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by 2949 · 2 minutes ago

I'm sick at least 1-2 or more times a month (moderate-severe colds). When I'm not "sick" I'm coughing all the time. I take a probiotic every day, and even since eating strict whole30 I've been sick twice (in 3 weeks). This has been going on for... (more)

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Jan 0 · June 14, 2011 at 3:46 AM

Just randomly off my head: Ditch the extra probiotics, veggies (to be more precise, their fibre content) are probiotic enough; Getting enough sunlight = Vitamin D? Getting enough vitamin C? (doing whole30 you should be) Are you getting enough... (more)

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by 50 · 8 minutes ago

Any advice on Paleo while sick (flu, common cold). I have always downed a bag of saltines to make my stomach feel settled and/or had some chicken noodle soup? All feel good foods for a cold.

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gone2croatan 0 · April 05, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Homemade bone broth. Homemade bone broth. Homemade bone broth. Also, lots of herbal teas.

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by 5232 · 9 minutes ago

As I understand it, our Paleo ancestors lived in much chillier times. I simply cannot fathom one of my predecessors sitting, huddled under a Wooly Mammoth pelt by the fire, cold-feeting anybody who tries to share the heat with him. However, here... (more)

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Aaron_1 0 · March 25, 2011 at 12:29 AM

I don't really like to answer with a link, but a blog I follow had an interesting post and discussion about cold weather exposure. http://naturallyengineered.com/blog/does-cold-exposure-make-you-stronger-or-weaker/ I hope you'll find it... (more)

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by 12369 · 11 minutes ago

I am currently feeling a big cold coming on (headache, chest hurts etc) and I've been upping Vit C, D, taking oil of oregano and the symptoms are subsiding - BUT - I am getting a really sore throat. I have been gargling with salt, but it's not... (more)

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Jason_10 0 · March 04, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Works for me all the time: warm water and about a teaspoon of cayenne pepper -- gargle with it every 15 minutes or so for a couple hours. It almost always clears my sore throat up before the two hours is up.

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by 10294 · 11 minutes ago

A friend of mine has been having these cold, numb and white fingers and toes. It appears to be Raynaud's 'disease'. Cold (especially when humid) is the major cause, maybe some stress... Does anyone have any experience or paleo tips for her? She's... (more)

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none 0 · March 02, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Magnesium! I had Reynaud's like symptoms. Even the freezer aisle in summer would make my fingers, toes and (ahem) nipples numb. It"s a vasospasm event and MAGNESIUM is a miracle. I took tons of Natural Calm and I have to say that I am all better! (more)

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by 1146 · 11 minutes ago

I have noticed that I usually get shivers after eating otherwise normal food. Could this be related to a hypothyroid, or my blood sugar being out of whack?

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terrence 0 · February 28, 2011 at 10:53 PM

As far as I know, with hypothyroidism, the hands and feet are almost always cold. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several years ago - even through I had few of the symptoms. Mostly I was exhausted, my doctor did a bunch of blood tests and put... (more)

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by 626 · 15 minutes ago

so I have had pretty chronic nasal congestion for as long as I can remember (am in my early twenties). I was hoping going mostly paleo* would clear it up, but to no avail. In the interest of 80/20 and the pareto principle, etc., are there... (more)

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Karen_Key 0 · December 23, 2010 at 4:50 PM

I want to recommend a practice and a book called Oil Pulling Therapy by Bruce Fife, who is well known for popularizing the health benefits of coconut and coconut oil. Honestly I cannot fully explain why oil pulling might work, but it has totally... (more)

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by 3651 · 15 minutes ago

Tim Ferris' new book has an interesting chapter called Ice Age about using the cold for weight-loss and it comes at just the right time (at least here in these northern parts) for some experimenting. His basic premise is that the body burns up... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · December 16, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Aquatic mammals in an ice-cold environment store lots of fat. Think of seals, walruses, whales, and even polar bears. I don't know about cause and effect, but the correlation is not the one you want.

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by 3268 · 20 minutes ago

Has anyone read Caesar's Commentary on the Gallic Wars? His discussions of the (paleo) Germanic tribes is very interesting. Meat? Check. Raw dairy? Check. Cold baths? Check. Plenty of time outdoors? Check. Great physical size, strength, and... (more)

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ChenZhen 0 · July 08, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Another interesting Quote: Compared to the Jurched [Chinese] soldiers, the Mongols were much healthier and stronger. The Mongols consumed a steady diet of meat, milk, yogurt, and other dairy products, and they fought men who lived on ... gruel... (more)

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by 13983 · 23 minutes ago

I've read some paleo blogposts where the writer talked about cold water therapy. What is it, why should I do it, and how do I do it?

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KetoWarrior 0 · February 27, 2010 at 3:58 PM

It is a technique to increase recovery, decrease post workout soreness and according to Robb Wolf, increase insulin sensitivity. The alpinist and trainer Mark Twight whose very CrossFit-like training facility Gym Jones was made famous with its... (more)

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by 3 · about 23 hours ago

Since I added MCT oil to my diet, I am finally starting to loose the weight I put on this winter after trying to rebond with butter (definitely not for me) I am loosing inches which is great (knock on wood), but other things are not so great. My... (more)

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by 247 · about 23 hours ago

Hey there! The last few days I had aching tonsils and thought this was because I was sleeing wrong. But today I went from feeling great to extremely sick, cold-like symptoms, dry eyes, aching bones.. Is there anything I can do? I have to... (more)

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by 571 · about 23 hours ago

I keep reading you should take zinc at the beginning of a cold to shorten the length of it. Well, I feel a cold coming on, starting in my throat as usual, and the only zinc I have is Jarrow's Zinc Balance which has 15mg zinc, 1mg copper. The... (more)

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Olivier 0 · February 13, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Usually, I take 2g VitC and 200mg Zn a day with colds. That always works for me ...

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by 77 · about 23 hours ago

Since yesterday I have been having mild cold symptoms (very low grade fever, runny nose, mild aches). I usually get better on the third day, which would be tomorrow. We haven't had snow ALL winter and it just started getting cold so we were... (more)

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Rio 0 · January 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

3 things I do when I am getting a cold, have a cold, or want to save someone from a cold. One is easy, one you should be doing anyway but is very important in your state, and one is a bit time-consuming. 1) Ginger-Lemon Tea. So Simply. ... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Why do we get colds after doing sports and when we are sweaty and go out then, and its cold and windy (or same when we did sports outside and then stay there) when its actually the most natural thing? I mean to Grok (or any other caveman too... (more)

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danno 0 · October 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

your immune system is either too weak or you may also be over exercising but i'm guessing it's the former, prepare yourself kefir and take it every day starting with a quarter cup and up it gradually to a cup a day in total 1/2 before breaky,... (more)

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by 2944 · about 23 hours ago

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience? Answers on a postcard s'il vous... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent: -Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I am a 40 y/o male with congenital varicosities since childhood. I was diagnosed with a Right leg DVT at around my knee level two weeks ago following immobilization in two knee high fracture boots for about 10 days after a debilatating bout of... (more)

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by 63 · about 23 hours ago

I am eating paleo for two years and have not been sick since 18 months but now suddenly last Saturday I started feeling some head ache, then sunday I got some fever and sore throat, I took 4 g vit C, 10000iu Vit D and lot of rest and chicken... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · March 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Go to the doctor. If you've already gotten this sick, then antibiotics are a safe and appropriate solution compared to allowing it to get worse. Later on you can worry about repopulating your flora with probiotics, fermented foods, feces... (more)

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by 389 · about 23 hours ago

Came across this website last week, bought the ingredients and put it together. VERY strong stuff to take on a shot, but it works. I have heard people call this "fire tonic" or something along those lines. Apparently you are supposed to let it... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Nope. Sounds disgusting! Looks like overkill to me. I take 40,000 IUs of D3 at the first glimmer of a virus and haven't been sick in over 3 years.

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by 739 · about 23 hours ago

i feel cold and very shitty and low in energy after breaking the faaasstt... why is this paleo hackersss?

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Jake__2 0 · February 07, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Digestion diverts both energy and blood to the stomach and intestines. I'd hazard that you're getting cold because your blood is rushing to the stomach; I have the same thing after I eat, though it lasts just a few minutes. As for low energy, it... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

Sorry to be a (grass fed) chicken, but is it normal to feel shaky, weak, slightly nauseous etc and to have a runny nose, dry mouth and feel a bit 'wired' when you are in week one of ketosis or is this a sign I should stop? This is my first time... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · January 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM

From what I gather, yes it is normal for many who shift eating patterns dramtically in a short period. I've read advice to taper carbs slowly so as for thyroid to adjust(?). How one reacts also depends of course on where they're coming from in... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

My husband drives all day and doesn't have access to a microwave or anything for lunch..he eats in his truck right out of a cooler. We are just starting Paleo today and I am afraid it isn't going to work if he's going to have no choice but to eat... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · January 22, 2013 at 12:32 AM

What time does he leave before he eats his lunch? He needs to have a very good heat-sealed thermos full of stew/soup with plenty of protein/fat. I'd also make sure he has a big 'ole foot-long sandwich (made with paleo bread or lettuce-wrapped)... (more)

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by 15400 · about 23 hours ago

I have noticed that I never ever get sick if I follow 100% strict Paleo. The only time I get sick is when I add a few things I should not, i.e. a bottomless serving of ice cream (sigh), cheese, chocolate, whatever. Yes, I am just a human. But if... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Do you think that humans in the paleolithic never got sick? They were eating 100% paleo by definition, but people still got sick and died. Paleo is not a panacea for infectious disease, although it does seem to help the immune system. Paleo is... (more)

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by 30 · about 23 hours ago

So, I got sick, it happened. What is the best way eating Paleo when you're sick with the cold or flu? Should you limit carbs, go high protein/high fat/no carbs... What is best if you're going to be inactive? I regularly CrossFit 5-6 times/week,... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

The only aspect where I would eschew Paleo principles is when it comes to medicine. The human brain is a magnificently complex and capable gift from nature. The inventions that arise from our thought processes are further gifts from nature. Don't... (more)

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by 789 · about 23 hours ago

(I think I may have jinxed myself answering a question about how fast recovery is when you're paleo lol) Been getting worse by the day, drinking water and resting, would it be that Im doing something wrong?

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Tal 0 · January 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM

ill copy and paste my response from a similar thread, i hope this will help! there are tons and tons of tricks to helping you ward off a cold, or prevent them, the best way for future reference is to have an arsenal ready at the first signs of... (more)

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