Hello Sihaya. You first posted this in May, 2009. Here it is January 2013 and another response is getting posted. Wow, not bad! Hope you get an email whenever someone drops by and posts.
I am one of the ones I hope you won't mind reading.
On Thanksgiving morning, 2011, I was preparing to cook for about 10 people, doing all the prep at my house to be transported it to another home. At 8:24 my husband said "Are you all set?". I said "Sure thing! See you later." and he went out the door. I still remember the sound of the door shutting for at that point, I turned toward the counter and my world changed. My lower back snapped out of place and it took 4 days to get to a chiropractor as no one was available over the TG holiday. As I stood in the office that Monday morning (I couldn't sit) I had a chance to begin taking in the information about nutrition response testing. I asked the Dr. about it and ultimately made the decision to try it.
Why? It wasn't whimsey, believe me. It wasn't covered by any medical program. At 58 years of age I'd been feeling worse with a cumulating build up of symptoms that could not be specified. I didn't feel good. I felt sluggish. I had cloudy thinking. I felt like I was full of sludge - ever try to tell a that to a health practitioner? I was depressed, my blood pressure was up, I knew I had to start a diet but had no clue where to start. Everything was wrong from the inside out, but if you can't tell your health care practitioner exactly what's wrong, they have nothing much to offer, except tests. I had a small dose I took every day for a low thyroid reading but that was it. (Don't be a whiner!) The answer to Why?: Because I could tell THIS Dr. all the whiney weird FEELINGS I had about not feeling well, and he simply treated it as a normal expression of symptoms and said, very calmly, "We'll get you straightened out."
The little sceptical voice was saying "You know, at your age, you are on the downhill track, nothing's going to get better, it's your LOT to be overweight (5'6" @ 236 lbs.) with high blood pressure, you know you can't really lose weight and keep it off, you've got sleep apnea and you'll be on that machine at level 11 for the rest of your life, you can't do any physical activities any more because you're old, you're lucky you have a job and a whole lot of other depressed thoughts.
But I looked at the Nutrition Response Testing, applied the testimonials to myself, considered what they were saying, why it works and concluded that even though it flew in the face of conventional medicine, conventional medicine was not helping me one darn bit ... and I was going to give this a shot. All I had to lose was bad health. The cost? Money? When you don't have good health and you're going downhill, the health care practitioner just wants to give you blood pressure meds. Money wasted on meds that don't address the cause, and the cost is more loss of health.
My session test revealed the diagnosis of "Wheat", said the Dr. "Oh!" I said, "Gluten!" "No," said the Dr., "My diagnosis is wheat." My immediate inner question was "Can I give up wheat? ALL wheat?" My answer was "To get healthy, YES! NO PROBLEM!" (Please note that my go-to comfort food was Italian bread and I was becoming an accomplished artisan bread creator!) Is that all? Actually, no, my brain said, give up sugar, cafeine, white potatos, processed dairy (cleared up my plugged sinuses) and eat for your blood type.
I started that day and persevered with a highly skeptical husband watching from the sidelines. I urged him to try it but he said he'd wait until I "proved" it would work by losing weight. I had also seen"Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" (highly recommended) and began juicing and using the supplements recommended from the nutrition response test. After I lost 20 pounds, my husband admitted I must be on to something. At -30 lbs., he finally said he thought he'd try it. At -40 lbs., he started trying a different diet and was able to drop 35 lbs.
As of Thanksgiving 2012, age 59, I had lost 80 lbs. I had gone from a (tight) size 24 pants to size 14. Brain clouds were gone, blood pressure down, depression and anxiety hugely lowered. My CPAP pressure has been dropped to 6 and will be going down again. My sleep Dr. actually sat and asked me what I had done to lose the weight and was interested in what I had to say! I can wear high heels again. I can physically WORK again. I swim laps at the pool 4 nights a week and feel great for it. The weight and poor health are not coming back. I can hardly wait to see where I'll be on Thanksgiving morning 2013. This has been a memorable journey and it's not over!
I used to be able to eat bread with no problem at all. Why would that change? A point about wheat that is one of those hidden things: There is so much GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheat in our foods now that it cannot be avoided. GMO wheat produces a modified gluten which is far more incompatible to humans than the old type of wheat, thus the huge upswing in gluten sensitivity being reported.
My husband still says the Dr. who helped me get to this point is a witch doctor who has a mask he puts on and shakes his rattles, but he says it with respect and admiration. The Dr. who helped me get this far talked of how he originally flat out did not believe any of the claims of NRT ... until he had a back pain that was cleared up by NRT, so he took another look at it with an open mind.
I think I'll start horseback riding lessons this summer.