Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nutritional medicine?

Research into my "mystery ailment" has lead me into a health labyrinth. I optimistically say labyrinth rather than maze, because I'm hoping that everything is leading in one direction - to the solution. Though, there have been some dead-ends along the way so far. I prefer to think of them as blips in the journey.

One positive thing that has come out of all this is a return to a more sensible way of eating. I've investigated the GI Diet extensively. This isn't really a diet so much as making commonsense food decisions. But more about that in another post.

Today I bring you what appears to me to be an interesting look at nutritional medicine - "What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May be Killing You", by Ray D. Strand, M.D. Oxidative stress and the damage of free radicals is the main thrust of his book. He deals with heart disease, high cholesterol, eye health, autoimmune diseases, arthritis and osteoporosis, lung disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

He speaks as a doctor who once was an unbeliever in the powers of nutritional medicine, but gradually came to see their value.

One of the things I like is that he is not selling a product. A red flag goes up for me when a person is trying to sell you on a concept - the solution to which will make him money. A weakness of mine perhaps, but it's there none the less.

Check out his website


Lifelines said...

Glad to see you posting again. I missed your written insights and book recommendations! Have you done the health risk assessment he offers on the site
I think I'd better join you on the GI Diet!! How is that going? Also, do you want to walk regularly once a week again? Maybe a Tuesday or Thursday or Saturday?

Maureen said...

I just took the assessment and failed it miserably. Once the goodies from the holidays are all gone I will be getting back on track. I DO eat the good stuff, but have been eating the bad stuff as well.:( Walking sounds good - I'll have to give it some thought as to what day would work best.