Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fibromyalgia Sufferers: Dr. Seignalet's Book is Now in English

Some years ago, I wrote a blog post on fibromyalgia relief. I don't suffer from it myself, but hoped a friend could benefit from it. The post referenced a book by Dr. Jean Seignalet, who recommended a mostly raw, mostly paleo diet. Really--don't knock steak tartar and a salad on a hot summer day until you've tried it.

Anyway, Dr. Seignalet's book has been translated into English and it's available on Kindle for only $2.99. The description says you can prevent and reverse 100 diseases "the French way." I haven't read it, but will get it to see if I can avoid ENT infections. (If anything like the Spanish flu ever made a comeback, I'm sure it would kill me. Three dollars and a few hours seems like a reasonable investment to avoid that outcome.)


Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for this news, and like you I do not suffer, BUT it may well help other sufferers to have the opportunity of looking at this book.

All the best Jan

tess said...

ooh, thanks, Lori!

valerie said...

I've read parts of the French version a few years ago in a bookstore. It was definitely to quackish for me. He says eating grains "clogs" your organs and cooking food turns nutrients into toxins... Or something like that.

From memory, Seignalet doesn't give any actual mechanism by which problems occur or get solved. It was all about "unclogging" and "detoxing". No thanks.

If you find something useful, by all means, blog about it. I would like to know. (Hey, maybe I just happened to read only the weakest part of the book.) But I would suggest you keep your expectations low. :(

Lori Miller said...

Cooking can make some nutrients end up in the drippings or boiling water. And charred meat isn't supposed to be good for you, though I don't know if they've shown that in live humans--I suspect we've been eating charred meat as long as we've been cooking.

I don't know about organs, but eating wheat really clogs my sinuses.

Lori Miller said...

Forgot to add that overheating fats (especially vegetable oils) can oxidize them and make them harmful.

Chris Parkinson said...


I'm the translator of the book written by Dr. Seignalet's daughters, one of whom is a doctor. The book is called "How to prevent and reverse 100 diseases the new French way with Dr. Seignalet's diet miracle."

I feel I have to correct Valerie's terrible misconceptions. Dr. Seignalet's orginal book was 700 pages with dozens of his own diagrams and illustrations and an index of hundreds of research papers, his own and those of others. You obviously speak French Valerie. What a pity that you dismissed the book after skimming a few pages in a bookshop. If, instead, you had bought the book and read it properly (not an easy read for non scientists and doctors), I am sure that you would have realised that Dr. Seignalet was the very opposite of a quack. Really!

Fibromyalgia results (patients treated over a period of 20 years)

80 Fibromyalgia patients treated, 58 complete remissions, 10 x 80/90% improvements, 4 x 50% improvements, 8 failures. And yes, Fibromyalgia falls into his "clogging disease" category.

Cheers Chris