Thank you Siobhan for the encouragement to continue with the barefooting! I don't have any foot pain however I am having issues with my lower back. Woke up one morning this April unable to bear any weight on my left leg because of severe back pain and sciatica. Was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease as well as some disc atrophy at L4,L5 and S1. Underwent weeks of chiropractic, massage and physio along with a smorgasbord of drugs. Finally after about 6 weeks I was "ok"
Fast forward to July when I literally spent 5 days and nights at my Mom's bedside while she was dying. Definitely the most difficult thing I have ever had to do both physically and emotionally. My back has been so-so ever since. Latest flare up started about 2 weeks ago. It's somewhat improved now with painkillers and muscle relaxants along with heat and stretching.
I am really hoping that eating primally will not only make me healthier and stronger but allow me to drop some excess weight which I know is not good for my back either.
Btw I have really enjoyed reading your journal. You are a real inspiration to me. Some of your posts have made me lol while others have brought me to tears. You really should write a book!
Sorry for hijacking your journal Ecks. Keep up the good work on your Whole 30! You are 1/3 of the way there man.