@GrainFreeMe 1.5 Year Paleo Update

…because I reintroduced these non-Paleo foods, the old familiar knee pain, and the neck pain that radiates down toward my left shoulder and arm, have both returned, making exercise impossible. And what could have caused these old issues to return? Inflammation thanks to food choices.


On a Mission to Expand My Tribe

I went to a health foods store today and asked the clerk to point me toward their Community Board – typically a cork board, filled with push-pinned business cards, music and yoga lessons, maid services, and items for sale. As I made my way down the aisle of bulk bins it didn’t take me long…


Pain Relief Costs Money, Failed Relief Costs Pride

After finding no relief through Vision Therapy, I decided to turn to Irlen filters to eliminate chronic headaches, eye strain while reading, and other migraine symptoms like photophobia. But after spending $800 on testing, new frames and prescription lenses, I continue to have pain and because of it, lack the desire to read and write.…


Accessing My Hidden Core to End Back Pain

I enjoyed reading “The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body” by Patrick A. Roth, M.D., and I’ve been following Dr. Roth’s “Hidden Core Workout” for over six weeks. The reason I became interested in strengthening my inner brace is because of recurring lower back injuries through weight lifting. After…

belly and back fat,  month 14

Paleo Update: Month 14 and Mystery Rash Solved?

If you compare this photograph with those of my initial Mystery Rash post, you can see how the red bumps have gone away, leaving hyperpigmentation behind. At least the worst part of the rash is over: the awful itching. Now it’s a waiting game for the dead skin cells to slough away. Although I was…

@GrainFreeMe One Year Paleo Anniversary

How to sum up what Paleo Primal living has done for me in this past year… “Feeling Good” Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel Sun in the sky, you know how I feel Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel It’s a new dawn, it’s a…

belly and back fat, month 11

@GrainFreeMe Paleo Update: Month 11 (Keto Update: Month 3)

Can’t believe next month marks one full year of living Paleo! I’m thinking a primal tattoo of some sort should commemorate this achievement. Perhaps a crow or tiger! Here are my Month 11 measurements: Waist:  28″ Gut:  32.5″ Hips:  37.25″ Left thigh:  22.25″ Right thigh:  21.75″ Weight:  134 lbs I think I’m over the how-can-I-up-my-fat-intake…