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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I've started the Whole30 last week and I haven't drank any milk, yogurt or even butter. But I'm using ghee. In the beggining, I tought it was the eggs that were causing the nauseas, that "vomit feeling' (I'm sorry if you have just pictured it).... (more)

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NoBunPlease 0 · October 23, 2014 at 10:25 PM

If you want to continue using ghee, you could try using cultured ghee. Many people who are sensitive to regular ghee find they can handle the cultured stuff.

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by 373 · about 20 hours ago

I've had floating stools ever since I began a high-fat PaNu-style diet - has anyone else? I'll ask my doctor about it next time I go, but I was wondering whether anyone had any insight on the implications of it? Is it something to worry about? ... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Floating stools are usually harmless unless accompanied by other symptoms, such as diarrhea, foul smell, abdominal pain, fever, or abnormal stool color. Symptomatic "floaters" can indicate infection, inflammation, or malabsorption. Stools... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I am in Week 2 of a Paleo reset (my first one) and I get EXTREMELY light-headed, with slowed speech and slower thoughts, and incredibly fatigued within minutes of eating certain meals. Yesterday I had a teaspoon of coconut oil when I woke up... (more)

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lilmonkey 0 · February 09, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Turns out I must have some allergy towards coconut products. I didn't eat any all morning and felt fine, then ate something cooked in coconut oil and the symptoms emerged. It's really weird, I get light-headed instantly fatigued and feel like... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I have been strictly Paleo for at least 30 days now. The past two weeks, I have noticed some weird effects to my skin and body. Rash developing around my belly button and on my arm. Sphincter irritated and very itchy. And my newest... (more)

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samc 0 · February 03, 2014 at 3:07 PM

What new foods have you introduced into your diet? That may hold the answer to allergy or intolerance.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I have been strictly Paleo for at least 30 days now. The past two weeks, I have noticed some weird effects to my skin and body. Rash developing around my belly button and on my arm. Sphincter irritated and very itchy. And my newest... (more)

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samc 0 · February 03, 2014 at 3:07 PM

What new foods have you introduced into your diet? That may hold the answer to allergy or intolerance.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I just started my Paleo diet today! Well, technically last night. But anyhoo. I had my first Paleo breakfast today, which consisted of a salad with nuts and dried fruit, which I have been eating for years and still fits, and bacon. The kicker is... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · January 02, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Since this is your typical breakfast, it was probably something else and not the paleo diet. HOWEVER, be prepared for the "low carb flu". As a former oatmeal-every-morning eater I had a very tough adjustment the first week of going paleo. I... (more)

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by 60 · about 20 hours ago

There have been a couple of recent questions on PH about paleo and hair loss and some of the people who answered said it was a common paleo problem. I didn't know this and was curious to whether it is actually true. So I wanted to ask, since... (more)

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Missi 0 · November 05, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Huh. I've been eating pretty much full Paleo non-starch lately hoping it will help a stomach issue, and I have noticed my hair falling out a LOT more recently.

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by 35 · about 20 hours ago

I'm on a medication where two of it's most common side effects are insomnia and irritability. I'm wondering if I should supplement something to help fight my general, daily irritability otherwise I may piss off my colleagues :) Any... (more)

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by 75 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, I started the paleo diet about 5 weeks ago. I've maybe had grains a few times - I would say I've eaten paleo for 90% of the time. The first week after an initial detox, I felt great. For the last 3 weeks I've had terrible digestive... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · December 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I have IBS too. I've had strong improvement on Paleo. Your diet looks very high in INsoluble fiber (berries, nuts, coconut, raw salad) as well as foods that can be hard to digest (eggs). I'd try reducing these foods and adding in more SOLUBE... (more)

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by 1495 · about 21 hours ago

I'm sitting around looking at my bottle of 5-HTP and I notice that it's made from a seed. I do some research trying to understand the nutritional profile of the seed (because doc says I still have too many seed oils in my diet despite being pretty... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · December 18, 2012 at 12:23 AM

5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin which is why it helps with sleep, mood and eating. The problem is, serotonin is a hormone, and any sort of supplement that messes with your hormones can be dangerous. things like this are meant to be taken for a... (more)

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by 1317 · about 21 hours ago

I do not seem to be able to tolerate any amount of additional vitamin D anymore. It being October, I could sense that I was losing my verve, and decided to start taking it again -- I had last taken it in March. I have kept a meticulous symptom... (more)

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Judy_Converse_MPH_RD_LD_1 0 · November 03, 2012 at 1:17 AM

This may be a vitamin D receptor gene issue - yup there are genes for that. Persons with autoimmune problems / chronic inflammation (like sarcoidosis) may have defects at these genes. This makes it harder vitamin D to enter cells and harder for... (more)

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by 1169 · about 21 hours ago

I`ve been using a little bit of tea tree oil mixed with jojoba oil on my skin every night for a couple weeks. It has helped a lot on my skin problems! But I recently read this article... (more)

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Sami_1 0 · October 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I'm just gonna say that any "informative" article that starts off with the dangers of INGESTING tea tree oil has already lost any and all possible credibility. Seriously, there is nothing in that article that employs knowledge of utilizing tea... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I have been taking Natural CALM for a few weeks now and I am experiencing the worst knee/ leg pain ever! I have also had vivd dreams, gas issues and diarea problems. The pain in my legs is really scary. Anyone else ever had this???

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smartcookie 0 · August 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but stop taking natural calm if you are having these symptoms. I have had leg cramps if I take Natural Calm for too long. I now only take a very small dose for a few days at a time when I need it. Lay off it. You... (more)

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by 3280 · about 21 hours ago

I had a friend in college who only smoked cigarettes when at a bar. I had another friend who only smoke pot if a friend gave it to him for free: he would never buy it. If I do paleo at home (80%), but eat whatever when traveling or out with... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · June 25, 2012 at 4:24 AM

According to Kresser and Wolf, not if you're doing gluten. So 80% might be ok, but not when it includes gluten.

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by 3280 · about 21 hours ago

Other than perhaps cramping, has anyone experienced any other effects/problems from having potassium and/or sodium out of whack? Just curious, Mike

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Chinaeskimo 0 · June 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I work in a restaurant kitchen with no AC. On hot days it can be over 100 and that is without standing in front of the fryer/melter/stove. I then crave weird foods and pour so much salt on my food that you'd think I was insane.

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by 1169 · about 21 hours ago

I started to make water kefir for around 3 weeks ago. In the beginning the kefir wasn't so effective, so I drank maybe 2-3 dl per day. But the last week I have got loose stool (sorry abuot the details) and feeling a bit sick. Its no doubt it is a... (more)

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Nance 0 · October 12, 2012 at 2:42 AM

It's a good sign in that it probably signals turnover to a healthier gut community but you don't have to force the process. When I first began drinking water kefir I drank only a tablespoon or so per day for several days. Even that small amount... (more)

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by 2341 · about 21 hours ago

Ever since I've been cooking my eggs with the yolks intact I've felt like crap. I let this new routine slide because I couldn't find any negative side effects online (other than salmonella). Should I go back to scrambled and see if it helps? (more)

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Shawn_5 0 · May 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Egg white allergies are common but I think most people tolerate the yolks, so not sure. Are you positive it's the yolk and not something else? Have you tried eating JUST the yolk to see if it's really the yolk? Also maybe it's that particular... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

After doing a great deal of research and reading Sarah Fragoso's book Everyday Paleo I finally started eating Paleo yesterday.... and today I feel awful!! I am totally committed and want to continue but I have zero energy and feel nauseous. Is... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I'm going to disagree with a couple of the other answers... in the long run, I think it's best to go all in, cold turkey. OK so you might have a tough two weeks whilst you withdraw from the carbs - but after the carb flu you'll start to feel... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I have been on the Paleo plan for 21 days. To date I do not have more energy but I do have consistent nausea and frequent severe headaches. I am prone to migraines and have had four major migraines in these 21 days combine with a continuous log... (more)

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Dustin_4 0 · March 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

If you are going VLC you will have to wait for your body to adjust to burning its own fat for fuel or the fats you consume. It can take up to 8 weeks for full adjustment. I eat VLC, about 25 grams of carbs a day and It took me 4-5 weeks before... (more)

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by 2379 · about 21 hours ago

Hi hackers, actually I'm allergic to dairy, but I figured out ghee is fine. I was so happy about it that I virtually drowned my food in it. But now my hands are cold all the time and I feel really lethargic. Suppose it's not the traces of dairy... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 03, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Drop some of the ghee and add carbs in, if you can tolerate them. It's not fatty acids causing your problem. You may not be eating enough.

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by 3 · about 21 hours ago

If I supplement vitamin D in the morning, that night I will invariably wake multiple times from disturbing dreams, accompanied by foggy head, dry mouth, and general sense of unease. This is from two different Vitamin D supplements I've tried ---... (more)

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Milla 0 · March 01, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Hi Tim, Possibly you're getting a reaction to some secondary component of the formula; check the labels, perhaps both the drop and the sublingual tablet contains an ingredient you are reacting adversely to. Actually both the drop and the... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I've been on the paleo diet for a few months. I used to eat a lot of sugar and have stopped that completely. I've seen good results. I no longer get headaches. I sleep better. I've lost a little weight, but nothing dramatic (I wasn't that fat... (more)

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Shannon_5 0 · January 13, 2012 at 3:42 AM

If it is sunken as in hollow looking, I would say that's as a result of fat loss paired with anti-inflammation. If it's a sagging cheek, go to the doctor. Could be Bell's palsy or even a stroke.

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by 1720 · about 21 hours ago

It think it says on the jar that I can safely consume 1-4 tablespoons in a day. Can I consume more if wanted? Would there be any side effects of consuming too much?

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · December 17, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Well, it's good to start with a small amount and work your way up...coconut oil has strong antibacterial/antifungul properties, and will cause uncomfortable die off reactions if too much is taken too soon. Sally Fallon and Mary Enig recommend... (more)

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by 1720 · about 21 hours ago

I read amazing benefits of consuming raw cacao, then come across reading the negative effects of cacao. I don't know which side I should stand on. Testimonials speak volumes, and maybe I should guinea pig myself with cacao, but has anyone out... (more)

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SlightlyReworded 0 · October 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Regarding any form of cacao: My mood noticeably improves when I include cocoa powder or dark chocolate. Also, this is less scientific, but my exercise recovery sucked more during the times when I wasn't including these in my diet, so I associate... (more)

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by 18412 · about 21 hours ago

One new thing that I added to my diet that I had never previously consumed is stevia. Ever since going LC/Paleo, I have used pure stevia powder as my primary sweetener. I have been putting it in coffee, whey protein PWO drinks, recipes, and even... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Wow, that's great. That explains why stevia might be hypoglycemic. Also, if I have Raynaud's syndrome, I should have coffee with stevia, since coffee will vaso-constrict, while stevia will vaso-dilate. This will neutralize caffeine's... (more)

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