JGiggly Posted February 5, 2014 Share Posted February 5, 2014 I had a physical today. I had to get blood work for my thyroid, cholesterol, and diabetes (don't have). On top of that, I am at the tail end of a debilitating flare-up. Unfortunately, that happens more than I would like. Anyway, she asked why I wasn't on cholesterol medicine and asked what I was doing to reduce the flare-ups. I wanted to be direct and say paleo. I refrained. Most doctors don't support it and I have been trying to manage that lifestyle since way before it became a fad. I didn't want to alarm her. So I told her that I didn't eat grains, sugar, or dairy. she responded, "great job!" WHAT?!?!?! I was so grateful that she agreed!! This was very triumphant for me to hear her agree. I've heard so many horror stories where the physician doesn't approve of that lifestyle or blames positive changes on other factors rather than on a healthy diet (usually medicine or a medical miracle). I was literally sitting there and holding my breath and waiting for a negative response. I was waiting for her to tell me that grains were good for digestion and for my heart. She never did. She responded with an encouraging "great job" instead. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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