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Has your snot changed on Paleo?

Commented on May 26, 2012
Created May 08, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It's amazing the questions we come up with here. I have noticed a distinct change in my nasal byproduct since weaning off of sugar and starches. Firstly I produce far more snot than I can ever remember and it (they) are firmer, but not rock hard and greenish in color like I remember them when I was a child. Is it the the absense of sugar or the increase in dietary fat or proteins? my guess is proteins.

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on May 26, 2012
at 09:50 PM

Chris, I think that looking at what comes out of the body is a good indicator of what your body is doing with what you put in it. I guess you don't look at your poop either? I'm not talking in depth studies under the microscope but a quick glance into the tissue or into the bowl is a necessary this.

De9cfdb47ff142453b62bc145e44f9c4

on May 26, 2012
at 09:47 PM

Turns out it was an infection of some sort, I think. No Dr, but a breathing got a little labored for a day or two and then it cleared up.

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on May 22, 2012
at 09:38 PM

lol I think everyone looks inside the tissue after they've blown their nose, at least at some point in time.

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on May 22, 2012
at 08:54 PM

gross dude.. why do you look at your snot?

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on May 08, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Sounds like your body might be fighting something, or having an autoimmune response? Mine stays clear and thin... in fact my nose stopped running for the first time in ten years after I cut out gluten.

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on May 08, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Greenish or darker yellow color usually means you have some sort of infection going on in your sinus's. They should always be a clear or near clear color. Harder/dryer could be that the air is drier or again the infection aspect. You may want to have a doctor check it out. The first severe sinus infection I got I thought I had a tooth ache, then more teeth started hurting. I was ready to go to the dentist and have several teeth pulled when I found out it was a severe sinus infection. Afterwards I realized my snot was greenish and harder.

De9cfdb47ff142453b62bc145e44f9c4

on May 26, 2012
at 09:47 PM

Turns out it was an infection of some sort, I think. No Dr, but a breathing got a little labored for a day or two and then it cleared up.

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on May 22, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Dude, this is completely gross-- excellent, hahaha. I can't comment to the change in consistency, but certainly a change in production frequency. I'm not even remotely mucus-y anymore, but if I go a dairy or sugar binge, I can't sleep properly at night because my nasal passages are dammed like a mighty snot river.

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on May 22, 2012
at 08:29 PM

I haven't had green snot since cutting out gluten. All my snot is transparant. I still have slight sinus issues though. They're extremely hard to get rid of, I've done 6 different diets and the best one so far is Peatarian, the worst one raw veganism.

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on May 08, 2012
at 07:39 PM

My experience is also more like raney's- I actually seem to be producing less mucus. Do you eat dairy? Dairy is recognized as the most mucus forming of all foods (wheat is second) according to a quick google search.

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