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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hey Guys, Sorry I'm new to all this. I've got a few questions. Since going paleo I've cut my carb intake and upped my fat with nuts, avocado, adding olive oil to my salad. I'd like to know: When pale dieters talk about low carb, do... (more)

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seesaw14 0 · February 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I highly suggest buying a scale... I bought one pretty cheap at Target... it makes measuring a whole lot easier, and over time you'll get good at eyeballing how many grams are in a serving.

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

Hello all - I'm 3 weeks new to Paleo! I want to do the Whole30 but I'm having an issue giving up my tsp of sugar in my coffee :( Its a process and I'm working on it! I have a few questions. First, some background. 2 years ago I was eating... (more)

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RK 0 · February 02, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Wow, that is a LOT going on! I can't help you with the triglycerides, but I can share what I experienced with gallbladder. Another data point for you... I have had many ups and downs with weight over the last 20+ years (starting about age 16). ... (more)

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by 608 · about 4 hours ago

are gallstones caused by a high cholesterol/high saturated animal fat diet or not enough intake of cholesterol and animal fat?

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scottts 0 · December 20, 2012 at 5:17 AM

I don't think fat causes gallstones, but increased fat in your diet may call for greater amounts of bile to be squeezed out of the gallbladder. This may make any stones you may have more obvious.

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

In all of the peoples that had a gall bladder removed because they "had-to",did the educated "official" ever suggest taking 5000mg-8000mg of L-Ornithine,which is about a dollar and rapidly opens the duct!?

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Miriam 0 · October 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

In my case, I 'had to' because I had a gall stone the size of a quarter blocking my duct. Doubt taking anything would have helped in that case.

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by 828 · about 5 hours ago

I did a liver/gallbladder flush last night. Ate apples all week (supposedly helps soften the stones), only ate apples and oatmeal on the day of the flush, stopped eating by noon. Every 20 minutes from 7:00-9:00, 3 T olive oil followed by 2-3 T... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Are Detoxes and Cleanses Safe and Effective? http://www.marksdailyapple.com/are-detoxes-and-cleanses-safe-and-effective/#axzz1z7GU3N37 (just to annoy the folks who don't like references) In short, those regimes are total BS. At least you didn't... (more)

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by 4283 · about 5 hours ago

I just had an Ultrasound done on my gall bladder. Last week I was rushed to ER with severe abdominal pain. At the time it was determined that I had a slightly elevated Lipase enzyme level. The ER doc suspected a gall stone. During the... (more)

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Jessica_G 0 · June 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I was diagnosed w/ gallstones via ultrasound last year after a series of weird reactions to (mostly) restaurant food. I worked w/ a naturopath to dissolve the stones (dissolving confirmed via ultrasound again) and have linked all my reactions to... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

Hello, I was diagnosed with gallstones 3 months ago, after having recurring abdominal pain for months. I'm 37, sterile, and was a petite 8 stone (112lb) and a UK 4-6 (0-2 US) before l this started. The bloating was initially dismissed as "just... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · September 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I would try ditching the eggs for a week or two and see if that helps. Also, all things that contain eggs (mayo, etc). By trial and error, I found out they cause me to swell/bloat/whatever. Duck eggs do the same (I tried that last week, still a... (more)

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by 2640 · about 6 hours ago

I have a fairly open-minded mom who wants to lose weight and is nearly convinced that low carb paleo makes the most sense. She's almost ready to come on board despite her ridiculous oatmeal and orange juice obsessions and her fear of fat. Fat -... (more)

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turkeytyme 0 · July 15, 2011 at 8:21 AM

I have gallstones and eat fat freely. What convinced me that I need to do this is the fact that stagnant bile causes gallstones. What keeps bile moving is eating fat. Eating low fat is probably fine if you plan to eventually get your... (more)

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by 555 · about 6 hours ago

It appears that gallstones form when the gallbladder isn't used much - like when eating a low-fat diet. With "normal" use of the gallbladder (i.e. when fats are regularly consumed), bile is released from the gallbladder to help with fat digestion.... (more)

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Mike___Fat_Fiction 0 · December 10, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Oh man, I can't believe I missed this when it first came around. Have a look at http://www.fatfiction.co.uk/gallstones/ - I'm doing a live experiment to prove exactly this and I've written more than you could ever bore yourself with on the whats... (more)

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by 53 · October 31, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Okay... I'm kinda freaking out as I type this. Lately I've been consuming a lot of coconut products,e specially coconut oil. I've also been doing a vlc, High-fat diet (although I threw in 100gs of carbs today) I started getting bloating symptoms... (more)

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fredmull 0 · July 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Wife had her gallbladder removed. Her attack was accompanied by a pain in the upper shoulder/neck area as there is a nerve that wraps around the organ and leads up through that area. The ER doctors assessed this even before the ultrasound proved... (more)

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by 213 · October 31, 2014 at 3:56 AM

My doctor said if it happens a second time, that I might consider having my gallbladder removed. I want to avoid that if possible. And I don't want to take medication or herbs for the rest of my life. My diet is high in protein and fat and... (more)

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Justin_12 0 · December 22, 2012 at 5:25 AM

Is the solution as straightforward as losing the weight? I would guess the problems are related to what you're eating and not your weight. Have you tried any kind of elimination diet? I saw Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride speak very... (more)

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by 11 · October 30, 2014 at 4:52 AM

To My Palaeo and/or Low-Carb Friends, My name is Sarah and I need your help! Let me tell you a little about me; I turned LC about 8 years ago because I was morbidly obese (24 stone/336lb to begin with then, thanks to the NHS, I ended up at 30... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 20, 2013 at 2:22 AM

You have an eating disorder, you need to calm down, embrace your family and compromise some of your beliefs.

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by 1074 · October 30, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Just had a nasty gallstone attack last night, ended up in the ER and stayed overnight. Kept getting pressured by the surgeons to remove the gallbladder, ended up refusing. It seems rapid weight loss precipitates gallstone attacks, why would that... (more)

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RK 0 · February 25, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Hey DH - yeah, sorry, that's exactly what happens... Rapid weight loss (from any kind of diet) will cause your body to dump fat/cholesterol into your blood stream. If it's too much for your body, it can cause stones to form (stones are usually... (more)

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by 292 · October 29, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I've tried looking for an answer to this question but haven't found anything yet, so I thought I would ask. :) My boyfriend has gallstones (about half an inch in size) that he's had issues with for a while now. I'd love to be able to convince him... (more)

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chirocaveman 0 · July 26, 2011 at 3:36 AM

Whenever I hear about cholecystectomies, I always think to myself, "I wonder if we have a gallbladder for a reason?" Surgeons seem quite scalpel happy when it comes to this little guy. Although I can't say for sure whether a paleo diet will help... (more)

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by 0 · October 28, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Right now, with gallstone surgery, there is only one option which is gallbladder surgery that removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small cuts in the abdomen. One of the side effects of gallbladder removal can be the dumping of... (more)

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by 571 · October 22, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I' ve heard that some people who have lost a considerable amount of weight develop gallstones, maybe because of reduced fat intake. Is there a minimum amount of fat you should consume in order to prevent this? I am asking because I am thinking of... (more)

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RK 0 · February 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Rapid weight loss can definitely cause gallstones - your body dumps cholesterol into the bile and stones form in the gallbladder. I can tell you that I formed stones losing weight on a high fat paleo diet, to the point that I had to remove my gb.... (more)

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