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by 15 · about 15 hours ago

I thought Allen Carr's Easyway to stop smoking was so brilliant I decided to take a look at his Easyway to Lose Weight. Concepts: 1. “With my method you can eat as much of your favourite foods as you want, whenever you want, as often as... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 22, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Oh ho… silly fruititarian propaganda. Quickly addressing the points… 1) There's loads of diets that do that. 2) Animals get their protein from plants… through bacterial fermentation. We humans are not cows, elephants,... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

So I eat a low carb paleo ketogenic diet (Bulletproof Diet without tons of coffee though) for roughly a year now. I feel great on the diet but always seem to have looser stools. I dont really have much bloating, acne, or gas, and I dont have very... (more)

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by 373 · about 15 hours ago

I've had floating stools ever since I began a high-fat PaNu-style diet - has anyone else? I'll ask my doctor about it next time I go, but I was wondering whether anyone had any insight on the implications of it? Is it something to worry about? ... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Floating stools are usually harmless unless accompanied by other symptoms, such as diarrhea, foul smell, abdominal pain, fever, or abnormal stool color. Symptomatic "floaters" can indicate infection, inflammation, or malabsorption. Stools... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Is it possible that taking enzymes will cause unwanted weight gain? After all, they will likely help you digest your food better. Thus you will be able to get more calories out of your food, instead of passing them out undigested or partially... (more)

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AsWeGo 0 · August 05, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I believe there was a study on almonds or some other nut that found they actually have a lot fewer calories than listed on the package because typically a person can only digest 75 or 80 percent of it (or something like that, don't have the exact... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

In these image conscious times there is more pressure than ever on be folks to be slim. Fortunately dieting and losing pounds needn't be the chore that it is often made said to be and it is doable to eat whenever you want and stay slim if you know... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Finally got a test done on my digestive system as I thought I had a parasite for a while. It showed no parasites. However, I have some drastic results in other areas. Intestinal Lysozyme normal levels are less than 6mg. Elevated is... (more)

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by 229 · about 16 hours ago

A female client of mine has been a pescatarian for 18 years. She now has low iron if she doesn't get regular injections. She would like to be able to get her iron from meat but whenever she has any chicken, beef, turkey, she gets diarrhoea 30 min... (more)

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I wonder if she could handle eating liver? You get a lot more iron in a very small amount of meat, so it might be easier for her to handle. It's also more bioavailable than a pill. A lot of the time, I'll grind liver up and put it in a... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hello, I have been on a paleo template as per Chris Kresser for a couple of years now. My wife has been a long time vegetarian. She grew up constantly having stomach pains. At one point she was hospitalized for 7 days for stomach pain. The... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Betaine HCL and other digestive supplements are a good bet. Use a lot at first then wean her off of it with small portions of easily digested meats until her body gets the signal and makes its own stuff again. I personally find that if I eat... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Is it okay to do intermittent fasting if you have digestive issues? I've only been doing it three times a week, and only until lunch, but yesterday I had a problem. I pushed back eating until nearly 2pm, just due to the timing if my day. After... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · April 09, 2014 at 10:27 AM

There are some of the other facts to be considered for intermittent fasting. It results in sleeplessness, irregular periods anxiety and other symptoms hormone dysregulations. Other issues are low calorie, which results in low energy, stress, and... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I'm wondering if anyone can provide insight as to why I might have experienced aching in the gall bladder area. The first time it happened was after doing a daily smoothie challenge for nearly 3 weeks, ( I wasn't paleo at the time). It took... (more)

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Fatfeaster 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I think this could be it. I had a dizzy spell a few nights ago after eating pad thai with rice noodles. I've also noticed twinkly vision recently, and I've been wanting a nap just about every day in the early afternoon for the last two months... (more)

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by 333 · about 16 hours ago

I think sometimes the cause and effect get reversed...like iron deficiency and H. pylori. What if we are all just zinc/magnesium deficient and a sufficiency could provide us with the digestive oomph necessary for moderate *bread... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · December 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Zinc deficiency induces membrane barrier damage and increases neutrophil transmigration in Caco-2 cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18716167

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by 915 · about 16 hours ago

Hey guys, another poop question, my poop is hard, lumpy & difficult to pass, sometimes like stone. I eat pretty well, lots of grassfed meat, lots of fat, some veggies,starch, bit of fruit, sauerkraut etc..I also use a squat pad to poop.... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · November 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I can relate - as I have had similar problems. Perhaps you have a lack of magnesium, which most people do by the way. You could check www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-and-diagnosis .. Another thing I tried that helped me... (more)

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by 75 · about 16 hours ago

It???s almost universally agreed upon that probiotics are beneficial to your gut. Without the tremendous amount of bacteria covering our bodies inside and out, a lot of which is friendly, we would very quickly pass away. Probiotics is no... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

This is really something we paleo health aficionados need to take more seriously. It's got to be at least as important as our beloved macronutrient ratios. I've heard of some really transformative probiotics stories. I'll add my own... (more)

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by 215 · about 16 hours ago

I've been trying a high starch diet recently and I really like it, it's just my digestion is really bad now. My staples are white potatoes and fermented wheat porridge. Cutting the wheat alone isn't enough, and it needs to be something that... (more)

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glib 0 · October 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The only truly nutrient dense vegetable which is comparable to potatoes (in calories, about 750 per kg) is sweet potatoes/yams. There are other tropical roots such as manioc, but maybe not commonly available where you are. Squash and parsnip may... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hi, I have problem with digesting root vegetable. After I eat any kind root vegetable (carrot, beetroot, radish, parsley root, celery root etc.) I feel like I want to vomit everytjing from my stomach, I tried to eat it cooked or uncooked and the... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 28, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Maybe you need to adapt a paleo diet to exclude FODMAPS foods.

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells in my oesophagus some years ago. The diet I was on, advocated plenty of pulses, cereals, little fruit, no nuts, no red meat and so on. I felt down and lethargic, no energy and i had to literally make... (more)

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by 88 · about 16 hours ago

EDITS: I am understanding more and more how Methylation contributes to overall health, and a lot of the health problems I've been having are seemingly linked to it.. What I didn't know was how sulfur in the diet affects this. I eat a lot of... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · September 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I am delighted to see a post here on methylation!!! I was just diagnosed with MTHFR 1298 (homo: +/+) and am hopeful this might tie everything together for me. During the last 3 years of keeping a food diary, I eventually figured out that I... (more)

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by 88 · about 16 hours ago

Hey there, so I've just got a comprehensive digestive analysis done, and today my results came back. All of my blood lipids, and all of my absorption is A-ok, my SCFA and immunology AND my parasite-ology is ALSO fine, so the ONLY thing that... (more)

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VB 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Gosh, great question - I wish I knew the right answer! Honestly, I think bad bacteria should be killed off first, but I would not do it with antibiotics. There are so many other things to try, for example, bacteriophage. I myself took some... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

For about 2 years I have suffered with gastritis. I have indegestion with reflux. This gives me discomfort after eating any food. The disconform is around my heart and it radiates into my under arm, sholder and neck. Lots of gas! Breakfast always... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Are you strictly paleo? If not, I recommend going strictly paleo for a month. And if that doesn't work, go even stricter and follow Robb Wolf's autoimmune protocol. I went strict paleo because even when I was eating "paleo", I realized that I was... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all. I've recently been experiencing a strange gurgling/bubbling feeling on the left side of my body below my ribcage. This has been accompanied by diarrhea on the regularrr. No pain or discomfort. I've been eating strictly paleo for several... (more)

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Gio_1 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

If it's right under the left rib and not further down, it's your STOMACH, not intestines. If it's your stomach bubbling, gurgling and making other weird noises, you might have low stomach acid or H Pylori bacteria. If it's further down the abdomen... (more)

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by 53 · about 16 hours ago

I drink at-least 8 cups of water a day. I decreased my fiber cause I was eating way too much, but still hard and dry and ball like and I have to force. I just came off an oxy powder cleanse where my poop was grainy. I just dunno. (more)

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VB 0 · June 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

95% out of 100% is that you are lacking beneficial bacteria - both lacto and bifido. Raw sauerkraut and pickles are sometimes just not enough. Stick with Paleo but definitely, definitely add some probiotics AND prebiotics. Prebiotics are even... (more)

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by 787 · about 16 hours ago

I've somewhat narrowed it down & i seem to have digestion issues with some vegetables, i won't go into the gruesome details (unless asked) but whenever i have some red meat, especially beef, the issue completely goes away. I'm thinking that... (more)

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haley12 0 · June 06, 2013 at 1:34 PM

It could be that your stomach just isn't built to handle so many raw veggies (and thus insoluble fiber). The fact that you have started eating raw vegetables at the same time that you've started having digestive problems points to an issue with... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hi, My question is basically that I feel I might be on an absurdly high betaine HCL dose (as high as 10 grams HCL per meal). However every time I up the dose I feel better and I have no symptoms of too much stomach acid and sort of want to... (more)

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by 30 · about 16 hours ago

I just bought some ox bile capsules to see if that might help my digestion (I'm anemic and have low amino acid levels, despite eating a lot of red meat). But I'm a bit spooked (and confused) after reading about bile acids being carcinogens... (more)

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RK 0 · May 09, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Laura, I have taken ox bile, and I have never heard of something like that weird story! I don't understand how ox bile would cause a gallbladder attack - if anything, it gives the gb a break bc it doesn't have to provide as much bile. It sounds... (more)

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by 30 · about 16 hours ago

Greetings to all Paleohackers! I am a 22yo/m whose been struggling with low stomach acid for the past couple of years and believe that it's the root cause to my stubborn acne. I am also dealing with seborrhoeic dermatitis that covers my entire... (more)

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andrea_15 0 · April 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I have celiac and low stomach acid. I have been incredibly sick and I am finding at the moment what is working for me is having 2 meals a day and space them out so my poor tummy has time to digest the food and it appears to be working for me. (more)

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