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A rose is just a rose...LGS by another name

Posted by ChrissyC [1044.1493] on October 09, 2004 at 01:03:10:

A friend of mine from China visited me this evening and diagnosed my physical ills based on my symptoms—chronic severe acid reflux, irritable bowels, lethargy, and white tongue.

"Cold stomach," he said, explaining that in China, that is what this syndrome is called. He further explained that it is not something to be taken lightly, and that Western pharmaceuticals are no good, as they do not address the problem.

I asked him what caused "cold stomach" and he replied that it is caused by improper treatment of the digestive system: not eating regularly, eating too much, artificial food, binge-starve dieting, eating late at night, lack of activity. He then asked me how long I had been eating that way, and I answered, "nearly all 30 years I've been on this God's green Earth."

He shook his head and solemnly looked me in the eyes and said, "Believe me; just as it took for you to this condition, it will be a long road to health."

My eyes popped out of my head. "Thirty years? You mean, I'll be sixty when I feel better again?!?"

He said, "No, but it is something that takes a long time to heal. You must follow a very strict diet – no cold food, nothing spicy, nothing acidic. You must walk, as much as possible, walk. And, in the mornings, you must heat this up and drink one cup; it's the only spicy thing you can have."

Then he handed me a container of liquid. It was homemade ginger soup, a Chinese recipe that has for many years helped heal "cold stomach."

My faith is the Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) theory is ever renewed!



Re: A rose is just a rose...LGS by another name (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on October 09, 2004 at 13:18:50:

In Reply to: A rose is just a rose...LGS by another name posted by ChrissyC [1044.1493] on October 09, 2004 at 01:03:10:

Thanks, Chrissy.

I just had to grin as I read this and the further I went the wider my grin.

Walt

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