Can Food Cure Disease?
Most people would say that what one eats does have an impact on health. But how powerful is food really? Can food actually cure disease? As I have studied case histories I have been amazed at how food often turned conditions around when nothing else could! And I am talking about “incurable” conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO), and autism. Years ago, I suffered from many symptoms that were a mystery to doctors. My symptoms included the following:
- Debilitating Headaches
- Weight Gain
- Malaise (I felt like I was often coming down with something-achy cold like symptoms)
- Hypoglycemic Like Episodes (shaking and irritable when hungry)
- Abdominal Bloating (very noticeable when it occured!)
- Lower Back Pain
- Intolerant To Exercise (exercise made me feel sicker and exhausted)
- Cracked Heels
- Heart Palpitations
- Sinus Drainage
- Egg Yolks (especially from pastured chickens)
- Bone Broth
- Fermented Foods
- Butter (from grass fed animals)
- Cheese (from grass fed animals)
- Cod Liver Oil/Fish like Salmon
- Fat from Pastured Animals (tallow from cows, chicken fat, even lard from pigs)
Eggs (especially from chickens raised on pasture)
There are many stories of people reversing health conditions with a detox. Katherine was able to reverse her chronic fatigue and lose 56 pounds through eating detox foods. One word of caution though-becoming a vegan or vegetarian long term can cause other health problems. Many vegans eventually have to change their lifestyle or they end up having tooth decay and other health problems. But short term detox can be very healing.
Carrie was able to overcome multiple health problems with detox foods. She suffered with migraines, Hashimoto’s Disease, hives, and mercury poisoning.
It is important to note that both detox foods and nourishing foods are vital for health, but sometimes it is more important to focus on one or the other depending upon your health condition.
My Experience with Nourishing and Detox Foods
I believe real food stabilized my health enough that I was able to improve little by little. Eventually, I felt strong enough to tackle some deeper health issues. In my case I had my mercury fillings removed (NEVER do that without alot of research first-see Carrie’s story above). I prayed and researched for a long time before taking that step. I chose a carefully researched dentist. I have also been on multiple supplements in the past, and I do believe that the right supplements can also be a big help in healing chronic conditions. But food is also like medicine! It is powerful. Maybe it is part of the answer for you or someone you care about.
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Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. You should consult your health practitioner before making changes in your diet or supplements. I am not a doctor or medical professional.
Disclaimer: There are referral links in this post, but I only recommend things that I think are awesome! The products are almost always ones that I have used or still use.
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