Friday, January 2, 2009

For Those of You Who Have Made a Resolution to be Healthier

Some time ago I answered a question that Amy posed on her blog about keeping your family healthy. I think it deserves a little more explanation.

Several years ago, our family had a personal health crisis. We went from physician to physician, specialist to specialist. We tried dermatology, allergy, pediatrician, emergency rooms, general care, children's hospital, amish healing, chiropractic, you name it, we tried it. Things helped symptoms, but nothing really improved things. In a nutshell, we had to quit living like normal people live. We had to change our environment and diet. The Standard American Diet (SAD) had to go. *I hope to write more about our personal health crisis at another time.

With the help of my chiropractor friend, we had many tests done. We found that myself and my youngest daughter were having symptoms of yeast or candida overgrowth. Now, everyone has candida. It is a normal bacteria in your system, ours had simply taken over. We had to get the bacteria of our digestive track into check.

Candida is being linked to a whole malady of health conditions. We used Great Plains Laboratory to diagnose our conditions. They offer help for AD(H)D, Allergies, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism / PDD, Candida and Yeast Overgrowth, Celiac Disease, Depression, Digestive Disorders / Dysbiosis Down Syndrome, Ear Infections, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue, Immune Deficiencies Metal Toxicity, Schizophrenia & Bipolar, Tourette Syndrome, Tics & OCD, Vaccine Injury. They also offer help for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia (although I didn't see it mentioned). It was not cheap, but it gave us many answers. I love this laboratory, we had testing done years ago and the doctors still answer my questions. They also have frequent free webinars about how to help the various conditions. The next one is scheduled for Jan 7. It is How to Interpret Your Child's Organic Acid Test - Integration, Individual Therapies, and Treatment Protocols. I just want to say I don't receive any compensation for making a plug for them. I truly believe Dr. Shaw and his staff are providing a good service.

So, we first eliminated the food allergens we were found to be allergic to. We followed the anti-yeast diet. The main thing is to eliminate milk and sugars. We started on a prescription antifungal and have improved since. Our family has been blessed with good health since. We may get one cold a year, not the typical courses of antibiotics, colds, sinus infections and flus.

During our journey to health, we came across this doctor at Know the Cause. He believes that cancer is caused by a fungal infection (candida). If you happen to have Dish Network, he has a show on Sky Angel channel on Fridays at 12:30 pm. I think you can also watch some of the shows on his website.

Happy reading and here's to your health! Have you made any changes to your health or diet? Do these types of articles interest you?

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