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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Having oral surgery. Soft foods only. Best way to get protein without putting on mass? Thank you.

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CD 0 · October 08, 2013 at 8:08 PM

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by 3 · about 22 hours ago

Hello all,A person very dear to me is going into surgery (for a uterin wall sort of problem ) and I am going to be taking care of her during her recovery.She is not paleo, no junk food, but she has been eating commercial dairy and bread on a daily... (more)

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by 598 · about 22 hours ago

I know it's hard to pinpoint. Coming home from the hospital all you can think about is recovery. By the time you're "recovered" how do you know what part of your health is still "recovering" and what is permanent? I'm just looking for... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 04, 2013 at 10:43 AM

There is a french surgeon, Georges Pourtalet, who says most people he sees suffer from chonic appendicitis (40 years of practice of surgery, the guy knows what he's talking about) He advises to remove the appendix as a first step to heal from... (more)

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by 598 · about 22 hours ago

Just hoping to find some correlations or trends. I had mine removed a few years ago and it seems like a lot of my health problems started or at least got worse around then but I didn't notice. You don't notice these kinds of things because... (more)

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by 53 · about 22 hours ago

Ah! I'm really scared to get my wisdom teeth out! So scared! Viacdin (totally spelt it wrong!), antibiotics, and other drugs! Ah! Little Miss Herbal Remedy me is terrified! I can't risk infection and such! I gotta take the antis, right? I haven't... (more)

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Wakaanai 0 · August 10, 2013 at 5:05 AM

If you're planning to do something surgical, it would be best to follow all the precautions that have developed. Alternative health, such as paleo etc., gives all sorts of advice for how to avoid surgery and medication, but once you're actually... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I have been eating about 90% paleo for about 2 months now.i had surgery a week and a half ago and can gradually start working out lightly next week. Prior to surgery I was doing Insanity and p90x six days a week. Will I gain weight if I continue... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Well I wouldn't stress too much about gaining a little bit of weight or getting a little soft while recovering from surgery, because surgery is a major deal and it's a lot more important to recover well than to stay in perfect shape every day of... (more)

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by 11682 · about 23 hours ago

I'm having a surgery next week, to remove a fibroid. They will give me antibiotics. Given that I have a 10-year major bad history of IBS, SIBO and a generally terrible intestinal tract, should I take the antibiotics? Or everything I worked for to... (more)

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NewEra 0 · October 09, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I had surgery in August of this year, and despite my anti-antibiotic overuse feelings, history of IBS that I'm still fixing, and all that, you bet your sweet bippy I took them. I had fairly major surgery. Despite infection risks being low, an... (more)

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by 211 · about 23 hours ago

My brother is a huge fan of the Joe Rogan podcast, even before Robb Wolf was a guest a while back (if you haven't checked that episode I recommend it especially to introduce others). My brother mentioned how Joe Rogan had surgery to "fix" his... (more)

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Debi_1 0 · September 02, 2012 at 1:45 AM

My 19 yr old son just got his septum surgery in June of this year after 2 years of suffering through migraines so debilitating that he would miss 1-2 days of school a week!! He's never said anything about athletic performance before versus after... (more)

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by 1607 · about 23 hours ago

I'm having major surgery next month (August 20th), and my recovery will curb my workouts other than light walking for a few weeks. No lifting weights, no running (for 6 weeks!), no HIIT, and no chest work for a while. I am active and work out a... (more)

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Shweta__1 0 · July 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Getting massages on a regular basis (of course, after checking with your physician and going to an experienced/specialized therapist) will help maintain muscle tone and aid recovery. Another important point is after the initial recovery period,... (more)

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by 120 · about 23 hours ago

Has anyone dealt with a varicocele? Surgery? Treatment?

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Andrea_5 0 · July 02, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I'm a girl, so I've never "dealt" with a varicocele. However, I did work as a diagnostic medical sonographer for 14 years and have performed more scrotal sonograms than I care to think about. A varicocele is the most common cause of male... (more)

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by 5768 · about 23 hours ago

In March 2012 I was injured during a soccer game and initially the doctor did not think I tore anything (no MRI done based on post injury assessment). I did some rehab for 2 months and I was about 85% but my knee still felt unstable. Therefore,... (more)

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Cory151 0 · June 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Was it a complete or partially torn? If i could do it over on my partially torn ACL I would have never had it operated on. I reviewed a study recently that showed that in the long run (5-10 years post op) people with who had surgery were no... (more)

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by 8239 · about 23 hours ago

Being known for being "into health," I get my share of "what should I do?" requests from friends and family who have health-related questions. A Paleo buddy on mine, Jason, is getting ready for long-planned surgery, and he's got some questions... (more)

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raney 0 · January 08, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Having had a couple of surgeries on my leg this year, here is what I have to offer in advice: He's going to want to start a zinc supplement immediately, eating oysters occasionally is awesome for that as well if possible. Attempting to build up... (more)

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by 253 · about 23 hours ago

I'm 23 years old, male, and I'm getting PRK laser eye surgery this Friday. I'm not sure that it matters so much with a such a small organ like the eye but I plan on suspending my regular Crossfit workouts/running and supplementing with ~2000mg Vit... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · December 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Definitely cut the exercise out until you're healed - run this past your doctor for sure, but I'm pretty sure when I had my eyes sliced a few years back, I was prohibited from doing any exercise for some amount of time. I don't recall what that... (more)

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by 211 · about 23 hours ago

I've decided to have a mini tummy tuck. I've been Paleo for a year and a half and have tried a plethora of strategies to hack this (in combination and not--macronutrients, caloric restriction, intermittent fasting, weight training, met cons,... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · December 11, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Sounds like you've made a good decision for you. And it sounds like you've put alot of effort into every intervention possible, within your contro,l to remedy the problem and it just hasn't worked. Sometimes it doesn't. I think your attitude... (more)

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by 6229 · about 23 hours ago

Those of you with either personal experience or patients - what do you recommend? How soon before/after scheduled surgery do you stop fish oils? How does this apply to pregnant women near their due date? When do you reintroduce fish oils? Thanks. (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 10, 2011 at 2:13 AM

I used too recommend it and no longer do. The benefits outweigh the risks. In six yrs no bleeds from fish oil as yet. That includes vitamin E too.

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by 90 · about 23 hours ago

I suffer significantly from slow transit constipation. Today my surgeon informed me that he would like to totally remove my colon attaching the ileum to the rectum (subtotal colectomy with ileo-rectal anastomosis) and maybe (awaiting the outcome... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · October 25, 2011 at 6:52 AM

This is beyond the scope of my knowledge, however I have a couple of cousins who have had their colon's removed due to ulcerative colitis and it really hasn't improved their quality of life due to continued complications. Anecdotally from blogs... (more)

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by 656 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, I have a few questions about psyllium husk as a fiber source. I have hypothyroidism and tend to get jammed up, I've taken psyllium husk for years to keep things moving, is that totally going to defeat the paleo purpose? Also, my husband had... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Anythings OK to take. Take psyllium if you think you have to. Personally I've heard horror stories about it. People take too much and conversely get clogged up, etc. It sounds like yours is a very specific condition though - having hypothyroid... (more)

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by 15229 · about 23 hours ago

im a 35 year old woman and ive been paleo for about seven months now. ive lost 30 pounds, and would like to lose another 30 but expect it to take a long time because my body really, really clings to fat. ive had two babies, most recently 16... (more)

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Portesa 0 · May 23, 2011 at 3:30 AM

Are you keeping your diet high in fat? Some people go low fat to avoid attacks, but high fat diets keep the bile flowing. I was having terrible attacks until I switched back to paleo. Then I had a strange, but not painful, sensation for about a... (more)

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by 323 · about 23 hours ago

Hey, Paleo Hackers! I got my wisdom teeth out today and my face is, as you can imagine, swollen like crazy! My question is: are there any Paleo post-op recommendations to reduce the swelling? I'm fine with topical or ingesting it, that's no big... (more)

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midwesterner 0 · April 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM

I hate to be the one to say it, but when mine were pulled (two severely impacted, one easy impacted and an extraction), the only thing that brought down the swelling was ice. And more than just the 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Tea bags are... (more)

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by 641 · about 23 hours ago

Not exactly a paleo question. Has anyone had shoulder surgery? How was the recovery? How long did it take you to get back to "normal" ("normal" meaning "active")? I've been diagnosed (via MRI) with an extensive glenoid labrum tear in my left... (more)

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Harley 0 · February 02, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I had my rotator cuff rebuilt by DR Cooper from Dallas (Dallas Cowboys shoulder guy) back in 1998. I was pretty bad off, couldn't get my wallet out of my back pocket without it dislocating. Still playing ball at the time, but with little... (more)

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by 224 · about 23 hours ago

I know this is a long shot and I know that if Grok had ulnar nerve entrapment, he'd be SOL, but is anyone familiar with any actual fixes or therapy for this, so I can avoid surgery? http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00069 for info on... (more)

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

Not sure about your situation specifically, but I've been sorting out some similar issues in my shoulder...and I found the solution by hunting paleo (info, not animals). Robb Wolf's podcast led me to Tim Ferriss' blog, which led me to his book,... (more)

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by 3742 · October 21, 2014 at 4:30 AM

Has anyone here had orthognathic surgery while eating a Paleo diet and how did it impact your recovery? What about other surgeries involving muscles, nerves, and bone? What did you do special pre- and post- recovery to aid in healing?

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by 83 · October 21, 2014 at 4:16 AM

I broke my nose a couple of years ago. I have enough money to finally get it fixed. Is there any supplements I should take before or after? I know Im suppose to stop taking Vitamin E, Fish oil and no green tea two weeks before and after surgery.... (more)

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Soccertanker 0 · February 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Chicken cut up with mashed avocado was my savior after getting all four of my wisdom teeth pulled (I'm 15). I ate chicken w/ avocado almost exclusively for 4 days. After 4 days, I was able to eat everything w/ caution. Most people are able to eat... (more)

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by 20 · October 21, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Good Morning! Very nervous today ... tomorrow I am having my first ever surgery. I am getting arthroscopic surgery on my right medial meniscus. They are going to be cutting out the torn portion. I know, as surgery goes, mine is pretty tidy and... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Lots of bone broth! Also, if you're up to it, gnaw on the cartilage at the end of chicken bones—lots of collagen. Still, bone broth is my first recommendation. Hope you get back up and moving soon.

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Anyone ever have this surgery to repair a ligament? Looking for some further information to help me make a decision to do it or not. Thanks

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