Podcast re Chromium and Vanadium – Tony Pantalleresco Pt. 2

part 2 of the aforementioned podcast  – (Part 2 Mp3 Link).

In part 2 they talk about Chromium and Vanadium which I had heard Dr Wallach talk about in a video, which I need to re-watch (regarding joint health, as well as his mentions of Chromium, Lithium and Vanadium).

  • Chromium: Tony mentioned that chromium has been used in body building for insulin regulation, this sounds promising.
  • Lithium: Also good for insulin regulation apparently.
  • Vanadium: this was a fad in the 90s, Tony believed that vanadium was actually shown to be toxic during that time (explains why I can’t find it on local chemist websites).

My issue is one of sugar sensitivity, where for example I just had 3/4 of an orange after eating the last 1/3 of my breakfast omelette (breaking it into small meals for the sake of helping digestion re. this whole thing). Less than a minute after eating the orange I have neurological symptoms of brain fog, this concisely describes the current sugar sensitivity I’m having.

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New batches of Bravo – Success

After my last batch of Bravo yoghurt failing completely due to over heating, I’ve made a new batch, and then used that new batch to create a second generation. I measured the temp inside the yoghurt maker at up to 46C at the end of the batch, although the yoghurt looks good (gooood) so I’m really happy with this.

I bought a new pyrex pourer which makes mixing in the powders really easy using the smaller pyrex pourer I bought.

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Using my new yoghurt maker

So last Friday was as interesting experience in regard to this whole sugar sensitivity situation I’ve been dealing with for basically this whole year. I’ve been thinking about the interplay between psychological and physiological factors, I think it’s both, perhaps I have psychologically conditioned myself to identify with the toxic feelings associated with this sugar/gluten/caffeine sensitivity. Regardless of the interplay operations, the end result I’m taking away is to be aware of when anxiety presents itself, catching it and breathing deeply. Being aware of the feeling in my guy as well as chest my tightening, I can just take a deep breath. This boost of oxygen to my blood is profound.

So on Friday I missed a shift due to feeling really crappy, this was brought on… by eating too much sweet potato… would have been interesting to meditate on Friday and see if coercing deep breathing could have changed my awareness. None the less, Saturday I was feeling crappy due to missing my shift, being anxious about how to avoid a reaction for my Sunday shift, as well as ruining a 1L yogurt batch.

Sunday went fine, after tiny pedantically measured batches of food hourly to avoid an insulin spike.

Yogurt Maker

I bought a yoghurt maker for $10 in great condition. It has one setting, heat up to 42 degrees C, which is great, just under the max mentioned in part 6 of the FAQ here. This is quite a bit simpler than the PID controller solution I was literally looking at building. I think using gumtree.com.au for a solution is just common sense aka good engineering.

I made a practice batch with this recipe, only using inoculated raw milk and a small amount of the organic yogurt I had in the fridge.. After 11 hours in the yogurt maker, I have great tasting yogurt, which tastes basically the same as the yogurt I put in. great!

So I’ve done 3 batches of Dr Daniels protocol, last Thursday, Saturday then Monday.

Either way I’ve been having more liberal normal sized meals and felt a sense of normality in my hunger levels, something somewhat foreign. So not feeling constantly hungry is good. Now perhaps I can use hunger to guide my primal meal choices. This is a good feeling, the option of adding in various supplements/ozone steam saunas/exercise and building up my immune system is something I look forward to. I have had flashes of this feeling going back however many months; it’s good to feel a more holistic depth of understanding here.

Starting the final step of Dr Daniels Candida protocol

After starting Dr Daniels Candida protocol around a week and a half ago, I’ve moved to the final step of this protocol.

I listened to another podcast with Dr Daniels where turpentine was mentioned, also Patrick asked about using Castor oil, which is kinda synchronistic since I was planning to do that anyway (haven’t been able to get my bowels moving three times a day in a bit over a week of vegetarian diet). I completed my first dosage, felt not too great for the next few hours, having many bowel movements. Around 5 hours after the dosage I started to feel good, conversational and fine – even jittery. Fast forward a day and still feeling good. We’ll see how this goes moving forward.. I’ve been super excited about several protocols which weren’t totally successful this year, so I’ll just have to see how I’m going in a couple weeks.. 🙂

Candida – Dr. Jennifer Daniels

I found this page from listening to a podcast on One Radio Network. Reading this very well written, concise and easy to follow pdf has brought up… yet another intervention. I’d heard about turpentine around 6 months ago as one of the original methods to deal with parasites, but decided to skip it keeping in mind my alcohol sensitivity (not even sure if terps is an alcohol). This PDF has reinvigorated my enthusiasm for turpentine after reading the intro:

"Your body completes the digestion process in the small intestines and this is where nutrients are absorbed. The candida spreads itself across the surface of the small intestines and intercepts the nutrients for its own use. Many nutrients that are not absorbed by the candida remain unavailable to your body due to the barrier that the layer of candida creates. This causes fatigue as your body expends all the energy of digestion and gets none of the benefit."

Can relate… Constant hunger, compromised immune function, tiredness, especially after food, sugar sensitivity (+ gluten, caffeine and alcohol sensitivity).

On the alternative nature of turpentine, one of the first things I did to learn about my gut health was seek blood tests from a doctor. The young Doc I spoke wasn’t super happy about my attempt to understand my health for myself, saying something like “Carbohydrates are sugars, if you remember your biology class” I get it, I don’t want to challenge the ego of this new Doc, despite him having to ring another doc to ask what to do relating to sugar sensitivity.

So now were back where I was maybe 6 months ago.. looking into Turpentine – the pure gum stuff available at the local hardware store, definitely not available at health food stores. Fun fact, apparently Turpentine used to be in medical literature (this is talked about in Dr Daniels PDF, also wiki link)..


Starting the protocol today meant no meat. I’m actually pretty pleased with the food I prepared, never really used leek or squash before.. I worked out nutritional intake just to know where I’m at, since hunger isn’t a good gauge..

 

Detoxifying…

This video is sooo detailleedddd – still worth knowing.

Also this episode of The Primal Blueprint Podcast. Really reiterates the mentality I am beginning to foster about my health. It covers:

  • Skin health
  • Thyroid function – which I am yet to assimilate
  • Sleep – reiterating something I failed to do last night and hence paid the price
  • Coffee – detailing the narrative of addiction and how it doesn’t serve.
  • Liver cleanses – although the guest seems against them in favor of other protocols, specifically a supplement based on broccoli. Here to be frank I am getting a bit over constantly recommended supplements – often it seems they are just to generate profit for whoevers pushing them.
  • Time frame for gut health and immune health to balance to a Primal lifestyle – maybe six months to a year – of low sugar, very little grain eating for the point of removing candida/parasites/bacteria etc. Then there’s the whole low carb thing aswell.
  • Not going in guns blazing to remove things like Candida etc
  • Switching up probiotics, something I was about to do basically by chance anyway..
  • Also there’s all this excitement about anti-oxidants. This confuses me reading about ozone in the Plazamafire ebook, where studies are referenced that show free radical theory is apparently void?!

Thats a large part of it I guess..