Daily Archives: May 21, 2013
According to the American diet, I was eating healthy when I got sick. I was working out 5-7 times a week. I had been feeling great.
So why did I get sick?
Great question, and I have the answer I had to come to terms with.
It wasn’t an overnight process… it was years of toxins and gut issues bogging down my system – storing up and disrupting my cells. Undiagnosed celiac for years and at least 5 years of MS symptoms were under the radar – caused by WHAT?
There was a time that I didn’t eat well, nor pay attention to my toxin load. I drank a 32 oz of pop a day for several years and slept 4-5 hours a night. I ate lots of sugary treats, drank skim milk and ate out often consuming junky oils and MSG. Even when I was eating healthy, I was eating things that weren’t feeding my body the nutrients it so desperately needed and my body wasn’t able to absorb any of it anyway. I was clueless really
How must I eat now?
Night and day difference.
My husband said last night, “Honey you basically have to eat like you’re fighting off cancer, for the rest of your life.”
He’s exactly right.
The choice is health, or sickness for me. There is really no choice to get to the root of the problems. Food is my medicine.
The one thing people with auto immune disease, cancer and autism have in common is a lack of ability to get rid of toxins easily. They hold onto them and they produce about 50% less glutathione that a normal person. Glutathione is what your body makes to help rid your body of toxins. The amount your body makes, decreases with age. With the up swing of toxins in our lives today – in the environment, foods, sprays, cleaners, vaccinations, etc. – it’s not a wonder we have so many diseases on the rise in the country despite the “best health care” in the world.
Once a person realizes they have an auto immune disease, or cancer – they should be flooding their body with nutrition – for the remainder of their lives.
They should never go back to the way things were. Short term satisfaction will come at a price I’m not willing to pay.
Unfortunately, the “treatments” offered in disease care, focus on getting you back to your “normal” life as quickly as possible, not how you got there in there first place.
That’s WHY you can’t go back to your old ways of living, because of your body’s predisposition to malfunction in the way it did – and it will happen again and again if you continue doing what you were doing before. It just pops up somewhere else.
So what changes have I had to make to my diet?
It’s easier to tell people what I can eat, than what I can’t. I can have most veggies, and some fruit – and so far pastured eggs – I can tolerate. I can eat organic/grass-fed meats, but limited. I can eat and drink coconut milk and water. That’s it.
No sugar, no coffee/tea, no chocolate, no yeast, no dairy, no gluten, no seeds, no soy, no nuts, no nightshades…. you get the point.
We are all dying, from the day we are born on earth. I don’t wish to add any more days to my life, than God has ordained, that’s not why I do this.
HOW I choose to live those days – is very important to me because I can see how it relates to my health.
The things I don’t eat – cause problems for me either digestively, or with chronic inflammation – systemically. (Either in my eyes or my hips/legs/feet, and they induce cramping such as MS “hugs” which can take my breath away.)
Eating things that make me sick – continues to destroy my body, and it’s something I’m acutely aware of. Even a trace amount of gluten makes me very ill digestively and neurologically, so it’s not a chance I’m willing to take by eating out any more.
It is the myelin sheath that is harmed – or rebuilt, depending on what I eat. Cell and nerve regeneration – is possible… it’s just a slower process, and I’m fine with that.
I find encouragement in others who also used FOOD to be well. Dr. Terry Wahl’s essentially went on a Paleo diet, including 9 cups of vegetables a day. (That means she juiced as well as ate veggies to get that many servings in). She was able to also eat nuts, nightshades and seeds… to reversed her secondary progressive MS.
Technically, if I read her book and attempted HER way of doing things. I’d still be having symptoms, and wondering why? It’s a very healthy way of eating, after all. But it comes down to this – her way was “close” – but God designed me differently.
I basically eat the way Gerson Therapy suggests, with less juice. I try to have 2-3 glasses of juice a day, and just flood my body with nutrients and detox my body as much as possible through various methods. ** I do eat limited animal protein because I notice I feel really poorly with adrenal fatigue when I don’t.
I think that’s why the Gerson Therapy, or Auto Immune Protocol diet works SO well in reversing disease and symptoms. It’s because once you eliminate any potential food issues – you can really begin to see the things that are causing you issues, and it takes such a great toxin load off of your system.
Next week I begin getting my amalgam fillings out. I’m confident this will just be one more step in the right direction for me, and I look forward to the opportunity to do this. I’ve heard lots of good things, especially searching on MS patients who saw great improvements after realizing mercury poisoning was a contributor to their MS. I see it as just one more toxin I need to detox from – to be healthy for Him.
Thank you God, for the gift of food.
“Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.’ “