1

votes

Solutions for Less Common Problems Within the Paleo Lifestyle?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 24, 2010 at 2:14 AM

I'd like to hear about specific less common health problems encountered within the general paleo lifestyle and the solutions you discovered that worked to solve those problems. For instance, my teeth were becoming transparent and I figure out that I could reverse the problem by intaking more calcium and magnesium. Apparently, even though I was eating basic paleo, I was not intaking enough of a certain few nutrients. I am interested in hearing both what problems were encountered AND what solutions solved the problem. (Please skip the obvious ones like stalled weight loss fixed by less carbs..) Probs and solutions need not necesarily be fully paleo but should be somewhat paleo and/or nutrition and/or exercise related. If we hear more about how others have solved problems, that might help us know what to do if we ever hear of that same problem in the future.

Edited to add: I originally intended for this thread to be about problems AND SOLUTIONS ALREADY FOUND. However, I guess weird problems with no solutions yet found is also a rather interesting thread so tally ho!

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on October 29, 2010
at 04:28 PM

Make sure hte magnesium is NOT in the form of magnesium oxide. That stuff is only 6% digestable, but they love to use it as a source because it is the cheapest. Get a good chelate or nonoxide version in order to give it a fair trail.

209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

(693)

on October 25, 2010
at 08:16 AM

The first time I had tendinitis was me knee and it was before I started working out regularly. Since May I've been doing Crossfit. I started with 2x a week and worked up to 4-5. I took 5 weeks off for my elbow recently. Didn't seem like it would ever get better.

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on October 25, 2010
at 04:12 AM

Do you work out, and if so, how?

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on October 24, 2010
at 02:17 PM

Try consuming some beef gelatin with or right before meals. It seems to have helped me.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on October 24, 2010
at 03:23 AM

The skin on my hands peels more when it is treated more roughly, like from camping. I am not sure if faster skin turnover is automatically a bad thing. Maybe it's just a renewal thing?

  • 62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

    asked by

    (20807)
  • Views
    1.2K
  • Last Activity
    1403D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

4 Answers

best answer

0
03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on October 24, 2010
at 03:20 AM

Not feeling freezing cold after big meals. I used to always get very cold (when it's relatively cold outside, at least) after downing a big SAD meal, and this rarely happens now.

Faster healing when I pull something or over-exert myself.

I still haven't figured out why I get achy/twitchy legs at night sometimes though. I was hoping that paleo would help with that, and I've tried magnesium supplements too, but still no luck.

This is more of a sanity issue than health problem, but fewer dishes/pans with baked-on stuff due to lower fat cooking. Now my pans practically wipe clean after whatever I've made in them! :)

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on October 29, 2010
at 04:28 PM

Make sure hte magnesium is NOT in the form of magnesium oxide. That stuff is only 6% digestable, but they love to use it as a source because it is the cheapest. Get a good chelate or nonoxide version in order to give it a fair trail.

1
2f653fa504adc81612619106e7d1f65e

on October 24, 2010
at 05:35 AM

Well Eva I hope to find out what stops my troublesome burps and then I hope to report back!

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on October 24, 2010
at 02:17 PM

Try consuming some beef gelatin with or right before meals. It seems to have helped me.

0
209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

(693)

on October 24, 2010
at 03:16 AM

Another problem I seem to have is with my tendons. I've developed tendinitis twice in the last year. Once in my knee and once in my elbow. Not sure what's going on there.

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on October 25, 2010
at 04:12 AM

Do you work out, and if so, how?

209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

(693)

on October 25, 2010
at 08:16 AM

The first time I had tendinitis was me knee and it was before I started working out regularly. Since May I've been doing Crossfit. I started with 2x a week and worked up to 4-5. I took 5 weeks off for my elbow recently. Didn't seem like it would ever get better.

0
209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

(693)

on October 24, 2010
at 03:14 AM

I don't have an answer for this one, but since going paleo, the skin on my hands seems to be peeling way more than usual. The weather isn't any different. I'm guessing I'm missing out on some nutrient.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on October 24, 2010
at 03:23 AM

The skin on my hands peels more when it is treated more roughly, like from camping. I am not sure if faster skin turnover is automatically a bad thing. Maybe it's just a renewal thing?

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!