Saturday, August 17, 2013
Dialog between me and the holistic foodiest nutritionist healer.
On 8/15 I sat side by side and talked to a holistic foodiest nutritionist healer. ďFood is medicine and food is thy way to healing.Ē
Setting: 2 butter crŤme micro faux leather chairs soft like feathers, the room is enriched in vibrant colors, soft lighting, plants, a mega fish tank, and baskets of fruits and vegetables.
She offers me an apple, I turned it down, she offered me a banana, I turn it down as well, she offered me a bunch of grapes, and once again I turned her down.
Foodiest: Arenít you hungry?
Me: I am not hungry.
Foodiest: Have you had anything to eat today?
Me: No, because my body is sensitive when I eat early in the morning.
Foodiest: I see. Is it an allergic reaction or something more?
Me: I have intestinal issues Gastrointestinal my (GI) problems are, diarrhea, GERD acid reflux, constipation, (IBS) Irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. I was diagnosed with this issue back in 2010 and it has been a life changing event.
Foodiest: Did they rule Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)?
Me: No, no test for gluten issues has been issued.
Foodiest: Well, we are going to work from that stand point. Letís try a gluten free (diet). Iím looking at your chart, and I see you have skin issues as well, and have been dealing with them for the past 18 years, and people donít know this, but when our hormones change during child birth we lose immune balance, so I would like for you to see an immunologist, and I will send my suggestions to your Homeopathic N.M.D. so he can set that up. I strongly believe you might have a gluten issue as well. I advise you to call him Tuesday morning to get a referral, if you donít get an e mail from me.
Me: Thank you, you really think I could have issues with gluten.
Foodiest: I find more people who have gluten issues. I too have gluten issues, and I am a low sensitive, but I donít eat gluten products anymore. My energy levels went through the roof. I notice over 5 changes. Energy level spiked, PMS no longer a problem, Skin clearing up, I could think clearly, and hunger became less of a problem.
Me: Well, Iím willing to try.
Foodiest: But if itís ruled as a cause in your affects you will stop eating gluten products to heal yourself.
Foodiest: Good, I donít do well with Iíll try. I want you to do it, and I want you to start now if you can, but if you canít then Iíll understand, but this gluten (change) is something I want you to do.
Are you up for the 30 day gluten free challenge? I normally donít challenge people, I give them the 21 days to clean eating tools and guides and I keep in touch and we follow up if they are serious clients. Since you are a referral I would like to keep in touch with you every 2 weeks. Just to see how you are handling your lifestyle change, by your 3rd visit with me we should have some answers, and if there is any other allergies youíre concerned about I advise you to address them with the immunologist.
She was very nice. We talked about fruits and vegetables, and I thought I would address juicing with her and the benefits.
Foodiest: Juicing is very powerful, I do juice, but I donít juice often. I do smoothies as a treat, sometimes they can become a breakfast only replacement meal it depends on how I feel. Fueling my body is very simple for me, itís not a task, and as Iím looking over your chart, I see you have lost a butt load of weight, 52 pounds, you lost a child. Well how about that and it says here you are looking to lose the last of your weight. Answer this. What is the last of your weight?
Me: Around 17 to 20 pounds.
Sheís looking at me, she is rail thin, lean but thin. Native American/African American and she was looking at me in a very unpleasing way.
Foodist: Okay, I think you look good at your weight. I donít know what it is, and I wonít bother to ask, because itís not in my chart. I never question a personís weight unless they are obese or morbidly obese and the only time I get them as referrals is when they do the weight loss surgery and then they are sent to me to teach them about healthy food planning and living. I see you donít need food planning. You lost 50 pounds. Good for you!
Me: Thank you.
But the look in her eyes was telling me something different. Once again I felt an unpleasing feeling come from her. I wanted her to speak her mind, but I didnít push the issue. Something in me said. Hush remain still its coming. Her foot is about to enter her mouth.
Foodiest: How many diet pills do you take per-day?
Inner-self: I told you it was coming her foot in her mouth.
Me: Well, since you went there let me take you through my town.
Foodiest: Did I offend you? I didnít mean too if I did.
Me: Oh no, you didnít offend me at all, but as soon as I finish you will have found you offended yourself.
Me: You people fail to understand when someone loses weight, itís not all about what diet pill you take, or how many times a week you work out, or if you crap up to 10 times per-day. I have been losing weight for roughly 2 years. I havenít reached my 2 year mark, but January 2nd will make my 2 year mark. 28 pounds was lost during my 1st year. I would claim 32, but that number would not hold. This year was hell on wheels, my weight really didnít break loose until February and I have lost a total of 24 pounds, and I have juggled many lifestyle (diets) and done things my way more so the holistic way. If you must know; I detox twice a month, I eat raw 70% of the time, and I have food reaction (fears) if I eat something (wrong!) I do pay dearly as I suffer greatly from my foolish hunger taste and binges. I have reset or readdressed myself time and time again, and now that I am at 155 if you must know. I struggle greatly to maintain what I have lost. No, Iím not offended by you at all. Iím looking you standing at maybe 3 to 4 inches taller than me, long and lean, but you on the other hand has lived a nice low calorie diet maybe 800-1200 on a raw diet. Iím sure your calories can run low on any giving Sunday, and you donít question it because your energy levels are through the roof, but something is clearly going on with me (health) wise and Iím now seeking answers along with my weight loss. Do I want to be overweight? NO! No more than you wish to be overweight yourself.
(The bitch was sleeping, but she is awake now.)
Foodiest: I am so sorry, I didnít mean to say that to you.
Me: I do appreciate your services, and I will be back, but understand this. I will not be connected with unhealthy habits, by someone who clearly has unhealthy habits.
Now, the woman was nice. I will give her that. Full of information, and helped me greatly, but I made up my mind in that moment that I would not stand for that.
We ended our session. I left with a list of gluten free products, and the 30 day plan, and I will do this, because I need to do this for my health. I did rescheulde to see her in 3 weeks. Not rushing back to see her and once I see her I will let her know if Iíll be in need of her services. ( I must remember my mom's number 1 rule) as you interview me and my charts I'm interviewing you.
What gets me is this. They have a business, a profession, and I know we both are supposed to ask question, but to ask me how many diet pills I take made me flip out of my seat. I didnít flip I came to the edge of my seat.
Oh, I was hurt at first by what she said, but I got over that hurt quickly and reached back and did the same. I didnít address her in any negative way, I thought she was too thin for her frame, and I could see her bones, and I didnít like that, and when you live a raw diet or a clean diet, you can become lacking in much needed (fats). So I told the woman to address her issues before she start trying to address the rest of my issues with the uses of diet pills and talk of abusing them. Yes, I knew where that conversation was heading. Been there, done it, had it, and had it up to here with hearing them. What happen to good ole fashion kick ass weight loss?
I guess it died with everything we do now to lose it.
And up to 100 diet pills if not more circulated on the market.
I like her, I really do, but if we are going to work together we are going to have to be real. I got real, and she got the reaction she wasn't looking for.