In this episode of Functional Medicine Back to Basics Dr. Rutherford discusses why diet and why it is so important for people suffering from autoimmune issues to find the proper diet for them. He also discusses why it is so confusing to many and why there is no simple answer to the question: “What diet should I be on?”.
Describing to me doesn’t sound like functional medicine, but the other thing is for those who you don’t know us. We have about 600, maybe 700 hours online, talking about different chronic conditions. Our practice is a chronic condition patient.
When my colleague says we have the mystery disease practice and that probably is a good description, but we do dizziness vertigo, but we also do fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, the type of diseases and conditions that nobody can put their hands on there’s.
No specific tests for, and so we’ve developed that type of a practice and and in functional medicine, and we’ve. We’ve, combined that with something called functional, neurology and and in doing so we get a lot of the folks who who are searching, and it used to be that when people came in here, they didn’t.
They didn’t know a functional medicine is now they know a functional medicine is and it hasn’t worked for them, and and and so again that’s. One of the reasons we do this. The other reason we do this is in in having all of those 700 hours online.
We have a lot of people who give us really nice reviews and thumbs up, and but they say you’re, not telling us how to get better. You’re, telling us what our peripheral neuropathy you’re telling you’re.
Making us feel like we’re, not crazy. You’re, telling us what our IBS is your time, but you’re, not telling us what that is going to be like getting better. What what do I do with what supplements do I take? What do I eat yeah? All those types of things, so this series is for that.
So for those of you who might just be coming in on this now, we’ve, already started on what is classic functional medicine supposed to look like it’s, a very comprehensive approach and it’s. Not it’s, not an easy approach.
It’s, not a it’s, an inner it’s. It’s. It’s. A very, very you have to be able to critically think you have to be able to gather a lot of data. You have to know as much as you can humanly know about that person to be able to make the decisions that you need to be able to make as to, for example, what their diet should be this week is about diet.
Okay, this week is it’s, going to be about diet, and we’ve gone through. We’ve gone through what the exam should look like. We’ve gone through what a history should look like. We’ve gone through obstacles to cure.
We’ve gone through the basics of foundational basics of what needs to happen before you even get to a diet or before you get the supplements. Some of those foundational basics are blood sugar control.
Getting oxygen into your system and and those are our previous presentations so for today we’re, going to go on with we’re gonna go with diet and we’re, not gonna go with diet in the Way that you might be used to looking up diet online, as my producer said before we started doing this, people are always asking ok, he gets all of the data from you.
He gets all of the other requests and questions and the questions are ok. What’s, the right diet? For me, I have fibromyalgia. What’s there? I for me, I’m for up the I’m. What’s, the right diet? For me, I have chronic fatigue.
What’s, the right diet? For me, I’ve, irritable, bowel syndrome. Right then, what’s the right time for me? Well, I did the Paleo diet or I did the caveman diet or I’m. A vegetarian, so we’re gonna we’re, not going to go into all of those.
What we are going to go into is what we have distilled down from that vast warehouse of information that is online and and and kind of help you to understand what we have come up with and how we use diet.
Okay, diet is a huge, huge part of people getting better and it is complex. There is not one diet for fibromyalgia there’s, not one diet, for chronic fatigue and on and on irritable, bowel syndrome. There’s.
No, there is not one diet. Frankly, for anyone, we, we have a different patient population today than we had 40 years ago, and I’m. I’m right around my 40th year in practice here and, and people used to respond better to what we did.
I wrote a book power, health back to basics and in there I talked about diet and then people say I want to get your book. I say: well, you can get my book because the basics are still there, but I would write an addendum, and that would say if you did all of the things that are in my book and you didn’t get better here’S why and here’s? Why would be autoimmunity and here’s? Why might be that? Were the most chronically stressed out group of human beings on the face of the earth? Maybe in the history of the world I don’t know, and I’m, not saying that cavalierly we observe this every day, so diet is is, is very important.
Yet it’s it. Yet it’s. Difficult to assess, I have tried, and, and some of my more revered colleagues are using certain types of food sensitivity – testing to fine tune their diets. I have found that that, for my patient population is a disaster.
We’re going to talk about that. A few minutes I mean the last five times. I got lazy and try to use this very expensive food sensitivity, testing approach and I won’t, say the company because there, because the company is a very good company, I don’t want to disparage them but know food sensitivity.
Testing is proper. No, I want to say proper. No foods Nativity testing is 100 %. Accurate. Some of them are mind-numbing ly. Not accurate person gets the test, it tells you you’re sensitive to all these foods.
You go eat all the ones that says you’re, not sensitive to, and the next thing you’re getting sick. What just happened to me about five times blew up the whole program, and food sensitivities are as big a part of what is the diet for me, what diiiie for fibromyalgia? What do I show you for our irritable bowel syndrome as anything, but they’re? Not the only thing.
Let me walk you through what we’ve come up with okay. Now I understand we’ve treated. We’ve, had over 40,000 patients come through this clinic over over the period of time. I’ve been around and although we haven’t treated all of them, we’ve treated, most of them or a lot of them well, probably well over half of them, but we ‘
Ve interviewed all of them and we’ve evaluated all of them, so we have a pretty good idea kind of coming ongoing clinical trial of like what works and what doesn’t work, the everybody who comes in to us.
Well, not everybody. Today, today my patient population knows about diet. More than ever before, I’m, usually shocked when I have a patient like the other day who came in it was kind of surprised that diet could possibly be a part of their of their way to health.
If you will so most people today are coming in, they’re already on the Paleo diet or or they’re already on the vegan diet, or they’re already eating better than ninety percent of the human race and Are wondering why whatever diet they’re on? They’re on the ketogenic diet, I know, and and it and it made him feel better for a while.
But then it didn’t or it didn’t work and, and they’re wondering why are they still sick? So we’ll start out with that. Okay, we’ll, start out with the clinical pearls. Now this is real hardcore brasstacks get down till you got a sick person sitting in front of you and you got to start understanding what’s going on and and and that person is already telling me.
Basically they’re telling me look dude. I know more about diet than you do. I’m already eating better than you. You know, then you’re gonna make me someone talk to me about diet. I’m, not gonna do any more diet.
I’m. Just show me what the pills look like. That person has a number of things going on. They either have intestinal permeability, which you probably know better, is leaky gut. So they’re, probably developing new food sensitivities to the diet that ‘
S are already on the diet that’s better than anything on planet earth. But when you have intestinal permeability – and I’m – not gonna get into the mechanisms you can start, you can be continue to develop new food sensitivities to the foods you’re eating, even if it’s, broccoli.
Okay, even if it’s, asparagus or things of that nature, that person may also have be stressed. There may be a massive stress component going on in their life. They might be in post-traumatic stress syndrome and a chronic emotional trauma, and they just may be going through.
A massive stress stress hormones, flood the inside of your intestines. Yes, this has a lot to do with diet. Okay, you want to know why your diets, not working if you’re really stressed, stressed, stressed out of your mind if you were in chronic fight/flight.
If you have anxiety, depression, panic attacks, those types of things are helping to flood your system with cortisol that damages the inside of your gut. That can lead to imbalance in bacteria that can lead the league.
You got food sensitivity, my diets, not working okay, you could have poor hydrochloric acid in your stomach. If you don’t have enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach, then you’re, not digesting your proteins.
That leaves you open to food sensitivities. That leads you open to being more susceptible to the genetically modified foods. That leads you more open to having food sensitivities. So now you’re eating great, but you’re building food sensitivities again to the foods that you’re eating.
So this is these are kind of foundational issues relative to why the person is oh and there’s, one other you they could have poor, liver clearance. If this is, this, may more refer to those of you who are more sensitive, the medicines and supplements we’re gonna use supplements not next, not the next segment, but two segments from now, and you’re sensitive to all.
These supplements, you probably have a liver, detoxification pathway, problem between your face 1 phase, 2, liver pathways, and – and so I’m – not here, to teach all that. Ok, these are things. These are things you can individually look up online.
These are things that we have presentations on on power. Health talk calm, but I want you to get the idea before you even get into diet. You have to understand who you are and what you are. First, what’s? The right diet for me? Well, if you’re stressed out of your mind, you have no hydrochloric acid.
You got like you got. You have intestinal permeability, small tests, they’ll back them back to your overgrowth and dysbiosis, and imbalance between bad and good bacteria. No dice good for you. Ok, maybe the starve.
The bacteria but diet might be good to you and we’ll talk about that in a second, but it’s, not gonna be the diet. It’ll, be part of the dietary approach that needs to happen in that person’s case alright.
So so we’ve you, so we’ve reviewed, compromised, toast. Okay, what are the things they &? # 39 ll screw up your diet now next, so diets. So here we use, we, we use the Paleo diet, but we we actually use a a version of it that many of you may be familiar with called the autoimmune Paleo diet.
There’s book out there. It’s, a colleague of ours. I don’t personally know her, but she’s been in classes that I’ve been in and and and so we used. So the automated Paleo diet – a lot of people come in here today – are on versions of the autoimmune, Paleo diet or the Ottoman Paleo diet, because a lot of people today actually know about autoimmunity again.
When I started out, I tell people they were autumn you and they thought it was like. What are you talking about? My doctor says I’m totally normal, so so a lot of people are onto that. They come in. I’m already on the automated Paleo diet.
We use the audio, mean Paleo diet as a baseline diet to figure out people’s diets other diets. We use it as a baseline diet to figure out their food sensitivity’s. We actually take out a few more foods that’s, that we have seen people be allergic to tomatoes, peppers, nuts seeds, eggs, our that’s off our diet too.
So and of course, grains are witches off of that diet. So so we we use this diet after tremendous experimentation, okay with all of the diets out there. We use this diet as a baseline diet, so that’s.
The important part there is no right diet for anybody until you figure out what that right. Diet is for that particular person. Are there people for whom the keto diet is appropriate long term? Maybe okay, maybe it’s, a very difficult diet to follow, and there’s a lot of nuances there we use it, for certain reasons.
Is that is the Paleo diet? Is it this? The answer is no. The answer is, you have to figure out what your diet is for you, which one of those would be best for you, but food sensitivities, which I highly poo-pooed when I first started getting into this are so a part of your diet, food sensitivities, food intolerances are Significant, so we use this baseline diet, we put everybody on the diet.
If person comes in here, they don’t want to go on the diet. Then we don’t treat them it’s, just that simple III have on five different occasions bent, as I told you before at first, I can’t. Do that diet? I just want to do.
I understand that this company has all these great allergy testing procedures, and I want to do that and they do that and then, like three weeks into the diet they go out and they’ve been told they can eat wheat or gluten and and They go out and have a pizza and a beer and everything blows up on them, and then they get all kinds of allergic response.
Is all their symptoms start coming back? Maybe it stays like that for a couple days, maybe a couple of weeks and blows the whole program apart. So we don’t. Do that? Okay, the allergy elimination diet.
Is it’s? Tough, it’s. It’s, it’s; food that’s; basically meats fruits, vegetables, some oils not and for people who have different type of blood sugar problems, not a lot of fruits and for people who had fraud.
Map problems not a lot of vegetables, but but but it’s a it’s, a very doable thing under proper supervision. So we use this diet. We use the autoimmune, we use a variation of the Ottoman Paleo diet. We we we use that and then and then we use other diets based on the history and the exam that we talked about in the in the previous segments that we then so let’s say we put a person on our Ottawa, our modified Autoimmune Paleo diet, okay, and we put it on there and about two weeks later they go man I’m.
Getting yes, I’m, getting bloating every time I eat a starch every time I eat too many like a fruit every time. I eat something that’s. There’s, a little sugar in it any the most fiber. I’m gas bloating those types of things own, those probiotics that I was taking.
They’re making me they’re. Making me go like that. That person ‘ S probably got small intestinal back to your overgrowth. No, you may not want to hear about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, but you want to hear about diet.
I’m, walking you through how to figure out your diet. Okay, so these persons eating better than anybody on planet earth, but they’re. Getting gas bloating diarrhea things of that nature. They probably have small intestinal bacteria.
At that point, we would use the fodmap diet. Okay, there are people who come in here who are on the fodmap diet for years. That should not be okay. You should only be on the fodmap diet as long as you need them.
If fodmap diet is a diet where you’re taking out all of the vegetables that feed the sugars in the person’s gut all right, so so so we would switch that diet. We would switch from our baseline diet to that.
Fodmap diet and and pretty much what’s happening. Is that person that’s, bad back to your in their gut and that bad back to your and they’re, got either to be starved by going on this diet, or it needs to be killed, will use a supplement along with That diet to kill that and um you know it could be any one of a number of supplements that that you’ve heard about them all there’s.
There’s. Caprylic acid! There’s. Berberine there’s. There’s. Oregano there’s, a dozen of them. You can use okay, everybody responds difference in different ones, so you could do that and for those of you, so I already did that.
I was already on the diet and I already did that and it didn’t work. It’s because there’s more stuff going on, but that’s, the baseline of what you need to do to get rid of the SIBO and it’s, some of the more stuff that’s going on is you’re stretched? You got a bad thyroid problem.
You got a lack of hydrochloric acid in your stomach and again this is, for those of you say how come you’re, not telling me how to get back. How’d? It get better okay, so the bottom line is, is we we would use? We use a, we might be used a specific carbohydrate diet or we use a far pod map diet.
They’re, both very, very, very close. Once a person reacts to the baseline diet that we use, which is the Ottoman Paleo diet and and it’s – a variation at the autoimmune, Paleo diet and those are the diets we use to establish a baseline.
It is for those of you who have been online and you have. I just used the perfect example, and you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or you have acid indigestion or you’ve tried so many different diets and and they’re.
Not working, and we already talked – you talked about some of the reasons that they’re, not working and, and you’re, trying to figure out what your supplements are. It is almost impossible to figure out what you should be taking or not taking until you have established a baseline.
What does that? What does the diet’s? I just got done talking about. Do it establishes a baseline? What does that mean the in my patient population? Most people come in here or in some level of chronic stress response, which is continually flooding, their gut, which stress, hormones and, and most of my patients are have autoimmunity.
Frankly, most of my patients that both of those and then a ton of other stuff – okay, so you cannot so you it’s, so you have to calm that inflammation down. We’re gonna talk in a couple of segments about how starting with the brain and the gut is really where most of these cases should start.
So you have to calm that gut down 75 % of immune system is in your gut. If you’re autoimmune, you have to calm the immune system. Down. Stress hormones from your brain are screwing up your gut. Your God has 70 % of the immune system in there.
So so you want to know about diet. This is what we have come up with and it has been consistently successful for us for years and years and years and years and years so baseline diet calms down the inflammation.
It takes out all of the foods that you would be sensitive to all of them, and it’s, not fun. The more you stick to it, the quicker you can stop doing it. Okay, Tommy with this is the broad way we get a lot of moaning and groaning around here, but but if you want to get better, I’m telling you.
This is where it’s at so baseline diet, dampens, immune responses by taking out all the foods, all the anti all the inflammatory foods well, and some of you will say meats are inflammatory in to a degree they are, but all of the immune, Inflammatory foods a lot of people in in our office feel better immediately.
A lot of you are out there probably experienced this. It’s almost like putting you on a fast, ok, those those of you who are really chronically sick and have gone on fast. Most of you will tell me I felt crappy for a day or two, and then I felt better than I felt a long time, but I have to eat right and I don’t know what to reintroduce, and then I reintroduce foods and I Feel like crap, so this is why we’re telling you why that’s going on.
So basically those are the two diets that we play with most of the time now. So if somebody goes on the first diet and which they should feel better or no difference, but if they like, if they go into one of you paleo, they should feel better no different.
If they feel worse, they probably had they probably have these FODMAPs. They probably have these reactions FODMAPs or fructooligosaccharides saccharides. They’re, all sugars, okay, they’re. All it’s, an acronym for different types of sugars, your feet and they’re in there in there in different vegetables.
You’re eating vegetables. Do you think it’s? Great those vegetables are feeding the bad bacteria in your gut and it’s blowing you up and you got that bad bacteria, because there’s, a lot of vegetables on the on the automated Paleo diet, so that’s.
A huge nuance to starting off into chronic conditions. So then we’ll. We we have people who are kind of they’re, hoping again weight loss. They’ll, be losing. We have. You know a whole program that we do.
This is the baseline. It allows us to maneuver and figure out what supplements we should do and what neurotransmitters are easier to do and what other changes we should make in in their daily activities.
But we do use other diets we do use. We use a vegetarian diet, occasionally, okay, here’s, what we use it for – and those of you watch me before may and may know that I was. I was a vegetarian for almost 18 years and and and I can be an advocate of it and – and I can tell you why I got off the vegetarian diet here in a second, so that all the vegetarians don’t start throwing tomatoes at At the screen here with with me saying, I’ve kind of gone back to a meat diet which was a mentally challenging for me, but the vegetarian diet we use kind of a vegetarian Paleo diet.
We use it for two reasons. If we’re doing what we’re doing, we have the person on the baseline diet. We’re using the supplements we need, in that particular case or botanicals or or nutriceuticals or neurotransmitters, or whatever we’re using for that particular case and and and the person hits a wall dietarily relative to losing weight because we get A substantial number of people in here overweight when they come in then we’ll, go to a couple of things.
We might go. The first thing we’ll go to will be a keto diet, which we ‘ Ll talk to in a minute, or we might go to a veget in diet, so vegetarian diet basically resets your it’s, a cleanse vegetarian dies like being on a cleanse if you’re, a true vegetarian.
Okay, if you’re vegetarian, true vegetarian and you’re just eating vegetables, you’re, a vegan, you’re, basically on a cleanse, and that seems to set the metabolism to allow the other things that we’re, doing with supplements and and and other methods to work that a lot of times we’ll, get the person off that plateau or it’ll, just start, allowing them to lose weight.
We also use a vegetarian diet for rheumatoid arthritis. We have seen over a period of time that rheumatoid arthritis seemed to do much better with vegetarian diets. We’ve, had the full spectrum of everything from people literally having the rheumatoid arthritis pain subside immediately to to just varying degrees of improvement, and that has a lot to do with it.
Dampens the immune responses in the intestines rheumatoid arthritis comes from bad bacteria in the intestines. The vegetarian diet does not feed those bacteria and it tends to be like a cleanse and and if you get on the vegetarian diet, you start getting gas and bloating and stuff.
Like that, I guess what you have, those FODMAPs, you have those you have those you have those those vegetables that are feeding bad bacteria in your gut and you have to take those out and then you would work with that now.
This sounds like a lot. It is, it is this. These are the things that you’re running into now I did mention. I did mention the I did mention the keto diet. Okay, we we do use the keto diet. I am, I’m, still not on board, with the keto diet being a life time diet.
I know they’re. I I’ve, read several books. I have a book behind me here called the art and science of low carbohydrate living, and it makes a lot of sense. Your your your your body, basically is designed to primarily run on blood sugar.
We’ve talked about how vital blood sugar is to your diet, so diet is also about keeping your blood sugar properly eating the proper amount of times a day for you eating the right foods, not eating the wrong foods, the proper amount of times A day for you, this is a critical part of diet and and then you will get your blood sugar will stay normal.
You’ll, get enough blood sugar to your brain. You’ll, get enough blood sugar to your muscles. You won’t, get irritable and shaky and nauseous and anxiety and want to kill people, or you won’t, be sleeping after meal blood.
Sugar is a big part of that. The keto diet switches you from the primary fuels of oxygen and sugar to the primary fuel, so oxygen and ketones, and that ketones and yeah ketone. So so, basically these are amino acids.
They actually burn much much much more efficiently in your body than the sugars. They were primarily started to be understood as a primary food source for epilepsy, and your brain does seem to in some ways prefer that fuel.
If I recall correctly, it’s like you, make like eighteen times more calories of energy per gram of ketones than of sugar, so it would be like we should be doing that, but the diet is inflammatory. The diet is, is, is, and – and this book will argue, that it’s, not and – and I think in a purely scientific setting.
They’re correct, but I think in the setting of real life. My observation has been that the ketogenic diet is a difficult diet and and and to and so to to use the ketogenic diet and tonight’s, popularly used along with the fasting to use the ketogenic diet and the fasting which we already at, which We also do it’s, challenging for the patient they have to.
They tend to end up eating too many meats they can’t get through. The concept of that fats are are like a main source of what’s. Breaking down what’s, actually breaking down and creating the energy source, and so and and and they have to you – have to stay in the key to you know in the ketogenic zone and and it’s just so, it ends up Becoming it seems like the vast majority of time, it ends up becoming an inflammatory diet, because people just start to going eating meat.
They starting a lot of live stress roles. They won’t eat, the fats are supposed to eat, so I just think it’s, a very difficult diet to execute now under the right supervision like us, or somebody who walks you through it and figures out your the amount of Calories and you got to figure them out all along the way.
Once you’ve lost weight, you got to stay in the zone, will use it if a person needs to lose weight. If a person has hit a wall again, it will reset your system and in ways that will generally get that person off of the though it’ll, get them off of the off of that plateau and allow them to start losing some weight.
There are other diets that we use clinically we might use a low histamine diet for a short period of time, that’s, another that’s. It’s, a fairly simple issue of not eating certain foods, not eating foods.
That are rancid not eating leftovers. There’s, there’s, and, and we have a lot of people who have histamine responses. In fact, as long as I’ve been in practice, I’m starting to realize that either more and more people are getting histamine responses, which is probably the case or I’ve, been missing them for a long time.
So histamine response is what we see is. Is we get the person, our baseline diet and the baseline diet? They feel good. All of the foods that are caught, making them feel bad have been eliminated. We’re working with them.
We’re there. We do brain rehab exercises here. We’re, doing we’re, doing we’re, doing the supplements and nutraceuticals and herbs and botanicals, and they’re getting better, and then it comes time to reintroduce foods.
We reintroduce food and they’re sensitive to it. Okay, well that’s. What’s supposed to happen in a food reintroduction type of a situation? Well then, we’re introducing food and they’re sensitive to that and the third food and they’re sensitive to that and the fourth ruin their sense of that we have heightened their histamine response, and so so we So we can use a diet, you can use a diet for that and you can look it up online.
It’s very simple: it’s, it’s, the mean that I just takes out certain amounts of foods. Pretty much tells you just don’t eat leftovers, and, and or we are there are, there – are some powerful supplements out there for that? Histamine response well usually well, usually make it a decision on a patient’s patient basis, and what are they’re at and how much of a hassle it might be for them to do both or or should they go on the Histamine Dyer: do we just need to give them the histamine natural, histamine, dampeners, and, and so we will use.
We will use that when we, when we have a patient, that is on the diet and they’re going through the program and there’s. Their symptoms are improving and they’re getting better and they’re getting and they’re excited and life is good and suddenly they decide to go out and party and and and and the program blows up on them Or sometimes, or sometimes just to emphasize how sometimes this can be pretty hairy.
This can be pretty a little bit of a complex procedure, sometimes during the food reintroduction. Now this is the downside of food reintroduction, the debt, the gold standard for figuring out what your food sensitivities are is the other allergy elimination diet.
That is, that is in the literature it’s in the research and – and I can tell you in clinical practice, it is the gold standard, the problems with it. Is it’s hard for the patients stick to it, and the other problem is this: when that person is really really clean, they’re feeling good there.
There are inflammations down there. Immune responses are down. Sometimes, when you introduce a food and they’re allergic to it, it can affect them for a long time. Sometimes they can affect them. For a couple of days, I’ve had a response when I was doing this.
That affected me for, like a couple of weeks, shakes your confidence makes you feel like everything went back, but when you do that and and it’s froze if you and it’s rose you off, then the thing that you have To do is you have to go back to the original diet and you and and you have to give that time to calm down and then there’s, herbs and botanicals that you need to take to to kind of calm everything down, and you Have to start all over again, hopefully Minh 12th food that you’ve reintroduced.
Unfortunately, you have to start all over again ups, if for you, if you’re fortunate, it’s like the first food to reintroduce. Then you don’t have to start all over again and I’m, not trying to be labor.
This again, I’m talking to I’m, probably not talking to all of you. So a lot of you may be going. You know why you’re going into all this. I’m gone. I’m. I’m talking to the patient population out there or the audience that says.
Tell me how to get better that the? Why aren’t you telling me how to get better and and then we you know, would respond to say: look it’s not like. We can tell everybody what to do so. So what is your diet going to look like your diets either gonna be an autoimmune, Paleo diet or a Paleo diet, or your it’s.
Gon na be a variation of the automated Paleo diet or or or it could be. You know I it could be, it could be a vegetarian diet. It could be a specific carbohydrate diet which, which is a diet, that we also use.
I’ll use a specific carbohydrate diet, sometimes with Crohn’s disease or will bowel syndrome all sort of colitis. It’s kind of a variation of the SIBO fodmap diet, and you can look these up. Okay, I’m, not here, to like go over every die and what it is and how you do it, and I’m here to answer the question of how do I get better, okay and, and so so we use that diet.
Sometimes, when people have massive reactions to things, sometimes we’ll. Just I mean I mean we’ve had patients that we just eat had to eat like I have yet to find somebody who’s allergic to chicken. Now I’m sure I’m gonna I’m sure we’re gonna get something that says I’m allergic to chicken, but sometimes we just put them on chicken, spinach and And, and maybe something innocuous like if they’re not sensitive to potatoes, and the point is, is when you react, you just need to let the gut calm down and because you’re, not putting a lot of other foods in there.
That it’s sensitive to it’ll. It’ll, heal to the degree that there are another, not other factors that’ll cause it the heal. This is diet. Okay, this is night. Now I realize there’s, a lot of diets out there.
I’m all over fasting. I have people who have the fasting and don’t eat until 5:00 and donate until 7:00 and don’t. Even I feel better that way there’s, all kinds of ways to trick your metabolism or to reset your metabolism, and – and but you know, a lot of this is marketing in a sense of I was in that I was in the back in The late 90s – I was late 90s early 2000s.
I I was in the radio. I did radio with a radio show okay, and we interviewed a lot of the people that you are reading. Peter diamo, who does the the eat right for your blood type, diet and and and many other people like that.
I mention him because he was a very, very sweet guy and he was kind of like a great interview because he kind of conceded online like well. Yeah, this is kind of a theory. You know this is kind of a theory and then and and indie and in the end, when I learned back then and and and decided not to be in that industry.
What I learned back, then, was: if you have a theory, if it looks different, if it isn’t going to kill somebody and you and and and you can articulate and you can get online or you at that time, there wasn’T an online and at that time it was couldn’t you get on the radio and articulate it and it was, can you can you go on Oprah which which which which was everybody’s, dream price still is then then the People who were in that industry would write a book for you.
They were. They were looking for a different angle to a dietary issue so that they could promote another book and – and I don’t mean that I’m, just giving you a little bit of like inside data on how to evaluate things.
Not to not to point out Peter, but our conversation along with Peter, I think I can reveal, and it was pretty much look. People are usually eating, not so well when they decide to change their diets, and so when people change their diets, whether it’s, gonna be fasting or it’s, gonna be fasting until 12 and then eat properly or whether It’s.
Gon na be fasting, kutzle 9, then 8. Then I’m, sorry 9, then 12, then 5, then 8 and then or or people have been fasting once a month forever. People have been fasting for the first three days in a month for our once.
You improve your your general overall food intake. That alone should tell you how important food is because pride 30, 40 percent of people are going to feel much better. Just doing that, and then those are the people that did you get the testimonials from, and then you go okay.
This is the new way and and and there might even be certain people that that is correct for, but I say that to say this: what we found was getting down to the basics. I continue to pound getting down to the basics.
We talked about how critical blood sugar is many times we will get people’s blood sugar under control. I had a couple of people this week who found that going back on their CPAP machine for their oxygen oxygen is a foundational basic between that getting their blood sugar under control, 60 % or their fibromyalgia pains, went away.
Okay, then, then we put them on the baseline diet and took out all the foods more of they’re. More of their sensitivities went away. People who don’t have enough essential fatty acids, and I’m, not sure we ‘
Ve talked about that yet or not, but that’s foundational to being a human being. These are the basics. You get. The essential fatty acids in there you get the blood sugar stable. You get inflammation down, you get these and and and all of a sudden these mystery diseases.
Aren’t mystery diseases, you’re, the people start getting better. Then the magic has to begin. Then you have to figure out the diet and figuring out the diet is which of these is the right diet for that particular person.
It’s, massively about figuring out that person’s, food sensitivities and food intolerances as much as anything else. It’s really about the blood sugar. It’s really about the food sensitivities. It’s, it’s, it’s, it’s heavily about those things, and – and at that point you probably don’t need to be so focused on.
Do I do an autumn and Paleo diet, because you have figured out all the things that are flaring up your autumn unity? Now you’re just eating right. You’re eating properly, so your blood sugar stays normal and you can eat foods.
Should you eat organic foods versus others? If you can afford it? Yes, if you can’t afford it once your physiology starts working. Well, it doesn’t matter, whether you go to to Whole Foods or whether you go to window, probably in the beginning, it does probably in the beginning it’s, probably better, to not be getting anything into your system.
Those are the things that are most, that’s. What we use that’s, what we use like the autumn, upo FODMAPs SIBO. Those are the diets we use that we’ve, just experimented with all of them. I know their diets out there that people say well.
You didn’t talk about this diet. I use and I feel better. I just explain why that can be. I understand that, but basically, in the end, really what the and what really what the takeaway is for those of you who are eating these other diets and film, is you’re eating good? You’re.
Finally, eating good food. You’re. Finally, eating good food. You’re, probably eating in a way that your physiology is cleansing. Hopefully you’re eating away that it’s, establishing good blood sugar.
You’re, getting irritable or shaky and or nausea, or your sleep after after you, then you’re, not establishing good blood sugar. These are the these are the diets that people are most abled and easiest to follow.
The ketogenic diet is just it really is designed for decreasing and feeding the brain and decreasing inflammation of the brain for seizures. I use it a more final disclosure. I mean that we use it for will use of for concussions post concussion syndrome as well as seizures.
So we do use it for those things when it’s specifically to the brain, but in the end, that’s, diet, and I say that with some confidence, because we where this is where the rubber meets it right. When people come in here, you know we don’t.
We don’t recommend care to everybody comes in here. We evaluate them to determine whether they are a properly selected patient. Do they have any obstacles to cure? Are their thing? Is this gonna work for them herbs, botanicals and brain rehab like so it doesn’t work for everybody? Is this gonna work for them? Okay? So we’re very serious about that, and so we have a very high success rate and I will tell you figuring out.
The right diet is not easy, but it is a major key to success in virtually all of those instances. So that’s, diet, so that’s, a diet. Next week we’re going to talk about our two week. I don’t know if we’re doing these every week or every other week now, but the next presentation will be gluten.
I didn’t talk about gluten, but if you are cognizant a diet, you’re gonna notice that all of those are gluten and free diets that we were talking about so gluten in this office is the devil and Psyche gluten.
Is like and when we first started doing functional medicine here’s, how we did it here’s, how we did diet. We said this is we called? We would say you’re off gluten? You’re off. You’re off gluten. You’re off eggs, your off casein, you’re off soy and you’re off corn.
That was it. That was our diet and it worked off an awful lot of the time and – and we thought we were pretty hot when we would put people and give people that diet and and and they were starting to get better.
You know that we were, we know more than all those other dummy medical doctors and they don’t, know anything and it’s type of stuff, like we thought we were really cool and but that’s. There’s, still a lot of truth to what’s going on the other thing I used to do even before that was.
This is just one last dietary thing. I can’t resist this one. I used to have people write down, I would say, write down your five most beloved foods and they would write them down frankly, half the time.
I would even look at him and I and I would just hand it back the person saying. Okay, you’re, not eating these for the next three months, and then I would watch them go into a meltdown right because we know today that those foods are going to be the most likely foods that you’re gonna be Sensitive to so a little bit more on dietary tips, but we’re gonna be talking about the bad guy of bad guys gluten in our next presentation.
So so that was a lot and I talked a little faster than I than I usually do. So I hope that was okay. I hope it was presented in an organized fashion. It wasn’t designed to go deep into things. You can take those bits and pieces, look up things that you want to look up on the internet.
All all the details are there, so I will talk to you next week. Thank you for watching and please let us know what you think about our our presentations here. You