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by 242 · March 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM

hey! so I decided to stop smoking after all, it's the third try, but I'll go for it anyways! I've been smoking since I was 13, now I'm 21 - makes 8 eight years. I'm really really afraid to get cancer, on my father's side there have... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · March 17, 2014 at 2:44 PM

I make sure to get to a forest at least once a day, usually on my lunchbreak, and i go for many hours on the weekend and do deep breathing to get all that fresh air, i also do HIIT sprints which leave me absolutely gasping for breath. I would... (more)

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by 15 · July 12, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Hey guys, can you hack my new paleo lifestyle? I'm a 16 year old female, 5'3", and weigh 180-185lbs. As you can tell I am severely overweight (although I truly do have larger bones) and need to lose weight. Although paleo isn't a "weight loss"... (more)

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latergator 0 · June 29, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Good for you for being so cognizant of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle at such a young age! You seem to have done your research and will no doubt get off to a great start. Cutting out carbs and starchy foods is a good idea. I... (more)

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by 3742 · June 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Ran across this statement on Wikipedia about them: Aphthous stomatitis occurs worldwide, but is more common in developed countries. What do you all think? Theories on cause (and prevention, treatment, etc)? (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I've had maybe 1-2 canker sores since going paleo a few years ago. I used to get them so often before that I had an oral steroid paste (triamcinolone acetonide) around all the time. It's an inflammatory process, probably related to nutrition. (more)

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by 15 · April 12, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Hello, I know there are other questions about keeping weight on or gaining weight for skinny paleo folks. Mine is a bit more complex. My husband is 26 and suffering from a movement disorder called dystonia, and the doctors can't figure out... (more)

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NooMoahk 0 · April 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I've been underweight pretty much my whole life, currently 5'10" and 120 pounds. Doing very low carb I lost 10 pounds, from 130 to 120, so I would highly suggest some carbs for your husband. You can believe what you want about sugar but I don't... (more)

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by 0 · March 12, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I have stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, but probably a stomach bug that is spreading like wildfire where I live. Afraid to eat anything but chicken broth and crackers and bananas, which is what I usually do in this situation. No way to bacon,... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · March 12, 2013 at 4:14 PM

When I have been sick in the past I usually don't feel like eating. I would say that you should let your stomach be your guide. Don't eat if you feel that you can't handle it and eat only what seems appealing. Broths are good, though, as are as... (more)

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by 813 · August 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I have done brief research into SIBO and there are so many conflicting diets for what to eat. I need to try something I can do in the interim of seeing a doctor to see if I have SIBO. I can't do bone broth just yet and I still have some veggies,... (more)

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dzone 0 · February 18, 2013 at 4:08 AM

I too, have been suffering from these problems. Low-sugar, has helped DRAMATICALLY! I had severe rashes on the lengths of my arms and hands. I cut out all fruit (including tomatoes) and sweeteners... and four days later... they are gone! It... (more)

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by 5640 · January 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM

well i'm in the hospital with c diff and started on flagyl and antibiotics. i've been on all liquids for 3 days (last meal tuesday night) and doctors aren't talking about letting me go home anytime soon. does anyone know any paleo foods i can eat... (more)

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Chad_6 0 · February 09, 2013 at 3:38 AM

You really need to start taking Saccharomyces Boulardii ASAP. You can take it concurrently with antibiotics as it is a probiotic yeast. I took it when I had C Diff and I immediately started getting better (I also took flagyl). You can shoot... (more)

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by 242 · February 03, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Hi! I'm sick and having a fever right now. But still, I'm a bit hungry.. what can I eat/drink? Do you have any other tips? Thanks!

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Sigamagaw 0 · January 31, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Bone broth! My kids have been quite sick this week with fevers and I've been making lemonade with lemon juice, water and stevia drops. Also nice to have water with the juice of half a grapefruit in it. And loads of tea...honey can help with a sore... (more)

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by 20 · July 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I took up a strict Paleo diet about four weeks ago. Experienced the expected- flu like symptoms, weakness, lack of stamina in training. And suddenly that all went away and I started feeling great. Yesterday, a chef friend of ours invited us to his... (more)

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Doug_6 0 · January 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Just say you are allergic to gluten. A chef doesn't want you to eat his food an spend a few days in horrible pain. Neither do your friends. They will understand. Depending on who they are it may be easier to leave it at allergies instead of going... (more)

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by 8004 · January 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Hey Everyone, I am constantly amazed by the number of posts where people go through laundry lists of symptoms/ailments and ask if Paleo diet would help, or who are already following a Paleo diet but want to tweak things to help improve/reverse... (more)

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VB 0 · January 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Amy, there are two sides of this issue. Here is the first one: the difference between healthy and sick is not quite as black and white as we think. Imagine a beautiful green field. A couple of wilted, brown grass blades here and there, but, for... (more)

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by 114 · December 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

My non paleo coworkers seem to stay sick for days, but I very seldom have symptoms longer than a day or so. What's your experience in getting over a bug, or not catching it at all? Its fair to note my coworkers lead rather unhealthy lifestyles (more)

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Paleorrhea_ 0 · December 27, 2012 at 4:32 AM

I also think that people on Paleo are more aware (or became more aware) of their body and might take action to take care of themselves at the first sign of symptoms. Others may ignore or try to plow through despite the messages their body is... (more)

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by 20 · December 23, 2012 at 2:19 AM

I wonder if any of you have been thinking about this lately. With the terrible tragedy that occurred recently, I'm really hoping the media will focus a strong light on mental health-- better treatments for it, helping families cope with it and how... (more)

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VB 0 · December 22, 2012 at 6:03 AM

As a former teacher, I witnessed it with my students. Every single year I observed that we had more and more "problem" cases. It was like an epidemic of some sort. I especially remember the last five years - the decline in mental and overall... (more)

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by 209 · December 05, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I'm a 14 year old girl. 5'3", 147 pounds. Apparently I've grown 6 inches in a year. And, whenever I was growing, I would get ear infections, tonsillitis, chesty cough, you name it, for about 7 days, then I would be taller at the end. I have no... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 05, 2012 at 10:52 PM

My daughter is turning 20 this month. At 16 she had an X-ray that showed her growth plates were closed--a concern since she is very small (4'10" at that time). But she actually grew another inch, which has made a lot of difference as far as... (more)

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by 189 · November 11, 2012 at 2:23 AM

I've been following a moderately strict paleo diet coupled with an intermittent fasting routine for nearly half a year. I generally eat in a window from 5 to 8pm daily. This has been working well for my weight loss goals and I have been feeling... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 27, 2012 at 2:12 AM

If your sick but hungry then eat (very nutrient dense foods)....If you sick and not hungry then fast. It really is this easy. Fluids are important, but your body usually needs rest and has reserves to heal (actually consuming and processing of... (more)

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by 155 · June 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM

A close friend of mine is recovering from several years with Lyme's Disease and has lost a considerable amount of muscle mass due to the disease and the strong antibiotic cocktails she was on. She was always athletic and had a low body fat index... (more)

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by 456 · June 01, 2012 at 1:26 PM

So I've been doing paleo for three weeks and have been doing awesome. Then I caught this horrible virus plaguing my city and now I'm out of commission. I've been coughing, shivering, and going through other nasty business. I am kicking myself for... (more)

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DanielleO812 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:19 AM

I would definitely skip the HFCS crap over the counter. That won't make you feel any better. I agree that bone broth might be a great idea - full of nutrients, and a nice big warm bowl goes down well when you're feeling sick. I would do your... (more)

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by 4181 · November 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Hi, I woke up ill this morning and so far I've taken a vitamin tablet, drank some warm water with lemon and manuka honey, eaten 3 big spoonfuls of coconut oil and drank a big cup of coffee Would it be beneficial to IF until, say, a meal this... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:49 PM

If your body says it's too sick to eat you'd better listen (because your body can un-eat that meal, if you know what I mean). That is a little natural IF. But, If your body is hungry give it what it wants so it can heal. That's my opinion. (more)

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by 5 · February 15, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I'm not feeling well...mostly owing to job stress and anxiety right now (which I'm addressing, FYI). But right now most food sounds awful. Chicken, soups, carrots...all the very basic paleo foods I'd think of helping with this sound awful. The... (more)

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KenS 0 · February 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Try some other fruits along with the bananas before you dip into SAD carbs. Any whole fruit would be better than that. I'd go with high fat stuff though. Try bacon, dark chocolate, or some full-fat yogurt with a bit of honey or fresh berries. (more)

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by 6235 · October 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

I went in for a typical physical and discovered I have Hep A. On the plus side that explains the "migraines" that didn't respond to the meds or hurt in the usual places the weekend before. I know it should clear itself, but in the meantime I... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 13, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Vitamin C megadoses for hepatitis. For migraines Mg supplementation. You could try both intevenously (MgSulfate, Sodium Ascorbate) if you are really in pain. Both will reduce sympthoms 100%. == EDIT == If you somehow decide to get intarvenous C... (more)

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by 253 · September 20, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Recent outbreak of dengue in my city has affected many of my relatives which has significantly reduced their white blood cell and platelet count. Now traditional wisdom here is to drink variety of fruit juices and I think it is not helping them... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 28, 2011 at 8:23 PM

You'd probably want to make sure you're not deficient in vitamin D, zinc or vitamin C. That would ensure that your immune system is pretty robust, but if there were specific foods that increased white blood cells beyond that point, it'd likely be... (more)

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by 1186 · September 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Ok that's rhetorical but I've really been impressed lately by how totally failing to thrive most of the conventional physicians I know are. Is this anecdotal support for the failure of our mainstream medical model? Do you find the same or do you... (more)

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Mr__Trashcan 0 · September 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Most of the health professionals I know are true believers in the low fat religion, so they take the same meds and follow the same guidelines they recommend to their patients. And it shows. One of the healthiest physicians I ever knew was my... (more)

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by 78417 · July 06, 2011 at 10:39 PM

My 61 year old father just informed me he's been in the hospital for 9 days because his doc overdosed him on pain meds for a double hip replacement he had 1.5 years ago. He's 5'4" and under 100 lbs at this point. He has a history of alcoholism... (more)

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Sara_5 0 · June 24, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Whole milk helped me put weight on my daughter. I also slather everything I can in butter. Low blood sugar will be fine so long as he eats enough protein at meals. I would also try to get him to eat lots of coconut. Good luck!

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by 2825 · August 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Disclaimer: I am not seeking medical advice, know you're all not doctors, etc. I plan to get this checked out but still feels there's potential great merit in polling this large group of folks who might have insight into what's going on with... (more)

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Carrie 0 · June 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM

I would definitely check for parasites with an Ova and Parasite test. You can order it yourself from Parasitology Center, parasitetesting.com. They will send the results to your doctor. Choose a doctor familiar with parasite treatment. It could be... (more)

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by 457 · October 21, 2012 at 4:32 AM

Anyone have any thoughts as to Paleo and the potential positive effects it could have on Fibromyalgia. My girlfriend suffers from chronic pain and I was wondering if anyone out there has/had suffered from the condition and went Paleo and saw... (more)

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convinced 0 · June 01, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Yes...lots of success...have been Paleo since October 2010...pain decreased by 80% for sure. Good luck!

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by 5768 · May 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I am sick very infrequently, maybe 1-2 times a year and it is usually a small cold. I haven't gotten the flu in several years. I also haven't taken a prescription drug in several years but then again I haven't had anything to warrant the need,... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 09, 2011 at 6:34 PM

I avoid taking any medicines unless really necessary (i.e. can't function without it and need to), which includes ibuprofin, cold medicine, etc. I'm not uber paranoid about it (I don't think :-)) but I think that people take medicines way too... (more)