Amy Kubal is a Registered "Paleo" Dietitian and the ring leader of Robb's RD consulting team. She works with a wide range of clients from competitive athletes to those dealing with complex health problems. Check out her bio and consulting options, and her blog Fuel As Rx to get your Paleo nutrition fix.
Allis Forrestall says
As a believer of Paleo and Robb Wolf I was thrilled to read Emelias story. My husband volunteers with the Arthritis board here in Birmingham,Al. , so we are somewhat familiar with the dz. And what it can do to a family. I think this story needs to go in front of the National Board. Americans need to be informed of the great benefits of this way of eating. We hear too many stories where children can’t get out of bed, can’t go to the bathroom,because their joint pain is so bad. My husband was just in D.C. Encouraging congress to not cut spending on research for arthritis. I want to know what Emelias Rheumatologist has done with these findings. The word has to get out there!
Amy Kubal says
Allis, You’re right! The word does need to get out there! I am going to let Tabitha (Emelia’s mom) answer your question about the Rheumatologists reaction to her awesome recovery.
Hi I’m Emelia’s mom, I have not come across this story in so long. Rereading it has brought tears to my eyes. Emelia is still doing great. She is a 15 yr old girl now who does like to eat things that aren’t that great for her (esp donuts 🍩🤭🤷🏻♀️) and with that being said she did have to get back on medication from time to time BUT as soon as she cleans up her eating and adds in good clean vitamins (no she isn’t not on juice plus anymore) she gets off her medication. Nutrition and gut health is key here when you are dealing with most health issues but especially a autoimmune disease. She played on the high schools JV Volleyball team and is playing Rec League Softball and is a starter for the Varsity softball team at her high school. All these years we have kept her active in sports because I think the more you keep moving the better it is for these kids. I notice when she has down time for months, like with Covid she starts to stiffen up. Anyone wanting to reach out my email is [email protected]
Thanks for the followup Tabitha!
I am a mother of 4 yrs baby girl. My daughter has swelling in knee and Morning stiffness. So we consulted Rheumatologist. Rheumatologist is saying she has symptoms of arthritis and sent for blood test. we are waiting for blood report. we have doctor appointment next week. Doctor is saying its in mild stage. But our whole family is worrying very much, its heartbreaking after hearing this news. She crossed 4 yrs and running 5yrs now. we want to know about Paleo diet. we want to give this diet to my daughter. Can i please get more details about this diet. where can i find more information on this? Can you please provide what diet you gave to your daughter morning, lunch, snacks and dinner. We are very much interested to follow this diet.
That would be great if you give me your email address and contact number if possible. My email id is [email protected].
Please help me on this.