Many of us have heard of the “all or nothing” mentality. Some people give it all to one cause in hopes it will bring them the best result in their diet, workout, or profession. Though this may work in some circumstances when it comes to our health we need to focus on balance because we can get carried away very quickly on a Big 4 Diet (Paleo, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and Keto Diet).
This applies specifically to those living the SCD or AIP diet. Just because we are focusing on healing ourselves holistically doesn’t mean we can’t also turn to modern medicine. We aren’t failing in our dieting efforts if we have to stay on certain medications. Anne didn’t get off the majority of her medications until after two years of consistently following the AIP diet. Someday we may be able to completely phase out medication and maybe not...we are all individuals that will always have different needs than the next. This is why we must follow the model of the AIP, SCD, Paleo, or Keto diet the best we can and slowly make our adjustments.
Some of us may have to change our approach to these healthcare professionals. We need to remember two things (1) we are the experts of our own bodies (Tip 1) and (2) the healthcare folks are working for us! They need to understand our goals and we need to determine if they are best fit by “interviewing” them for the job to see if they have the Paleo, SCD, Keto, or AIP knowledge. If they respect what we are trying to accomplish and are willing to help us to achieve our goals then they may work out just fine. If not, then we need to keep looking…even if that means going to someone other than our old family doctor.
A good healthcare professional will act more as a counselor than a dictator. We have all met the MD, OD, or PhD that believe they have no flaws and it is their way or the highway. We need someone that will patiently work with us and counsel as unbiasedly as they can as together we find the best options specific to us!
Lastly, if they are as hip as they should be they’ll know everything about our Paleo Perfection grass-fed beef protein powder shake that jives with the Paleo, AIP, Keto and SCD diet! J Happy searching!