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by 0 · July 02, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Before someone jumps down my throat with "you're dehydrated" let me explain myself.I drink a lot of water...more than "normal" people but probably less than hardcore thirsters. I also drink about 2 cups of coffee daily (weekdays only)Here is my... (more)

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glib 0 · July 02, 2014 at 2:23 PM

If it is the diuretic effect (it probably is, IMHO) a simple test will let you know the answer. Pick some dandelions leaves (say, 2 oz.) and eat them in a salad. That is a stronger (not to mention healthier) diuretic. I eat 2-4 salads at each... (more)

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by 2282 · January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I must have eaten something that really, really didn't agree with me combined with too many fermented vegetables, but long story short I have been up all evening/night/morning perched in a squat position. I have never experience bowl movements... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

You'll want something to replete electrolytes and hydration - so coconut water would be good, seasalt with water would be good. Drink these slowly, so as not to trigger another bout. Following up with some probiotics and prebiotics might not... (more)

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by 3277 · July 07, 2013 at 9:50 PM

While searching for hydration information, I came across a posting by Jack Kruse: http://www.jackkruse.com/quantum-biology-4-coherent-water/ He states that: "Coherent water is a different animal altogether. It is water that is structured to be... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:50 PM

One particular element of this excerpt caught me: "The hexagonal motif of ice and liquid crystalline water and the edge fused pentagonal motif in gas clathrates occur because of QED interactions. We now have firm evidence that these large clusters... (more)

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by 992 · May 27, 2013 at 5:51 AM

I've been eating fruits / veggies / meat this past week or so pretty plain. I've also been drinking mostly aquafina (pretty close to distilled water.) Without salt in my drinking water, and just what's in the organic food, will I get enough sodium? (more)

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Ebice 0 · May 27, 2013 at 5:04 AM

I find my food doesn't have enough salt in it, unless I add it, or am eating a lot of seafood. I wasn't using any in my cooking and started feeling sluggish. I read somewhere it might be sodium deficiency. I started salting my food again. Ding,... (more)

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by 3277 · April 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? ) Can mineral supplements cause dehydration (like copper, zinc, or those Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops)? If so, what is the mechanism? (Does it draw water into the colon to dilute the minerals... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:01 PM

"Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? )" Yes, grains for example. Especially flax seeds. Dried fruit are also very dehydrating. Dairy can also be dehydrating if you're intolerant to lactose. I don't know much about number 2 but... (more)

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by 3277 · March 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

If last night, you consumed too much salt, and not enough water, and awoke uncharacteristically thirsty, feeling dehydrated, and with a pounding "tension" type headache (muscles in scalp contracting like a rubber band around your head), should... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I've found that the best way to alleviate dehydration headaches is by drinking pure water (no salt or electrolytes added) and eating some potassium-rich foods. Potassium balances out sodium in the body.

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by 3277 · March 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I'm hacking hydration, sodium and potassium. Is water retention as evidenced by how my ring fits on my finger a good indication of hydration? I believe I read that potassium attracts water to inside the cells, and sodium attracts water to... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM

In a word, no. By the time you have so much water retention that your fingers puff up, you're way way out of the proper balance.

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by 1394 · February 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Is there maybe a ratio or rule of thumb to follow when drinking water with coffee in order to balance out coffee's dehydrating effects? For example, if I have one 10 oz cup of black coffee in the morning, how much water do I have with it? Also,... (more)

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ThreeManTiger 0 · February 11, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Coffee is a diuretic, but you are ingesting water with that coffee. I believe it's diuretic effect is inconsequential within moderation. Keep in mind drinking plain water will make you pee as well. Thoughts?

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by 1012 · February 06, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I am trying to dehydrate string beans. Trader Joe's sells dehydrated crunchy string beans that I am trying to replicate without the canola oil and tapioca starch that theirs is prepared with. I would prefer olive oil. I have a dehydrater at home,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 06, 2013 at 3:40 AM

The dehydrating alone is not making them crispy: the starch coating and frying is making them crispy. Yes, the dehydrating helps. However, the moist-and-yet-crispy bite to them is undoubtedly from the frying. Consider dehydrating them much, much... (more)

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by 3277 · November 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Could magnesium/calcium supplements cause dehydration? (Perhaps by drawing water into the intestine and away from other cells in your body? ) Could table salt added to food make that worse? I know a lot of paleo folks take magnesium &... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I've actually been speculating this for a while. When I take magnesium, I do feel more parched. Especially in the mornings. Table salt is shitty because it's only sodium chloride. You will never find just sodium chloride in nature in a state fit... (more)

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by 1448 · August 26, 2012 at 2:09 AM

I am basically paleo, I think. I eat a lot of kefir, fermented veggies, and kombucha. Today I had raw turkey meat with a butter-garlic sauce and a dab of cooked and spicy turkey meat. I was also naughty today with some popcorn with plenty of... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that your diet is a big part of things. Fermented veggies have lower fiber contents, and you need fiber to keep things moving. I do not understand why you are eating raw poultry, but contracting e.... (more)

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by 5 · August 10, 2012 at 2:25 AM

hithar, I do IF 18/6 but at the end of the fast I start to be dehydrated. The issue is cold water is not appealing and does not taste very good [coming from the tap], hot water makes me realize my stomach is too empty an hour later and of... (more)

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elektrosaman_ 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:25 AM

From what I understand, salt is healthy for the certain functions in your body and helps keep your sodium to potassium ratio in balance. Like yall have stated, salt retains water in our body; whereas potassium actually hydrates the muscles.... (more)

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by 1498 · May 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I've been buying Kale chips and raw 'cookies' ( dehydrated veggies plus flax seeds) and thinking of making them myself by buying a dehydrator so I can have some nice snacks on the go and then I asked myself 'Does it make sense to dehydrate?'... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · May 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I bought a really nice Excalibur dehydrator about six years ago, when I was still snacking all the time and wanted to make my own dried fruit, free of additives. Then I got fat again, in part due to all that dried fruit. Whoops. Once in a... (more)

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by 1458 · April 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I recently started making bone broth because my son was always constipated and would only go #2 every 3 or 4 days. The doctors said it was normal, but I don't think its normal when he is in tears every time he poops. Thanks to PH and the bone... (more)

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matt_H 0 · April 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Dehydrate it like soup! It will work. Maybe not the first time, but, you know. Matt

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by 729 · March 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Hello there Paleohackers, So I have an interesting list of symptoms I've been trying to crack. They are spelled out in more detail in another post, but I've made an interesting discovery today, which I was wondering if anybody knew anything... (more)

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Patrick_10 0 · March 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM

At 240 lbs. you are big, so need big water. A kidney specialist wrote somewhere that the amount of waste the body produces cannot be fully excreted with 1 to 2 liters of urine per day (for an average person, which you are not). So, those... (more)

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by 4113 · February 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM

When I drink hot tea it seems to have a diuretic effect. Does this dehydrate the body if your peeing a lot from tea?

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JRAC 0 · February 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM

I spent 6 weeks only drinking tea and coffee... if they dehydrated I'd be dead. You need salt if you're increasing fluid intake too.

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by 20 · October 02, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I'm having trouble keeping hydrated. I'm in my second week of paleo, and no matter how much water I drink I'm still feeling dehydrated. I practice Bikram Yoga often, and have had this problem in the past. Prior to paleo I would add a splash of... (more)

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robert_10 0 · October 02, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Try mixing half pedialyte and half gatoraide, drink it every day and have water to. Do this till you hold the water. You have peed out to much salt.

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by 195 · December 01, 2011 at 1:46 AM

What are your thoughts on occasional cheat meals? I love doing Paleo. I feel much better when I do it strictly versus eating the standard American "healthy" way, which we all know is not healthy at all. Case in point: I had some sugar (normally... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 30, 2011 at 7:51 PM

For me, the framing is the important part because paleo isn't a temporary solution, it's a whole new way of living my life. I do occasionally eat non-paleo food, but I don't consider it cheating. I consider it a normal part of living in the real... (more)

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by 85 · October 26, 2011 at 1:13 PM

I started a Paleo diet around 3-4 months ago, I've had great external results so far, but I wanted to make sure that I didn't have any internal problems (high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc) so I went to the doctor for blood work this... (more)

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tremendo_1 0 · October 25, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I am not a doctor, but I understand it like this: When you get a cut and bleed, blood will normally be bright red, being oxygenated or coming in contact with oxygen in the air. When you have blood drawn from your veins it will usually be oxygen... (more)

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by 25 · August 18, 2011 at 1:10 AM

I'm 19 years old, 140lbs, 5ft10, and pretty much healthy. I've been on paleo for about 3-4 months now, and for the most part I've stuck with it well. About 3 weeks ago I moved into my friend's house and got a job in the area. The past couple weeks... (more)

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scott_bushey 0 · August 18, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Increase your intake of Vit C to about 5-10 grams daily. link text

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by 10 · June 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I'm Indonesian weighed 54kg and 168cm tall. My daily activity is working in my desk. When I heard that 1.5 liters water is myth, my concern is what about people in tropical country? If I just measure requirement by pee color say if it has clear... (more)

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Joy 0 · September 09, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Your fine if your pee is clear or light yellow and if you don't feel really thirsty. Sounds like you are keeping well hydrated to me! I have lived in a tropical area for a long time and a very cold area for a long time. I drink a lot of water... (more)

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by 20222 · July 02, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I started to rethink my views on water after reading Dr. Mike Eades latest post: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-ii/#more-4549 I've mostly thought that Mark Sisson's "drink when... (more)

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Ryan_H 0 · July 01, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Coming from someone who has seen people become dehydrated and need medical attention. I think the "Drink when Thirsty" is a load of crap. I've seen troops who train all day in 30+ degree heat, drink under a liter of water because their not... (more)

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by 177 · May 12, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Hi, Have now been paleo for about 6 months. Feel much better, much more of the time. Significant weight loss, no carb slumps, very smug etc. However, I have struggled in recent weeks with recurrent hemorrhoids (think this is the US spelling,... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · May 12, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I don't know about the underlying cause, but have read that topical iodine, preferably diluted in oil, gets rid of them quickly.

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by 1714 · June 17, 2011 at 9:22 PM

So I just discovered these little things: http://www.nuun.com and I think they're great. I'm not drinking enough fluids as it is, and I probably drank about a gallon today, just at work - about 4 of these tablets + all the rest clear water. Bought... (more)

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James_3 0 · April 22, 2011 at 7:16 PM

In general, you pee out the extra. However, you're taking a lot of sodium in with these types of drinks. That can affect your blood pressure negatively.

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by 156 · August 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I cannot confirm that it is at all diet related. It started after around 8 months of being strict paleo and there was no sudden diet change around the time it started occurring. It has caused recurrent corneal erosions. I have to keep my eyes... (more)

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dzone 0 · December 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I had severe dry eyes while eating too low carb. Following Dr. Paul's recommendations at "The Perfect Diet", I upped my carbs to his minimum of 50 grams of starch per day and the dry eyes went away. He says that minimum keeps mucus membranes... (more)