Gymnastics, swimming, biking — you name it, Mirka Salo has probably tried it. Born in Porvoo, Finland, this girl has had quite the health battle that led her on a search for answers. Diagnosed with IBD (ulcerative colitis) in 2014, Mirka struggled for almost a year with no explanation for the pain and discomfort she experienced. She couldn’t participate in the daily activities she wanted to because of the pain. She was subsequently diagnosed with supra-ventricular tachycardia, or, more simply, a sudden raise in heart rate. When doctors told her she would be on medication for the rest of her life, she wasn’t prepared to settle for that.
After researching the paleo diet, Mirka decided to go all-in paleo in October 2015. Although she struggled with cravings for things she couldn’t have like candy, bread, pasta, and pizza, Mirka never felt better. She lost 6.5kg, didn’t have food cravings, and more importantly, had significantly more energy.
Three years after starting her new lifestyle, she is more active than ever, eating more foods than she ever thought possible. She’s even able to treat herself to one of her favourite foods: pizza and her favorite meat pie!
By doing her research and committing to finding answers, paleo has helped Mirka solve her health issues and get back to the active women she once was. She now uses her website Dinolicious Food and her Instagram to inspire others to see paleo as not just recipes, but a lifestyle.
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