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by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 06:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 11:06 AM

I am on day 8 of paleo and am experiencing really bad sore throats, especially when I eat fruit. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2014 at 03:42 AM

If too much of certain fruit is causing an irritated throat for you then too much of a certain fruit is causing an irritated throat for you. This isn't because of paleo but rather the foods which you choose to eat while following paleo guidelines.... (more)

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by 0 · September 08, 2013 at 03:55 PM

Hi. Since 2 years i have been struggling with various health issues. It all began with one week period of very bad diarrhea, fever and dehydration. My doc prescribed some digestive enzymes and said that i was probably some viral diarrhea and i... (more)

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by 5 · May 28, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Hi - I'm having a really hard time and I would appreciate any thoughts as to what might be going on. Background: years of not feeling well and being sensitive to everything. Several stints gluten and dairy free always had me feeling better, but... (more)

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paleot 0 · May 28, 2013 at 07:54 AM

It sounds like you just have way too much going on. Right now, the main thing I'm focusing on is eating some food.. it's pretty stress-free living. Just having wires all up in your grill, not drinking your coffee, going off and on GF/DF,... (more)

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by 0 · April 03, 2013 at 03:24 PM

I've constantly been having flu-like symptoms, like fatigue and headaches for about a year now. I cut out gluten from my diet 2 years ago, but I still eat glutenfree grains. Can those also cause those kinds of symptoms? If someone has a problem... (more)

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545577 0 · April 03, 2013 at 02:50 PM

Thanks for your answers. I do not consume processed foods, dairy, soy, refined sugar, wheat or caffeine. I would rather keep at least some gluten free grains in my time, as I would just find it hard to give them up. I'm kind of a lazy eater, so I... (more)

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by 25 · March 02, 2013 at 08:30 PM

Okay so first I started pretty much eating only sweet potatoes/tuna/bannanas. For a few days, I felt amazing. No more morning brain fog. Slept better then ever in my life etc... Then a weird thing happened, I started having this odd metallic... (more)

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by 5 · July 15, 2013 at 02:22 AM

I am an 18 year-old female, senior in high school, and I started the Paleo Diet on Monday of this week, so 4 days ago. My coach, who is a crossfitter, told me that I may experience symptoms like headaches in my first few days of Paleo. But so... (more)

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paleolithichockey 0 · February 01, 2013 at 12:51 AM

It definitely varies from person to person. I'm on my 3rd week and the most I experienced was minor headaches (I'm thinking it was from lack of sleep) and very minor cravings. I thought that maybe I wasn't doing something right too, but it turns... (more)

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by 15 · December 21, 2012 at 01:00 PM

been on high carb, crappy diet for my whole life. Been doing low carb paleo and seems to be going well. Though it has not been strict paleo. I have my cheat times. From my experience of foods i have noticed that Any time i eat wheat, especially... (more)

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chuck_8 0 · December 21, 2012 at 08:41 AM

I feel the same exact way from eating pizza , i'll feel like a God the following day and will have an amazing training session never understood this . If i stay away from pizza to long i begin to feel like crap & workouts suffer .

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by 1394 · December 14, 2012 at 06:51 PM

So, I am thinking of trying ketosis again, because the first time I did it, I only went three weeks, I didn't feel good, and I did not lose weight. I was wondering if anyone has experimented with ketosis who does not need to lose a huge amount of... (more)

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Alan_7 0 · December 14, 2012 at 06:51 PM

Ketosis is a great way to lose weight given you are not enduring some form of intense exercise in which carbs are a great asset. That being said, ketosis is something that accelerates weight loss, assuming the body has adapted to partitioning... (more)

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by 2036 · March 18, 2013 at 05:52 PM

Yesterday I found out that I am pregnant! I'm a little over four weeks along (going by last menstrual cycle), and the real kicker for making me think I was was the fact that I woke up feeling like I was coming down with the cold or flu. Headache,... (more)

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Liz_2 0 · December 09, 2012 at 07:14 PM

Congratulations! It's easy to get sick in the first and third trimesters because your body is in an inflammatory state. Your immune system is busy right now making sure the embryo attaches to your vessels (which also creates a wound) to get the... (more)

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by 632 · December 30, 2012 at 09:18 PM

One of the weirdest symptoms seemed to clear up with the adoption of a gluten free diet (I was undiagnosed celiac until last year!). My trichotillomania is gone. For those of you who do not know what I'm talking about, it's a hairpulling disorder... (more)

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KarenOH 0 · October 06, 2012 at 09:51 PM

My daughter had a mild case of trichotilomania around age 12/13. She plucked her eyebrows until they were almost gone and started in on her hair. It was around this time that her allergist found her gluten intolerance and she went gluten free. ... (more)

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by 505 · July 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I have a health concern that I am really lost trying to narrow down, hope you can offer suggestions of things to look into. The past couple of years, when I believe I catch a virus, I feel so incredibly, severely run down, fatigued and foggy, yet... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · June 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Are you eating low carb? This will increase stress and make you feel terrible Also are you depressed and not realising it? This can make you exhausted There is too much focus on the specific tweaking of macronutrients, have you got the basics... (more)

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by 323 · April 09, 2012 at 01:18 PM

I am now into day 7 of full, strict paleo. I feel FANTASTIC. I just want to shout it out to everyone. I haven't had any headaches or withdraw symptoms which strikes me as odd considering I am a recovering sugar addict and have the fat tummy to... (more)

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sean_dent 0 · April 09, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Week 3 seemed to be my hurdle, not sure why. I also feel great - I'm still learning to navigate around my sugar cravings when I get them. Congrats on your progress!

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by 322 · March 30, 2012 at 01:42 PM

I've been doing PHD type paleo for quite a while now and been feeling awesome compared to before. Overall my symptoms have improved quite noticably but sometimes I catch myself micromanaging every little detail and it causes stress :/ ..But don't... (more)

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meret 0 · March 30, 2012 at 01:42 PM

i never thought about it. but since i just go for whatever variety seems appealing (i live in a primarily indian neighborhood with access to HUGE varieties of rice of all different colors and sizes), i'm assuming i have no adverse reaction to... (more)

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by 1662 · June 12, 2014 at 10:07 PM

I've been taking 5,000IU of Vitamin D pretty much daily since I'm not getting much sun this winter. It seems I get kinda light headed, dopey, and I feel "out of it". Is that because I'm magnesium deficient? Yesterday I didn't take any... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 29, 2012 at 04:49 AM

Magnesium deficiency can result in decreased function of the parathyroid. If you're taking a D3 supplement in the form of cholecalciferol (most supplements are I think) the body uses the parathyroid to hydroxylate that form of D3 into the active... (more)

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by 20 · August 17, 2012 at 09:29 PM

Luckily my appointment with the G.I specialist is only a few days away. But in the meantime, im still curious about what SIBO's symptoms are, and if i guessed right ( if i have SIBO) I've got: chronic constipation ( 1 on the bristol stool... (more)

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KAT_7 0 · July 08, 2012 at 04:26 PM

Try a chinese formula it will knock it out in three to four weeks, Chinese medicine is 1000's of years old I think it has been perfected during that time western medicine is not that old and don't get me wrong I think western medicine has its... (more)

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by 15 · July 21, 2012 at 08:24 PM

I returned from a week long vacation a few days ago. While away I ate many non paleo foods such as grain, milk, and suguar and I drank some alcohol. I've learned my lesson and won't do that again - I gained several pounds and felt awful. My... (more)

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mug 0 · February 28, 2012 at 04:59 AM

Turns out that it was a coconut allergy. It seems I can drink coconut milk but cannot use coconut oil without having severe allergic symptoms. I'm definitely back on track and already feeling better. Never going to leave paleo to that extent... (more)

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by 1257 · May 02, 2012 at 03:55 PM

Since starting Paleo (4 months ago) I have discovered that the major reason I feel so much better on this diet is that I definitely have gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and Paleo has eliminated pretty much everything that can cross-react with gluten.... (more)

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Alisha 0 · May 02, 2012 at 03:55 PM

Not all coffee is just coffee. You have to read the ingredients. Especially flavored coffees can contain gluten but not all do. Call the companies to ask. If they give a non-decisive answer, don't buy it. If you get a reaction, don't drink it.... (more)

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by 0 · January 23, 2012 at 03:48 AM

Skin tingling, disorientation, anxiety, peeing frequently, getting cold easily, shortness of breath, dilerium, lack of cognition, twitching, random sharp pains: these are the list of symptoms I had today after one week of paleo. I had weaker... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 23, 2012 at 03:48 AM

You could have just consumed a glass of water with dextrose powder in it (or eaten a potato or some rice), and if that made you feel better (it would have) you could have concluded that what your body was lacking was simply glucose, which , as a... (more)

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by 964 · December 27, 2011 at 02:57 PM

After a few small indulgences on Christmas Day I woke up a little congested, with a back ache, and craving cookies. I'm planning on a high protein breakfast followed by a fast day. I'm curious how those who celebrated are doing. UPDATE: I felt... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · December 27, 2011 at 02:57 PM

After two months of pretty strict paleo (during which I effortlessly lost 23 pounds), I went completely off the wagon over a full week with my family. This included fast food, plenty of wheat products, gobs of industrial seed oils, dairy, possibly... (more)

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by 18236 · March 17, 2014 at 08:10 AM

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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oscar_rodes 0 · October 21, 2011 at 09:38 PM

Stomack problems are caused by the fillers that some blenders use such as FOS which has a very low digestive tolerance. In South America stevia has been used for centuries as a traditional medecine for diabetics. A few clinical studies done in... (more)

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by 274 · October 13, 2011 at 06:12 PM

I am 32 and have recently been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My symptoms have been gradually increasing all summer long, reaching the point where I didn't feel like I could be active at all two weeks ago. My acupuncturist suggested I look... (more)

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tbonesteak 0 · October 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM

my wife has had RA for over 10 years now and went gluten free 3 years ago. considering she takes very little medication, she feels great. it's actually pretty amazing how she feels considering anyone else taking as little meds as she does would... (more)

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by 974 · October 04, 2011 at 04:20 AM

Could one have a food allergy and not show any symptoms? If so, how did you finally find out you had an allergy to that particular food?

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LenaHyena 0 · October 04, 2011 at 04:20 AM

Absolutely. I wasn't diagnosed with my Celiacs until just last year, I'm 24 years old and my main symptoms are nausea, stomach discomfort, and malabsorption. My mother always told me I was weaned too early and that was why I had a bad stomach and... (more)

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by 10 · August 15, 2011 at 06:51 PM

Question: is there a period of "detoxing" when you begin the Paleo lifestyle, including uncomfortable body aches and other symptoms? How long should it last, and will it eventually go away completely? Hubby and I are on day 14 of our 30 day... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 15, 2011 at 06:51 PM

I had a big pre-paleo sweet tooth and it took me about 3 weeks to convert from a sugar burner to a fat burner. Just for some numbers: pre-paleo I was doing 1:40/500m rows. During my paleo transition a 2:30/500m would get me out of breath (to... (more)

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by 1584 · October 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM

Please help me hack my strange symptoms. A few weeks ago I fasted and had a problem with my thyroid swelling and some bad edema. I still have a lump in my throat even though the swelling has gone down very much. But now I am having pins and... (more)

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Sherri_wilson 0 · October 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM

Everybody needs some form of carbs your body cannot function without them. You symptoms to me sound like lack of ANY carbs at all. Have a couple cups of broccoli and see a dr.