This isn’t about dieting. It is about my body’s intolerance to starchy foods.
DO NOT DO THIS DIET IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CUSHING’S AS IT MAY LOWER YOUR CORTISOL AND MAKE A DIAGNOSIS MORE DIFFICULT.
Dr. Rona put me on a low-starch diet which worked perfectly to lower my cortisol and eliminate many Cushing’s symptoms. After maybe a year the effects started to diminish. I realized I needed to lower my starch even more for it to be effective again. Without contacting Dr. Rona, I started this new diet. I was amazed at how well I felt. The less starch I ate the more my Cushing’s symptoms disappeared and the more my cortisol lowered. When I had too much starch in my body the next morning, I woke up to a burning in the vagina. We are all different. Listen to your body. You can find what works for you.
Is eating the starchy foods you enjoy worth giving up the activities you love? It is a push-and-pull scenario that only you can decide. The pull to eat starchy foods must be stronger than the push to reclaim your lifestyle. And likewise, the pull to get your life back must be stronger than the push to feed your appetite. From a time perspective, the satisfaction in eating lasts minutes, whereas, the enjoyment in reclaiming your life is endless.
Do you want to feel stronger, have more energy, and stop gaining weight while having Cushing’s? It is up to you. You decide how much effort you are comfortable with in going forward. Has your body already proven to you how it reacts to starch in the foods you are eating? Is it worth experiencing how your body responds by reducing starches? You are your own science experiment. Is six months too long of a commitment to regain your health? This is a difficult diet. It will change the way you cook by replacing starchy ingredients in foods using my diverse recipes, and using fresh foods that will benefit your body. It’s understandable if you have setbacks. If I can stick with this diet and get better than so can you. Believe. You can do this.
It is not easy. Good luck. Anything is possible if you BELIEVE.
Parents with a baby born with Cushing’s did a video on FaceBook. The baby was diagnosed with Cushing’s. The mother said the baby was lethargic and like carrying dead weight. Over time the baby’s features changed and she looked and acted like a normal baby. Then later at the toddler stage, she got Cushing’s features and symptoms back. I found this interesting because this aligns with my theory of how our bodies can’t tolerate starch. But I would have to make a lot of assumptions and would never be able to prove these assumptions as fact.
I’m assuming when the mother was pregnant, she ate starchy foods thereby feeding her baby starches, which the baby couldn’t tolerate. This gave the baby Cushing’s symptoms. Then once born, I assume again if the baby is on formula, some formulas don’t have starch, the baby is no longer taking in starch and therefore the Cushing’s symptoms disappear. Then when the baby goes on solid food with starch the Cushing’s symptoms return. This scenario reinforces my belief that starch causes Cushing’s or that starch feeds the tumor to make it grow and bring out Cushing’s symptoms. I googled baby formula to see if it has starch in it. According to Google some baby formula has no starch and some baby formula does have starch. Of course, this is all just conjecture but it is an interesting scenario that makes me wonder if this could have been what happened.