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by 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

HI Everyone, I continue to struggle with signifiant low energy and headaches after 8 months of eating Paleo. A quick summary: 1) Started VLC, thinking this would be the best - For roughly 4-5 months I ate between 30 and 65 grams of carbs per... (more)

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I experienced the same thing on VLC - low energy, insulin resistance and elevated insulin levels, and I felt heavy and sluggish all the time. After a whole year and a half, I reintroduced some whole grains.  I won't touch white rice, but I've... (more)

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by 5 · May 04, 2014 at 4:20 AM

I used to eat self prepared sweets with alkali processed low fat cocoa and it frequently gave me headaches, later (long time before I became strict paleo) I started to use alkali processed but higher fat cocoa and cocoa butter together and it... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 4:20 AM

moors, you make a really interesting point. Is 100% cacao baking chocolate made by combining the cacao solids with additional amounts of cacao butter? Since the nibs already contain the butter, how is the actual chocolate making process changing... (more)

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 4:13 AM

Some say coffee is not paleo, but (at least I think) can be acceptable in moderation. Anyway, I just invested in a Keurig K75 model. The first cup after rinsing the reservoir and water filter was great. That was yesterday evening. This... (more)

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Harry 0 · December 08, 2013 at 4:13 AM

The Rogers Family Coffee Co. makes 98% biodegradable cups for the Keurig under the name San Francisco Coffee. They are also an incredibly ethical firm.

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by 40 · October 31, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I recently just moved from Indonesia to Italy. I've been here for about a month now and I've recently started feeling absolutely terrible. For the first time my period was late and I've been having headaches for three days non stop (again,... (more)

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glib 0 · October 31, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I find the Mediterranean diet quite inflammatory. Lots of wheat products first and foremost, then wine, lots of cured meat with large amounts of black pepper, small amounts of fresh meat and fish, and very little root crops. Little of other... (more)

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by 0 · September 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I am 5 days into eating Paleo. I have been sticking to it about 90%. I have been eating lots of chicken, eggs, salad with lots of veggies, fruit, nuts, beef, even bacon! This is a major switch for me as I used to be a cereal, sandwich, pizza... (more)

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ebuffy 0 · September 14, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Thank you @Allison 14 I will have to also listen to that podcast. I just got a magnesium supplement at Whole Foods. Do you know how much to take? P.S. Will I lose weight on this way of eating even if I'm not trying to? I am really sick of... (more)

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by 128 · August 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I have a headache but I cannot use any NSAIDS since I am on this protocol, which have always done the trick. Any alternatives?

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by 5 · May 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I am 3 days into Paleo and also going all organic. Already feeling great more energy etc.... But today I woke up with a pounding headache. I took pain reliever, tried drinking coffee, dark room... you know the drill. Nothing helps. I know its not... (more)

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paleot 0 · May 22, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Before trying a Paleo diet, I always thought 'detox' and that whole industry was b/s. I didn't believe that I could accumulate toxins or that anything I ate could possibly flush that out or make a noticeable difference in my life. My god was I... (more)

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by 5 · May 16, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Lately after eating I've been getting a headache, mostly on the right side of the top of my head. I feel it is more often after exercise (cardio boxing or bodypump/ weights in the gym) and even the next day after exercise I feel really sluggish,... (more)

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by 993 · May 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Why is it that sometimes when we get hungry, we feel that empty, gnawing feeling in our stomachs, other times we feel weak, tired, lightheaded, or have a headache? why can't we just feel that gnawing feeling in the stomach and leave the more... (more)

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thatkate 0 · May 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

From what I've learned, the former is literally an empty stomach and a need to eat for fuel and nutrients, and the latter is low blood sugar or a "crash." Stabilizing my blood sugar has completely eliminated the second set of symptoms for me,... (more)

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by 0 · March 29, 2013 at 1:22 AM

I have been eating the PALEO way for about 3 weeks now and for the last 4 days I have had a very nasty headache. Now I am prone to them but I haven't done anything that would normally bring one on. I am wondering if cutting out dairy, sugar and... (more)

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RK 0 · February 28, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Headaches can indicate mineral deficiencies. If you have changed your diet, you may have upset your balance. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a diagram that might help you figure out if this is the... (more)

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by 905 · February 01, 2013 at 10:58 PM

The question pretty much speaks for itself, i was doing push ups & bam!! i got an instant severe pain in the base of my skull shooting up the back of my head, it was so bad it made me feel sick, it eased off & radiated to my temples. I... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · February 01, 2013 at 10:58 PM

That doesn't sound sound good. I'd get a stress test and push for an MRI. Possibly an overreaction, but better safe than sorry.

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by 175 · January 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I have been using computer almost for 20 years on a regular basis and never before had any particular problems. Of course it doesn't mean I am a pure computer geek. I always have been also active physically, some backyard sports like basketball,... (more)

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Henry_S 0 · January 14, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Man I suffer from this. The answer to just live live a life away from computers. But F** I can't seem to wake up and not hop on the laptop then be there all day. I want to just run away and be away from computers but how do I do this?

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by 384 · May 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Can anyone explain my strange vit D reaction? To begin, let me say I have recently (this summer) taken decent daily doses of D-3 (4-6000 IU) without suffering any side effects at all. On top of that I was getting plenty of daily sun exposure (no... (more)

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Tim_31 0 · May 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I have taken supplemental D3 on and off for years, usually 5,000IU capsules. I also take magnesium citrate, K1/K2 and eat liver. I recently ordered some Healthy Origins Vitamin D-3 10,000IU capsules. I took it for just under a week, taking 1 -... (more)

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by 130 · September 22, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I have the beginnings of my first headache since going Paleo. (I used to frequently get atrocious hormonal migraines each month before starting my period; this current headache is no where near as bad, but the pressure/pounding is still... (more)

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judybot 0 · September 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM

A glass of water and a nap in a dark room with the ceiling fan on, if possible. I love any excuse for a nap! If that isn't feasible, I will try to massage it away. The majority of headaches I get are usually tension related, so I drop my chin to... (more)

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by -14 · July 05, 2012 at 2:39 AM

I smell smoke inside the house and have a headache there is a fire blocks away but I smell it inside house and have a head ache should I be worried?

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Lisa_15 0 · July 05, 2012 at 2:39 AM

are you saying you have heightened senses with a healthier diet?

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by 360 · June 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Wednesday evening I got a headache, I had eaten some store-bought sushi and I am guessing that something in there (probably gluten) triggered it. By 1 AM I was in so much pain I went to the ER, I have no history of headaches but a significant... (more)

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Paleohacker 0 · June 18, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Hi Tessa Jo, Sorry to hear of your situation. I can relate because I've been through something similar. My experience: When I was 24, I inexplicably had the worst headache of my life. As someone with no history of any health issues (looking... (more)

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by 2423 · June 07, 2012 at 2:40 AM

I have been eating at least 0.5 lb of meat from various sources (fish, poultry, beef, pork, organs, etc.) everyday for the last 10 months. Now I can't stand the smell or even the thought of eating meat. I can only stomach cooked vegetables and... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · June 07, 2012 at 1:31 AM

First: What have your macronutrient ratios been like? How low carb have you been eating? When you say you've been eating "at least" a half-pound of meat every day, that suggests to me you often eat significantly more. I'm a pretty happy... (more)

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by 173 · August 07, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Firstly, I understand you are not doctors. I plan on scheduling an appointment as soon as I can, but I was just wondering if anyone in the Paleo community had any ideas. Any input is much appreciated. I've had several UTIs in the past year and... (more)

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Jackie_19 0 · August 07, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Every woman's experience is different with the copper IUD. A friend of mine has had hers for five years with no problems. I had mine for three years with chronic infections, diagnosed thyroid disorder and severe anxiety. A naturopath suggested I... (more)

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by 10 · May 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Hi guys, a little back story before my main question: I started taking on a loose paleo lifestyle ~ february as i have acid reflux issues. At that time, i had a lot of bloating and belching issues, which were eradicated after adopting a loose... (more)

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VB 0 · May 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I do not know what you have. But I have gluten intolerance and all kind of other issues so I am like SUPER DUPER sensitive to many foods. But by experimenting I have figured out the foods I am NOT SENSITIVE to. I am going to list them below. Try... (more)

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by 0 · April 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I've been in moderate ketosis for ~6 weeks. Just when I was hoping to experience a surge of energy, I've been slammed with gruesome headaches instead. Also itchy skin. Is it common to experience strange or bad symptoms as we move to this style... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I never had headaches when vlc. Try adding some starchy carbs back for 2-3 days & see if they disappear. If they don't, you may want to look deeper to see if something other than diet is causing them...

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by 1193 · April 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Seriously, this is hell. My mother bathes in perfume, there are baskets with purple perfumed leafy decoration stuff in the living room and dining room , the car has air wick, sprays in the little room,.... And the problem is, this has been so all... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 06, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I'm right there with you. It isn't in your head. I suspect what you are reacting to in the bathroom is a double whammy of mold/mildew and the air fresheners, both make me ill. It might help to explain to your mom that windows or at the very... (more)

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by 1498 · April 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Hey guys my health has improved since paleo, I've also lost weight and been more energetic BUT: 1) I now get headaches most times when I eat at restaurants. 2) I am now more lactose intolerant than ever. 3) I carry my own coconut flour muffins... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM

The time to read and mess around on the intarwebz. I had to cut back once getting more, and more consistent, sleep became a priority.

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by 168 · January 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I am on my 4th day of the Paleo Diet. I haven't cheated once and this is a big deal for me...especially considering how much I love bread and cheese. Since I am allergic to wheat and corn, though, and have always ignored it (and feel shittier and... (more)

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Cory151 0 · February 14, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Suck it up!!!!!!!

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by 1158 · April 05, 2013 at 5:41 PM

For the past 4-5 Days I have been getting headaches almost immediately after eating. I eat VLC, and my first assumption was that it was caused by carbs, However it is consistently occuring no matter the carb load of the meal. I just recently... (more)

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allison_12 0 · April 05, 2013 at 5:41 PM

i've been researching this online sice I have been suffering from this and definately drink lots of water throughout the day, here's what I've found: Headache after eating • specific types of food: Allergic Reaction to Food • sugar: Blood... (more)

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by 3221 · September 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I get a terrible headache when I eat beef kidney. Why would that be? To clarify, the only kind I have tried so far is commercial beef kidney. Could that be the issue?