Do I really dictate solutions to health problems?
One is a dear old classmate, and the other one, one of my oldest friends, and both seem to think that I “try to dictate” solutions to health problems.
What I am trying to get across is that people should try non-drug, natural, dietary, and life style changing solutions to their health problems before running to their doctor for the answer.
There is an excellent and very informative talk show on CNN Türk (Gündem Özel), which I was watching the other evening. One of the medical experts said that EVERY 7 SECONDS a new study on health issues is published. Given what a huge volume this means, how can we expect doctors to keep up with the latest developments? So, it should not be surprising when doctors tell you that there is no cure for COPD, Macular Degeneration, MS and Lupus when in fact there might be.
Please also consider the fact that in the US almost 300,000 people die ever year because of “medical errors”.
I was visiting my niece in the hospital, who just had foot surgery, and ran into a close friend of hers. This lovely young woman has Lupus, and one of her children has Crohne’s Disease. Talk about being dealt a bad hand. We, naturally, got into discussing Autoimmune Diseases and I suggested that she read the 3 posts in the Blog, dated November 18, 2016, November 25, 2016, and December 2, 2016.
She didn’t believe that there was a cure. I hope she reads the posts and tries to implement the “Comprehensive Elimination Diet”.
Don’t you think it’s worth a try?
About 6 months ago two ladies sent me e-mails saying that they had discovered me on the Internet and that they would try the “Comprehensive Elimination Diet”. One had MS and the other Lichen Planus. They didn’t know each other and the one with MS stated that she had been under medication for 10 years and it had not helped her at all.
I sent both of them an e-mail a couple of days ago, asking how they were doing. The one with MS replied that she had problems with gaining weight so stopped the diet after 20 days, and the other didn’t even reply. The message was clear; neither had given the diet a chance. I had also e-mailed them 3-4 times in the past.
I don’t understand why eliminating:
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners
- Dairy and dairy products
seems to be such a big deal with people suffering from these autoimmune diseases.
Am I wrong when I keep saying that I’m frustrated?
You also have to take supplements, exercise and eliminate environmental toxins, BUT GETTING STARTED WITH THE ELIMINATION DIET IS PARAMOUNT.
I have seen the same “reluctance” from friends suffering
- Macular Degeneration
They quote what their doctor told them and show little interest in trying out what is suggested.
OK I’m not a medical doctor, but I don’t make up what I try to get across to my readers. I research what I’m writing about and quote scientists documenting these groundbreaking discoveries, and “Functional Medicine” practitioners implementing them.
The other day, an old friend said that I could easily make all these suggestions because I was so healthy. Well, the thing is, I am healthy because of my life style, not because I’m lucky. AND, I IMPLEMENT MOST OF THE SUGGESTIONS I MAKE.
An excellent classmate’s luncheon
We had a very enjoyable reunion lunch last Tuesday. A dear classmate had a bit of a protruding belly problem, and asked me what he should do.
He thought it was from all the “meze” he ate with his nightly Rakı. He was right. The body and, of course, the liver, is a very wise and complex machine. The liver uses the calories you get for energy, or stores them as fat. There are many other functions that the liver also undertakes, but for our purpose lets look at calories, alcohol and fat storage.
When you consume alcohol, THE LIVER’S IMMEDIATE TASK, is to rid the body of this “poison”. It even tries to get it out through your skin by making the skin permeable and pushing it out through the pores. Blood gets mixed up in this process and that’s why your cheeks may turn red after you’ve had a few.
Since it does nothing else until solving the alcohol problem, ALL THE CALORIES YOU CONSUME ARE STORED AS FAT.
So, if possible don’t eat and drink at the same time. NOT EASY TO IMPLEMENT, I KNOW.
Another classmate asked about exercising to loose fat. For me to burn 1 pound of fat, I would have to run more than 40 kilometers. If fat burning were so easy, we wouldn’t be here today. Fat is stored energy to be used when there is a famine situation.
The only way to loose weight is to control what you put in your mouth. Remember though, that “a calorie is NOT a calorie” and the kind of food you consume makes a big difference.
Try to eat healthy proteins, fresh vegetables, good fats, probiotics, and a small serving of fruit in the morning.
Try not to eat anything you see advertised on TV or anything with an “Ingredients” label on it.
SIMPLE ISN’T IT?
See you all next week.