Been paleo since 2010, nearly 100% with no cheats, though there were a few random exposures. I'm fairly sure I'm celiac due to removed gall bladder, and bad reaction to wheat - I also get a reaction to cow dairy, but to a far lesser degree.
I used to have the classic cold hands Reynaud's syndrome, even outside of winter before paleo, but after going paleo for about a year, I have developed an immunity to cold.
Recently, I've been mobilizing fat stores, and this has caused some body acne, so I'm releasing stored toxins, but on and off for the last few months, I've had a weird pins-and-needles things in my hands, but only at night.
It's probably a nerve, but it happens in both my hands at the same location, starting from the pinky , and sometimes the ring finger to about 1/4 way up my arm on the side, where the pinky is. It wakes my from sleep, and if I touch the side of, my arm where the pinky is and rub, it instantly goes away. This only happens at night, and since I'm a side sleeper only on the arm under the pillow. But this morning, it happened on the other arm, so I'm not sure it's a blood vessel that's being pinched by the weight of my head.
Room is about 65F at night, and I feel comfortable in this temperature, though there are covers. I can usually go outside in as low as 45F with just a polo shirt, pants, and no jacket, and the weather doesn't bother me at all, and I don't get numb hands anymore, infact, I find it refreshing to be out in the cold.
I'm curious to eliminate which kind of issue these symptoms point to.
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on May 14, 2013
at 04:18 PM
points to altered omega 6, trans fats, and fluoride embedded in your neurons cell membranes........cold will change this because it forces neuronal cell membrane turnover when you are eating omega 3's. Trans fats, fluoride and certain omega 6's act as dielectric blockers for cell membranes. I covered this is my EMF 8 blog post and on the second page of the Cold Thermogenesis 2 blog. It is contained in this article. Google it: Changes in ???Good??? Fatty Acid Concentration of Inner Organs Might Be Largely Independent of Diet.
on May 14, 2013
at 04:34 PM
Rawdawg, I feel like you and I are traveling similar paths - every time you post something I nod my head, from the gallbladder on down. We've also been paleo about the same length of time.
I have not had the pins and needles effect in a few months. It did resolve on its own, and was definitely linked to me not sleeping well (which was the cause and which was the effect I'm not sure).
This year I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder. In both shoulders. (I am only 38, not elderly, diabetic, or obese). I'm just about CONVINCED that all this (celiac, dairy, gallbladder, gut problems,nerve issues, weight gain unless 100% paleo, now frozen shoulders) is all tied into an autoimmune disorder. I have not chased that rabbit trail down, mostly bc I'm tired just thinking about it!
Anyway, just a thought. I know it doesn't really help, lol. I'm just sticking with paleo and hoping for a long term (20+ year) healing effect as my body repairs the damage of the first 3 decades.