Nutritional Deficiency Questions
When I was a teenager I played soccer and had some problems with my big toes getting inflamed and pussy at the sides of the nails which seemed to happen only in the soccer season. I checked with a doctor who said they were "ingrown" and just to... (more)
My son is ten years old, in excellent health, and eats a real food but not strictly paleo diet *some grains, corn tortillas, cheese, milk. Neolithic Dad isn't supporting the change for anyone but me. My son has had several outbreaks of acne... (more)
I wondered, what if someone just eat avocados, read meat, and sometimes chitterlings or eggs, could it be healthy in a long time? Would it cause a kind of deficiency disease? My take-off were the inuits, who are eating just raw meat and sometimes... (more)
Hi all! So I was diagnosed with celiac disease about 2 years ago. I found paleo about 7 months ago, and aside from a few minor slip-ups during the holidays, I've been paleo since. Supplements: Cod liver oil w/ vitamin D, Vitamin K, 5000 IU Vit... (more)
This is so that I can defend myself when people question my diet. Firstly, what nutrients are they likely to be asking about, and secondly, where am I getting them now? The ones that I've been asked about are calcium and B, but the questioner... (more)
I've been researching this question online for a years but haven't found any answers. I binge on vegetables, yes vegetables. I don't want candy, cake, pie or other sweets. I crave the crunch of cauliflower, radishes, celery and romaine. I... (more)
I have been taking a whole foods multivitamin from thesynergycompany called Multi Vita Herb My problem is when after I take the pill my pee is brighter when I pee. Why is that!? Am I absorbing all the nutrients? What's wrong and what can I do to... (more)
5'4, 160lbs, Female. Workouts are 4-5 days a week with a mix of Crossfit, agility circuits and isometric resistance training. Since going Paleo 6 months ago, I've experimented with several herbs and spices in my cooking. Lately though, I seem to... (more)
I have this new love of eating limes and lemons. To me they taste sweet and I actually eat the citrus and suck out the juice. Is this normal? Does anyone else do this? Do I have some vitamin deficiency? Maybe I'm overlooking this but every around... (more)
My hemoglobin is 12.7 (female) and I think that my athletic performance might be better with a higher hemoglobin (but then again, maybe not?) I gave blood 60 days ago with a 13.7 reading, had a lady cycle, and then hemoglobin was down to 13... (more)
What are some things that you previously viewed as "normal" that you now identify as diet problems, nutritional deficiencies, gluten rage, etc? For example: People who get stomach cramps after they eat. I previously considered this a "normal"... (more)
Hello - I'm 2 months paleo, eating anywhere between 1200-2200 calories a day. 60% fat/20%protein/20% carb. My mainstains are leafy green salads with protein and seeds. I've experienced great results; however, I've had dry skin and peeling lips.... (more)
Hello all, I'm freaking out a little. Ok, I'm full-on panicking. As you may have seen from my previous question on here, I've experienced declining appetite to the point where I have breakfast early and dinner very late. I just am not hungry... (more)
Can someone please explain me why there are (so many) people eating SAD with little to no variation in their diet AND don't have any nutrient deficiencies showing up from their blood test WHILE there are (so many) people eating paleo + taking... (more)
Since I have Parkinson's on both sides (Grandparents) of my family tree, I'd like to get the most complete genetic testing for myself and family members. I have a PPO, so I can self refer, which is great. So, what are the key buzz phrases I need... (more)
I eat somewhere between 4000-5000 calories a day. My weight hovers between 65-69kg and I'm 6ft with not much body fat. I cannot seem to gain weight easily. Should I just multiply my nutritional requirements by 2-2.5? Or are there micronutrients... (more)
If you're just eating real food, and you have the appetitie to eat more of it, then you should be fine. I'd just say keep mixing it up in case some of your food sources aren't as clean as you'd like.
My mom was just told that she has cataracts in both eyes that need to be surgically removed. She's only 57, and has only recently needed reading glasses, eats a mostly Paleo diet(for years), and generally takes extremely good care of herself. She... (more)
One thing I can definitely say has changed since I switched paleo is how much I have to know about the vitamins I need. For example K2, but not just any ol K2 it has to be mf-4 instead of mf-7 or something. This and other vitamins/minerals you... (more)
I got super excited today when I searched Google News today and saw this... "Blame Your Crooked Teeth on Early Farmers" (Wired.com), "For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering" (History.com), and "Wisdom teeth hurt? Blame your ancient... (more)
I hadn't been to the dentist in over 10 years and while my check-up went pretty well--and subsequent cleaning the following week in which the hygenist stated "you do a pretty good job, you can probably wait another year before your next cleaning"... (more)
What ill side-effects would there be if I decided to cut fruit out of my diet completely? I eat about a kilo of mixed fresh vegetables each day, so I have other sources for, say, vitamin C.
None...you're good to go.
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)
I'm currently eating 60-70% paleo (yes, I'm working on upping the percentage). A few days over the last couple of weeks, I am having seriously intense cravings for eggs (specifically, eggs over-easy) - so intense that I just can't seem to get... (more)
I've been following a primal/paleo diet for the last 6 weeks. Lately I've developed an extremely dry mouth. Also my tongue feels like it's burning. I am also developing dandruff. I have tried to increase my water consumption but no matter how much... (more)
I have a friend, very fit individual who changed diet only and now gets lightheaded when standing what nutritional deficiency can cause this? He's low carb lacto paleo
Okay, so my skin has blow up like I have never seen it before. My skin has been especially bad this last month and I thought it was from Aveeno Positively radiant products, but I stopped them a week now, and I am still getting the weirdest spots... (more)
Holy random diagnosis, Batman! All that dysfunction in your diet and it's zinc deficiency? Normalize your eating first, you need a baseline from which to hack your diet.