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    I'm just wondering if anyone has noticed any difference in how often they catch colds or flus eating this way? I have been vegan for the last 12 years, and I seriously cannot even remember the last time I caught a bug or a flu of any sort. I've been eating primal for a month now, and just today I can tell I'm getting sick. Fever, sore throat, the works. Of course I can't help wondering if my dietary changes are linked to it. Anyone have thoughts?

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    no, i've gotten sick much less with much less severity
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    • #3
      Never gotten sick, really, so I can't say I've noticed an increase.

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      • #4
        I was CW previous and seldom got sick (I've never had a cold, the flu only ever when pregnant). However, if I got a sore throat (from breathing cold air through my mouth at night cos I'm a mouth breather), it always evolved into a major cough fest and took a couple of weeks to resolve. Now the sore throat is gone within a couple of hours of waking, even now in quite a cold winter (for us). So yeah, other than one short bout of food poisoning a few weeks ago, that's as bad as it has been since going primal last August (sugar free but still eating carbs from last Jan)

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        • #5
          Any change in your vitamin D status?
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          • #6
            I do not get "sick" since I went primal. One cold in last four years if I recall correctly.
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            • #7
              my vitamin D has always been very low, low enough to worry my doc. but I now take a supplement each day (it is the only supplement I will take), and the last time I was tested my doc said it looked good.

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              • #8
                The jury is still out for me; when I catch a cold it usually turns into a sinus infection. I had a cold earlier this month w/o further complications so I was pretty happy about that, but I have to wait and see if the trend continues.
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                • #9
                  well, i'm glad to hear that no one is getting sicker doing this. I'll have to assume that whatever I've caught is just coincidence. Can't help feeling a bit skeptical though.

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                  • #10
                    I haven't had a cold since adopting Primal. I am not prone to getting sick anyway. I make sure to maintain fairly poor hygiene unless there are sick people around me, then I maintain extra good hygiene.
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                    • #11
                      I started working in a hospital in July 2011, and was sick from then until March 2012 when I started primal. I was literally at some stage of sickness the entire time as my body adjusted to being around sick people constantly. As soon as I started primal, I haven't so much as sneezed. I love this way of life for all the little reasons like this.

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                      • #12
                        Could be the carb flu you're going through.
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                        • #13
                          True... carb flu tends to get to people when they first get on paleo.

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                          • #14
                            Carb flu can cause fever and sore throat? I was a raw vegan before switching to primal, so I don't even think I've altered my carb intake by a whole lot since switching.

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                            • #15
                              No - carb flu would not cause fever or sore throat.

                              It is likely just a co-incidence. Are you taking D3 or D2? I would take extra D3 for a few days.
                              Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                              http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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