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Hi y’all! I love hearing from my readers! If you have a question, or would just like to connect, please contact me.  I try to answer all emails quickly.  Once in awhile, I get a teeny bit behind; but, I will always get back to you.

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If you represent a company, and would like to work with Paleo Cajun Lady, please use the contact form below.  I would be happy to provide you with all the information you need.  Sending product or a review copy of a book or cookbook? Mail to: Tara Perillo, 2413 W. Algonquin Rd., #156, Algonquin, IL 60102

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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  1. Hi Tara,
    I wasn’t surprised that you use some of the same affirmations that I do, like Be all that you can be, and a quitter never wins and a winner never quits. What brought a huge smile to my face was how you signed your reply with “Smooches” because that’s how I’ve always signed my emails to friends and family. We must be very kindred spirits.

    I do have a question about the juices you make. Are you using a nutrient extractor i.e. magic bullet, vitamix, etc., or a plain juicer?

    Smooches and Blessings
    Cookie

    1. That’s so funny, Cookie! I even say “smooches”, instead of “bye”, right before I hang up the phone. I’m so glad there is someone else out there who uses that word, too. 🙂

      Right now, I’m using a regular, old Jack La Lanne juicer my husband bought me years ago. When I first started juicing, my body wasn’t able to tolerate the fiber in fruits (especially) and vegetables. Since healing my gut, I’m ready to move on to a Vitamix or Blendtec. But, my juicer is still working. It’s too beat up and old to donate. So, I’ve decided to use it until it dies, which could be any day now. LOL!

      Smooches,
      Tara

  2. Hi Tara! How do I even start? 3 months ago I got diagnosed with lupus, which has revolutionized my whole life! As a cook, it was extremely hard to modify my diet to fit AIP standards, but I’ve done it successfully for 2 months now! It’s been tough and now I’m facing another challenge; I am a dancer and I am completely lost on how to keep healthy and do this. I used to dance up to 4 hours every single day and now I feel unsure as how to proceed since dance is something I’m not willing to give up. On top of this I’m trying to get my body in (better) shape, and I understand I can’t put much stress on my body, but I feel completely at a loss. I guess I don’t really have a specific question, but this is more of a plead for some help?

    1. Hi Isabel, sorry to hear about your lupus diagnosis. Congratulations on starting the AIP right away. I can totally understand how confused and lost you must feel right now. Hopefully, I can help clear up a few things for you. When I was first diagnosed, I too believed everything I read about taking it easy with exercise. Now, I’m not sure that was the right thing for me to do. Since adding strenuous and long workout sessions into my daily life, I’ve been able to put my lupus into remission and have never felt better. My advice would be to ask your doctor what they think of you doing more exercise. If they don’t see a problem with it, I would start adding an hour a day, at first. I think it also would depend on what organs or tissues your particular lupus is attacking. For me, it was mostly skin, digestive system and lungs. This made cardio difficult; but, I could have been weightlifting that whole time. I’ve also found in talking to others, who were very active before their diagnosis, they have some of the same feelings I do. It seems that we are different from those who were not active before their diagnosis. Everyone I’ve talked to has improved their autoimmunity by doing the AIP AND doing strenuous workouts. In fact, I have one friend who also put her lupus into remission while she was training for a marathon! It just shows you that each person is different. For some of us, not working out can be more harmful. I often wonder if I would have gone into remission earlier, if I had continued to work out.
      If your doctor gives you the okay, I suggest you remain on the AIP, start dancing again (but take it slow), and see how you feel. Don’t forget to be sure you’re eating enough protein and fat, too. Drink lots of bone broth, and try to eat lots of organ meat and gut-friendly foods, like sauerkraut. All of those were instrumental in helping me get healthy.
      Good luck! I would love if you would let me know how you’re doing, from time to time. I’m working on changing the status quo advice we’ve been given. The more research I do, the more I believe that athletes with autoimmunity, should be treated differently in order to heal quicker. I’m studying several people right now to help prove my theory. Knowing your journey would be very helpful!
      Tara

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