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Health / Re: Chroniccaly flakey skin..:( HELP!
« on: February 23, 2011, 10:28:56 pm »
someone on the forum once posted that consuming carbs can make the skin oilier. i would tend to agree with this. IMO when i eat carbs my skin is oilier. there are also many claims from people who have done juice fasts (which i am not advocating) who describe oily skin when fasting. my skin definitely felt like it was glowing, completely different, actually normal, right after a waterfast i did for 9 days. but i felt the dryness during the actual fast.

i am now VLC and did notice that when i am ZC my mouth, eyes and skin felt drier. according to chinese medicine, my tongue would be considered to red, and dry when ZC. i do not believe it has to do with consumption of water but rather a glandular issue headed by the liver.  perhaps ZC is too "dehydrating" for some.

at the moment, i believe cyclical or occasional consumption of fruits/veggies is probably of benefit to most people as paleo man resorted to eating them.

perhaps variability in diet gives us a lower margin of error since most of us do not know what our optimal diet is.

Health / Re: Varicose veins
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:40:58 pm »
varicose veins are usually thought to be caused by a a so-called weakness of the valves within the veins that push the blood back to the lungs.  we really dont knkw the cause, but people with severe varicose veins tend to have increased extracellular fluid. this would manifest as swelling of feet and hands as well as overall "water retention".  most doctors would give a diuretic.  but if i were to have this problem i would avoid all starches and fructose and i'm pretty sure this would work for me as well as most others.  compression stockings may also be of benefit if you're retaining water in ur feet/legs.  good luck

Hi guys and gals,  ive been ZC for 3 days and starting getting dry mouth at night as well as a few small canker sores.

what symptoms did u have when u started ZC and when did they resolve?

Health / Re: Left leg shin numbness
« on: February 07, 2011, 11:09:22 pm »
appears to be cosistent with peroneal nerve entrapment/damage or sciatica (L5 nerve root impingement). such presentation is not likely to be psychosomatic.  the former tends to self-resolve and more quickly with physical rehabilitation.   please see a neurologist for further evaluation.

we must be very careful in making recomendations on this forum. ofcourse our diet influences all repairing/regenerative processies but giving a dietary advise on such an issue which appears to be pure structural is probably almost futile.

see a neurologist  for evaluation.   good luck

Health / Re: Burning stomach from raw honey
« on: January 30, 2011, 01:44:48 am »
I have felt the same sensation in the mouth and stomach. If it doesn't feel right IMO I would stop it. Maybe the honey helped u in the past but just no longer agrees with u. Symptoms indicate gastritis or ulcer. Maybe some alkaline foods like greens or avocado may help. Good luck

Health / Re: Numbness in arms and hands on a raw paleo diet
« on: January 25, 2011, 11:01:18 am »
IMO i would not eat more fruit until the reason for these neurological symptoms is understood. although u do not meet the present criteria for diabetes u may be "glucose intolerant" aka pre-diabetic. a small study shows that 75% patients with neuropathies of unknown origin have blood glucose levels over 140.

i would actually eat less carbs. and if i ate carbs it would not be fruits but rather low glycemic index vegetables. neuropathy can be caused by vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune causes, etc. if u suffer from gout it may be that ur kidneys can not excrete uric acid adequately and fructose consumption has been associated with gout flare-ups.

see a neurologist for diagnostic purposes, have ur glucose levels monitored. the neurologist should do a complete work-up including nerve conduction study, and labwork (vitamin B6, B12, D, folic acid).  hope this helps. if u have renal insufficiency vitamin B6 supplementation may help.

Health / Re: Numbness in arms and hands on a raw paleo diet
« on: January 25, 2011, 02:42:16 am »
It sounds like ur having  classic neuropathic symptoms. Are u feeling cold or tingling hands or feet? u may want to consider seeing a Neurologist for diagnostic purposes.

hi guys,   
i met with Dr. T.  really personable, knowledgeable guy.  with regard to kidney disease he definitely recommends gluten-free, grain-free, low carb diet. also,  optimal vitamin D levels are greater than 50. he also recommends checking omega3:6 ratio before determining adequate supplementation.

i will keep u all posted and provide any info I can that may be of benefit to anyone.

Thanks Guys,   i will schedule an appt with Dr. T      cheers!

many thanks to all of u,
 i just found out my kidney function has declined even further, which precludes me from eating such high amounts of protein. creatinine clearance is now about 60. and i have no diabetes nor any other condition other than neuropathy of unknown origin.

dont know what to eat. i'm afraid the sugar (from fruits) and protein can do me in. nothing left but fat and raw animal fat in large quantities sounds hard to swallow.

i sent an email to Dr. T in hopes of having some access to info on kidney disease. but i cant seem to find any claims on improvement in kidney function anywhere on the internet.

anyone heard any testimonials of improvement in kidney function?

thanks for ur comments

Health / Re: why mixing raw and cooked meat is bad?
« on: November 02, 2010, 09:02:32 pm »
hi coatue,    when abdominal pain is relieved by eating it is usually indicative of gastritis or a peptic ulcer.  natural healing methods that have been reported are numerous: licorice, milk, mashed yuca (also known as cassava) or taro root, rice pooridge.   i personally would do mashed yuca.  over the counter aids that may  work best are prilosec, pepcid, zantac  among others.  i am not advising any of these but from personal experience i would say they truly work.

Thanks guys.
I guess i wasnt so clear on the fat content in raw ground beef. i guess i am having a good amount of fat. the only non-animal source of food  i'm having is the juice of one lemon daily and a small bowl of green salad (baby greens) every other day. i am presently in ketosis and very determined to continue this diet for atleast a couple weeks.
still debating whether i should add some fruits in a few weeks or not.  something inside tells me that the ketogenic diet is more detoxifying. my question still lies in whether it is also best for rebuilding nerve tissue/liver/kidneys. perhaps it is best for me to alternate between ketogenic and low carb (moderate glycemic index fruits). insulin, whose release is elicited by carbs, may be conducive to rebuilding. i dont know. i can only follow my gut. for now it's ketogenic.

are ketogenic diets (low-carb or zero-carb) dehydrating?   

Health / Chronic Kidney disease (renal insufficiency) and protein intake
« on: October 26, 2010, 05:47:55 am »
Hi guys, 

thank u all for ur help,  especially Sabertooth, Lex, Tyler, Goodsamaritan.  I am now low-carb RAF. A little green salad a few times a week. Now, given that my kidney function is a little weak (Serum Creatinine 1.2, GFR  75), I wanted to know if too much raw animal protein is too strenuous on the kidneys. I'm eating approximately  0.33 lbs of raw beef 3 times daily with about 8 egg yolks and a palm-size portion of marrow divided between the 3 meals. sometimes i'll replace the ground beef with beef liver or wild-caught salmon. The raw beef is about 25% fat. This gives me approximately 340 grams of protein daily.  i would say that my diet is approximately  55-60% fat.

Now, standard protein recommendations are that it should be restricted to no more than 1 gram per kilogram of weight. ofcourse, this is what is recommended given a  cooked SAD.  my weight is approximately 64kg. 
from ur experience or observations of other individuals am i consuming too much protein? should i increase my fat intake?
i hope to gain some weight but dont want to do it at the expense of my kidneys. i do believe the raw animal protein is much easier to assimilate and metabolize.
any advise is appreciated...

Health / Re: Seeking advise on: Neuropathy
« on: October 12, 2010, 11:10:54 pm »
Just out of curiosity:
what is ur peripheral neuropathy do to?
are u a diabetic?
how long have u been on a raw paleo diet ?
when did u start noticing improvement in ur symptoms?
are u still on medications (hydromorphone, nortryptilline) and are u taking them only for the neuropathy?

Health / Re: Seeking advise on: Neuropathy
« on: October 11, 2010, 04:37:45 am »
i really think it's my liver because it all started with heat in my hands and feet after a night of decadence 15 yrs ago. in addition, my bilirubin has been elevated since then.    now, i have numbness and pain in all extremities and sometimes my face and abdomen.  i'm very optimistic  as the liver has an enormous potential to regenerate.

i'm now on fermented cod liver oil, raw beef and liver and egg yolks as well as greens. i am  determined to stay on this for  while in order to see results.  staying away from carbs was very rough until recently but i'm over it.
i guess i can add some raw oysters and fish.   i am grateful to u all for ur imput.  testimonials have also been invaluable :)

Health / Seeking advise on: Neuropathy
« on: October 10, 2010, 03:57:54 am »
Hi Guys,  I'm underweight and have dry skin and peripheral neuropathy (that resembles diabetic neuropathy). I really suspect that my liver is the culprit.

Any hints on what dietary protocol would be best for me?
Gain weight first with raw meats and  some fruit and then Low-carb, intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet ...?   

any testimonials on neuropathy?

Personals / Re: Hello from Florida
« on: October 04, 2010, 11:55:37 pm »
Hey there! Newbie here Lookin for local raw fooders and vendors in south Florida. All I seem to get is at whole foods (ground beef, wild caught salmon). 

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