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by 1495 · about 1 hour 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 384 · about 1 hour ago

One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 03, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You may be experiencing "false hypos". Jenny Ruhl explains them here: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2007/07/type-2s-understanding-false-hypos.html?m=1 They feel every bit as bad as the real thing, but your blood sugar isn't falling into a... (more)

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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

Say you are a pre-diabetic ectomorph and most carbs you eat cause you blood sugar complications, including starchy carbs like sweet potatoes/quinoa/rice etc, how would you go about gaining muscle? From experience I tend to agree carbs help build... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

First off, carbs are NOT what makes you gain muscle. When you eat a heavy carb meal, the glucose/glycogen has to be stored somewhere, so your muscles do take in as much as possible (along with about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen), ... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Currently I am eating meats, veggies, fruit, and nuts (with the occasional bite of cheese). I am trying to drop body fat I work out about 4 days a week 15 minutes of HIIT to warm up and strength training. I am also taking amino acids about 3 times... (more)

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Bradach 0 · July 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Berries and other colored-on-the-inside fruits like peaches are more nutritious than apples, bananas and pears which have been engineered over the centuries to be huge and sugary. For me I eat quite a bit of dates, strawberries, cherries, etc in... (more)

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by 181 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all, I would like some suggestions on what blood tests to take. Here are some facts Strictly Paleo diet with < 100g carbs a day, plenty of greens BT showed low serum B12 (104/637 pmol/L) 1 year ago BT showed low Ferritin 1 year... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Holy excessive supplementation, Batman! Put down the pills, and eat some real food. Like another question this morning, you don't have a proper baseline from which to hack, you're entire diet/supplementation scheme is random, disjointed and... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 65 · about 1 hour ago

My doc put me on 50 mg of Chlomid 2x a week and since then I have been gaining a few lbs. Like 210 to 218 over last 4-5 months. Anyone else getting Low-T injections, patches or using Chlomid having similar gains? I am also lifting 2-3x week but... (more)

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by 139 · about 1 hour ago

Hello hackers. I have been experiencing huge stomach (under left ribs) bloating and distention for about 3 weeks now. It started ever since I reduced salt intake. I know that the stomach needs sodium and chloride to produce adequate stomach acid... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I had roughly similar symptoms and got relief with HCL tablets. But I discontinued this when I developed a duodenal ulcer. I then went to a GI specialist and got diagnosed with H. pylori. Within a couple of months after treatment (10 days of... (more)

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by 739 · about 1 hour ago

if we look at the first law of thermodynamics, energy can not be created nor destroyed.> extra calories the stored into fat(weather its form fat carbs or protein) -you have to create a deficit to loose weight. -so theoretically, creating an... (more)

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Josephus_Squiggly 0 · May 28, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Satiety and hunger control. Look, I understand your argument. Even in ketosis, a way-of-life to which few have the nerve to commit, the human body has basic daily glucose requirements. These can be met by consuming any of the the three... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I have been transitioning into paleo over the past six weeks or so and I am experiencing pretty bad water retention. As in, if I lie or lean on something too long, it leaves a mark on my skin. I must have like 5 pounds of excess water on me. I am... (more)

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August 0 · June 11, 2013 at 8:21 PM

More food, probably. More salt even more likely. Read the labels on your salt (and on your fish) to make sure it is just natural salt. They put a lot of weird stuff in regular salt- pickling salt is just salt. You might be able to find other... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

My testosterone level is at the very low end of the "normal" range, but I still feel the effects of Low T. Any advice??

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Stephen_4 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:58 AM

I just checked out your site, http://davegfitness.com/ , you look pretty built man, and according to the site you're older. that's awesome. Check this thread out, it'll tell you what you need to know:... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Im a Carpenter/Construction worker. Ive just switched to Paleo style eating at work (more sustained energy levels) but im worried about my glycogen levels dipping too low on intense working days. I carb up after work to restore muscle glycogen.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 08, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Paleo doesn't have to be low carb. You're doing an intensive job (I known your pain, my dad was a construction worker too), so make absolutely sure you eat starchy vegetables, and fruits and white rice if you can tolerate them. Running your body... (more)

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by 614 · about 1 hour ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989112/ Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: Two cohort Studies "Abstract Background Data on the long-term association between low-carbohydrate diets and mortality are... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · March 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

This paper was discussed here at PaleoHacks soon after it was published I'd also recommend you study Denise Minger's analysis of that study If you still have concerns it's not that difficult to count your daily Potassium intake and then ensure... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Hi I recently started Paleo and also recently had blood work done for an annual physical. My triglycerides were on the high side and my doctor would like me to try to get them down. I've read two schools of thought - lower saturated fat and... (more)

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Flag_Gal 0 · March 15, 2013 at 5:29 AM

My trigs went higher, but it was due to dropping lots of weight. My understanding is that while you are losing weight, the triglycerides are released from the fat molecules and so there is an increase in the blood (forgive me if I'm explaining... (more)

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by 282 · about 2 hours ago

I'm going to be doing a carb re-feed on Saturday, aiming for 200-250 grams carbs and 2100 calories. Last Saturday's re-feed was abysmal, I struggled to get over 125 grams of carbs (I'm below 75 daily) and had trouble being low fat after so many... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

So I have googled and searched to death trying to find some answers to my interesting and frustrating issue to no avail. Has anyone found that they had Insatiable- and i mean rabid- fat cravings when eating very low carb specifically no added... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 01, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I haven't experienced 'horrendous fat cravings' but more like an increased taste for fat - which makes perfect sense. Your body has to run on something, if it's not carbs then you only have fat left to choose from. You have to pick to your fuel,... (more)

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by 3 · about 2 hours ago

I am 14 years ild and have been doing paleo for 2 months now. I greatly suffered from the "low-carb" flu and my energy has gone up a little bit but I still feel SUPER weak.. it is a chore to get up and do anything. I'm 5' 1" and 101 lbs and around... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · February 27, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Eat more potatoes & sweet potatoes. I'm all about ketosis, personally. But, I don't think it's supportive of your life stage. As for working out, get involved in a sport. Something you like. Doesn't need to be through school, just make sure... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I am quite fascinated by the subject as I am trying to help my grandma make the leap from MCI to full blown dementia. We were especially amused by the Type 3 Diabetes nomenclature that now often comes up with Alzheimers, but the... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · February 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Ya, that's a big leap to say that Saturated fat will cause mental decline and promote AD, from an observational study. Coconut oil which is pure saturated fat is beneficial for AD although it may be the ketones that produce the... (more)

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by 1631 · about 2 hours ago

Low carb sucks major cawkkk. brb no sex drive. brb no morning wood. brb dry skin and cracking around lips. brb no energy and relying on coffee and copious amounts of coconut oil. brb smelling like acetone. brb high cortisol. brb losing... (more)

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Ray_Peat_Idolizer 0 · January 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM

RAY PEAT FOR THE WIN DUHHHH CARBS FOR LIFE...

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by 77 · about 2 hours ago

I have been dealing with what I thought were hormonal problems - acne, hairloss, fatigue, PMS and weird periods. When it did not stop I got my thyroid checked and I came back Hypo with an elevated TSH (other levels weren't measured yet). I had... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · January 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Do you consume significant sources of polyunsaturated fats? If so, stopping is very likely to help with thyroid function, although it takes a few months. Some raw vegetables, such as cabbage, slow down thyroid function. Paul Jaminet thinks a... (more)

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by 3521 · about 2 hours ago

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 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi, I've followed paleo for about 18 months now. I started because I wanted to lean out... and it worked. I started out at about 100kg (and pretty tubby around my stomach) and I got down to 82kg (with really aesthetically pleasing body... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · January 07, 2013 at 11:03 AM

To continue leaning out and to also up your carbs you'll probably want to drop your total fat intake. Simply, replace some of your fat calories with carb calories and give that a shot. Works for me.

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I've been eating Paleo for almost 2 weeks now and I have been feeling the following symptoms for the last week or so: -light headed -depressed -low energy -nervous/jittery I have tried increasing my salt intake, am even taking magnesium before... (more)

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CD 0 · November 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Sounds like the symptoms I had for the entire first three weeks of my transition. WRT Increased salt -- What kind of salt are you eating? If it's sea salt or kosher salt then you could still have an iodine deficiency. WRT nervous/jittery --... (more)

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by 1200 · about 2 hours ago

For the last ten years, I've had HDL ranging between 15 and 40 mg/dl, but usually averaging around 30-32 mg/dl. The Paleo diet has done nothing to increase it including low carb and regular carb options. Doctors have told me it's likely genetic.... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm a T2 diabetic. For the last 9 months, I've been religiously eating less than 20g of carbohydrate a day (2C:18P:80F), which has delivered me an awesome HbA1c of 4.9% (down from 10.6% at diagnosis), and 60lbs of weight loss (over 15... (more)

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