diet and weight loss help and exercise advice for those who need it
said below about forgetting about diets, Brian from PlusSize.ie has now
been told by his doctor that he needs to lose weight. You can follow his
Diet and Weight Loss Blog HERE.
See if he succeeds or fails.
quote : - "Our general view on diets: - GET FIT, Stay fit by regular
exercise, Eat plenty of fruit and veg - and forget about diets altogether."
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ALLERGIES
Both of us at PlusSize.ie have had food related health problems. We had
what we now know were allergic symptoms. Diane was suffering from frequent
bloatedness, severe fluid retention leading to increased weight, some
swelling, tiredness, ( black rings under eyes ) eczema type skin flare-ups,
joint pains and occasional stomach cramps, bowel spasms and diahorrea.
In my case I had severe problems with phlegm and mucus. Although I don't
smoke, I'd wake up with a 'smoker's cough' and have to spend several minutes
of coughing and spitting. I was filling 2 handkerchiefs during the day,
everyday, between phlegm, spits and nasal discharge.
In Nov.2006, following advice from a friend, Diane did the "foodscan"
Test for 113 foods. It's a simple prick-your-finger to get a drop
of blood test, so it's easy to do. 2 weeks after sending away the blood
sample her results came back showing severe allergies to Yeast, Eggs,
Blackcurrant and a mild allergy to Wheat gluten and Dairy. Cutting out
these products was very hard, especially for a bread lover.
But the improvement was near instant. No more joint pain, improved sleep,
increased energy and an end to all bowel trouble. The eczema cleared up
when she changed to an egg and yeast-free shampoo. York give you 2 free
telephone consultations with a nutritionist doctor who advises on Diet
alternatives, and these proved excellent. York also now have recipe and
cook books for those avoiding the most common types of allergy triggering
foods, which you can buy online.
In late Jan.07 I did the York
Test (following Diane's results). The results showed that I was mildly
allergic to Pork, and severely allergic to Dairy products. I cut these
from my diet and my symptoms have disappeared - cough, phlegm, snots -
the lot. The only down-side is that you must stick with their recommendations
to keep improved health.
As it has really worked for us, we both recommend the York foodscan Test
to friends. Recently I saw that York Labs have also tests for Multiple Allergy, IBS, ( irritable bowel ), Homocysteine
( the most important predictor of Heart Attack risk ) and Liver
You can check out York for yourself from the links we have above.
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if you need it, should be sought from a fully qualified medical professional.
Shared Care is an extensive website
portal with resources and advice for, and forums contributed by, those
who use complementary therapies. eg this is their page on complementary
therapy for weight loss and this page has advice for Big
and Tall, Short and Small.
healthy weight page
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surgery. They have a forum on Yahoo Groups where those concerned can ask
questions and share experiences
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