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Sandy's Journal

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Da-mo, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Might've guessed by lack of postings that I had a few false starts on the non-smoking . . . However here I am again - still chipping away at it, 1 cigarette in the last 10 days - that was 8 days ago.

    Relying heavily on the nicotine oral spray - maybe prolonging the addiction but at least the hand to mouth habit will get broken in the meantime.

    Weight crept up from a steady 76-78kg range to a 78-81kg range before I got hold of it. Put it down to succumbing to carb cravings and eating some bread (grain) slathered with jam and cookies. I've discovered that going for a barefoot walk through the bush to the waterfall in the evening helps curb these cravings so doing that as often as possible now.

    Daughter just bought a flash set of scales that does bone mass, water content, visceral fat and lean muscle figures etc. I don't think its that accurate but will post the numbers I get soon because they at least seem to be consistent and may offer a trend.

    So anyway - just did my first workout in awhile today . . . erg rowing machine - 4minute light warm up followed by a Tabatas set then 8 minutes warming down on a treadmill. Heart rate was in the 140s when I stepped on the treadmill and still up at 120 when I stepped off. Followed that up with 4 boiled eggs for dinner. Will don the ice vest for an hour or so now and then do the barefoot bushwalk to the waterfall on the way home this evening. Not really sure if I should be working out at this stage.

    Benefits felt so far from not smoking - easier breathing, much reduced use of Ventolin inhaler, increased erectile power;), less procrastination in getting things done around the farmlet.

    New development - started a few weeks ago maybe unrelated to the smoking but I have developed a persistent rash in the beard area - something like Seborrheic Dermatitis or Psoriasis. Colloidal Silver, Mouthwash, aftershave and a silicon based Miconazole Nitrate cream all seem to help to some degree but don't stop it recurring. Off to see the GP on Friday about it. This a something very new for me as I've never had any skin problems before. Are there any treatments he might offer that I should be wary of?
     
  2. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Coming up on 2 weeks no smoking:D

    Saw GP yesterday about skin rash - suspects its Seb or something else I don't remember. Sent me for labs where they took scrapings and swabs and prescribed a tube of micreme (mix of miconazole and hydrocortizone) for the meantime until labs come back.
     
  3. av8r

    av8r New Member

    Keep up the good work!
    I smoked for 21 years then quit cold turkey in April 2002, haven’t touched one since. They used to give me coughing fits that kept me up most of the night… I certainly don’t miss that!
     
  4. SeaHorse

    SeaHorse Gold

    Skin stuff could just be a process of shifting away from cigs and being that the skin and the brain are so connected, perhaps it's a step in the right direction despite being "a problem"…A and D are usually the ticket for skin, it needs to come from the inside.
     
  5. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Almost 3 week non-smoking now.

    I was at the herbal shop the other day and saw some tobacco free herbs for smoking and some nicotine free tobacco WTF!?!? they take the good stuff out and just leave all the bad stuff . . . why would ya :D

    Feeling pretty crap today to be honest - tired, bloated, running a sleep debt from poor sleep 2 nights ago and arthritic knee reminding me its still there . . . and just to top it off I broke a tooth this morning so will have to schedule a walletectomy with the dentist. :mad:

    Been keeping up with my water but feel I must be de-hydrated anyway - probably due to emf exposure at work.

    Never mind - here comes the weekend. I think I might just have to visit Blue Spring for some CT (11degC year round) and mineralisation through my skin then Raglan beach for some grounding on my days off.
     
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  6. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Still non-smoking even though I dreamed of buying a pack of cigarettes last night :eek:

    Due to unexpected visitors ended up eating late last night - flounder yummm - but we hopefully reset that clock with some oxy before sleep. Then had very vivid dreams this morning.

    DW is craving seafood lately - I take that as a very good sign. We have really ramped up the seafood lately. I type this as I breakfast on prawns, onion and garlic, heated in butter and seasoned with salt, pepper and dill.

    Weight has stabilized around 79-80kg lately even though I've been eating a ton of seasonal carbs in fruit etc. I feel my best around 75-76kg and usually putting this much extra weight on would have my knee going chronic but its not so bad this time - maybe this weight gain is part muscle.

    Note to self: start ramping up the sulfur intake with cruciferous veges before fall/winter. Already eat a ton of eggs (and bacon).

    Happy birthday to my 72 year old mum today - still kickin' ass and takin' names. She grew up in a Fijian mountain valley with no electricity where you fed yourself off the land and water - there's a lesson there - If I'm as active and mobile as she is when I reach her age I'll be happy.
     
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  7. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Found a fully organic butcher today in town:) Tried some salami and bacon samples while there - delicious, bacon was yummy enough to eat raw (cysteine bonus!!!) I might be joining @Inga on the high meat :p They do them all in house with no additives like nitrates or preservatives. The meat is so fresh it hasn't even been frozen. Bought some lamb and pork sausages and lamb shanks to take home - sausages were awesome and very filling. Butcher came out so I could speak with him and asked him about beef heart and liver and he said he'd hold some for me.
     
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  8. shah78

    shah78 Gold

    Butchered land mammal porn!:) Tell us more!
     
  9. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Had one of the lamb shanks for dinner tonight with mushrooms and cream - much stronger taste than normal - almost like game - delicious!!

    After listening to the March Q&A webinar I'm thinking the ultimate CT would be submerged with a snorkel in one of those sensory depravation isolation tanks.
     
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  10. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Thanks :) Must be 5 weeks now:cool:

    Have been busy with stuff that tends to keep me indoors lately but have made a point to go for a barefoot walk through the bush and spend some time in the waterfall pool every couple or three days. Managed to get a good amount of sun today while cleaning the pool and walking to and from the CT in the waterfall - barefoot and shirtless of course for grounding and sunlight. Much easier to stay on track when the redox is maintained.
     
  11. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    I was rereading "into the light" by William Campbell Douglass MD yesterday, and it says that smokers emit about twice as much light from their cells as non smokers. Within a day of cessation of smoking, the emission levels drops down to that of non-smokers. Smokers urine also emits more light than that of non-smokers. So you've had 5 weeks of not "lighting up" in more ways than one! :cool::D
     
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  12. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Is that light from leakiness or is it a product of the uncoupling effect of nicotine?

    If it is the nicotine/uncoupling then I'm still emitting since I'm using Nicorette spray.

    Then again - maybe the uncoupling works the other way and contains light via increased magnetism from increased electron flow . . . . .
     
  13. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    Maybe a smoking induced distress signal?

    The book talks of Dr Gurwitsch's research in the 1930s, where he demonstrated "mitogenic rays", tiny emanations given off by the body tissues in different wavelengths, all in the UV spectrum, and varying in wavelength according to the organ emanating the rays. He also proved in 1936 that living cells emit extremely low levels of visible light in the dark.

    People with diseases such as cancer, diabetes and jaundice give off more light from their blood than healthy people.....

    Smokers emit about twice as much light as non smokers ...

    "But paradoxically, although sick cells emit light, they actually have an ultraviolet deficiency" (AM sunlight anyone? :D)
     
  14. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Ok, so I'm at the stage where I'm dropping the nicotine spray support.

    Feeling pretty crap to be honest - have gained around 7 kg and feeling bloated, constipated and at times all my joints hurt - knees, hips, lower back, shoulders and neck. This weight gain is a big problem for me - I don't carry extra weight well and I feel that the lower back is affected by it flowing on to the other joints. Been feeling general inflammation is one way to describe it.

    So - this weight gain with no real change in diet (ok, the occasional carb binge tied to nicotine withdrawals) - seems to indicate I'm losing energy and gaining mass to compensate. Thinking that cutting the nicotine and related uncoupling effect has reduced magnetism (from reduced current flow) allowing for this energy/light leakage. The weight gain seems mainly abdominal although some extra fat is noticeable under chin and medial to cheekbones. If I were to pick an organ Id be inclined to say that it is my liver that has mainly increased in size/mass.

    I feel as if I am retaining water. I guess that would make sense as if my cells are increasing in size then they would hold extra water to match the increased volume. So what is the answer here - I'm guessing CT to shrink all that water and make it " low dense" which should have positive effects on cellular size and also internal pressure (Archimedes) to improve signalling.

    Small signs of positive changes - ears actually stopped ringing (tinnitus) for a few moments this morning - improvements in peripheral neuropathy (numbness/sensitivity) and some interesting dreams.

    Sleep wise - have been waking early - mainly maybe half an hour before my alarm would go off (5:30am) but can be up to an hour prior and one morning was up at 3:30am. Hopefully this was due to the change in daylight savings time and will settle down. Recently I was asked to use up some of the leave I have accumulated so took the opportunity to book all the nightshifts off for a couple of months - have been feeling as if I need less sleep since not doing nights in terms of waking earlier and more easily - not struggling to get out of bed.

    Oh - will try persevere as best I can for the next few weeks and see if things don't settle back to a more positive trend.

    P.S. Was interested to hear in the latest Q&A Yew mentioning nicotine and resveratrol in relation to GI issues. . . . . hmmmmmm
     
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  15. shah78

    shah78 Gold

    Get in that tub my friend. Winter will be your best friend.
    I'm pulling for you.I imagine everyone is.
     
  16. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Thanks Shah, trying to embrace my discomfort :)
     
  17. shah78

    shah78 Gold

    When I think of your "current torture", I harken
    back to a scene from the French ConnectionII when Popeye Doyle is trying to rehab from heroine addiction. In this bleak, run down room, he's shaking uncontrollably , drinking cokes with twenty or so tablespoons of sugar added to it.! Some say nicotine withdrawal is even worse in some ways. WOW! Google the scene. It may cheer you up :)
     
  18. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Actually nicotine withdrawals are quite mild physically - just feels like hunger. Mentally the withdrawals are more feeling edgy, off-balance and sensitive/grumpy - generally not ok - where nicotine used to make you feel ok.

    But now I've created the paradigm where if I were to have a smoke - I'd probably feel physically ok but would be so disappointed in myself I wouldn't get the mental okayness.

    On a brighter note - for my recent birthday, among other things, I was given enough dark chocolate to choke a horse and a pair of blue blockers:D
     
  19. yewwei.tan

    yewwei.tan Gold

    I am in full support of Nicotine Gum :p. The benefits of uncoupling protein stimulus is definitely good. Now I need to look at how it mediates light emission and absorption in the gut. I know for me, it does pretty well to relieve constipation.

    Charge-separated Water is less dense than bulk water (from 'The Fourth Phase of Water'), and CT stimulates production of IR light from mitochondria to create more charge-separated low-density water.

    Another likely mechanism of CT is to locally increase semiconducting current at the areas that are cooled, which then lead to systemic increases in current through all other tissues. The increased current then should lead to more hydrophilic proteins, tighter collagen networks, and better energetic efficiency.

    Better energetic efficiency then means that less energy is needed to produce the same amount of useful work. Since E=mc^2, the less energy there is in the system, the less electromagnetic momentum (aka: mass) is needed, and mass decreases systemically.

    ----

    This time of the year is particularly stressful IMO too o_O, with decreasing sunshine, and not enough magnetic effects to compensate.

    If you'd ask me, the bloating and swelling is due to lack of collagen tightness, and the fix is as much red light and natural magnetic fields as possible.

    Red light in all forms, everything from direct lasers to CT (uncoupling produces red light).

    NZ should provide you with some nice geothermal springs, which in addition to the potential IR stimulus, is also where magnetic fields are stronger. Couple that with some Fournier effect CT and you'd be rocking :D

    ....
     
  20. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Geothermal areas are a bit far away to be a regular thing. Just wondering re-commissioning if my hot tub might be a help? - even though the water is heated electrically - its still IR right? At the very least I can get some Fournier effect going with it - and since I have changed the treatment regime to H2O2 and silver nitrate maybe some benefit there as well.

    I think you are really onto something with the nicotine/gut ideas - the link between them seems to be very strong and very fast acting.
     

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