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by 175 · June 12, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I have recently went through dozens of different articles and posts on certain health forums and I am trying to put in order all the information. On one hand, many people say that maca helped them a lot and since it is an adaptogen it doesn't work... (more)

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by 0 · May 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Female, 24 years old.SYMPTOMS:Amenorrhea - started getting periods every 2-3 months (for about a year), then entire loss of menstruation last September. Nothing since. IBS - IBS symptoms (inability to digest basically anything without pain, BMs... (more)

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coco_nutrition 0 · May 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Matt hit the nail on the head. Your energy intake is far less than needed for maintaining, regulating, and repairing your body. No periods or libido is a red flag -- it's your body's way of going in to "triage" mode. Since reproduction isn't a top... (more)

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by 0 · June 01, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Sorry this is so long: I have been having trouble sleeping for several months and would appreciate any suggestions to help me. First of all, I'm a 29 y.o. female, 5'3", 173 lbs. I have been a light sleeper for years, but as I come close to the end... (more)

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whitesupercat 0 · June 01, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Boston Children's Hospital sent us the following statement we are pleased with the progress our patient just inability are made when she was at Boston Children's and with her continued progress Boston’s children's and our clinicians are... (more)

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by 0 · April 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

So I went to the organic store and saw this little box contaning about 100 tiny licorice pellets. It's sugar-free, gluten-free and made with only one ingredient : 100% licorice extract. So it's not exactly a candy : they taste really strong and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Well if they aren't sweetened them I'm to assume they are low carb, unless you know otherwise. That being said, No, eating a low carb snack will not delay any progress you've made on a low carb diet, since the snack is, well, low carb. Eating... (more)

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by 0 · March 26, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I'm thinking of trying their adrenal support herbs. These products always have great reviews, but I hate wasting money on supplements only to find they make no difference.

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Kira 0 · March 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Actually, Gaia herbs, along with Paradise Herbs, are among the best on the market today... Their adaptogenic and sleep formulas are great, and the quality is impeccable - no excipients, fillers or other usual suspects... Plus, they are not using... (more)

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by 10 · January 29, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Hello! I am hoping someone can offer me some clarity on blood sugar issues I'm experiencing. I have been doing the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for the last 8 months and eat very clean. I do eat low glycemic fruit, sweet potatoes and lots of... (more)

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by 10 · January 29, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Hello! I am hoping someone can offer me some clarity on blood sugar issues I'm experiencing. I have been doing the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for the last 8 months and eat very clean. I do eat low glycemic fruit, sweet potatoes and lots of... (more)

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by 0 · December 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Hello, I would like to ask your opinion about adrenal support while feeling completely exhausted. Can they help the body to restore, or is it more like coffee that gives you the impression of feeling better for a moment, but leaves your body... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Eleuthero is an adaptogen - a member of the ginseng family. I'd avoid the oats, they're a grain. Holy Basil (aka Tulsi) helps calm you down, it works very nicely. I used it as a tea, though stronger extracts of it are available. It will... (more)

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by 0 · December 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

I read an article where somebody was saying monosachirrides(single sugars e.g. fructose, glucose) are compatible with leaky gut as they require no digestion and pass straight through the gut wall. However I have also read many articles where... (more)

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captaincaveman 0 · December 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Fructose seems to take longer to be absorbed in the small intestine despite it not needing to be digested. Also, there are situations of fructose malabsorption where the FODMAP diet or Fast Tract diet would be helpful for you. Are you sure... (more)

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by 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I have been struggling with IST since May of this year. A lot of stress led up to it and I was also on several of Chinese herbs and went off of cold turkey and a few days later I ended up in the hospital with a heart rate of 180bpm. I am... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

"I want to have a family as I am nearing 32 and I am not sure if that will ever happen at the state I am in now. I feel like there is not much for resources out there and I feel as though I am different than most adrenal patients" Many... (more)

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Note: This is not the same as my last question. I have adrenal fatigue, advanced leaky gut and h pylori/gastritis. I cannot break down solid foods properly and I seem to be sensitive to everything. I cannot to betaine hcl due to h.pylori and... (more)

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by 384 · December 07, 2013 at 6:31 AM

I posted a few months ago about an incident of hypoglycemia (http://paleohacks.com/questions/219179/hypoglycemia-after-high-carbsugar-meals.html#axzz2lOjMSnIK) and since then, symptoms have been getting worse. I feel tired, thirsty, like i... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · November 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

My recommendation is that you stop your low-carb Paleo ASAP and increase your carbs slowly. Goal is to fix the insulin resistance that sometimes develops on high-fat low-carb diet, which cause a carbohydrate intolerance due to excessive insulin... (more)

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by 1495 · August 26, 2014 at 2:08 AM

I'm not really looking for suggestions of how to feel better, but rather similar stories. I'd love to know who else is going through this, who has gone through it, the problems they had and how they healed and found balance. We are each... (more)

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BuildingaBetterHuman 0 · November 14, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Have also felt worse for periods because of things like cooking methods and food quality. One possible alternative for your hypothyroid medication is iodine supplementation or eating a lot more fish (fish oil doesn't count)

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by 1495 · September 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Just got results from S-IGA test and wanting some help interpreting (because I just broke off the relationship with the person I was working with to help me heal): Test using saliva: Result 76.149 (Range 10.0-60.0 ug/ml) What I think... (more)

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by 10 · August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Hello! I've been on paleo for two months now. The reason why I started paleo is related to my health issues like mild fatigue and problems with digestion and gut. I have had adrenal fatigue and a little history of hypothyroid but about two months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Sounds like you are doing a lot of things right. I notice you are taking an iron supplement...too much iron can result in several of your symptoms. You should be getting plenty from the meat already. Your language skills are fine. :-)... (more)

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by 182 · August 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)

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Johnny_5 0 · August 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Look at the comments after the article. A lot of people seem to be having serious problems with it. One guy was struggling to breath and spasming. Maybe they're allergic, or maybe there's a common food intolerance. It may be like dairy in that its... (more)

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by 10 · August 13, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Hi I am a 35 year old female. I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, too low T3, too low DHEA, too low cortisol especially in the morning and too low progesterone and have been eating paleo (with no dairies) for a long time and I am still... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

You're already under a lot of stress, going on a very low carb diet is not a good idea at this time. Wait until your adrenals are healed first, as this will add further stress. Cortisol is the signal used to tell the liver to create glucose from... (more)

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by 1495 · August 08, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I tried to post this earlier - don't know why it didn't show up. I have stage 3 AF of the low cortisol kind. Almost everything I can find on AF is geared for people with high cortisol. Are the activity requirements different for someone with more... (more)

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by 5 · August 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Hello. As I find myself weeks from turning 17, I can't help but be depressed at the state of my life. I grew up a normal boy who ate pretty poorly (fast food, candy, a LOT of diet coke). Around the age of 12 I started getting into drugs and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Your story is pretty similar to mine, I was a mess until 21 (you're lucky you realized that when still 17!), I was fat from just eating junk food, I was shy, I had poor energy on a daily basis, once I were able to go out with some girls I'd get... (more)

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by 122 · July 25, 2013 at 4:13 AM

Hi there! I read earlier in http://paleohacks.com/questions/86005/caffeine-in-100-cocoa-powder#axzz2ZycX9713 that cocoa powder can wreck havoc with your adrenals. Has anyone else experienced this? Any knowledge on the amount of caffeine that... (more)

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Knarf 0 · July 25, 2013 at 4:13 AM

Usually jittery is a sign that you've reached some sort of limit for the short term. Go past that limit, and eventually desensitization will probably occur; you're probably better off treating coffee and chocolate as occasional indulgences (in... (more)

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by 65 · July 24, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Short medical / diet history: In 2002, I gained about 77 lbs in just six months (going from 163 -> 240) due to depression diagnosis and mirtazapine medication. Have been the same weight (+/- 20 lbs) ever since, about 100 lbs overweight (I'm... (more)

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Fly_On_The_Wall 0 · July 24, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I have non-alcoholic fatty liver, which probably means whatever is handled by liver isn't working on full speed. While I'm sure this answer addresses only one peice of the puzzle, a piece is still a piece. Non-fatty liver can apparently... (more)

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by 0 · July 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Anybody with this condition want to drop things and go live out in the country in affordable living?

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by 251 · July 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

What are the pros and cons of BCAAs? I have adrenal fatigue and the only thing that helps after workouts to keep me going through the week used to be protein drinks, but I've stopped those and there are not really any good paleo protein mixes with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

If you're consuming whole proteins from animal sources, you are getting BCAAs. They are just 4 of the spectrum of Amino Acids. If you eat meat, or have a whey protein shake, you're already getting BCAAs. So for example, you could just find clean... (more)

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by 180 · July 07, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I'm having some health issues at the moment and am suspecting adrenal fatigue or hormone issues related to my thyroid. I am on 50mcg of Synthroid and following a strict autoimmune protocol at the moment to rule out my food intolerances, but I am... (more)

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CD 0 · July 07, 2013 at 12:19 AM

This is pretty complete: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/ Personally I think of supplementation as stuff that will not provide the instant gratification. If you are so deficient in a vitamin or mineral, than you need serious... (more)

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by 0 · June 08, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I often have the idea of moving away from things, where I can be in a warm, sunny environment, and get all the sleep I need, and just live frugally off of savings. Anybody else? Obviously eat Paleo. I mean I have friends in real life, but... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · June 08, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I have that thought a lot. Living in a big city, working at a computer, bad weather, stress... you just think ESCAPE. But like you, I have a chronic illness, and I think sometimes that feeling comes from wanting to escape myself and the... (more)