It seems that vagus nerve ( the one mentioned in the last blog) has now had a pacemaker kind of electrical stimulator installed for pain by scientist. The pain went away!
This is the same vagus nerve that responds to probiotic bacteria by making you feel better and is even felt to be a treatment for depression. Conversely ( you recall from previous blogs) that bacteria fed with sugar and the breakdown of grains ( into sugar) caused more pain and a tendency to not be happy with the world. More stress and all that.
I don't know how long this article will stay available, so check it out. Again, I don't make this stuff up.
Sounds to easy to be true! It is true, but there are caveats. Food is a addiction just as much as any drug. Smoking cessation maybe easier than doing this diet. Details.
Do not eat anything with added sugar and no grains at all, including pasta. Eat all the fat you want and protein should be about 30 or 40 grams a day. That is a little over a ounce. Vegetables. Eat all you want. Fry them in any oil that is solid at room temperature or eat them raw. There are carbs in vegitables, but the limited amount is good for you. Baked it ok too. Good oils are coconut oil, lard, and palm oil. Olive oil is fine but don't cook with it as it breaks down with heat causing free radicals. That is the problem with other oils.
Fruit is good for you, but don't eat large amounts. You might wonder what could possibly be wrong with fruit. Well actually it is a good thing as long as one does not pig out on it. Fruit has as sweetener Fructose ( the same thing as corn Sugar). Fructose is broken down by going to the liver first ( and not the blood stream) where it is converted to FAT. To burn the calories of Fructose you have to burn FAT.
Glucose is better, but stay away from it on this diet. Glucose goes straight to the blood stream and raises the blood sugar....then the blood sugar drops, after a short time, and the insulin levels stay up. That causes inflammation! Just as a reminder inflammation causes ageing and makes pain worse.
So eat all you want but realize your resident gut flora will ask in no uncertain terms that they want sweets. Bad bacteria and good bacteria communicate with your brain via the vagus nerve in the gut. They vote.
I do not make this stuff up. You will be amazed how much weight you lose. Do not be surprised if you health practitioner does not know about this. There is no money or drugs involved, and after going on this diet you may need less drugs. As a aside, you will feel better in all ways. Keep this diet going for the rest of your life and your odds will vastly increase the chances of you living a long life.
If your blood test says it is low....it probably is, but if the test says normal it probably isn't. Then why do they do it. Frankly, I think they believe it is a good test. Don't believe me. Just google magnesium blood test is inaccurate. Or you can look here.
Magnesium has so many things that are good for you. That you can check out yourself. One thing that it does is help keep your pulse electrically normal. A lot less irregular pulse and atrial fibrillation. And you really do sleep better when you have a normal level, which almost no one has.
Share this with your health provider. Good luck.
Here are some more good things magnesium does.
The administration of Statins by our Medical community is a major mistake, imho. I think there are lots of studies showing that Saturated fats are good for you. Saturated fats are needed to make hormones. Kind of important and the side effects of Statins are very significant. Lots of people take statins and all of sudden start having aches and pains. Some get depressed and the Doctor puts them on drug for depression and tells them the aches and pains are old age! Interestingly these are side effects of Statins.
So what fats are good for you? Are you ready. Lard, palm oil and coconut oil. They do not breakdown with heat and become rancid. Hydrogenated oil is the worse. Not fit for human consumption, in my opinion.
So....go to www.mercola.com and put in Statin side effects. Then show it to your doctor. Don't expect your doctor to know about this information. Check out his statements about coconut oil to. He will try to sell you something. I am not endorsing any of his products.
Here is a nice study.
How does the medical community say we have been wrong all these years. I don't know. They have not done it yet!
Most people want a answer that is simple......What pill do I have to take to fix me and please pass the desert. It is not simple. Everything interacts with everything else. Health is directed by probiotics and supplements such as magnesium and vitamin D. I am sure many other factors are involved, but this seems to be really big factors.
We have existed as some sort of human being for millions of years. It is a very safe bet that during that time well over 99% of population has existed with gut parasites. A bad thing ....right? No so fast. Check this out.
I found another study...
As they say, this is a no brainer. Sorry had to say that. But here is a article that will change your mind and if you follow the thought process, change you too. This is not a isolated article. There reports all over the place from differnent scientist following up on the changes that WILL happen, if you eat better etc.
Now the article...and please pass this along to others so they will benefit too.
If you go back to my original blog you will find i focus on inflammation. Inflammation is just a fancy word for swelling and redness......and associated pain. I also said, if you reduce inflammation you reduce all pain and the ageing process. Read that last sentence again.
I have been saying this since 2004. I have implemented my own advice in my life. That I can travel and do the things I do at the ripe old age of 76 is testamentary to that implementation. So it is catching on. Doctors are starting to listen and the research dollars are going there too. They are looking for bacteria they can patent and sell, IMHO.
Well, I grow my own bacteria in sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables. No prescription needed. When away on trips I grown my own sauerkraut and take probiotic capsules. It works.
So here is something to read.....the Doc's are starting to focus....Make a comment or contact me at my e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.....make the subject line something I will notice. I get a lot of spam there.
I want to say hello to Donna, Bob, Sandy, Sharon and Tim. Great meeting you in Costa Rica. Please pass my regards along if you read this blog. My address is email@example.com ( What a wonderful place to visit, especially in the winter). Make it clear who you are in the subject line. I get lots of spam.
Magnesium Chloride. I buy a pharmaceutical grade magnesium Chloride from Amazon. Just under 18 bucks for two pounds and will probably make a 100 bucks of magnesium oil compared to buying the oil directly on line. I make sure that heavy metals are removed from the the magnesium chloride. Heavy metals are not something you need to absorb. As a aside, the bath type of magnesium chloride has heavy metals and I do not recommend using them as a bath oil or magnesium oil spray.
How to use magnesium oil spray. I use a sprayer that is available from on line. It comes with a nice cobalt blue bottle. The nice thing is that each of the squirts with the sprayer is about 18 mg, so you know how much you are using. Spray at least three times a day. Spray problem areas five times and rub it in and sore muscles will disappear with in a half hour or be greatly diminished. If it did not do much it is because you are very low in magnesium. The next time it will work better and relief will last longer. I squirt my skin at least twenty times a day. But if I was to do sixty times a day it would not overdose me. Overdose is impossible except in the very rare instance of kidney failure or compromise. So if you are thinking you may need kidney dialysis in the future because your kidneys are failing, don't use this.
You may notice that the spray solution causes "tingling". If this is a problem dilute the magnesium oil with more distilled water. Don't use tap water. The oil may also feel uncomfortable on the skin. Tingling tends to deminish with use. After a half hour you can remove the magnesium oil with a wet wash cloth.
I also notice if I put the oil on my chest I get a slight rash, so I don't do that. The skin tends to me more tolerant on the legs, feet, back and abdomen. Don't for get, if you have sore muscles apply locally in larger amounts as above.
Lastly, if you don't sleep well dose up before going to bed. You will sleep better. Do it a half hour before bedtime and you can get about all the benefits even if you wash it off just before going to bed!
Just remember, every time you have a alcoholic drink, every time you have added sugar, every time you eat some thing with refined grains you lose magnesium. And when you eat vegetables that have been grown for decades in a commercial growing area there is little magnesium in the soil. It is not easy to get a normalized magnesium level and maintain it in our society.
Diseases of Civilization are everywhere in just about everyone.
Everyone, almost, wants a cure. How do I fix my life? What will make me happy? I don't like feeling this way! I feel pressure all the time. What can I do. What pill...diet....food etc will make me feel good about life.
There is no simple cure, but what if something made you feel better one or two percent a day. Would you notice the difference. Maybe not!
But if you continued to feel better one or two percent a day and then after a month it would be 30 or 45 %. Would you notice the difference or would you just say it is a coincidence? Perhaps blame it on luck. Could it be you that you have perceived life differently? Because you have changed and deal with life in a better fashion?
This is the kind of the differences that changes your life and may not be readily apparent, but accumulate with time.
Do you have the patience to try. Want a instant cure without changing anything about your life....except a pill. Then I suggest this is not the place where you will find that cure.
The suggestions i am trying to implement will slowly increase the quality and length of your life. If you do not have the patience or inclination to do these things your life will remain the same.
Some things take time.
I am a CRNA (Nurse Anesthetist) who gave anesthesia for over 40 years. I find I am curious about a lot of things and what will improve the quality of my life and those I care about! I can feel the difference.