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February 10, 2017

This Really Is a Family Story

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. In fact, I have a contest going right now. So if you have a story to share, no matter how big or how small, you’ll be in the running to win a big prize. Read more here.

realifestories in lineMy journey to the primal life began in search of health, not weight loss. I could certainly lose a few pounds, but that is not what brought me here.

My work was very demanding; long hours, worked most holidays, high stress, constantly eating on the run, etc. I couldn’t sleep, had anxiety, had wacky hormones, and did not spend much quality time with my husband and two daughters. I started playing around with the paleo diet, and I devoured information on how to live a more healthy lifestyle. That is when I found you. I saw a functional medical doctor who diagnosed me with Hoshimoto’s and Adrenal Fatigue. That sealed the deal, and I was all in.

Luckily, my family has been completely supportive and is all in with me. It has been a fun adventure, and I love that The Primal Blueprint is not just about eating, but about lifestyle as well. Well meaning friends and family worry about my poor kids because they don’t get to eat the way other kids eat. Trust me, my kids are not suffering one bit. They truly love our meals and are developing quite mature palates. They did tell me I could not serve them liver ever again. I’ll give on that one. 🙂 They are 13 and 14 and are getting very creative with healthy ways to make treats. They made cookie dough ice cream after our beef stew tonight.

I enrolled in the 21-Day Challenge and am really enjoying it. My kids are home schooled, so it is super easy to incorporate recess with my exercise. We are all benefitting! I also am in the Primal Health Coach Program. I am only on Key Concept #3, but I started!

My chiropractor is a Primal Blueprint fan and wants me to do a class with his patients when I graduate. I already see how I can take this and run with it. People are always asking for help and advice on how to implement some of the changes that we have made.

My husband and I started a lighting business, so I ditched the old job. My husband’s Type II Diabetes is under control. My Hoshimoto’s is improving, and I expect more good news on my next check up. My youngest daughter’s ADD is significantly improved. Our quality of life is so much better. My mom is taking notice and starting to ditch grains. Lots of good news around here!

I attached a family picture since this really is a family story. Thanks for what you do Mark, and I look forward to helping you achieve your mission of helping 100 million people!

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Elizabeth Resnick
9 days 12 hours ago

Wow, congratulations! You are fortunate to have a family that jumped on the bandwagon so easily with you. And just as fortunate to be working with a chiropractor who believes in what you are doing. Keep up the good work! Oh, and about that liver thing…first of all, I totally get it. But maybe try chicken livers. Cooked with bacon they’re actually pretty tasty!

kerri
kerri
9 days 11 hours ago

That is awesome! You have inspired me! I, also, have adrenal fatigue & Hashimoto’s. It’s a wild ride trying to find out what works & what doesn’t but, thanks to Mark’s Daily Apple & all the books it’s not a roller coaster with a missing rail anymore. May you continue down this awesome path you’re on and have many more successes on your way!

Suji
9 days 11 hours ago

Very heart warming! Thank you for sharing your story 🙂

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
9 days 11 hours ago

“They did tell me I could not serve them liver ever again.”

I’m with you on that one girls. 😉

Naomi Jones
Naomi Jones
9 days 10 hours ago

So glad to hear you are a homeschooling family like we are!! My kids are very young so we are easing them into Paleo. First step today was giving the unsweetened cereal with fruit instead of sweetened cereal. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they loved it!

Nanette
7 days 1 hour ago

Kids are more resilient than we give them credit for! After a few more successes, start ramping it up. Today it is very rare that that my kids don’t like our meal. Good luck!

Troels Rasmussen
Troels Rasmussen
8 days 16 hours ago

Regarding the liver issue, this recipe:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/crispy-liver-hash-brown-patties/
changed things for me, making it more of a choice than a chore to eat liver. In combination with the potato, the unpleasantness of the liver goes away in my opinion.

Nocona
Nocona
8 days 14 hours ago

So nice to hear a family story. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Stainthorpe
6 days 15 hours ago

Amazing and well done for getting the whole family on board. Great family photo too. Love it !

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