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Comment on The Post From D. Rose about being lonely and the Responses

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Created June 14, 2011 at 4:12 AM

I notice that a lot of the responses to Derrek Rose were that you have to get over some hump, or challenge, or make some change, or do something, or change your perspective, or go back to school. This really pisses me off because don't we know by now that mental problems aren't solved by mentally overcoming them?! It much more starts in the gut! He's not strict Paleo, and four days of Paleo will accomplish more for one's mental status than four years of therapy while eating SAD! DUH!

Everyone's response to Derrek should have been don't worry about yourself, it's all what you are eating, don't feel bad, once you correct your diet, it will go away.

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:38 AM

"Mood and food aren't always connected and sometimes a big virtual hug is alot more important thatn anything else - just knowing that one isn't alone." +1 for being an empathetic HUMAN!

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:36 AM

"If so, you have alot more living to do." +1

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:35 AM

+1 for you for being REAL and honest!

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:33 AM

Your thinking is black and white, all or nothing, reductionistic. And it is grossly non-supportive to a human about which we know very little, except that what was hurting, hurt badly enough that he would come to this board and be starkly honest about it. Perhaps you are simply feeling omnipotent today.

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:39 AM

No matter what it's about - diet, lifestyle, entertainment, childcare, whatever - it's not easy to live a lifestyle that is out of the mainstream. It's taken me many, many years and the internet to develop a network of people who help me feel a part of the living and not some strange outcast of society like I spent so many years feeling. When we give love and good feelings towards nice people, it comes back to us.

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Exactly. Even before I found out I have celiac disease, I was already avoiding social situations because of the digestive "inconveniences" but after I went GF I also avoided a lot of social situations out of fear of getting accidentally glutened. Anyone on a strict paleo diet can just as easily have the same (or more) social pressures, and feel disconnected with society. Mood and food aren't always connected, and sometimes a big virtual hug is a lot more important than anything else, just knowing that one isn't alone.

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:26 AM

Sometimes people need emotional support and coping tools, even if diet is the problem. Sometimes you have to know when to reach out a supportive hand to a fellow human being.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on June 14, 2011
at 05:38 AM

"Mood and food aren't always connected and sometimes a big virtual hug is alot more important thatn anything else - just knowing that one isn't alone." +1 for being an empathetic HUMAN!

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on June 14, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Exactly. Even before I found out I have celiac disease, I was already avoiding social situations because of the digestive "inconveniences" but after I went GF I also avoided a lot of social situations out of fear of getting accidentally glutened. Anyone on a strict paleo diet can just as easily have the same (or more) social pressures, and feel disconnected with society. Mood and food aren't always connected, and sometimes a big virtual hug is a lot more important than anything else, just knowing that one isn't alone.

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E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on June 14, 2011
at 04:29 AM

So are you saying that you think EVERYTHING that is a challenge can be solved by diet alone?

If so, you have a lot more living to do.

And I'm willing to bet that this thread gets closed long before the one you are referring to. It's not useful.

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:36 AM

"If so, you have alot more living to do." +1

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on June 14, 2011
at 04:30 AM

No offense dude but while I agree that diet changes these emotional problems. (It did for me, anyhow) it takes a while for that to take effect and finding a social support system can help you stay on track. Especially if they are like-minded people. I'm lucky that I have my husband to do this with me, but we just moved to this area and I know I would've had a harder time staying on track if I didn't have a partner in crime. Online communities are helpful, diet is helpful, but when someone tells me they are lonely, I believe them.

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on June 14, 2011
at 04:39 AM

No matter what it's about - diet, lifestyle, entertainment, childcare, whatever - it's not easy to live a lifestyle that is out of the mainstream. It's taken me many, many years and the internet to develop a network of people who help me feel a part of the living and not some strange outcast of society like I spent so many years feeling. When we give love and good feelings towards nice people, it comes back to us.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on June 14, 2011
at 05:35 AM

+1 for you for being REAL and honest!

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on June 14, 2011
at 05:21 AM

You could have perfect diet, exercise, wealth but that is not much without friends. Getting out and joining groups and meeting people will help in a big way.

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