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Thanks for the detailed reply. March 8, at 6: As for what an ethical dietician would recommend. World-renowned faculty at a 3. Mine was positive, but my blood sugars were not extreme.
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They do go off some meds. I also have people who eat a moderate amount of good carbohydrates, and they have lost tons of weight, and been taken off meds, had improved markers, even reversal. I think both approaches work, as I have seen in practice. Many people cannot stay on a keto diet forever. I for one, prefer to have some carbohydrates. I try to pick the right ones. If this works for you, then just be sure to have some medical supervision, which it sounds as though you are doing.
Where is the science? And if insolin intolerance is a diabetic problem why keep trying to regulate insolin? I have been eating keto for 6 months and feel amazing!!! These people are twisting the truth to keep you sick for there own pockets!!!!!!
I agree with you Chris. I heard about keogenics on the Joe Rogan podcast, researched it, and tried it out. Two years in and I am this exact same story. I do agree that if one is not insulin resistant or diabetic and has normal insulin response there are other less restrictive diets that will work.
I would also add that people fail and drop out of almost EVERY diet program for one reason or another so that argument is null and void. I have not cheated at all on high carb foods and am rarely even tempted.
It is doable if your motivation is there and you have support which is true for any kind of life altering decision. I started on a strict keto diet one year ago, and it has been the easiest diet I have ever been on. I was prediabetic before the diet, and now am not. My triglycerides are lower in normal range and my good cholesterol is high.
I am at lower than normal risk for heart disease because of my cholesterol ratios. I was not overweight to start with, am not now…. So the good effects are due solely to the diet change and not weight loss, which the author implies throughout the article that it is the weight loss that causes the good effects….
I am a veterinarian and believe in good medicine. This diet makes sense biochemically for those with diabetes or prediabetes. Michelle, you are a goddess! What the hell is wrong with these people? I can only hope that the people who read this crap article read the comments below, where people with actual experience as patients of diabetes who have healed themselves with keto, speak some actual truth.
You would be surprised how many people do read the comments. I can delete this article with a click of a button but I shall not do that, what Tammy has written is based on her experience of years and years of work with patients and in the field.
The issue is that common sense is not so very common these days. It used to be a part of growing human neocortex in the past but for past 17 years since the exposure of internet our neocortex has taken a left turn in regards with common sense.
Who wants to eat a potato with plain yogurt? She mentions that you are missing out on vital nutrients, but where is the mention that you are giving up things your body needs when you limit fats too? Keto is the only way to eat where you feel satisfied. I would eat cereal and be starving an hour later. How is that helpful? I can eat bacon and eggs no toast , and be perfectly content for hours.
It takes more food preparation, but I truly believe now that bread whole grain or not is the enemy of man. For me, the worst part is that most people are content in their ignorance. This includes the way many providers practice— prescribers and dietitians alike. Very few people look at the actual evidence, including the sources within their own manuals for the standard of care. I came here to say similar things, OP. Whoever wrote this article obviously has an agenda and is conveniently over-looking evidence and stories from people like you.
Happy KETO and congrats on your success! Your article is informative and sticks to the facts. I am with you. At 51 I got back bloodwork, testosterone levels, A1C readings, cholesterol results, and an accompanying metformin prescription that sounded to me like a death sentence.
Started Ketogenic along with a special drink while NOT taking my prescription. I am with you — KETO is a lifesaver. It also has an added side effect , I now have no fat on my body. You uneducated money grubbing doctors and the sugar industry are the real problem here. I have no problem living without sugar….
We get 40 million readers, and For that reason all comments are not approved instantly. I understand you are angry but as I said spend about minutes next 7 days meditating so you can learn how to relax.
We are NOT stupid ppl. Thank You for Posting! Has your gastroentologist ever checked your gut wall for Strep?
Almost all Americans carry several dormant or semi-dormant herpes-family viruses in their liver. Avoiding gluten, dairy, soy, GMO corn, canola oil, eggs, pork, and all toxins can help, since those are what the bad microbes love to eat; It lets them flourish.
Eat a lot of phytonutrients organic fruits and veggies. It is very close to the Mediterranean Diet minus the cheese, eggs, and butter. Just use a gluten free pasta and coconut oil, olive oil, or Avacodo instead. It is worth a try. It also may be why people going on the Mediterranean, Paleo, etc. That is simply not true; if someone is on a Keto diet for 3 months, they will not gain that weight back in a day.
Also, their body will be back into Ketosis the next morning. But your bias is leaning heavily against Keto. When you compare HbA1C levels, for example, you compare them with someone in Keto at less than 20 g of Carbs per day as compared to someone at a gram of carbs per day diet.
You should be fair and compare them with someone on a g of Carbs diet. If you want to get rid of the effects of Diabetes, get on a Keto Diet, period. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, we have been recommending the same amount of carbohydrates for our patients with diabetes for years with tremendous results.
For example, a six foot 6 inch tall man weighing lbs of mainly muscle, who exercises 2 hours per day at the gym cannot have the same number of carbs per meal as a petite 5 foot 1 inch 75 year old lady who does not exercise.
We do recommend everyone eat something every hours to maintain a healthy metabolism. If your meals are more than hours apart, a snack consisting of a protein and a carbohydrate is a great choice. The protein will help fill you up quicker and keep you feeling satisfied between meals. The protein also has a slower effect on your blood glucose than most carbohydrates, so when paired with carbohydrates, your blood sugar will not spike nearly as high.
We recommend eating a protein with every meal and snack. Why ADA has such a strong stance against keto diet? When will ADA update their information and be in sync with the latest information. I am in no way suggesting ADA is spreading incorrect information but there are things that needs to be updated. For instance the recommended carbs per day on health.
This is absolutely correct! This equates to the equivalent of about g per meal and one or two snacks with no more than 15g per snack. Eating every 4 to 5 hours will spike insulin and therefore constantly raise blood sugars.
How many diabetic patients has the ADA truly helped? You claim to have helped many with great success following these ridiculous guidelines. Yet, year after year diabetics get worse and diabetes is increasing. Your track record speaks for itself. I saw 49 people in 8 months.
All except 1 lost weight and had A1C reduction. All this on ADA diet. ADA works, you just have to follow it. Keto will work also, I just do not believe that it is healthy in the long term.
We need more study results, and evidence that it works before we recommend that everyone should go on a keto diet. I would recommend that any of you who are on keto diet, and who are adamant that it works, and that ADA does not, should look for clinical trials and become subjects. We will need to know scientifically that it works, not just by word of mouth. And we will need to see medical evidence that it helps. If there is science behind it, I am sure that ADA will get behind it.
Their are medical programs where you can be followed on a keto diet. The Science is already behind it, and it has been behind it for a very long time. What are you talking about? I would love to join a study! Could you recommend where to go to find one? I have done 30 or less total carbs a day for almost 2 years and feel great. I do feel that time will provide more support and think that the medical community should educate on this as another alternative. The advice you give makes people get sick slower.
The ketogenic approach deals with the real issue, carbohydrate intolerance. If you are lactose intolerant you stop ingesting lactose. Type two diabetes is simply carbohydrate intolerance. Stop eating the carbs and the symptoms go away. Drinking a lot of water to support the kidneys is an absolute must. Also, supplementing sodium, potassium and magnesium keeps electrolytes in balance.
A Naturopathic doctor is a great source of information on true lifestyle modifications. Thanks for posting this Edward. I was on three orals and two shots of insulin daily.
What the doctors never tell you is that you could also just eat completely different and take none of this crap. I stopped all of them all at once. I am now 41 living back at home having to start from the bottom. I want every disgusting piece of fat off this body so I can excel again. And yes, the author is right, our lives are ridiculously built around food. I am the only person I know that eats healthy. Everywhere I went for the last 10 years I was surrounded by food and drink.
Moderation is only the key for people with good genes. For people like me, sacrifice is the key. Excuse my vulgarity, but I want energy, six pack abs, and a hard dick again. Oh Mike, I just cried when I read this. Jesus…you are right on so many different levels. For you, this sacrifice is a total game changer. Once they learn their high blood sugars are the actual cause of the ED, they are extremely relieved and happy to learn any way to lower their blood glucose levels!
As far as the Ketogenic Diet is concerned, I think I am going to have to make a full about-face. As you said, for some people like yourself, you were unable to eat in moderation and feel it is due to your genetic makeup. This is probably true…to add insult to injury, in addition to genetics, it could also be an inflammatory process going on due to the sugary drinks and processed foods we are eating causing obesity and a host of other issues.
I have to also face the fact that some people are also addicted to sugary drinks and food and this is the way they get off of their addiction. So, on the Ketogenic Diet, you are successfully working towards losing the weight and getting your blood glucose levels under control.
To see everyone happy and healthy and enjoying their lives! Thank you so much for sharing Mike, you are the best! I was diagnosed as a diabetic in I followed the ADA diet while taking metformin and lnsulin and could never get by glucose readings below Most mornings it was at or higher. In mid I had to find a new doctor. I ran out of meds in Semtember of that year but could not find a doctor due to not accepting new patients and or my health insurance.
I broke my foot at work on the last workday in December. Was instructed to stay off foot for 6 to 9 months. In the mean time I finally got to see my new family practitioner on March 28 Represcribed meds and ordered blood work.
A1c was ar With my new glucose meter my readings were Due to basically being bedridden while my foot heals I was concerned about diabetic complications an weight gain as I was already overweight. After doing research online I learned about the keto diet. My glucose readings have been on average 73 to 98 and a couple of times I stopped all my medication about a week ago just to see if they would increase.
They have not so far and I check 4 times daily. I sleep better and do not crave sweets. The first two weeks were tough but now I can go days without being hungry.
I am looking forward to the results of my next blood test in June. This diet fits my circumstances and I do plan on to exercise when I am able to. I want to reach my weight to height ratio also. When I achieve this goal I may tweak my diet at that time but for right now that is what is working for me. I may never be able to eat some of the things I used to but considering the complications of diabetes it is one hell of incentive for willpower to stay on the diet. I will repost again after my next blood test or if there are any significant changes.
With T2, we no longer have the option of eating carbs, sugar and all the good stuff. And I think the author of this article would do an about face is she actually had diabetes. Why is the same not recognized for diabetics? Our meters show us when we are eating too many carbs. Its VERY clear as the number goes very high.
What do the professionals not get about that? Did it ever occur to any of the professionals that by recommending a low carb diet it might actually encourage people to maintain it? Instead, you are giving them excuses and reasons to eat way too many carbs!!
My last blood test showed an A1C of 6. I am still working on lowering my numbers. The whole process has been a slow progression to keto and I had to stumble on the whole thing myself through my own research. I tried vegan at first and quickly realized that I was eating too many carbs. Then I went low carb but knew I could do better.
When I tried the Keto diet, my numbers went much lower. You get over the sweet addictions. You get over the bread addictions and you find suitable substitutions. You do what you have to do. And then, because you are the authority, you are giving them reasons to not even try. You defeat them before they even begin. It just amazes me! It will take you to a year and another year. I am pre-diabetic myself and have IBS which many doctors have no explanation for many of my questions because IBS triggers everyone differently and with different foods.
I immediately feel the difference if I indulge in anything more then I should. You dont give up everything forever but you learn to fit them into your macros. I have learned to make Keto ice cream and fat bombs if the urge comes along.
I have learned to take keto friendly foods along to potlucks that everyone loves. Keto can be a way to follow forever but everyone has their own needs for their bodies. I am new to this but finding it easier and easier to remain keto.
A Mooney on pinterest they seem to have lots and lots of keto ,sugar free and low carb desserts. Should I wait until my sugar levels are at a safe point? I am sure you know the difference between nutritional ketosis and ketoacidosis yes? One is the natural fat burning state, and the other is toxic. Right now i am in ketosis but not ketoacidosis. One has a natural balance of Ph level, the other not. Once you make that statement, i have a sick feeling i am not getting the right information here.
Yes, it was a typo and thank you so much for pointing it out; we have corrected it. I do address the differences between Nutritional Ketosis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis DKA in the beginning and later near the end of the article:.
I really love teaching preventive care to my Type 1 patients in the outpatient setting to ensure they have all the skills they need at home to never get to the point of DKA. As far as the the Ketogenic Diet goes, it is a very personal decision between you and hopefully your physician. I would just recommend working closely with your physician for all the recommended lab tests to make sure you remain healthy while on the diet.
This is why we normally always recommend moderation with everything…moderation in the foods you eat along with moderate amounts of exercise equals a healthy lifestyle that will prevent diabetes or help you control your diabetes if you already have it. This article is a perfect example of the misinformation regarding diabetes and insulin resistance. Ketogenic diets are a great way to reduce insulin levels and get to the root of the problem. Moderate amounts of ice cream or sugar that can trigger insulin spikes for days.
This article is ignorance at its finest! I suffered through a year on 20 grams of carbs per day and it was the worst year of my life. Yep, I lost weight, but at my current weight of lbs and eating 30 carbs per meal and remaining in a prediabetes state for 15 years, I am healthy AND happy now. None of us know the long term effects of most of what is offered to us…medications, diet drinks, processed foods, restrictive diets.
Fat has the longest effect on blood glucose levels. Pizza may be one of the worst, but would never effect your BG longer than 4 hours more than likely. No food has the ability to effect your BG for days! Please check your facts before scaring people from ever eating ice cream again!
So, you like sweets too much to take care of yourself and are happy being a pre-diabetic for so long? THAT is what you want for others? Keep eating your carbs if you want, but stop giving people bad information that will also leave them continuously sick. You choose to be a pre-diabetic, and likely diabetic as you get older. Tammy, It sounds as if you may have been following a very strict keto protocol. Based on some of his blog post, both keto related and otherwise, it seems that women do better with slightly more carbs than men.
That is under Articles, on the drop down menu, click on Personal. I know a few people who struggle with keeping on the low carb diet and staying in ketosis. It gets you into ketosis within an hour!!! This can be tested in the blood and they showed me the results and it works!!! Not only that but it dropped their blood sugars as well. I am now on the product myself for other reasons but just thought I would share it. Let me know if you want more info.
People this is crap. There is no Keto drink that will get you into ketosis within an hour. Which definitely does not include a magic fix drink. People that eat Vegan, Paleo and Keto have one core thing in common… to try their best to eat whole, natural, unrefined and unprocessed foods. Travis, get off this feed. This is a helpful article. But there are some inaccurate things too.
I have type two diabetes and use a keto genie diet to lose weight 45 so far. I was able to get my cholesterol down, Triggs down, and my A1C to 6! I went off and followed a Mediterranean diet for a year. I gained back 15 and my diabetes got worse. So I am back on keto. I am using a closer to Mediterranean keto both then and now. Studies not mentioned in your article.
As for gaining weight back, The truth is anyone who stops a Healthy diet and returns to a crappy one will gain weight back. Also your keto food pyramid is off; protein is not the base!
Duke University has done a lot of clinical work and research with positive results. Thank you for your feedback! First of all, I want to congratulate you striving so hard to find a diet that works for you.
It is true that before we had insulin, people with Type 1 Diabetes in particular were treated by severely restricting carbohydrates…so restrictive however, it was semi-starvation. Some patients actually died of starvation. Luckily today, we do not have to treat any type of diabetes with this barbaric method. There are so many healthy food options for most people today in modern society. In America, most of us are blessed to have access to healthy food options. I did see the research that Dr.
Westman has completed at Duke University and did reference one of his articles above reference 7 https: You will lose weight which will have wonderful effects on every aspect of your health. Do you think every author of all those books actually does that? My question is, what quality of life do they really have if they have? After seeing thousands of patients now for years and from personal experience, I still believe it comes down to staying away from processed foods and cooking at home whenever possible.
Eating a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fiber. Also, cutting out any sugary liquid calories; staying away from sodas, juices and the infamous sweet tea! Keeping stress levels under control and incorporating exercise into your routine will also be key to breaking through challenging times when you are having trouble with continued weight loss. Also recognizing what worked 6 months to 1 year ago may not work today. Our bodies change over time and we have to adapt to those changes.
Many of my patients throughout the years have came to me feeling so defeated because now they have to go on medication or insulin. They are so relieved to hear this may not be due to anything they have caused by overeating or weight gain, it may be just the unfortunate natural progression of diabetes. Until we discover cures for the different types of diabetes, this is what we face.
I hope this has helped some and good luck to you Kate! I had ketogenic pizza the other night and it turned out great. Lots of great resources out there for food options.
There are a lot of wrong ways to do keto though, and doing the diet correctly has a moderate learning curve. It means everyone out there know what is real and what is not…. You keep saying how can you stay on keto for life. Well if I were an achoholic I better not drink alchol ever again. It is choices you make. Do I want to feel good and live longer or do I eat anything and die early or worse yet go blind, have a limb amputated ect.
I choose to live longer. I am T2D, and my doctor, who specializes in diabetes, told me to stop eating sugar, carbs and she said that in a perfect world, I would stop eating fruit, as it contains sugar.
This has been my answer, and I truly think that if we did live in a perfect world, more things like this would be taught to those of us who need better choices than medications. Your pyramid is wrong.
Fats should be on the bottom and protein above it. Protein as your largest Macro would be something like an Atkins diet. High protein can convert to glucose and would not be effective. I see several inconsistencies, one being a strict 20 grams or less of carbs, most Keto followers I see aim for closer to 30, and even as high as 40 per day. The writers hatred for this w. She recommends consulting your physician before attempting this w.
The 60 grams of complex carbs in meals, and 20 or so with snacks. That way allowed me to ride a dangerous daily rollercoaster, with damaging highs, and very dangerous lows. Yet my Endo was pleased with my sub 7 a1c, even though I was always tired. Did they die strictly from lack of nutrition? Or did they die from diseases that we have eradicated? You say keto is a highly controversial topic. For those of us following a keto diet, there is no controversy whatsoever because the diet proves itself efficacious very quickly.
You say there are not many studies on the keto diet, and I disagree with you. One aspect that is not often mentioned is carb cravings. The high-fat keto diet has pretty much eliminated those carb cravings. It is wonderful to not be under the control of those cravings anymore. I think the high success rate of keto diets is that you are not hungry and have no cravings. We have all heard of essential fatty acids EFAs and essential amino acids EAAs , but have you ever heard of essential carbohydrates?
The human body is capable of burning fat for fuel. If the body can burn fat for fuel, why would you ingest a substance carbohydrate that raises your blood sugar, raises your insulin levels, and makes you sick? Why would the ADA advocate the very diet that made us sick in the first place? One of my favorites is Keto Mocha Mousse https: One of the keto researches commented, I think it was Steve Phinney that change will come about only because enough of the the public will be become educated about this and will demand that the ADA change their recommendations because those recommendations are just wrong.
What is the proof they are wrong? If you eat g of carb daily, you will continue to have diabetes, and the epidemic will continue as it has for the last 25 years. I know you have to earn a living, Tammi, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, would you consider that what you are advocating, which was taught to you by mainstream medicine, might actually be harmful? And if it is, what will you do about it? That is the real controversy.
I can tell how passionate you are about this subject. This is the major difference between Ketogenic diets and a consistent, low carbohydrate diet CDEs advocate for. Eating this in the form of a Mediterranean diet is what I recommend and what my article outlined.
In a perfect world, we try to have people steer clear of anything artificial or processed when possible. Just eat fresh foods, like our grandparents did, who never had these types of health problems.
There are many physiological reasons for eating enough carbohydrates throughout the waking hours to maintain a steady blood glucose level…a couple of important reasons are to minimize the hepatic release of glucose from the liver and to help prevent hypoglycemia which can be very dangerous and lead to hypoglycemic unawareness over a short period of time. Each person is different of course..
The reality is, most people with diabetes do; it can be very dangerous for some to not get enough carbohydrates at each meal. We are all supposed to be eating 5 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables per day. That provides you with all the essential vitamins and nutrients needed to run a healthy body along with the protein you choose to consume alone with them. I guess if you can fit those into a Ketogenic diet and make that work for you for a lifetime, I would have to say that is absolutely wonderful!
I just know, I have a lot of willpower and I only made it 1 year back when I tried. It was just too restrictive. I see too many stories like that. The blogger I wrote about, all the studies, most participants had dropped out at 6 months.
No study I have seen has shown anyone who has stayed on it for 10 years, 15, 20, 30, 40 years. If you know one, please let me know! Elizabeth lays it all out quite nicely — my favorite part is having almost no cravings whatsoever — talk about freedom! On the other hand, being in ketosis does make low blood sugars less negative as an experience. This is not unawareness but it is less reactive.
The crazy thing is it is not hard, if it matters. Sure I can see it being hard for someone who does it to lose weight, then when they get closer to their ideal, they want to have treats, etc. Thanks so much for starting this conversation and continuing to explore and learn along with the rest of us. The comments defending the keto diet suggest that the individuals are successfully using the keto diet to help them maintain a healthy weight and a healthier A1C level.
Others, if they have any toxic build-up in the body, will have more of a reaction such as mild headaches and fatigue. And a few have stronger reactions. Simply put, the more toxins you have, the higher chance of a "healing crisis" reaction.
That does not mean you should not try a detox. Would you rather keep the toxins inside, slowly poisoning you years after year? Quite simply, people put up with the side-effects that may or may not occur when detoxing because of the end-result benefits. To the two people who wrote about not wanting to try the detox, what a mistake! You are either going to suffer from the side effects of your bad diet now when you detox, or later from either cancer, heart disease, MS, and on and on.
Don't you people get it? I have a family member going through chemotherapy. If only he would have listened. Sure, he tried to eat healthy, but with the toxins today, that was not enough! I tried to warm him. What is nice about this site is they tell you the truth. Also, if you are healthy, you shouldn't have these side effects. My first detox was hard, now it is nothing.
In reading the above comments from those that decidec not to do a detox, is there any way you can detox in increments that would make it easier were it to become a rough detox?
A little at a time? And by the way, my email IS valid. Currently I am on a metal detox, as I am having amalgams removed. I have done several colon and metal detoxes in the past and it is possible to go slower - currently I take 2 capsules instead of 6 for the metal cleanse, more the day and a few after I get fillings changed out.
I feel better going slower with it. My colon initially was a mess as was I, I fought parasites almost 2 years, but havent seen any for over a year and none out of the last colon cleanse. For years I was Ill and did not know I was gluten intolerant, another reason I was in poor health, dx lyme, chronic epstein, then erlichia, myoclonins tics memory problems, anxiety and depression. My health has improved greatly besides finding the right medicine, from cleansing and the right supplements. My memeory is now better and tics have all disappeared with supplementing more vitamins for kryptopyrolouria B 6 B 12 Biotin Niacin Zinc and others.
I also supplement some grapefruit seed extract for candida control with probiotics and with juicing, miracle reds and macro greens. It might sound strange but I am looking forward to the liver flush.
Once in awhile I will get a detox symptom, but for the most part it has been pretty uneventful. There are plenty of things keeping me from feeling like a million bucks I hope I can say I get that back! I must be crazy, but reading about this person's experience makes me want to do a liver detox!!! Start at a low dose and move up gradually. I thought I was dying and had to stop due to being so weak at work. Do you recommend cleansing for me?
I'm 69 years old, lbs. On meds for diabetes, low thyroid, hypertension. I need your help; what do you recommend? Thanks for your help!
For obvious legal reasons, we cannot diagnose or prescribe for specific medical conditions—merely provide information. With that in mind, many senior citizens with severe medical problems have used the Baseline of Health program to significantly improve their health and dramatically or even completely eliminate their prescription medicines.
I went through the colon first and lost a lot of old fecal matter wow! To think this cramp is in our body for years. No wonder most people walk around so grumpy: I did not have any side effects.
Than I did the liver gallbladder cleanse. This one wasn't as a walk n the park. I had headaches, sweats, and on my last day I broke out in rashes and felt very faint. All apart of the cleanse.. I recommend doing a few cleanses on the bowel first so that at least your clean there and maybe the process won't be as toxic. So I'm on day 2 of my second bowel cleanse: It depends on what cleanse you are going to do.
You should always do the colon cleanse before the liver detox. However, the heavy metal detox can be done by itself or as part of the full body cleanse. Same with the kidney detox. Make sure to read the section in Jon's book about detoxing. Just click on "Free Book" above. That is the best attitude to have! As for relieving low back stiffness, it all depends on why you are having low back pain in the first place, but it is possible.
I did the three-stage detox about 4 years ago. I've been wanting to do it again, and convinced my wife to do it for the first time. We are in the first 10 days of the colon cleanse and are also doing the blood chelation with metal magic. I personally had some light headedness the first time I did it, but nothing except generally foggy it just went away yesterday. But my wife had a severe reaction. The night before, she woke up at 3AM and her arm, hand, part of her leg, and lower jaw were numb.
She got very nervous thinking it could be a heart attack or stroke. She went to the emergency room. Did an ECG, which was clear. They said she was dehydrated, gave her an IV. Wanted to do a cat scan, she refused. Still had the numbness, but thought the fluids would clear it up. She came home, slept for a while, woke up, still numb. She got nervous, went back to the Emergency room. They did an MRI, all clear.
Got home, slept the whole night and she feels fine this morning. She's going to give it a day or two, but wants to go back on the detox. By the way, she noticed on the discharge paper work they gave her that it said paresthesia, which one cause is heavy metal poisoning.
Very interesting, given that is one of the main uses of the detox is to rid the body of heavy metals. As Jon makes clear when talking about detoxing, strong reactions may not be common, but they do happen for some people.
The scenario, as presented, is quite plausible. With that in mind, you might want to have your wife separate the intestinal detox and the heavy metal cleanse. Do the intestinal detox first so that she will know whether or not that contributed to her numbness. If that proves clear, then she can start the metal cleanse again, but this time start slowly and build gradually to allow the heavy metals to clear at a slower pace to minimize the chances of a detox reaction.
For example, start with one dropper, three times a day, for a week. Then double it to two droppers, three times a day for the next week. Then four droppers, three times a day from week three on.
The good news is that once she gets through the detox with no significant side effects at the end, it means that she has cleared enough so that it is unlikely she will ever have that problem again. Once she clears those metals, she is likely to feel a whole lot better and realize what normal truly is. No, I am glad you have come clean about the healing crisis, and all the potential reactions. I would respect you more if you give me all the facts, and let me decide for myself.
Especially if you have a line of products to sell. Hi, I appreciate the info on this website and will definitely use some of it as I do my own detox. But I have to disagree quite strongly with your take on the healing crisis. I know it's the norm to embrace the healing crisis as a reasonable part of detox, but in my opinion and that of many other healers, a so-called healing crisis is actually a very clear sign from your body that you are detoxing too fast.