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by 129 · about 2 hours ago

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 30 · about 2 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 1169 · about 2 hours ago

2 weeks ago I gave up fruit / my after lunch 500 calories of hot chocolate and chocolate. Before that I worked myself to 3 regular meals a day (and I have a small baked potato at night which helps my mood/seratonin levels). This felt brilliant and... (more)

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August 0 · June 08, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Well, it could be low-carb flu, but it also could be the calorie restriction in general. 7lbs a month is a lot to aim for. 4lbs per month would give you a little room to eat a little more. You should be able to tell how much carbohydrates matter... (more)

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by 518 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 389 · about 2 hours ago

Came across this website last week, bought the ingredients and put it together. VERY strong stuff to take on a shot, but it works. I have heard people call this "fire tonic" or something along those lines. Apparently you are supposed to let it... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Nope. Sounds disgusting! Looks like overkill to me. I take 40,000 IUs of D3 at the first glimmer of a virus and haven't been sick in over 3 years.

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by 268 · about 2 hours ago

I need to know a brand thats 100% gluten free, dairy free and soy free. Yep I have had the flu for a week now and just cant stop coughing and sometimes my lungs feel heavy! I don't think my doctors ever check what allergens are in my meds so I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 20, 2013 at 7:11 AM

40,000 IUs of D3 per day for 2-3 days will give your immune system a boost. Getting your D3 blood level tested & sunning/supplementing to a blood level of 60-80 ng/ml will help you avoid the flu in the future. More info at... (more)

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by 15400 · about 2 hours ago

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 30 · about 2 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 2 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 35 · about 2 hours ago

I got some sort of virus three days ago. I feel good when I wake up, but I feel like crap again every night before going to bed. (Although I do feel less crappy than the night before). What can I do combat this cold as quickly as possible? How... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 21, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Chicken soup. .

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by 2029 · about 2 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 5 · about 2 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 2 hours ago

Hey everyone, I started my Paleo journey about 2 weeks ago and I am smack in the middle of the carb flu with all the classic symptoms ( low energy, terrible sleep, night sweats, head fog etc...) This Saturday I have a 9 mile mud/obstacle run.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Simple...eat some carbs. Eat some sweet potatoes, fruit, butternut squash, maybe even rice. You probably don't need all of those, or a huge amount of carbs, but the night before and the day of, eat 150-200g of carbs. Should cure your ills, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

I have heard of and experienced carb flu when making the switch to a fat-burning engine, but what is confusing me is this: I stay in keto pretty much all the time, but when I slip out of it, I seem to get a low mood and enervation lasting a few... (more)

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Chinaeskimo 0 · July 19, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Your body likes being in ketosis. Listen to your body.

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by 268 · about 2 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 353 · about 2 hours ago

This winter I was running on a diet rich in eggs (30/week) adn butter () 0.4kg/week. For me that caused high cholesterol (numbers here http://paleohacks.com/questions/109204/ldl-cholesterol-doubled-from-pre-paleo#axzz1tJ4wRMD1). During this period... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · April 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

2 great Jaminet posts: It seems that cholesterol binds to many pathogens. HDL and LDL defend from infections and pathogens destroy HDL/LDL - so people who are really sick from pathogenic diseases have cholesterol that plummets. Blood Lipids and... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Hi There PaleoHacks After having a POLIQUIN BIOSIGNATURE MODULATION (http://www.charlespoliquin.com/AboutUs/Overview.aspx) test my trainer has recommended me to go PALEO alongside my training routine to reduce body fat and increase general... (more)

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Todd 0 · March 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I guess it could work. What also works is eating quality whole foods and incorporating a solid fitness routine. You don't need to "shock" your system to lose weight. I understand there are different "protocols" out there for triggering... (more)

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by 303 · about 2 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 190 · about 3 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 3 hours ago

It was a head/throat/chest cold that kept moving around in different places. I supplemented 5,000 IU of vitamin D in the morning. I supplemented 1 gram of vitamin C 3 times a day. I drank plenty of water. I slept plenty. You would think that... (more)

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conciliator 0 · January 05, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Because Vitamin C + D do not make you into superman. Really, on your death bed, are you gonna start complaining to the universe: 'But, I took all the vitamins I could afford, I haven't had gluten in years, I'm not supposed to die.' 'What do you... (more)

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by 1720 · about 3 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 123 · about 3 hours ago

Would increasing calories (slightly) during a cold/flu/sinus scenario help with recovory. I think this would be along the lines of recovoring from a work out. I feel that most peaple seem to want to eat more when run down whether that be from... (more)

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andrew 0 · July 22, 2011 at 6:55 AM

I thought the old wive's tale was "starve a cold and feed a fever" and here is a bit of info on it http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1755642.stm although it is a moot point as to whether one was being literally advised to not eat during a cold... (more)

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