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becoming me again

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by kovita, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Penny

    Penny New Member

    I would read the book Healing Lyme by Steven Buhner - and check out Klinghardt - garlic and cilantro are huge in Lyme - you also might want to check your zinc levels - I bet they're really low...
  2. Penny

    Penny New Member

    right on - Lyme grows exponentially in the presence of EMF... funny, I thought the cold would help that? How could Lyme love the cold?

    All I know is that I know nothing... Aristotle
  3. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Hi Kovita ..... thinking of you ... How are you doing? x
  4. kovita

    kovita Gold

    it. has been a long while since I have posted to my journal! What a great time did I have! We spent almost a month on holiday combining sea and mountains, all pretty remote and wonderfull places! It was the best holiday I ever had, too good to be truth. I kept my promisses and started to ride horses and did first steps towards the art of surfing (I always feared horses and deep sea with waves). I love it and it is a new feeling to go against my fears. I did now already 14 intravenous oxygen therapies and I have to say wow. It seems to be finally pushing all I have been doing during the last year to some results. I sleep! And most of the nights I do sleep nonstop and very deeply. My pains are not continuous anymore and ther even have been several days in a row without pains. My skin is tanning like it was not in years. The journey just started but I believe I am going in the right direction. My hair continues to fall like crazy (it started this winter), it is to me still a clear sign of hormonal imbalances and immune over-reactions, but do I feel great if the hairfall is on my mind as a main complaint ;-) the journey is bumpy as always, but the full benefits of oxygen therapy should be seen in the horizon of months and I have no doubts that together with all. i learned and implemented while readings Jack's blogs I am on my way to optimal. I hope everyone who pops by my journal feels good and is moving towards the optimal.
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  5. kovita

    kovita Gold

    ks Penny, my Zinc is now quite high, but i had to move it up through supplements this winter. I have many. buhner books at home, but last autumn when I started the protocol, it felt too hard and inappropriate. I bet it could be different now. I will go back to some of bis herbs during the next weeks together with injections of my own blood. I think this is sort of Klinghardt approach.
  6. SeaHorse

    SeaHorse Gold

    So great to read your update….bon voyage indeed!
  7. Penny

    Penny New Member

    Glad you had fun - there have been many people who have cured disease just by paying attention to cortisol:)
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  8. kovita

    kovita Gold

    I red yesterday the thread about maximizing autophagy. It stole my attention because I noticed that my BAB has evolved naturally during the course of the last 2 months to very high fat and rather low protein. I just started to feel more and more in the mornings to eat just fat. So I took the action after yesterday's reading and accepted fully the call of my body and soul and made for today's breakfast my high quality matcha tea blended with 3 huge big spoons of coconut oil and 2 huge big spoons of clarified butter. I took only vit.D and K2 and pregnenolone and will move the rest of supplements to lunch time. I have to say it was rather breakfast for advanced krusers! The last sip almost sent me to the toilet and I felt like a 100w bulb for the first half an hour. I am curious how long will the energy last, from my previous experience more fat in the breakfast much longer lasts the energy and lack of hunger.
  9. kovita

    kovita Gold

    I wanted to post here in my journal some observations I have made while going after my broken sleep. I have seen incredible improvement during the last two months and through some little experiments I have discovered some patterns I would like to post here since sleep is frequent theme of conversations on this forum. It all applies only to me, but maybe it could be of any help for others.

    - ketosis destroys my sleep immeditaly and big time. I remember in some of the blogs Jact mentioned ketosis depletes serotonin quickly. This may be a big thing in my case. I have particular gift to enter ketosis extremaly easily and keep it even on 50g carbs a day and to break it takes more than 100g of carbs for several days for me. Not sure why or whatare the cosequences, but it is the way it works for me. After I noticed great improvemt of my pains with improved and most importantly deeper sleep I bet on sleep as more beneficial than ketosis for myself. It is disturbing considering all possible benefits of ketosis, but unless I sleep nothing really will work and improve in my body and mind

    - long full body sun exposure improved my sleep dramatically (serotonin again)

    - no supplements/foods used to imporve sleep works for me, exception being sour cherries. This is a clear sign my issues could be serotonin coversion not precursors

    - countryside improves my sleep immediately and independently on anything else. City destroys it gradually.

    - a glass or two of Rioja red wine improves my sleep ;-)

    - the quality of my sleep has no connection to the cortisol insults during the day. Even after a very relaxing and happy day I could have broken sleep

    - high doses of intravenous oxygen (30-40ml) would break my sleep for a few days

    To summarize it sun, nature and something like 100g carbs a day regulary brings me good and deep sleep. Ketosis moves me immediately to something like awaken dreaming. This sounds interesting in the context of Jeremy's case but I am not sufficiently experienced to link it all together.
  10. yewwei.tan

    yewwei.tan Gold

    Glad someone found those ramblings useful :) I hope the experimentation goes well.

    That's some great info right there.

    Caroline was asking me why is it that women always tend to gain weight on the leptin reset, while men do not. All I could come up with was that it has something to do with a screwed up PG/E2 ratio.

    I do remember some of my old ramblings on estrogen and ketosis. Here's the link -- http://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php?threads/todays-webinar-with-dave-asprey.10486/#post-120686 . But I don't know how to use that info to help with your situation yet ... :oops:


    On a sleep related note, I sleep very well, with lots of vivid and recallable dreams even when in ketosis, but my problem was that time to sleep onset was really long (>30mins).

    My most successful biohack for reducing the sleep onset time was actually to do contrast showers right before bed. So hot 1 minute, cold 1 minute, etc ... end on cold. I find that I need at least 5 mins total, but can take the cold cycles to 30 seconds with the same effect (1 min hot, 30 sec cold), which makes this pretty easy to do (especially since I start on hot). I'd go to sleep radiating a ton of heat, and fall asleep really quickly. Anyway, that may be something to try.
  11. kovita

    kovita Gold

    Yewwei, thanks for your imputs. Bingo! My progesterone/estrogen ration and levels by itself was completely screwed during this winter. I spent the whole winter on almost no carbs. The sleep deteriorated the same time. I had fantastic high levels of progesterone and good estrogen in the lower middle range the last summer and. i slept well. My doctor will add now some progesterone to my treatment, curious enough low progesterone seems related with Th1 shift, exactly what I have. I am woman of childbearing age, it is known for a long long time and it is part of most of the traditional cultures that the best way too boost woman's fertlity are carbs (think of sweet potatoes in Africa). You definitely helped me to stick to my rebelion to go for some carbs. I did not gain weight during the winter, but some carbs now defined my muscles to six pack ;-) Too bad the Europeans are not so proactive like the Australian section. I have discovered wonderfull place to meet, it is the coast between Biarritz and Bordeaux. Natural wonder! Pine woods extending to the dune and a great beach beated by wild sea. It is one of the best surfing areas in the world and ther is plenty of fresh fish and oysters. No wonder the people living ther look so good.
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  12. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    I am so happy for you Kovita ..... you are working on your own personal n=1.

    It [we/our life] does need alot of conscious thought ..... it seems like you have had a magical time - wonderful for your soul!

    you are pushing your boundaries and living/loving your life .....make the most of every single second of every single day - in spite of the day to day drama that we all have...it is only background noise ......Mother nature is calling your name - loud and clear ..... and you are listening! xo
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  13. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Very hard to lose weight when you have circadian mismatches stamped into your epigenome. People must begin to realize those mismatches must be fixed first before you can move forward. It is not about food.
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  14. kovita

    kovita Gold

    so today while I was receiving yet another intravenous oxygen shot my doctor tells me what's new (we became almost friends) and she says she spent a weekend on informal meeting with her European colleagues and they have been talking a lot about JK, his blog and his work. And I think, this is fantastic! When I came across this doctor I knew she is very dynamic and she always looks for answers. On one of our first meetings I gave her printed Jeremy's blog. I thought this would be the best one to start with because it requires advanced out of box thinking abilities. she is an antiaging and preventative medical specialist, but she mostly works with chronically sick people. She is now reading her way through the tremendous amount of pages on JK blog and she is starting to move the word around. The colleagues she was meeting are from the same rank covering different countries here in Europe. It makes me very happy! There are medical practitioners there who are strongly oriented on helping the people and who know now about JK and are becoming his avid readers. I feel very happy and I hope eventually these doctors would try and use what they can learn there and eventually some of their patients will learn through them. At least it is making a whole bunch of docs thinking a lot, and this is great!
  15. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    How wonderful Kovita! you are a tremendous starfish!

    Would your Doc be interested in joining the platinum forum here - for health care professionals?

    there is a Doc from France I believe..........
  16. kovita

    kovita Gold

    porkfeast in my village. Killed this afternoon and just now serving traditional 'ovar' (head, shoulders and knuckles cooked with herbs). Of course serve with horseradish from the garen and a lot of traditional czech beer. WIN_20140730_195826.JPG WIN_20140730_195904.JPG
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  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I like all that cysteine.
  18. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    awesome Kovita! enjoy every bit of everything!
  19. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Love the pics, Kovita.
  20. Andrea

    Andrea What is NOT on the menu?

    Kovita, thanks for sharing your thoughts on sleep and your experiments . It helped me connect two possible dots.
    I had been on a low-carb-high-fat-relatively-low-protein diet for a couple years before I came here and started with the Leptin Rx, and my sleep had been great. But soon after I got started here my sleep got really crappy.

    For me, I now suspect that my crappy environment (EMF, circadian mismatches and probably other stuff) has made my genes to show their ugly face. Among other things, I have a CBS snp.
    If I get things right, metabolism of dietary protein produces ammonia, the detox of which uses up two molecules of BH4 per molecule of ammonia. And BH4 is necessary for other things too, such as to generate neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, and nitric oxide. So, in other words, due to the amounts of ammonia that a high protein consumption causes, I become depleted in BH4, which results in low dopamine and low serotonin.
    I think this could be one possible cause to my crappy sleep, considering that my protein intake since I started with the Leptin Rx has been pretty high.

    Have you tried to play more with your protein intake rather than carbs?
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014

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