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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
[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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Cold shower-ers: does anyone else get an instant mood boost? I've been using nothing but cold water when I've taken a shower for the last five days or so, and I've noticed that every single time, it instantly elevates my mood. Has anyone else... (more)
So i'm getting mixed messages about adding or reducing carbs for mood. In general i'm a high-strung person.I mean, getting overly worried about something, stressing out. But in particular, after becoming underweight and after recovery for a while,... (more)
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)
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)
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)
My husband came home yesterday and told me that the reason I'm so crabby (I don't think I'm crabby... maybe it's just him!) sometimes on this diet is because the fat in the bacon I eat makes me crabby. It reacts with some chemical in my body and... (more)
i think he comes home to a bacon smelling house and he gets crabby for some bacon
Do you find a change in your appetite when you're sad/angry/bored/happy/etc? When I'm happy or otherwise keeping busy, I have no appetite at all. When I'm sad, I generally tend to not want to eat (as opposed to the famous line by Garfield: "I eat... (more)
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)
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)
hi, new to this and my first question :) i hear a lot of people saying that eating pork belly (with its fat) daily/regularly makes them feel "happy". i'm assuming it's the fatty acids in the pork belly eventually making its way to provide good... (more)
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)
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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