I’m 67 and since I turned 50, I’ve been struggling with four problems – joint pain, acid reflux, sleep apnea and benign prostatis. Sleeping badly and tired all day, I sought help in drugs, surgery and machines. I got some relief but almost always paid a price of some kind.
I was overweight, 5′ 10″ and over 14 stones. One GP did suggest losing a bit of weight would help but it seemed easier to try the drugs, the surgery and the machines.
Nearly two years ago, for different reasons, I began to lose weight and noticed the joint pain fade a bit. Then the acid reflux stopped completely. Months later, as my neck thinned, the sleep apnoea seemed to disappear. Only weeks ago, I noticed my nights becoming less interrupted by the many visits to the loo for a pee. I did a quick internet search and found weight reduction one of the best ‘alternative’ remedies for an inflamed prostate gland.
I’m 12 stones now and plan to get down to around 11 though I seem to be stuck for the moment at 12.
For an ex-professor, I’ve been a damned slow learner.
I write this just in case even one of you, or someone you know, might get something out of reading it.
The diet I’ve adopted is here:
Dr John the Less-often Night Tripper