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Massively helpful to my health problems
on 28 September 2012
I stumbled across this book in a health food shop that stocks 'Pukka' products in February 2012. I have purposely waited some time before reviewing it 'just to be sure' that it really worked long term.
I was diagnosed with ME in 2008, (and therefore lost my NHS nursing career). I had tried many things in attempting to get better with no permanent improvement, so I decided it was worth a read. A lot of it, though a bit 'weird' to a registered nurse, actually tied in completely with the way my health had gradually deteriorated over a number of years and then suddenly went completely pear-shaped!
Admittedly I have gone above and beyond just reading the book and consulted the author privately, but the book gives good sound information and advice on how to help yourself.
I stick to the dietary advice he gave me, which is all in the book, the only problem would be if you don't clearly fall into one specific category in which case it may take a bit of trial and error to see what works for you. I also have herbal tonics that Sebastian makes according to how my symptoms are and see an acupuncturist locally, but hope to stop both these things soon. As a result, I have reduced my tablet intake from 17 a day to just 2x half tablets and also stopped both my inhalers.
Following the dietary recommendations makes a massive difference and my symptoms often recur in a fairly dramatic way when I get fed up and eat some of the things I used to love, (bread and red meat are really not my friends however much I might love them!). I am not miraculously 'cured', and an attempt to return to work backfired quite spectacularly in the Summer, but as long as I pace myself sensibly, eat what I should and follow the other advice about lifestyle, stress reduction, etc. I feel SO much better in myself that finally life feels ok again.
My case is a bit extreme so I think that, for most people, just eating according to their 'type' could be all they need to do to really improve any troubling symptoms. My previous medication was designed to mask rather than treat them but now I can usually keep them at bay myself. Sometimes we need to be a bit more open-minded and the advice in this book has done more to improve my quality of life than anything my GP (who is stunned by my improvement) could give me. The book lives by my bed so I can dip in and out when my 'brain fog' gets the better of me, but even that is much improved...the days of being stuck in the garage unable to remember how to unlock the door are long gone.
A lot of information for the cost of a couple prescription fees. Thank you Sebastian!