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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.


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INFLATED 1/17/2014 4:56PM

    I have been trying to eat more raw foods. I hope you find what works for you. I have heard of people losing weight just by cutting out all forms of wheat.

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JIBBIE49 10/31/2013 12:23AM

    I have GOUT, so the beans wouldn't work for me. Also, grains aren't good for me since I have Insulin Resistance. I've learned a lot from Richard Bernstein M.D. "The Diabetes Solution", since I have pre-diabetes. He says ALL obese people are Insulin Resistant and can benefit from Metformin for weight loss.
He has lectures on Youtube.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/29/2013 5:43PM

    Sounds like a good plan.

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Better Health

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.

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LJCANNON 8/28/2013 1:42PM

    emoticon It is amazing what Our Bodys are capable of when we WORK at it!! Just Keep Moving, and Learning what works Best for Your Own Body!

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more tendons and muscles finding their places

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. emoticon

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!!!!!! emoticon

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EBEAMS 7/12/2013 6:55AM

    Good for you in monitoring and appreciating how your body is changing for the better! emoticon

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GWTRIKER 7/11/2013 8:48PM

    I am guessing you are talking about Paula. I am in my 60s and back in the day that is the way people talked. On the slurs you forgot "trailer trash"!

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WINE4GIRL 7/11/2013 7:24PM

    That's right! The only perfect one to walk this earth was Jesus and there hasn't been another since!

Good for you - Walk on, girl!

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Blood Pressure

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. emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/20/2013 2:14PM

    Do you need to have the air checked?? No asbestos??

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JUDI_CUTIE 6/18/2013 10:35PM

    You should get a wrist cuff to test your blood pressure at home. I hope you will be OK.

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This toxic house

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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JIBBIE49 5/22/2013 6:11PM

    That certainly can be an issue. I'd get the house tested. Mold can be toxic.

Also, know that Saturn is in Scorpio so for the next two years we can have a lot of restrictions. Saturn has been opposite TAURUS this past month and causing difficulty for many people depending on which "House" your Scorpio is on in your chart. Going now into Gemini, things won't be so difficult for the Sun sign, but in LEO in August, Saturn will be square and causing more restrictions that month.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 5/22/2013 2:40PM

    Check for mold with all that moisture. I do believe there are companies which do checks on houses with giving health issues. Do not know their fees however.

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IKACEY 5/22/2013 3:43AM

    figuring out what the problem might be is a first step. Now you have a couple of ways to go that I can see and probably others that I can't. Option 1 is to move elsewhere to a healthy house. Option 2 is to get the place tested for what you suspect and take steps to rid the house of those things that are making you sick. Yes you have a garden and fruit trees but you are too sick to tend them. So do you really have them then? Do you have other illnesses/conditions that would keep you from tending them properly if the house wasn't making you sick? Just because the woman who was in the house before you moved and got better then had to go into government housing doesn't mean if you move you will end up like her. I have a lot of allergies and I know if mine were constantly being set off like you describe I would get the heck out of there pronto! Good luck!
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/21/2013 11:19PM

    You'll sort it out

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MOONSHADOW145 5/21/2013 5:30PM

    Can you get your house tested?

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CATHEMARIE 5/21/2013 1:23PM

    Identifying the problem is halfway to solving it.

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