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by 307 · about 21 hours ago

What is the best way to begin healing your GI tract? Also, what is the best way to get rid of constipation? This is assuming you are on the Paleo diet of course. Thanks for the answers!

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David_Moss 0 · February 19, 2010 at 4:53 PM

The most important thing is to avoid whatever's irritating the GI tract. Presumably already avoid grains, legumes, casein (possibly), lactose (possibly); but you might want to be sure you're avoiding excessive fibre (especially insoluble), tannins... (more)

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by 83 · about 21 hours ago

I've noticed recently that on days after I go for it on carbs that wounds from cuts/grazes that I've had for too long tend to heal noticeably, is there an explanation for this? I also noticed this weekend after eating about 400g carbs, which for... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 12, 2014 at 1:25 AM

Excess carbs can interfere with wound healing--ask any one legged diabetic. Consider what you ate WITH those carbs, maybe something lacking in your diet, or just a coincidence of time.

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by 3 · about 21 hours ago

Hello all,A person very dear to me is going into surgery (for a uterin wall sort of problem ) and I am going to be taking care of her during her recovery.She is not paleo, no junk food, but she has been eating commercial dairy and bread on a daily... (more)

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by 129 · about 21 hours ago

This might be a ridiculous question but im curios, I got tattooed yesterday (a full sleeve) and im wondering if there are any specific foods other than the standard paleo diet that aid in healing the skin? thanks

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I don't have the studies at hand but from what I remember: ZincVitamin AFood sources of these may include: LiverRed MeatOystersHigh protein foods and pork rinds / animal skin should also help by giving your body more of the building blocks which... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Hello, I have some questions regarding cod liver oil. In my country, I cannot find any fermented cod liver oil. I only found pure cod liver oil. Will it do to heal my teeth. I take one table spoon of the oil plus one table spoon of butter oil... (more)

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RIPaleo 0 · November 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I don't know of a distributor that will ship Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil to Egypt, but it looks like there are a few that will sell you either Seven Seas or Carlson's. Most of the research on dental remineralization of cavities was done by... (more)

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by 3742 · about 21 hours ago

Do we know what impact a Paleo lifestyle has on aging? In particular, how will our ability to heal change as we get older? Most Neolithic humans lose the ability to heal by the 50s or 60s almost completely. Bones start decalcifying by 30s and by... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · October 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I disagree - if we give our bodies a good proper and complete nutrition, our bodies are designed to heal themselves and that does not stop even at old age. The problem is that so many have poorly maintained their bodies and therefore they will... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Hey, This has confused me for a while. I look at my skin and it's quite soft and clear. But all over my face I have blemishes from previous spots/acne. I can't figure out why my skin is good but my blemishes won't heal. I get a lot of Omega... (more)

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hardeepsura 0 · October 02, 2013 at 8:20 PM

try adding 1 tablespoon gelatin three times a week and increasing vitamin c should help. maybe add some face cream in the form of vitamin e like shea butter, or similar. if none of the above works after 3months, try applying apple cider... (more)

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by 8 · about 21 hours ago

I cut myself with a filet knife whilest peeling a kiwi. It required some stitches and since I work with my hands- time off work, not good. So I was wondering if I should quit working out in order to get this cut to heal faster.

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MarcPH 0 · September 30, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I guess working out is another stressor to recover from, so possibly. Noticeably slower? I don't know... Maybe just scale back the intensity of workouts, do some walking.

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by 64 · about 21 hours ago

I'm 15 and I've been paleo for 3 months now, feeling great! I'm trying to convince my family to turn paleo with me, but they won't give their grains up. My main concern is my mom, because she has hypothyroidism since like 9 years ago, and she... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Definitely! http://aworldlymonk.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/carbohydrate-restriction-as-an-adjunct-treatment-for-hypothyroidism/ This may be helpful reading to counteract some of the myths about low carb and thyroid... (more)

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by 743 · about 21 hours ago

Foods. Supplements. Exercise Programs. Medical Treatments. What would you do, or what do you do, to have ultra strong joints? And I mean ultra strong - like, Wolverine-healing superpowers. List each and every thing you'd consume/do/etc. I'm... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · October 09, 2013 at 12:30 AM

After years of ALL kinds of supplements and vitamins not doing much, my panacea turned out to be the humble cup of daily bone broth.

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by 518 · about 21 hours ago

I know there are other tags on epsom baths. I had one last night, first time and slept for 12 hours, it was unbelievable. I have been unwell due to being celiac and I was told they help with healing of the gut. Does anyone if this is true or is... (more)

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RK 0 · April 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I don't know of any research that shows that epsom salts heal the gut. Mainly bc there isn't much research yet on healing the gut at all, although there are a lot of great ideas out there to try. HOWEVER, your body does need magnesium. And if... (more)

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by 90 · about 21 hours ago

Does anyone else have a problem with taking magnesium (either orally or transdermally) and becoming itchy all over after it starts working on your body? The itching will last the rest of the night, so probably until its out of my system 12-14... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 03, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Transdermal magnesium is just itchy. I don't buy the whole "it is because you are deficient" or detoxing thing. Having minerals crystalize on your skin is just plain itchy, just think about when you swim in the ocean and then lie out on the... (more)

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by 83 · about 21 hours ago

I broke my nose a couple of years ago. I have enough money to finally get it fixed. Is there any supplements I should take before or after? I know Im suppose to stop taking Vitamin E, Fish oil and no green tea two weeks before and after surgery.... (more)

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Soccertanker 0 · February 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Chicken cut up with mashed avocado was my savior after getting all four of my wisdom teeth pulled (I'm 15). I ate chicken w/ avocado almost exclusively for 4 days. After 4 days, I was able to eat everything w/ caution. Most people are able to eat... (more)

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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

Good Morning! Very nervous today ... tomorrow I am having my first ever surgery. I am getting arthroscopic surgery on my right medial meniscus. They are going to be cutting out the torn portion. I know, as surgery goes, mine is pretty tidy and... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Lots of bone broth! Also, if you're up to it, gnaw on the cartilage at the end of chicken bones—lots of collagen. Still, bone broth is my first recommendation. Hope you get back up and moving soon.

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by 50 · about 21 hours ago

I had surgery last week. I've been doing pretty much everything from this thread, and healing is surprisingly fast: http://paleohacks.com/questions/169162/help-a-bad-healer-heal-after-major-surgery Lots of colostrum, vitamin C, bone broth,... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

If you eat liver, you should also eat as much oysters, because liver will deplete your zinc, and you do need zinc to recover. Have each once a week.

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by 50 · about 22 hours ago

I've always been a slow healer, and am prone to hypertrophic scars. Lately though (past year or two, since paleo) my wounds heal absurdly slowly. A pimple may take a month to disappear, ditto with cuts. I'd estimate everything is taking twice as... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · December 20, 2012 at 4:20 PM

What sort of diet are you eating? This can be a problem with very low carb diets in general, and I understand it is exacerbated by being in ketosis. More... (more)

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by 1042 · about 22 hours ago

Short Background: Between July 2011 and September 2012 I managed to gain about 60-65 pounds. Going into the reasons why I gained the weight is a whole other discussion. However, I began switching my lifestyle to Paleo this past Fall and really... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

primal, i had a problem similar to yours (quick weight gain). i gained 40 lbs in two days and my skin was not prepared for it at all. as soon as i lost the weight, i was left with stretch marks EVERYWHERE. i had never had stretch marks before... (more)

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by 243 · about 22 hours ago

I've been mostly paleo since August, I've gotten things wrong from time to time but I'm at the point where I'm dead set on a strict Paleo diet. Should I mark a specific day (like today) on the calendar and then make 100% sure I don't ingest any... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Because it's such a new concept I don't know if there's an actual perfection point one can reach but signs you have regained good gut function would be healthy bowel movements 1-2 times a day with a 4 on the Bristol scale. No longer feeling... (more)

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by 296 · about 22 hours ago

I wiped out on my bicycle this week, and I noticed since then I've been getting to bed earlier and sleeping later. Nothing too excessive, as my head was fine , just a banged-up knee and and sore muscles. So is the 2-3 hrs extra sleep just... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · October 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Definitely. I am always more tired after I go through something physical like a minor bike accident. Takes energy for body to heal.

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by 190 · about 22 hours ago

On June 25th, I was hit by drunk driver. I was wearing my seat belt, but I was severely injured. I am out of the neck brace; out of the long arm cast; slowly recovering from traumatic brain injury (I still can't always tell when my husband is... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · September 02, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don't have anything to say other than to wish you the best. I've worked in several brain injury rehabilitation centers and have some idea how difficult recovery can be. Sounds like you're doing a lot right and it may be giving you some... (more)

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by 427 · about 22 hours ago

I recently watched this video about a more intuitive way to deal with your body's response to injuries. I've never heard of not icing to speed up the healing process since we've always been told that to do that. I thought it was interesting and... (more)

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · August 09, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Icing doesn't speed the healing process - it reduces inflammation and swelling. And yes, I still use the RICE protocol for some injuries.

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by 384 · about 22 hours ago

More specifically, any peer-reviewed studies showing that bone broth does all the things it is claimed to do? I've seen a lot of anecdotal evidence, people saying they were cured by it, etc, but I've not see anyone point to serious evidence in... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · July 21, 2012 at 4:05 AM

http://blog.lef.org/2012/01/chicken-broth-painful-joints.html From this blog: This is where cartilage comes into play. It???s the perfect substance for smooth, near friction-free motion. Cartilage is mainly comprised of type-2 collagen, the... (more)

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by 2056 · about 22 hours ago

I did a search of this site and didn't find any discussion of Stasha Gominak. She's a neurologist who started studying sleep disorders because of observations with her headache patients. I'm fascinated by her comments about the restorative nature... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Thank you for posting this! Have finished watching through Part 3 and just read the summary you linked to. She has some funny ideas about absence of D3 from food sources (Salmon anyone?) and seems to think that humans can hibernate and that... (more)

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by 557 · about 22 hours ago

What is wrong with starch? I dont know how i feel about getting all my carbs from bananas and fruit...

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Matt_18 0 · May 05, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Starch can be used by any potential nasties (i.e. bacteria) that might be hanging out in your intestines for fuel . In contrast, most mono and di-saccharides (such as those found in fruit) are metabolized before any invading bacterial colonies can... (more)

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by 2048 · about 22 hours ago

I know there are a ton of threads on acne and skin health, but I haven't found one focused on the "journey" of curing skin problems. I ask this because my own skin has been undergoing an interesting and unpredictable series of changes since I... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · April 17, 2012 at 4:06 AM

Everyone will have a different experience. I was gluten free for years, but still had acne. At 30, I thought it was something I had to live with. Just before I went strictly Paleo I switched to all natural, edible skin care. I use Dr Alkaitis,... (more)

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