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by 144 · 1 minute ago

Has anyone noticed a connection between coconut consumption and anxiety attacks? I have been suffering from intermittent anxiety attacks for the better part of a year now. I've worked through several theories from adrenal fatigue, going too low... (more)

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Susan_14 0 · April 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Heart palpitations and coconut oil explained! http://lifewithoutsweets.blogspot.com/search/label/Coconut%20Oil%20and%20Racing%20Heart (more)

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by 12540 · 4 minutes ago

Ok, so here's an interesting study -- Curious about what people think. Red Meat Consumption and Mood and Anxiety Disorders Here's a summary link for folk who don't have access to the actual article, since the journal doesn't have an abstract up. (more)

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Eric_S 0 · March 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Mainstream (non-paleo) people tend to associate red meat with just protein and fat, but they overlook its impressive nutrient profile. A 1/2 lb sirloin steak yields almost a full day's RDA of vitamin b6, vitamin b12, niacin, phosphorus, selenium,... (more)

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by 670 · 4 minutes ago

Hey all :^) So, I'm about four months in now and things are looking up. I just wanted to consult with the community here to see if you had any other ideas of how I can fast-track my journey to feeling awesome. Quick history: Always had gut... (more)

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August 0 · March 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Your plan sounds good in general, because you need sunshine, liver, plenty of fat. But, if you base anything off the modern myth of serotonin levels having anything to do with this, you may shoot yourself in the foot. At this point, I think it is... (more)

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by 405 · 4 minutes ago

I recently decided to lower my carbs in order to have a diet which would better fit the 'low-carb' definition: from about 70-100g to 30-60g. I wasn't looking to lose weight--it was pretty much just an experiment to see how I'd feel and possibly... (more)

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julianne 0 · March 18, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Low carb decreases seretonin - hense the anxiety. If you dont need to be low carb - dont do it - too many side effects.

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by 419 · 4 minutes ago

i had rheumatic fever about 8 years ago and have not been the same since. from this, i did get arthritis, a heart murmur, and triscupid regurgitation of two heart valves. i was also put on antibiotics for 2 years following for preventative... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · March 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM

One thing you may want to consider is the need to restore your intestines after the long antibiotic therapy. I'd say that your symbiotic bacteria levels are probably severely depressed, and it's pretty likely that some toxin-producing ones have... (more)

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by 716 · 4 minutes ago

After reading many stories of people going on paleo-esque diets and feeling better after a day, two days, a week, I started to get ancy. I have already been eating paleo for two weeks and still nothing...no decrease in appetite, no attenuation of... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · March 16, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I've been full-on paleo since September and it's hardly been smooth sailing. I lost a few pounds at first but not many, then gave up gluten and had massive improvement in all of my autoimmune conditions (eczema, asthma) as well as my IBS. ... (more)

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by 419 · 6 minutes ago

i have a few friends who are having tons of issues with their childrens behavior and, being the paleo devotee that i am, i can recognize that the gluteny pizza, cereal bars, chips, cupcakes and other unidentifiable food-like substances that their... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · February 26, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I am always reluctant to give out unsolicited advice, it has rarely done me good...however, I am a parent of a child with ADHD, and so I totally relate to the desire to help someone out who is struggling in their family in a way that seems so... (more)

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by 354 · 8 minutes ago

I would go on Yahoo Answers, but a lot of those people are dumb. I trust paleo people because you think for yourselves and also realistically. Does anyone know what I could do to help fix my painful social anxiety? I wasn't like this when I was... (more)

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thuphaer 0 · January 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM

meditation + taking action (in small steps if necessary) but keep building on the momentum

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by 971 · 9 minutes ago

I have pinned down some of my food problems. After having chronic anxiety for a couple of years I've reduced it significantly through my new diet. As I've said before, sleeping like a baby! So... I've given up all grains, corn, sugar, most dairy... (more)

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ddibwynt 0 · January 15, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Alcohol (and beer in particular) is very high in histamine, a compound that acts as a neurotransmitter that is involved in wakefulness and anxiety because it stimulates neurons. This is a byproduct of fermentation by yeast and bacteria, so any... (more)

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by 11683 · 11 minutes ago

I'm still really struggling with IBS. I notice how much worse my gut feels when I'm stressed, which is a lot of the time, and of course when you're in fight-or-flight you simply aren't digesting your food. I see a psychiatrist who is not... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · December 12, 2011 at 8:37 AM

My brother was on Lexapro for several years and was basically numb the whole time he was on it. I'd highly recommend that you don't take it because although there are studies showing increased serotonin can help a subset of people with IBS, the... (more)

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by 45 · 12 minutes ago

Ever since I started working graveyard, I have the most difficult time trying to sleep when I get home and when I do fall asleep, I wake up after 2 hours feeling like I've had 8 hours of sleep and when I try to go back to sleep I'm unable to so I... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 22, 2011 at 3:48 AM

Your best option would be to get off the night shift if at all possible; it's very hazardous to your health. But, I know in these tough economic times jobs aren't raining from the sky and you have to do what you have to do. I would suggest... (more)

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by 1720 · 13 minutes ago

Is it mainly through diet, exercise, stress free living, not being anxious, etc...? What are some foods to help with blood pressure? Is there a quick way of lowering it if one ate something to spike the high blood pressure?

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 13, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Eating a clean diet, improving digestion, reducing stress, increasing sleep, supplementing fish oils and GABA...that's a good start down the right road.

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by 7967 · 16 minutes ago

I'm a healthy, fit 26-year-old woman with no history of my heart doing anything except unnoticeably beating 70 times per minute. ETA: And I've been eating 'paleo' for 2 years this month, with wonderful results. I recently underwent some... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · September 23, 2011 at 7:52 PM

This is exactly what happened to me about 5 years ago when I was in my early 30s and I've talked about it in several PH answers before. Pounding heart and racing palpitations that were very severe and debilitating (couldn't sleep for weeks, etc.).... (more)

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by 453 · 17 minutes ago

Besides diet and exercise, that is. I've been slowly weaning myself off of a SSRI, but I'm finding the process frustrating and difficult. I was wondering if anyone had herbs (St. John's Wort, Kava, et al.) or lifestyle changes they've used in... (more)

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Carina 0 · September 06, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Oh, boy, have I!! First off, I like to get a little bit of exercise every day - even if it's just walking for twenty minutes or doing some paleo squats - that helps a bit. I also got a full-spectrum light bulb (it was like, $25.00) and I stare... (more)

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by 341 · 18 minutes ago

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 390 · 19 minutes ago

SHORTER VERSION Can you Intermittent Fast if you're slightly anemic? I'm a man, 12.5. Regular values for men are >13 according to wikipedia. LONGER VERSION The term adrenal fatigue is thrown around a lot. Maybe it's a myth?. I even did the... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM

You should only IF if everything else is dialed in. IF is a microoptimization you use once you have everything else working. So no, don't IF if you're anemic.

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by 390 · 19 minutes ago

I have some stress and adrenal issues... Even if i don't drink any water 4 hours before going to bed, i still get up to go to to the bathroom 1 or 2 times per night. It used to be 3. In either case, I can't sleep after 3-4AM. I've... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · August 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

I've been there. Do NOT fast if you have adrenal fatigue. Eat regular meals and eat breakfast every day. Completely cut out caffeine, alcohol and any other stimulants for now. Eat enough carbs and don't over-exercise. In fact, STOP exercising for... (more)

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by 341 · 23 minutes ago

I'm new to Paleo-- It will be 1 month in a few days. My Dr has recommended this diet with a no sugars (maple, honey, agave, etc), no fruit, no starchy veggie restriction. I'm to eat 40g or less of carbs, 50g or less of protein and get the bulk of... (more)

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MKC 0 · June 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I'll share my personal experience thus far, and maybe some of it will be reassuring for you if not entirely informative. I started VLC Paleo last October (High fat/med protein/very low carb). I started losing weight, went through the low carb... (more)

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by 2437 · 25 minutes ago

Ive pretty much "cured" my anxiety on Paleo but there are so many things that Ive changed that Im not sure what really fixed it. Sometimes recommending full Paleo to someone is a bit overwhelming to them so I was wondering what some of the main... (more)

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Maria_3 0 · March 22, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Can't believe nobody mentioned gluten/food intolerance. Whenever I get glutened, my anxiety/depression comes back for a day or two, until the worst effects wear off. I'm convinced having wheat every day on SAD is what gave me that problem in the... (more)

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by 149 · 34 minutes ago

Since going Paleo I have started paying closer attention to what I eat and how I feel afterwards. I've noticed over the last few months that I often have a high pulse rate and sometimes feel a bit of anxiety after eating large meals, particularly... (more)

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haig 0 · October 28, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Speaking from personal experience, those symptoms sound a lot like an anxiety/panic attack. Stress, overexertion, undereating/overfasting, caffeine/stimulants, or some other problem with your endocrine system may cause this. Also, hypoglycemia... (more)

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by 455 · 34 minutes ago

Hi Friends, There is one condition I've dealt with for many years that I hope with all my heart I can be rid of! It really has no rhyme or reason. I don't know if it's hormonal, or I'm yeasted up from a wheat filled life, or if I have a hiatal... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 24, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Have you figured out the cause of your iron deficiency? Do you have real reasons to be anxious? Not everything is about diet. The paleo diet didn't fix my past awful job and relationship situation, for example. Have you considered seeing a... (more)

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by 539 · 36 minutes ago

I've noticed that since I started low-carbing (and now even lower carbing with Paleo) I experience almost-daily random episodes of sudden weakness accompanied by moderate seizures of anxiety. They never last long (maybe ten minutes), and in... (more)

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Nicole 0 · June 11, 2010 at 1:11 PM

In the new Atkins book, they claim that low-carb flu is caused by a deficiency of salts. They have a couple of broth recipes that contain sea salt as well as salt substitute (which is potassium salts). It's not a ton of salt to consume, but... (more)

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by 105 · 37 minutes ago

Every time I try a paleo diet after a few days I feel anxious. Does that happen to you? Does it go away if you stay on the diet?

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gilliebean 0 · April 15, 2010 at 6:36 AM

This isn't paleo thought that I'm about to espouse... Nor is it biology or nutrition. But here we go regardless... I think that our physiology and our emotions are tied together in more ways than we realize. I think that sometimes when our... (more)

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by 623 · 38 minutes ago

Ive seen some threads about Paleo and depression but was wondering if anyone could expand upon how going Paleo in their life has helped any mental disorders they have similar to the ones listed. Im speaking about diet but also the way we were... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · May 08, 2010 at 8:56 AM

I suffered from a couple of major depressions through 1999-2001 and 2004-2005. I managed to weather them through antidepressants. What ended them was lots of weight and cardio the first time, and the second time was a divorce, change of... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

hi i have undermethylation & pyroluria and i am looking for other people with who have the same conditions to find out as much as i can to start my life as soon as i can. can any one help?

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raydawg 0 · April 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I got my Ancenstry.com DNA test and ran it through promethease and geneticgenie - so it turns out there's a pair of heterozygous MTHFR defects that for me is described here: http://mthfrheds.com I've done nothing more than supplement with... (more)

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