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    Thank you NK. I'm so glad you didn't act on it. This forum would be a lesser place if you had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Thank you NK. I'm so glad you didn't act on it. This forum would be a lesser place if you had.
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    And thank YOU, for trying to help your friend out. It takes a strong person to be on the other side of the depression wall and still be willing to help.
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    I struggle with depression/anxiety at times, and I notice that Primal eating makes it pretty much go away. It removes that cloud from over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highaerials36 View Post
    I struggle with depression/anxiety at times, and I notice that Primal eating makes it pretty much go away. It removes that cloud from over my head.
    That's an interesting way to put it. My friend said he has times when even making simple decisions seems so paralyzing that he just sits there and doesn't do anything. Has anybody else felt that way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by highaerials36 View Post
    I struggle with depression/anxiety at times, and I notice that Primal eating makes it pretty much go away. It removes that cloud from over my head.
    Same here. If I eat a lot of gluten products, the brain fog comes back. That fog makes life really difficult for me, including making small decisions and just day to day functioning. I never realized how bad it was until I went PB. I always just thought something was inherently wrong with me.

    Maybe your friend would try vitamin d, then switching to less inflammatory grains like rice to see if gluten is the problem? (small steps, that's how I got here)

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    Thanks Jen. I think the small steps approach may be a really good idea. If I could just get him to give up the diet sodas, that would be a big step in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    It helped me. I kicked my suicidal depression to the curb and it did lower, albeit not remove) my anxiety. For me, the culprit was gluten. Getting rid of that took care of so much of it. There's also a cognitive behavior book I have that helped me immensely. I will say that I can't really drop below about 30-50g carbs without it returning. I also take selenium, a multivitamin, and 5k IU vit D daily. Let me know if you need more detail tan that.
    South beach helped me and I think pb is as well, but going below 50g also brought it back with a vengeance. Vit D helped a lot.
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    That's interesting. For both of you low carb is good but super low carb is not. Both of you as I recall from other posts tend toward the thinner end of things, right? (as does my friend). Hmmmm.

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    My anxiety and depression disapeared when I dropped the grains. Gluten can apparently cause depression and anxiety.
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    YES. Me. I had been suicidal, and suffered manic outburts since the age of 10. Anxiety was crippling, I had panic attacks that had me leave in the middle of a lecture to run outside just to BREATHE. I was hardly socially functioning at one point, and could not complete schoolwork. Other days, I would be as happy as ever - so nobody ever saw any reason for treatment. Anyway, enough about me.

    Eventually I found PB, and it changed my life. I am now my "happy self" 24/7 and very successful in college. I still get a teensy bit anxious sometimes, but it's the "normal" kind - more like just being nervous. Depression is almost non-existent, and I am NEVER manic/have angry outbursts.

    Also, all the kids I nanny had various issues. One had asbergers, the rest had behavioral problems. Almost overnight, they completely transformed to these idyllic children. Different, but still showing the crazy effect it has on personality. When the mom decided to lean more towards "gluten-free"/raw/vegetarian, that they were doing previous to primal - their issues came back.

    I am not passionate about PB because of weightloss, I am passionate because it has the ability to transform lives in ways you couldn't even imagine.

    (Okay, done being crazy cheesy and making primal sound like a cult )

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