Monday, February 20, 2017

Paleo - My Story

(Disclosure:  I am not compensated in anyway by the websites or products I recommend.  They get free advertisement for having a good product that I personally endorse.)

I first heard about natural solutions to thyroid issues on a local television show.   I was wondering if it could fix my thyroid issue so I could avoid being on medication for the rest of my life.   My PCP just put me on the medication and when I asked what was wrong with my thyroid her answer was, "they just stop working sometimes".   Well I thought that was a crappy answer and searched for a better one.   I attended a free seminar by this functional medicine practitioner on how functional medicine works and decided to give it a try.   

The approach is basically finding out what foods your body doesn't like and the elimination of these foods allows your body to heal itself.   Through several tests, I found I had intolerances for eggs, dairy and gluten.   The diet is basically the Paleo - Auto Immune Protocol Diet.   I did a intestinal cleanse, liver cleanse, probiotic round and started taking several supplements.   The first six weeks I eliminated caffeine, nuts, seeds, nightshades, dairy, eggs, mushrooms, soy, all sugars and all grains.   After 6 weeks I was able to start adding some foods back:  caffeine, nuts, seeds, nightshades and mushrooms.   There are several really good websites out there that really go into the how and why paleo works and they do vary a bit but these are some of the ones I frequent. and

I would suggest you review some of their posts and their testimonies.   There are so many out there about others who have used the paleo lifestyle to current their illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, graves disease, Hashimoto, thyroid, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, ms, and the list goes on and on.  All I can say is wow.  

I am happy to report after 12 weeks on this program, my TSH went from 11.53 to 3.78 and triglycerides went from 156 to 105.   There were other improvements as well and overall my blood work improved. 

If you are interested in doing some testing on your own - this site offers some lower priced options:   The people there are really helpful and much less expensive then the route I took. I believe they offer consulting to guide you through the process.   I know the paleo mom does as well but I don't know much about the costs.

I know Paleo is a pretty tough lifestyle and that there are a lot of people that just can't give up eating things they love but with some creativity which I will share in later posts you really don't have to.   It really angers me that medical doctors don't at least share this information with their patients who come in with these illnesses and give them the option to try without automatically putting them on medication that just masks the real issue - the food they are consuming.   These medications over time destroy the body.   Our society is just going to continue to get sicker and sicker!   Part of me thinks it is a conspiracy to reduce the population.  I also believe the some of the cancer we see is also related to either the medication and/or these food intolerances.   I also think they with all this GMO stuff they have damaged our food supply.   

Ok, I will get off my soapbox now.   Just saying I am much happier, healthier and wiser now.  If you have questions, leave me a comment.

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