Paleo Put The Leap Back Into Sheila’s Life
Written by Sheila:
I want to thank you for your website, free quick start guide, & books. The Paleo diet has changed my life. I heard about your diet about a year ago and downloaded the quick start guide. I am on a tight budget (UK Govt pension), and when I looked at the shopping list baulked at the cost and put the whole thing away. About 7 months later I looked at it again and decided to give it a go with the lean animal proteins and veg I can afford. I am 68 and have had osteoarthritis for more than 30 years. I also have asthma, hiatus hernia, acid reflux, CFS, anxiety/depression, and sleeping problems for 30+ years.
On day 3 of paleo I got out of bed in one graceful movement. I was flexible and agile and had normal energy levels all day. By day 5 I no longer needed hayfever/allergy meds, and when visiting my daughter ran up her stairs to speak to her without realizing I was doing it. By day 10, chronic underlying anxiety was gone and cognitive skills were greatly improved. On day 10 I read all the reviews of your books and bought your Paleo Solution and Loren Cordains Paleo Diet and cookbook and have not looked back. Recently I bought your Paleo Budget e-book and found the tip about buying whole chicken instead of chicken breasts (Whole £2.40 per kilo, Breast £10 per kilo). Now 16 weeks paleo I have a waist of 32.5” down from 38.5”, lost 10lbs, have no CFS, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux; I walk upright without a limp and sleep has improved so much that 8-9 hours a night is the norm; anything less is simply a 1 or 2 day blip. I am very grateful for your website, books, & resources – thank you so much. I also want to encourage others who are on a low income to give it a go. I am getting all these benefits without grass fed meat and top up my protein with unsalted tinned fish. Life is happy, involved, and enjoyable now thanks to you and your colleagues.