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What caused your health issue?

I’ve updated my Eureka moment article, after 24 months of research.

Everybody needs to take responsibility for their own health as we have been constantly misled by modern society and the modern systems. We have come to believe that doctors know everything, often they are are brilliant at what they do but all too often they opt for the prescription pad without considering a natural treatment. Also conventional medicine is based on the one size fits all approach. We are all individuals with different diets and lifestyles surely functional medicine must be the way forward.

We are all gradually damaging ourselves and conventional medicine is only geared at treating the symptoms and not resolving or preventing the cause . Over 18 months ago doctors were telling me to stop taking the massive doses of vitamin D3 I was taking, I was given several tests but they all came out as normal even the thyroid test despite the fact that I had lost all the hair on the edge of my eye brows a classic sign of a thyroid issue (Thyroid Healthy). I started on a natural thyroid supplement and my eye brows are back to normal. That seems to be the thing now you can carry on going to your doctor and getting a standard often inadequate test or you can do the research yourself. So far I have got far better results treating myself.

Here is why I believe you got your health problem and I got MS.

If you are overweight that is inflammation that is unhealthy you are damaging yourself, if you have any sort of health condition say Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Crones disease, Heart issues etc.. that is caused by inflammation. If you keep forgetting things and getting Dementia type symptoms that is inflammation. If you have any health condition diagnosed or not that is probably inflammation.

So what causes inflammation?

Inflammation is caused by the expression of your genes.  Your heath starts at inception where 20% of your health becomes programmed by your genes 80% by your environment. OK that figure has been quoted in a number of publications and I can’t see how that ratio was arrived at but go along with it as it’s probably close to the truth. Think of your genes being like keys on a giant keyboard and as you live your life your environment plays a tune with your genes switching them on and off, get your environment factors wrong and a bum note is played and the bad genes get the on key pressed. Play that wrong note too often and the keyboard gets out of tune your bad genes get switched maybe permanently on. This is obviously a very simplistic interpretation but hopefully it gives you the idea. This process can takes years which is why you or your doctors don’t recognise what the cause is, it may have taken anywhere for 1 – 50 years to form.

So what causes your Genes to be expressed?

Keep on playing the note wrong and the note can’t be pressed anymore it’s damaged it stays on and needs to be re tuned. You have ended up with a issue maybe a disease as your genes have been expressed. Your environment, your lifestyle, your eating choices, your geographic location, how much sun exposure you have (D3 levels), how much chemical exposure you are subject too and how much exercise you get plays the gene keyboard. Basically you cause your own health problems by not providing the optimum environment for your body to thrive and play the correct tune.

It’s not really that simple!

Unfortunately our modern lifestyles and diet causes amongst other things some of the poor environmental factors. Your body cannot recognise foods that are processed they often have dangerous fats, they are missing vital minerals, or the minerals have been corrupted. Processing extracts minerals from foods or at least changes the constitution of minerals so your body does not recognise them, so your not getting the nutrients your body needs. This all leads to your body storing fat as it thinks your starving its why you can’t shed that weight. Genes will end up getting expressed and you will become ill. It all takes a long time building so you aren’t going to notice the inflammation response building up, that is why you still go on doing the things that are damaging you.

The processed food industry knows all about this yet they do nothing about it except package more processed foods under new ‘healthy’ labels, though it’s still the bad stuff but more attractively packaged you only have to read the labels properly to discover this for yourselves.

But that’s not all, the thing/s that actually controls the whole process is our microbiota. Increasingly, biologists have come to appreciate that microbes make up an important part of our health.

Whats set off your immune response?

When I say above that your body cannot recognise processed foods it’s really your microbes that you are confusing. If your Microbes don’t recognise something they may treat it as a threat and try to eliminate it, who knows how your genes will be responding to something that they don’t recognise, they may cause a rash to form, they may cause you to be sick to get rid of what they don’t like, they may cause a serious illness. The reaction will probably be different in each of us we are all unique. So you need to make the right environmental choices mainly but not only with your diet, basically if you want to stay healthy you need to look after your microbiota your own internal community. If you eat a lot of the bad foods you are feeding the bad microbes they will crowd out the good microbes and cause issues. Maybe they will cause a food sensitivity like Gluten or Wheat intolerance or you already have this sensitivity and don’t realise it, we are not all the same it may manifest itself differently in different people who knows. The first thing to think about is your gut health, if you are not having a bowel movement 2 or 3 times a day you have an issue. You should be having one bowel movement for every big meal you had the day before.

Take control you are the worlds greatest expert on you. Maybe the microbes will cause a child to get acne but maybe in the case of a very young child the lack of the correct microbes will develop into autism – as an aside here the latest research seems to prove this – over use of antibiotics in very young and infants has been proved to cause autism. If you were born by cesarean and not breast fed you will be at greater risk, as natural birth ensures the infant inherits the optimum microbes from their mother. If you take broad spectrum antibiotics you will be killing the good as well as the bad microbes you are probably doing just as much bad as good.

Too much sugar will grow your colony of bad microbes you will be feeding the inflammation that will cause elevated blood sugar levels – Diabetes. The added sugar that all processed foods seem to have is dangerous and highly addictive if you can’t get rid of body fat its because your building up the inflammation by eating the wrong diet. With processed food full of sugar each mouthful is feeding the inflammation response in your gut microbes. Sugar is just one factor there are quite a number of potential inflammatory things but we are all different and it’s not always going to be obvious, it could be Gluten or Wheat or Dairy it could be that you live close to roads and a breathing in exhaust fumes it could be that you are a heavy user of cleaning products and are breathing in the fumes, it could be the air freshener that your are breathing in. You could be killing your good bacteria by using anti bacterial products in your home killing microbes so causing your children not to build up any natural immunity to good bacteria so thus getting allergies or asthma it could literally be anything in this modern society. People in the past did not have the modern day diseases that we are all getting. We are causing our own health problems by living in this modern world and we have to start making changes ourselves or we will just be adding another person to the increasing health problem. Stop treating all germs and bacteria as a problem some are really good friends to you.

You need to discover what sets off any immune response in your body by gradually working through your diet and lifestyle and making changes.

What you can do…..

No supermarket meats unless they are organic grass fed, they are damaging as they fast grow animals, sometimes using antibiotics though banned in the UK they can still be in the food chain from muck spreading as fertiliser and the source of the processed foods may be from a country that has less stringent rules on production .

Supermarket meats are using animals that have been mass produced and feds grains to increase the size of the animal, note if the animal was getting fatter, eating that animal will make you fatter. Eat only grass fed meats preferably organic. Know where your meat comes from. A totally natural diet gives the animal the natural balance of omega 3 to 6 fatty acids, so you’ll be taking in the right balance from that part of your diet. These fats are a vital part of your diet.

No processed foods or foods where you can’t clearly understand the ingredients on the label.

No antibiotics unless in desperate need and if used followed up by a quality recommended course of pre and pro-biotics. I find a good source of supplements to be Amazon by reading the reviews, as long as there are sufficient reviews to give you an indication of whether it is a quality product, it’s the easiest way to get supplements and probably cheaper than health stores as you can also shop around on price.

No antibacterial cleaning products your killing the good guys. Watch out for cleaning products especially if you find you have a wheat or gluten intolerance as these guys are often in many non food products and listed under different names.

Eliminate stress as much as possible or at least manage it better

Get as much sleep as you can.

Get your D3 blood level tested and start supplementing if your results show you under the current recommended optimal vitamin D level of  50-70 ng/ml. Though if you are treating cancer or heart disease, you should try to get the level as high as 70-100 ng/ml. If you live in the UK then supplement up to 30,000 IU’s a day for an adult. The D3 supplement will mention don’t go over a much lower amount don’t worry it wont kill you. If you go over 30,000 IU’s add K2 to your supplements to prevent hypercalcification. Read the book from Jeff T Bowles about his self experiment with D3 and follow his advice in the book. A D3 blood test is a critical test that your doctor is very probably ignoring. I myself have supplemented 100,000 IU’s a day for a month and then 200,000 IU’s a day for a few days and I’m still around but currently now on 60,000 a day. I would like to follow the Coimbra Protocol.  Dr Coimbra is a Neurologist from Brazil who is reversing MS symptoms he has had a 95% success rate on over 25,000 patients and totally curing Crones disease and other diseases with high dose D3, Unfortunately as I live in the UK we have no doctors following this protocol so I am doing high dose D3 without a doctors guidance.

AS an aside you could follow the Facebook group Personalized Vitamin D3 For MS With Michael Cawley As he personalises treatment with supplements very successfully.

No farmed fish products – wild caught Atlantic fish seem to be the least polluted but there is no guarantee so only eat once a week. Farmed fish are fed grains and not being a natural diet it affects the fish in a detrimental way, so it will have a detrimental affect on you.

Eliminate products with added sugar. The latest research on Alzheimer’s labels it as type 3 diabetes so keep on eating and drinking sugary products you know where you’ll be heading.

Always filter tap water researchers found adults with high levels of dichlorophenol – a chemical by-product of chlorine – in their urine, were up to 80 per cent more likely to have a food allergy see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2242094/Chlorine-tap-water-linked-increase-number-people-developing-food-allergies.html

There are a million and one things that can be added to this list but you must make and own food decisions for your own health journey.

There is a great book that looks at our bacteria from birth and what manipulates our development thereafter. It explains in great simplistic detail what’s happening in your microbiota.

Can inflammation be reversed once its manifested into a disease?

Maybe it depends many things can be reversed you only need to look at YouTube you’ll find videos of individuals who have cured themselves from cancer by dietary changes. Dr Terry Wahls reversed many of her Secondary Progressive MS symptoms through the Paleo Diet. I’m reversing many of my MS symptoms through D3 supplementation and diet changes but then again it depends we are all different and you need to be very disciplined in your approach, but anything is possible and the research is out there if you go looking.

Alzheimer’s could be caused by excess sugar

People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

For the first time, scientists have established a “tipping point” link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition.

Researchers from the University of Bath found excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stage of the disease.

See full article:- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/02/23/alzheimers-could-caused-excess-sugar-new-study-finds-molecular/

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Documentary Exploring The Global Health Consequences of Eating Too Much Sugar

Here it all is again Sugar we have to stop deluding ourselves sugar is a huge player in the human health crisis. Our evolutionary history doesn’t support a high-carb diet, yet the majority of foods we eat are loaded with added sugar., which is a carbohydrate. For more info Click Here

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Saturated Fats Are Good for You

Fats are an essential part of your diet. However, not all fats are created equal. So, how do you know you’re eating healthy, high-quality fat? In this interview, Dr. Cate Shanahan answers this important question.

Shanahan is a family physician and author of “Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food,” originally published in 2008. A revised and updated version was issued this year. Herself an avid athlete, having competed in the Olympic Trials, she has also done consulting work for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

Interesting video and one to remember is that Alzheimer is currently being considered as type 3 diabetes.

Coke Is a Joke: Alarming facts they don’t want you to know about.

aspartame side effects

The “Coke Is a Joke” infographic exposes the false weight loss and wellness claims of Coke in its diet soda line, which uses aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Use the embed code to share it on your website.

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5 Excuses to Eat More Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Infographic

If you love dark chocolate, then here’s good news for you. Check out this infographic, 5 Excuses to Eat More Dark Chocolate, and find out how this delectable treat can be good for your health.

This refers to 70+ plus chocolate not the processed milk chocolate added sugar stuff.

Sometimes all of the puzzle pieces just fit!

Well after 14 months of research I believe I arrived at my Eureka moment, a moment when I started to put all the pieces of the puzzle into place. If you’ve read any of my blog posts before you may have realised that I am on my own personal health journey I have now come to a point where all I have learnt is making sense and coming together and it really is very simple, but very VERY worrying for the state of your health. Everybody needs to take responsibility for their own health as we are all gradually damaging ourselves and conventional medicine is only geared at treating the symptoms not resolving or preventing the cause .

If you are overweight that is inflammation that is unhealthy you are damaging yourself, if you have any sort of health condition say Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Crones disease, Heart issues etc.. that is caused by inflammation. If you keep forgetting things and getting Dementia type symptoms that is inflammation. If you have any health condition diagnosed or not that is probably inflammation.

So what causes inflammation?

Inflammation is caused by the expression of your genes.  Your heath starts at inception where 20% of your health becomes programmed by your genes 80% by your environment. OK that figure has been quoted in a number of publications but I can’t see how that ratio was arrived at but go along with it as it’s probably close to the truth. Think of your genes being like keys on a giant keyboard and as you live your life your environment plays a tune with your genes switching them on and off, get your environment factors wrong and a bum note is played and the bad genes get the on key pressed. Play that wrong note too often and the keyboard gets out of tune your bad genes get switched almost permanently on. This is obviously a very simplistic interpretation but hopefully it gives you the idea.

So what causes your Genes to be expressed?

Keep on playing the note wrong and the note can’t be pressed anymore its damaged it stays on and needs to be re tuned. You have ended up with a issue maybe a disease as your genes have been expressed. Your environment, your lifestyle, your eating choices, your geographic location, how much sun exposure you have (D3 levels), how much chemical exposure you are subject too and how much exercise you get plays the gene keyboard. Basically you cause your own health problems by not providing the optimum environment for your body to thrive and play the correct tune.

It’s not really that simple!

Unfortunately our modern lifestyles and diet causes amongst other things some of the poor environmental factors. Your body cannot recognise foods that are processed they often have dangerous fats, they are missing vital minerals, or the minerals have been corrupted. Processing extracts minerals from foods or at least changes the constitution of minerals so your body does not recognise them, so your not getting the nutrients your body needs. This all leads to your body storing fat as it thinks your starving its why you can’t shed that weight. Genes will end up getting expressed and you will become ill. It all takes a long time building so you aren’t going to notice the inflammation response building up, that is why you still go on doing the things that are damaging you.

The processed food industry knows all about this yet they do nothing about it except package more processed foods under new ‘healthy’ labels, though it’s still the bad stuff but more attractively packaged you only have to read the labels properly to discover this for yourselves.

But that’s not all, the thing/s that actually controls the whole process is our microbiota. The following taken from Wikipedia:-

All plants and animals, from protists to humans, live in close association with microbial organisms (see for example the human microbiome). Up until relatively recently, however, biologists have defined the interactions of plants and animals with the microbial world mostly in the context of disease states and of a relatively small number of symbiotic case studies. Organisms do not live in isolation but have evolved in the context of complex communities. A number of advances have driven a change in the perception of microbiomes, including:

  • the ability to perform genomic and gene expression analyses of single cells and even of entire microbial communities in the new disciplines of metagenomics and metatranscriptomics
  • massive databases making this information accessible to researchers across multiple disciplines
  • methods of mathematical analysis that help researchers to make sense of complex data sets

Increasingly, biologists have come to appreciate that microbes make up an important part of an organism’s phenotype, far beyond the occasional symbiotic case study

When I say above that your body cannot recognise processed foods it’s really your microbes that you are confusing. If your Microbes don’t recognise something they may treat it as a threat and try to eliminate it, who knows how your genes will be responding to something that they don’t recognise, they may cause a rash to form, they may cause you to be sick to get rid of what they don’t like, they may cause a serious illness. The reaction will probably be different in each of us we are all unique. So make the right environmental choices mainly but not only with your diet, basically if you want to stay healthy you need to look after your microbiota your own internal community. If you eat a lot of the bad foods you are feeding the bad microbes they will crowd out the good microbes and cause issues. Maybe they will cause a food sensitivity like Gluten or Wheat intolerance or you already have this sensitivity and don’t realise it, we are not all the same it may manifest itself differently in you who knows. The first thing to think about is your gut health, if you are not having a bowel movement 2 or 3 times a day you have an issue.

Take control you are the worlds greatest expert on you. Maybe the microbes will cause a child to get acne but maybe in the case of a very young child the lack of the correct microbes will develop into autism – as an aside here the latest research seems to prove this – over use of antibiotics in the very young and infants has been proved to cause autism. If you were born by cesarean and not breast fed you will be at greater risk, as natural birth ensures the infant inherits the optimum microbes from their mother.  If you take broad spectrum antibiotics you will be killing the good as well as the bad microbes you are probably doing just as much bad as good.

Too much sugar will grow your colony of bad microbes you will be feeding the inflammation that will cause elevated blood sugar levels – Diabetes. The added sugar that all processed foods seem to have is dangerous and highly addictive if you can’t get rid of body fat its because your building up the inflammation by eating the wrong diet. With processed food full of sugar each mouthful is feeding the inflammation response in your gut microbes. Sugar is just one factor there are quite a number of potential inflammatory things but we are all different and it’s not always going to be obvious, it could be Gluten or Wheat or Dairy it could be that you live close to roads and a breathing in exhaust fumes it could be that you are a heavy user of cleaning products and are breathing in the fumes, it could be the air freshener that your are breathing in. You could be killing your good bacteria by using anti bacterial products in your home killing microbes so causing your children not to build up any natural immunity to good bacteria so thus getting allergies or asthma it could literally be anything in this modern society. People in the past did not have the modern day diseases that we are all getting. We are causing our own health problems by living in this modern world and we have to start making changes ourselves or we will just be adding another person to the increasing health problem. Stop treating all germs and bacteria as a problem some are really good friends to you.

You need to discover what sets off any immune response in your body by gradually working through your diet and lifestyle and making changes.

So:-

No supermarket meats they are damaging as they fast grow animals using antibiotics though banned in the UK they can still be in the food chain from muck spreading as fertiliser and the source of the processed foods may be from a country that has less stringent rules on production .

Supermarket meats are using animals that have been mass produced and feds grains to increase the size of the animal, note if the animal was getting fatter, eating that animal will make you fatter. Eat only grass fed meats preferably organic. Know where your meat comes from.

No processed foods or foods where you can’t clearly understand the ingredients on the label.

No antibiotics unless in desperate need and if used followed up by a quality recommended course of pre and pro-biotics. I find a good source of supplements to be Amazon by reading the reviews, as long as there are sufficient reviews to give you an indication of whether it is a quality product, it’s the easiest way to get supplements and probably cheaper than health stores as you can also shop around on price.

No antibacterial cleaning products your killing the good guys. Watch out for cleaning products especially if you find you have a wheat or gluten intolerance as these guys are often in many non food products and listed under different names.

Eliminate stress as much as possible or at least manage it better

Get as much sleep as you can.

Get your D3 blood level tested and start supplementing if your results show you under the current recommended optimal vitamin D level of  50-70 ng/ml. Though if you are treating cancer or heart disease, you should try to get the level as high as 70-100 ng/ml. If you live in the UK then supplement up to 20,000 IU’s a day for an adult. The D3 supplement will mention don’t go over a much lower amount don’t worry it wont kill you. If you go over 20,000 IU’s add K2 to your supplements to prevent hypercalcification. Read the book from Jeff T Bowles about his self experiment with D3 and follow his advice in the book. A D3 blood test is a critical test that your doctor is very probably ignoring. I myself have supplemented 100,000 IU’s a day for a month and then 200,000 IU’s a day for a few days and I’m still around but currently now on 60,000 a day. I am following the Coimbra Protocol.  Dr Coimbra is a Neurologist from Brazil who is reversing MS symptoms he has had a 95% success rate on over 25,000 patients and totally curing Crones disease and other diseases with D3.

No farmed fish products – wild caught Atlantic fish seem to be the least polluted but there is no guarantee so only eat once a week. Farmed fish are fed grains and not being a natural diet it affects the fish in a detrimental way, so it will have a detrimental affect on you.

Eliminate products with added sugar. The latest research on Alzheimer’s labels it as type 3 diabetes so keep on eating and drinking sugary products you know where you’ll be heading.

Always filter tap water researchers found adults with high levels of dichlorophenol – a chemical by-product of chlorine – in their urine, were up to 80 per cent more likely to have a food allergy see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2242094/Chlorine-tap-water-linked-increase-number-people-developing-food-allergies.html

There are a million and one things that can be added to this list but you must make and own your own health journey.

There is a great book that looks at our bacteria from birth and what manipulates our development thereafter. It explains in great simplistic detail what’s happening in your microbiota.

Alanna Collen is a science writer with degrees in biology from Imperial College London, and a PhD in evolutionary biology from University College London and the Zoological Society of London

Can inflammation be reversed once its manifested into a disease?

Maybe it depends many things can be reversed you only need to look at YouTube you’ll find videos of individuals who have cured themselves from cancer by dietary changes. Dr Terry Wahls reversed many of her Secondary Progressive MS symptoms through the Paleo Diet. I’m reversing many of my MS symptoms through D3 supplementation and diet changes but then again it depends we are all different and you need to be very disciplined in your approach, but anything is possible and the research is out there if you go looking.

 

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If you’ve read any of my blog before you may have noticed that I am on my own personal health journey. I have Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis but I noticed some of my symptoms were getting worse which prompted me to act. Since January 2015 I have been reading daily books on health and Diet, I have found out some amazing and worrying things some of these things everyone should know and much of the things I will now share with you are critical for your health they are not things that should be ignored.

I was always predestined to have health issues

In every person their health is predetermined by a balance between their genes and their lifestyle -lifestyle being diet, exercise, stresses, location that is nearness to the equator etc.… the balance at inception is estimated to be 20% genes, 80 % Lifestyle. I was going to say birth but I think it goes back further than that else why are there miscarriages and birth defects?

I was born by caesarean and formula fed not breast fed to a mother who loved sugar and smoked so I inherited a Sugar addiction and I didn’t inherit the optimal gut microbes that a virginal birth would have given me. Gut microbe research is going to be the next big health thing. Some amazing results are currently being revealed for FMT but that’s a huge fascinating subject to blog about in a future posts.

I’ve never smoked but just as an illustration about the power that the sugar industry has over us I will take cigarettes’ as an example. It’s thought by some that sugar was added to cigarettes to make them addictive. Did you know? Every cigarette contains half a teaspoonful of sugar! It’s the white processed sugar in cigarettes that’s prematurely ageing and killing people. Smokers and diabetics are unaware of the sugar in smokes undermining their health. Consider this: The World’s number 1 sugar customer – the processed food industry. World’s number 2 sugar customer – the tobacco industry. Medical World News states the sugar in cigarettes is the main source of lung cancer. Manufactures add sugar, creating the sugar habit as well as the nicotine habit. When a smoker tries to quit they may struggle. Suddenly the sugar isn’t there anymore, so they may crave sugary products. Resulting in weight gain. Cigarettes are the only product that doesn’t print its ingredients on the box! We have been deliberately misled to believe it’s made of tar, nicotine and other toxic fillers. But they don’t tell you there’s half a teaspoon of processed sugar in each cigarette. 10-20% sugar is added to cigarettes. Up to 20% in cigars. 40% in pipe tobacco. Based on experimental studies is was found that the sugar in cigarettes is the main source of lung cancer, that was when comparing lung cancer rates where sugar was added and where it wasn’t. So what? Remember that refined (white) sugar is the most addictive drug in the world. . Boosting sugar levels, say the researchers, makes the smoke more poisonous.

At this time no one can tell you how much the 20%/80% health scale gets tipped by for specifics but the odds were not in my favour. I was a serious sugars addict from as far back as I can remember. I could not pass up any chance to eat sweets. If I ever had money in my pocket I would buy sweets and I loved crisps and sugary drinks, never a day went by when I was not eating sugar. The damage that sugar does to your body has been masked and hidden by the Big Companies for years and years. I was well addicted to processed foods and really sugary products like Pizza’s and easy zap in the microwave meals.

My health balance I now believe because of my diet and lifestyle led me into being diagnosed with MS in the year 1999 when I was 39. The genetics in my case would always have been something neurological as my Grandmother on my Mother’s side died of disseminated scleroses (a past term for what is now known as Multiple Sclerosis), she had been a quadriplegic for about 8 years before she died. My mother is in a home with Alzheimer’s and My Uncle (Mum’s brother) died of Parkinson’s. Basically my genetics gave me a high likelihood of a neurological issue if my lifestyle was not managed optimally which it certainly wasn’t my ignorance was to blame not my genetics.

All this information I have now been researching is new to me, but my life would have been different if I had respected my health and lifestyle more, but sadly the information was not available to me at the time. It’s sad really as a lot of these facts were known at that time but as I do my own research I find so many people like myself and doctors are still unaware of many of the facts that I have been researching on. There are some great ways to help your health journey that do not involve drugs. It almost criminal (actually it is really criminal) what is happening in the world regrading health and diet matters, but unfortunately there is big money and big companies involved, you only have to do your own research in pub med to find a lot of great answers to health issues, but if a natural substance is found by the research it will be put on the back shelf as you cannot licence a herb or a natural substance, so if no money is to be made results are forgotten about (Purposely?). If you could licence D3 we would all be prescribed it as a necessary supplement for all. You are not being told just what the damage is to you if you eat processed food, it is highly likely you are seriously damaging your health especially if the meat used in the process is factory farm produced.

The latest research on Alzheimer’s labels it as type 3 diabetes surely an indication of something wrong with the person’s blood sugar. Are we as a nation now destined to live longer but not live healthier?

Could it be the Sugar that contributed to my MS, containing some sweeteners like Aspartame have been linked to MS see:-  http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-truth-about-aspartame.aspx

Do we really know what we eat?

 

 

 

 

My name is Carolyn and I’m a sugar addict

I am the world’s greatest expert on me and how I feel.

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

  • Dextrose,
  • Soluble Solids of Tea (6.7%),
  • Acid (Citric Acid),
  • Dried Glucose Syrup,
  • Acidity Regulator (E331),
  • Flavourings,
  • 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?