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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 08:38 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 993 · February 20, 2014 at 04:55 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 04:19 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 560 · October 03, 2013 at 01:01 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 560 · September 13, 2013 at 05:25 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 07:57 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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Allison_14 0 · August 26, 2013 at 07:57 PM

I suffered from severe depression for over a decade--tried numerous anti-depressants + sleep aids. They always worked for a while and then by 6 month mark became useless. I eventually stopped taking them and resigned myself for a long life,... (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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PortlandPandy 0 · July 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Also, with the right food plan and supplementation, it is possible to treat ADD/ADHD without meds. I did it--after years of saying it wouldn't work for me. This way, I don't blow my adrenals out with prescription speed, my mood is more stable, and... (more)

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by 30 · April 13, 2013 at 01:01 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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BobK 0 · April 13, 2013 at 01:01 AM

Per the other answers...you're doing fine. Body recomp takes time. Losing body fat becomes harder as the the % falls, you've lost the easy stuff. :( I went from the mid / high 20's to high teens with little effort. (6' @ 220 to 192 in ~ 7... (more)

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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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The_Quilt 0 · March 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

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by 4113 · March 13, 2013 at 04:05 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 04:05 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 05:37 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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ACB_151 0 · December 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM

Your comments are very interesting and I look forward to the forum discussion. My 15 year old son has ADHD and takes Vyvanse. I think it works well for him in regards to his school work and ability to communicate clearly. For a while we gave him... (more)

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by 10 · November 23, 2012 at 04:26 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 04:56 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 08:06 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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Kashkillz 0 · December 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM

I watch the butcher case for meats nearing their expiration date. The day before they go half price, the day of halved again. I buy it all up & throw it directly into the freezer. It's not consistent, but a couple times a month certainly... (more)

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by 383 · October 12, 2012 at 02:42 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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PaleoDogg 0 · October 12, 2012 at 02:42 PM

This may sound crazy, but ADHD is very Paleo. There are many experts that believe the "race car brain" of those with ADHD was a necessary brain wiring in primitive times. They were able to constantly shift their focus & scan their environment... (more)

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by 2198 · August 28, 2012 at 08:33 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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VB 0 · August 28, 2012 at 08:33 AM

Again, I am not a scientist, but my gut feeling (I just love my gut feeling) tells me that both ADHD and binge eating have something to do with elevated levels of dopamine. I am sure if some of those scientists look at the amount of "free"... (more)

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by 2198 · February 18, 2013 at 01:18 PM

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

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Kashkillz 0 · February 18, 2013 at 01:18 PM

Let's not forget Trichotillomania... Meth-Face!!! I love Adderall as a nootropic, but it's too easy for me to chase the euphoria beyond a useful dose. Then I end up crashing HARD. So, that's more support for the addiction problem. (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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Methodician 0 · September 13, 2013 at 08:08 PM

I have had ADHD and been on Ritalin all my life. I am now 28 years old. In recent years I have gradually reduced it and attempted to get off the meds but they always crept back in as I felt I couldn't quite function without them, no matter what... (more)

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by 941 · March 09, 2012 at 04:25 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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Jess_9 0 · March 07, 2012 at 08:56 PM

It appears that article is one of many instances where anecdotal evidence is admonished as real science in the case of Autism causality. Current scientific research suggests that the relationship between Autism and gastrointestinal... (more)

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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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TheOriginalKaz 0 · November 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Your friend should try the amino acid L-tyrosine, taken between meals/empty stomach. Also, there is a pure EPA fish oil made in South Africa, but available in the U.S., that was developed specifically for ADD./ADHD. Dr. Dan Amen's book, Healing... (more)

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by 5002 · November 02, 2011 at 03:26 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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Arlokk 0 · November 02, 2011 at 01:48 AM

Great writeup. I'd love to hear about experiences with the non-stimulant medications used to treat this, such as Wellbutrin and the "focus" types.

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by 2439 · 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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dzone 0 · December 15, 2011 at 06:06 AM

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by 55320 · June 12, 2013 at 07:43 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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Stephen_Challen 0 · June 12, 2013 at 07:43 AM

I don't think spices are the problem but rather takeaway shops add various additives such as MSG to the food which they would not do normally for their own food at home. That said good takeaways and restaurants (change a little more) but often do... (more)

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by 5002 · November 05, 2011 at 03:06 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 03:06 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 353 · November 21, 2011 at 06:27 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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Ben_Nash 0 · November 21, 2011 at 06:27 PM

Seek after Jesus Christ. Read the Bible. Pray. Get in community. Be with people. Love on people. Eat/drink healthy - lower sugar intake, lower caffeine intake, up carbs, and drink water (half your weight in ounces daily) Get adequate... (more)

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by 5002 · July 29, 2011 at 01:42 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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mari 0 · July 28, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Van Oudheusden L, Scholte H. Efficacy of carnitine in the treatment of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2002;67:33 Well this study had a positive result using carnitine, and that's... (more)

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by 5624 · September 16, 2012 at 03:05 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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Melody_4 0 · September 16, 2012 at 03:05 AM

Part of becoming Paleo was an endless search to 'separate' my hashi's thyroid symptoms from my ADD. (inattentive type) They are so incredibly similar and even share some direct correlations! I do much better on just the Paleo, but I still cannot... (more)