Chanca Piedra- herb "gale of the wind"
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Just found out he has mild to moderate liver Fibrosis F2-F3. This is a liver that gets hard and has scaring not due to disease, drugs nor drinking. The cause gluten intolerance to wheat.
Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.
My husbands blood test came back with high Celiac markers. He still needs to have a colonoscopy but this has changed the game. Two weeks before his blood test we decided to stop breads, donuts, bisquets anything with wheat. And it worked. His pains stopped, his mood improved, he is more regular. We now need to see what damage was done by a year long wait not seeing a doctor about this during the pandemic. The first run of tests never showed this but one year later with a better group, he is seeing real test results. He has had the weight fluxuations, undigested foods, rashes, eczema, lethargy, moods and constant abdominal pains.
And when you go to see the doctor, it has changed. For his scans, he goes in alone, I wait in the car, not allowed in the waiting room because of the virus. Not fun when it is 20 degrees outside. And it is a two hour drive to get to the doctors office. There are no local labs so lab work, two hour drive. Our friend had colon cancer (she is still with us) she had to drive 4 hours a day 5 days a week to get chemo for 8 months because her insurance would not pay for closer chemo to be administered. Her family took turns each day driving her. After the drive and the doctor, you might want lunch, but most places are take out. In winter this means pick up and eat in your car. Might be the normal for some but as a rule I never eat in my truck to avoid mice and ants. But I am willing to do this as we have no choice. We sometimes go to a park and that is nice.
So now we have the colonoscopy to see what is going on inside my husband. Liver, pancreas, gall bladder and intestines. We are hoping that by the right nutrition we can get him healthy again. He has always eaten healthy now just without wheat.
Meanwhile I have covered our veggie gardens with plastic. Ordered new cloth again to put in next years plants. That took a lot of time to pull down the t-posts and cattle panels. But the deer were let in
to eat all the leftover plants.