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by 0 · August 02, 2014 at 12:50 PM

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 · July 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I'm 3 days into paleo and have been extremely tired with absolutely no energy! I've only been walking because I have no energy to do anything more like run, etc. Also, it has been very difficult for me to focus at work and be alert. It's like I'm... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

It's only Day 3, hang in there! I had terrible withdrawal symptoms after excluding gluten and refined sugars that lasted over 10 days and included: extreme lethargy, muscle aches, headache (5 days straight), brain fog.When I "came out of it", it... (more)

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by 0 · May 12, 2014 3:15 AM

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 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 · August 25, 2014 4:00 PM

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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stephyogini 0 · April 18, 2014 7:31 PM

YES! It might speed up the "clearing" if you add a natural Candida "cleanse" product for your local health food store. Go natural. I have used Pure Candex; natural enzymes that break down the cell walls of fungi and yeast. The tricky part is you... (more)

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by 50 · February 25, 2014 2:31 AM

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 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 · October 14, 2013 1:24 AM

i am non celiac gluten intolerant. (enterolabs testing) been gluten free for about 6-7 weeks. at first i felt fantastic after a week. i was really flyin high. but then i noticed sensitivites to more of the cross reactors. especially corn,... (more)

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johnm 0 · October 14, 2013 1:24 AM

does anyone know if popcorn is gluten or not gluten ? or cross reactive ? thanks

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by 0 · October 11, 2013 6:06 PM

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 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 0 · April 23, 2014 9:51 AM

Hi, Around a year ago i woke up and felt empty like something was missing. Usually i would wake up feeling slightly stressed but i felt hormonally blank. Since that occured i had trouble sleeping, i also had no desire to do anything. I went out... (more)

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dannybarclay 0 · April 23, 2014 9:51 AM

Alright, listen. This is a very very VERY similar situation to one I was in. Extremely depressed... existential crisis... hated my job.. no relationships, fought with everyone, Smoked an ounce a week, had extra weight, couldnt sleep.... (more)

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by 5 · August 05, 2013 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 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:15 PM

This has been discussed Ad Nauseum, I'll go ahead and ask anyway... 34 yo M, 6'1, 175lbs. My previous self: I eat and drink whatever, whenever. Always craving sweets and carb heavy foods. Running and hiking almost daily 2-6 miles plus, diy... (more)

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JD_10 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I can tell I went through something similar when I first started Atkins (not Paleo necessarily). What helped me through was eating. I would eat till I was uncomfortable stuffed. If I got any cravings for anything I would eat boiled eggs,... (more)

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by 5 · August 03, 2013 3:14 AM

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 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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by 1207 · August 30, 2013 5:28 PM

VLC-ers describe a "clarity of mind" while in ketosis - something that is the antithesis of the "brain fog" that one is said to get when first going VLC. I am wondering what this is and how it is experienced as good. Anxiety is often described... (more)

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Cat_5 0 · August 30, 2013 5:28 PM

OMG.. I have been strict Paleo for over 90 days now, and cannot believe the fog I am in. I am clumsy and so forgetful. And then I stumble across this. Any suggestions on how to recover my brain. :) I do drink bulletproof coffee, and have... (more)

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by 180 · July 07, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I'm having some health issues at the moment and am suspecting adrenal fatigue or hormone issues related to my thyroid. I am on 50mcg of Synthroid and following a strict autoimmune protocol at the moment to rule out my food intolerances, but I am... (more)

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CD 0 · July 07, 2013 at 12:19 AM

This is pretty complete: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/ Personally I think of supplementation as stuff that will not provide the instant gratification. If you are so deficient in a vitamin or mineral, than you need serious... (more)

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by 180 · March 10, 2014 3:36 AM

Hi Hackers, I posted on here frequently last summer during my first round at Paleo. I came to the diet in hopes of healing some issues I had been dealing with for now the past 3 years. Brief background: 5'6, Female 27 years old. Always... (more)

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Michael_28 0 · July 03, 2013 4:57 AM

Hypothyroidism slows digestion and gives bloating and many other issues. Normal range lab tests mean nothing. I was "normal" in my lab tests until I found a great endocrinologist who fixed my adrenal glans and thyroid (you can't heal hypo unless... (more)

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by 2192 · July 14, 2013 5:22 AM

I have a friend who has been prescribed adderall 20mg for 8 years now. She is 28. She's really desperate to quit the drug but feels like she is a zombie without it. I don't think it's a case of addiction either because she can quit for months at a... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · June 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Consult a physician on how to properly taper off the drug if appropriate. From a paleo perspective, the brain is very cholesterol rich and can probably benefit from a bit of dietary cholesterol. Possibly go ketogenic for neuroprotective? idk

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by 0 · May 28, 2013 8:10 PM

I am going to go on the Paleo Diet as i've been suffering from Brain Fog for the past 18 months, and thought this might be the diet that will make it go away. I've been experimenting diet changes for a while now, went from eating whole grains then... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · May 28, 2013 7:22 PM

Since you're starting, work to get 'clean' first. My suggestion is truly get yourself HEALED first (not the famous '80%' goal). That means 100% on. I don't mean all organic blahblah. I mean meats, fish, healthy fat, vegetable and maybe some... (more)

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by 0 · May 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Hi, My question is basically that I feel I might be on an absurdly high betaine HCL dose (as high as 10 grams HCL per meal). However every time I up the dose I feel better and I have no symptoms of too much stomach acid and sort of want to... (more)

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by 30 · July 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Hey PH (pun intended?), I'm going through the whole 'what food is doing what' moment right now. When I woke up today I had my usual breakfast: eggs with kerrygold unsalted butter and two slices of bacon. I also had a Granny Smith Apple. I have... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · July 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Also, with the right food plan and supplementation, it is possible to treat ADD/ADHD without meds. I did it--after years of saying it wouldn't work for me. This way, I don't blow my adrenals out with prescription speed, my mood is more stable, and... (more)

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by 3886 · May 18, 2013 1:22 AM

Over the span of 2 or 3 years, I have gradually decreased my carb intake to under 50g a day. This was not based on any protocol--it just naturally happened because I kept finding that eating carbs would exacerbate my rheumatoid arthritis... (more)

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lucas 0 · May 18, 2013 1:22 AM

gorge on carbs before bed fast in the day with exercise fixed all my problems including the dependency on ketosis for optimal mental functioning. you mentioned brain fog anxiety and depression from carbs i get all those symptoms as well. not no... (more)

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by 25 · July 17, 2013 3:12 PM

WARNING: Great wall of China text incoming. Hello, beautiful people! I'm gonna go ahead and provide as much information as I can possibly relay without trying to wrack your brains with a sheer overload of STUFF. Background: I'm currently a 20... (more)

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SpaceOddC 0 · May 12, 2013 9:34 PM

Hey man, I have your problems, but probably much worse. I'm 24 years old, male, and have been dealing with immense day time fatigue and mental tiredness for almost 5 years. Over that time I have made amazing health discoveries, but am... (more)

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by 3277 · December 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM

It's funny: I never had these problems when I was eating S.A.D. (very little fruits and veggies). Now that I'm doing my best to eat healthy Paleo, I'm having several problems (but I think they are related). I seem to develop progressively worse... (more)

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rick_knowles 0 · June 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Interesting stuff regarding oxalates. I had been a gout sufferer for years, went paleo and got off allopurinol, had no gout flares for nearly two years. Tested autoimmune protocol in January and had a gout attack in week 3 (no dark chocolate, nuts... (more)

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by 88 · June 08, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I have been dealing with some off and on anxiety. I was wondering if it would be a good thing to try out? I would say I eat pretty damn paleo all the time with minor slips usually once every 2-3 weeks. My anxiety will kick in randomly Ive even... (more)

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Mare2821 0 · June 08, 2013 at 10:59 AM

L-theanine helps my anxiety. You can get it online. L-theanine 200mg. My DO prescribed paleo for my hypothyroidism. After starting paleo, I woke up with anxiety. She suggested L-theanine. I swear by it. It's an amino acid that produces alpha brain... (more)

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by 10 · August 12, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hello all. I have been on a Paleo/GAPS hybrid diet since December 2012. I felt pretty good at first, but a problem I developed recently is reacting to EVERY SINGLE FOOD that I eat. It's like I am allergic to everything. After eating a heavy food... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · June 05, 2013 8:30 AM

Have you looked into histamine intolerance? I'm dealing with the exact same issue and it can really ruin your life. If I don't eat, I'm fine, just hungry. But if I eat anything protein within half an hour I feel brain dead and have heavy limbs.... (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 1365 · February 25, 2013 1:35 AM

Ate some for the first time in a long time. Generally don't eat white potatoes. For awhile I felt a sort of pressure in my in my head, and now I have brain fog. I didn't do anything else unusual except skip my supplements today (which I... (more)

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scilla 0 · February 25, 2013 1:31 AM

I always take the skin off. Trying to keep the lectin load in my diet low.