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by 0 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:09 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 · about 16 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 · September 26, 2014 at 4:22 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 · September 29, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 16 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 55 · September 26, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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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elf27 0 · August 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM

What else is your diet like? In my experience, when you make a sudden switch, you start consuming a lot of XYZ that you didn't eat before and it may be that that's what is causing you to break out. I actually broke out a lot from fish. A lot of... (more)

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by 10 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 51 · about 16 hours ago

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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hackadoodle82 0 · January 12, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I know you say you can't do much about the insomnia, but what have you tried so far? I used to sleep like crap because of my thyroid issues (and still occasionally have bad nights). I use a combination of l-theanine (200mg) and melatonin... (more)

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by 213 · about 16 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 343 · about 16 hours ago

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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CoconutBliss 0 · December 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I encountered this a few months back. Was exercising rather intensively and frequently on low-carb. I simply wasn't providing my body with the appropriate resources to replenish itself post-workout. Would wake up around 3am every night without... (more)

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by 825 · about 16 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 16 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 460 · about 16 hours ago

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 261 · about 16 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 16 hours ago

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... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · September 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Just curious, are you eating coconut oil with/after dinner? That can rev your metabolism and make you feel a bit wired.

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by 4181 · about 16 hours ago

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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Rene_2 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Personally, I think you should look at other causes. A coffee at 11 am is hardly going to affect your sleep, an ensuing workout.. not very likely. Stress and worries are way more effective at keeping a person awake. I presume your bedroom is up... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 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 971 · about 16 hours ago

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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Rob_28 0 · July 05, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Try using a foam roller and see if that helps with the tension. Your muscle might just need a little bit of deep massaging. Could be as simple as that. This could more have to do with your exercise/daily activity habits than diet.

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 3:36 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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ambergarrett 0 · June 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Out of curiosity, what are your nighttime habits like? What is the room you sleep in like? Do you have blackout curtains and do you make an effort to stay away from all screens (TV, computer, smartphone) for 1-2 hours before bed time? I find that... (more)