I’m not a doctor. I don’t have a degree in nutrition, either. I have, however, seen over 40 doctors from 4 different countries in the last 15 years, and have managed to glean some key concepts from them: 1. they don’t have time to look into my case like a detective, 2. if the initial blood tests don’t show anything, they are unlikely to look into the matter further and 3. they are more likely to recommend drugs than a change in diet. This has been my experience, and from what I have heard from many of my readers, I’m not alone. I have learned that I have to be my own advocate when it comes to my health. No one else is going to do it for me. For 15 years, I have had to experiment on myself. I’ve tried different pharmaceutical drugs to treat my ailments, different diets and exercise regimes, followed the advice of various “experts,” and even had minor surgeries. What I have found to work the best is to kick it old school – take it back 200,000 years, right to last time human beings experienced an evolutionary change. The Paleo/Primal lifestyle couldn’t be simpler. It works because it is based on what our bodies evolved to thrive upon. The stories you’ll find on this blog are mostly personal. I do research to the best of my ability and read as much as I can to stay informed, but at the end of the day I AM NOT A DOCTOR. If you are considering changing your diet, exercise routine or lifestyle, I am obligated by law to suggest you talk to your doctor first.
Regarding Hidradenitis Suppurativa:
I am not a doctor or a trained medical professional. My advice is not intended to diagnose or cure any disease. I provide details regarding my success at putting my own Hidradenitis Suppurativa into complete remission. It is up to you whether or not you decide to implement these practices into your own self-treatment of the condition. These practices should not supersede nor conflict with instructions from your doctor and I will not be held liable if you deviate from your doctors counsel, advice or prescription. Current Western medical practice does not have a standard, effective treatment or cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa and often suggests surgery. Many medical professionals are also unaware of the existence of HS. You should be aware of this. You should always consult your doctor before starting anything new, whether it be a new diet, exercise regime or autoimmune protocol. If you are interested in self-diagnosis, read my posts on HS. Click here for Part One and here for Part Two. However, I strongly advise that you visit a doctor before starting self-treatment to have tests done to rule out serious infections, including staph and MSRA. I will not be held liable for anyone who disregards the terms of this disclosure.