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  • Welcome Paleobird and Dragonfly. Glad to see a couple new oldsters. I would like to say that 50 is the new 30 but that would not be true. I was in the best shape of my life in my 30's and would give anything to feel half that good, now in my 60's.

    I have been struggling to get my thyroid and adrenal issues solved but it is a slow go here.
    My next step is to get checked for Hashimotos. Since moving to the island I have to find a new Doc so that has been a challenge. Just heard word that a new Doc has set up shop in our little town so I need to make an appt..

    Paleobird, I seem to remember you were trying, a mostly, no carb thing awhile back. How have you been feeling on that? Sorry if you have been talking about it in other threads but I have been too busy working on the house lately to spend time reading here.
    This is the only thread I have tagged to notify me when new posts are entered.

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    • Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
      Yay! Me too, if you count 50 and 4 months...
      Edit- read my response and realized I did not respond to the poster! Dragonfly, you can play with the grown-ups.

      Paleobird, thanks for reactivating this thread. Although I don't have much to say at the moment, I sure enjoy hearing others' voices.
      Last edited by Aili; 05-28-2013, 02:57 PM.

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      • I'm a qualifier for this club and will hereby reserve myself a place. I wish I'd found this last year- it would have felt good to be under-age again and sneak in
        When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
        27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
        new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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        • Classic if you have hypothyroid I suggest getting tested for Hashimoto's the sooner the better as 90% of people with hypothyroid have Hashi's. The tests you need are: Thyroglobulin Antibody and Thyroid Peroxidase. My doctor noticed that I was hypothyroid almost a year ago and said it wasn't that big of a deal and that we should wait and test my TSH in 9 months. I don't know why I listened to her, she never asked if I had any symptoms, which I did. In addition the reference range the lab used is not currently the norm. I went on my merry way and continued eating low carb, supplementing with iodine (slowly increasing) and started using progesterone cream to treat excessive bleeding, (these things are like adding fuel to the fire for Hashi's). When I got my TSH checked it had shot up to 3 times what it was 9 months earlier. Even at that point she was still slow to order the other 2 tests to see if I had Hashimoto's.

          So now I'm on Levothyroxine, doing the paleo autoimmune protocol and looking for a doctor that has experience treating
          Hashimoto's.
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • Thanks UF. I could not remember the names of the tests so it was nice of you to remind me. When I read the symptoms of Hashi's I had nearly all of them so it is a good bet something is going on here. My last blood tests showed a huge increase in all the inflammatory markers which scared the peeps out of me. My cholesterol was also up quite a bit from last year. Since I have been eating primal for about 2.5 years I found it really strange that my cholesterol and inflammation would suddenly increase so dramatically. I do appreciate the feedback. I will get an appt. set up this week.2.

            Is there a different eating lifestyle for autoimmune than just being strictly primal?

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            • This past year I have had congestion both in my head and chest. I have never had allergies but at first thought it might be a new reaction to pollen or something since it started around last Spring. It has been so persistent this past year that I even had a hard time singing harmony on Christmas Carols this past season since I cannot hear clearly. My ears are always clogged up. I have to clear my ears often like when you are on an airplane or descending a mountain. It makes me crazy.

              Has anyone else had something like this or know what it could be? Could it be related to Hashi's even though it was not one of the symptoms I read about?

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              • Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                I just found this great new blog and am back to high fat, vlc, moderate protein. Here's the link:
                LIFEXTENSION: What I Eat; Fat ≠ Fat
                I did vlc way back when I was 6 months into Primal, but I think I set myself up for failure, since I was also calorie restricting. I just felt too tired.
                This time, I am feeling terrific! Plenty of energy, dropping that yucky bloat and my mind is clearer.
                Perhaps dropping from about 70 g carbs to 40 g was easier, too.
                That's a great blog. Thanks for the link. I'm glad it's working for you. Yes, IME, if you are going to do it at all, you are better off really going for it all the way.

                Originally posted by Classic View Post
                Welcome Paleobird and Dragonfly. Glad to see a couple new oldsters.

                Paleobird, I seem to remember you were trying, a mostly, no carb thing awhile back. How have you been feeling on that? Sorry if you have been talking about it in other threads but I have been too busy working on the house lately to spend time reading here.
                This is the only thread I have tagged to notify me when new posts are entered.
                Thanks, Classic. Yes, I am mainly carnivorous these days with veggie as condiments, decorations, etc.

                all the details here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread76160.html

                It's working really well. I really think that too many veggies just take up space on the plate.

                The article here :http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86435.html
                might be of some help regarding your thyroid issues.

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                • Is there a different eating lifestyle for autoimmune than just being strictly primal?[/QUOTE]

                  I don't know re autoimmune eating that is different, but I was reading the stuff re Hashimoto's. I doesn't all apply to me but I feel real tired during the day. I sleep well, wake up early feeling fine, and then slide into a funk that makes it hard to get my work done. It is horrible!

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                  • Originally posted by Classic View Post
                    Thanks UF. I could not remember the names of the tests so it was nice of you to remind me. When I read the symptoms of Hashi's I had nearly all of them so it is a good bet something is going on here. My last blood tests showed a huge increase in all the inflammatory markers which scared the peeps out of me. My cholesterol was also up quite a bit from last year. Since I have been eating primal for about 2.5 years I found it really strange that my cholesterol and inflammation would suddenly increase so dramatically. I do appreciate the feedback. I will get an appt. set up this week.2.

                    Is there a different eating lifestyle for autoimmune than just being strictly primal?
                    Hypothyroid can affect cholesterol levels.

                    The autoimmune paleo protocol is much more restrictive. In addition to strict paleo, you avoid the following:

                    Eggs (especially the whites)
                    Nuts
                    Seeds (including cocoa, coffee and seed-based spices)
                    Nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, sweet and hot peppers, cayenne, red pepper, tomatillos, goji berries etc. and spices derived from peppers, including paprika)
                    Potential Gluten Cross-Reactive Foods
                    Fructose consumption in excess of 20g per day
                    Alcohol
                    NSAIDS (like aspirin or ibuprofen)
                    Non-nutritive sweeteners (yes, all of them, even stevia)
                    Emulsifiers, thickeners, and other food additives
                    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                    • No coffee or alcohol???? OMG, surely this will make you more ill.

                      And I'm way old enough, though sometimes (sometimes = often), I don't act it.
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                      • Hi Joanie, Finally someone is acknowledging my misery! One of the symptoms of Hashimoto's is depression and I tell you I wasn't depressed until I started this diet.
                        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                        • Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
                          Hi Joanie, Finally someone is acknowledging my misery! One of the symptoms of Hashimoto's is depression and I tell you I wasn't depressed until I started this diet.
                          I quit smoking way back when, and my friends were totally supportive of my blues, moods, etc. When I was finally feeling human again, I tried to quit coffee. About a week in, one of those same friends basically said, "You've become a bitch; have a cup of coffee." I didn't need any arm twisting. I sucked down a double latte like I'd been in the desert for a year. LOL

                          Those are a lot of exclusions, Forager - you truly have my sympathy.
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                          • Thank you Joanie. My husband is like your friends, he asked me is it worth it? I've heard it is. I could really use some support and guidance from someone who's done this before. I feel like there's nothing I can eat and I've lost my inspiration to cook for my family, which is a big deal for me since cooking and preparing food was pretty much my raison d'etre.
                            Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                            • Wow, Forager that is really restrictive. How long have you been doing this and do you feel better yet? I don't think I could eliminate all that at once. I might try eliminating a couple at a time maybe. I do think if the cure is worse than the illness it might not be worth it.
                              I have been feeling a little better since taking Armour (1 grain per day) but not great by any standard.

                              Paleobird, Thanks for the links it certainly will save time in searching. I am so inept at the searching thing. I will look at them over the next couple of days.

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                              • Urban forager, I'm really curious about Hashimoto's. Is there any known reason its so prevalent in the USA?
                                It sounds a rotten illness to have
                                When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
                                27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
                                new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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