For the past thirteen plus years, I have been inspired to achieve greater health and vitality through traditional food and paleo diets along with some supplementation and other lifestyle changes. I am pretty fearless when it comes to trying new things, as long as it doesn’t involve great heights! I have done the extreme, raw paleo diet, eating only raw foods, including all kinds of raw muscle and organ meats, to the Weston Price inspired diet, including plenty of raw dairy, soaked grains, fermented foods and bone broths. All of these modern versions of primitive diets have their benefits and their sometimes hidden drawbacks.
It is my intent to chronicle my many years of hard-won experience here in hopes that others out there can learn from it and perhaps share some of their own.
At the time I began my dietary experiments, I was suffering from a myriad of health issues. Some of the most prominent ones include an extreme inability to consume and digest enough food, resulting in being 40+ pounds underweight and extreme fatigue with a constant feeling of muscle weakness. I also had an inability to gain strength, excessive hair shedding, very foggy thinking, anxiety, migraines, cold hands and feet, lack of motivation, frequent dizziness, endometriosis and much gut pain and discomfort. Yes, I was in a bad state and barely had enough energy to get through regular daily activities. Ironically, I had a hard time getting doctors to take me seriously since I was “so young and thin”, as if youth and thinness are the end all be all of health! (Of course this was California, so go figure!)
As of writing this, I have managed to satisfactorily eliminate all of those issues. I am not perfect by any means, but I can now exercise regularly and have actually gained the appropriate amount of weight and muscle mass, which I have never been able to do easily before. It was not a single, straightforward process. Some things which were touted as beneficial, made things worse, while other things helped within only a short time.
I wish to tell my story here to benefit and entertain my readers with my years of using myself as a guinea pig in my relentless pursuit of optimal health and well being. Come back often and find useful information and insights into some of the most influential health paradigms of the last decade. Please remember to bring your sense of humor along, because, after all, laughter is the best medicine!