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What is Your Sick Food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 30, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I'm laying in bed with a flu-like virus and, after 36 hours of no food am starting to regain a little appetite. Trouble is I dont know what to eat.

In pre-paleo days i would have reached for saltines and ginger ale, maybe a piece of soft bread. Even if I decided to break Paleo for a day or two and eat those things, I think they would make me sicker after many months of no grain or sugar.

I drank a glass of coconut milk on ice a few hours and it really hit the spot. Any other ideas?

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on March 08, 2012
at 05:21 PM

It's home-made chicken broth, Rick. I don't think anyone here buys commercial broth.

Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

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on March 31, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I've noticed that too, I have not been "for reals sick" in over 2 years now, about the same time I have been taking D. It sucks, maybe I would like to stay home sick once in a while.

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on March 30, 2011
at 10:37 PM

Chicken or beef broth with an egg or two is fantastic coming off an illness.

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on March 30, 2011
at 10:31 PM

  • broth for everything, you can mix in some canned pumpkin and eggs to make a more substantial soup depending on how you feel.
  • bananas
  • applesauce and other fruit purees for stomach aches

E7dc4f2e3998906dd3213973a3c10d50

on March 30, 2011
at 10:37 PM

Chicken or beef broth with an egg or two is fantastic coming off an illness.

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on March 31, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Broth and strong ginger tea for me.

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on March 30, 2011
at 11:02 PM

I have Pho if I'm too sick to cook. If I can cook, bone broth with lemongrass and ginger. Yum!

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on March 30, 2011
at 11:36 PM

what kind of "sick" are you? i had a bad, BAD bout with food poisoning (FROM CHIPOTLES!) last week and i had bone broth, mineral water (i love the bubbles) and ginger tea to start with. my first foods were poached eggs, white rice overcooked with some coconut milk and applesauce.

for a cold virus thing i pound it with hot hot hot garlic/ginger/cayenne tea and fresh lemon.

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on March 30, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I completely agree with broth. Beef/veggie/chicken/fish...whatever you have on hand.

Then blended soups or CHEW really well. Bieler broth is fantastic and you can find the recipe online. You can include lighter meats for easy digestion when blending your soups. Then salads and normal eating should feel wonderful and digestion restored!

Feel better soon!

Ps. I also enjoy homemade Ginger tea with a little Cayenne to kick butt on that virus ;-)

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Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

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on March 30, 2011
at 10:51 PM

chicken noodle soup loaded with Tapatio hot sauce.

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on March 30, 2011
at 11:13 PM

Paleo is great for virus remedy. Sugars are fuel for viral and bacterial infections. I agree with chicken broth. Just avoid the noodles.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 08, 2012
at 05:21 PM

It's home-made chicken broth, Rick. I don't think anyone here buys commercial broth.

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on March 30, 2011
at 10:46 PM

When I have been sick, nothing tastes better than poached eggs with butter, salt and pepper! Perhaps some lightly sweetened yogurt would be good too? Not 100% paleo, but would help the gut!

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on March 08, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Also, avocado! I'm sick w/a flu-like diarrhea stomach bug and feeling awful, but I can eat avocados thankfully. I think I already lost 3 or 4 lbs, and I don't have that many to spare!

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on March 31, 2011
at 12:38 AM

Soft boiled eggs. Good chicken broth if you have it on hand.

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on March 30, 2011
at 11:41 PM

If your Vit D3 serum level was between 70 and 100ng/mL, you probably would have kept the virus at bay and would have not gone through the current misery you are suffering through.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/28750/do-you-know-how-vit-d-assists-the-body-in-warding-off-diseases#axzz1I7Skwpte

Since supplementing with Vit D3 for three years now, I have not been sick one day.

Get well quickly.

Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

(1334)

on March 31, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I've noticed that too, I have not been "for reals sick" in over 2 years now, about the same time I have been taking D. It sucks, maybe I would like to stay home sick once in a while.

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