Friday, December 03, 2010
I notice lots of people are making challenges for the month. I'm afraid to do too much giving my current condition but I can walk it. And I'm gonna!
For the next 7 days, starting tomorrow I'm gonna meet 10,000 steps per day! If I have to walk slow then so be it! The doc encourages exercise still and I love to walk so I'm gonna walk! My new neighborhood should be the perfect spot to get some stepping done!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Well I went to my first holistic doctor's visit. I told her about everything from the gut to the heart as to what is going on with me. She told me that I'm not in bad shape. She thought the biggest problem that I had was my gut and it needed to be corrected. They tested my saliva and urine.
Basically I learned I was digesting nothing properly....NOTHING! My mineral levels were low and basically everything that I was digesting was fermenting in my gut. Where this came from I don't know but I suspect it was eating gluten and sugar while I was on weight watchers. My body's malabsorptive issues were just becoming aggravated.
The condition name is Leaky Gut. There's tons of info on it on the internet. Of course no doctor will address the condition. I guess because they can't treat it with a perscription. I don't have much faith in doctors.
I'm being treated on a special diet of protein, rice or sweet potato, and cooked veggies for the next couple of weeks. (Not sure how that's gonna go on Thanksgiving) I'm gonna really try hard to keep to the plan though.
I'm also on an herbal regimen of L-Glutamine three times per day, Mineral Drops 1-2 times per day, B-complex three times a day and a probiotic once per day. She said that this is temporary. I will cut down my doses after about a week until my digestion is a bit more corrected.
No table salt, sugar, gluten, carbonation, caffeine....and a ton of other stuff. There is one site, leakygutcure that offers a full program for $40. She once suffered the same problem herself.
Which could be beneficial for me because I don't know how long I can afford the doctor here in Savannah. My first visit cost $250! Ouch!
Well I will keep you all updated. Weight loss is surely inevitable but in a healthy way I'm told.
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