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by 0 · about 18 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 90 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 5 · about 18 hours ago

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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Joey_9 0 · June 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

It sounds like you may have fructose malabsorption. This would explain your reaction to the bolognese - my guess is that it was full of onion? Often people with fructose issues also struggle with absorption of lactose which would explain your... (more)

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by 2407 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 215 · about 18 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 1042 · about 18 hours ago

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 2407 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 19 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 208 · about 19 hours ago

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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Thomy 0 · July 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

It's important to get all the minerals and vitamins your body uses to remineralize your teeth. Especially vitamin K2, vitamin d, calcium, magnesium. I had exactly the same issue, but eating liver twice a week and supplementing vitamin d resolved... (more)

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by 6229 · about 19 hours ago

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 2407 · about 19 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 19 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 110 · about 19 hours ago

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.

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by 2379 · about 19 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 569 · about 19 hours ago

I am not talking about allergies, but about milder food intolerance. How do people approach this to quantify and measure it? I have read that most serum lab blood tests are useless. Prick tests? Elimination and reintroduction seems to be the... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

An allergy is to a protein, a sensitivity or intolerance is referring to a non-protein food issue. My strongly preferred method to determine these in a body is elimination and reintroduction of potentially offending foods. I've seen wrong... (more)

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by 10653 · about 19 hours ago

A couple days ago, my lower right teeth have started hurting. I think it may be the gums. Either way, it hurts to chew on that side. I don't think it's a cavity; just sensitivity. I've never experienced this before. My meals are very meat-heavy so... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · December 19, 2011 at 11:52 AM

It's possible that you grind your teeth at night. Grinding puts abnormal pressures on your teeth, jaw and gums and can be the culprit behind tooth sensitivity, headaches and facial pain. If you don't wear a night guard, pick up an OTC boil and... (more)

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by 11682 · about 19 hours ago

I've searched on PH, but people here mostly talked about cavities and gum sensitivities. I'm interested in actual tooth sensitivity (sensitive to the touch, hot, or cold). Can Paleo fix these? How exactly?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · November 09, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Weston A. Price (the namesake of the Weston A. Price Foundation) was a dentist by trade and much of his work focuses on the dental health of traditional societies vs "civilized" ones. According to his findings, traditional diets provide the... (more)

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