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by 0 · August 01, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I've been doing a strict, anti-inflammatory paleo diet for a year now (no nuts, few fruits, limiting fructose, dairy starches, nightshades, etc) after an endometriosis diagnosis. I've lost 40 lbs and am thin/fit and have no trouble with weight... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 01, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I agree with jenjen; a little more carbs can go a long way. I did a low-ish carb diet for several months and eventually started to feel weak, cold, poor libido, etc. Moving up to something like 150 grams/day cleared things up rather quickly.As... (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 5 · July 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

So I've been trying to do a ketogenic diet for about five or six weeks now and I'm still feeling like crap. Assuming that my ketone levels were not up to nutritional ketosis levels, I started testing my ketone levels and they've been... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

If you need a boost just drink some black tea or coffee for caffeine, this promotes gluconeogenesis without need for increased glucose or protein intake so you basically get calorie-free energy due to the fact that caffeine competitively blocks... (more)

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by 0 · June 30, 2014 at 8:16 AM

HI Everyone, I continue to struggle with signifiant low energy and headaches after 8 months of eating Paleo. A quick summary: 1) Started VLC, thinking this would be the best - For roughly 4-5 months I ate between 30 and 65 grams of carbs per... (more)

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Cindy12122 0 · August 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Low carb meals usually are meals having pretty minimum sweets content material. The reduced carb eating habits answer is among the most most common eating habits answer and is also fundamentally staying considered in lots of parts of the earth.... (more)

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by 227 · May 09, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Hi all, I'm dazed and confused and very, very tired, all day, every day. I've been paleo for 2 months, I would say 90%. I was lowish calories for 2 weeks ( I need to lose about 30 pounds, and haven't lost any fat in 2 months, I know from... (more)

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pone 0 · May 09, 2014 at 7:22 PM

issakova, you are living on 1400 calories per day? Of course you are wiped. You are in starvation state almost from calorie deprivation alone.... Why so extreme? Anything below 50 grams of starchy carbs a day is considered ultra-low carb... (more)

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by 175 · April 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I went to a yoga training on friday which went relatively well. Didn't really feel tired during the exercise or soon after it. But in the eveaning a kind of moderate exhaustion and mental-fatigue hit in. The following day I had problems with... (more)

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by 0 · March 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

When I make a juice w my NutriBullet, I always feel fatigue after drinking it. I usually use a mixture of spring green, spinach, kiwi, berries, carrots,and chia seeds. All are organic and I mix and match quit often so there is never the same... (more)

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kevinmyers1990 0 · March 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

In addition to the above, liquid food can also increase the insulin response. Also, a lot of raw spinach or raw kale (among others, but popular in juicing/smoothies), day in and day out, can have an impact on thyroid function as a result of... (more)

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by 0 · February 08, 2014 at 5:04 AM

I am very groggy in the mornings, moody and function poorly. Poor attention span and slow response time, along with post-breakfast hypoglycemia and this inability to just pull myself out of bed. However, at night my post-meal hypogylcemia is... (more)

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Linds 0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Can you please provide a typical daily meal plan? Try to be as specific as possible. If you're eating "wholegrain bread" as mentioned in your comment - you may think you're eating paleo but wholegrain bread is definitely not paleo. Use... (more)

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by 0 · April 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Hi Everyone, I have been suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome for the past 3-4 years and am still looking for an answer. Josh Rubin from East West Healing is offering a program that includes teleseminars and other information which... (more)

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Pethalam 0 · April 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

@coolio, would you be willing to share cost for this class with me? Could you please contact me on my mail pethalam@gmail.com ? Thanks. (more)

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by 0 · January 29, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I (25 year old male) started with Paleo around a year ago and compared to a conventional diet I definitely felt better initially, I wouldn???t want to go back to e.g. grains at all. Over the course of the year I???ve been trying out a lot of... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 29, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Are you sleeping okay? Stress can cause sleep problems that can really only be worked out by habit changes such as not watching late night TV, avoiding too much social contact or stress in the evenings, and maybe eating some safe starches a... (more)

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by 0 · January 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

A few months ago, I discovered that I had a pretty severe magnesium deficiency. Taking supplements cured a great many of my nagging ills, and I felt like a new person, truly better than I???ve ever felt before. So, wanting to share the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 13, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Any idea what is really "normal"? I'm not sure I could ever sustain 2-3 times a day for more than a couple days, but I've been trained off by my GF anyway to a few times a week at best. What's the "normal" range? I find myself getting... (more)

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by 384 · December 07, 2013 at 6:31 AM

I posted a few months ago about an incident of hypoglycemia (http://paleohacks.com/questions/219179/hypoglycemia-after-high-carbsugar-meals.html#axzz2lOjMSnIK) and since then, symptoms have been getting worse. I feel tired, thirsty, like i... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · November 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

My recommendation is that you stop your low-carb Paleo ASAP and increase your carbs slowly. Goal is to fix the insulin resistance that sometimes develops on high-fat low-carb diet, which cause a carbohydrate intolerance due to excessive insulin... (more)

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by 0 · April 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Why does adrenal fatigue come up so often when talking about adjusting to paleo. Does it have something to do with toxins being released. I would have thought cutting out all processed food and only eating organic would mean less toxins? ... (more)

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Selfhacked 0 · April 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Eggs don't have enough iodine. I think adrenal fatigue is confused with what I'd call "hypothalamic fatigue" In other words, it's usually people's adrenals that are off, but their hypothalamus. This is assuming you feel like you have... (more)

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by 583 · October 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

This common sensation has become pretty foreign to me since starting Paleo. Since about 30 minutes after a big lunch I've been all sleepy and fatigued. It's been 2 hours now and getting worse. Lunch consisted of pretty much just a small... (more)

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Leogon 0 · October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Well we are all different, probably some people do well with a high fat diet other dont, i never said I followed an anti-fat diet, with severe adrenal fatigue you should consume fat in moderation at least in my case. I followed a paleo diet for... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Do adrenals increase their size and secretory capacity with stressors commonly assoc. with adrenal hormone secretion? Ie. do the glands adapt to accomodate stress rendering distress eustress proportional to gland size and secretory capacity(within... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · May 19, 2011 at 12:55 AM

As far as I understand the adrenal glands can increase in size in response to chronic stress. I found this one study on rats: Chronic stress induces adrenal hyperplasia and hypertrophy in a subregion-specific manner. Hyperplasia means an... (more)

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by 1495 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I've been diagnosed stage 3 adrenal fatigue with low cortisol. Everything I read or am told is a blanket recommendation for AF. Most often, it speaks of what to do with high cortisol. So I've tried no caffeine for a month, no alcohol for a month,... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I switched to paleo a week ago and I feel amazing. I have about 15 pounds to lose, but my primary reason for switching was to find a lifestyle rather than a diet. I keep reading about how difficult paleo is and the detox process. I haven't... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 03, 2013 at 11:57 PM

You are doing the right thing. People that are more metabolically broken are more likely to suffer before getting used to paleo. Just eat lots of real, whole foods and get some quality exercise and you will be fine.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello. As I find myself weeks from turning 17, I can't help but be depressed at the state of my life. I grew up a normal boy who ate pretty poorly (fast food, candy, a LOT of diet coke). Around the age of 12 I started getting into drugs and... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · August 04, 2013 at 3:33 AM

Hey Max, you have some serious and long standing issues so please continue to see the doctor and try the treatments he or she recommends. You stated what you don't eat but not what you do eat. If you were my son (I actually do have a teen son),... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello. As I find myself weeks from turning 17, I can't help but be depressed at the state of my life. I grew up a normal boy who ate pretty poorly (fast food, candy, a LOT of diet coke). Around the age of 12 I started getting into drugs and... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 19, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Have you had your gut examined for any rampaging problems? The feeling depressed/like you're dying inside seems either quite typical of gut damage(SIBO, gut dysbiosis, poor gut flora health...) or of a bad diet (ingesting bad foods), or of... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I am feeling better since I started my recovery plan for Adrenal Fatigue in May but still healing. I gained 20-25 lbs. since I "switched" to Adrenal Fatigue Stage Three around mid-April. I am getting acupuncture once a week and on the Kalish... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Anybody with this condition want to drop things and go live out in the country in affordable living?

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by 180 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 121 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hi, guys! Thanks in advance for the help. So I've been eating strict paleo (i.e. no fruit, etc.) since August of last year. I'm 5'1 and around 105 lbs. For a long time I was VLC, up until this January, at which time I began studying abroad in... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 26, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Sounds like you're in a high stress situation/high cortisol situation with low sleep/food. Kind of a prescription for fat gain. Eat more fats, reduce carbs a bit, get more sleep (try a few nights to get 8 hours in a row and see how you feel). ... (more)