Kirk: From disability to dynamo

Robin shared her husband’s life-altering Wheat Belly experience: “I wanted to encourage those just starting out and getting through the difficult detox. If you are rethinking your decision, know that you are doing the best thing you could ever do for yourself and your family. “This is a picture of my husband, Kirk. He is 50 and had plans of having to go on disability this year due to the extreme pain in every joint in his body. Walking was extremely difficult. He works 10 hours a day in lawncare. We thought he had lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Plus he suffered horrible gout attacks that would put him down for days. We ate what we thought was extremely healthy, but now we know that was wrong. He has been on blood pressure medicine, gout meds (x2), reflux medicine 300 mg twice a day, testosterone pills, pain meds and anti inflammatory drugs for 6 years. He would go up the stairs like a 90 year old man. We were in bed at 7 exhausted. He was miserable feeling this way and I was also. He and I both like to be active but our bodies say no. “The picture on the left was March 2019 and the right is Jan 2020. We started Oct 13 2019 and by day 8 we stayed out of each other’s way. But day ten it turned around. By day 14 some body pain left, energy restored and by day 21 he was completely pain free!!! Praise God! Reflux and gout also gone. He was taken off all meds except bp. But now they are taking him off of those as his blood pressure is perfect. “H...
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Source: Current Therapeutic Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Healthcare Informatics Research - Category: Information Technology Tags: Healthc Inform Res Source Type: research
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Source: Healthcare Informatics Research - Category: Information Technology Tags: Healthc Inform Res Source Type: research
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Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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