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Created July 29, 2011 at 11:37 PM

A recent post by Primal Parent contained a few statements that piqued my interest.

"A carnivorous diet makes me rather Vulcan."

And:

"Weston Price noted repeatedly that primitive peoples did not ???suffer??? from a whole lot of emotion."

Anyone have any experience with becoming more "Vulcan" with a change in diet? Personally, I haven't seen any change, no matter how purely carnivorous I am. But, its been suggested that I have a personality disorder that precludes much emotion to begin with, so I may not be a good test for this possibility. Anyways, its an interesting idea. Thoughts? Experiences?

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on July 31, 2011
at 07:03 PM

Dave S. FTW!! Awesomest comment ever.

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:57 PM

Constipation will make ANYONE cranky! Glad you're feeling better :)

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:07 PM

@DudleyP - He said he killed him (which means he is dead) so I looked past the inappropriate verb tense. It was a Star Trek 2 quote BTW

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on July 30, 2011
at 09:02 AM

Dave says he has a friend, not 'had', so you are right Aravind but not necessarily for the reason you have given

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on July 30, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your sister...and my husband was navy for 22 years, I know all about "deployment" and months of no spouse, not knowing where he is or when he's coming home. My thoughts are with you...I'm glad you've found something that is healthy and that works for you and helps you.

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on July 30, 2011
at 03:14 AM

@Dave S - He's not really dead as long as we remember him.

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Funny link: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3hyaG4pNj4Q/Sr6cGM4E79I/AAAAAAAAAHY/3kGLp-Ql5Yo/s1600/INTJ%2Bposter2.jpg

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I used to take Melatonin AND Tylenol PM to sleep through the night. A few months into Paleo and I decided to wean myself off of them and let my body regulate itself. It was hard, but well worth it. I no longer wake up muddy-headed nor do I have melatonin-fueled nightmares, lol.

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:25 AM

I think some may be diet related but over all I just think that there is too much a focus on emoting, wearing your heart on your sleeve, voicing everything you think, generally not being able to cope, etc in modern western society

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:07 AM

Is paleo good for Romulans? I have a friend who is half Romulan and he said that paleo was bullshit. I killed him of course, but I was just wondering...

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:04 AM

Lol @ "cranky, constipated bitch"

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:32 AM

Fellow INTJ! I'd give you a high-five, but us Vulcans aren't very touchy-feely ;) Although consensus among Trekkers is that Spock is an ISTJ, similar to us but actually follows the rules and does what he's told. Rules, lol.

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on July 29, 2011
at 11:59 PM

No question I have faced this.....five years ago some people on here would have gotten ripped huge. Now I could care less. My cortisol level is totally controlled.

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A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 30, 2011
at 12:34 AM

All I know is that when I was vegan/vegetarian I was a cranky, constipated bitch most of the times. Now, i'm happier, healthier, enjoying my fat and meat like a crazy person and wishing all to live long and prosper. 'Nuff said :)

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:04 AM

Lol @ "cranky, constipated bitch"

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:57 PM

Constipation will make ANYONE cranky! Glad you're feeling better :)

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:17 AM

I take a nightly sleep concoction that includes melatonin, gaba and 5-htp along with my Paleo diet and I've noticed that I'm a lot less emotional. This past week has been one of the hardest in my life, lost my sister and my husband left for deployment and I'm doing surprisingly well. Typically when he leaves i'm an emotional mess.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 30, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I used to take Melatonin AND Tylenol PM to sleep through the night. A few months into Paleo and I decided to wean myself off of them and let my body regulate itself. It was hard, but well worth it. I no longer wake up muddy-headed nor do I have melatonin-fueled nightmares, lol.

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 30, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your sister...and my husband was navy for 22 years, I know all about "deployment" and months of no spouse, not knowing where he is or when he's coming home. My thoughts are with you...I'm glad you've found something that is healthy and that works for you and helps you.

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:07 AM

Well, I've always been a Vulcan. I test as an INTJ and anyone else who does can relate - I feel like a robot compared to the average person. I very rarely have lows or highs, good days or bad days. Even-keeled is the word. Smooth sailing.

I've had depression but it's situational and it's been 'dysthemia' - just total 'meh' and lack of motivation or interest. No crippling sadness.

I've eaten Jane Brody style (from my mom), SAD (once I got a job), vegetarian, mostly-vegan, VLC, and now moderate-carb 'primal'.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 30, 2011
at 12:32 AM

Fellow INTJ! I'd give you a high-five, but us Vulcans aren't very touchy-feely ;) Although consensus among Trekkers is that Spock is an ISTJ, similar to us but actually follows the rules and does what he's told. Rules, lol.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 30, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Funny link: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3hyaG4pNj4Q/Sr6cGM4E79I/AAAAAAAAAHY/3kGLp-Ql5Yo/s1600/INTJ%2Bposter2.jpg

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on July 30, 2011
at 12:06 AM

When eating a high carb diet some people especially insulin insensitive will have wide and sudden blood glucose swings. The low points tend to make people pretty irritable. So, yeah, reducing those will help with stabilizing some diet caused emotional swings, but Vulcan level control seems really doubtful. Thank Roddenberry.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on July 29, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Well, Vulcans were vegetarians, so I'm not sure if that's the most appropriate analogy, lol.

I think my age and not my diet has had the biggest impact on my emotions. I've always been outgoing, friendly, with a sick and deranged sense of humor. But as I get older I'm able to view things from a more objective perspective, instead of dissolving into hysterics over the least thing (I was never like that anyway, but so many people are these days it's rather sad).

I also enjoy playing the Devil's advocate, and being contrary just to piss people off.

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on July 31, 2011
at 09:23 PM

when, by virtue of either carnivorous or just plain no-crap diet, you lean out and get ripped, little stuff just has no power to affect your emotions

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on July 31, 2011
at 10:53 AM

I'm a lot less sentimental than I used to be. I suppose that could be seen as a bit Vulcan.

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on July 30, 2011
at 05:11 AM

I'm feeling pretty happy and stable these days, anything but Vulcan though. It's easier to laugh and be happy when you feel good.

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on July 30, 2011
at 03:30 AM

Good question. Paleo doesn't seem to have affected my emotions. But maybe I am more comfortable with them. I am very emotional but have stuffed them most of my life.

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