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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I'm still a bit new to this. I went to a work function with my husband last night, and a small splurge turned into a complete buffet gorge-fest (desserts, breads, late night nachos and sliders, liquor - all of it). My body is in the current... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 25, 2014 at 11:49 PM

your body naturally detoxes every day through sweat, urine, and pooping. have you taken a dump yet?? if not, you could try some magnesium citrate

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by 75 · about 15 hours ago

I have a question about the process of eliminating foods from the diet and the symptoms caused by this. I'm not strictly talking about the change from a non-paleo to a paleo diet, but more generally, such as removing any combination of gluten,... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 11, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I hear a lot of the nonsense talk when you mention "toxins." Going into the Paleo diet, I had a viral (highest count the doctor had seen) + bacterial (mrsa + staph) + fungal infection going on for a few months that almost killed me. I'm... (more)

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by 4181 · about 15 hours ago

Recently I started supplementing b12 methylcobalamin and at first had some good reactions, my skin was brighter, I had a bit more energy and my anxiety improved. But quite soon after that I got ill about 3 times in a row and have been... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM

I take methylb12 daily. How much are you taking? I find that one can noticeably build up over time. I took 250mcg for a while, then lately have been doing 500mcg with 400mcg methylfolate. Trying to understand methylation is a... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hey y'all! I'll try to be as brief as I can but I'll give a little background: I'm 18, 5'7'' female in college. All my life I was bigger than other girls, and it didn't help that once I got old enough my dad got me into old-school Olympic... (more)

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Hapoy1 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:54 AM

I'm sorry to hear you are having troubles. I changed to paleo for digestive reasons due to pain meds messing with my digestion and bowels and if I Lose the 15#s I need to lose then great, my main concern is digestive. I too like the good paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Started Paleo 9 days ago. Starting yesterday I have a very unusual headache behind my eyes. I am tired. Like it is 8:00pm and I am ready for bed tired. And I have been having occasional diarrhea, nothing too bad and a gurgling stomach. I... (more)

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Glither 0 · November 02, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I know some people need to do it cold turkey because it suits their personality, but I think a more gradual change is easier on the body and easier on the mind. It would be a shame to feel terrible and ditch the diet thinking that it's not... (more)

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by 1005 · about 15 hours ago

I currently have Jarrow brand Zinc Balance at a 15mg to 1mg ratio of Zinc (L-monomethionine) to Copper (gluconate.) I feel a little bit like I might have some excess copper build up that I would like to address. (Not from these... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I'm not convinced that the standard American diet has too little zinc and too much copper. I find that I'm actually borderline-copper deficient (or my copper needs are higher than average) even on a paleo diet. Why are you so certain you've got... (more)

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by 278 · about 15 hours ago

Hello, guys. I've searched around for my problem, and I just can't seem to find a solid answer. Both of my thighs are numb, with my left thigh the worst. It feels like what your lips would go through after getting the numb shot from a dentist. I... (more)

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Lotus 0 · July 24, 2013 at 3:26 AM

numbness is not a detox symptom. You could potentially have some sort of vitamin deficiency though. I am not a doctor, but I did read in a nutrition book about how vit E deficiency can cause numbness. Can you tell me some of the foods you eat of a... (more)

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by 17136 · about 15 hours ago

Been paleo since 2010, nearly 100% with no cheats, though there were a few random exposures. I'm fairly sure I'm celiac due to removed gall bladder, and bad reaction to wheat - I also get a reaction to cow dairy, but to a far lesser degree. I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM

points to altered omega 6, trans fats, and fluoride embedded in your neurons cell membranes........cold will change this because it forces neuronal cell membrane turnover when you are eating omega 3's. Trans fats, fluoride and certain omega 6's... (more)

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by 24538 · about 15 hours ago

So, I've seen if speculated that dizziness after drinking even small amounts of water kefir is from a die off/detox effect. But is this really true? Could it be something like histamine intolerance? The body reacting to a bunch of bacterial... (more)

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Aili 0 · April 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I LOVE water kefir and never get dizzy. I have several glassfuls each day. It is almost always carbonated, a key reason why I began making it. Currently I am making ginger ale and have raspberry 'pop' in the fridge. Totally love it! I know it is a... (more)

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by 496 · about 15 hours ago

Hi guys Do you think Swedish bitters is necessary and what are the benefits/side effects? Does it play a role in liver detox? Thanks

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by 233 · about 15 hours ago

Hey guys I've been paleo since about December and very strict since starting a whole30 on feb22 (one slip up with accidental peanut oil consumption, chose not to restart since it truly was accidental) so I haven't had any non whole30 foods in 27... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Nope, not normal in my experience. Try easing into a smaller eating window over weeks, not days.

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by 77 · about 15 hours ago

Before I started I had clear skin and would get a zit once in a while. My skin was not perfect bu overall good. When I switched to Paleo I began eating high fat and high carbs to gain weight. I lost weight and started breaking out. After 6 months... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

for me personally, i found that a lot of fat caused me to break out, especially refined and processed fats like coconut cream, oils, and butter. i switched to getting my fat from whole, unprocessed foods like fish, whole coconuts, raw olives,... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

Hi guys im a chocoholic trying to detoxing from sugar. I used to eat 50% dark chocolate ( it contains sugar ) in the last 2 years. Now I wanted to stop my dipendence so That's my second day without chocolate and I feel terrible. Weakness, A low... (more)

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2020mojo 0 · March 05, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Start off kicking the easy addictions like alcohol and cocaine, working your way up to the mofo???s, like sugar and flour.

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by 178 · about 15 hours ago

Hello everyone, I'm still in my first paleo week, I feel pretty good (great right after I eat), but when I get hungry it hits BAM! Out of nowhere. And it's an unignorable, nagging, hunger that turns me into a monster and makes me snippy and moody... (more)

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Cherice 0 · February 07, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I was always grumpy if I hadn't eaten. I would even throw temper tantrums (Yeah. Just like a toddler. Seriously, some would involve crying.) I think it took about a month of strict low-carb to go away. I assume it has to do with blood sugar... (more)

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by 215 · about 15 hours ago

I've been on a strict paleo diet for 4 months, and the only thing it has really helped with is I don't get light headed now that I don't eat dairy or gluten. The problem is, I don't really have energy. Paleo just makes perfect sense to me, so I... (more)

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danno 0 · January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Just go atleast 80% raw and keep enjoying your cooked meats and eggs. It's the ideal diet. I also recommend eating cultured saurkraut before your meats to improve digestino so your body doesn't exhaust it's energy reserves. Also if you want to... (more)

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by 1649 · about 15 hours ago

Hey y'all. In my eternal quest to become more healthy I have been looking into lympahtic drainage/stimulation. I have been fighting a bacterial infection of the gut which has caused myriad issues throughout the body and I have had lymph nodes pop... (more)

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bmorgan 0 · February 19, 2013 at 3:33 AM

I believe a lot of the beneficial effects of yoga are attributed to increasing lymph circulation. Inversions "reverse gravity" they say. Forward fold, down dog, bridge, and legs up the wall pose would be a good place to start. If capable,... (more)

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by 4181 · about 15 hours ago

I quit sugar about 4 or 5 days ago, like properly quit it after slipping into some binges, especially over christmas So I had a headache for a few days, then I started to feel pretty good, lighter stomach, more energy, I went to see Django... (more)

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jemz 0 · February 04, 2013 at 2:00 AM

i think you are absolutely detoxing from sugar as you would a drug. i don't know to what extent it's affecting your skin--that could be related to other things in your diet or other issues you have (a die off being a strong possibility, as someone... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

My husband took Propecia for only 3 months, however, the sexual side effects don't seem to be reversing... he's not entirely Paleo, but he is GF. Any thoughts on an optimum version of Paleo to restore male hormone balances?

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greymouser 0 · January 17, 2013 at 6:33 PM

It is unknown if the sexual side effects of Propecia (finasteride) are even reversible. I would do two things: SEE YOUR DOCTOR. Then, I would SEE YOUR DOCTOR. A strict paleo diet (not just GF) and a healthy physical activity routine should help... (more)

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by 1013 · about 15 hours ago

Woke up this morning to emails from Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser advertising their new "Paleologix" product line. $169.95 buys you what looks like 30-45 days of 4 products. AdaptaClear detoxification support containing: B6, Folate, B12,... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

This is a copy of my comment on Reddit about it: Cavemen didn't have most of the kinds of fruits and vegetables we have today (or modern cows, which are highly selected and different in composition and milk from ancient cows). Most of the veg.... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

My heart feels tired. I am going to see a doctor soon just to rule out any big problems. In the mean time, I am curious if anyone has had this happen... After quitting the sugar addiction through eating a paleo diet, I have been feeling a heavy... (more)

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PaleoBro 0 · November 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I'll bet your eating too fatty. You have to teach your body how to function with out so much sugar before you can teach it to use fats more effectively. When switching to a paleo diet you are starting the complex process of healing such will have... (more)

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by 1601 · about 15 hours ago

hi guys, I've cured my acne I think. I think it was a combination of anti-candida pills (Candex), paleo eating, probiotics, and finally, tap water. Yes, everyone in my family who I have told that tap water makes me break out thinks I am... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · November 26, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Detoxing for me always took two to six weeks. And then I went primal! It used to be that if my iodine-containing trigger foods snuck into my diet I'd break out for a short interval and make a quick return to clear skin. Not so anymore. I... (more)

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by 95 · about 15 hours ago

I realize this question may be out of the Paleo realm. I've been seeing an acupuncturist for a few weeks who determined I've got "Liver Qi Stagnation". This is not the only acupuncturist to diagnose me with this and "Plum Pit Chi". My trainer,... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

It is going to be hard for us to confirm/deny the diagnosis of a traditional Chinese medical practitioner. If it was me, I'd go to a western doctor and have my liver enzymes and function checked out (to confirm the qi/chi... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

I been on the Paleo Plan for 10 days now and I fell great. I sleep so much better and have more energy but..... today I have alot of pain in my big toe. GOUT I think !! Is it part of the detox?

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Crowlover_ 0 · August 04, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Karen what kind of shoes do you wear? I developed tendinitis once in my big toe from "gripping" with it. It took me a while to realize I was doing it. At the time I was wearing some mule style KEENs that were both heavy and tended to slip off... (more)

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by 126 · about 16 hours ago

Just wondering what everyone's favourite flavour is?

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Alex_27 0 · July 16, 2012 at 7:03 AM

The only green tea I've been able to drink plain so far (which is how I want to drink my tea) is celestial seasonings' green tea. I think it has some white tea in it as well. I'm not sure that's a "flavor", per se, but it's the answer I have to give. (more)

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by 5150 · about 16 hours ago

Not asking how plants detoxify humans. Are plants equipped with any sort of detoxification self-defense mechanisms that mitigate the effects of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc. which are sprayed on the plant or put in the soil? DO they... (more)

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TJ_5 0 · July 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Brilliant question - you've set me off on a morning of database and google searching! I don't pretend to fully understand all of the below, but I hope it helps to answer your question! Were you thinking about plants breaking down herbicides... (more)

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