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by 75 · 18 minutes 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 · 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 · 21 minutes ago

I just started my Paleo diet today! Well, technically last night. But anyhoo. I had my first Paleo breakfast today, which consisted of a salad with nuts and dried fruit, which I have been eating for years and still fits, and bacon. The kicker is... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · January 02, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Since this is your typical breakfast, it was probably something else and not the paleo diet. HOWEVER, be prepared for the "low carb flu". As a former oatmeal-every-morning eater I had a very tough adjustment the first week of going paleo. I... (more)

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by 0 · 23 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 · 23 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 · 23 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 · 25 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 529 · 25 minutes ago

I appear to be chlorine-sensitive, and have thus been avoiding municipal/bathing water as much as possible. In brief, the fumes from hot water make me dizzy, cause headaches, and difficulty breathing. (This has been true throughout my life.) I... (more)

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by 0 · 26 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 0 · 26 minutes ago

Alright... I've been interested in paleo for the past few months but have only been able to follow it for a few weeks at a time and I'm frustrated. I don't have a problem with whats allowed and whats not allowed...except that I'm...a sugar addict... (more)

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Shannon_21 0 · August 25, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I have had success with using fruit to cut my sugar cravings. Other thing is are you eating because you are bored or are you actually hungry? I dont like fasts or cleanses personally and just eat a grape rather than a bit of chocolate.

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by 278 · 27 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 24538 · 32 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 5 · 35 minutes 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 233 · 35 minutes 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 · 35 minutes 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 · 36 minutes 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 · 38 minutes 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 20 · 39 minutes ago

Good Lord, I've been at this 2.5 weeks now and I feel like total crap! Lack of sustainable energy. When I do have energy it only lasts for a couple hours. I'm a long distance runner and fitness instructor and I'm not crazy about meat. I'll eat it,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 29, 2013 at 4:44 PM

< sarcasm > WE CAN HEAR YOU WITHOUT THE SHOUTING < /sarcasm > First: You are not in detox. You are not eating enough to sustain your lifestyle, with all the physical activities you are into. Eat more. "Eat more what?" you ask. Carbohydrate... (more)

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by 215 · 39 minutes 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 · 39 minutes 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 · 39 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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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