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by 5768 · less than a minute ago

I honestly don't remember the last time I visited a family physician or ingested an antibiotic because most of my common colds, stomach bugs, etc I've been able to work through on my own with time, rest, good food, and some holistic medicines. ... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · April 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Eating right and exercising will only make you less susceptible and better able to fight off infections, both bacterial and viral. A Paleo lifestyle will not cure them. Up until the invention of antibiotics, infections killed a LOT of people. The... (more)

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by 0 · 1 minute ago

I've been paleo for a couple months. About 30 mins ago I stupidly ate 1/3 of a cake which I baked a few weeks ago then stuck in the freezer. It was one of those Betty Crocker box mix things. Made with lots of vegetable oil and conventional eggs.... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · April 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM

This has nothing to do with vegetable oil. You should see a doctor.

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by 5 · 1 minute ago

My mother has been doing the leptin reset faithfully for the last few weeks. Even though she's lost 26 lbs. (she started at over 600 lbs., with a host of chronic issues and a history of yo-yo dieting, which contributed to her getting to be this... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 28, 2012 at 4:09 AM

I'm so sorry Raven! This must be so scary for you. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I'm not trying to argue with you but why do you think she needs to come out of ketosis? I guess I don't see the connection. Anyway it's super easy to... (more)

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by 213 · 2 minutes ago

Hi there. 5'1" female, 107lbs here. I've been low-carb/gluten-free for more than 2 years and I recently discovered paleo and decided to go on a strict paleo diet a few days ago. I cut out rice, fruits, and nuts so I could lose weight. I've... (more)

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Rm_2 0 · March 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Simple food poisoning?

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by 20 · 4 minutes ago

I've had it for about 30 minutes now. it feels like a bit towards fainting or losing consciousness. I feel dizzy, eyes not focusing, brain very spacey, slightly nauseous, sort of asleep and like I'm not really here or awake. Similar to my... (more)

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James_3 0 · February 28, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Dizziness/faintness could be salt or potassium. Remember, Paleo <> low sodium. You go low carb, you're releasing a lot of water, this will end up causing a loss of potassium and sodium, causing low blood pressure. Spaceyness is more along the... (more)

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by 168 · 5 minutes ago

I am on my 4th day of the Paleo Diet. I haven't cheated once and this is a big deal for me...especially considering how much I love bread and cheese. Since I am allergic to wheat and corn, though, and have always ignored it (and feel shittier and... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Fat will help your transition. You eat eating: Breakfast: Eggs - some fat and lower protein Turkey - low fat and high protein Lunch: Chicken breast - low fat and high protein or Flank Steak - low fat (just not as low as fowl) and high... (more)

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by 1448 · 5 minutes ago

I have a 2 year old and a 10 month old. I started Paleo in September and have been 80% to 90% paleo and have not gotten sick since I started. My 2year old gets sick every other week. I used to get sick too when ever he would bring a cold home,... (more)

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jj_2 0 · February 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I'll be blunt, when my son was that age and in daycare he got sick a lot, same thing happens with my friends and co-workers. The kids are still very young immunologically speaking, their immune systems haven't been exposed to a lot of bugs yet,... (more)

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by 1492 · 5 minutes ago

Hi All, I just started CF (I've done 2 Foundations classes). I've been eating Paleo for a year and doing Bikram yoga regularly (about 2x/wk). I stopped doing Bikram a couple weeks before I started CF (I had to save the $$ somehow!!). I look... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · February 08, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Yogi Lemon/Ginger - my favourite! I used to do Bikram, up until a few months ago, and am currently CF + lifting 4 days a week. In my opinion.. you're either sick, ate something bad, or bonked at the box. Please note though that Foundations should... (more)

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by 60 · 7 minutes ago

So i visited my grandparents place after not seeing them for a year. Their pantry is full of chocolates which i had as a child. I ate, ate and ate, 70 % dark chocolate, 40% chocolate, chocolate cake, and dates. Easily 3000 kj * sorry i'm aussie i... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · January 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Drink water. Cease self flagellation. Eat well tomorrow. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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by 1720 · 8 minutes ago

If so, tell us in detail what contributed to your health (other than paleo diet obviously). :-)

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bc4work 0 · December 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Its been great! An unexpected benefit of my lifestyle change has been not getting sick while others close around me are ill almost 4 times a year (or more). I have a special dance I like to taunt them with when they get sick and I don't. I... (more)

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by 248 · 9 minutes ago

I'm starting to get over my sinus infection (I can actually speak again), but now I have a cough that wakes me up multiple times during the night. I supppose the cough could be described as dry. Each time I breathe in, theres a tickling sensation... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · December 05, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Try a humidifier in your bedroom. The higher moisture in the air can help ease a dry cough. If you don't have one you can also close yourself in your bathroom and run your shower really hot until the bathroom fills with steam and breathe in that... (more)

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by 248 · 10 minutes ago

I'm in the middle of a sinus infection right now (coughing, drainage, congestion, etc.) but starting to feel better. I live in Maryland and fly out to Seattle on Thursday. Does anyone have tips or suggestions for me when I fly? I'm hoping I don't... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · December 05, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Not paleo in any way, but I tip I learned from a frequent air traveler is to use oxymetazoline (Afrin) nasal spray 20 to 30 minutes prior to the plane begining its descent. On the way up cabin pressure will drop which will encourage your sinuses... (more)

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by 248 · 10 minutes ago

Help! It started out with a sinus infection and now I have laryngitis. Does anyone have good remedies? I can barely speak and have a presentation this weekend!

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · December 02, 2011 at 5:56 AM

My favorite throat remedy is gargling with apple cider vinegar...straight, or diluted if you find the taste too strong...you can do this a often as you wish, the more the better. This plus plenty of warm beverages and bone broth always clears me... (more)

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by 5768 · 10 minutes ago

My youngest son (1.5 years old) who has been paleo since birth is consistently sick and when I mean consistently I am talking just about every other week. It first started with basic congestion and then he began to get ear infections. We had... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 01, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I think daycare is a big vector. However, anecdotally, it is said that day care kids are exposed to such a treasure trove of infections when they are young, that they don't get sick as much when they are older. Also, more cold symptoms is... (more)

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by 3690 · 11 minutes ago

So right now, I'm battling a cold (rare sight, indeed, on Paleo foods...) and have an insatiable appetite. I'm listening to my body and eating Paleo foods until satisfaction (not totally jam-packed), but am eating ridiculous amounts...Is this... (more)

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AuH2Ogirl 0 · November 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Well, a little bit different here because I had the flu last week (sans fever, so that may be it) and not a cold, but was RAVENOUS for the first couple of days. So I ate and ate and ate good food, supposing my body needed the nutrition to fight... (more)

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by 10 · 11 minutes ago

In the past few days, my stomach has felt off. I went to join my friend for breakfast one morning and I felt nauseous for the first time. It went away but I still felt little instances of it in the next few days. I've also been sensitive lately to... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 06, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Sounds like you're sick, which can happen on any diet, including a paleo one. Despite being totally awesome, a paleo diet will not prevent you from ever getting sick or dying.

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by 453 · 13 minutes ago

Pretty straightforward ??? I'm assuming most paleofriends don't huff Afrin and sudafed, but what do you do? Tea? Nettypots? Beef?

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Thumper 0 · October 08, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Neti Pot is awesome (a little weird to get used to - but it really works like a charm) I make a big pot of chicken soup (I go the asian grocery store and buy a couple of chicken carcasses and boil the bejesus out of them and add loads of garlic,... (more)

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by 4295 · 14 minutes ago

I've just done 34 days of a whole30/ very strict paleo with no cheats - and I felt absolutely wonderful for it. I've just had my first non strict food - four squares of organic 85% chocolate - and I felt sick almost instantly. And I still feel... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · December 19, 2011 at 2:01 AM

I've had reactions (diarrhea) to both Lindt and Chocolove dark chocolate, but not to Endangered Species dark chocolate, which is certified gluten-free under 5ppm. Lindt is thankfully explicit on their website about the gluten risk: other... (more)

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by 45 · 16 minutes ago

I'm F 27 140lbs, active. I've been low carb for almoust 2 years off and on but on average no higher than 80-100g. 2 mths ago I decieded to go Paleo. I really like the concept and it just made sense. I wanted something that could be more of a... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Your symptoms sound like you caught a virus. How's your vitamin D level?

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by 1585 · 17 minutes ago

I was in Ketosis for bit of time, then I dropped out of it for maybe 3 days while having a few drinks and about 3 bites of candy. What I mean by few drinks is one Baileys and milk a day over a three day period, making 3 drinks in whole and 3 bites... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 05, 2011 at 3:39 PM

I think it's probable that dipping in and out of (deep) ketosis is suboptimal. Stephan Phinney, whose research focuses on ketogenic diets, says adaptation to deep ketosis can take three weeks or longer: Adaptation The most obvious of... (more)

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by 1169 · 20 minutes ago

I drink a can of coconutmil kevery day. I think it is an easy way to get my calories as well as it tastes very good. But I often feel a little sick after eating it. Should I still eat it and ignore the sick feeling afterwards?, maybe my stomack... (more)

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ben61820 0 · June 09, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I don't mean to sound brisk but if consuming something makes you feel not well, wouldnt that most likely be a reason not to consume it? There's nothing on the earth that everyone must eat. Skip the coconut milk and just eat/drink something else.... (more)

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by 2949 · 22 minutes ago

I made a grass-fed local steak and some veggies tonight for dinner. I put the steak in the fridge last night to defrost, and today when I pulled it out it wasn't completely soft but it wasn't frozen or hard in the middle, just thawing still (I... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Sorry to hear about your illness. I got food poisoning on New Year's Eve from some bad shrimp and boy did it suck. In my experience, food poisoning sets in about 6-12 hours after eating, i.e. when the food is in the intestines. Immediately... (more)

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by 589 · 22 minutes ago

I've noticed that certain non-paleo foods have specific effects on my body. I was wanting to compile a list of these, so that when I encounter certain symptoms, I know what exactly is harming me. For example: When I eat too much sugar... (more)

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Inette 0 · May 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

When I eat anything with a high sugar content I get an instant headache and get a little cranky a while later. If it is close to bed time i don't sleep well and that affects the whole next day. When I eat gluten my belly gets bloated and my... (more)

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by 580 · 22 minutes ago

Hey guys. This isn't really a request for any major hacking, just a general wondering, as I was stunned on the scale this morning! I posted a couple of questions here to support my newly-adopted IF:ing, being the unsure-and-optimizing nutritional... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · July 02, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Some weight was probably water retention from more glycogen. Each gram of glycogen holds 3 grams of water. You for sure lost some lean mass and fat too. I've tried IF and might be good for longevity but in my experience it's not good for... (more)

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by 1502 · 24 minutes ago

I'm laying in bed with a flu-like virus and, after 36 hours of no food am starting to regain a little appetite. Trouble is I dont know what to eat. In pre-paleo days i would have reached for saltines and ginger ale, maybe a piece of soft bread.... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM

broth for everything, you can mix in some canned pumpkin and eggs to make a more substantial soup depending on how you feel. bananas applesauce and other fruit purees for stomach aches

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