Hi! I am Monica , and welcome to Dietary Principles! A blog that reverts back to the "principles" of healthier eating.
2 years ago I married my best friend, Ruben, and 3 months before our wedding he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. That would change our lives forever. After our wedding Rubens health seemed to digress and every doctors appointment became something we dreaded. He began loosing his vision and his list of symptoms seemed to grow each day. We began trying all kinds of diets, no dairy, no gluten, he even did no red meat for 1 year, and tried a juice fast. Even after all that, his symptoms continued. Looking back at it now, we still weren’t eating healthy at all, just cutting out a few things and adding a small side of veggies to our dinner. Than came the paleo diet, (I should say lifestyle, not diet) we began by doing the Whole30 in August 2012. Around the same time Ruben came across Dr. Terry Whals on a TED talk. A Dr that had improved her Multiple Sclerosis by simply eating healthier, applying the basic principles behind the Whole30. Ruben was so encouraged by Dr. Whals, and we loved the Whole30 so much that we decided to continue it. We decided to apply basic food principles in our lives, similar to our ancestors. Lots of greens, grass fed animals , wild fish, nothing in a can, nothing refined, as close to natural as possible.
Its been a whole year of living this way and we feel great. I am in NO WAY claiming eating this way is a cure for multiple sclerosis, on top of our way of eating Ruben still takes his Injection for Multiple Sclerosis ( something he's hoping to one day get off of ). This is simply one couples story to a healthier life style, and the results we both receive from it. Ruben feels better, exercises regularly and in general is in a better place than before. I try to exercise regularly as well and as an added bonus I found eating this way has REALLY helped with my skin ( acne wise ). Also, I have actually found that cooking paleo meals is much easier than the way I was cooking before. I love to cook, I always have. I hope my recipes inspire you to do the same!