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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 145 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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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Dragonfly 0 · March 02, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Given your meds, that is FANTASTIC fat loss in a month! Lithium is known for weight gain. Best to focus on nutrient-dense foods, rather than fat loss for the first 6 months. Eggs, seafood, liver, bone broth, red meat, etc... Hard cheese is good... (more)

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by 84 · about 19 hours ago

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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Varelse 0 · December 25, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I think poor diet and nutrition is associated with mental illness far more than is supported by the limited studies that have been done. Good for you for taking control of your life! Just be very careful, and be very safe. Risperdal is nothing... (more)

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by 84 · about 19 hours ago

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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Sharon_11 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I would encourage you to improve your diet so that you can reduce your medication. I'm not familiar with different meds so I can't comment on August's response. Use caution when eliminating meds quickly without the medical guidance.

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by 10490 · about 19 hours ago

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 4:31 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 · September 30, 2014 at 3:46 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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Amy_B_ 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:55 AM

You poor thing... Your best bet is to seriously educate yourself -- and fast. Eating helpful foods and avoiding harmful ones can make a HUGE difference for all the conditions you listed. I'm sure the last piece of advice you want is "hey, go... (more)

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by 724 · about 19 hours ago

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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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · August 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Please don't beat yourself up about using meds. I don't have any experience with antipsychotics, but I take antidepressants and I'd be a mess without them. Yes, Paleo helps. Yes, exercise helps. Yes, meditation and yoga and deep breathing... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

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 2:36 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 3946 · about 19 hours ago

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 6:40 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 78407 · about 19 hours ago

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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Kaz 0 · April 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM

A bit of background, since I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer your question: I'm undiagnosed but my doctor highly implied that she thought I was rapid-cycle bipolar. However, she failed to refer me to a psychologist, and thus I remain without a... (more)