I'm not a endrochronologist, but possibly you previously had some hormone that was low that contributed to your lows. Bottomed out stress hormones aren't a good thing either.
Originally Posted by Knifegill
But you had a terrible diet prior to Primal, right? Eating junk day-in, day-out is going to fuck you up royally. I think we're all in agreement about that. Macros are a separate issue.
It's all chemistry: your response to situations influences your chemistry.
"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