Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Year Later

I started seeing an expensive chiropractor who specialized in neuropathy almost a year ago but have not been to his office since February.  I did lose 24 pounds and saw improvements in my lab blood tests but the physical ailments have not changed much with his anti-inflammatory diet, supplements and treatments which were supposed to stimulate circulation and new nerve growth. 

I get through the worse days and nights with Frankincense and Myrrh rubbing oil (Neuropathy and identical compounds) and Hyland's Leg Cramp pills.

Stress is the main culprit and unfortunately, living in the US has become more and more stressful thanks to corrupt politics.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gotta Move

I am still doing Walking Online Workouts regularly and still have not tried all of them.
Still believe it is the best streaming subscription for me.

However, I came across these old youtube Gotta Move videos on my laptop and will be tossing them in as well:

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Personal Update

The damage done to my body by the statin Lipitor will never completely heal but I am starting to feel better now that I seem to be getting good sleep and regularity, even though weight plateaued.  Blood pressure is fine with way less brain fog and more energy so I will continue to do what seems to be working without more weight loss.  Mostly, I avoid refined carbs and overly processed foods.

Stress triggered the most severe flares during the past year so I am focusing on keeping stress at a minimum.

I believe I never would have accomplished the extra 20+ pounds I lost so quickly without trying the Neuropathy Specialist last year.  Paying out alot of cash to the Specialist motivated me to adhere to his strict diet that enabled the weight loss during the first 3 to 4 months.  Neither the office treatments nor the diet seemed to affect my neuropathy.  Stress induced some terrible flares right up to a few weeks ago.   I have not had a treatment since February and may only have one more visit if that.  Going to the office and seeing others forking over loads of cash is stressful and I seem to be doing much better on my own.   In the first couple of months, the doctor seemed to spend some time with patients but I saw him spending more and more time on potential new patients and little to no time with signed patients which was bothersome.   Being an honest person,  I cannot recommend him to others unless their medical insurance covers most of the expense.

My best discovery has been the Frankincense and Myrrh rubbing oils for Neuropathy and other nerve pain with St. John's Wort as its main active ingredient.  They are available online on Amazon and Walmart.

On a more positive note, I am absolutely loving the WalkingOnlineWorkouts subscription which I have been doing almost daily for the past 4 weeks in addition to 10 minute walks outside after each meal weather permitting. This is absolutely the best subscription I have tried.

My exercise routine which is mostly gentle bouncing to music and short outdoor walks after eating seems to be affecting my pre-diabetic condition very well.
Recent blood tests show a substantial decrease in A1C and Triglycerides!
Also a substantial increase in HDL.
Blood Glucose went down but is still alittle too high, probably stress related.