This woman is a Doctor who became wheel chair bound with degenerative multiple sclerosis (MS). Using a form of paleo she actually seems to have cured herself of it! Her idea was that having a very nutrient rich diet void of the bad stuff would help, and wow did it ever. This is not just your average person, this is someone that is an MD, that did tons of research to try and save her own life, and after "modern medicine" failed her, she found diet... While there is no guarantee that this well help Erythromelalgia, things like this give me hope that we can cure this disease with diet. I keep going back in our mind to our brief experience with juicing, while that was not a sustainable long term solution, those 10 days were some of the best Tracey has had in a very long time. We have personally seen more correlation with how she feels based on what she eats then with anything else. I do not know if we will be able to cure her with this, but it is something we have started to try…
When I reviewed the Kindle Touch a few days ago one of my few complaints was that the page turns were a tad sluggish compared to the Nook Simple Touch. We'll Amazon just released a software update to the device, and where Amazon does not specifically say that it helps page turns, I feel that the device is much more responsive overall including much faster page turns.
Amazon says on their site that they will be rolling this update out over the next few weeks via wifi, but if you have to have it now, like me, then you can follow this link to Amazon and follow their instructions and get it now.
Should you get it?
Yes, though I have to say you would be happy with either the Nook Simple Touch or The Kindle Touch
. I choose The Kindle Touch
because I love the look and feel of The Kindle Touch
when compared to the Nook Touch. I love Amazon's services and as a Prime Member, the one book per month can't be beat. So while I feel both are fairly equal eReaders, the hardware and Amazon service made me choose The Kindle Touch.
In case you somehow missed it, Tim Tebow, the same guy that "they" said couldn't be a winner in highschool or in college, couldn't be drafted in the first round of the NFL and probably shouldn't even play in the NFL, let alone be a starter...started his first career playoff game on Sunday. You would think it would be hard to top what he did in the regular season, coming in and rescuing a 1-4 team and helping them to simply make the playoffs which nobody expected... well in his first ever playoff game, he beats the #1 ranked passing defense in the NFL (for non NFL fans, the biggest nock on Tebow is that he is not a great passer), has his best ever game and wins pretty dramatically...
For lunch we had a steak, spinach, tomatoes and egg omelet with a side of beef bacon. Depending on how strict your version of Paleo/Primal is you could add some cheese to this as well and may want to eliminate the bacon.
For dinner we had crockpot roasted whole chicken (the only way to cook chicken as far as I'm concerned), a side of sautéed zucchini and broccoli with an arugula side salad. I modified this for myself and had the chicken on top of an arugula salad with sunflower seeds and cheese with balsamic and olive oil dressing.
So there you go, day 2 is in the books. I do feel we need to become more balanced and add even more veggies to our diet. The other thing that I know we need to do is improve our sleep cycle, which is really hard for us to do since I am a server right now and often work late nights. But how and when you sleep is very important to the primal lifestyle...working on that one... If you have any sugg…
Primal diet day one lunch consisted of homemade coconut curry chicken with a side salad of arugula and tomatoes.
Coconut Curry Chicken Ingredients
2 Chicken breasts
1 Can coconut milk
Curry powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Raw cashews - on top is best, so they toast and get crunchy!
Combine all ingredients in a pan (I use this Pyrex Pan), I put the lid on and shake to mix everything up, you can also marinate it for a few hours if you have the time. Cook for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees. I have also slow cooked it in a crockpot, though the nuts get a bit soggy this way, but it is worth the trade off for the ease of doing this.
Today is the day that we start our Paleo/Primal journey
journey. I hope that it will not only improve my health but also improve and hopefully cure my wife of her chronic condition, erythromelalgia. In todays world of processed foods, bread and sugars I know this will be exceedingly difficult, but worth it if we can succeed.
Breakfast on day one is pretty simple, as we have been having The Ultimate Green Smoothie for breakfast for the past several months already. Hopefully this is the year of health for both of us.