I talked to a woman who told me she had what the doctor described as 'microscopic colitis" which cause severe intestinal problems for her including diarrhea. She has been suffering from this for almost a year. She also told me it was pretty much under control now, after losing more than 10 pounds from her thin frame, because the doctor had prescribed up to 10 medications to take. I asked her if he had mentioned anything about diet. Here are her exact words, "He said the meds would take care of it and that I could eat anything I wanted." I was floored!
I spent more than 25 pages of my book on Chapter 4, Food as Medicine.. I told my friend some of what I had shared. Anything described as -itis means 'inflammation'. Inflammation in your body is what causes many diseases and all of your aches and pains in muscles and joints, whether it's from injury, misuse or any other cause. And the quickest way to curb inflammation is through diet.
I included an anti-inflammatory diet in my book. For instance, Turmeric, the 5,000 year old Indian spice is one of the strongest anti-inflammatory agent you can use. Mustard contains lots of turmeric, therefore it's an anti-inflammatory. Red berries, cherries, cinnamon, cruciferous vegetables all counteract inflammation. What makes inflammation worse? Processed foods, those pesky, most popular foods we eat: anything in a box or bag, anything in the center aisles of your supermarket.
If you want to poison your system with toxic medications instead of making small changes in your diet, go ahead. I just don't understand why you wouldn't want to eat a few cherries, sprinkle a little turmeric on a salad, to make you feel better.
As always, the choice is yours. Make that choice today!