Wow! This is so inspiring! It's the first summer in a long time that I do not need to use allergy meds!
I am on meds for hypothyroidism and on antidepressants for an anxiety disorder (crazy panic attacks, insomnia, reccurent thoughts). It is hard to know when to wean off those meds since the meds hide the symptoms...
I will make sure I am really mastering the 811 lfrv diet before attempting to cut them, but I am confident I will one day!
hmmm ive never gotten on any meds. and i never will. i dont believe that they are healthy. they are man made chemicals. so many studies even show they dont help:P like 50000 people die from aspirin per year alone in the states. its all junk so stayyy away :P
My boyfriend is off of his high blood pressure medication and his pain medication that he has been on for 10 years since he fell two stories while doing a construction job. He is still on cymbalta, but he wants to get off that one too. He has also lost 40 lbs. One step at a time.
Just so you know, Armour Thyroid comes from a pig...it is natural, but not vegan. It is also not right for all people. I have autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) and the chances of me ever being able to go off thyroid meds is 0. My body is attacking my thyroid gland as something foriegn and your thyroid can't recover from that. I tried Armour and it made me worse as it contains T4 and T3 and T3 can make you hypERthyroid...best to leave treatng your thyroid to an Endocrinologist.
I did get off several other meds, and I do believe I have cured my CFIDS as well as Lyme along with LOTS of allergies by following a raw diet. Can't wait to see how much better it gets now that I am lfrv!
I was taking so many supplements. I was alternating every other week between an herbal anti parasitic and another herbal blend to strengthen the bowels, and I was taking nyastatin (an anti fungal) 3 weeks on, 2 weeks off.
I can't say that these things didn't help me, because I was in much worse shape before the doctor put me on them. However, I never felt great, and the diet he recommended was hard to stick to. If I ate nothing but greens and rice, I felt ok, but I always would wind up eating fatty food and bread and pasta and sweets. As soon as I did that, my joints would swell and I would be tired and in pain again.
After doing lfrv for 2 weeks I didn't need any of that stuff at all. Now it's been about 5 weeks or so and I really feel good. I have energy and no pain. I'm not cranky anymore. It's just great. I can think really clearly for the first time in years.