One of the most common effects of eating Paleo/Primal seems to be having better energy and moods. Tweaking the diet further also really seems to help a lot of people, whether it's more/less carbs, no FODMAPs, or eliminating dairy. But for a... (more)
Ok, here is some back story. I've been diagnosed bipolar I for about 3 or 4 years now, I've done meds and then stopped treatment completely about a year ago. I'm a college student and my symptoms have really wreaked havoc on my transcript and now... (more)
Please don't beat yourself up about using meds. I don't have any experience with antipsychotics, but I take antidepressants and I'd be a mess without them. Yes, Paleo helps. Yes, exercise helps. Yes, meditation and yoga and deep breathing... (more)
I have bipolar and take 900mg of lithium (extended release version) a day. I've noticed that in my transition to paleo eating, my lithium side effects are much stronger: feeling spacey, twitching, mild tremors, diarrhea, and the usual fun. I've... (more)
My mother was just diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder. The therapist recommended she start with omega 3's before jumping up to medication. I was shocked. Of course, we know the benefits of omega 3 for blood pressure, etc., but a mood... (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 am taking Risperidone for almost two years, I have a bipolar disorder. I am thinking about stop taking the risperdal and go for a natural treatment. I am still not 100% paleo but it's in progress. can a high-carb paleo diet without gluten, sugar... (more)
I would encourage you to improve your diet so that you can reduce your medication. I'm not familiar with different meds so I can't comment on August's response. Use caution when eliminating meds quickly without the medical guidance.
I searched the PH site and found nothing on bipolar disorder and paleo. Does anyone here suffer from bp and if so, how has (if at all) paleo helped you? I found that my moods are a lot more even on paleo however, I wonder if there are specifics to... (more)
I have a lot of health problems and i would like to take on an appropriate diet. Can you please recommend a diet plan for the following: Bipolar Disorder Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia Diabetes Psoriasis Irritable Bowel Syndrome High Blood... (more)
I have used paleo, exercise, and supplements to fight off bipolar, yeast allergy, and arthritis symptoms. Bipolar episodes are now minor to none and joints have improved. I would like to get some opinions on my supplements to see if there is... (more)
Diagnosed with bipolar 4 years ago. Gained 20 kg in that period of time (50 lbs?) I have literally been through hell, with loads of meds change and so on. I have now adopted the Paleo Lifestyle, and i love it! I have been on it for a month now,... (more)
In the past I was eating a standard american diet. I drinked more than one liter of soft drinks everyday. Also I eated alot of processed food, trans fats and omega 6. Does diet like this associated with bipolar and bad mental health? Before i was... (more)
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