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by 112 · about 18 hours ago

What has irked me since researching and trying a paleo-type diet is the overwhelming acceptance of pseudoscience by the "paleo" community. I cannot count the number of times I have seen "pH imbalance" listed as a reason for one's health ailments,... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 04, 2013 at 7:51 AM

I absolutely love and for the most part agree with the premise of your question, and yet, I can't get enough of reading about, and experimenting with all that other stuff. I have seen enough compelling stuff to think that chronic infections (some... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

i am 48 years female with osteoporosis and vry low 15 serum ferrintin in blood, loosing my hair fast. want to increse serum ferrintin fast. simi

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by 168 · about 19 hours ago

Every few years I wake up dizzy and have to take dramamine. Normally it reduces dizziness, acts a like a sedative, and causes no other issues. I've been eating paleo for the last few months and took some dramamine earlier today. I'm still dizzy... (more)

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by 29 · about 19 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 15 · about 19 hours ago

Hey so I was about to take some Emergen-C cause I feel like poop. Lucky me, the first ingredient is 'cane sugar' should I just go buy some plain vitamin c or can I take this for a fast fix..I feel like death.

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 26, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I take one first thing every morning. I have concerns that the pure powder out of a large container becomes oxidized over time and that the tablets/capsules that require me to eat them with a meal are either having their absorption inhibited by... (more)

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by 120 · about 19 hours ago

My gramma (bless her) used to have me drip hyrdogen peroxide in my ears and let it fizz away at the first sign of a cold. It always seemed to do the trick. I have begun doing this again recently but am plagued by the thought that it could be a... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · March 17, 2013 at 8:16 PM

It is likely a placebo, as colds are viruses, not bacteria. Viruses do not operate as bacteria do, and there is no reason why a cold virus would be in your ear. It might be useful against an ear infection. Unless you have an open wound, the... (more)

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by 952 · about 19 hours ago

What do you think of Full-body MRI as a 360 degrees prevention measure?

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Scratch 0 · February 03, 2013 at 12:53 PM

As a preventative measure for what? Put virtually any human being through a full-body MRI, and every one of them will have spots that look like they might be cancer, but aren't. I think it would be a waste of time and resources.

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by 174 · about 19 hours ago

Hi there! Does anyone know of any paleo-friendly dietician, chiroprator, naturopathic doctor,and/or medical doctor ..etc in Ottawa Ontario? or at least a Saturated fat-friendly practitioner in Ottawa? Thank you!

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Tiana_1 0 · May 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM

My Chiropractor, Dr. Bourgaize - Fisher heights Chiropractic is Paleo.. there's also Dr. Kelly Norman of Back in Balance Chiropractic and the Wellness Group in kanata.. don't know of any others

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by 105 · about 19 hours ago

I am developing a cold sore as we speak and I know I need Lysine, but can anyone recommend a good brand? I can get to Whole Foods pretty quick...

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greymouser 0 · January 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Freeform L-Lysine is pretty much going to be be 100% the same from every vendor. I've always liked Solgar when I can't decide between brands for various supplements. Also: don't just dose with Lysine -- make sure to keep Arginine low.

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by 360 · about 19 hours ago

Wednesday evening I got a headache, I had eaten some store-bought sushi and I am guessing that something in there (probably gluten) triggered it. By 1 AM I was in so much pain I went to the ER, I have no history of headaches but a significant... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · June 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

I've had two spinal taps, both 5 years ago, and completely understand the pain you're in. I literally felt like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my head and vividly remember having to crawl across the floor to get to the loo as I couldn't walk... (more)

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by 4111 · about 19 hours ago

What are your views on function medicine and naturopathy? If someone were sick would you send them to a functional doctor? What type of doctor might cause more harm for a diabetic?

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CJ_4 0 · April 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Unmanaged diabetes would cause harm for a diabetic no matter who they went to. Some MDs are bad doctors and some naruropaths are quacks. I'd get a recommendation. Some of the MDs that I've been to in recent years were great, but then left for... (more)

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by 1571 · about 19 hours ago

I've been strict Paleo for over a year now and I haven't been able to get off my anti-depressants. Due to stress at work I've actually started taking a low dose of Xanax (anti-anxiety) as well (when needed). I also have a script for Vyvanse (ADD... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 11, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I would say that is far from failure. You'll see lots of stories here about people going off of medication for illnesses, being cured from a lifetime of blindness, and suddenly becoming the next Einstein thanks to the magical healing powers of... (more)

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by 7592 · about 19 hours ago

I've always researched the shots my children get and try to limit their exposure to antibiotics for example--but now I find myself questioning flouride treatments at the Dentist, meds, suggested care and of course diet suggestions. Has anybody... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 01, 2012 at 5:06 PM

This is what Paleo fixed for me: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/10/14/6-weeks-with-scdpaleo/#health and this is an update on it that I posted just a few days ago: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/12/30/four-months-with-paleo/ As you can see, I have... (more)

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by 583 · about 20 hours ago

I just found this very cool show on Netflicks. This is as close to paleo TV as I have ever seen. It follows two physicians from London as they go to remote places around the world to see what the people there eat, the state of their health, how... (more)

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cheryl_4 0 · December 17, 2011 at 11:04 PM

i just found this today & was so excited! the closest thing to it that i've ever found is GOING TRIBAL hosted by bruce parry (originally aired under the name TRIBE in the UK). bruce goes and lives with indigenous tribes in the most remote... (more)

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by 70 · about 20 hours ago

Can anyone recommend a good doc in S. Fl that is functional? Hormonal help is what I am seeking but trying to steer clear of quacks. I already checked out the physicians registry but didn't find much. Thanks

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Cindy_Ceteras 0 · September 26, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Yes! Dr. Joel Ying http://www.joyhealthwellness.com in Naples. David Perlmutter author of Power Up Your Brain, has a clinic in Naples. When I met him last week he had just ordered Nora Gedgaudas' PrimalBody-PrimalMind....very straightforward and... (more)

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by 305 · about 20 hours ago

i tried searching eastern medicine and chinese medicine but did not find anything. anyhow, here goes. being of asian descent, i grew up with eastern medicine and regularly seek its remedies and insight. recently i was told by my eastern... (more)

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flashflood 0 · July 05, 2011 at 5:50 PM

As an acupuncturist myself I can affirm that some of Eastern Medicine theory is pseudoscience, and some of it is incredibly useful, just as some of Western Medicine is pseudoscience and some is useful. Just as with Western Medicine, it is also... (more)

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by 589 · about 20 hours ago

I've been feeling blah for a few months now, but the past couple of weekends have been exceptionally unpleasant. It's either been the relatively large amounts of dairy (conventional butter and some cheese; I normally avoid dairy other than... (more)

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RG73 0 · April 10, 2011 at 11:29 PM

I'm not sure what's wrong with loratadine or diphenhydramine. Someone is going to suggest some herbal thing or other. That herbal thing may or may not work. The herbal thing that works is going to be an H1 antagonist, which is to say it is going... (more)

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by 855 · about 20 hours ago

So I think I'm getting my third bout of bronchitis in 8 weeks. I really don't want to go on antibiotics AGAIN. I'm already doing the oil of oregano in the nostrils and breathing deeply. I keep trying to take a few teaspoons of coconut oil, but I... (more)

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tnlakegirl 0 · January 31, 2011 at 3:42 PM

It sounds like your immune system is really weak right now. I agree with supplementing with Vitamin C. Take 1-2 grams of the crystals every two hours in water. When your body is extremely low on Vitamin C, it will be able to absorb more at a... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Can anyone personally recommend a general practitioner in the Sydney area who is Paleo-friendly and uses integrative techniques ie extensive blood/lipid/hormone/vitamin testing, and encourages supplements.

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Dexter 0 · January 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

http://paleolithicdiet.wordpress.com/about/ http://www.earth360.com/diet_paleodiet_balzer.html These are writings by Dr Ben Balzar who practices in Sydney. It appears he is full paleo. Balzer Ben L Dr. General Practitioner 109 Morgan Street... (more)

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by 183 · about 20 hours ago

I had a colleague of mine, who works abroad for the health industry, tell me that the plants of roots can cure many diseases, if not all of them some day. He stated it was due to rare compounds created in the roots of some plants. Does anyone know... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · January 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Turmeric and ginger are both excellent roots that are fairly easy to find. Turmeric is a magnificent anti-inflammatory, and ginger works wonders for gastrointestinal complaints.

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by 10294 · about 20 hours ago

Hunter-gatherers didn't have our diseases of comfort (I prefer the term above diseases of civilisation). But they did have medical problems. Mostly of the kind where our modern doctors are good at (trauma, infections, ...). Although I've read... (more)

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ScottMGS 0 · December 07, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Humans are pattern-finders. I believe that over our paleo- and neo-lithic history it's been a positive trait overall. The patterns we find are sometimes - often? - coincidence. Our reasoning about why the pattern exists and works - or seems to... (more)

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by 693 · about 20 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 614 · about 20 hours ago

Robb Wolf was talking about 'adaptogens' a few podcasts ago. As I understand, they are supposed to be herbal supplements that normalize hormonal levels. Any experiences with these? I am not a fan of the term adaptogen. When you read about... (more)

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Kamal 0 · October 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM

I bought several from 1fast400.com many years ago--vinpocetene, piracetam, rhodiola, etc. Many did nothing, some made me sleepy, some effects were likely placebo. A friend of mine was doing his medical residency at the time, and gave me wise... (more)

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by 56616 · about 20 hours ago

I got my thyroid stim hormone test and it was 1.94. It said low is .34 and high is 5.60. So mine is in the middle on the low end. I'd be curious to know if it's a good value though. Have you gotten yours tested?

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grace 0 · August 11, 2010 at 3:22 AM

Prairie Prof is correct. The Am Ac of Clinical Endocrinologists in the latest guideline advise < 3.0 TSH if on medications. They are hemming-hawing regarding 'sublinical' hypothyroidism when > 3.0 and 'asymptomatic'. The problem with low... (more)

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by 7063 · about 20 hours ago

Forgive me if this has been asked somewhere here already, but what role does honey and hive products (bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis) play in the paleo diet? I have a few questions to ask about this elusive nectar. It is called the perfect... (more)

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Rick_Kiessig 0 · March 06, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Whether honey was consumed in Paleolithic times is immaterial. Even it was, it wasn't a core staple, and it wasn't widely enough available to have had a substantial effect on the evolution of human metabolism. What we know today is that it... (more)

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