Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Autoimmune Protocol has changed my LIFE!

At the end of May, I started seeing a new doctor, a functional neurologist, to help me with some therapy for my leftover symptoms from having Bacterial Meningitis in 2008.  He ordered some blood tests and put me on a completely grain-free diet (also dairy free, sugar free, nut free, nightshade free)

I started to see some changes in my body pretty quickly. Initially, I lost 15 pounds but more noticeably, I stopped having my regular headaches.  My brain fog went away and I started having more energy.  It turned out that I'm highly reactive to gluten and was showing inflammation in my gut.

Overall, I have seen a lot of improvement in my aches and pains and some of my skin issues.  I have eczema and psoriasis and have less flares than previously.  It's been 6 months now.

Of course it has changed the way I cook and bake.  No more flour cookies and cinnamon buns or cakes.  But, I mostly don't miss them anymore.  I can make some banging brownies out of plantains!
And delicious Coconut Banana Smoothies...  I don't really need to snack much because my meals are very satisfying, full of good fats, grassfed or pastured meats, good starches, and lots of veggies.  I'm nourishing my body well for the first time in my life.

And the really weird thing? My cellulite is gone.

I just turned 41, have four sons, and weigh the same as I did before kids (after 16 years!)

One of the blogs that I found most helpful is www.thepaleomom.com  She is a doctor, scientist, and backs up her information with tons of real research.  It's helping thousands of people being diagnosed with thyroid issues, skin issues, MS, and all kinds of autoimmune diagnoses.

I'm really excited to have found healing like this. It's helping me take care of ME so that I can take better care of my family!  


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