Bedbug Abscond wrote:My sun as Asperger's syndrome. We are just starting to avoid wheat. More specifically, we are avoiding gluten. I just found EarthFare, which I think is better than our local Trader Joe's. They have signs above each section of the isle. They have MANY gluten free sections through the store. At Trader Joe's, I get a list and have to hunt for the gluten free stuff.
The reasoning behind avoiding wheat and gluten in our case is that there could be a link between celiac disease and all of his illnesses (he gets sick a lot), he doesn't gain weight EVER and so on. I will let you guys know how it works for us.
I think that was the problem in my case. During my late 30s I started having problems with spicy foods like curries (It's almost the national dish in the UK these days ) and then shortly after I started having problems with other foods as well. I think my body was worn out from tolerating certain foods for so many years and wasn't able to take anymore.
Kirsten Bonanza wrote:I'm wondering what if anything that people have heard about getting more sensitive over time. Is it that my system has been taxed to the max or that it was always affecting me that way and now I can see it?
Xisca Nicolas wrote:After avoiding wheat, I found out that it was also better to avoid all kind of sugar. After years gluten free, some digestive problems were coming back... Might not be only gluten for some people, but also the carbohydrate part!
I think sugar is not part of paleo anyway! fruits yes.... fruit juice no...
Bill Bradbury wrote:As an aside, our(indo-european) ancestors were riding and eating horses and baking with grains at least 10,000 years ago, so IMO paleo includes grains.
Cj Verde wrote:
Blayne Prowse wrote:Meat, fat and vegetable/fruit carbs for me!
I agree completely except for December when I indulge in holiday cookies. It's December 2! Better preheat the oven!!!
Hubby and I have been on the Paleo diet since the fall of 2011. My triglycerides fell 50%. My cholesterol went down. Hubby had a heart attack right BEFORE we changed our diet, and the doc prescribed statin drugs, which we refused. His cholesterol is now lower than ever.... just with the Paleo diet.
wayne stephen wrote:I have just embarked on the paleo diet as a weight loss and fitness program. In the past I have lost alot of weight on Atkins but could not sustain it due to no carbs making me feel weak and irritable. Last night I had Lamb Patty and turnip root. Much more satisfying. I also have ADHD rated as severe , but I have functioned well and achieved much by thinking outside the box alot. Now , at this stage of my life I need get the inside the box stuff together and ADHD has become a big impediment . I never went the medication route and do not intend to. So in line with this thread , I hope to see an improvement in my concentration and organizational skills , sleep pattern , mood , etc. Along with exercise and brain strategies I will let you all know if it has gotten better. If it does not improve I will continue my lifelong pattern of viewing " going off on tangents " as an asset.