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by 20 · 1 minute ago

I have celiac and Crohn's disease and am wondering about the safety of a paleodiet with my health problems. The celiac obviously won't be a problem, but Crohn's is so touchy for diet. With Crohn's, I already have major concerns around malnutrition... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Welcome fellow chrohnie. It works fine with the chrohns. You might want to check out Specific Carb Diet (Breaking the Vicious Cycle is the book for that) and the GAPS diet. They go in more detail about healing Chrohns with whole foods. You should... (more)

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by 4111 · 11 minutes ago

I have had Crohns disease for close a decade now. Oddly enough I'm constipated most of the time as opposed to the common 3-5 times a day diarrhea. On a routine colonscopy I had a few years ago, I had trouble with a new laxative they use. It didn't... (more)

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panteleimon 0 · December 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Magnesium attracts water to the bowel, so it might counterract the drying effect of the long transit (and it's a good supplement in its own right for lots of people).

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by 78422 · 26 minutes ago

I had already noticed a suppressed appetite when I started observing the diet strictly, but I've recently been prescribed medication which affects appetite as well. As a result, I find that I'm rarely hungry at all, and then only several hours... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 01, 2011 at 12:18 AM

So your hunger is returning in the afternoon and evening? The medication effects are wearing off? If that's the case then perhaps IF is a good way to approach the situation. I normally say to people "ride the wave" regarding a lack of hunger... (more)

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by 224 · 30 minutes ago

I've been Paleo-friendly for a good year and few months. I've lost nearly a hundred pounds changing the way I eat alone. Now, I'm going to the gym twice a week and have been feeling pretty damn good. I'm 28 6'2 and currently 220 (goal is 180).... (more)

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Suzanna 0 · January 18, 2011 at 3:42 AM

I've never taken Paxil personally but I had a thought that you might consider waiting until spring arrives to make a major change in dosage? I don't know what part of the country you're in but in the Northeast, where I am, so many people struggle... (more)

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by 468 · 31 minutes ago

I have ankylosing spondylitis (5 years - now 35). I've been on NSAIDs 2xday for 3 years and Humira for 1 1/2 years. I'm just wondering if there's any way to recover WHILE on these immune-suppressing drugs? I can't quit them because the pain... (more)

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Kat 0 · November 22, 2010 at 2:27 AM

Hi Lindy, You might want to do some research into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. A lot of people with autoimmune illness (mostly IBD like Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Celiac) have managed to wean off drugs similar to the ones you're on. It is... (more)

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by 10 · 31 minutes 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 20411 · 32 minutes ago

I want to do it, but here is the problem. I take meds twice a day (Metformin/Glyburide). If I don't have some food with the meds, I get really bad diarhea. It only takes a spoonful or two of cottage cheese to prevent. So, kinda hard to IF when... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · October 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM

First, get off the Glyburide. It is a drug that kicks your already overworked pancreas to produce more insulin. It will, according to both Dr. Ron Rosedale and Dr. Richard Benstein, eventually burn out your betas and kill them. Metformin ok, till... (more)

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by 12174 · 32 minutes 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 15 · 34 minutes ago

Hiya, Just asking what kind of damage long term asthma medication and occasional steroid creams for eczema would do to the body. What can be done to rectify this?As far as I can tell it may result in adrenal insufficieny,is this correct? thanks... (more)

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Ed 0 · April 22, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Occasional, short term use of steroid creams for eczema does not suppress the adrenal glands. Long term use of oral prednisone will nearly always suppress the adrenal glands. If you stop prednisone, it should be weaned slowly to allow your HPA... (more)

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by 510 · 34 minutes ago

I notice a lot of people report improvement in ADD symptoms with a Paleo diet. I'm wondering whether those who takes meds for ADD had to reduce their meds when they changed their diet. I almost feel like my meds have a stronger effect when I am... (more)

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John_R 0 · April 05, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Eliminating gluten from my diet cured my (formally diagnosed) inattentive ADD. Cured it. Took about a day and a half. Beats Adderall. Eliminating sugar and other starches (which I did later) gave me a somewhat improved sense of mental clarity,... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

Hello, Due to a medication I am on for severe depression (MAOI), I cannot eat many fermented foods (there is a life-threatening reaction with the medication) which include kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir. I'm new to Paleo eating, and have seen... (more)

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James_3 0 · April 23, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Fermented foods are not necessary. But probiotics are important. If your gut gets out of whack, you'll have all sorts of digestive problems, overgrowths of bad bacteria/fungi/etc. Like the others say, check with your doctor on regular probiotic... (more)

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by 35 · about 23 hours ago

I'm on a medication where two of it's most common side effects are insomnia and irritability. I'm wondering if I should supplement something to help fight my general, daily irritability otherwise I may piss off my colleagues :) Any... (more)

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by 1299 · October 24, 2014 at 3:12 AM

I'm 27 and male, 5'9" and 165 lbs. Back in June, the doc measured my BP as 160/90. White coat syndrome, sure, but my own readings were still hovering around 142/88. With exercise and supplements (CoQ-10, garlic, hawthorn, olive leaf, magnesium,... (more)

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Dexter 0 · January 18, 2011 at 4:57 AM

Consider that the only way blood pressure can rise is because of a narrowing of the vascular system. There is only one thing that can cause this to happen and that is the body is laying down tiny amounts of plaque all through your vascular... (more)

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by 11254 · October 24, 2014 at 3:10 AM

This year I started experiencing atypical trigeminal neuralgia. Since I've lost around 115lbs, it seems doctors are rather tempted to believe it may be due to nutritional deficiency. I don't think so- paleo foods are more nutritionally dense and... (more)

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CC 0 · November 22, 2010 at 8:33 PM

I would look for a naturopath - they are less likely to start with pharma solutions and look at your history and path to where you are. While mine isn't paleo, she is a huge advocate of gluten free and eating as close to the source as possible,... (more)

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by 109 · October 23, 2014 at 3:39 AM

So my wife and I have been Paelo for a couple of years now. She was recently put on Seroquel by her psychiatrist. Since on seroquel she has been gaining weight and her cholesterol has risen some (she still has very good numbers). Anyway, we are... (more)

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itcutsbothways 0 · May 26, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Really good question. I recently stopped taking Seroquel, after being on it for 6 or 7 years, and I would have never thought to ask this, because I have never seen this warning. I think the warning to avoid high-fat is meant to mitigate the... (more)

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by 457 · October 23, 2014 at 3:14 AM

What is the effect of valium on the body in terms of weight loss and the healing process after workouts? I know most people on here are worried about optimal health and this aids greatly in my falling and staying asleep so I only take these on an... (more)

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Michelle_8 0 · June 06, 2011 at 6:08 PM

In terms of weight, they probably won't cause a problem. I've managed to lose weight while taking a relatively high dose on a daily basis. But, I feel I have to warn you -- if you take them on a regular basis and get addicted, it will be HELL... (more)

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by 10 · October 21, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I have the opportunity to make a presentation for my college class on toxicity. Most likely none of the student know what true health is. I am going to talk to them about toxic house hold products, personal care products, water, medication, food... (more)

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Maria_E_ 0 · November 05, 2012 at 6:51 PM

For me, it was weight loss. After years of toxic eating and horrible eating habits during college, I had gained over 15 kg and was feeling terrible about myself. Little did I know, that all of my GI problems (GERD, Gastritis, gas, etc) and extreme... (more)

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by 26 · October 21, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I got my sister to start paleo (or very close to it) 2 months ago. She was 5'3, 209 lbs. She had a bad case of IBS her entire life and was prediabetic. Now she is 175 and no longer has IBS symptoms unless she eats something non paleo like rice or... (more)

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Daniel_11 0 · July 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Yeah this is a good example of the Faileo Diet. For sure. She could be allergic to something she's eating-that can raise BP. It's hard to tell with any kind of specificity bc the diet sucks, and with 3 kids I guess there's a lot of stress.... (more)

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by 2199 · October 21, 2014 at 3:57 AM

What are your thoughts on low dose statins for a 83 year old woman with a history of ministrokes and is pre diabetic. She is reluctant to change diet with sweets and fruits, moderates but does not largely eliminated grains. She eats pastured... (more)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

No, absolutely not. Stains have not been shown to have any, i mean ANY benefit to women, at all ever. The only effect, beyond making a Dr happy with the lower total cholesterol, is in men, oven 40, who have had at least one heat attack. It lowed... (more)

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by 0 · October 18, 2014 at 4:12 AM

I take lamictal for seizures / bipolar mainly seizures. I was curious if it would cause any psychological issues or if I would have horrible side effects. This is the only thing I am worried about happening if I start paleo. (more)

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FishGelatin 0 · February 09, 2014 at 10:20 PM

No, but a SAD diet probably will.

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