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.
*I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or any kind of medical professional. None of this is medical advice. Always seek advice from your doctor before changing your diet and/or healing routine. I am just a human sharing my experience with this protocol.
I've been beaning for 720 days! That's enough beans to fill an olympic size swimming pool!
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As usual, I have a lot to share.
Last mitosis, I promised to write about MCAS in this installment. But, then I realized it may be too much so I made it a post of its own. If you have a lot of food sensitivities, weird symptoms, and no protocol seems to help, you may have MCAS. You can read about it here. On to some big news:
I'm taking a break from beans.
I've been on the bean protocol for almost 2 years now and I've had some amazing improvements. But, those were mostly in the beginning. So many things have gone downhill and keep sinking more and more. So, towards the end of this mitosis, I just stopped eating beans. In the back of my mind I had been wondering if a bean break was the right move. Ultimately, my body told me no more beans for now.
I'm not be done with beans forever.
I feel like right now, the fiber is not doing my struggling gut any favors. My gut is begging for a break. I'm also starting a healing program with a naturopath. I finally have the funds to test everything. I'm planning on making posts about that process to pick up where the beans have left off. So check for those in the future. I'm thinking they'll be posted every 3 months like I've been doing with the bean posts.
I'm excited to work with this new doctor. She explained my blood sugar crashes!
You know how stress spikes your cortisol but chronic stress can actually drop your cortisol levels?
Well, our bodies need cortisol to act as a cushion to prevent blood sugar crashes. 🤯 So, that's probably why I'm struggling so freaking hard on digestive enzymes. And, why any little bit of sugar leads to a crash. I LOVE when things make sense. So many weird things go on with my body and I've always known there was a reason (or many) as to why, but never made much progress toward those answers. So, to hear something like that gives me hope that I'm not such a dire case after all and that with some small changes, I have a chance at getting better. Anyway, let's move on.
With this mitosis, I found my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.
*I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or any kind of medical professional. None of this is medical advice.
"You're so sensitive."
If only I had a dollar for every time I've heard that.
I've been confused my whole life how other people could:
And, every year it gets worse. No matter what I try. Nothing helps. In fact, most things seem to make everything worse. And, I've tried A LOT.
What the hell is going on?
I've been asking myself that question for decades. Yes, decades.
I've been sick my whole life.
Hi, I'm Dana.
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