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by 10994 · about 16 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 0 · about 16 hours ago

Ever since I was four I've had chronic sinus and ear infections. So many that now at the age of 30 I have scarring on my eardrums and slight hearing loss. I've been to multiple "specialists" none of which have been able to figure out what's... (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · January 30, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Just a thought: have you looked into TMJ?

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

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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by 1005 · about 16 hours ago

I recently had a nasty bloodstream infection with s. aureus (complete with a touch of endocarditis.) Long story short, I saw several doctors for a huge range of symptoms over the past couple years, and had it mis-diagnosed as recurrent HSV-1,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Ouch! Have you had your D3 blood level checked? It may be worth supplementing to a high optimal range to support your immune system. 60-80 ng/ml is what to shoot for. You need sufficient Magnesium, A and K2 as cofactors for D3. I am having... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

How Labyrinthitis comes after an infection within another area of body?

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by 106 · about 16 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 785 · about 16 hours ago

I recently returned from Punta Cana. I tried eating paleo while I was on vacation there but slipped a few times. I seem to have the symptoms of a bladder infection. I am not prone to them. What natural cures can I use? I'm not really... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · June 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM

d-mannose powder in cranberry juice. google it for dosage, details.

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by 571 · about 16 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 1920 · about 17 hours ago

Downside to barefoot walking... you step on stuff. Story goes, I stepped on something, my foot got infected and now I have cellulitis around the wound. The Doctor removed the tiny culprit (a little stone of all things) but he wasn't sure that was... (more)

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DemingRN 0 · January 31, 2013 at 6:28 AM

First, outline the redness of the cellulitis with a sharpie. If the redness goes outside the outline call your doctor. Second, take the ABX! Sorry but cellulitis can go from mild to severe quickly, especially if you have MRSA. Take probiotics,... (more)

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by 75 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all, My dog bit through my thumbnail today (she mistook it for a stick...) and it pierced the nail and the nail bed. There was an incredible amount of blood, a charming crunching sound and plenty of tears on my part...! I went to the doctor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Yes, my wounds heal faster on Paleo, and I'm less susceptible to various bacteria or viruses. The pain feeling has changed too, I don't scream like a baby anymore when I get burned or cut. But a dog bite, that might be different and might need... (more)

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by 1042 · about 17 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 158 · about 17 hours ago

So I'm moving to a tropical island near Indonesia for three years.... Great for my coconut habit but.... My travel doc has recommended a course of malaria tablets for the duration of my time there! There are a bew brands available - all with... (more)

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by 13 · about 17 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 504 · September 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

The doctor told me not to workout for the rest of the week, how do i stay lean for the next 5 days, i still plan on doing 16/8 IF?

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Here is the awesome thing. Your body gets five days to heal and rebuild itself. Take advantage of this! If you feel the compulsion to do something, make it relaxing! Go outside and take a walk with the intent of enjoying the outdoors. Go get... (more)

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by 2949 · September 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

My paleo-ish elderly mom had to go on penicillin to cure a nasty infected foot. What's the best way to recover from it? I recommended kefir (no-go), then Greek yoghurt. Anything else?

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diy 0 · October 08, 2012 at 12:27 PM

agree with sauerkraut, fermented foods. dont make a big deal about it, so she doesnt feel like shes on a 'regimen' to get better. she's just eating 'oktoberfest night' or something lol. eat a big bowl of yogurt and berries in front of her, if... (more)

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by 120 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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)