Can dietary changes boost your health?
In late January 2016, I found myself in a health dilemma. I had been on an antibiotic for nine weeks, with no results. The specialist wanted me to continue for another six weeks on the off-chance the antibiotic would work.
But being on the antibiotic had messed up my digestive system, and I was uncomfortable and in constant stomach pain despite severely curtailing what I ate and taking constant doses of probiotics.
I had to stop the antibiotics and find another solution. And I had to find a way to heal my gut.
Fortunately, I came across this book, The Automimmune Solution by Dr. Amy Myers (http://www.amymyersmd.com/autoimmunesolutionbook/), read it from cover to cover, and gained much deeper insight into how my body was (or was not!) digesting food, and what I could do to heal myself. It also helped explain a long history of digestive issues I had faced. The penny dropped for me!
I made major dietary changes, starting early February 2016. I also made changes to other environmental factors – soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste – plus water related changes (our skin is the biggest organ, so imagine what we absorb each day through our skin). And I changed pots and pans away from non-stick and food storage from plastic to glass.
In just six weeks, I’ve seen HUGE digestive improvements. MANY other symptoms improved an average of 50% – including the one that the nine week antibiotic course failed to cure, which improved by some 80%.
I feel amazingly healthy, with even more energy than my normally high energy levels. Plus I lost 10 pounds almost effortlessly.
Some people see great relief in 30 days, some in 60 days, and others in 90 days. What I plan to do is to get tested for three potential underlying causes that had messed up my digestion, and then working with a physician who is well versed in this kind of medicine, called functional medicine, I plan to make food and supplement adjustments, including re-introducing some foods I have stopped eating, slowly.
So you be the judge. Are we what we eat? Certainly, in my case, making primarily dietary changes recommended in the program has helped me hugely, and made me more conscious of the need to pay even greater attention to what I eat from here on.
I share this experience so that if you are getting sick and tired of living with symptoms you would rather not have, then re-examining what you eat maybe something you might wish to consider.
There are many ways to identify and resolve autoimmune conditions and you will have to do a bit of research for what is the best approach for you. I’ve listed the philosophy behind Dr. Myers’ book below.
About The Autoimmune Solution
Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure for autoimmune related diseases. Minor irritations like rashes and a runny nose are ignored, while chronic conditions and debilitating diseases like Crohn’s and Rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that may temporarily relieve specific symptoms yet fail to address their root cause. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers lays out a revolutionary approach that restores the body to its natural healthy state in 30 days by eliminating toxic foods, introducing restorative ingredients, and identifying environmental toxins.