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. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!
Every month it came like clockwork, my period, and it felt like a huge slap in my face. It served as another reminder of how my body was not working. We were trying for our second child and the months kept slipping away. Each passing month making me feel more depressed. Add in trouble breathing, swollen painful joints, bleeding cracked hands, mysterious bumps on my skin, mood swings, and 15 pounds that piled on seemingly overnight, I was a mess. I felt like I was falling apart both emotionally and physically.
I made an appointment with my family doctor, hoping she could help me with my already diagnosed “unexplained” infertility and everything else that was going awry with my body. Days before my appointment I was running with a friend, “Do you have asthma?” she asked as I wheezed my way up a hill. I always got really winded running. She expressed concern. Apparently I was one of the worse sounding runners she had ever heard. She had just completed a “Whole 30” with great results and urged me to try. I borrowed the copy of her book. Desperate to try something I almost read the entire book overnight and started the next morning.
Within a day’s time I was already feeling better. Three days later at my doctor’s appointment, I was already down six pounds. A gash on my shin that refused to heal for months had healed. So much so, I even forgot to bring it up and it was a top concern. I had already gone gluten free seven years before. She felt I had additional food intolerances. She said the rapid weight loss showed I was retaining water and probably had widespread inflammation. Later blood work showed that she was correct. She encouraged me to embrace this new way of eating. She believed it would take care of my fertility issues and that was all the encouragement I needed.
During my “Whole 30” I stumbled on to your website. I’m now an avid reader of both the website and your books. It makes Primal doable for me everyday. I feel like Sara 2.0. I feel stronger, braver, happier, and smarter. I call it “skipping on a rainbow” because that’s how good I feel. I’ve never felt this good in my entire life.
I can write about how I dropped eight pant sizes, more than 30 pounds, and feel more young and vibrant than when I was a kid. All my health concerns are gone. Can you believe this is not the best part of my story?
While I type this up, my now six month old is happily babbling away on his playmat next to me. It happened! The doctor was right. I went all in with this new eating lifestyle and I got pregnant without any medical intervention. The entire process took me three years. My three year infertility journey took me to a place I couldn’t even imagine, a new pain free life with my beautiful two boys and supportive husband (who discovered he loves broccoli). I also gained my awesome friend who introduced me to this Primal lifestyle and supported me 100 percent.
Can I tell you that I conceived because I went Primal? I don’t know. All I know is that I feel awesome and I am rocking my blessing of a sweet baby. That’s all the proof I need.