Rethinking The Paleo Diet, Magnesium Deficiency and Why Being Fanatical Isn’t Good | VitaLivesFree

Rethinking The Paleo Diet, Magnesium Deficiency and Why Being Fanatical Isn’t Good | VitaLivesFree


Hi everyone! Today it’s going to be a bit
of a heart-to-heart conversation. I’ve been in quite a dilemma lately about the way of
eating, and I’ve been reading a lot, I’ve been thinking a lot. I think it’s time to
make a few changes. So I’ve been on the Paleo diet for almost a year now. It taught us so
much, just like any other diet has taught us so much. My husband lost so much weight
as well, and my skin improved immensely. But at the same time, there were these other things
that were not as satisfying: my skin also got drier than ever, my mood swings were just
as bad, my energy levels were going up and down. Also my teeth were just not getting
better. If you saw my 7 resolutions or my promises to myself for 2014, one of them was
healing my teeth. And I just couldn’t see any progress. So the thing is no matter how
hard I tried, my teeth were not getting better, and also I started noticing these white spots
on my nails. I’ll try to insert a picture here. From what I was researching online,
it seemed like it was showing a lack of calcium. With all that dairy and all that calcium I
was eating, there was no way I was lacking calcium. So I realized there must be something
else. Then I started having other symptoms, such as muscle twitches, cramps, and after
researching online I realized that it was because of magnesium deficiency. So I started
taking magnesium and a couple of days later I started feeling so much better. And that’s
when I started reading more, more and more about the Paleo diet and about eating in general.
I just realized that maybe, just maybe I was hiding my head in the sand all that time trying
to hide from the signs that something was not quite right. You know, I don’t think that…
generally, in my life, I don’t think that being fanatical is a good thing. In anything,
I think moderation is probably the best way to do things, and I’m the first one to admit
that I’ve probably been mistaken, I’ve probably been a bit too fanatical about my way of eating,
and I probably restricted some of my foods too much. That’s why I had all these problems
with mineral deficiencies, dry skin and so on. I probably wouldn’t have even noticed
them for much longer but when I went really really strict on the Paleo diet and I stopped
eating nuts and seeds, as well as limiting fruit, that’s when I really saw that I am
lacking quite a few things, and perhaps it’s time to rethink what I eat. You probably already
know that I’ve been reading a lot about Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic way of eating, and that’s
probably one of the other reasons that made me rethink everything. After reading about
soaking grains and beans, and fermenting them, sprouting them, I realized that all the reasons
why the Paleo diet doesn’t allow eating grains and beans is the phytic acid. But the thing
is by soaking and sprouting them, you remove most of it anyway. And then another thing
I don’t understand about the Paleo diet is why nuts and seeds are allowed while they
actually have the same amount of phytic acid as grains. You know, it’s just some of the
things just stopped making sense to me. So what I decided to do is just to try and follow
the food recommendations for my constitution in Ayurveda. It’s a long story but there are
three different constitutions in Ayurveda and, if you’re wondering, mine is Pitha, which
is basically fire. I’ll try to rebalance myself and see if that helps me in some way but Ayurveda
is all about eating in moderation and balancing yourself out, not being fanatical. So let’s
see if it’s going to make any difference. Of course I’ll take you on the journey with
me because my channel is all about learning and sharing things I learn with you. So I
hope you will continue supporting me and I hope you’ll continue learning new things with
me. If you were following me just because I was on the Paleo diet, I’m really sorry
but at the end of the day it’s about my health. So I need to do what’s right for my body but
also I wouldn’t want to confuse you and tell you things that I don’t actually believe in,
so I thought it was very important for me to open up and to really share with you my
thoughts. Another thing is that I was about to start filming, you know, What I Ate Today
type of videos and sharing with you our daily life but, since I was in so much confusion
reading about all these different diets and trying to reintroduce grains and beans into
our life, it kind of put my plans on hold because I couldn’t film what we eat. Because
I’m supposed to be on the Paleo diet, and obviously I wasn’t. It was very confusing
for me, and I really needed to have this little talk with you and share my thoughts with you.
So I hope that you won’t be disappointed. I know that a lot of you are vegans and vegetarians
or just people who eat everything, so I hope you will still find my videos useful. At the
end of the day, I’m not just about food or a certain diet. My channel is about holistic
living anyway, so that’s what it’s going to continue being. You know, natural beauty and
natural eating without conforming to a certain diet. I just… I’m somebody who doesn’t like
being in a group, you know, I don’t like doing what other people are doing. So in a way,
by being a part of a certain diet, I was in a way in a group. So I’m kind of happy to
break free and stop restricting myself so much, I guess. The only two things that I
don’t think I’ll ever change my mind about are sugar or, you know, especially refined
white sugar, and refined flour ir wheat flour. Those are the two things that I really think
are evil and trust me I’ll probably never change my mind about them. Everything else
is probably not that evil when it’s eaten in moderation. So I guess that’s what I wanted
to share with you. I hope that you will understand and I hope you’ll continue following me in
my journey to perfect health. Thank you so much for watching, thanks so much for listening
to me and my doubts and my new discoveries. I’ll see you in my next video! Bye! Bunny
bunny bunny! You’re so cute! You love mommy, don’t you? Jimmy!