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by 11581 · about 6 hours ago

How should we answer questions that may be beyond the level we should be dealing with? How do we know what that level is? (brought on by a particular question, but really applies to a lot of questions I've read here)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Just throw out the first thing that comes to mind, it's pretty silly to look for answers to serious medical questions at "Paleo Hacks," what's next "Hack My Brain Tumor"? People link to photos of their poop for God's sake.

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by 3742 · about 7 hours ago

Sometimes after sexual activity I get pelvic/groin pain, around where my prostate is I'm guessing :) It doesn't happen right away and not all the time but typically I feel it the following morning and it lasts 1-2 days. I probably have benign... (more)

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by 13 · about 7 hours ago

My liver doesn't produce enough bile, a side effect of an Accutane treatment 8 years ago. From the Mayo Clinic: "Vitamin A toxicity may lead to intrahepatic cholestasis, a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver into the intestines.... (more)

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BA88 0 · December 01, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I can say with confidence that dandelion is very effective at moving bile out of the liver and also creating bile, I supplement everyday (liquid tincture) because I also have poor bile production. Artichoke and burdock are another two, (I don't... (more)

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by 18635 · about 7 hours ago

Beyond that needed for emergency care would you perceive your healthy lifestyle enough? Would you consider a life without testing and intervention from the medical establishment? Being that many here are quite astute on how to read studies, why... (more)

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animalcule 0 · October 30, 2011 at 4:13 AM

They never have been for me. Tests are fun but I'll never be a regular visitor to the dentist or doctor unless there's something wrong I can't treat myself. I diagnose myself correctly 100% of the time before I visit. My health, I'm in charge, I... (more)

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by 4080 · about 7 hours ago

Ever heard of Sulfur Oxidation problems? My well-known Osteopath has not and doesn't appear inclined to do any research on her own. (Her treatments have not helped me so far, 4 months in).So now, Dr. Google has diagnosed me and I am thinking of... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · July 14, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Sulfur intolerance is a misnomer. Most with this issue have a problem with foods with a high level of free thiol groups. It also tends to walk hand and hand with Hg toxicity and Selenium deficiency and severe thyroid dysfunction. The thiol... (more)

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by 10919 · about 7 hours ago

So I posted my Bloodwork earlier today and some people pointed out that my C-reactive proteins were much too high. It digressed from my original question about my low HDL so I thought I'd post a new question. Someone already showed me this:... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 03, 2011 at 1:30 PM

a cardiac CRP above three is bad news....above ten is well off the charts. Strategies. 1.Eliminate all fructose and omega six for at least six weeks. Become very restrictive. 2.Increase your omega 3 marine fish oil.....not veggie sources Use... (more)

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by 2977 · about 7 hours ago

I'm not expecting that anyone will magically know what's going on with my thyroid (but if someone does that'd be pretty cool too!) and I totally get that this is not a forum for professional medical advice (caveat emptor and all that). But there... (more)

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sallycinnamon 0 · May 29, 2011 at 5:56 AM

A good forum to get some more info on is realthyroidhelp.com Lots of knowledgeable peeps with personal experience and options other than surgery and synthetic meds. Good luck :D

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by 18701 · about 7 hours ago

I have finally decided to try and give up my prescribed diuretic pills. In the past, when I have not taken them I've gained up to 10-12lbs in just a day or so. Lately, I've been feeling symptoms of dehyrdration and decided that was my body... (more)

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Louisa 0 · February 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM

If you can find ground chicory 'coffee' this is great for water retention and tastes just as good as coffee without the caffeine. I think in the U.S. it is pretty hard to find though..... I just looked in Mrs. Grieve's Modern Herbal and I read... (more)

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by 224 · about 7 hours ago

I know this is a long shot and I know that if Grok had ulnar nerve entrapment, he'd be SOL, but is anyone familiar with any actual fixes or therapy for this, so I can avoid surgery? http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00069 for info on... (more)

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Riveted 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Not sure about your situation specifically, but I've been sorting out some similar issues in my shoulder...and I found the solution by hunting paleo (info, not animals). Robb Wolf's podcast led me to Tim Ferriss' blog, which led me to his book,... (more)

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by 626 · about 7 hours ago

So I've experienced light headedness on Paleo during a few occasions. It's always fairly acute--i.e. all of a sudden I get very light headed and feel the need to sit down. Not frequent (has only happened twice, maybe) in a year. This morning it... (more)

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Brandon 0 · December 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Hypoglycemia is pretty unlikely... and a blood glucose monitor can answer that definitively. Remember even zero carb folks usually don't get hypoglycemia. More likely you have mild hypotension. Try getting your blood pressure checked. I think... (more)

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by 693 · about 7 hours ago

I have a 5 year old that has an ear infection. Of course the doctor prescribed antibiotics but we'd rather not. I'm wondering if we should use the antibiotics and give her some probiotics to help with the gut flora or just try garlic oil (or... (more)

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Ed 0 · December 07, 2010 at 2:34 PM

There are 2 common types of "ear infections"--external ear infection, also known as "swimmer's ear," and middle ear infection, aka "acute otitis media." Swimmer's ear can be treated with acidification of the ear canal by acetic acid (vinegar)... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Hello I have crohn's disease and I'm living the paleo lifestyle. I'm doing it since last december. I feel much better since then, my blood work better, my crp is way better, I'm symptom free. I'm OK enough to go on RKC workouts twice a week and... (more)

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Christo 0 · October 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM

my wife had ulcerative colitis for almost 2 years and has been 100% cured for about 3 years after doing a strict low carb diet from the book Breaking The Viscous Cycle for about a year

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by 1676 · about 7 hours ago

Has anyone had a discussion with their doctor about the diet? I'm just wondering what a doctor would say to a patient when there is some medical responsibility to give good medical advice. If the paleo diet flies in the face of current dietary... (more)

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Paleotron 0 · May 10, 2010 at 9:08 PM

If you want to bring the diet up to your doctor, I would start by telling him that you want to eat more nutrient dense food like fruits, vegetables, and grass fed meats. I would then mention that you want to eliminate all processed foods from your... (more)

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by 524 · October 22, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Heya! So I've had a few lifelong ailments that have already started improving since beginning this diet 5 months ago: -Obesity -Hypertension -Back Pain -Acne But I have a few more that I am wondering if you all have advice for? -Dandruff --... (more)

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peter_5 0 · January 08, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Everything can be cured on PaleoHacks, except stupidity and ignorance.

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by 216 · October 22, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Hi Guys, I have gotten a Doctor interested in paleo, and have limited time I can demand from him by reading articles, and blog posts, etc. He is very sceptical, no way would it work if I suggested reading an entire book such as GCBC... Any... (more)

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Nick_3 0 · May 12, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I've listed below the best articles that I've come across so far. I recommend printing one of them, and showing it to your doctor. One's an ideal number because it requires little commitment on his part, but will [start to] open his... (more)

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by 572 · October 21, 2014 at 4:23 AM

I just did a bunch of reading here regarding my brand new plantar fasciitis. Self-diagnosed of course. I'm seeing an orthopedic doc in a week or so. So, close this if you must because it's not a real question, but I had to say it. I get lots of... (more)

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MPie 0 · May 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM

As long as you come here knowing that almost all of us are not medical professionals, and you're doing this at your own risk. With that said, modern medicine blows. I self-diagnosed my plantar fasciitis (and posterior tibialis tendonitis) 3... (more)

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by 4080 · October 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Short Summary: Leaky gut for 3 years (thanks to a high dose antibiotic). Symptoms: Constant inflamed/swollen digestive tract, gas-burping-bloating from hell, and constipation. Testing & trials reveal high IGG allergies to casein, eggs,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 08, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Getting my Vitamin D sufficient has helped with all my food sensitivities/intolerances. Have you had your D3 level checked lately?

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by 2520 · October 21, 2014 at 3:07 AM

It's easy to convince someone with Type 2 Diabetes that low-carb paleo is the way to go, since the Internet is flooded with material supporting this move and anecdotes of successful folks who have cured the disease, even whilst eating... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 17, 2010 at 3:43 AM

This one is tricky. Hypoglycemia in a type one is not caused by the same thing as hypo in a type 2. A hypo in a type 2 is often caused when the body overshoots on its insulin production. But a type one does not produce insulin. A type one has... (more)

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