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by 50 · about 5 hours ago

Where to get high quality brains (cow, goat, pork etc etc) in the Bay Area?

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moors 0 · July 31, 2014 at 5:16 AM

I think the only bad part about brains is, you have to cook it and it probably oxidizes big amounts of cholesterol.

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by 598 · about 5 hours ago

I'm curious what "type" of people are active on paleohacks. The only other forum I've been seriously active on was based on personality type. That was when I was much, much younger.

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sbaum1994 0 · February 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

ENTP I have to say all the descriptions I've read on ENTPs are pretty accurate lol. There's not many of us but we're pretty distinct to say the least.

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

Hey, I was a vegan for a while, recently changed over to paleo because my health wasn't improving and wanted to try it out, I guess still detoxing from being grain free but my brain fog has been terrible lately, I was driving today and even ran a... (more)

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by 108 · about 6 hours ago

Hello! Eating paleo for 2,5 weeks now. The only exceptions I had were a couple of beers from time to time. I feel good and have enough energy to do pushups and a bit of weight lifting. But for a while now I experience brain fog and it scares me... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Low-carb may bring this, if you're not fully adapted to using fat as fuel you could go a little bit hypoglycaemic which will bring on the feelings you describe. Be sure you are adding enough protein and fat (not overdoing it BTW be careful with... (more)

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by 25 · about 6 hours ago

Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like a zombie sometimes! I can't sit. I'll start slouching and eventually I'm completely zoning out of what I'm reading. Some of the thoughts that go into my head are "I just don't care about what I have... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I used to be a zombie at work in the afternoons and would have horrid sugar cravings. I used to attempt the good ol afternoon cup of coffee with my co workers but found that coffee in the afternoon made my sleep like hell. My hacks that have made... (more)

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by 25 · about 6 hours ago

Anybody ever had a long day when at the end your brain is just completely done? What's really going on biologically? Does anyone know? My guess is that this simply means your brain has used up all available energy, specifically glucose and... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · March 12, 2013 at 2:32 AM

At the end of a long, stressful day, you likely haven't been breathing adequately. When we are healthy and relaxed, we breath through our nose, but stress and exhaustion make us breathe through our mouths. Breathing through your nose keeps your... (more)

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by 65 · about 6 hours ago

Hello hackers, as the title states, I get extreme brain fog, fatigue, sinus congestion/pressure and depression approximately 30mn after eating. This occurs irregardless of the macro-nutrient ratio, potential allergens etc. I should also note... (more)

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RK 0 · February 25, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I also have fibromyalgia symptoms when eating certain foods (I get extreme brain fog and flu-like symptoms), and I think it ties into SIBO. (Not officially diagnosed, just working with a friend who practices chinese medicine.) I did this... (more)

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by 252 · about 6 hours ago

Just wondering if there is a "cap" on how much mct's one can/should consume per day. I've seen quite a few sources (will link if I re-find them) talking about using 3-3 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil per day. Then I've heard 3 servings of MCT's; would... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · January 06, 2013 at 10:41 PM

So far as I know, nobody has done a study that would answer your question. Common sense tells us that there must be a maximal rate at which the liver can convert medium chain triglyceride (MCT) into ketone bodies, and presumably, if you... (more)

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by 952 · about 6 hours ago

Why do I often get a brain fog / headache when oversleeping? How to prevent it? How to cure it when it happens? See no correlation with supplements or diet. There is definitely no correlation with the actual time I go to sleep and wake... (more)

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Monte 0 · January 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I don't know what you've tried before supplement or diet wise but if I were in your shoes I would try a simple experiment to reset my circadian rhythm (hormonal clock). Try not to eat within 2 hours of going to sleep. Go to sleep by 10pm Try... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

It basically means that I either make too much cerebral fluid or I don't absorb it fast enough. Most people are given a diuretic that causes more problems than the original disease. My symptoms aren't too bad, but I have some minor swelling... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · November 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Acetazolamide (Diamox) is the drug commonly used to treat pseudotumor cerebri. It causes the body, through the kidneys, to shed excess water. Most doctors treat conservatively first, surgery should be a last resort. Try the med or another... (more)

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by 432 · about 6 hours ago

Do you have any interesting and/or funny stories involving offal - buying it, preparing it at home or while dining out?

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carly_2 0 · October 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I used to live in Japan where there's a popular style of dining called yakiniku. You sit at a table around a small charcoal pit and order plates of sliced, marinated meat and/or vegetables, which you toss onto the grill to your liking. To digress... (more)

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone paleofriends , I'am not a researcher of something else , I'm just a 19 years old italian boy. I discovered in MYSELF how much gluten can damage yourself , I had a strong ibs ( now it's way better ) and I eleminated sugars and... (more)

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by 78422 · about 6 hours ago

This is a little beyond my wheelhouse. Does anyone have any thoughts, for or against, on this subject? http://www.rnoel.50megs.com/pdf/theblood.htm

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Sunshine 0 · September 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I don't doubt that essential oils have therapeutic benefits, but to make it seem like a panacea is just plain wrong and even dangerous for people looking for a cure/ treatment. The author may be telling the facts, but the facts are meaningless... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Brain fog , paleo and carbs! Hi everyone I'm from Italy. I'am 19 , and I always been an iBS sufferer , now with paleo , the thing are better for the 70% , but not for the 100% . I usually feel brain fog , I can't... (more)

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Robert_9 0 · September 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM

About the low carbs, I think if you are kind of low carb but not low enough you may not be reaping full benefits. So try to stay under 50 carbs, and all your carbs will come from above ground fibrous vegetables (lose the carrots, they have quite... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone I'm from Italy. I'am 19 , and I always been an iBS sufferer , now with paleo , the thing are better for the 70% , but not for the 100% . I usually feel brain fog , I can't decide if the fault is about the low carbs. I eat Meat - fish ,... (more)

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Tony_g 0 · January 20, 2013 at 6:51 AM

You are very likely malnourished! Your fatigue could also be low-carb related. Try eating potato or sweet potato and see if you feel better. Long term, you need to eat a more varied diet to ensure proper nutrition. Since you are already eating... (more)

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by 63 · about 6 hours ago

Sometimes , when it's 12:00 pm , so luchtime , And I listen a real sad song , it makes me feel some emotions , and if the song is sad , this emotion makes my stomach close so I can't eat. This means that our mind/brain can be really powerfull and... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Mindfulness meditation was helpful for me. It can allow you to experience emotions without being controlled by them.

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by 456 · about 6 hours ago

I've been gluten free since 2008. I have never had a really bad slipup for three years and have been clean since. I've been doing paleo for six months. However, I am on vacation and went to this bakery today (I know, I cheated) that offered... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM

What are your symptoms when you've been glutened? You might want to continue to do things that counteract that, plus take doses of vitamins (especially sublingual methyl-B12) and probiotics. Bone broth is also a good idea. I get diarrhea when... (more)

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by 2422 · about 6 hours ago

The Quilt has said in a previous post: Another thing I ask my younger paleo's to do is this......maximally eat to protect your brain before the age of 30.....You have to protect you NMDA channels and you must protect against glutamate toxicity... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM

First, I will caveat this by saying that you want to be careful about blindly accepting Mr. Kruse's assertations. He has a very colorful history of making shit up. However, to answer your question, consider a ketogenic diet, for the reason that... (more)

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by 12677 · about 6 hours ago

A common thing around here seems to be avoidance of polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a pretty strong theme in Ray Peat's writing. My question is about how far this should go when applied to children. Given that the brain contains a large... (more)

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Andy 0 · April 23, 2012 at 5:38 AM

I don't think there is any need to try to complicate things. They are growing children with growing brains. They need to eat. Make sure they have plenty of animal proteins and a variety of garden type vegetables some nuts, some seeds, and some... (more)

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by 19120 · about 7 hours ago

I've always enjoyed a variety of foods, and had a natural "nose to tail" sense even when young, but I've never attempted to eat brain or nerves. I cooked a delicious whole, local fresh rabbit* the other night for my fiance and I, and we ate the... (more)

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Mazer 0 · March 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I would be a little iffy about it- I heard of an occurrence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob variant in people who had eaten squirrel brains a couple years ago, so it's not confined to just cattle-... (more)

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by 2240 · about 7 hours ago

Stephan Guyenet just had an article featured on Boing Boing called Seduced By Food: Obesity and the Human Brain, which he mentioned on his blog is "more concise than all the writing I've done on this blog" on the food reward concept (he also said... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · March 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Stephan's article hit all points. He even mentioned food texture, which I argued in earlier posts has a lot to do with palatability. This is not to deny that fat mass accumulation isn't driven by insulin nor hunger by insulin. But the case for... (more)

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by 1078 · about 7 hours ago

A study that's been mentioned a few places suggests that obesity is not caused by food being too rewarding and encouraging one to eat more, but rather by food eaten being not rewarding enough and hence requiring greater levels of consumption to... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · March 09, 2012 at 11:55 AM

FRH isn't backwards, but it's very, very incomplete -- and therefore fails to answer some basic conundrums, like "I like bacon-wrapped filet mignon more than Pringles, but I can't stop eating Pringles. Why not?" and "If palatability makes us fat,... (more)

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by 172 · about 7 hours ago

What is a proper time for one meal a day scheme? If paleo brain is not coupled to enteric nervous system(ENS) strongly, brain at night can rest and consolidate short term memory from hippocampus while ENS is kept busy directing digestion.... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · July 29, 2012 at 1:08 AM

It would depend on the meal composition: high protein > longer satiety period / lower serotonin release - better earlier part of day high carb > lower satiety period / higher serotonin release - better closer to sleep It would also... (more)

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by 172 · about 7 hours ago

Brain is similar to body where both brain and body are made of cell membranes with receptor/effector. Optimal fitness training in paleo body is in sprinting rather than endurance due to mounting evidences like cardiac fibrosis and others in... (more)

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Curt_1 0 · February 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The brain is very different from muscle, and does not function according to the same biological principles. It wants to and is capable of being active almost constantly. However, based on my experiments with learning there is a need for a change... (more)

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by 15226 · about 7 hours ago

Anything point one way or the other? If you were going to take a test is it best to eat beforehand, be mildly hungry, fasted, etc?

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Thumper 0 · November 02, 2011 at 7:03 PM

How long is the test? What subject? Essay, short answer or multiple choice or all of tha bove? How well prepared are you? What is your usual test-taking strategy? And How does that strategy work for you? I think test taking is so different... (more)

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