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by 30 · about 6 hours ago

Hi All, I'm looking for some advice on the dreaded "paleo flu". I started paleo on July 7. I felt fantastic the first week! I'm in love with this lifestyle!! During the middle of the second week I lost all energy and the ability to focus on... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM

JStanton of Gnolls.org has an excellent post on the Low Carb flu, explaining WHY it happens and what may help with it: http://www.gnolls.org/1984/ Looking at his recommendations vs your situation, it looks like you're naturally gravitating... (more)

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by 518 · about 6 hours ago

Hi, I have managed to the the flu off my little darlings I teach. I don't like taking any synthetic drugs but was wondering if anyone had some paelo friendly remedies they use. Thanks in advance.

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CoconutBliss 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Some high grade manuka honey is a gem to have in the medicine cabinet. A teaspoon in the morning may help relieve some symptoms and kill off bacteria. Love me a warm cup of freshly sqeezed lemon, ginger and honey as well on those mornings when... (more)

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by 2407 · about 6 hours ago

Ate ZC for five months last year. Felt great but as anyone who works out knows, carbs fuel power and fat burning too. Leangains since then. I eat ZC rest days and 2-300g carbs as taters post workout. Plenty of meat and fat. I eat 2x per day,... (more)

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andrea_15 0 · April 22, 2013 at 2:15 AM

I think you have answered your own question. You say you feel like shit when you don't eat any carbs. I think we need to listen to our bodies true signals some times. Maybe your body is telling you, you need some carbs. Try having 20g a day on... (more)

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by 1005 · about 6 hours ago

I was feeling really tired yesterday afternoon, my throat is not necesseraly sore, but feels like it's about to get that way, and my muscles are sore even though I haven't been exercising. Could it be the flu?

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I've constantly been having flu-like symptoms, like fatigue and headaches for about a year now. I cut out gluten from my diet 2 years ago, but I still eat glutenfree grains. Can those also cause those kinds of symptoms? If someone has a problem... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 03, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Elimination diet. Just eliminate them and see what effect it has.

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by 787 · about 6 hours ago

Its been a late winter here in the UK, it should be spring but its snowing, i haven't had a cold for years but this weekend i've been struck with the nastiest one ive ever had I can barely move so number one is staying in bed as my body is... (more)

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RK 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Vitamin D mega dose. I can't remember the exact number, but it works for us every time.

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by 30 · about 6 hours ago

So, I got sick, it happened. What is the best way eating Paleo when you're sick with the cold or flu? Should you limit carbs, go high protein/high fat/no carbs... What is best if you're going to be inactive? I regularly CrossFit 5-6 times/week,... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

The only aspect where I would eschew Paleo principles is when it comes to medicine. The human brain is a magnificently complex and capable gift from nature. The inventions that arise from our thought processes are further gifts from nature. Don't... (more)

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by 1600 · about 6 hours ago

It is day four into this flu from hell. Without thinking I drank some kefir this morning. Not really sure how my body will react if at all. Any thoughts?

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Dragonfly 0 · January 12, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Sure why not? Probiotics will only help. Try upping your vitamin D to 40,000 IUs for a few days and you may recover faster.

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by 2029 · about 6 hours ago

Yesterday I found out that I am pregnant! I'm a little over four weeks along (going by last menstrual cycle), and the real kicker for making me think I was was the fact that I woke up feeling like I was coming down with the cold or flu. Headache,... (more)

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Liz_2 0 · December 09, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Congratulations! It's easy to get sick in the first and third trimesters because your body is in an inflammatory state. Your immune system is busy right now making sure the embryo attaches to your vessels (which also creates a wound) to get the... (more)

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by 504 · about 6 hours ago

I recently caught the flu, and i was wondering if it results in the loss of lean mass, because it is hard to eat, and i dont have an appetite, any suggestions are much appreciated

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 04, 2012 at 12:33 AM

if you cant eat your calories, drink em lol

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I am a 21 yo female 5'4 170 lbs. I have been doing paleo for 2 mos and have lost 15 lbs. I eat on the verly low carb side of paleo..I eat mostly protein and veggies. I do 2 24 hr intermittenet fasts weekly. A typical day for me looks like... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 07, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Two 24 hour fasts a week are very stressful on the body. There is also a lot more research coming out about women and intermittant fasting, here's something to get you started. I would look into possibly something along the lines of a lean gains... (more)

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by 85 · about 6 hours ago

Have. Been paleo for about 5 months, before lapsing for a month. Have returned to paleo lifestyle, as of today. Will I experience the low carb flu again? If so will it be as intense as the first time? Had it for about 7 days the first time....... (more)

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vaalion 0 · August 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Ever since getting it the first time I never had it again, and no where near as intense if I did. Though I never FULLY relapsed for longs period of time. For example I had a few weeks on vacation with 1-2 "cheat" meals a day (grain like... (more)

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by 898 · about 6 hours ago

Hey guys, quick question. Every time I'm doing (pretty intense) strength training for a prolonged period of time I start getting the flu (starts with throat pain and later on I also get a headache. Lasts until I stop training for about a... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 03, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Definitely sounds like overtraining. You should try an unloading week every 4th week, using about 65% of your weights. Beginning lifters can get away without doing that but as you get into heavier weights (and closer to your physiological limits)... (more)

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by 267 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all. I've got a major grappling competition in 2 days and it seems as though I've caught a virus. Not super bad, but i still have to deal with a sore throat, congestion and general fatigue. Thought about going to the doc and maybe getting some... (more)

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tdgor 0 · May 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

(1) Antibiotics are useless against viruses. (2) If you're contagious, aren't you spreading disease amongst your fellow competitors? That seems unsporting. I also think you'd be better served to stay home and rest. Have you been overtraining? (more)

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by 268 · about 6 hours ago

I believe I have a sinus infection. I get these every so often and normally I would just go into the doctors and get an antibiotic and clear it up in a few days or so. Now being Paleo I understand that is discouraged. The problem is, now it's... (more)

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spuggygirl 0 · May 08, 2012 at 6:18 PM

You have my sympathy - I've had a sinus infection for almost 3 weeks now. I've been using the xylitol spray and doing saline irrigation. Both help a little but ultimately I know I just have to wait it out. No point in me going to docs - they'll... (more)

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by 303 · about 7 hours ago

So I'm recovering from a nasty bought with stomach flu...and I have to say, it's been impossible for me to be paleo the past day or two...the thought of vegetables and meat makes me want to barf again. All I want is white food...mashed potatoes,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Bummer! What helped a friend was coconut water and sparkling juices, broth & chicken soup!

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

Hi! I've been getting odd symptoms and according to my doctor its a mild upper respiratory tract infection. but i'm not so sure if it is. I got asthma from wheat a few days before this started, so not sure if its wheat or the weakened immune... (more)

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by 190 · about 7 hours ago

I've searched through the hacks but haven't come across my exact problem. I came down sick with either the stomach flu or food poisoning. I ended up in urgent care that night because I couldn't even keep liquid down and got dehydrated. They ran an... (more)

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Jen_17 0 · February 06, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Hi there, I'm really sorry to hear about the problem you're having. I have a very similar story; about 2 years ago, I got food poisoning or some sort of virus. About a month after I recovered I began getting severe nausea after eating or drinking... (more)

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by 1720 · about 7 hours ago

If you get the stomach flu, what remedies do you use? Vitamin C? Apple Cider Vineger? Water? Rest? What works the best? Are there any quick reliefs you can get from any foods or supplements?

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Ariel_G_ 0 · January 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM

If you take activated charcoal, keep in mind it's going to strip EVERYTHING out of your system - good as well as bad. You're going to want to follow up with some high-quality probiotics or a ton of fermented foods - when you can hold them down,... (more)

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by 5838 · about 7 hours ago

I've seen quite a few of newcomers to PaleoHacks. In order to help them out, I thought sharing each other's "Low carb flu" experiences might help keep them on the right path. Everyone is different, so a good broad range of answers would likely... (more)

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Aril 0 · January 25, 2011 at 2:07 AM

THEN- my carb flu was an entire year ago, but here goes: I had the WORST feelings of hunger that I have ever had in my life. I felt like I could literally go to a rock on the beach and tear the seaweed off with my bare teeth and eat it all! I... (more)

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by 129 · October 22, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Was feeling flu type symptoms, went to see my doctor and turns out I contracted to H1N1 flu virus. I hear all these stories about people having life threatening issues from this strain. I'm a 28 yr old male who eats strict paleo, regular... (more)

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sherlynloomis 0 · February 25, 2014 at 12:52 PM

H1N1 flu is also known as swine flu. It's called swine flu. While swine flu isn't as scary as it seemed a few years ago, it's still important to protect yourself from getting it. Swine flu is contagious, and it spreads in the same way as the... (more)

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by 15400 · October 22, 2014 at 3:56 AM

I have noticed that I never ever get sick if I follow 100% strict Paleo. The only time I get sick is when I add a few things I should not, i.e. a bottomless serving of ice cream (sigh), cheese, chocolate, whatever. Yes, I am just a human. But if... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Do you think that humans in the paleolithic never got sick? They were eating 100% paleo by definition, but people still got sick and died. Paleo is not a panacea for infectious disease, although it does seem to help the immune system. Paleo is... (more)

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by 2269 · October 22, 2014 at 3:17 AM

So it looks like I'm getting the second cold/flu/whatever since I started paleo in Jan 2010. Last summer's bout knocked me on my ass. What's weird is that even though I'm in the best health of most of my adult life now, I hardly ever got sick.... (more)

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Thumper 0 · July 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM

For the summer colds - i head to my local thai restaurant (which is really like the restaurants in thailand - open kitchen with a gorgeous girl serving and an older lady cooking) I order some Tom Yum Goong(hot and sour prawn) extra spicy. I take... (more)

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by 50 · October 22, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Any advice on Paleo while sick (flu, common cold). I have always downed a bag of saltines to make my stomach feel settled and/or had some chicken noodle soup? All feel good foods for a cold.

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gone2croatan 0 · April 05, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Homemade bone broth. Homemade bone broth. Homemade bone broth. Also, lots of herbal teas.

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by 247 · October 22, 2014 at 3:05 AM

So I am going through an interesting Induction Flu, or at least thats what I am hoping it is. I have been Paleo for a couple of weeks now. Carbs as of the last few days have been under 75 a day. Tuesday I woke with a sore throat, didnt think... (more)

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Jason_5 0 · August 16, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Turns out when I went to the Dr after getting blisters on my hands and feet. I apparently picked up the Hand Foot Mouth Disease. Its normally affecting children. Apparently I picked it up from dropping my daughter off at school, she just start... (more)

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