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flu-like symptoms recovery

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I've been completely primal for about a month now. Over the weekend I went out on a road trip with some friends and that evening I had a huge meal of bread. The next day I woke up an extremely sore throat, stuffy nose, messed up sinus and extreme bloating. Did this all happen because of the bread? Does anyone have any suggestions for getting better and ending the bloating so I can get back to normal?

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on September 24, 2012
at 09:44 PM

collegeprimal, here you go: http://nourishedkitchen.com/fresh-chicken-broth/

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on September 24, 2012
at 08:59 PM

Thanks so much! I've actually never made bone broth before, do you have a link for directions?

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on September 24, 2012
at 07:58 PM

I agree broth is the way to go! And I get the exact same symptoms from eating gluten.

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on September 24, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I rely on home-brewed chicken broth to bring me back after episodes such as these. Honestly, I can't emphasize enough how much I love broth, how much it sustains me, and how much it heals me when I consume foods that are not kind to my system. It really seems to soothe the inflammation and other ills caused by NADS (neolithic agents of destruction [courtesy of Kurt Harris]).

I'm not sure if you are familiar with making chicken broth at home. I usually take a whole fryer from a reputable source and cover it with water in a stock pot for several hours. I let the bones soften so all the good stuff (marrow, gelatin, etc.) integrates into the broth. There are several references online but let me know if you'd like a specific source.

Broth is liquid gold -- it is the stuff of life. It makes being primal/paleo/ancestral possible and livable for me.

In a pinch you could also use a roasted fryer from Whole Foods or other store you trust.

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on September 24, 2012
at 07:58 PM

I agree broth is the way to go! And I get the exact same symptoms from eating gluten.

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on September 24, 2012
at 08:59 PM

Thanks so much! I've actually never made bone broth before, do you have a link for directions?

F0d897e3d602f2e3b303f21210f34bff

(190)

on September 24, 2012
at 09:44 PM

collegeprimal, here you go: http://nourishedkitchen.com/fresh-chicken-broth/

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on September 24, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I second the broth, drink lots of liquids, and add in some probiotics like kefir or fermented veggies to heal any damage to your gut.

You may actually have a viral illness, but these suggestions will help that too. It might even be that your immune system let a virus by because you abused it with that food.

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