Hack this please... getting sick more often on Paleo?!

Answered on October 22, 2013
Created October 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Hello everyone. I went lacteo-paleo back in March 27, 2013. I do eat pasta once a week because I love it, but overall I gave up everything else that is pre-packaged (bread, oatmeal, boxed cereal, sugar, etc).

Prior to going Paleo, I followed my own custom diet of grains, fruits & vegetables (though I could have done better with that), red wine, rich meats, pasta, and a little bit of ice cream every day. I went through several flu seasons untouched. No matter how sick everyone got at work, I was fine.

Enter Paleo. Since March 2013, I have been sick at least three times. I am sick now with a sore throat and achy ears. What gives??? I'm sure I'm probably leaving out some important information in order for a proper hacking, so if you need more details, please ask! Thanks!

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on October 22, 2013
at 03:38 AM

Going Paleo helped my health a lot in this regard, I used to have allergies and now I don't, I rarely get a cold or flu even when my family gets it. Even if you are eating Paleo you might be eating something that you are allergic to or have some negative reaction to. Also stress level, sleep, and overall positive attitude make a HUGE difference in avoiding minor illnesses. Look at improving these things and see if that helps.

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on October 21, 2013
at 06:02 PM

Put all your daily food intake into a calculator like cron o meter or paleotracks to see if you are lacking in a nutrients. Go pure paleo, don't cheat, give it a few months.


on October 21, 2013
at 05:47 PM

I made a mistake... I meant to say I went lacteo-paleo in MARCH 2013, not May.

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