Monthly Archives: August 2014

Going Primal

Welcome! This is my alternative blog (main blog here). I hope to keep a detailed account of my journey towards health and happiness with the hope that other people may find some of the information useful.

I discovered that I was intolerant to starches accidentally a few years ago. Until then I was suffering from severe chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), allergies, depression and epilepsy. My CFS was getting so bad that I was drinking six cups of coffee but falling asleep at my desk.

One summer, out of nowhere, I suddenly lost my appetite. For two weeks I could eat nothing but yogurt and fruits. When slowly my yearning for more solid foods returned, I discovered that on eating bread and rice I would have severe heart palpitations, and would feel quite ill after. Using my trusted friend Google, I soon discovered that this was a typical food intolerance reaction.

I soon then stumbled across the perfect gustatory solution to my dietary ailments – the paleolithic diet. In a nutshell, you eat meats, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts. I’ll cover exactly what this diet is and why it’s good for some of us in another post. But in short – it changed my life.

Three weeks on the diet, my energy levels soared, my gums stopped bleeding, my skin cleared, my hair started to shine…the list was endless. However the diet wasn’t without it’s downs as well as the ups, all of which I hope to cover in another post.

Currently I am attempting to revert back to a paleo lifestyle, but also with attempts to try other similar diets, like the raw diet. A strong believer in trying everything once, I’ll mix and match different foods and will see what works for me.

I hope this is a small introduction to what is to come.  I also would like to make this a forthright blog detailing my continuous battle with clinical depression, and to discuss ways of coping with this debilitating mental illness, as well as trying out and chatting about some solutions toward relief and happiness.

For now, I’ll end with a paleo menu:

Marie’s Meatball Zoodles!


1 zucchini/courgette
Minced beef
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Tinned chopped tomato
Chicken stock
Grated apple
Zoodles: Slice a zucchini (courgette) with a skin peeler, and chop up into noodle length. Microwave for less than 2 mins.
Meatballs: Beef (can replace with chicken). Flavoured with soy sauce and sesame oil.
Tomato sauce: Tinned chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, garlic, tiny bit of chicken stock, chopped asparagus, basil, grated apple (to sweeten sauce), arrowroot (to thicken sauce)
Brew the tomato sauce for 10 mins, dump the meatballs in brewed for another 10. Put sauce on zoodles. Enjoy!