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Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 12:07am
My Hunter husband just had his cardiologist confirm , after several tests, that the pain in his back, hips and legs is arthritis. The only relief he gets is when he sits or lies down. He hates to rely on Ibuprofen and will not take it unless he can no longer tolerate the agony.
Are there any Hunters out there that are VERY typical of this genotype? My hubby is the poster child for Hunter, personality and all! ;) Have any of you "run" your body into the ground over the years like him and are now paying for it? I told him he is like this huge machine that has been running constantly without any fine tune-ups. He is Mr. "full speed ahead" on everything he does...... mind, body,etc. He really is a caveman!
He has A-Fib and had a pacemaker/defibrillator put in this last winter. He hated the Coumadin because it made him too slow so his cardiologist changed it to Pradoxa(sp?) He lost some weight and was doing ok until the arthritis pain became so annoying and has gained back what he lost. He goes to the gym(weights, bike and swim), works a full time job and a "hobby" job and works on anything mechanical, engine related in his workshop/garage. He is the Hunter build of being tall with a short waist, long legs, (his shins are longer than my thighs!)
and is very heavy boned. I cook for him so he is basically on the hunter diet and
Dr. D's basic pack for O's.
Besides the arthritis protocols, can anyone give us some suggestions please?
Many thanks1 8)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:02am; Reply: 1
Rerun SWAMI with "Hx of arthritis/ joint disease:" and "Hx of heart or artery disease" both checked if you have not done so already.

You may want to read the Arthritis and Cardiovascular books even though he follow a SWAMI diet.
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:39am; Reply: 2
Be sure you adhere to the elimination of wheat from his diet.  It has helped me tremendously by reducing inflammation.  8)
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:47am; Reply: 3
reduce inflammation ... with proper diet.. get the arthritis book and the supps mentione in the Protocols..

look at    pain therapy that might help more then anything..
Posted by: Patty H, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:21am; Reply: 4
Cajun, while I don't think my husband is a Hunter, he may be a type O+ secretor, Gatherer, he has a LOT of the same issues.  

He has already had one hip and knee replacement surgery due to arthritis and he has been told he needs his other hip and knee replaced as well.  He has a heart condition called Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome, which means he has too many electro-conductive paths in his heart.  He had an ablation about three years ago, but may need another one, as he still has episodes where his heart goes out of control.  His heart has been clocked at 230 beats per minute.  He was diagnosed with this in the eighth grade.

He follows the diet loosely along with me.  The elimination of wheat and most dairy has made a HUGE impact in his arthritis.  He is walking 4-6 miles, 4-6 days per week and doing his strength training exercises for his new joints and it appears that the joints that have not been replaced no longer bother him to the extent that they used to bother him.  I am not saying he is pain free, but I hear him complain more about the joints he had replaced than the joints that have yet to be replaced.  

How long has your husband been following the diet?  Has he totally cut out wheat, dairy, corn, sugar, pork, coffee and ALL nighshade vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, tobacco)?  While my husband does cheat when he is not eating at home, his diet at home is excellent.  Reducing inflammation is key to your husband's reduction of his arthritis.  I cannot comment on his heart issues.  My husband seems to do so much better with his heart issue when he gets a lot of rest.  He is a type A (personality wise) and has found that he gets up really early but sometimes will take time to nap.  He also does TM to help control his racing heart and to relax when he is over tired.  Rest and sleep are critical to maintaining a normal heart rate.
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 5:26pm; Reply: 5
Thanks everyone! All input is much appreciated.
C sharp...he has not been swamied...just goes by genotype book.
Goldie...thanks for great info!
Denverfoodie.....this is the first thing he decided to wheat.
Patty husbands sounds alot like yours! Yes to type A "buzzy bee", his heart rate has been too high since childhood, too, and he is up at 4:30-5:00 EVERY morning..365 days a year...whether or not he needs to be! The hardest thing for him is potatoes and corn...he comes from a farm family...he easily gave up coffee for herbal and green tea after his heart op but slowly went back to his one cup in the morning.
Your husbands issues sound a bit more serious than mine but at least he is starting water therapy.
I am going to order the arthritis book..I have the encyclopedia and know the now to REALLY adjust his diet! ;)
Thanks again guys! :K) 8)  
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 7:45pm; Reply: 6
Hunters need to exercise in order to function but the body still tends to get worn down due to the "go go go" all the time thing.

Scott Sonnon, an athlete and trainer, has a exercise program that focuses on joint mobility.  This might him.
Posted by: Patty H, Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 9:54pm; Reply: 7
Cajun, maybe you might want to consider Dr. D's book for cardiovascular as well?  I wonder if some of the protocols might help his heart issues?
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 10:07pm; Reply: 8
Sahara and Patty H , thanks for more info! ;)
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