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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 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Hi everyone, Lately I've been scaling up my fat intake by adding coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut milk, and some ghee into the mix as before I don't think I was getting enough fat into my diet (I'm wrapping up a month on paleo). While I've... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · June 06, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Fat is broken down by bile (not in the stomach), which is made from cholesterol. Bile is kinda like a soapy detergent that breaks down fat. Producing more bile in the gall bladder to needs time to ramp up slowly, otherwise fat that doesn't get... (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 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 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Hi all - I'm new to Paleo Hacks and I'm loving all the great advice on here! So here's my question: My 5year old has been having digestive issues for years. Since going Paleo last fall things have improved but are still not always that good. Since... (more)

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dsohei 0 · April 19, 2011 at 6:01 AM

i had chronic constipation and/or diarrhea for years and years, stomach aches, IBS symptoms etc. what has helped me is high fat, moderate protein, and enough starch from yams, no dairy, LOW to NO vegetables unless steamed but they cannot be on the... (more)

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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 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Hey, everytime after eating bacon I get a bad stomach ache. The bacon is organic quality from my farmers market, but it tastes really salty after frying it. Could it be a problem with the salt? And when, what kind of bacon should I ask for? Kind... (more)

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RG73 0 · March 20, 2011 at 10:10 AM

If you get a stomach ache from eating it, don't eat it. If it is too salty, just buy pork belly instead, which is the same cut, just not cured. But this is pretty much a no brainer--if you react badly to eating something, just don't eat it, even... (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 190 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I am out of town visiting family. Unbeknown to us until we arrived, half of the family is sick with some kind of stomach bug causing vomiting and diarrhea. For those that have consulted a doctor, the doctors have recommended a diet of items such... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · March 05, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Chicken broth or beef broth!

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by 318 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I seem to be experiencing an odd and quite uncomfortable symptom of not feeling full no matter how much I eat (unless I quite literally eat myself to nausea). I'm certainly getting enough calories, upwards of 3000 due to needing to gain weight.... (more)

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Ray_1 0 · February 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Try finding some charcoal tablets. Take them and you should see them in about 24 hours or so. You can then gauge how long food is actually in your body and your total digestion time. Obviously, this will change depending on what you eat and how... (more)

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by 361 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I didn't have a single GI issue during the first 30 days of Paleo. To be honest, I didn't feel any drastic improvement like people claim here (and I didn't cheat). Towards the end, my stress levels from work were really bad + slight depression... (more)

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Eva 0 · December 03, 2010 at 2:45 AM

When I have stomach/intestinal issues, I do a 3 day bland diet. You will probably feel better at the end of day two, but for me, I need to keep going through day 3 otherwise the problem will resurface. Bland foods include rice, unsweetened... (more)

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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 90 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I've been trying to drink coconut milk as part of a shake for breakfast lately, but it's been causing quite a stir in my stomach.. Anyone else having issues with coconut milk acting as a diuretic?

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · July 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM

If you're talking about coconut milk, you may just be having trouble dealing with all the fat. It can act as a laxative, not necessarily as a diuretic. You may need to start slowly, then ramp up the fat over time so your body can deal with it. If... (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 248 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I recently started adding fish oil supplementation to my paleo diet but I find that every time I take it my stomach starts to burn. Not necessarily an upset stomach just more like general pain. Is this normal when you first begin taking fish oil?... (more)

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Mister_B 0 · May 15, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Costco sells fish oil in enteric coated capsules. This means they break down until they get to your small intestine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_coating). They have a kind of gross vanilla flavor to them, though.

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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)