I come from a dance, health and fitness background and have been taught all the wrong things. I have had many issues my whole life revolving around being hypoglycemic. I could never eat enough to keep my blood sugar up which resulted in anxiety, fear of being without food. It threw me into a 12 year bout with anorexia & bulimia. I was completely and totally healed in 2010 by the power of God. Yes! Really! I have no thoughts like that at all anymore! Shortly after that I thought I was hitting menopause at the age of 30. That runs in my family and here’s why: My body never heals, I'm ALWAYS fatigued, I have hot flashes and aches and pains everywhere. I felt like a hypochondriac and tried to not complain because it was just endless issues. Years pass as I tried homeopathic remedies which didn’t work as well as professional help. I spent thousands only for the Dr to pump me with far too much testosterone. I finally left that dr after months of cystic acne everywhere (testosterone leaving the body). My teeth have been extremely sensitive & the dentist & oral surgeon’s blame it on acid reflux. I saw my family dr about constant nausea and he also said it must be acid reflux. For years I’ve gotten weird feelings off feeling like I’m water logged in my chest & found it’s from acid reflux. When I stand up I get dizzy too. I had to stop weight training 2 months ago because my body wasn’t healing. It was only making me feel worse. I now only do 3 cardio body weight classes per week. That’s all my body can handle. I used to do weights 4-6 days a week plus the classes at night. My husband jokes that I'm an old lady in a 35 year old body. UNTIL 2 weeks ago I found out I have Gastroparesis, a paralyzed stomach. The specialist performed a scope and saw that my stomach was completely FULL of food 8 hours after eating a smoothie and a salad the night before. My stomach is like a bowl that doesn’t contract or empty normally. It takes 2-3x’s longer for a person with Gastroparesis to digest a meal. That’s why I have such a pooch! I always thought it must be my muscular structure! I was already researching going raw about 2 weeks before these results and when I discovered this I knew it was something I HAD to do! The gastro specialist has me scheduled for a Gastric emptying test in a couple weeks, Nov 28th, 2016, to see how long it takes my stomach to process solids. Then he'll prescribe me MORE prescriptions. I know there MUST be a solution besides drugs. As a result of this disorder they also discovered my liver is not well and has me scheduled for an ultra sound. So, for 2 weeks I've been eating raw smoothies until dinner and then I'll have a veggie soup or sweet potato fries. I've not eaten a high carb low fat diet in many years. I did it the unhealthy way back in the 90’s when fat was bad. Because of the low blood sugar I've been scared BUT I knew the low blood sugar was from my stomach not processing foods. The first week was hell. I had even less energy than normal and my blender sucked. I ate and ate and ate because I knew I needed the calories. My body was not getting any nutrition which resulted in malnutrition...which caused a domino of issues in my body that I listed prior as well as more weight loss. I ordered a Vitamix 5300 and that came in 2 days ago. WOW! I have energy! My body is processing nutrients! How did I get Gastroparesis? After talking with my mom we pinned it down to pneumonia when I was 4 years old. They say Gastroparesis is from a length of time without food from stress or an eating disorder. It can be caused by medicines or diet pills as well. Why the pneumonia? Shortly after that I became extremely constipated and had to be medically treated. Ever since then I’ve had issue’s with that. I’ve dealt with constipation and gas for my entire life. Probiotics do help a ton but not enough at times. So embarrassing! I’m here because I need to learn more and figure out my new lifestyle.
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Buy durianriders ebook and follow the advise 100%.
You know one thing for sure and it's that the doctors aren't going to heal you so don't waste your $$.
Sleep by 8-9PM
Drink 1L of water before each meal, in the morning and before bed. In between drink anywhere from 250ML to 750 per hour depending on activity levels etc. Be sure to be peeing clear always. Peeing 2-3 times per night as well.
100% no oil, nuts, seeds, soy, which are all harder to digest than say a ripe banana.
Get a B12 shot monthly.
I think you will heal eventually if you follow his advise to a T. Eventually you will be able to add in sweet potatoes, rice, potatoes. Remember that water really helps with digestion so be sure to be drinking enough prior to each meal. Let me know & be patient