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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I am 28 years old and have been dealing with fatigue and brain fog for well over 5 years. I did an elimation diet about 3 years ago and has able to figure out the cause of my shortness of breath, headaches and neck pain - egg and soy... (more)

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by 571 · about 7 hours ago

I have to get a tetanus booster in order to attend a new school this semester because I haven't had one in the last ten years. Is there anything I should be aware of? Plan for any side effects? The doctor also wants me to have a TB test?... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 15, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Tetanus Booster side effects = none for most people (usually just redness/soreness, like most vaccines). Standard to have every 10 years + when you jab yourself on a rusty nail. TB is big now because of all the resistant variants of it coming... (more)

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by 4283 · about 7 hours ago

http://www.healingrootsclinic.com/about/healing-methods/ Anyone have info on what Bio drainage is? I'm thinking of working with this practioner to do some under the hood testing on adrenals, thyroid, etc. She seems smart. The only thing I'm... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Just from the name, the only thing I can think of is that it would be related moving lymph. In addition to our arteries and veins which move around blood, we have a similar system for lymph, but it lacks a pump to move it around - the only way to... (more)

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by -2 · about 7 hours ago

I'm considering starting the paleo diet, or at least easing myself into it. I've mentioned it to my parents who have completely dismissed the idea. They mentioned it to their friend, a doctor, who also dismissed it as pseudoscience that has no... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 27, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Also, could somebody explain why a medical professional would say paleo is pseudoscience - if paleo is so effective, why is it not more well known and recognised by health professionals? I look at it this way. They keep trotting out the old... (more)

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

It's been a year since I saw my doctor and I've had another cholesterol test. She is very concerned about the results, which show elevated levels. According to a "risk assessment", I have a 15% chance of cardiovascular event in the next five... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 18, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Your doctor's chief recommendation will probably be to reduce saturated fat in your diet. Most paleo eaters have some room to do that. e.g., eat leaner meat, don't use quite as much butter, stop eating coconut butter straight out of the jar. You... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

I have been dabblin in paleo (80:20) for about 2 years now and finally got strict with it in last 4 months (ie: no gluten, only grass-fed, pasture-raised meat products). Mostly because I've moved to farm land that makes the lifestyle more... (more)

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GazGirl 0 · May 26, 2013 at 11:13 PM

How did you go with this mike? I had the same thing happen after starting paleo, tinea/candida/ringworm attack and not sure what set it off. I also tried everything you listed above and at first it got A LOT worse over a couple of weeks and was... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I am looking for a paloeo/primal friendly Dr, in the south bay area (San Jose) So far no luck using the Paleo Physicians Network, primaldocs.com or even Low Carb Doctors. I am looking for an M.D. not a DC or DDS. Appreciate any feedback from... (more)

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by 20 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, going on week 4 of paleo (haven't been 100% strict as I still cant stop my tsp of sugar in my coffee :( Working on it though! I'm going to see my new primary care doctor in a few weeks and I wanted to know which blood tests I should get to... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · February 03, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I wouldn't take a multivit. You would have to analyze each vitamin one by one. For example, vitamin E should be natural, not synthetic. It should be in the form of tocopherols, not tocotrienols, and it shouldn't contain just alpha-tocopherol, but... (more)

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by 1418 · about 7 hours ago

What is your opinion about vegan naturopathic doctors? I remember one day I was watching a Dr.Mercola video, and in it he mentioned that you will never find a vegan naturopathic doctor or something along those lines. It seems though that now,... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · February 01, 2013 at 5:47 AM

I would consult with neither a vegan nor a naturopath. I have no interest in veganism, and I don't consider naturopahic medicine sound. So the thought that would be going through my mind would be, "Damn acid flashbacks, look where I am. And I'm... (more)

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by 8 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, Do you have health insurance? Why or why not? Does your job provide insurance for you? J

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Eric_13 0 · January 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I do - my job pays part of it; we pay about $800-$900/month for the premium. It seems like we pay more in premiums and get less in benefits every year, though, so we've thought of not having it; however, the risk of not having it outweighs the... (more)

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by 2341 · about 7 hours ago

I went to the doctor today for what I thought were hypothyroid symptoms...All I got was an allergy prescription and advice to drink water, eat vegetables, and walk 30 minutes a day. I pretty much do crossfit & this MFker is telling me to walk... (more)

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Cheryl_8 0 · December 19, 2012 at 2:00 AM

First of all, I suggest you find a naturopath or functional medicine practitioner who will give you more clear advice and help you with your thyroid issues. I also had a thyroid condition pre-Paleo. My regular Western doctor didn't even register... (more)

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by 789 · about 7 hours ago

Is that even possible? Not sure if there's a list for "paleo doctors" out there, but eh shrug I thought I'd ask. My last doctor (who WILL be switched) is absolutely clueless. A year since our last check-up, I've gained lots of muscle and lost BF;... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

http://paleophysiciansnetwork.com/

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Can anyone recommend a paleo friendly doctor in Wellington, New Zealand? I have noticed that there are no doctors in Wellington on the Paleo Physicians Network. I don't necessarily need someone who follows/is paleo, but I would like to find a... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 4:32 PM

A primary care doctor will recognize and support lifestyle choices that line up with current medical science. Current medical science does not support a "paleo" lifestyle (whatever that is), because many of the principles of a "paleo" diet are not... (more)

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by 1670 · about 8 hours ago

I am a bit befuddled as to why this has even happened. My doctor thinks that it is because I do not carry enough fat on my body, but I have to disagree. I may be athletic and lean, but I find myself at a health body weight of 105 and I am 5'2". I... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · October 11, 2012 at 3:11 AM

This is a complicated issue. This is my take. Please consider that "fat burning beast" mode, or ketosis or whatever, is sending your brain the message that you are starving even if you are eating a ton of coconut oil. Starvation isn't ideal for... (more)

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by 175 · about 8 hours ago

My LDL cholesterol was 118 (total 236) & my doctor wants to put me on meds if it's not <100 in six months (even though my triglycerides were good - 83). He wouldn't even discuss LDL particle density. He told me to cut back on fast food,... (more)

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Ginny_1 0 · September 06, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Usually those types of numbers are for people with known heart disease/previous heart attacks etc. Your LDL should be less than 130 and your cholesterol under 200 - but I don't buy that number. If your HDL etc are fine then I don't see a... (more)

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by 50 · about 8 hours ago

Do regular doctors ever recommend Paleo ? If not , how come ? this is something that bugs me...

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hardeepsura 0 · August 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM

personally i dont know many doctors that do recommend paleo as they are all for medicines and the sort as thats all they been taught. however they are some doctors out there who have done their own research besides what they have been taught and... (more)

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by 115 · about 8 hours ago

I have been eating paleo for about a year and a half and love how it makes me feel. Within a few months I shaved off about 15 pounds, smoothed out from not bloating, and had loads of energy. I crossfit, lift, and run- race during spring and fall... (more)

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Rebecca_1 0 · June 07, 2012 at 5:04 AM

You might want to see a Naturopath first. Adrenal fatigue is what comes to mind???excess stress in the form of over exercising, too low carbs, life stresses..it's tied in with thyroid production and corisol production. If your Adrenal glands... (more)

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by 2682 · about 8 hours ago

I find myself once again searching for a decent general physician in my area. Anyone live in/near Jacksonville and have any recommendations?

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RK 0 · May 04, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I have a pediatrician who practices integrative medicine here in Jax. (Dr Miles with Progressive Pediatrics). Here is the list I picked up in her office; these are docs who are known to be "holistic-friendly" and would probably be open to paleo.... (more)

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by 263 · about 8 hours ago

First let me say that my doctor and RXs are from the dept Veterans Affairs hospital and free for me, so I cant complain. I am a very healthy, paleo eater and crossfitter and NEVER get sick. My sole use of the VA Hospital is to get prescriptions... (more)

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interrobung 0 · April 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Ask her for a comprehensive cholesterol panel that breaks out VLDL as well. This is what you're concerned about, and is the term she will understand. "Dense," and "fluffy" are colloquial terms we use to get around complex biochemistry in our... (more)

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by 870 · about 8 hours ago

I've been having minor issues with my sinuses and ears for the past several months. Finally decided to see an ENT since my regular doctor just prescribed antibiotics and nasal sprays. I had a CT Scan done and still awaiting to hear results from... (more)

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Jen_19 0 · April 04, 2012 at 1:35 PM

One opinion that you disagree with is no reason to write your doctor off completely. If you have strong opinions on certain therapeutic and lifestyle choices, it's going to be very tough to find a doctor who agrees with you on certain... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Does anyone happen to know how I can find a good functional medicine doctor or naturopathic doctor in my area? Are there any good online directories that you know of for this? (Preferably one that will help me avoid quacks!)

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Dr__Shawn_Soszka 0 · April 04, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Well, there are several places to look: The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (www.naturopathic.org) The Institute of Functional Medicine (www.functionalmedicine.org) Functional Medicine University... (more)

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by 12174 · about 8 hours ago

There's been a lot of press recently around Dwight Lundell, MD - a retired heart surgeon who is cited in at least one traditional food blog as "an accomplished surgeon". He had a SOTT.net article in which he sounded reasonably in line with paleo... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 26, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I think people really need to understand that heart surgeons are not the people best qualified to talk about what causes heart disease. Doctors are not always scientists. Doctors are taught basic principles of human biology, but mainly they are... (more)

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by 864 · about 8 hours ago

It's time for me to find a new primary care physician. Does anyone know of a paleo-friendly one in the DC / Silver Spring, MD area?

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krys 0 · May 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I've been searching for a paleo-friendly doctor in the DC area as well - there aren't any actual primary care doctors listed on the primal docs site (just a chiropractor) and I couldn't find any on another paleo doc finder site either. :\

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by 3742 · about 8 hours ago

What are some Paleo Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) in Austin? I'm not necessarily looking for a holistic practitioner but rather just a traditional PCP who is familiar and friendly to Paleo diets. I see a few specialists so having one that is... (more)

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Paleo_ish_2 0 · January 04, 2012 at 6:35 AM

We just started going to Wiseman Family Practice in Cedar Park. Not pure Paleo, but so far so good. And they have a copy of Cordain's book in the lobby, so ....

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by 20353 · about 8 hours ago

Any Paleo Doctors or Naturopaths in Seattle? Also any paleo cardiologists or electrophysiologists? I am on the Eastside in King County. This was asked over a year ago but wondering if there are any updates. Also adding in Cardiologist as... (more)

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Paleolady 0 · January 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I can also recommend the naturopath Bill Caradonna (http://www.qanc.com/doctors.html). I haven't talked with him about Paleo, so don't know how he stands on that. However, when I went to him with depression about 10 years ago, and at the time... (more)

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