I have been on a paleoish diet since February and have seen steady progress with reduced systemic inflammation, improved mood, and better digestion, but I seem to have hit a plateau in my improvement.
Prior to jumping on board I already had irritability and insomnia due to adrenal dysfunction from excess stress and stimulants. The paleo diet seems to make me more irritable and I am honestly afraid of what might happen if someone ticks me off one of these days. I chalk it up to increased testosterone from the diet, but I'm not sure, if feels more like stress. The insomnia actually improved briefly, but it is back and I cannot make sense of it yet. I'm literally losing my hair.
The best thing that I think I can do is stay away from stimulants, sugar, and fructose, which I do, resulting in a stricter version of the diet than I was previously on. For some reason my adrenals are not responding the way I had imagined.
I'm looking for some suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong or should be doing. Maybe things that have works for others. Could it be that I need to eat some fruit?