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by 0 · about 16 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 5 · about 16 hours ago

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 5 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 0 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 598 · about 16 hours ago

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 1495 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 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 5 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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

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by 180 · about 16 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 117 · about 16 hours ago

Hi guys, I have had this problem for a year and a half now. I get a distended abdomen every time I eat or drink anything. That contents of the food/drink don't matter it is purely volume. I can say this as I have tried various elimination diets,... (more)

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Pat_14 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:19 AM

What about low stomach acid? Do a search on the web about it. There's a homemade test with asking soda you can try that may give you the answer or better yet talk to your doctor about it and possible he could test you.

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Hi folks. :) I've been "paleo" for a while now (two years), though not always low-carb. I've been low-carb paleo for about several months now (if not half a year), and it's been controlling my acne fairly well. (I did go on minocycline for 4... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I'd go to the doc and try to get a comprehensive blood work if you haven't done any recently. I don't think anyone should feel that bad even on 25gr of carbs a day, even less if you are eating some rice, that should suffice IMHO, being so tired... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 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 16 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 40 · about 16 hours ago

12 days ago I asked for assistance with my symptoms, and the general conclusion was that I should increase my carbs intake since they were way, way too low. And I did. From 20g~ a day to 100g+ for those past 12 days. The symptoms... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Maybe it's not the case but you could ask to get checked for mononucleosis (epstein barr virus), specially if your are relatively young (under 25 or maybe a little bit higher). I had it when I was just 25 and the symptoms are pretty much like what... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

i'm a little over four weeks on the diet and i'm still struggling with fatigue, brain fog, lack of energy. i'm doing about a 100 grams of carbs a day (don't want to go into ketosis and i'm not very active), good amounts of fats and protein. every... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Are you not terribly active? I'd wager that you will still get good results if you cap your diet at 150g of carbs a day. Are you active? Heck, you may need more than 200g a day. I'm very active, and I get a range of 150 - 300g of carbs per day... (more)

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by 120 · about 16 hours ago

I recently tried Natural Calm for the first time - hoping it would help with anxiety and sleep and sluggish bowels. I LOVE this stuff and can't seem to get enough. I quickly used up my 8oz. container. It was almost like I began craving it. It... (more)

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RK 0 · May 09, 2013 at 3:23 PM

There are other ways to get your Magnesium, though Natural Calm is awesome. I alternate it with other things, like epsom salt baths (magnesium sulfate), chelated Mg tablets, and my personal favorite, Magnesium Gel. (I order it here:... (more)

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by 25 · about 16 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 5 · about 16 hours ago

I am 38 years old, am nursing a five month old and have experienced daily heat in my face since i was about 17. I think there is a gut connection as i can remember the facial flushing really kicking in after my stomach acid went mad and my doctor... (more)

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Coolwater357 0 · May 01, 2013 at 7:01 AM

I would look into a developed gluten intolerance. Since tests can be inconclusive, the easiest thing to do is cut it out completely for a few weeks and see what happens. I did, and noticed a big difference in less than a week. Hopefully you still... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I live in Austin, TX, where the weather is known to change rapidly. I believe I may have a pattern of becoming exhausted when the weather suddenly goes from cold to hot. Does this seem plausible, and more importantly, can anyone provide any tips... (more)

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blindjedi 0 · July 25, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I have the opposite issue in upstate NY with consistent bouts of fatigue when weather changes from hot to cold. I noticed that this started happening after a serious episode of H1N1 I had in 2009. On these days, I feel weak generally and have to... (more)

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