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by 0 · August 07, 2014 at 8:46 AM

I started taking organic raw Maca powder about a week ago cause I read about a lot of health benefits it can provide and so I wanted to try it. I didn't have any specific thing I am trying to cure or anything like that, I just wanted to try it... (more)

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jeldesp 0 · August 07, 2014 at 8:31 AM

thanks for answering Myth, I totally agree with you that no supplement is worth my sleep. I have also been researching the raw vs cooked maca and I think I will definitelly switch to the gelatinized and probably cook up the rest of this raw powder... (more)

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by 0 · June 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Hi everyone! I'm 16 years old, and I've been eating healthy for over a year now. I started following a healthy diet with a little bit of grains, but also mainly meat, fruits vegetables, etc. and I started feeling incredible. I even followed a... (more)

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Natascha 0 · June 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I think you're answering to your own question, young mister!:D The longer you have candida overgrowth, the bigger your 'old' problems are, and more 'new' problems come - your fungi are thriving, so making more and more problems. Whdn you study... (more)

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by 128 · August 20, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I have tried everything listed over seven years. I have been on an "autoimmune protocol Paleo" for two years. Oddly, I never get sick although I frequently live off of a forced 3 hours of sleep every day from taking sleep supplements (otherwise I... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 08, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sounds like you might not be making enough melatonin, or you're consuming something that keeps you awake. Some people, myself included, are slow metabolizers of caffeine. If you've had your genes sequenced by 23andMe or Ancestry, unzip the file... (more)

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by 0 · May 16, 2014 at 12:31 AM

My name is Christi and I went paleo a year ago April after being diagnosed with hashimotos. it wasn't a big change, I was low grain low carb because of hypoglycemia. My numbers are great after a year if paleo-- thyroid seems to be doing its... (more)

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glib 0 · May 16, 2014 at 12:31 AM

also, avoid caffeine and alcohol. A coffee at 8am will keep me up the next night.

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by 5 · May 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

All a sudden out of nowhere I have developed insomnia. I cannot sleep at all. Which is just madness. Anyways, I have had problems with insomnia in the past. But I've been sleeping okay for about the last year. I had gotten food... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

From what I hear, DE is used to get rid of parasites, and parasites can cause waking in the middle of the night. The other 3AM wakeup root cause is low glucose. So maybe try to increase your carbs. Eat some starchy carbs with your dinner. ... (more)

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by 0 · May 06, 2014 at 5:26 AM

i always have a issue with sleeping ( deprivation-insomnia ) the day when i workout any type of intense workout like crossfit ,I thought I might be over training, so I took two weeks off to rest, but the same came right back when I started up... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · May 05, 2014 at 2:47 PM

This has heppened to me sometimes, although generally if i have coffee in the late afternoon I atrributed it to that... I tihnk it could be cortisil related though... Are you eating adequately int eh post workout phases to shut down... (more)

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by 0 · March 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I'm giving paleo a second attempt and have a few new symptoms. Sometime last year I gave it my first go and went from 273 to 225 lbs. Fell off the bandwagon around the holidays as a "treat" and started again a week ago. Started at 219 and... (more)

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crosscow 0 · March 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Thanks guys. I'll seek some medical advice. I knew something was wrong because I LOVE food. How I got so big in the first place...eating 2-3 fast food meals or a whole pizza as a serving.

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by 5 · August 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Hi, I'm about 3 weeks into paleo so I know my symptoms must still be settling in but I recently moved into a time zone 3 hours earlier, which isn't a huge difference. Before I slept from 9-11 to 6 am and I loved being a morning person, them I... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I'd pay attention at the symptoms: why can't you sleep? Do you feel a lot of energy just at bed time? (happens to a lot of people that have their circadian rhythms flipped, an ASI test might reveal something) or is it your belly roars by that... (more)

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by 55 · August 14, 2013 at 9:23 PM

hi, i'm pretty new to paleo, i've come to it via the raw food vegan bandwagon and i have found so many benefits eating meat, like not having ridiculously low blood pressure and not getting dizzy when i don't eat every hour on the hour...also my... (more)

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Ivan_4 0 · August 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Hmmm, I would say you (sadly) started of from the wrong place :) usually people have bad skin on too much junk food and carbs, then when they switch to paleo, one of the first things is their skin clears up. That was also my case. You went from... (more)

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by 10 · May 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I've had dark circles under my eyes since I was a child, which made me conclude that it's probably a genetic thing and that there isn't much that I can do about it. However, they are not constantly there, I notice it changes a lot. For example:... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · May 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I will second this by adding that I had dark circles my entire life until I gave up alcohol, and then got onto paleo. Also changing my lifestyle so I get to bed early and ensure a minimum of 8 hours sleep per night. This took a couple of years but... (more)

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by 4145 · August 26, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Pardon the super awkward wording of that question. Surprisingly, I am a native English speaker. I know there are other threads along the same subject, but I couldn't find an answer to this. I very, very rarely turn to any sort of sleep aid... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I think we need someone to make a clean supplement that provides timed release melatonin at slightly ever increasing levels until it reaches a peak release, followed by a drop and decreased release. Sort of like a flat line going into a sharp... (more)

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by 10 · April 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I have reactive hypoglycemia. In order to fix it, I'm now following a paleo zone diet. My hypoglycemia has improved a lot. Although my basal (fasting) glycemia is 109 and I'm very skinny. Maybe too high considering how and what I eat (doctors say... (more)

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RK 0 · April 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Marko - Man, I feel for you! I spent years waking up in pain. One of the things that pops on my radar is FODMAPs. Have you looked into them? When I finally understood which fruits and veggies would cause me problems, I was able to get a lot... (more)

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by 35 · February 12, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I know there have been a ton of sleep questions on this site (I've asked about it previously myself) but I'm stuck again. I just can't fall or stay asleep lately at all. We're talking maybe 2 hours of sleep, tops. I've been following all the Paleo... (more)

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matthew_5 0 · February 12, 2013 at 3:51 PM

hey man you taking any supplement that could be messing with your sleep? you taking vitamin d at night?

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by 51 · January 12, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I have currently switched over to paleo (3 weeks in) I'm very overweight due to my autoimmune disease, Graves' disease. I'm 255 5'6 and 30% body fat, according to my measurements & being tested at the gym. I can't workout much because my... (more)

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Shawne 0 · January 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I am truly interested in this , I am hypothyroid , I was performing CrossFit and loved it but was always exhausted. I have not worked out in weeks and have lots of energy but I really want to work out again.

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by 227 · January 13, 2013 at 4:38 AM

It was as if I took a powerful prescription medication. Doesn't this contradict the widely believed notion that liver contains a strong anti fatigue factor? I usually get the weston price jolt from liver, but there have been two or three times... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · January 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Are ewe narcoleptic? Truth.

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by 343 · December 20, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice regarding my awful sleep. I'm one of those people who goes to bed reasonably early (say 9.30-10pm) and falls asleep without too much problem, then wakes up anywhere around 1-3 am, is awake until around 6, then... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · December 20, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Not strictly paleo, but I eat chili w/ beans + some lard (2T) and cheese (1/2 oz. cheddar, shredded) for a carby meal 1-2x/week. The beans don't bother me.

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by 820 · December 07, 2012 at 5:11 AM

it happens each time i attempt a ketogenic diet. i eat high-quality foods and that doesn't seem to matter. i also experience tingling arms and legs when trying to sleep on a low carb diet. anyone know what the problem could be?

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VB 0 · December 07, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Could be your thyroid. Don't go 0 carb. You have to have some carbs in your diet to prevent hypothyroidism. Make sure you don't go too low carb either. It is good for some people, but not for all. What if you are healthier on higher carbs diets?... (more)

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by 5 · November 16, 2012 at 7:33 AM

I have recently been prescribed melatonin 2mg for severe insomnia. The first night I took it I was knocked out, which was lovely but I had strange grogginess/ slowing down of my whole system for the next 2 days. I have low blood pressure as it is... (more)

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Wisper 0 · November 15, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I took melatonin for years. Stopped when my stocks ran out, and after reading a study that it can cause depression when used long-term. It's a hormone, so it should be used with caution - there's probably a good reason why it naturally gets lower... (more)

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by 460 · November 11, 2012 at 2:25 AM

First off, I have a confession to make. For a long time I’ve been a bit annoyed by how often paleohackers blame random symptoms on a malfunctioning thyroid. It seems like every time someone has an unexplained or mysterious complaint, people are... (more)

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ElisaOS 0 · November 11, 2012 at 2:25 AM

If at all possible, do get tested and appropriately treated. I'll tell you what I think, without knowing much, as a sufferer of Hashimoto's. Sometimes, people with Hashimoto's go hyper before going hypo. It happened to me. So if you do have... (more)

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by 253 · September 02, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Hi All, this is an experiment, not really a question. If it is not acceptable on this website, please delete the thread. I've been suffering from insomnia and IBS for 20 years (I'm 33 now). Maybe I was born with this problem, I don't know. What... (more)

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Alex_44 0 · November 02, 2012 at 9:33 AM

My name is Alex, I am from Ukraine, I am 32 years old man. I don't smoke cigarettes and don't drink alcohol. My blood is O+ and I have a good health. If you need liver transplant I am ready to give part of my liver, but I want to receive a big... (more)

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by 5 · January 02, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Hello! I started a paleo trial (well, primal I guess since I’m still eating dairy) a little over a week ago and these past four nights I have had terrible insomnia. I’ve been waking up after only an hour or two of sleep and can’t get back to... (more)

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CyrusBlades 0 · January 02, 2014 at 4:17 PM

I had some difficulty with insomnia the first few days as well, suprisingly I found that having an orgasim helped with this. Enjoy your partner or show yourself some love. I would like to get other people's options on this. (more)

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by 4176 · May 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I've noticed that if I eat a baked potato with butter and skin for breakfast then an hour later have a coffee and 5 mins after that do a workout, I push myself much harder and have more energy. But lately I've been getting insomnia which I don't... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

ditch normal coffee n switch to organo gold http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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by 5 · July 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I had a knee scope on 7/3. I eat paleo with dairy (cream + cheese) and per below some coffee and some alcohol (though not at all for past week for either). I only tend to eat 2 meals per day, and pretty low carb. Last night I added a bunch of... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Sorry. This sounds very hard. Better times ahead so don't worry. I agree with Matt. Get off the narcotics and Ambien. Narcotics are known to mess up sleep. Get some 5htp ASAP and take it at night is my recommendation. It really helps. You... (more)

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by 970 · July 21, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Several times now I've had trouble falling asleep due to a weird spasm feeling, almost like tightening and relaxing at the same time, mostly in my low back. It's not achy or painful, it just feels like it wants to relax all the way and almost is... (more)

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Petr_1 0 · July 21, 2012 at 8:46 AM

I am having the same feeling you're describing. It started after a week full of tennis. I had cramps before, started taking magnesium, cramps were gone and now this. I feel like the magnesium helps, but It's kinda not-natural to take it. When I... (more)

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by 0 · August 02, 2012 at 4:22 AM

I have been on a paleoish diet since February and have seen steady progress with reduced systemic inflammation, improved mood, and better digestion, but I seem to have hit a plateau in my improvement. Prior to jumping on board I already had... (more)

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Wowza 0 · June 21, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Rhodiola! A miracle! Did wonders for me and I highly recommend it.