I'm new. Of course I'm new...My first post. Age 30 I was told that my 202 cholesterol was too high and I was put on a SAD diet. Low fat. I gained 30 pounds, and began to be sick constantly. I was on round after round of antibiotics. I got sick of my doctor treating my symptoms and I changed doctors at age 50., 5 years ago I was having daily headaches, allergies and I had bad candida. My new doctor sent me to his priest who had cured himself of candida. I spent three hours talking to him (weird, I know) but he gave me more nutrition advice than any doctor ever had. My doctor admitted to two weeks of nutrition in college. Anyway..I began a diet to kill yeast, took diflucan and used nystatin powder. I have not had a sinus infection ever since. The priest told me..."meat and green veggies ONLY" I lost weight and felt better. Then life went on. I have not taken antibiotics since. I gained back the weight gradually and then some. Remembering the weight loss from eating meat and greens, I began to search. My doctor is still against the low carb diet..."it cuts out too many food groups" BUT...my 78 year old dad who had 500 blood sugar and a massive stroke 12 years ago, is now one of my doctors healthiest patients because my mother feeds him a paleo diet. His blood work is perfect. Dad is still paralyzed on his right side. He can walk though, by will power alone. Recent additions of coconut oil ,from my research, is resulting in my father beginning to talk after 12 years.
So...it's my turn, before I have the massive stroke. My newer doctor is beginning to be a believer because of my Father and Mother. I want to convince him that this is better for everyone.. I have to prove it first. I am in day 4 of eating paleo. I began March 17th. I have full out carb flu. achy, nose running, tired, headache, a tad dizzy. Not really hungry. I have been doing hours of research. I have tried lo carb before with out much result. I think I am one of the people who has to be really LOW carb people. I never get my carbs low enough. Reading Gary Taubes helped me to realize that.. I saw a link to here on his blog. I am committed to this. This is not a diet for me. It does not feel like a diet. I don't want to screw it up by getting my facts wrong ever again. I get so tired of wrong info. I am in this shape because of Dean Ornish and a vegan diet by my first doctor.. I believe that is when I acquired candida. My doc had given me the diet to lower my cholesterol. And up it went...Along with allergies, belly fat and chronic sinus infections. After about 30 bouts of antibiotics from age 30 to age 50, I switched doctors and was sent to a priest by my new doctor...(only because my doctor admitted that his priest cured himself and that my doctor was clueless.) At least he did that. I gotta give it to him.
In the mean time in Georgia, my father had a stroke and my mother found Protein Power Life Plan and began to change their life style.
They have since moved here to be closer to me and acquired my doctor. My doctor said that my mothers decision saved my fathers life. He said that my blood work shows I am like my father, he has encouraged me to do this now. My fasting blood sugar has gone up to 109. I weigh 180 and am 5'5.
Now's my time. Teach me.... I'd like to thank you all ahead of time. You are an answer to prayer.