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by 968 · 7 minutes ago

Hi all, So I went and did the Kokoda track followed by some scuba diving. While I was there it was near impossible to eat well, but we did our best. Not much meat or vegetables which I really missed. I got gardia while walking the track which... (more)

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CD 0 · August 05, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Meat is very hard on the stomach and digestive track. it could be that your body is just worried that more extended effort could cause a relapse. go back slowly. Fish, Shellfish are much easier. Also Bone broth will get you moving. then add... (more)

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by 1187 · 9 minutes ago

I can hear it now... "But since I started Paleo, I never get sick!" Well let's pretend you have! I used to eat one of two things when sick: white rice with soy sauce and raw garlic or toast with cinnamon sugar on it. Mmmm... miss that. Now I... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Broth. It's usually easy to get down, plus it has the added benefit of having lots of nutrients that will help your body heal.

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by 456 · 15 minutes ago

So I've been doing paleo for three weeks and have been doing awesome. Then I caught this horrible virus plaguing my city and now I'm out of commission. I've been coughing, shivering, and going through other nasty business. I am kicking myself for... (more)

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DanielleO812 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:19 AM

I would definitely skip the HFCS crap over the counter. That won't make you feel any better. I agree that bone broth might be a great idea - full of nutrients, and a nice big warm bowl goes down well when you're feeling sick. I would do your... (more)

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by 5768 · 19 minutes 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 15 · 21 minutes ago

I have severely dry/itchy skin for the past few years. Switching to paleo has helped immensely, but sometimes when I take cod liver oil I will get terrible cramps a few hours later and vomit or diarrhea everything out. What am I doing wrong? My... (more)

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Heather_15 0 · April 09, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I take half a teaspoon of Green Pasture's Fermented CLO with pastured butter oil (cinnamon tingle flavored - yum!) about 30 minutes after I wake up in the morning (so I'm fasted). When I first started out with paleo, my dosage was 1 teaspoon a day... (more)

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by 5 · 23 minutes ago

My husband and I just started the Paleo journey almost 2 weeks ago. I feel great but I cheat :) my husband is doing awesome. Strict Paleo from basically a high carb, junk, burger king kind of diet. However, he became sick about 4 days ago. ... (more)

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Jazzbay 0 · March 03, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Or you could see if it continues on Paleo...is it possible he just a stomach bug or food poisoning?

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by 1683 · 25 minutes ago

I have bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler! What do I do?! I really dont want to take the antibiotics....I know they do more harm than good (destroying gut flora/causing resistant bacterias) What about the... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 04, 2012 at 4:13 AM

If I were you, I would use the steroids & inhaler short-term, skip the antibiotics and get your Vitamin D levels up instead. (I have a long-time past history of asthma--totally gone now with high D levels.) I would take 40,000 IUs of Vitamin... (more)

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by 1118 · 27 minutes ago

Hey all :) My husband and I are planning an awesome vacation to Denver this summer. I was reading up on Altitude Sickness just now and one of the suggestions to avoid it is to consume a high carb diet (WHAT?). It also suggests taking Gingko... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Generally you don't need to worry about altitude sickness untl you're higher then 5,000 ft. For me it kicks in at 12,500 and my wife not to 14,000. Most of where you'll be hiking and other activities around Denver will probably be around 9,000 or... (more)

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by 5768 · 29 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 2801 · 31 minutes ago

I am 17 years old, 5'9", 126 lbs. 2 years ago I was very overweight (215 lbs), and decided to lose weight by doing cardio and following a vegetarian (ahem...starvation) diet. I was taking in around 1400-1600 calories for months, and probably got... (more)

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conciliator 0 · November 07, 2011 at 8:28 PM

5'9" and 126 pounds, down 90 pounds. This has nothing to do with paleo. You dieted too long. You are extremely skinny. Signs of dieting too long Crashed testosterone/no libido Cold all the time (low thyroid) Food constantly on your mind... (more)

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by 1816 · 33 minutes ago

We just got back from a trip overseas. Flying with a baby on a long flight is incredibly stressful and difficult, and despite trying to take extra good care of myself, I'm now run down and sick with a brutal head cold. I am taking naps during... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · September 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Here you go, feel better! The spiciest Thai food that I can barely handle while wrapped in a blanket at home on the couch to sweat that bug out Double time Vitamin C A mug of hot water with a smashed piece of ginger, lemon juice, squeeze of... (more)

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by 2399 · about 1 hour ago

I got myself 100% coconut cream from Renuka. I ate it pure, about 30g and now I feel sickness in my stomach, so I'm wondering, how do you eat it ?

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archaea 0 · April 03, 2010 at 5:48 PM

The sickness you feel could be because you are not used to eating coconut products, and 30g of concentrated coconut can be a lot if it's the first time you've tried it. A similar thing happened to me the first time I had coconut milk (half a can... (more)

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by 15 · about 24 hours ago

Had a horrible day and overate to the extreme...I felt sick and just exasperated with my day at work and ended up with a whole order of chicken pad se ew (which I haven't had in years) and two very large peanut butter cookies followed by a... (more)

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iffer 0 · October 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Just get back on again. Recently I went way off the rails and basically ate every carb in sight for a couple days. I felt horrible and ill, but I did it anyway. I promised myself when starting this diet that I would never deny myself, and I've... (more)

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by 13 · about 24 hours ago

We are about 99% positive our two year old has whooping cough. Going to the doctor in an hour to find out for sure. We are doing everything we can to make this process easier for him but it looks like it's just one of those things you have to... (more)

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jmp 0 · October 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Notwithstanding my own opinion on vaccines, I am shocked by the rightenousness, condemnation and lack of respect for diverse opinions on vaccines expressed here. In a "paleo" forum, even. There many that live according to the idea that vaccines... (more)

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by 5768 · about 24 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 4111 · October 22, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I've been sick a couple of days. I was wondering if it's a bad idea to use Benadryl, Tylenol and cough drop in terms of health. Are there better ways of powering through the sickness? I'm also drinking tons of water and sleeping a lot. Oddly... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 09, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I take 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 at the first sign of any respiratory illness. I do this for 2-3 days & seem to never get very sick, if at all.

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by 15400 · October 22, 2014 at 3:38 AM

I am editing this question since I cannot delete it. The reason why herbs were helping me for a while (I no longer take them) is because they offer some very important anti-oxidants and stimulants. So in a way, they work like a natural... (more)

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interrobung 0 · May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Without listing the herbs in question, no one can answer question 1. Even if you were to list them, it's quite likely only a DOM (or equivalent degree) could answer fully. Perhaps you should ask the doctor you saw, as he fits that description... (more)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:40 AM

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 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:33 AM

Hey all I'm about 5mos in to the paleo lifestyle and my little ones have just gotten sick for the first time. The whole family eats paleo and I'm not sure what to give my 2yr old for an upset belly. I always got cinnamon toast when i was... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 30, 2013 at 4:25 AM

There are paleo thingss you can give her: apple juice (watered down), apple sauce, mashed banana, rice (some people find this paleo). If she will take warm or cold bone broth that's great for her. Talk to your doctor about electrolyte... (more)

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by 813 · October 21, 2014 at 4:13 AM

I recently came down with a few illnesses at once. Pneumonia, maybe mono, encephalitis, and smaller ones as well as injuring my shoulder during rugby tryouts. Now I am in a period of recovery and it's as if my entire schedule has been reversed... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I think the tribe mentality likely would have prevailed and your tribespeople would have looked out for you. Like you said -- maybe you would have been off the hunting party for a while and just helped gather/forage or even stayed back at camp to... (more)

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by 88 · October 21, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Hey guys I was just wondering... I'm 19 yo and i've always been a car's sickenesser, I mean you know , nausea , heartbeat , and cold sweat.. it happens 6 times on 10 when I'm inside a car, since i was very little..I was just wondering.. nature... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm not so sure about the evolutionary theory; after all, we also evolved brains capable of developing forms of conveyance that move faster than running. And motion sickness can happen at very slow speeds too (like in a person-powered boat). ... (more)

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by 1571 · October 21, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Possible Duplicate: You know you are a PaleoHacks addict when… Do you have a problem? I do. I can't stop checking PaleoHacks for new questions or just spending (waisting) hours cruising through past questions/answers. It is a... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 05, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I made it 4 hours on New years eve before checking PH on my phone...

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by 0 · October 20, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Hello! I had a heat exhaustion 3 days ago and have had a mild fever since. Today I was craving some apples, so I ate two quite big apples. Now I feel bad, because I feel that it will sabotage my weight loss. :( Can the craving be from the... (more)

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glib 0 · August 07, 2014 at 1:22 AM

after a heat stroke it is normal to desire potassium, magnesium, water, and vitamins. I would not function properly these days without my 1/4 watermelon. Just eat in season fruits, rather than apples, which are out of season and vitamin/mineral poor. (more)

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by 10 · October 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Hello, I'm a 24 year old girl, 5'4" originally 129#, who has never been able to stick to any sort of "diet." I've never been overweight, but am what some might call "skinny fat." I'm getting married this year, and wanted to feel great again, and... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · January 31, 2013 at 5:08 AM

It could be two things or both. If you're not so good at absorbing fructose(and there's a lot of that in Paleo fruits and veggies) and since now you're probably eating more of it, that usually causes gas and discomfort in the abdomen. All that gas... (more)

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by 20 · October 20, 2014 at 3:06 AM

I've been reading this site for about a month, but this is my first post! This question is related to, but different from a previous post: http://paleohacks.com/questions/10269/do-you-get-sick#axzz12M6vHGh7 I've been Paleo for about two months... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · October 14, 2010 at 5:53 PM

No one is "bullet proof". Do the things that support healing; rest, hydration, and eat nutrient dense foods. Paleo may mean fewer or shorter illnesses, but it may not mean zero illness. Slipping back into SAD eating sure won't do any good!

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