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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 568 · 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 · August 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

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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Methodician 0 · August 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I asked a similar question myself before finding this one but I'll give you my two cents either way. I've begun getting about 30% if not more of my calories from coconut oil and coconut cream. Mostly just coconut cream (1/2 to 1 full can a day).... (more)

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by 512 · April 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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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Jonathan_Hayward 0 · April 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

It was out of concern for questions like this that I wrote, The Luddite's Guide to Technology. In a word--and speaking on a spiritual plane rather than a scientific one--technologies are not neutral and bring side effects beyond the obvious.... (more)

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by 5 · August 05, 2013 at 4:06 AM

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 · September 05, 2013 at 2:22 AM

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 993 · April 30, 2013 at 7:41 AM

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 · March 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

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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DBoz 0 · March 31, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Could be a low level of choline? When I was experiencing brain fog I did a few things to help with it and have continued taking it since it seemed to help. I've been taking Piracetam, Neuro Wave, and CDP choline to help with my brain... (more)

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by 25 · March 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

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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The_Quilt 0 · March 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-rx-the-top-ten-emf-faqs/

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by 25 · March 12, 2013 at 2:43 AM

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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Lumifer_1 0 · March 12, 2013 at 2:43 AM

Typically a "fried brain" at the end of the day is the symptom of a sugar crash -- your blood sugar is too low. You can still run because muscles have their own supply of glycogen and are not as dependent on blood sugar as brain is, but I bet if... (more)

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by 65 · February 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

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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Levi_3 0 · February 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I have literally the same exact symptoms after I eat a food im "allergic" to (which is many). You say "I experience the symptoms even if I only eat a serving of lamb/beef.", that could very well mean you have an allergy to lamb/beef. To clarify,... (more)

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by 5 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

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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PaleoRocks 0 · January 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/07/is-multiple-sclerosis-an-autoimmune-disease/

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by 71 · January 23, 2013 at 12:13 PM

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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Jonas_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 9:22 PM

i've done better in englishes since adopting the paleo diet

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by 170 · February 18, 2014 at 3:31 PM

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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moors 0 · February 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

If I'd found it where I live, I'd try to use it consistently but I wouldn't dare to cook any cafo meat less than what's stated here: http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html Richest source of cholesterol is brain, and it's good,... (more)

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by 11157 · January 09, 2013 at 12:39 AM

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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Dan_29 0 · January 09, 2013 at 12:36 AM

In all seriousness, isn't fast food more paleo because it tends to use more animal "by-products" (offal, cartilage, skin) in its products? And isn't there a better fat to protein ratio? This is assuming you hold the bun and fries, and your stuff... (more)

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by 71 · June 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

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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Sass 0 · June 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Most fruits are high in salicylates which some people are very intolerant to. Causing chronic fatigue brain fog hives etc etc google Failsafe foods

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by 252 · August 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM

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 293 · August 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

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 · January 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

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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Rea 0 · January 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

This might be a stretch, but have you considered air-quality and oxygen levels in your bedroom?

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by 293 · December 08, 2012 at 1:29 AM

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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Dan_46 0 · December 08, 2012 at 1:29 AM

As far as I know, the only ways alcohol causes harm is through the ethanol itself, the acetaldehyde to which ethanol is converted, or the reactive oxygen species that are sometimes produced during that conversion. There's no reason I'm aware of... (more)

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by 0 · May 11, 2014 at 1:03 AM

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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babyslilian 0 · May 11, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Hello girls, just want to tell you I was recently diagnose, and like you at first I was confuse and afraid, it was something new for me, but I refuse to give up, I went blind for 2 days and it was very, very,scary, some doctors told me there was... (more)

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by 1365 · November 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

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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Amy_M 0 · November 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I thought Fish Oil was really good for your brain & memory and overall being sharper. I just started taking Vitamin B3, commonly known as niacin because it's supposed to help with brain function. It helps with Alzheimer's disease and the... (more)

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by 10 · November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

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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MiMintzer 0 · November 12, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I think that you are experiencing SAD (seasonal affective disorder) also. I've started noticing it with myself lately. I think some individuals are more suseptible to it than others. And Vitamin D really doesn't seem to be helping me even though I... (more)

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by 18437 · November 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

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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EnglishRose 0 · November 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Look at Dr Wahls' research (on MS but she is looking at similar issues). Diets for dementia or to ensure you don't get it will be the next big thing in the US and UK. A paleo diet will be good for the brain as will continuing to use it. Being in... (more)

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by 394 · November 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

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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Rea 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Tried cooking chicken gizzards for the first time recently. At first I thought there was no hope for them, they were so weirdly hard and crunchy, but after slowly sizzling in fat and lardons and things for about an hour they ended up being really... (more)