This is part of an ongoing series of real life success stories from people all over the world who have been impacted by the Paleo lifestyle and The Paleo Solution. Read Lizana’s story below.
I have been a member of MaD CrossFit in Wellington New Zealand for 8 months and enjoy the benefits of strength and conditioning training as well as paleo eating.
My mother suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for over three years. Her symptoms ranged from living with daily swelling and aching in her joints to incapacitation from extreme flair ups and attacks of the knees and hips. She was constantly exhausted and fatigued, working in the garden; a great passion, became impossible and a walking stick was always close at hand to help with walking during attacks.
Doctors tried to prescribe her medication but she refused as she knew there was a better way – she believed she could control this through diet and supplements but still wasn’t sure how. In January this year I challenged her to try strict Paleo for 30 days to see if it made any difference – what could she lose from it?!
Within 2 weeks all fatigue and pain had vanished. Swelling in her joints had all but dissipated. After 6 weeks, there were no symptoms at all and she had lost 10 kilos without even trying – and she got to eat bacon!
4 months after starting, the Rheumatologist cleared her completely of the disease. She even spent a whole 8 hours in the garden without any pain or exhaustion. Something she never dreamed she would do again. The walking stick now lives in the roof! Any slip in the paleo regime and symptoms begin to come back overnight.
I have noticed a complete change in my mother, she is much happier, relaxed and full of life. Paleo is now a way of life!
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