I need an answer about "protein shakes" etc and a confirmation or answer to the question: do patients who conform to Dr. McDougall's program find their blood pressure drops dramatically in the first 2-3 weeks, and does their blood sugar, if high, also drop dramatically. I believe that has been the case.
I stopped going to my doctor when I realized that I was NOT going to continue taking the statins etc he had me on. These drugs had given me neuropathy in my toes and moving on up to my knees.
When I stopped the statins etc the neuropathy dramatically improved, despite the fact that it is supposed to be "incurable", so I know the drugs were at least one cause. I still have it in my toes. I also started taking vitamins designed to help, and they also seemed to work.
When I stopped the statins, they were no longer keeping my blood pressure low. I found a breathing program which dramatically dropped the blood pressure, but then I stopped doing it and began eating meat etc and that, plus emotional shocks, raised it again.
I decided I would not go to a doctor who gives drugs and is unaware of the effect of diet. I've been searching and found you and Esselstyn etc and want to try the diet.
But then I HAD to get a doctor because I need a front tooth pulled and dentists want you to have a doctor and no high blood pressure. I understand why but I still need my tooth pulled.
I just found a naturopath I like, but she still thinks some meat is good, and she wants to put me on a program that costs $49. I'm not objecting to the price, just don't trust it because:
She said "I like this program because it gives you lists of foods you CAN eat, small lists of what to avoid, great recipes online and a tasty protein meal replacement shake that helps control your blood sugars. It is very flexible for use and effective for reversing symptoms."
Protein shake? Can you say processed? It scares me. I don't want to do it. I think your program is probably way way way better. But I need to get my tooth pulled and now it seems even Mexican dentists want you to have a doctor.
If I did the free 12 day diet and really stuck to it, what are the chances I could lower my bp and blood sugar (if it is high)... by the end of the 12 days?
Can you recommend a doctor or naturopath doctor in Tucson, Az?
Sorry I know this is a lot.