Rochelle posted this story of just being sick without apparent explanation, despite “healthy” eating and exercise, “moderation,” with no solutions offered by doctors, just suffering day to day until . . .
I just have to say THANK YOU!
I have been experiencing some of the strangest yet “smallest” health issues since I gave birth to my son almost 8 years ago, starting with terrible migraines down to intestinal issues. I’ve worked out for the past 12 years and ate “healthy” for the most part. But I noticed that my weight loss journey and efforts to rid myself of the baby weight just weren’t working the way they did pre-baby.
Needless to say, I was frustrated and very upset that I couldn’t get the scale to move without starving myself, which is unrealistic. I’d been to two doctors, with neither making any efforts to dig deeper into my issues.
I suffered from dizzy spells (one of my biggest concerns), running into things, memory loss, minor aches and pains, slurred speech, having difficulty speaking or getting my words out, and, most of all, serious stomach problems that sounded more like I was always hungry, not to mention chronic bloating and fatigue, along with no energy. Day to day living and exercise was a major chore and struggle. Some days I was literally sick and just couldn’t understand why.
Well, back in May, one of my friends was diagnosed with RA [rheumatoid arthritis] and decided to give the Paleo diet a try. To all of our amazement, she dropped about 12 pounds almost instantly and a lot of her inflammation went away.
So I figured why not give it a try and see what happens. For a few weeks I stuck as close to Paleo as I could and noticed most of my symptoms went away. I decided to start to introduce the “healthy” foods back into my diet and guess what? Yep: ALL my issues came back almost instantly. It wasn’t until that same friend suggested I read your book that it dawned on me that all my so called “healthy whole grains,” brown rice, etc. were the root of all my issues. The more I read, the more amazed I was. So I decided to go cold turkey for two weeks and to closely monitor myself to see what my results would be.
I’m sure I dont have to tell you that again everything disappeared! I dropped 7 pounds in those two weeks, my energy level went up, and my bloating and “talking” stomach DISAPPEARED! I’ve cheated a few times but have to say that every single time my symptoms came back in a matter of minutes and reminds me why it’s just not worth it.
I now read every item I purchase in the grocery store and refuse to live just a “gluten free” life. My only regret is not testing my diet sooner.
It’s amazing that we don’t think the foods we place in our mouths could be the cause of most, if not all, of our health issues. When I tell people that I can’t and won’t touch wheat anymore they think I’m crazy, but I don’t care. I’ll keep telling them and suggesting your book until they get it. You are a Godsend and amazing. I dont care what the industry says. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR BEING ONE OF THE FEW DOCTORS TO SPEAK UP AND NOT BE AFRAID TO BUCK THIS BIG OLD SYSTEM!!! You have probably saved my and my son’s life.
p.s. I’m only 36 so I knew there had to be something wrong, regardless of what the doctors said, which included living on a 1000 calorie a day diet.
Sounds like Rochelle was on her way to a full-blown case of cerebellar ataxia, maybe even early memory impairment via gluten encephalopathy, as well as the more run-of-the-mill wheat problems like acid reflux, bloating, and migraine headaches. She was led down this path by the endlessly repeated mantra of “eat more healthy whole grains,” and likely would have been blamed for sloth, gluttony, and laziness by the doctors who failed, time after time, to understand that these phenomena were all due to the perfect chronic poison she was encouraged to ingest, AKA modern wheat.