Paleo means that you only eat what you could have hunted or gathered before Nabisco and General Foods came along. haha
I hate counting calories.
I hate processed foods.
I don't ever want to be in the hospital again. Simple.
I stick to meats (non-tortured) whenever possible, vegetables & fruits (locally grown) whenever possible., fish, seafood, nuts and seeds. I avoid flour products, pasta, rice, potatoes, grains of any sort and dairy products. Except for cheese. Only properly aged cheese, not processed. Cuz, well life would really suck without cheese.
You are what you eat. I'm really healthy now and I have better health now then ever before in my life.
I have been in the hospital more times then I can count or even remember, I was never blessed with "good health". I've had to fight for every day to feel at the minimum, bearable, and the maximum, awesome. Awesome being, lots of energy, an over all feeling of well being, minimal pain and just those days where I feel like smiling, and don't have to force it. In my younger years, from say birth to 40..I felt like shit all the time. Chronic pain, chronic inflammation, chronic depression, chronic bronchitis, hypo-glycemic, dysmenorrhea, PMS, irritability, chronic sadness, angry outbursts, suicidal thoughts, chronic negative thinking because I just never felt good.... and on and on and on...
NOW??? I FEEL GRRRRREAT!!!
I cleaned up my body after my last major depression, when I was 40. I cleansed my entire body through three Master Cleanses over the course of about 4 months. My digestive tract was cleared of the mucoid plaque build up from years of eating bread and bread products. My kidneys and liver were detoxified so that my body can keep up with the continual toxic load-up from our environment. I got off ALL psychiatric medications over the course of 9 months. Yes, it was very difficult and I was very sick and I did it completely on my own without my psychiatrists permission. He told me that if I got off my meds that he would have to diagnose with me "NON- COMPLIANCE SYNDROME"..yes..I KNOW RIGHT? but I will leave that story for another blog.
It has been 8 years and I have been completely stable, moved across the country to start a new life, and I have never again experienced any kind of depression. Because my body is CLEAN and I feed it LIVE food to keep it clean and running in top condition. I do a ten day master cleanse once a year. Now, my body still has its issues, which comes I believe from the damage of all those years of psychiatric medications, since I had to have half of my kidney removed last year because of a very large cyst!! Where did that come from? I know right? I can't prove it, I just have my beliefs. and I'm sticking to them because they are working.
If you are reading this and are suffering like I was, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I've been where you are and I am never going back. I encourage you to research fasting, cleansing and juicing and if you have any questions please ask me. I will always answer my own emails and please take a look at my programs. I have priced them so that everyone can afford it. I was so sick for so long that I was on long term disability, living on what the government calls a living disability cheque. I remember clearly the frustration of doing my research for my own health and constantly feeling discouraged because I could never afford what all of these people were offering. People like me, who could help, but were charging an awful lot of money.
But anyway, I sure would have loved to have a coach help me through my first cleanses. I made so many mistakes, but I learned, on my own, what not to do and what definitely NOT to do and now I have a sense of humour about it. It's all good. Now I can help others who were in my position. So don't feel discourage and NEVER GIVE UP!!
There is help and healing in food. Paleo works for me. Some people like Keto, some people like vegetarian, some like vegan, we are all different and our bodies need different things. It helps to do an elimination diet and really figure out what triggers your body. Especially those who suffer from Chrohns, Celiac or IBS and depression.
Here is a good video that explains the health benefits of a Master Cleanse...I don't recommend the MC for everyone. Its really hardcore. I like to guide my clients through a much gentler way of cleansing, through freshly juiced vegetables and fruit. SOOOO much more gentle. Is that proper English? lol