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Steph’s journey (take one x a million)

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by StephanieF, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    Here I am AGAIN...like many of us it seems... brushing off my knees, humbled and searching with another round of renewed optimism. I’m 44 yrs old. Having struggled with adrenal fatigue twice as an adult, then getting my entire ass kicked side ways after having two kids I’m standing here befuddled and exhausted. kind of lost i suppose. We had our first daughter when I was 38. PostPartum Deptession and Anxiety through the roof. We had our second daughter when i was 42... tore my labrums in my hips, emergency c section, traumatic delivery for all of us. I could not get up off the floor without using a table or chair for assistance even 6 months postpartum. Another reoccurrence of postpartum anxiety, and general overwhelm of being a SAHM. I went through PT, and rebuilt the strength back up in my hips. Still haven’t returned to trail running, but my body is functioning a lot better now. However, the latest is my thyroid tanked last fall. hypothyroidism. I refused meds (bc i know at 42 I should NOT be on thyroid meds “all of a sudden” at 42!) I healed my thyroid through nutrition and I feel significantly better, but I’m still not where I know I need to be at 44yrs old! Something still isn’t quite right. So here I am, scrambling to understand everything Dr Kruse is and has been teaching and trying to understand it enough to put it into daily practice.
    One thing is clear, as a mom of a now 2&4 yr old I’m inside cooking a lot. We never eat out and live in the mountains at 8600’. It takes a lot of energy to get everyone out the door... then soon after I’m back inside cooking lunch or prepping dinner. too much indoor time! My husband has a life long battle of IBS and SAD. As a grown man of 50 he still sometimes has “accidents” while at work. He owns his own excavation business and is outside ALLLLL the time from early morning to sunset. He eats very clean and despite seeing every doctor under the sun no one seems to be able to help him. He has uncles and a great aunt who also had the same thing and have committed suicide. I hope the info here can help me and my husband. Getting ready to load up on protein for breakfasts and start the leptin reset for us both. after all, I have a very supportive husband and I’m the cook. Hoping to find a way back to vitality for both of us.
    I’m grateful to be here (and equally confused)
  2. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    If you don't mitigate nnemf to Bioinitiative standards for your living spaces and avoid prolonged exposure in public, you'll never know what it's like to be healthy.
  3. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Hi Stephanie and welcome [again]
  4. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    awesome, thank you. I’m not sure what the bio initiative standards are, but we are almost completely off wifi in our home. finishing up some final wiring to have everything wired. tossed the baby monitor, and bitched out the gas company that put in a smart gauge on our LP tank when we were not home (after we verbally declined!) They came back and put an old gauge in our tank. And we will be calling them again to change company and tell them why! We bought a Roku Ultra and wired internet to our smart tv, and I’m waiting on Swanwick blue blockers and a Cornet EMF meter.

    We live in the country in the mountains but i aim to go for a walk with my cornett meter after it arrives and scan all areas of our home (inside and out) to make sure we are at or get to close to zero nnEMFs.

    thanks for your reply!!! We are definitely working on it and almost there.
  5. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    thank you- I’m grateful to be here!
  6. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    I'll be very surprised if the Ultra Roku can have its wifi shutoff. TV and computer screen needs rubylith taped over it to block BL, YL, GL especially at night.

    Cornet will give you false negatives. You need Safe and Sound Pro instead.
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  7. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    i prepped breakfast for a couple days... only 30g of protein though, my goal is to figure out how to make 50g of protein for breakfast easier. Eating a half a grass fed steak every morning seems hard to maintain and I don’t love seafood (yet). I wonder what other folks do to get this much protein for breakfast? It is all about dinner left overs? I’m trying to get breakfast figured out so i can totally commit to the Leptin Reset.
  8. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Put a leg of lamb or similar in a crockpot overnite = breakfast.

    Make ahead ...hard boiled eggs

    cans of salmon, sardines, mackerel

    make ahead an omelet with chopped bacon and onions
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  9. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    thanks, good tips! crockpot idea sounds awesome!!!
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  10. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Mind your elements.
    Think of base and acid (in different places of your body)
    Maximize H minimize D.
    Say hi to iodine (and do not forget iodide)(stay away from other halides)
    Boron is your friend.

    I almost forgot cobalt.
    DHA is your best friend (too much of best friends may just be too much)(keep your friends close, enemies even closer)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
  11. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

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    JanSz Gold

  13. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    went grocery shopping yesterday and picked up a leg of lamb and a pork shoulder. Sadly the lamb leg doesn’t have its bone still in it but it is grass fed and from the US and holy crap it was expensive! $85.00! I almost shit my pants when the butcher handed it to me. I think these huge pieces of meat are the way to go bc it will require less cooking overall... I’m used to making plant based meals and juicing twice a day. That used to add up to a LOT of chopping veggies, and prepping from waking to bedtime. It was pretty damn easy to brown the pork shoulder on the grill and put it in the oven with a few carrots and sweet potato chunks. After a couple hours we had a delicious dinner! I actually got to sit down and play with my girls (2&5 yrs old) while it was baking in the oven!

    i remember all threw my 20’s and 30’ i would wake up ravenous and basically run to the kitchen to cook my eggs and then have my coffee. Today, at the good age of 44, I tip toe around the house at 6am trying desperately not to wake my sleeping angels before 7am! Their bedrooms are very close to the kitchen. Once they are awake their needs become center. So having silence in the morning is important for my sanity. The rising sun wakes me up every morning around 5:30-6am. If i sleep until 6am I consider it sleeping in. So i creep quietly into the kitchen and make my half decaf coffee and sit in the sun- breathing in its charge and gifts. Then I read Jack’s stuff... Sounds divine from someone who may not know better but I do and I know I should be having my breakfast before coffee. I know that coffee will have to go on vacation soon too...

    So I am even closer to application of the Leptin Rx now. I FINALLY understand how to get 50g of protein in the morning and will be doing this all week & moving forward. This is very exciting bc my head hurt trying to figure this out. I will be having eggs, bacon and pork shoulder heated up in bacon grease shortly. yummm My timing of eating breakfast food won’t be within 30min of waking just yet, but that will be my next step! This week I am solely focused on just eating 50g of protein as soon as possible in the morning. Hopefully next week, once I hVe more of a visual on 50g of protein, I can figure out how to make my breakfast before the girls wake up! That is ideal!! I’m just afraid of making too much noise and waking them up and losing my solo-morning quiet time.

    My husband now swipes my Swannies, my day and night blue blockers too! He says he feels like he is going blind without them when he is on his phone. I should him Jack’s stuff and he is reading it too... We ordered his own fit over night time blue blockers and we ordered the girls each a pair of night time ones. My littlest who will be 3 soon rarely if ever watches netflix, but i wanted them on hand for her anyway. My oldest who is 5 typically only watches netflix in the evening, when I’m putting my youngest to bed. She is aware they are coming soon and that the new rule will be “wear these glasses when you look at the screen or no TV!” She’s excited bc the frame is purple. We have been talking to her about blue light too so she understands and she also knows mommie is getting rid of her cell phone too. Going to buy flip phone that has no wifi.

    hopefully my next journal entry will be that i am eating breakfast within 30min of waking (even if i have to reheat on a camping stove outside- now there’s an idea ). TBD- I’m also hoping the change in breakfast content mixed with direct sun will have me feeling less overwhelmed and irritable when the motherly demands start stacking up. it’s early now and I gotta get reading Jack’s stuff before the girls wake up or I’ll never absorb it all.
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  14. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    I have looked at this a few times and perhaps in the future it will
    make sense, but for a beginner like me it is way over my head. Please slow down on my journal page, you might say “dumb it down” if you want me to really hear what you are trying to tell me. It is a brain strain to piece together Jack’s stuff which is slowly happening but your message goes even farther and sadly your message is lost bc it is so far over my head
  15. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    If you have time
    peruse all pages of:
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  16. Daulatwant

    Daulatwant Kipras

    If animals are fed glyphocate contaminated corn stalks, it's still called grass fed.

    What matters is that the animals are not fed, but instead put on pasture to graze.

    Also meat could be "washed" with bleach in some places.

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
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  17. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

  18. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    how can they feed it corn and say it is grass fed? That freaks me out! Interesting but slow video.
  19. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Has to say 100 grass-fed.

    Best to be friends with the people who raise your meat.
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  20. StephanieF

    StephanieF New Member

    gotcha- and i agree i come from a family of hunters and i know it’s better to buy a quarter cow from a rancher you know and trust. makes sense- 100% grass fed- got it- not grass fed

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