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by 267 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 · September 30, 2014 at 4:16 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 583 · about 12 hours ago

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 3742 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I actually quit ketosis because I got tired of the burdensome ability to read other people's minds. There is a nice mystery of not knowing what others are thinking that I missed while in ketosis. Also it made the weekly game of Texas hold'em not... (more)

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

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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blueballoon 0 · March 22, 2013 at 2:57 AM

I think the first thing I'd do is stop talking to a plastic surgeon and find a good therapist. I also agree with Travis' comments on your post. My concern is that you'll go through with the surgery and end up just as unhappy with your body as you... (more)

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by 78407 · about 13 hours ago

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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raney 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Commonalities, points of connection, are the absolute core of our social matrix [as humans], and when we aren't seeking food - there is a good chance we're seeking connection. In modern society this has its routine incarnations: mutual interests... (more)

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by 20 · about 13 hours ago

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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Varelse 0 · November 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

That's pretty cool! Maybe being like Grok is like groking with our bodies - I think a lot of people feel detached from their own body. They treat it like their car and doctors are mechanics. Paleo/Primal definitely puts you more in touch with your... (more)

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by 8004 · September 30, 2014 at 3:40 AM

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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ed_11 0 · June 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

It's interesting the extent to which we come to internalize our self-image. My path was a bit different, I went from skinny dorky guy to chubby dorky guy and back to skinny dorky guy. (5 10, up to 212, now 160). Along the way I wouldn't say my... (more)

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by 8953 · September 27, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · June 06, 2012 at 2:07 PM

This is a great question! My opinion is that it goes both ways: Mental state <--> Physical state. In my prior years of practicing Japanese Buddhism, the concept of "shiki shin funi" was emphasized. This is often thought of as the "oneness of... (more)

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by 5828 · September 30, 2014 at 3:37 AM

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 · about 13 hours ago

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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paleohacks 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 380 · about 13 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 1467 · about 13 hours ago

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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Simon_Shawcross 0 · April 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Hi Simon Shawcross here co-author of The ONE Diet. The ONE Diet certainly fits under the paleo/ primal/ ancestral umbrella. The link MrsD provided is to a very brief "In a Nutshell" breakdown of the weight loss section of the book. Starches are... (more)

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by 15003 · about 13 hours ago

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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Nance 0 · March 04, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Brutal honesty, indeed--the more I can stick to that the better my results. His approach--thinking about more than just nutrition and movement--is very sound in my opinion. And even though I'm more of a social introvert than true extrovert, his... (more)

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by 871 · about 13 hours ago

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 1720 · about 13 hours ago

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 15003 · September 29, 2014 at 3:22 AM

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 · about 13 hours ago

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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Scott 0 · October 28, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Probably one of the best posts on this site in a while.

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by 19469 · about 13 hours ago

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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Patrik 0 · September 07, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Great question. Far too many people on this site, fall prey to the naturalistic fallacy. To quote Kurt Harris MD: Nature is beautiful, and it is trying to kill you. More... (more)

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by 20411 · about 13 hours ago

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 8858 · about 13 hours ago

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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Lizzish 0 · July 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I've talked about this quite a bit with a close paleo friend, and it does seem like some of us in the paleo community (myself included!) occasionally think we're a little smarter than the average person who still eats reduced fat granola and skim... (more)

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by 24528 · about 13 hours ago

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)