I keep reading you should take zinc at the beginning of a cold to shorten the length of it. Well, I feel a cold coming on, starting in my throat as usual, and the only zinc I have is Jarrow's Zinc Balance which has 15mg zinc, 1mg copper. The... (more)
I had been doing VLC paleo (under 30 grams net carbs/day) no nuts, no snacking, IFing, and feeling great. Last night I yielded and had some paleo chocolate mint chip cookies and pineapple and watermelon, (it didn't taste as good as I remembered... (more)
Hi all. I've been on paleo 3 weeks. For the past two weeks, I have zero appetite. The sight or thought of food turns my stomach upside down. Each bite is forced. I don't know what's up. I've read and read about the low carb flu and I just ...I... (more)
you eat lots of protein.... also it's probably ideal to omit the shake all together. maybe the lack of chewing is what is causing the lack of appetite. you get all the fat and protein from drinking the shake, your body doesn't see it coming cus ur... (more)
Let me start out by saying that in May I temporarily moved to Australia for 6 months and was feeling fantastic. Plenty of energy and overall healthy! About 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with strep throat and then 2 days later had to get on a plane... (more)
Hi there...I felt fantastic the first 2 weeks I did Paleo...and now I am super nauseous and feeling awful, distracted, no attention span. Started a week ago, and now into week 2 I've actually been throwing up a little today. I'm averaging about... (more)
We have been eating paleo about 2 years now and our whole family loves it. We are 80-90%ers especially the kids. We do CrossFit and have never looked so healthy in our lives. Problem: this winter I was sick about 3-4 times and this spring I have... (more)
I've developed a sore throat, a bit of a cough/gunged-up chest and general flu-like symptoms over the past couple of days, which I know is down to running too much, copious amounts of exam stress and trying to eat low carb/low calorie whilst not... (more)
Why do I keep getting sick? I supplement with c, d, b complex, probiotics, lysine...I eat super clean. No added sugar, low carb, little fruit, high fat..I Exercise regularly. But I've been sick multiple times this year and even though allergy... (more)
How low carb are you? It's possible that your mucus production has been impacted, leaving you vulnerable to infections. Search for Paul Jaminet's writings on mucin and glycoprotein.
My brother thought he was coming down with a cold and developed swollen glands on the left side of his neck. We are told his means he's fighting off an infection somewhere in his body and there's no specific treatment. Any advice on what he could... (more)
I currently have a cold, and I'm wondering...should I make any changes to my dietary fat intake? I've heard elsewhere that when sick (not just for colds, but for most illnesses), it's a good idea to eat foods that are easy to digest. My... (more)
So I had some Kambocha squash last night and the night before, totaling up to about 1 small squash over the 2 days. Today I feel terrible. I eat VLC, but I know the squash in relatively low carb to the other ones out there. But I do tend to get... (more)
I've been doing strict paleo and no fodmaps for a while now and am still very sick (gas and bloating, constipation, diareaha, nausea (vomiting if I dont take lots of Zofran), lots of abdominal pain, plus automiminue symtoms like severe clubbing of... (more)
(I think I may have jinxed myself answering a question about how fast recovery is when you're paleo lol) Been getting worse by the day, drinking water and resting, would it be that Im doing something wrong?
I got some sort of virus three days ago. I feel good when I wake up, but I feel like crap again every night before going to bed. (Although I do feel less crappy than the night before). What can I do combat this cold as quickly as possible? How... (more)
Hello Everyone, Earlier this week I felt a bit ill, and ultimately ended up craving foods with high salt content (soups, the dreaded Ramen Noodles, chips, etc.). As far back as I can remember, this seems to be a recurring craving whenever I am... (more)
Many electrolytes have a salty taste. Plus salt has a lot of trace minerals in it. Same thing as craving sugar when low energy -- body want cheap bioavailable resources I can use quickly.
I have found that if I have meat pies(steak/mince with and without cheese) I get really sick. Lots of farting and gas and stomach aches in my lower bowel. If I have bread with cheese and ham or corned beef I don't feel any problems except maybe... (more)
Is it best to eat regularly when sick - fat, meat, etc - or should we be focusing our diets on anything specific?
A nutritionist suggested I try a Paleo-type diet to help me with my allergy/sinus problems that I have been suffering with for as long as I can remember. I am a 31 yr old female and I am also trying to lose some weight (about 50 lbs). I don't... (more)
I don't know what could be causing this ill feeling I get in the afternoon. I'll give info about my life so you can see if anything in particular might be causing this. Or if you have experienced this yourself, what caused it, how did you get rid... (more)
Have you had your eyes tested? I work in an office and the other worker here gets horrible headaches if she stares at a computer screen for too long and also feels sick with flushes
Just wondering if working out while fighting a cold / flu is optimal. I strive to workout 5 days a week. Walking/ jogging and weights / pilates are my main staple. Is it better to fight through the sickness to get a workout in (not highly... (more)
I've come down with a whopper of the summer cold that's been circulating in our area and besides bringing a stuffy head, horrible cough and body aches, this little lover brought along cravings for highly processed/high sugar foods (the first... (more)
sugar cravings are not uncommon when sick. sugar is easy for the body to burn for fuel, and in a depleted state the body like easy. Try eating fruit and lowering protein intake.
My doctor recently encouraged me to not consume dairy products for a month and I was mostly successful. 90% of my eczema cleared up so I know at least my skin wasn't liking dairy. But this morning I drank 6-8 ounces of coffee with lots of heavy... (more)
Hello! To begin with I struggle with Acne since I was 17, today I am 23, male. I'm not sick very often, however the four times I've been sick in the last two years I've noticed how my skin change. First time I didn't feel so good in my stomach,... (more)
Hi all. I've got a major grappling competition in 2 days and it seems as though I've caught a virus. Not super bad, but i still have to deal with a sore throat, congestion and general fatigue. Thought about going to the doc and maybe getting some... (more)