Brain Fog

Brain Fog

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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 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 18 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 18 hours ago

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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ColoradoKate 0 · August 04, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Here you go: "Only three days in..." You're going through a detox of sorts. It sucks, but it is part of it. Keep eating well, try to get some quality sleep.

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by 5 · about 18 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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by 1197 · about 18 hours ago

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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Dragonfly 0 · July 08, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I have never heard anyone describe anxiety as clarity before. Personally, I find myself lucid, calmer and definitely more balanced in ketosis. My perimenopausal mood swings are gone, too. Clearer? Yes. Anxious? Nope. And equating... (more)

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by 180 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 at 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 2187 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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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AxialGentleman 0 · May 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I'd focus on eating whole foods that make you feel good and not worry too much about putative effects on neurotransmitters and things like that -- a lot of that stuff is either 1) a concern for a small subset of people but not a big deal for... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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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Josh_10 0 · May 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Idk that there's any way to know, aside from removing things 1 by 1, then adding them back in and seeing what caused it. It also happened once, so it may not be anything that's any sort of big deal.

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by 25 · about 18 hours ago

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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Stephen_4 0 · May 07, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Hey kg7, Believe it or not I have a very similar past to you.i ate junk growing up, never had skin issues, started spending lots of time on the computer (playing runescape), developed skin issues, felt like, meh whatever. Then around the age of... (more)

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by 3280 · about 18 hours ago

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 10 · about 18 hours ago

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 at 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 · about 18 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 309 · about 18 hours ago

We all know that people who produce insufficient cortisol (possible adrenal fatigue/exhaustion) shouldn't make protein the biggest part of their meals. Since consuming protein triggers the release of cortisol (... (more)

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RK 0 · February 05, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Elisaar - I remember struggling with the same concept. I was using Cronometer to plan meals, and just trying to hit the standard 65% fat by cals was hard without going higher on protein. Here is one idea; this is a common breakfast for... (more)

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by 90 · about 18 hours ago

Help! I am 5 days Post-Op, I was put under General Anesthesia about 30-45 Minutes and I am very much still suffering from the Brain Fog associated. I need advice on Foods to eat to help clear this up. Any Advice? I am eating a clean paleo diet but... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Very common.......related to low progesterone/estradiol ratio's in brain after the SCN was turned off by the drugs used to induce the anesthesia. Use some D ribose, Acetyl Carnitine, high dose Mg oratate, and high dose ubiquinol and eat a lot of... (more)

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by 952 · about 18 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 215 · about 18 hours ago

Hello all, I am looking for a solution for this problem that I can't seem to shake! Let me start with my background: I am a 23 yo female, 105 lbs, 5'2. I've been attempting paleo for 2 and a half years, but due to a VERY high alcohol intake for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM

The only carbs you get are from an apple and a banana, try a potato or a sweet potato and see if that helps. There's no reason to be doing low carb at your weight.

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