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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

Hiiiii, So I've recently been introduced to the wodners of seeds (like the munchy seeds and nut doctor brands) and I've fallen madly in love. Only problem being, I've not had... ahem... my usual movements since I've started eating them. I know... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Yeah, I'm sorry to say, but seeds do not differ greatly from grains with respect to digestibility; they're rather harsh on the intestines. If you're incapable of limiting them to a handful as a snack, it's probably best to avoid them altogether. I... (more)

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by 716 · about 8 hours ago

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 1181 · about 8 hours ago

In the past this has only been a tell-tale sign of glutening (I am Celiac), but I have been cooking all my own meals for the past week or so, so I am confident this isn't the case. Has anyone else experienced this? My diet has consisted... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

What kind of symptoms do you have exactly? Are you sharing your kitchen with gluten-eating people?? Are you using the same kitchen equipment as you used to prior to your Paleo/gluten-free diet? Could there still be tiny breadcrumbs in your... (more)

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by 265 · about 8 hours ago

I unfortunately had to start taking antibiotics a few days ago for an infection in my toe. I held off as long as I could and tried to use some natural things to get rid of it but it just got worse. The antibiotics are sure doing a number on my... (more)

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Joy 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Go back to the doctor. Get a different anti-biotic. This happened to me once and it was terrible. I went back straight away and got a different one and now i write the one that hurt my stomach as I am allergic to it so I never get it again. They... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

I felt fine this morning. Great even. I cooked up some grass-fed liver from my local farmer and it sat like a rock in my stomach. A half hour later, I was sweating and running to the bathroom. My stomach is in knots and I feel miserable. What... (more)

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Rockydawg 0 · April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Food poisoning would not hit you a 1/2 hour after you eat.

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by 80 · about 8 hours ago

Anyone tried Prescript-Assist? My nutritionist told me to buy it and take every other day for symptoms of my celiac and colitis. It has been great! I have also started taking entocort (which I am not thrilled with), drinking lots of bone broth,... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

You could also try to add fermented foods to your diet since they are a good source of probiotics. Common ones many eat are kefir and sauerkraut.

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by 70 · about 8 hours ago

hubby and I were ...uh ahem ... enjoying some coconut oil in the bedroom,... I maybe ingested 1/2 a tablespoon of straight high quality oil. 5 mins later my stomach was rumbling like I just drank a cup of milk (latose intolerant). Then I realized... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 23, 2012 at 3:12 AM

This is a very common experience. Start with a teaspoon or less and work your way up. As to a definitive answer to why this happens in some people I don't think I've ever seen one. Lots of speculation but no reasons that will pass any... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

I've been eating paleo for 6 months now. I don't make any exceptions in my day to day diet, but when I cheat (maybe 2 days a month; usually due to a social event), I eat whatever. Anyway, one of the big positive changes I had with paleo was the... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 20, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I had IBS too, and I do Paleo for 7 months, it went away. Three things need changing in your diet in my opinion: The cheating with grains has to go. For us with IBS, gluten intolerance is almost a given. And according to Robb Wolf, eating even a... (more)

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by 65 · about 8 hours ago

I've been strict paleo for a month now. This past weekend I had some friends in from out of town and we ate some sushi one night, and Mexican food the next... Three days later, I have a burning sensation that goes from the back of my throat to my... (more)

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by 65 · about 8 hours ago

I started eating about 75% Paleo close to two years ago and never had any issues. This past holiday season I let myself cheat a little more than usual and now that I am back on strict Paleo (about 4 months now) I am experiencing horrible bloating.... (more)

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Lindsay_4 0 · May 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

For those of you that responded, thanks! I went and got blood work done and got an abdominal scan and the results all came back clear. I resorted back to my food journal to solve this problem. I have completed eliminated EGGS from my diet and... (more)

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by 70 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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by 303 · about 8 hours ago

So I'm recovering from a nasty bought with stomach flu...and I have to say, it's been impossible for me to be paleo the past day or two...the thought of vegetables and meat makes me want to barf again. All I want is white food...mashed potatoes,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Bummer! What helped a friend was coconut water and sparkling juices, broth & chicken soup!

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have severe stomach pain two hours after eating. My recent food history is: I removed refined sugar from my diet two months ago. I then bought a breadmaker and flour mill and have since been making my own whole wheat bread. (love it) Then I... (more)

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JUST1099EM 0 · March 10, 2012 at 2:44 AM

I agree! Drop the bread, pasta, barley . . . . anything with gluten! It will take a few weeks but you will definately tell a difference. Also, reduce the dairy. If you are still feeling sick to the stomach after 3 weeks of gluten free, go... (more)

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by 103 · about 8 hours ago

How can you tell if you have low stomach acid? If you do, what is the protocol to get it back in balance?

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dzone 0 · February 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM

There is a ton of information at this site. http://chriskresser.com/heartburn PS Start here http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd (more)

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by 99 · about 8 hours ago

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 20 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone. I have been paleo since 1st January 2012 but still feel bloated and my tummy seems more sensitive to foods than it was before! I dot eat any grains or dairy, not even raw and I haven't eaten a single cake or sweet or any processed... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I think the trouble with grapes is the pesticides, at least for me. Conventional stuff always causes me issues, while stuff labeled organic from a farmer's market does not. I've got the same issue with cherries. Since you've taken antibiotics,... (more)

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by 75 · about 8 hours ago

Let me give a little history Back on s.a.d I had no blood sugar issues. But sugar made me moody. Naturally skinny and runs in the family. I swapped to paleo because of emotional eating with addictive foods ( surcose) causing me to gain weight as I... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · January 31, 2012 at 5:38 AM

I had no blood sugar issues. But sugar made me moody. emotional eating with addictive foods ( surcose) Eh?! That makes no sense. I've been bloated, gasy and constipated for the most part. I came to the conclusion that I can't... (more)

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by 108 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, I've been eating primal/paleo since around Thanksgiving (7 weeks). I tried paleo in March of last year but that didn't last long. I've gone from weighing 225lbs down to 205lbs which I'm pretty pumped about. I seem to have more energy,... (more)

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dzone 0 · January 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Maybe it would help to eat more live sauerkraut, yogurt and pickles and skip some of the nuts for awhile. Sounds like your intestinal bacteria are confused right now!

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by 1720 · about 8 hours ago

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 2565 · about 8 hours ago

I'm trying to eat a mostly high fat and high protein diet, but ever since I started it I have no appetite. I'm often nauseous and can only eat once a day. I feel a ton of pressure in my gut, to the point where I have to lay on my stomach to... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:25 AM

It's good you are seeing a doctor. I agree with Nance. Another thing you have to do is STOP being on a restrictive diet. You have to eat and if it's non-paleo food that's better than starving. Ice cream, milk shakes, anything. Have you ever... (more)

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by 240 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 hours ago

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 2797 · about 8 hours ago

Has anyone seen this rebuttal to Poliquin about the need for HCl supplements for digestive functioning? It was originally posted in a yahoo group by an actual (gasp) gastroenterologist and made its way to T-nation. Anyone have any rebuttals to... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 04, 2011 at 9:21 PM

hypochlorhydria, low stomach acid, is pretty poorly studied and more research focuses on infections rather than digestion however there are a lot of studies on PPIs, which cause hypochlorhydria purposefully and eventually do lead to B12... (more)

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by 720 · about 8 hours ago

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 2004 · about 8 hours ago

If I eat meat/fish with fat (with or without greens) for dinner, how long will it take untill my stomach is empty again? I haven't found nothing but information about mixed meals with starches, which might take about 4 to 5 hours to leave the... (more)

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Japsican 0 · July 28, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Not all food empties or moves through the system at the same rate. In other words, the meat, fat, vegetables, and starch travel at differing rates. Other influences on motility, is the size of the meal/bolus, and how distended the stomach... (more)