I am going to open the bleeding heart box and get a little personal today. There are numerous ways that going primal has improved my life and believe it or not, it doesn’t all have to do with 6 pack abs. I would like to directly address a couple of the facets in which my life has improved.
My health is the easy one so I will hit that first. Before going primal, I was on a fast track to an ailment and medication riddled future. My lipid profile straight up sucked. No better way to put it. My HDL levels were critically low and the doctors were talking statins. No matter how hard I worked to improve my health via conventional wisdom routes, I could not improve. Hell… I couldn’t even maintain as I slipped slowly further into the abyss of western medical issues. It took less than 3 months… yes three months of going primal to not only improve my health and lipid profile but to actually bring them to an extremely healthy level. Primal poer baby.
The other tremendous improvements that I have experienced all have to do with the hormone stabilization involved with going primal. These benefits are so great that they almost outweigh even the health benefits!
A little background: I have long been an emotional nightmare to be around. Even as a little kid, one second I might be a perfect angel and the next a total nightmare. You can ask my family. This has always made me pretty darn hard to be around because you never knew what Erick you were going to get. I could flip in heartbeat too. Things were actually so volatile with my family that I moved out at an early age. This personality volatility did not stop after my childhood and continued into my adulthood. You could probably even make the case that I was borderline bi-polar. I also have gone through times of severe depression due to this.
Going primal has truly regulated my hormones. I no longer have the spikes of serotonin or the poor abused and beaten up serotonin receptors. I am a much MUCH more stable person. This is not just via my own observation but has been pointed out to me repeatedly by my mother, family, friends and my wife. I am all around a much less stressed out and much happier person.
This has benefited me in several ways:
Family and Relationships
I get to see my family a lot more. They visit more often and we are allowed to visit them more. It has really helped me to build some of those relationships that were fully developed when I was younger.
I am not going to lie. when I went primal, I was on the verge of an early divorce. My relationship with my wife was bad… and quickly getting worse. It was both of our fault but my mood swings certainly were not helping things. We were talking the big D word and only 2 months into being married! Stabilizing my (and her) hormone via living primal has helped us beyond belief. I can now openly call our relationship phenomenal.
I am good at my job and I like my job… but it is a stressful and demanding job. In the past, I have let this stress get to me to a very unhealthy level. This has cause me severe work relate anxiety and depression in the past.I have also not always been the most fun person to work with on major projects. I always get the job done but I built a reputation for being a little shrewd, demanding and not very understanding. Since going primal, my relationships have greatly improved with my co-workers. I am still known for getting the job done but I am considered much more pleasant to work with lol.
All in all, I can not describe with enough enthusiasm the improvements that primal living has made in my life. I am like a new person. I am still me, but I am a much much MUCH happier healthier me. I feel like I am living life the way it is supposed to be lived. I no longer view life a suffering as I once did.