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by 0 · less than a minute ago

In the spirit of Halloween, I ate some candy tonight - a Reese's cup, some M&Ms (gotta love that red 64), and a mini kit kat.  Not to be graphic, but a few hours later, I had the worst stomach cramps of my life, diarrhea, and a raging... (more)

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by 4181 · 19 minutes 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 · 20 minutes 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 · 24 minutes 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 0 · 24 minutes ago

Hello everyone! Hope all you paleo peeps can offer some suggestions on my little personal paleo dilemma.. This past February, I started eating strict paleo after my naturopath asked me to do a 2 week sugar detox to cleanse my candida... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

It will be easier this time with all you've learned from your previous experience. We all slip up on occasion and only gaining back 1/3 of the weight you lost is not the end of the world. It's easy to fall back into old habits especially... (more)

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by 1005 · 24 minutes 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 5 · 28 minutes ago

hey all, you know how it is. you're with your friends, you tell yourself you're going to have just one drink then you have to drink more for beer pong, then boys keep putting drinks in your hands saying you haven't drunk enough, then you need to... (more)

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Tim_31 0 · August 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Greasy fry up and a strong coffee

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by 0 · 31 minutes ago

I am feeling better since I started my recovery plan for Adrenal Fatigue in May but still healing. I gained 20-25 lbs. since I "switched" to Adrenal Fatigue Stage Three around mid-April. I am getting acupuncture once a week and on the Kalish... (more)

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by 278 · 32 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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 233 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

4 weeks ago I switched to strictly paleo. I also started drinking dandelion and kombucha teas at the same time for detox. About a week and a half ago I started getting hives for the first time in my life. I'm thinking this might just be a healing... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Dandelion (despite being an herb) is a very powerful medicine. It combines liver detox and is bad for people with SIBO. I am not saying you have SIBO, but... lay off the dandelion for a while. Some people get reaction to it. I get reaction from... (more)

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by 178 · about 1 hour 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 1649 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 91 · about 1 hour ago

I'm 17 living in New York and I have been living on tap water for nearly 16 years and a very bad diet that consisted of white rice, non organic chicken, milk that was pasteurized lots of ramen noodles, chocolate and a lot of Chinese take out. Only... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 30, 2012 at 3:35 AM

our bodies are amazingly, mind-blowingly resilient. you can always change for the better, really.

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by 1013 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 126 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hey everyone! Been a fan of Paleo for a while now, I've seen people in my life thrive on it, and I'm finally diving in head first! However, I am a terrible sugar addict and I know that this will be the most difficult thing for me, but I'm ready... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 02, 2012 at 11:58 PM

If you eat a large, moderate protein, high fat breakfast to start the day, you will likely find the sugar induced mood swings dissipating. Works for me very, very well and gives me control through the rest of the day to only eat what I, not my... (more)

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