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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 145 · April 30, 2013 at 01:23 AM

I have used paleo, exercise, and supplements to fight off bipolar, yeast allergy, and arthritis symptoms. Bipolar episodes are now minor to none and joints have improved. I would like to get some opinions on my supplements to see if there is... (more)

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by 20 · April 30, 2013 at 03:30 AM

Diagnosed with bipolar 4 years ago. Gained 20 kg in that period of time (50 lbs?) I have literally been through hell, with loads of meds change and so on. I have now adopted the Paleo Lifestyle, and i love it! I have been on it for a month now,... (more)

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animaleater 0 · April 30, 2013 at 03:30 AM

http://chromiumconnection.com/research-papers/Treatment%20of%20Depression%20with%20Chromium.pdf

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by 84 · December 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM

In the past I was eating a standard american diet. I drinked more than one liter of soft drinks everyday. Also I eated alot of processed food, trans fats and omega 6. Does diet like this associated with bipolar and bad mental health? Before i was... (more)

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Capt__Cave_Man 0 · December 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM

Kudos for working with your doctor to reduce and perhaps stop taking Risperdal. Based on your question, you may find, "Gut And Psychology Syndrome" (Written by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, Weston A. Price Foundation), useful on your journey.... (more)

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by 84 · April 30, 2013 at 01:39 AM

I am taking Risperidone for almost two years, I have a bipolar disorder. I am thinking about stop taking the risperdal and go for a natural treatment. I am still not 100% paleo but it's in progress. can a high-carb paleo diet without gluten, sugar... (more)

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ManderMoo 0 · April 30, 2013 at 01:39 AM

I have been med-free for a year. I was taking 6 medications (including Risperidone), and without them I feel better than ever. Currently, I take Nature Made Multivitamin for Women, 2000 UI Vitamin D, Nature Made Vitamin B Complex, Nature Made... (more)

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by 10439 · May 16, 2013 at 08:24 AM

One of the most common effects of eating Paleo/Primal seems to be having better energy and moods. Tweaking the diet further also really seems to help a lot of people, whether it's more/less carbs, no FODMAPs, or eliminating dairy. But for a... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · September 16, 2012 at 04:31 AM

You need to watch you warning signs I guess. Youve worked those out, yeah? Lack of sleep, obvious ones like delusions or impulsivity, but ideally the more subtle ones you usually get early on. If you havent worked those out, sit down and write... (more)

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by 20 · April 30, 2013 at 01:42 AM

I have a lot of health problems and i would like to take on an appropriate diet. Can you please recommend a diet plan for the following: Bipolar Disorder Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia Diabetes Psoriasis Irritable Bowel Syndrome High Blood... (more)

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Genevieve 0 · September 14, 2012 at 04:03 AM

I would definitely check for pyroluria, which may be causing all your illnesses

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by 724 · November 16, 2012 at 03:40 AM

Ok, here is some back story. I've been diagnosed bipolar I for about 3 or 4 years now, I've done meds and then stopped treatment completely about a year ago. I'm a college student and my symptoms have really wreaked havoc on my transcript and now... (more)

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laura_29 0 · September 16, 2012 at 06:20 AM

Sorry for your struggles. I can relate. Have you tried topomax? I am sorry to say that the Paleo diet will not fix your problems. How do I know? If you haven't tried topomax, I highly recommend trying it or another similar mood stabilizer... (more)

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by 15 · November 24, 2011 at 02:36 PM

I have bipolar and take 900mg of lithium (extended release version) a day. I've noticed that in my transition to paleo eating, my lithium side effects are much stronger: feeling spacey, twitching, mild tremors, diarrhea, and the usual fun. I've... (more)

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APC 0 · November 24, 2011 at 02:36 PM

your bipolar may in fact be of dietary origin - neurological or mood disorder is more often a symptom rather than a disease. gluten intolerance, blood sugar dysregulation, omega-3 deficiency, B-vitamin deficiency, any number of toxins, alcohol or... (more)

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by 3926 · November 25, 2011 at 03:19 AM

My mother was just diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder. The therapist recommended she start with omega 3's before jumping up to medication. I was shocked. Of course, we know the benefits of omega 3 for blood pressure, etc., but a mood... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · May 06, 2011 at 06:40 AM

I have this, and i have noticed improved mood when i consume alot of fish roe or fatty fish. Part of it comes also the pleasure of enjoying good fish. I love fresh fish!:) Meat doesnt seem to have the same effect, sometimes when i go low on fish... (more)

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by 77340 · December 26, 2013 at 07:16 PM

I searched the PH site and found nothing on bipolar disorder and paleo. Does anyone here suffer from bp and if so, how has (if at all) paleo helped you? I found that my moods are a lot more even on paleo however, I wonder if there are specifics to... (more)

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Tom_21 0 · September 15, 2012 at 04:16 AM

Ok paleo is great but really.. It lacks emphasis on quality Quality of food i have found is just as important .things tht have changed my Life tht may sound Rather odd are high quality virgin coconut oil, grass fed butter ( odd but Eat lots)... (more)