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Arthritis & Joint Pain Success Stories!

Arthritis & Joint Pain Success Stories!

The following are some of the many unsolicited reports that have come in …

Testimonials for arthritis and joint paint relief

“No more aching joints…”

“…This is my first week on the Paleo Diet and I am already experiencing clear headedness, looser joints and no aching anymore. Wow! I have for years read and thought about this concept but was hooked on macrobiotics which truthfully is about caring for oneself at the highest level. And it’s about living seasonally and climactically. The Paleo does this quite nicely. Anyway thanks for the heads up in the form of your book. I have passed it around…”

“Tendonitis in my knee has cleared up…”

“…As a health professional and former long time vegetarian, I have been following the Paleo diet for about two years, and am delighted with the results. My weight has returned to normal and remained normal, my HDL has increased to 50 from 35, my LDL, which was at the upper range of normal has decreased to healthy levels, my VLDL has also returned to healthy levels (around 12), my triglycerides have plummeted from 250 to 60…my fluctuating high blood pressure is now consistently within safe parameters. The tendonitis in my knee has cleared up completely. I now recommend this diet to many of my patients in my acupuncture practice, the majority of whom have symptoms of Syndrome X. I am utterly fascinated with this approach to diet and health…”

“I can play golf again…”

“I am thrilled to tell you that I have been on a strict Paleo diet for six weeks and I now believe in miracles. Five years ago at the age of 64, I stopped playing golf because I had too many aches and pains in my muscles, joints, bones and my energy level was very low. At that time I thought it was old age! Now, within six weeks I play golf and I work and/or exercise 10 hours a day.”

“As a lifelong skeptic (I’m from Missouri) this is hard for me to believe. And now I’m telling my flabergasted friends that I’m going for 100. The only supplements I take are omega-3 and vitamin D. Thank you for your great work.”

“Arthritis and foot problems are gone…”

“At just barely 6 months I have lost 24 lbs and am feeling great. Arthritis and plantars fascitius has been cleared up completely I believe by following this eating program.” Candi

“Lost 30 pounds while relieving arthritis symptoms…”

“I wanted to say that I started following the Paleo diet approach about two months ago, in part to try and address some arthritis concerns. I have lost thirty pounds in the two months, and my energy level has been much more consistent. I would like to begin studying more about how to optimize the diet …” Pete Swan

“More energy and our arthritis flare-ups are very infrequent…”

“I’m a chef in North Carolina who has a great interest in anthropology and that’s what lead me to the Paleo Diet. First Ray Audette’s Neanderthin, then your book. My wife and I have adopted this new lifestyle and it’s wonderful. We both are doing well with the transition. We have more energy and our rheumatoid arthritis (minor symptoms) has not flared up in months.” Bill P.

“Inflammation is subsiding…”

“Thank you for taking time to review this message. I have not been feeling well for several years. After seeing several rheumatologists and many doctors, they are still not sure what is happening except I am exhibiting symptoms of inflammation throughout my body (muscular and gut), minimal joint pain but back and hip stiffness. My energy level has been very low. I have been visiting chiropractors and have been taking Celebrex on an as need basis for two months. I searched and found an article dated April 18, 2000 in the WebMD archives that was written by Elizabeth Tracey on possible (lectin) grain, pea and bean/ gut changes/ inflammation linkages to arthritis. Your name was mentioned. I do know beans and peas cause me great digestive and bowel issues. Are there any recent studies of further information on this connection? I have immediately stopped eating wheat, barley, peas and beans and feel great! People even notice a difference. It seems within a few days all my symptoms have disappeared. My energy level and general feeling of well being have increased dramatically! I am most relieved and hope I have finally found the answer.” Craig – Toronto, Canada

“Joint pain is greatly diminished…”

“I am a Personal Trainer with more then 15 years of training experience. I am currently certified through the Cooper Inst. All of the nutritional guide lines I have been certified to communicate to clients are based on AHA guidelines. A good friend who had great weight loss and increased health success with the Paleo diet gave me a copy of your book. Having been an Anthro minor in college and a nationally ranked athlete I read it with a great deal of interest. I have now been following the level 2 plan for 2 months with modifications for food likes (grew up in Asia as a Navy brat, I hate fish). I have found the joint pain I’ve had from 20+ years of power-lifting and 14 years of stunt work have greatly diminished and much to my surprise even I have lost body fat and increased lean muscle mass. To quote my teenager I am jazzed about the diet and would like to give my clients information on the Paleo diet but am concerned about liability if I stray from AHA guide lines. Do you have a Paleo Nutrition course directed toward Personal Trainer/Nutritional Counselors?” William

“Tendonitis in my knee has cleared up…”

“As a health professional and former long time vegetarian, I have been following the Paleo diet for about two years, and am delighted with the results. My weight has returned to normal and remained normal, my HDL has increased to 50 from 35, my LDL, which was at the upper range of normal has decreased to healthy levels, my VLDL has also returned to healthy levels (around 12), my triglycerides have plummeted from 250 to 60, and my fluctuating high blood pressure is now consistently within safe parameters. The tendonitis in my knee has cleared up completely. I now recommend this diet to many of my patients in my acupuncture practice, the majority of whom have symptoms of Syndrome X. I am utterly fascinated with this approach to diet and health.”

“Stopped anti-inflammatory drugs…”

“I have just recently read your article: Modulation of immune function by dietary lectins in rheumatoid arthritis. (British Journal of Nutrition 2000 83,207-217) and find this is the best explanation of joint problems I’ve been having for the past two and a half years. The attacks I’ve had are of arthritic characteristics, red hot, swollen and very painful. The attacks are random and becoming more frequent to the point where I have been bed ridden. Since reading your article I have stopped eating grains and now find my joints are beginning to feel much better, So much so that I have stopped taking prescription anti inflammatory drugs.”

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  1. Brant Omeara says:

    The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. With rheumatoid arthritis, something seems to trigger the immune system to attack the joints and sometimes other organs. Some theories suggest that a virus or bacteria may alter the immune system, causing it to attack the joints. Other theories suggest that smoking may lead to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.`^`,

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  2. Delmar Forston says:

    Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.-..:-

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    Optometrists are medical professionals but not physicians. After college, they spent four years in a program and got a degree in optometry. Some optometrists undergo additional clinical training after optometry school. They focus on regular vision care and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts.^”,-

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  4. Kate Z says:

    Hi Marybeth and Angie,

    Although it's disappointing to read that paleo hasn't worked for you so far, I'm glad you are writing about your experience. I am transitioning to paleo and what you've said will help keep me from expecting a miracle turnaround. Perhaps if we share our experiences we can figure out what will help or hinder our progress.

    I've had RA for 25 years. It started in one knee, when I was 36, then attacked my wrists and neck. For sixteen years prior I had eaten real food, never processed (I worked in a health food store for a while when I was 20), got plenty of exercise and sunshine. I was a healthy California girl. I was also a meditation teacher– it made absolutely no sense that I would develop an autoimmune disease.

    Five years in–after numerous alternative treatments, supplements, mind-body work, various diets, and three months in India for ayurvedic panchakarma, none of which worked–I discovered the Road Back Protocol and it put me in remission. My swollen knee returned to normal and I was able to go dancing every week for almost a year. At that point I made the mistake of thinking I was cured and stopped taking the minocycline (because alternative medicine types always say long-term antibiotics are so bad for you). After a few months, arthritis returned. I started taking minocycline again, but the second time around it did not put me into remission; yet for the next 12 years it arrested the spread from one joint to another that is typical of RA.

    Then I made a catastrophic mistake– in 2008, I started the Marshall Protocol, which claimed to be a cure for all autoimmune disease (it used the same antibiotics as the Antibiotic Protocol with the addition of a blood pressure med). In order to be brief I won't go into the theory and purported "science" of this approach, but only say that it was convincing, and that there were a number of chiropractors and MDs, including one with RA, who used it for themselves as well as their patients. Marshall insisted on taking no vitamins or supplements whatsoever (including fish oil, curcumin, and ginger), and on a diligent avoidance of all forms of Vitamin D, including sunlight. Like Brown, he said symptoms would get worse before they got better due to bacterial die-off– but you would be cured after going through this Herxheimer reaction. He also said that if you herxed badly you should increase the BP med and stop taking the antibiotics. This advice–along with the prohibition of anti-inflammatory supplements–was disastrous. Arthritis spread to many previously unaffected joints, including my good knee and both ankles, and I became largely bedridden. After a year of misery, and then discovering others with RA who had also gotten much worse on the protocol, I abandoned it and went back to minocycline, supplements, and sunlight. I'm no longer bedridden, but left with the damage the Marshall Protocol caused– my joints remain swollen and walking is very difficult now. I'm a mess.

    Last June I started LDN; although it helps with the pain, the inflammation continues. I desperately want to be free of this disease. Recently I watched Dr. Terry Wahls' TED talk about how the paleo approach put her MS into remission, and her success gives me great hope. It seems plausible that some people are genetically predisposed to an over-reactive immune system (the HLA markers) and that lectins, once some individual threshold is reached, are the trigger.

    I hope you will return to this comments thread and that others with RA will share their experiences.

    Kate

    • Angie says:

      It's comforting to hear that all these diets and alternative treatments don't always work for everyone. I do, however, hope that the Paleo Diet works for you. I'm still following it because I think it's a good diet, but so far no change. I'm doing lots of other things as well. I hope something will finally work.

  5. Marybeth says:

    HI Angie,
    I believe the paleo diet has helped but not as far as remission goes. I just finished reading The New Arthritis Breakthrough. It involves using antibiotics and was introduced by Dr. Tom Brown. You can go to the web site http://www.roadback.org/ and read all about it. Not all RA doctors agree with the protocol. I went to see my RA doctor who has agreed to help me by using antibiotics. I start tonight. Many testimonials at the web site. Let me know what you think.
    Marybeth

  6. Angie says:

    I have RA. I have just begun the Paleo diet after receiving a blood test result back from my naturopath that I have a sensitivity to pretty much every grain, but corn. For the previous year I had been on a gluten free diet with some dairy and sugar restrictions. I have never been someone who eats the mainstream processed american diet. I have always eaten whole foods and organic foods. It seems like every single thing I try results in me just feeling worse. I have never taken drugs for my RA (diagnosed 5 years ago) because I know how toxic they are and I watched my grandpa suffer for years and just get worse even though he was taking the drugs. I have (and am still) using acupuncture, diet and supplements, but have not yet had success. I keep reading stories of people and miracle recoveries and am beginning to wonder if they're real. Any ideas or input are welcomed.
    I have been on the paleo diet for 2 weeks and no change, if anything I feel a little worse.

  7. Angie says:

    I have RA. I have just begun the Paleo diet after receiving a blood test result back from my naturopath that I have a sensitivity to pretty much every grain, but corn. For the previous year I had been on a gluten free diet with some dairy and sugar restrictions. I have never been someone who eats the mainstream processed american diet. I have always eaten whole foods and organic foods. It seems like every single thing I try results in me just feeling worse. I have never taken drugs for my RA (diagnosed 5 years ago) because I know how toxic they are and I watched my grandpa suffer for years and just get worse even though he was taking the drugs. I have (and am still) using acupuncture, diet and supplements, but have not yet had success. I keep reading stories of people and miracle recoveries and am beginning to wonder if they're real. Any ideas or input are welcomed.

  8. Marybeth says:

    To Sarah and Veronica's questions. I went to my RA doctor to let him know what I was doing. So there was no weening necessary on the drug front. I do not eat legumes nor any other kind of grain. I am on a probiotic, fish oil, vitamin D, turmeric and a couple of other natural pills that my nutritionist gave me to help with the gut and inflammation. Veronica, do you have RA or just arthritis that you have never been on any meds?

    • Veronica says:

      I only had arthritis with tolerated symptoms, but not too severe were I had to take meds. In other words I just tolerated the pain, but if not corrected, in no time I would have ended up taking meds because these symptoms were damaging my joints. Those were the words of my physician assistant. These were my symptoms:
      – Swollen joint that's tender and warm to the touch
      – Joint pain
      – Joint stiffness
      – Loss of joint function
      After starting Paleo, these symptoms were gone. I can actually bend my knees, with no pain, before or after a workout. I can jump, run, and do aerobic exercises with weights. I can do push-ups with no pain in my wrists. It's just a liberating life! I wish you luck! I also don't take any supplements besides my daily multi-vitamin and tums (for calcium). On another note, my whole family has not gotten sick this fall/winter! Even though people in my husband's office were sick. Another reason we just love this lifestyle!

  9. Marybeth says:

    OK, I am totally confused and frustrated. I have been gluten free (with the exception of a few cheats,with no reactions)for 6 months and egg and dairy for a month and an half. I eat no processed foods nor nightshade vegetables, nor any white death. I eat grass fed beef and organic chicken and also fish. I have always cooked from scratch. I use all the correct oils and ghee. I switched to almond milk which I make myself (now not sure that is good for me because of lectins contained in almonds). Long story short, my rheumatoid arthritis is no better or rather worse than when I was taking Cimzia (I was in total remission on Cimzia). What more can I do!? Because paleo and primal sure aren't working!!

    • Sarah Johnson says:

      Is see you have been gluten free, but have you been totally grain and legume free? I know I was gluten, egg and dairy free for years and didn't get real results until I cut out all grains and beans. That can make a huge difference because of the lectin content.

      Also make sure you are getting plenty of fish oil, probiotics and vitamin D so that your gut can heal and then reduce inflammation.

      Sorry it is so frustrating to be in pain and not be able to relieve it!

    • Veronica says:

      Don't you have to ween your body off from those meds under the supervision of a Doctor? A friend was on meds for his high cholesterol, and started this diet. His doctor decided to ween his body eventually to the point where he does not need them anymore. I have never been on any meds. Tolerated the pain, until I started the paleo diet, and since then I had no problems. Just my two cents.

  10. Veronica says:

    My first week. No jitters, no hunger pains, no weakness. My knees do not hurt at all. I can actually bend my knees full either front or back. Had surgery done in one of my knees due to ACL rupture and cleaned up in the meniscus area. I have not felt like this in years! I would not call it this a diet. Diets are temporary, and I think I will keep this life forever. One question I have is, how can I intake calcium? I am 35, and I need calcium for my bones. I will also talk to my physician in a few weeks. My annual physical is coming up!

  11. My mother is also suffer from pain she also taken that.Now she is much better.Thanks

  12. Tabitha says:

    So in July 2008 my middle daughter Emelia (Eme) was 2 1/2 years old and was jumping on the couch an fell off and bumped her knee. I didnt think anything of it, kids fall down all the time, right? Well within a couple days it swelled up into the size of a grape fruit and no one knew what was wrong with her but she couldnt move her leg and was in horrible pain. So after a week an no one (doctors) in NC didnt know what was wrong with her we drove to MA to go to Bostons Childrens Hospital, well what should have been a easy 12 hour car drive turned into a horrible painful 22 hour car ride. Emelia's leg was frozen at a 45 degree angle and everytime she would fall asleep she would wake up screaming crying. Wefinally made it t the Hospital and after a 21 hour visit and being bounced around from doctors office to doctors office they came in and said it can be 1 of 2 things, either Limes Disease which they said they were hoping for because its curable or its Arthritis. So they ran some tests and came back an said Emelia had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, my husband and i were so confused, we thought only older people had Arthritis. So they gave her some meds that were supposed to help until we we got back to NC the following week also but made her an appt with a Rheumatologist in NC (Duke Childrens Hospital) when we got back. A couple days later Emelia couldnt walk she was now crippled an it was her 3rd Birthday. She was miserable and in so much pain, but thankfully the meds helped some of the pain and the drive back to NC was better. So when we got back to NC we drove the 3 hours once a month to the Doctors Office at Duke and they tried so many different meds with her, they tried steroid knee injections but that only last 2 months instead of the 6 months that they had thought. Then in Jan 2009 they came to us and said we want to try her on some meds but there pretty harsh, are you as parents willing to jump at this full force or do you want to keep taking it slowly. I then looked at Emelia who was now in a leg splint from her hip to her ankle and then looked at my husband and said we are willing to take this on full force. So they put her on Methotrexate (they give to Cancer Patients) and Enbrel (Arthritis Meds) they both had to be given by injection once a week in the back of the arm, which was the hardest thing to do as a parent never mind a 3yr old. So along with the 2 injections once a week, she was taking a folic acid pill, a zofran pill for nausea and zantac for belly pain because the meds would upset her stomach and had to get her blood taken every 4 weeks to make sure her internal organs werent failing because she was on Max Dose for her weight and the meds were so strong. Then in April 2009 the Arthritis Spread through out her body we were now at 8 joints and above and it even spread to her Left Eye. Which now ment we had to go to the Eye Doctors every 2 week and give her eye drops every hour while awake and this went on for over 2 years.When Emelia started Kindergarten in Aug 2010 the school nurse was going to her class room every hour to give her, her eye drops. In the mean time my aunt Rachelle had been telling me to put Emelia on The Paleo Diet and to add Juice Plus+ to her diet because they have been proven to help/cure arthritis, but i said no because the meds were working she could walk and run and was happy even though she always felt sick and had horrible belly pain.I also thought Juice Plus+ and the Paleo Diet would end up being to expensive or hard to do, so i kept brushing my aunt off. Then Nov 2010 Emelia had almost lost her vision completely in her Left Eye they had her Steroid Eye drops at Max Dose along with her Methorexate and Enbrel and nothing was helping. Emelia started loosing her hair, which was a side affect from the Methotrexate. Thats when i sat down with her Doctors and i asked how long is my daughter going to live if shes on all these meds and only 40 lbs at age 5. The doctors told me she will only live til about the age 25 and shell probably need organ transplants before than. So thats when i did all my research on Juice Plus+ and Paleo Diet, since my Aunt had been telling me about it for almost a year and a half and in Dec 2010 i put my whole family on the Paleo Diet (Caveman Diet) and the Juice Plus+ then in Feb i took Emelia OFF ALL MEDS and i am one happy mommy when i say it has now been 20 weeks since she has had any meds and the doctors cant find any arthritis in her body! She is my walking Miracle! So i am trying to help/prevent what had happened to my daughter and what they say with disease's like Arthritis, ADHD, Autism, Acid Reflux, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Crohns Disease, Diabetes an so many more that all it is, is a Nutritional Imbalance in our bodys, and once you add your full servings of fruits and veggies in your Diet it Balances everything out and will help/cure anything that is wrong. An if nothing is wrong with you it will keep you Healthy or make you Healthier. So i am now a Distributor for Juice Plus+ because i truely believe in it and i believe that Nutrition is the best Medicine. My goal is to help/tell as many families about the Paleo Diet that are in the same situation we were in because as a parent it is the hardest thing to sit back and watch your child go through all of that, you feel helpless but you dont have to be! You can step up and take charge of you and your familes health, my family is proof!

    • Aimee says:

      Hi Tabitha,
      When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with JRA, after dozens of blood tests, an unoffical diagnosis of leukemia, and doctors wanting to drain my knees. My parents refused to put me on any medication. My mom completely took wheat out of my diet (before knowing about the Paleo or any other low carb diet and this was almost 30 years ago, so there was really no gluten free products).
      I've had to watch everything that eat but have had only a few flare-ups, even though I've been diagnosed with RA (natural "progression" as the docs say). I recently wasn't watching my diet as closely as I should have and have been suffering with the aches. It's nothing to deal with now…not after the pain I went through as a child.
      Please, know that you and your husband are doing the right thing. My parents were told that I was going to be bedridden and probably die at 20. I'm in no way, shape, or form "disabled" from the RA…Guess what? I'm 30, preparing to run a marathon and in amazing shape. Yes, I've have pain, especially if I don't watch my diet (for weeks), and I'm just starting with Paleo. Keep getting the word out!!

  13. William Counselman says:

    I have been, mostly, on the diet for almost 3 weeks and have lost about 15 lbs. and feel very energetic. I still eat some beans, bananas, dairy, etc. but am studying what I need to cut back on and what to eat more of. It's hard to tell if the diet is doing it all because I also cut back drastically on alcohol and cannabis and stopped taking the evil beta blocker Atenolol. My blood pressure is mostly in the normal range now and I'm hoping bloodwork will show better cholesterol and triglyceride readings so I can get off the Maxide water pills and statin drugs as well. I learned about the paleo diet from a link at ranprier.com.
    William E. Counselman III

  14. Dino Romano says:

    I have had psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylitis since 1979. The pain I have experienced over the years has been excruciating at times and has made me both disabled and unemployable on three separate occasions over the years.

    In 2007 I started to think about a natural approach to my medical issues which included high blood pressure and high cholesterol accompanied by very low HDL's.'

    Having grown up on a large farm I began to think about the things that we as humans can easily harvest and eat without tools or fire.

    I devised my own diet of fresh vegetables and fruit and freshly caught fish, freshly killed rabbit, chicken, pork, and beef.

    I cooked everything very simply and used very small amounts of extra virgin olive oil.

    After six months I had lost over 30 lbs.. My blood pressure went from 180/110 to 118/68, my cholesterol from 269 to 126 and my HDL's from 31 to 58. I had never felt better in my life.

    Then, I found and read Dr. Cordain's "The Paleo Diet" and learned about eliminating salt, legumes, bananas, etc. After six more months I lost another 30 lbs. and felt so well I was taken off my blood pressure medications.

    Since then I have returned to a normal, American highly processed food diet and ALL OF MY HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE.

    Just this week I have reverted to "The Paleo Diet" and after only five days I feel like a new person again.

    Don't hesitate if you have health issues, or not, to begin this lifestyle. You will become addicted, as I have.

    Dino Romano dpromano@gmail.com

  15. Kinsey Jackson says:

    I have been on the Paleo Diet four months now, since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am a 31 year old female who has eaten a vegetarian diet for 25 years. I transitioned off of my vegetarian diet to the Paleo diet (not an easy task), and can confidently say I will NEVER EVER eat a high-carb, lectin-ridden vegetarian diet again. I have also excluded nightshades, eggs, onions and garlic from my diet, as I found these to also irritate my system. It wasn't until I removed the eggs from my diet that I experienced complete remission of all RA symptoms (even on the Paleo diet, I still had minimal swelling in my joints). I am happy to say that according to my bloodwork and doctors (two rheumatologists and two naturopaths), all of my "markers of inflammation" are now normal. I have no signs or symptoms of RA, and overall I have never felt better in my life. Also, I have already cut my dose of thyroid medication (levoxyl) by 50% since starting the Paleo diet, and my thyroid function continues to improve. Since I began the Paleo diet, I have eaten grains twice, both times I experienced a flare in the finger that was causing me the most issues with RA. I am so thankful for the work of Dr. Cordain and others who have re-surfaced the Paleo diet to the world. I have you to thank for my life, health, and vitality. Three cheers for Paleo living!

  16. Keith Forbes says:

    I am an ornery 64+ man from Montana. I've been on the Paleo diet for around 7 weeks and have developed pains in my hips, back of knees, and in my calf muscles. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, or if any knows what is causing them and what can be done to alleviate them. I do have a drink of whiskey every night, could the grain in the drink be the culprit? ( or the cigars?)

    • Amanda says:

      I would cut the whiskey for sure, and corn grains are some of the worst. I am curious if you have lost any weight? If you have, perhaps your body has not accumulated to the loss yet. I know when I lose weight, my joints are accustomed to the cushioning my fat provides and so it takes a few weeks for them to adjust to having to support themselves with just muscle. It can be pretty uncomfortable.

      • Keith Forbes says:

        Yes, I have lost 20lbs. Dr's nurse said I'm probably not drinking enough water. I have given up the whiskey. I am wondering if the toxins that were stored in the fat are being released and my liver is not able to keep up with filtering them. It was an interesting idea about the fat cushioning and the muscles. It could be that is what is happening. Thank you.

        • Amanda says:

          Interesting… I was on birth control for about 13 years and now every time I love a lb. I get really moody, irritable and tired. The theory is that the estrogen type hormones that are stored in the fat are being released faster than I can metabolize them. I would think your situation is similar. Have you considered adding any kind of herbal supplements to your diet to help metabolize things better? A good antioxidant is a good place to start. Even just replacing a drink with a cup of decaf green tea is a start.

    • Joe Horti says:

      I'm 60 years old. I have been on the Paleo Diet for about 12 months. I too, have experienced what is normally referred to as "tendonitis": pain in both shoulder joints, [pain in left elbow joint, trigger finder (both middle fingers), pain in left knee (leading subsequently to Baker's cyst). The only thing that has changed significantly in my life in past 12 months is the Paleo diet. Could there be a connection???

      • Behfar Bastani says:

        Hi Joe. Did you find a way to deal with your Baker’s cyst after getting on Paleo? I also have been on Paleo mostly for about a year and have developed what appears to be Baker’s cyst behind the left knee. Also some hurting in the leg sometimes. Would be interested in any update from you or others with similar experiences.
        All the best,
        Behfar

  17. I have followed Weston Price D.D.S. and Loren Cordain Ph.D for many years and can say without hesitation they offer the best dietary approach for reducing both acute and chronic inflammation. I use this approach in conjunction with the deflaming guidelines (a great patient handout) from deflame.com. The Paleo Diet approach is the best, simple no nonsense approach for the clinical setting including outcomes such as improving ADL, normalizing lab values and overall patient adherence. Keep up the good work.

    Cordially,
    Thad Gala DC

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