Some good news at the doctor today! I went in for my annual physical and the doctor reviewed the blood work I had done last week. She was very happy with ALL of my numbers, and especially surprised by how good my cholesterol and triglycerides were.
My HDL ("good" cholesterol) was 52 MG/DL (and they want it higher than 46).
My LDL ("bad" cholesterol) was 55 MG/DL (and they want it lower than 130!!)
My triglycerides were 43 MG/DL (and they want them lower that 150!!)
She told me, "That's your diet right there." She said she loved what I was doing to treat my Crohn's. Putting the papers away, she laughed and said, "Your numbers are like Mary Poppins - practically perfect in every way!"
Isn't it great to get news like that? I know many people question the health of the SCD and think that with so many animal products it must be bad for you. But I have seen just the opposite the entire 13 years on this diet. It is PACKED with whole food nutrients, from eggs and meat to fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds...It is brimming over with natural goodness! And my health is proof of this.
I think back to the depressing diagnosis I got almost 14 years ago, and at the time I could never have imagined the robust health I could have by simply eating differently. I've had healthy pregnancies and healthy babies while on the SCD, I've had no symptoms and no medications or surgeries to manage the disease. Just food. Food! Just the opposite of the doctors who proclaim, "Diet has absolutely nothing to do with digestive diseases."
I want more people to hear about this diet! Let's pass the good news on to others!
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What good news have you heard from your doctors after starting the SCD?
Hi! I'm Erin from NoMoreCrohns.com... My Crohn's has been in complete remission while following the SCD for 13 years! What is everyday life like for me? Stop by for glimpses into my healthy life full of my husband, kids, shopping, cooking, homeschool, and the constant search for SCD-friendly foods!
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