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!
When you exercise your body burns fuel in 3 stages.
For the first few minutes your body will utilize an Anaerobic pathway (no oxygen) that is quick to respond but is very inefficient. Creatine Phosphate and Glycogen which is stored in your muscles and liver cells gets used first. As much as 20% of the total Glycogen that is stored there can be used during this phase.
There will be a shift in metabolism to the more efficient Aerobic pathway (oxygen) where the energy stored in fat cells is used. This phase creates much more heat. This phase lasts the longest or until the stored energy in your fat cells is depleted.
As the exercise intensifies or is prolonged there is a switch back to anaerobic energy use using up the remaining stored Glycogen.It is during this phase that one of the by-products of the Anaerobic pathway- Lactic Acid is produced. Lactic Acid is what makes your muscles sore after heavy, prolonged exercise.
After learning this information I started thinking about many years ago remembering a funny feeling I would get after I would start running. After about the first 3 or 4 minutes of running I would get this feeling that started in my legs and worked its way up to my torso that felt like lightly burning goose bumps! It only lasted for 10 seconds or so but I never knew what was causing it. Now I know it was the switch from phase 1 pathway to phase 2 pathway.
I’ve since changed my running style to the “Galloway” running style for marathons. My style based on my running speed equates to running 5 minutes and walking 1 minute- the whole race. This minimizes the build up of lactic acid and also minimized that weird goose bump feeling so much that I don’t notice it anymore.