My wife USED to suffer frequent and prolonged migraines. I USED to have seasonal allergy induced asthma of frightening severity. There are a growing number of people who USED to be diabetics, USED to have anxiety and depressive disorders, and/or USED to have heartburn and acid reflux.
“USED to” is the operative phrase. I had long been going down a path of chronic overwork and underrest, such that I was having difficulty swallowing any food of any sort from 2008 to 2012. I’m sure that all-out Crohn’s and diverticulitis was knocking on my door. After setting out on a variety of fasts and elimination dieting, I discovered that not only was the esophageal spasming issue gone, so was my sense of nonstop stress, and so were my seasonal allergies. Rather than being handicapped ten years later, I’m healthiER and feeling youngER.
It’s a sample of one. So I didn’t pay it much heed. Through similar tactics my wife had eliminated a viscous cycle of migraines she’d been suffering for over 20 years.
No drugs. All medical professionals were unhelpful. But we’d cured the “incurable.”
It still didn’t dawn on me the profound level of our findings.
But through more reflection I noticed that it wasn’t a small number of people I’d coached who no longer had symptoms of various autoimmune diseases and inflammatory conditions. In the literature, likewise, there are many documented cases of FORMER fill-in-the-blank-here.
Scientists have been more welcoming of the overwhelming evidence in the past 10 years. What once was maybe dozens or hundreds of pragmatists like me conducting mini miracles in the health and fitness profession is now affirmed biology. Namely, we now know that when people fast or mimic fasting for multiple days or weeks, there is a profound stimulus for stem cells and rewiring of faulty immune system signals: https://www.cell.com/cell.../fulltext/S1934-5909(14)00151-9
It’s no small number of research efforts which have reproduced the results. We KNOW that it works. To what degree and for how long and for each individual is still being sussed out and will be an ongoing set of discoveries.
Nonetheless, do know that there is an increasing number of FORMER whatever-you-think-is-incurables.