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by 119 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I've been following a strict paleo diet for the last three weeks - Whole30-style, zero exceptions (so zero grains, legumes, or dairy), with very minimal fruit/sweet potato intake. Lots of things are better, but there is one strange side effect... (more)

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Carly 0 · March 31, 2011 at 9:06 AM

It absolutely could be the over indulgence of nuts and especially nut products. Your omega 6 intake will be way to high which leads to inflammation. Sunflower butter?! That's really not a good idea. Cut the nut/seeds products straight away,... (more)

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I remember reading somewhere that drinking before/after (10 minutes or so) and during the meal dilutes gastric juice PH level in the stomach and therefore contributes to lesser digestion quality. Does anyone have any more details (time, amount,... (more)

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Krish 0 · July 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM

I've been wondering about this myself recently (if I should hold the water until between meals for rehydration or feel free to drink with meals). Here's the conundrum. Water clearly lowers the pH of the gastric juice by its addition. However,... (more)

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by 233 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Occasionally, I would get a queasy stomach and some mild diarrhea, take some probiotics and I would be fine within an hour or two. Had a situation where both continued to get worse to the point, I started feeling weak (which happens with a weak... (more)

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Nick_1 0 · June 07, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Sounds like you were having steatorrhea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I've read that it's good for colds, stomach aches, flu, etc... What are some other (even creative) uses for ACV?

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Dean 0 · November 16, 2011 at 11:39 PM

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html It's used for allergies, acid reflux, gout, arthritis, headaches, yeast infections, psoriasis, depression, sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, sore throats,... (more)

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by 720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I know there are lots of poop questions on here but none of them really help me out. I've brought this up before when I first started Paleo and had people telling me to up my carbs, up my fats, lower my fats, lower my protein, eat stems, etc.,... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · August 18, 2011 at 4:21 PM

My latest post on my blog was about this. I struggled with loose stool a lot on strict paleo and it subsided when I would eat an apple sauce/banana/pumpkin/broth diet. Finally I got it to go away altogether by just well...not eating paleo. I still... (more)

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

My rectum hurts/burns like a hell, and i have been passing white stools, what is wrong with me ? Any advice is much appreciated

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

See a doctor as soon as possible.

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by 911 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I am interested in achieving maximal GI tract health, and I am concerned that I have been continually re-injuring the damage done by 20 years of SAD. I am wondering what the optimal strategy is for restoring gut health as fully as... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · August 04, 2010 at 9:41 PM

The first thing I would do is try to stop the diarrhea completely. When I was occasionally eating gluten I was having problems with diarrhea, but what works for me in a diet of just bananas, applesauce, and mashed pumpkin until you get at least... (more)

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by 828 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Alright, I seem to have had a particularly bad idea this morning. I took a TBSP of coconut oil soon after I woke this morning, as I was really hungry and wanted to have my actual breakfast before I get on the road for a long drive today. Drank... (more)

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trucker 0 · May 29, 2011 at 1:29 AM

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by 1173 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

ok so this is a gross question i have never been able to voluntarily burp and i very rarely do on accident (and it is always tiny). after i eat or drink, i usually have to gag myself a while later to let gas escape from my stomach. i am always... (more)

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sz 0 · September 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

If you eat cooked veg, this is a likely outcome. It took me a long time to discover that all veg or fruit which, when cooked, have a sweet taste, cause me to bloat gassily. When I dropped them from my diet altogether for a while, then slowly... (more)

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by 117 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

From the literature it seems that almost all cases of GERD/acid reflux occur due to too little acid not too much. I think this is because the stomach needs to contain a certain amount of hydrochloric acid before it shuts the LES. Correct me if I'm... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 07, 2012 at 3:31 PM

high acid, low acid, SIBO, weakened LES, infection....lots of causes for GERD.... How do you do on dairy BTW? Or anti-biotics?

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by 716 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

concerning Ayers comment a while back, and I know someone asked this question before with no real answer, regarding betaine-hcl as a useful method to increase stomach acid. his comment was At the link that you cite, they were advocating adding a... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Betaine HCl (aka trimethylglycine) is a pretty strong organic acid. It's pKa is 1.83 so it's buffering range is around pH 1-3, pretty much the pH of human stomach contents. It most certainly will acidify if the pH is too high, but it cannot take... (more)

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Could it be low stomach acid?

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x100 0 · March 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I'm dealing with that at the moment and it's what's brought me here. A whey protein shake will have me literally passed out in 20 minutes. It's almost as bad with a large burger and salad. I can happily eat 100 grams of jelly beans and have no... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi everyone. I have a quick question. I can't seem to get rid of my stomach. I'm 5'6 130 pounds and my arms and legs have gotten thin but my stomach just won't seem to get any flatter. I do a mix of cardio and weight lifting. How much more weight... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Meghan, im sorry to oversimplify things, but you need to lose more bodyfat to lose the fat covering your abs. Have you ever heard of the gold miner who stopped digging 5 feet before pay dirt? Dont be that girl and stick with it, lose another... (more)

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by 117 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hi guys, I have had this problem for a year and a half now. I get a distended abdomen every time I eat or drink anything. That contents of the food/drink don't matter it is purely volume. I can say this as I have tried various elimination diets,... (more)

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Pat_14 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:19 AM

What about low stomach acid? Do a search on the web about it. There's a homemade test with asking soda you can try that may give you the answer or better yet talk to your doctor about it and possible he could test you.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I started the Paleo diet 15 days ago. (Eating fish but no meat). My overall energy and body feels very good on this diet. I don't find myself having any sort of side effects except from the diet with the exception of severe stomach aches. ... (more)

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Ed 0 · March 02, 2010 at 1:12 AM

Excellent points in previous posts about salmonella and egg allergies. I'll just point out that broccoli and kale are part of the cabbage family. Foods from the cabbage family are prone to causing problems with cramping and gas. If it's not the... (more)

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by 234 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Unlike some folks here, I didn't start paleo because of digestive problems. However, since beginning about a month ago, I am having discomfort in my belly after eating. I was vegan for 5 years prior, and vegetarian for 8 total, so the biggest... (more)

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wickedween 0 · August 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I agree with VB about cooking meat slow and low. I also don't see a problem with cooking with olive oil at lower temps. If you are coming from a vegan diet, I think you said 5 years, it's possible that your body could need time to adjust. Have... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

For about two/three weeks now I've been feeling a strange emptiness sensation around my stomach area 10 minutes after eating. I was wondering if anyone ever experienced this as well? I'm having trouble figuring out where it could come from... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · February 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

The suspected acid deficiency and the empty feeling could very much be an H.Pylori infection. Please have it checked out (Stool test by ur doc) because this problem you're describing is exactly how my problems started. Until I got rid off... (more)

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by 99 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

My daughter has had problems with too much acid production in her stomach since she was very little. When she was 4 and 5 she would complain about tummy aches. I thought that she was using it as an excuse to not eat food that she didn't like. ... (more)

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Julie_10 0 · February 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I would highly recommend reading the folLowing series by Chris Kressor. He show that what has been treated as "too much acid" is actually caused by too little. Read the series and it will make a ton of sense. There are several parts to it but... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I started paleo three month ago and until now i haven't had any problems. Before around a week Ii started having stomach ache an hour after eating breakfast (eggs and meat). Ii decided to stop eating breakfast and there was no pain but the pain... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 11, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Pete's advice about fiber has some validity but more because your body needs to adjust to a change in fiber intake than because there's any essential requirement for fiber. That's one of the myths of mainstream nutrition, I'm afraid. No one ever... (more)

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by 240 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I have problems with ingesting protein due to hypochlorydria.I get extreme fatigue afterwards,can't concentrate,nausea.What can i do about it?

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Korion 0 · October 15, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Betaine HCL or Now Foods Super Enzymes.

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone here dealt with gastritis and how they were able to heal their stomach? My current protocol is: aloe vera, DGL, L-glutamine & arabinogalactan powder mixture (twice daily on empty stomach) probiotics... (more)

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Rick_Osborn 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

I've had gastritis and it can be pretty disturbing. But, you can heal it with diet and proper nutrition. My first advice is to get off all PPI medication, if you on it. All the acid blockers compound and actually create the condition. Second,... (more)

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by 144 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

After 7 weeks of strict paleo (apart from 1 packet of quavers) I had a meal with friends last night and I ate non-paleo. 4 courses and we didn't finish eating till gone 10pm. All night I have kept waking up, feeling wobbly/shaky, very... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 29, 2012 at 9:28 AM

(with 2tbs rice and 1 baby naan) - carbs Strawberry tart with creme fraiche - carbs 3 crackers with cheese - carbs 2 large glasses wine - carbs Lots of carbs yes? Are you normally very low-carb and high fat? (I am guessing yes) If so you might... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I've been Paleo for two months now (No grains, sugar, dairy, legumes). And since day one I've eaten at least one egg a day. I buy cage/hormone free brown eggs from either Trader Joes or Whole Foods. About a week ago, I noticed a dulling painful... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 25, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Try eating just the yolk... you may have a issue with the whites alone (ovo leptins). See if you still have an issue. If that is the case, you may just have to eat something other than eggs, or just egg yolk.

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by 1626 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

This question is not asked by me personally. I have been emailing someone back and forth trying to figure out how to fix his problem. His situation is very unique. I hope someone can offer him some advice. If you want or need to know more then let... (more)

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Kaz 0 · June 21, 2011 at 6:56 AM

I have hesitated to answer this question because it is something so very personal, but admittedly, I've struggled with the same thing and have since (mostly) recovered. What your friend is suffering from is Lazy Bowel Syndrome. I blame my past... (more)

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hi all, after reading Chris Kessner's post on Kefir, I thought I would try the Organic Lactose Free kind I found at Whole Foods. I was wondering what kind of experiences you have had with it. It's only been two days but my stomach has been... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 29, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I haven't tried dairy kefir, but I've been making/drinking water kefir for over 6 months and it changed my life. Literally. I always thought I was lactose intolerant, but now I safely enjoy home-made yogurt plus butter and heavy cream. My... (more)