I am no health expert, but one thing I do know is that I am the world’s greatest expert on me and how I feel. An individual should take responsibility for their own health not expect anyone else to do it for them. We are all told throughout our lives that doctors know best. How true is this? I have discussed my health experiment with doctors and the ones I have spoken to are unaware of some of the details and facts I’ve gained knowledge off. Do doctors once they’ve qualified stop keeping pace with the new discoveries? There are some amazing facts that have been known for years and are being kept hidden mostly because Big Pharma can’t make any money from them or the processed food industry want to keep hidden the real damaging truth about their processed food.
Since my MS diagnosis I have never been asked about my diet, my sugar intake or my bowel movements 3 critical things, I do remember seeing a leaflet about diet, saying changing my diet could help, not saying that changing my diet was Crueshal. I never realised until recently that I was severely addicted to sugar, that itchiness and skin rash on my back was a result of my sugar intake. My recent reading shows how bad sugar is for your health I was totally a sugar addict I could never pass a sweet shop without buying a bag of sweets and even now I find that I really miss the sugar. In my teens at work I used to chain drink Lift Lemon Tea sometimes having 18 or more cups a day.
Ingredients of Lift Lemon Tea
- Soluble Solids of Tea (6.7%),
- Acid (Citric Acid),
- Dried Glucose Syrup,
- Acidity Regulator (E331),
- Vitamin C.
Not a heath drink but I was addicted but on a day to day basis I was drinking the lemon tea from a vending machine so the ingredients might have been a lot worse and not the Lift product. One of the hardest things to do when trying to improve your health is to wean your self of sugar, I lapse from time to time, well I’m only human but it’s vital, stop eating processed foods that’s really easy, though more cheaper than the alternatives, that’s where supermarkets win the battle, they can keep the price of your meals down – But what price health. Humans are clearly loosing the battle we are living longer but not healthier.
What makes processed foods so bad? Added sugar obviously, but ingredients are reconstituted from their natural state by processing methods. Processing changes things it removes necessary fibre in a way that might cause your body to be unable to recognise the food which by its new construction is alien to the human body so it’s now missing necessary minerals and vitamins. It’s been said that this unnatural change to foods by processing is causing the obesity epidemic and that obese people are actually starving themselves as they are eating food that is alien to the human body. The processed food industry are well aware about this but clearly not taking any action.
We all need to be able to find a functional medicine practitioner, but where are they?