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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

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 5650 · about 14 hours ago

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 247 · about 14 hours ago

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 8014 · about 14 hours ago

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 189 · about 14 hours ago

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 5 · about 14 hours ago

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 · about 15 hours ago

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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paleohacks 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 · about 15 hours ago

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 78422 · about 15 hours ago

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 · about 15 hours ago

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 5768 · about 15 hours ago

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)

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by 50 · about 15 hours ago

I've been eating paleo for the last few months and love it. However, I had the stomach flu this weekend and to help with the nausea I regularly ate some crackers - saltines. So I was wondering if anyone has found a way to help with nausea that is... (more)

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Eliz 0 · February 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Ginger! It's a godsend. Grate some fresh ginger and brew it into tea. It will make you feel at least slightly human again. :)

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by 3509 · about 15 hours ago

I have followed paleo nutrition for about six months. I would like to ask you about your personal experiences in terms of health or improvement from illness, and of course also if someone has not improved from some condition. I know well that... (more)

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being 0 · January 30, 2011 at 11:37 PM

i was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago after i had my first flare of the disease. my white matter was lit up like a Christmas tree on MRI, and i had a large lesion on my cervical spine (C2-C4). my major symptoms were paresthesia... (more)

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by 855 · about 15 hours ago

So I think I'm getting my third bout of bronchitis in 8 weeks. I really don't want to go on antibiotics AGAIN. I'm already doing the oil of oregano in the nostrils and breathing deeply. I keep trying to take a few teaspoons of coconut oil, but I... (more)

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tnlakegirl 0 · January 31, 2011 at 3:42 PM

It sounds like your immune system is really weak right now. I agree with supplementing with Vitamin C. Take 1-2 grams of the crystals every two hours in water. When your body is extremely low on Vitamin C, it will be able to absorb more at a... (more)

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by 6235 · about 15 hours ago

I have a yucky sinus infection, enough to make me resort to antibiotics. I don't want to be too graphic but the mucus often ends up in my digestive system and causes a lot of upset and effects. I have not wanted to eat anything but citrus... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · December 09, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Sounds good to me. It will help to dilute the mucus. Swallowing mucus on an empty stomach can cause upset. It wont hurt your metabolism, especially if you are not eating anything else. Hope you feel better soon.

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by 768 · about 15 hours ago

Would anyone like to share their steps to revive the body immediately following diarrhea, which flushes a lot of nutrients down the toilet?

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Sara_S_ 0 · December 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Sometimes diarrhea can lead to a bout of constipation. If everything goes through you, you won't have the usual boluses (boli?) of food going through and helping things move along. So the first bolus of food through might have trouble. I... (more)

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by 2713 · about 15 hours ago

Is there a consensus on whether one should do intermittent fasting while sick? On the one hand, intermittent fasting seems to reduce digestive stress and would allow the body to better fight the infectious agents elsewhere. On the other hand, we... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 17, 2010 at 8:39 PM

All that I've read suggests that in most cases fasting would be better for your illness. I can't find the paper atm, but even alternate day calorie restriction resulted in substantial improvements for patients with minor illnesses (and if I recall... (more)

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by 3742 · October 30, 2014 at 4:51 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:45 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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

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 803 · October 30, 2014 at 4:39 AM

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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paleohacks 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 114 · October 30, 2014 at 4:33 AM

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 209 · October 30, 2014 at 4:31 AM

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 456 · October 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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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