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by 0 · June 30, 2014 at 8:16 AM

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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Cindy12122 0 · August 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Low carb meals usually are meals having pretty minimum sweets content material. The reduced carb eating habits answer is among the most most common eating habits answer and is also fundamentally staying considered in lots of parts of the earth.... (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 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 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 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM

IF you are go below 50 gms of carbs a day, you will start excreting water more rapidly as you enter ketosis. That can result in headaches if you get dehydrated. Don't worry! This is normal, healthy and has a simple fix. SALT. Either drink salty... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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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Chris_27 0 · January 31, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Check your neck angle. I know there are certain pressure points, particularly in our shoulders/neck, that can trigger numbness, pain, and dizziness. Maybe start with a full plank (just the "up" position) and ensure your shoulders are stabilized... (more)

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by 175 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 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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The_Quilt 0 · January 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

The control of time in the brain is codified in three dimensions. Light, dark, and by electo-magnetic cells in our hypothalamus in the SCN that pay attention to the Schumann resonance of the earth???s magnetic field. When the endogenous... (more)

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by 384 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 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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Henry_Lahore 0 · November 04, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Magnesium deficiency causes the headache. Vitamin D uses up magnesium, which results in the headache Many references on the web, such... (more)

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by 130 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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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Potato_Avenger 0 · July 05, 2012 at 12:21 AM

What the... no? I... what?

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by 360 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · June 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

I've had two spinal taps, both 5 years ago, and completely understand the pain you're in. I literally felt like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my head and vividly remember having to crawl across the floor to get to the loo as I couldn't walk... (more)

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by 2422 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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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Beth_5 0 · June 01, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I just thought I would share a positive copper T IUD story. After my first child I had one in for almost 10 years, with little to no side effects. I had it taken out, had my second child and had a new one put back in. My second child is 9 now... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 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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Joshua_1 0 · May 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Have you considered additional supplements? I would recommend magnesium to help things "move along". Also, while overdoing veggies will cause similar symptoms to what you are having, I wouldn't recommend just "meat and fats" - instead try to get... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 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 1191 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 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 1467 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 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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Maria_8 0 · March 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM

What it really ruined for me was the relaxed attitude I had towards food. I used to eat what I wanted, when I wanted it - and I ate a basically healthy diet of mostly unprocessed/home-cooked foods because my that's how my parents raised me. I... (more)

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by 168 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 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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Joshua_1 0 · February 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Fat will help your transition. You eat eating: Breakfast: Eggs - some fat and lower protein Turkey - low fat and high protein Lunch: Chicken breast - low fat and high protein or Flank Steak - low fat (just not as low as fowl) and high... (more)

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by 1173 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 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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rammer 0 · January 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM

You should get a glucose meter and check your blood sugar before and after the meal. It is possible that you may be suffering from reactive hypoglycemia. http://www.livinlowcarbdiscussion.com/showthread.php?tid=542 (more)

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by 3219 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 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?