I'd just like to say a little 'welcome'. I'm genuinely glad that you found this WOE, gave it a chance, and have found the benefits.
I too came to Primal/Paleo from a sick perspective, though one much different from yours. And I have also found an amazing degree of healing with this diet/WOE (I don't consider it a 'diet'). 15 years of RSD/CRPS (recently recognized as an autoimmune disease) in the entire right half of my body including 10 surgeries and years of pain meds, IIH and severe complicated migraines (also both autoimmune connected) with terrible neurological symptoms.
This has changed my life. I'm not 100% cured and my never be, but I'm now a really functional human being again since only January.
Keep it up!
It's always good to have another encouraging voice for those with questions.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Thank you so much for your quick reply. Yes, I did read your first post. That is why I was so interested in your story and how this is working for you. I am 47, and it seems my health is getting worse every day. I am so discouraged. My boss actually gave me the book, Primal Blueprint, because she sees what I am going through and how completely FRUSTRATED I am. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol several years ago. I started with a low-dose statin that has now been increased to 80 mg. The dr. added niaspan and Lovaza after that. (of course, not all at one time....seems like once per year, he "adds" something) Then I was diagnosed with high blood pressure - very odd since my bp has always been on the low side. My dr. started me on a diuretic and after a year or so, added Lisinopril. Well......I lost 20 lbs recently by eating little, but eating TONS of fruit. Went to the dr. for labs last month.....triglycerides are 650! Of course, this is considered to be the danger zone. My fasting sugar was also elevated at 108. The dr. sent me to an endocrinologist last week. She did blood work and a glucose tolerance test. I do not have any results yet. I also go for an ultrasound of my thyroid in two weeks. Needless to say, I am sure Metformin is right around the corner for me. After much soul searching and research, I am starting to believe this is all a vicious cycle of meds. It is crazy that I am on all of this stuff, and I feel horrible. I am reading the book and reading these posts, but I am really considering this lifestyle change. It just scares me silly. I will keep you posted though and thank you again for replying so quickly. (I will definitely need support - ha!)