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  • Causes for chronic nausea?

    So I've always had a sensitive system/body, but since I went primal (mid july) I've noticed I have a LOT of nausea sporadically (I haven't found a common thread yet), and I have thrown up three times, not from illness.

    I'm trying to figure out the causes and the two things that changed around that time are that I went primal, and that we moved to Texas from Virginia for me to attend graduate school. My aunt (a retired nursing professor) suggested that it could be stress induced, but I'm honestly less stressed here than I was in Virginia.

    In case you're wondering, my meals consist of eggs for breakfast with either a fruit or veggie, leftovers for lunch or a different variation of breakfast, and dinner is always an animal protein with a veggie on the side (or a meat/veggie dish like beef stew, or cauli casserole). There are other variants in my diet (occasional nut flour products, whey smoothies, or greek yogurt, but sometimes I'll go more than a week without some of these).

    So, anyone have ideas about what could be causing this?

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    What are you drinking?
    Liz.

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    • #3
      Water, mint tea, and some black tea with heavy cream.

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      • #4
        Any supplements?
        Liz.

        Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
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        • #5
          I don't know, but I just wanted to say that the same thing happened to me. I had low-grade nausea for months when I first began, but it has now passed. Now that I think about it, I haven't been nauseous in some time.
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          • #6
            I didn't use to to take any (when I felt fine before the move). After the move I started feeling nausea/throwing up some, a month or so later my mom gifted me with a multi vitamin, vitamin D, and krill oil. I stopped taking the multi because I thought it might be making my nausea worse, but it didn't help, I can't tell a difference when I supplement or when I don't.

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            • #7
              So no thoughts really?

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              • #8
                I think some people get nausea from eating eggs. Have you tried avoiding eggs for a few days?
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                • #9
                  I bring this up so often. I almost hate to do it. People will begin to believe that I blame all the world's ills on fungus. Not so. But nausea is a sign of fungus die-off. The Primal Blueprint plan is actually a good anti fungal diet. Perhaps you are experiencing a fungal cleansing.
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                  • #10
                    That is really interesting periquin. I am glad you brought it up! I'm also wondering about the eggs as jammies is. I have been avoiding eggs for a few weeks now, but this morning I decided to try a few bites. For the first time in many days, my stomach was upset. I don't really know if the eggs were the cause, and I really hope not, but I am eying them with suspicion!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by periquin View Post
                      I bring this up so often. I almost hate to do it. People will begin to believe that I blame all the world's ills on fungus. Not so. But nausea is a sign of fungus die-off. The Primal Blueprint plan is actually a good anti fungal diet. Perhaps you are experiencing a fungal cleansing.
                      Makes sense to me! I had this experience about a week or so into going Primal. It didn't last long--off and on for a day or two...
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                      • #12
                        I've had bouts with low grade nausea--I've never thrown up. I think it only happens when I don't eat enough. Though I can't say for sure.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by periquin View Post
                          I bring this up so often. I almost hate to do it. People will begin to believe that I blame all the world's ills on fungus. Not so. But nausea is a sign of fungus die-off. The Primal Blueprint plan is actually a good anti fungal diet. Perhaps you are experiencing a fungal cleansing.

                          Is there a way to know if it's fungus die off? Could that cause me to throw up? How long does it take to die off, because I have been on PB for about 5 months now.

                          Also, I'm suspicious of eggs too just because I didn't eat very much of them pre-PB, and now I eat a LOT of them. I'm going egg-free for a little while to see the results. However, I was egg-free yesterday and still got intense stomach pain and nausea last night, and woke up around 2:30 to throw up. Still, I'm not sure how long it will take an absence of something to show up.

                          Thanks for the thoughts everyone!

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                          • #14
                            I developed an egg sensitivity eating tons of eggs when I first went primal. I was getting nausea all the time and couldn't pinpoint it. When I cut out eggs the nausea stopped. I can now do them in *strict* moderation, but that's all or it starts back up again. Going primal, I'd pay attention to any other foods you've increased your intake of, although if you already suspect eggs, I'd think its the likely culprit--very common food allergy/sensitivity...Not sure how long it takes to get out of your system. Fish oil was another thing I thought might be causing it for me (but then realized in my case it was the eggs...)

                            HTH! Good luck and keep us posted when you figure it out!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by periquin View Post
                              I bring this up so often. I almost hate to do it. People will begin to believe that I blame all the world's ills on fungus. Not so. But nausea is a sign of fungus die-off. The Primal Blueprint plan is actually a good anti fungal diet. Perhaps you are experiencing a fungal cleansing.
                              I so absolutely agree!!! When you make the change from the SAD to a Primal way of eating, you are going to be experiencing some healing going on and part of that could be nausea.

                              Eggs are a huge healer, antifungal!!! I would not suggest NOT eating them, but rather, eat less. If you're used to eating three eggs, cut back to just one, or even part of one for 3-5 days and just slowly work your way back up as your body continues to heal.

                              Since the only "fungus" program I know of that I'm willing to follow is Bee Wilder's, I will give you the link to her group. Then you can type "eggs" in her wonderful search engine and just start reading to your heart's content!

                              http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/index.php

                              here is one article that talks about the great healing function of eggs:

                              http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com...les/intro2.php

                              in it, Bee states:

                              "It is a fact that the body can, and will, react to good unadulterated foods with "allergic-like"symptoms, which is exactly the same way it reacts to toxins or poisons. However, reactions to good foods are not allergic reactions, they are healing reactions. When the body receives the nutrients it needs to heal, it goes into high gear, doing its job of healing, which creates healing symptoms.

                              The long list of healing symptoms are exactly the same as the long list of allergic reactions, i.e. increased mucus in all mucus membranes (nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, intestines, stomach, etc.), headaches, stomach upset, gas, bloating, difficulty breathing, inflammation, heart palpitations, swelling, rashes, hives, diarrhea, constipation, fever, etc.

                              In fact hives are a healing reaction too. It is caused by the immune system releasing histamines and other chemicals into the bloodstream to handle toxins or to affect healing. Histamines causes hives, rashes, itching, swelling, and other related symptoms. Although hives may be uncomfortable, they are generally quite harmless and disappear on their own.

                              Therefore, do not be alarmed if you get healing reactions from good unadulterated foods like eggs, coconut oil, butter, etc. If you get reactions that are alarming or intolerable just cut back on the amount and gradually increase it. "

                              all the best to you! Karen

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