There’s something I’ve been forgetting to mention when I talk about the positive changes in my life since doing my first Whole30 and adopting the Paleo Diet: sleep apnea. When I was heavy, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve suffered from sleep apnea. As I got older and heavier, it got worse. It had reached a point where my wife and kids were concerned, so I talked to my doctor about it. He recommended a sleep study which confirmed it: I had sleep apnea. The prescription was a CPAP which I used every night to keep me from the long pauses in breathing caused by sleep apnea.
After my Whole30, I decided to try to sleep without the CPAP. I found I was not only able to do so, but I was no longer snoring. I don’t know if it was the weight loss or the change in diet that made the difference, but either way, eating healthier has made my sleep apnea a thing of the past.
Add that to the list of health issues that living healthy has reversed. This includes:
- Diabetes (blood sugar well within normal range)
- Cholesterol normal
- Weight normal
- Sleep apnea (gone)
- Vision (improved, likely diabetes related)
- Tingling of extremities (gone)
- Joint pain (gone)
I also find that I catch colds less often, and when I do, I seem to recover more quickly.