Thanks for sharing. It's always good to hear of other people's journeys to wellness.
I've been reading up on Paleo, but am not sure I want to go all the way in eliminating all grains, legumes, etc.
However, I do find that eating mainly gluten free is quite beneficial to my health. No, I've not been diagnosed, and it is possible the recent 'gut' problems have been more related to kidney stones, than gluten.
But, as long as I stick to a healthy, whole foods menu, with as little processing as possible, I think I'm doing well, and it does not have to have a label (paleo, primal, etc.).
So, occasionally I'll have quinoa, or rice, or other non-Paleo items - and I don't have to feel guilty about any of it. Food isn't meant to make you feel guilty, in my opinion (at least the 'real' stuff, rather than the artificially flavoured, highly processed type)
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PaleoHacks is a great site but they can WAY geek out on you with science/medical terms. They can also be simple answer but it's great to bookmark!
I mentioned, I have Celiac but I grew up on a working ranch where we ate only things we raised (including sugar cane) and our own spring water. My foundation is whole foods but that was all I knew -- we were hillbillies! I didn't know anything (still in question ;p).
When I got my diagnosis of Celiac about 18 months ago (maybe 2 years, can't remember), it came from testing for other autoimmune. I'd been researching and seen 'paleo' here and there but it didn't make great sense to me, seemed extreme in some ways and too lax in others. Nevertheless, I end up (here's my point!) finding a lot of GREAT food/recipe ideas from Paleo sources. I am not Paleo.
I cannot do dairy of any kind. I can't digest legumes on their own but I *do* drink soya for other health reasons (soy is a legume, so non-Paleo!). I'm lucky in that my doctor worked with me for over a year with elimination testing and then released me to test on my own (I've been back a few times for blood tests but it's basically experimenting by doing at least one month of 'control,' safe foods, then test ONE food).
I scour the internet for ideas even a couple of years into this.
my SparkPage is friends-only because I'm paranoid and boring, anyway
It sounds interesting. I have Celiac (severe, went misdiagnosed for over 40 years, so much damage was done) and I'm unable to digest many foods.
I don't believe there's a 'one size fits all' to foods (I'm a huge proponent of elimination testing, which is scientific and takes a great deal of control and time -- BUT it absolutely works) but anything putting out knowledge about potential problems is good to bring up conversation.
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