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by 30 · about 20 hours ago

I've been suffering from Lyme disease x 5 years. Antibiotics and other treatments have not helped and I've only gotten worse. I'm 11 days into the Paleo diet and I'm having what feels like severe die off and flaring of symptoms. Is this to be... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

try exercising for anxiety. its really effective

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by 35 · about 21 hours ago

I know it is in many ways terrible to have any sort of ego about healthy eating or knowledge about food science. This stuff should be common sense and it is a shame that we have to self educate. The title is mostly just for fun! I have... (more)

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Methodician 0 · February 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

In all seriousness the first thing that popped into my mind was what you already figure, though not in those words. I'd tell people to avoid industrially processed nut and seed oils like the plague, giving a few examples (soy, canola, corn,... (more)

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by 952 · about 21 hours ago

I am on a high dose of prednisone (70mg daily) for several months and trying to figure 2 things: 1. How to minimize negative effects; 2. How to adjust my weightlifting training to lose the least strength on this catabolic hormone. Already... (more)

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SkylerM 0 · August 21, 2013 at 3:01 AM

Not much to add as far as supplements go, but I was on prednisone and it wasn't strong enough for me so they put me on methylprednisolone, yikes! All I can recommend is to drink plenty of water and do not drink alcohol. Everyone is different, but... (more)

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by 29 · about 21 hours ago

I am really surprised with what seems to be an overwhelming support of vaccination in the paleo community. Why is this? Anyone who has researched the issue cannot deny there is a very deep debate about vaccines and the health conditions they can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Take your anti-science/modern medicine nonsense elsewhere please. Any reasonable risk analysis will show that the benefits of vaccination always outweigh the risk. Risk-benefit analysis for measles: Life threatening vaccination complications... (more)

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by 549 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all I need advice. I am going today to the west coast to visit my sister who is waiting for an angiogram after a tress test. Her cholesterol is "high to very high"(she was only given total and no break down re HDl/LDL), her BP is 100/60 at... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 12, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. It's very hard when someone we love is ill and frightened and we feel we could help but they're not receptive. Right now, all you can do is love your sister. She's the one who has to decide whether she's... (more)

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by 10994 · about 21 hours ago

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/84/3/475.full Any thoughts on this article? I found it interesting how muscle mass seems to be protective against stress, cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc. Might paleo be healthy because it ensures quality... (more)

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alligator 0 · April 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

here's an article that showing having muscle mass reduces blood sugar. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130407132914.htm Well, gee, I mean who would have thought that our muscles sop up glucose like a dry sponge does water? This is... (more)

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by 271 · about 21 hours ago

Hi guys, I want to ask you all for help. There are a lot of accounts out there of people curing their serious illness and/or improving their health to an amazing level, by eating a specific diet (for example paleo, but also these accounts exist... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · March 11, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Paleo "fixed" a lot of little concerns for me, but did not do much for my chronic depression. I hadn't expected it to. On the other hand, the year plus I spent as a vegetarian (some 20 years ago now) made everything, including depression,... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, I am a 1 year paleo lover, but have recently been doing my research and found a question i would love to know more about.. if anyone has insight please let me know!! i have recently heard the argument many a time that meat eating causes... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

There are observational studies from the US that have found a link between (red) meat and colon cancer. Interestingly, this link is generally non-existent when looking at observational studies from europe: Why is this the case? Maybe because... (more)

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by 10994 · about 21 hours ago

And if not then why is it associated with nearly every modern Neolithic disease? Well I've looked around and it seems that most diseases or illnesses have a root in insulin resistance or leptin resistance, if you don't believe me post an... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 31, 2013 at 4:54 AM

I don't disagree with your statement, but I'd posit that you can't prove it and it may likely not be the root cause. One other possibility is that the root cause is leaky gut, which causes both an inflammatory and autoimmune response which can... (more)

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by 221 · about 21 hours ago

I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for over a month. I got a skin-prick allergy test today, and it showed positive for 3 vegetables: squash, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. These just so happen to be the only vegetables I've been... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · January 29, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Seems like you would get Ig antibodies to every food you eat then. Sweet potatoes are not known to be very allergenic, in fact it might be one of the most benign foods there is. I would focus on symptoms of food intolerance like digestive upset,... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

As all u my paleofriends know, MS is a very severe autoimmune disease. The most affected country are the most far to the equator, the canada is the most affected, and in europe, the most affected part is SARDEGNA,an Italian Island... A professor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

IF that's the case, and this bacterium is one of the starter causes of MS/Chron's (it seems that this bacterium causes leaky gut more than anything), then kefir is possibly the only way to combat it in the long term. Kefir is able to even kill... (more)

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by 252 · about 21 hours ago

Hey PaleoHacker's, If anyone is willing to read through this all and help, i don't know, I'll do anything to repay for the advice I'll receive...I've asked a couple questions about a set (rather large set) of symptoms I've been having for a... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Alright, well tbh I've been skinny, stressed and with back problems. I've had eye floaters and auras around signs or what not and a vision doctor told ME that was normal, so idk. If you have a disk problem one of the best things you can do is have... (more)

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by 987 · about 21 hours ago

I've finally persuaded my mother to try eating a high fat / very low carb diet, in order to treat her type 2 diabetes. In just one week, the results are amazing (a couple days ago, she had blood sugar reading of 79! Prior to this, she rarely saw... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/fear-of-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol/ http://www.gnolls.org/1086/the-lipid-hypothesis-has-officially-failed-part-1-of-many/ Hopefully one of these will do the trick! (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Anyone else out there have schemberg's disease? I was recently diagnosed with it and after doing a lot of research there seems to be no cure or known cause. I've heard that a few people have had success with reducing the unsightly spots that come... (more)

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Anotherfatchap 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I had this for the past ten years or so, and it cleared up completely when I went paleo for the past month. I have a very sedentary desk job and had no success previously with vitamins or supplementation. Also I dropped 20 pounds with the... (more)

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by 549 · about 21 hours ago

I feel compelled to write to paleo folks because I am a curriculum developer, currently working on a program that requires a focus on family nutrition. As you folks already know, CW is highly grain-based, something that I KNOW is a huge detriment,... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There's a lot that pretty much everyone can agree one: minimally processed foods are best, fruits and veggies are generally healthy, and that refined flours/oils/sugars are bad. If you have to promote grains, then focus on nixtamalized corn. You... (more)

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by 173 · about 21 hours ago

Hey, i have been somewhat confused by the role of carbohydrate and SFAs in heart disease. Initially, i thought that saturated fat was 'safe' to consume due to a low carbohydrate consumption. That'd mean that increasing carb intake would result in... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · October 14, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I think the proper formula is inflammation + saturated fat = heart disease. And inflammation is a result of some modern foods such as some grains and milled flour, as well as soybean oil, trans fats and other foods.

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Anyone have any tips for someone with a lot of gut inflammation from crohn's who wants to go paleo? Obviously fiber is a problem and needs to be limited but so much of the paleo food outside of fish and poultry is high in fiber ie: coconut. Any... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 14, 2012 at 2:14 AM

You're better off going on an autoimmune protocol aimed at healing the gut. Paleo is a healthy diet, but it won't fully resolve your particular health issues. Two well known diets aimed at healing the gut are SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and... (more)

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by 63 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, I read a lot of times about turmeric and his benefits.. also against strong disease as crohns and multiple sclerosis.. I'am an EX ibs sufferer , since I went paleo my symtomps are very better ! I bought Turmeric and I used it with black... (more)

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ThinnerStrength 0 · July 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Always add a little black pepper with turmeric. It increases intestinal absorbtion rate 1000 fold. http://csn.cancer.org/node/219876 I put 95% organic turmeric and 5% organic black pepper into empty gelatin capsules myself and take 3-4 a day.... (more)

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by 155 · about 21 hours ago

A close friend of mine is recovering from several years with Lyme's Disease and has lost a considerable amount of muscle mass due to the disease and the strong antibiotic cocktails she was on. She was always athletic and had a low body fat index... (more)

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by 734 · about 21 hours ago

The acid/alkaline balance is said to be important in preventing disease. IN 1931, Otto Warburg won the nobel prize by showing that cancer cannot develop in bodies with slightly alkaline pH-levels (7.35 - 7.45). The paleo diet consists of quite... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

The evidence I'm aware of seems to show that acid forming diets may cause calcium to be leached from the bone to balance pH levels. So an important comment is that most people wont experience metabolic acidosis eating an "acid forming diet",... (more)

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by 941 · about 21 hours ago

My wife has had health problems her whole life. Her grandmother and mother were diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, so she thought she had the same. Over the last year she has gotten progressively worse, so she went to see a rheumatologist. He... (more)

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Kamal 0 · June 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I have Ehlers-Danlos, hypermobility type. Has paleo helped? Hells no! But I get a kick out of reading about muscles, the nervous system, pain, and so forth. And my job involves reviewing clinical trials. So I have a laundry list of ideas on how... (more)

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by 3742 · about 21 hours ago

Path Is Found For The Spread Of Alzheimer's PHD mentions chronic infection as a possible cause of this disease and offers as a solution a diet that helps us overcome infections. This research, however, indicates that it's closer to a prion than... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 03, 2012 at 12:17 AM

The paleo diet seems the help lessen symptoms of people with Alzheimer's: http://paleodietnews.com/2263/alzheimers-disease-and-the-paleo-diet/ (more)

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by 1720 · about 21 hours ago

I know stress, bitterness, depression, etc. can have a profound effect on your body and what happens to it. Do you think most illnesses are caused psychologically?

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raney 0 · January 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I'd argue that depression and most general negativity are physical inflammatory conditions. I think most conditions start in the diet, although stress and psychological factors can certainly exacerbate them from there and turn them into full on... (more)

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by 571 · about 21 hours ago

I've been following paleo way of living for a little while now and believe it's absolutely the way to go. Just like any new beginner though I'm guessing, I just want to ensure this is the way to go. I understand Dr. Atkins died from hitting his... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · December 05, 2011 at 12:40 PM

From USA Today Statement by Veronica Atkins on the illegal distribution of personal medical information regarding her late husband Dr. Robert C. Atkins: "New York, NY, February 9, 2004???I have always assumed that my husband's personal... (more)

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by 571 · about 21 hours ago

I've been following paleo way of living for a little while now and believe it's absolutely the way to go. Just like any new beginner though, I'm guessing, I just want to ensure this is the way to go. I understand Dr. Atkins died from hitting his... (more)

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Alan_1 0 · December 05, 2011 at 6:15 AM

It's all bullshit.. How Did Atkins Die Statements on Atkins' death (more)

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