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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

this course looks very informative, but is rather pricey. i'm wondering if anybody has taken it & if you can recommend it?

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by 77 · about 23 hours ago

I first started experiencing problems with my period when I was eating a low carb diet in 2012. My cycles became very long (40 days) and painful. They also lasted up to 12 days and I would not bleed like normal anymore, mostly black, clumpy bits... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello, I am new here and just started Paleo. Previously, I found I was mostly Paleo already, but after doing more research I feel it is ideal for heath. My question is, I am doing Paleo for health, but like many people, and hoping to lose... (more)

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Paleoholic 0 · October 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I found this article very helpful when I started to research it. I hope it helps you too! http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-guide-to-fertility/

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by 58 · about 23 hours ago

Following a series of miscarriages and taking a long time to conceive in between the losses, I have been under the care of a miscarriage specialist here in London. A series of blood tests revealed that not only do I have large amounts of active... (more)

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Ally_E 0 · April 18, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Dessicated thyroid is not really over the counter drug, it needs to be prescribed and here in the UK they don't do that, you have to go private. I'm in the process of treating my hypothyroidism and I took the plunge and went private to Dr Georges... (more)

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by 171 · about 23 hours ago

I'm a twenty year old female who has been fairly strict paleo for about 6 months. I do tend to eat more carbs than a lot of people out there, but I still mostly to whole foods and try to stick to good carbs like sweet potatoes which help regulate... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I stopped ovulating and lost my period for over a year but then again I was VLC (30g/day) for 6 months and then LC (50g/day) for another 6. More cals and carbs brought my periods back quickly how much carbs are you eating? (g/d) 120 pounds,... (more)

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by 58 · about 23 hours ago

I have been Paleo for over a year now. When I started, I was relatively lean with a very flat stomach, despite eating gluten and sugar and relatively low fat. I am a 37 year old female who is 5' 6" and weighed 115lbs a year ago. Ever since... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

At 5'6" and 115 lbs you would have been at 18.5 BMI*. That's the very low edge of normal. Normal weight = 18.5???24.9 At 130 lbs, you're still at 21 BMI. You could be gaining into a healthier weight range. Doing weights would shift any fat gain... (more)

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by 90 · about 23 hours ago

I am a 28 year old female with Uterine Fibroids and PCOS( i don't think PCOS is an issue any more as i don't have any blood sugar issues since going PALEO) I have been told to eat no more than 20% of my calories from Fat per day in order to heal... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Lowering your fat intake will not help, since the problem with fibroids is hormonal imbalance & your body needs fat to produce hormones. Read Dr. John Lee's site for more info on using bio-identical Progesterone cream to help shrink your... (more)

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by 80 · about 23 hours ago

I have multiple autoimmune issues with my thyroid, heart, liver, and colon being affected (and I have celiac) which is why I eat paleo. Since I got diagnosed 2 years ago, I went off the pill and haven't had a period since. My husband and I want... (more)

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Mashanshell 0 · April 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Hi Ali, I had similar issues with my period once I went off the pill, after being on it for almost 5 years. I got one period approx 6 months after I came off the pill and did not have another one for another 11 months or so. I also had low body... (more)

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by 587 · about 23 hours ago

Hello, foxy carnivores. Forgive me if this has been asked a million times. I'm at the beginning of thinking about making babies (this will be my second kid, with my first turning 4 in May). My diet is pretty good primal: raw milk and cheese when... (more)

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miked_2 0 · March 31, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Detox, in the hippie sense of the word is meaningless. Your body cleans it self out all the time, and with very minor exceptions doesn't hold onto any toxins. Robb Wolf has a good rant about this in his latest pod cast.

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by 423 · about 23 hours ago

I've been doing Paleo probably at about 90/10 for right at 2 weeks now. I haven't noticed a huge difference on the scales yet, as I'm down to ~150 from ~155 (I'm almost 25, and am 5'5", for reference). I was talking with my boyfriend this... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · March 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I noticed the same thing when I changed to paleo- I got these scar-like stretch marks on my breasts and hips, when they both used to be really little (working on those stretch marks with shea butter and bone broth). Throughout this process, I... (more)

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by 225 · about 23 hours ago

Does anyone have any opinions or know of any research relating to the effects of intermittent fasting and fertility? I am starting to wonder if my IF-ing is hindering my ability to get pregnant. My husband and I are both IF-ing 16/8 with... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · February 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I do believe that avoiding fasting, eating more carbs and protein, and being well nourished in micronutrients will help you conceive. Fasting has a lot of benefits, but it's not good for fertility.

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by 1311 · about 23 hours ago

My question is whether there are any particular foods to concentrate on in order to promote healthy sperm production? My husband is post-vasectomy reversal. He doesn't get "tested" until May but in the meantime we wondered if there were any... (more)

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eric_9 0 · February 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Hmmm... sperm production. Like most of our "self-experiments" we rely on hearsay, rumor and attempts to comprehend scientific studies. I imagine, that for a real test, you would have to increase, all by itself without altering any other diet... (more)

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by 20 · about 24 hours ago

I have been doing crossfit for about 6 weeks and eating paleo about 2 months. I've noticed that my cycles are a lot longer lately (50-60 days), instead of about 30-35 days which is what they were before. I don't really know if I'm ovulating... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM

You need to closely monitor your caloric intake. I did this when I had irregular periods and I was shocked at how low it was (I used cronometer). If it's low you will need to start forcing yourself to eat more calories, either by eating more food... (more)

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by 56616 · about 24 hours ago

When I was a veg*n I struggled with hair loss, excessively long periods, and depression during my period. About four years into mostly paleo, I went through a period where my periods were just right, but now they are only 1-2 days. I also now have... (more)

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Heather_2 0 · August 04, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Pluck them! That's what I do. My hormones are normal and I've always been a bitty fuzzy all over with the hair near the nipples after puberty (I'm 27 now). I've never had a chin hair though, but plenty of women do. Not everything we find... (more)

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by 363 · about 24 hours ago

Has anyone used the Healthy Baby Code, put together by Chris Kresser (who also does the Healthy Skeptic)? If so, was it worth the money (~$200)? I think it probably is (it's endorsed by Robb Wolfe, too), but I wanted to see if anyone had used... (more)

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jjluc 0 · February 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I was just looking at the site too, with a mind to purchase... the thing that puts me off, personally, is the OBVIOUS internet marketing techniques at play. 3 "FREE bonuses" worth "$67", (but available to buy on the internet to marketers for a... (more)

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by 10919 · about 24 hours ago

At the risk of offending any confirmed non-breeders here I'll ask my question anyway. So I was reading this article in Details magazine http://www.details.com/culture-trends/critical-eye/201104/no-baby-boom-non-breeders My question is, much... (more)

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Lareth 0 · April 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM

No, it's not a bad thing. There really is an upper limit to the number of humans this planet can support. What that number is doesn't matter. All that matters is it's somewhere in front of us, blocking the road and we're picking up speed every... (more)

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by 2231 · about 24 hours ago

About the HPA AXIS, hormones and fertility. I have hypothalamic amenorrhea, and the ONLY studied and proven cure is leptin injection, however that is obviously not affordable. I am 25 years old, female(obviously ha) and trying to gain back my... (more)

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mari 0 · March 02, 2011 at 1:39 AM

Mal, I've followed your story a bit over at MDA and on your blog. I think though, that time will be your solution. I know that's not the answer you want to hear, but it may be the best one. You did a lot of damage to your body, and you deserve a... (more)

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by 108 · about 24 hours ago

I was wondering if any people had fertility problems and got pregnant after doing paleo. If you did, how long did it take after starting the diet?

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Jamie_2 0 · December 11, 2010 at 4:57 AM

Also, check out naturallyknockedup.com for a paleo friendly website to fertility.

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by 40 · October 24, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I've been paleo for almost 6 months. I do occasionally cheat, but really find that I have more energy when I stick with it. After much testing/trying/deliberation we've decided to go the IVF route to build our family. I understand that IVF is... (more)

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Blitherakt 0 · April 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I'd like to echo Karin a bit. I'm new to the scene, but I really don't get the "not paleo" objections against things like modern medicine. I mean, really, if you're going to go to that extreme, there are a bunch of things you missed: cotton... (more)

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by 20 · October 23, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Hi, I was an underweight vegan for several years and lost my period. Surprise. I am now a healthy weight and started to eat meat. My question is has anyone here suffered from and recovered from amenorrhoea? Found paleo has helped?

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liz_19 0 · February 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Yes, I had amenorrhea for 12 years (yes I did not have my period for that long) and was able to reverse it with a paleo/WAPF style diet. I made sure to emphasize fats, foods high in cholesterol and important fat soluble vitamins (including FCLO/BO... (more)

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by 30 · October 23, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Dr. Michael Fox of Florida says yes - in 90% of cases. Has anyone here resolved their PCOS this way? Interesting video interview:... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 05, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Two babies later, each one conceived after about 8 months back on my plan of high fat paleo (and not conceiving in the years when I didn't eat that way without birth control), I would say yes.

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by 467 · October 23, 2014 at 3:34 AM

I've decided very early that I don't want to have children. Many women have told me that I'm going to change my mind someday, since they did. I haven't changed my mind yet, but I'm always a bit afraid of later regretting not having children. I'm... (more)

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Liz_2 0 · March 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Like you, I never planned on having children. I worked with kids for years--teaching, daycare, summer camp--I just thought having my own wasn't for me. Long story short, I ended up having a healthy baby when I was 38 (I just turned 40). My aunt... (more)

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by 10919 · October 23, 2014 at 3:33 AM

This study has been making rounds today and I was wondering if anyone had any insight on it. My first instinct is to dismiss it but it seems like a rather large pool so maybe there's something to it. Does anyone have access to the full text? ... (more)

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alwayscurious 0 · March 14, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Thanks for posting the link to the actual paper, Melissa. What got my attention was the recommendation to lower saturated fat intake to improve sperm counts in the Science Daily article linked in the question, so I took a closer look at... (more)

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by 145 · October 23, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Just wanted to let everyone out there with PCOS know there is hope- - I'm not on any meds (Metformin gave me a really bad reaction, though I know it works miracles for others.) I was getting periods totally eratically - 65 days, 40 days, then 45... (more)

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MimsySeoul 0 · December 02, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Yes, I have for a while now. I was able to stop taking birth control pills about nine months ago and they came about every thirty days, and were a lot lighter and easier to deal with than the hormone-induce periods I'd had. I was also able to stop... (more)

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by 24538 · October 23, 2014 at 3:16 AM

In "Sleep, Sugar, and Survival" the author mentions that once upon a time babies were conceived in the summer because of the abundance of fruit and optimal vitamin D levels. I've seen a lot of threads about birth control here, and I was... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · July 19, 2012 at 1:44 AM

This is only semi-related to the fertility issue, but it certainly hits upon a lot of other female hormone issues and is a fascinating read. Very long, but worth it! Really made me think about some of the "female troubles" going on these days,... (more)

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