Are You Still Having Joint Pains, Muscle Aches, and Brain Fog EvenWhen Eating an Autoimmune Diet (AI Protocol)?
From time to time, I will encounter a patient that has been eating very clean for their health condition. This patient was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, began getting rid of gluten dairy, and soy, along with some other foods, but they are still not feeling well.
Some of these patients are having burning sensations in their hands and feet, along with swollen joints. In some cases, these patients have been diagnosed with GOUT, an autoimmune condition that destroys the small joints in the feet and hands, causing MAJOR pain. BUT…they are not suffering with Gout, but a gene issue!
A better way to answer this question would be to dive into your genes! No, not the jeans you wear, but your genes that help to make you who you are!
How can you do this? Rather simple, by performing a gene test. Personally, I like the test provided by www.23andme.com. A lot of people have heard this test promoted on the radio, and seen it on the internet. 23andMe markets this test and its ability to trace your ancestry. What a lot of people don’t realize is they also provide your genetic data in a “raw form” so you can have it analyzed and interpreted.
Here is a really neat story!
I have been working with a patient in South Carolina, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease years ago. One observation during liver flushing was the fact that her muscle pains, along with burning sensations in her feet and legs, would go away during the flush. Every time she flushed her liver in the past, she felt great.
Most doctors would conclude that the detoxification got rid of her symptoms. While, this may be partly true, it wasn’t the case here. As soon as she went back on the autoimmune diet (AI protocol), her pains would return.
One thing she did during her flushes was ONLY drink and consume vegetables. This is when we turned to her genetic test: she has a CBS genetic mutation.
She is Mutated?
No, no…but her gene has, which causes a major problem for her.
What this mutation means for her, and maybe even you, is that her body can’t break down foods high in sulfur (yes, I am leaving some scientific mumbo-jumbo out of this explanation).
What happened next is great! Once we saw this, I had her begin consuming foods low in sulfur (thiols). She performed another liver flush…and kept eating the low sulfur foods = no more pains or burning sensations!
“I feel clearer, no more burning sensations, and I have my energy back”, stated my patient from our Monday consultation call.
My question to you is this? Are you still struggling with brain fog, muscle pain and fatigue? You may want to look into testing your genes to figure out more pieces to your health puzzle.
Here are some conditions that tend to have this gene mutation:
- Hashimoto’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Adrenal gland dysfunction/failure
The story gets even better…this patient lives in South Carolina (my home state), and I am helping her remotely!
If you know of someone who lives out of the area, share this information with them. I may be able to help get them on the right track, without them having to sit at their doctor’s office (which, I was at an appointment today, and it was 52 minutes past my appointment time until I saw the doctor…UGH!!!).
I have a challenge for you! Are you ready? Are you sure?
Do something that you love to do, that you haven’t done in a LONG time! It doesn’t have to be anything that requires a lot of time or commitment, but let it be something you haven’t done in a few months!
Do you need some examples? Ok…
- Take a walk on the beach
- Go for a hike (this requires you sweating J). If you live in Orange County, one of my favorite places is Top of the World in Laguna Beach. Or, if you are up for a BIG challenge, start in Aliso Woods and hike to the top of Top of the World (but that means you must hike back down).
- Go read a book that has been sitting on your book shelf, but do it outside in the sunlight
- Volunteer at a local charity event
- Start a local food drive (hint…this is what I am doing this weekend)
- Use that gym membership that you bought, but has been collecting dust
Your challenge can be anything you want it to be…just have fun with it!
If you want to share what it is…please, post it on my Facebook Fan Page, Ask Dr King.
Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.
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