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My First Whole 30 with Multiple Sclerosis


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Hi, All,

I've been dealing with MS for over 20 years, and I'm happy to say, I'm still on my feet, or bike wheels, or Yoga mat, or inflatable kayak. I went Paleo back in March after my sister and I noticed my fatigue levels skyrocket after sharing a cookie.

My first week with Paleo was tough, and my fatigue was off the charts, but slowly, my energy returned, and I must say, the whole month of April, I felt better than I had in 2 years! Woo hoo! May, however, hasn't been quite so energetic, though I've had some great days. The fact that I lost 10 lbs was just icing on the cake!

I'd been bouncing around Mark Sisson's site, and learned quite a lot. He's pretty relaxed, suggesting an 80/20 approach, including dairy here and there, some dark chocolate or red wine for a special occasion... I took it a step further, eliminating dairy (I never have gotten along with dairy, especially fresh - not cultured), and doing it more like 90%.

A couple of sticking points - a noncompliant husband, and a love of food/wine pairing. The hubster really isn't a big problem. He eats what I cook, though he has rice or quinoa alongside it. But I really enjoy food/wine pairing, and have enjoyed a glass of wine (no more than that) with my dinner.

I think I'm ready to take the plunge, though. I've enjoyed easy Paleo, so far, and now I'd like to challenge myself to do the Whole 30.


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