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by 45 · July 31, 2014 at 5:16 AM

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 0 · July 20, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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 583 · February 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

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 0 · about 13 hours ago

I've wanted to add more coconut in my diet and so I've started consuming creamed coconut. I've noticed that its very filling, a couple of spoons makes for a quick and paleo breakfast with some coffee that also fights off brain fog in the... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Coconut cream is very healthy, but the "calorie restriction" part of your post is not. Also getting the majority of your calories from just one source will eventually lead to nutrient deficiencies. It would be no different if I got all of my... (more)

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by 529 · about 13 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 13 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 28 · about 13 hours ago

Edit: Question is still open. Any helpful information, links to studies (I have academic access, if that matters), or advice is welcome. About ten years ago my husband had the second of two hemorrhagic strokes in the brainstem caused by a genetic... (more)

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tmj_1 0 · July 25, 2013 at 1:12 AM

idk the answer to this but I was just explaining to my mother that her daily aspirin might be more harmful than helpful to avoid a stroke which pretty much have affected everyone on my mothers side. Aspirin's gonna hurt if it is a hemorrhagic... (more)

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by 1005 · about 13 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 108 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 5 · about 13 hours ago

As all u my paleofriends know, MS is a very severe autoimmune disease. The most affected country are the most far to the equator, the canada is the most affected, and in europe, the most affected part is SARDEGNA,an Italian Island... A professor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

IF that's the case, and this bacterium is one of the starter causes of MS/Chron's (it seems that this bacterium causes leaky gut more than anything), then kefir is possibly the only way to combat it in the long term. Kefir is able to even kill... (more)

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by 71 · about 13 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 13 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 11478 · about 13 hours ago

Things are looking up at KFC in the UK as a student finds a chicken brain in his bargain bucket. How Paleo are you? If you'd been having a sneaky snack in KFC, would you have gobbled down the brain, or let all that organ meat go to... (more)

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healthyEngineer 0 · January 09, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Whatever that is, it's definitely NOT a chicken brain.

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by 71 · about 13 hours ago

When I eat fruit I seem to get brain fog even when I eat low sugar fruits like berries and apples. I do have adrenal fatigue so that might be why but I don't have this problem with bananas. I get mild brain fog when my veggies aren't well cooked... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · January 08, 2013 at 1:59 AM

I am 100% fruit-free. You don't need that sugar, imo. I highly doubt cooking would have any positive effect. I would guess a negative one, actually.

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by 252 · about 14 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 298 · about 14 hours ago

As far as I know, brain is 60% fat. What kind of fat is this? MUFA or saturated, probably? Please provide links to sources of information.

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Brain fats http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/fats.html

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by 952 · about 14 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 1523 · about 14 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 298 · about 14 hours ago

Hi! There are lots of information on how to protect liver from alcohol. But what about the other organs susceptible to it? Pancreas, brain, intestine? Are there any paleorecommendations for that?

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Tabitha_1 0 · December 07, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Don't drink & it solves all those probz :)

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by 0 · about 14 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 1363 · about 14 hours ago

So currently, in a situation involving a (new) intellectually challenging job, and then grad school at night. The night time study sessions after learning and challenging the brain all day can be inefficient. Brain not working as good after being... (more)

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coffeesnob 0 · November 21, 2012 at 2:43 AM

I am very interested in optimizing my brain function since I start medical school pretty soon. This is what I have found so far from marksdailyapple (https://www.marksdailyapple.com/fasting-brain-function/) Fasting Boosts Neuronal Autophagy ... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hi guys.. As the title say... I live in italy so i haven't sun all year long as carribean or brasil... And in this period autumn and winter i feel sad...every year.. It's not depression cause i feel better when sun is shining.. And also because I... (more)

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VB 0 · November 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I don't take vitamin D and there is no sun where I live but I never feel sad. When I get a stomachache (like now) I find a way to entertain myself. I either watch something funny, or call my friends or think of some jokes or pranks or do something... (more)