Ever met someone who was just a bad ass at everything in life? Someone who looked great, preformed well, was an athletic machine, could probably eat rocks and still excel at life? Nope, it’s definitely NOT me. I happen to be a little sensitive butterfly who after years of wrecking my body with the wrong food FINALLY figured out what I could and couldn’t eat in order to thrive – and then, and only then did I start to realize my potential. But back to those lucky folks; the ones who say, “Why do I need to eat paleo?” “I’m a well oiled machine and all is well with my so no thank you folks!”
Well, that was my husband. Kind of. When I first started my paleo journey he was always, (and those of you who have read my in depth story in my first book know), the most supportive, loving, invested person I could have ever dreamed to share this ride with. He ate what I cooked but still would not really stay strict when he had the option to (going out, beer now and then, if it’s there he’d eat it sort of thing, etc.) After seeing my life changing results and really getting excited about working out at Norcal Strength and Conditioning did he decide to clean up his food act as much as possible and try his hand at this paleo lifestyle with less and less cheats and more dedication to see how it might affect his performance in the gym.
What did strict paleo do for John? Well, yes, it kicked up his bad-assery a notch in the athletic department, better recover, less injury, improved sleep and stress reduction, and he noticed more energy during the day during his demanding job of being a busy chiropractor – less crashes in the afternoon and more mental clarity. All great stuff but nothing extremely earth shattering except for one significant change that neither of us even thought about when we started this paleo journey.
As long as I have known John, he’s had some discoloration on his back, arms, and chest. John has beautiful skin but has always hated the discoloration that started years ago in high school and began to get worse and more noticeable over the years. He never got a clear diagnosis and just learned to live with it. He never had any symptoms or discomfort beyond just the cosmetic nuisance and some minor irritation and he simply learned to live with it. Well, guess what. He no longer has to just “live with it!” Like so many other of the rock solid folks out there that don’t really “need to eat paleo” after they give it a real go they begin to notice changes in their bodies that they never even thought were related to food!
My guess is that John’s discoloration was caused by Tinea Versicolor, a skin disorder caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the skin; something that diet can play a huge roll in reversing but is often overlooked by our medical community.
Take a look below at John’s before and after pics to see the stunning results for yourself.
There was a six month gap between these before and after pics.
What results have you noticed after eating paleo that you were surprised to find? What are you grateful that you no longer have to just “live with”? Let us know in the comments!
As always, enjoy!