Yesterday my wife reluctantly told me that her ankle, back and fingers had finally stopped causing her a lot of pain. I thought she was feeling guilty about taking pain medication. Come to find out that she finally took my advice and stopped eating wheat, breads and pasta and noticed a difference within two days!
For all of you new people out there please beware!
The lectin (protein) in wheat is a destructive little beast. First it damages the lining of your intestines causing discomfort, irritation and larger openings for the lectins to get into your blood stream. Then it gets into your joints and attaches to the tissue causing inflammation. White blood cells see a problem and attack the tissue causing damage. Wheat lectins also mimic insulin by attaching to the same receptor sites but do not respond the cell instructions to let go when the cell has had enough sugar. When cells take in too much sugar it is stored as fat. Wheat protein has even been found in the brains of Alzheimer sufferers.
If that was not enough, wheat lectins are attracted to the thyroid and attach, causing inflammation and then the thyroid gets damaged when white blood cells sense something is wrong and attack the inflamed tissue.
My wife has seen results with her joints feeling better, but I hope she sees the connection to her thyroid issues before it gets any worse.
I was watching TV last week and came across a show on grilling. The host was grilling hamburgers and was using Evoo to coat the grilling surface and brushed some of the Evoo on the burgers to add some flavor.
Since Evoo is good for Type O's and my SWAMI, I thought I would give it a try. To my surprise the Evoo had a rather unpleasant reaction to my digestive tract, causing me to have some diarrhea. I thought the first day was a fluke since I started feeling a little sick. When it continued for the next 2 days and then stopped when I discontinued the Evoo, I knew what the culprit was.
This is just another example of individuality when it comes to ERFYT, GenoType and SWAMI.
Tweaks in your diet are to be expected. You are an individual.
If you’ve ever wondered if an “avoid” really bothers you or not, keep reading.
This has happened in the past once before but that didn’t stop me from testing my liver one more time. You see, my wife has been complaining that when we go out to eat the food I choose always costs more because I “special order” to comply with ERFYT. I always counter with the fact that I only order water to drink which offsets the increased cost of my meals. Well last week I finally had enough of her complaining and decided to order a raspberry iced tea with my meal just to see if she would say anything. The tea tasted wonderful and went down easy….too easy…so easy I ordered a second. I of course drank the second raspberry tea all too easily too.
After our meal we did some driving around and in about 30 minutes I started getting some sharp liver pains. This lasted for about 20 minutes. This episode gave me a flashback to about 5 years ago when on a very hot day at work we were treated to Gatorade. I thought at the time I could “cheat” a little since I had been following ERFYT for so long. I drank 3 bottles of grape flavor Gatorade- and they tasted soooo good…but within about 30 minutes I started having sharp liver pains that lasted 20-30 minutes. Back then I realized the corn syrup in the Gatorade was causing me all this grief and I learned that once you have been following ERFYT for awhile, you can really discern when certain foods or beverages do not agree with you.
My little experiment didn’t quite go as expected but gave me even more conviction that Dr. D’Adamo is the man.
Recently, things have gotten tight financially because of the “training wage” I have earning with my new job for the last 2 months. The trail mix and burgers I have become accustomed to have had to give way to processed turkey and beef bologna sandwich slices.
Besides the obvious avoids in the processed meats another irritating side effect is the hunger created because I am not giving my body the necessary protein it needs or is accustomed to. I’m an O Non Secretor and I require more protein to feel satisfied. The turkey only keeps the hunger at bay for an hour and I don’t function well when I’m hungry and unsatisfied. I eat a lot more and have cravings for other avoids because of it.
Luckily this is only a temporary phenomenon for me. For those of you out there that might not be following ERFYT as closely as you need to, this might give you some insight as to why you are always hungry and or cannot lose weight or be satisfied after meals. Your body knows what it needs and if you don’t give it what it wants, it will find alternative ways to make up the difference at your overall (health) expense.
After about 6 months of trying to find a decent paying job, I finally landed with Terminix. Pest control is something I've always been on top of with my own home(s) so it seemed like an easy fit when the opportunity came my way. I get to meet new people every day and some of them are more than willing to share their health concerns with me as I treat their home. I of course have taken this opportunity to mention ERFYT as a way to help with their particular problem.
Everything happens for a reason, you just need to grasp opportunity when you get the chance.