Digestive aids

I’ve been using digestive enzymes along with ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) 20 minutes before eating to help with digestion. After a dentist visit, I just remembered “apple cider vinegar can be bad for your tooth enamel due to its high acidity.” – livestrong.com – I’ll make sure to rinse from now on.

Edit: O3 also kills bacteria, the bacteria which eat sugar and mess with your teeth.. So I have been rinsing with O3 water, and also drinking it

Vitamin D and Sulfur methylation

Really enjoying this episode of One Radio Network with Patrick Timpone. Covers Sulfur and methlation in terms of Bio Chem. Doesn’t seem to go into MTHFR genetics, which is evidently the most important thing for me. Initially I thought the reactions I was having to sulfur were a Herxheimer reaction.. Looking back with my new understanding of genetic defects (which it would symptomatically seem strongly that I have) it seems that my ability to methylate sulfur needs to be looked at much more closely

Hypo-thyroid

After going down the hypothyroid path a while back, I woke up yesterday feeling very run down. Pretty obvious, the room being too cold disallowed me from sleeping properly. Despite the body being supposed to ‘cool down’ while sleeping, in my case, where the body is in a detriment of metabolic resources, keeping warm is more important. I slept in thermals and socks last night, much more energy today. Waking temperature (measured under armpit for ~15 minutes with a digital thermometer) was 36 this morning. I guess this is an improvement. The idea of using NDT (naturally desiccated thyroid) is somewhat appealing, although not really keen to go down that path again at this point, sans appendix.

Nutrigenomics

Well it seems that just dosing on folate in the form of free range chicken liver isn’t the whole picture for MTHFR and related genes. I read Niacin can be used when there’s too much folate… I didn’t have any at the time and just had to ride a night feeling not so great.. Since then co-factor supplements etc have arrived. I feel just allowing them to do their job as described here.

Cancer

Just saw an ad for a University that said:

“Cancer should be scared…

We’ve got it in our sights and we’re coming after it”

…..
In the new paradigm it will be understood simply that ‘Sun Screen’ is carcinogenic, and cancer is a normal part of cell metabolism.. (just like mold and bacteria)

Nutrigenomics update

I have been really run down the last few days, waking up energized and ready for the day, knowing that around 90 mins after breakfast I will be facing an energy crash which will leave me lethargic, physically and mentally for the rest of the day. Although, usually late afternoon my energy will stabilize and I’ll be OK again. This morning was annoying as this happened, and I really wanted to have energy through the day. rice and roo, the most basic and wild forms of carb and protein calories I could find were basically to no avail. While not feeling ‘bad’ per se, I was certainly run down. I cooked up a little chicken liver, with no added sulfur foods for taste (onion/garlic), seems that has given me some good energy. This is awesome. Not as run down and mentally capable. I got the liver idea from the ATP podcast on MTHFR, which if I remember correctly mentioned that liver was the best source of folate. Folate (I think) being the missing output of folic acid from the MTHFR genes…
EDIT: more like a drug than just ‘capable’.. mental vibrancy

Ben Greenfield podcast: The Wildatarian Diet

Just stumbled onto this podcast, possibly one of the most important podcasts I’ve ever found for myself, covering

  • Sulfur metabolism ( I believe the liver is largely involved, which in Chinese medicine is related to anger…)
  • specifically why conventional animal farming methods are harmful to our health, as well as covering Glyphosate

Sulfur metabolism is something I don’t remember reading about in the Primal Blueprint, sure as hell have never heard it mentioned by an allopathic doc (in fact when I brought up histamine, an allopathic doc asked if I’d been speaking with a naturopath… classic). An integrative doc did test histamine and proceeded to diagnose undermethylation… but didn’t mention sulfur in the diet and the magnitude of it’s detriment…
I’m diving deeper into this podcast with these notes I’ve created – which I have further refined into specific concepts here.