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What limitations have you experienced in your paleo lifestyle that you would like to know why it has happened?

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Created June 01, 2011 at 8:48 PM

No context needed. Just share with us the things you have experienced that you have no idea why it has happened. Your frustrations so to speak.

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:33 AM

thehealthyskeptic.org

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Listen/read up on Chris Kresser from the Healthy Skeptic. He says all skin issues have to do with the gut. He suggest good sources of fermented dairy can be beneficial in healing the gut. list to his podcast on the gut-brain-axis connection and his appearance on Underground Wellness podcast. Just a thought...

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on June 02, 2011
at 03:15 PM

I'm with you on the immune system point. Currently trying to figure it out, despite the doctor's "everything's great" revelation.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 02, 2011
at 01:43 AM

could have been due to bad blood supply or a fecalith.

D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654

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on June 02, 2011
at 01:10 AM

I'm a 26-year-old guy

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 02, 2011
at 12:33 AM

If I might ask, how old are you Muzzle?

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on June 01, 2011
at 11:35 PM

I second both of your frustrations. I'll never go back to SAD but some days it's so incredibly frustrating that I haven't lost inches or weight in almost a year, no matter what tweaking I've tried.

D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654

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on June 01, 2011
at 11:04 PM

@Thomas: I dunno, but perhaps too many eggs. I'm not sure. But I have noticed that avocados and butter cause acne for me. Fish oil seems to be part of the cause as well, even though it is supposed to help with acne. I am curious about how weight training influences acne due to its hormonal impacts.

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:56 PM

Honestly, I can't explain it. As for suspecting paleo... The non-appendix-related benefits have been so profound in my case that I'm still a believer. My abs may have a big ugly scar, but at least I now HAVE abs.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:42 PM

why do you think this is?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Didn't that make you suspect Paleo? How do you explain this?

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:37 PM

My acne came back when I cut out all dairy. I added dairy back in (just cheese), and it cleared up again... I still don't understand that, considering dairy's supposedly a cause of acne. So weird.

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on June 01, 2011
at 08:59 PM

  1. I used to have a 'stomach of steel' - meaning that I could eat stuff with little immediate repercussions. Now - if I fall off the wagon even a little bit - I'm paying for it for at least 4 hours - if not 2 days. I know that this is 'good' for me - it's just quite frustrating.

  2. Little to no weight loss. It's been 9 months now on paleo - and while I feel great, I am not losing inches. It's super frustrating - especially when my partner lost 35-40 lbs. I know that eating this way is not a diet, it is a lifestyle, I just thought that I would see some more dramatic results.

65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

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on June 01, 2011
at 11:35 PM

I second both of your frustrations. I'll never go back to SAD but some days it's so incredibly frustrating that I haven't lost inches or weight in almost a year, no matter what tweaking I've tried.

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2e060a5edde44c1fe77abcf8d3997e01

on June 01, 2011
at 10:02 PM

Appendicitis. I'd been paleo for a year at the time. Not really that big a deal as surgeries go, but I was out $17,000 (that's WITH health insurance) and had to go through two rounds of intravenous antibiotics. I'd heard from several sources that paleo was supposed to prevent appendicitis.

It did force me to stop seeing Western medicine as evil, though. I probably would have died without it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Didn't that make you suspect Paleo? How do you explain this?

2e060a5edde44c1fe77abcf8d3997e01

(865)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:56 PM

Honestly, I can't explain it. As for suspecting paleo... The non-appendix-related benefits have been so profound in my case that I'm still a believer. My abs may have a big ugly scar, but at least I now HAVE abs.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:43 AM

could have been due to bad blood supply or a fecalith.

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on June 02, 2011
at 01:19 PM

When I was on the SAD diet, I was happy enough. I didn't really experience any negative symptoms (at least I didn't think so at the time). I was a little overweight, but that's about it. But when I started learning about grassfed meat and then Paleo I couldn't go on eating the other way so I changed.

However, now, whenever I eat a cookie, for example, I feel sick. Whenever I eat ice cream with my family, I get tired. If I choose to keep from eating these things, my children feel bad that I can't enjoy these "treats" with them. My wife is sad that she can't bake goodies for me anymore without them hurting me. In fact, it's one of the reasons she doesn't want to go full Paleo--she sees how much eating the old way affects me and she doesn't want to feel that way. She asks, "If this stuff is so bad for you, why can I eat it without feeling bad and you can't eat it?" I wonder too sometimes why I can't accept a little bad food into my system now when I used to be able to do it all the time.

Another limitation: money. I have read all the "eating on a budget" blogs and posts but, honestly, we are a one income family on a below average income. I WANT to eat grassfed meat all the time, for example, but the costs are just overwhelming for us every time we try. I've tried just eating the cheapest cuts I can find, but the costs are still just a lot more than regular grain fed meat. If corn costs so much to feed cattle and grass is free. If it's obvious scientifically that grassfed meat is best, why must it cost twice as much to buy! Very frustrating for us.

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D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:18 PM

When I first got started eating relatively LC and no processed foods, 90% of my acne cleared up and my skin was noticeably healthier. Now, it seems that my acne has been gradually coming back no matter how strict I try to be.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:42 PM

why do you think this is?

D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654

(773)

on June 01, 2011
at 11:04 PM

@Thomas: I dunno, but perhaps too many eggs. I'm not sure. But I have noticed that avocados and butter cause acne for me. Fish oil seems to be part of the cause as well, even though it is supposed to help with acne. I am curious about how weight training influences acne due to its hormonal impacts.

D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654

(773)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:10 AM

I'm a 26-year-old guy

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Listen/read up on Chris Kresser from the Healthy Skeptic. He says all skin issues have to do with the gut. He suggest good sources of fermented dairy can be beneficial in healing the gut. list to his podcast on the gut-brain-axis connection and his appearance on Underground Wellness podcast. Just a thought...

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:33 AM

thehealthyskeptic.org

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 02, 2011
at 12:33 AM

If I might ask, how old are you Muzzle?

F3176aa8463fe7f416f4da0d04974c1d

(1392)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:37 PM

My acne came back when I cut out all dairy. I added dairy back in (just cheese), and it cleared up again... I still don't understand that, considering dairy's supposedly a cause of acne. So weird.

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61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on June 02, 2011
at 03:20 PM

I have a general feeling of tiredness, sometimes verging as depressing. I would describe it as the "low carb flu" even though I'd say I eat moderate amounts of carbs (a potato or some other tuber) nearly every day.

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on June 01, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I seem to have developed allergies, and bad ones at that.

I used to live on candy, it would even calm an upset stomach sometimes, now it sends me into a serious tailspin. Trots, heavy breathing, feels like my liver has a heart beat. Very bad.

I think my immune system is not running at top notch. Can't figure out why.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on June 02, 2011
at 03:15 PM

I'm with you on the immune system point. Currently trying to figure it out, despite the doctor's "everything's great" revelation.

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