I am working toward converting my family's diet over to paleo. My husband's biggest concern is his inability to get much exercise, especially weight bearing exercise. He injured his lower back (L5-S1) which was incorrectly diagnosed as sciatica. By the time he was properly diagnosed with a herniated disc, the herniation had calcified and a (now known) hack doctor removed the calcification, scraping nerves and bone, causing nerve damage.
He has a neuro-stimulator implanted in his back and through acupuncture, he has regained feeling in his lower leg, but deals with constant pain. Once the temperatures warm up, he will be able to exercise in the pool, but the current temps cause his muscles to knot up and cause him even more pain.
I was diagnosed with type II diabetes and am really weak when it comes to will power. If there is bread in the house, I will eat it. If there is sugar and flour in the house, I will make cookies. If there are chips in the house, I will make dip and have a smorgasbord. I need the support of the entire family food-wise to get my glucose levels under control without medication. Can anyone offer talking points for me?