Wrinkly Fingertips Without Water Soaking
Don’t Read This Palm
Hmm, if you are just stopping by for a quick glance over – a drive by blog read of sorts – if you suspect that you have some sort of autoimmune condition, I would check out the book The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry.
If you want to hear about my story, which is ongoing. Then read on folks.
Hello Everyone! So it seems I am on a lifelong quest to figure out my mysterious health problems. BLEH! Who wants mysterious health problems? Not me.
So My hands have probably looked like this for a decade perhaps? I never gave it much thought until I had to notarize something. In order to notarize something you have to leave your thumbprint in a book with lots of other people’s thumbprints. My thumbprint was the wrinkliest, most pathetic looking of them all. I was like WTF? I was only probably 35 ish at the time. I feel like my health and vitality have slowly been declining and I can’t really pinpoint why. My blood tests always come up in the normal range for things like thyroid, etc. I don’t really trust mainstream doctors because many of my health problems seem to have started with standard medical interventions. I could go into a long description of that, but I don’t have the mojo for it right now. Perhaps another day.
At any rate, these wrinkled hands could all be related to a larger health issue that causes fatigue, cold body temp, especially cold hands, slow digestion, zero libido, etc. A larger health issue that of course I haven’t figured out yet. When I go outside in dry or cold weather my hands start to look almost mummified. It’s not so pretty.
So I’ve been researching and researching and watching a lot of foolios on YouTube who try crazy diets and also people who don’t seem quite as foolio-tastic. And I came across someone who seemed to have all the answers. Don’t they all?
And I haven’t solved my problems, the wrinkly hands, etc, but I thought I would share with you a new source of information on it all that maybe one or two of you with similar issues might like to investigate. This is just an investigation recommendation – I haven’t exactly bought into this yet. But…
Dr. Steven Gundry wrote a book called The Plant Paradox. It proposes the idea that the lectins in some of the foods that are considered “healthy” may actually be damaging our gut and interfering with insulin receptors, thus causing insulin resistance and weight gain. There is much more to the story of course. Dr. Gundry also talks about GMO foods, the pesticide Roundup, and how “Roundup Ready” GMO crops could be contributing to an epidemic of autoimmune disease.
I’m about halfway through the book. A lot of the “health foods” that he identifies as high in lectins are of course my favorite foods. Womp womp. And this Roundup crud is in practically everything we eat. Ugh.
So, what foods does he identify as high in lectins? I will list only a few as there are many on his list.
(This is from page 209 of The Plant Paradox)
Here are some less surprising ones: pasta, rice, potatoes, potato chips, milk, bread, tortillas, pastry, flour, crackers, cookies, cereal, sugar, agave, sweet one or Sunett(Acesulfame K), Splenda (sucralose), Nutrasweet (aspartame), Sweet ‘n Low (saccharin), diet drinks, maltodextrin
Here are some foods that we usually consider healthy that are more surprising:
Vegetables: peas, sugar snap peas, legumes, green beans, chickpeas, soy, tofu, edamame, soy protein, textured vegetable protein
Fruits: cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, squashes, melons, eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers, chili peppers, goji berries
He proposes a diet that would be rather hard for the average person to follow.
But they say what is happening with your skin is probably what is happening inside your body – your digestive system – your circulatory system – your brain. My hands really don’t look so good when you look at it that way.
Why can’t achieving optimum health be less complicated?