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   Posted 11/13/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
ok...3 yrs of severe illness with no diagnosis and a lot of BS about "it's all in my head"...long time of depression, frustration, anger and bitterness and the hand life dealt me and a few more years being sick and i think i may have discovered one thing that seems to have honestly worked... on every possible symptom...
im a health and fitness nut... now this doesnt have much to do with working out so don't run away thinking i'm telling u to just work out more and u'll feel better (NEVER the case with me!)
about a month ago i decided to give this highly well known book by one of my favorite authors in a fitness magazine called "The Eat Clean Diet" by Tosca WAIT! It actually ISNT a diet... it's a lifestyle. it's all real, normal food you buy in the store (although some of it you may not have had before... yams, sweet potato blah blah blah)... the jist of it is avoiding all processed foods and low nutrient quality foods (much more info and detail...i mean it IS a whole book)... anyway since starting pretty much all my symptoms have gone into remission (knock on wood). I did light exercise before with major consequence severy time...but i refused to accept i was sick. now... i can jog! i jogged last week for the first time in yrs...for 15 minutes, alternating with walking...then did 30 mins on the elliptical...and 45 mins of weights! first... i cant remember ever doing weights and having energy to finish a full half hr...let alone 45 mins! second... i havent done that much cardio EVER! within 2 wks of starting to implement everything into my diet i noticed a MASSIVE improvement. I had tons of energy, i felt energized or at least not exhausted to the point i felt like dying after a workout... the aches and pains subsided... physically i feel like a million dollars. i can even get 7.5 hrs sleep and not wake up feeling like i died!
i'm sure it's not a fix-all for everyone and it can be a very big change in eating habits for some people...for me, i've been eating healthy from a very young age so the changes werent too too overwhelming... but i suggest  everyone try it... i really do believe that the processed foods (even if they were low calorie, low fat, low sugar, sugar free...even sweetener affected me really badly) have a really negative effect, at least on some of us. i really hope this helps other people get better... any questions just ask... i want everyone with cfs to at least try this... as long as u stick to it very very closely i dont see how anyone on earth wouldnt benefit from it...if nothing else your skin will look amazing and you'll be super healthy and live logner! and feel GREAT about yourself too!

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/14/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Chilly: I enjoyed reading your post and agree with you 100%. The processed foods that we buy today is just like putting poison into ones body. If a person eats healthy and takes the proper nutruients a lot of peoples problem would be solved.
I had a checkup today with my homepathic doctor and he made the statement,"if people were trained in the proper diet when young, they could avoid all kinds of illness and disease later on in life."
Another thing he did for me several months ago was to take a blood test to see my reaction to all kinds of food. When I got the results I was shocked to see some of the healthy foods I had been eating  that indicated my system was allergic to those foods. I am talking about cabbage, celery, brocohli, asparagus, apples, lemons, plums and etc. When I eliminated those foods from my diet, it was like turning on the light. My blood pressure went to normal, aches and pains disappeared, blood sugars returned to normal and my overall feeling is 180 degrees from what it use to be.
Again, you are giving good advice and I admire those that have tried eating properly and seen the results.
successful with herbal, vitamins and minerals

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   Posted 12/1/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Some of the additives can actually act as inhibitors or suppressors of natural body processes in sensitive individuals or individuals with lower levels of certain enzymes (metabolic enzymes) in the body...the end result of which is fatigue. Proper diet can sometimes compensate for this two ways - better nutrition (specific minerals or vitamins can be co-factors for metabolic enzymes, thus a deficiency can reduce or block function of these specific metabolic enzymes), and less exposure to the additives that cause the problem.

Glad you've discoverd something that works for you and is healthy too.
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, possible Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, MaxAir, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/6/2008 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I also believe that processed foods hurt your body. I just returned from Italy where I shopped at the fresh market, bought bread daily, cooked everything fresh and have marvelous results. As soon as I returned from my over 3 month stay life got really bad for me again. Thought it was the lack of antidepressants which have aided my sleep since I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but I don't think it was just that. I will definitely try this book. Thanks.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/6/2008 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, serious question here. I want to try it but how ? Could i find this book on amazon ow where? I'm very excited about it. could you pls answer this post?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/6/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY , i found it on amazon and purchase it, thank you so much for the adice and story of how it helped you. I've forever believed that half the problems comr from processed foods the other half from research..

thanks again


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