• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Dave Burton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Kate Downham

Alkaline diet - putting it to the test - starting today

Posts: 1459
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am putting the alkaline diet to the test starting today. I have had good results before but previously it was for skin issues and I had good results. Then I went back to eating ‘normally’. For me that means chemical free – sustainably raised.

Today after some weeks of testing I was stunned to find out that I have a blockage in my heart. I have been having some minor symptoms but in addition also have a nasty family history of everyone dying by the time they reach 54.

While I submitted to the tests as a common sense precaution I now realize that, in reality, I expected the doc to say “you are super healthy – no worries”. That wasn’t the case.

Based on my mom’s advice I stated that I do not have a primary health care physician so the doc discussed everything with me. (I’ll tell that somewhat amusing story later).

He normally would put in a catheter (spelling) but I told him it didn’t do the last guy in my family any good so I want to try this. He was actually pretty cool about it and said he wants me to keep wearing the monitor and would like me to come back in 6 months (he actually said ‘please’). I think I like this guy.

So I have switched to red wine, cried in it, and now will put on my big girl panties and get on with a strict alkaline diet. I have massive plans for the next 30 years – so I am going to see if this will help me get there.
Yes, of course, and I accept that blame. In fact, i covet that blame. As does this tiny ad:
the best week for a Garden Master course (poor man's poll)
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic