Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: In a house
County: The Kent/Sussex \hinterland
How I got my health back
I am not to sure if I should post this as to a certain extent it's boasting, but here we go.
Last year I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep aponea, due to this I had put on a lot of weight my blood pressure was ridiculously high and a blood test showed me to be pre diabetic.
I was lucky to have a great GP and be sent to the East Grinstead sleep disorder clinic who gave me a CPAP machine straight away ( christened Biggles due to the face mask although SWMBO takes a dim view of me putting on the mask plugging into the machine and saying" Luke I am your father) again I was lucky as the benefits were obvious from the first night so sticking to it wasn't a big deal, recently I had to do two nights without for oximeter checks and I felt uncomfortable not wearing it.
With the sleep under control it was time to address the bp, blood sugar and weight, my GP suggested I look at Low Carb High Fat way of eating (similar to Atkins) I took to this and with the help of the Internet found what I could eat and what I should.
To cut a long story short a year on I have lost over eight stone, my BP is still slightly high but acceptable (due to my age) my blood glucose has plummeted from pre diabetic to the low end of the normal, and despite the fat my cholesterol is so low I was taken of statins.
Sadly the whole idea of LCHF is attacked by the media and health professionals although it works for a lot of people , the labour MP Tom Watson being an example.
I am sorry but I am beginning to ramble but I am not sure what point I am trying to make but ultimately you are the master of your own destiny and you can make dramatic changes.
If you can't fix it with a hammer then it's electrical