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by 0 · 43 minutes 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 0 · 43 minutes ago

hi i have undermethylation & pyroluria and i am looking for other people with who have the same conditions to find out as much as i can to start my life as soon as i can. can any one help?

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raydawg 0 · April 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I got my Ancenstry.com DNA test and ran it through promethease and geneticgenie - so it turns out there's a pair of heterozygous MTHFR defects that for me is described here: http://mthfrheds.com I've done nothing more than supplement with... (more)

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by 15 · 44 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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 1 hour ago

I have allergic reactions to high tyramine/histamine foods, vegetables, nightshades, peppers and eggs, I can't go back to high carb diet, I tried it a few days and I suffered headaches, depression, low appetite, my Paleo template right now... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Can you tolerate any liver? Chicken liver? Might be good to try that and any other offal since you aren't tolerating any veggies. The offal can provide some of the vitamins you would get from fruits and veggies.

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by 5 · about 1 hour 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 267 · about 1 hour ago

I've suffered from major depression for about the last 14 years and it's a constant struggle. At this stage I'm really trying to seek help from the proper experts, but I'm not sure who to turn to. I've been to doing paleo for the past couple of... (more)

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Eska 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Have you read the book 'Nutrient Power' by William Walsh? Nutrient Power presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. This approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hello all, I have suffered from severe plaque psoriasis since 2007 and after a long battle and constant experimenting I arrived at Paleo and have seen good results. I have finally convinced myself to tell my story, in blog form that is.... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hello I'm 20 years old and I have recently learnt about cealic diesease and about paleo diet. I have been skinny nearly all my life except when I was 2 to 3 years old. I weigh 56kg at the moment and i'm 177cm. When I was 7 I developed vitiligo... (more)

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rsdfc 0 · January 06, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Hi, I think paleo will be good for you. In order to gain weight on paleo try to continue to eat good carbohydrates like white rice and starchy vegetables. When you stop eating wheat you may get hungry at first so be sure to eat more healthy... (more)

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by 247 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 5 · about 1 hour ago

Has anyone used saffron to treat depression? I really don't want to start taking antidepressants, so I'm considering saffron. If it has worked for you, how well did it work and how long did it take for it to start working?

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Paleoholic 0 · December 03, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I don't actually buy the petal since it's so expensive. But I've found it in capsule form, and I've found that taking 15mg (1-2x per day) can greatly enhance my mood. I'd say it took about 2 weeks of taking 15mg once a day to kick in, and 3... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 10 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

I've been on a GAPS diet for maybe three months (it's paleo, but more restrictive, as it also eliminates things like nightshades, dairy, egg whites, etc). At first it made my depression almost miraculously better, but then I started having flare... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 05, 2013 at 2:00 PM

A correct diet is not the panacea for all ills, I'm sorry to say. It's quite likely there is no nutritional/dietary cause of your depression, that it's simply is aberrant biology that you're not going to fix on your own. What you describe... (more)

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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 1 hour 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 214 · about 1 hour ago

I'm a clinician looking for testimonials from those whose mental health condition may have resolved itself in part thanks to changes in diet. Particularly those who have been diagnosed with a "mental disorder" in the past such as ADHD,... (more)

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Methodician 0 · August 26, 2013 at 4:09 PM

ADHD since I was a little boy, now 28 I wouldn't say it's "cured" but then I am only about a month into this and only very recently got strict about it so we'll see how far it goes. I'm not going ketogenic but will consider testing it for a few... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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