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question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets

Posted by steve lyles on November 20, 1998 at 21:54:48:

Dear Robert I have read your posts the last few months with great interest!I have been attempting to find where I fit in, metabollically speaking.I have learned through this web page and other sources, that I have a rather rampant case of LGS which has me sensitive to every food to one degree or another even purified spring water can cause an acidic reaction.My diet consists mainly of ,whole rye bread, spelt tortillas,turkey(freerange),tomatoes,avocados,lettuce,
brocolli ,carrots,cauliflower,canned tuna,rice pasta,butter,
squash,
I am originally from the north of England(YORKSHIRE)I have been living in northern nevada for the last 12 yrs .Ihave tried the elimination diet but unfortunately those foods make me feel bloody awful!as did the hunter gatherer diet,
I have found that if I do not eat some type of grain even though it does not agree, I have zero energy,I have tried
eating only meat and green leafy veggies, after two weeks
I WAS ENERGYLESS,I am practicing skilled relaxation as often as possible and rotating the above foods as much as Ican I cut down my exercise routine to almost nil as I found it made me feel better to do less vigourous exercise,I am ablood type "o" my cholesterol level about ayear ago was 233, uric acid was "8" my big concern is weight loss i currently weigh 150lbs and am 6'3" tall
the weight has been gradually slipping the last couple of years,I have tried alot of different supplements all of which made me ill ,this has been quite an educating journey for me ,do you have anything ideas any comments appreciated thanks. steve lyles.
PS Fasting also makes me feel really awful.


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Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets

Posted by Robert McFerran on November 20, 1998 at 23:39:00:

In Reply to: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets posted by steve lyles on November 20, 1998 at 21:54:48:

Steve,

When you tried the elimination diet did you eat fish with every meal and eat 4-5 meals a day?

Did you experience any severe withdrawl during days 2 and three?

Did you experience any clearing by day five?

If you felt really bad -- that probably was severe withdrawl to many of your food allergens. It's hell for a couple of days but you need to ride it out until you get to the clearing phase.

If you only experience withdrawl and very little in the way of clearing then I would strongly suspect candida overload (which in your case I strongly suspect anyway).

If I were you I would re-run the elimination diet and let me know how you feel day by day. Your eating patterns during the elimination diet will give the best indication to what metabolism that you have inherited. Your blood work doesn't really indicate anything to me.

Once you have completed the elimination diet I'd like for you to see your doc for a re-test of uric acid levels as well as cholesterol (including HDL/LDL ratio). I would also like for you to get the CANDIDA IMMUNE COMPLEXES test run by a special lab called Antibody Assays.

Once we unravel all these things your weight will begin to normalize. I'm 6'3" and at one time my weight dropped to 138 -- it was 205 only 4 months prior.


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Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets

Posted by Stacey on November 22, 1998 at 13:30:26:

In Reply to: Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets posted by Robert McFerran on November 20, 1998 at 23:39:00:

Robert,

I have been on Nystatin for approx 4 mos for Candida. I am going to do the elimination diet starting next week. I read your post to Steve and am wondering what clearing would feel like. Also, since I have Candida would I not experience the clearing, or would I since I have been on the Nystatin?

Thanks, Stacey


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Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets

Posted by Robert McFerran on November 22, 1998 at 20:37:32:

In Reply to: Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets posted by Stacey on November 22, 1998 at 13:30:26:

Stacey,

The fact that you have been on the nystatin for 4 months will probably mean that you will 'clear' better than someone who has a yeast problem and hasn't been taking it.

Clearing is basically the opposite of withdrawl.

Withdrawl usually consists of rather severe hunger/craving pangs, great fatigue, sore muscles and joints, mental fog and depression and other flu like symptoms.

Clearing consists of not feeling hungry between meals (for many this is a new experience), feeling more energy yet calm at the same time, mentally alert and clear-thinking, and lessening of joint and muscle aches and pains. It's a feeling of WELLNESS that you've probably not felt since childhood.

Bob

p.s. - taking food allergens OUT of your diet INCREASES immune function. This will no doubt assist with you overcoming your yeast overload.


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Heart Disease and Diet

Posted by Ben on November 30, 1998 at 13:37:24:

In Reply to: Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets posted by Robert McFerran on November 22, 1998 at 20:37:32:

Since my family has a strong history of heart disease--and my uncle had a stroke a few years ago--do you think I should limit intake of leafy green vegetables because their Vitamin K content helps blood clot? Are there any other
foods that do this? Thank you.


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Re: Heart Disease and Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on November 30, 1998 at 21:19:08:

In Reply to: Heart Disease and Diet posted by Ben on November 30, 1998 at 13:37:24:

Ben,

I don't know if Vitamin K and green leafy vegetables would have as much impact on your risk factors that the other BIG risk factors that we know about.

It seems to me that eating a whole foods diet that is appropriate for your inherited metabolism would be more important. Regular exercise and skilled relaxation would be the other BIGGIES that would promote WELLNESS and lower your risk for coronary disease.

Make sense?

Bob



Re: Heart Disease and Diet

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 01, 1998 at 12:11:54:

In Reply to: Heart Disease and Diet posted by Ben on November 30, 1998 at 13:37:24:

Dear Ben,

You are to be congratulated for even thinking of stuff like this. HOWEVER, this is a good example of the old adage that "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing".

Although I would be the first to encourage everyone to learn, one must NOT stop with the first thing they learn and practice THAT.

I can unequivocally say to you that your total risk would be a LOT less if you ate a LOT of green, leafy vegetables.

Just as a beginning to the list: 1. There is a lot of magnesium in GLVs and low intracellular magnesium is one of the most common triggers for a stroke or coronary. 2. high fiber diets are one of the most effective ways of reducing vascular disease of ANY kind. 3. If you ate lots of GLVs, you would find yourself eating less of the fatty foods that are known to cause this condition.

I could go on all day. Suffice it to say that the vitamin K stuff you learned is perhaps the least important thing to know about GLVs.

Walt




Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets

Posted by joe on December 28, 1998 at 14:30:05:

In Reply to: Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets posted by Robert McFerran on November 22, 1998 at 20:37:32:

What is this metabolic diet bu For weight loss ? determine food alergies bu If it is a weight loss program, how do I get info to start this ? how safe is it ?

Thenks !


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Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 28, 1998 at 18:32:16:

In Reply to: Re: question for ROBERT MC FERRAN re-metabolic diets posted by joe on December 28, 1998 at 14:30:05:

Joe,

The diet to discern your food allergies is called the Elimination Diet.

There is no one diet that is appropriate for everyone -- therefore there is no one diet that can guarantee weight loss.

If you eat a diet matched to your inherited metabolism your weight will normalize --- naturally, which also makes it very safe.

Scan the archive section of this site and you'll get up to speed on the diets.

Bob



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