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by 115 · October 30, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I have been off and on paleo for about 1 yr. The longest stretch I have done is 5 weeks and then I throw in the towel, eat everything in the pantry (literally), feel bad about it and a week later am back on paleo. The problem is this is doing... (more)

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jessyannb_1 0 · November 08, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I have suffered from binge eating and bulimia for many years,and any time that I put myself on a very restrictive diet it makes it worse. The other thing that triggers me to binge eat is carbs. This is a bad cycle: you restrict yourself hugely,... (more)

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by 418 · about 9 hours ago

Anyone else fell nausea after drinking tea, especially on an empty stomach? I handle coffee (black, strong) fine, but cheap conventional tea (i.e. Tetley, Store Brand, etc) really make me feel sick. On the flipside, Stash "teas" (fruity, spices,... (more)

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none 0 · November 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I believe that nausea from both green and black teas are common when they are taken on an empty belly. I cannot drink my green tea on empty or I will HURL!

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by 1724 · about 9 hours ago

Hmm, so I have a blister on the bottom of my foot that hurts so much that I am thinking it may be infected (I bandaged it early yesterday and haven't looked since 'cause I don't really want to know. . .) This concerns me because I just finished a... (more)

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saikln 0 · July 08, 2011 at 1:18 AM

For me, echinacea and goldenseal (sold together in capsule form) works in less than 24 hours whereas antibiotics I have been prescribed always take weeks to work not to mention all the other side effects.

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by 341 · about 9 hours ago

Ok, I don't know what I was thinking (or wasn't thinking), but I ate something the other day that had MSG in it. It was spelled out in the ing list (sausage). I was in a bind and had to eat something. Anyway, it didn't register in my mind as MSG... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 30, 2011 at 12:28 AM

http://jackkruse.com/msg-your-gut-and-your-brain-post-trauma/ http://jackkruse.com/where-concussions-diet-and-neurodegeneration-meet/ http://jackkruse.com/concussioncte-prescription/ This should make you think twice (more)

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by 2437 · about 9 hours ago

I take 5 capsules of the Now Foods Super Enzymes with each meal. I didnt have any gas on the Paleo diet but now I do. I thought enzymes were supposed to get rid of gas and bloating not cause it? Should I just keep on using them or switch... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 09, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I have heard some on here say in the past that they had probs with acidophilus, so that one can't be eliminated as a potential culprit. SOunds like you started two things at once. Either one is suspect. Might want to try a week with no... (more)

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by 531 · about 9 hours ago

I know I've been a bit of anomaly in what I've experienced on the Paleo diet. My diet was pretty clean before Paleo, so really the only foods Ive added to my diet are different kinds of meat (vegetarian before), and eliminated the rice,... (more)

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Jack_Mac 0 · April 18, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I'm in my 40's with no history of acne, but after I started paleo in May 2010, I experienced severe breakouts of acne for several months, mostly on my chest, shoulders and back. Paleo was a big departure from my pescatarian/vegetarian/vegan... (more)

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by 8858 · about 9 hours ago

I've read that milk products cause excessive mucus production. In my case, I am loathe to give up butter, heavy cream, and hard cheeses (parmesan! cheddar!) but I wonder if this might be for the best in terms of alleviating excess mucus. Has... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Yes. Mucus and inflammation in my sinuses went down significantly when I cut (by about 90%) cream, yogurt, and cheese. It was like flipping a switch. I still eat butter, though for some people (depending on what the irritant is) it might be... (more)

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by 1716 · about 9 hours ago

I was wondering if anybody gets headaches and nausea after drinking green tea? I recently decided to incorporate it into my intermittent fasts to cut back on coffee consumption. It's just the loose leaf variety (medium priced, not fancy), brewed... (more)

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Helen 0 · February 17, 2011 at 3:21 PM

From what I understand, green tea has a very high fluoride content. Fluoride is notorius for causing esophageal and gastric pain. If you are making your tea with fluoridated city water, the combination of fluoridated water and the fluoride from... (more)

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by 242 · about 9 hours ago

Every now and then, immediately following a stressful day, my nose begins to drip water like a tap, my nose is irritated and I sneeze constantly. It happens like clockwork. It also happens if I have an alcohol bender (rarely).. or too much... (more)

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tartare 0 · May 12, 2011 at 7:05 AM

out on a limb here, but here's an idea to consider...(anyone with actual medical knowledge, feel free to critque this post). Maybe you had a physical issue (viral infection?) or something that is being given some fuel by stress. I've had cold... (more)

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by 1724 · about 9 hours ago

Hello, so I've noticed for the past week or so that I've been having some gas, gurgling in the gut and flatulence. Generally this was happening at night, but it just happened now in the afternoon. I'm wondering if probiotics can cause... (more)

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Judith__1 0 · June 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM

So, if you took an antibiotic it likely killed most or all of the bugs in your gut. Now you have started to replace the bugs and the rumbling in your gut is the bugs having a turf war. The are actually fighting each other and when they die they... (more)

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by 661 · about 9 hours ago

i started taking a tiny dose of liquid iodine (iosol) i majorly dilute it and i noticed it makes me nauseous. any ideas as to why? my tsh is usually 3-4.5 range

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j3wcy 0 · February 10, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Could be some bromide detoxing going on, although I think headaches and nasal drips are more common there. You may also want to think about taking some selenium with your iodine, as it apparently mitigates some potential toxicity... (more)

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by 55 · about 9 hours ago

I've found that if I consume coconut in any form (coconut milk, extra-virgin coconut oil, unsweetened coconut flakes, and Artisana coconut butter are the ones I've tried), for a few weeks at a time, I consistently get fairly bad acne in places... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

It is possible you are sensitive to salicylates, or something else in coconuts. Here is some information on salicylates, and reactions to... (more)

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by 1536 · about 9 hours ago

Back in 2004 I was self diagnosed with Lactose intolerance. I was bad enough off that even a chocolate bar would set off my lactose intolerance. Last year I found out (like most everyone else) that I am gluten intolerant. I did a little digging... (more)

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Dr__Shawn_Soszka 0 · April 02, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Absolutely, as a matter of fact, gluten, gliadin, and host of other "goodies" found in wheat actually damage the small intestine cells that make the enzyme that digests lactose (called lactase). Its very common to see the return of these cells to... (more)

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by 2022 · about 9 hours ago

Quick question regarding dairy. I was following a fairly strict paleo diet for almost two months and I was feeling great (had some cheats, but I'm okay with that). About two weeks ago I started putting heavy cream in my coffee. In the last 10... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · April 02, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Joint pain and fatigue can be symptoms of a dairy allergy. You should eliminate dairy for a while (2-4 weeks), re-introduce it and see if the symptoms return. If you experience something similar, then you most likely have a dairy allergy.

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by 85 · about 8 hours ago

I was put on an antibiotic by my doctor for 10 days because I had a very bad ear problem and could not risk getting a bacterial infection. I was put on them for preventative reasons. Everyday while on the antibiotics I have been supplementing... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

it's most likely the antibiotic causing some sort of die off reaction and it's coming through your skin. this has happened to me every time i take antibiotics, whether it's flagyl, vancomycin, oregano oil, or berberine. it eventually goes away... (more)

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by 344 · about 8 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

I'll make this good n concise because it's a fait amount of info When I eat carrots, butternut squash, applesauce, sweet potato, parsnips, I have tummy troubles. This also happens with nuts but it is the worst with the above vegetables. When I... (more)

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VB 0 · July 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I don't know what is wrong with you and why you get this reaction. Get tested to find out more. 3 hour lactulose methane hydrogen test for SIBO. GI Effects stool test for pathogens and parasites from Metametrix. Mayo Clinic... (more)

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by 55 · October 30, 2014 at 4:34 AM

I am back to nearly 100% paleo after falling off the pale wagon at Thanksgiving. (truth be told Thanksgiving 2011). I am keeping carbs in the range of 75g to 100g a day. The only problem I am having is I can't sleep through the night. I fall... (more)

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Peter_9 0 · January 02, 2013 at 4:34 AM

My experience is I need carbs to sleep well. Connection to serotonin production I have read. I am doing the Perfect Health Diet and I sleep better when I eat rice or potatoes at dinner. Oatmeal works really well for me too.

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I'm having a weird experience with vitamin c, which took me about a week to put together because it coincided with restarting the paleo diet(I was eating paleo for about two months, quit for a month and restarted about a week ago). I was fatigued... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 31, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I found this article interesting. Maybe it will be helpful to you. :) I think it suggests that fatigue from vitamin C is sometimes because your magnesium levels* are... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

Hello! I just have a little question or two, if anyone may have some ideas. I consume no sugar, grains, legumes, alcohol, caffeine. The problem: Peas (when I had just started primal and found out they were a no-no) Brusselsprouts, Chocolate +... (more)

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Quoc_ngo 0 · December 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

This may simply be a food intolerance (not necessarily food allergy). Seeing as how you have eliminated them, it shouldn't be an issue but you can get something like an ALCAT food test to really find out

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