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    So first im 24 and this is something funny i just had to get off my chest.
    Me and all my friends always have our annual "Thirsty Thursday"(i only drink once a week), we drink, we dance, we eat a little crappy. They always give me crap about me eating a paleo/primal life style. But the next two days or so they are always like really sick(not really really bad), just like a bad cough or cold, and i never have any problems. I always tell them its the food you eat. They dont believe me so i just always just tell my them my favorite "sucks to suck" quote and they say its not funny. Paybacks a B....hahhahh

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    I hear ya! My non-primal DH gets sick 3-4 times a year on average. Since we've been together (5 years) I've gotten sick from him twice. And those are the only two times I have been sick in those 5 years. He is most unimpressed by all this.

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    • #3
      It's mostly luck :/ healthy lifestyle does help you stay healthier overall but I've found out that when it comes to colds and flus, it's pretty much luck of the draw year in and year out.
      F 28/5'4/100 lbs

      "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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      • #4
        I have definitely felt a boost in immunity since going primal- and less so recently as I've been eating some non-primal foods and got a cold. I definitely feel a correlation.
        High Weight: 225
        Weight at start of Primal: 189
        Current Weight: 174
        Goal Weight: 130

        Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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        • #5
          i was sick all my life, all year long, with colds and coughs. they'd last for months. i'd cough so hard i spat up blood and broke blood vessels in my eyes and face. that was my normal.

          in 3+ years of being grain free and 2+ years of primal, i have not had a cough, cold or sniffle. nada. my b/f is sick several times per year and i never catch what he has. when bugs go round work, i remain fit as a fiddle. it's not luck. it's a strong immune system. and frequent hand-washing.
          As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

          Ernest Hemingway

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          • #6
            I've only gotten sick 2-3 times since I've eat primal for a year and a half. Even when I just have a little too much sugar in the form of honey and fruit, I can feel my immunity go way down!

            Originally posted by unchatenfrance View Post
            I hear ya! My non-primal DH gets sick 3-4 times a year on average. Since we've been together (5 years) I've gotten sick from him twice. And those are the only two times I have been sick in those 5 years. He is most unimpressed by all this.
            I don't have a comment about your comment, but I just wanted to say HI! I do Irish Dance too! It's not often that I randomly come across people who do it, and it gets me excited!
            Making adventure out of this thing called life

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            • #7
              I think I get ill as often, but don't really notice.

              The past few days I've been a little run-down. At first I attributed it to some "slip-ups", but then realized I hadn't slipped up NEARLY enough to have an effect. Then it dawned on me: everyone else is ill.
              Added it all up and I THINK I have the same bug others around me have.
              But:
              -no headache
              -no sore throat
              -no swelling
              -no fever
              I just feel a little run-down and not up to much. I'm even managing to carry my 22.5kg with me (albeit not able to upgrade to 25kg yet).
              --
              Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

              --
              I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
              I'd apologize, but...

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              • #8
                All of my family have been sick this last fortnight including my very primal son 95/5 my husband who is really 70/30 and my daughter 50/50. But I did not get the bug. Normally I would agree that it is about a strong immune system but this one did not make sense. I am happy to have dodged it though!
                link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alg2435 View Post

                  I don't have a comment about your comment, but I just wanted to say HI! I do Irish Dance too! It's not often that I randomly come across people who do it, and it gets me excited!
                  OMG awesome! Hi hi hi!!!!

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                    • #11
                      I never get sick (knock on wood). My staff are constantly sick...sneezing, coughing, flu etc ect --- all year 'round. My husband gets stick (really sick) 2 x per year and he's just out of it for two weeks at a time.

                      Me, I eat paleo, take my supplements, and I'm never sick (knock on wood). Is this a coincidence? I think not. It's good nutrition, lots of sleep and reduction of stress.

                      /lu
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                      F, 48, 5'10"
                      Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                      Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                      Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                      • #12
                        I used to get sick really often, with the flu, throat infections a couple times a year etc. Whatever "bug" was going around at the time, I was always the first person to get it and the last person to get rid of it. I always chalked it up to me having a crappy immune system. Since going Primal, the only time I've ever been sick was when I've gotten off the wagon a couple times, for example, during Christmastime!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BeatMD View Post
                          So first im 24 and this is something funny i just had to get off my chest.
                          Get used to it BeatMD, it will only get worse or at least it has for me.

                          I'm 57, don't get sick, don't take medication. Friends and members of my family, we a very few exceptions, are on heart/BP medications, have sleep apena, are type 2 diabetics, have had some type of biatric surgery that went bad, etc, etc.

                          Gets plum depressing at time...
                          Randal
                          AKA: Texas Grok

                          Originally posted by texas.grok
                          Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
                          http://hardcoremind.com/

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                          • #14
                            The past two winters I had hardly any colds and never had the flu. The year before that, which was before Primal, I had constant colds, except for the three times I had the flu. Now none of my colds amount to much.

                            I am getting over a cold now. My housemate and I traveled and went to a place where there were hundreds of people, most of them children. My cold feels about like a bad air day. My stubbornly non-primal housemate is coughing like crazy. I have had several colds this year. Not sure why. But they have been very mild.

                            Thai "penicillin" for colds

                            Update: Actually, I know why I am getting more colds this year. I have gotten into the bad habit of staying up too late. Need to work on that.
                            Last edited by Hedonist2; 03-19-2013, 07:12 AM.
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                            • #15
                              I didn't get sick much before primal or since. I credit my dad who was always a little unconventional. He didn't believe in over-hygiene, thought kids should get dirty, believed milk should not be drunk after childhood and all kinds of stuff that now is conventional wisdom for the primal crowd.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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