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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I am 28 years old and have been dealing with fatigue and brain fog for well over 5 years. I did an elimation diet about 3 years ago and has able to figure out the cause of my shortness of breath, headaches and neck pain - egg and soy... (more)

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by 310 · about 18 hours ago

Does anyone have significant firsthand experience with Sam-E? I am considering trying it for depressive tendencies, anxiety and extreme PMS mood swings, as I understand Sam-E can help with each of these issues. I am not interested in prescription... (more)

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qualia 0 · March 02, 2011 at 5:22 PM

SAMe is one of the most impressive supplements i have ever used with regards to enhancing mood (and i have tried pretty much every supplement). the effect is of the highest possible quality and feels 100% "real" - like if your brain would take a... (more)

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by 8 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm almost fully paleo (eat white rice on occasion), and while I've had some physical benefits (more energy, etc.), I still have an issue of racing thoughts/anxiety that I can't seem to beat.I'm wondering if this is the... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · June 25, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Research has suggested that there is a relation between vitamin B including vitamin B1 or thiamin and mood. Deficiency in Vitamin B like B12 or folic acid can trigger depression. Start consuming food like chicken, beef, pork, citrus fruits,... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Just have a question related to vitamin D/magnesium supplementation.I tried supplementing with vitamin D a while ago, but experienced great anxiety and a jittery feeling as a result so stopped immediately. After conducting some research, I now... (more)

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JJJunior 0 · June 13, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thank you for all the replies so far, it's much appreciated and all the advice given has been duly noted.I tried the Vitamin D with magnesium today, and thankfully everything appears to be fine now - no anxiety which is great. Just one more... (more)

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by 2303 · about 18 hours ago

In the past, I have had no issue with exercising and feeling great for the whole day afterwards. I ended up taking almost 4 months off of 'strenuous' exercise (trying to cut out the chronic cardio) after I had a pretty scary hypo like attack and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 05, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Personally, I wouldn't be unable to replete muscle glycogen on such a diet due to the low carbohydrate intake and would have the exact same symptoms. You might try adding in starch and seeing if there's a difference. It worked for me.

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I drink R/O water exclusively and I am dealing with anxiety, depression, and sugar cravings. What trace minerals do you recommend? I am otherwise healthy and at a normal weight. Been doing bone broth 5x a week. Have cut down on grains and... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 28, 2014 at 6:28 PM

You could get liquid minerals. I use the Concentrace Brand and I squirt a bit into my R/O water. I'm not so sure the sugar cravings are related to this. Usually with sugar cravings, ALA and L-Glutamine powder help. You'd take the ALA... (more)

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by 25 · about 18 hours ago

Has anyone managed to overcome IBS and/or anxiety (they're very closely linked, of course) with a ketogenic diet? In my case, I have quite moderate-to-severe anxiety which tends to be aggravated by a consistently unhappy gut (and relieved... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 21, 2014 at 6:11 AM

I found LCHF to be pretty chill, but it needs to be done in the context of an otherwise active and stress-free life. Transitioning into low carb can be a bitch while several adaptations take place, and this takes months of daily effort while... (more)

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by 2303 · about 18 hours ago

I'm a 26 yo female. Up until this august I was extremely active (probably over doing it) and now I can't seem to do any type of extended activity without feeling wiped out. I took off a few months (just took it easy) and tried to focus on... (more)

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Linds 0 · February 06, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hi guys, my name is Jay and I'm 29 years old. My story of suffering with illness goes back to my earliest memories, with anxiety and panic attacks. Severe emotional trauma at age 16 (my parents' totally unexpected divorce) magnified this... (more)

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InLimbo 0 · December 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Oh, and I also must mention that any amount of iodine supplementation will send me flying SKY HIGH with insane anxiety, body tingles, heart palpiations/tachycardia, sweating, etc etc. This includes even small doses of Kelp. Here's a... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

I went paleo last year when I was 236 lbs at 5'9'' as a female, size 14 pants and xxl shirts. I lost 63 lbs and went down to 173, a loose size 8 pant and medium shirts with about 25 lbs left to go as a goal. I thought why not do a fat fast... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 03, 2013 at 9:03 PM

There are several things you could try to get adapted to burning fat instead of carbs - your mitochondria have to remember how to do that, and your cells need to see the new source of energy. Try consuming coconut oil or MCT oil (you can... (more)

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by 300 · about 18 hours ago

I've read through all the questions here do to with alleviating anxiety, and have seen upping carb intake suggested a few times. But I'd like to understand this strategy better before I try it. My quick history: I've been basically... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I have been testing blood sugar with a glucometer lately, and VLC seems to have generally brought my blood sugar down. But I've discovered that when I feel panicky (which happens especially in the morning) my blood sugar will be high no... (more)

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by 84 · about 18 hours ago

I was on Effexor(Venlafaxine), wich is an SNRI, for about 6 years. When i went paleo i realized that my anxiety and depression was basically gone! Until about 6 weeks ago when i was getting panic attacks from physical symtoms like weird... (more)

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asimnicol 0 · December 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

5-HTP Max supplement helps treating depression. 5-HTP Max's primary component is 5-htp which is known as 5-hydroxytryptophane. This nutrient is a chemical compound that regulates serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. If your brain's... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, I am eating Paleo (almost entirely pure, some bad carbs, no gluten) and I have had a tendency lately to wake up feeling really depressed and with anxiety about a lot of things I worry about. This feeling remains until I eat my breakfast... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

i believe the theory is that your body peaks cotrisol production in the morning to raise your blood pressure, so you can go from a horizontal to a vertical state without passing out. ive seen some people suggest that you can mitigate your... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

I know, it's always weird to post your body pics and ask random strangers what they think about it, but I really need honest opinions. I'm not an attention seeker. The thing is, mirrors lie to me. http://postimg.org/image/unatlbqp1/ (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Honest answer: I want to feed you, not eat you. In my opinion, you are quite a bit too thin all over and do not look very healthy.

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by 214 · about 18 hours ago

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 2303 · about 18 hours ago

I just got back from a month and a half long trip across Europe where we backpacked across 6 countries. During this time I was on my feet all day every day. I didn't do any typical 'strength training' per ce, unless you count the backpack strapped... (more)

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animalcule 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

This is very serious. You have anorexia. Not anorexia nervosa, with it's attendant neurosis (yet), but medical anorexia. And you are already severely underweight. This is a very serious health problem! And it can also turn into a full-fledged... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

My significant other suffers from an anxiety disorder that is very common in his family. His doctor said that he has a chemical imbalance and he takes a daily low dose pill to help control the anxiety. For the most part, the pill controls the... (more)

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Big_worm 0 · August 02, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Well I have had some experience with this living with soemone who suffers the same. First thing I would say is, he may not be able to put his finger on it when it happens but something that he thinks about or is experiencing is causing the... (more)

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by 344 · about 19 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 384 · about 19 hours ago

Right now I am severely overweight, and recently I've started to have anxiety attacks related to my weight. I've been to the doctor who says my heart is fine but every time I have some kind of chest discomfort - due to overeating, indigestion, or... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Take some babysteps. Do you get anxiety from walking around the block for 15 minutes once a day in the evenings?

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by 88 · about 19 hours ago

I have been dealing with some off and on anxiety. I was wondering if it would be a good thing to try out? I would say I eat pretty damn paleo all the time with minor slips usually once every 2-3 weeks. My anxiety will kick in randomly Ive even... (more)

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Elizabeth_12 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Hi, I was suffering from terrible anxiety and insomnia until very recently. I tried EVERYTHING - I read Julia Ross's Mood Cure and every online resource I could find, I tried magnesium, GABA, 5HTP, carbs before bed, more exercise, less exercise,... (more)

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by 2097 · about 19 hours ago

Happens to me every now and then (like right now//grrr) and its really irritating. Im pretty sure its anxiety related. But itll comes out of nowhere ( i mean im not consciously anxious about anything in particular) and then it can last for hours... (more)

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thatkate 0 · March 29, 2013 at 3:16 AM

Sounds like a panic attack. I've had them off and on since I was a kid. I'll breathe deeper, do everything I can to take bigger breaths, but it feels like the oxygen just isn't coming through. They never have a thing to do with how I feel at... (more)

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by 3 · about 19 hours ago

Some background: About 5 months ago I had a 1 month long collision with anorexia and bulimia, which turned into 4 months of extreme constant binging and overeating, especially of bready carbs, sugar, and peanut butter (somehow I gained less than 5... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Relax. You appear to be intolerant to gluten and the only thing to do is to eat a normal Paleo diet and give yourself a break. Getting some counseling for your eating concerns/anxiety may be helpful, too.

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by 4181 · about 19 hours ago

Has anyone noticed any positive effects of drinking kefir with regards to anxiety?

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Angelina 0 · March 05, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Paul Jaminet who wrote "The Perfect Diet" (perfectdiet.com) speaks of preliminary findings of his work on the gut and anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, etc. It seems that when the gut is balanced with healthy bacteria, symptoms can actually... (more)

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by 55 · about 19 hours ago

OK, I know there are dozens of GERD questions on the site, and a few asthma-related ones as well, but nothing else I've tried has worked, so I figured I'd give this a shot. In June, after about 18 months of eating Paleo, I started experiencing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Given that your symptoms came on rather suddenly, I suspect some residual alignment issue from the stress (or did you happen to have a car accident?) A chiropractic/osteopathic adjustment could be helpful. I have read many stories of folks... (more)

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