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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I've been on a paleo diet for almost 3 months now. Until recently I was eating very lean meat and lots of Salmon and hardly any carbs. I was losing weight well but this did not help with my Asthma symptoms. About four days ago, after reading... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

So the original reason I went paleo was because I wanted to get rid of my asthma symptoms. Now, I'm usually very strict about what I eat during the week, but at least once per weekend something comes up that causes me to have a complete cheat... (more)

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RationalGuard 0 · December 05, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Wheezing and sneezing has been reduced to near zero, and that wasn't even an aspect thought about when starting paleo. While regular medication was not needed, recurring morning wheezing and lung congestion just seemed normal after all these... (more)

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by 55 · about 17 hours ago

OK, I know there are dozens of GERD questions on the site, and a few asthma-related ones as well, but nothing else I've tried has worked, so I figured I'd give this a shot. In June, after about 18 months of eating Paleo, I started experiencing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Given that your symptoms came on rather suddenly, I suspect some residual alignment issue from the stress (or did you happen to have a car accident?) A chiropractic/osteopathic adjustment could be helpful. I have read many stories of folks... (more)

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by 8065 · about 17 hours ago

I'm supposed to have bloodwork done for my HMO because they are hellbent on putting me on a statin despite good numbers. I recently did my own NMR profile and was pleased with the numbers, but they won't even look at them because "outside labs may... (more)

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by 158 · about 17 hours ago

I've been paleo for about 4 months now and had some great results. Weightloss (about 10kgs) and muscle gain. My wife has been interested by my progress and gave my current diet a go. I will usually eat eggs cooked in butter or ghee or coconut... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 06, 2012 at 10:38 PM

My wife also likes the leaner side of paleo. A general aversion to fat I suppose. It does take a while to acclimate, but I think that most can easily adapt. For those who can't they may have some sort of legitimate metabolic derangement where... (more)

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by 1363 · about 17 hours ago

Growing up I was diagnosed with an allergy to dust mites (and mold), my parents decided to rip all of the carpeting out of my room since the doctor said carpeting would be terrible for my allergies and asthma. I haven't had any asthma stuff in a... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Yes, it's bad, not just for the mites, mold, and dust, but more importantly offgassing of all the volatile plastic chemicals and flame retardants that disrupt our endocrine systems. Get rid of it if you have it, don't install it if you... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Greetings Paleo Friends, I began paleo about 7 months ago. I love it and it loves me! This is the first winter with no asthma and my inflamed joints are feeling so good. I am sensitive to sheetrock dust and we are doing a bath remodel. I hung... (more)

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Korion 0 · April 22, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Calcium, vitamin D3, salt, retinol, adequate protein and sugar should all help. Or, paleo-wise : eat dairy, get lots of sun, eat sea salt, eat liver and eat well-ripened fruit. As Dragonfly often made clear, vitamin D3 is probably the most... (more)

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by 725 · about 18 hours ago

I had asthma as a child but I pretty much grew out of it in my late teens. I am 25 now and the last 2 months, my asthma has been worse than its been in almost a decade. I tried everything from a hepa filter, removing carpets in my room,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 31, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Do you supplement D? Your Vitamin D level may have dropped. My asthma kicked in again when I let my blood level drop too low.

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by 3217 · about 18 hours ago

My copy of The Paleo Solution is on loan. Can someone give me a quick run-down of Robb Wolf's auto-immune protocol? My husband's asthma was in pretty strong "remission" but a few months of working ridiculous hours and eating poorly has brought it... (more)

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jenna_2 0 · November 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I took this directly from Robb's website in the FAQ section. Autoimmunity Emerging research has made clear the link between Neolithic foods (grains, legumes and dairy) and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple... (more)

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by 1960 · about 18 hours ago

It's terrific that we can substitute traditional grain-based flours with almond flour and coconut flours when baking Paleo. My gf's really into the Paleo deal -- she feels a major improvement in managing her asthma since cutting out gluten, dairy... (more)

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Simibee 0 · July 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

To my layman eyes, the egg replacement just seems like it would act as a binding agent that adds thickness and density. Mashed bananas or applesauce will act in much the same way, and also provide the moistness that eggs would. However, the... (more)

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by 531 · about 18 hours ago

I've had exercise induced asthma my whole life. Getting off gluten didn't help. Going Paleo has not changed it. Seasonal allergies definitely got better when I ditched gluten a few years ago, but have not changed since then. I'm in the process... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · September 03, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Are you doing VLC Paleo? The reason I ask is that when Taubes published his bloodwork, one of the outlying things about them was his low blood CO2 level. A number of folks picked up on that as relates to asthma. This link is but one I found... (more)

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by 4295 · about 18 hours ago

I've been mainly paleo/ primal for 9 months or so. The only thing I could not give up was alcohol as it's always been a huge part of my social life - and I really enjoy it. However, after developing a Pulmonary Embolism back in November, I had... (more)

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Tyler_S 0 · February 04, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Full article on alcohol and paleo here. These days me and my other athlete friends just mix up some of Robb Wolf's NorCal margaritas when we feel like drinking. We've found that this is the best way to avoid as many negative effects as possible-... (more)

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by 85 · about 18 hours ago

I have a friend that seems curious about going Paleo, especially since I mentioned that some people seem to find that their allergies improve after switching. She also suffers from asthma, which appears to be an inflammatory response. As run-away... (more)

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andrew 0 · June 18, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Yes! This was the original reason for starting to eat Paleo. I have had asthma since childhood and didn't like the idea of being on steroid inhalers for life. I began in November and found within a few weeks that things had improved. About 10... (more)

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by 4991 · about 18 hours ago

Hi. I've had asthma since childhood and been prone to stomach upsets since my teens. Stopping dairy products a couple of years back slightly improved asthma - stomach remained unpredictable! In November 09 I found the Paleo world and stopped... (more)

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Flag_Gal 0 · April 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I wish that when I first started eating paleo/primal/low-carb I had used probiotics, fermented foods, and plenty of magnesium. I do now, but I ended up with gallstones. I was a prime candidate: obese, middle-aged, on the pill, and I lost a lot of... (more)

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

Hiya, Just asking what kind of damage long term asthma medication and occasional steroid creams for eczema would do to the body. What can be done to rectify this?As far as I can tell it may result in adrenal insufficieny,is this correct? thanks... (more)

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Ed 0 · April 22, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Occasional, short term use of steroid creams for eczema does not suppress the adrenal glands. Long term use of oral prednisone will nearly always suppress the adrenal glands. If you stop prednisone, it should be weaned slowly to allow your HPA... (more)

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by 10 · October 24, 2014 at 4:33 AM

Hi All, I have asthma - or at least I did before I started eating Paleo. I'm just 3 days in, so I want to get feedback from former asthma sufferers. For those of you whose asthma didn't go away right off the bat, what did you supplement with?... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 02, 2013 at 11:30 PM

I'm still taking my maintenance asthma meds, mostly because when I get in trouble it's very hard to get on top of it if I don't have maintenance levels going already. But since I've gone Paleo (going on 2 years) I've had only 1 moderate... (more)

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by 45 · October 24, 2014 at 4:30 AM

Hi!my two year old just got out of the hospital after contracting RSV. He was there two nights and is now on oxygen and a nebulizer. We read that some children go on to develop asthma after this sort of thing and his dad has asthma too. I've read... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM

If you're following a proper Paleo/Primal diet at home (e.g. with offal, seaweed, oysters, bone broth etc), and depending how much of this is your kid allowed to eat (ask your doctor), then test your kid via a blood test for various deficiencies... (more)

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by 40 · October 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Since asthma is essentially inflammation, and we know that chronic inflammation can lead to cancers of the inflamed tissues and assorted other ills, is it advisable, from the perspective of pulmonary health, for someone with exercise-induced... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I can't answer your question personally, though I know of some folks who have worked through exercise-induced asthma. I can say that my exercise-induced asthma (and all other asthma symptoms) disappears completely when I keep my Vitamin D level... (more)

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by 549 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Hi all My brother's health is a huge concern and I thought I'd write to see if anyone has suggestions. What I have done is try to convince him to do away with grains and he decided to quit bread a few weeks ago, but I am not sure what else he does... (more)

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EvaFolsom 0 · October 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

I just wanted to say that even though Paleo is a great way to eat and can help with mood via hormone balancing, it's not a total panacea for all problems mental & physical. Sometimes people need medication. Also, for folks who are struggling... (more)

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by 3850 · October 23, 2014 at 3:39 AM

So I was recently (in the past 2 years) diagnosed with asthma. I was given the usual rescue and steriod inhalers and told I'd be fine. I found that the rescue inhaler made me shake and sweat and all kind of fun things which in retrospect I... (more)

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asim 0 · December 03, 2013 at 9:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that your having asthma problems. Its very scarey not being able to breath. I have asthma problems all the time. I've take Generic Prednisolone when ever I have asthma problems that don't go away with in a weeks time.... (more)

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by 15226 · October 23, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Ive been eating paelo for over 2 years and am in good health. I tried using an inhaler for the first time yesterday to try and address Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm (EIB) problems. I tried albuterol and it seemed to really mess with my blood... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · April 20, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Heres one study on a similar med crashing kid's BS. Get a meter an test your Blood Sugar ....1/3 hour after dosing and again if you feel symptoms of low BS. You will get an adrenaline rush from these inhalors and this can stimulate insulin and... (more)

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by 5 · October 23, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Here's a question for the group. First, I also switched to Paleo in an effort to reduce inflammation and to improve my asthma. After cleaning up my diet, I finally stopped the inhalers. The day after was awful and I thought I had really done... (more)

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Ben 0 · February 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM

IMO, finish your antibiotics. Paleo isn't a cure-all. Sometimes we need modern-medicine. I can think of a few herbal supplements for airways (Oregano Oil, Astralagus, Nettle, St. John's Wort). So, my thought is: Keep the diet clean, keep... (more)

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by 865 · October 23, 2014 at 3:05 AM

My five-year-old just got diagnosed with asthma. He's been eating paleo at home, but I have to admit that I haven't been strictly policing what he eats outside of the house (i.e., school and friend's houses). Obviously, now I intend to go Dirty... (more)

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morgan_3 0 · November 03, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I too didn't notice a complete change until I stopped the generous portions of nuts I was eating. Personaly, magnesium I find really helpful, dairy doesn't affect my asthma at all (except if I'm sick I might get phlegmy), grains definitely affect... (more)

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by 149 · October 22, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I used to suffer from bad chronic asthmatic bronchitis for about 11 years, which cleared up spontaneously about 5 years ago. Aside from a few small flareups related to sheetrock dust, it's been great. Then about 2 weeks ago, it really started back... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

With an asthma flare-up, sometimes you just have to give it time. Talk to your doctor about adding another inhaled steroid like Qvar or Asthmanex. You may need that to get over the hump. I just had to add Asthmanex, but it was my first flare up... (more)

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by 258 · October 21, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I???m a 25yo female, 190lbs 5'5". I recently went to my Dr with the following symptoms: -trouble sleeping. Fall asleep perfectly, but wake up several times throughout the night. Often accompanied by need to pee, but not always. Falling back... (more)

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Jeff_4 0 · May 31, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Get a sleep study. Sounds like sleep apnea to me. BTW, weight loss usually doesn't cure it. OSA is a killer. PLEASE get a sleep study. Jeff

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