“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
I resisted for a long time.
It’s too restrictive… I can’t do it. It won’t really make a difference anyway. It doesn’t fit with my lifestyle…. blah, blah, blah!
Yep, I am talking about food and that four letter word, diet. But not just any diet… a healthy diet that I could live with and that would help me manage my multiple sclerosis (MS).
Whenever I asked my inner guides (topic for another post), their guidance was simple – eat real food.
That was not helpful…. until, I discovered real food. The Paleo/Primal diet is a real food diet. There is also a real food movement. Who knew?
And…. drum roll… there is an autoimmune paleo diet version for individuals dealing with any number of health issues, including MS. I’ll be darned.
The basic concept is quite simple….nothing processed or artificial. If it comes out of a box it is not allowed. No gluten, no dairy, no grains, no legumes… Check it out, here.
After several months of research and the purchase of several books, I began the diet. I have not begun the autoimmune (AIP) version yet as I have learned that gradual changes work best for me… and the AIP is quite restrictive.
So…. I would like to share what I am learning with you via this blog. It is my intention to blog at least weekly. (At least I am going to set that intention).
No, my MS has not magically disappeared or my symptoms abated… but I have lost weight. That is a good thing.
Did I mention that I am eating bacon and drinking bone broth made from oxtails? I have a lot to share. 🙂 Stay tuned.