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by 0 · July 06, 2014 at 8:49 PM

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 90 · May 05, 2014 at 10:56 PM

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 0 · January 19, 2014 at 1:46 AM

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 3277 · November 18, 2013 at 2:42 AM

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 742 · September 06, 2013 at 6:22 AM

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 1329 · July 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM

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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by 5 · June 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Hello! So I'm new to the Paleo/Primal (mostly following the Primal Blueprint book) lifestyle and have only been at it for a few weeks. I started a complete dietary change about a month ago when I decided to go wheat/gluten free after stumbling... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · June 20, 2013 at 9:37 AM

I can relate to this, and can only really give you my personal experience, rather than a scientific explanation of why this happens, but: Potatoes and rice are generally ok, or good even. AVOID PUFA (particularly n-6), they are the devil - there... (more)

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by 2401 · June 18, 2013 at 4:45 PM

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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raydawg 0 · June 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I'd add to the above, doing intermittent fasting, and then on the days you do work, work out fasted, and don't have a post workout meal for about an hour, and follow that by a high carb, high protein meal, as per Art De Vany. Both IF, and not... (more)

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by 2611 · May 18, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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 · May 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

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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elf27 0 · May 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Hi Jason, are you aware of the perfect health diet? it's a twist on paleo, in that it focuses on getting better health, and focuses on vitamin and mineral deficiencies as the source of many problems, calls for eating beef, lamb, shellfish and... (more)

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by 3608 · March 03, 2013 at 2:14 AM

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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RK 0 · March 03, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Reminds me of this article: http://chriskresser.com/theres-more-to-health-than-food-and-theres-more-to-life-than-health However, I would bet that the increase in low-level physical activity plays a huge role. (Think of Primal Blueprint's... (more)

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by 10 · February 24, 2013 at 2:14 PM

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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coffeesnob 0 · February 24, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Same here. My tolerance has gone down. It's sad. I think it has more to do with not consuming alcohol as frequently as I did before in my pre-Paleo days. It may also have something to do with aging... I have become more sensitive to wine as well.... (more)

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by 10 · February 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I've what appears to be an allergy/sensitivity to many foods. I'm still not entirely sure what it is I'm allergic to, but I've had success in reducing symptoms by avoiding the below foods or loading up on anti-histamines and ibuprofen right... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · January 22, 2013 at 5:32 PM

You might want to consider histamine intolerance (especially since you mentioned that anti-histamines provided some level of relief) While researching similar issues to you, I saved my web clippings in this evernote notebook, which I made... (more)

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by 215 · January 07, 2013 at 1:46 AM

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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Jime 0 · January 07, 2013 at 1:46 AM

When I have pasteurized dairy I too feel lightheaded, dizzy and with mental fog. I don't get that with raw milk and organic goat cheese, though, those are the only sources of dairy I eat. I would suggest that if you cannot find raw dairy in your... (more)

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by 0 · December 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I am having sensitive skin on my palms and fingers of both hand and foot .The difficulty is that when I am consistent with water for more than a minute the outer layer of skin starts getting teared from the rest and gets extremely dry.Can I know... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · December 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I react similarly when washing dishes without gloves, swimming, or showering with hot water because of eczema on my fingers and elbows. I keep it at bay with pure lanolin. Prior to caring what when on and in my body, I used a steroid cream from... (more)

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by 1012 · November 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Since September I have gradually been shifting my lifestyle to Paleo. This past month, I have been very dedicated. I have dropped 5 pounds in the last two weeks, my joints do not hurt as much, and my digestion has improved. However, I've noticed... (more)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

There was a similar question a few months ago, I cannot find it now. It seems like going low carb can reduce the viscosity of your blood. So your extremities will get colder while your core may feel warmer. Is this what you are feeling?

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by 2401 · September 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Straightforward question. Ideas? Research?

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thhq 0 · September 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I think of insulin sensitivity in a broader context than hours. When I was insulin resistant, my blood sugar was 200 and would not go down with fasting on two repeated blood tests. It was a chronic condition that took years to develop. If you want... (more)

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by 5 · September 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

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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VB 0 · September 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I really do not know what your skin condition is. It does not look like eczema, but I am not a doctor so I do not really know. If you go to a doctor, he will be able to tell you. Do you think it is somehow connected to your diet? I think you... (more)

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by 2401 · April 03, 2014 at 6:24 AM

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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paleot 0 · April 03, 2014 at 5:58 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21325105 "Our results indicate that administration of antioxidants during strenuous endurance training has no effect on the training-induced increase in insulin sensitivity in healthy individuals." ... (more)

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by 25 · August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

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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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Sounds like gluten/grain sensitivity to me.

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by 208 · July 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM

It's almost as if it's become more sensitive since going paleo. It's at it's worst when I am brushing them, it's not usually a problem when I'm eating. Have you, or do you experience an issue with sensitive teeth?

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KD_4 0 · July 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I stopped using toothpaste at around the same time I changed to a more paleo diet, and I no longer have sensitive teeth. They used to be very sensitive to cold and sweet -- not so much to hot. I use baking soda: wet the brush and then dip it in... (more)

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by 6218 · June 08, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Here's the list so far in no particular order for animals with gluten sensitivity: 1) dogs 2) cats 3) horses! This surprised me partly as horses are herbivores but on the other hand modern gluten grains have far more gluten then ancient ones... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I'd love it if all cows started dying from consumption of grains...

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by 2401 · January 19, 2013 at 5:11 AM

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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Rozi_Days 0 · June 08, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Besides general weight gain, insulin resistance is associated with abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and low HDL ("good cholesterol"). These conditions are part of a constellation of problems called metabolic syndrome... (more)

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by 5 · March 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM

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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hemanvt 0 · March 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I guess the big question is can you reduce or even cure this sensitivity by eliminating them for a period of time and actively trying to heal the gut? If so, I would say work on that an slowly introduce the vegetables you enjoy. If not, it's a... (more)

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by 110 · November 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I've been drinking coffee/tea/energy drinks for years and usually have 3 cups of coffee in the morning and 2 cans of Monster Rehab throughout the day. These have no effect on me whatsoever and totals about 800mg of caffeine per day. I want to know... (more)

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August 0 · February 07, 2012 at 8:04 PM

If you want any sort of 'normalization' you have to stop taking in caffeine, probably for at least 30 days, and then reintroduce it in small amounts to see if you've become more sensitive.