Yesterday I didn't have anything on hand for lunch, so when I went into the grocery store I quickly grabbed a 75% organic dark chocolate bar to munch on for lunch. I know this is not the healthies of choices- but it was just that kinda day!... (more)
About a year ago I had a really bad emotional roller-coaster when I took high doses of Acetaminophen. I was put thru hell when they started to pump me up with psychiatric drugs. About a month ago I was feeling "Okay" but about 2 weeks ago I was... (more)
I was curious of studies and experiences of people having pets, and if it influences their health or not? Do pets help mood and energy? Any negatives to owning a pet healthwise (other than allergies)?
I've been gluten-free since 2011, just went Paleo a month ago. All remaining digestive issues age gone! I need less sleep and have more energy. Lost three pounds without trying (I am pretty close to an ideal weight).... (more)
Congratulations on the success of your journey and sorry to hear about the possible side effects you are experiencing. I believe many of the forum members have it right. Your body may be going through some type of withdrawal with a certain food. I... (more)
I'm going to try a paleo diet to see if it has any effect on my depression. I stopped eating wheat for a month before but it didn't have any effect. It's possible that the culprit might be dairy, as this gives me inflamed nasal polyps and mucus.... (more)
I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)
Hi there, I've been Paleo since Nov last year. I have seen vast improvements in my mood (had severe anger/emotion/anxiety issues before and I am amazed at the relief Paleo has brought). However, I have had a number of physical... (more)
So after nearly a year of staying under 100g (less than 50g 90% of the time) I decided to try a carb reefed to aid in losing that last stubborn body fat. I consumed over 300g of carbs throughout the day in the form of rice, fruits, vegetables and... (more)
I've noticed two occasions in the past couple of months where eating some gluten after being totally gluten free (and perhaps with a reduction in protein?) resulted in a day or two of being in a truly foul, angry mood. I look back and its like... (more)
Some folk are affected this way by gluten. A good friend would go into unprovoked rages--all stopped when she went gluten-free.
I apologize for the guys/the squeamish in advance, but here goes: I'm struggling to stay paleo consistently for about two weeks out of the month. I love eating paleo (VLC style suits me best) but I get hit with so much fatigue, nausea, aches,... (more)
Let's hear it, folks. What are the 3 foods, practices, supplements that have given you an "aha" moment when it comes to performance, mood, or just general well-being? Mine: Coconut cream for my coffee Betaine HCL to help with digestion Sleeping... (more)
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)
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)
lately, ive been eating dark chocolate on a daily basis(i really love the stuff) but then 30 minutes after or so, i feel somewhat groggy and irritable is it just in my head?
Always seemed to spin my dopamine dials the same as coffee... so my vote is heck yes.
[26/m] I've been eating a very steady diet the past month. Mostly "Perfect Health Diet" style meals of grass-fed steak, fish, basamati rice, yams, raw milk, pasture butter, coconut oil, full-fat Fage, then tons of veggies and fruit. No deviation... (more)
Did you add sprinkles? if you didn't that's your problem right there...also, there sounded like there was a severe lack of hot fudge? ...am I the only one that likes the add ons to ice cream more then the ice cream itself...I feel like I'm being... (more)
What can I experiment with to raise mood and improve focus? I've been doing a progressively more strict paleo diet (autoimmune protocol) for almost a month. As I read and learn more about this process and lifestyle, I've incorporated... (more)
I'm a 22 year-old male, been primal since October, slowly cutting dairy out of my diet to make it full paleo over the past couple of months. My health, energy, body composition, etcetera, have all improved immensely. I dropped over fifty pounds... (more)
I have been paleo for 6 months with the exception of the holiday cheating and occasionally eating a little rice and beans maybe once a week. Overall I feel great! more energy, better skin, weight loss, muscle tone..blah blah blah...My son will be... (more)
Hi! I'm just wondering if what I just said in my title is true or not. I'm naturally slim/skinny with a 10-15% BMI ( normal range 5-85%) and due to past events and probably genetics I'm a bit high strung and prone to anxiety , and especially... (more)
Cold shower-ers: does anyone else get an instant mood boost? I've been using nothing but cold water when I've taken a shower for the last five days or so, and I've noticed that every single time, it instantly elevates my mood. Has anyone else... (more)
Hey everyone, I'm six days into a 30-day Paleo challenge, and I've hit a bump in the road. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I've read through loads and loads of answers on here and am still a bit confused. I felt fine the first few days... (more)
My depression went a way months ago. I haven't thought once about suicide, giving up, ... since then. Unfortunately, some of my family members are still mentally ill... I want to help out my father, but he gets angry easily, and while he agrees... (more)
I'm starting to track my general health better, and as part of that subjective markers would be important, ie. mood, tiredness, etc. I'd like to update daily on each on a scale of 1-5, and also include what I've eaten in broad terms, how much... (more)
Do you find a change in your appetite when you're sad/angry/bored/happy/etc? When I'm happy or otherwise keeping busy, I have no appetite at all. When I'm sad, I generally tend to not want to eat (as opposed to the famous line by Garfield: "I eat... (more)
hi, new to this and my first question :) i hear a lot of people saying that eating pork belly (with its fat) daily/regularly makes them feel "happy". i'm assuming it's the fatty acids in the pork belly eventually making its way to provide good... (more)
I know similar questions exist on PH, but I wanted to resurface it for main discussion. I find that there are a number of people on here with adrenal related symptoms such as fatigue, depression, difficulty waking up, afternoon naps, and mood... (more)