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    Urinary Issues...Please Advise

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    Greetings. Weird subject but I need advice or maybe a doctor.
    I've been eating primal now for about 3 months and lost about
    30lbs. Currently I'm 5'11" @ 196lbs. Before I went primal I had
    no trouble what so ever urinating. Good easy flow. Hell, I could
    stand outside and pee in my gutter, easily. Now I feel like I have
    a narrowed hard flow which takes forever to pass. And afterwords
    some leakage. WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING? More smelly too.
    I defecate once every two days and sometime experience diarrhea.

    My diet has been very heavy on flesh. Red meat, pork, & chicken.
    Leaf lettuce and onion. My Carb intake for the last three months
    have been less than 50gr a day. I'm definitely in Ketosis. I take
    Omega 3's, D3 (4000iu's), and K2 (180mcg) daily. Butter, coconut
    & olive oil. Almonds, walnuts, & avocado. My water intake is about
    3/4 a gallon per day of well water. And the last few days I've been
    thinking really hard about sugar binging.

    My eating window is noon until 7:00pm everyday. My only wake up
    beverage is a cup of hot green tea with a tsp of magnesium. I've
    always had the mag & green tea so I know it's not that.

    I'm way more active on primal, and I lift hard and walk a lot.

    Should I back off? Please advise. Most grateful!

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    Could you be developing an iodine deficiency? http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/I...te_Health.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    Could you be developing an iodine deficiency? http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/I...te_Health.html
    Interesting article. Thanks. I do occasionally sprinkle some Dulse on my eggs and avocados.
    I only consume Celtic brand sea salt which is natural and has no added iodine. I will look into
    this more. Grateful.

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    Your symptoms sound like an enlarged prostate (FYI--I am not a doctor!) I'm thinking perhaps a mineral deficiency...zinc?
    Here's one article.

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    Zinc is probably a good idea for everyone. Apparently our soils have been
    depleted of zinc here in the US and needs to be supplemented anyway.
    Thanks for the response.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Your symptoms sound like an enlarged prostate (FYI--I am not a doctor!) I'm thinking perhaps a mineral deficiency...zinc?
    Here's one article.

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    Low carbohydrate consumption does not actually mean automatically that you're in ketosis. If your fat comprises less than 65% (70% to be safe) of your total caloric intake then your body readily simply creates glucose from all of the excess protein that you're eating. This is really really not good for you body to be in for any length of time and can cause serious issues to a number of different organs including your kidneys.
    "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoAlex View Post
    Low carbohydrate consumption does not actually mean automatically that you're in ketosis. If your fat comprises less than 65% (70% to be safe) of your total caloric intake then your body readily simply creates glucose from all of the excess protein that you're eating. This is really really not good for you body to be in for any length of time and can cause serious issues to a number of different organs including your kidneys.
    OK, I'll bite. In so much as I must be confused about primal in the sense that I assumed low carbs was the idea.
    And wow, 70% plus of fats should be my diet? Am I missing something? Thanks.

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    Hi Keith - sounds like you might be missing the fat! You mention butter, coconut oil, and olive oil (and avocados), but maybe a sample day of food would give us a better idea of what you're eating?

    There are a few threads around about eating more fat - I'll look for a couple of links and be back

    EDIT: I can never find anything on this forum. For starters, though, here are a few outside posts:
    The Nourished Life (recommends 50-80% calories from good, healthy fats)
    Feasting on Fitness

    Paleo Hacks is often a good place to nose around for varying points of view: "eat more fat"

    I realize this isn't directly relevant to your OP but thought you might be interested. In short, low carb is less the point and more a consequence of eating more/better food, mostly protein and fats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoAlex View Post
    Low carbohydrate consumption does not actually mean automatically that you're in ketosis. If your fat comprises less than 65% (70% to be safe) of your total caloric intake then your body readily simply creates glucose from all of the excess protein that you're eating. This is really really not good for you body to be in for any length of time and can cause serious issues to a number of different organs including your kidneys.
    Hmmm...Alex, this doesn't sound correct to me. Surely paleo humans were often eating higher protein than fat ratios then most of us are. Can you please provide a link to some source material? Are you sure you aren't confusing ketoacidosis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Hmmm...Alex, this doesn't sound correct to me. Surely paleo humans were often eating higher protein than fat ratios then most of us are. Can you please provide a link to some source material? Are you sure you aren't confusing ketoacidosis?
    I believe you are right according to Marks chart. That's what I was going by.
    http://upload.pbase.com/image/132273950

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