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by 0 · July 22, 2014 at 04:30 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 04:30 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 01:25 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 · August 25, 2013 at 01:50 AM

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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DopeFiend 0 · August 25, 2013 at 01:50 AM

Adopting a diet such as paleo will help you with all aspects of your life. You will get a sense of fulfillment from accomplishing something while at the same time your body will be operating optimally due to the fuel you are providing it. I also... (more)

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by 77340 · July 16, 2013 at 01:17 PM

More spam.........

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by 77340 · July 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM

What exactly is the personal shadow domains in motoring lawyers?

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by 344 · July 12, 2013 at 02:56 AM

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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Michael_17 0 · July 12, 2013 at 02:56 AM

There might be some things in a recent thread that interest you t I don't think you're paranoid, and if you are, it could be symptomatic of copper-zinc imbalance like you say! http://paleohacks.com/questions/199039/199047#199047 (more)

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by 122 · January 22, 2014 at 07:37 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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usagi 0 · May 03, 2013 at 07:45 AM

This is totally anecdotal but a friend had many of the same symptoms (UTI symptoms but clean culture, abdominal bloating, excessive menstrual bleeding) you are describing and it turned out to be a fibroid tumor pressing against her bladder and... (more)

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by 666 · April 16, 2013 at 03:41 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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Hemming 0 · April 16, 2013 at 02:15 PM

I'm recovering from an eating disorder and diet (I know it's not exactly your situation) where I had very few carbs too. I was very surprised by the magnitude and speed of the water retention. Additionally, I had a bad case of refeeding syndrome.... (more)

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by 5 · January 27, 2013 at 02:05 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 02:05 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 · November 14, 2012 at 10:22 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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Aisling 0 · November 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Sounds like Estrogen dominance to me. I would suggest getting your hormone levels checked and look into some herbal remedies for women suffering serious PMS symptoms. I use Wild Yam cream and it works wonders for me. Paleo really wreaked havoc on... (more)

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by 1181 · February 28, 2013 at 02:01 AM

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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giacinto 0 · February 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Abstaining from sex made me a truly spiritual being. Instead of being a slave to boobs, now I meditate above my poops.

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by 5 · October 11, 2012 at 03:08 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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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · October 11, 2012 at 01:03 PM

For me, the beginning did involve a fair amount of obsessiveness, but obsessing can serve as a useful tool for motivation. I became an information sponge during the first three months, and this helped reinforce my reasons for making this choice... (more)

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by 678 · September 19, 2012 at 01:49 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 · August 27, 2012 at 11:15 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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Eric_12 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

hard to say if it was the ice cream... Did you get enough water that day?

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by 419 · August 23, 2012 at 02:24 AM

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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MattJ 0 · August 22, 2012 at 01:14 AM

Stop the diet. You're not broken. I eat about two pints of ice cream every other day now along with more balanced meals and lift heavy. No diabeetus, no metabolic syndrome, I'm straight and no longer super depressed and going through life like I... (more)

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by 12607 · August 22, 2012 at 01:57 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 01:57 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 77340 · October 29, 2012 at 11:16 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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Neil_2 0 · June 30, 2012 at 03:26 AM

I've found that when I just get adequate calories and nutritional content it allows me to both sleep better and not focus on hunger, and thus be more alert and not distracted during the day. No extra effort required. As all of this Paleo stuff... (more)

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by 5 · February 27, 2013 at 03:49 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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Gdaiva 0 · February 27, 2013 at 03:49 PM

I'd contact a nutritionist, they can do many tests and tell you personaly what nutrients and vitamins you need. It is not that expensive when you think about it how much time and guessing you do on the internet. Nutritional Therapy Asosiation that... (more)

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by 333 · May 19, 2012 at 12:45 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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Kelly_3 0 · May 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

sometimes it happens! Maybe try distracting yourself! At one point I found I had to just keep myself busy, mindless busy work or mindless movement. May sound kind of odd, but I'd put the tv on and walk in place while watching/marching,... (more)

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by 240 · July 31, 2012 at 05:59 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 04:26 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 1437 · March 12, 2012 at 12:31 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 11664 · March 12, 2012 at 01:58 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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Zachary 0 · March 12, 2012 at 01:54 PM

Okay first of all there should be a serious red-flag reading through this study that makes most all of it's conclusions useless. It's a self-report study, but the three groups participating were given broad, general instructions for what to... (more)

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by 1458 · March 10, 2012 at 05:40 AM

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 04:28 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 669 · February 20, 2012 at 06:25 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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j3wcy 0 · February 20, 2012 at 06:25 PM

It sounds like you're trying to take on too much all at once. I think you need to divide this up into manageable components and take your time. Give this a read:... (more)

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by 75 · March 26, 2014 at 01:11 PM

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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jodhpur 0 · March 25, 2014 at 08:03 PM

I'm inferring that it's the *kind* of carb one intakes. Starchy like potatoes and lots of fruit may be the key to avoid depression but of course the refined and grainy types may induce depression.