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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

What do you think is best practice for using a standing desk while pregnant. I usually stand about 6 hours a day at my desk and I love it. Just found out I was pregnant and am wondering if I should reduce amount of standing, eliminate my standup... (more)

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BobK 0 · July 20, 2014 at 6:10 PM

As a near lifelong long low back pain suffer and a back surgery success story..... My experience says (along with a number of 'back specialists') that standing is substantially better for back health than sitting all day. Standing puts variable... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

What foods should I eat (more of) during pregnancy to prevent stretchmarks? And is there any supplements I should take?

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SihemA 0 · May 18, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I would also recommend to keep your skin really hydrated so the skin becomes more flexible. Coconut oil is great for hydration! And it smells really nice. :)

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by 30 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, my child is not 15 months and i just got my period back after gradual weaning (though I am still breastfeeding). I have always been small below with a small butt and hips. Offlate I have had alot of weight gain for the first time in my hips... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hi! I am primal-paleo in my second pregnancy and just got the results of my glucose test which showed that I was mildly anemic. Doctor wants me to supplement. Now, I'm pretty floored, given that I eat meat every day, I am an egg yolk vacuum,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 08, 2013 at 3:26 PM

You're a woman who loses a significant amount of iron monthly via normal biological processes, I wouldn't expect you have anything above low-normal serum iron levels. I would think it might improve over the course of your pregnancy (you don't... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I have always been fairly fit and had a flat stomach from exercise combined with a paleo diet. I exercised up until I gave birth and ate healthy. Now that I've had my baby, I have lost all my weight but have this flab/skin on my belly that won't... (more)

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Paleoholic 0 · December 06, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I've found that mixing 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drinking that before every meal helps my stomach break down my food better and eliminates a lot of the bulge in that area. I'm not sure if it would help since yours... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

So my wife just found out she's pregnant. I'd really like to get The Healthy Baby Code from Chris Kresser but after looking at our finances we just don't have the cash. So I was wondering: 1) what other, possibly more affordable, resources... (more)

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Brian_muz 0 · November 22, 2013 at 2:58 AM

Thankyou to you both. Really good advice. I particularly found the WAP article on Vitamin A really useful. Cheers!

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Im a paleo newbie, im almost 2 weeks in but have already dropped 2kg (4.4lb). Which would be awesome except Im 23-24wks pregnant. Im currently 64.5kg (142lb), 164cm (5 ft 4 in). Started out at 60kg (132lb). Should I be worried about this loss?... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 30, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I have been Paleo for 18 months and work out a fair amount, and while the weight loss initially was very welcome, there are times where I feel I just haven't eaten enough and don't need to get any thinner. So I kind of know where you are coming... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I am being forced to get the FLU vaccine this FALL or be forced to wear a mask from now until end of FLU season. I do not believe in the effectiveness of vaccines and am leery of the chemicals they are made up of. I am also pregnant and fear... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · October 21, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Unless you have some sort of allergic reaction to the vaccines themselves I would advise getting them. I believe this is where we draw the line between "natural" and "chemical". You have to realize that a lot of the people that try to discredit... (more)

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by 13 · about 9 hours ago

We are about 99% positive our two year old has whooping cough. Going to the doctor in an hour to find out for sure. We are doing everything we can to make this process easier for him but it looks like it's just one of those things you have to... (more)

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jmp 0 · October 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Notwithstanding my own opinion on vaccines, I am shocked by the rightenousness, condemnation and lack of respect for diverse opinions on vaccines expressed here. In a "paleo" forum, even. There many that live according to the idea that vaccines... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I know that there are two other threads addresses ketosis during pregnancy, but they didn't really get to the info that I need so I figured I'd throw it out there again and add in some additional specifics. I am 25 wks pregnant with my 6th. ... (more)

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by 80 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I am two months into my paleo pregnancy and feeling amazing! No nausea or food aversions, and great energy. When not pregnant, I am very regular after years of constipation- but need a super high dose probiotic to help with that. I also... (more)

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by 720 · about 9 hours ago

so, when I was pregnant I was pretty paleo except for the 1st trimester when I had food aversions and did eat grains, but after that I was pretty clean in my eating, didn't "treat" myself much, exercised when I could but I was pretty tired... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 03, 2013 at 6:44 PM

There are many reasons you might not be losing weight, such as: you???re under too much stress you???re lapsing into Chronic Cardio you???ve reached a healthy homeostasis you're not getting enough sleep you???re eating too little you???re... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

A friend of mine asked about her Post Pregnancy Low Estrogen levels. Her doc wants to put her on an Estrogen cream treatment but she has read some nasty things about that treatment. Anyone advice for diet/lifestyle changes to incorporate that... (more)

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MeghanneR 0 · August 03, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Yikes! It is rather common for the mainstream medical system to just treat the problem not look for a solution. Were these levels tested via blood or saliva? Salivary tests are much more accurate! Has your friend recently lost a lot of baby... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

Long story short - I feel terrible. This has everything to do with diet, I know. I'm 7 weeks pregnant and have been researching Paleo for some time now. Do you think it will be okay to start this lifestyle, even now that I'm pregnant? I'm worried... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 02, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Sure can start, but pregnancy isn't a time to be a fundamentalist about it. Keep in mind that you likely won't want to do high protein/low carb. Fat and starch are good friends for the first trimester. Respect any cravings or aversions you... (more)

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by 260 · about 9 hours ago

I am 29, and recently found out I'm pregnant - around 6 weeks now. I've been following a paleo diet (trying to restrict carbs - including most fruit and grains for a desired 15 lb weight loss) along with cross fit for 4 months. Now that I'm... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:39 AM

My midwives were awesome paleo enthusiasts, and when I was trying to figure out my carb load we settled on a goal of 100-175g. Some days it was more, some days less. I've got a healthy, happy baby snoozin' in a swing right here next to me. ... (more)

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(Let me start by saying I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in a few days, and I have very good, thoughtful high-risk prenatal care.) I'm 18 weeks pregnant, positive for Hashimoto's antibodies, euthyroid with nodules. Any thyroid... (more)

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by 25 · about 9 hours ago

I've only been strictly paleo for about two weeks, a couple of weeks before that I started cutting out processed foods, and refined sugars. That is my paleo history... First question - I am 30 weeks pregnant and a little overweight for my height.... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Eating to satiation is fine, as long as you focus on nutrient-dense foods. You may be Magnesium-deficient--normal when dropping grains & this could be the reason for your lower blood pressure. Try 400-600 mg Magnsium Citate before bed. ... (more)

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by 2029 · about 10 hours ago

Yesterday I found out that I am pregnant! I'm a little over four weeks along (going by last menstrual cycle), and the real kicker for making me think I was was the fact that I woke up feeling like I was coming down with the cold or flu. Headache,... (more)

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Liz_2 0 · December 09, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Congratulations! It's easy to get sick in the first and third trimesters because your body is in an inflammatory state. Your immune system is busy right now making sure the embryo attaches to your vessels (which also creates a wound) to get the... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Hi fellow paleoites :) I started Paleo a few months ago because I was fed up with my 1400 calorie a day diet full of "healthy" whole grains and low fat dairy. I didn't feel too great, and was not seeing the results I was hoping for. I found out... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · December 03, 2012 at 10:09 PM

There are a lot of different approaches to this. Some women forged ahead and claimed that their "perfect paleo" diet is what cured their morning sickness. Some other women would be critical of you if you diverged from the diet for a bit to get... (more)

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by 1626 · about 10 hours ago

Someone I know has the following question for you all... What are some good foods to eat for someone who is pregnant and has severe acid refux? Before I resort to Zantac I want to find out what foods to eat and what to avoid to see if I can cure... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · December 02, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I had this problem big time while I was pregnant. I had to really limit my carbs to mitigate the problem. Also eating more fat really seemed to help.

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Is it advisable to supplement frolic acid in early pregnancy if you are eating a whole foods diet, but not eating the processed grain products that have vitamins added? Not very paleo at the moment, eating alot of grains and dairy due to... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

You want folate, not folic acid http://chriskresser.com/folate-vs-folic-acid edit: and yes, per Matt's comment, tetrahydrofolate/tetrahydrofolic acid are more proper (more)

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by 2825 · about 10 hours ago

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and have a pretty open-minded midwife - however, since both my dad and his dad are type 2 diabetics, she wants me to do the oral glucose tolerance test. I don't have to fast, and I think it's a 1-hour test. The options she... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · October 22, 2012 at 3:38 AM

The glucose tolerance test isn't that useful when on a lower carb diet. But, gestational diabetes can be pretty bad. Ask if you can do other things to show your blood sugar levels are fine. You can buy a glucose monitor for around $10 (and they... (more)

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by 483 · about 10 hours ago

I fell off paleo in a big way at 7wks pregnant when cooking/ cooked food/ meat/ smells/ anything fatty (e.g. oily fish) made me want to barf in a big way. The only thing I could eat for a while was crackers and toast, and basically refined carbs... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · September 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I know it sounds counterintuitive, but all those carbs can actually aggravate and extend morning sickness. At the same time, a super-high fat diet can be tough while the hormones are worked up. I would gradually work your way into a paleo diet.... (more)

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by 35 · about 10 hours ago

I am 10 weeks pregnant and have been suffering with morning sickness for about a month now. I was hoping that being paleo this wouldn't happen to me, but it seems we are not immune! My main concern at the moment is that I have consumed zero fish... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 05, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Congratulations, Rosey! I recommend 1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil to all my pregnant clients who are unable/unwilling to eat fish. Low/no chance of mercury contamination or oxidation. NOW brand is cheap on iherb.com. Here's a blog post that may be... (more)

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by 1567 · about 10 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months now, having lost around 30 pounds on it and being quite happy to avoid junk. Well, the diet must have done some good, because after two years of trying, I'm finally pregnant. I'm about 7 weeks along now and I am... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · August 03, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hey Miriam, You could try this recipe instead of what you're eating now for breakfast: http://www.health-bent.com/pork/paleo-breakfast-casserole With sweet potatoes and no cheese, I think this would be a lot more satiating for you than just... (more)

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