Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017

 An article caught my attention this morning. It’s about a 75 year old man who has had Parkinson’s and recovered after going on a gluten free diet. I went on the Specific Carbohydrate diet (SCD) after I was sick with U.C. for a few years. The diet improved my symptoms dramatically. The whole ‘gluten’ thing had become a big fad around that time with so many people saying that they were gluten intolerant. It actually became cool to request a gluten free meal at a restaurant.
 I believe that our diet is very important to our health. I furthermore believe that our gut bacteria (biome) is responsible for everything we are. Practically every condition could be traced back to the biome. This man who is recovering from Parkinson’s changed his diet, affecting the bacterial activity in his gut and now believes it was gluten alone. I don’t think so Tim.
 They have done tests with rats where they take the fecal matter from a skinny fat rat and transplant it into a fat rat and the fat rat gets skinny! How very interesting! Imagine all the fat people who have struggled with weight loss all their lives getting a fecal transplant and suddenly they can eat anything they want and not gain weight! I think it’s totally possible! Call it metabolism if you want. All metabolism is, is the way your system processes what you put into it. Gut bacteria!

 My point here is that doctors are not looking in the right place. They are looking at the patient and trying to find a reason for their issue with the assumption that the body’s response to a problem is the problem. Diarrhea and bleeding are not the cause of Ulcerative Colitis. That is the body’s response to the problem. That is the symptom and how the body tells you to fix something. The problem is bacterial imbalance! 

Monday July 27th,2020  I am happy to report that my health is excellent and I haven't had one incidence of diarrhea since I last wrote...