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Re: Great North American Slim Down Diet

Re: Great North American Slim Down Diet

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Posted by Jen on September 11, 2000 at 04:35:56:

In Reply to: Re: Great North American Slim Down Diet posted by Georgianne Sampson on September 07, 2000 at 16:23:26:

: Be careful with this diet. I was on it for 6 weeks following the diet very carefully while doing the recommended exercises and was feeling pretty good. I had lost 11 pounds. I went to the doctor after having my regular blood work done to check my liver and kidneys because I am on a cholesterol lowering medication. My protein count was dangerously low. My doctor ordered me to go off the diet for two weeks and have the blood work done again. I could not understand how a high protein diet such as the North American Slimdown could do this, but I followed the doctor's orders. At the end of the 2 weeks I had the blood work done again, and my protein count went back to normal. I report this because I don't think many have the same type of blood work done as I need too. I just wouldn't want anyone to have something bad happen to them. I wish I could have stayed on this diet, because I was losing weight, better than anything else I have tried in the last several years. By the way I am also a Type 2 diabetic.

Hi there
Just a warning about medical tests when you're undergoing any major dietary, medication, or supplementary treatments, etc. The body has a tendency to give 'peculiar' results when we make any changes (to our diet or mineral/vitamin intake in particular), and tests are likely to show abnormally high or low results for quite a while. Do not be frightened by these results - they do settle down after a while. In the cases of protein, carbohydrate, blood sugar, etc, an 'extreme' test result is actually normal. I am a natural therapist, and I have seen this happen time and time again - all cases have normalised after a period of time, after the body has gotten used to its new regime. Georgianne - stay on the diet (I am in NZ and my husband and mother are both about to begin it, and I have no affiliation with the creator of the diet whatsoever), and don't panic when you get abnormal medical test results. In fact, I wouldn't bother with test results for a while to avoid unnecessary stress and worry. For your liver, you might like to consider taking a herb named "Blessed Thistle" which cleans out your liver and continues to protect it from toxins. Increase your potassium, magnesium, and calcium intake and you may find that your kidneys, therefore your diabetes, may respond well also. A main cause of diabetes: Too much fat in the diet. After looking very thoroughly at Larry North's Slimdown diet, I believe it's finally the safe, common sense and simple answer to everyone's weight problem. I really do. Best of luck my friend, and I wish you every success.

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