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by 129 · February 25, 2014 at 01:18 PM

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 · July 24, 2013 at 01:53 PM

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 01:20 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 1142 · June 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM

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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EnglishRose 0 · June 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I kept waking up and felt hot at one point as I do in the rare occasions when I am fighting a germ and my body is trying to boil the germs to death so may be I just have a cold I was fighting and it feels a bit better today. I am going to... (more)

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by 518 · May 06, 2013 at 08:51 PM

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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raydawg 0 · May 06, 2013 at 08:51 PM

Being on a paleo diet tends to prevent most colds. I've gotten no worse than just feeling a bit tired, and sleepy to just a sore throat for a few hours, never a full blown flu. If you do get bit by a viral infection, you might want to try some... (more)

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by 2401 · May 06, 2013 at 02:22 AM

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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Nance 0 · April 21, 2013 at 04:08 PM

You might look at which meats you have in your rotations. I react very differently to different meats and the only ones that support happy fat-burning are ruminants. Poultry and fish are tasty but tend to leave me hungry and low-powered. Full... (more)

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by 993 · April 07, 2013 at 07:12 PM

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 · April 03, 2013 at 03:24 PM

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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545577 0 · April 03, 2013 at 02:50 PM

Thanks for your answers. I do not consume processed foods, dairy, soy, refined sugar, wheat or caffeine. I would rather keep at least some gluten free grains in my time, as I would just find it hard to give them up. I'm kind of a lazy eater, so I... (more)

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by 777 · March 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

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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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

is it an actual flu or a stomach bug..? I just had a 24 hour bug - weirdest thing ever. I got ill and vomitted then the next day i was so weak and exhausted and extremely thirsty too. I didnt feel like eating and just drank tonnes of water with... (more)

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by 390 · February 15, 2013 at 08:56 PM

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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jimmy_6 0 · February 15, 2013 at 08:56 PM

no.....sounds awful

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by 280 · January 22, 2013 at 03:36 PM

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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NudgeWink 0 · January 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Elderberry tincture (Sambucus nigra, 5-10 mls three times a day) is a fantastic natural antiviral for once you're already "in it" and/or to enhance/speed up recovery. (You can just neck it straight, but I like it mixed with water and a drop or two... (more)

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by 15380 · January 16, 2013 at 01:53 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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joanna_4 0 · January 16, 2013 at 01:53 AM

it's not like paleo is a superhuman diet haha everyone is always susceptible to some sort of illness no matter what you eat.

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by 30 · January 15, 2013 at 01:52 PM

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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Elina_1 0 · January 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I got lot of help and lost ton of weight using this Paleo Cookbook

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by 1602 · March 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

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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dzone 0 · March 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Of course, drink away. My doctor said kefir helps contribute to a strong immune system. If anyone is looking for some I have 4 different probiotics, water kefir, milk kefir, kombucha and jun scobies. My website is... (more)

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by 35 · December 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

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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Amber_11 0 · December 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

REST REST REST LOTS OF WATER and HOT Tea only eat if your body is hungry and have fruit only! STEAMROOM is good too

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by 2036 · March 18, 2013 at 05:52 PM

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 07:14 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 0 · November 29, 2012 at 03:04 PM

I've been eating Paleo for almost 2 weeks now and I have been feeling the following symptoms for the last week or so: -light headed -depressed -low energy -nervous/jittery I have tried increasing my salt intake, am even taking magnesium before... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · November 29, 2012 at 03:04 PM

Are you getting enough sunlight? You might be vitamin D deficient, especially this time of year. Try exposing bare skin in the sun everyday for at least 30 minutes (work your way up to this if you're very fair) and taking 2000IU of D3 per day.... (more)

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by 487 · October 04, 2012 at 12:33 AM

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 499 · September 24, 2012 at 07:57 PM

I've been completely primal for about a month now. Over the weekend I went out on a road trip with some friends and that evening I had a huge meal of bread. The next day I woke up an extremely sore throat, stuffy nose, messed up sinus and extreme... (more)

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dstnyb 0 · September 24, 2012 at 07:53 PM

I rely on home-brewed chicken broth to bring me back after episodes such as these. Honestly, I can't emphasize enough how much I love broth, how much it sustains me, and how much it heals me when I consume foods that are not kind to my system. It... (more)

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by 5 · September 08, 2012 at 03:46 AM

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 03:38 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 · August 14, 2012 at 02:50 AM

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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Jay_15 0 · August 14, 2012 at 02:50 AM

I doubt you'll have as much issue. Your body has a bit more practice with the physiological changes that are necessary, so adaptation should occur quicker. I know I can drop from my LC range to VLC without blinking when I feel like it.

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by 10 · August 16, 2012 at 07:46 PM

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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Rob_34 0 · August 02, 2012 at 06:44 PM

What carbs are you consuming? Its a complex problem, depending on your circumstances and body. But to take a general approach eating super low carb will cause your body to raise its cortisol (stress) levels, this a crucial hormonal signal for... (more)

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by 85 · July 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM

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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CDone 0 · July 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM

Bananas and coconut water should give you quick energy boosts. Like raise I am about 150g carbs per day now that I am in maintenance. I was closer to 100g when I was trying to loose weight. For me, 50g carbs is not an option. You have to... (more)

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by 911 · June 03, 2012 at 01:17 AM

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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David_28 0 · June 03, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Interesting..I would say it sounds like you are over training but I train every day on about half that many calories (two large meals and 1 snack) and an 8 hour eating window and have no problems. I train intensely some days and less intensely on... (more)

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by 267 · May 30, 2012 at 02:40 AM

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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Acumen_Athletics 0 · May 30, 2012 at 02:40 AM

You're not going to forget all your moves so taking time off > than training. Your conditioning might sucked if youre stillsick day of competition.

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by 268 · June 08, 2012 at 02:41 PM

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 06:18 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)