A little anecdote about myself.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease (an autoimmune disorder) at age 20 after years of suffering (and not even realizing it at the time). When I finally got the courage to tell the doctors about the very few, what I thought were insignificant, symptoms the disease was already considered to be in a severe stage. I took ASA's, steroids, and all that other pharmaceutical junk that does not work. Even before my official diagnosis, when I was waiting for the test results, I started doing intense research about what was wrong with me. I quickly found out that no one truly knows the cause of auto-immune disorders, like Crohn's. It only seemed to make sense to me then, if you don't know the cause how can you treat the disease? Reality check: medications for autoimmune disorders treat only the symptoms and what doctors think causes the problems (which there is so much conflicting evidence it's hardly a surprise that the percentage of people who actually get better off of these medicines is nearly null). Still being flabbergasted that I was then a "sick" person, I took the prescribed pills for a few weeks and only got more and more sick. Once I read the reviews about Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall and story after story about how the specific carbohydrate diet had seemingly cured many once terminally sick people I knew I had no logical choice but to try this diet. I struggled at first, since I believe that bread and pasta were my first loves, but sacrificing foods eventually became easier as I started to slowly feel better. I have not looked back since. I no longer refer to myself as being on a diet. We are all on diets, by definition a diet is what a being eats to sustain life. But changing what I eat and how I view my health has become my life. Daily, I do research on health and wellness and I blog as a way to pay it forward.
Why Salted Paleo?
Because salt is important in our cells absorbing the proper nutrients we ingest, without it, simply put, the consequences are bad. I also am not a paleo extremest. I started out on the specific carbohydrate diet and continue to incorporate some of those foods, like select dairy, in my diet that some paleo police would perhaps not appreciate. But that is what works for me, so that's what I do. I also love my beach life. I seem to always be salty from the crystal clear Gulf and believe that the sun and sea have helped immensely in my healing and happiness.
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