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by 0 · April 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Ok, so by accident I started the paleo lifestyle about 2 months For the first month everything was fantastic. In the beginning I was only maybe 70/30 paleo. I lost almost 15pounds in 3 weeks. My energy rose thru the roof, my libido was in full... (more)

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CD 0 · April 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

For more energy, eat more + sleep more + rest more. If you are doing a lot of glycogen depleting exercises, add more carbs to your diet. If you are working out 5 days a week and not allowing your body to recover, work out 4 days a week and... (more)

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

After years of depression, eating disorders, and antidepressants, I lost my libido. I overcame my depression three years ago in 2011 when I adopted a paleo diet and quit all medications. All thanks to paleo, I am in very good health (my mood,... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · April 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Have you tested DHEA and testosterone? Women need some testosterone for healthy sexual function.

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by 0 · February 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM

For a week and a half I've been waking up in the middle of the night or early morning, feeling like I have hardly slept, and starving. I have to get up and eat. I don't know what's wrong, as I feel that I eat enough during the day. I'm a... (more)

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neuroplasticity 0 · February 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM

I eat quite a lot of starch already, including daily servings of sweet potatoe, plantain, bananas, carrots, celery root, rutabaga, butternut squash. I think @raydawg could be right about the calories, and possibly about the saturated fat as... (more)

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by 10 · October 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I know you guys aren't doctors, but there seem to be many people on here that are very knowledgeable about the benefits of Paleo. I'm a 25 year old female at a healthy weight (120 lbs, 5'5") and I believe there's something irregular going on... (more)

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by 45 · August 31, 2013 at 3:07 AM

I think I'm having issues with estrogen but I'm not sure what. I got an oestradiol test. The results: 81 pmol/L. According to the sheet I got at the clinic, normal ranges for premenopausal women are between 90 to 958 pmol/L. What does this... (more)

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Lemurette 0 · August 31, 2013 at 3:07 AM

You're too low in estrogen, I don't think you fit the estrogen dominance pattern. Have you checked your testosterone levels? Another thing to check as well would be thyroid levels.

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by 45 · July 04, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Previously, I've written about my acne and sex drive problems. At the advise of the good people of paleohacks, I went down to my local lab to get some blood work done. As advised, I got copper and zinc tests. I didn't have enough money to do a... (more)

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sallycinnamon 0 · July 04, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Hi Hannah, I have a zinc:copper imbalance myself and my doctor treats this as one of his specialties. Zinc and copper should always be assessed together in terms of their ratio, in addition to whether they are in range or not. Also, usually... (more)

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by 5 · June 15, 2013 at 4:50 AM

So I had some blood tests a few days ago, not bad except for my testosterone being at 12nmol/L, (Which converts to around 350 I believe). That's pretty bad, considering I am a 32 y/o male, decent athletic build and around 10% BF. So I guess I... (more)

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by 45 · June 19, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I'm 23, female, and I've had a very low sex drive for the past five years. It used to be quite high. I think things started going downhill when I developed binge eating disorder and depression at age 17. I'm insulin resistant and I wonder if... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I think it may depend on your weight. Get your BMI down to about 22 or something like that and you might feel sexy again. Also get enough sleep. Read porn or erotica - lots of women do. However does it matter if it's low? You're 23 so quite young... (more)

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by 2483 · July 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Hi. I'm interested in learning what sort of experience you guys have with iodine (Lugol's/Iodoral) supplementation. There seems to be many people who report wondrous results after very high dosage (50+ mg daily) for long intervals (months,... (more)

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andrew__1 0 · May 01, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I read an good thread on this. The belief is that you feel sick while taking iodione because it is kicking out the other halides her it is... (more)

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by 376 · February 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Technically this is more than one question, but since they're all related, I think they can be in the same post... In a nutshell, I have a PCOS diagnosis, which came about from me stopping birth control and not getting a period for 10 months. My... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

My opinion is that most PCOS is caused by malnutrition (lack of certain nutrients) or environmental factors. I wrote a couple of blog articles that may be... (more)

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by 35 · November 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Hi guys, I'm 24 years old and have been experiencing sexual problems (ED, low libido) for a year or so now. I would like to hear from you people some recommendations to hack my libido and to get my potency back. I really need help, but I'm lost... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 01, 2013 at 4:12 AM

Had you gotten testosterone levels tested? Because it sounds like you need to target lifestyle around restoring those levels. Just blowing a hunch out there, but I'd wager you need to lift heavy things a couple times a week (no more no less), get... (more)

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by 171 · January 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I'm a 20 year old woman who has been mostly paleo for about six months, with the occasionally cheat day. The last three or so weeks I've noticed that I feel a bit different lately, maybe its just the winter and lack of sunlight, but I find myself... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · January 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Is it possible your pregnant? If not, what do you usually eat in a day?

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by 3512 · March 05, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I have been paleo for 2.5 years now, and I first started eating a high fat diet but slowly transitioned into a higher carb paleo diet. Throughout that time my libido has had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly downs. I have tried everything from... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Couple of things: From your history I believe your activity level is pretty high, have you thought about cutting back? Really giving your body a break? Hows your Vitamin A intake? I do recommend iodine as well. Definitely helped me and... (more)

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by 71 · December 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Hello Paleo Hackers, I came to Paleo for mainly to change my mood. I've had clinical depression for almost a decade now and am still transitioning to Paleo. It's hard to assess what my mood will be like once i am fully acclimated to the diet... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · December 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I have struggled with depression for most of my life. I have now been eating paleo for about a year: meats, veggies, little fruit, little dairy, lots of fats, no coffee, some chocolate, little sugar. Late last year I was briefly without health... (more)

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by 486 · November 17, 2012 at 1:32 AM

I have an observation and a question. Observation: in the last few months I've noticed that my usually low libido spikes on days when I've consumed a relatively high amount of sugar (e.g. a few bananas and some raisins)--and even the day after.... (more)

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alwayscurious 0 · November 17, 2012 at 1:32 AM

A potential link - and hold on to your hat here - insulin isn't all bad. Eating sugar will increase insulin production, and "insulin is capable of stimulating testosterone production and, simultaneously, of inhibiting SHBG concentrations in both... (more)

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by 970 · July 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM

When I first started paleo I was coming off an extended period of high estrogen levels, so paleo foods made sense in that way (less plastic, less chemicals,no grains, no soy = less estrogen). At the risk of TMI, the truth is I was feeling VERY... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · July 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM

http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2010/06/low-carb-gynecologist.html Low-carb gynecologist Excerpts below: Posted on June 6, 2010 by Dr. William Davis (author Wheat Belly) I met infertility specialist, Dr. Michael Fox, on Jimmy Moore’s low-carb... (more)

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by 789 · April 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Recently I've noticed a spike in my libido (two months paleo), which is interesting because my nutritionist had told me that the birth control pill lowers your libido; I've been on the pill for over a year, and it has DEFINITELY increased within... (more)

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jess_10 0 · April 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I used to bleed down there (sorry gross) during sex when I was eating an SAD diet 5 months ago, but now my libido is off the roof!

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by 496 · September 07, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I am a bit confused by Rob's Autoimmune Protocol. My understanding of it was that you were looking to moderate the body's immune response to keep your autoimmune condition in check. I have Celiac Disease and am wondering if the protocol would be... (more)

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JOHN_28 0 · April 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Very informative concept… great thanks to you and to all the people who develop this site. Keep going and good luck. arthroscopic meniscectomy (more)

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by 1302 · April 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I see conflicting information on this all over the interwebs. Does a low carb diet lower testosterone? How about having high protein consumption? I've been experiencing lowered libido since getting stricter on my low carb diet, but I also... (more)

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jake_7 0 · April 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM

i think semen has sugar in it and i wonder if not giving your body any sugar would disrupt the production of it, thus leading to lower testosterone? i have no scientific reason for saying that it was just the thought that popped into my head when... (more)

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by 2401 · January 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I see alot of info here about ways to LOWER DHT. But, DHT is the most powerful male hormone (much more than testosterone, and it cannot aromatize) and really increases sex drive and other desirable, confident male behavior. So, I want to know... (more)

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Toyyyyyyyyy 0 · January 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

think the best solution is to increase testosterone as much as possible in order to have quantities for a good dht conversion, once you realise what is the high test thing when young you don't want nor will ever want to get old it got me thinking... (more)

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by 560 · March 28, 2013 at 1:16 PM

On days when I fast, I notice an increased libido, especially as the fast goes on (and ESPECIALLY when I work out and then take a cold shower during said fast). While I don't find this to a problem, I am curious as to why this is. Weight training... (more)

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josh_9 0 · March 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I wish I could find it to post, but there is some research into increased sex-drive and fasting. It seems to increase between 16-32 hours of fasting then may decline with longer periods. I can't remember where I read that but I'm sure google may... (more)

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by 824 · August 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I'm a 23 year old 6'1 very athletic 190 pound male with 10% body fat. I've been following a paleo diet for the past year with great results. However my only complaint since starting paleo has been a major decrease in libido. On SAD I was had a... (more)

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christianwu 0 · August 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

If you are already reasonably lean, eat healthy and train regularly, give carb back-loading a try. The idea is to do resistance training late in the afternoon and consume almost all of your carb during the night. As counterintuitive as it may... (more)

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by 58 · May 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Apologies for the length. Long time lurker, first time post. I am a 22 year old female, and I have been paleo for a year. I have been in a very long relationship with my excruciatingly gorgeous boyfriend, yet I have for the past few months had... (more)

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Grocket 0 · May 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I've seen a lot of anecdotal evidence connecting low carb paleo and low libido in many folks - note: myself included! I'm not sure how far above 50g of carbs you eat but that may still be way too low for you. As always, N=1 but increasing my carb... (more)

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by 659 · October 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

As an athlete with a high training volume (on a multi modal triathlon and strength biased crossfit type regime) I feel a big drop of in libido. I read into this as having a relatively low level of testosterone. I know that this kind of training is... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Don't use chemical L-carnitine products, they tend to lower you natural production. Eat red meat instead, grass fed (non organic is drained from that essential aminos). There's a lot of studys on this saying that supplement works well, it... (more)

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by 729 · May 10, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Update 05/10/2012 -- Resolution of Symptoms Its been a few months since this post, but I think I have finally seen a return of my libido. Its still intermittent, but seems to be growing stronger. What did it for me was B-12. Turns out I'm... (more)

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Jake_6 0 · March 04, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I sense hormonal issues, I would have some blood work done to see if there is any imbalance. There could be an issue with your testosterone levels from lack of meat in the passed or too much SHBG, this is a total guess though. Add ZMA and 5000iu... (more)