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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

16 yo, 5'.5.5", 14% BF. Use to have eating disorder issues, never quit eating but lacked calorie dense food. Was at 93lbs. I have since gained weight and am at 110lbs. I have educated myself on proper nutrition and want a career in it. I cook... (more)

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Baris 0 · June 06, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Hey there @natiann123I had Dr. Justin answer your question on BWR. Your question was answered at (24:40)http://beyondwellnessradio.com/beyond-wellness-radio-episode-4-listener-questions/I know this is super late, but I hope it is helpful. (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I have been following a strict paleo diet for almost 2 months now and my "periods" have been coming every 2ish weeks! Before starting paleo my cycles were anywhere from 28-41 days, last 5-7 days, accompanied with very heavy bleeding, severe... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 27, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Not a lady...... But here are some suggestions. Give the cardio a rest, keep the walking, drop one strength training. That should relieve your struggle to get enough calories. If after dialing back on the exercise you still feel like you;re... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Ok so i am wondering.. i have been Paleo for full 4 weeks now. on Thursday i had about 2 pancakes (tried for first time) made with banana, baking soda etc. I added some Bacon to it as well baked in Ghee butter. As for lunch i finished a left... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hey Ladies, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a much lighter period while being paleo? I have been paleo for about 6 months and most days I practice intermittent fasting. My period lasts about 4 days and I can get away with just... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I also experience a lighter flow. No more cramping! The flow is not tiny, but it's regular now. :D I used to have heavy flow. But I don't know about just using a liner. You don't have to use a pad? I run through those quick; not as quick as... (more)

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by 70 · about 4 hours ago

I understand that plantain juice can benefit sufferers of menorrhagia, is a natural diuretic and can reduce cholesterol. Can anyone who suffers with their periods/bloating/high cholesterol recommend it?

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glib 0 · July 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Do you mean plantain the broad leaf weed or plantain the close relative of banana?

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by 25 · about 4 hours ago

It seems no matter how much water I drink or how much I eat, I never feel full. I'm trying to lose weight, but eat maintenance calories during this time. Even 1,850 calories isn't enough though! What do you guys do to help get rid of this... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I just get chocolate cravings lol and a square of dark chocolate with melted butter cures it right up. I agree with increasing your fat intake during that time. It will help you stay fuller longer. Definitely load up on those veggies. Add spinach... (more)

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by 3 · about 4 hours ago

(ignore my english please, I'm from germany) I am female, 16 years old, at around 120 lbs and 5'6 height. My food and health journey started two years ago (due to my sister being a little too heavy, I myself had no "real" issues) and sadly I... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM

It really is none of my business, but since you posted here you kind of made it everybody's business. For your height, your weight is at the low end of the optimal range. You already have a history of menstrual problems. If you keep trying to be... (more)

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by 60 · about 4 hours ago

I am just wondering how other people deal with really bad junk food cravings during their period? I have been paleo for about a month and just the last few days my cravings feel unmanageable. I wanted to know if other women just go off paleo for a... (more)

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Brenjin 0 · April 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Sleep is very important for controlling food cravings. Make sure you go to sleep at a reasonable hour in a room with as little light as possible.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi At the end of 2011 I lost my period. I suddenly started to feel very bloated, sick and tired and they diagnosed me with Celiac Disease. Beside being on a complete gluten free diet my period did not return. I was told I have hypothalamic... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · May 08, 2013 at 7:41 PM

My experience with losing my period and not being an unhealthy weight or losing weight was that I was exercising 5-8 hours a day training intensely for the Olympic team trials and eating like mad to maintain my weight. The calipers said 20-23%... (more)

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by 164 · about 4 hours ago

I've been ZC for over a month now in an attempt to improve my AI-leaky gut problems. I eat 80/20 fat protein of tallow and beef/lamb and probably 2000-2500 cals a day. I've never felt better and don't really flare up badly anymore. However, I seem... (more)

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August 0 · June 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

If you do decide to drink alcohol, you ought to keep a little carb snack on hand. Two ounces of tequila will drop my blood sugar twenty points. Alcohol, among other things, temporarily stops your liver from putting glucose out in the bloodstream.... (more)

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by 1495 · about 4 hours ago

In general, I'm not the best sleeper. I typically have to wear earplugs and take a little melatonin to be able to sleep. However, the week prior to my period I suffer insomnia (and I'm the kind of person who suffers tremendously with just 1 night... (more)

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KL_1 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM

I have recently found out that I'm in stage 3 adrenal fatigue, which explains many of the sleep/hormonal problems I'm having. I'm now working with a FDN specialist on this. I will look at the hormonal symptom chart posted as I also have a meeting... (more)

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by 50 · about 4 hours ago

I am on day 19 of Paleo. My period started 8 days early and while on the NuvaRing. I am wondering if this is normal. I have lost 5lbs and feel fantastic! I run 5 times a week and practice yoga 3-4 times a week. Thoughts on the early period? (more)

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Bones_1 0 · February 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Totally normal. Your hormonal system changes because you eat a new diet. After a few months when your system has adapted and is in a nice balance, your period will be more regular than ever before.

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by 118 · about 4 hours ago

I didnt count today and ate plenty of healthy paleo foods, and felt great, less stress, and had an even better workout. I for once had ENERGY and ran faster longer and could lift more. I didnt feel like death after my workout, i had energy for the... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Zombers, you will be just fine if you eat carbs and stop counting calories and macros. Eat healthy, don't restrict, and don't over-exercise and you will be fine. I think it's probably more important to figure out why you have been restricting... (more)

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by 164 · about 4 hours ago

I've only been eating meat and vegetables in a autoimmune GAPS-FODMAPS style for about 3 weeks. Before I was eating fruits and nuts GAPS-FODMAPS autoimmune for more than 2 years in an attempt to cure a really leaky gut and other autoimmune issues.... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · February 04, 2013 at 7:17 AM

I had many of your issues, skinny fat, constipation, eczema, etc. I also had severe seasonal allergies. Last month, i did an internal herbal cleansing and now Im doing a candida cleanse in addition to following the Autoimmune Protocol as suggested... (more)

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by 123 · about 4 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 80 · about 4 hours ago

November 7 2011, I started the Paleo diet which was introduced to me from my trainer. This exact time I stopped taking my birth control which I had been on for 5 years. My body, being completely shocked with low carb, and no birth control pill. I... (more)

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Shantess 0 · December 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Hi Chelsea, ahh hormones and the frustration that go along with them. I'm a bit of a self-described expert here ;) I kinda gotta challenge something you said in a reply above: "Im keeping it low carb. It is what works for my body." Is it really... (more)

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by 121 · about 4 hours ago

First off, I apologize if this question isn't specifically about the Paleo diet. I'm a 20 year old female, 109 lbs at 5'1. I've had amennorhea for the past three-ish years, with an intermittent period or two thrown in. I eat low-carb paleo,... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · November 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Are you on the pill or have taken the pill in the last few years? This can throw your cycle out of whack when you come off it... up to 18 months in fact. The biggest concern in long term amenorrhea is estrogen-deficiency which can result in... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I was wondering if other ladies go through the same thing. I have tried Low Carb (anywhere from 0g to 50g) before and after paleo with similar results, i.e. amazing weight loss, easily mantained, great energy, great skin but zero period. It... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm sorry to tell you that this is very common, but not talked about much. Many women have reported disrupted cycles on LC - including this woman right here. You are right to add back in the carbs so please stay the course on that. Do not... (more)

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by 173 · about 5 hours ago

I'm fifteen. I lost my period about a year ago because I lost too much weight unhealthily, and a blood test last year showed that my female hormone levels were too low. I have since gone back up to my regular weight where, in the past, I was... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · October 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Similar situation (although 22 not 15): I don't know any solution, but I would NOT suggest birth control pills. The reason is that birth control pills don't actually give you a period in the same way that your normal cycle would: when they were... (more)

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by 467 · about 5 hours ago

I have an important exam coming up next month and would like it to not coincide with any of the days of my period. My periods have been better since becoming paleo, but still unpleasant and I'm afraid that would get in the way of my concentration.... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Join a sorority whose periods coincide with the dates you would like yours to be on.

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by 173 · about 5 hours ago

Hi there, so my dilemma is this: I'm currently 15. In around July 2012 I severely screwed up my body by eating too little and running too much and I dropped about 20lbs in a very unhealthy manner. Think no fat, very little meat, mostly tofu and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hormones can take a while to re-balance. The body isn't a mechanical system, so the weight you were when you lost your period may not be the same weight you need to be to regain your period. You may need to get your weight/body fat up to... (more)

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by 748 · about 5 hours ago

Okay so I eat a relatively low carb diet. >50 carbs each day. I hadn't gotten my period for nearly 4 months when i stumbled across this article http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-should-i-increase-carb-intake-for-weight-loss/ by Mark's Daily... (more)

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Megan_16 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:50 AM

I seriously doubt the refeed was the cause of your period...as generally the things that affect the timing of your period are going to be things that happen prior to ovulation. Once you ovulate, unless you are pregnant, you'll get your period... (more)

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by 148 · about 5 hours ago

Hopefully I'm not asking a question that is already out there--I looked and couldn't find anything that quite fit my situation. Oh and right off the bat: no, I am definitely, positively, absolutely NOT pregnant. I found out about Paleo a little... (more)

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karmapolicia 0 · August 18, 2012 at 2:15 AM

for me, the higher fat intake actually made my periods heavier and more regular, which is interesting because was and am quite overweight. 60% seems like a good number. when push comes to shove, dietary changes can affect your cycle. i used to... (more)

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by 1418 · about 5 hours ago

This female I know has had irregular menstrual cycles from when she started menstruating. She is 5'5 and weighs 109-ish pounds. Well apparently she has been bleeding for 20 days or more now last month.This is the first time that has ever happened... (more)

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NoBadWaves 0 · July 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I will second her ruling out any more serious issues that I'm ignorant of (like the fibroids suggested above)... but if this is a hormonal issue, herbs can help to tone the endocrine and reproductive systems. I was in the middle of copying it... (more)

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by 871 · about 5 hours ago

Hello All, I'm sorry to be a broken record about this topic (a couple posts recently), just not sure what to do... I have come off the pill and started Bio-identical Progesterone in hopes of cycling naturally...but that was May--now almost end... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Are you getting enough sun and supplementing with vitamin D? And are you making sure that you don't shower for at least 3-4 hours after being in the sun so the D in your skin can be absorbed? Vitamin D is supposed to make a big difference with... (more)

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