Our family already does a lot of things differently. So adding one more thing won’t really make much of a difference, will it? Well, we are about to embark on a big lifestyle change. When I went to the MS doctor on Tuesday I asked if there were certain foods that I should avoid due to having MS because I read lots of varying opinions on the subject. He said there is not a whole lot of research yet about specific foods, but those people with autoimmune diseases that follow a hunter-gatherer diet or a Paleolithic diet have had wonderful results. Sometimes their symptoms go away completely. He mentioned the results of Terry Wahls and said I could watch her Ted Talk. He said that I didn’t have to do it, but if I wanted to it was worth a try. He recommended that I buy grass-fed, organic meats, eggs, and dairy even if I choose not to do the Paleo diet.
we got home from the wonderful mosaic park, we anxiously started
researching. We watched the Ted Talk by Terry Wahls. We read a lot of
information about the Paleo diet. We learned that the Paleo diet
consists mainly of fish (wild, not farm-raised), grass-fed pasture
raised meats, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts. You are not supposed
to eat grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and
my meat-loving and vegetable-hating husband, this is extreme. But as
soon as we watched Terry Wahls speak, he said it made sense and that he
was willing to try. I never imagined he would be willing to make such an
extreme lifestyle change. After reading more about it yesterday, Bryan
and the boys might include moderate dairy in their diets and we will all
be keeping green beans, peas, and limited potatoes (roasted only) for
now. Not wanting to be wasteful and because we still have a little bit of pasta and a few
non-Paleo items in the house, we are going to use those up before going full on Paleo
but within a couple of weeks we should be eating like the cavemen. Today we went to the store and we bought lots of veggies, some almond butter because peanuts are a legume, lots of nuts excluding peanuts, and a few other Paleo items. Tomorrow and Saturday we are picking up more veggies and some grass-fed, organic meats from a local farm and the Farmer's Market. As
time goes on I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about when it comes to
incorporating this new diet into our everyday lives, so stay tuned.
We’re just getting started.