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What do you eat when you are sick?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I can hear it now... "But since I started Paleo, I never get sick!"

Well let's pretend you have!

I used to eat one of two things when sick: white rice with soy sauce and raw garlic or toast with cinnamon sugar on it. Mmmm... miss that.

Now I don't know what to eat. Sugar free jello?

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on July 24, 2012
at 07:53 AM

H-marts have freshly made bone broth. If you have H-mart in your area, definitely check it out!

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on July 24, 2012
at 04:01 AM

it also keeps my friend's cat from having hairballs!

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:59 AM

in a pinch you could ask a friend to pick up from a local deli (assuming you don't get the gluten death that I would from the noodle bits)

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:46 AM

I wish slow cookers were faster

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:30 AM

I use Great Lakes Powdered Gelatin.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Wasabi? That's my jam.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:57 AM

No diarrhea. Have I lived in a cave? Never heard of the pumpkin thing.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Coconut allergy. Seriously, I'm a mess.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:56 AM

But I'm sick! Effort! Bookmarking that anyway.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Oooh. That peeler!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Thx! Appreciate it. Leaf or powder gelatin?

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Even better to make your own. This is the recipe I use. http://www.latestinpaleo.com/blog/2011/3/22/latest-in-paleo-pho-recipe-vietnamese-beef-soup.html

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 24, 2012
at 01:13 AM

You can make it with fruit juice instead.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:56 PM

Ask for extra mung beans, I've never seen a place say no. Be careful and only go to a good place. A lot of these places use MSG, and that can make a bad situation worse!!!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:55 PM

if you don't have bone broth in your freezer (and really who doesn't have that?). Then a organic, no salt added, stock is good. Go for chicken, even "organic" beef broth often as MSG. Sometimes a good asian store will have dehydrated Pho base which can be used too. For teh zucchini noodles, get the boy to use this -- http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Julienne-Peeler/dp/B0000CCY1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343087597&sr=8-1&keywords=oxo+julienne+peeler so easy a caveman could do it -- wait that's a good paleo diet tag line....

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Coconut aminos work well in place of soy sauce, too!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Egg Allergy. :(

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:52 PM

You can get pho without noodles??

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Hadn't thought about that. But my bf won't be able to manage that. Thanks!

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 23, 2012
at 11:40 PM

Usually I have a stash in the fridge, but if I'm that desperate, I'll throw bones in the crock pot and let it do it's thing while I veg on the couch :) The canned stuff doesn't really have all the good things you need.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Nope, just run of the mill fever, aches/pains, nasal issues, cough.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:29 PM

what if you don't have any made and fever etc, buy the canned stuff?

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:28 PM

Unfortunately anything coconut is a no go for me. So try to hack some gelatin? But if I'm sick, ugh, effort. Thx!

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:21 PM

Stomach sick? Don't eat anything.

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 23, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Broth. It's usually easy to get down, plus it has the added benefit of having lots of nutrients that will help your body heal.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:59 AM

in a pinch you could ask a friend to pick up from a local deli (assuming you don't get the gluten death that I would from the noodle bits)

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on July 24, 2012
at 07:53 AM

H-marts have freshly made bone broth. If you have H-mart in your area, definitely check it out!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:29 PM

what if you don't have any made and fever etc, buy the canned stuff?

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 23, 2012
at 11:40 PM

Usually I have a stash in the fridge, but if I'm that desperate, I'll throw bones in the crock pot and let it do it's thing while I veg on the couch :) The canned stuff doesn't really have all the good things you need.

3
8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on July 24, 2012
at 01:51 AM

If it's a throat issue, chamomile tea with lemon and honey. The only time I have honey. Maybe I'll crock pot a chicken with a couple veggies.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:46 AM

I wish slow cookers were faster

2
3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:36 PM

Bone Broth, add some zucchini noodles if you need carbs

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Oooh. That peeler!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:55 PM

if you don't have bone broth in your freezer (and really who doesn't have that?). Then a organic, no salt added, stock is good. Go for chicken, even "organic" beef broth often as MSG. Sometimes a good asian store will have dehydrated Pho base which can be used too. For teh zucchini noodles, get the boy to use this -- http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Julienne-Peeler/dp/B0000CCY1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343087597&sr=8-1&keywords=oxo+julienne+peeler so easy a caveman could do it -- wait that's a good paleo diet tag line....

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Hadn't thought about that. But my bf won't be able to manage that. Thanks!

2
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:08 PM

I eat a low sugar jello that I make with coconut water & some honey.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:30 AM

I use Great Lakes Powdered Gelatin.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on July 24, 2012
at 01:13 AM

You can make it with fruit juice instead.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:28 PM

Unfortunately anything coconut is a no go for me. So try to hack some gelatin? But if I'm sick, ugh, effort. Thx!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Thx! Appreciate it. Leaf or powder gelatin?

1
7f7069fc4d8d2456cec509d0f9e9bb34

(865)

on July 24, 2012
at 12:06 AM

If it is tummy/diarrhea, then pumpkin. Out of the can is fine. This is a dog remedy that works as well on people. Aspirin is not bad either.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:57 AM

No diarrhea. Have I lived in a cave? Never heard of the pumpkin thing.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on July 24, 2012
at 04:01 AM

it also keeps my friend's cat from having hairballs!

0
7e13e284a1bafd7b4de14a50ee96140c

on August 21, 2012
at 11:05 PM

nothing.

I try to fast.

0
4cf852260c5839c15746b03e934f0e76

(20)

on August 21, 2012
at 10:01 PM

I heat chicken broth with some coconut milk, garlic and ginger, and curry or sriracha if I feel like my stomach can handle the spiciness. I also add some cut up cooked sweet potato and crack an egg or two in there and let it all simmer for a while.

0
0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on July 24, 2012
at 11:54 AM

Broth, tea, raw eggs (or poached), boiled ginger root, homemade kombucha. Sometimes nothing at all -- fasting for a day or two depending on what exactly I'm suffering from often helps.

But yeah, actually, I almost never get sick any more. Just allergic reactions to Massquito bites these days. And nothing has cured my chronic depression.

0
Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 24, 2012
at 04:25 AM

Vegetable soup - any kind. Broiled fish if I can handle it Poached eggs

0
A3a4696c919e916ec971691559e9c942

(2043)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:37 PM

If I have a head cold I have a big spoonful of horseradish, if that doesn't clear my sinuses nothing will. Hot peppers too.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Wasabi? That's my jam.

0
2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on July 23, 2012
at 11:36 PM

But since I started Paleo, I never get sick! (True, I have not even had a cold in over 2 years.) Swap out your soy sauce for tamari. Swap out the toast for soft boiled eggs.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Coconut aminos work well in place of soy sauce, too!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Coconut allergy. Seriously, I'm a mess.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Egg Allergy. :(

0
4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:31 PM

If I have a head/chest cold, I will down pho (minus rice noodles) like crazy. The spicier the better. I can't say if it eases my cold symptoms any faster, but it's such a comfort food for me that I feel better anyway.

Hot toddies work wonders for me as well, especially when I need something to help me sleep (cold pills and the like tend to make me anxious instead of drowsy).

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:52 PM

You can get pho without noodles??

4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Even better to make your own. This is the recipe I use. http://www.latestinpaleo.com/blog/2011/3/22/latest-in-paleo-pho-recipe-vietnamese-beef-soup.html

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:56 AM

But I'm sick! Effort! Bookmarking that anyway.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 23, 2012
at 11:56 PM

Ask for extra mung beans, I've never seen a place say no. Be careful and only go to a good place. A lot of these places use MSG, and that can make a bad situation worse!!!

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