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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 134 · about 20 hours ago

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 5 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 21 hours ago

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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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Upon waking, get natural light as soon as possible. I assume your basement apartment has either no windows or tiny windows, so you'll have to go outside. Look up Seth Roberts' "faces therapy" and do that in the morning, after light exposure.... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

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 4176 · about 21 hours ago

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 · about 21 hours ago

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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x100 0 · March 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM

The best thing I've found for sleep - and it felt like I tried everything - is severely limiting light for the last few hours before bed. It worked overnight for me. Literally. It seems to be the blue wavelength in light that stops the sleep... (more)

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by 35 · about 21 hours ago

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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Stephen_4 0 · February 11, 2013 at 9:53 PM

A 20 minute cold shower right before bed knocks me out like a baby. That's just my n=1 though, if you try it let me know if it worked for you too.

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by 213 · about 21 hours ago

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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Lyndsay 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:38 AM

Maybe you were counting the sheep you ate...

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by 825 · about 21 hours ago

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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julianne 0 · December 06, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Carbohydrates are required to drive tryptophan into the body. Tryptophan is the precursor of seretonin Serotonin converts to melotonin - the sleep hormone Very low carb diets may drive serotonin and melotonin low - leaving you unable to... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

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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anonymous_12 0 · November 15, 2012 at 1:39 AM

I think melatonin sucks big time. Especially in winter. The better bet is to try to manage your light exposure better. Try as best as you can to get early morning sun (if it exists in your area this time of year) and after sunset it's lights out... (more)

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by 261 · about 21 hours ago

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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Kyev 0 · October 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Hi Michael, I tried water fasting for 24 days (almost 2 years ago) to get rid of my IBS and a skin condition... while my symptoms were reduced during the fast it did nothing to tackle the root of the issue. I'm now fairly certain that what I... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

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 13 · about 21 hours ago

INSOMNIA AND ICTUS RISK: why? An article just published claims that those who suffer from insomnia may ICTUS and cardiovascular disease risk in practice. The problem is that those who can not sleep and suffer from insomnia have a bacterial... (more)

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by 1608 · about 21 hours ago

Is true that getting some exercise before bed (or in the middle of the night because I can't sleep) will only make it harder for me to sleep? I've heard this before, but it makes no sense to me. Would certain types of exercise be better closer... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 01, 2012 at 6:11 AM

If you're really craving for some physical activity, I think a light walk wouldn't do that much harm. Or what about yoga or something calming like that? I think anything too intense will just get your heart rate and temperature up, making... (more)

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by 1418 · about 21 hours ago

I made a post yesterday about how I think I am in ketosis and I am having trouble sleeping. Then last night I slept but don't think I had a dream, but today early in the morning is when I slept deep and was having dreams and they were horrible. I... (more)

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Tazchick 0 · April 18, 2012 at 1:49 AM

I didn't necessarily have nightmares, but the dreams sure got interesting. I don't even watch The Walking Dead, and I've had wild zombie dreams. Now I'm just working on how to put some of those images into a coherent plot!

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by 1026 · about 21 hours ago

At home, my sleep is okay. But as soon as I go to my dorm at the university, I wake up twice every night and have a hard time sleeping again. The room has curtains but some light shines through. The next day, I'm a zombie. As I'm working really... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Sounds like you need to move out if there are mold problems. That would be the easiest solution & probably safer in the long run. If you have a confirmed mold allergy, you can have your doc write a letter to the college, explaining that... (more)

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by 144 · about 21 hours ago

Any ideas what food would be a good one to eat before bed? Been having issues with waking up at 3:30 AM, on a very consistent basis. Wake up with my heart pounding, wide awake, and quite anxious. Seems like my blood sugar is bottoming out and my... (more)

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citrusfire 0 · February 17, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Dont know about the heart pounding anxiety business, but: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/opinion/19ekirch.html?_r=2. "We now also know that pre-industrial families commonly experienced a "broken" pattern of sleep, though few contemporaries... (more)

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by 1608 · about 21 hours ago

Last night and tonight I ate several teaspoons of coconut oil, just before bed, in an effort to fight off a certain lipid-coated virus. Last night I got maybe 4 hours of sleep, and I usually get 7-8 no problem. Tonight, same thing - ate a bunch... (more)

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Thomy 0 · February 09, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The MCTs inside coconut oil speed up metabolism. Maybe not what you want prior to bed :-) In larger doses they make some people nauseous. Some unfortunate folks like me happen to be allergic to coconut products, this may also be an option. I... (more)

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by 3690 · about 21 hours ago

What are the physical/psychological implications of missing a nights worth of sleep? Paleohackers always talk about IF, missing one meal, etc etc...but what about sleep? I've read bad things about "uber-sleep" (continuous napping only when... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · February 03, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I don't think there's any evidence of proposed theory of a benefit of missing sleep. However there is something to be said for sleeping according to natural cues rather than culture and there may not be much point trying to force yourself to... (more)

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by 8933 · about 21 hours ago

I'm prone to hypoglycemia, and don't tolerate fasting well. However, I probably won't be able to make 3 meals a day when going to college. When I eat twice daily, though, I can't sleep well at all, and I get stressed out a bit easier. How can I... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I agree with Jeff--if you must eat frequently to maintain comfortable BG you are probably not releasing and burning stored fat well. The leptin reset could definitely help break that cycle. When leptin wasn't working right for me, all I could... (more)

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by 45 · about 21 hours ago

I used to drink 2/3 glasses of wine a night, so I decided to cut that down since it felt excessive. Now I think I'm realizing that wine causes me several issues. 1. Insomnia 2. I overheat heavily while trying to sleep 3. I start to sneeze like... (more)

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Jess_5 0 · December 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Hey! I tend to get warm with wine and I sneeze too! There are actually histamines that are created during fermentation, which is what causes the sneezing. The insomnia could be from the sugar that is created as your body processes the alcohol. ... (more)

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