Number of Polymyalgia rheumatica patients treated with the Seignalet diet over a period of 20 years : 17
“It is a curious and depressing truth, demonstrated time and again in medical history that the desire of the average physician to administer powerful and active drugs is only equalled by the desire of the average patient to have powerful and active drugs administered to him.” Barbara Griggs: “Green Pharmacy” (A history of medicines and drugs through the ages)
Newly diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica or had it some time and looking for an alternative to drugs?
Drugs have nasty side effects. Although they may offer some relief in the short run, in the long run they will further damage your health and make your condition worse! There is a PROVEN alternative. It’s the Seignalet diet. Here is what you will find on this page and in the blog posts and vlogs (see top links):
1. My own delicious and simple recipes so you can follow the Seignalet diet faithfully without being tempted to “fall off the wagon”. Most of the recipes are healthy and delicious comfort food and can be made in minutes. A health nut’s alternative to cheese on toast!
2. Other things I have personally researched & found in medical journals that might also help to reverse Polymyalgia rheumatica by acting in synergy with the diet. Things like vitamin deficiencies and particularly vitamin d deficiency which is implicated in all diseases and very strongly in some diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. (A doctor in Brazil has even put patients with MS into remission using vitamin d supplementation alone.) Vitamin A deficiency is also strongly implicated in all diseases and very strongly implicated in Acne for example. See my 3 “Healthiest Breakfast Ever” vlogs on how to get optimum vitamin A every day without the toxicity associated with supplements and vitamin A drug analogs.
3. Detox and Natural Pain Relief. It can sometime take a while for the diet to work. Diseases like arthritis are painful. To keep the pain manageable until remission is achieved with the diet, click here Natural Pain Relief
So can Polymyalgia rheumatica be “cured” with the diet? Dr. Seignalet found common genetic factors in most of the diseases he treated. So the disease cannot be cured. But it CAN be put into remission with the diet. As Dr. Seignalet himself said, a full remission (as long as you stay on the diet) is really as good as a cure isn’t it? Even if you don’t obtain 100% remission it is usually greatly improved.
Can you trust the information on this site?
This site is the work of Chris Parkinson. I lived in France for 10 years and have a degree in modern languages from a French University so I am fluent in French and can understand Dr. Seignalet’s book. I am also an ardent health nut. I own a well thumbed copy of Dr. Seignalet’s doorstep of a book L’alimentation ou la troisième médecine Nutrition – the third medicine Click here
which has been a perennial best seller in France for over 20 years now. An appeal to publishers: Please buy the English Language rights & publish this book in English. Click on the forum top link, register on the forum then send me a private message. I will put you in touch with Anne Seignalet who, on behalf of the Seignalet family, can sell you the rights.
This is not an “official” site for Dr. Seignalet’s diet. Although I have friendly relations with the Seignalet family, having translated Anne and Dominique Seignalet’s guide to their father’s book, Dr. Seignalet died in 2002 and this site, my blogs and vlogs are my own interpretation of his book and sometimes they are more “Chris Parkinson” than “Dr. Jean Seignalet”. My 3 “Healthiest Breakfast Ever” vlogs for example are not to be found in his book but HBE is inspired by his book. I just hope that he would approve. Unfortunately I can’t ask him but he is always in my thoughts, even though I never met him.
Should you seek your doctor’s permission to follow the diet?
My own, unqualified opinion is that no, you don’t have to ask their permission. But let your doctor know that you are following the diet so he or she can help you taper off your medication. On the subject of drugs, Dr. Seignalet said that he asked his patients if they were getting any relief with them and if not he stopped them. Dr. Seignalet was a professor of medicine and he never renounced classic medicine. If his patients did not get 100% remissions he allowed them to take drugs but hopefully in much reduced quantity.
Be aware that as the diet starts to work you may experience some detox symptoms. Orthodox medicine does not admit that “detox” is an actual phenomenon and some pharma propagandists ridicule the notion. Your doctor therefore may misinterpret detoxification symptoms as intoxification caused by a microbe, a parasite, food poisoning or even nutritional deficiencies. What is “detox”? As the diet starts to work your body will heal itself and the macromolecules that had penetrated your gut, entered your blood stream and ended up in your tissues will now be expelled from the cells and back into your blood stream. Sometimes this is more than the liver and kidneys can process and eliminate and you may get a flare of your symptoms or nausea, headaches, a loose bowel etc. These bouts of detox symptoms often come in waves with each one being less unpleasant than the last until they completely subside and you are in remission. Dr. Seignalet recommended to eat plenty of bile stimulating foods like endives or chicory (he recommended chicory instead of tea or coffee at breakfast) to palliate detox symptoms. Bile floods the liver, removes the toxins and dumps them into your intestines and you will get rid of them when you poop. I recommend using my HBE juice (see my 3 HBE vlogs) with bile stimulating black radish to speed recovery and detox.
Vitamin deficiencies associated with Polymyalgia rheumatica
(Note: See my blogs and vlogs on Dr. Seignalet’s dietary recommendations)
I recommend doing this to research articles in medical journals on vitamin deficiencies associated with Polymyalgia rheumatica : do a google search using these terms:
Polymyalgia rheumatica + vitamin d deficiency + pubmed (See my blog articles and vlogs about vitamin d from tanning. You can buy my home tanning bed)
A final message from Chris. This site so far has been funded by my day job. In the future I hope it will be funded by sales of my compact tanning bed. I truly believe that short daily sessions with it will do wonders for your health and be a great adjunct to the Seignalet diet. I hope that sales from it will let me break free from my day job and devote myself full time to developing this website.
Please register so that I can update you with my newsletter when I post new recipe pages or blogs. You will notice that all the disease pages currently follow the same format. That is because the information is relevant to all the diseases treated by Seignalet. The information has been inserted using a script. I make no apologies for that. It’s the best I can do at the moment. When I have time I will update each page with more individualized content & links to pages with more information on each specific disease so that this page will become a landing page for Polymyalgia rheumatica. New pages on Seignalet’s explanation of the etiology (origin) of Polymyalgia rheumatica using Seignalet’s book as the reference; a comparison with the official version; a look at drugs for Polymyalgia rheumatica and their side effects; folk medicine and herbal remedies for Polymyalgia rheumatica; specific foods that can help with the disease (for example, radish varieties are very good for diabetes 2); etc. etc. etc. Eventually this page on Polymyalgia rheumatica will become a landing page with links to several other pages on Polymyalgia rheumatica. The first disease to get this treatment will be Acne. Register above so that you will be notified of updates.
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Acute anterior uvetitis
Addison’s Disease (autoimmune)
Arteritis of the lower limbs
Basedow’s(aka Grave’s) disease
Chronic atrophic polychondritis
Coeliac disease (resistant to gluten free diet type)
Diabetes mellitus type 2
Endogenous nervous depression
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Inflammation of fascia (Shulman’s Syndrome)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis
Lithiasis (Inflammation caused by kidney stones)
Myelosuppression (Bone marrow disease)
Myocardial infarction (Heart attack – prevented)
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Recurring ENT infections
Systemic lupus erythematosus