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by 188 · September 28, 2013 at 3:58 AM

I've been thinking back to all my visits during adulthood to the doctor or hospital and it dawned on me that most all of them can be traced back to poor dietary choices. Sure I had a minor surgery for an accident or two and some stitches but... (more)

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by 1772 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

These questions seem to pop up with a disturbingly high frequency on this website. It almost seems as though paleohacks is operating in conjunction to a binge eaters anonymous type deal. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't have any sort of... (more)

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Linds 0 · April 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

n=1 paleohacks is a supportive, well educated, empathetic bunch from all walks of life -- if anyone is going to help point people in the right direction of in terms greater nutritional health and well being on an internet forum, I'd like to think... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So first of all I want to say that I realize that no one on the internet can solve my problems and I should really see a professional, but right now i'm on very thin ice and I just really need advice. Basically I guess you could say iv'e fallen... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 06, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Well, you only really have to do a couple of things: 1) Get all of 40+ essential nutrients in sufficient amounts. This is automatically addressed when you eat various whole foods. You eat meats, vegetables, nutritious starches, nuts, and fruit... (more)

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by 4029 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I can't recall the last time I saw a doctor for a general health check up, it might have been over a decade ago when I changed employers and insurance companies. Probably the last time I had my blood lipids tested. No clue what the numbers were... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 31, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Eating paleo and exercising with no signs or symptoms of disease? I would get labs drawn ...... never. Least thats what I'm going with and its worked out pretty well for 15 years or so now :). Actually thats a lie I had to have a pec tendon... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

My insurance covers only one doctor's appointment per year, and I can't decide if I should get tested for celiac (and know once and for all if I actually have celiac or just gluten sensitivity) or get my hormone profiles checked out, because I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 22, 2013 at 5:02 AM

Unless you have been consuming gluten regularly, a Celiac test will be pointless. If you feel better avoiding gluten, why does it even matter??? If you suspect hormonal imbalances, start there, but you'll need to be more specific. There are... (more)

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by 1160 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Over the past few months, whenever I have a particularly iron-heavy meal or series of meals (oysters, beef liver, red meat in general), I'll often have a bowel movement or two with some bright red blood in the bowl. I also get beeturia after... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM

It is never, ever a good thing to have blood in your stool. I would kindly suggest to please go to a doctor and have that checked out, ASAP. The beets are not necessarily related. It could be anything from a fissure to an ulcer to cancer. It could... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

About a year and a half ago I was shoveling snow off a roof. One of the times I was shoveling, I felt like I pulled something in my chest. It hurt. The right side of my chest now has been cracking when I stretch it, and hurts when I move my... (more)

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Gerg 0 · July 09, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I'd at least try the doctor to help figure out what is wrong. Whether you choose to heed his advice or do your own "natural" remedy is up to you once you have a diagnosis.

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Though I've fully embraced my inner 'doctor google', and although I very much appreciate the collective experience and practical suggestions offered here, I'm ready to see a doctor for the following issues. However, I don't know what type of... (more)

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Kris_8 0 · July 03, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Have you considered lyme disease- those symptoms are in-line and it is very common over where you are from. I would suggest in all the testing to request a lyme test, but make sure it is done by a lyme-literate doctor who knows what to look... (more)

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by 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

How do you decipher between orthorexia/anorexia and paranoid schizophrenia?

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Diane_4 0 · June 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I suspect schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa have some kind of link. Years ago I worked with a man who had schizophrenia. His sister had anorexia nervosa and was probably going to die. It was strange how similar their symptoms actually were.

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by 1443 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

What should I do to prevent as much damage as possible, I am also not able to visit a dentist anytime soon as I have no dental insurance. ):

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Sol 0 · June 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM

See a dentist. I know you said that you had no dental insurance but I don't see how waiting is going to help. There are a number of articles on the web on how to temporarily cement a crown back on but some of the articles cite cases where doing... (more)

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by 11571 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

How should we answer questions that may be beyond the level we should be dealing with? How do we know what that level is? (brought on by a particular question, but really applies to a lot of questions I've read here)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Just throw out the first thing that comes to mind, it's pretty silly to look for answers to serious medical questions at "Paleo Hacks," what's next "Hack My Brain Tumor"? People link to photos of their poop for God's sake.

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by 871 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hello Everyone, I am trying so so hard to get my old self back and I really need advice. I went through a hormonal storm with birth control- but since have gone back on and just waiting for things to settle and become normal. My old self is... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · May 10, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Go to the doctor. Insist that this is not normal for you. I looked at your previous question and it really seems like you are going through something. Depression isn't a destination diagnosis and don't let the doctor convince you that it is. It... (more)

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Among my digestive issues, fatigue, poor skin quality and dark circles I have swollen glands in my neck that have been there for years, mostly on the right side, they swell and lessen from time to time Is there any connection here? Should I be... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · May 03, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I hate to ask the obvious, but have you been to a doctor for this problem? If your swollen glands were a new thing I'd first suspect some kind of acute illness (happens to me), but since you say it's been years (coupled with other symptoms), I say... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Hi.... I am 49 yrs. old age. Lately, I have been having a lot of weight gain problems and also when i eat red meat, I am having a lot of tummy aches and I feel like throwing up. I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm not myself. Also I could be... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Go see your doctor.

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by 245 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Two and a half years ago I went to the ER with chest pain (accompanied by sweating, shortness of breath, overall odd feeling). Troponin levels were elevated and I was dx as having a NSTEMI. My heart cath showed no blockage and I've since done a... (more)

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PaleoMD 0 · April 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I'm a Paleo MD and the short answer is that you're not way off base. PE is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions. From the Internet journal of Family Medicine, "the high rate of pulmonary emboli maldiagnosis may be an important... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I started Paleo 3 weeks ago to be more healthy. Generally I had a pretty good diet and lift 4 days a week. I've been having real bad sleep issues for 6-12 months and for last 6 weeks or so have not been able to maintain sleep for longer than... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I assume you are under treatment by a doctor if you are getting a sleep study done? Remember, not everything is caused by diet. You should make sure your doctor checks your thyroid too. Also, you might want to try seeing a therapist. There is an... (more)

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by 110 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I'm a 15 yr old guy. I've been paleo for about 1 or 2 years. Before that I was on the standard industrial diet, but I wasn't fat. I reckon now I'm pretty healthy, except that I feel tired all the time. I also have this brain fog that I can't get... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · April 06, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Q1: Are you eating enough food? At 15 you're still growing. You need a lot more calories than someone who's 38 and sedentary and trying to lose weight. Paleo food can be very satiating...perhaps too satiating. Try putting everything you eat... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I've been paleo for a couple months. About 30 mins ago I stupidly ate 1/3 of a cake which I baked a few weeks ago then stuck in the freezer. It was one of those Betty Crocker box mix things. Made with lots of vegetable oil and conventional eggs.... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · April 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM

This has nothing to do with vegetable oil. You should see a doctor.

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by 368 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hey, I am new to paleo, just about a week or so. I have noticed, what may be a disturbing change in my bowel movements. 1. I hardly go anymore, and there isn't much when I do (I have heard this is normal so I am not really concerned). What I am... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 04, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Sounds normal to me while your body is adjusting. Add a bit more fat, make sure you are hydrated and take 200-400 mg Magnsium Citrate before bed to help avoid constipation.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I'm starting a new relationship and just found out he has a shellfish allergy! I am a shrimp and crab lover! Can I eat she'll fish at all? Does anyone know how long it could stay in my system? Help!!!!

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Well, the good news is that most relationships don't last. I predict you'll be back to eating shrimp and crab in no time! In the mean time, would imitation crab be of any help? For some weird demented reason, this question made me think of Kip... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

My mother has been doing the leptin reset faithfully for the last few weeks. Even though she's lost 26 lbs. (she started at over 600 lbs., with a host of chronic issues and a history of yo-yo dieting, which contributed to her getting to be this... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 28, 2012 at 4:09 AM

I'm so sorry Raven! This must be so scary for you. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I'm not trying to argue with you but why do you think she needs to come out of ketosis? I guess I don't see the connection. Anyway it's super easy to... (more)

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by 871 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hello, I am a bit concerned, I went off the birth control pill in January after being on for about 10 years. I know that it is normal for your body to take a while to begin menstruating on its own, so i am wondering if it is normal... I havent... (more)

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HA 0 · March 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

how much do you weigh? You mentioned weight loss, and sometimes when body fat gets low, menstruation stops.

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by 5509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I've read so many posts on here about people overcoming binging after being paleo. I read them with a feverish hope that I too, could overcome this horrible monster. The problem is that many people here who binge say that they craved something,... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 26, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Hello Sunny Beaches, Plan your meals in advance. Eat a large breakfast and lunch. Low or no carbs in either. Then have a large dinner with carbs. Go to bed early (Before 10 PM). Grehlin levels build as the night goes on. Example of grehlin... (more)

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by 156 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

My lymphocyte count has been depressed for at least the last couple years. So far no cause has been discovered. The main evaluation I've had done is screening for lupus and Hughes' syndrome (various antibodies, CRP, ESR, lupus anticoagulant),... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 01, 2012 at 4:16 AM

As far as immune system physicians go, there are several types depending on the problem: allergy/immunology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, and some internal medicine specialists. Because you are concerned about lymphocytes, I would say the... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Crestor prescription runs out Friday. The earliest I can see my doctor for a refill is Monday. I was going to "get his advice" about going off Crestor for another few days, and then take a blood test (been 99% paleo for 40 days). That would be... (more)

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Kim_7 0 · March 20, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I always get a bit worried when I see questions like this. Your doctor knows your medical history and would know of any potential harm from stopping cold turkey. I would see my physician first. There's some advice from a physician at this link:... (more)