Only you and he (actually, only he) can judge what the problem is, but I drink a lot of beer, eat moderate carb and the only thing that was holding me back - for 25 years - was where my head was.
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Thanks everyone. I'm not sure about the recommendations to get tests done at the doctor - we're in the UK and you can't really get that sort of stuff done on the NHS. His doctor wants to put him on weight-loss pills (don't worry, there's no way we would go for that). We had a long chat about it last night with the upshot that he's either going to try some IF or maybe a combination of LC and calorie-control. I'm also going to keep working on him to take more exercise. Fingers crossed!
was that my regular general practitioner did standard blood tests for me and my thyroid blood
work turned up nothing. I went later to a doctor specializing in environmental medicine, and he
said my symptoms were classic of low thyroid function and that the standard thyroid blood test
was missing things in most people with low thyroid. He knew of a newer blood test protocol which
he wanted to do, so he had me tested and then put on thyroid medicine.
Since going on the thyroid medicine my energy surged and I began losing weight.
There may be some way your husband can benefit from this, its only a blood test .
I'll look into the thyroid question. I doubt our doctor will do any but the most basic tests, though.
PaleoMom, I am in the same situation, being in Canada, where the plethora of testing is simply not available, but one thing I would recommend is taking a look at Practical Paleo, and if any of the profile fits, trying out the food selections recommended for 30 days. All of the approaches are perfectly healthy, and if one of them shows signs of improvement over what you are doing currently, then that would be a good outcome. If it doesn't work, well, you are back to Square 1.
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Honestly, I'd do a Whole 30 just to rule out any issues with the dairy or beer.
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