As Much As You
Want And Lose Weight
by Christine H.
This is not a diet. It
involves eating only "safe" foods.
are safe foods?
foods are different for everyone. They’re foods your
body can digest, metabolize and absorb optimally; foods from which your
derives all the nutrition the food offers.
Why would safe foods
differ among individuals?
Not every person is able
to properly digest every food and
absorb its nutrients. You are unique. Because of aberrations in your
you may not be able to fully digest certain otherwise healthy foods,
salmon or blueberries.
To make it simple, if
your body doesn't have the enzymes to
fully digest cucumbers, romaine lettuce or papayas, when you eat them,
pass into your blood stream partially digested.
When that happens, your
immune system considers them foreign
invaders, like bacteria and viruses … and attacks them. This
inflammatory response. Every time you eat an unsafe food, your immune
launches an attack and perpetuates the inflammation.
What happens if you eat
unsafe fare every day?
You'll have an
ongoing inflammatory response. Your health will
deteriorate. At first, slowly and gradually; you almost don’t
Perhaps you just feel a little fatigue, maybe occasional headaches. It
a rash, acne or joint pain … just about anything
that’s not optimal health.
The sad part is since the
symptoms come on gradually, most
people don't give them a second thought. Eventually when they
severe, you end up in the doctor's office with a disease
label and some drugs.
You may find that even
though you're being treated for a disease,
things aren't really getting better. You need to keep taking
the drugs. As you
get more symptoms, you take more drugs.
But what if …
What are "unsafe foods?"
symptoms have nothing to do with the condition
you're told you have?
food allergies are causing your ailments?
could improve your health by eating only safe
food allergies, also known as food
sensitivities or food intolerance.
And yes, you can be
sensitive to "healthy" foods like
potatoes, salmon and blueberries. These are, in fact, some of my food
Now while I
don't need to lose weight, my 10 year old hip
joint pain is finally subsiding. I limped and waddled for many years.
I could barely walk. I had to pull myself up the stairs and hold
the railing to slowly get down without falling. I've been
eating the healthiest
diet and taking the best quality supplements since 1975. Saying I was
frustrated is an understatement!
After two months of
eating all safe foods, I can honestly
say I feel like I'm walking with a normal gait for the first
time in many, many
years! Am I pain free? Not yet. This situation was developing my entire
It will take a while to completely resolve. But positive changes are
place every day. It feels so good to be able to walk normally again!
Now, I started out saying
you can eat as much as you want
and lose weight. Here's the story of one of my
She has numerous medical
conditions; is taking nutritional
supplements and being treated by her medical doctor. I suggested
food sensitivities to see if some of her issues were food related.
month of eating only safe foods, she told me she'd dropped 10
pounds. When I
saw her in my office a week later, she'd lost another three.
She was eating as much as
she wanted … of her safe foods.
This is just one person.
How can I draw the general
conclusion that you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight?
loss was not the objective of treating people for
food sensitivities. However, after treating thousands of patients, it
discovered that weight loss was a side effect of eliminating intolerant
What a wonderful side effect! Healthy, not harmful!
What if you
don't need to lose weight?
won't. I haven't lost any weight, but I'm
certainly reaping huge benefits and seeing an improvement where I had
lost hope of ever getting rid of my joint pain.
The best part of treating
your food sensitivities … once you
identify them, you just eliminate your sensitive foods.
Note: This is not a
substitute for medical advice. If you
have health problems, consult your physician.
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