I'm an 18 year old active female student and have been mostly paleo (exceptions of potatoes, quinoa, and some legumes) for about one year. I've felt amazing, better than I knew was possible. However, since I'm young and have a fast metabolism... (more)
Hey all I'm about 5mos in to the paleo lifestyle and my little ones have just gotten sick for the first time. The whole family eats paleo and I'm not sure what to give my 2yr old for an upset belly. I always got cinnamon toast when i was... (more)
Had a horrible day and overate to the extreme...I felt sick and just exasperated with my day at work and ended up with a whole order of chicken pad se ew (which I haven't had in years) and two very large peanut butter cookies followed by a... (more)
We are about 99% positive our two year old has whooping cough. Going to the doctor in an hour to find out for sure. We are doing everything we can to make this process easier for him but it looks like it's just one of those things you have to... (more)
Let me start out by saying that in May I temporarily moved to Australia for 6 months and was feeling fantastic. Plenty of energy and overall healthy! About 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with strep throat and then 2 days later had to get on a plane... (more)
Hello, I'm a 24 year old girl, 5'4" originally 129#, who has never been able to stick to any sort of "diet." I've never been overweight, but am what some might call "skinny fat." I'm getting married this year, and wanted to feel great again, and... (more)
I recently came down with a few illnesses at once. Pneumonia, maybe mono, encephalitis, and smaller ones as well as injuring my shoulder during rugby tryouts. Now I am in a period of recovery and it's as if my entire schedule has been reversed... (more)
Hey guys I was just wondering... I'm 19 yo and i've always been a car's sickenesser, I mean you know , nausea , heartbeat , and cold sweat.. it happens 6 times on 10 when I'm inside a car, since i was very little..I was just wondering.. nature... (more)
I'm not so sure about the evolutionary theory; after all, we also evolved brains capable of developing forms of conveyance that move faster than running. And motion sickness can happen at very slow speeds too (like in a person-powered boat). ... (more)
I've been sick a couple of days. I was wondering if it's a bad idea to use Benadryl, Tylenol and cough drop in terms of health. Are there better ways of powering through the sickness? I'm also drinking tons of water and sleeping a lot. Oddly... (more)
Hi all, So I went and did the Kokoda track followed by some scuba diving. While I was there it was near impossible to eat well, but we did our best. Not much meat or vegetables which I really missed. I got gardia while walking the track which... (more)
I can hear it now... "But since I started Paleo, I never get sick!" Well let's pretend you have! I used to eat one of two things when sick: white rice with soy sauce and raw garlic or toast with cinnamon sugar on it. Mmmm... miss that. Now I... (more)
So I've been doing paleo for three weeks and have been doing awesome. Then I caught this horrible virus plaguing my city and now I'm out of commission. I've been coughing, shivering, and going through other nasty business. I am kicking myself for... (more)
I am editing this question since I cannot delete it. The reason why herbs were helping me for a while (I no longer take them) is because they offer some very important anti-oxidants and stimulants. So in a way, they work like a natural... (more)
I honestly don't remember the last time I visited a family physician or ingested an antibiotic because most of my common colds, stomach bugs, etc I've been able to work through on my own with time, rest, good food, and some holistic medicines. ... (more)
I have severely dry/itchy skin for the past few years. Switching to paleo has helped immensely, but sometimes when I take cod liver oil I will get terrible cramps a few hours later and vomit or diarrhea everything out. What am I doing wrong? My... (more)
My husband and I just started the Paleo journey almost 2 weeks ago. I feel great but I cheat :) my husband is doing awesome. Strict Paleo from basically a high carb, junk, burger king kind of diet. However, he became sick about 4 days ago. ... (more)
I have bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler! What do I do?! I really dont want to take the antibiotics....I know they do more harm than good (destroying gut flora/causing resistant bacterias) What about the... (more)
I've been reading this site for about a month, but this is my first post! This question is related to, but different from a previous post: http://paleohacks.com/questions/10269/do-you-get-sick#axzz12M6vHGh7 I've been Paleo for about two months... (more)
No one is "bullet proof". Do the things that support healing; rest, hydration, and eat nutrient dense foods. Paleo may mean fewer or shorter illnesses, but it may not mean zero illness. Slipping back into SAD eating sure won't do any good!
Hello! I had a heat exhaustion 3 days ago and have had a mild fever since. Today I was craving some apples, so I ate two quite big apples. Now I feel bad, because I feel that it will sabotage my weight loss. :( Can the craving be from the... (more)
Ive decided to take on the paleo lifestyle after I heard all the benefits and figured id give it a try. Im currently around 12 days in and have began getting stomach aches and spasms. At some point my mouth even fills with fluid in prepartion of... (more)
What are you eating? What did you use to eat? Do you have any health issues? It is hard to tell? Could you give more details as to what your symptoms are like? Is it more like heartburn or general abdominal discomfort? Is it mild, moderate or... (more)
Possible Duplicate: You know you are a PaleoHacks addict when… Do you have a problem? I do. I can't stop checking PaleoHacks for new questions or just spending (waisting) hours cruising through past questions/answers. It is a... (more)
Hey all :) My husband and I are planning an awesome vacation to Denver this summer. I was reading up on Altitude Sickness just now and one of the suggestions to avoid it is to consume a high carb diet (WHAT?). It also suggests taking Gingko... (more)
For the first time in over 2 yrs I am sick and I have caught a stomach bug. My boys have had it between the 2 of them for around 2 weeks. I have always been lucky in that I've never really picked up the sicknesses my kids get and we are never... (more)
Diet and lifestyle can only protect you so much. At some stage the amount of any virus/bacteria in your environment will be more than you can handle. Everyone gets sick!
My youngest son (1.5 years old) who has been paleo since birth is consistently sick and when I mean consistently I am talking just about every other week. It first started with basic congestion and then he began to get ear infections. We had... (more)
I think daycare is a big vector. However, anecdotally, it is said that day care kids are exposed to such a treasure trove of infections when they are young, that they don't get sick as much when they are older. Also, more cold symptoms is... (more)
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
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