I may be ok when dairy but I felt so desperate to be rid of some pain I went completely extreme. I knew the wheat needed to go for my tummy issues and may increasing weight gain but then I started reading how grains and even dairies increased inflammation... That was it for me! I said bye bye to it all.
Right now I am currently off of
Veg Oil and like products
Dairy and dairy products
You say you are still eat clean dairy though? I would love some cheese. Did you get off it and then go back and try it for a while to see if the pains would return. I'm curious.
"Adapt and Overcome"
The way I look at it : I was the one that felt the pain, I'm the one the feels good now - I don't have to prove anything to anyone.
So I don't "hijack this thread" then PM me if you want details - I'm happy to respond
My first post!
I've been eating Primal for about 2 months now. I'm not perfect, I do have days where I slip up, but I no longer get stressed out about food the way I used to. If I eat something off plan now, I just go back to eating well the next meal or the next day, and it's fine. I'm significantly less anxious in general - tossed my Klonipin - no more panic attacks!
I'm seeing a ton of benefits, although I've only lost 4 pounds so far. My stomach is *much* flatter. I'm always in a good mood now, even first thing in the morning. My chronic insomnia is GONE. I sleep like a rock! My skin is clearing up, I have tons of energy all the time, I am much more confident. I almost never have heartburn or acid reflux anymore - and just a few years ago I had bleeding ulcers and was on medication! I haven't had a migraine since I started. And my blood sugar is level all the time now, no more crashes.
But the best change is that I now have hardly any back pain. I have severe scoliosis and have had chronic pain since I was about 12. I see a chiropractor once a week, which helps, but I still always have that low-level chronic pain. Since going Primal, I've gotten myself a pair of VFFs, and when I wear them, I have NO pain. NONE. It's such an odd sensation for me! Even when I don't wear the VFS, I rarely have pain now. I'm also not as creaky as I used to be. I feel great!
Started Primal to see if the grain-free thing would really help my osteoarthritis of the knees...not only is it markedly reduced, but the sciatica issues I was having are GONE. Also, l facial rosacea improved, and I noticed just now.....my elbows are smooth!!! They were hard and scaly before! And, as someone posted earlier, I virtually don't fart any more! Digestive issues much improved. Can't say my sleep was any better, it comes and goes, but I have recently started supplementing with gelatin, and that has helped my sleep tremendously! Go figure! I think it is the amino acid glycine.....all that being said, I really struggle at times (like tonight) with binging on ice cream and candy......I do it way too often, and I am STILL seeing benefits from the Primal Blueprint, which I am guessing is more like 70/30 for me......I think it works!
There are many powers out there greater than me, and one of them has restored me to sanity.....I am not sure which one, but I am grateful! Living life one day at a time!
M, 56, 6'0
SW - 192
CW - 182
GW - 172
Current addiction: ice cream (and sugar in general).....doing battle with it!