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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am very good at finding answers myself. Usually I can go search, but this time I'd like to ask where I can find detox information. I have never been on a balanced diet before. I've gone through being a raw vegan, vegan and vegetarian for a span... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

If you were a raw vegetarian for years and got tired of cooking while a week or two into Paleo diet, why the cheese sandwiches and candy bar instead of raw vegetables? I wouldn't see that as a detox issue, but rather poor electrolytes / digestion... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 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 4181 · about 4 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 4 hours 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 17103 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 hours ago

Hello, after having done extensive research on the internet, I'm still confused with regards to whether beets and carrots are good choice while doing 21 day sugar detox. These two seem to be present in many 21 day detox recipes, but aren't they... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 05, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Of the 2, the beets I ate yesterday tasted suspiciously sweet. Not to mention the bright red pee that startled me last night. :-)) When you're in a temporarily restricted situation, I'm with greymouser and would just skip both. Otherwise, I treat... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours 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 55 · about 4 hours ago

I removed dairy, gluten, legumes and sugar from my diet 15 days ago (also stopped my sometimes smoking and regular alcohol consumption) My diet has consisted of Breakfast: eating eggs and bacon or eggs, fruit and nuts Lunch: salmon, beef chicken... (more)

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jj_2 0 · February 05, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I would try eating some liver or oysters before diving headfirst into supplements. Organ meats and shellfish both are richer in minerals than the muscle meats you're currently eating. And make sure you're eating a diverse variety of vegetables... (more)

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by 215 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 1013 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5160 · about 4 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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by 0 · about 4 hours 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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by 5808 · about 4 hours ago

Is this liver detox drink bogus?: mix water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and real maple syrup.

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John_the_Drunkard 0 · June 03, 2012 at 9:51 PM

The idea of 'detoxing' is often used to promote trivial, silly or dangerous ideas. As a bad idea, 'detoxing' is a sort of extension of the medieval notion of expelling 'bad humours' from the body. It is the same rationale that caused physicians to... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

I've been Paleo for about 10 weeks and I love it. I did however eat regular cake tonight. And of course feel gross as hell. Suggestions for a detoxifying?

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More_Butter_Please 0 · May 05, 2012 at 1:52 AM

The gross feeling will pass as your blood sugar returns to normal. There really is no need to "detoxify"; just go back to eating Paleo. And I agree with MathGirl72: take note of how lousy the cake has made you feel, so you can recall that feeling... (more)

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by 80 · about 5 hours ago

Hi all, For over a year now I've been having very unusual symptoms every time I introduce butter and coconut oil into my diet. I can confidently point the finger at these foods as the symptoms appear literally within the day once I introduce... (more)

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VB 0 · April 26, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Welcome to the club. I cannot tolerate ANY oils. EVOO, nut oils, seed oils, you name them. I think it comes from poor digestion or something. The worst oils for me are flax seed and extra virgin coconut. My experience with flax seed - one time I... (more)

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by 123 · about 5 hours ago

After lots of personal research, and finally talking with a functional medicine Dr., I've come to the conclusion that a lot of my lingering health problems stem from estrogen overload in my body. The doc I talked to said that he has an estrogen... (more)

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edle 0 · April 12, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I was through amenorrhea for many months. I also think estrogen excess was involved in my case, but it is probably helpful to think that more stuff in the body is out of whack when the menstrual cycle is missing. Getting rid of estrogen is one... (more)

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by 587 · about 5 hours ago

Hello, foxy carnivores. Forgive me if this has been asked a million times. I'm at the beginning of thinking about making babies (this will be my second kid, with my first turning 4 in May). My diet is pretty good primal: raw milk and cheese when... (more)

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miked_2 0 · March 31, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Detox, in the hippie sense of the word is meaningless. Your body cleans it self out all the time, and with very minor exceptions doesn't hold onto any toxins. Robb Wolf has a good rant about this in his latest pod cast.

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by 1683 · about 5 hours ago

Long story short, it was my birthday and I ate way too much cake. I feel hungover and I want to die. I need to do the 12.3 Crossfit WOD on Sunday so I'd like to feel "normal". Any suggestions on how to detox FAST?!

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Dragonfly 0 · March 09, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Not really. Drink water & relax. Go gluten-free next time!

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