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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

 I've been gluten-free since 2011, just went Paleo a month ago.  All remaining digestive issues age gone!  I need less sleep and have more energy.  Lost three pounds without trying (I am pretty close to an ideal weight).... (more)

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jriso 0 · October 12, 2014 at 9:17 PM

As we know, a change in diet definitely has the potential to affect how people feel both physically and psychologically. So perhaps without even realizing it, you may have somehow been 'mentally' relying on one or more of the foods that you... (more)

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by 15 · about 11 hours ago

Hi :) I've been paleo for.. a month or two now? I just started school again, and the first day back I felt as if I was ontop of the world, all the other kids were half awake and moping around the place while I was full of energy and had such... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 16, 2011 at 5:11 AM

There are three general stressors in life: physical, chemical, and emotional. You have introduced a significant emotional stressor recently in conjunction with the chemical change of a paleo diet. The paleo diet is a reduction in stress compared... (more)

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by 310 · about 11 hours ago

Does anyone have significant firsthand experience with Sam-E? I am considering trying it for depressive tendencies, anxiety and extreme PMS mood swings, as I understand Sam-E can help with each of these issues. I am not interested in prescription... (more)

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qualia 0 · March 02, 2011 at 5:22 PM

SAMe is one of the most impressive supplements i have ever used with regards to enhancing mood (and i have tried pretty much every supplement). the effect is of the highest possible quality and feels 100% "real" - like if your brain would take a... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

I was in a Paleo VLC keto diet for 7 weeks. It didn???t worked. After each meal I would feel lethargic. ironically I felt great while fasting. One day I did fasting for 24 hours and I had a lot of energy, but after eating 6oz of beef liver meat... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 08, 2014 at 12:09 PM

As everyone's said, you're undereating. This causes several problems including that your thyroid will produce more rT3, rT4 than T3 and T4 which will screw up your metabolism and energy levels further. This in turn will cause adrenal signalling... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for about 45 days now, approx. 65% fat, 15% carbs and 20% protein, with a wide variety of foods. I've lost weight (about 12 pounds or 9% of my body weight) but I'm still not feeling more energy and there are many days... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · March 04, 2014 at 12:28 AM

You're right about bacterial infections causing depression. It's amazing how much my mood changed for the better after fixing my sibo. I don't see why you can't fix the infections while doing paleo at the same time. I recommend that you first go... (more)

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by 58 · about 11 hours ago

I've always (10 years or more) struggled with depression, energy and motivation, and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Chronic Fatigue around that time as well. I tend to do pretty well with depression on weekdays but on weekends I can... (more)

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jen47 0 · April 28, 2014 at 6:46 PM

I went on a gluten-, dairy- and egg-free diet for one month to follow the Wahls Diet. I added eggs back in at the end of one month, eating one or more eggs a day. 4 days after adding the eggs, I felt lethargic. Five days after adding the eggs,... (more)

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by 247 · about 11 hours ago

Hey! This might be not a really paleo 'food' question, please don't stab me! I have a quite depressing phase going on for the last years since I've developed IBS-D and can't eat properly, go anywhere (not even to university without shaking... (more)

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dizzy 0 · April 02, 2014 at 11:23 AM

I've been dealing with chronic dizziness for the past 5 months and there have been times when I've been tempted by the thought of jerking the wheel into a bridge abutment while driving. Been through and MRI, neurologist visit, vestibular... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hi guys, my name is Jay and I'm 29 years old. My story of suffering with illness goes back to my earliest memories, with anxiety and panic attacks. Severe emotional trauma at age 16 (my parents' totally unexpected divorce) magnified this... (more)

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InLimbo 0 · December 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Oh, and I also must mention that any amount of iodine supplementation will send me flying SKY HIGH with insane anxiety, body tingles, heart palpiations/tachycardia, sweating, etc etc. This includes even small doses of Kelp. Here's a... (more)

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by 58 · about 11 hours ago

I tried taking Glutamine (this brand and dosage) for four days a few weeks ago, and kept ending my day driving home in tears over...well, nothing. History: I'm no stranger to depression- I've struggled all of my life with it and was... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · December 06, 2013 at 10:02 AM

It made me feel very wired and amplified my anxiety. I've read about other people having similar issues with it. The annoying thing is i found it to be really beneficial for digestive issues. I read on another forum that the amino acids in... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I hope that this post is enough information, and that it's clear enough for someone to kindly respond! Recently I've been interested in starting the GAPS diet in order to treat my allergies (to dust, as well as an exaggerated... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

The GAPS diet is derived from the SCD (Specific Carbohydrates Diet) which is THE diet to heal the gut. There is a major difference between GAPS and SCD. SCD is already proven while GAPS is still in the experimental stage. SCD has been... (more)

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by 84 · about 11 hours ago

I was on Effexor(Venlafaxine), wich is an SNRI, for about 6 years. When i went paleo i realized that my anxiety and depression was basically gone! Until about 6 weeks ago when i was getting panic attacks from physical symtoms like weird... (more)

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asimnicol 0 · December 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

5-HTP Max supplement helps treating depression. 5-HTP Max's primary component is 5-htp which is known as 5-hydroxytryptophane. This nutrient is a chemical compound that regulates serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. If your brain's... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Does anyone have any advice for natural depression remedies? I do have any appt with a therapist and the depression is not extreme.

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Sean_23 0 · October 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Exercise always boost my mood (and the science is sound that it boosts the happy brain chemical, seratonin.) For me this mean, a vigorous crossfit workout, runnig some errands on my bike, working in the garden or going for a walk. (more)

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by 315 · about 11 hours ago

I suffered a blow to my work life recently and have taken it pretty hard. Like everyone, I have experienced setbacks in my life before and have always been able to pick myself up with a good attitude. I am usually one of those optimistic in... (more)

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Linds 0 · October 16, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Diet always helps, but in my experience nothing (not even copious amounts of bacon) can replace the feeling of being connected to a supportive and caring community. It sounds like you're feeling pretty crappy due to this work life change, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

So, I've been a lurker for a while, and going through some health issues for the past couple years without really knowing what to do about it. I haven't eaten any gluten grains in two years. I did eat some grains and legumes this past summer,... (more)

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mariepjordan 0 · April 02, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Just joined paleo hacks this morning. I am very interested in Blastocystis Hominis. I have been diagnosed again with it and assume that it has been there all the time even though I tested negative. I have been ill now for 16 years. I would... (more)

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by 30 · about 11 hours ago

I gained 20 lbs from taking an anti-depressant. This is after a couple years of being a my ideal weight and eating a paleo diet. Now I am off that anti-depressant and on one that is supposed to be weight neutral or actually cause weight... (more)

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Raye 0 · October 06, 2013 at 5:02 AM

I think that the best thing to do is give it some time. Switching to a different medication will (I hope) help, but your body is always going to need time to adjust to a medication change. Just like the way a medication can take 4-6 weeks to... (more)

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by 4181 · about 11 hours ago

I ate a jar full of pickled clams the other day which amounted to about 3000% of my daily intake of b12 I have a feeling Im deficiant in it or anemic because I have really bad skin and dark circles and digestive problems and depression Anyway I... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · January 03, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Looks like you have shellfish poisoning and yet in a stage bad enough to experience the symptoms itself. It just takes a couple of shellfish and other toxic animals over a period of time for the symptoms to be exemplified by what you have been... (more)

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by 266 · about 11 hours ago

I've been having a decent amount of depression lately, and I've been noticing that upping my dark chocolate consumption has had a rather significant alleviating effect. But here's the problem: Either my depression has gotten worse recently for an... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 28, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Regarding dark chocolate, some studies say that the mood affects it has may simply be short lived responses to the pleasurable taste of chocolate while other studies say they are more long lasting improved cognition effects. Basically, it sounds... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Hello! I've been on paleo for two months now. The reason why I started paleo is related to my health issues like mild fatigue and problems with digestion and gut. I have had adrenal fatigue and a little history of hypothyroid but about two months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Sounds like you are doing a lot of things right. I notice you are taking an iron supplement...too much iron can result in several of your symptoms. You should be getting plenty from the meat already. Your language skills are fine. :-)... (more)

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by 20 · about 11 hours ago

Sorry for the long title, but to put a connection out there I am wondering if at the end of explaining my situation there will be a chance that perhaps dieting properly will in time help me improve my chances of getting over my issues in my... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Kudos to you for being a survivor! You've already made it through a lifetime of pain, and now you get to decide for yourself what happens next. Just speaking out your truth was very powerful. I'd recommend a couple of small steps that may give... (more)

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by 344 · about 11 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 1097 · about 11 hours ago

Warning: TMI Alright. So this has happened every month since I started menstruating with regularity after three or four years being too obese to do so. Not bleeding for 2-3 weeks straight is awesome. But now I get this crazy depression that... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 20, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Sounds like it could be estrogen dominance. You are supposed to have higher estrogen at those times, but if you have too much, it could be an issue. How is your D3 blood level? D3 is a hormone precursor and I have had good success with myself... (more)

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by 2407 · about 11 hours ago

Ok, I do basically leangains 16/8 IF, stay meat and fat rest days, and load tubers post work out. In the past, uninterupted ketosis for five months changed my life. Hunger, mood, body, mind. Y'all know. But, alas, fat burning, mountain... (more)

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TokyoJay 0 · May 01, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I'm the climbing partner that animaleater mentioned in his original post. Let me tell ya folks, he's really on to something here. I used to take ghee and coconut oil in the morning both with and without coffee and I never felt the mental clarity... (more)

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by 2318 · about 11 hours ago

I'm looking for a good quality trace mineral supplement. Does anyone use one that they find beneficial? I myself drink lots of bone broth, but my mom refuses to and hates the taste -- so she asked me to help her find a supplement that would be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Actually, if you check out the previous questions here on bone broth, the research I've seen doesn't support the belief that it is a good source of minerals. Gelatin, yes, but not minerals. If she is willing to take supplements, 4,000-6,000... (more)

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by 35 · about 11 hours ago

Has anyone that uses cream, like in coffee, found that they get depressed after eating it for a few day? I've been using it for a bout a week and noticed as the days go on I'm getting more and more depressed it seems. So I'm cutting that once I... (more)

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Linds 0 · April 08, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Maybe you have a dairy allergy? There is a growing body of research linking allergies and depression. A study published in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry evaluated 30 patients suffering from anxiety, depression, confusion or difficulty in... (more)

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by 2341 · about 11 hours ago

It's almost like a male period or something. I'll be feeling great for weeks on end and then out of nowhere I'll get all kinds of adrenal fatigue/hypothyroid symptoms which often lead to depression and lower productivity. For example, during the... (more)

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