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Why did I fall asleep after eating lamb liver?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 12, 2013 at 3:31 AM

It was as if I took a powerful prescription medication. Doesn't this contradict the widely believed notion that liver contains a strong anti fatigue factor?

I usually get the weston price jolt from liver, but there have been two or three times that I become impossibly tired, and within an hour fall asleep for a several hours. I think this has only happened when I have liver for the first time after a long hiatus.

I am an insomniac, and I think its the niacin in the liver thats causing me to fall asleep because I might have a moderate niacin deficiency. I never thought I might have a niacin deficiency until I fell asleep yesterday for the second/third time after eating liver. lamb liver is one of the best known sources of niacin, 30% more than beef and 100% more than chicken.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on January 13, 2013
at 05:04 AM

yep, not sure why someone would flag this as 'not a real question'. the only person who would know that for sure is despicableconservative

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on January 13, 2013
at 03:54 AM

I have never taken acidblockers. With me, it might happen to such a lesser extent with meat that it is imperceptible. However, I have only fallen asleep like this two/three times and it was only with liver.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on January 12, 2013
at 08:56 PM

Don't think they are. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewe_people

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on January 12, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Have you tried eating meat with raw, unpasteurized fermented vegetables? Or just straight up pickle juice or apple cider vinegar?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on January 12, 2013
at 02:59 PM

you were sleepy.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on January 12, 2013
at 02:49 PM

Liver does the complete opposite to me. When I eat liver it literally feels like I had a strong cup of coffee. So my n=1 disproves your n=1 and you n=1 disproves my n=1.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on January 12, 2013
at 11:26 AM

Might you be getting the flu?

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on January 12, 2013
at 04:17 AM

yes, weston price

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 12, 2013
at 04:05 AM

never heard of the 'anti-fatigue factor' before, is this what you are referring to http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/liver-files ?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 12, 2013
at 04:00 AM

I'm just joking, obviously :) Niacin does have a calming effect, but it does not mean that because it calms you that you have a deficiency.

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 12, 2013
at 03:38 AM

Maybe you were counting the sheep you ate...

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 12, 2013
at 04:00 AM

I'm just joking, obviously :) Niacin does have a calming effect, but it does not mean that because it calms you that you have a deficiency.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 12, 2013
at 06:22 AM

You could have low stomach acid or impaired gut motility. Then your whole body shuts down to process meat. If it happens with other food, it could be gut motility. If only with meat, it could be low stomach acid.

By the way, have you ever taken PPIs or acid blockers? They really messed up my digestive system that was already messed up by that time.

PEOPLE PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE THIS QUESTION - I USED TO FALL ASLEEP AFTER EATING MEAT.

I am still having a hard time digesting it.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on January 12, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Have you tried eating meat with raw, unpasteurized fermented vegetables? Or just straight up pickle juice or apple cider vinegar?

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on January 13, 2013
at 03:54 AM

I have never taken acidblockers. With me, it might happen to such a lesser extent with meat that it is imperceptible. However, I have only fallen asleep like this two/three times and it was only with liver.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 13, 2013
at 05:04 AM

yep, not sure why someone would flag this as 'not a real question'. the only person who would know that for sure is despicableconservative

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on January 12, 2013
at 06:28 AM

I often get sleepy after eating dense protein. But with liver, the following few days, even week, I have more energy. How long ago was this?

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76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on January 12, 2013
at 08:48 PM

Are ewe narcoleptic?

Truth.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on January 12, 2013
at 08:56 PM

Don't think they are. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewe_people

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