Let Your Body Choose The Food That’s Right For You
The truth is that everybody is unique. That means nobody is average. That means there are an infinite number of “types”. You need to dump all that stuff and grasp one simple fact: your own perfect eating plan is exclusive to you and you won’t find it in anyone else’s book!
You have to figure out what foods are cool for you and which ones cause an inflammatory reaction. Eat the former and avoid the latter. Your body will love it!
I can tell you how to do all this and that’s the ONLY book you’ll really need. I called it “Diet Wise” because you would truly be wise about foods, if you only learned these few very simple health principles.
Most doctors haven’t a clue about nutrition. They ramble on about a “balanced” diet. By that, they seem to mean “a balance of junk”, like bread, cereals, cream, tea and coffee- they don’t get it and think all foods are friendly because they “feed us”. The truth is that wrong foods can cause damage; a lot of damage. The wrong foods will age you quicker than warm cookies fly out of the kitchen.
There’s a great bonus surprise hidden in this approach, which means patients are even more delighted when they discover it! They lose weight. It’s slow but it’s steady and EASY. Because you don’t have to eat less; you just eat DIFFERENTLY.
I’m going to show you how to be 98%-100% healthy. You cannot be healthy if you are overweight—the two just don’t coincide. So eating right has a sort of guaranteed weight-loss principle built in. As it happens, eating right and avoiding your own inflammatory foods will probably ensure you eat less. Because food cravings and food addictions are exactly the same as food inflammation. Another surprising but useful fact we discovered decades ago! Thus eliminating inflammatory and stressor foods will also completely drive away food cravings. That’s why some diets are easy to follow, once you get past the first few days of “food withdrawals”. When you get rid of certain foods altogether, then you won’t crave them—or anything similar. Nature is really cool when you work WITH her!
Here are just a few of the symptoms that COULD be caused by a food allergy or other adverse food reaction (but not necessarily are).
- persistent fatigue not helped by rest
- over or under weight or a history of fluctuating weight
- occasional swellings of the face, hands, abdomen or ankles
- palpitations, particularly just after eating
- excessive sweating
- Red or itchy eyes
- Blotches on the skin
- Mouth ulcers
- Dyspepsia, abdominal distress, flatulence
- Abdominal bloating
- Pain the stomach
- Variable bowel function
- Unusually slow or rapid heartbeat
- Pain in the chest
- High blood pressure
- Cramps in limbs
- Feeling faint
- Feeling unwell all over
- Stiffness in throat or tongue
- Water retention
- Terrible thoughts on waking
- Shaking in the morning
- Slow getting started in the morning
- Crabby on waking
- Abrupt changes from well to unwell
- Rash that isn’t eczema
- Aching muscles
- Swollen painful joints
- Headache (incl. migraine)
- Convulsions or fits
- Ringing in the ears
- Frequent urination
- “Dopey” feeling (brain fog)
- Inability to think clearly (“woolly brain”)
- Panic attacks
- Feeling unreal, depersonalized
- Lack of confidence
- Mood swings
- Sudden sneezing
- High mood (undue elation)
- Low mood
- Mood swings
- Menstrual difficulties
- General slowing down
- General speeding up
- Tingling all over
- Vomiting without nausea
- Sudden tiredness after eating
- Sudden chills after eating
- Feeling totally drained and exhausted
- Eating binges
- “Flu-like state” that isn’t really flu
If you have 5 or more items off this list, you NEED “Diet Wise”!
The trouble with all lists like this is they can be misleading, because these symptoms are not specific and could possibly signal serious disease. But the more you can check off on the list, the more certain it is that you are being affected by an adverse food or environmental trigger – especially a food.
Even if you suffer from what may be classed as a “real” condition, if your doctor can only offer you lifelong medication, you should independently investigate this matter of food reactions. By my definition, chronic illness is a failure of medicine. Taking drugs for life means they DON’T work. If they did, you wouldn’t have the problem any more! Duh!
And that brings me to an important point:
There is almost no aspect of medicine and health that lends itself so well to self-help. Doctors are pretty ignorant about foods and nutrition, as you are well aware. So, changing what you eat is something you can and should do on your own determinism.
If you follow the path I will outline, then you can track down your “unsuspected enemy” and neutralize it. It may mean giving up a few foods for a few months (rarely for life). The recoveries, as I have hinted, can be quite spectacular. It’s NORMAL for patients to say they feel 10 years younger and that their friend keep telling them so.