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At about 45, I was
diagnosed with Palindromic Rheumatism. As an irrigation
contractor at the time, this wasn’t good news. I could hardly go
to my knees at times, then I couldn’t get back up without aid.
Sometimes, my forearms would become inflamed, so I couldn’t turn
my wrists even slightly. Let me tell you, one cannot install
irrigation systems when this is going on!
Now, I was never overweight. In fact, I was always a hard
gainer, so-to-speak. In order to gain any size, I have to work hard
in a gym lifting weights, and eating quite a lot. (Sorry if this
makes some people angry…;) Getting to the gym at times, also
became an issue. The pain would come and go, and there was
no pattern to it. I never knew what would ache next.
One day, I ran into a friend, who also happened to work for my
parts wholesaler. Since it was the beginning of spring (I live in
Canada), and I hadn’t seen him through the winter months, I was
surprised to see he had lost about 30 pounds he had always been
carrying. I asked if he’d been sick, and he replied that he had
never been, or felt, better. With that, he took me to his office,
and explained. He had also witnessed a friend’s transformation,
and decided to give his friend’s advice a try.
Well, when he explained Paleo to me, it just made so much sense
that I had to also try it. Within about two and a half
months, I had lost 22 pounds of body fat that I didn’t even
realize I had. To my surprise, I also lost my arthritis. I
had been tested for gluten intolerance, so it wasn’t that.
What’s interesting is also that my friend also eliminated a
lifelong battle with eczema. Pills, potions and lotions weren’t
helping him. Going Paleo did. 100% eradicated. He is one fellow I
can honestly say will never go back to traditional ways of eating.
Neither will I.
Now that I’m 60, I praise the Paleo lifestyle, and I tell
others all the time. I feel like a 30-year-old, and I can
keep up to my 10-year-old, adopted son. (I also have a
41-year-old son.) It’s important to me to be around for him as he
matures, as I lost my dad at 62. Thanks for your great website, and
your commitment to helping others.
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