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by 0 · February 13, 2014 at 08:32 AM

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 · February 10, 2014 at 05:03 PM

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 · October 24, 2013 at 02:58 PM

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 02:58 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 · August 25, 2013 at 01:22 PM

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 09:05 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 20 · February 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

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 09:54 PM

Dairy probably can be of benefit because of the types of fats found in grass fed dairy. Grass fed dairy also has some of the highest concentrations of vitamin K2. Personally I do not consume a lot of dairy (besides butter) because it gives me... (more)

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by 171 · February 10, 2013 at 01:48 PM

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 01:48 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 171 · February 02, 2013 at 08:48 PM

I'm a twenty year old female who has been eating mostly paleo for about six months. Since changing my diet I have gone from weighing 150lbs to 120lbs (I'm 5'5"). Despite doing my best to limit my intake of carb heavy foods occasionally when the... (more)

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obtusegeekling 0 · February 02, 2013 at 08:48 PM

You might want to check out the movie Fat Head if you haven't seen it. One large issue with wheat and oats is that they have a high glycemic index (GI). Sometimes higher than table sugar. For instance, sucrose (white table sugar), has a GI of... (more)

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by 58 · April 20, 2014 at 03:54 PM

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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Cbon8227 0 · April 20, 2014 at 03:54 PM

Have you considered that your issue with the belly fat is less about the weight and more about you lack of confidence in your changing body? That may also be adding stress to your life just because you are focused on it. I have a few... (more)

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by 30 · April 19, 2013 at 10:22 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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Eve 0 · April 05, 2013 at 08:52 AM

I'm still waiting... My husband and I have been trying for a baby since August 2011 when I came off the pill. By summer 2012 I started paleo as I'd heard good things and while I feel generally better, stronger, have better skin, and have lost... (more)

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by 78 · July 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM

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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Zach__1 0 · July 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Hey guys - i'm a personal trainer, and i just had a new client start with me today.. she's got the worst case of this I could imagine. She's had these on and off for the past 6 years, had 6 surgeries including 2 c-sections.. and she's at the point... (more)

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by 3023 · May 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

A friend in her late 30s who is trying to conceive and asked for diet info. Any recommendations?

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Mash 0 · May 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Two that came to mind which may be a good place to start are: http://chriskresser.com http://healthybabycode.com/blog

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by 80 · May 10, 2012 at 03:42 PM

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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aralerm 0 · May 03, 2012 at 10:01 PM

TFN cells are anti cancer cells..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumor_necrosis_factors you should have your citokines levels checked..mine were high... I was given humira to lower the levels for 2 cycles (it is a drug used by people with auto immune... (more)

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by 40 · May 01, 2012 at 07:08 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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monaLisa 0 · April 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I'm sorry but what is IVF? I hate it when people use abriviations on here and expect everyone is going to know what you are talking about. Like sad or wap. I try to look up the abriviations and can't find anything.

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by 587 · March 31, 2012 at 02:01 PM

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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Alicia__1 0 · March 31, 2012 at 01:55 PM

I agree with Dragonfly check you vitamin D levels. If you are doing dairy try to get raw, lots of good baby making nutrients or at the least grass-fed. You could also consider a year or just six months on a preconception diet as outlined by... (more)

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by 423 · March 25, 2012 at 07:25 PM

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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PaleoDel 0 · March 25, 2012 at 06:38 PM

I wish I could say that the same thing happened to me, but sadly it did not. Sure, I'm healthier and smaller, but sadly I don't have any more weight in my hips and thighs, and I'm still a buttless wonder. I'm pregnant right now, so this doesn't... (more)

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by 465 · March 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

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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Wowza 0 · March 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Of course we respect everyone's life choices. If you don't want kids, that's your moral choice. From an evolutionary perspective, nature has a different answer. In general, I find many women have still never been told the truth about their... (more)

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by 10878 · March 14, 2012 at 08:20 PM

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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Mystery_Man_X 0 · March 14, 2012 at 08:20 PM

I skimmed a news article on that today after seeing it's headline on Google News. I quickly realized it was yet another lame study based on notoriously inaccurate recall data from a bunch of SAD eaters. Of course it couldn't have been all the... (more)

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by 225 · August 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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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BB78 0 · August 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I see this is a few months old now, but I just thought I'd share this with you because I think its definitely relevant. I use Fertility Awareness to prevent conception, but am hoping to use it to acheive conception after my wedding next year. Each... (more)

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by 1311 · March 22, 2013 at 01:17 AM

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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MayaBee 0 · March 22, 2013 at 01:17 AM

So time for the results of the Macca Powder experiment as suggested above by daz.... 1. In July 2012 the sperm count was half a million - not very good at all but at least it demonstrated that the vasectomy reveral worked. 2. Following these... (more)

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by 794 · June 09, 2012 at 02:51 AM

Is there a non-awkward way to suggest someone try eating Paleo in order to conceive? They've tried a bunch of fertility therapies, and nothing has worked. I don't know the couple extremely well, but my girlfriend does. She doesn't think she should... (more)

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Betsy_2 0 · December 31, 2011 at 11:24 AM

or a mild suggestion (when the subject comes up, or have the GF mention) that the chemicals in processed foods might be interfering with the hormones involved? best if you can find some links to related research- growth hormones in beef/chicken,... (more)

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by 145 · September 05, 2012 at 12:58 PM

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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Lulu_2 0 · September 05, 2012 at 12:58 PM

For those of you that answered, I'm a bit curious how long after beginning paleo did your periods start coming back?

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by 20 · October 04, 2011 at 08:07 PM

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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Priscilla 0 · September 19, 2011 at 06:19 PM

You most likely won't be able to conceive at that height/weight. And if you do, you probably won't be able to safely carry a child. Have you always been that thin? I would suggest consuming more starchy vegetables, more fatty meat & coconut... (more)

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by 55320 · December 24, 2012 at 05:13 AM

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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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · December 24, 2012 at 05:13 AM

Could be...but I'm estrogen dominant and still have gross hair growing between my boobs

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by 24412 · July 19, 2012 at 01:44 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 01:44 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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by 363 · December 17, 2013 at 02:19 AM

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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ted_p 0 · December 17, 2013 at 02:19 AM

I bought Kresser's baby code and thought it was completely awful, simplistic and not nearly enough information specific to pregnancy.