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by 267 · July 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I've suffered major depression for the past 14 years, and I'm really trying to look for expert help on dealing with depression. I've been doing paleo for the past few years, but I feel like it only helps so much.Are there specific types of doctors... (more)

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by 267 · July 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I've suffered from major depression for about the last 14 years and it's a constant struggle. At this stage I'm really trying to seek help from the proper experts, but I'm not sure who to turn to. I've been to doing paleo for the past couple of... (more)

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Eska 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Have you read the book 'Nutrient Power' by William Walsh? Nutrient Power presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. This approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can... (more)

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by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Hello, I'm launching a blog about psychological hacking. I'm a clinical social worker and I have been tinkering with novel approaches on upgrading our psychological lives. I want to bring this idea together with ancestral health and the... (more)

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by 568 · February 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I'm curious what "type" of people are active on paleohacks. The only other forum I've been seriously active on was based on personality type. That was when I was much, much younger.

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sbaum1994 0 · February 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

ENTP I have to say all the descriptions I've read on ENTPs are pretty accurate lol. There's not many of us but we're pretty distinct to say the least.

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by 3737 · September 15, 2013 at 5:27 AM

duplicate here

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by 3737 · September 18, 2013 at 4:04 AM

I'm reading this book No More Mr Nice Guy, which covers "Nice Guy Syndrome". One of the main premises of the book is that after the Industrial Revolution men were around less to raise children, resulting in children being raised by their wives... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 15, 2013 at 2:53 PM

agree with bradach, i have not read the book but it doesnt seem to make any sense, unless your only arguing against the overarching political correctness? or you are assuming others have no will or intellect of their own to make personal... (more)

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by 23 · January 02, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I was wondering if anyone had seen an increase in their general psychic ability while in an ongoing ketogenic state. This is not something I have experienced yet (but I have been a bit of the LC wagon for a few months and am just getting back on).... (more)

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Diamond_L 0 · August 13, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Hi, You should check out smack fat its a amazing community that strives on helping & suggesting solutions to losing weight & your questions just follow this link for more details http://goo.gl/IerPQr For videos & more info take a look... (more)

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by 15 · April 09, 2013 at 7:53 AM

This is extremely difficult for me to talk about openly and I'm embarrassed to do so, but I am hoping someone has been in my shoes and can give some positive feedback, advice or encouragement. I am consciously aware that I am obsessing over my... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 09, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Oh, the post baby belly, I'm only 12 weeks out after my second pregnancy, so I FEEL your pain big time. First off whenever you feel the need to stand in front of a full length mirror and get all critical about the parts of your body that bug you,... (more)

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by 77348 · November 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071026173536.htm http://numerons.in/files/documents/13The-Psychology-of-Prejudice.pdf I'd like to discuss Paleo as a movement, as a culture, not just a diet. Specifically I'd like to address two... (more)

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VB 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:20 AM

You should read more about chimps and their behavior. It is all biological.

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by 20 · November 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Grok [grok] "Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Sissons is cool and all, but I fucking hate Grok. I guess this kinda lets him off the hook though, and I can start blaming a shit sci-fi author instead.

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by 8004 · June 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Have any of you lost a fair amount of weight but haven't quite internalized the "new" you that you see in the mirror? Do you acknowledge mathematically that you weigh less (or possibly weigh the same, but your body composition has changed such... (more)

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ZombieApocalypseKitten 0 · June 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

This is really weird but I have the opposite problem. My mental image of myself is still thin even though I'm in the mid 190's at five foot five. I have a hard time recognizing myself in photos.

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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 5810 · May 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

The Psychology of Eating post inspired me to ask if any of you have noticed your digestion improved (or impaired) by your state of mind. I grew up with a pretty bad relationship to food. I not only ate lots of crap but family meals were stressful... (more)

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raney 0 · May 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Yes, very much so. Having suffered a combination of ulcers, GERD, and IBS for several years of my life - there was definitely a relationship between my mental state and my physical state throughout those struggles. Actually, the biggest savior I... (more)

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by 219 · May 07, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I'm on day 4 of Paleo. For me, food-wise this means grain-free, sugar-free, reducing dairy, and keeping carbs below 100 grams. I've also added on a magnesium supplement and take fish oil to balance out non-grassfed meats. I find myself being... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 07, 2012 at 8:30 PM

You have hit apon my "holy grail of Paleo". Keep it simple. Yes, for a while eat the same thing everyday. You will know when it is time to add variety. And at that time, you may very well prefer to just keep doing what you've been doing. "Variety"... (more)

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by 240 · July 31, 2012 at 5:59 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 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 1498 · April 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I have just come across it in a magazine and it seems like ANOTHER paleo/primal book however the foreward warned that it wasn't ANOTHER paleo book. The link is here http://www.simonshawcross.com/featured/what-is-the-one-diet/ I'm just curious. (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · April 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

He's right, it's not just another Paleo diet, it iz the Paleo diet LC version....

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by 14843 · March 04, 2012 at 9:22 PM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dean Dwyer -- www.beingprimal.com Topic: The Inner Game of Paleo. Our experts can give you all of the nuts and bolts, but it’s really up to you to DO it. Dean goes beyond diet and exercise and... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · March 04, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Good points about the other pieces to healthy living. Not sure I agree with the statement that you should be able to envision yourself following the changes you have made for 365 days. Some times you just gotta lie to yourself a little :). ... (more)

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by 871 · February 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

After being strict 100% Paleo for around a year now, I went without, any alcohol, any sugar, grains, dairy (all the obvious things) but also no nuts, hardly any fruit etc. I have decided that maybe I try to loosen up a bit. ( I have received... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

It sounds to me like you know pretty well what's going on physically, that one piece of cake can't make you gain 10lbs of fat even if you are retaining a bit more water now, and that it's extra-important to get clean again the next day and not... (more)

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by 1662 · January 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I know stress, bitterness, depression, etc. can have a profound effect on your body and what happens to it. Do you think most illnesses are caused psychologically?

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raney 0 · January 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I'd argue that depression and most general negativity are physical inflammatory conditions. I think most conditions start in the diet, although stress and psychological factors can certainly exacerbate them from there and turn them into full on... (more)

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by 14843 · November 26, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I found this article from smartplanet.com -- The Science of Food Porn -- to be a fascinating read. The article mentions a Harvard psychologist, Deirdre Barrett, and her book Supernormal stimuli: how primal urges overran their evolutionary... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 26, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I knew about this, but the reminder was very welcome. Even though I now avoid junk food because I developed aversion after months of healthy ancestral eating, I'll admit that some billboards and commercials still kindle the old impulse to eat... (more)

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by 219 · June 06, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I have been thinking a lot lately about the fast paced world we are living in. Is it healthy? These days I can't handle waiting for a new web page to load up on my computer. I can't read a book without becoming impatient and bored/tired. My... (more)

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Pete_Evans 0 · June 06, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I feel someone at some point of time have thought about it. It could be difficult for you to live without them. However we can start developing or doing activities that would not require you to be connected to virtual world.

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by 19355 · September 07, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Have any of you heard of the the "naturalistic fallacy", "the appeal to nature", or the "is-ought problem"? Basically, these terms speak to the idea that just because something appears in nature or is "natural" it is not inherently good,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 06, 2011 at 11:31 PM

In the absence of info or in the presence of conflicting info about something, defaulting to the presumed ancestral state is usually a pretty safe bet. That's all "paleo" really means to me. I invoke it when there is uncertainty about a proper... (more)

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by 20222 · August 21, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I ran across this very interesting post about how to decondition cravings in order to be successful on a diet, which would apply to any diet, but the author includes paleo in his list of good diets. http://gettingstronger.org/diet/ "When you... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · July 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Interesting and deep question. Before I read the body of your question, I thought: Yes, because doing things like yoga have de-stressing psychological effects that lower cortisol and allow your hormones to function more optimally. Conversely, if... (more)

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by 8848 · July 28, 2011 at 4:29 AM

Specifically narcissistic personality disorder? I ask because some of the stuff I read on these blogs is just nuts. A week or two ago there was a post on Mark Sisson's site from a guy who looked normal and healthy and then started eating paleo. He... (more)

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sallycinnamon 0 · July 28, 2011 at 4:29 AM

I agree that Paleo tends to attract those who are "smarter than the average bear". This, combined with their successful efforts and a marked contrast to their old selves may lead to a certain form of arrogance. However, we must not confused... (more)

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by 24412 · July 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM

I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately about to what degree the terminology I use in my own thoughts about eating have an impact on my actions. The word "cheat" seems so emotionally loaded, and likely to bring up shame or guilt, and... (more)

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wheelhouse 0 · July 19, 2011 at 1:34 AM

When talking about paleo I always start by reminding people that the word diet has two meanings. One is a weight loss plan, the other being the make up of what you ingest to thrive and survive. Paleo being the latter. With that in mind, I dont... (more)