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    Hi there. I am new to the PB which I found out about from an Autism FB group. I really think it makes a lot of sense, and it goes along with some testing of my two girls and myself which show that we are sensitive to most grains. I have been slowly removing most grains, but it has been hard since I am learning how to cook in the process (all carb junkies here, but my child with Autism/Down Syndrome has been eating the healthiest out of us all since we switched her off of gluten casein and soy.) However I am finding it to be very expensive to eat primally. We do all organic and pasture raised meats/fowl/eggs and we do the dirty dozen fruits/veggies organic. I had originally started doing that by recently reading about Weston Price and another mom told me about PB. I can handle the expense of that, but I have to buy tons of supplements and pay for doctors' and specialists' appointments, co pays for some, but mostly out of pocket....Autism is expensive! So we don't go out to eat, we rarely buy a regular small coffee at Starbucks or anything, and there is no fat. We do prepaid cell for emergencies, find the cheapest deals for phone/internet/tv (my daughter only watches Barney and is just barely starting to learn how to play.) I am not alone as most of us are in the same boat and having to constantly choose between food/supplements/bills. I need to find out how to eat primally on a tight budget and be able to rotate every four days to avoid becoming sensitive to the foods we can eat.. Plus my Autie kiddo can't chew so whatever we make has to be able to be pureed. I guess I had to make my life harder by trying to go primal, lol! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We need help, but I want to get this going. I have cut out sugar and dairy for myself as well, so I am really proud of that.

    Another thought is, have any of you seen Alicia Silverstone discuss how she eats vegan and has cleared up her skin, asthma, etc. this way? Do you think some of us have become vegans through genetic mutations of some sort? How does a person feel fabulous being vegan when they aren't even supposed to be vegan? I laugh because our veterinarian is a vegetarian but fully admits that we are not supposed to be by nature. She says that she'll eat fish every now and then because she has to but that she hates to do it. It's hard wanting to pet an animal and eat it too, lol!

    Anyway, long story short, love to be here and hear your thoughts, and please excuse my book!

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    Welcome. I hope primal works very well for you and your family.

    I am borderline Aspergers. Primal has cleared my head a lot.

    Vegan works very well at first for people who have been eating a Standard American Junk diet. Eventually, the lack of necessary nutrients from animal products catches up with vegans. As Alicia Silverstone, who I adore, says, you can do "vegan" if you have some fish and other seafood. Mark's wife does that (plus some protein powder.) Some "vegans" feel that it's OK to eat shellfish. This blog by an ex-vegan is worth reading.
    Ancestral Health Info

    I design websites and blogs for a living. If you would like a blog or website designed by someone who understands Primal, see my web page.

    Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.


    • #3
      The interesting thing is that I can't eat beef. I have been adding it back in my diet, and even with enzymes, I get a stomach ache. I remember reading the Blood Type Diet that I am one of those who should be eating mostly vegetarian, so I had to laugh when I got that pain after eating meat. I guess after going PB for a while, I'll find out what I do best on.


      • #4
        Welcome and best of luck. I'll be interested to hear how your kids do without grains.