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by 1523 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 1005 · about 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 164 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 298 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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)

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by 18635 · about 9 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 10 · about 9 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 456 · about 9 hours ago

I've been gluten free for 4 years. Been serious paleo for about 2-3 months. I've been doing awesome and better than ever! I lost tons of weight and have been feeling incredible! I have celiac disease and when I consume even a trace amount of... (more)

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aseafish 0 · September 23, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yes, cut back on the Larabars and nuts. Is there a compelling reason you're not eating meat or fish? More meat, vegetables, and fat along with reducing or, preferably, eliminating the nuts for awhile could be a good move. Being glutened is always... (more)

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by 78417 · about 9 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 15 · about 9 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 10 · about 9 hours ago

I'm on a course of advanced biochemistry. I was told there that eating paleo long term increases the amount of ketone in the bodies, which in turn increases the chances of developing ketoacidosis. My teacher also insisted that glucose is... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · August 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

There's a big difference in ketosis and ketoacidosis, not just in the quantity of ketone bodies, but the context. For diabetics, the presence of large amount of ketones (ketoacidosis) indicates that the body cannot use glucose as a fuel source,... (more)

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by 456 · about 9 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 231 · about 9 hours ago

This article - http://www.boston.com/dailydose/2012/05/18/tweaking-dietary-fat-intake-could-help-slow-brain-aging-study-suggests/OO7tmvxhB2E8V0algT7DlL/story.html?comments=all#readerComm has a VERY misleading title, and the conclusions in the... (more)

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Steve_Bergman 0 · April 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I don't take sides in these kinds of things. But I am a stickler for discussing the science correctly. What I'm seeing in the responses here reflects a cult mentality. For example, the sentiment of "I haven't read the study but I'm sure someone... (more)

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