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by 29 · about 7 hours ago

I am really surprised with what seems to be an overwhelming support of vaccination in the paleo community. Why is this? Anyone who has researched the issue cannot deny there is a very deep debate about vaccines and the health conditions they can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Take your anti-science/modern medicine nonsense elsewhere please. Any reasonable risk analysis will show that the benefits of vaccination always outweigh the risk. Risk-benefit analysis for measles: Life threatening vaccination complications... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Is it caffine or something else in coffee that makes coffee a no no for AI Paleo? How about green tea - is this ok?

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The_Quilt 0 · November 20, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Green Tea is fine on an AI protocol. I use it as part of my EPCOTx for leaky gut.

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by 28 · about 8 hours ago

There is more to my saga. As I described earlier, I fell off the cliff when I went on a celiac diet involving more corn and rice. Every part of my body was impacted. It was extremely painful, I had no energy, couldn't sleep, unbelievable brain... (more)

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PaleoGreyhound 0 · September 23, 2012 at 2:41 AM

CMV infects a lot of people and you are right, is from the family of herpes viruses. herpes 1 and 2, simplex and zoster, are dormant in the root ganglia of your nerves and reactive in times of stress...ie. mouth sores (hopefully not genital... (more)

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by 6229 · about 8 hours ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18888172 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1200435 I know that celiacs and some others can't tolerate even cross-contamination of gluten, casein, nuts, etc. Perhaps someday this desensitization... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 21, 2012 at 11:07 AM

It is interesting and it is good to see more research on this topic but there are a couple of points worth making. Firstly this desensitization technique applies to IgE food allergies such as egg allergy which people, children in particular, can... (more)

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by 505 · about 8 hours ago

I have a health concern that I am really lost trying to narrow down, hope you can offer suggestions of things to look into. The past couple of years, when I believe I catch a virus, I feel so incredibly, severely run down, fatigued and foggy, yet... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · June 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Are you eating low carb? This will increase stress and make you feel terrible Also are you depressed and not realising it? This can make you exhausted There is too much focus on the specific tweaking of macronutrients, have you got the basics... (more)

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by 715 · about 8 hours ago

Recently I've noticed that I've had an increase in sensitivity to smells and possibly to some foods. The other day I could smell the ink when someone was running lots of copies at work. I had to leave. I've always noticed cigarette smoke, but... (more)

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NewPaleoMamaAz 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Any chance you could be pregnant? Sensitivity to various foods & smells was what tipped me off on both of my pregnancies.

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by 2565 · about 8 hours ago

For all the people who eat a paleo diet but don't eat fruit, how much vitamin C do you get per day and from what sources (supplements don't count since our ancestors didn't take them)? Do you agree with Linus Pauling's recommendation of 6-18g of... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · November 07, 2011 at 5:54 AM

I've read some analysis of Pauling's argument re megadosing with Vitamin C. My understanding is that there have been much distortions; the medical-pharmaceutical complex will browbeat anyone (even a two-time Nobel prize winner) claiming good... (more)

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by 83 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, I'm wondering if there is a reliable blood test to test the strength of my immune system. The goal would be to see if my diet is encouraging my immune system to get stronger or weaker. Currently I'm either not sick and then months later get... (more)

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Jimmy_hat 0 · May 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

yes the cum shot test.

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by 1112 · about 9 hours ago

Do any of you paleo hacks ferment foods? It is a big part of WAPF and is one of the 4 pillars of Deep Nutrition, but it seems to not be part of paleo discussions. Am I missing out on nutritional benefits and a boost to the immune system? What if... (more)

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Grocket 0 · June 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM

While not paleo per se, one could argue that we evolved under conditions where we ate significantly more beneficial bacteria with our food and that this is a good substitute for our modern, hygenic world.

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by 10919 · about 9 hours ago

I'm trying to get my mother and father in law in to paleo. They've had some success with Atkins in the past but gave it up. My FiL has diabetes and my MiL has a bunch of auto immune issues like arthritis and schleroderma. I think they'd really... (more)

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Mia 0 · May 08, 2011 at 4:33 AM

There is also http://paleodiet.ru/

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by 25467 · about 9 hours ago

When you get your Vitamin D level checked what other labs do you ask your doc to run? Do your docs even routinely screen you after the levels are rechecked?

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · March 03, 2011 at 12:53 AM

I test 25(OH) D3, total serum testosterone, SHBG, estradiol and IGF-1 three or four times a year. Try to time one of them for end September when my naturally produced 25(OH) D3 should be at the highest level my body is willing to produce (out in... (more)

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by 436 · about 9 hours ago

I was hoping for improvement in helping my very fine, thinning hair, skin which abrades easily and heals very slowly & with scarring and strengthening nails which chip and flake before they ever reach beyond the tips of my fingers. I'm eating... (more)

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Katherine 0 · March 06, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Sleep is a top tier issue. Without it, it'll be impossible to fix the rest. How much magnesium are you getting? What form? Are you taking it in divided doses? Why chronic ketosis? While we seem well adapted to tolerate and thrive in a state of... (more)

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by 12174 · about 9 hours ago

This question popped into my head in the last day when a tiny canker sore started to appear on my lip and it dawned on me that I hadn't had one in ages since I started eating primally. I used to get them all the time - sometimes continuously for... (more)

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free3337 0 · October 11, 2010 at 8:16 PM

4 of 10 aphthous stomatitis (canker sore) patients had raised levels of antibodies to alpha-gliadin, and in 3 of these 4 subjects, the ulceration remitted on a gluten-free diet and relapsed upon gluten challenge. ... (more)

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by 3268 · about 9 hours ago

Mark, of Daily Apple fame, has speculated that our modern obsession with hygeine and getting rid of germs may have negative consequences for our immune function. This article suggests something similar may be at work with regard to parasitic... (more)

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GHarkness 0 · April 12, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Whoa, I think this is hitting the problem from the wrong end. There are people who presumably don't have worms or other parasites and don't have asthma or allergies either. Maybe we should study these people? In other words, instead of trying... (more)

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by 60 · about 9 hours ago

This is cross-posted at Mark's Daily Apple - I just thought I'd post here as well for more exposure and insight. I'm in a bit of a different position than most. As I mentioned in my MDA intro post, I've had health issues that have ultimately left... (more)

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JJ 0 · March 20, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Wow. Sorry to hear about your health problems! This is a matter of personal preference, I suppose, but given your intro over at MDA, I would say you are closer to 80-100 lbs. underweight, not 50. [Edit: the strength guys will actually say you are... (more)

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by 323 · October 29, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Okay, trying to expand my knowledge here, guys. Please help out. I read that white blood cells require carbohydrate to operate. Does this mean that a low carb interpretation of the Paleo diet could hamper or otherwise cause problems with the... (more)

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Dean 0 · December 22, 2011 at 12:23 PM

from http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/leukocytic_index.html (more)

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by 15583 · October 29, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I just came across this news story. It claims that: Lowering cholesterol could help the body's immune system fight viral infections... when the body succumbs to a viral infection a hormone in the immune system lowers... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 09, 2011 at 6:46 PM

How do we know that we wouldn't be messing things up if we lowered cholesterol ahead of time before the viral infection? Maybe whatever the body's doing depends on having the higher cholesterol before the viral infection and then lowering it... (more)

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by 821 · October 29, 2014 at 3:06 AM

Since childhood, I have suffered from common colds at a much higher frequency than others. I'm not sure if my paleo diet over the last few months has brought about an improvement or can. Any pointers?

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Jay_9 0 · October 11, 2010 at 5:35 PM

There are a lot of things that may increase your immune system and/or decrease your overall level of inflammation. Both should reduce the number of colds you experience. Get 25(OH)D levels up to 40ng/ml (aka 100nmol/L) Take a probiotic... (more)

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by 63 · October 18, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hi, last month I got sick with sore throat, coughs and now after a course of antibiotics, then anti histamines, steroid inhalers, I am feeling vulnerable to coughs and colds. Still some coughs. Doctor told me to continue antihistamines and steroid... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Eve, I suggest you read Perfect Health Diet (Jaminet) and broadly follow the dietary suggestions (..by all means tweak it a bit) and the suggested supplement regimen. I think Paul Jaminet really knows his stuff and somehow manages to explain it... (more)

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