WE WERE IN FOR A SHOCK!
When we went to our next appointment with our alternative health care physician, little did we know that this would be our last session with her.
She was a new member of a medical association that our health care plan had approved.
In addition to being an MD, she had spent years studying alternative health care treatment programs and all natural remedies. She knew that these treatment programs and all natural remedies worked, often much better than prescription drugs and without the nasty side effects. She had made a decision that, whenever possible, she would treat her patients with these alternative programs and remedies and would only write prescriptions for life threatening illnesses when it was absolutely necessary.
COULD THERE BE A PAYOFF HERE?
She told us that when the medical association discovered that she wasn't writing the required number of prescriptions every month, they got very upset. It appears to us that the medical association was far more interested in writing prescriptions and only treating our symptoms than they were in treating the root cause of our illness and actually curing us.
NOTE: The Drug Companies take in 10 Billion Dollars Every Year with high blood pressure drugs alone. Think about all the other drugs that are prescribed. And, doctors have us on a pharmaceutical merry-go-round of office visits and tests to see how the drugs are working for us. This represents big money for the doctors. So, prescription drugs are a big money maker for both the drug companies and the doctors!
CONTINUING WITH WHAT SHE TOLD US.
She said that the director had called her in and told her she would have to write more prescriptions or she would have to leave. Because of this ultimatum, she had decided to start her own private practice and was leaving the medical association at the end of that month.
We would like to have stayed with her but she would no longer be approved by our health care plan and we couldn't afford the fees she would have to charge patients in her private practice.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye and select another primary care physician.
WE BELIEVE GOD HAD LED US TO HER.
We strongly believe that God had led us to her specifically for her knowledge of the health problems we were experiencing and for the recommendations she would make that resulted in the complete restoration of our good health and a much better outlook for our future.
OUR LAST SESSION WAS AN EYE OPENER.
During our last session, she spent extra time with us, gave us some very helpful information on the importance of removing acidity and balancing the pH levels in our bodies, and explained why our health problems were being caused by dehydration ( covered in our previous 3-part post ) and the water, foods and other stuff we were putting into our bodies.
HIGH ACIDITY WAS KILLING US.
She told us that ACID was the enemy that was keeping us from good health and that a healthy ALKALINE body thrives with energy, glows with health, has a stronger immune system and naturally dumps toxins and excess weight.
It all made sense to us and we left highly motivated to dramatically change our eating and drinking habits and our overall lifestyle.
NINE MOST DANGEROUS FOODS
Listed below are what she called the Nine Most Dangerous Foods:
1. White Sugar: including all white sugar substitutes.
2. White Flour: including cakes, pies, cookies, doughnuts, bagels, white bread, cream of wheat, grits, so called whole wheat bread, pasta, cereals, etc.
3. Group Of Drinks: including sodas, coffee, tea, juices from the grocery store, and all drinks containing sugar substitutes.
4. Red Meats: Very high in acid and do not digest well.
5. Dairy Products: including cow's milk, 1%, 2%, low fat, and skim milk, processed cheese, macaroni and cheese, ice cream, non-dairy creamers, etc. They do not digest well and stop other foods from digesting well. They are high in bad fat and can clog up the body and arteries which can lead to heart attacks and stroke.
6. Animal Fat: including margarine, corn oils, lards, and bad saturated fats.
7. All Processed Foods: They include additives, harmful chemicals and other toxins to extend the shelf life
8. Drinking Too Much Fluids: including water. This can overwork the kidneys.
9. All Junk Foods In General.
BELOW ARE HER FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR US
1. She took us off all the prescription drugs we were on. What A Blessing!
2. She recommended that we immediately stop drinking distilled water as it is acidic and tends to drain our body of minerals.
3. She encouraged us to get a high quality water purifier system which is different than a water filter system. We will cover this in another post.
4. She recommended that we read the following 4 books and follow their advice as closely as possible. We found them at the public library.
“The Acid Alkaline Diet For Optimum Health. Restoring Your Health By Creating pH Balance In Your Diet.” By Christopher Vasey, N.D.
“The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health.” By Dr. Robert O. Young and Shelly Redford Young.
“The Acid Alkaline Food Guide. A Quick Reference To Foods & Their Effect On pH Levels.” By Dr. Susan E. Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr.
“The Amazing Acid Alkaline Cookbook. Balancing Taste, Nutrition, And Your pH Levels.” By Bonnie Ross
After we read these 4 books, we felt the information was so important, we bought our own copies.
SHE ALSO TOLD US TO:
Immediately Do The Following:
Stop eating all dairy products except for eggs which are an excellent source of protein and real butter which is an excellent source of good saturated fats. This included milk, margarine, processed cheese, ice cream, etc. When we need milk, we use Almond Milk.
Stop eating all breads and other products made from white flour.
Eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. As she knew this was sometimes difficult to do, she recommended that we take some specific high quality nutritional supplements that are very potent as part of our strategy for optimal health, peak performance and longevity. We will cover this in another post.
Stop using sugar and other sugar substitutes except for Stevia and that in moderation. Sugar is one of the most acidic foods. For cooking and baking, we should use organic coconut sugar.
Stop drinking sodas and cut way back on coffee, tea and alcohol. Of course, we had to tell her that we didn't drink alcohol.
Stop eating a lot of fried foods – When we do, we should use only organic coconut oil in our deep fryer.
Cut way back on red meats and pork products and eat white meat of chicken and turkey and fish in moderation. She stated that it's best to get protein from plant sources rather than meats.
Stop cooking vegetables – this destroys a lot of the nutrients. She recommended that we get a steamer and steam our vegetables.
Use virgin olive oil in salads and organic coconut oil for frying.
Eat beans frequently.
Drink Fruit and Vegetable smoothies when we have hunger pangs instead of loading up on junk snacks.
Stop eating pre-packaged food products that may contain harmful chemicals and other toxins.
Use our Silver Sneakers program that our health care plan provides us through the YMCA more often and get more aerobic exercise. Just get moving!
Avoid before-bed snacks, especially grains, sugars, caffeine or alcohol, and not to drink any fluids within 2 hours of going to bed.
WE HAD TO MAKE RADICAL CHANGES TO
OUR EATING AND DRINKING HABITS.
As you can imagine from having read all of the above, we had to make a radical change to our lifestyle and eating and drinking habits to comply with all of her recommendations. And, in the beginning, we fell off the wagon many times.
But we knew that this would help us to lead a healthier life and have more energy so we stuck with it. It wasn't easy but our results have been well worth it! We thank God every day for keeping us in such good health!
Our next post will be coming soon, so stay tuned...
Wishing you a long, healthy and happy life,
Bill and Teddy Rogers
P.S. If you are not familiar with what an Alkaline Diet is, below are links to three videos that will give you a good basic understanding. We recommend that you watch all three.
Video 1: “Getting Started With An Alkaline Diet.” At
Video 2: “Foods That Can Restore Your Health!” At http://youtu.be/v9fWQFJMw90
Video 3: “7 Steps To Restore Your Good Health!” At http://youtu.be/9qHZoGQAh30
P.P.S. If you haven't already read our previous posts, below are links in the order they were presented to the posts we have already written about our journey to restoring our good health. Just click on the post title.
1. Our Road To Recovery – How Bill And Teddy Were Able To Restore Their Good Health.