Re: Need urgent medical help for boyfriend
posted at 1/25/2012 6:43 AM EST
JP, this sounds very much like what my husband had gone through his whole life before he met me and saw my aunt who has been a well respected nutritionist and chiropractor for over 30 years with a practice (in Pennsylvania, unfortunately for us) that serves people in his boat very well. He's improved ddramatically since she saw him and told him NO MODIFIED grains and NO SUGAR.
He, too, had to have severe arthritis and fibromyalgia (sp?) ruled out, and no medical doctor he's seens knew where to go next. It was hopeless as far as they were concerned. so that makes me think your boyfriend might be having the same trouble.
Watch "The Future of Food" on Netflix if you doubt. Your boyfriend sounds like someone who is very sensitive to genetically modfied food, and the worst for inflammation is corn and wheat. And, sugar actually incapacitates my husband.
I cook with organic spelt (Arrowhead brand that I order from Amazon but is also sold at Whole Foods), and we use stevia extract (droppers, not powder) for any sweetening. But, if he "cheats" and has something he shouldn't, he can barely move for 3 days.
Your boyfriend might feel totally alone because of the treatment, or lack thereof, he's gotten from the medical community. They are hopelessly behind the times on the reaction some people have to these changes to the food supply.
Of course, I have no idea if that's really what's going on, but it sounds so similar that I had to try. Please watch that video and do an experiment. Have him cut out the big ones, wheat (especially white flour), corn, and refined white sugar. It takes about a month (after the holidays) for DH to come out of it so be diligent and patient with your try.
P.S. If you want to talk further about this, please contact me at kargiverbdc at gmail dot com.