Gut Flora// Enteric bacteria (disambiguation).
Research has taken many directions in its efforts to find something, anything, to serve as a biomarker to easily identify chronic fatigue syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia, and more neuroimmune and autoimmune diseases.
For years these horrific diseases were shoved under the rug, voodoo, don’t discuss it, “she is having a nervous breakdown Gone off his rocker”….you name it, it was said.
But today, alas, research is finally making gains to identify some probable causes. This, in turn, will give them the information they need to create a cure. If not a cure, then at least put it into remission.
One suspect being researched further is gut flora. It’s one of those culprits causing full blown bowel/intestines & tummy issues. Those particular issues you really cannot tell your boss or coworker about.
I recently had the pleasure of seeing a psychiatric nurse practitioner working in a holistic setting. Not only was I shocked and flabbergasted at her instantaneous diagnosis of some bodily issues, I cried major crocodile tears, hugging the poor woman, as she kindly returned my hugs, handing me Kleenex and trying desperately to hide a little grin. Gluten! Dairy! Sugars!
As I am well aware, cut out all of the above foods and nothing is left. Right? No pizza? No ice cream? No yogurt? Greek yogurt? OMGosh!
Yet I came home realizing not only can I still eat all of the vegetables I enjoy, but fruits and meats as well. Now, I don’t think that’s too shabby, do you?
Fast forward five weeks and wallah!!! I have lost five pounds, my tummy issues are gone, my IBS is even behaving and my mental clarity is much improved. Yup! That’s right. I still have some pain, (CFS & FM) but it’s lifted quite a bit. I still really have to pace myself. I am now on Abilify to stimulate the Cymbalta and nortriptyline into working more effectively. So my clinical depression has improved also.
I thought it important to share this miracle with you as some may try to implement this diet into their household for much of the family and yourself. It’s entirely up to you, but I can say I now awaken early in the morning versus my normal 10am-11am wake up time for many years. My head is clearer and I am moving about as quick as a bunny first thing after arising.
I became a born again Christian and many patients have, in order to deal most effectively with their lives having been stripped away. When something doesn’t jive for me, I hand it over to God. Well, I talk to Jesus about it first, then He runs it past the big guy. LOL A bit of Christian humor……