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by 1720 · 4 minutes ago

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 4:49 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 · 5 minutes ago

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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srice 0 · February 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I also had a positive breath test for SIBO. My symptoms were daily diarrhea, bloating, and extremely foul smelling gas. The antibiotic they gave me didn't help, but going grain free did.

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by 15 · 5 minutes ago

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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Bree_S_ 0 · July 21, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I have a sore throat a week into paleo, and I'm pretty sure it's from Candida die off, which I've experienced a few times before. Sore throats are almost always viral. When Candida yeast population die off quickly in the body (in this case most... (more)

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by 1257 · 6 minutes ago

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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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · February 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

There are some interesting articles from Peter at Hyperlipid on this topic... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

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 3:48 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 18412 · 21 minutes ago

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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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Wow, that's great. That explains why stevia might be hypoglycemic. Also, if I have Raynaud's syndrome, I should have coffee with stevia, since coffee will vaso-constrict, while stevia will vaso-dilate. This will neutralize caffeine's... (more)

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by 10 · 28 minutes ago

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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cliff_1 0 · August 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Eat more starchy carbs, ditch the nut butter and nuts or eat very minimally and make sure you get adequate calories. These tips should help. Buttering up your meat is a good way to increase cals.

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by 211 · 40 minutes ago

To make a long story short, I have IBS, bad seasonal allergies, eczema and asthma. My asthma started bothering me after 10 years of no symptoms (and no medication). My osteopath (osteopaths are not doctors where I live) told me that the cause... (more)

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Senneth 0 · April 05, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Ok I have been the rounds on this one..trying to fix my leaky gut. (Over the course of this I have tried a TON of stuff. Expensive!!). This is all my opinion only, despite any sweeping conclusions. (Bitter from the ongoing battle). Gastero Docs:... (more)

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by 50 · 44 minutes ago

I was wondering what symptoms everyone has experienced in ketosis. I've heard that you can get a metallic taste in your mouth. But what about night sweats? They started for me about the same time I went into ketosis. Is this a normal symptom of... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 18, 2011 at 5:40 AM

Magnesium supps might be the answer. Some of the carby foods are also the more common sources of magnesium, like potatoes. If you were already borderline on magnesium consumption, then removing a few more sources of magnesium via all the carby... (more)

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by 5232 · about 1 hour ago

Here's a weird symptom I've been having. Been on no grain, no legumes for about a month. Before that they were minimal and always prepared according to WAPF directions. I feel great, but this past couple weeks I've been getting a weird earwax... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 10, 2010 at 12:46 AM

More buildup suggests either decreased drainage or increased wax production or both. Ear wax is 30 to 50% lipid so increased lipid intake might (or might not) increase production (long shot guess on that point). Ear wax is important for... (more)

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by 5 · about 24 hours ago

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 6:07 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 · about 24 hours ago

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 3:42 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 · about 24 hours ago

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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Creative_Caribbean_ 0 · September 23, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Stomach acid? My stomach acid was really low, and I was really defficient in zinc despite no grains and high meat diet for over a year...I honestly don't understand the stomach acid cycle, but not having enough causes a whole hose of problems!... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

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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Matt_11 0 · April 03, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Elimination diet. Just eliminate them and see what effect it has.

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by 15 · October 31, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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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borofergie 0 · December 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Same reason that heroin makes you feel good. Doesn't mean that it's doing you any good though...

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by 1405 · October 31, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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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Vossman 0 · December 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

It can take 4-6 weeks for your body to be fully keto-adapted, even though your body will start producing ketones only a couple of days after you start eating a ketogenic diet (low carb, high fat). Being in ketosis doesn't necessarily mean you... (more)

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by 2029 · October 31, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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 7:14 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 631 · October 31, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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 9:51 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 · October 31, 2014 at 3:43 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 964 · October 31, 2014 at 3:29 AM

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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raydawg 0 · December 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM

I've not cheated at all, so there's nothing to change. :) How? By making paleo friendly dishes.

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by 274 · October 31, 2014 at 3:24 AM

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 589 · October 31, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I've noticed that certain non-paleo foods have specific effects on my body. I was wanting to compile a list of these, so that when I encounter certain symptoms, I know what exactly is harming me. For example: When I eat too much sugar... (more)

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Inette 0 · May 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

When I eat anything with a high sugar content I get an instant headache and get a little cranky a while later. If it is close to bed time i don't sleep well and that affects the whole next day. When I eat gluten my belly gets bloated and my... (more)

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:50 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 7:54 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 25 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:38 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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flowers 0 · June 02, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I think the symptoms people are taking about have to do with something called "low-carb flu." Since you are eating carbs in the form of bananas and tangerines, you aren't very low carb. It is usually the people that go VLC that suffer these... (more)

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