I've basically been eating like an O nonnie for the past two months (my son is doing a SWAMI-fied version of the SCD diet...no grains or root veggies). The only non-compliant thing I've really been doing is drinking coffee (help please?!).
I've noticed my libido has recently gone through the roof (after having been in the dumps for a long time). I have lost about 20 pounds as a result of eating this way. I'm pleasantly surprised, to say the least.
I suspect the main reason is that I've lost weight. I'm still about 50 pounds overweight, but I was at my all time high after my son's week in the hospital. But I also think it's a yeast thing. My gut health has improved a lot since I started eating this way. My acne is totally gone. The only thing really bothering me is my athlete's foot, which is mostly cleared up.
Any thoughts or similar stories? I'm curious, to say the least. My DH would probably like to shake Dr. D's hand...
All Gatherer -72 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year Sam Dan
Location: East Coast
why Maca? she is happy with her sate of health..
Yes I experienced the same thing..
WARNING: from the bottom of my heart:
DO NOT slack off on the diet until you lost all the weight you need to lose.
This involuntary automatic weightloss comes along only at the beginning of eating this way. Later the body gets used to it and adjusts and then you are back to same old --- look out for weight gain way of life...
Having given you this advise, I wish I had it 20 years ago, Over the years I struggled to drop weight and it became near impossible.. For instance right now I am on a diet of nothing but green leaves and protein (meat fowl eggs fish) . I have dropped the 10 pounds I gained last year. in a short time... yet no one would like to be on this way of eating if they were not O's.
Celebrate every day that you found this way of eating. Further look at your family, what they have in their health issues you might have inherited as well. 30 years from now you will be soooo much healthier as a result of being on this diet. You will learn about diabetes prevention way of cutting down on certain food, or cutting down on foods that will make you gain, and the like.
Celebrate every day you are here.. it is a daily gift.
as for you other doctor, most just Pooh Pooh this way of living.. its toooo bad, but true. Just don't let me influence the way you take responsibility for your own way of healthy living... Good luck.,
Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
I'm trying to eat rice a few times a week, but not much more than that. It's usually if I go out to Chipotle (burrito bowl with guac is my absolute favorite) or have a migraine coming on. I do get slightly more migraines if I cut back too much (and upping my veggies doesn't really seem to help, oddly), but my gut health seems to be better and I lose weight. So, it's a balance. I think I've found my sweet spot, though.
I think sex drive is a huge indicator of overall health. When your hormones are out of whack from diet and environment, your body doesn't work as well. The first time I really learned about that was when I removed gluten from my diet seven years ago, and within two months, my periods went from insanely bad cramps to no pain at all (I have endometriosis). That's the one reason I never cheat with the gluten!