If someone asks you to cut some board to a length of 24 inches what do you do?
You of course cut the board to 24 inches.
It happened last week at my fill in job (until I get a “real job”) that a coworker asked me to cut some wood for a project we were working on. The pieces needed to be 24 inches long. After I cut the pieces and brought them back a sort of disagreement began. You see, he wanted 4 pieces from a 96 inch piece of 1x4 and I only gave him 3. The coworker explained that I was supposed to cut the pieces at 23 and 7/8 inches and get 4 pieces in stead of 3 pieces at 24 inches and a left over piece at 23 and ½ inches. We went back and forth for awhile about what 24 inches means and in the end I told him if you want 23 and 7/8 – ask for it. If you want 24 inches you are going to get 24 inches – I take things literally.
This incident seems to reinforce my wife’s contention that I might have Aspergers Syndrome. I have not been diagnosed with anything but it sure would explain a few things.
I posted this on the forums but it really belongs here too.
This is an extrapolation of information based on my own situation and does not mean it is fact.
I have not been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome or any Autism Spectrum related issues.
I’m just trying to put the pieces together for myself and hopefully help others who might read this.
The connection to being a non secretor seems to fit very well. Many of the “symptoms” of being a nonnie match to the descriptions of Aspergers Syndrome.
I’ve always known that something was different about me and how I process information. When someone is speaking at a seminar or product demonstration I always seem to be able to pick something out that was said that I took as matter of fact but others would say “that’s not what was meant.”
I have asked questions about products or the performance of products that the promoter or salesman would reply “no one has ever asked that question in the 20 years I’ve been in the business.” They do not have an answer to what I thought was an obvious question that needed to be answered.
I cannot exactly relate to someone else’s pain, suffering or emotional state. I can only relate to that situation on how I would feel and react in the same situation. The two do not mean the same thing, especially to the other person who gets the impression that you don’t care and are unsympathetic or just oblivious – which means you are stupid, ignorant, etc.
Rules: Why have rules and not enforce them? Don’t tell me I can’t do the same thing someone else is allowed to do – I don’t care! Get rid of the rule or make everyone follow it.
Learning: If you teach in a linear fashion, test in a linear fashion. Don’t expect me to be able to put together sections a, b, f, r, and z on one question and then ask me to put together sections c, d, j, m and w on the next if you are not going to teach the information that way.
My wife says that when I get on a subject like ERFYT, I just can’t stop. She claims the people I talk to lose interest and get bored. I look at it like “if they stop asking questions, I’ll stop answering.”
These are a few examples of the similarities between Nonnies and Aspergers syndrome.
I found this doing some research on Aspergers. It’s by Kate Goldfield and much - but not all of it, I can relate to.
Here’s an online test to take that will give you an idea if you might have Aspergers Syndrome. Take the test the way it is formatted and get your score. If you are like me, I noticed on the very first question that “the way they asked the question doesn’t fit the answers provided. It should be a yes or no type question to get the desired answer.”
Many of the other questions were the same way - to me. I scored right at the median level (18) compared to others who took the test. Over the years some of the situations I have adapted to and can handle them to a certain extent.
Take the test a second time but this time only answer the extremes of definitely agree or definitely disagree even if it doesn’t apply exactly and then check your score. I scored a 38 which put me in the Aspergers range.
I don’t know where this might lead, but it would explain a lot.
Sometimes you see people and find out how old they are and think “wow, what happened to them?” The phrase I use when that type of situation comes up is: “It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.”
I happened to see someone I used to hang out with when I was younger. He and I went our own ways when he started hanging out with “the wrong crowd.” It’s been 20 years or so since the last time I saw him. To say that he did not look good would be putting it mildly. He looked much older and distorted than an early 40 year old should.
The human body can endure a lot of punishment for a prolonged period of time. Once your body reaches its own threshold, it goes down hill fast. The damage created from years of abuse takes its toll and the body gives up on trying to heal itself and reverts to surviving instead. Instead of healing, the body shuts down from constant stress and fatigue which causes epigenetic changes or expression of our DNA.
With ERFYT, you give your body the chance it needs to heal. It’s not just hard drugs or alcohol abuse that destroys your body; it’s the day in – day out eating of food with those nasty Lectins that slowly deteriorate our gut, cells and brain that make us feel and look like we’re 70 when in reality we’re only 35 or 40 years old.
Well, it’s been tough to swallow and even tougher to explain.
I’m not going to be a chiropractor after all.
I couldn’t do it.
My desire to combine chiropractic with ERFYT to help people in a way no other chiropractor could will not happen.
That being said, I still have a deep desire to spread the word about ERFYT and change peoples lives one blood type at a time. I’ll be attending the upcoming IFHI conference to get my fellowship certification. With the wealth of information that I will be immersed in over that weekend, I will only be more knowledgeable and be more capable than ever to help others looking for better health.
I am running a ½ marathon this weekend and the weather looks promising.
Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!
When I quit work to go to school I didn’t take into consideration the change in my level of activity during my everyday life. Slowly but surely my weight has creeped up and now I’m at 200 lbs! Keep in mind that during normal winter months, my weight would go up from 184-187 lbs to 192-196 lbs due to the cold weather. Once springtime comes around the weight would normally ease its way back down. This time though, I don’t think that’s going to happen. Sitting in a classroom and using your brain simply does not burn the calories being on your feet and doing manual labor all day does. Even though I ran 3 times a week all winter and also included core exercises, it still didn’t add up to the same exertion of working everyday.
So to all of you out there who are having difficulty with those last 5 or 10 pounds and can’t figure out what could be the key, you just might need that little extra level of activity to find your ideal weight.
Oh yes, being a nonnie probably doesn’t help either...
Constant Stress: Fight or Flight response leads to Facilitated Sympathetics.
I went to a Chiropractic seminar last weekend and learned a lot to say the least.
Besides the Chiropractic Motion Palpation checks and setups to correct any immobile joints of the Sacral and Lumbar vertebrae, I also learned about the sympathetic nervous system (your autonomic fight or flight response to any stress to your body.)
Those stresses come from the 3 T’s, Thoughts, Trauma and Toxins.
Constant Stress, working too hard without enough rest, extreme shock and emotional trauma etc.
Any physical trauma and any spinal misalignment, especially T1 – L2.
L1 and hip misalignment are often missed as the cause of Sciatica
Heavy metal toxicity, stimulants like coffee, tea, tobacco, narcotics and not eating Right for Your Type.
If your Fight or Flight or stress response is “on” all of the time instead of only when a real life or death situation comes up, you first have too much Adrenal function and then get Adrenal burnout.
Adrenal Burnout is a medical condition where the adrenal gland fatigue causes an inability to produce Cortisol, Cortisone, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, sex hormones and many other hormones. Some other problems can be fighting off infections, maintaining blood sugar levels, and the disruption of our metabolic processes. Digestion is shut down and assimilation of dietary nutrition becomes an issue. Heart rate stays high and blood pressure increases.
Our bodies shut down to only focus on surviving and not living.
Common Facilitated Sympathetics symptoms are:
Anxiety, excess sweating, constant (ear) itching
Weakened immunity, Getting sick frequently
Low back pain
Inability to focus or concentrate
Always feeling cold
Weight gain or loss
Any chronic or autoimmune condition
Change your lifestyle if you are under constant stress. You may have to avoid certain family and friends or get a different job. Start an exercise routine and Eat Right for Your Type. Go see a Chiropractor that practices like a detective. If the same segments get adjusted every time on a frequent basis, the correction is somewhere else and you may need a different Chiropractor or technique.
Stop for a minute and figure out if you’re out grazing out on the savannah without a care in the world, or are you being chased by a lion and you don’t want to be lunch!