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by 10994 · about 10 hours ago

It seems to be well established that degradation of collagen can facilitate disease and I don't think anyone here will dispute that (degradation of the collagen in your gums would result in periodontal disease for example), but could... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · March 22, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Worried about collagen degradation? Bone broth is your panacea.

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by 106 · about 10 hours ago

I could just be crazy, and I'm not really talking about STDs. I'm just talking about body odor, breath, etc. Most people these days just don't smell healthy and it's evident while having sex when they can't cover it up with products. I don't know... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

You might just want to raise your standards for people you're willing to sleep with.

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by 571 · about 10 hours ago

My brother thought he was coming down with a cold and developed swollen glands on the left side of his neck. We are told his means he's fighting off an infection somewhere in his body and there's no specific treatment. Any advice on what he could... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · April 01, 2013 at 3:45 AM

"swollen glands" refers to swollen lymph nodes. it's a symptom of infection. it means that something "upstream" of the swelling is infected. if it's in his neck it likely means a sinus infection or head cold. treat the cold and you can use... (more)

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by 1042 · about 10 hours ago

I was diagnosed with Cyclic Neutropenia at the age of 19 during my first year of college (I just turned 25). Cyclic neutropenia is a disorder that causes frequent infections and other health problems in affected individuals. People with this... (more)

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ebgaky 0 · November 09, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you can find some relief soon! You might try oil pulling for your sores. There are some posts on this site about it, and also some decent info comes up on google. Basically you swish ~1Tbs of oil (sesame,... (more)

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by 13 · about 10 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm a male who has been strict Paleo for the past few months in order to treat my acne. During this time I realized I had digestive issues and also developed a yeast infection. I have been able to really fix up my acne by being Low... (more)

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elf27 0 · October 26, 2012 at 12:48 PM

maybe you should see a doctor, but a naturopath. This sounds like thrush I think? you need to start eating anti-fungals I think. There are medically prescribed ones, like nystatin, but there are also herbal ones.... (more)

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by 120 · about 10 hours ago

as confirmed by an MRI, i have a sinus infection...i am experiencing frequent headaches...and need relief....i took prednisone as prescribed by my doctor, however, I had an allergic reaction where I had shortness of breath...the same thing happens... (more)

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Mary_in_FL 0 · October 07, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Like Luckie, I am also not a doctor. I do not get frequent headaches, and have not had a serious sinus problem for a few years. However, I do have a way of "heading them off" when I feel something starting to bother my sinuses. I use sinus... (more)

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by 124 · about 10 hours ago

I cheated about a week ago and I think I ate something contaminated. Whatever I ate, I got a horrible bout of diarrhoea from it and was going about 20 times a day, was vomiting, had a fever and a horrible headache. I also found out while seeing... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · September 08, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The only thing in your list that strictly isn't paleo is the crackers/toast. Rice and bananas help to "bind" things when you've got the runs. I eat white rice every day, helps me with IBS. And it's a "safe starch" - the least evil of the... (more)

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by 343 · about 10 hours ago

Just two weeks ago, I posted about potential thrush from breastfeeding here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/145381/breastfeeding-moms-how-did-you-deal-with-thrush#axzz25TD7C3PM So, the good news is that it probably isn't thrush. Bad news is,... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Personally, I would not take the antibiotic. When I was nursing my last baby and had a plugged duct, I used warm compresses often and pumped on that breast every two hours. I couldn't stand nursing on that side (I was also dealing with thrush at... (more)

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by 1418 · about 10 hours ago

Many months ago, I was under alot of stress, had alot of family problems. Everyone in my house was sick with a cold( I haven't gotten sick in over 2 years at that point). They were sick for longer than a week and I was around them, in their faces,... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 25, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Did you use filtered/distilled water in the neti pot? People have had infections when they use plain tap water. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/19/143960631/second-neti-pot-death-from-amoeba-prompts-tap-water-warning (more)

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by 70 · about 10 hours ago

I have weak kidneys, recent kidney infection and I am desperate what to eat. I love primal way of eating and totally believe in it, but now I really don't know what to do, because higher intake of protein is absolutely not recommended with this... (more)

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Roberto 0 · July 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Hi, I think you should have higher fat, lower proteins, i.e. ketogenic. More from Robb Wolf: http://robbwolf.com/2011/06/16/clearing-up-kidney-confusion-part-deux/ Good luck let us know how you do. (more)

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by 11152 · about 10 hours ago

I haven't been eating as well as I should over the past couple of months. Too much starch, not enough veggies, and too many sweets. This past week my energy levels have been low, my back has been hurting and I've been retaining water like a... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Every time you stray from Paleo a kitten dies. Fact.

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by 65 · about 10 hours ago

The first time I had a shingles outbreak, I was probably around 8 years old. After the blisters healed, I was seamingly OK with the exception of having asthma and a chronic runny nose(perennial allergies). I'm now 30, and I've probably had... (more)

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interrobung 0 · April 29, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Herpes Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV), also known as Human Herpes Virus 3 (HHV3), is in the same family as Epstein-Bar virus (EBV/HHV4) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV/HHV5). Both EBV and CMV have been implicated in various chronic fatigue syndromes, and... (more)

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by 233 · about 10 hours ago

Today i walked like crazy. Bathed myself in the sun for that vit D. Then played soccer a bit. Went window shopping and to my surprise found gluten free treats in several supermarkets close to home. So I cheated with a gluten free chocolate... (more)

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Seamaster 0 · April 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Sounds like an ear infection to me. Put the Q-tips away and see a doctor. As my ENT consultant says, "the only thing you should put in your ear is your elbow".

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by 242 · about 10 hours ago

So to start I have Lupus and I get infections easier than most people. I have been strict paleo(no yogurt or dairy) two months now and really love it, which is surprising to me. But I have noticed that in those two months I have had 4 UTIs or 2... (more)

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coffeeandcream 0 · April 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Are you sure these are actual UTI??s? Have they been diagnosed with a bacterial culture of your urine or are they only diagnosed clinically? I am just asking because there is such a thing as Interstitial Cystitis (as mentioned by Mama_Z) which... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

My three year old is experiencing recurring sinus infections. They often turn into conjunctivisis (eye infection) and have to be treated with antibiotics. (no lectures on antibiotics please, you don't mess around with eye infections). The... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I would ask for a referral to an ear, nose, and throat specialist to eliminate the possibility of any structural problems with the sinuses. My sinuses didn't develop properly, and I was getting lots of headaches and infections when I was little-... (more)

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by 814 · about 10 hours ago

I've had persistent fungal infections (athletes foot, jock itch, dry/itchy hand, acne and nail fungus) since pre adolescence...I'm now 45. Eating paleo has improved these conditions as well as many others, but has yet to completely cure them. ... (more)

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Beck_1 0 · February 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM

A previous PH thread about fungi has this great answer from JitzGrrl: The glucose does increase the hydration of the mucus linings, which makes you more resistant to infection, but it seems the larger problem is that many fungi can use... (more)

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by 659 · about 10 hours ago

Hi, Have just been placed on Keflex for a skin infection (cellulitus). Need to have it cleared up in around 10 days for a military medical and wondering if there is any natural antibiotics I can use to help target the bacteria. I am supplementing... (more)

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Milla 0 · December 08, 2011 at 12:04 PM

I recently had a nasty gum infection due to an annoying wisdom tooth; I cleared it up by taking garlic capsules (1250mg), propolis (1000mg), coconut oil & ginger/cinnammon (which I take regularly anyhow). I also took Pau D'Arco tea (supplement... (more)

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by 1720 · about 10 hours ago

Sinus infections would include mostly runny nose (lots of blowing nose). Should one keep blowing their nose, or let it run? Also it includes waking up with a clogged/stuffed nose. What would help this or cure this?

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Nutritionator 0 · October 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Neti Pots are the bomb diggity.

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by 18671 · about 10 hours ago

Is dietary carbohydrate even necessary at all? In the recent past, this question wouldn't even be asked. Knowing that the body can manufacture its own glucose via gluconeogenesis, dietary carbohydrate has long been considered non-essential. ... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 06, 2011 at 6:47 PM

I think a huge issue here is that many of these people who are saying that glucose deficiency contributed to a fungal infection are self-diagnosing their fungal infections. I'm not saying they do not have fungal infections, but I'm concerned that... (more)

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by 20 · about 11 hours ago

I've currently been on a paleo diet for a straight 38 days (all through august), and this month I am following a strict whole30 diet (this is day 7). While on the paleo diet, I was still eating fruit and paleo-fied baked goods, lot's of meat and... (more)

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White_Dolemite 0 · September 07, 2011 at 1:58 PM

My candida problem didn't start reversing (no matter what I did or took) until I STARTED EATING A LITTLE STARCH AGAIN. I currently get about 20% of my calories from roots and tubers (mainly skinless white potatoes). Why? Well, some speculation... (more)

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by 382 · about 11 hours ago

Any remedies my Paleo family for a UTI. I have read cranberry juice but its loaded with sugar. HELP!!

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Nemesis 0 · August 31, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Cranberry is often touted as the perfect cure for UTI's, when in reality they're only to be used as a preventative measure. I would not attempt to cure an infection by fruit juice (even organic unsweetened). I've tried it and my UTI was only made... (more)

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by 1724 · about 11 hours ago

Hmm, so I have a blister on the bottom of my foot that hurts so much that I am thinking it may be infected (I bandaged it early yesterday and haven't looked since 'cause I don't really want to know. . .) This concerns me because I just finished a... (more)

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saikln 0 · July 08, 2011 at 1:18 AM

For me, echinacea and goldenseal (sold together in capsule form) works in less than 24 hours whereas antibiotics I have been prescribed always take weeks to work not to mention all the other side effects.

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by 4764 · about 11 hours ago

Someone near and dear to me has developed acute thyroiditis and is very, very ill. This is posted with his permission. Adult male, 72 yo Scientist, PhD -expertise in neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology) [As most of you know (per my... (more)

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Zooko 0 · June 04, 2011 at 5:27 AM

You know what, Katherine? I've been doing the thing that I warned you against. A guy I know and like and respect tremendously was diagnosed with ALS over a year and a half ago. All this time I've been trying to build up the perfect collection of... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

Here's a question for the group. First, I also switched to Paleo in an effort to reduce inflammation and to improve my asthma. After cleaning up my diet, I finally stopped the inhalers. The day after was awful and I thought I had really done... (more)

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Ben 0 · February 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM

IMO, finish your antibiotics. Paleo isn't a cure-all. Sometimes we need modern-medicine. I can think of a few herbal supplements for airways (Oregano Oil, Astralagus, Nettle, St. John's Wort). So, my thought is: Keep the diet clean, keep... (more)

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by 5 · October 21, 2014 at 4:29 AM

Hey, I've been paleo for about 2 months now, symptoms have varied from good days to bad days, mostly better:) Yet lately (the last week) I have not been hungry at all. I can eat maybe a few small snack sized meals per day and be full, where as... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · September 06, 2013 at 3:50 AM

When I was trying to gain weight, I had to force myself to eat. Normally, I would tell you to just listen to your body but if your goal is to gain weight (or at least not lose), then the most logical solution would be to try to eat more, even if... (more)

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