That sounds like a jokey question, but I'm serious. Although I'm not a follower of WAPF, I was very impressed a few years back when I read Price's "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration," and realized I had been born with or developed nearly all of the symptoms he noted among the non-traditional eaters, plus a few others:
- Underdeveloped jaw and concomitantly grossly buck teeth
- Severe myopia at a young age-
- Idiopathic seizures-
As time went on, I noticed or developed these:
- Charcot-Marie Tooth syndrome (very high foot arches with "dragging" toes)-
- Severe joint pain with elevated ANA, Rh-factor present in blood (no diagnosis, but suspected RA)-
- An epidemic of dental caries-
I know, I sound like Quasimodo; pretty sad, eh? But. Some of these issues have been reversed or halted through dietary manipulations (obesity, joint pain, depression, seizures, cavities), some through supplementation (asthma), and some obviously aren't going anywhere -- my feet are still my feet, my jaw didn't grow larger, etc.
I'm just curious: How many PaleoHackers have how many of these signs of "physical degeneration," whether present at birth or developed throughout life? And which of these have benefitted from your change in lifestyle, whether dietary, exercise, or other?
I realize this is an enormous question, and it could be said that this entire website is a compendium of exactly these "screwed up" issues and their resolutions. But I'd like to see people's individual, personal lists, in single posts, to get a sense of how much of our healthy birthright we've bartered away for cheap stockyard "food," and how far we have to go as individuals to get as much of it back as we can. -------