Mom suddenly was starving to death while eating 4 very healthy meals plus snacks. She went from 130 lbs to 110 in a very short while. Then suddenly she lost 2 lbs in a day & 3 lbs overnight dropping to 105 lbs. Her muscles disappeared despite, dancing 3 times a week, climbing 2 flights of stairs numerous times a day, morning back exercises, did all her own housecleaning, grocery shopping and far more and stronger than I ever could. Terrified I begged for help but no one in Canada would help. A doctor (who shall remain anonymous) had put her on a disgusting product called "Ensure". This product is loaded with canola crappolla, white sugar, chemical additives and not fit for man nor beast! While on it she lost an additional 10 lbs. Mom is not one to tell me anything until she has one foot in the grave and this time I was not sure I could save her. Once again, Americans rushed to my aid, especially JoAnn Hyde who sent me very important articles that helped me to understand. To make a 4 week terrifying long story short I was amazed to discovered from American Medical government agencies that muscle wasting is now known to be caused by the thyroid hormone imbalance - furthermore - it affects everyone from children to elderly and is triggered by a wide variety of diseases, from cancer, heart, lung, asthma, Diabetes, Paget etc. And despite what disease has triggered muscle wasting is can be treated by first a very simple diet. Then of course proper blood tests to identify the thyroid hormone imbalance which can also be treated by prescribed medication. I did not get any help from anyone in Canada until July 21, when we went to see mom's specialist who was more than willing to send mom to an Endocrinologist, Dr. Haroon, here in Sudbury Ontario, Canada. In the United States any doctor can do it. What follows is the diet that stopped my mother from dying. I will first complete the diet making it a simple as possible. The article that gave me this information is from Dr. Mercola's interview with Dr. Wayne Pickering (themangoman). What is truly astounding to me is that this diet they call food combining was actually first published 1951 by Herbert M. Shelton, then later best known as the Hay diet, followed by Fit for Life 1985 & is now supported by Dr. Wayne Pickering, of Florida USA. Fact is I have an original copy of the 1951 diet & was on it or tried it as a teenager as I was sick and tired of always being sick and tired. In my case, due to my chemical intolerances to toxic chemical additives, Rapeseed oil alias Canola oil, of course no diet works if your are being continually poisoned. None of this knowledge is known in Canada. Yesterday, we met with mom's Paget disease specialist, a wonderful woman, originally from India, Dr. Ranga Shivakumar who unlike so many here is willing to think outside the box, agreed that since the diet and enzymes brought mom's weight from 105 to 110 & holding she should continue with it. Many still call such diets quackery but to hell with them!! Mom is alive and well so if it works don't fix it!! Furthermore Dr. Ranga is sending mom to an Endocrinologist Dr. Haroon who will check if indeed she has a hormone imbalance. I did add a dozen or more different supplements but they truthfully did not affect mom either good or badly. Mom has recent blood tests that show her blood is not nutrient deficient so while her body was literally feeding off itself it was necessary that she be on many refer to as "essentials". I added whey protein to her diet but it too had no affect either good or bad. I think if possible one should get a kind compassionate doctor who is willing to assist one as I once had in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Dr. Cowan who worked with my American research, and tested my blood regularly to see what if anything was working or not.
We are lucky to have doctors like Dr. Ranga. But truthfully, if I had not received from the many kind American medical websites and agencies the information on diet, muscle wasting & hormone imbalance etc - Canada still lists the causes of muscle wasting as unknown & it is very likely my mother would have died untreated. 20% of children with cancer who survived both the cancer & treatment are dying from muscle wasting being left untreated. So quackery be damned. The diet system of SEPARATING FOOD GROUPS worked on mom 97 so let us be real, anything is possible. And too many die needlessly because diet is ignored. When you cannot get the nutrition from your food it is metabolic breakdown. I have suffered with that almost all my life. The reason may be not the same as children with cancer or mom with Paget Disease but the end result is the same, you die from muscle wasting & starving to death while eating as the food is not being digested. Furthermore I found a recent study that people 100 years old were tested in a double blind study, one group given nothing and the other given CARNITINE 2 g daily including exercises, some of which was published on David Perlmutter MD website. The results were astounding, they not only gained muscle mass but those overweight lost fat. The fact that I was on this system as a teenager is almost laughable if not so tragic.
For me calling this diet, "FOOD COMBINING" is misleading & confusing. This diet for my purposes shall be called "SEPARATING FOOD GROUPS DIET" because that is exactly what it is. The simplest explanation I refer to Dr. Wayne Pickering's article on Dr. Mercola's website. *** AM FRUIT ONLY LUNCH CARBOHYDRATE ONLY 2 hours after lunch she had her veggies. SUPPER & EVENING PROTEIN ONLY. Supper is organic meat or fish with mushrooms. 10 pm is Greek Yogurt also a protein meal. 11:30 mom had to have her oat porridge or she could not sleep. Okay that breaks the rule but one can only do the best they can. I immediately had mom separate all her food groups and do the best she could to not bundle her food together & try to get her off gravies & sauces. Even though she is not 100% perfectly following this system it almost overnight stopped her losing anymore weight & muscle & she held at 105 lbs. If I ever have to go on this system again I will follow it 100% but mom is 97 and frankly I know of no child, or person that can follow any diet 100%. So to gain weight I got the help of Alesha at our local Wellness Shoppe health food store & she recommended mom go on a broad based Enzyme with each meal. Breakfast is fruit with pineapple as pineapple is highest in natural enzymes to digest fruit properly.
To follow this system 100% you should take the enzyme that is correct for each separate food group. I think that is what I would do. However; today just for now, my mom went from DEATH TO DANCING.
HERE is a photo page from US NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: Confirming that the thyroid hormone is essential in the regulation of human muscle protein metabolism. There is the science folks! No doctor can dispute that!! JoAnn Hyde, associate of UNIVERA essentials & products sent me articles from www.Lifeextension.com on Catabolic Wasting - Cachexia & Sarcopenia, covering the understanding of muscle wasting & prevention. They recommend that everyone over 40 should get their hormones tested but you would find that very hard in Canada. If possible it makes sense because once you loose muscle mass it is very difficult to regain it back. The most helpful websites are from doctors who do sell products but are willing to provide you with useful information without insisting on your buying from them first. Dr. Mercola.com is my No.1 go to on that list. Mayo Clinic is excellent. National Centre for Disease Control is wonderful, as are all American agencies I have contacted over a 30 year period. Dr. Wayne Pickering's (mangomanblog.com) program is basically designed to loose weight, however, I did inform him that it has worked to save mom's life & providing she takes an enzyme with each meal she has gained 5 lbs & holding at a decent weight. I also added the CARNITINE only 750 mg. I will increase if there is no improvement in her muscles. I don't like to start any supplement at the highest but prefer to gradually increase if necessary. So far mom said she was feeling very weak a lot, and now feels a lot stronger. The most important factor about Carnitine is that you must combine exercise & it must be taken with protein. Vegetarians will have to figure that out for themselves. Mom is on organic meats (never beef), chicken, pork, Rainbow Trout or wild Salmon is a preferred fish, & rarely veal. Plus you must do exercise or it will not work to rebuild muscle mass. Since mom's legs get more than enough exercise I have her doing simple standing push-ups against he kitchen counter 1/2 hour before her protein supper meal as was recommended. David Perlmutter MD website covers CARNITINE & this subject very well. Dr. Mercola has a very in depth article on your digestive system for people who are not familiar with the subject of how to restore oneself back to good health. I have been at this all my life & truthfully it is almost ridiculous to re-discover that I was on this food separating system in 1951 & just found my copy of the original book. I was so weak, crippling at age 6, hated being thin, felt ugly so I began to research very young how to get myself well. I am living proof that we are producing genetic mutations in our children by allowing our country & companies to poison our air/food/water with no thought to the consequences. I don't agree with flat statements of "People don't die - they kill themselves." Not true.They kill their children. There was no reason for me to suffer as I did. And had I not been poisoned over and over again my life would have been wonderful, instead of living with dying as I do. I just also found a few pictures of me skinny & remember how I insisted on eating my food groups separate. 1959 I look very good, my weight was excellent at about 117 lbs, 5 ft. 8" tall, as I had continued to eat most of my food groups separate simply because it made me feel good, & I hated being skinny. My preferred weight was always 125 but I never got to that until a few years ago at the age of 70. One other very important point. While mother was starving to death - she continued to eat okra every day & she continued to have a perfect memory despite her terminal condition. OKRA IS A MUST IN EVERY DAY - EITHER FRESH OR FROZEN - NEVER COOKED. Dr. Wayne Pickering emailed me confirming that he also uses okra but for him Okra is more about detoxifying & keeping the bowel from constipation. We in the north have to buy it frozen, by the time it gets to us fresh it is not safe raw, unless we can get it from somewhere local - and I have never been that lucky. I constantly have to fight with our grocers to keep them from discontinuing carrying it. I just can't get people to realize that it does not just reverse brain damage but it is ANTI-AGING. PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE. You may save the life of children who are dying with muscle wasting and not being treated. Recently a woman in Sudbury 56 years old died from muscle wasting because no one knew how to treat it.
TRUDI-ISM: I'M AN OPTICAL ILLUSION - WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET!
Trained as a model - I learned to look good even when dying. But if you see me in the morning I am a frightful mess. I like to make fun of myself. I wake sick every day of my life & have to fight to get to my feet & reverse the Parkinsonism since the age of 6. And I am not much of a cook. Thank god my honey bun of 31 years Dan is a great housekeeper because I sure as heck ain't. Between fight to survive, human rights activism, rescuing mom - any day I ain't dead or in a wheel chair is a good day!
Age is just a number they tattooed on your ass the day you were born - it doesn't mean a thing!
Just because mom is 97 I don't believe it is okay to just let her die. I don't see any reason why I can't fight to keep her alive & healthy to 110!
2013-2014 Best year I ever had! Climbing 2,000 feet my beloved Capreol Mountain the most beautiful place in Ontario wilderness. And world's best kept secret. I spend most of my time skiing just me & Dan. Bunch of couch potatoes in the north! Now if I was 25 again, I'd get together with some of my European clients & build a year round resort here! Canadians aren't smart enough to think of doing that here.
March, 2014 Okra Detox Weight Loss system: I originally I began in part, items from Dr. Oz Show, which I fully admit! However; by July, then through-out the year, it became clear to me that no one diet works for everyone. Dan MacIsaac agreed to be my guinea pig - it has caused many laughs, tears & fits of rage from both of us. In the end, it was worth it! There is no other diet weight loss system like it on the planet. Just as each of us is unique, my okra system is basically similar to what one must do for allergies. Discover for yourself who you really are, what foods your body treats as an enemy. Then, I also, modified it for immune deficiencies, included in my okra diet for disease control system. OKRA DETOX; IS NOT A DIET, but a temporary system to reverse your biochemistry so that you can identify which foods are your personal enemy - it has proven to be extremely successfull. Dan struggled for 4 years and in just 3 months lost 23 lbs and I not wanting to loose weight - tested it 4 days and lost 8 lbs. Dan being a typical gambler, loves to mess with success, and has tried to screw it up horribly after being successful. Interesting, however, is that no matter how bad he cheats, he just cannot allow himself to regain all 25 lbs. Knowledge is power - and my new site gives to you for free all the power that you need. It also includes a wonderful successful diet for seniors with Paget/Osteoporosis diet I developed for my mom, 95, who because of it, despite being close to death from food poisoning (Google saved our lives and I also share all that also). Mom dances, drives and has total memory, despite Health Canada banning her very important safe Paget Disease medication that stopped her from being an invalid for 5 years - just more of Health Canada's corruption. Point is, check out Mom's diet, for seniors, it is amazing!
Unfortunately; I was not able to upload to this site all my research as it is merely a blog with a great many limitations. My other site is a Wix.com site and extremely safe! I had tried on other very costly sites for 2 years - Wordpress - Microsoft destroyed them. Webs was very difficult for me, and Len Voycey typed, edited so I don't make changes as this diet research works. Some of it includes 66 years historically & requires no changes. My new research on weight loss & detoxification - You will find all that on the Wix.com www.okra-diet-detox.com has copies of original canola science you can copy or download all for free. My sites are safe, free, easy to download or copy. My work on the sites are now complete as of 2017. I must leave to the next generation such as Rachel Parent trying to get help outside of Canada to stop Health Canada from killing anymore children. May the creator bless you in all your endeavors. My profie on linkedin is complete, including google+ & facebook. Trudi Trahan-upchan. Founder/Author, Free Self-supporting. www.okra-diet-detox.com
RACHEL PARENT FIGHTING FOR GMO LABELLING HOWEVER, SHE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT IN CANADA - ALL INGREDIENTS SHOULD BE ON ALL FOOD LABELS NOT JUST GMO. OF COURSE GMO ALSO SHOULD BE ON LABELS, HOW CAN ANYONE CONTROL ALLERGIES IF THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS IN THEIR FOOD, INCLUDING ALL CHEMICAL ADDITIVES & GMO.