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    Why does bone broth make me tired?

    For the last week I've been eating lamb bone broth every day, but every time I eat it I feel really tired and need to take a nap. Luckily my office is at home so I can catch 40 winks but still... Last time I was napping was back when I was getting white bread energy crashes.

    I'm actually sleeping pretty well and eating plenty of nutritious food (carbs, fat and protein). Any ideas why bone broth might be making me tired?
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    Do you also feel this tiredness with chicken based bone broth, beef?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenHLi View Post
    Do you also feel this tiredness with chicken based bone broth, beef?
    No. I eat a lot of lamb though, and dont have any adverse effects.

    Do you think it could be a sign of healing?
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    How is your digestion, generally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthetaco View Post
    How is your digestion, generally?
    Erratic! Much better when I'm eating starch. It's actually not bad atm.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    I know it's related to digestion somehow because the same thing would happen to me. Now that my digestion's fixed, fat and protein give me an appropriate pep, and carbohydrates set my body on fire, as is appropriate. I wish I could give you a more specific answer, but I honestly don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthetaco View Post
    I know it's related to digestion somehow because the same thing would happen to me. Now that my digestion's fixed, fat and protein give me an appropriate pep, and carbohydrates set my body on fire, as is appropriate. I wish I could give you a more specific answer, but I honestly don't know.
    That's interesting - do you mean food in general would make you tired, or bone broth specifically?

    How did you fix your digestion? I definitely have problems, which is why I'm going hell for leather on the bone broth atm...
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    How did you fix your digestion?
    Prozac. Probably not helpful for you. Meals of mostly fat and protein would make me tired. A big ass salad required a big ass nap afterward.

    But something we may have in common is a lack of proper gut flora. I used eat sweet potatoes and pass them essentially undigested. The first day after I started the pill, I tore into a pan of brussel sprouts and ended up shooting them into the toilet later that night. Bear in mind, my digestion was extremely slow before; I would go days without a bowel movement. Now it's running at light speed, so I can see a clear correlation between fiber and digestive problems.

    I don't know if that would help your lethargy issues, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    How did you fix your digestion? I definitely have problems, which is why I'm going hell for leather on the bone broth atm...
    What kinds of digestive issues are you dealing with right now? I know I've posted about what I did, but I'm currently helping my husband fix his digestive issues, which are different than mine and maybe we've used something that could help you. If you give some details, I could see if there's anything left in my arsenal still unpublished that I could share

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    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    What kinds of digestive issues are you dealing with right now? I know I've posted about what I did, but I'm currently helping my husband fix his digestive issues, which are different than mine and maybe we've used something that could help you. If you give some details, I could see if there's anything left in my arsenal still unpublished that I could share
    lol, thanks BB! Well, me and you have a lot of similar issues, as we discussed before. I have IBS, but B.P (Before Primal) it was that I would get the shits. Italian food in particular went straight through me. Sometimes I would be constipated but it was usually when I was travelling, so I assumed it was stress at people knowing that I did unladylike things like pooing

    Cutting wheat and oats seems to have sorted out the initial problem, but since going Primal constipation has taken over. Eating yogurt made me regular, but I recently cut down and realised the problem is still there - the probiotics were just masking it.

    Turning point came last weekend when I ate a can of tinned spinach on Friday night, then spent Saturday on the toilet! I realised my gut is incredibly sensitive and needs some TLC. Hence the bone broth. I'm sure some people would recommend I do GAPS, but I've promised myself never to do an extreme, restrictive diet again.

    Oh, and I'm always bloated.
    Last edited by YogaBare; 03-14-2013 at 02:22 AM.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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