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by 247 · about 17 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 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

I had about 3/4 tsp of sole this morning before my workout. I felt fine for the next few hours. I did have a rather salty lunch (broccoli with tamari), but it's common for me to eat a lot of salt. I've stayed very hydrated and had nearly 100 oz... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 03, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Broccoli and tamari? Take two steaks and call me in the morning.

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by 229 · about 17 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 229 · about 17 hours ago

My last question was answered, but that raised another. What do you think is the reasoning behind this. When I was sick for 1 day, I was bloated and if I relaxed my gut that's when I had to vomit; because it felt terrible when I actively... (more)

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daz 0 · January 03, 2014 at 3:21 AM

just guessing... possibly some sort of interaction with the vagus nerve which supplies nerves to the stomach & also passes through the diaphragm (through the same hole as the esophagus, the esophageal hiatus). (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 5 · about 17 hours ago

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)

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Allison_10 0 · August 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM

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)

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by 0 · about 17 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 5 · about 18 hours ago

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)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · May 01, 2013 at 8:34 AM

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.

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by 803 · about 18 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 18 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 45 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 1363 · about 18 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 193 · about 18 hours ago

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)

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miked_2 0 · September 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I stop everything anytime I'm sick (with is crazy rare with paleo now!). I want my immune system to have all the resources it can get, and working out takes energy from that. Sleep is the most important thing you can do when you're sick. Use... (more)

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by 130 · about 18 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 1804 · about 18 hours ago

My stepson seems to get sick a lot. It always happens the day or day after we get him from his mom's house (not paleo). The poor kid will start throwing up in the morning and not stop until 3-4pm. This has happened 4 times in the past two years.... (more)

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julianne 0 · July 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

This is a pretty strong reaction to food. Throwing up is not a healthy response. I'd suggest getting his tested for food sensitivities or figure out what he is reacting to. No-one should be feeding a kid food that makes him throw up for hours the... (more)

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by 105 · about 18 hours ago

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)

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kris_7 0 · July 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I would suggest waiting a few days- go dairy free again- and then try it again but this time with organic heavy cream and see the reaction you have then- there may be a difference in how you feel- Restaurants do not use full heavy cream- they use... (more)

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by 431 · about 18 hours ago

So, I'm freaking out a bit because I can't figure out what's wrong with me- I thought it was food poisoning, so I ate just meat after recovering for a few days and then made bone broth and took some probiotics, did a brief 24 hour broth fast...but... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 15, 2012 at 8:45 PM

There's a difference between taking something as a treatment or for prevention. You're sick. Don't forgo useful medical treatment. Paleo is not anti-medicine.

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