What they don't know is that they live on the top of a huge iceberg of lies, delusions, pretenses, but they can only see the tip of the iceberg... unless.
This week was a line of demarcation for me, in more ways than one.
- Finally, after 65 years, I learned why I don't feel well, why certain foods effect me the way they do.
I already had the book 1 that enlightened me, for about 3 weeks, but finally I got to reading it.I found that I have had, since birth, a condition, called GAPS. 2 It can be fixed, and it may take two years, but it will be done. And it will be worth it. I'll talk about it more later...
- In the same book I finally found out what makes milk addictive for me, but not heavy cream or butter.Milk protein, casein, in people with GAPS, are turned into opiates in their guts.Imagine, I've been addicted to opiates for 65 years... and didn't know it.I know that drinking milk, half and half, sour cream, yoghurt soothed my jangled nerves, and whenever I stopped I had withdrawal symptoms, especially nastiness and extreme anxiety. (Update 8/15/2006: This assessment about milk was inaccurate. In fact it is the gluten in the milk that I was addicted to. Gluten that my body is intolerant to...)
I did a test this past Friday: I bought two of those quart sized organic yogurts and ate them. Slowly, but without stopping.I felt fine for about 6 hours, then my insides started to scream for more. Typical drug response.That night I had nightmares, night sweats, and hunger.Next day I was my nastiest. Today I feel somewhat better. Wow, I am a recovering addict, lol.
- I found out that ADHD, ADD, schizophrenia, eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia are normal accompaniments of GAPS.And that takes me to what I really wanted to talk about: distorted perception of reality, including of the self.We have all heard about the anorexic that sees herself fat.As it turns out, the craziness it reveals goes away once the GAPS is cured.GAPS is a disorder of the gut: when the bad bacteria overwhelms the good ones and therefore nutrients don't assimilate, but worse than that: there are virtual holes (under the blisters) in the gut lining where all the putrefied, poorly digested food starts to poison your insides. And the bad bacteria produces potent poisons, like MY opiates from milk protein, and those potent drugs influence my behavior, my mental clarity, my mood, and my sleep.Dyslexia is a member of the autistic spectrum, and autistic children, almost without exception, have GAPS.I am looking forward to no dyslexia: that will be the day. No food cravings, no nastiness, no nightmares, no stomach ache, no acid reflux, no running to the bathroom, and other unpleasant side effects.Schizophrenia is one of the conditions that those that suffer from it have, in a disproportionately large percentage, GAPS.Solution is in a book I bought: Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia
If you are very fond of carbs, bread, breakfast cereals, muffins, cookies, AND struggle with anxiety, colds, fears, you may have GAPS.
Doing the GAPS diet doesn't make you automatically a better human being, but believe me, it goes a long way of getting it done.
You deserve to have no delusions, no lies, no pretenses, just a good life.
I wrote this article in 2012. Until I removed every form of gluten from my diet, until I removed gluten like proteins from my diet, until I even removed tablets and capsules from my diet, because they are made with Magnesium Stearate, I still wasn't well.
And then until I removed all foods that don't match my ancestry, my actual family ancestry... And stopped any fruits...
This is the process I go through with my health consultation clients... a painstaking process, that results in everyone who follows the instructions to triple, quadruple, ten-fold increase their health.
That is what I did... ten-fold. I am now reliably at 70%, which is not bad for an old lady.
So there is a lot more to this than any one book can teach. Or any video. Ultimately, I have found that muscle testing individual ingredients, individual foods needs to get done, or your individual intolerance won't be addressed.
But I have found that no one tolerates preservatives and other ingredients manufactured foods have... anything that comes in a package and their shelf life is longer than it should.
Pasteurization, especially ultra-pasteurization makes otherwise harmless milk toxic.
Sour cream, yogurt, ice cream... all full of toxins. All for the manufacturer's sake, not yours.
Unless you know what you are sensitive to, intolerant to, and what is toxic to your body, you ultimately don't know what to eat.