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by 0 · September 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM

 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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by 0 · July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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 0 · December 17, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I'm going to try a paleo diet to see if it has any effect on my depression. I stopped eating wheat for a month before but it didn't have any effect. It's possible that the culprit might be dairy, as this gives me inflamed nasal polyps and mucus.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 16, 2013 at 11:42 PM

From my readings online, it takes at least 3 months of real hard-core Paleo (and more specifically Paleo-ketogenic) to see alleviation of mental problems (and even then, it doesn't work for all cases). Wheat, dairy, seed oils and lots of sugar... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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by 344 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I've noticed two occasions in the past couple of months where eating some gluten after being totally gluten free (and perhaps with a reduction in protein?) resulted in a day or two of being in a truly foul, angry mood. I look back and its like... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 27, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Some folk are affected this way by gluten. A good friend would go into unprovoked rages--all stopped when she went gluten-free.

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by 78 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 1186 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Let's hear it, folks. What are the 3 foods, practices, supplements that have given you an "aha" moment when it comes to performance, mood, or just general well-being? Mine: Coconut cream for my coffee Betaine HCL to help with digestion Sleeping... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · October 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Magnesium at night just before bed. Easily the biggest noticeable effect of any supplement I've ever taken. Yoga. Can't believe I ignored everyone who urged me to take yoga all those years, and that I mostly believed the other people who said... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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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dzone 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

[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 419 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

What can I experiment with to raise mood and improve focus? I've been doing a progressively more strict paleo diet (autoimmune protocol) for almost a month. As I read and learn more about this process and lifestyle, I've incorporated... (more)

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Jess_D_ 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM

For me, all that eating paleo does is make me feel better physically (increased energy, improved skin color, reduced acne, smoother joints, and much more)...these benefits are incredible and why I am obsessed with paleo. But to feel better... (more)

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by 12642 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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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Dan_29 0 · August 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

High quality salmon, lots of kale. Lots of sea salt. Seriously, though. I get high on kale.

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Supposing you're preparing for exams or have a long proposal to finish on deadline. Do you use a food plan to enhance vigilance, alertness and cognitive function?. Whilst I'm more interested in food types rather than supplements (e.g.... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · June 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM

I know you included the caveat of food-based alertness (which honestly may be as complex as a complete diet tweak), but if I may suggest a temporary alertness combo that is useful for focus & cognitive function: Fasted state + Coffee +... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Is there a reliable and trustworthy test to see what nutrients you need? Also, is there a test for hormonal imbalance? I'm 22 years old, but sometimes I get in this crazy ADHD mode where I can't focus on anything and my mind races forever. My... (more)

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Monte 0 · February 24, 2013 at 3:10 PM

If you don't test, you don't know. Period. https://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests/Blood-Tests.htm Hormone and nutrition testing can definitely open your eyes. That being said you can do a lot of this on your own even if means you... (more)

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by 333 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

As of late, i have been in a funk, not depressed, not sad or angry but just feeling uninspired, not excited in general; as a result, I noticed that I'm using sweets as a reward/out of boredom and thinking about sweets/treats more as a mood... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · May 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Here are some of the tricks I use to get motivated. One of the best defenses agains the blahs (or depression) is physical activity so I usually try and work something in. Sometime I focus too much on the future though so I don't recommend using... (more)

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by 380 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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.