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by 83 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 hours ago

After awhile tweaking Paleo/PHD, my teeth have begun remineralizing noticeably, and my health is improving. However, my gums have become noticeably more pocketed. I've read some about using CoQ10 (liquid or normal pill form) to heal pocketing... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 915 · about 18 hours ago

I have just got back from the dentist, i'm having an implant & the dentist pulled what was left of my tooth, he found that my bone on the front part of my tooth has eroded due to long term infection. To my horror it's delayed my treatment by... (more)

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dashwood 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Have you tried supplementing with home made bone broth? After 6 hours in my pressure cooker many of the bones are soft and crumbly so I eat them along with the broth.

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by 743 · about 18 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 19 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 19 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 78407 · about 19 hours ago

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by 83 · September 29, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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 19 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 19 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 75 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, My dog bit through my thumbnail today (she mistook it for a stick...) and it pierced the nail and the nail bed. There was an incredible amount of blood, a charming crunching sound and plenty of tears on my part...! I went to the doctor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Yes, my wounds heal faster on Paleo, and I'm less susceptible to various bacteria or viruses. The pain feeling has changed too, I don't scream like a baby anymore when I get burned or cut. But a dog bite, that might be different and might need... (more)

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by 50 · about 19 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 19 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 549 · about 19 hours ago

I tore my right hamstring muscles two days ago, went to the doc who patted me on the back and said, 'soft tissue damage' and 'just wait for it to heal'. Now I know he was in a hurry and having a 60 year old woman with such damage, I felt... (more)

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Jake_17 0 · April 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Consider treating your injury with METH instead of RICE. METH stand for Movement, Elevation, Traction, and Heat I agree that ice is useful in reducing potential excess scar tissue formation, however I feel that the use of ice needs to be limited... (more)

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by 243 · about 19 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 19 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:41 AM

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 19 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.