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by 5 · less than a minute ago

This more of a brain-fog question rather than a paleo question, but I have seen several questions by people dealing with brain fog here so I though that I'd give it a try. Here is a brief story, I am a healthy 28 year old Male, 6'4" 195lb. About... (more)

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VB 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:17 AM

I don't have an answer, but I can tell you what probiotics worked for me: They were from the refrigerated section They were one or two strain only and I doubled/tripled the dosage When I tried probiotics with more than one/two strain, I did not... (more)

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by 555 · 2 minutes ago

I have been thinking about going into ketosis to try to combat my brain fog issues (cognition problems, trouble forming new memories, and a general feeling of being in an altered state of consciousness). Has anyone had experience either with... (more)

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Zym 0 · August 06, 2012 at 12:09 AM

From my research, a lot of psychological symptoms can come from digestive issues (leaky gut and undigested proteins in the bloodstream). I have definitely had improvement in brain fog as well as other health problems from following the GAPS Diet (... (more)

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by 15 · 4 minutes ago

UPDATE 8/29: So it's been around a month and a half since I posted this. Haven't had caffeine since this post, and due to the more stable energy levels that brings I feel a little better, though my energy levels still don't feel normal. My... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 25, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Your symptoms do seem thyroid related at first glance. Never take TSH "normal" at its face value. There was a switch in what is considered normal ranges not too long ago and many labs have yet to update their forms with the new ranges. Ask for... (more)

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by 10 · 5 minutes ago

I've tried twice now to slowly switch over to a paleo diet. I usually do this on the weekends and switch half of my 5 or 6 meals to non-cereal meals, but still eat lots of fruits and veggies and plenty of protein. Both times now either the first... (more)

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trjones 0 · July 08, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yup, this is a common and well known effect called the low-carb flu. It's your body converting from running on carbs to running on ketones (i.e., you are going into ketosis). It's nothing to worry about, but it's a bit of a drag when it's... (more)

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by 130 · 10 minutes ago

Hey, I started Paleo almost 2 months ago and couple days after I started, I got brain fog, felt dizzy and my short-term memory was worse. It was quite bad for ~1.5-2 weeks and it seemed not to be the best, that times were (and actually still are a... (more)

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Mambo 0 · May 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Could still be the "low carb flu" or glucose deficiency. Low-carbing just might not be best for your constitution. Some people thrive on a low-carb diet; some people don't. The symptoms you describe sound like false hypoglycemia, especially if... (more)

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by 7275 · 11 minutes ago

For some background of my health issues, see this question. To summarize briefly, I was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 months ago, and have been feeling fatigued and mentally foggy, despite success with a gluten-free, paleo diet/lifestyle, and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 15, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Patience is definitely needed. With celiac, you haven't been absorbing your nutrients well and it sounds like you need time to replenish your system--especially your D3. I would suggest testing your D again in a month and adjust your... (more)

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by 110 · 13 minutes ago

http://paleohacks.com/questions/110117/why-do-i-feel-tired-all-the-time-and-i-have-brain-fog#axzz1rC4sPgeB was my older question. i'll paste it below. I have increased my carbs, but I haven't noticed any benefit. But I will keep this up because... (more)

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Thommo 0 · April 18, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Mate, I vaguely remember reading something about teenagers going through a patch where no matter how much sleep they get they feel tired all the time. Part of growing up andgoing through changes. I don't remember experiencing it myself, (it's been... (more)

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by 110 · 14 minutes ago

I'm a 15 yr old guy. I've been paleo for about 1 or 2 years. Before that I was on the standard industrial diet, but I wasn't fat. I reckon now I'm pretty healthy, except that I feel tired all the time. I also have this brain fog that I can't get... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · April 06, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Q1: Are you eating enough food? At 15 you're still growing. You need a lot more calories than someone who's 38 and sedentary and trying to lose weight. Paleo food can be very satiating...perhaps too satiating. Try putting everything you eat... (more)

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by 1720 · 16 minutes ago

I think I need to up my carb intake. I've been having brain fog for the last 2 weeks. Is that correlated? Maybe I'm wrong. idk I know sweet potatoes would probably be the main answer, but other than them?

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by 134 · 17 minutes ago

Have struggled with acne for 6 years now and is today 22. I have read alot lately on conection between digestive health and skin problems. Symptoms apart from acne and mood swings: I feel rather tired after every meal and I am bloated in my... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Make sure you are 100% gluten free. Grain & legume-free is even better! Eliminate dairy (if eating it) for awhile. When your gut is healed, you can add it back, if you wish. Get your Vitamin D level tested. In the meantime, sun, tan or... (more)

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by 134 · 20 minutes ago

Hello all! This is gonna be long but I really hope you have the time to read through it and help the best you can. It all started when I was 17 and started developing acne. After a few months I visited a doctor who got me Benzoyl Peroxide to... (more)

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PatternMatching 0 · January 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

The oral thrush is a relatively clear sign that there is a fungal overgrowth of some kind. I completely sympathize with your situation as I have suffered with a diagnosed Candida Albicans overgrowth for some time. First and foremost: no more... (more)

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by 971 · 22 minutes ago

I started eating strictly paleo a couple of weeks ago and am finding that it is easy for me and I love it, very comfortable with this way of eating. I'm slimming down quite quickly and am not hungry. Overall I have seen a reduction in anxiety...I... (more)

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Gary_1 0 · January 04, 2012 at 2:45 PM

You talk a lot about your diet but not about exercise. I wonder if there is a clue in there ie that you don't mention it. I would suggest starting to ensure you get plenty of good exercise, start with just walking - and with some sunshine if you... (more)

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by 2565 · 24 minutes ago

I have all the symptoms of bacterial dysbiosis (bloating, pain, fatigue, brain fog, etc) and probably SIBO. I've tried every kind of probiotic you can imagine and I actually either feel worse after taking it or not affected at all. I've read... (more)

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Senneth 0 · November 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Chris, I have been diagnosed with SIBO via a breath test, and matching symptoms to yours. I have battling it for over 3 years. I have tried EVERYTHING, so I might be kind of helpful to you, at least in ruling out things to try. -Probiotics are... (more)

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by 528 · 30 minutes ago

I wake up hungry almost every morning. On the days when I eat breakfast, I spend the rest of the morning dealing with intense hunger pains and have difficulty working because of them. On the days when I drink coffee with heavy cream and cinnamon... (more)

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losterman 0 · August 28, 2011 at 4:05 AM

I know that a lot of people swear by breakfast, but I have the same experience re: eating breakfast and feeling hungrier throughout the day that I would otherwise--it's quite annoying and destracting. For that reason (and because I'm usually just... (more)

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by 3443 · 35 minutes ago

Before I ever heard anything about "Paleo" I tried Atkins and lost about a hundred pounds. It made sense to me because as a Native American I saw how the modern diet affected people I know and how historically a high-carb diet was simply... (more)

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Zooko 0 · December 16, 2011 at 3:56 PM

A bunch of athletes who were put on a ketogenic diet by Phinney had worse performance for 1 or 2 weeks before they became keto-adapted and their performance returned to roughly the same levels as before or perhaps even better on endurance... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I am 28 years old and have been dealing with fatigue and brain fog for well over 5 years. I did an elimation diet about 3 years ago and has able to figure out the cause of my shortness of breath, headaches and neck pain - egg and soy... (more)

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by 379 · about 23 hours ago

I regularly eat eggs, pastured meat and wild-caught fish as well as organic plant foods, but recently while working from home I started getting mid-day brain fog. Maybe I have a nutrient deficiency, maybe I don't get enough exercise, maybe I don't... (more)

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VegasGuy10 0 · September 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

If you are just taking a normal b complex supplement, I would not be concerned.  Your body excretes excess b vitamins.  I get B12 injections at high doses, that can affect you by disrupting sleep if it is too much.

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by 1720 · about 23 hours ago

I've been Paleo for quite some months now. When I was over in Haiti, I didn't eat Paleo for a week. I got back, had the runs, and now I'm back eating Paleo. It's been about a month since I was in Haiti, and I've had brain fog for the last 2... (more)

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College 0 · March 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Ben, in my experience, brain fog is related to digestive health. I'll guess that you had some traveler's diarrhea in Haiti perhaps? Or at least some digestive disturbance, and maybe now you still are having issues. You say you "had the runs" as... (more)

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by 453 · about 23 hours ago

Since it seems I'm steadily losing my extra weight on paleo and finding what works in those regards, I've begun to focus my attention on some of my other issues. I've started eating sauerkraut recently, and I've been feeling a bit of brain-fog and... (more)

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PaleoGreyhound 0 · March 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Just for clarification sake, I think a Herxheimer reaction is a lot more severe than a brain fog...especially since it is caused by the "dying off" of some pretty severe pathogenic bacteria...Bartonella, Lyme disease, typhoid fever, etc. And it... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi there, I just wanted some advice from people on treating symptoms associated with an overgrowth of Streptococcus SIBO. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 18 months ago but despite following a strict paleo diet (so... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 02, 2014 at 12:50 PM

You seem to be doing all the right things. I don't know if it will help, but you might want to try an elemental diet. I saw this a few days ago and it might be helpful: http://chriskresser.com/can-a-short-term-elemental...In terms of using... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

Last October i had really bad digestive issues. Bloating/constipation and gas. I tried every single over the counter remedy, and nothing worked. Fast forward to December, and i found out i was pregnant. I started to feel a bit spaced out,... (more)

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pone 0 · May 12, 2014 at 3:15 AM

With my food sensitivities, I get mostly neurological symptoms, including brain fog. With my recent low carb problem, I get unbearable fatigue, what feels like dehydration, and electrolyte symptoms like pounding heartbeats.

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I am a 21yo male. About 1.5 weeks ago, I started a very restrictive modified ketogenic version of a GAPS/SCD diet, for the purpose of helping some severe chronic neurological and gut issues. Some of the problems that I intend to address by... (more)

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annado 0 · August 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hello Alex, I am curious, how did the diet turn out for you ?

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by 50 · about 24 hours ago

I had stopped eating them for a while. As far as I know, they used to cause me no issue. Now that I've reintroduced them, I feel fatigued whenever I eat them. I've tested just eating yolks. I always get a bit of white, but it's mostly just... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Okay, wow, bit of research points to a theory here. Leaky gut = avidin, from egg whites, binding to biotin. Biotin readily crosses the blood brain barrier, but my best guess is the brain wouldn't use bound materials. Too many membranes,... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

This may be a bit of a long post. Apologies in advance: I wanted to just get it out there. I began taking B12 (methylcobalamin) and folate (methylfolate), & ~2,500 IU D3/ 500mg K2 recently. While the symptoms & dramatic... (more)

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mareserinitatis 0 · October 11, 2013 at 6:06 PM

How much sodium are you getting? I found more sodium, less potassium really helps with the neurological issues I've had (especially tingling).

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by 5 · about 24 hours ago

Hey, I only recently started paleo less than a week ago and when I do it properly with the grains (really take every single grain related thing out ie. caramel flavor in balsamic vinegar or roasted almonds in almond butter ;( ) I do notice an... (more)

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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · August 03, 2013 at 3:14 AM

The fact that you're already experiencing some positive benefits is a great sign. You need to give it much longer though. If you truly have a gluten intolerance, it can take months to fully eliminate the effects of the gluten in your body. ... (more)

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