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by 0 · February 28, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Hey all, I have heard little bits of information about Paleo helping ease the symptoms of Tourrettes Syndrome and as a sufferer myself I am desperate for a solution. If anyone has any experience with this, I'd like to ask a few questions: 1)... (more)

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moors 0 · February 28, 2014 at 8:38 AM

That may be autoimmunity related or at least exacerbated by autoimmunity and therefore an autoimmune protocol is probably more helpful. Check thepaleomom.com

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by 1005 · February 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The semester has started again, I'm taking lots of (conventional wisdom based) really difficult classes that require lots of studying, and I find, well, this is nothing new, but I find that i can't focus unless I'm munching on something... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Lack of the proper neurotransmitters can cause these exact symptoms. Things like 5HTP at night and L-Tyrosine in the morning/afternoon can help resolve this type of issue. Dr. Kalish had a bunch of seminars in the past (as well as his... (more)

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by 583 · October 03, 2013 at 1:01 AM

If you're not trying to lose weight, are there any benefits to ketosis? I hear it can treat many neurological disorders, for instance. I have ADHD and since going Paleo I've stopped taking my meds and feel better than ever! It seems like I feel... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Adapting your cells to burn fat is very beneficial on many fronts. Autophagy is a really good reason. It initiates the clean up of broken proteins within cells, it allows mitochondria in marginal cells to initiate apoptosis, it allows the... (more)

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by 583 · September 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)

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by 214 · August 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I'm a clinician looking for testimonials from those whose mental health condition may have resolved itself in part thanks to changes in diet. Particularly those who have been diagnosed with a "mental disorder" in the past such as ADHD,... (more)

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Methodician 0 · August 26, 2013 at 4:09 PM

ADHD since I was a little boy, now 28 I wouldn't say it's "cured" but then I am only about a month into this and only very recently got strict about it so we'll see how far it goes. I'm not going ketogenic but will consider testing it for a few... (more)

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by 30 · July 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Hey PH (pun intended?), I'm going through the whole 'what food is doing what' moment right now. When I woke up today I had my usual breakfast: eggs with kerrygold unsalted butter and two slices of bacon. I also had a Granny Smith Apple. I have... (more)

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Josh_10 0 · May 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Idk that there's any way to know, aside from removing things 1 by 1, then adding them back in and seeing what caused it. It also happened once, so it may not be anything that's any sort of big deal.

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by 30 · April 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

TLDR Warning, huge rambling novel below: Hi PaleoHacks. Time to give some background, or semi-life story to any who cares to read. I am a dude, 5' 11'', about 165-170 lbs with around 18-23% bodyfat (I don't know how to do the various... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 11, 2013 at 2:01 AM

I think you're doing a good job dude. The only advice I'd give you is to increase the intensity and decrease the duration of your elliptical HIIT sessions to help you finish cutting.

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by 25 · March 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like a zombie sometimes! I can't sit. I'll start slouching and eventually I'm completely zoning out of what I'm reading. Some of the thoughts that go into my head are "I just don't care about what I have... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I used to be a zombie at work in the afternoons and would have horrid sugar cravings. I used to attempt the good ol afternoon cup of coffee with my co workers but found that coffee in the afternoon made my sleep like hell. My hacks that have made... (more)

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by 4111 · March 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Concerta is a stimulant like ritalin for focus but last for 12 hours as opposed to 4 hours. I do have ADD which has gotten a tad better but its still a nuisance. I have been use stratera which was working but is not as effective as it once was. I... (more)

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RK 0 · March 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Are you just ADD or ADHD? I think you are on the right track with HIIT before work. I would also recommend figuring out a way to work in smaller sessions during work. Like a quick round of jumprope, jumping jacks, squats, pushups, etc that you... (more)

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by 396 · December 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hi all, I was diagnosed with ADHD in 7th grade. I'm currently a senior in college. I've taken three different kinds of medicine, Vyvanse being the most effective, and the one I took from my junior year of high school until the end of my... (more)

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Dawn__1 0 · December 13, 2012 at 1:21 AM

I do not have ADHD, but I've read a lot about it, as similar nutritional therapy is used for digestive illnesses. My daughter and I are both Paleo and recommend it also, but if it seems overwhelming, start with eliminating wheat first (read Wheat... (more)

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by 10 · November 23, 2012 at 4:26 AM

I'm quite new to Paleo. There are many versions of the diet out there, as you all know. I think I have ADD (self-diagnosed). I have observed that many with ADD have experienced symptom relief on a Paleo diet, but the results seem to run the... (more)

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RK 0 · November 21, 2012 at 4:56 AM

I'm not ADD, but 2 of my kids are. Here is what I have noticed when they eat paleo. In some ways, it does make the ADD "worse," but in some ways better. (We use no medication here). Better: ability to focus, control of emotions and body Worse:... (more)

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by 5 · December 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I am a student. I live in Denmark which means that we don't have food stamps and stuff like that. Anyone has any advice for me on how to save money? And any tips to making the beginning easier? Any help would be great. I go to the gym 4 times a... (more)

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lc875 0 · November 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Eggs are cheap!

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by 383 · October 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Just wondering when does the human brain stops developing?? I was told by a psychologist that its 21 and that's why the legal age for alcohol in the US is 21?? If this is true, is it then too late to change ADHD if over the age of 21?? Is it... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · October 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

There is little doubt that nutrition will help, as will addressing any sleep problems -- my son is now 14, and if I knew then what I know now, I would have paid far more attention to sleep issues. That said, we tried a number of special diets... (more)

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by 2199 · August 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I am reading about the connection of ADHD and binge eating. One would think ADHD types are fidgety and would burn more calories/energy. But folks diagnose with ADHD have higher rates of binge eating and obesity. Do you... (more)

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Sean14 0 · August 28, 2012 at 1:46 AM

I don't have the time to look over the research, but I'm wondering if this might be individuals receiving medical treatment for ADHD in the form of amphetamines? Although on the medication they may be less prone to eat, once the medication has... (more)

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by 2199 · February 18, 2013 at 1:18 PM

What are the drawbacks for taking drugs like adderall or Ritalin for someone who actually has ADHD?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 09, 2012 at 12:46 AM

After a lifetime of struggling in school, I was prescribed Adderall for ADD and it was initially a godsend. For the first time, I could sequence my thought process, focus on something, and stick with it till it was completed. A few months into... (more)

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by 734 · September 13, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I am very concerned about the increase in ADHD diagnoses, which in a lot of cases seems to be caused by either a food intolerance or just poor diet in general. I also see a lot of Rilatin use, which worries me a whole lot, knowing that some or... (more)

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EDubs 0 · June 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM

There is a difference between psychological disorders and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric disorders are medical conditions. Many medical conditions can be improved greatly with the use of paleo diets and diets like GAPS. Thus, one can reason... (more)

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by 941 · March 09, 2012 at 4:25 AM

WAP recently posted a link to an article from The Autism File about research using camel milk as a treatment for autism. There are interviews with the doctors in which they suggest that part of the reason they see improvement in Autism symptoms is... (more)

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College 0 · March 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Are you familiar with the GAPS Diet? The author claims to have healed her son's Autism through dietary changes. She does consider Autism as related to inflammation, particularly through the gut flora.

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by 45 · November 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

This isn't me. I am speaking on behalf of a friend. She has a hyperactive mind, always scattered brain and can't focus on one subject at a time. Is she autistic or just ADHD? Also, what are your recommendations for vitamins, supplements and food... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 06, 2011 at 5:05 AM

Excess sugar is the #1 cause of a hyperactive mind. It causes chronically elevated cortisol levels, among many other problems, which will give you that scattered brain feeling. So cutting back on the sugar will help a lot. L-theanine,... (more)

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by 5002 · November 02, 2011 at 3:26 AM

I recently received an email from a Paleohacker with ADD who asked me to summarize what I've learned/discovered so far as a paleo with ADD. My response is below. The goal of this post is to get critical feedback and suggestions from others with... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · November 02, 2011 at 3:26 AM

I have a really serious case of ADD and have even had it diagnosed by a brain scan. I also have a former diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder and chronic depression. Paleo cut the depression to about 40% of what it once was, the anxiety to... (more)

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by 2437 · February 20, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Ive seen several discussions on Paleohacks in regards to that we may need to supplement even optimal diets as A) our soil is depleted and B) we are under more stress and less ideal environments that we evolved to handle. In regards to B) does... (more)

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conciliator 0 · December 29, 2011 at 7:39 AM

I don't do nootropics I am nootropics.

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by 56596 · June 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Some preliminary studies have connected AD disorders to food additives in children, but I would be curious to know if any of you have tried eliminating seasonings/spices and if it's had any effect. I have been noticing lately that when I eat spicy... (more)

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Olivia 0 · September 21, 2011 at 3:04 AM

Can't say I've noticed any difference. I've been through periods where I was only eating very bland, unseasoned food (protein sources= plain tinned fish and hard-boiled eggs, dorm living FTW) and periods where i've eaten lots of heavily seasoned... (more)

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by 5002 · November 05, 2011 at 3:06 AM

It's common for people to become paleo in response to pre-existing conditions or previous metabolic damage. I wonder if the fact that I had spinal meningitis when I was 9 months old helps explain my attraction to the paleo lifestyle. One of the... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 05, 2011 at 3:06 AM

Eric, I don't know if this info will help but my older brother had spinal meningitis as a young child. He is not paleo. He did have a history of ear infections back then and was actually deaf for a while but his hearing recovered. His GI tract is... (more)

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by 341 · November 21, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I need help in helping my husband. My Husband is struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, possible bipolar etc. It's taking a toll on him physically, mentally, relationally and professionally (no surprise, I'm sure). He eats the SAD, maybe a... (more)

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APC 0 · August 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM

I was diagnosed bipolar as a teenager. The only times I experience mood swings now is when I consume alcohol, too much caffeine, or sugar. A high fat diet has been the greatest benefit I have ever experienced - drugs don't even begin to... (more)

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by 5002 · July 29, 2011 at 1:42 AM

So far I've found the ADD-related content on Paleohacks to be pretty disappointing. I've thus been independently researching ADD and its potential relationship to diet and lifestyle. I've wondered on PH if persons with ADD who take stimulants... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · July 29, 2011 at 1:42 AM

My daughter has ADHD(so does my husband, but he won't stick with my treatment plan!). I am a nutritional therapist, and have studied with Julia Ross(The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure). My daughter's symptoms improved DRAMATICALLY when I got her on... (more)

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by 5768 · September 16, 2012 at 3:05 AM

I've posted before (http://paleohacks.com/questions/28369/hack-options-for-adhd#axzz1TJOVOIlT) about non-drug options for Adult ADHD and I've resided to the fact that I may need to try the medication for a short period. I am extremely reluctant... (more)

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JCB 0 · July 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM

I wasn't diagnosed until I hit 50 although I now can look back and see clear evidence of certain ADD traits throughout my childhood. Evidently, the hormonal disruptions of menopause were all it took to completely knock me off kilter and blow all... (more)