Believe In Yourself, Believe In Others: Introducing Lisa

Note from Sarah:  Hello dear readers.  I would like to introduce you all to Lisa.  Lisa approached me recently and asked if she could share her journey with my blog readers in hopes to not only help herself but to help others as well on their own quest to health through the paleo lifestyle.  Lisa’s story is compelling, real, and most likely will hit close to home for many of us on several levels.  Join me in supporting Lisa on her journey as she documents her path to health.  Thank you Lisa for your bravery and willingness to share your life with us.  

Believe In yourself, Believe In others.

Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe that people with kindness and compassion still exist?

I am here to say; believe! Sarah is my miracle, she is kind, compassionate and genuinely wants to share her knowledge.  With the help of Everyday Paleo and Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness, my journey to health has begun. But first, I’ll tell you what lead me here.

Like many, I want to live to be 105, dancing around and laughing, but with heart issues, high blood pressure and cholesterol issues in my family history, I figured I had better follow the “perfect healthy lifestyle” and so my vegan journey began.

 After a while (a very short while) I began struggling with weird symptoms and overtime the symptoms became too many to bear. I had quickly gained 25lbs, suffered bloating, gas, fatigue (so bad some days just the thought of crossing the street was unbearable), a thyroid that would visibly swell up, IBS, anxiety, tingling in my hands and feet, all sorts of food sensitivities (I went from being a creative cook to fearing foods and even bland foods like rice bothered me), joint and muscle pain, stiffness, and the list goes on and on.

After a million visits to the doctor as well as seeing every specialist, tons of blood work, ultrasounds and x-rays, every really serious test came back normal.

Through all of this some of the tests confirmed that I had a B12, iron and vitamin D deficiency and supplementing got rid of those, thankfully, along with the tingling and some of the fatigue. Further testing lead to gluten intolerance and I was later told it was actually celiac; well that explained the IBS, anxiety (yes a gluten intolerance symptom) vitamin  deficiency connection and why I was sudden struggling with so many food sensitivities (the gluten had caused leaky gut).

That was it; according to the doctor, nothing else was wrong, “Go home, the rest is in your head and by the way here is a prescription to calm your mental state,”…..what!!! Prescription? There was nothing wrong with my mental state except that I was following this “healthy vegan lifestyle” and feeling weaker and sicker by the day……I threw the Rx into the garbage and continued with my personal search.

The sad part was, no one could really seem to help, no one had the answers to my questions, everyone kept telling me these were detoxing signs, my body was healing.  Healing for 4 year??

I found an ND that told me I needed to add animal protein back into my diet and to get off the grains. No way, that was not true, that will make me sicker – and I ignored her advice (I have since told her I love her and that she is awesome). The search continued and I upped the grains, did more juicing, took wheatgrass shots; come on Lisa you can pull out of this! But I kept failing and feeling like a failure to my body, my body was crying for me to save it and I was crying for it to be saved.

Two yeas ago I ran across a new doctor who seemed to have some interest in actually listening to me, he would see me quickly when a symptom would pop up so he could physically see for himself what was happening….. Finally I was going to get my answers, someone believed me, someone saw what I felt. After reviewing all my symptoms over many months, he decide we needed to run some tests on my thyroid, ahha thyroid, remember how it would swell up and go down? Hashimoto reared its little head, there it was plain as day. This explained a lot of both past and present symptoms. (Not all in my head now was Dr X from the past? Ok, yes I’m still a little bitter). I sat up like a child on the first day of kindergarten awaiting my teacher to speak. Change your diet he told me, you can fix all of this with diet. I looked at him with a puzzled and confused look, diet – what do you mean diet? I eat very healthy, like a proud peacock I announced, “You know I am Vegan”, I know he said, change your diet……See a nutritionist, and get help to become healthy again.

I read everything I could get my hands on, interviewed nutrionist and I thought this is crazy no one knows what they are talking about.

Then one day in all my searching I found Robb Wolfs book, Hmm this guy’s seems pretty confident in what he is saying. Through his book I found Sarah’s website and book Everyday Paleo.  I read it and something clicked. I cannot explain what, something in her words, her energy coming through on the pages in her book, I don’t know, it was just her, I had never met her but I trusted her. As I was reading her book I felt she wanted the best for me and I found the courage to reached out to her.  “Please help me.” I asked, “I can’t do this alone anymore, I am tired and I need more than a pat on the head, I need someone to hold my hand every step of the way. I am scared of what you will tell me to do and eat, I know what I am doing is not working, but what you are saying is going against all I have been convinced of.” Sarah agreed!!! OMG she agreed to guide me, to mentor me. For that I am forever thankful. I am very much afraid of where this road with her will go, it is against all I have convinced myself is good, but all I know right now is it has been about a week since following her advice, being ative and involved with Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness, and I feel good; unless I stray (come on you knew I had to test the theory).

My advice to all of you for 2012, never ever give up on yourself, hang strong to your instincts and never be afraid to ask…..Someone might just say YES!!!!  I’ll be back soon to give you an update on how I am doing.

Wishing you all much joy and love

Lisa

Comments

  1. Lauren @ Starting With The Bar says

    Considering I’ve been written a prescription for both high blood pressure medicine and synthroid in the last 10 days, I’m going to to enjoy following your journey. Best of luck!

    • Lisa says

      Hey Lauren, are you currently following Sarah’s protocol?
      Many of her tips might help.
      Thanks for the wishes and I wish you much success in your journey too.

  2. says

    This sounds a lot like my story!! So happy to hear there’s more people just like me who wanted so badly to be healthy and thought the raw food/vegan diet was the way to that health. I too did tons of juicing and went to vegan restaurants thinking I was much healthier than I actually was. Symptoms kept popping up more and more severe over time. Like Lisa, they just kept adding up! I eventually saw an alternative doctor and he showed me Sarah’s blog and cookbook and said I could eat everything in it! Sarah has really helped me switch over to paleo and I love it! Lisa’s story is so inspiring and I hope it inspires others to give paleo a try :) Thanks so much for posting!

  3. Tricia says

    I just bought Everyday Paleo book and have read it almost cover to cover. My family joined a crossfit bootcamp here in MN last April and the gym open in July. We have a paleo challenge beginning on the 7th and this goes against everything I have lived by for 40 years. I have to admit, I am a little nervous about this. After reading this story, it helps to know how healthy this really is and how good people are feeling. We are up for the challenge but more than that, I am ready for a lifestyle change. Wish me luck!! Good luck Lisa!!

    • Lisa says

      Tricia, You can do this. Beleive me if I can do it so can you, I am the worlds biggest sugar addict ever!! lol
      Joint the ride it will be fun…keep us posted on how it is going.

  4. Claudia says

    Was it hard to start eating/preparing meat again? I am struggling with this…… I feel weird buying meat again after for years thinking that no meat was the right thing for my family. :-S

    • Lisa says

      Hi Claudia,
      It was totally hard for me and to be honest some days it is still hard. If switching back to meat is a choice you make take it slow and embrace why you are doing it.
      It has only been a few weeks for me, and like you it is against everything I was feeling. But things are feeling different I have more even energy, moods not so rollercoastery (is that a word?) lol anyway we are all individual, you definetly have to do what feels right for you.
      I wish you much happiness, Keep me posted.

      • Claudia says

        Hello, thanks for responding! Yes, definitely taking it slow! Thankfully no one has any health problems or obesity (besides my extra 10 or 15 #) but this lifestyle is sort of the direction I want to steer us in! I’m a LONG way from buying a grass-fed cow or anything like that, though! lol

        • Amanda says

          Hi Lisa and Claudia,
          I am right there with you! I was a vegetarian for 10 years, but started eating meat again last April at the coaxing of my paleo husband (read: bacon!!!). Thankfully I didn’t have any serious medical issues, but I did find that I lost about 15 pounds within a month of the change. The switch was so hard for me, it was ingrained in my mind that meat should not be in my mouth…now I’m trying to train my brain to think the same way with grains and sugars, slowly but surely I’m getting there and so will you! good luck on your journeys!

  5. Kristi says

    It’s always awesome to read inspiring stories like this one! I hope I have my own story to tell soon. My boyfriend and I got the Everyday Paleo book for Christmas and we started following the 30-day meal plan on January 1st. For the first time in my life, not only am I eating vegetables, but enjoying them! Thank you, Sarah!

    And thank you, Lisa, for sharing your story! Good luck on your paleo journey!

  6. JoyPerman says

    Wow! Sarah, you are like a “super-star” in the Paleo world and yet you take the time to reach out to us, individually. You did it for me, once & I will always remember. Thank you for sharing yourself, your family, your story & your great knowledge. You are an example of what “love in action” looks like. Many continued blessings to you & your family.

  7. Hannah says

    Lisa, thank you for sharing your story. It reminds me so much of where I was a few years ago. At age 20 I was a vegetarian/vegan, diagnosed with intersticial cystitis (Autoimmune), I had IBS, and a whole slew of other symptoms. I saw countless docotrs and no one knew how to truly help me. I was introduced to paleo a year ago and it has truly changed my life. I am so excited for you as you embark on this journey!

  8. Sharon says

    Lisa, my hat is off to you! You’ve never given up your search for a solution to your health problems, thus you will reap many rewards for your persistance & drive. So very proud of you :-) I’m intrigued by the Paleo way and will definitely look into it. I need all the help & inspiration I can get my hands on!

  9. Michaela says

    Hi Lisa
    It is like my story I have been vegan high raw for nearly 2 years, lots of juicing lots of green smoothie. I have not eaten so much grains but when I start to work out I have no energy for it. Please can you write me if do you still juice? What do you mean by Sarah protocol, I have her book but what it is?
    Can you write sample of your daily menu? so I can read it. Like for you it is hard for me to eat so much meat. I have start with eggs fish then turkey chicken and only little bit red meat yet. Thanks a lot it helps me to continue my journey

    • Lisa says

      Hi Michaela, Thank you for your questions I will answer them as best I can. One of the greatest things about Paleo is that it is your own personal journey with food, not a one size fits all plan.
      Sarah gives you the basics in her book Everyday Paleo, but you go from there with what works best for you and your body. For me having Hashimotos I do best without eggs and take a great digestive enzyme Jason from EPLifefit suggested. But if you do not have auto immune issues you might be fine with eggs unless you have an allergy to them, then of course stay away.
      I have not been juicing mostly because it has been getting colder where I live, but I have been thinking of adding some back into my daily routine soon.
      I am still learning and growing with Paleo, but I love to cook and be creative with food which is a plus. A basic day might be something like this….B: Grapefruit, canadian bacon, steamed greens. L: Romain lettuce leafs stuffed with ground beef or turkey, topped with tomato, sauteed onion and mushroom and freshed avacodo.
      D: A huge salad with chicken and a homemade dressing of, olive oil, lime juice and some paleo friendly mustard.
      I hope this helps, but please remember these are only my thougths and if you have any serious concern or issues please consult with your medical professional.

      • michaela says

        Thank you so much it helps me a lot. I do not have any problem I am fine with eggs it i just different you know spending years as vegan I was not eating animals products now my mainly food is animal products:-)

  10. Keturah says

    Yay Lisa! you can do it. I started 3 months ago and feel the best I ever have. Its amazing. Keep up the good work!

  11. Jules says

    Hi there my friend! Thank you for sharing your blog with all these people. I know that they will definitely get inspiration from you….as you have been for me! You are the “real deal” and I am proud to call you my friend. Best of luck on this wonderful journey…and thank you for introducing it to me…I don’t know anything about Paleo…but I am willing to learn. Wish me luck! :D xo

    • Lisa says

      Jules, You will love it. Grab Sarahs book Everyday paleo form the library if you can and mega search her blogs. I will help you every step of the way.

  12. Monica says

    I tried a vegetarian lifestyle for 3 months in 2011. I was already very healthy and quite active, but also curious about the lifestyle. I stuck to it faithfully and began to see how my body would be affected. At the end of those 3 months, I found myself feeling very weak. I enjoy hitting the weights and found my strength decreasing. We have been looking into the Paleo lifestyle for months, starting with a podcast my husband listens to that interviewed Robb Wolf. We read the book and decided to dive in. I’ve “tried” a lot of things over the past 3 1/2 years as I’ve slowly walked a path to greater health. I’ve cleaned out processed foods, enjoyed juicing, loading on vitamins and gone RAW for periods of time… and then the experiment with the vegetarian lifestyle. I do not exaggerate when I say that I have never experienced anything like I am on the Paleo lifestyle. I must admit that I’m a little surprised! I wasn’t expecting this at all. I have incredible energy and a great mental sense of well-being. Once you wrap your mind around the choice-for-a-lifetime, clean out your cupboards and learn how to modify your cooking, this thing is a no-brainer! The cost/benefit is there, I assure you. My advice to you is to jump in and don’t look back. We have engaged this as a family and we’ve found how much fun we have cooking together. I was concerned it would be a hard sell to my teens, but we’ve approached this with a positive and hopeful attitude and it’s been incredible. Blessings to you on your journey! Keep looking forward and when you find yourself “mourning” the loss of the old foods you think you want, remind yourself of the health you are gaining.

  13. Beth says

    Good for you, Lisa.
    I took this journey myself about 6 months ago. I turned to Sarah’s website and cookbook after realizing that she had struggled with chronic yeast infections just like me. I had the same doctor give me two prescriptions on the same day: 1. change your diet (or) 2. Prozac! (I think he offered the Prozac since most people would rather medicate and take the easy way out. I’m not sure it would have cured a yeast infection, but I guess I wouldn’t have cared anymore.)
    So, I too threw the script for Prozac in the trash and opted to change my diet. I’m so glad I did! I haven’t had a yeast infection in the 6 months since I went Primal/Paleo. And this is after struggling with them regularly for 2.5 years! It really does matter what you put into your body!
    Best wishes to you in 2012. I hope you heal and thrive!

  14. Stephanie says

    Thanks for sharing your story. After reading so many success stories of people getting rid of the symptoms that you are struggling with, I’m sure that paleo is going to help you very much. I too was vegetarian and semi-vegan when I made the switch, for all the “good reasons” explained in all the vegan propaganda books (all wrong). One thing that helped me is to also consider that, rather than just abstaining from meat altogether, giving my money to farmers who practice humane farming with animals actually supports the alternative industries, which need more money to grow before they can get more places and someday compete with conventional.

    One thing that I keep seeing is that so many of us who tried the vegan lifestyle didn’t even consider that it could be causing us these problems because we were all so brainwashed by the vegan propaganda that this is THE healthiest way to eat. But seriously, if a vegan diet causes B12 and iron deficiency, how can it be considered healthy? What were we thinking? I wish all the vegan folks (T. Colin Campbell, John Robbins were my main inspiration) said to try it for 30 days rather than insisting that their diet is the healthiest diet in the world for everyone. I think for some people it’s probably ok enough and it’s often a vast improvement over SAD, but since becoming paleo I’m hearing more and more about how many people really thrive with paleo eating that were sick with vegan eating. I wonder if there are people who don’t thrive with paleo? Did you meet anyone in your work like that Sarah? It seems to me that, with the ability to tweak the macronutrient ratio easily, it should be fine for most people who can metabolize macronutrients normally. I know of some people who can’t metabolize fat so it would be challenging to adjust it for them.

    When I see something that is tempting, especially at work where there is always bad stuff in the lunch room, I think of how sick I was and picture myself in that situation again. It really helps that stuff look a lot more like what it is, i.e., YUCKY! You can do it Lisa! Keep us posted in your transition to true health.

    • Sarah says

      Great comment Stephanie, and yes, I have seen all sort of needs for variation of the paleo diet dependent on the persons condition, but that’s the amazing thing about eating this way – it’s not a one size fits all program and we can tweak macronutrient ratios, like you stated, and remove problematic foods, like nightshades, all dairy, etc., for other folks and overall I have yet to find someone who didn’t truly stick to eating paleo NOT achieve better health. In my experience, people who have stated that eating paleo doesn’t work, haven’t really tried strick paleo for longer than a couple of days without adding back in some sort of neolithic foods. Like Jason Seib says, if you keep on cheating it’s like never really starting.

  15. Erin says

    The ideas about nutrition in our culture are all out of whack. The Vegan diet is protected, most people think they couldn’t do it but it is still hailed as the most healthy and ethical diet. Whenever I talk about my diet people automatically jump to the conclusion that it is “too much meat.” They don’t understand that a Paleo plate looks a lot like a “normal” plate except there is twice the amount of veggies, and that’s it! I don’t think I eat “more” meat, it’s just the same meals without the servings of grain.

    It’s too bad that people like you suffered because of the lack of understanding of proper nutrition among health professionals in our country. Paleo isn’t a “diet” it is simply following the guidelines of proper human nutrition. I’m glad you found it, and best of luck!!

  16. Sam says

    Hi Sarah
    Thanks a lot what your are doing for us I have read your book also Robb Wolf book and also Loren Cordain book, I am new in paleo just simple question what is the proper ratio of fat carb and protein? I know protein should be 1g per LBM but I am confused about carb especially fruit. Cordain reccomend as much fruit as we wand to eat and his daily carb goes over 20% of daily calories. Many thanks to you Btw can you write post about it?

  17. Danielle says

    Great story. I too convinced myself raw vegan was the answer. I even went on a ten day juice fast that I broke unceremoniously by eating half a baked chicken! Guess I needed some protein. Thankfully I have found a land of sanity and its called Paleo.

  18. Kevin says

    Awesome job Lisa. I am a former Strength Coach (CSCS), and have studied nutrition and supplements for quite some time. After getting out of shape for the last time ( I did mention “former” trainer), I made a commitment to rekindle my commitment to fitness again just 6 months ago. In doing so, I joined a gym offering Crossfit classes, and I picked up a copy of “Every Day Paleo”. I have been following the workouts and cookbook, and have lost 35 lbs over those six months and dropped 8% bodyfat (checked using a local bodpod), and I am getting stronger, and my muscles are starting to show again. Keep up the great work. Consistency is definitely the key! There are so many substitutions for the foods we feel we cannot live without, and this eating plan is the most satisfying I have ever been on. Best of luck!

  19. Angel says

    Lisa, I can understand what you’re going through. I don’t have Celiac or Hashimoto’s, but I have 3 other autoimmune diseases: autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune cholangitis, and lupus. I was only diagnosed last May. And I had to take massive amounts of steroids to get my liver function under control. I now take an immune suppresor to keep my body from trying to kill my liver. And I have to take several other prescriptions to help keep everything level. But the thing that was getting worse by the day was the joint pain and the fatigue. It had gotten so bad one rainy day that I thought to myself “If this continues to get worse at this rate, I’ll be disabled in a few months”. I’ve always been fairly active, and I just couldn’t exercise. Add to that all the weight I gained on the prednisone for 6 months, and I was a big fat mess.

    I recently read about the Paleo diet and how it can help with autoimmune issues. My doctor had told me there had been some research indicating that gluten was not only bad for Celiac, but can cause flare ups in ALL autoimmune diseases. So I gave it a try. In ONE DAY, my joint pain was almost gone. That was only two weeks ago, and I’ve barely had any joint pain at all. I’ve started working out again. And I have a lot more energy. Oh yeah, and I’ve lost 9 pounds so far. YAY!

    I really hope this works for you. :)

    • Lisa says

      Angel, that is awesome, keep at it and please keep me posted on your wonderful success. If you are following Paleo then you are already probably dairy free, but if not going dairy free will real help too. That includes butter and egg as you have auto immune issues.

  20. Dana Post says

    Lisa, you are relentlessly brave and courageous and aligned with a very passionate, truth-seeking, empathetic community – Press On!! I just know you will feel better and better and better!

  21. Mel says

    Hi Lisa and Sarah. What an awesome list of comments. Just wanted to add my name to the list. I’ve also tried being a vegetarian/semi vegan only to make my IBS worse. Eating “proper human nutrition”, real food, primal/paleo has definitley helped me too! I still have along way to go, my damaged gut won’t be fixed overnight but at least I’m finally making progress. Thanks to everyone in the Paleo community for finally “getting it” and sharing.

  22. Jodi says

    Wow! I have a very similar story and also became very interested in Everyday Paleo. I had actually started my search with Primal (Mark Sisson) and I felt like there was no way I could possibly change so much about my diet, I am a Mom of 2 and we are crazy busy/active keeping up with life and their sports is tough enough….. But I bought her book after talking with a holistic family RN (since I had also seen several doctors/tests, etc.. and was recommended to take an anti-anxiety med to make all of my ‘symptoms’ disappear). Sarah instantly became my inspiration! I feel like she can relate, I finished her book and also bought the primal blueprint. It has been 2 months and all of my crazy symptoms are gone. Also, my husband feels awesome, and is so happy to be part of this lifestyle change. As for my kids, I couldn’t have done it without Sarah! Every time my 4 year old gave me a hard time (the first 7-10 days for her) I re-read some of those pages. Stuck through it and she is a better little person! And no more belly aches. My 7 year old has always been easy to feed, he likes all veggies and fruits. He has some food sensitivities with dairy anyway, so we had pretty much removed dairy years ago from our house, but eating Paleo has really helped him in every way! He plays ice hockey, and he feels so much more energized. His teacher even emailed me after about a month of our change. She didn’t even know anything about this, and she wrote, “I don’t know what you have done to Kevin at home, but the past 2 weeks he has been so unbelievably ‘focused’ and ready to learn from the moment he walks into school. Keep it up!”
    Although I have never contacted Sarah, as we live on the East coast, she has definitely changed my life, and is such and inspiration!

    Glad you shared your story and I wish you lots of luck – you can do it! And you will live to 105, dancing and laughing. :)

      • Jodi says

        Aww THANK YOU.. I agree about the symptoms, however not many people are as open minded and are so condescending and judgmental..
        Keep working and feel great!

  23. says

    Great article! I was diagnosed with celiac disease 16 years ago, and my two sons have it as well. I went grain-free (and nearly paleo) two weeks ago, and love it.

    Let’s all inspire the public with this kind of knowledge as well. I recently wrote a letter to the editor of our local Colorado newspaper, debunking some of their recent articles touting the “faddishness” and illegitimacy of a gluten-free diet: http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20120108/OPINION03/701089931/Avoid-glutens-for-a-healthy-satisfying-life

    Keep up the great work!

    • Lisa says

      Thank you Cindy …I must apologize to you too. I missed these last few posts. I agree about getting the word out there..I have a few blogs coming up on this subject. I hope you enjoy them.

    • Lisa says

      Jana I am sorry I just saw your post…I am glad you liked the blog….. will be doing more post on Hashimoto and autoimmune as it does seem to effect paleo results a little more than if you don’t have one.

  24. JB. says

    Lisa… reading your intro post has given me hope. I have been dealing with similar struggles since I had my first miscarriage in Oct. 2010 and decided to “get healthier in hopes of having a baby” (I’ve had 2 now)…. I changed my diet (took out glutens) and although I lost 30 pounds and look amazing compared to “the old me”… I still feel exhausted every day, my palpitations are horrible some days, I wake up with my heart racing at night, sometimes insomnia, feel depressed alot and I am in a constant fog. I’ve actually felt worse over the last year instead of better. I’ve seen cardiology who says “everything is great”, my primary physician says my labs are “perfect” and said I have anxiety and “here’s a script for Xanax to help you get some sleep at night”, the allergist looked at me like I was crazy when I asked about food intolerances (I also have bad eczema on my hands) and the dermatologist just pushes more high dose corticosteroids and an immunosuppressant ointment. My chiropractor is the one who is helping me now… I am awaiting my cross reactivity panel to come back to see if there are other things I react to besides gluten (my guess is yes)… and going paleo was his first answer (until my labs come back and I have a more concrete idea of what I’m dealing with!). I have followed Sarah since last year since going gluten free and am certain that I will now be following more closely! :)
    My “stellar” labs by the way… according to my chiro’s “functional ranges” – shows low iron, low B12, low triglycerides, low protein, low WBC’s, high thyroid TPO antibodies and low TSH… he says Hashi’s and leaky gut- my PMD and everyone else in the medical world say there’s no way it is and nothing is wrong with me. Gotta love modern medicine… and here’s the kicker…. I’m a nurse!
    So, thanks to your insight… I am hopeful that I will start to feel better and possibly be able to have a successful pregnancy!

    • Kelly says

      Hi JB — Not sure if you saw my post to Lisa’s blog at Everyday Paleo . . . but in reading your post, it is nearly IDENTICAL to my story . . . 17 year battle with pain, fatigue — fibromyalgia is what they call it when they cannot figure out what the h*ll is wrong with you. I’ve battled all the same things you have: ezcema, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, extreme Vitamin D deficiency, gluten intolerance, bloat, extreme intestinal issues, protracted recovery time to exercise or exertion, muscle and joint pain, EXTREME mind-boggling fatigue, weight gain . . . have seen every kind of doctor under the sun: western, eastern, holistic — have tried accupuncture, intravenous vitamin cocktails, rekki massage, infra-red sauna, colonics, ALL KINDS of pain medications . . . and have gone broke in the process of trying to figure this out.

      Why is modern medicine ignoring this way of eating, I wonder? Maybe because it will put them out of business? Hmmmm . . . good luck to you !!

  25. Kelly says

    Lisa — Your story reads like my story . . . . 17 year battle with pain, fatigue — fibromyalgia is what they call it when they cannot figure out what the h*ll is wrong with you. I’ve battled all the same things you have: ezcema, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, extreme Vitamin D deficiency, gluten intolerance, bloat, extreme intestinal issues, protracted recovery time to exercise or exertion, muscle and joint pain, EXTREME mind-boggling fatigue, weight gain . . . have seen every kind of doctor under the sun: western, eastern, holistic — have tried accupuncture, intravenous vitamin cocktails, rekki massage, infra-red sauna, colonics, ALL KINDS of pain medications . . . and have gone broke in the process of trying to figure this out. Stumbling onto the EVERYDAY PALEO book, I’m pretty sure it’s going to change my life. Will keep you posted.

    God Bless you and God Bless Sarah . . .

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