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by 1523 · about 21 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 21 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 529 · about 21 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 28 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 10 · about 21 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 5381 · about 21 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 63 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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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by 2422 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 172 · about 22 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 22 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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