Hair test results – well ok then..!

Just got these hair test results back and jeez..!

So looking into all the chelation protocols I can find on the net, this is a new rabbit hole and my latest intervention… hehe… it continues. So mercury chelation seems to be the most popular chelation protocol as far as facebook groups.. possibly the best protocol I’ve seen so far is The Wilking Protocol, which I will look at applying for myself. This protocol seems to be an extension of sorts of the Cutler Protocol. I’m wondering about how my magnesium and iodine levels will effect my treatment protocol possibly.

I listened to Chris Kressers podcast with Chris Shade, (itunes link) which was very informative on immune and mental problems caused by heavy metals, as well as touching on detoxing. Continue reading “Hair test results – well ok then..!”

Focus and direction

At this moment the two things that I am focusing on balancing are diet and thyroid. The main challenges are the momentum of my procrastination and the causes of my procrastination.

The momentum of my procrastination is basically sitting in front of a computer and getting taken away by the chaos of global politics at this time (very chaotic) as well as other ways to lose time on social media. I can easily drift to other jobs not directly related to my goals, this is not helped by the causes of procrastination. Having a short attention span/ no motivation symptom of being hungry or low on thyroid.. or circadian rhythm being out of alignment (low dopamine as Jack Kruse says). These causes of procrastination fail to pull me back into being motivated, where I will complete goals and operate with a positive feedback loop. Ideally, with hunger,  circadian rhythm and thyroid all balanced, I have time to work through the overwhelm of small ideas and projects with diligence. This means checking goals and what I’m doing with my time in a feedback loop, to help optimise my time and effort into goals. At the moment I feel like a back-log of projects makes choosing tasks to focus on seem over whelming, this is where scheduling can help.

So the first goals are  balancing hunger,  circadian rhythm and thyroid.

Hunger

Work out food intake on average in terms of grams of carbs, fat and protein during the day. Does this look god? How can I Optimise it for a Paleo lifestyle. Is Keto an option?

Thyroid

This is simply a matter of balancing dosages. I need to finish reading these books on Thyroid, compare to what Kruse says on his website and keep doing labs for my own values.. learning more as I go

Circadian Rhythm

I need to go through this podcast again for notes on dialling in circadian rhythm. I am very sold on these ideas after listening once..

Wim Hoff and BPMs

I was thinking this morning while doing my daily Wim Hoff exercise that perhaps this is tapping into something much deeper.

When you are born, you come from all of possibility into a condensed human form, experiencing space and time through the 5 senses.

Through methods like holotropic breathing and non-ordinary states, one can access profound states and sometimes profound healing. It was just a connection I made during one of the breath holds noticing the profound feelings that accompany the breathing exercises.

If I go out at night, often I can taste/smell alcohol/cigarettes etc.. from the night before during the Wim Hof exercises. I interpret this as latent ‘toxins’ being mobilized during the process.

The subtle glimpses of what I could interpret as BPMs during the process may indeed be something profound, outside the linear Cartesian scientific method

Kneeling chair

The third attempt at a comfortable way to work in front of a computer has been a kneeling chair. I found with a computer chair, I was slouching and would get a sore lower back. I tried a standing desk but found my feet would feel sore after not too long, I would rest one knee on my desk (I put a small table on top of my desk).. I came to find I didn’t like being front of my computer with this method.

Enter the kneeling chair, I looked at various varieties around the internet and eventually came across the Variér® Variable™ balans® Kneeling Chair, retailing for around $700. Yeah, no. Found a copy on eBay for $140 delivered 😀

Currently using it and I love it, a lot. I can change my position to relief strain from different positions, it’s sweet.

Trusting Our Innate Abilities

Title: Trusting Our Innate Abilities 
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 PM Eastern
We often second guess ourselves, disregard our inner promptings or
are paralyzed with indecision, while another part of us knows we should be taking action steps and moving forward!
Tomorrow night we will discuss some of these challenges and why they exist.
Be part of the discussion and submit your questions by clicking the “Webcast Event Page” link below, then click on the box that says Q&A and write in your question.

Mp3 link

 

Mark Sisson on Night Eating

In this article, Mark talks about night eating being associated with hormone regulation. Well would you look at that…! all the buzz words, Thyroid, Adrenals, Cortisol… Yup links me back to hypothyroid..!

On that I saw a doc who recommended.. ehh something I lost the piece of paper, and also agreed that buying iodine was a good idea 🙂 Which I just did 😛

fresh ginger tea

"Drink fresh ginger tea

Ginger is a potent anti-viral substance that prevents the adhesion of viruses to the upper respiratory mucosa. If you drink the concoction I recommend below at the first signs of sickness, you can often fight it off successfully. But—and this is a big “but”—you have to drink it at or near the strength I suggest, or it won’t be effective. Some people find this difficult to do, because ginger is so intense, but if you can handle it your immune system will thank you."

From – 7 Tips for Preventing (and Shortening) Colds and Flus

Podcasts: Meditation and Bone broth

Meditation is something I have been finding surprisingly beneficial lately and so I listened to this podcast with Kelly Howell about her success with different meditation technologies. I listened to a couple of the binaural meditations on her website, unguided and yet found the music distracting. I’ve been finding the best thing for me is just to spend 20 minutes in quiet by myself. Even taking 10 deep breaths can be really useful.

Interestingly I heard Franco talk of practising neutrality meditation as a method to clear sinus issues as well.. interesting…

I listened to this Bone Broth podcast which refers to their page here. This sounds like a possible solution for my joint issues, so I’ll be making this tonight. The simplest recipe I found for the 3 chicken carcasses I’ve been saving is below, very well done video and less than 3 minutes long, exactly what I wanted 🙂

Then I copied this idea for storing:
“After I strain the bones out of my stock using a giant strainer, I let the pot cool to room temperature. Then, I ladle as much as I think can be used for cooking/drinking purposes over the course of 4 or 5 days, and I store that amount in an airtight storage container in the fridge. Whatever’s left gets frozen—but in usable portion sizes instead of a giant ice brick. Over the years, I’ve tried ice cube trays and muffin tins, but my favourite way to freeze broth is with a silicone baking mold.”