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by 30 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 3 · about 18 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Recent Longitudinal Study: Red Meat and Higher Mortality http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/health/research/red-meat-linked-to-cancer-and-heart-disease.html?_r=1& This sounds scary. What are your thoughts? (more)

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alexcateye 0 · February 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I'm going to school right now to become a nurse researcher. The biggest thing I've learned so far is how little a study actually tells you. This isn't discussing red meat consumption for health-seeking, physically active people eating a paleo... (more)

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

I am so confused about cholesterol numbers!! I just got a call today from my doctor's office with lab results that really shocked me. I expected a raise in Cholesterol numbers after going paleo but this scared me! My total is a whopping 330 (up... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 03, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of those eating Paleo diets and ending up with sky-high LDL! You are not alone and there are a myriad reports of this phenomenon on this forum alone. A common piece of advice which you have already received is that... (more)

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by 10994 · about 18 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 987 · about 18 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 18 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 5 · about 18 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 734 · about 19 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 19 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 30 · about 19 hours ago

I've been full Autoimmune Paleo now x 3 weeks. I began to Ache real bad on just the 2nd day. Felt real sick and achy for 1st week. 2nd week I had intense stomach pain with Gas from Hell. So bad, it landed me in ER with 5mg of IV Morphine and... (more)

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Laura_14 0 · January 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

How much carbohydrates are you eating? Really low carb or ketogenic diets can starve pathogens and cause bacterial die-off. This kind of sounds like a herxheimer reaction to me. I too have lyme disease and there were times in my initial treatment... (more)

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by 571 · about 19 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 495 · about 19 hours ago

let's first get out of the way i'm not 100% paleo, nor do i wish to get a sermon as to why the "all or nothing" approach is magical for you. I have a question regarding increase in blood cholesterol levels (which I'm aware low is more dangerous... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 01, 2011 at 6:59 PM

studies indicate this is due to an increase in saturated fat, obesity & dietary cholesterol Studies that tend to indicate all these things together are generally rooted in the same flawed science. From what you've said, I would guess... (more)

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by 10653 · about 19 hours ago

Do you know or have heard of anyone developing a serious, life-threatening chronic disease even though they were eating a Paleo diet? I'm hoping the answer is no and that everyone on Paleo lives a long and healthy life :)

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Rose 0 · November 01, 2011 at 2:58 AM

Even if such a person existed, it wouldn't prove much. People have individual strengths and vulnerabilities, and although diet can cause a lot of problems, and probably cure a few, no dietary regimen can be a prophylactic against all disease.... (more)

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by 1689 · about 19 hours ago

If a CAFO animal, like a cow, were to show up at their Cow-doctor, would that cow be diagnosed as sick? I hear that all CAFO cows are obese, so i guess the question is a matter of 'How sick'? What sickness plagues CAFO animals the most? What... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · October 31, 2011 at 5:19 AM

I want to say yes although apparently most cattle are slaughtered at less than 30 months (link). So they may not live long enough to fully develop the diseases they way many people do. It might be like the equivalent of a really unhealthy... (more)

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by 60 · about 19 hours ago

A friend of mine has Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. I am looking for help in the Paleo community. I started paleo myself just recently and have noticed a lot of improvement in how my body feels. In her case however the doctors have told her that she... (more)

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westroxel 0 · June 30, 2012 at 3:18 AM

I have the "male version" of pbc, called primary sclerosing cholangitis. I was told the same thing about fat. I tried to eat like my specialist suggested (standard low fat, high carb, high fiber CW diet.) I started primal paleo in Feb after 10... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hi,PaleoHacks community.I am 16 and been suffering from terrible digestion problems for 2 years.i have a history of various diets and prolonged fasting to clear up my acne zits,which luckily disappeared after i went raw vegan 1 1/5 years ago.I was... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · October 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I come from IBS-D, SIBO, and anti-biotics, so my gut flora is as bad. I felt better within a few days after going Paleo, but I've heard cases from Cronh's patients who needed 3-6 months before they saw a better day on such a diet. One thing I do... (more)

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by 4283 · about 19 hours ago

We often hear epidemiological references made went questions of intakes of this or that are asked. For example, many in the VLC camp would point to the Inuit as an example of why people should eat mostly protein and fat. Both societies are... (more)

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Stabby 0 · September 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM

The people who use either of these populations as an argument that we should eat like them are making an incorrect inference. So there couldn't be a better way than either of these? Really? Not at all? A better way is to do a controlled trial and... (more)

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by 455 · about 19 hours ago

I absolutely love foie gras, and was kind of aware that the ducks are force fed to produce such a large liver, but have only recently thought more about this and looked it up (mostly cuz I found some at a local market!). The conditions are... (more)

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Mara 0 · August 17, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Gordon Ramsay's "F Word" talked about ethical veal a season or two ago -- the calves were not confined, were happy, well-cared-for, and tasted awesome. One basic fact of the dairy industry is that you're going to have surplus males; you mostly... (more)

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by 128 · about 19 hours ago

I am 33, 5'10 and 240 lbs. I enjoy long walks on the beach... er sorry, wrong website. So a while back, I came down with some sort of undiagnosed sickness. In the process of not finding the cause of my issue, my GP performed an ultra sound and... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

You can easily give rats a fatty liver by feeding them a combination of corn oil (high in omega-6) and alcohol. You can substitute fructose for the alcohol or even olive oil for the corn oil (so much for olive oil being healthy - at least in large... (more)

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by 1623 · about 19 hours ago

Does death really "begin in the colon?" Ok, that aphorism might be an overstatement- I would more say 'disease' instead of death, cause we're all going to die someday, but I'd rather live that time in a healthy state till the end. After copious... (more)

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sharky_1 0 · July 01, 2011 at 10:40 PM

my father passed away from colon cancer at the age of 52. this was in 1995, and he never went to doctors and even then, colonoscopies were in their early days of use. i'm sure he had symptoms, like but chose to ignore them when the disease could... (more)

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by 720 · about 19 hours ago

Hey all, I've been on the Paleo-autoimmune diet for a while now. Getting lonely as everyone seems to be trying to lose the pounds, while I'm struggling to keep them on while supposedly treating my autoimmune-acne problems. I am starting to feel... (more)

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JASmith 0 · June 23, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I have Lupus/Anti-Phosphilid and sort of gradually made my way to Paleo first from Schwarzbein and her reduced carb/moderate protein and unlimited fats protocol for hormone re-regulation then through MDA last Spring. I had been trying to lose... (more)

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by 1906 · about 19 hours ago

On a recent Robb Wolf podcast, it was mentioned that some significant percentage (33%?)of autoimmune diseases appear to be linked to gluten sensitivity, insulin resistance, and/or intestinal permeability. Other autoimmune disease have not yet been... (more)

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Stacy_1 0 · April 01, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Robb has noted that in particular Celiac, Multiple Sclerosis, depression, Schizophrenia, Hashimoto???s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, thyroid dysfunction, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis, Crohns, Cushing???s, Lupus, eczema, acne,... (more)

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