In high school or college some of us may have taken vocational classes that gave us hands on experience on how repair a car, how to assist a physician, or similar. When we decide to embark on our new Big 4 Diet journey (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) or Keto) we essentially are enrolling in a vocational class of our health. We need to make all things about our health our business to fully understand.
Some of us may have an autoimmune disease and are following the AIP or SCD diets. We must know everything there is to know about our condition and anything associated with it. The books all the doctors and healthcare professionals are available to us too; they aren’t hidden from our view and we mustn’t act submissively to anyone in this regard. We certainly aren’t qualified to make recommendations to others but we can certainly be on the ball about our bodies…remember we are our own expert!
We shouldn’t be confrontational but we can be just as informed about medications, testing, supplements (like autoimmune paleo protein), exercises, and even medical procedures that could serve as a remedy to our condition.
For example, here at Autoimmune Health & Nutrition we have an employee who was an intercollegiate athlete who had issues with his knee for years. He did everything the physical therapist told him but whenever his knee had too much tension he would have serious pain which prevented him from really reaching his potential in the gym and otherwise. However, he later learned from his own research that he could be having his knee issues because of his quadriceps. He started rolling his quads on a foam roller and the first time it was agonizing pain because he had so many knots in his muscle. In time his quads loosened up and his knee stopped hurting. He was able to find a solution to a problem that many would expect a doctor or therapist to know off the cuff.
There is no way a physician can know everything about our bodies (this is no knock on physicians) which is why we must put forth the effort to learn everything we can about the conditions of our health so we can give input as we make decisions for our health. This is why we challenge people to give our Paleo Perfection Protein a try (a single sample is available for purchase) so they can determine if it will work for them because even though it jives with the AIP, SCD, Paleo, and Keto diet it may not jive with our body, we hope it does but if it doesn’t no hard feelings!