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by 247 · about 19 hours ago

Hey there! The last few days I had aching tonsils and thought this was because I was sleeing wrong. But today I went from feeling great to extremely sick, cold-like symptoms, dry eyes, aching bones.. Is there anything I can do? I have to... (more)

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by 571 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Olivier 0 · February 13, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Usually, I take 2g VitC and 200mg Zn a day with colds. That always works for me ...

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by 229 · about 19 hours ago

Over christmas break there was a period of about 3-4 days where I pretty much just ate all the junk food I wanted. Including lots of chocolate and non-paleo desserts. Then I was sick for one day. Now my stomach has been bloated ever... (more)

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CD 0 · January 02, 2014 at 8:30 PM

because you were sick and it takes 4-6 days after symptoms resolve themselves before you start feeling normal again.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, Thanks in advance for reading and responding to my question. I'm at a loss. Since having my second child 3 months ago, I've had horrible intestinal/gut issues. I denied them at first, then blamed dairy and decided to cut it out. I... (more)

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Nvor 0 · November 21, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I'm sorry to be a little off topic here but...of course they're gluten free. They're potato chips. =p That said, while I'm sorry that you were in pain I would not suggest going and looking for an answer to a single occurrence, at least not... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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AKH 0 · September 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I had the exact same thing happen to me. At first I would have a small cheat everyday (half a slice of toast, few pieces of chocolate, half a cup of W.W. pasta with my zucchini noodles, etc). This got narrowed down to a cheat 1-2x per week,... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

So hi guys, basically I haven't been sick in FOREVER like, I can't remember the last time I was sick. In the past week, I've contracted two separate (or the same) illness. On Saturday, I had the stomach virus in a really really horrible form. I've... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 09, 2013 at 8:37 PM

As a very cursory, very quick note: It appears on first glance that you may be overtraining. 2-3 times per week is usually a minimum effective dose, and often more work is used as an ineffective means to feel as if more is being done, especially... (more)

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by 5768 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Lazza 0 · August 07, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Of course if you are worried then you should see a doctor. However in my opinion you should take it easy. Take long walks instead of working out. Do yoga. Sometimes recovery from bacterial infections is long, frustrating. Let me give you a... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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staceychev 0 · July 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

You didn't mention your gender. Could you be pregnant? Or, if you are a woman and definitely aren't pregnant, it's possible that your diet is causing your hormonal levels to adjust, giving you nausea at certain points in your cycle. Also, have... (more)

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by 518 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, I am living in Thailand and suffer from celiac. I have been so sick off and on and at the moment going through a bad patch. I have decided to move back to Australia as its too hard here with this illness with lack of Gastro doctors... (more)

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VB 0 · May 13, 2013 at 5:06 AM

Andrea, I wish I knew what to tell you... but my advice is to find a very good doctor. Finding a good doctor is extremely hard since most of them are not adequately trained. No grains period. Low FODMAPS cooked (steamed, boiled)... (more)

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by 813 · about 19 hours ago

I have been stricken with a terrible sickness that has left me severely handicapped when it comes to physical and mental activity. It is still unknown at this time as my blood work, aside from a slightly lowered WBC, is normal indicating a... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I have a suggestion - it might sound crazy but try it - it might help. Try a low-fat low-sugar high-carb high-fiber version of Paleo. It means more vegetables, very few berries, less fat and more tubers. DON"T EVER GIVE UP!!! Oh, and I love to... (more)

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by 389 · about 19 hours ago

Came across this website last week, bought the ingredients and put it together. VERY strong stuff to take on a shot, but it works. I have heard people call this "fire tonic" or something along those lines. Apparently you are supposed to let it... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Nope. Sounds disgusting! Looks like overkill to me. I take 40,000 IUs of D3 at the first glimmer of a virus and haven't been sick in over 3 years.

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Mscott 0 · February 09, 2013 at 2:13 AM

It doesn't really make sense to me to avoid fat when sick. For some it may be hard to digest, but I think for most we can digest it just fine. Furthermore, I think a lot of nutrients found in fatty foods (like vitamin E, vitamin A, and arachidonic... (more)

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by 45 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Elisaar 0 · January 31, 2013 at 5:23 AM

That sounds like fructose malabsorption to me. Pre Paleo you wouldn't notice it too much, but since a lot of Paleo's safe carbs are full of fructose and fructans, you'd start feeling it if you really were fructose intolerant. Squash, sweet... (more)

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by 115 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I tend to believe this, bc it is not unlike what I experienced a few years ago. And paleo made it worse before it made it better. (1) I'm interested to know how you feel without the cream. For me, even 1 tsp of cream a day causes brain fog,... (more)

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by 30 · about 19 hours ago

So, I got sick, it happened. What is the best way eating Paleo when you're sick with the cold or flu? Should you limit carbs, go high protein/high fat/no carbs... What is best if you're going to be inactive? I regularly CrossFit 5-6 times/week,... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

The only aspect where I would eschew Paleo principles is when it comes to medicine. The human brain is a magnificently complex and capable gift from nature. The inventions that arise from our thought processes are further gifts from nature. Don't... (more)

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by 789 · about 19 hours ago

(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?

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Tal 0 · January 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM

ill copy and paste my response from a similar thread, i hope this will help! there are tons and tons of tricks to helping you ward off a cold, or prevent them, the best way for future reference is to have an arsenal ready at the first signs of... (more)

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by 1042 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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CD 0 · November 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

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.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Mead 0 · November 06, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I would look at the specific additives / ingredients in the pie. Are there any specific ingredient differences? If it still looks to be the fat content I would recommend trialing both a high fat diet and low fat diet. Compare how you fel on... (more)

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by 379 · about 19 hours ago

The problem I see with paleo is that once you do it, you can't really go back. Have you ever noticed that after going paleo, you try to eat foods that you used to be fine with, and now they tear you up? Whether it's an upset stomach or a sugar... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 02, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I'm able to have corn chips or even popcorn as treats. It surprises me, but a bowl of buttered popcorn doesn't bother me at all. I also can add some rice as cheap filler to my "kitchen sink" stews that combine leftovers, bones/marrow, veggies,... (more)

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by 87 · about 19 hours ago

Is it best to eat regularly when sick - fat, meat, etc - or should we be focusing our diets on anything specific?

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raydawg 0 · October 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM

There are some really good answers here, sources of Zinc, Vitamin C, probiotics, and bone broth are all beneficial. However, viruses don't much care about that, so those are wonderful as a general guideline to get all the nutrients you need to... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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syrahna 0 · October 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Is it possible that your body is just cranky because of the major shift in your diet? I know that I had carb-related issues until I adapted to be more of a fat burner. I don't put it past our brains and guts to rebel a bit when we make changes.... (more)

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by 1363 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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Jess_13 0 · October 08, 2012 at 10:28 PM

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

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by 130 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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CD 0 · August 24, 2012 at 2:01 PM

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.

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by 609 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, here comes my second question post since becoming Semi-Paleo (I still make the occasional mistake) inn my former diet of oats chickpeas salad and pasta I used to drink lemon juice in the morning then go for a early morning walk then have a... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · August 06, 2012 at 1:53 PM

It's better to eat less frequently than to nibble and graze. Perhaps after eating a breakfast of fat and protein (I hope it's meat) your body is busy digesting and doesn't want any apples right now.

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