I'm very interested in switching to a modified Paleo Diet. I pretty much eat very similar to Paleo right now, though I do allow some sugars occasionally (I love my mojitos on a hot summer day).
I realized a year ago that I have a wheat intolerance, so I have cut out all wheat and lost about 20 pounds. I'd like to lose another 20 pounds, but I have stabilized. I recently switched to a soy-based shake meal replacement, and GAINED 4 pounds in 3 weeks. Ugh! I stopped drinking that thinking I must have issues with soy, especially since my stomach was "gurgly" everytime I drank a shake.
My only concern with Paleo is that it restricts dairy. I have low estrogen (due to a prolactinoma) so it is very important for me to eat dairy (I stick to whole, local milk and greek full fat yogurt). Osteoporosis is a very real risk to me, and I don't want to do hormone replacement therapy but prefer to eat a healthy diet instead.
Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks!
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on May 04, 2012
at 01:40 PM
There is no "one true paleo diet". Paleo is more about experimenting and finding what works for you. Under that rubric, of course "paleo" is right for you!
And I agree with gydle that going primal may be a good choice for you, if you want to keep the dairy. Although, more important than calciumn intake is getting it into the bones (and not the kidneys). Vitamins A/D/K and saturated fat all play a role there. You might want to get yopur vitamin D tested if you haven't already.
And kudos to you for figuring out that soy is problematic.
on May 04, 2012
at 01:50 PM
As long as you are not lactose intolerant (and it sounds like you are not) you can do a modified lacto-paleo diet. I recommend raw milk/locally sourced. I get cheese made from raw cow and goat's milk. In addition the cows are grass fed. A local supermarket sells blue cheese made from raw milk. Look around, you can find it.
on May 05, 2012
at 02:11 AM
You can eat primal and include dairy. If you do that I recommend grass-fed raw pastured dairy - cream, whole milk, yogurt, kefir, butter etc..
As for osteoporosis - Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, bone broth (collagen), and magnesium are important too!
Raw dairy has Vitamin K which is destroyed by pasteurization.
Cod liver oil followed by pastured lard have the highest Vitamin D.
Some supplement ideas: Green Pastures FCLO (Fermented Cod Liver Oil) 1-2 tsp (when not eating sardines/salmon) and 1-2 tsp FBO (Fermented Butter Oil)
I started with 500 mg/day of Vitamin C supplementation (with Bioflavonoids) and worked up to 4000-6000 mg/day (depending on the day) before I saw GI distress like abdominal pain and/or diarrhea! The hubby went to 6000-8000 mg/day before seeing Vitamin C excess symptoms! We were both seriously too low! US RDA be damned! You need to test by increasing by 500 to 1000 mg/day to find your threshold.
Magnesium citrate is a laxative unless you want it to help with constipation. Try the other magnesium chelates, e.g. (NOT OXIDE - any chelate ends with -ate) ending!
Most Paleo people supplement with a magnesium chelate from 200-800mg/day like magnesium citrate, orotate, maleate, aspartate, threonate, (but oxide is a waste of money and hard to absorb)! You start with 200 mg/day and work your way up in 100-200 mg increments until you get the runs so you know your threshold. Don't try this at the same time as Vitamin C threshold because excess Vitamin C gives the runs too and you need to figure out which one is causing it!