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by 0 · June 03, 2014 at 4:42 PM

I'm tired of people looking at me with disgust or confusion because I do not eat junk like the average American. Aren't you constipated without eating fiber? Aren't your arteries going to clog from using bacon fat to cook? What exactly do you... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 03, 2014 at 4:42 PM

In reply to:"I'm tired of people looking at me with disgust or confusion because I do not eat junk like the average American. Aren't you constipated without eating fiber? Aren't your arteries going to clog from using bacon fat to cook? What... (more)

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by 0 · April 03, 2014 at 1:56 AM

I had digestive problems my whole life. But after losing 50LBS and eating mostly healthy foods and whole grains I had normal stools. I switched to primal to be more healthy and mostly to fix emotional issues like anxiety... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 03, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Probably the fat. Coconut oil is very well known for a laxative effect if consumed in 'large' amounts, which can be as little as a TBSP.

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by 0 · October 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I have been doing mostly paleo for about a year. My problem is I have issues with eating meat. It doesn't make me sick or anything, and it makes me feel energized...when I can actually eat it. I don't know why but I have psychological issues with... (more)

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samc 0 · October 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Sometimes reactions like yours are for a reason. Not saying it is the same but I used to brew beer, lots of it. At some point in 2011 I found I could no longer handle the taste of beer, it just went all bitter on me. Nov 2011 is the last time I... (more)

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by 69 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Been in ketosis since April 1. Last week,I started to notice trouble swallowing. Not bad,but not normal. It was really dry in the back of my throat. Drinking water didn't help... Continues to happen. Then I started to have trouble with my eyes..... (more)

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Susan_29 0 · June 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM

www.lucastafur.com/search/label/ketomyths Found this article that answered my concern about the article I read about ketosis and stomach cancer.. As for my symptoms, going to add vit. C and increase my protein. See if that helps. But I'm carb... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I've recently started paleo. I can't eat eggs scrambled with a bit of coconut oil but I can eat them cooked into paleo waffles. Why? Mt stomach was never sick prior to changes my eating habits slowly over the past 7 months.

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Rob_Lagana 0 · June 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Hi there, what kind of eggs are you using ? Are they free range organic, what does the box say? Have you tried coconut oil in the past? This oil contains MCT which can give people upset stomach if your not use to it. Do you put coconut oil in the... (more)

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by 785 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I've only been eating Paleo for 2 months but wow, the overindulgences the past two days have really given me issues. Anyone else feeling the effects today? I haven't slept well and reflux was back... :(

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Capt__Cave_Man 0 · December 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Try a tablespoon of coconut oil. Melt it and drink it if you find the solid mass a challenge.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hi there, ive been on the Whole30 diet for 10days now and in general its going really well and im sticking to it religiously. However i seem to be getting quite a number of gut issues, mainly cramping about an hour after eating and then i seem to... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Firstly, eat a piece of fruit a day, don't cut all sugars down. Whole30 is not normal Paleo, it's too strict, and it focuses on weight loss rather than general health/maintenance. Secondly, Paleo is not only about what you remove from the diet... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I've been on Paleo diet for 3 months and for past two months have been lightheaded and having trouble digesting. Dry heaves sometimes after lunch, feel the need to burp but can't. I'm thinking that I should cut back even more on meat and go more... (more)

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CD 0 · September 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

The Greek diet follows many of the paleo principals. The primary "bread" that is eaten is sprouted barley loaf and the sprouted, unleavened flat breads. If you are actually sprouting and rolling your own breads, then you can probably continue... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

So I am pretty new to Paleo. & when I started I was doing great, with exercise and crossfit I've lost about 6 pounds of overall body fat in a short amount of time. However, for some WEIRD reason I can NOT stop wanting chocolate. I am not one... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · August 07, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Possibly mental, you may also be craving certain minerals and/or vitamins. Grab a 90% dark chocolate bar and eat it. Lots of good fats, very little sugar. See if this helps to quench the cravings.

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

So here is the thing i have been paleo for over a year now and never been better! Im allergic to dairy and wheat. But now i am in Thailand training @ http://www.tigermuaythai.com/ in Phuket ( i strongly recommend for everyone to try this) My... (more)

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Ryan1HD 0 · July 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Hello! I spent a few months in thailand just a few months ago. I was actually training in Phuket as well, at Rawai Muay Thai camp. A great place (maybe go check it out yourself just to see the competition!). I was in Paleo heaven in thailand.... (more)

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by 1307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/15395/perfect-health-diet-alleges-4-dangers-of-paleo#axzz1xAk7zVcA Since this was from a year ago, I'd like to re-ask the question. Is ZC safe short term? I'm doing it for a week, now I have one more thing to... (more)

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Bloop 0 · June 08, 2012 at 1:58 AM

I have been ZC (essentially, very small deviations now and then mostly consisting of non starchy veggies if I'm eating out) for four years. I'm healthy, strong, funny, smart, and can kick ass!

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I'm a 58 yr old male and summer heat drives me crazy Is there any meds I can take to help? Thyroid? Thanks

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Happy_Now 0 · May 04, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Heat intolerance can be a sign of: vitamin D deficiency lupus MS overactive thyroid B12 deficiency adrenal insufficiency Things that make it worse are caffeine and amphetamines (like diet pills) Talk to your doctor about this, they can do... (more)

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by 1489 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I've always had a slight tendency to having cold hands and feet and if I sit still too long my feet can go numb and my hands sometimes juat randomly go numb throughout the day. But since starting VLC paleo a month ago it seems to have gotten worse... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · April 07, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I've had cold hands and feet for as long as I can remember. Through all my dietary evolutions. Sometimes my fingers would get so numb the only way to warm them up would be warm water. This condition has gotten dramatically better over that past... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

To follow this diet I have already cut a lot of the carbs for sure. The problem I am having is my parents believing in what the doctor says like if it is something that it is a law. I am sure the doctor are still on the concept that carbs is good... (more)

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Dr__Orna_Izakson 0 · March 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM

A growing number of doctors now actively support Paleo or Paleo-like diets. The bottom line is they want the best for you. Do what you can to bring the issue up in the calmest way you can, at a time when they're least stressed and so most disposed... (more)

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by 570 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I currently live in Southwest Iowa and have been living primally for the last couple of years. But I often feel like, sometimes, advice given from other Paleo-subscribers is meant for warm-weather conditions. For instance, I find it pretty... (more)

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Jaych 0 · March 06, 2012 at 5:56 PM

After living four years in Montana, I can tell you how tempting it is to want to hibernate in the winter. The only thing that got me out of the house was the fact that I was carless and had to walk to campus each day and walk the dog three times... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Ok so it's ravenous girl again, little over a month paleo, pretty consistent diet in paleo fashion, after last posted question appetite not quite as bad, only had one un-paleo day. I stepped on a scale recently and I know weight is just A number... (more)

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Christina_7 0 · February 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

You might want to step away from the scale and pick up the measuring tape. Keep a weekly log of your waist/hip/thigh/bicep/wrist/etc. measurements. It may also be hopeful to keep a picture log. At the end of the day weight is weight but it doesn't... (more)

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by 4111 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

With IF fasting I simply can not eat enough to function well during the day. I hypothesis about it more on my blog. http://primallykosher.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/intermittnt-fasting-problem/ However will this cause problems in the long run? (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · February 02, 2012 at 6:29 PM

The fastest way to increase your metabolism while maintaining excellent function is to change the thermal coefficient of the environment you live and work out in. It has the greatest effect on REE. Sadly most people who calculate REE do not even... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Ever since I started working graveyard, I have the most difficult time trying to sleep when I get home and when I do fall asleep, I wake up after 2 hours feeling like I've had 8 hours of sleep and when I try to go back to sleep I'm unable to so I... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 22, 2011 at 3:48 AM

Your best option would be to get off the night shift if at all possible; it's very hazardous to your health. But, I know in these tough economic times jobs aren't raining from the sky and you have to do what you have to do. I would suggest... (more)

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by 33 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

It's been about 72 hours on an all meat diet. My meat intake before wasn't a very high percentage of my diet, and the change has been kind of abrupt. My body is adapting pretty well and I believe I just ran out of my glucose stores. Everything... (more)

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Rose 0 · November 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I think you're probably losing a huge amount of water; this is a normal part of keto-adaptation. Per Phinney and Volek in The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living: Removing most carbs from the diet causes your kidneys to aggressively ... (more)

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by 56596 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Peggy at the Primal Parent says it played a role in her breakup. I would say it definitely has played a role in past breakups, but usually a small one. For example, in one relationship we had both lost a lot of weight together, but then he... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · October 27, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I don't believe eating a paleo diet itself could cause the end of a relationship. There is no reason why two people can't live harmoniously under the same roof while not eating the exact same diet. That said, I think that making a big lifestyle... (more)

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by 61 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Theres no way I can afford to go to seminars or buy the books or really any of that. What am I supposed to do? I need a good structure of foods that I can eat without my stomach cramping and so far that seems like a vegetarian diet centered around... (more)

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Senneth 0 · September 16, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Would you be willing to try gelatin? It is high in protein and might be easier to digest. I recommend great Lake gelatin. Its how I get a higher level of protein since my digestion is so messed up right now.

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by 61 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

At first I thought it was a mental block, because I had pushed being vegetarian for so long, so I had just sorta pushed through each meal, but... I really don't enjoy eating meat, I mean, I love bacon fat and I love eggs (more so the yolks), but... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Look at the Now Food Digestive Enzymes (or something like that). If you were a vegetarian for a significant amount of time, your body could have "forgotten" how to digest meat and you need to slowly retrain it. The protocol is a bit tricky, but... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

I've been on the paleo diet for only one week and seem to have no problems sticking to to. I know a week is nothing. I plan to stick to it for ever if I can and if I loose some weight. However, I've been experiencing severe muscle spasms in the... (more)

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RG73 0 · April 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

It is impossible to tell you anything based on this information. First, what "Paleo" diet are you on? Secondly, have you been doing anything else besides eating? Like, oh, exercising, walking around outside, moving your limbs about, make any... (more)

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by 5002 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Have any problems or unexpected negative consequences manifested after being paleo for a year or more? I've been paleo for 6 months, and I love it. Quick results are part of paleo's appeal. Now, though, I want to be prepared for potential LT... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · March 26, 2011 at 2:23 PM

3 years. My side effects include Vastly improved sports performance Super fast weightloss with no rebound. Never hungry Virtually never sick Perfect skin Major muscle growth Better posture Better sleep Better ability to deal with... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I started paleo three month ago and until now i haven't had any problems. Before around a week Ii started having stomach ache an hour after eating breakfast (eggs and meat). Ii decided to stop eating breakfast and there was no pain but the pain... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 11, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Pete's advice about fiber has some validity but more because your body needs to adjust to a change in fiber intake than because there's any essential requirement for fiber. That's one of the myths of mainstream nutrition, I'm afraid. No one ever... (more)