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by 193 · about 3 hours ago

How exactly do birth control pills destroy the gut? What does it mean when someone says that? I went on b/c years ago to clear up my skin. Totally worked, but not completely. Then I discovered Paleo in hopes that would clear up what I had... (more)

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CulinaryCaveGirl 0 · June 11, 2011 at 2:16 PM

I was on the pill for many, many years due to irregular and painful periods. I was on ortho-tricyclen which was supposed to help with my acne. (which it did) After years without problems, my doctor switched me to orthotricyclen low so I'd have... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I started taking organic raw Maca powder about a week ago cause I read about a lot of health benefits it can provide and so I wanted to try it. I didn't have any specific thing I am trying to cure or anything like that, I just wanted to try it... (more)

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jeldesp 0 · August 07, 2014 at 8:31 AM

thanks for answering Myth, I totally agree with you that no supplement is worth my sleep. I have also been researching the raw vs cooked maca and I think I will definitelly switch to the gelatinized and probably cook up the rest of this raw powder... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Since I was a teenager, I have always had issues with mood-related PMS: anxiety, fatigue, extreme insecurity, depression, even suicidal thoughts. It typically lasts about a week before my period starts. I have little to no physical symptoms - only... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I've noticed a few PMS improvements, but they're on the whole more physical than mental. Acne was never an issue for me, but the bloating! Instead of spending half of every month looking like a beached whale, I get to spend a day or two looking... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Senescent can be one of the most dreadful diseases which can elasticity a perception of impotency. In olden present there were stories around the way people utilized to hold their peel texture. Alter though many say that beauty is peel intense,... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Hey y'all! I'll try to be as brief as I can but I'll give a little background: I'm 18, 5'7'' female in college. All my life I was bigger than other girls, and it didn't help that once I got old enough my dad got me into old-school Olympic... (more)

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Hapoy1 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:54 AM

I'm sorry to hear you are having troubles. I changed to paleo for digestive reasons due to pain meds messing with my digestion and bowels and if I Lose the 15#s I need to lose then great, my main concern is digestive. I too like the good paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Hi Again, First off, sorry for the length of the post, but I I really couldn't think of a way to write it in a briefer manner. For those that haven't seen my earlier post, I'm a relatively healthy 18 year old - 5'2, was 110lbs, and eat a... (more)

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Milly64 0 · January 21, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I've been on a paleo diet for apx. 1year now. Some info that might be useful for you to know that the amenorrhea began after I stopped using the birth control pill (due to unbearable side effects), and that's when all the problems began (ie, the... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I always had a very active sex drive however just over a year ago i had a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer. Actually its part of what eventually drove me to Paleo. Six month after the opp i found i was going through menopause, Great, i was not... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Yes, it can, especially if you get all the precursors to make cholesterol, which is then converted to hormones. Ditto minerals such as zinc, magnesium, etc.

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I was told that low carb and high fat diet will result in insulin resistance. I've been following a low carb diet for a while and have been feeling well and losing weight. I would usually throw in a day of eating lots of carbs for leptin,... (more)

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CyrusBlades 0 · January 13, 2014 at 2:36 PM

If you really want to understand what's going on inside your body when you do this read a book called GRAIN BRAIN by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD. Your 1day carb binge is horrible for your entire body!

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

So I'm a newbie and figured it would help to get a poll of what works best for most women. It seems like paleo is usually high protein and fat, low carb. However, from what I've read, it seems women don't usually do too well on low carb diets... (more)

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Linds 0 · January 05, 2014 at 10:19 PM

I tried low carb for a long time and at first I felt amazing. Loads of energy, clear head, able to exercise intensely no problem! Fast forward a year and if started to feel like complete shit. Tired, weak, started to gain weight. I thought that... (more)

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by 53 · about 21 hours ago

Well, I've been coming to more and more of the conclusion that conventional meat is poison, and it really affects my hormones and skin, whereas other people probably show no symptoms. I'm not sure if I actually need to eat meat everyday...not... (more)

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PaulAuster 0 · December 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

It's probably my favourite food. Twice a week.

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I'm currently breastfeeding my 5.5 month old daughter and am on the low does estrogen birth control pill. I've been sort of doing paleo (but can DEFINITELY tighten up) - but even with my lesser efforts I'd usually see benefits. Could birth... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 03, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Postpartum weight loss is largely hormonal, so birth control pills could definitely slow your weight loss, but so can sleep deprivation, work/family stress, your body choosing how fast or slow to release your stores of dha/epa from your... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

duplicate here http://paleohacks.com/questions/494210/acne-and-fat.html

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KeepCalmandHope 0 · September 14, 2013 at 1:24 PM

help?

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I've been researching acne...cause i've had it for 6 years and...well yeah it gets to me from time to time. I also have KP, and it comes and goes depending on my vitamin levels and diet, but i've never really been clear accept for a month after... (more)

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thomasjimmy1122 0 · January 28, 2014 at 6:08 AM

everybody scrambling to something more personal on my channel but it is something that I am open and Healthy Choice Garcinia Cambogia willing to talk about as well as something that numerous subscribers and just people in general have commented... (more)

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by 4283 · about 21 hours ago

https://www.directlabs.com/mobile/Home/tabid/15890/language/en-US/Default.aspx Type 1 diabetic, Crossfit Athlete, Strict Paleo dieter. Looking to figure out why he can't lose last 10 lbs of belly fat in mid section. I want to do an ASI and... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Wrt testing, the only one that you might to take are the thyroid tests: TSH, free T3, free T4 and antithyroid antibodies tests. You can probably find these tests bundled in some sort of thyroid panel. However I would be surprised if your thyroid... (more)

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by 7292 · about 21 hours ago

I am currently reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig and he talks about leptin resistance and its role in obesity. Leptin, produced in fat cells suppresses appetite and speads metabolism and energy expenditure, yet in obese individuals, they... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · August 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I have never been able to do due to carb/sugar addiction as it just led to a binge so I would first advise make sure you have changed how you eat and adapted. However now that I have changed I have been finding some days I can miss a meal (and I... (more)

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by 529 · about 21 hours ago

I currently feel most alive around 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., when the sky turns dark. Sunrise, in summer, is currently around 5:30 - 5;45 a.m.?? Sometime before, or slightly after that, I sense a temperature drop. Sometime around then, my energy is... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 07, 2013 at 5:31 PM

From the sounds of it, you have an inverted cortisol/melatonin pattern. You can take an ASI test for this to confirm it. If that's the case, you can do a few things such as very bright light exposure in the morning, preferably from sunlight, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

So this may have been the biggest binge I've had since going Paleo: my stomach for reference is SO FULL that I can't breathe. Nothing I ate was considered "SAD" but it was a lot nonetheless. I've been doing IF for the past week 16 hours fasted 8... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM

IF seems to have mixed results for women, as they are more sensitive to this. I have tried IF, but it was a no-go. I'd go nuts on food. Try Eat, Stop, Eat. It works for me because the next day I can eat my three meals a day at conventional times.... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

A friend of mine asked about her Post Pregnancy Low Estrogen levels. Her doc wants to put her on an Estrogen cream treatment but she has read some nasty things about that treatment. Anyone advice for diet/lifestyle changes to incorporate that... (more)

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MeghanneR 0 · August 03, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Yikes! It is rather common for the mainstream medical system to just treat the problem not look for a solution. Were these levels tested via blood or saliva? Salivary tests are much more accurate! Has your friend recently lost a lot of baby... (more)

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by 28 · about 21 hours ago

This is a petite novella: Me in a nutshell Female 5'5" 106lbs Loss of fiance 2007- followed by 10-12lbs weight loss, high stress and loss of menstral cycle. No period since 2007 as of today. Still a very high stress job as an on-call midwife... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Huh. you're low in copper but you're starting a zinc supplement which counteracts copper absorption? A couple of things: I would check out the perfect health diet and eat according to their diet - since you're eating what I would say is not a... (more)

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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 10 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 53 · about 21 hours ago

Why doesn't it effect everyone? And how was I able to consume it as a kid and then as soon as I hit puberty milk is the Black Plague? I just don't understand how if the hormones in milk supposedly cause acne, then why do fermented products not... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · June 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

First make sure your eating, the last thing you want to be is afraid of food and develop orthorexia. If your not eating enough and get constipated it will make it worse. Eliminate one food at a time, see how you do with safe starches, if you have... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, I just received my multiple hormone saliva testing kit today. I ordered it online through Natural Health Direct (Australia) and it will be sent to Aquarian Industries Lab. I'm a 39 year old female and I've got two questions that I didn't... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 04, 2013 at 2:55 PM

The cortisol test is usually only accurate by itself as a single saliva test. Also, if you're not on BC regularly and you have normal periods and hormonal functions without it, definitely wouldn't recommend you taking it for only a month. One of... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

I'm a 5'3" 205lb 31 y.o. female who has been overweight to obese the last 12 years. I'd say ever since I started going through puberty at 7 (body hair, etc) and starting menses at 10 I've struggled with my weight. I was the thinnest playing 2... (more)

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Candice_3 0 · August 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I have taken n-acetyl-cystenice (however its spelling) mentioned above...and it didn't help me at all :( I so wish that it did. I have "cured" my PCOS and lost 100 lbs since February of 2012 all through changing my diet (strict paleo diet and... (more)

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by 40 · about 21 hours ago

Side effects, results & advice much appreciated!

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