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Rich Gonci

Posted by Danielle D. on February 02, 2001 at 18:50:45:

Hello Rich:

I am just curious as to where you have gotten all your experience with candida & LGS. Are you a doctor? What do you do for a living?

Thanks,

Danielle



Re: Rich Gonci

Posted by Rich Gonci on February 03, 2001 at 00:49:11:

In Reply to: Rich Gonci posted by Danielle D. on February 02, 2001 at 18:50:45:

Good question. I am a pianist. I learned what I know by researching for the past 5 years. I have devoted several hours a day to researching the human body, nutrition and how disease develops. I have done this in an effort to cure myself of mysterious joint pain and weight loss that plagued me about 6 years ago. Thanks to the research I have done and the help of many doctors (especially Dr. Stoll), nutritionists, and naturopaths, I have not only stopped the progression of this problem but I am begining to reverse it.

Rich



Re: Rich Gonci

Posted by
June on February 03, 2001 at 10:33:29:

In Reply to: Re: Rich Gonci posted by Rich Gonci on February 03, 2001 at 00:49:11:

Rich,

More information to help those needing to gain weight would be so helpful. I know that a lot of people don't understand it, but its just awful to be underweight and can be so hard to reverse that. If you have advice on this subject that Dr. Stoll would find useful to archive, please write something up. I have made posts before about shifting my diet and finally gaining back some weight (also after I got a better grip on the stress problems); however, I do teeter on the edge of not weighing enough and a lone bout of stomach flu can really sidetrack my progress.

BTW, do you play the classics? I'm a Hayden lover myself (though slightly out of practice).

June



Gaining weight!

Posted by Rich on February 03, 2001 at 11:18:56:

In Reply to: Re: Rich Gonci posted by June on February 03, 2001 at 10:33:29:

It's funny, the emphasis these days seems to be on losing weight and those of us on the opposite end of the spectrum just go undetected. Gaining weight can be just as much of a problem as losing weight. There are some key points here that really don't differ that much from the topics I have been talking about lately. Really, the only reason I know so much about it because I suffered through the same thing and I have been listening, and doing the research.

First off, are you really "underweight" or are you just not at your ideal?

Let's assume for a momment that you are actually "underweight" meaning that for your age, height, and build, you are beneath the "average" weight for the population. There can be many reasons why this is so.

#1) if you are a fast oxidizer (which means you burn calories quickly), you may not be consuming enough calories to keep your weight up. With age, this always catches up. My father was just like me, skinny! But as he got older, the weight creeped up on him because of a slowing down of his metabolism.

Now, since metabolism plays a role in how you "use" energy, it would be of help to understand how your particular metabolism works. There are 3 basic metabolic types: Fast Oxidizer, Slow oxidizer and Mixed Oxidizer. Fast oxidizers tend to do better eating more protein and fats, while slow oxidizers tend to do better on more carbs. Proteins and fats balance out fast oxidizers because the food is burned more slowly. Since slow oxidizers are already burning energy at a slow rate, they would be better off with foods that burn off more quickly. There is more info in the archives regarding metabolic type and how to identify yours. Also, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous sysmtem also plays a role in this. These 2 branches are part of what is called "The Autonomic Nervous System". each "branch" controls differernt activities. People tend to be dominant in either the symp. or the parasymp. Knowing which side you lean toward can help identify more precicely where your metabolic type falls in. Keep in mind that this is merely a range. You can be anywhere along the lines from extreme fast oxidizer to a more moderate fast oxidizer or anywhere in betweeen. The "ANS" can help find where along the oxidation line you are. No sure if this info is in the archives. When I come back from vacation I will check if you haven't done so already. If it isn't there, I will try to write something good that can be archived. So, eating for your metabolic Type is one method of balancing your bocy chemistry and weight.

#2) If after you are on your metabolic Type diet, and after fine tuning and giving it time to work, if you still are not gaining any weight, consider some sort of breakdown or malabsorption problem in the GI tract. First, this begins with stored stress in the hypothalamus so Skilled Relaxation will help to restore your GI tract. After begining this, you can help your GI tract heal and absorb better by:

1) Treating Dysbiosis if it exists (which it probably does if you suffer ANY digestive disturbance
2) Practice SR like stated above to treat LGS (leaky Gut)
3) Take Digestive enzymes to break down food better
4) Identify and eliminate food allergens through the e-diet which is explained in the archives
5) Eat only whole foods
6) Eat small frequent meals and chew well.

Over time, this is the ONLY way you are going to gain weight. Exercise is also an indespensible part of gaining weight (which you would like to be muscle weight) so taking up some kind of exercise would be benficial in this area.

I hope that this gives a bigger picture of what is going on in the underweight. If you are underweight because of immune deficiency or HIV, the above measures are VITAL, in addition, the ingesting of a protein called BIO PURE has been scientifically proven to cause weight gain in AIDS patients and people with compromized immune systems. It is made by metagenics.

If after reading this you are still confused, just ask me to elaborate on any point that you don't understand (after reading through the archives to learn more though). I will be on a trip for 7 days, I leave tonight so this gives you time to do some homework :) take care!

Rich



Re: Gaining weight!

Posted by
June on February 03, 2001 at 19:31:27:

In Reply to: Gaining weight! posted by Rich on February 03, 2001 at 11:18:56:

Rich,

Many of these things I've stumbled on for myself. Thank you for expressing them with such clarity. Weighing 91 pounds a year or so ago and looking emaciated, plus having no energy made me feel I looked like "walking death". Finding the right metabolic diet enabled me to gain 10 pounds. I'm going to ask Walt to archive your post, which will probably be very helpful to others in need. Great stuff - thanks for writing it up.

June



Re: Gaining weight! Hello Walt! Can you have the gaining weight post archived somewhere?

Posted by
June on February 03, 2001 at 19:35:35:

In Reply to: Gaining weight! posted by Rich on February 03, 2001 at 11:18:56:

Walt,

It is terribly hard to gain weight for some of us and I think Rich wrote up a great piece...so can you please have it archived somewhere? Thanks a million.

June



Re: Gaining weight! (Archive in new archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 04, 2001 at 08:45:45:

In Reply to: Gaining weight! posted by Rich on February 03, 2001 at 11:18:56:

NMI, Walt



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