I am really surprised with what seems to be an overwhelming support of vaccination in the paleo community. Why is this? Anyone who has researched the issue cannot deny there is a very deep debate about vaccines and the health conditions they can... (more)
There is more to my saga. As I described earlier, I fell off the cliff when I went on a celiac diet involving more corn and rice. Every part of my body was impacted. It was extremely painful, I had no energy, couldn't sleep, unbelievable brain... (more)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18888172 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1200435 I know that celiacs and some others can't tolerate even cross-contamination of gluten, casein, nuts, etc. Perhaps someday this desensitization... (more)
Recently I've noticed that I've had an increase in sensitivity to smells and possibly to some foods. The other day I could smell the ink when someone was running lots of copies at work. I had to leave. I've always noticed cigarette smoke, but... (more)
Any chance you could be pregnant? Sensitivity to various foods & smells was what tipped me off on both of my pregnancies.
Okay, trying to expand my knowledge here, guys. Please help out. I read that white blood cells require carbohydrate to operate. Does this mean that a low carb interpretation of the Paleo diet could hamper or otherwise cause problems with the... (more)
For all the people who eat a paleo diet but don't eat fruit, how much vitamin C do you get per day and from what sources (supplements don't count since our ancestors didn't take them)? Do you agree with Linus Pauling's recommendation of 6-18g of... (more)
Hi, I'm wondering if there is a reliable blood test to test the strength of my immune system. The goal would be to see if my diet is encouraging my immune system to get stronger or weaker. Currently I'm either not sick and then months later get... (more)
Do any of you paleo hacks ferment foods? It is a big part of WAPF and is one of the 4 pillars of Deep Nutrition, but it seems to not be part of paleo discussions. Am I missing out on nutritional benefits and a boost to the immune system? What if... (more)
While not paleo per se, one could argue that we evolved under conditions where we ate significantly more beneficial bacteria with our food and that this is a good substitute for our modern, hygenic world.
I'm trying to get my mother and father in law in to paleo. They've had some success with Atkins in the past but gave it up. My FiL has diabetes and my MiL has a bunch of auto immune issues like arthritis and schleroderma. I think they'd really... (more)
There is also http://paleodiet.ru/
I just came across this news story. It claims that: Lowering cholesterol could help the body's immune system fight viral infections... when the body succumbs to a viral infection a hormone in the immune system lowers... (more)
I test 25(OH) D3, total serum testosterone, SHBG, estradiol and IGF-1 three or four times a year. Try to time one of them for end September when my naturally produced 25(OH) D3 should be at the highest level my body is willing to produce (out in... (more)
Since childhood, I have suffered from common colds at a much higher frequency than others. I'm not sure if my paleo diet over the last few months has brought about an improvement or can. Any pointers?
This question popped into my head in the last day when a tiny canker sore started to appear on my lip and it dawned on me that I hadn't had one in ages since I started eating primally. I used to get them all the time - sometimes continuously for... (more)
Mark, of Daily Apple fame, has speculated that our modern obsession with hygeine and getting rid of germs may have negative consequences for our immune function. This article suggests something similar may be at work with regard to parasitic... (more)
This is cross-posted at Mark's Daily Apple - I just thought I'd post here as well for more exposure and insight. I'm in a bit of a different position than most. As I mentioned in my MDA intro post, I've had health issues that have ultimately left... (more)
Hi, last month I got sick with sore throat, coughs and now after a course of antibiotics, then anti histamines, steroid inhalers, I am feeling vulnerable to coughs and colds. Still some coughs. Doctor told me to continue antihistamines and steroid... (more)
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)
I was hoping for improvement in helping my very fine, thinning hair, skin which abrades easily and heals very slowly & with scarring and strengthening nails which chip and flake before they ever reach beyond the tips of my fingers. I'm eating... (more)