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Re: [IP] Frustrated, need to vent!

Before I continue, let me say that I understand that many people will try
to sell you on their health guru that supposedly can solve every health
problem know to man, so you have to take this kind of advice with a grain
of salt (unless you are on a low sodium diet :-).

That being said, it's common sense that if what you're doing now is not
working, then it's time to try something different rather than just more of
the same thing. Also realize that western doctors are very good at
diagnosing and treating acute problems, but treatment of chronic problems
like we have changes all the time when new things are discovered, so don't
assume what you doctor tells you is always right, especially when he tries
to put you on something new from the pharmaceutical industry.

Now to my real content: My health guru is Raymond Francis. I've talked to
him in person several times after his presentations and he has a common
sense attitude to health. His simple theory is that every health problem
starts with cells, and that there are only 2 reasons why cells are
unhealthy: 1. They are not getting enough of what they need; or 2. They are
getting something that is harmful. From there he goes into some practical

We have a bunch of things in our environment that are not "natural", which
means that our bodies haven't evolved enough to deal with these things. If
these things are removed, then we will eventually become healthier.

Raymond Francis' 4 "Big No" dietary things that we should eliminate (or at
least greatly reduce) are:

Sugar: Refined sugar (aka corn syrup, cane syrup, etc.) has the natural
enzymes that are present in sugar cane or corn removed. This makes it
"negative nutrients" that leach important, and mostly unknown things from
your body in order to be digested.

Wheat: The wheat we have today is not the same wheat we had 200 years ago.
It is mostly high-gluten, which the body has trouble digesting.

Dairy: In nature, a mammal stops drinking milk after weaning, and one
animal never drinks the milk from another. Cow's milk is designed by nature
for calves, not humans. There is a protein in cow's milk that my trigger
type 1 diabetes. I know that I am allergic to cow's milk, so I avoid it
always, which requires reading the label carefully on packaged foods.

Processed Oils: I don't remember the details, but there is something in the
way that less expensive oils that you find in the grocery store are
processed with chemicals that make them bad for you. Unprocessed extra
virgin olive oil is good, but you can't tell what is processed and what is
not by reading the labels.

You can read more about this at hhttp://beyondhealth.com/.


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:35 AM, SomeoneSomewhere <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I don't post here much and I don't know who else to vent to so I hope
> you all don't mind. Please keep in mind, I am not looking for judgement
> for the choices I am making right now. If you have such, please keep
> them to yourself.
> My diabetes (last a1c 9.9), neuropathy (lots of untreated pain),
> gastroparesis (lots of untreated vomiting because I am limited to very
> few foods
> <http://www.emilysstomach.com/2013/01/gastroparesis-diet-from-mayo.html>
> not to mention the food allergies I have), neurogenic bladder (peeing
> myself all the time or cant pee at all) and my blood pressure etc are
> all out of control. I have been to dr after dr trying to get help and as
> one dr put it frankly, if I am not going to help myself (by losing
> weight and getting my a1c down etc) there is nothing she can or will do
> for me. This dr told me that she expects me to vigorously exercise for
> the next 8 weeks until I see her again. I told her I need to take baby
> steps and she huffed and said well when you are ready you just let me
> know. I can't sit up without my blood pressure raising by 40-50 points
> and it makes me woozy and so I have to stay in bed half the time. The
> other half the time is because I am in so much pain, I am exhausted
> because I sleep an hour or so at a time. I can't walk more than 30 yards
> to take out my garbage without being out of breath and so exhausted when
> I get back I fall asleep. My PCP called me into her office because she
> has received similar letters from other dr's she has referred me to
> lately. They have also boiled things down to my problems being
> psychologically based.
> I do have an adrenal tumor which is sporadically producing
> norepinephrine and my aldosterone levels are either borderline high or
> almost nill. My cortisol level likewise is not giving consistent numbers
> and I am waiting for a 24 hour cortisol test to come back. This is part
> of the reason I am seeing so many specialists. I am convinced my
> diabetes is so out of control because of my adrenal gland or some other
> hormone causing things to truly be out of my control. Back in Sept, I
> was forced into a psychiatric ward under the threat of being petitioned
> by the court because my diabetes is out of control and it must be my
> fault. I was screamed at twice by the medical doctor there for stealing
> food, hiding food you name it.
> Several doctors suggested an insulin pump, however my insurance does not
> cover one yet they cover the supplies. So I contacted the Charles Ray
> III Association and they said they would sell me a refurbished one for
> $1,360 cash. I am on disability and that is twice what I get a month,
> and I don't qualify for a credit card. I have sold a lot of my things
> trying to save for it but instead the money has gone to Glucerna. My
> insurance won't pay for that either unless I have a feeding tube.
> My blood sugar has bordered on 600 many times in the last few months and
> my blood pressure spikes puts me at imminent risk of a heart attack or a
> stroke.
> I called my insurance about bariatric surgery and they said I don't
> qualify because my BMI is slightly too low (34 and it has to be 35) and
> because they require that I prove for 6 months that I exercise and I eat
> fruits and veggies.
> I don't know what else to do except starve myself. In the last 10 days I
> have eaten either nothing at all, including juice or glucerna or when I
> have had a single Glucerna, I stop losing weight. I have lost some
> weight but I am stuck and I have gained 2 lbs back from drinking 1
> Glucerna a day the last 2 days. Honestly, I am contemplating taking meth
> to lose weight, and I abhor drugs.
> On top of it all, I am quickly losing my vision. I can't even read a
> book. My CDE gave me two paperbacks and I told her I couldn't read them
> and she insisted that my vision will fluctuate and I will be able to
> read them. I was so upset tonight I tore up one of those books. I would
> have never done that ever before. I value books.
> I know this sounds drastic but I am going to die if I don't do something
> and dr's wont help me. I have switched drs many times and I get this
> same attitude from all of them. Either doctors are too ignorant and/or
> lazy to see if something is wrong with me that is out of my control, or
> something is essentially wrong with me and I don't deserve to be treated
> and to live.
> I am just stuck between a rock and a hard place and I need help and no
> one will help me. I really don't want to die.
> Again, not looking for judgement. Reasonable advice will be considered
> but please keep in mind I have multiple extremely complicated things
> going on.
> Louree
> .
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