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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

 I've been gluten-free since 2011, just went Paleo a month ago.  All remaining digestive issues age gone!  I need less sleep and have more energy.  Lost three pounds without trying (I am pretty close to an ideal weight).... (more)

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jriso 0 · October 12, 2014 at 9:17 PM

As we know, a change in diet definitely has the potential to affect how people feel both physically and psychologically. So perhaps without even realizing it, you may have somehow been 'mentally' relying on one or more of the foods that you... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Since I was a teenager, I have always had issues with mood-related PMS: anxiety, fatigue, extreme insecurity, depression, even suicidal thoughts. It typically lasts about a week before my period starts. I have little to no physical symptoms - only... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I've noticed a few PMS improvements, but they're on the whole more physical than mental. Acne was never an issue for me, but the bloating! Instead of spending half of every month looking like a beached whale, I get to spend a day or two looking... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

Sorry for the long title, but to put a connection out there I am wondering if at the end of explaining my situation there will be a chance that perhaps dieting properly will in time help me improve my chances of getting over my issues in my... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Kudos to you for being a survivor! You've already made it through a lifetime of pain, and now you get to decide for yourself what happens next. Just speaking out your truth was very powerful. I'd recommend a couple of small steps that may give... (more)

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by 344 · about 3 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 122 · about 3 hours ago

Hi there, I've been Paleo since Nov last year. I have seen vast improvements in my mood (had severe anger/emotion/anxiety issues before and I am amazed at the relief Paleo has brought). However, I have had a number of physical... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · May 02, 2013 at 11:08 PM

The combination of the bladder irritation, dandruff, bloating, and PMS sound like it could potentially be some sort of massive fungal die-off. According to some things I've read, adding ground psyllium seed and perhaps some bentonite clay to your... (more)

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by 695 · about 3 hours ago

So after nearly a year of staying under 100g (less than 50g 90% of the time) I decided to try a carb reefed to aid in losing that last stubborn body fat. I consumed over 300g of carbs throughout the day in the form of rice, fruits, vegetables and... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

CarboHYDRATES do cause you to hold water, and being hydrated is a good thing, not a bad thing in the long run. The reason some people retain water subcutaneously and not intra- muscularly is due to a lack of muscular insulin sensitivity (when... (more)

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by 78 · about 3 hours ago

I apologize for the guys/the squeamish in advance, but here goes: I'm struggling to stay paleo consistently for about two weeks out of the month. I love eating paleo (VLC style suits me best) but I get hit with so much fatigue, nausea, aches,... (more)

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Pecan 0 · November 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

No need to apologize for talking about a women's issue. This is not a men's forum. Try to find paleo alternatives to the foods you crave, and worry less about being strictly paleo and more about eating natural, whole foods. For example, eat white... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

I've struggling a little bit on what I can eat for strict Paleo. I'm on day 3 and getting a little too obsessive about what I can and cannot have. I'm eating just what is allowed, but sometimes I'll go out and get like steak and broccoli and freak... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 11, 2012 at 5:53 AM

The clue is in the title. It's day 3, you're supposed to be struggling. It takes (at least) few weeks to get out of the habit of a lifetime of shitty eating. The fact that your hormones are all out of balance is a sign that something is happening,... (more)

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by 729 · about 3 hours ago

lately, ive been eating dark chocolate on a daily basis(i really love the stuff) but then 30 minutes after or so, i feel somewhat groggy and irritable is it just in my head?

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paleohacks 0 · September 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Always seemed to spin my dopamine dials the same as coffee... so my vote is heck yes.

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by 145 · about 3 hours ago

[26/m] I've been eating a very steady diet the past month. Mostly "Perfect Health Diet" style meals of grass-fed steak, fish, basamati rice, yams, raw milk, pasture butter, coconut oil, full-fat Fage, then tons of veggies and fruit. No deviation... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · August 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Did you add sprinkles? if you didn't that's your problem right there...also, there sounded like there was a severe lack of hot fudge? ...am I the only one that likes the add ons to ice cream more then the ice cream itself...I feel like I'm being... (more)

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by 380 · about 3 hours ago

I'm a 22 year-old male, been primal since October, slowly cutting dairy out of my diet to make it full paleo over the past couple of months. My health, energy, body composition, etcetera, have all improved immensely. I dropped over fifty pounds... (more)

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AlexGrace 0 · April 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I had this experience about six months into paleo. I became very ... what's the word? ... ruthless (cyborgian :oD) and people's weaknesses became really obvious. There was a point when I was really low-carb where my dreams (during the night and... (more)

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by 1489 · about 3 hours ago

Hay anyone tried 5HTP? If so how much are you meant to supplement? Thinking of teaming it up with fish oil, magnesium, and vitamin D. Thank you!

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DFH 0 · March 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Yay. I do 75 mg at night with Melatonin and L-Theanine (derived from green tea). 5-HTP helps you relax and it has other benefits. Your other picks are very good too.

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by 11683 · about 3 hours ago

I have a cast on my hand so can't type much, but curious on your thoughts. They are comparing a veggie diet to one full of grain-fed meat. Wondering what the results would have been had they had a grassfed-eating test group as well. ... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Dr. Emily Deans already wrote about this http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com/2012/02/meatless-and-happy-in-short-term.html (more)

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by 1448 · about 3 hours ago

I have been paleo for 6 months with the exception of the holiday cheating and occasionally eating a little rice and beans maybe once a week. Overall I feel great! more energy, better skin, weight loss, muscle tone..blah blah blah...My son will be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 10, 2012 at 4:28 AM

Your hormone levels post-partum can fluctuate significantly for lots of reasons. Are you nursing full-time? If so, you may need to eat more calories. How's your Vitamin D level? Do you eat organ meats & bone broths? You may have some... (more)

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by 670 · about 4 hours ago

First of all, I super appreciate you clicking this question. I am rather desperate for input :^( I posted a question a while ago about recovering from caloric restriction. I had been eating fair amounts of fruit, which was alright, but I still... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 20, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Consider adding some egg yolks to your meat and vegetables to add in nutrients and fat. Make sure you have sunshine and/or Vitamin D3. If you go low carb consider adding some potatoes to balance out your workouts.

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by 75 · about 4 hours ago

Hi! I'm just wondering if what I just said in my title is true or not. I'm naturally slim/skinny with a 10-15% BMI ( normal range 5-85%) and due to past events and probably genetics I'm a bit high strung and prone to anxiety , and especially... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I did VLC for a while and felt pretty sh*tty. Under the recommendation of my dietitian, I reintroduced sweet potatoes back into my diet and have noticed I feel a lot better in mood, concentration, satiety, etc. And I do suffer from depression and... (more)

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by 230 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone, I'm six days into a 30-day Paleo challenge, and I've hit a bump in the road. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I've read through loads and loads of answers on here and am still a bit confused. I felt fine the first few days... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 06, 2012 at 8:32 PM

The bad news is this sounds like a reaction many of us experienced in our first 2 weeks on this lifestyle; the good news is this reaction is usually short-lived and means good things are probably happening: your late-day low energy and... (more)

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by 8933 · about 4 hours ago

My depression went a way months ago. I haven't thought once about suicide, giving up, ... since then. Unfortunately, some of my family members are still mentally ill... I want to help out my father, but he gets angry easily, and while he agrees... (more)

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smiling_jack 0 · February 01, 2012 at 5:15 PM

If possible, could you talk him into supplementing with Vitamin D? It has helped me immensely.

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by 134 · about 4 hours ago

Hello all! This is gonna be long but I really hope you have the time to read through it and help the best you can. It all started when I was 17 and started developing acne. After a few months I visited a doctor who got me Benzoyl Peroxide to... (more)

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PatternMatching 0 · January 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

The oral thrush is a relatively clear sign that there is a fungal overgrowth of some kind. I completely sympathize with your situation as I have suffered with a diagnosed Candida Albicans overgrowth for some time. First and foremost: no more... (more)

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by 354 · about 4 hours ago

Is this something that happens when you get out of highschool or what? I care SOOO much what people think of me to the point where I do not enjoy being around people. I forgot what it is like to be close to someone. I am always self conscious... (more)

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raney 0 · January 29, 2012 at 4:53 AM

If you follow a strict paleo diet, I believe you'll find that gluten, sugar, and caffeine play a significant role in the social anxiety mindset. You'll also find that general hyperstimulus (drug / alcohol abuse, pornography addiction, and... (more)

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by 2949 · about 4 hours ago

I'm starting to track my general health better, and as part of that subjective markers would be important, ie. mood, tiredness, etc. I'd like to update daily on each on a scale of 1-5, and also include what I've eaten in broad terms, how much... (more)

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Mash 0 · January 04, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Level of patience, anxiety and stress? That being I know exactly when I am not eating right because my level of patience drops, resulting in my stress levels rising (over the stupidest things) and anxiety (and worry) generally follow. It is... (more)

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by 691 · about 4 hours ago

Tumeric (Curcumin) for grains/sugar withdraw and mood enhancer? After starting Paleo, I eliminated all grains from my diet. It was brutal to say the least. I never knew how addicted I was to grains, and the influence it had on my mood, blood... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 12, 2011 at 11:12 PM

One thing though, why "take" turmeric as a supplement? Just add it to your food. If you eat salad, mix it in to some extra virgin olive oil along with your other herbs and make it your dressing. Mix it into soups or other foods. Doesn't make... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Hi there! I am pretty new to the paleo diet. I have been on it for almost 3 weeks. I have lost 11 lbs so far. My main reason for going on it was for skin problems that I have. So far nothing has changed as far as that goes... but I think it's... (more)

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August 0 · October 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I have had similar experiences to what you describe, and the last time I got seriously depressed was when I tried following the advice of various paleo types who think eating a lot of tubers is okay. Thankfully, I knew it was the carbohydrates. (more)

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by 40 · about 4 hours ago

I started the paleo diet "cold turkey" about a week ago. I'm eating the following daily: breakfast: eggs, turkey, ghee, apple lunch: "big ass salad" with spinach, cucumber, chicken, shrimp, berries, cashews, flax oil dinner: salmon, steamed... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 03, 2011 at 7:32 AM

I know a lot of people seem to do fine on fish and birds, but had to add a hefty dose of red meat before I started feeling well. I can eat a menu like what you listed there most of the time, but making the shift I need some serious steak.

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by 281 · about 4 hours ago

My paleohack - Can carbs cause irritability/mood swings/depression, clinically, or anecdotally within this community? A 'summary' of my current position: I have been eating 97.654% paleo for about the last 6-8 months. I've gone through various... (more)

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Amy_10 0 · September 20, 2011 at 4:24 PM

I've wondered if carbs cause mood swings. But, there is so many variables that even with my n-1 experimentation I can't give myself an honest answer. I like Dr. Emily Deans blog. From here research I'm realizing how many different... (more)

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