Posted tagged ‘strain’

Fast Crash the Flab

November 7, 2012

This post should properly be called Where Do Wrinkles Come From?  How I came to this conclusion has been a painful, personally tortuous path that has been exhilarating most times and on few occasions tossed me down to the depths of despair with some regret.  As with my patients whom I Fast Crashed, I would do it all again in a heartbeat.  I look good, I feel younger, other than the constipation and anal burning, I am addicted to my own program and will continue to do this more slowly…but if I do it slowly…i very likely will not crash at all…Oh what a nightmare…Having a nice muscular satisfying evacuation daily is so important to feeling good, there were a couple of times when I was jealous of my 4 year old when she tells me, “Look mommy, I made a great big nasty lizard poo-poo.”

It started at the beginning of this year.  My 2nd and last baby turned 2 years and I decided that it was time to take care of me.  In the last 4 years, I have had 2 babies.  Old skinny clothes went to the back of the closet, replaced by looser, bigger sweat pants and t-shirts.  I started seeing fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes.  I was loose and saggy and flabby.  I was going to reverse the damage done to my body by the 2 pregnancies.  You can read more about it here: 

I got so addicted from the changes i saw over the course of 3 months.  I am warmer, my metabolism is up, i a hungry all the time, my libido is up.  I should have been satisfied with the results and stopped. But I continue treating myself and slowly over the course of 2 weeks I start to get constipated.  One day I wake up, I’m trying to go and my anus burns!  Holy cow !  I treat myself.  Meanwhile after having completed 10 sessions of weight training, I sign up with a new personal trainer and he starts giving me exercises to strengthen my core.  Things really start to tighten up and…Holy shit! (excuse my French)…I can’t poop, I’m belching…but I look good…I feel good…my abs feel tight, my rib cage…feels smaller…I feel as toned as a 20 year old and the wrinkles… are gone.  I love it!  All without a chemical peel or plastic surgery…so what if the cost is a little constipation and anal burning…I am currently treating myself to cure the bothersome little side effect…I hope the wrinkles don’t come back…I don’t think they will…keep you posted…

ADDENDUM:  Doctor you cannot heal thyself.  Just like a lawyer who trys to defend himself has a fool for a client…I end up jacking my self so bad…I had to call a friend for help.   Needless to say, the nasty side effect is gone.  I am pooping again and I get to keep the taughtness and tension in the supportive connective tissues of my face…Would I do it all over again…yes, absolutely!


Health…What is It?

January 5, 2011

Where does it reside?  I ask a colleague of mine this all the time.  We know when we are not healthy.  We are ill.  We can not function because something is wrong.  We go to the doctor to figure out what is wrong.  The doctor in the Conventional Medical System (CMS), will make a diagnosis.  With a diagnosis, we have an expectation that a biochemical pharmaceutical agent will eradicate the cause of our ill health.  But that does not answer the question.  Two stories…

One of my good familes, the children always have issues with allergies.  Never have I ever seen the boy with any GI issues.  There is a mild stomach flu going around and he catches it.  This year the stomach flu is mild with only a low grade fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea for 3 days.  In healthy kids it is self limited and without any intervention goes away by itself.  Mom brings him in 3wks later and he is still complaining of abdominal pain. The bowel sounds are a bit loose and runny.  After much discussion, this mom thought that she would help him after his stomach flu and fed him several dairy based probiotics.

I met a new family and they were so excited that I did not push the vaccines.  Their only child had a bad reaction to a vaccine and they are so guilt ridden.  They decided to educate themselves.  Since then, they’ve cleaned up their diets and added probiotics and supplements.  They talk about all these things they are doing  and giving to him and it starts to make me think.

Just like my earliest family with the baby who’s skin rash persists after 3 wks despite all the creams and topicals applied (Read this post under For Olga). 

With these three cases, these parents are very bright people.  I think that we have been so conditioned to do, do, do.  We are always in this rush to control things that we start to believe that we can control everything.  Once again, my immigrant mentality is to leave things well enough alone. 

As with these pediatric cases, occasionally, my chronic pain cases also manifest this need to do, do, do to control, control, control.  Most of the time I see this in these go, go, go women.  They have done everything, deep tissue, ultrasound, chiropratic, physical therapy.  They have so altered their mechanical strain I have to clean up all this extra stuff before I can actually treat the accumulated traumatic strain.

What I want to showcase is that Health is…the absence of disease…it is our Most Natural State and it is Intrinsic.  It is not beyond our control and it is certainly not external.  For us disease is the endpoint of a process of mechanical strain.  An unstrained body is a healthy body.  Health resides within.  When I treat a patient occasionally that patient or a parent will ask, What are you feeling for?  You might have heard this before from me…Sometimes, we need to back off…Retreat so that the body has a chance to heal…give it time to accomodate strain and from that chaos, there is reorganization, there is balance, there is…calm…and that is health.