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  • #46
    Most major thing - no migraines. Weird little bonus (maybe not so little), all of those pills I used to eat from my medicine cabinet - they're staying in that medicine cabinet. Honestly - how friggin' crazy - I can't recall the last time I needed ibuprofen, excedrin migraine, benadryl, or a sleep aid. I used to call ibuprofen the "athlete's' best friend"

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    • #47
      Nice!

      Oh... come to think of it .... I don't even know what to call this, but for five years or so I've had what looks like a bruise on one ankle - a cluster of broken blood vessels under the skin, that fades when pressed but doesn't hurt. Friends grin at me wryly and say you get those as you age. Hrmph. Anyway, it hasn't disappeared, but it's definitely fading. Give it another few months and I think it'll be gone.

      By the way, it's actually really encouraging how many medical professionals there are here. May you all crown your careers by writing new standard text books and sitting (or stomping, if you prefer) on government committees.

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      • #48
        I think my BPH issues are getting better, too. I've been on PB about 2 weeks.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Hilary View Post
          Oh... come to think of it .... I don't even know what to call this, but for five years or so I've had what looks like a bruise on one ankle - a cluster of broken blood vessels under the skin, that fades when pressed but doesn't hurt. Friends grin at me wryly and say you get those as you age. Hrmph. Anyway, it hasn't disappeared, but it's definitely fading. Give it another few months and I think it'll be gone...
          Yay!! This gives me hope because I have those same little cluster of broken blood vessels/veins that I've always chalked up to aging. I would LOVE for them to disappear...
          ma blog: http://happybeehive.wordpress.com/

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          • #50
            I'm only 3 weeks in but I have noticed that my elbow has gotten smooth too. I only had one (the one I lean on while working) that was icky. I haven't done anything to it though except change eating.

            IBS symptoms are mostly gone. I hardly ever fart anymore. In fact, that is how I can tell if something I eat when out had any hidden flour or sugar. If it makes me fart -it did.

            My hair is getting really oily. I have to wash it daily now. I'm not ready to try the poo-less thing yet. However, it is so soft and shiny and styles much easier.

            I hope I get some of the otehr benefits that you guys have!
            My journal
            7/5/11 -Size 14;
            1/10/12 -Size 4

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            • #51
              There is no longer any question about it. 9 weeks into Primal, and I can see major improvements in my Prostate function.

              Good, strong complete urination, no longer starting & stopping, no multiple trips to the bathroom every night, AND powerful ejaculations again. I'm not sure what I was eating or drinking for this transformation. Maybe it was the Vitamin D, maybe coconut milk, maybe no more grains. I just don't know exactly what did this, but this is certainly better than going to see a urologist & prostate drugs like FloMax. YAY !


              Here is what has changed over the past 2 or 3 weeks:
              1) Started taking Vitamin D3, 10,000 IU ( 2-gelltabs ) each morning.
              2) Started drinking 6 ozs coconut milk, with 3 tablespoons shredded coconut added
              3) Started taking apple vinegar, 1-tbsp in salad daily
              4) Started eating 1 avocado for lunch each day

              So which did the trick? Or was it all because of no grains & sugars? It looks like all of the above directly affect the prostate in Google Searches.

              Has anyone else noticed this?

              Best of health to all,
              Grizz
              Last edited by Grizz; 10-15-2010, 02:25 AM.

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              • #52
                I have the wonky prostate thing going on too, Grizz. I've noticed a definite decrease in how often I have to get up to piss in the middle of the night (sometimes I can make it through the whole night, something that was absolutely impossible before) after only about a month on PB, but I'm still dealing with those annoying, incomplete, stop and go urinations as well as occasional aches and pains "below the equator".

                Random question. I'm 18, is it weird to have prostate issues this young? I've been dealing with this for a year or so now. I know it's stupid to put off a doctor visit so long for something like this, but god I hate doctors (and the entire medical system, at that). Here's hoping PB can iron this out!

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                • #53
                  My unexpected benefits:

                  - I lost a lot of midsection fat (can see outline of abs now)

                  - My hair became blonder

                  - Acne almost completely gone

                  - Changed my entire perspective on life, the universe and everything. No longer interested in working in the office or even having a 9 to 5 job.

                  - Havenít really been sick since I started (in April)

                  - I think my skin looks healthier.

                  - Need less sleep

                  - I am a morning person sometimes.

                  - Sex drive can sometimes be very high



                  Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
                  I virtually never fart anymore.
                  That too.

                  Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                  I have actually mentioned it to a couple of patients just in an off-hand way, you know... "i was reading an interesting book the other day called "Good calories, Bad Calories...." or "Some interesting studies have been done about the insulin response to carbohydrates..."

                  Theorectically, I am not supposed to issue dietary advice to my patients at all, if I feel they have issues, I am supposed to refer them to the dietetics department, where of course they will receive all the CW about low-fat, wholgrains, etc... I find it very frustrating working within this industry sometimes, you should see what they serve a patient who has a 'special' diabetic diet ordered! It's all potatoes and white bread and no-fat. It drives me insane!
                  How about you get the topic of conversation around to your own diet and then off handedly mention how great it is and see if you can get them to ask you for more info.

                  Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                  NourishedEm & Katydid,

                  Sorry, but the American Diabetes Assn promotes the SAME High Carb Low Fat food Pyramid promoted by the FDA. So, too does the Diabetes doctors. Will you be willing to do at least a telephone interview if I can get the attention of FOX News or Michael Moore?

                  I'm looking for professional whistle blowers willing to expose the TRUTH.

                  Best to all,
                  Grizz
                  Michael Moore is a hack. I don't see him doing supporting an unfashionable movement such as paleo. He likes to go with whatever outrage is fashionable at the moment and will appeal to a wide fanbase. There is nothing risky or groundbreaking about anything he does.
                  A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Styrofoam Jones View Post
                    I have the wonky prostate thing going on too, Grizz. I've noticed a definite decrease in how often I have to get up to piss in the middle of the night (sometimes I can make it through the whole night, something that was absolutely impossible before) after only about a month on PB, but I'm still dealing with those annoying, incomplete, stop and go urinations as well as occasional aches and pains "below the equator".

                    Random question. I'm 18, is it weird to have prostate issues this young? I've been dealing with this for a year or so now. I know it's stupid to put off a doctor visit so long for something like this, but god I hate doctors (and the entire medical system, at that). Here's hoping PB can iron this out!
                    Jones,
                    I suggest duplicating my diet changes for the last 2 weeks. I'm not sure which, or maybe all are responsible for my miraculous prostate recovery. I did a google search on all of them, and every item in my list have a positive affect on the prostate. I started a new thread for the prostate here:
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...light=prostate

                    If you go to the urologist, I suggest tracking your PSA levels to see if your diet can provide improvement. The evidence is clear that diet has a BIG impact on the prostate. Lets keep this new thread updated with our prostate progress.

                    There is one additional prostate thread here:
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...light=prostate

                    Best to your prostate health,
                    Grizz

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Bushrat
                      Michael Moore is a hack. I don't see him doing supporting an unfashionable movement such as paleo. He likes to go with whatever outrage is fashionable at the moment and will appeal to a wide fan base. There is nothing risky or groundbreaking about anything he does.
                      Yes, he is a hack. However I think he will be keenly interested in how doctors & the ADA are promoting sickness to enrich themselves. He would definitely be interested in a conspiracy to keep doctors waiting rooms & hospital beds filled. Michael Moore is interested in flashpoint movies and this subject of a national obesity/diabetes epidemic being caused by food guidelines designed to keep people FAT and SICK are right up his alley. Lets face it: WHY ELSE WOULD DIABETES DOCTORS FORCE A HIGH CARB DIET ON THEIR PATIENTS? These are NOT stupid people. The MUST know that high carbs = high blood sugar. Right or wrong? We need whistle blowers to go after this conspiracy.

                      Best to all,
                      Grizz

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by shiggles View Post
                        - I dream now. And my dreams are vivid and interesting.
                        - My knees no longer creak and crack when I get up from a squat.
                        - When I get up from squatting for a longer period of time, I'm no longer light headed or dizzy.
                        - No more headaches.
                        - Air of smug superiority when I'm behind people buying a hundred dollars worth of grain and gluten products (j/k?)
                        I too have noticed my dreams being more vivid and "different", to say the least. Not bad...just more memorable and interesting.

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                        • #57
                          -Watching the midsection turn from flab to ab (wow that even sounded corny in my head)
                          -My insane, borderline pregnant woman, food cravings have almost completely gone away
                          -My binging has come under a lot more control
                          -I found vegetables are up on the top of my favorite food lists (after bacon and eggs of course)
                          -My dreams are becoming more vivid and interesting as well
                          -My prey drive has increased
                          My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

                          My blog

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                          • #58
                            I am nodding my head at every post. I had noticed that my hair was getting lighter and thought that most bizarre. I mean ... it's dead! It's already out of my head! I read Bushrat's entry and decided that maybe it was not my imagination after all. The various bone issues (pain, creaking) are all but gone. In spite of the drop of fiber consumption, my GI track is better: rarely get reflux anymore; gas and bloating gone. My face and skin are less oily and appearance of all skin hugely improved.

                            It hurts me to see my dad struggle with his diabetes. Last month's heart attack has scared him into compliance. =O I am hoping that he reads the links I've sent and he sees the science to support the evidence. I mean, even if he was not strictly adhering to CW, he sure was not anywhere near primal. If you keep doing the same thing, you're going to keep getting the same thing. *sigh*

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                            • #59
                              Sorry to hear that Debbie
                              My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

                              My blog

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                              • #60
                                Thank you, Adventure.

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