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I discovered their website yesterday, and got lost reading the Q&A. Huge amounts of information.

]The Perfect Health Diet Website

One little detail: I've had a sore on my right hand for over two months now. Nothing I did really helped, I tried fatty salves, zinc salve, disinfectant spray ... nothing helped. But this morning, it's practically healed. No more red skin, in fact, the hard skin part simply flaked off and left healthy skin behind.

Small, but noticable. This diet reduces inflammation in the whole body. I think this was one tiny example of it.

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Interesting about the place on your hand! I still don't think I'd do very well with this diet.

It will continue to be interesting to see where this goes with you, and how long you keep it up. emoticon

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I do think the research showing grains cause over-reactive immune responses is very well grounded. I don't doubt that at all. I'm glad you can see a difference!

I thought about this a lot yesterday as nearly every meal I ate was heavy on bread. That's not usually the case - we rarely buy bread and I only bake it about once a month. But yesterday was all hot soup and crusty bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, etc. And I do feel overly stuffed!

Firle, just curious, do they include corn (sweet corn and corn meal) as a grain? Some people don't but others do. Genetically speaking it is a grain, but it's fairly different being a gluten free one.
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Yes, they include corn as grain. For me, it was long a vegetable, but they say it's a grass seed and therefore not good food.

I have to admit I long for the simplicity of just grabbing a slice of bread, plunking something on top and eating it. *sigh*

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I'm re-reading the book, because it is so information-dense that I cannot remember it all...

And I wanted to share this quote, which actually come from a paper they quote:


"The positive effect of dietary saturated fatty acids against the development of alcoholic liver disease has long been known."


(Source: You M et al. Role of adiponectin in the protective action of dietary saturated fat against alcoholic fatty liver in mice. Hepatology. 2005 Sep; 42(3):568-77. [sign in to see URL].)

And yes, they practially give the source for everything they say in this book.

This quote gave me an enormous aha-moment. Remember how high alcohol consumption causes so many deaths in places like Ireland or Finland? And it never seemed to do that a hundred years ago? It is entirely possible the death rate went up when people there reduced fats in their diet, and adopted vegetable oils (with lots of unsaturated fatty acids) because they were considered healthier - and thus lost the protective effect of the saturated fatty acids against alcoholic liver disease from their original, very fatty diet.

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Firlefanz wrote:



"The positive effect of dietary saturated fatty acids against the development of alcoholic liver disease has long been known."


(Source: You M et al. Role of adiponectin in the protective action of dietary saturated fat against alcoholic fatty liver in mice. Hepatology. 2005 Sep; 42(3):568-77. [sign in to see URL].)

This quote gave me an enormous aha-moment. Remember how high alcohol consumption causes so many deaths in places like Ireland or Finland? And it never seemed to do that a hundred years ago? It is entirely possible the death rate went up when people there reduced fats in their diet, and adopted vegetable oils (with lots of unsaturated fatty acids) because they were considered healthier - and thus lost the protective effect of the saturated fatty acids against alcoholic liver disease from their original, very fatty diet. emoticon



What an interesting thought. emoticon



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D'oh, my post got lost! And it was so good! emoticon First time that's happened to me on runboard.

It was mostly rambling, but I was wondering if you've been able to stick to the diet very well and if you've noticed any changes.
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I'll be very interested in hearing more about this. I have been eating this way for awhile. Last winter (2010-2011) I had a terrible painful eczema outbreak (stress, inflammation, etc.) -- the worst in my life. I got really desperate. I was already gluten free and sugar free and after a lot of research I decided to also drop all grains, carbs like corn and rice and potatoes, and beans/legumes (which I'm not big on anyway). I don't do soy. I'm learning to bake with coconut flour and truvia. I followed the GAP plan ([sign in to see URL]) -- this sounds very similar, Firle, to what you are trying. I'd love to hear how it's going! My skin is better than it has been for years and it has stayed this way. I'm sold on it. I occasionally fall off the wagon, but get right back on. Good luck with this!
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I've not been as consistent in the last three weeks or so. One the one hand, it makes me feel better not to be so strict, yet I'm still eating a lot less grains than usual.

Haven't checked, but I don't seem to be losing weight at the moment. (Too many sweets, not enough real cooking.) Still, it seems that removing grains and legumes from my diet, and introducting a lot more veggies is a good thing.

I'm also seeing about checking my Vitamin D levels. Most people in Germany are deficient, especially now after winter. We simply don't get any UV-B in winter with the sun so low, so our skins cannot make Vitamin D for several months. Thus any summer stores we managed to build up get depleted. I'm not much of a sunbather anyway, which will definitely change this year. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm severly lacking Vitamin D, and need to do something about that. And then the PHD will help even more.

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Good luck, Firle! I'm a big believer in Vit D. I also live at a high latitude and my doc found that I was low on vit d. Ever since supplementing, I get through the entire winter without even a cold. Winter seems much easier to deal with, too!
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