Thinking of starting the paleo diet

Commented on January 06, 2014
Created January 05, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Hello I'm 20 years old and I have recently learnt about cealic diesease and about paleo diet. I have been skinny nearly all my life except when I was 2 to 3 years old. I weigh 56kg at the moment and i'm 177cm. When I was 7 I developed vitiligo and poor vision I'm long distance. But my vision sometimes go better and sometimes got worse. And my vitiligo I use to put this cream I had till I was 15 and then my vitilgo was cured. I found out that the cause of my vitilgo was orange so I cut orange out of my diet and started to follow the blood type A diet. When I turned 18 I use to eat alot of chips and my vitiligo came back but t his time it became worse. My vision had gotten worse during the years and downturns it got better. I tend to stress, I'm always tired and I can't wake up in the morning and have very low self confidence and suffering from depression and tend to have headaches and bloated stomach. I also has had dandruff since I was 15 till now and I been trying to cure it for so long with different shampoos but no help. And also have extremely bad dark circles and am unable to sleep on time. I recently found a bald spot on the both side of my hair front side and my hair falls out. On the bald spots I see small hair on it so idk how I lost it in first place. I went and got a blood check to see of I had deficiency but it came out normal no deficiency. My skin and scalp tends to be very oily and I got white flakes behind my ears nose and also have blackhead. My diet tends to consists of mostly rice meat soy diary and Grains. Since I have researched about my symptoms I came across cealic and I thought I may be gluten interolant and when I drink soy milk or anything with soy I feel extremely tired so I thought I may be soy interolant aswell ass dairy interolant. I would just like to know about the paleo diet how people get started and is there any test to determine whether I have these interlolance. And that does my symptoms look like something to do with cealic or interolance with food. Also if any have experience similar symptoms like me and if the paleo diet has helped them because the paleo diet seems very hard to follow. And will it help me put on wieght because i really want to gain weight. Thank you

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on January 06, 2014
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Basically I think Paleo or Primal would benefit just about everyone on the planet who is eating a conventional SAD diet.

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on January 06, 2014
at 04:37 AM

Hi, I think paleo will be good for you. In order to gain weight on paleo try to continue to eat good carbohydrates like white rice and starchy vegetables. When you stop eating wheat you may get hungry at first so be sure to eat more healthy fats from sources like avocados, coconut oil, nut sources like almond butter, fish, meat and eggs. Eat plenty of protein from fish and meat. Also eat plenty of vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli and others. Make sure you are getting enough fiber each day from vegetables or other sources like dried fruit.

For dandruff, try Dr. Bronner's shampoo. Hopefully it is sold where you live. Dr. Bronner's is an SLS-free shampoo with added beneficial oils. SLS is sodium lauryl sulfate and it drys out skin and can cause dandruff in some people. If you can't find Dr. Bronner's try to find another shampoo that is SLS-free.

Another good source is marksdailyapple.com. Mark Sisson has a good book as well called the Primal Blueprint. Another helpful paleo website is www.reddit.com/r/Paleo/.


on January 05, 2014
at 11:12 PM

Yes the diet is for you... it's actually for everyone :) If you want to know more about it, do some research or read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. Do a 30 day challenge and eat strictly paleo (maybe give yourself a few transition days). You'll mostly make your own foods; they'll mostly be meats, eggs, fish, veggies, sweet potatoes, a few nuts and berries. Good luck and welcome!

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