Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Well, I looked into the Macrobiotic program years ago and got good results, but I could not stay with it, since it is grain-based; and eventually I learned that my O blood-type requires very few grains. Finally, I got back to it, though, looking into the basics found in a book, You Are All Sanpaku-- a book written for and translated for Americans.
There are a few beans that can be included in this program, as well as some types of fish, and naturally-raised turkey! So, I am using the beans more than the rice, though the handful of raw, brown rice eaten slowly in the morning (I chop it in a blender first since my teeth are so bad--I think that's from chronic magnesium deficiency, which I am correction.). Aduki (adzuki?) beans are recommended. Garbanzos help, but are not as "yang" as the aduki. Well, black-eyed peas are in the same family as aduki's and can cross-pollinate with them, as can the yard-long bean--which usually is eaten in the green pod stage and that could leave it quite "yin".
Anyway, I do use some brown rice--avoiding the arsenic-laden, Texas-grown unless it is organically raised. I think the Zeolyte volcanic minerals clear-up the heavy metals in so many soils. I am going to take 15 days to be utterly careful to eat in the "yang" side of foods. Since this includes the Fall-available carrots, pumpkins, apples, and onions, I am in good shape. I think I'll get a good, natural vit/mineral mix and since I've had sinus problems, and some extra beta carotien and Vit C. The Vit C is definitely yin, the book even claiming that it can encourag4e catarac formation in eyes, but I know that infections use it up.
I ate just brown rice, some sea salt, and nori seaweed for several month, years ago, and survived a stupid divorce. I just ate and slept, mostly--took a few, short walks each week. Re-reading the book, I will add toasted tahini and real, fermented soy sauce, though most fermented foods are yin.
All I know is that the yin/yang principle has been studied-out and used for thousands of years. The fact that they still use it means it helps a lot of people. It has helped me before and helped me again, just using it 3 days--until the gain got to my gut. I'll try the beans and go from there.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I seem to have a lot of soft-tissue issues, as my body adjusts. A 1986, 15-Minute workout book that I got is really helping me isolate/find muscles that I am rarely conscious of--mostly in my arms and back and some in my shoulders. It is like I have not had good nerve feedback from these areas. Abravanel's Body-Type book mentioned that I needed isolated muscle exercise, but he always referred to gym equipment, so I rarely had that opportunity.
It seems tha facia is stuck in a lot of these areas. I am using some arnica gel--need to get more next month when I have some more money, again. It helps. If I had a good, inexpensive massage therapist around, s/he would do a good job, too--though it seems to take a number of treatments to get this softened-up. One M-Therapist woked on an upper arm a few years ago, and helped it. I think that had she not, I would not be having as much success getting my nect more limber. Arnica gel helps a lot, though.
My neck still is really stiff on one side--which means that as it loosens, the other side will have horrendous problems!
Anyway, I am getting more time in the shed this week, and hopefully forever! I like the yard enough to stay here, and most apartments, as I have mentioned, are not healthy for my anyway, though not as bad as this house has been. One problem clears up and then it rains almost daily for almost a year and mokly smells abound--inside and out!
I read Dianetics decades ago and really liked it. I think they miss the point, though--before one idea can be released properly, a better one, taking-on the same issue(s) needs to be inplace. I think their library of books helps with that, though. I have read a couple of them and really like the ideas. I don't yet inow about their methods, but I like that books.
I can walk now, with my chest up, without stumbling backward whenevre the terrain is a bit uneven. I found some muscle, behind the Keggle spot (which only would irritate my sphincter there) that seems to ground me. I still forget to activate it, but am getting better about that. It gets so fatigued, so quickly! I am getting a better curve in my lower back. I think that helps to keep that pelvic floor muscle activated.
I was taught to keep my butt tucked in, that this would "contain" the female organs in my gut and avoid a lot of problems. --Didn't work for me!! I still have to consciously put the curve in place, and I am trying to get it a bit lower than my waist--partly to add some limberness to my day and stabilize my balance while I sit.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Over the past few months, I feel things moving--get muscle cramps cramps--get better feedback about my body position--can coordinate walking better, using all of my leg instead of mostly my ankles, which used to get sprained very easily and in bouts.
As for getting rid of people who have used ethnic slurs far in the past, what about "White trash", "dumb blonds", Polish jokes, and on-and-on!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I have just found out that the symptoms I get when the air in this house makes my throat and bronchials irritated, are consistent with high blood pressure. Acute poisoning can create high blood pressure episodes.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This house puts me into the same symptoms that I had in a High School I attended two years--after re-zoning to a formerly Black-dominated High School. I realize now, the second time around with these problems but in a different setting, a lot about the cultural differences between some sets of people on this planet.
Both places kept my brain a bit foggy, my short-term memory short-circuited, and my body uncomfortable. The foggy brain and low energy kept my from learning as well as I was accustomed to being able to. Of course, people all attribute emotions, growing-up, hormones, and such, to changes in abilities like that. I had very little control over my diet--and a meager diet it was-- while a child; now, living in this house, I keep searching for something to get me going--and my instincts have been sending me to carbs.
I finally bought 6 loaves of low-sodium Exekiel bread and have them in the freezer. This is a good food for my body. I add some water and, at times, local honey, and I can eat to keep my mind awake without totally blowing my health away. Next month, I'll get some nutritional yeast and put some coconut oil with it for a more complete and longer-lasting meal. I found out that olive oil is thermogenic; I knew flax seed oil is, though the whole flax seed, which absorbs a lot of the toxic estrogen-like chemicals does not let the oil into digestion. I have had so much problem with heat exhaustion, but expect to do better by laying off these oils during the warm months.
Most days, I eat wild greens--greens I scatter seed from, in the Fall: mostly lamb's-quarters and thistles. My early peas got trimmed by a rabbit and my lettuce didn't come up well. A lot of early crops around here did not come up well--weather affects us. I have some green beans started, and some acorn and crookneck squashes.
The symptoms I have here, and had in High School, seem to be related to an iodine deficiency, though I take measures to ensure iodine intake. So, I think that the toxins present are binding the iodine. It only takes about 20 minutes away from the house to get my thinking back, my breathing deep, and my energy up a bit.
So, the cheaper/illegal pesticides--or refuse from meth labs, or whatever is in these places--literally change my options enough to develop a different culture in my life-style as I am in the places. A big tip-off is how both places make my lower legs itchy. In High School, I scratched infection into one leg--just above the ankle. Here, I use some salves and beta-carotene and Vit C-- things that I rarely had access to as a minor/dependant.
My outside shed gets very humid, driving me back into the house whenever it is not caustic enough to keep my nose raw--with minor morning nose-bleeds. THe lady who was here before got really bad health--thought she was dying--got better once she moved into some fairly new apartments--worse again when her money reduced and she went into goverment housing--something this house was supposed to help me avoid having to be in again--and so I could have a yard and garden and herbs and fruit trees. I have these, but not the energy to keep them up well.
Anyway, the outside "shed", or Summer kitchen, condenses moisture on my synthetic bedding, gets my cotton betting damp, keeps my lungs too full of the fungi and molds that grow in moisture, and such. The car leaks water when it rains, does not have enough gaskets left, around the doors, to keep the moist air out, so the same thing happens in it--though it is large enough for me to sleep in, and I did, often, as I got the shed put together over the course of a couple of months.
My back is much better, sleeping in the house on my futon. I have a metal bed frame that goes down to twin size; I need to get it in the shed. Since it is warm now, I think I will stay outdoors a lot--won't need much bedding, so it won't be all clammy-damp on me.
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