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by 75 · about 15 hours ago

I have been feeding my kids paleo for well over a year now - I have seen the awesome benefits and completely align myself with the belief that this is how we are meant to eat. I, however, have not been very successful myself. I am definitely a... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Jen- It's likely that you need to lay off some of the workouts. Actually, you would probably drop the belly fat faster if you didn't work out so intensely. Too much exercise (for women) increases cortisol too much & will inhibit fat... (more)

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by 10994 · about 15 hours ago

Does stress raise blood sugar? Does high blood sugar raise stress? Is there something that causes stress and high blood sugar? Or Is there no correlation between blood sugar and stress?

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CD 0 · May 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Are you talking about stress as in teh human emotion or oxidative stress on cells? yes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21052944 no: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6684840 sort of:... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I am a 20 year old male. I started experiencing several problems a year ago, including very low HR, body temp, and BP along with constipation/bloating and several other neurological, metabolic and GI symptoms. We found that I had low T3,... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 02, 2014 at 10:02 AM

The Main reason why most weight-loss programs fail is that patient always feels dull and tired after attaining weight loss. This makes the patient go back to his old eating habits and result in rebound weight gain. Caralluma fimbriata... (more)

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by 45 · about 16 hours ago

I have a recurring problem with my tongue that comes up every time I start to get a bit run down. The tip and front part feels over- sensitive, and hurts almost like I've burnt it on something hot, which I haven't. I can also get ulcers (canker... (more)

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XOH 0 · January 04, 2014 at 1:38 PM

What you described - it happens to my tongue when I have food that contains too much MSG. Glugging water throughout the day usually solves the problem in one to two days.

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hi, I am eating Paleo (almost entirely pure, some bad carbs, no gluten) and I have had a tendency lately to wake up feeling really depressed and with anxiety about a lot of things I worry about. This feeling remains until I eat my breakfast... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

i believe the theory is that your body peaks cotrisol production in the morning to raise your blood pressure, so you can go from a horizontal to a vertical state without passing out. ive seen some people suggest that you can mitigate your... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

I've been on the paleo diet for almost 4 weeks now. I don't know my starting weight, but about 2 weeks ago I was 202 and a week ago I was 192.8. this morning, I was hovering around 194.8. For the past two weeks I've started trying to be more... (more)

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Johnny_5 0 · August 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

When you eat the high carb/fat SAD, the excess carbs cause the body to store the excess fat as triglycerides. This process interferes with the normal process of replenishing muscles with glucose after eating. This causes the body to secrete extra... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Hi. How do you continue to be happy and hopeful in your life about the future when there is stress? How to keep functioning well? Obviously, there are Paleo and eat well, sleep right, and we understand these stresses better, and they make us... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · October 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Some would say sugar/fructose.

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by 25 · about 16 hours ago

Ok so I've been strictly paleo for a month and a day now, except for last night, when my demons had their way with me. I totally went off the rails, like TOTALLY. I think the end tally was something like: 2 magnum ice creams 2 drumstick ice... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · July 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

You only have yourself to answer to. Now you feel sick and have your own behaviour to thank. I find that any "cheats" make me feel bad physically. That's all I need to stay on the straight and narrow. You can analyze it all you want but in the end... (more)

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by 1580 · about 16 hours ago

So, I am now experiencing secondary amenorrhea for the 3rd time in my life! 1st time was when I was 17 and went from 110 to 90 pounds in quite a short space of time. Periods returned when I gained back the weight. Amenorrhea for about 5... (more)

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by 405 · about 16 hours ago

So in the past 7 months, I've slowly gained about 10 pounds. Incidentally, I started working at a restaurant 7 months ago, and while it may be easy to dismiss my weight gain as being related to being around awesome food every day, I'm tending... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · April 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Stress can cause weight gain (it impairs your insulin metabolism, for one) but I'm just not sure you need to be concerned about this particular gain. 118lbs seems alarmingly low for a 5'5" woman. Other than the weight gain, is your body still... (more)

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by 15 · about 16 hours ago

Hello, I know there are other questions about keeping weight on or gaining weight for skinny paleo folks. Mine is a bit more complex. My husband is 26 and suffering from a movement disorder called dystonia, and the doctors can't figure out... (more)

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NooMoahk 0 · April 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I've been underweight pretty much my whole life, currently 5'10" and 120 pounds. Doing very low carb I lost 10 pounds, from 130 to 120, so I would highly suggest some carbs for your husband. You can believe what you want about sugar but I don't... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all, I came here recently looking for some advice around stress/anxiety/panic and helpful supplements. I saw Vitamin D recommended a lot for these things. In the past when I was very sick (physically, but mental health also going downhill) I... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 14, 2013 at 5:04 AM

I have also had issues with anxiety, sleep, and stress, and have noticed a definite relationship between vitamin D, sun exposure, and mood. Basically in the winter I start to get cranky and edgy right around the equinox (when the days start to... (more)

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by 35 · about 16 hours ago

Hey guys, Over a year ago I was told I had stage 3 adrenal fatigue. I didn't do anything about it because I had to many other things messing me up. I'm not even sure I believe in it, all I know is I can't handle stress and it messes my health... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · March 03, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Consider phosphatidylserine, but research carefully the exact type and brand you'll be taking - to be used first thing in the morning typically. See my post in this... (more)

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by 55 · about 16 hours ago

OK, I know there are dozens of GERD questions on the site, and a few asthma-related ones as well, but nothing else I've tried has worked, so I figured I'd give this a shot. In June, after about 18 months of eating Paleo, I started experiencing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Given that your symptoms came on rather suddenly, I suspect some residual alignment issue from the stress (or did you happen to have a car accident?) A chiropractic/osteopathic adjustment could be helpful. I have read many stories of folks... (more)

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by 2944 · about 16 hours ago

[edit] this turned out and looks quite the lenghty post, I hope you aren't deterred :) I obtained a meter a couple of months ago and have been testing a lot since. Fasting levels seem to average about 5 (90), randomly throughout the day is often... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I read your entire post. :) It seems you are just asking if eating only in a 4 hour evening window each day might be harmful. From listening to Robb Wolf's podcast, I think it can be stressful on your body to fast 20 hours every day. Whether... (more)

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by 30 · about 16 hours ago

I'm a 21 year old male. I've been trying to go from 10% body fat to ~8% lately. I've been following this protocol: -Intermittent fasting -2,000 Calories per day -Low carb: ~60 grams of carbs a day -High protein, moderate fat -Coffee in the... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 16, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The binging doesn't sound healthy at all, but the general idea "eat carbs, feel better" is pretty typical. I'm often suspect of people thinking they are full in ketosis when they are not. If ketones production doesn't match the glucose being... (more)

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by 1649 · about 16 hours ago

So, I have been following a PHD/Paleo diet for more than two years. I am not super strict.. by which I mean I allow a little dash of Ray Peat now and then which of course strict Paleo would never allow. I am never, ever sick. I can be in a house... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · January 08, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I went through something very similar almost two years ago. It came after insane amounts of stress in every aspect of life for about 3-4 months. It was like stress on steroids. I thought I could handle it all, and continued to take on more, and... (more)

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by 25 · about 16 hours ago

I IF between 16/20/24 hours daily, generally 20 hours and on a friend's recommendation have recently attempted to follow a largely gluten-free diet. However recently I received some bad news which motivated me to eat right and exercise hard but I... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 23, 2012 at 3:33 PM

It can have huge effects! I can go from a rel six-pack to a bit flabby and back in two weeks depending on my level of stress. That stress can come from anywhere: work, gym, etc. If I've had an easy week at work but notice the flab, I know it's... (more)

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by 499 · about 16 hours ago

So I'm a college student going and this time of the year is extremely stressful for me with all the research papers due and exams coming up. Because of this, I am extremely stressed out. So much so, that it is incredibly difficult for me to get to... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 15, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Got an iPhone, or iPod Touch? Download a binaural beats app. Works wonders. Practice meditation. I'm serious. Look up Jon Kabat Zinn. Life is change, the only constant is your breath. College is extremely stressful, but please do find ways to... (more)

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by 189 · about 16 hours ago

I've been following a moderately strict paleo diet coupled with an intermittent fasting routine for nearly half a year. I generally eat in a window from 5 to 8pm daily. This has been working well for my weight loss goals and I have been feeling... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 27, 2012 at 2:12 AM

If your sick but hungry then eat (very nutrient dense foods)....If you sick and not hungry then fast. It really is this easy. Fluids are important, but your body usually needs rest and has reserves to heal (actually consuming and processing of... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

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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borofergie 0 · October 11, 2012 at 5:53 AM

The clue is in the title. It's day 3, you're supposed to be struggling. It takes (at least) few weeks to get out of the habit of a lifetime of shitty eating. The fact that your hormones are all out of balance is a sign that something is happening,... (more)

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by 1032 · about 16 hours ago

I've had idiopathic, isolated systolic hypertension for about 7-8 years now. This basically means it's a high reading of the systolic reading that can't be attributed to any medical cause. I've talked about it more in depth here A short time ago... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · September 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Supplements are still focusing on the symptoms. I would focus on meditation, yoga, bodywork (chiropractic and/or massage), exercise, sound sleep in a dark room, siestas, and sex.....not necessarily in that order.

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Really confused about what to do. I love to bike and run but it seems to hurt more than help. I suspect that I have low morning cortisol (I feel like a zombie until about 4 and have felt this way for a year now). Ive been going to the doctors... (more)

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caban 0 · August 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

To answer your question in the comments: It probably means that you have weak nervous system at the moment. And the reason for that I would guess is too much stress on your body ( physical, psychic or both ). Since you also can't sleep properly,... (more)

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by 35 · about 16 hours ago

Hello! I just had my cholesterol measured for the first time the other day, and as my situation is a little messy, I thought I'd post to see if anyone might have some thoughts. I'm 23, 5'6", and currently 120 pounds. Dealt with a mild eating... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Elevated cholesterol is typical for blood lipid panels in anorexics. It is normal, and may be a protective mechanism. Do not worry about your cholesterol/blood lipids, focus on getting to a healthier body weight, and things will level out in... (more)

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by 341 · about 16 hours ago

I have recently been told that I am likely battling a Cortisol issue. Life is high stress, so I'm not surprised. I am having trouble putting my thumb on some concrete things I could be doing/ not doing to combat the issue. There's only so much... (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Where did you hear eating more than 50 grams of protein for breakfast was good for cortisol? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0024320587900865 "Cortisol concentrations were consistently lower during the high carbohydrate... (more)

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