How the Primal Blueprint Helped Me End My Struggle With Chronic
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In 2000, after
an exhaustive round of tests, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome. Basically, I had deep and never-ending fatigue with no
identifiable cause. Not knowing I had any other choice, I resigned
myself to a life limited by my illness. I had to weigh each activity
against how long it would take me to recover from it. Something
seemingly simple, like taking a hike, could result in days of recovery
time. I went from a highly active person who loved hiking and tennis
to someone who had to take a nap after weeding for a half hour.
In a nutshell, it sucked.
For nine years
I let myself accept that my life would have to suck. Then, in 2009,
I came across information from a doctor in the UK who specializes
in treating CFS. She had a detailed supplement plan
also highly recommended eating
Primally to feed our mitochondria. Everything she said made
perfect sense to me, so I set about following her plan. I started
taking the numerous supplements,
and I gave Primal eating a try. Unfortunately, I didnt educate
myself properly about how to eat Primally, so I just gave up the
bad stuff and didnt replace it with the good stuff I was missing.
Needless to say, my Primal eating ended quickly. I had crazy cravings
for bread, and because I hadnt paid attention to how my new
way of eating was making me feel, I simply gave up the Primal eating.
I did keep on the supplements, though, and they helped enormously!
I went from not knowing if I could get out of bed in the morning
to at least being able to get up without wondering if I was really
sick or just having CFS issues.
almost three years this past March. I embarked on a food
elimination plan for 28 days, just to see what would happen. After
about two and a half weeks, I noticed a HUGE difference in how I
felt. I actually had gasp! ENERGY. The brain-fog vanished.
I could concentrate on tasks for long periods of time. When I got
home from work, I didnt collapse into a puddle of exhaustion
on the couch. What could possibly be in my diet to have caused me
to suffer from chronic fatigue for so many years?
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