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Electrolytes

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by 3979 · about 18 hours ago

So I have a very restricted diet due to having rheumatoid arthritis. There are very few foods I can eat without having them flare me up. Here is a list of the okay foods: FishAvocadoGreen veggiesAlliumsSweet potatoBrown riceYuccaThat is seriously... (more)

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ArrieS 0 · July 07, 2014 at 3:05 AM

I use nuts to supplement my mineral needs. I had the same problem of craving them when I had them. I found a away to turn it off, atleast for me. It's a recipe I made after I saw something similiar in a gas station.Cacao nuts, I soak and... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I had about 3/4 tsp of sole this morning before my workout. I felt fine for the next few hours. I did have a rather salty lunch (broccoli with tamari), but it's common for me to eat a lot of salt. I've stayed very hydrated and had nearly 100 oz... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 03, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Broccoli and tamari? Take two steaks and call me in the morning.

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by 2303 · about 18 hours ago

I must have eaten something that really, really didn't agree with me combined with too many fermented vegetables, but long story short I have been up all evening/night/morning perched in a squat position. I have never experience bowl movements... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

You'll want something to replete electrolytes and hydration - so coconut water would be good, seasalt with water would be good. Drink these slowly, so as not to trigger another bout. Following up with some probiotics and prebiotics might not... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

24 yrs old, female, 5'8", 108 lbs Been doing Paleo plus raw dairy for about a month. Started high protein, moderated carb, fats were too low. I've adjusted to high fat and moderate protein while cutting carbs down to 30-40 grams a day.... (more)

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owletkeeper 0 · January 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I've been adding a little salt to my "buttered greens" stir fry every day, but that's about it. I have a big pot of bone broth on right now. I'll add some salt to that and see how I feel. I ate a big green banana after posting last night and... (more)

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by 2303 · about 18 hours ago

"Liquid Light is a plant-based fulvic acid liquid mineral complex created by nature in an ancient petrified plant deposit of Utah. The ionic trace vitamins and minerals are extracted using a cold process to create a liquid supplement that contains... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · July 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I have not used what you have described - but used the following with good... (more)

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by 70 · about 18 hours ago

Hi everyone I do quite a bit of running and cycling for fun. On Sunday I had a rather bad experience after a 30mile ride-up about 2000ft in elevation over the first 15 miles, so for me it's a tough ride. I've had it happen on a couple of... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · July 09, 2013 at 8:00 PM

have you tried dates? they are like pure sugar. 2 dates have around 60 grams of carbs.

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by 91 · about 18 hours ago

I am about to undergo a water fast for approximately 30 days and I was hoping to get some advice on it. I've done water fasts in the past before and my longest one lasted almost 6 days before I broke it by consuming coconut oil. On my 5th day I... (more)

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paleot 0 · July 08, 2013 at 9:39 AM

I'm curious about the chest pain. Do you have palpitations / arrhythmia or is it more digestive-related? You probably want to look into that. Maybe an ECG/EKG. Being 17, I would think the acne is hormone related. Not eating for a month is... (more)

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by 3280 · about 18 hours ago

While searching for hydration information, I came across a posting by Jack Kruse: http://www.jackkruse.com/quantum-biology-4-coherent-water/ He states that: "Coherent water is a different animal altogether. It is water that is structured to be... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:50 PM

One particular element of this excerpt caught me: "The hexagonal motif of ice and liquid crystalline water and the edge fused pentagonal motif in gas clathrates occur because of QED interactions. We now have firm evidence that these large clusters... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

I'm having trouble understanding the rationale behind why I'm taking my minerals as I do, and hoping someone can break this down for me so that I can better construct my schedules. I currently take supplements of the 4 minerals in the title,... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Wondering if anyone can help with this. A few months back I started suffering pretty intense Restless Leg Syndrome while trying to sleep. It took me a while to work out what was going on because I had never heard of RLS this before. I figured I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM

How's your Potassium intake? My personal experience is that it's about mineral balance, so I take about 350 mg of Magnesium, (I eat low carb), bananas every so often for potassium, salt my food to taste and make sure I eat a variety of veggies,... (more)

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by 259 · about 19 hours ago

Out of curiosity- has anyone noticed changes they can link to electrolyte imbalances? I binged on bacon not long ago, (the bad, processed, only 83% actual pig kind, don't judge me, it was a dark time), and I think I sent my body into some kind... (more)

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CD 0 · December 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Sodium, Potassium, and Magnesium are typically the worst offenders with an electrolyte imbalance. For those who shun dairy, calcium can be a problem too. Hyperkalemia is the worst since it can be hard to self-diagnose and ultimately could lead... (more)

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by 5381 · about 19 hours ago

Hey hey! I have quite a few questions here. I am on a low-starch (scd) and low-fodmap diet for digestive issues. For the digestive issues, its mostly going swimmingly. However, despite being at this for ~2 months, I am still seemingly having... (more)

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Josh_Singer 0 · July 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Do you know if you're lactose intolerant? You eat a lot of cheese daily, and that could take a toll on your digestive system if you cannot tolerate it well. May want to check that out. I know I love high quality cheese, but it usually forces me to... (more)

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by 5381 · about 19 hours ago

Last night I had a racing heart leap up on me, while I was half asleep. Anxiety alerted me too it. Must have been somewhere around 120. I am also getting cramps. So I wondered about electrolytes. I have been salting my meals, but also drinking a... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 03, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Its possible you need Magnesium. There are lots of threads on dosing and types. Also, how about stopping the Glutamine and see what happens (why are you taking it?) Good luck

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by 3280 · about 19 hours ago

I'm teetering on the brink of either a deficiency of something, or a reaction to something. The symptom is cramping (foot, calves, hands) and muscle discomfort. Initially, when it was just a problem in my right foot, I saw a podiatrist who... (more)

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Briana 0 · May 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I have been experiencing similar symptoms with my calves. I went to an ND after my self-treating failed. I recommend that you do the same because sometimes tests have to be done to find out underlying issues. I have Adrenal Fatigue and I'm... (more)

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by 2056 · about 19 hours ago

My situation: I live in the cool Pacific Northwest (and at sea level). Once a year or so, however, I spend a week at one mile above sea level exercising vigorously about six hours per day in 100-degree weather (no air conditioning). Pre-paleo, I... (more)

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Thumper 0 · April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I posted this exact smae answer as a respones to a paleo pedialyte question - but it works for this as well : Homemade Pedialyte Recipe 4 cups water 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup squeeze... (more)

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by 730 · about 19 hours ago

Hello there Paleohackers, So I have an interesting list of symptoms I've been trying to crack. They are spelled out in more detail in another post, but I've made an interesting discovery today, which I was wondering if anybody knew anything... (more)

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Patrick_10 0 · March 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM

At 240 lbs. you are big, so need big water. A kidney specialist wrote somewhere that the amount of waste the body produces cannot be fully excreted with 1 to 2 liters of urine per day (for an average person, which you are not). So, those... (more)

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by 253 · about 19 hours ago

Does the body make any adaptations to deal with having low levels of electrolytes like it does for neurotransmitters? What are the mechanisms? I'm just curious as a primal intermittent faster who drinks coffee regularly if I should worry about... (more)

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Sunnykist 0 · February 11, 2012 at 3:49 AM

I do. I have chronic hyponatremia due to the large amounts of water I drink in combination to no processed foods. I find that I put salt on EVERYTHING, even in my iced tea. I also mix some potassium salt substitute in. I take a good magnesium... (more)

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by 1048 · September 30, 2014 at 3:27 AM

Hello, I have started using my apartment buildings pool and sauna more frequently - before I would go once every two weeks or so but now as its bloody freezing outside in Toronto its nice to end the day in the Sauna. I may end up using it 3-5x a... (more)

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Brenda 0 · January 05, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Water (coconut water and H20) will reyhdrate you. Replenish your electrolytes (minerals) with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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by 10919 · about 19 hours ago

So my sister and father have recently learned they each were born with one kidney. I'm getting a sonogram tomorrow to see if I also have this issue. Does anyone know how this would change my dietary needs? My sister has been told she should be on... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · December 19, 2011 at 9:32 PM

My son was born with one kidney (unilateral renal agenesis) and we've not been advised anything in regards to his diet - sodium or protein. We've only been advised to limit his participation in winter sports (skiing, hockey, etc).

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by 396 · about 19 hours ago

I'm a 30 y/o male, 6'4" 220lbs, been low-carb (45-60g/day) paleo for about 3 months, I've lost a ton of weight, and I feel great. I've only had one problem since starting paleo- back spasms. I can massage the spasms out, but they come back after... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 06, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Coconut water. If you want to be sure you're not short on electrolytes this is what I'd go for every time. Plus you get to smash things and eat coconut if you're going homemade. And it is higher in potassium. For the baking soda, I wouldn't... (more)

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by 30 · about 19 hours ago

Hi fellow paleotics! :) I have been following a low-carb paleo diet the last three years being in ketosis most of the time and feel great. At times I have been suffering from the dreaded ketosis fatigue or brainfog, most likely related to... (more)

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greyman 0 · November 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Erik, According to my own experience, as well as the book "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living", you need to ensure enough intake of electrolytes in low carb diet. Regarding the sodium, the authors of the book recommend 5g per day... (more)

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by 1130 · about 19 hours ago

I eat mostly Paleo for the third month now, and after a successful weight-loss, a plateau came. Somehow intuitively I decided to further limit my carb intake, but after like 1-2 weeks, I've started to experience problems best described as... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Actions you call "making mistakes" are not really mistakes. You will be" making mistakes " for the next thirty, forty or fifty years, hopefully!The Paleo experts make "mistakes" all the time. Even if you "hit the Paleo sweet spot" for a day ,... (more)

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by 3904 · about 19 hours ago

I'm afraid I still haven't perfected my strategy so I end up waking up at 2:00 AM with painful muscle cramps, taking Nu Salt mixed in water and waiting and waiting for the cramps to settle down. I'm getting kind of sick of it though and would like... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · July 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Dr. Michael Eades just addressed this issue on his blog recently: Tips/Tricks for Starting or Restarting Low Carb Pt II It finally occurred to me that my cramping problem might be due to dehydration and that the diet tonic that solved the... (more)

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by 2435 · about 19 hours ago

Just poured out an expired bottle of pedialyte. I'm getting tired of pouring this stuff out, especially since it's not natural. I'm wondering if kids even need this stuff. If so, is there a way I can make my own as-needed? Thanks!

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Livia_1 0 · May 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I would give coconut water.

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by 1702 · September 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

So I just discovered these little things: http://www.nuun.com and I think they're great. I'm not drinking enough fluids as it is, and I probably drank about a gallon today, just at work - about 4 of these tablets + all the rest clear water. Bought... (more)

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Todd 0 · June 03, 2011 at 8:24 PM

What's wrong with good ol' water?