A recent post by Primal Parent contained a few statements that piqued my interest.
"A carnivorous diet makes me rather Vulcan."
"Weston Price noted repeatedly that primitive peoples did not “suffer” from a whole lot of emotion."
Anyone have any experience with becoming more "Vulcan" with a change in diet? Personally, I haven't seen any change, no matter how purely carnivorous I am. But, its been suggested that I have a personality disorder that precludes much emotion to begin with, so I may not be a good test for this possibility. Anyways, its an interesting idea. Thoughts? Experiences?
All I know is that when I was vegan/vegetarian I was a cranky, constipated bitch most of the times. Now, i'm happier, healthier, enjoying my fat and meat like a crazy person and wishing all to live long and prosper. 'Nuff said :)
When eating a high carb diet some people especially insulin insensitive will have wide and sudden blood glucose swings. The low points tend to make people pretty irritable. So, yeah, reducing those will help with stabilizing some diet caused emotional swings, but Vulcan level control seems really doubtful. Thank Roddenberry.
Well, I've always been a Vulcan. I test as an INTJ and anyone else who does can relate - I feel like a robot compared to the average person. I very rarely have lows or highs, good days or bad days. Even-keeled is the word. Smooth sailing.
I've had depression but it's situational and it's been 'dysthemia' - just total 'meh' and lack of motivation or interest. No crippling sadness.
I've eaten Jane Brody style (from my mom), SAD (once I got a job), vegetarian, mostly-vegan, VLC, and now moderate-carb 'primal'.
I take a nightly sleep concoction that includes melatonin, gaba and 5-htp along with my Paleo diet and I've noticed that I'm a lot less emotional. This past week has been one of the hardest in my life, lost my sister and my husband left for deployment and I'm doing surprisingly well. Typically when he leaves i'm an emotional mess.
Well, Vulcans were vegetarians, so I'm not sure if that's the most appropriate analogy, lol.
I think my age and not my diet has had the biggest impact on my emotions. I've always been outgoing, friendly, with a sick and deranged sense of humor. But as I get older I'm able to view things from a more objective perspective, instead of dissolving into hysterics over the least thing (I was never like that anyway, but so many people are these days it's rather sad).
I also enjoy playing the Devil's advocate, and being contrary just to piss people off.