Testimonial written by: Amanda K.
I have had such amazing results over the past 7 months since going Paleo that I just had to share them with you and your team.
First of all, I feel fantastic. Second of all I’ve busted through fitness and weight loss plateaus that I never thought possible (and probably weren’t possible with my former high carb low calorie diet.)
But the best thing that primal eating has done for me is to completely stop (and maybe even reverse) weakened connective tissue throughout my body.
Let me explain. Last year I had a spontaneous CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) leak. I couldn’t stand or sit up because of unbelievable pain that would start in my head and work its way down my spine. It took the doctors 3 weeks to figure out what was wrong and to come up with a treatment plan, during which time I was hospitalized and heavily medicated with morphine to combat the pain.
Once they realized it was a CSF leak the doctors concluded that what I had previously experienced as recurring week long ”migraines” were actually smaller leaks that had been happening but because they were small they had been able to heal themselves over time.
During my time in the hospital the doctors did every test imaginable and incidentally found an aneurysm on my descending aorta.
The leak coupled with the aneurysm led the doctors to conclude that I had an underlying connective tissue disorder that was making these tissues weak throughout my body and more prone to continued leaks and a growing aneurysm that would probably require surgery down the road.
In January I started eating totally primal, since then I have not had 1 ”migraine” style leak, and these used to happen 2-3 times per month.
Then when I went in this summer to check the growth of the aneurysm it was GONE! Not only had it not grown, it had disappeared and the doctors had no clue why. They even told me that connective tissue could not shrink back into its original form once it had been stretched.
It all clicked for me when I read in ”The Paleo Solution” that high cortisol levels can weaken the connective tissue throughout our bodies. It’s possible that my tissue was bathing in cortisol for so long that these problems were the result, and that by giving my body what it needed to reach hormonal equilibrium it was actually able to reverse the condition…and fast!
So, thank you. Thanks for writing a book that made sense and being willing to put yourself out there as a lightning rod to our main stream food culture.
And I went to Chico (Go Wildcats!) so you had me at NorCal Margarita.