Hi, I have a question. My dad has had horrible pain in the back of his upper leg for over 6 months now. We think it's nerve pain, he goes to a chiro and thinks it helps but he keeps reinjuring it. He's a super high stress type of guy and tension sure doesn't help. My question is will a primal diet help that? He eats a semi-healthy mostly whole grain SAD diet. Not junk food but still he sure likes his cookies and pb&j sandwiches. He's also very resistant to diet change. I'm thinking about telling him that if he promises to try it for 2 weeks I'll cook him lots of yummy food and bring him primal cookies so he doesn't have to go w/o sweets. Anyone have any experience with this type of pain and will primal help? I hate to talk him into it and it not help a bit, then he'd be really against PB. I assume it will help just because it seems to be a cure all in most cases
Please show your father this from Cardiologist Dr. Davis:
Wheat causes havoc to the the body, nerves and brain. Show him these additional links:
All links are short and to the point.
* Wheat - Visceral Fat, Man Boobs, Breast Cancers, blood sugar, Big Belly
* Wheat-insulin resistance,diabetes,heart disease,hypertension,cancer,arthritis,cartilage destruction
* Wheat Free Diet gets AMAZING results:
* Photo of Wheat Belly, weight gain, Bad Cholesterol, Brain Fog, heart disease, lost energy
* Wheat - Testimonials Fat melting away from not eating grains
* Wheat - Makes us feel Hungry
* Wheat Benefits = none, Effects of not eating wheat
* Wheat - Your Brain on Wheat
* Wheat Severe Joint Pain, man walks after giving up wheat
* Wheat the Nicotine of Food contributes MIGHTILY to Diabetes
* MDA - WHY GRAINS ARE UNHEALTHY
Best to you,
Last edited by Grizz; 11-01-2010 at 01:02 PM.
Grizz, do you have any links about high blood pressure? A friend is considering primal. She's a young woman (30s), overweight and doctor can't figure out why her BP is high. I check heartscanblog but couldn't find anything specific to BP. Thanks!
Here is a quote from Dr. Davis,
"While readers of The Heart Scan Blog already know that I advocate a diet free of wheat, cornstarch, and sugar for heart health and correction of multiple lipoprotein abnormalities, it was fascinating to hear how a similar approach seems to yield extraordinary benefits in this entirely unrelated area of female health. Yes. All metabolic parameters, as well as many common complaints, improve. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels improve, while "good" HDL cholesterol levels increase. Weight drops at a pace of 12 lbs per month very steadily and we have many many patients who have experienced 50lb wt loss. Blood pressure decreases steadily in these patients and we are often able to get them off of cholesterol and blood pressure medicines. Common symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disturbances, decreased energy, migraine headaches and depression all dramatically improve. Again we can often get patients off depression and migraine suppression medications. So this approach helps in a multitude of areas."
Much more here: The correct word to search for is Hypertension:
Overweight = High Blood Pressure [hypertension] pure & simple.
When she gets rid of the weight, her blood pressure will fall. Her doctor must be a doofus. Everyone knows that overweight = high blood pressure.
My wife went from high blood pressure to normal for the 1st time in 30 years within 2 months of going Primal. She was only 20 lbs overweight, and she is now at her "Perfect Weight."
Best to you,
Last edited by Grizz; 11-01-2010 at 01:39 PM.
Thanks Grizz, I loved that story of the man who couldn't walk w/o pain. Now I just have to get my dad to read these and not dismiss them...
Thank you! I will send it to her.
Originally Posted by Isfahel
He HAS to take it seriously because the source is a well respected cardiologist. The source could not be more credible.
Best to you,
I talked to him a bit, lol, I asked him why not, it couldn't hurt. And he joked it would hurt not being able to eat his pb sandwich everyday... I told him he could make it with coconut pancakes, maybe he will, I know he's sick and tired of hurting. And I found out it is Sciatica, don't know if that makes any difference. I read good things about Esther Gokhale's methods on another thread and her book is at our library so I'm going to get it and see if anything in that will help.
Hi Isfahel. I am a Chiro and I think the best way to look at the spine is it is like a fuse box. As a Chiro I can reset the fuse but if you are still overloading your system you are going to keep blowing that fuse. It's like having fourteen things plugged into a power point, until you unplug some things, the fuse is just going to keep blowing. It's important to reset the fuse but you also have to unplug some things. Now things that will overload the body are either physical stresses, emotional stresses or chemical stresses. I know personally, my spine needed to be realigned every two weeks to keep my nerves working optimally, and keep my migraines at bay, before I went primal. Now I get a checkup every 4 weeks. This means that a perfect CW diet was an overload on my body. So yes going Primal will help the Chiro work better and for longer. Also look at the other overloads. Get the stress under control by removing the stress or using some meditation, stretching or massage to reduce the tension created by the stress. EFT can help - search for it on Mercola.com where he explains how to do it. Look for any physical stresses that may be overloading things as well - work, bad positions, old bed etc. And keep getting adjusted by the Chiro.
I am a PTA and think quite possibly a little physical therapy along with his adjustments might be a good idea too. If the chiro keeps re-setting the fuse box, and the wiring is junked up it will jus tkeep blowing too. Doing stretchign and specialized core strengthening will help to keep it from coming back. Some chiros are good about this and will teach the patient the right exercises to help with this, while others won't. Unfortunately, some insurance won't cover both a chiro and PT at the same time.
Sigh, now I miss my chiros, they were the best ever.