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Sex drive down. Aggression down. Happiness down. Why this on paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 08, 2013 at 4:43 AM

Does paleo reduce test levels? Why does sex drive take a nose dive and you feel so docile and laid back? What can I add to my diet to get he "zip " back? I was thinking raw oysters????

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While I'm not a fan of low carb diets, your points are basically just scare-mongering and mostly nonsensical ... but the -1 was for the time it took to fix your grammar and typing. :-P

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at 02:42 PM

Have you done the research on this? Can you cite any sources for your claims?

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 08, 2013
at 03:06 PM

A paleo diet should not reduce testosterone levels, nor make you lose general "zip".

Some have already mentioned carbs, and I'd like to reiterate: if you are not trying to eat a low carb diet, and taking the necessary steps to do so safely, then I suggest getting at least 100g of non-fibrous carbs per day and even upwards of 150g. If you are quite active 150g is almost the least you should eat, and the sky is practically the limit.

If everything else is feeling "down" and "depressed", then it make not be just carbohydrates, but overall food and nutrition - simply put: are you eating enough? If you are trying to lose weight, then it's easy to not eat enough, because you are trying to cut back. Regardless, make sure you are honest with yourself about both the quality and quantity of food you are eating.

Good luck!

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on June 08, 2013
at 05:12 AM

carbs/any nutrients your missing from bread. Maybe you're not eating enough calories, it's all possible. I'd bet it's your carbs, up your carbs to about 150-200 and see how you do for a month or 2. No shame in trying it out :)

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on June 08, 2013
at 12:42 PM

Low carb causes slow metabolism which means everything slows down adversely affects your thyroid. Not a good thing at all. Once your thyroid is low it affects all your other hormones by slowing down their production like a domino effect. I know first hand and now I find out it has happened to many, many others. Low carbers eat low carb vegetables like cabbage cauliflower broccoli which are very goitrogenic which means they damage the thyroid. I wish every low carb paleo site would give this information. If you don't stop it will continue to get worse. Hair loss, insomnia, low libido, infertility, cold extremeties, depression, high cholesteral, and constipation. Save yourself the sooner the better. So sad I used to have a great metabolism. I am now trying to repair the damage. Best wishes do some research there is nothing more I despise then dogma.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19160)

on June 08, 2013
at 03:02 PM

While I'm not a fan of low carb diets, your points are basically just scare-mongering and mostly nonsensical ... but the -1 was for the time it took to fix your grammar and typing. :-P

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on June 08, 2013
at 02:42 PM

Have you done the research on this? Can you cite any sources for your claims?

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