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Bro has so many health issues and I want to help!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 14, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Hi all My brother's health is a huge concern and I thought I'd write to see if anyone has suggestions. What I have done is try to convince him to do away with grains and he decided to quit bread a few weeks ago, but I am not sure what else he does eat. Below is a quote from him, showing the complexity of his situation.

"I am on (PTSD, asthma, TB, U-Colitis) I think the cocktail of meds I take (18 pills / day) is a reason for this downturn."

I'd really appreciate an ideas people may proffer.

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on October 14, 2012
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I have sent him info re your suggestions and he replied that he cannot eat various vegetables due to the U-colitis. BUT, I think overall, what you describe would help him a great deal! Thanks!

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at 05:12 AM

I deal with people referred to me from the VA frequently....

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How old is he? Does he have any other diagnosis?

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:00 AM

I just wanted to say that even though Paleo is a great way to eat and can help with mood via hormone balancing, it's not a total panacea for all problems mental & physical. Sometimes people need medication. Also, for folks who are struggling with mental health issues (at least, in my family it's this way), it's easy to get fixated on the medication as being scary/nefarious/ominous. If your brother is open to you helping him toward good mental and physical health, maybe you could go to some of his doctor and psychiatrist appointments with him? Sometimes it's good for the patient to have someone they trust there to help interpret what the doc is saying and to help provide a reality check.

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on October 14, 2012
at 05:45 AM

do you mean he has post traumatic stress disorder? Because I think he may need a psychologist...

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on October 14, 2012
at 05:09 AM

He NEEDS intensive care. He NEEDS to get off any meds that are NOT life preserving. He has got to get back to himself. He is far overmedicated. He needs to get on a good diet...a good movement regimen...if he's not able get him with a chiropractor to get him ready to move....?

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on October 14, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Pastured or at the very least antibiotic and hormone free beef, chicken, pork, butter and eggs, wild caught seafood. Low PUFA Nuts (macadamia), coconut oil, olive oil, cruciferous veggies, green leafy veggies. Starchy root vegetables like yams, sweet potatoes, plaintains, taro, beets, pumpkin, squash. Berries,kiwis and peaches. As long as he's avoiding grains, legumes, refined sugars, processed foods, conventional animals and dairy, he'll be fine.

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on October 14, 2012
at 03:59 PM

I have sent him info re your suggestions and he replied that he cannot eat various vegetables due to the U-colitis. BUT, I think overall, what you describe would help him a great deal! Thanks!

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