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Sometimes water is just plain boring! Don't get me wrong I love my ice water, but at times I just want some flavor. As I tried giving up soda and sugary drinks I made the mistake of doing the unhealthy water "mix-ins", thinking I was making a better choice. Well as I've tried these replacements …View full post
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You've heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a sweet potato might actually be a better choice. That's right — the same sweet potatoes that hide under a layer of sugary marshmallows in Grandma's sweet potato pie are packed with vitamins A and C, nutrients that bolster your immune system so …View full post
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“Natural fruits and vegetables are among some of the most complex and nutritionally dense foods on earth. They are packed with health-preserving phytochemicals and micronutrients. They can heal injured blood vessels and help reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, obesity, and diabetes. Raw fruits and vegetables---especially beans, legumes, and vegetables in a variety of colors---are nutrient and mineral dense and cholesterol free and thus serve as divinely engineered packets of protection for our health.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that nearly half of Americans eat fewer than two servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This meager intake of fruits and vegetables was listed as one of four bad habits associated with early death, the other three being tobacco use, alcohol use, and lack of regular exercise.”
Dr. G. Craig Kiser M.D.
January 30, 2016
MY ARTHRITIS WENT AWAY WITH MY WEIGHT WHEN I MADE SOME CHANGES.
I didn't know how bad I hurt until the pain was gone. I lived in constant pain from my lower back, both shoulders, my neck, wrist, and other places, too. I blamed old football injuries, but the list of painful sites on my body was growing relentlessly.
I was at a point where I had to avoid most tasks that required lifting or bending, and finally, even walking or I would suffer from pain. I lived in constant fear of throwing my back out and having to lie worthless for days. My family has a history of surgeries and suffering from arthritis.
Over a five-month period, I changed how I ate and lost 40 pounds.
My pain disappeared.
It was only then I realized how bad I had hurt all the time. To lose the weight I did the 75 percent strategy of 100-calories-per-hour, and gradually weaned myself off from hamburgers and fries, cheese, meat and potatoes to mostly vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, and beans. Because I was focusing on my arthritis, I also loaded up on anti-inflammatory berries, cherries, leafy greens, and other fruits.
That was over four-years-ago. Since then I have lost another thirty pounds using the same strategy.
And I have begun doing yoga, and other exercises to improve my core strength and have become increasingly active physically. I just keep feeling better and better. I have started running-something I used to enjoy but have been unable to do for many years because of arthritis.
I feel great.
Oddly, my doctor did not promote diet change and weight loss as a way of curing my arthritis and back problems. Yours may not either. We can speculate on why that is, but my doctor is such a resource in so many ways, I don’t want to get down on him. The point is, your doctor may not promote these changes either.
But you can do it on your own.
If I did, anyone can.
I read materials promoting plant-based-diet to cure both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, but wasn't sure they would work because these cures are usually not recommended by doctors in this country. They did work for me.
I will be forever grateful I had the motivation to try.
My misery is gone.
January 28, 2016