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by 1523 · about 6 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 598 · about 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 71 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 10 · about 7 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 10 · about 7 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 10 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 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 487 · about 8 hours ago

I've been reading the book "Change Your Brain Change Your Body" by Daniel G. Amen. He is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and a brain imaging expert. This particular book talks about the different ways you can have a healthy brain, because... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 08, 2011 at 2:45 AM

I'm halfway through, and had noticed the same things. I just disregard his CW throwaway lines on nutrition - which is a lot easier to do than with Cordain's books. Personally I think it's natural from his viewpoint to view everything through the... (more)

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by 2565 · about 8 hours ago

I've had digestive issues for a while now, and I've tried changing my diet to one with no grains, small amounts of fruit, and mostly meats and fats. I've tried a bunch of different probiotics, but I actually feel significantly worse after taking... (more)

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grace 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Great answers above! Have you seen this: http://www.metametrixinstitute.org/post/2010/08/02/Heal-that-Leaky-Gut!.aspx Most progressive integrative practitioners, coaches and MDs use metametrix to assess degree of leaky gut or intestinal... (more)

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