Monday, August 23, 2010

N=1 version 3.0

I love these anecdotal posts regarding the personal results of people trying the caveman diet.  To me, what is special about these types of posts is that there is no financial agenda, just people trying something and having incredible results.  They didn't get funding from a pharmaceutical company and they aren't sponsored by Weight Watchers.

Thank you to Paleo Girls for posting  another self experiment with extremely positive results.  Anytime you can go from dependent on a medication just to survive to completely off that medication and symptom free, I would say even a medical doctor would call that a complete success.  Here is just a taste of the post:

"Eating Paleo or Primal helps in so many ways. I have more energy. I’ve gone from a very tight-fitting size 36 jean to loose-fitting 33’s. One aspect I didn’t realize would be affected was my allergies. No more itchy eyes, no more nose running like a faucet, and no more daily nose spray with zyrtec which I took the last 4 years. I’ve been allergy medication free for the last year and feel great. So for those of you who are on the fence about trying this way of eating please, for your noses sake, give it 30 days. "

I feel kinda like a snake oil salesman saying this change in diet can help so many things. Don't underestimate how gorging yourself with food you are not meant to eat will effect your health today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.  If the medication route is what some choose then they continue to feed themselves food their body doesn't tolerate and then on top of that they throw in symptom masking medications that almost certainly will have long term negative effects on their body.


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