I have had strange symptoms all my life including many gastrointestinal problems, joint problems, and no immune system to speak of to name only a few. Throughout my life, doctors have thrown out terms such as lupus, leukemia, rheumatoid athritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, and IBS. I was always the "sick" person who got everything. At 26, I contracted shingles and during that period, also contracted salmonella. This seemed to send my system into shock and every symptom I once had became unbearable. My gall bladder shut itself down completely at this point and I was in and out of the hospital with various problems but no diagnosis for almost 2 years. Finally I considered natural remedies and met with an individual who suggested trying restriction diets, one of them being a sugar free diet. Almost immediately, I began feeling better than I had every felt in my life. Through trial and error, I figured out that I cannot eat sugar at all and must limit carbohydrates almost entirely as well. All of my symptoms disappeared and I have not been sick at all or seen the doctor for anything besides routine checkups in over a year. While this is great news, I can't seem to find any doctors or any information regarding why this happens or any other support. They are blog sites and personal opinion, but no actual doctor I have found nor reference material to learn from. I am very active in my health, especially now that I have stabilized, and would like as much information as possible regarding what is happening to me. I would even travel to see a doctor who knew more than the small town doctors I currently see. Any insight would be appreciated.
Do you have a lot of milk in your diet because the lactose in milk is actually a sugar. Lactose is also in chocolate, yoghurts, cheese, breads and quite a few tablets. It may be worth seeking advice from a dietician who could advise you on what foods to avoid etc. If you just have an intolerance/allergy the only thing to do is avoid all food types that contain that ingredient.
I see a good naturopath, and if you want a really good doctor, there is one in Seattle called Dr. Jonathon Wright, he is awesome. He has patients from all over flying in to see him. Just do a Google search with his name. His clinic is called "Tahoma Clinic" it has all kinds of info plus the names of docs in his office and other info.
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