Recently I was agonizing over how to help several patients who have vicious diseases whose treatment from the western medicine side require drugs with debilitating side effects or, no drug in the world can help them.
HIV: used to be an instant death sentence; Diabetes Type 2: left unchecked has ugly potential problems such as blindness and limb amputation; MS: has no known cure and some treatment drugs with vicious side effects; Blood Cancers: can be well treated with chemo, but with other cancers chemo and radiation will kill you; PANDAS: children’s disease from untreated strep infection causes constant regurgitation that over time rots teeth, burns the esophagus causes stomach cancer and is accompanied by OCD behaviors and anger flareups.
Each of these patients could eat to significantly minimize, altogether stop, and recover from years of the disease symptoms.
“Sounds as if the solution is simple…so what’s the problem?” you might ask.
Here’s the study that explains it very precisely! Overeating? It’s Not by Accident.
Eating to resolve a disease process requires the seemingly herculean effort often accompanying even a simple three step change that we advocate for treating severe disease:
1. Change WHAT you eat
2. Change HOW MUCH you eat
3. Change WHEN you eat.
Of seven patients so far only one has taken the challenge and she and I have to work together to adjust the plan week by week so that she can successfully follow through.
Sound crazy? Sound more sane to “just do it” so you can get rid of the death-at-an-early-age disease?
Consider how hard it is for you to lose 10# with that “just do it” plan of not eating bad stuff, not eating much, and not eating at night.
Becoming all too aware of what we are up against after we read the study, the HBC team meeting today was all about what more could we do. We have 15 years of working with food according to the 5-Flavors and today we are more determined than ever to help every individual.
If you fit any of these categories, let us help you figure out food:
If you’re struggling with a severe disease diagnosis;
If you’re looking for a non-drug way to get you out of really bad health;
If you know someone who is struggling to find out what “eating right” means for them.
See you in the clinic!
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