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by 112 · about 5 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 168 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 105 · about 6 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 911 · about 6 hours ago

I am considering getting a bunch of medical testing done before the end of the year, largely for insurance-related reasons. I have some ideas about what I want to test, but I also want to tap into the wisdom of the crowd here for ideas I wouldn't... (more)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Can I give it a shot? Digestive Issues + Sleep issues == Lactose intolerant (do you consume dairy?) Chronic stuffy nose == Allergies, likely enahnced by some type of food allergy which increase inflammation (again, do you consume... (more)

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by 18635 · about 6 hours ago

We have seen a person question if the paleo diet "has to be heathy". What I question is your determination of health itself. Let me define health is homeostasis. Nothing more or less. A balance of systems that lead to optimal function. That... (more)

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by 130 · about 6 hours ago

I have the beginnings of my first headache since going Paleo. (I used to frequently get atrocious hormonal migraines each month before starting my period; this current headache is no where near as bad, but the pressure/pounding is still... (more)

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judybot 0 · September 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM

A glass of water and a nap in a dark room with the ceiling fan on, if possible. I love any excuse for a nap! If that isn't feasible, I will try to massage it away. The majority of headaches I get are usually tension related, so I drop my chin to... (more)

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by 5150 · about 6 hours ago

I wouldn't even describe myself as a cynical person, but at this point, I don't think it's possible to save the medical-pharmaceutical-agricultural food industry complex. I think it would be a waste of time, money and the health of people if we... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · September 09, 2012 at 1:37 AM

No. Put your faith in the alternative and holistic health field. The western medical machine has marginalized, demonized, and even tried to eliminate alternative holistic treatment for the better part of a century. The only reason these... (more)

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by 360 · about 6 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 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 4111 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 5 · about 7 hours ago

Iam 42yrsold male my recent Hba1c is 7.6% my company is asking me to reduce it to normal within 20 days with medicine , if i take medicine my daily sugar goes to hypo what is the best medicine. cyril

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Andrea_1 0 · July 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

I agree : Check out Dr. Bernstein and Jenny Ruhl. Everything you need to know about glucose Intolerance, pre- diabetes and diabetes. Interview with Bernstein on "Carbohydrates Can Kill" (Dr.... (more)

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by 25467 · about 7 hours ago

I fired my dairy and meat suppliers last week when I randomly decided to send sample to our lab to check omega 6 and 3 indices and levels of of certain nutrients and toxic metals and other nasties..... What extremes have you done to hack yourself... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · July 18, 2011 at 3:20 AM

I grow ALL my leafy greens. I grow some seasonal fruits/vegetables, encourage neighbors to grow others, exchange some and then buy a few. Make my own yogurt with live cultures. Use grass fed goat meat more than other ruminants - I have... (more)

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by 78422 · about 7 hours ago

I have successfully used colloidal silver for decades and it has always cured what ailed me. In fact, I can honestly say that I have not been sick in over 20 years. Although, I do feel never having been vaccinated has allowed my immune system to... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · June 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Well it could be, considering that certain mountainous regions (like the Himalayas) have a high silver content in the water.

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by 305 · about 7 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 7 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 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 0 · about 7 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 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 614 · about 7 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 7 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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