So, I have been pretty much 100% Paleo since the beginning of the year. I worked on it a bit during December but cheated quite a bit during the holidays. I am finding that I am hacking up some pretty dark phlegm (not a ton, but more than usual) in the mornings and last night I was pretty congested. I have been around some sick people lately but have not felt sick myself. I do not have a history of nasal congestion prior to going Paleo.
Anyway, my question is this, have other people experienced this when first going Paleo? I thought that maybe my body was doing a detox kind of thing but it has been a month so I thought this might be a little long.
Try some Mucinex to clear out that chest thing you have going before getting full blown bronchitis or pneumonia. If your congested it could = a cold by itself, or the same virus/bacteria you have in your chest. Drink a lot of water and tea with the mucinex. If you have a high fever, seek medical help and a short duration of antibiotics.