Straight primal I learned about through research on how to help my wonky thyroid and mental state (dysthymia, general anxiety disorder, ADD, and PTSD.) After a LOT of research, I decided to chance it. I wrote off EMF for a little while, citing I needed higher carbs. Looking back, I realize I never gave VLC a fair shake. When my naturalist gave me a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome/ adrenal fatigue and suggested dropping my carbs even further to help heal that, I looked more closely at EMF and did more research on my two conditions. They seemed to line up, so I'm giving it a shot. I'm trying not to cut much by way of calories, to ease the stress on my adrenal glands, and I'm running higher protein, under the hypothesis it'll help me heal.