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by 0 · June 02, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Does this kind of thing happen?

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moors 0 · June 02, 2014 at 10:29 AM

How schizophrenia develops is not fully understood yet, some genes are thought to be at play, but none may be necessary for it to develop.Given the ambiguity of genetics, one may or may not be increasing his/her chances of developing... (more)

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by 214 · August 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I'm a clinician looking for testimonials from those whose mental health condition may have resolved itself in part thanks to changes in diet. Particularly those who have been diagnosed with a "mental disorder" in the past such as ADHD,... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I suffered from severe depression for over a decade--tried numerous anti-depressants + sleep aids. They always worked for a while and then by 6 month mark became useless. I eventually stopped taking them and resigned myself for a long life,... (more)

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by 0 · April 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Hi, Around a year ago i woke up and felt empty like something was missing. Usually i would wake up feeling slightly stressed but i felt hormonally blank. Since that occured i had trouble sleeping, i also had no desire to do anything. I went out... (more)

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dannybarclay 0 · April 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Alright, listen. This is a very very VERY similar situation to one I was in. Extremely depressed... existential crisis... hated my job.. no relationships, fought with everyone, Smoked an ounce a week, had extra weight, couldnt sleep.... (more)

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by 0 · July 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I've had OCD since I can remember, and I've been on medication [Citalopram, 20mg, going onto 40mg] for the last year or so. I really hate having to take medication to help my condition and am looking for alternative ways t help it. I've heard... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · July 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Paleo plus a gut healing protocol. Good info here: http://syontix.com/anxiety-disorders-its-not-just-all-in-your-head/ He is selling his probiotic, still an excellent blog discussing lots of interesting studies. (more)

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by 120 · April 07, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Hello all I recently had time off over easter and was able to spend time with family. Over the period of this week i was aware that i was eating more sugar than usual (not a lot) but still enough to feel a difference! The effects to me over the... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 06, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I get depressed if I eat a lot of carbs per day (over 100 gr net carbs per day), especially if eat them in one sitting. I get some sort of overload and then I start feeling hopeless.

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by 252 · January 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Hey PaleoHacker's, If anyone is willing to read through this all and help, i don't know, I'll do anything to repay for the advice I'll receive...I've asked a couple questions about a set (rather large set) of symptoms I've been having for a... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM

http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-2-einstein-meet-leptin/ Here is you answer..........and many more of your answers.

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by 3886 · January 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Do you find that ketosis is associated with feeling a certain way, in the body, or in the mind? Or in the emotions? If and when you shift over to ketosis, or from ketosis, do you feel a shift? If so, what characterizes this shift? Note that I... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I've been in ketosis for almost 3/4 of the past 30 days (confirmed with blood ketones) and can't really tell a difference. The one thing I've noticed is that after a hard workout, I no longer get hit with a hypoglycemic headache and feel the urge... (more)

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by 252 · January 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I have been wanting to start the GAPS diet in an effort to "heal my mind" so to speak. Unfortunately I cannot purchase the book at this moment, and only have listened to Dr. Natash-Campbell McBrides interviews with Dr. Mercola and others. I've... (more)

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primalpat 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I'm really not a fan of GAPS for a few reasons. Having said that... ...prebiotics are found in many foods that you will not be eating on GAPS. Think soluble fiber, like starchy stuff. But they're also found in raw and cooked onion, raw garlic,... (more)

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by 946 · January 04, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Without watching this movie, I suspect it's mostly proving their point, but not actually suggesting what we need to do. So, to anyone who's seen it, what are the bullet points for what the movie says that I DO in order to heal my brain. Is there... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 04, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I haven't yet watched it, I noticed it was available on Netflix. As I understand, it's sort of a sequel to Food Matters. That's an arguably paleo movie, they're certainly not "PALEO, FUCK YEAH!" but paleo principles amongst others are presented.... (more)

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by 219 · October 08, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I suffer from anxiety, and I find that a cup of bone broth (from daylong-simmered beef joint bones) is EXTREMELY relaxing for me. In fact, I would say that it works as well as a prescription anti-anxiety pill like lorazepam for my more acute... (more)

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Sarah_Wilson 0 · October 08, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I agree with the observation. I include a few links to research in this post http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2012/01/how-to-make-bone-broth-and-why-you-should/ (more)

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by 85 · September 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Hello! I'm a lifelong fattie- my adult life I have spent between 220 and 230 lbs, at 5'8". I have struggled with depression since I was nine, and my last year in high school I gained 100 lb over nine months- I graduated in 2002 at 295 lbs. I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I had to slowly ease myself in to full blown low carb paleo--at first I was unwilling to give up certain things, but the decisions to do so became easier over time as I had results and when I stalled and wanted to try to get things moving again. ... (more)

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by 789 · September 22, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I'd post it on a social anxiety board, but I kind of assume that some of them can contribute it to their eating habits, so who better to ask than a bunch of life loving healthy paleos? I struggle with this issue of anxiety and it's very... (more)

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Scott_20 0 · September 22, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Your problem is actually an issue that many of the perceived, most confident people can run into. I am a sales leader for one of the top ten companies in America. We have 275k employees, and operate in every state. I have sales folks that work... (more)

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by 180 · April 23, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I've been paleo the past 2 weeks, and things are definetly improving for me in the bloating and digestion department, but the mental symptoms are not getting better. Before switching to paleo I was already gluten free/dairy free/soy free the past... (more)

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Teufy 0 · September 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM

My keto flu was awful. Same symptoms, including the restless sleeping. Taking a few drops of Valerian root in herbal tea each night before bed helped me sleep soundly until it passed. It will definitely subside. Bonus: You'll get sick much, much... (more)

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by 12607 · August 22, 2012 at 1:57 AM

What foods can improve our mood? For myself, I vote tea and oranges. Not sure about oranges, but there are some double blind studies supporting tea's effects on stress: "The effects of tea on psychophysiological stress responsivity and... (more)

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Rob_Palmer 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Purely from my own experience in the last few weeks (and therefore probably not effective): but... sea salt. I consume it straight from the container until it the taste becomes too salty (at first it usually doesn't taste salty), at which point I... (more)

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by 124 · July 09, 2012 at 5:43 AM

I suffer from a cocktail of mental disorders due to stressful life events, and I was interested in knowing if anyone else's mental issues have been affected at all by going paleo? Have you noticed any improvement? Or has it made your symptoms... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 08, 2012 at 8:11 PM

In my case the paleo diet helped me with problems I didn't know I had. I have a history of moodiness, a short temper, ups and downs in energy, poor sleep, and not coping well with stress. The paleo diet really helped on several fronts, primarily... (more)

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by 8004 · June 07, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Hey gang, Apologies for the uber-long question, but I think this is an important issue. I've been meaning to post this for a while and have finally gotten my thoughts together, inspired by this thread:... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · June 07, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Completely agree with you - I'm in a similar boat and it's so miserable. I hate my job and I'm working myself to the bone trying to find a way out but all I get for it is huge shadows under my eyes and constant panic attacks. My diet is awesome... (more)

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by 8883 · June 06, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Once during a lecture, Alfred Korzybski offered his students some cookies, which they seemed to enjoy, then he showed them a label on the bag, “dog cookies,” and some of them felt sick. "I have just demonstrated that people don't just eat food,... (more)

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paleopete_1 0 · June 06, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Great question, my opinion on this is very simple: everything is physical. "Mental" is just our way of expressing physical realities that happen in our brain and "feel" like thoughts or moods to us. In other words, "mental" things like... (more)

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by 3886 · May 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

I switched to paleo gradually because the things on the "do not eat" list of the paleo diet corresponded with the foods that would worsen my rheumatoid arthritis. I'm essentially in month one of paleo, but I have to say, even if it weren't for my... (more)

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patti2003 0 · May 20, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I'm often surprised that folks DON'T connect what they eat and how they feel. We consume all kinds of terrible junk and then feel terrible. The foods we eat are the building blocks of of our anatomy (along with other things). Unfortunately, the... (more)

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by 865 · November 04, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Hi guys - I'm hoping for some advice on how to really work on myself. I just graduated college and I have about two months of doing NOTHING before my job starts, and I want to use this time to tackle some of the food demons that I've dealt with... (more)

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Portesa 0 · May 06, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You are doing some great things to help heal your relationship with food. As someone who dealt with anorexia and bulimia as a teen, and with binge eating most of my life, I'll share what's helped for me: 1) I focus on health rather than weight... (more)

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by 594 · April 09, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Lithium (Li) is a trace mineral, used in the treatment of bipolar disorder at doses hundreds of times higher than that from diet. The main dietary sources are vegetables and grains, followed by dairy. The concentration in water varies widely:... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · April 09, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Lithium as a trace element in the diet is, IMHO, overlooked. Interestingly, lithium increases the impact of iodine on the thyroid, something to beware when supplementing both. Lithium causes some hypothyroidism (particularly at high levels). Some... (more)

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by 5624 · December 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I was reading Melissa's McEwen's recent blog post on IBS (http://huntgatherlove.com/content/why-paleo-didnt-fix-my-ibs), which got me thinking about if this ambiguous "syndrome" is more organic or mental. I suffered from IBS for 7 LONG years and... (more)

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Ashley_24 0 · December 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

IBS is literally when your digestion system is broken and can no longer function the way it was. As children unless you were born with some health issue, we were perfect. Over the years by eating foods that breakdown our digestive system, it... (more)

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by 5624 · January 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Most of us move to a paleo diet to increase health and longevity and I would say a smaller percentage make the change to increase athletic performance. However, as we all know health, longevity, and even athletic performance is much more than... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · January 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I understand the appeal of expanding the definition of Paleo so that it encompasses "sane" living at all levels. Which broadens the conversation to include philosophy, psychology, spirituality, and other domains of life. Of course, people of good... (more)

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by 45 · January 23, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Depression leaves you cold and heartless sometimes and I wonder if that could also be one of the causes for you to lose your feelings or love for someone. I had a bf who loved me but not anymore cause he's been depressed for months now and he has... (more)

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by 60 · December 08, 2011 at 4:59 PM

what foods to include macronutrient composition love to hear your thoughts :)

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cliff_1 0 · December 08, 2011 at 2:02 PM

A diet that is very high in sugars and adequate essential nutrients.

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by 1669 · November 18, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Yesterday, I posted a question titled "Does anybody feel like Paleo isnt working?!" I proceeded to explain a meltdown I recently had, some numbers, and some facts about me...someone brought up a possibility for me to have developed slight body... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · November 17, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I've always been a fitness nut - BDD, like any psychological disorder, has a range of severity. Everyone draws a different line between obsession and dedication. As long as you're happy and healthy, why worry about what other people think?... (more)