I have read
your book cover to cover immediately on getting it. I have been a serious
offender of the nightshades all my life with almost daily consumption of potato,
tomato, every kind of pepper, and an occasional eggplant. Vodka, made from
potato, is the only liquor I drink- pure, with no ice. With my daily
vitamins and at least 64 oz. of distilled water, I thought I was doing
great. I even exercised with a licensed weight trainer twice a week.
BUT, when I got you on the phone last week I had been in bed for two weeks,
propped up with pillows and a heating pad to ease the unbearable pain. No
restful sleep in four weeks, but I still worked, traveling by plane and trying
to look 100% healthful. I am an interior designer, mainly for commercial
concerns. It all sounds rather easy and I want to help others.
It has been over five weeks since we first spoke. I am extremely devoted
to the No-Nightshades Diet. For someone that lived on and loved the
nightshade foods, to my surprise, this has been very easy to do. I enjoy
good healthy meals everyday and a very good variety of foods. When I first
spoke to you, I could hardly stand the pain I was experiencing. There
seemed to be no end in sight and every hour seemed
to bring on more and more pain in more joints. As I look back, all of this
was coming on for over two years. I am so active that I just put up with
everything to keep my busy lifestyle going smoothly and lived on Motrin,
Bufferin, Tylenol, or anything that would allow me to function. Yes, I put
up with it all till the pain became so intense that I could no longer function
at all. My life came to a halt. Isn't it funny, Dr. Childers, the
best way that I could describe the pain to anyone was to say that I felt like I
was slowly being poisoned since I was such a healthy person. As it turns
out I actually was being slowly poisoned by the nightshades.
After only five weeks since you helped me, I am feeling remarkably better by the
day. Pain seems to just melt away as each day goes by. I never want to
even come close to experiencing that pain again and if that means having to give
up the nightshade foods- that is a small price to pay.
I try to teach and help as many as will listen to me about the nightshade
foods. It is amazing how many of us do not have any knowledge of
this. I am sure the Arthritis Foundation would not want me on their
staff. Hospitals and doctors are making billions treating the pain.
Pharmacists and pharmaceutical drug houses would lose billions. No wonder
nobody wants to share your information.
I will stay in touch and tell you how healthy I am getting. I know soon
that I will be free of all the nightshade poison in my body. Thank you
again and again for the kindness you shared with me.
Happy New Year!
Patricia Ann Franklin