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  • #16
    Well, one kid is fully gluten and dairy free. The other is 80% GF. We all still get sick, and both kids have a long history of respiratory issues. Diet helps, but it isn't everything.

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    • #17
      You know, killing them would prevent future illness.
      Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
      Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
      Current weight: 210.8 lbs
      Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

      The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
      ChooseMyPlate

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      • #18
        Primal can help, but it's not the magic cure-all. I've been doing primal for a couple of years now (and have been gluten-free for more than six) and I still have asthma. I still get colds sometimes.

        I think we can really get to be self-righteous about our lifestyles and think that we know the solution to everyone's health issues, but the truth is that even the best nutrition and lifestyle won't cure everything, and even the most awesomely primal person can still get sick. It doesn't make you bulletproof, and lecturing people on their diet just makes you look like a jerk.
        “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

        Owly's Journal

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        • #19
          While saying that primal will not cure asthma, my has improved dramatically since ditching the grains. I am talking enough my last perscription for my inhaler expired with refils left, which has never happened for me in the past. I did indulge on Thanskgiving and had a piece of carrot cake made with the Double Musky Inn's recipe and had difficulty breathing the following day...no more grains for me.
          Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
          SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
          CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

          BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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          • #20
            I struggle with this daily. It seems like everyone in my family is sick with something "chronic". I have friends younger than me by a good number of years that are on mulitiple medications both OTC and RX. I have tried to talk to them about it, they have seen my results. There is little else that I can do other than be prepared to talk to them if they come around.

            As to the rest of the world? Fuck em.
            Randal
            AKA: Texas Grok

            Originally posted by texas.grok
            Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
            http://hardcoremind.com/

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            • #21
              I have been gluten free since January and mostly (80%) grain free since September. I have not had so much as a cold this entire year. Yes, I am knocking on wood! Probably a good thing since I no longer eat chicken noodle soup.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Owly View Post
                Primal can help, but it's not the magic cure-all. I've been doing primal for a couple of years now (and have been gluten-free for more than six) and I still have asthma. I still get colds sometimes.

                I think we can really get to be self-righteous about our lifestyles and think that we know the solution to everyone's health issues, but the truth is that even the best nutrition and lifestyle won't cure everything, and even the most awesomely primal person can still get sick. It doesn't make you bulletproof, and lecturing people on their diet just makes you look like a jerk.
                this.
                Karin


                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

                What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                • #23
                  I haven't been sick since I switched to primal...but I also hadn't been sick for about 4 years before that, either. I think I have a freakshow of an immune system--I work with kids regularly but never get anything they have. I can remember being legitimately stay-home sick maybe 2-3 times in the last 12 years or so.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by SarahChzBurg View Post
                    When people at your work are sick, or friends post about their kids having ANOTHER bout with asthma, do you ever just want to say "CUT THE GRAINS ANd SUGAR?"

                    How do you refrain?! For me, today, it was coming here to post this!

                    --
                    Sarah
                    Sugar Land, TX
                    No, I just get sad.

                    People grow up with CW and just don't know any better, and don't know any better to look/research for anything better.

                    Then again, it's the whole sheep thing, step out of the flock and think for yourself, I think that's everyone's responsibility and to blindly believe everything in the media/government is irresponsible IMO.
                    Earthy Mama's Journal

                    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by excursivey View Post
                      Haven't figured out the double quote thing but... what SB, Damiana and Diana Renata said..
                      At the bottom right of each poster's "box" there is a little speech bubble with a quotation mark in it and a plus sign next to it. You click on that once. You should then see a check mark. Go around the thread happily clicking on as many members' quotes as you like. When you are done choosing the quotes, then go to the bottom of the page and click on "REPLY TO THREAD". This will bring you to the reply box with all of your chosen quotes along with. Then write as you desire and finish as usual.

                      I couldn't do it either for the longest time. Then I asked Paleobird and she told me.
                      I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                      • #26
                        I only care about how others eat/drink when they're sick because they bring it to work, pass it around and then I get sick. Or I used to get sick. I still got my sudden-change-in-weather cold this year but it was much milder. A lot of people I work with drink starbucks and eat poorly when they're sick because they feel too guilty to call in to work (which is fucking stupid, by the way) so they reward themselves with sugar and milk. That's a surefire way to keep yourself sick.
                        January 14th-306.2
                        January 21st, lost 2" off my waist.
                        January 30th-300.2

                        Come to the edge she said.
                        No, I'll fall.
                        Come to the edge.
                        No, it's too high.
                        Come to the edge.
                        I came
                        She pushed
                        And I flew

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Owly View Post
                          Primal can help, but it's not the magic cure-all. I've been doing primal for a couple of years now (and have been gluten-free for more than six) and I still have asthma. I still get colds sometimes.

                          I think we can really get to be self-righteous about our lifestyles and think that we know the solution to everyone's health issues, but the truth is that even the best nutrition and lifestyle won't cure everything, and even the most awesomely primal person can still get sick. It doesn't make you bulletproof, and lecturing people on their diet just makes you look like a jerk.
                          I agree! We don't know what's going on in a persons life. When I hear someone coughing/hacking/sneezing in the office my first thought is "I hope I don't catch that"

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                          • #28
                            Unfortunately being primal hasn't cured my asthma or my sinus problems. I do, however, catch far fewer colds than I used to.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Asmodeuskraemer View Post
                              I only care about how others eat/drink when they're sick because they bring it to work, pass it around and then I get sick. Or I used to get sick. I still got my sudden-change-in-weather cold this year but it was much milder. A lot of people I work with drink starbucks and eat poorly when they're sick because they feel too guilty to call in to work (which is fucking stupid, by the way) so they reward themselves with sugar and milk. That's a surefire way to keep yourself sick.
                              I think it depends on what the general attitude of the boss is. I've worked for companies that supported employees calling in sick (and would send you home if you showed up sick) and I've worked for companies that basically expected you to be there unless you had a death certificate. But yeah, eating crap is definitely not going to speed up the healing process.
                              High Weight: 225
                              Weight at start of Primal: 189
                              Current Weight: 174
                              Goal Weight: 130

                              Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
                                I think it depends on what the general attitude of the boss is. I've worked for companies that supported employees calling in sick (and would send you home if you showed up sick) and I've worked for companies that basically expected you to be there unless you had a death certificate. But yeah, eating crap is definitely not going to speed up the healing process.
                                True. I'm 47 and have been working for 30 years (with 5 years off for babies). This is the first job I've ever had that actually allowed me to use my sick days. But you're also working outdoors with the nearest bathroom maybe 4 or 5 miles away most days, so... you really can't work some kinds of sick.
                                Durp.

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