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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I'm an 18 year old active female student and have been mostly paleo (exceptions of potatoes, quinoa, and some legumes) for about one year. I've felt amazing, better than I knew was possible. However, since I'm young and have a fast metabolism... (more)

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CD 0 · July 06, 2014 at 8:49 PM

When you stop eating things (like wheat for example) your body down regulates certain digestive enzymes. This causes digestive stress when you suddenly reintroduce it.

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I have been looking for a solution, but I can't find anything online to help him. If I defrost some meat and then decide I don't want to cook it yet and refreeze it, when I defrost it again and cook it, it makes him sick. Same with defrosting... (more)

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rsdfc 0 · January 18, 2014 at 12:26 AM

This happens to me as well. And I just want to say "psychosomatic" is bullshit. No offense to anyone who suggested that. But that's what I think of that concept. Psychosomatic is a term used when science has no idea what is going on likely... (more)

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by 3280 · about 22 hours ago

Can you "sensitize" yourself to gluten by strictly avoiding it for a period of time? I guess this is where people will say things like you shouldn't periodically smoke cigarettes just so your body is used to them. However, I have a very... (more)

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Peachfoo 0 · November 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Hey, as a family we were strictly gluten free for about 3 months as there was a possibility my daughter was celiac. Thankfully she is not and so we are more relaxed now but there has been no adverse reactions from the period of abstinence... (more)

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by 752 · about 22 hours ago

I apologize in advance if this is a previously asked question. I tried searching here on Paleohacks for MCS, chemical sensitivities, etc. but wasn't able to locate any similar posts. I also haven't been able to find much in the way of blog posts... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 23, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Don't know. My issues with triggers are better but not gone. I still get headaches, wheezing, and coughing with triggers, but haven't had a full scale lung exacerbation since eliminating grains. I'd love it to just go away, but I'll take the... (more)

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by 2407 · about 22 hours ago

So, was hoping to start a list of all known supplements, foods, activities, and techniques to increases insulin sensitivity. Fire away.

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thhq 0 · June 17, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Last year my insulin resistance (LPIR) was extremely low. Possible causes: -healthy weight, constant within 5 lbs. -high seafood diet, especially high in clams and oysters. -daily exercise, averaging 3 hours/day walking or biking. -daily... (more)

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by 2626 · about 22 hours ago

I just did a month-long gluten fast followed by a series of double-blind exposures, and the result seems to be that stopping or starting gluten has no effect on my mood, energy, cognition, or physical health. But lately I've seen some people... (more)

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rht 0 · May 18, 2013 at 3:00 AM

I think testing them separately will work unless you are concerned about the "opiod" type effects of gluten and casein. This is a dose related response rather than a true intolerance. The Failsafe diet suggests 2 weeks for both gluten and casein... (more)

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by 94 · about 22 hours ago

Hi there, Before discussing the joint pain, here's a quick background. I was/am the definition of morbidly obese. I was 282 pounds at the start and 5'10. I also had severe IBS and chronic acid reflux. Additionally, I had suffered from viral... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Here is an excerpt from a blog I wrote that may help you understand why this happens. "Another byproduct is acetaldehyde and it is related to formaldehyde this disrupts collagen production, fatty acid oxidation and blocks normal nerve... (more)

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by 3690 · about 22 hours ago

So, I've been in Taiwan for two weeks and because of travels (and my conscious desire to use this special time to test a reintroduction of gluten), I've found out that I don't react at all to gluten. Prior to these travels, I had been strictly... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 03, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Are you sure that the wheat they have in Taiwan is the same as the franken-wheat they have in the US? There's a reason why there are 3 out of 100 celiac in the US, and only 1 in 1750 in Greece, for example: different wheat. I'm a celiac, and the... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

Hello Everyone. I started eating a Paleo diet four weeks ago after reading about it online and becoming curious to try. I am actually very proud of myself for removing refined sugars, refined carbohydrates, gluten, food additives and... (more)

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CD 0 · February 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Yes, mostly because I am lower carb than I used to be. Starchy carbs slow the absorption of alcohol. Not or me other than I am no longer taking daily medication to treat the symptoms.

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by 215 · about 22 hours ago

I've noticed hat I am a lot more sensitive to certain foods since cutting out grains- like i feel sick to my stomach if I eat bread or a bite of someones burger.. But lately I have had a big problem with milk. I have always been lactose... (more)

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Michelle_33 0 · January 06, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I feel exactly like what you just described, "horrible lightheaded, dizzy, out of body feeling I've been getting lately. I also seem to have this kind of buzzing in my ears", when my blood sugar drops. I take a shot glass of maple syrup and it... (more)

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by 2407 · about 22 hours ago

Straightforward question. Ideas? Research?

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miked_2 0 · September 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Listen to the section here about carb backloading: http://robbwolf.com/2012/08/28/carb-backloading-episode-147/ Basically, the deal is that you become more insulin resistant as the day goes on and if you time your workouts and carb refeeds at... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

I have no symptoms such as abdominal discomfort or malnutrition but skin problems. Here are Pics: http://i.imgur.com/XToFi.jpg http://i.imgur.com/J6I9a.jpg What do you think it is (eczema? keratosis pilaris? ? Is it related to gluten? I... (more)

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Soporificat 0 · September 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

You can be gluten intolerant (meaning you are having an auto-immune reaction to gluten) without any intestinal/stomach issues at all. For example, if I eat gluten I feel just fine, until 24 hours later when my arthritis flairs up and I start... (more)

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by 2407 · about 22 hours ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19433800/ As we know, exercise increases insulin sensitivity. This study says vitamin C and antioxidants negate that effect. Apparently it shuts down the benefits of autophagy... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Yeah, this is pretty well known in the exercise community. Antioxidents blunt the hormetic stressor that exercise provides so you actually don't get the benefits from the exercise. Even ibuprofin PWO will limit the benefit you get from the... (more)

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by 25 · about 23 hours ago

Started a Whole30 today, I have crohn's. However, last week I was at a party and had some food I shouldn't have had. I had a few trips to the toilet/migraines/was feeling ill for a while which was expected. One other thing I've noticed is that... (more)

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Malia_ 0 · August 26, 2012 at 3:54 PM

This is a classic glutening symptom I have seen countless time googling my on "glutening" symptoms. I guess it's just our incentive to distance ourselves from foods which make us feel yukky in this way. It affects everyone differently but skin... (more)

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by 2407 · about 23 hours ago

I've read in several posts here that in ketosis, the muscles become insulin resistant to spare glucose for the brain. I've also read that prolonged ketogenic diets increase insulin resistance. I've also read that such diets are good for... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 08, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Low-carbohydrate diets generally help reduce the harmful form of insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes, abdominal obesity and PCOS. However, a very low carb intake can also induce a non-harmful and reversible form of insulin... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I love my vehetables but they do not love me... well that is the broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and other stuff high in salicylates. I get joint pain and blisters from them. have done a full elimination diet and salicylates are some of my... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · March 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I don't see why you would need to include those things anyway, plenty of other dietary fish in the paleo sea.

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by 2379 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, since olive oil, coconut oil, almonds etc. give me diarrhea, I thought about having a salicylate sensitivity. Red palm oil seems to be a decent substitude for coconut oil (due to MCTs) but I'm really unsure about how much salicylate it... (more)

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ddibwynt 0 · December 15, 2011 at 8:20 AM

I am salicylate sensitive and have had the usual negative reaction to palm oil shortening, sadly. Just anecdotal evidence as I haven't been able to find any info about palm oil in particular either. Nuts all seem pretty high in... (more)

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by 341 · about 23 hours ago

I have been trying to understand the possible ill effects of Tannins, but having some trouble pinning down "typical" symptoms. It seems like there isn't a ton of information online... Aside from a concentration of info on Tannins and headaches/... (more)

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Alex_7 0 · August 23, 2011 at 1:19 AM

I broke out my copy of On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee (amazing book for food nerds) to see what other comonalities coffee and chocolate might have apart from tannins. They both contain alkaloids, which are a type of plant toxin. Chocolate... (more)

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by 1055 · about 23 hours ago

I'm sure MSG was something I regularly consumed on previous SAD diet without noticeable effects. A couple months ago (after being paleo for 8 weeks) i went to a chinese buffet and had some shrimp and sauce - after we left I had mild symptoms -... (more)

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HeleneLohr 0 · June 21, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Yep- msg causes me to slur my words and have most of the symptoms of being drunk without the fun. Interesting short article here: http://www.truthinlabeling.org/I.AreYouSensitive.html I haven't had a chance to follow this up thoroughly and read... (more)

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by 73 · about 23 hours ago

What is the sensitivity people have with red meat? I occasionally hear people say they were 'having health problems so they cut out red meat' or that they 'ony eat fish or chicken but no red meat'. Does anyone know the science behind this?

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · May 17, 2011 at 11:09 PM

It's mostly pseudoscience. For decades, epidemiologists lumped red meat in with processed meats like sugar-cured meats and other industrially processed meats with lots of toxins. This category often came up as health-impairing. Only in recent... (more)

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by 5232 · about 23 hours ago

There's all the classic food sensitivities: wheat, legumes, and dairy. Cordain would also throw eggs into that mix. My assumption has been that I have those three for sure (I didn't assume cheese and peanut butter at first but then my body... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · March 21, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Ignorant Medical Professionals really twist my gut, does that count? Grain fed heavy cream causes a tightness in my throat, raw grassfed cream does not. Larger quantities of corn will cause gastrointestinal distress as well.

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by 2081 · about 23 hours ago

I have recently cut out dairy to see if that will help my chronic nasal congestion/drip. So far, it seems to be slowly clearing up. I'm going to miss cheese (I make one helluva primal lasagna using spaghetti squash), although I've found coconut... (more)

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qualia 0 · March 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

yes, but to a much lesser degree. the same is true for buffalo milk products. i would estimate the adverse effects (in my case: joint pain, bowel inflammation and the typical exorphin effects) to maybe be 1/4 of those of cow milk. so, after... (more)

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by 60 · about 23 hours ago

While on a paleo or primal regimen, has anyone noticed an increased sensitivity to weight/fat gain from falling off the wagon for maybe a few days (compared with not being on any sort of paleo or primal diet to begin with)?

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Paleo_Dan 0 · November 14, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Remember when you started primal/paleo and you lost a ton of water weight in the first week? You'll see the reverse of that when you fall off the wagon for a few days. It's the result of the increased carb intake. Cut the carbs back to... (more)

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by 90 · October 19, 2014 at 4:23 AM

I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee (Coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil) almost everyday for some time now, and I have been noticing small bumps on the back of my arms and back that show after I drink it, or other foods that I... (more)

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Desmond 0 · May 05, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Using the Whole30 ideology...remove the food for 30 days then bring back in. You have to keep your diet very strict with this to determine that the item removed/added is the actual offender. Good luck!

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by 1327 · October 19, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Sometimes I hear talk of improved resiliance through more time on Paleo (ie tolerance levels improve when accidents/cheats happen), but I don't think that's my experience. I think over the few years I have done relaxed Paleo, symptoms during... (more)

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Cass_3 0 · July 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Hey, I was just posting about this a few weeks ago. Before I went Paleo, I could eat a wide variety of foods - including gluten. Granted, everything wasn't exactly perfect which is why I decided to switch to a paleo diet in the first place. I... (more)

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