Until two decades ago, I suffered with terrible allergies — food, skin and inhalant allergies. As a child, I had severe eczema that covered my arms and legs plus frequent nose bleeds every winter. Eventually, the skin condition was accompanied by asthma, which days before my 16th birthday became so severe that I had to be taken to the emergency room to open my airways.
By the time I was 18, the asthma cleared up quite a bit, but the eczema persisted eventually becoming a year-round ordeal. I soon began to experience extreme have fever symptoms of itching in my eyes and throat from early spring until fall. Little did I know at the time that the hay fever, eczema and asthma were all manifestations of the same disorder.
Fast forward to age 22 when I had my first operation: ovarian cysts and cervical dysplasia (a pre-cancerous condition). Then at age 24 on a plane going direct from Istanbul, Turkey to New Jersey, USA I doubled over in pain at take off and spent the next 10 hours in the air writhing in pain asking God to kill me. It turned out that my small intestine coiled like an old telephone cord and had gangrene. A foot of my intestine was removed after many hours of arguing with New Jersey doctors who were telling me that I either swallowed drugs or was pregnant (my belly was distended from the inflammation). I actually had to threaten to sue one doctor who told me that I had ovarian cysts and that the only way to treat it was to give me a hysterectomy. Even though it turned out that the gangrene was most likely caused by the ovarian cyst operation two years before, I am so grateful that the first operation taught me that ovarian cysts were not routinely treated by hysterectomy — at least not in a 24 year old!
I never felt completely better after that second surgery. I would get tired more easily than before. And became easily frustrated by life. But it wasn’t until a few years later that I began to suffer from mysterious weight gain and frequent headaches (things I later found out were signs of yeast — i.e. Candida albicans) that I really had had enough. At this point, my skin was so bad that I would wake up to a face that was cracked and bleeding. The skin would literally peel off in big sheets — almost like dandruff. The headaches were so bad that I couldn’t drive a car, go to a movie or even go anywhere with lights (I did however, find it mildly amusing that I could predict weather patterns based upon my headaches). And even though I wasn’t constipated, I began to notice foods in my stools.
My days were spent being scrutinized by others. You know, that condescending look that crabby old school teachers make as they stare down their noses at you through their bifocals. Often, someone would ask the stupidest of questions “Why don’t you use lotion?” or “Don’t scratch!” followed by a recommendation for some product that inevitably made the itching even worse. If only it were that easy. It was as if they believed that I wanted my skin to be that way. For them, dry skin always had a simple “solution” — lotion or cream. I knew from experience that this was no ordinary condition.
While some stared at me making me feel like a freak show, others didn’t look at me at all. It was as if they were afraid to start staring. It was just as well. I usually felt as if I wanted to disappear and never be seen in public.
Life was miserable. I was embarrassed and ashamed of the way I looked. Every day I came home from work, I would rip off all of my clothes, scratch my body from head to toe and cry myself to sleep, only to wake up 10 hours later feeling completely unrefreshed.
People simply didn’t get that I wasn’t an idiot who didn’t have her act together. Instead, I now know that I was a kind of “prophetess” sent ahead to warn others of the impending dangers to their health if they keep down the road of modern man.
Like most people, I followed all the politically correct dietary recommendations. The very ones our government and various special interest groups advocate. I ate virtually no fat. The little I did eat, came from dairy replacers like canola oil or margarine. I never liked health food store soy milk except when masked in other products, but occasionally would drink the ones sold in Chinatown. Meat became less frequent. I used it as a condiment in certain meals, but increasingly opted for meat replacers like veggie burgers and soysages whenever possible. I ate ample amounts of fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grains… Most of the food I ate was organic. Yet my health was getting worse by the day.
Most doctors wrote me off as a complainer. All of the doctors I went to see were angry and mean to me. They resented my questions and tried to get me out of the office as quickly as possible. I now realize that they were angry and mean because I stumped their years of training. They couldn’t help me feel even remotely better.
Occasionally one would attempt to diagnose me. “It’s all in your head,” they would say, “Go see a psychiatrist.” Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. “I really want my skin to bleed every morning”, I would think to myself.
The icing on the cake was when I went to see one conventionally-holistic doctor, who in recent years has finally figured out how to make millions selling the very diet that almost killed me. At this point, I knew that I needed some kind of allergy testing, but he refused because he wanted me to follow his vegan diet (the diet that I was practically on already) and join his noni juice MLM downline. When I forced him to get me testing, he stormed out of the office ordering his nurse to find out what allergy testing would be covered by my insurance. When the test came back, it showed that I was allergic to 29 out of 30 foods. His advice? Avoid the foods that were ranked 3-5 — leaving me with a diet of chicken, lemons and mushrooms — and an appointment to come back for more testing the following day. In total we tested 90 foods and I was allergic to almost 80 of them. I was confused and angry!
I cried out to the Universe to send me healing or to kill me. ?This is not how I wanted to live.
Luckily a few weeks later, I was visiting the cheesemonger at our local farmers market and noticed lots of gluten-free items on the shelf. This was at a time when few people knew what gluten was. When I inquired about it, he said that his wife was gluten intolerant and had suffered for decades before finding a doctor who understood what was causing her health problems. I received a phone number and immediately booked an appointment with a doctor who was able to pinpoint the underlying cause to my problems and work with me to solve the riddle of the illness that had plagued me since childhood. It took time, but I healed myself and I believe that anybody can, if they are presented with the right tools and armed with the information you are about to read.
What happened then was nothing short of miraculous. Within a month of making some subtle changes to my diet along with adding targeted, professional-grade supplements, the scabs on my arms were more than 50 percent healed, my face was no longer bleeding and cracked, and I had dropped about 15 lbs. The best part was that in many ways it was incredibly easy and fun to eat this way. As a food aficionado, there were so many foods I had been avoiding because I was told they were “not good” for me. Now I was eating all the forbidden foods and my body was rewarding me with vibrant health!
I proved all my critics wrong. ?What I was eating was the source of my failing health.
Along the way, I learned that there was nothing wrong with what my body intuitively wanted to eat. But that all the things I was doing to improve my health were bringing me further and further away from the truth. Under my former way of eating, food had become an incredibly complicated minefield until it became the enemy. Now, I understood that being healthy was really simple to obtain as long as I followed the tips mentioned in this guide.
It didn’t take long to realize that the health problems I had previously suffered from were a blessing. They were a wake up call that something should change before it was too late. Since then, I have been helping others to turn their health around using the most fundamental adjunct to superior health — real food that is prepared properly.
Unfortunately, most people’s understanding of healthy eating is exactly the same as mine was when I was knocking at death’s door. Even more unfortunate is the fact that they are usually too sick to realize that what they are doing is not working. Allergies, headaches, arthritis, infertility, acne, asthma, eczema, food sensitivities, nosebleeds, autism and ear infections in children are all too common in these people. The list goes on and on. Yet the solutions given by doctors and most health gurus only temporarily alleviate some symptoms only to make a new set of problems rise to the surface.
Luckily you’re clearly more awakened than those who keep trying to follow the same advice that doesn’t work and expecting a different result. With the nine tips you will learn in this guide, you will know more than 95% of medical professionals and special-interest health gurus would even dare to consider. Evidence of this will come not only from how drastically your health will change as a result of implementing these simple changes, but as you start to share this information with people, they will begin to think you are a prophet or even a witch.
Don’t get discouraged though, if they don’t heed your warning and go back to their old ways. The simple fact of the matter is that most people don’t want to be as healthy as they claim. Even when things work, they will often go back to their old ways of chasing after bright and shiny objects, which come in the form of trendy diets that prey on their fears and require the purchase of special foods or remedies not found in nature. These people are simply addicted to the gimmicks promised by calorie and fat gram counting, juicing, raw foods, vegetarian, paleo and all the other diets in between. You will not be able to change that.
Over time, however, many will heed your warnings and gradually become conscious of the heretical recommendations in this guide. And you will become a rock star in their eyes!