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by 248 · March 06, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Hey, Does anyone know of a Paleo doctor in the Baltimore - Annapolis area? I've found many chiropractors but I'm looking for a new general physician. Thanks!

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by 571 · January 15, 2014 at 2:35 AM

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 0 · September 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Hey, Just wondering if anyone in Melbourne, Australia, knows any good doctors who could help a woman out with her chronic digestive issues? Hopefully theres a good integrative doctor out there. Thanks

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Beckyg612 0 · September 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

http://paleophysiciansnetwork.com/ (more)

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by -2 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 1876 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Why does it seem like within the last 5+ years, there are so many diagnoses of gluten allergies, food sensitivities, Celiac, Autism, etc...It seems like these are things that I never heard about 10 years ago. Are these really 'new' conditions or... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · July 09, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I think it's both: the medical world is starting to recognize that a lot of what were once considered idiopathic conditions (no identified cause) are finally being connected to gut health. And gut health is SERIOUSLY compromised these days --... (more)

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by 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 279 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I recently had a physical and my blood pressure is 90/60, which is the cut-off between low-normal and hypotension. I've fainted four times in my life, but that was before I went paleo. I haven't felt faint since I started eating better. Should I... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 04, 2013 at 12:45 PM

How is your body temp doing? You could check when getting up during the morning, at noon and before bed, maybe for some days and see that it's not too low. Also, do you have proper salt intake? If you're avoiding junk food and sugar, eating... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

As requested... Does anyone know of a doctor who specializes in lyme disease and consults online instead of in-office?

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TrynAgain 0 · April 22, 2013 at 3:25 PM

here is one ...never used but I have heard good things www.drlyme.com

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 2302 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

My search for blood work came up with "Hack my blood work" (probably will be me soon) and specifics for people with certain problems so here I am posting yet again... I haven't been to the doctor in years but, due to recent full time employment... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 11, 2013 at 9:10 PM

If you feel healthy and fit at your age I don't think you need anything more than a basic cholesterol screening (lipid panel). Beyond this you can go for a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP). These three panels... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I am at a loss in trying to figure out how to identify whether my symptoms are diet related, thyroid or adrenal or potentially something else. I have to say it is almost impossible to figure this out and I have worked with all kinds of dr's of... (more)

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Lazza 0 · February 01, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Unless you are on a low carb diet for a reason, for example fighting SIBO, I agree with your doctor's suggestion. Your symptoms are so hypothyroid-like that I am shocked to see your thyroid seems to be functioning okay. It is likely you are... (more)

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by 247 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi guys, I'm 20, having the worst IBS and I just can't take it anymore. I'm running 20-30 times a day to the toilet and, no matter what I eat, it never stays in my body. I got migraine, so much pain and no power left anymore. Besides, I'm writing... (more)

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Closed 0 · January 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Hey, I'm also 20 and have been suffering from IBS, GERD, and a peptic ulcer for the past 5 yrs. I went to MANY doctors and got nowhere, until I went to an allergist. It turns out I'm allergic to a ton of my favorite foods. I've been avoiding... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

My insurance covers only one doctor's appointment per year, and I can't decide if I should get tested for celiac (and know once and for all if I actually have celiac or just gluten sensitivity) or get my hormone profiles checked out, because I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 22, 2013 at 5:02 AM

Unless you have been consuming gluten regularly, a Celiac test will be pointless. If you feel better avoiding gluten, why does it even matter??? If you suspect hormonal imbalances, start there, but you'll need to be more specific. There are... (more)

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by 1042 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

So I had a doctor's appointment today; my last appointment was in October, before I went completely Paleo in November. When she asked about my diet and how my weight loss was coming along, I told her I had lost a solid 12 pounds since November,... (more)

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RK 0 · January 15, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Here is a great chart of calcium sources: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/support-files/calciumpaleo.pdf And some good info from Loren Cordain (scroll down to the calcium question - he addresses the inflow versus outflow of calcium... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 252 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hey all, hopefully not an annoyance with my influx of questions, but I seriously need some help. This is regarding my younger, 14yr old brother. He has been out of school for the past couple years due to some physiological ailments, very rarely... (more)

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Rocky 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Have you heard of low dose naltrexone? Google it for Crohn's disease

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by 1241 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm going to my non-Paleo doctor in a few days for a physical. This will be my first time going to a doctor after starting Paleo. What kind of testing should I have done, in response to my symptoms (written below) and as a good assessment of... (more)

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Linds 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:19 AM

It may not be the case for you, but I found taking magnesium made me really lethargic the next day. Do you a notice a difference between when you take it the night before vs not? I also find heavy carb meals in the evening make me feel tired the... (more)

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by 2341 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Is this done through one's doctor, or is there a more accurate genetic testing method that one's doctor might not be aware of? Is there a lab out there that studies this particular genetic condition that also offers testing to the public? I am... (more)

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JRM 0 · November 28, 2012 at 3:48 AM

23andme.com is probably cheaper than going to your doctor. I tested there and found out I don't carry the mutations.

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Hello! I have two questions, and a ton of information. Here is the summary: First: I am going to a doctor and need to know just what tests to have taken. Second: My diet... how is it? Missing anything? -I am a female, 27, BMI- 22.5, 5 feet,... (more)

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Megan_13 0 · November 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Have you tried eliminating all dairy? That's what sticks out most to me with the stuffy nose and trouble breathing. And for me getting rid of nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, certain spices) got rid of my joint and muscle pain. I think it was The... (more)

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by 789 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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/