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Optimized Life Journey

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Jill A., Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK New Member

    I found to start with that I needed a bigger breakfast of eggs cooked in butter lard or ghee, and fatty meat with a small amount of carbs. If they were seasonal and not eaten to excess, their glycemic index was of less importance, the protein and fat make the glycemic index of the meal as a whole much lower. I ate the protein and fat first, and then topped up with seasonal carbs. I would have lamb or pork chops, liver onions and bacon, lots of eggs ....seasonal roots and greens and I'd fill up, I could add a seafood starter ... As I understand it the first meal after you break a fast the energy goes to the peripheral tissues in preference to the fat cells. (I think there's maybe an evolutionary advantage for a hungry animal to have its first meal directed differently, so that it has the energy in the peripheral tissues to go after its next meal, or be active in its environment). Eaten within half hour of sunrise to help set the gut and liver circadian rhythm, and if I ate enough I didn't think about food for 4 or 5 hours, no shaking etc, and good energy levels.

    I lost my mother to AD last year, and like your mum, no meds. My maternal grandmother also had dementia. I not only don't want to go out that way, but I don't want my kids to have to watch me go out that way, or accept that their own dementia fate is destined, or put their own lives on hold for years like both my mother did for her mother, or I did for her. The last couple of years of her life were a horrendous stress, and at best I was treading water but if I'd tried to eat once a day at that point, I would have made things worse, or sunk. My mother was my main stress but it could have been any other combination of stresses.

    Jan posted

    "Carbs have to be divided into number of categories.
    but when your weight is 230# and you are aiming at 130#
    you must stay out of high glycemic index carbs
    eat one time a day or less
    eat small portions


    2-3x/day step on digital scale"


    I have an alternative viewpoint. :)

    If I eat one small meal a day, or less, I'm setting myself up for a self imposed eating disorder. Been there, done that, went from the large to the extra large t shirt....:D. There's a huge difference between a man's results of eating once a day to lose weight, and a woman. Women are wired differently when it comes to the environment, because of puberty, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Ignoring hunger cues chronically when I can't fat burn excess body fat, for whatever reason, is starvation, which I'm programmed to avoid. The stress of what my brain sees as undereating means I am more likely to store the meagre rations as fat, probably around my liver. My stress response to true or self imposed starvation, will be different to a man.

    I'm not aiming for X# on the scale, I'm aiming to heal, and at 60 I can't afford to get it wrong. My mother kept herself thin all her adult life, regularly weighing herself and keeping herself at her "ideal" weight, but no thought of body composition. As she aged she lost so much SQ fat that the veins on her arms became prominent, that was the time when her AD escalated big time. SQ fat = a store of stem cells. I will happily keep a few extra pounds of subcutaneous fat, if it stops my brain degenerating. We burn fat at night, which is also when we regenerate. Deliberately starving myself during the day and using up stored stem cells and possibly losing muscle mass when I'm not in a regenerating phase, or I'm not accessing it at night properly, seems counterintuitive. If its genuine hunger or hunger caused by inflammation, I'm listening to the signals. I do CT to reduce inflammation, and I try not to eat within 6 hours of midnight, or after sunset, whichever comes first seasonally, and my sleep is a top priority.

    I do intermittent fasting now, with a 6 hour eating window, to satiation, no small portions, but it was a progression until it was natural, effortless i.e. getting to a point where I can burn my own stored body fat. My 6 hour window satisfies my female programing if I've slept well. With a strong circadian rhythm, if I'm living in the cold lane of winter, or get enough summer sun, my stress levels are low and my sleep is good, I don't need as much food, and I think about it less. 3 or 4 days of rubbish weather or a bad night's sleep, and I can be back to 3 meals. It's still baby steps, and at 60 my progress is slow, but my brain and heart take priority. Gone are the days where I'm constantly thinking about food, or stepping on the scales 2 or 3 times a day... Hell I can lose "weight" during the day if I let myself become dehydrated or have a good dump, but it doesn't mean I'm improving .... ;)
     
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  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    high homocysteine should (also) be helped by morning sunlight

    ..............
     
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  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    You said:
    I feel inflamed in my gut... Up high
    ===============================

    I am still not clear about what you are describing.
    I assume heartburn.

    Going with that........
    one of the solutions may be lots of sun (where the sun do not shine).

    https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.p...-of-vermont-2018-are.21424/page-2#post-242702

     
  4. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    36.6 ...
     
  5. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    Sorry. Temp is 36.6. Yikes.
    If my T3 is low could I start with 1 grain and work up? Wish I knew why my face breaks out from it.
    When my gut hurts it sets off my whole upper back and r ribcage. Not sure what it is. I think I may have leaky gut.
    The sun on it is a big help. Taking advantage of hot weather right now.
    I do have questions about eating 1x a day or less. While I understand its merit I have all the symptoms of metabic syndrome/Leptin resistance/insulin resist.. etc. If I don't eat I gain weight.
    If I understand correctly the goal should be circadian/Leptin reset using the sun. Grounding, CT and seafood, lots of DHA.
    I will try the supports you suggest. I need it all I think.
    Putting it together this week.
    Won't the iodine affect my thyroid along with better cortixol?
    .[
    EQUOTE="JanSz, post: 242656, member: 933"]You have 230#
    You are on a way to 130#
    If your temperature under tongue is 37C or higher do not use additional thyroid hormones
    If temperature is low, specially if it is less than 36.6C
    you have a fight ahead

    Wait for cortisol levels.
    Cortisol must be there first for the thyroid hormones to work.

    If you can get quick blood test for cortisol
    get blood draw at 7-8am
    we will get idea about your cortisol.
    Actually get AM/PM cortisol, the second one do at noon.
    If cant get blood (script)
    Get 4x saliva test from Amazon.com

    If cortisol is low you may need
    hydrocortisoone or Medrol (whichewer easier to get)
    that may take you over the hump
    until good sun exposure gives you your own cortisol

    ////////////////////
    [/QUOTE]
     
  6. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I am thinking about what you said:
    ----------------
    .Broke down nov 2015. c1-c2 disc compression, mild, stenosis at c4/5 ... severe pain and loss of feeling in my right outer hand, last 2 fingers. R diaphragm collapsed. couldnt work.
    I have stomach aches ... for a long time now off and on
    ----------------

    Good idea to get:
    1- bone scan density (to figure bode strengths)
    2- endoscopy (to figure out any irritations on your esophagus
    3- gastric acid condition
    4- full x-ray of your spine as instructed by chiropractor
    5- chiropractic adjustments (but tell chiropractor about all above first)
    6- possibility of hiatal hernia

    #'s 2,3,6 by gastroenterologist
     
  7. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK New Member

    From the leptin blogs, intermittent fasting is contra indicated if someone is leptin resistant.
    Exogenous T3 and your skin breaks out ..... sun on the gut and it feels better ... What is that telling you. ;)

    Whether its bad lab results or low temp, the question is ....why? What is the context? I don't do labs (don't need them to tell me when I feel like shit), I came to see low temp as my body reacting to the environment it faced. I was keeping excess fat until the environment changed, storing my stem cells until my environment improved. Being obese was a protective mechanism, delaying cancer and neurodegeneration. The other thing I came to understand from the blogs is that it is the brain that controls the thyroid. Fix that (circadian rhythm, light water magnetism, regaining leptin sensitivity, etc etc) and the thyroid has a chance to respond more naturally, in line with the season, and use my stem cells to advantage, rather than waste them to get to an "ideal" weight as fast as possible. Taking exogenous thyroid hormones or taking too much iodine could interfere with that, and circadian signalling. By getting my iodine from the epi paleo/leptin prescription route, and using a good sea salt, I'm getting it packaged with other synergistic proteins and nutrients, and my body is better able to read the signals, and tells me when to stop.

    I'm not saying my understanding is completely right - but with dementia in my maternal line, its not a risk I'd take when the blog teachings are that if we are meant to make it, don't take it exogenously, its sun-plement, not supplement. I can't supplement my way out of a bad environment, or a good environment I'm not taking advantage of. Even if the ranges are similar, on an informational level, labs as a result of tinkering around with supplements are not the same as the same results in response to accessing the natural environment. :)
     
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  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Iodine is mostly being thought with relation to thyroid hormones.
    But really only little bit of iodine is need by thyroid and huge amounts are need by the rest of the body.
    Then there is selenium.
    If you wish, you may want to wait with NTH until you know status of your cortisol.

    Status of cortisol is tightly connected to your sun exposure.

    ...
     
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  9. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Keep in mind,
    as former bodybuilder you may know that straight T3 they use to adjust weight.

    .....
     
  10. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    I hear you and my biggest goal each day is to get as much sun as I can. The cold water and sun seem to give me a very big boost.
    Yes, I see the progression of ideas about supps in all my reading here and Jacks book. I am aware.
    I am the sort that likes to measure things and I want to see what my body is actually doing as a result of my actions. Thus testing. LOVE the biological education and the epi affects on it. Priceless.

    Thankyou for sharing your experience.
    I do see that Sun, light, water, magnetism are the big pieces of this. I am developing a renewed relationship with it .
    I expect great things.

    I am well aware of what my body will do if I don't eat. Thankyou for pointing it out.
    This is why I want to test and see exactly what is happening and why. Some pieces must be in place first for the results I am after.
    I don't think I have ever been well. Lots to understand about this.
    Will research stem cells and fat you mentioned..

    Sun.

    Off to the beach!!!





     
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  11. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    Getting cortisol tested. Putting this all together.
     
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  12. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I like your approach.
    Trust but verify.

    Think about how you will able to get Spectracell tests while residing in CA.

    ..
     
  13. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    I reread what you wrote and I wanted to say I noticed more closely your intuitive sense of what you need along with the application of the practices and processes to your symptoms.. There is an intuition to all of this.

    Seeing my mother this way is tough. In all my reading I can track her progression too. I see similarities. I see the similarities all over the nursing home. It scared the crap out of me.


    Exogenous T3 and your skin breaks out ..... sun on the gut and it feels better ... What is that telling you. ;)

    Whether its bad lab results or low temp, the question is ....why? What is the context? I don't do labs (don't need them to tell me when I feel like shit), I came to see low temp as my body reacting to the environment it faced. I was keeping excess fat until the environment changed, storing my stem cells until my environment improved. Being obese was a protective mechanism, delaying cancer and neurodegeneration. The other thing I came to understand from the blogs is that it is the brain that controls the thyroid. Fix that (circadian rhythm, light water magnetism, regaining leptin sensitivity, etc etc) and the thyroid has a chance to respond more naturally, in line with the season, and use my stem cells to advantage, rather than waste them to get to an "ideal" weight as fast as possible. Taking exogenous thyroid hormones or taking too much iodine could interfere with that, and circadian signalling. By getting my iodine from the epi paleo/leptin prescription route, and using a good sea salt, I'm getting it packaged with other synergistic proteins and nutrients, and my body is better able to read the signals, and tells me when to stop.

    I'm not saying my understanding is completely right - but with dementia in my maternal line, its not a risk I'd take when the blog teachings are that if we are meant to make it, don't take it exogenously, its sun-plement, not supplement. I can't supplement my way out of a bad environment, or a good environment I'm not taking advantage of. Even if the ranges are similar, on an informational level, labs as a result of tinkering around with supplements are not the same as the same results in response to accessing the natural environment. :)[/QUOTE]
     
  14. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK New Member

    It scared the crap out of me too, but once I got past that it scared the fight into me. My FIL was in a nursing home for about 10 months, (end stage CHF and vascular dementia and finally a brain tumor) and the month after he died, my mother moved in. Watching their decline and the differences in other residents was an eye opener. From my observation, the thinnest, frailer residents coming to live there had worse cognitive function. If they were able to walk they would often pace up and down the corridor, as if attempting to generate cognitive function from walking. The ones with more fat mass, even if they were wheelchair bound or diabetic etc, seemed to have better cognitive function. Having better cognitive function, they were able to make use of the social opportunities, which in turn contributed to better cognitive function. It wasn't always so cut and dried, someone who had been living alone and been lonely might improve cognitive function, even if seemingly frail. My FIL was an unsocial, difficult man, and my mother's fear of social interaction stemmed from her being deaf. It was the same nnemf hellhole for all the residents, but it didn't affect everyone equally or at the same rate.

    One of the interesting residents was a woman on respite whilst her husband was in hospital. She had no womanly curves left, had her hair cut and dressed in a way that people thought she was a man. She started declining rapidly, a constant wanderer, and my mother and other female residents became frightened by her, particularly if they thought it was a man rifling through their personal belongings, or walked in on them when they were getting dressed. Her husband's condition meant she had to be moved to a specialist dementia unit, and in the few days before she went, the staff relented about discouraging smoking and one of them would take her outside before breakfast for a cigarette. She spent the morning calming sitting during the social activity on offer, no wandering …… The staff were surprised at the improvement, but thanks to my membership here, I wasn't ….:)
     
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  15. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Motivations can be established in lots of ways. I never forgot this poster from a company that mocks those overly cheery posters most people love. It's irrelevantly built into me now and very motivating:

    mistakesdemotivator.jpeg
     
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  16. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    LOL!!! Yeah ... "perfect example of what not to do".
     
  17. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    So feeling pretty good this morning.
    I started the HCL and a Probiotic thats very good.
    Also, I read in the Forum somewhere that someone Made a morning drink of high quality Cacao, grassfed butter, Ghee, Coconut oil and a little Stevia.
    Everything has been upsetting my stomach and I have been grumpy and shaky at times. I have tried this for 3 mornings and 2 afternoons.
    Wow. It does not bother my stomach and I am so much more calm. Appetite very noticeably stabilized. Mood more stable. Its holding me for hours. Added some Oysters this morning to breakfast. Stomach still calm

    Not really measuring nutrient amounts. I am staying away from that due to the anxiety I have around it still.
    Being a BodyBuilder can be akin to a mental illness when you are forcing your body to do things its not meant to do. Like 12% BF for a female. That alone, for an extended time period can cause all kinds of weird behavior and depression. I would have a meltdown if I couldnt see the vein running down my stomach.
    It is lonely too. Eating disorders, depression and metabolic syndrome is rampant among female BB. While it has been years and years I still fall into that obsessive bent when it comes to food and nutrients and scales etc. Do not want to go there with this.

    I notice I am thinking more clearly, making better decisions, holding my ground better.
    I am chasing the sun like a wild woman. I am turning a golden brown. My house if full of shells and rocks and driftwood. I have Redwood branches all over from the woods. I ordered a Geode.

    I have renewed my relationship with the ocean. I remember it well. I lived 2 blocks from the beach, sand dunes as a teen. I surfed .... I was. there in it everyday. It was a healthy time.
    Here is where I am now. Putting thoughts of a life here into the Quantum field. There are an infinite number of ways it could happen. I will not place limits on how it shows up.
    When I broke and the usual stuff was not propping me up I began to let go of old paradigms. I asked. 20180521_104920.jpg The way showed up.
    Feeling deep gratitude. I'm gonna be ok.
     
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  18. Jill A.

    Jill A. Gold

    It has been awhile. Processing.
    I admit I was excited but something pulled me back and away from the group. This happens in personal life regularly. I no longer beat myself up for doing this. I am usually internalizing and efforting to put into action what I have learned . I require solitude. I have called it Critical Care BECAUSE IT IS!
    I am surrounded lately by evidence of the effects of the environment and I see it so differently now.
    At the rest home my mother struggles with Dementia. At 90 she is extremely frail but she is tough in there still. 73 yr old woman next to her dying of brain cancer. Working with hospice. The other is disconnected.
    My neice, it was just reported has Vitiligo. Her Mother Innerstichalitis and feels like she is being choked sometimes, pain in her body. My brother hypothyroid and severe back spasms. Now kind of stoops. at 6/5 it looks heavy.
    In their 40s and 50s it seems too early.
    My son with Downs Syndrome, alopecia, exema, Toe Fungus, stigmstism overweight, etc.
    And just thinking my other brother 12 years ago broke both fibia and Tibia, comound, He is now 70 and hia body has become painful and hard to live in. He was doing 15 mph. I wonder about that.
    Me and my "personal 911"
    Its a wonder we are all still cheerful! Ha!
    How did Jack put it " when deviance becomes normalized" we just accept it.

    My 34 year old son was diagnosed with schitzoprenia this week. What we thought was a drug problem was an ill person possibly self medicating as is common. With terrible results of course.
    But I see other things involved now. A computer computer wizard, up all night on computer or doing security work. I understand why he chose it. He did not have to interact with people so much. Isolating. Very low Dopamine. Completely wrecked Circadian and other clocks.
    In blue light all night. Little sun. For years. He is wrecked.

    I am sensing a whisper of understanding protons and electrons, condensing, autophagy and our magnetic heart.
    I am finding all of this information and awakening a great relief. It feels like freedom. I am in nature atleast 3 days per week, Most of the day in warm penetrating sun. My body loves it. I am starved. I recognize it now.
    I did not follow through with testing and I have stopped most supplements. I think I had to go through a kind of reintroduction to myself in a natural state. Messed up. I decided to just trust the basics. I know this from a couple disciplines I have practiced.
    Sun, light, water, magnetism, CT and I have been working on my daily DHA.
    When I reaally started taking the sun and the ocean 3 to 4 days a week and laying in creeks with the sun shining on me, real change began.
    I do not have the execution completely down . I am progressing.

    Progress and challenge, I am very uncomfortable on many levels right now. I really see how my brain has not been working.


    I f@#$ Love the sun. It is medicine. Im so brown and my house if full of all kinds of shells.
    Developing a relationship with oysters. Dug this out of the mud on an old Oyster farm. Its huge. I have become a beach bum.


    Will be listening to "skin in the game" tonite
    My mind is clearing and my judgements about my life and how I should live are altering.
    I am going to find out my Haplotype then have an appt with Dr Jack. Anyone else have a problem with some agency having your dna in a big data base? Alternatives?
     
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  19. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    What Jack preaches works.

    For me the worst part of this deal is that I am not able to get any converts to this way of life.
    .........
     
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  20. Mike David

    Mike David Same name new person

    I second that. To any paradox the simplest answer is usually the right answer. The complications arrive to fill the gap of understanding so that the expert can appear to know everything while solving nothing. It doesn’t get more simple than light water and magnetism. Our resident expert does not claim to know everything as well how refreshing drinking from the cup of truth. “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses”-Plato
     
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