I've been going primal for a few weeks now and at first I felt fantastic. I've always had digestive issues and a severe wheat intolerance, but my bowels felt better than they had for ages. Then it all went downhill and I ended up with terrible pains in my stomach and chronic diahorrea. I couldn't believe that a diet which I truly believed to be healthy could do this to me. I started wondering if I needed to go back to the potatoes!
The only change I'd made during those few weeks was starting to cook with lard. I found it hard to believe this was the cause, but decided just to check. The ingredients said: Lard; antioxidant (natural tocopherols). What are tocopherols? Vitamin E. And what is the most common source of Vit E? I looked it up... wheat germ!
I'm now off the lard and waiting to see if tummy improves. Next time I'll render my own!
Not everybody will be as sensitive to wheat as I am, but for anybody out there who can't understand why this wonderful diet isn't resolving tummy issues... this is for you.