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Life Changing-The Future of Mainstream Medicine
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2016
I was never overweight (in fact I’ve always been very lean), athletic training, no junk food – but had severe digestive issues for 6 years and developed an autoimmune condition for the last 2 of those years. I live in New York City, had access to great doctors, but all the “traditional” doctors, as well meaning as they were, determined that it was stress. A friend of mine who is in the nutrition field suggested that it might be the food I was eating - but I protested because I ate “healthy” - whole wheat pasta and bread, salads for takeout with low fat everything – Ha! I saw Dr. Pedre on Good Morning America and was curious so I purchased the book which advocates a Paleo type diet – no wheat, grains, lots of healthy fats, grass fed beef, organic as much as possible and absolutely no processed foods. In 4 weeks my digestive issues disappeared by about 90% and my autoimmune condition improved by about 40%. As a result of reading the book, I decided to see Dr. Pedre and do further testing. The results were clear – Candida overgrowth. I have now been on an antifungal, probiotic and enzyme prescribed by Dr. Pedre – all very inexpensive – and yes, you can get the supplements anywhere, not just from his website. (FYI - The reason that I do use his website is because the products are guaranteed fresh. Too many times I have purchased through various online sites and have had issues with freshness for supplements.) My autoimmune condition is about 80% better and digestive issues are just about completely gone. We are aiming for full autoimmune remission. All this started from reading the book – believe me – it’s real.
Yes – it is more expensive to buy organic food and grass fed beef, but it was more expensive for me to take the medications I was given along with all the doctors visits and tests that I had gone through for 6 years – and it didn’t make me feel any better. Our processed food chain is poisoning people. And no – it’s not hard to follow the diet in the book. First of all it’s not a diet because I eat a lot – rather it’s getting back to nutrient dense, healthy food. I am a partner in a business and work many hours but you make time to cook properly and pick the quicker meals – how long does it take to broil an organic chicken breast (with the skin) and defrost organic vegetables and make a sweet potato. Nuts and fruit for snacks – not a big deal in terms of time.
I would strongly suggest that you read the book – it can change your life. Functional medicine is where the future is. It isn’t voodoo, but good science from a medical doctor associated with one of the best hospitals in New York City who understands that we are what we eat.