My questions pretty much says it all. Since going paleo about a month ago I am hungry all the time, have a lot of saliver in my mouth which is not pleasant, everything tastes like metal. I find I cannot use metal sppons or forks or my food tasts very bad. I am also very cold...
My diet: Suppl vit D, A, Zinc, selenium, C Breakfast: bacon & eggs in CO one day, fruit & nts + bacon the other day snack: nuts & raisins (I knnow not very good but like them and do not want to lose weight) lunch: salad with sardines/ salmon/ parmaham... Dinner: some variation of chicken/beef with veCOetables...usually fried in CO, sometimes sweet patato (once or twice a week) desert: banana or apple baked in CO with cinamon
I have paleo carrot cake or other baked goods once or twice a week
I have not lost weight and don't want to!
what is wrong?
A friend of mine had similar symptoms after eating pine nuts that were poor in quality and not ment for people to eat (Pinus armandii og Pinus massoniana). The metal taste lasted for weeks. The pine nuts were taken off the market by the seller. The nuts were imported from China. This was reported in USA and Europe as well. It seems that these nuts are sometimes mixed with other nuts.
When I had a odd metallic taste in my mouth it urned out my one and only crown had become unsealed on one side resulting in the tooth to start decaying, food was getting in. I only noticed the taste, but probably it had been decaying for a while. Once they removed the crown it was more obvious, gross really, but they saved the tooth and a new crown. Taste completely gone.
At that time I also had all my old fillings removed as well just to be safe.
Don't know if that could be your issue but the mouth is definitely a good indicator that somethings going in.
The other thing that came to mind is too much canned tuna?
A previous thread about metallic taste in the mouth suggests it could be anything from an oral infection to a nightshade allergy. Might want to try an elimination diet and see a GP or dentist to check for problems.
I never had the issue with metallic taste, that is alarming. But I was also cold, hungry and drooling whilst eating low carb paleo. Starch solved the issue and contributed to a near-complete healing of my metabolism (took about a year of moderate-carb, high-fat whole foods eating).