Hi! I have been taking Adderall for about 2 years now for ADHD mostly inattentive type and while I'm not looking to get off of it right now (I'm student teaching and I just can't risk not being able to focus - watching kids and all). I went... (more)
Hey all, I have heard little bits of information about Paleo helping ease the symptoms of Tourrettes Syndrome and as a sufferer myself I am desperate for a solution. If anyone has any experience with this, I'd like to ask a few questions: 1)... (more)
The semester has started again, I'm taking lots of (conventional wisdom based) really difficult classes that require lots of studying, and I find, well, this is nothing new, but I find that i can't focus unless I'm munching on something... (more)
If you're not trying to lose weight, are there any benefits to ketosis? I hear it can treat many neurological disorders, for instance. I have ADHD and since going Paleo I've stopped taking my meds and feel better than ever! It seems like I feel... (more)
Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)
Hey PH (pun intended?), I'm going through the whole 'what food is doing what' moment right now. When I woke up today I had my usual breakfast: eggs with kerrygold unsalted butter and two slices of bacon. I also had a Granny Smith Apple. I have... (more)
Idk that there's any way to know, aside from removing things 1 by 1, then adding them back in and seeing what caused it. It also happened once, so it may not be anything that's any sort of big deal.
TLDR Warning, huge rambling novel below: Hi PaleoHacks. Time to give some background, or semi-life story to any who cares to read. I am a dude, 5' 11'', about 165-170 lbs with around 18-23% bodyfat (I don't know how to do the various... (more)
I think you're doing a good job dude. The only advice I'd give you is to increase the intensity and decrease the duration of your elliptical HIIT sessions to help you finish cutting.
Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like a zombie sometimes! I can't sit. I'll start slouching and eventually I'm completely zoning out of what I'm reading. Some of the thoughts that go into my head are "I just don't care about what I have... (more)
Just wondering when does the human brain stops developing?? I was told by a psychologist that its 21 and that's why the legal age for alcohol in the US is 21?? If this is true, is it then too late to change ADHD if over the age of 21?? Is it... (more)
I am very concerned about the increase in ADHD diagnoses, which in a lot of cases seems to be caused by either a food intolerance or just poor diet in general. I also see a lot of Rilatin use, which worries me a whole lot, knowing that some or... (more)
WAP recently posted a link to an article from The Autism File about research using camel milk as a treatment for autism. There are interviews with the doctors in which they suggest that part of the reason they see improvement in Autism symptoms is... (more)
Are you familiar with the GAPS Diet? The author claims to have healed her son's Autism through dietary changes. She does consider Autism as related to inflammation, particularly through the gut flora.
I recently received an email from a Paleohacker with ADD who asked me to summarize what I've learned/discovered so far as a paleo with ADD. My response is below. The goal of this post is to get critical feedback and suggestions from others with... (more)
Ive seen several discussions on Paleohacks in regards to that we may need to supplement even optimal diets as A) our soil is depleted and B) we are under more stress and less ideal environments that we evolved to handle. In regards to B) does... (more)
Some preliminary studies have connected AD disorders to food additives in children, but I would be curious to know if any of you have tried eliminating seasonings/spices and if it's had any effect. I have been noticing lately that when I eat spicy... (more)
I've posted before (http://paleohacks.com/questions/28369/hack-options-for-adhd#axzz1TJOVOIlT) about non-drug options for Adult ADHD and I've resided to the fact that I may need to try the medication for a short period. I am extremely reluctant... (more)
My therapist believes I suffer from adult ADHD and it is something I suspected I had for quite some time way before I started paleo, however, I am pretty much against taking prescriptions drugs unless I absolutely have too. Are there any paleo or... (more)
I think the major issues with ADHD and paleo is that there is nothing wrong with people with ADHD. In the Paleolithic, we would have been highly successful, but in the modern world we have to focus on monotonous tasks for hours and hours on end.... (more)
I??m diagnosed with ADD and have been eating Paleo the last few months, and have been gluten free for about a year. Paleo was what made the big change really. When I cut out almost all carbs and all sugar (and increased fat intake), I really... (more)
I've been Paleo in the Robb Wolf school of thought for about eight months about 90% strict, and maybe it's because in the same time period I've also started my own business and I notice it more but I feel completely ADHD. I can't focus on mentally... (more)
I'm a clinician looking for testimonials from those whose mental health condition may have resolved itself in part thanks to changes in diet. Particularly those who have been diagnosed with a "mental disorder" in the past such as ADHD,... (more)
I'm quite new to Paleo. There are many versions of the diet out there, as you all know. I think I have ADD (self-diagnosed). I have observed that many with ADD have experienced symptom relief on a Paleo diet, but the results seem to run the... (more)
I am a student. I live in Denmark which means that we don't have food stamps and stuff like that. Anyone has any advice for me on how to save money? And any tips to making the beginning easier? Any help would be great. I go to the gym 4 times a... (more)
This isn't me. I am speaking on behalf of a friend. She has a hyperactive mind, always scattered brain and can't focus on one subject at a time. Is she autistic or just ADHD? Also, what are your recommendations for vitamins, supplements and food... (more)
I need help in helping my husband. My Husband is struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, possible bipolar etc. It's taking a toll on him physically, mentally, relationally and professionally (no surprise, I'm sure). He eats the SAD, maybe a... (more)
So far I've found the ADD-related content on Paleohacks to be pretty disappointing. I've thus been independently researching ADD and its potential relationship to diet and lifestyle. I've wondered on PH if persons with ADD who take stimulants... (more)
My daughter has ADHD(so does my husband, but he won't stick with my treatment plan!). I am a nutritional therapist, and have studied with Julia Ross(The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure). My daughter's symptoms improved DRAMATICALLY when I got her on... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?