritants. We are all affected by irritants, people who suffer allergies show significant reactions to those irritants. Do people grow out of allergies? Well yes and no. Yes,... (more)

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by 15 · 42 minutes ago

Hi Fellow Paleo-ers! Listen, have you been paleo for a while (ive been for 2 months) and if you try to consume a grain, even the tiniest little piece, you get a reaction similar to anaphylatic shock but without your throat closing? I have always... (more)

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justouttacuriosity 0 · November 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM

thanks for the reply, same exact thing happens to me. BTW, ive been tested for celiac as well as that was negative. Last night i wanted to try a little experiment. I ate one cookie. And before i swallowed it the skin on the roof of mouth peeled... (more)

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