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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hi. Since 2 years i have been struggling with various health issues. It all began with one week period of very bad diarrhea, fever and dehydration. My doc prescribed some digestive enzymes and said that i was probably some viral diarrhea and i... (more)

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Creative_Caribbean_ 0 · September 23, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Stomach acid? My stomach acid was really low, and I was really defficient in zinc despite no grains and high meat diet for over a year...I honestly don't understand the stomach acid cycle, but not having enough causes a whole hose of problems!... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

I have been getting daily migraines for 5 years now and no treatment has helped yet. Lately I have been thinking about dieting to try and help them. I have been on the paleo diet for three months now, and the past week I have been trying to... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · April 04, 2013 at 4:19 AM

Do you do dairy? If so perhaps you can get some cream from your local farm. I find Bone marrow really tasty and it's basically pure fat just about. Hope that helps, best of luck!

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by 952 · about 19 hours ago

What can it be?! Apparently, it was not related to low body temp. as electronic thermometer is just not accurate enough.

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Pecan 0 · March 03, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Dissident health blogger Matt Stone recommends overeating as a way to raise body temperature (boost metabolism). This article is directed at pregnant women but the rationale applies across the board: ... (more)

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by 123 · about 19 hours ago

During my period I get frequent migraines (as far as I can tell it has something to do with fluctuating estrogen levels) and drinking a glass of soy milk when I feel one coming on is the only thing I have found that stops them. Any less harmful... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · March 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I'm under the impression that phytoestrogens and phytate are the main reasons non-soy-sensitive people avoid soy in the first place, and phytate is more of a "less-is-better" thing than something you need to avoid 100% in order to benefit. So if... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Ok so first of all, I have searched this board as well as others and haven't found too much information that fits my health issues. I am a 21 year old, 6' male, about 172lbs and looking to gain muscle (and lose bf). I really don't know my bf%... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · November 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM

The first thing that sticks out is the lean meat. No reason to go lean if its grass-fed. Minor reason to go lean if it's not (fatty acid ratios that are minimal to begin with). Cuts closer to the bone are often cheaper. Going with bone-in roasts... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hello vdh1979, I also suffer from chronic migraines and have found relief from low-carb diets in the past. I'm also on Topamax currently and I'm considering stopping it and going back on the diet the but wanted to give the med a chance first and... (more)

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WyomingDiva 0 · July 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I have used Relpax for migraines with good success. But the less carbs I eat, the less migraines I have.

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by 1159 · about 19 hours ago

Has anyone treated migraines following this diet? If so, how strictly did you follow it, and what did you eat? It looks like I'm down to fresh road kill and cucumbers...and I'm not sure about the cucumbers.

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Sarah_28 0 · July 03, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Molly, I too am a migraineur. I'm 41 and have had them since I was 13. When I was 39, they worsened. I had been long misdiagnosed with sinus headaches because the pain occurs in my forehead, over my eyes. I took so many pills one day (5... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Ive been Primal off and on for about 6 months, fully committing about 5 weeks ago. I cut out all grains, legumes, and sugar including natural sugars(except the small amount in my 85% soy-free dark chocolate). But I wasn't really losing any weight,... (more)

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alzsunrise 0 · June 09, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I got headaches during the "low carb flu" period... they did go away though a migraine sounds much more debilitating...

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by 173 · about 19 hours ago

Firstly, I understand you are not doctors. I plan on scheduling an appointment as soon as I can, but I was just wondering if anyone in the Paleo community had any ideas. Any input is much appreciated. I've had several UTIs in the past year and... (more)

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Beth_5 0 · June 01, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I just thought I would share a positive copper T IUD story. After my first child I had one in for almost 10 years, with little to no side effects. I had it taken out, had my second child and had a new one put back in. My second child is 9 now... (more)

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by 715 · about 19 hours ago

Originally went on paleo to help long standing migraine issues. Lost over 20 lbs so far and quite a few inches. Even before Paleo I was having episodes of heavy spotting between cycles (50 but no menopause yet) so ob/gyn put me on micronized... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM

You may be experiencing the result of estrogen receptors being "woken up" by the progesterone. The effects are not fun, but they usually wear off in a few weeks or less. Is your vitamin D level sufficient? This can make a big difference in... (more)

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by 220 · about 19 hours ago

Hi y'all: I have genital lichen sclerosus and severe migraines. In October, I started a keto diet for my migraines. My migraines didn't get better, but my lichen symptoms were stopped cold, and I hadn't had a flare up in almost 4 months (the... (more)

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by 3946 · about 19 hours ago

Hackers-I finally convinced my 80+ year-old grandma to go gluten-free in an attempt to lower the frequency of her lifelong, debilitating migraines. She went gluten-free and has been eating Paleo in general since December 1st. Well so far, she... (more)

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January 0 · December 22, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Annie, When I first went Paleo (and by default gluten-free), the first month was brutal. I don't know what it was; at the time I assumed it was blood sugar changes, but I don't know. All I know is that I was wretched with migraines, sometimes so... (more)

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by 60 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, I've been Paleo for approx 50 days now, gained weight somehow and get bloated and uncomfortable most of the time. I "went Paleo" because I'm trying to get rid of migranes, and 10 lbs of weight loss would be nice! 27yo Female 30% body fat BMR... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 28, 2011 at 8:26 PM

I just asked a migraine question yesterday, maybe some of the answers will be helpful to you... http://paleohacks.com/questions/73163/what-else-can-i-do-on-my-road-to-a-cure-for-migraines And here is another helpful thread: ... (more)

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by 11099 · about 20 hours ago

I have been getting migraines since I was eighteen and went on the pill. For a long time, I had about one a week. When I started eating a paleo diet, I still got them, but usually only one per month, sometimes skipping a month. I have read through... (more)

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grace 0 · October 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Rogue, I'd second NoGlutenEver's thoughts. Thyroid is underestimated as being a source of many conditions for diseases of Western Civ. Thyroid also works in conjunction with adrenals to control minerals, growth, reproduction and... (more)

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by 11099 · about 20 hours ago

So, I get migraines, usually one every month, usually on day four five or six of my cycle. Many years ago, when I initially cut out grains, starches and sugars, I went from three or four migraines a month to the one. My migraines began when I was... (more)

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Lisa_15 0 · September 09, 2011 at 1:07 AM

I would take a trace mineral supplement such as Nature Sunshine's herbal trace minerals from kelp and alfalfa or a similar type. Trace minerals are so hard to keep up with, even with the healthiest diet. I feel much better after day 3 or 4,... (more)

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by 10502 · about 20 hours ago

One of the greatest things about eating Paleo is the disappearance of migraines that had plagued me since early childhood -- I attribute that to eliminating wheat from my diet. Any other former migraine sufferers out there? BTW I should also... (more)

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JJ 0 · February 17, 2010 at 8:57 PM

I have a client whose migraines have gone from debilitating (and long) to mild (and short). My hope is that her migraines go away completely once she starts eating more meat and fat. I think her adherence to gluten-free is pretty good, but I'm not... (more)

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by 8065 · October 24, 2014 at 4:50 AM

A young woman in my family has intractable migraines, absence seizure disorder, and fibromyalgia. Her doctors told her to stop eating "anything with a face" a while ago, so she's a "vegetarian" who eats tons of pasta, cheese, and JUNK--she... (more)

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captaincaveman 0 · December 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I personally did not feel the effects of removing gluten but I hear its a common phenomenon. Here is a... (more)

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by 100 · October 24, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Hey guys- Here's the backstory: During puberty I got migraines. They went away around age 15/16. They were horrible back then and thankfully they went away. Now, I will very occasionally get a migraine. Up until recently, it only happened when I... (more)

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daz 0 · April 18, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Your coffee comment made me think...could be adrenal/aldosterone related, Give this pupil test a go, to see if you have trouble keeping your pupil constricted under a bright light. The test sounds a bit kooky, but my pupils use to do this a... (more)

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by 252 · October 24, 2014 at 4:23 AM

Hey all, I really need some help with sorting this out, having some odd sensations/symptoms I've been having a tough time wrapping my head around. I started getting a sudden influx of DAILY severe Ocular/visual migraines in march, as well as some... (more)

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Thegiantess_1 0 · December 18, 2012 at 12:47 AM

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by 10 · October 24, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hi everybody... first posting, apologies for the tl;dr crowd I am 34 and have been overweight since 7th grade and my highest weight was approx 310. I have also suffered from debilitating migraines since I was 13 and had strep-induced psoriasis... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 04, 2012 at 6:20 PM

First a quick rant: I've always found it odd that there have to be "breakfast" foods versus "lunch" or "dinner" foods. Food is food. If you like something for lunch or dinner, why can't you eat it in the morning? Okay to your question. If you... (more)

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by 60 · October 23, 2014 at 3:52 AM

i have a non-paleo friend who gets migraines. for whatever reason he seems to think red meat is a trigger for him, so he's cut it out completely. a life with out steak?! i mean really, i feel sorry for the guy. is red meat really related to... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · September 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

He could be senitive to foods which are high in histamines : http://foodallergies.about.com/od/commonfoodallergies/p/histamineintol.htm

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by 252 · October 22, 2014 at 3:56 AM

Hey PaleoHacker's, If anyone is willing to read through this all and help, i don't know, I'll do anything to repay for the advice I'll receive...I've asked a couple questions about a set (rather large set) of symptoms I've been having for a... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Alright, well tbh I've been skinny, stressed and with back problems. I've had eye floaters and auras around signs or what not and a vision doctor told ME that was normal, so idk. If you have a disk problem one of the best things you can do is have... (more)

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by 793 · October 22, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I've gotten migraines since I was 11 (I'm 29 now), but throughout most of my 20s they were infrequent - a few times a month at most. I went mostly paleo (80/20) about a year ago, and saw a dramatic improvement in my migraines - I could go for... (more)

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Steven_5 0 · February 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Not caffeine but I can sympathise with the migraines. The dietary changes made a big difference to mine and I think magnesium supplementation was part of putting an end to them. Coffee, fizzy drinks and 101 other things will affect either... (more)

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by 10502 · October 21, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Just ran into someone else, like me, for whom eating Paleo has "cured*" them of migraines. So question is: 1) If you have suffered from migraines, has eating Paleo stopped their occurrence? 2) If the answer to 1) is yes --- what color are... (more)

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Michelle_8 0 · March 04, 2011 at 1:04 AM

My headaches have went away completely, thus far. I have hazel eyes. Interesting that there are few brown-eyed people responding to this. Perhaps you have a theory that brown-eyed people are not as sensitive to gluten or another component of SAD? (more)

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by 1031 · October 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM

What different food types have been identified as triggers of migraines, either with an immediate response or cumulative over time? Some folks say that caffeine and citrus can be a cause but I suspect that there may be other agents at work such as... (more)

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · January 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Anything that is a vascodilator can have a rebound constricting event which can lead to migrane... caffeine, sugar, chocolate, wine, (the list is long) are all vasodilators, temporarily expanding blood vessels When their effects wear off and... (more)

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