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by 4181 · about 10 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 10 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 10 hours 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 1005 · about 10 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 529 · about 11 hours 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 · about 11 hours 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 17103 · about 11 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 11 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 5 · about 11 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 233 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 0 · about 11 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 178 · about 11 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 55 · about 11 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 188 · about 11 hours ago

For the past few months, I've been experiencing "rage" events. They usually happen a few times a month, last about an hour and include crying and trying not to scream or throw/hit/punch inanimate objects. I think there's a blood sugar component,... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · March 07, 2013 at 9:04 PM

its your liver....what is your regular diet like? if i were you i would cut out all vegetable based fats for a while as well as caffiene if you drink it. see if you cant start eating more animal fats from fatty cuts or fatty fish, egg yolks,... (more)

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by 1649 · about 11 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 11 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 30 · about 11 hours ago

Hey! about 10 years ago i used to party hard and do a lot of ecstacy and smoke a lot of hash. Needless to say i let a lot of crap enter my system. how much of this toxic stuff would have been store in my fat? And am i using this fat for energy?... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Fat cells store fat and trace fat soluble substances. They are not storehouses of the drugs we have taken.

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by 20 · about 11 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 11 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 1601 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 438 · about 11 hours ago

I have heard that the body has a natural detox mechanism that runs from about 4am to 10am, and that this detox process is disturbed when breakfast is taken before 10am. Is anyone aware of actual research that backs this up? I mean, I'm sure the... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 20, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I heard another take on this recently, that actually encouraged eating pretty close to waking when bile production/digestive juices/liver function i.e. detoxing is at its peak so as to mobilize those juices and keep the pancreas working well. The... (more)

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