I have Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis. I went on Paleo 5 days ago and my pain is gone. This seems like a miracle to me, I was in so much pain for so long. I am 55 years old but I felTtlike I was 90. Please explain this to me so I can tell others. I had Very bad Lower back pin and joint pain. It was hard to get up and move after I had been sitting for a while. I feel 20 years younger. Thank you very much, Kerry
asked byKerry_G_ (15)
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on December 03, 2012
at 05:21 PM
Couple of reasons:
-Paleo is a low-inflammatory diet. Most inflammation-like problems don't show up gradually. That is, your symptoms don't generally show up in proportion to your inflammation. The way it usually happens is that there's a threshold. When you're below the threshold, you have no symptoms and when you're above the threshold, the wheels are falling off the wagon. So likely eating paleo put you below the threshold of inflammation and all is well now.
-Fibromyalgia and Arthritis are generally auto-immune problems. While it's unlikely that you'd have such a drastic response to auto-immune issue so quickly, it's possible. By cutting out the gluten you're giving your body a break and letting your immune system relax so it's no longer attacking itself.