Hi, would appreciate recommendations re. the thread title. I've got some autoimmune/neuro/mast cell problems and have some excellent main stream med' practitioners looking after me, but i'm also after someone to engage with who has practical... (more)
What has irked me since researching and trying a paleo-type diet is the overwhelming acceptance of pseudoscience by the "paleo" community. I cannot count the number of times I have seen "pH imbalance" listed as a reason for one's health ailments,... (more)
Dear all, I have been put on Prednisone yesterday to treat a rather serious autoimmune kidney disease. Preliminary plan is the following: 1. Methylprednisolone - 14 tabs / day (there is for 4mg in one tab which is an equivalent of 5mg of... (more)
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)
Hey so I was about to take some Emergen-C cause I feel like poop. Lucky me, the first ingredient is 'cane sugar' should I just go buy some plain vitamin c or can I take this for a fast fix..I feel like death.
Freeform L-Lysine is pretty much going to be be 100% the same from every vendor. I've always liked Solgar when I can't decide between brands for various supplements. Also: don't just dose with Lysine -- make sure to keep Arginine low.
I am considering getting a bunch of medical testing done before the end of the year, largely for insurance-related reasons. I have some ideas about what I want to test, but I also want to tap into the wisdom of the crowd here for ideas I wouldn't... (more)
I have the beginnings of my first headache since going Paleo. (I used to frequently get atrocious hormonal migraines each month before starting my period; this current headache is no where near as bad, but the pressure/pounding is still... (more)
Wednesday evening I got a headache, I had eaten some store-bought sushi and I am guessing that something in there (probably gluten) triggered it. By 1 AM I was in so much pain I went to the ER, I have no history of headaches but a significant... (more)
I've had two spinal taps, both 5 years ago, and completely understand the pain you're in. I literally felt like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my head and vividly remember having to crawl across the floor to get to the loo as I couldn't walk... (more)
What are your views on function medicine and naturopathy? If someone were sick would you send them to a functional doctor? What type of doctor might cause more harm for a diabetic?
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-2-2012/david-agus?xrs=share_twitter I know we have a bunch smart, informed and persuasive people in the paleo community. how can we Help David Agus see his solution is the wrong one, but hes on the... (more)
I broke down and took 2 store brand midol after not taking any for months and months. It's 5-6 hours later and I am sensitive to light, my vision is blurred, I'm exhausted and feel sort of nervous and floaty. I don't know how I managed to take... (more)
Leptin, arguably the most important hormone in our bodies, wasn't discovered until 1994. Uncoupling proteins(2-5) weren't discovered until the late 90s and their functions were being figured out in the early- mid 2000s. Pretty amazing considering... (more)
I just found this very cool show on Netflicks. This is as close to paleo TV as I have ever seen. It follows two physicians from London as they go to remote places around the world to see what the people there eat, the state of their health, how... (more)
Can anyone recommend a good doc in S. Fl that is functional? Hormonal help is what I am seeking but trying to steer clear of quacks. I already checked out the physicians registry but didn't find much. Thanks
Yes! Dr. Joel Ying http://www.joyhealthwellness.com in Naples. David Perlmutter author of Power Up Your Brain, has a clinic in Naples. When I met him last week he had just ordered Nora Gedgaudas' PrimalBody-PrimalMind....very straightforward and... (more)
Ok that's rhetorical but I've really been impressed lately by how totally failing to thrive most of the conventional physicians I know are. Is this anecdotal support for the failure of our mainstream medical model? Do you find the same or do you... (more)
i tried searching eastern medicine and chinese medicine but did not find anything. anyhow, here goes. being of asian descent, i grew up with eastern medicine and regularly seek its remedies and insight. recently i was told by my eastern... (more)
I've been feeling blah for a few months now, but the past couple of weekends have been exceptionally unpleasant. It's either been the relatively large amounts of dairy (conventional butter and some cheese; I normally avoid dairy other than... (more)
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)
I had a colleague of mine, who works abroad for the health industry, tell me that the plants of roots can cure many diseases, if not all of them some day. He stated it was due to rare compounds created in the roots of some plants. Does anyone know... (more)
Turmeric and ginger are both excellent roots that are fairly easy to find. Turmeric is a magnificent anti-inflammatory, and ginger works wonders for gastrointestinal complaints.
Hunter-gatherers didn't have our diseases of comfort (I prefer the term above diseases of civilisation). But they did have medical problems. Mostly of the kind where our modern doctors are good at (trauma, infections, ...). Although I've read... (more)
Ok, so Im not sure this is ok to ask here. But, I will do so considering we are all here because we are open to new ideas. I am fully aware that smoking is absolutely bad. I have a few friends who recently got their Medical Cannibus cards. Since... (more)
Robb Wolf was talking about 'adaptogens' a few podcasts ago. As I understand, they are supposed to be herbal supplements that normalize hormonal levels. Any experiences with these? I am not a fan of the term adaptogen. When you read about... (more)
I got my thyroid stim hormone test and it was 1.94. It said low is .34 and high is 5.60. So mine is in the middle on the low end. I'd be curious to know if it's a good value though. Have you gotten yours tested?