Testimonial written by: Katherine Wray
In January my husband and I were in Reno NV taking care of our married daughter who had recently had hip surgery. She is an avid workout person and was worried about gaining weight during her recovery time (about 8 months). Her surgeon recommended Paleo, and said he had been eating Paleo for over 10 years. So long story made short, I ran out of reading material and picked up her Paleo book.
What surprised me more than anything were people’s lab results after being on Paleo. I was so impressed that I had my husband read it. We decided on January 16th the day we flew home to give Paleo thirty days. We cleaned out the pantry and the freezer and went grocery shopping. We had been eating whole foods for some time but had gluten and dairy in our diets. I was baking our own bread and we have had a garden with fresh veggies for a couple years.
I am a 64 year old overweight female and my husband is 67. My blood work at the end of February knocked the doctors socks off. Blood sugar levels down, bad cholesterol down, blood pressure better (I am on meds for both), plus I had lost 20 pounds. It is now the first part of April and I have taken off 32 pounds, my husband has taken off 20 lbs. My husband just had his yearly physical and is waiting for his lab results.
Our energy levels are up, we are sleeping better, and just in general feel amazing. Both of us had been battling constant upset stomachs for some time. As it turned out, gluten was my problem, and dairy was my husbands. We have no more stomach issues. My internist doctor asked me one question, “Is this sustainable”? I told him it had to be, period, that’s it. My daughter and her husband are also eating Paleo and feeling amazing. Who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. It goes to show you that no matter how old or young you are Paleo is the answer.