Now I'm going to share a story with you. A story about how to cure Crohn's disease, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and basically any other type of chronic disease you and/or the rest of the world may be suffering from. You want to know the secret? Get ready. Wait for it... wait for it... wait for it...
IT'S THE FOOD!
That's right. If you're suffering from a chronic illness then there's a really, really good chance that you're eating yourself to death or at least eating yourself into a state of misery and sickness. Like I said, I'm not here to be liked. I'm here to tell the truth. You want to know what else? The reason you're staying sick finding yourself at a loss for answers is...
IT'S THE DRUGS, SUPPLEMENTS, PROTEIN SHAKES, ENERGY SHOTS, AND ALL THE OTHER GIMMICKS OUT ON THE MARKET AIMED TO SYPHON CASH OUT OF YOUR WALLET WHILE DOING NOTHING FOR YOUR HEALTH.
No one knows this better than Harley Johnstone. At the turn of the century—around 1999-2001—he was suffering from Crohn's disease, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a number of other health ailments. He was miserable. You want to know how he fixed his problems? Get ready. Wait for it... wait for it... wait for it...
That's right. That's all he did. He ate lots and lots and lots and lots of bananas everyday, upwards of 30 to 40 bananas a day. Now sometimes he'd get a little adventurous and eat a 20 pound watermelon for breakfast or scarf down a small salad with a few tomatoes in it during dinner, but most of all he just ate bananas. You want to know what happened next? Get ready...
HE WENT TO THE DOCTOR.
You want to know what the doctor did?
THE DOCTOR DID A FULL EXAM ALONG WITH ALL KINDS OF BLOOD WORK ON HIM.
You want to know what happened next?
THE DOCTOR COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH HIM AND GAVE HIM A PERFECT BILL OF HEALTH. IMAGINE THAT!
IT'S THE FOOD! IT REALLY IS!
If you're suffering from a chronic disease and you want to feel better then just eat plants and lots of them. Eat them in their natural form or sliced and diced or even with a little dirt on them. Just eat more plants. If you don't like bananas then pick another plant for Pete's sake. Pick the potato or the carrot or spinach or apples or broccoli or strawberries or all of the above and/or anything else that looks colorful and deems itself as a plant-based, whole food. You'll get better. I guarantee it.
That's my prescription for optimal health. That's it. It's not hard. Oh and one other thing... Stop eating animal foods and processed junk foods. Yes, this means vegetarian and vegan junk foods too. The world won't come to an end. You won't come down with Kwashiorkor's disease or Marasmus because you didn't get your steak fix or wolf down a bunch of protein bars. By the way, Kwashiorkor's disease and Marasmus are the only two dietary protein/energy deficiencies that are solely due to malnutrition for all you protein fanatics out there. If your panties are still wadded up in a bunch over this topic, I would highly encourage you to educate yourself on the role of protein in the human body:
When Friends Ask: Where Do You Get Your Protein
A Brief History of Protein: Passion, Social Bigotry, Rats, and Enlightenment
One other thing about getting well... STOP taking more medications. I think I've rightfully earned the privelege to say this having spent over 10 years in the pharmacy field as a practicing pharmacist. I've watched thousands of patients continue to stay chronically sick by taking more and more pills. It really is a miserable sight to see, but one I will see less of as I make my way out of the pharmacy field eventually.
Back to getting off your medications... You'll need to work with your doctor on this. In fact, I would be an extremely irresponsible pharmacist to blindly tell you to stop taking your meds without working with your physician. Some drugs need to be tapered off slowly, some don't. Work with your doctor to do this. If they won't work with you then find a different doctor who will. There are individuals in the medical field who actually want to get their patients off their meds and healthy again.
Coming back to that story again... The video below shows a glimpse of how Harley Johnstone made his journey back to health by eating bananas. Lots of bananas. Every single day. For every single meal. Yes, it does actually work. You can't make this stuff up.
For more inspiring stories of individuals reversing their chronic diseases using only food and nothing else take a few minutes and visit the sites below. If you need more than stories to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside about reversing chronic diseases with diet and lifestyle then feel free to browse around on my blog or my website. There's plenty of scientific and medical resources and references listed for your intellectual pleasure.
With that, I wish you the very best in health and happiness. As the Aussies would say... Good day mates!
Dr. John McDougall, M.D. - Success stories from real patients.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. - Success stories from real patients.
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