Carbohydrate-reduced forms of nutrition
Experience of a nearly dead man, who regained health and lost weight thanks to iron disciplin and a complete new nutrition.
Great Food Makes Happy.
Some are looking for solutions. Others are looking for excuses.
Read the story.
How I made a virtue out of the necessity.
Dear reader, nice to have you here.
In my case I was looking to long for excuses. And I was nearly devastated.
I listened to long to other opinions. And when it comes to German doctors I should be dead by now.
But let`s go step by step.
It all started that I had a heart problem. It is called “ septum defect». It was handed down from my father. When my father was diagnosed with this heart disease the whole family was tested and it was also found with me.
Until I was seven I was a skinny and slim kid. Very sickly. My mother was in constant fear that I could die someday. My old blood was mixing up with new blood in my heart. My body was suffering like I was malnutritional.
It all changed when I was undergoing a heart surgery in Switzerland.
I woke up and I remember a thousand cables and other things wired to my body. And I woke up and I was STARVING.
I remember I ate a whole pack of double baked bread with marmalade from the nice doctor that was checking for me.
Without this surgery I would be dead now. I am very grateful to the doctors here in Switzerland. But unfortunately, this was the starting point for another eating disorder. I ate to much now. I compensated the early years and … I got fat.
My parents were no professionals in eating disorders or nutrition. In the 70`s and 80`s it was normal that Kids have to eat much and empty their plates. In German we had a saying: If you eat all the weather will be good tomorrow.
Also, it is understandable that my mother loved to have a “healthy” well eating kid now.
I had some tough teenager times. I was the looser of the class. The fat guy that was so easy to bully because of his weight. It was a very frustrating time for me. Back in the days there were not a dozen fat kids. It was just one. I still have no contact to everyone from this black time in my life and to be honest I do not need to have contact to them.
It all ended when I was starting my apprenticeship. I really enjoyed being respected for my work and I was very high motivated. A wonderful time. Some of my best friends are from this period. Also, later, when I worked in my job… everything seemed to be well.
I was 35 when the next drama took place.
I got sick… somehow. Thirsty like a vampire. I remember I had bad sight, I only could see people like matchstick man. I felt weak and finally I was sent by the medical service of my employer to the hospital.
The diagnose was shocking. Diabetes type II. The doctors in the hospital made it clear for me. Mr. Schöpperle, you will die because of Diabetes. You need to shot insulin for the rest of your life. Even then you will suffer from cell defects such as dump feed and hands, heart attacks, strokes and so on. You will get blind and finally you will die because your inner organs will fail.
It is true, they told me all this in this exact way. The purpose was to shock me for changing my eating behaviour and to be exact in my insulin treatment. It did not fail its purpose. But also, it resulted in a mental breakdown in the following night.
After all, it was a good thing. It was a starting point for me.
First, I started a complete new life with a new-found relationship to Jesus Christ. It was a time of awakening. I asked him for a way out. I asked for a lot of things. I was not alive until this moment. My prayers were fulfilled … later. Not at this exact moment in time. Sometimes miracles need time. And It should even get worse.
My first tries to get a better health maybe were the same everyone will have in such a situation. First I was sent to a diabetes counsellor. I was told to eat whole grain products.
- Eat whole grain products.
- Then eat more whole grain products.
- Eat lesser fats.
- Eat much fruits.
- Use light products.
- And eat even more whole grain products.
I tried excessive sports also. But all I did … it never worked out. I lost some weight but it always came back. I had no idea what I was doing and I listened to the professionals.
In the following years the diabetes became worse like I was told before. My eye-sight worsened. A very annoying psoriasis developed. A neurodegenerative decease often related with diabetes type II. Arthritis was striking in my arms, legs, my hands. I developed high blood pressure.
Worst of all I had problems to concentrate, depressions, burnouts. My self-estimate was completely gone. I hated my body. On the other hand, I was completely hopeless to have ever a normal slim life. At some point in time I did let go. I accepted my like I was. Fat and unhealthy.
The insulin shots got bigger and bigger and I developed a resistance against all the insulin.
Even today. When I see me in the mirror? I cannot believe that this is me. That I can be slim and have muscles instead of fat rolls. I cannot believe that I will never need insulin again. That everything turned out to be well.
I settled down in Switzerland. My new doctor is a very experienced doctor when it comes to diabetes. He changed my medicaments completely and this brought a big step forward. But it was not all the way to go. The weight did not change.
We talked about a stomach surgery to reduce weight. But this is NEVER the way. Such a surgery is accompanied with many other problems and in most cases only temporary. The Body is resistant against cheating this way.
It was in December 2015 when the final episode in this story of failures took place. I had a breakdown in my knees. Many diets ripped me completely from my muscles. My body could no longer carry that mass of over 130 Kilos. (I did not measure regular – it was quite frustrating seeing the weighing scale starting at 10-20 Kilos again after the scale ended at 120 Kilos.
I was in so much pain, I prayed with friends and in our congregation: “Dear God my saviour. Show me the way out of this mess – please! Make whatever is necessary”. And in this moment, I had suffered enough.
He showed me the way in his own way.
First I found a great physio therapist who let me suffer sweat and blood (literally). He helped me to regain the control over my legs again. But it all would have been useless if I did not learn how to slim down.
I cannot recall how I did but I found the exact help I needed. I found a website with a great community for the exact opposite I was told all the years before. No whole grain products. No light products. The key to my personal success was embracing the “Fat” which was told… is the devil. Sorry to say but this myth was Bullsh…..
No Carbohydrates were a complete new knowledge for me. But the Community helped me much in the beginning. They told me what to do and corrected mistakes I made. I now swear of the Carbs. And it still works. Every single Day in my Life.
- I need no medicaments any more. No Insulin, no Metformin and all others.
- My Psoriasis is gone.
- I have no Arthritis anymore.
- My blood pressure normalized.
- No burnout and depression anymore. Instead a lot of motivation and energy.
- I can concentrate better. I can recall things I always forgot before like numbers or new names.
- And finally, I have a much better self-esteem. I am totally happy with my body!
As I told you. Prayers will be fulfilled. And not the task is on me. I will fulfill your call for health and wellness. If you let us start together.