I stopped taking the slow road with QNRT.
If you don't know what QNRT is, click here.
Up until now, I've taken the gentle approach to QNRT. That means, I let my body decide each time what it wanted to retrain. Often with this approach, you can avoid the negative side effects that can crop up with brain retraining. These could be things like uncomfortable emotions bubbling up, headaches, fatigue, etc.
And, then, I reached a point over the summer where I didn't feel like playing it safe anymore. I have some huge health hurdles and I wanted to speed up the process by targeting these big issues. So, I decided, fuck it, let's grab QNRT by the low hangers.
My first target, the most uncomfortable health issue I've ever experienced.
I experience different types of vertigo and dizziness. Sometimes it's my blood sugar, sometimes my vagus nerve. Sometimes it's my inner ear canals (Meniere's) and other times it's hormones or my blood pressure or a food sensitivity (gluten is the worst culprit). I'm sure there are more and I'm not looking to discover them. This one lately is a weird one. I think it's from changes in the weather. My would ears turn red and burn. Then, I would feel a sourness in my stomach and my ears would start to pop. And, then the world would sway and spin around me.
I think I'm about as comfortable as one can get with vertigo. I've had it for over 10 years now but it's still the single most horrible experience, every time. You learn to breath and tell yourself "nothing lasts forever". When vertigo was first hitting me in my early 30's was the first time I truly embraced death. Can you spin if you don't have a body?
Some patterns of brain dysfunction are from trauma we've personally experienced and some of it is trans-generational. Meaning, our parents, grandparents, etc handed down this dysfunction. This form of vertigo was gifted to me by my mom's mom, I call her Poon. She's less of a grandma and more of an annoying abusive narcissistic asshole that actively works to create chaos and pain in our family for her own personal enjoyment. Much like my sister, they are cut from the same cloth.
The day following the retraining was my birthday and I spent almost the entire day trying to stave of an aggressive migraine. Unfortunately, this is how things can go when you rush QNRT. Although I had wanted to target my chemical sensitivity next, I shelved it. These fucking migraines had to stop.
As of writing this, I am 5 weeks vertigo-free. I've had the burning ears and sour belly since but no vertigo manifested.
This podcast takes me down so many rabbit holes of health. One rabbit hole I especially enjoyed is episode 188 about PEMF with Bryant Meyers. The sound was a bit choppy on Bryant's end for most of the episode that made it a bit challenging to listen to but the information was so interesting that it made it worth the effort.
PEMF stands for Pulsed ElectroMagnetic fields. And, according to Bryant's website, there have been "more than 10,000 scientific papers" written on PEMF and "2,000 double blind studies" done on PEMF. The longevity science alone makes me really excited about this technology. I want to try it out so bad but with high quality PEMF mats starting at just over $5,000, it might be awhile before I get my hands on one. In the meantime, I'm going to continue to learn about PEMF as it is fascinating!
If you check out sources on this phenomena like Reuters, they'll tell you it's false as hell. I don't trust "fact checkers" anymore in this era where everyone seems to be bought, I'd rather do research myself and come to my own conclusions using critical thinking. Something that used to be encouraged and a sign a being a reasonable human being but is now an act of rebellion in today's society. And can easily make you a figurative witch to be burned at the stake.
Anyway, I find all the fact-checking sites ruling this false as odd because The Invisible Rainbow is as thick as a dictionary and over 1/4 of it is the bibliography. Could it still be BS? Sure. But, let's dig into one little thing.
What I found particularly interesting was the section on virologist Robert Edgar Hope-Simpson whose career spanned 71 years and was one of the world's authorities on the epidemiology of influenza who, toward the end of his career in 1992, still had so many questions about the flu like:
Robert had another theory about the vanishing trick, one that's taken more seriously, and that is vitamin D. Even if this is correct, it only answers one aspect of the many mysterious questions listed above (and more that aren't listed). As you read through the book and explore these other mysteries of flus, you begin to see that there very well appears to be other factors at play...
If you want to go down the rabbit hole even further...
I thought of this book a lot while listening to this podcast.
The interview begins at the 10 minute mark if you aren't feeling the intro.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?