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  • I'll admit, Kate, I had to look up Reiki. It sounds great. I hope it helps you.
    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82833.html

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    • Originally posted by Huarache Gal View Post
      I'll admit, Kate, I had to look up Reiki. It sounds great. I hope it helps you.
      My husband studied Reiki years ago, and has used it on me twice...it helped, both times. He says he is WAY out of practice, though, hence the classes!
      Best--
      Kate

      Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

      70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

      Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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      • Well, I hope everyone is doing well and the Reiki is helping you, Kate.

        I am officially a member of the 50 and older club as of today! I don't know that it feels any different than 49, but its kinda cool to say I'm 50. Now if I could just get some good sleep, I'd be much better off. But that's a battle I've fought for at least five to ten years. Oh well. I go to sleep very easily, but don't usually stay that way. But considering its my only real complaint, I'll take it.
        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82833.html

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        • Originally posted by Huarache Gal View Post
          Well, I hope everyone is doing well and the Reiki is helping you, Kate.

          I am officially a member of the 50 and older club as of today! I don't know that it feels any different than 49, but its kinda cool to say I'm 50. Now if I could just get some good sleep, I'd be much better off. But that's a battle I've fought for at least five to ten years. Oh well. I go to sleep very easily, but don't usually stay that way. But considering its my only real complaint, I'll take it.
          Happy birthday! Welcome to the club.

          And yes, I think all the various things I'm doing are helping, thanks--I keep at it. Needing fewer pain med, somewhat less crippling, no feeling like the knee is going to give out, so I'm encouraged!
          Best--
          Kate

          Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

          70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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          • Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
            Happy birthday! Welcome to the club.

            And yes, I think all the various things I'm doing are helping, thanks--I keep at it. Needing fewer pain med, somewhat less crippling, no feeling like the knee is going to give out, so I'm encouraged!
            Glad to hear things are a little better, Kate
            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82833.html

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            • Thought I'd share recent success in dealing with a problem I've had since I was a teenager. I have had achy joints on and off most of my life. It was always worse when I didn't get enough sleep, and I discovered about 10 years ago that it was always worse when I had caffeine. About a month ago I started taking fish oil, something I had tried before but quit because it made me sick to my stomach. This time I read the directions and started taking it WITH food like they recommend. No problems with my tummy, and . . . for the first time in years I DON'T ACHE!!! It's pretty amazing. I was sick with something last week and got slammed with all over body aches and realized that was something I had lived with so often before it was my normal. Not anymore!
              Ann of the Jungle's Primal Blueprint Journal:
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread78155.html

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              • I just posted here http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread111898.html looking for some "success buddies"!!

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                • Bone-on-Bone is not what you think.

                  Originally posted by Cyndi View Post
                  I am 56 and I've been on the Primal Lifestyle for a couple of weeks. I am getting the eating down pretty well, and dealing with the challenges of living with a man who loves to cook and experiments with pie, etc almost daily. He has no interest in PB. But, I'm concerned about the exercise. I have osteo in both knees, the left is bone on bone. I have heel spurs on both feet and a neuroma on one foot. This from 13 hours shifts on concrete floors. Question, is there hope that I will be able to do the exercise portion of the program? I really would like to lose about 40 pounds but my real goal is to get healthier!
                  Reading this thread has been so inspirational-thanks to everyone who posted!!!
                  Hi Cyndi. When I read your comments I immediately recalled listening to John Bergman about this topic, which also covers joints, arthritis, etc. You may find his information enlightening and he is fun to listen to....so that is not painful. I hope you check him out and find some value! http://youtu.be/-uUgsGsPviY

                  His reference to bone-on-bone comes very early in the talk, but I doubt you will stop listening and you will probably want to hear his other talks as well. Good luck.
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                  • I'm new to this site. I'm 53, ready to turn 54. Never thought I would make it to my fifties. Between menopause, inactivity due to a herniated disc, arthritis in the lower back, something strange going on with my left leg, etc. I already have had 1 shot in the back, 1 in the left knee, and 2 in my foot, I'm ready for a change. I'm a vegetarian in need of becoming healthier and to lose weight. Exercise is at a minimum now, even my yoga. All help is appreciated. Thanks


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                    • I'm 48 and have had a journal here since 2012 or so. Reread all my entries recently, nice having it to look back on what I've done right (several rounds of eating well and exercising) and wrong (stopping both of those things when life got too stressful). These days I find that lifting heavy things and eating Primally really help with my anxiety and stress. Hopefully it will also help during the journey to menopause.
                      Last edited by drheather; 09-19-2016, 05:50 PM.

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                      • Originally posted by ginny62 View Post
                        I'm new to this site. I'm 53, ready to turn 54. Never thought I would make it to my fifties. Between menopause, inactivity due to a herniated disc, arthritis in the lower back, something strange going on with my left leg, etc. I already have had 1 shot in the back, 1 in the left knee, and 2 in my foot, I'm ready for a change. I'm a vegetarian in need of becoming healthier and to lose weight. Exercise is at a minimum now, even my yoga. All help is appreciated. Thanks


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                        Welcome Ginny. Change is good, when what you've been doing isn't working. I am so glad I found this primal lifestyle a few years ago, has helped no end even with problems I didn't realise I had till they went away. My general advice would be to eat your meat and veges, avoid grains, and seed oils like the plague. I don't have experience with your specific difficulties but I am convinced that getting back to the basics has to be good for us on every level. All the best for your journey.

                        Here is my earlier journal where I documented what I did when I started along this path: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...d65088-22.html
                        It will help you get to know me and might give you some ideas.
                        Annie Ups the Ante
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                        • Originally posted by ginny62 View Post
                          I'm new to this site. I'm 53, ready to turn 54. Never thought I would make it to my fifties. Between menopause, inactivity due to a herniated disc, arthritis in the lower back, something strange going on with my left leg, etc. I already have had 1 shot in the back, 1 in the left knee, and 2 in my foot, I'm ready for a change. I'm a vegetarian in need of becoming healthier and to lose weight. Exercise is at a minimum now, even my yoga. All help is appreciated. Thanks


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                          Hi Ginny. I'm 56 and have been eating food, real food, for about 8 years now. You state you're vegetarian, which has me wondering why you're searching a primal/paleo site. Are you thinking about eating meat again, or are you looking to boost your lifestyle with a few tips from this community? I'm not judging, just curious. I could give you some advice, like immediately starting with gelatin, but if you're vegetarian, this would't be an option. I've been through menopause, and like you, have issues with joint pain, arthritis in both feet and cartilage damage in both knees. Gelatin has helped tremendously and the arthritis hasn't hindered me one bit. I've also been taking olive leaf extract ever since battling a uti. I can't begin to tell you what this has done for me in regards to energy and overall well-being. Those two little things, coupled with cooking everything I eat and shopping mindfully for the food I feed my husband and I, has left me feeling and looking years younger.

                          I can't recommend walking enough. Seriously, walk. Walk everywhere. Take longer walks on weekends. Walk. Yoga is good, but walking will keep you going.

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                          • Originally posted by Pamela M View Post
                            I can't recommend walking enough. Seriously, walk. Walk everywhere. Take longer walks on weekends. Walk. Yoga is good, but walking will keep you going.
                            After a year or so eating primal and a pretty good head injury, I strayed and will likely never be completely primal again. I do take what I can use from it, but I can't focus on food too much or I obsess and eat All Things In Proximity, which is not good.

                            But I did wander so far off the path that I'm now pre-diabetic, so that's why I'm mostly back.

                            Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I was told that walking (and cycling too) is a really wonderful exercise because it gets the large muscles working and shuttling blood sugar without causing a deluge of cortisol. HIIT is supposed to be good too.

                            And it does seem to work that way, for me at least. So I wholeheartedly agree.
                            Durp.

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                            • aches and pains

                              Hi Ginnie62,

                              It has been a couple of years since I posted here. I have been primal since 2010. I am 64 now. I am not real rigid with "primal eating anymore, but seem to still be enjoying some of the benefits such as only eating two meals a day cuz I am not as hungry. Adding butter and good fats back into my diet has been the best thing to happen to me in decades. I was "low fat" forever and got fatter and fatter since I was hungry all the time.
                              I am not sure what has helped my aches and pains the most since I changed quite a few things all at once. I had lower back and knee pain since I was a teen but no longer have much since eating somewhat primal.
                              I also take K2 and turmeric everyday. I believe both these things have helped along with diet. I take no other medications other than Armour for low thyroid. Pretty good for an old broad. I was pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure before starting primal.

                              I do indulge in wheat (bread is my favorite food group) occasionally but, almost exclusively, real sourdough. I believe it helps to have the grains somewhat predigested in that fermentation process before baking the bread. I am a firm believer in moderation in all things.

                              The one thing that I try to stay away from completely though is vegetable,seed oil and over-processed olive oil. I stick with the extra virgin olive oil that I can verify origin. I only eat mayo that is made with avocado oil or something equivalent.
                              I really have digestion and inflammation issues with those "bad" oils immediately after consuming.

                              All that said, I think it would be hard to eat "primaly" while maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle. I don't think it impossible but much harder. Especially because a lot of the protein seems to come from soybeans. I tried eating vegetarian for a bit, many years ago, but was not able to maintain it.
                              What is your reason for being a vegetarian might I ask?

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