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I am going to do my sister's raw garlic protocol to eliminate bad bacteria in my gut, and have started today (I already use probiotics, just need to increase prebiotics). I am particularly hopeful by doing the raw garlic both pre- and post sleeving that it will have a significant beneficial effect (on my ME/CFS), particularly as sleeving affects the gut biota through induced changes in the gut microbial community via FXE signalling pathways. for interest - changes in but biota following VSG "VSG is known to increase circulation of bile acids. The bile acids bind to farsenoid-X receptor (FXR), a receptor in the nuclei of cells that regulates gene expression." "The surgery also increased circulating bile acids and induced changes in the gut microbial community via FXR signaling pathways." http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/april2014/04072014bariatric.htm So that's how it works! *snigger*! http://www.pathirikai.com/HEalth/Is%20garlic%20the%20best%20medicine.pdf
denzel posted a topic in Gastric SleeveMy sister in NZ is 150 % supportive of me having VSG not only 'cos of the weight loss and my long struggle, but it may also have a really positive follow-on effect on my gut bacteria. This COULD result in helping recovery from my ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia! Wow! Here are some really interesting links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4016120/ http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/808046 http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/28/science/la-sci-sn-obesity-surgery-gut-bacteria-20140328 I have emailed the info to Dr Watson (Perth) (I've just declicked BBCode Mode Icon and that let me paste!) Cheers!
I've just walked 1km back from the shops, having done a circuitous route via the park to get there (had to buy dog bones for the houndies - Spud Shed In Kelmscott do nice ones). This was carrying 18 kg and walking two Greyhounds. Pre-coffee this am I checked my BP (using correct technique) and it was a pleasing 113/69. A massive improvement from earlier this year when I was still working 2/7 and had inadequately treated sleep apnoea, BP then went up to 163/83. I had to have a 24 hour BP monitor applied. Now I am feeling much better than a couple of months ago with a ME/CFS relapse, my appetite has diminished, and I find it easier to go low carb. My blood tests done recently were excellent: Cholesterol: 4.5 (<5.5) Triglyceride: 0.6 (<1.8) HDL Chol: 2.4 (1.1 - 3.5) Coronary Risk Ratio 1.9 (<3.5) LDL Chol: 1.8 (<3.5) S-Insulin 9 (<20) Glucose 5.4 (3.5-5.4) - I would like to get that down. Fasting So I guess, that's not bad for a 51 year old with chronic medical problems and who society looks down on and judges as 'fat' (along with all the connotations of that!). At this rate I could pass the pack hike test for fire-fighters! (done it before and passed). I didn't go for it this year as I knew that I wouldn't pass the medical due to the chronic medical problems. Anyway, I am no longer working there, so now just working casually in my original career.