THE BOTTOM LINE
I suffered for a couple of years with the pain and
embarrassment of having Crohn's disease before I took charge and became an
active participant in my own recovery. I found out what other people had
done to recover their own health ( and there were many) and then I
researched why they were successful. I wanted to be able to duplicate
their success not only in myself, but help to coach others as well. It took
plenty of time and effort but I know it was worth it.
One of the things I want to stress is that to have a
healthy immune system, which is what keeps everything including
microorganisms in the intestine in check, you must be happy. This study is
called psychoneuroimmunology. The reason I say this is that if you do
something that you think you should do but do not like it, then it
probably will not do you much good in the long run. Try to enjoy the
process and refine it to meet your tastes. Focus on the result you expect
and how that makes you feel.
Use these suggestions
as a guideline. The closer you adhere to them the quicker you will see
results. I have seen dramatic turnarounds in as little as one week. Try to stay away from grains and starches
as a rule. If you
feel like your diet becomes too limited then eat some in moderation after
a few days. The
key is to become aware of how you react to the sugars in certain foods. Get to know your
own body. Then you will automatically stay away knowing that they cause a
problem. Also I recommend that you get a vegetable juicer and USE it. It
will allow you to get all the nutrients and life force from the food and
will give your digestive tract a rest.
Also you should take a product like DairyEase or
Lactaid if you have to consume any dairy products with the exception of
yogurt (use non-flavored yogurt only. The rest have sugar).
Some of the things I have seen work such as a low fiber
using an artificial sweetener is not what is considered good nutrition for a
healthy individual. Please, as you get back to normal, gradually introduce a healthy diet of fiber, organic fruits and vegetables
back into your meals and continue to stay away from artificial sweeteners.
Some people look at these guidelines and say that
there is nothing left to eat. Well, if all you eat is the questionable
foods then maybe that is a clue as to why there is a digestive challenge.
The best diet you can have is one of fresh vegetables along with your
choice of protein. If you cannot tolerate raw vegetables to start, then
steam them to the desired tenderness. If you eat fruit make sure it is on
an empty stomach. Otherwise it will ferment in the gut. This is why some
otherwise healthy people cannot eat fruit. They eat it as desert and they
wonder why they have gas and are bloated.
This might be a good time to talk about research. I
am always asked why this information is not widely known and prescribed.
My answer is that it is not known by the physicians. "How can that be," you
ask? Well, it is a fact that the information on new therapies given to the
doctor since he started his practice has come to him by way of the drug
companies. They are the ones financing research and sit on the boards
deciding where the research money goes. Seventy-five percent of the drugs
widely prescribed now were not even on the market 12 years ago. Your
doctor does not have the time to do research on his own, so he has to get
the information from somewhere.
Unfortunately there is not millions of dollars to be
made on patents of the information contained in this letter. So what do
you think the attention gets placed on? If you do not think that profit is
what motivates people in this time that we live then you need to wake up
and smell the coffee (If you drink it donít put milk in it!!).
There is a great story about a very caring doctor
standing on the bank
of a river. He hears a scream and sees a person crying for help in the
river. He jumps in and rescues them and just as he is finished he hears
two more screams. He jumps in and rescues them and then hears three more
screams for help. He becomes so busy saving lives he never gets the chance
to go upstream and see who is throwing them in. Doctors want to help but
they have limited information to do so with.
This is a whole other subject that I believe changes
are coming to in the future and would love to talk more
about. If you are interested, contact me. In the meantime keep your chin up
and spread the word.
I hope that this information has been a great help
and please keep me informed of your progress. I would love to hear from
you. I would love to add you to the list of success stories. I can tell you
it has worked for many people including myself, so I know it can work for
you too. I have not had to see the doctor for eleven years now and I hope
to hear the same from you. Take care of yourself and remember to make your
dreams come true.
Note: I have received email
from so many people asking questions regarding this information. Please
note that for this to work - ALL, I repeat, ALL the steps - have to be taken
at the same time. If diet is used without supplements, it will not work.
And vice versa, supplements will not work if you are constantly feeding
bad bacteria. Doing one without the other will not work. This is why most
do not get well or stay well.
So start now and go out and buy the
supplements and eliminate as much starches and sugars as possible. It is
that easy. Try doing the whole program first. Without doing these at the
same time would be like trying to eliminate fleas by washing the dog but
not spraying the house or spraying the house but letting the fleas back in
by not bathing the dog or washing the bedding, you get the point. This is a waste of time. DO BOTH. I cannot make it
more clear than this.
Also I must reinforce how
important a positive attitude is. For this I recommend purchasing the
audio program "The Easiest Way to an Effortless Life." Buy it,
listen to it and live it and it will help to maintain the chemistry in
your body that will keep you happy and healthy. Plus as a bonus, a
portion of the proceeds help homeless children in Southeast Asia.
Click here to order - "The Easiest Way to an
Effortless Life" on audio cd.
Good luck and god bless!
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As you can see from the extensive list here, this is a
compilation of many documents. It worked for myself as well as many others
with IBD. Please consult your doctor before starting any program.
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Much of the information came from extended
research in the references contained in the bibliography of these books.
Of which there are too many to list here.
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