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by 1523 · about 11 hours ago

Does anyone know, without accounting for exercise, how many grams of carbs a day are desirable to maintain a steady source of glucose for your brain? If you've read some of my other questions, you know that I'm trying to get back on the paleo... (more)

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CD 0 · December 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

There's no answer to this question. You never burn just glucose or just ketones. You are always burning some of both. And it's not just carbs. Protein and fat can be converted into glucose via GNG. The point is that whether you are dominate... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I've been reading about paleo stuff for a long time and continually putting off a full commitment to eating that way, but I'm juuust about ready. But before I start, I want to get some data so I can compare before and after fairly objectively.... (more)

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BobK 0 · July 20, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I would suggest photos of your body as well. And blood work if you want to spend the money. I started to 'adjust' my diet late summer 2012....took no photos & did no blood work, now I regret it. :(

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by 598 · about 12 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 529 · about 12 hours ago

I often find that this occurs, even when only immersed in a task for 5-15 minutes, on a computer / tablet. What means "turning into a zombie" are some various feeling-dead-like reactions. I experience:?? Disconnect (feeling disconnected /... (more)

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thhq 0 · August 06, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I would sort out the EMF from the media effect itself. It's the media that has the mesmerizing effect: -Entertainment media, whether it's a live concert or play, a film, or a TV program, is the most brain-soothing. All the thinking is done for... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 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 1005 · about 12 hours ago

Lately I've been a bit manic, I stayed up all Saturday night (and most of Sunday) working on a story I was writing, and even though I got a good night's sleep last night, it still feels as though someone stuck a spoon up my nose, whisked it around... (more)

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Serena_2 0 · April 30, 2013 at 7:41 AM

One of the best brain foods other than fish is eggs. All the common kitchen herbs (rosemary, basil, oregano, dill, ginger, cinnamon etc.) contain numerous compounds that help brain function. Water helps after a sleepless night too. So a couple of... (more)

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by 25 · about 12 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 12 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 71 · about 12 hours ago

Hello everyone, I hope that I haven't repeated this question but I am intrigued at the mental benefits of Paleo diet and am already beginning to see some of the fog disappear. It hasn't completely cleared so bare with me here if my writing is not... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 22, 2013 at 11:00 PM

I have two math degrees, all earned while on the SAD. You either have it or you don't. I think you are stretching to make a correlation here.

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by 164 · about 12 hours ago

Do any of you eat brains? I encountered a venue selling pork brains and while I've sampled from other weird parts of the pig I've never tried brain. Thoughts on safety/recipes?

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bjjcaveman 0 · January 21, 2013 at 7:56 AM

I tried it once... and didn't like it. Then I read about spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfield - Jakob disease that have reportedly been associated with eating brains... and it scared me enough not to want to try anymore... I'll stick with... (more)

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by 252 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 18635 · about 12 hours ago

Can it be done? We (well most) will recognize that we reach a physical peak and then decline from there. Our lifestyle may determine the slope of said decline, but decline we must. In the paleo community I believe we all want that decline to be... (more)

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scottts 0 · November 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Well I know bulletproof coffee has been done to death here, but I have to say the combination of caffeine, butter, and MCT oil really helps my 50 year old brain (that has been abused but not recently) to work more like it did when it was 20. I... (more)

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by 432 · about 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 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 12 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 5381 · about 12 hours ago

Well I was watching a stone age based episode of bushcraft with ray mears (after also having watched I, caveman :P). I was getting really into the stone age spirit, which was fun. But I started wondering about some things. Eye hand co-ordination... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

There is a reward system in place that appears to have evolved for cognitive labour. Firstly, there is a reverie-like state that one is in whilst being intensely focused on such an activity and secondly is the affirmation of success with the... (more)

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by 456 · about 12 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 12 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 19120 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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