What in the world is that?! I'll explain, but I must declare in advance, I do not believe in cavemen.
I have Hashimoto's (a crappy auto-immune disease) caused by something (some allergen or toxin) and it is going to eat away at me until my thyroid is gone and I would inevitably get lots of other crappy stuff like rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, celiacs, lupis or some other bad stuff. At least, that is what I was told by an endocrinologist (when we lived in Colorado)- for many years I believed there was no hope and I just had to take a prescription and live with however cruddy I felt. I could cry about it. Or~
While I do have Hashimoto's I finally decided that no hope is crap and I am done feeling like this (anxiety despite prayer, panic despite peace, tired despite sleep, fat despite exercise, freezing despite warmth, you get the idea) and I need to do something about it.
With our research of Hashimoto's Auto Immune Disease (I was diagnosed with it in 2004, but probably had it since adolescence) added to my desire for real health (not covering up the symptoms with allopathic care, eating living foods and cutting out junk) we decided to do a full elimination/aggravation in hopes of discovering what is causing my disease, and pay to see a doctor that actually knew about my disease.
Since the most common allergens are wheat/gluten, grains, and dairy, the diets are pretty strict. Here is what we came up with:
Here is a Start Guide for Paleo. I am against the name Paleo, as I do not believe in cavemen, evolution, millions of years, order from chaos, big bang, yadda yadda, but the greenies that started this diet happen to actually understand a whole lot about the body and I don't have a problem gleaning from the grace that has been given to them.
There is a plethora of recipes and information available since it is all the new rave.
My sweet husband agreed to do it with me (mostly) and my children, by default are along for the ride. We planned to do full Paleo
Yes, for half a year I am eating no grains. I started this post before I went to the doctor and I thought I was going to be smart by going on Paleo on my own, the conclusion from my own research and all. Imagine my surprise when my doc said I needed to go grain free for 6 months. Oh me, Smarty Pants.
Basically the immune system lives in the gut, my immune system is shot, and I need to let my gut heal.
Well, if it is going to be an adventure, I thought I would share some meals with you along the way.