Saturday, August 26, 2017

3 Month Personal Update

Overall, I am feeling better since starting an anti-inflammatory diet and treatments to increase circulation to my extremities 3 months ago.  My nervous system had been damaged for over a decade so cannot expect it to heal within 3 months.  Just wish I had stopped Lipitor at the first sign of trouble to avoid so many chronic conditions like cataracts and tinnitus.
My upper body is responding to the nerve healing treatments faster than my lower body.
Feeling these improvements gives me hope that more are coming.

Losing weight and avoiding certain foods, especially refined carbs, has reversed my insulin resistance and risk of developing metabolic disease which was probably also affected by Lipitor.  Blood pressure is now normal.

However, my digestion just could not adapt to my very restrictive anti-inflammatory diet so I am slowly adding some high fiber grains back and will be careful if I see my weight going in the wrong direction or feel any unwanted inflammations.  I was not dairy or gluten sensitive in blood tests but restricted both anyway as my specialist recommended.  The CALM Magnesium supplement helped but it is hard to find just the right amount to use.  Probiotic sauer kraut did nothing.  Apple cider vinegar sometimes helped if taken before a salad.  Raw vegetables were just too gassy when they were the main part of most meals even though I love salad.

Lately, I have been revisiting Jessica Smith dvds and enjoying them like they are brand new.
(I did most of them just once previously LOL)

She also had some nice rehab vids which I am now including since I am cramping less.
It may take me several weeks to revisit all of her dvds or my edits of them!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Healthy UTV Gold

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Since my basement large stability busted, I have been using  an armless swivel chair more for the second part of my workouts after bungee bouncing.
This morning I added sliding pads under my feet and found this a nice joint friendly combination.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Personal Medical Update

I have finally been feeling some improvement since my hands and feet are responding to the treatments in spite of being very stressed about having a Bigot-in-Chief.
Stress is the cause of most health problems.

I blamed Lipitor for aggravating an anomaly in my body.
Years ago, a micro-surgeon told me that my blood vessels in my wrist were compressing the nerves.   The condition which mimicked carpal tunnel syndrome developed when I was pregnant and gaining weight.  Recently a study found that the erratic pain from fibromyalgia  can be from blood vessels

Lipitor increases the risk of developing Diabetes.
Pre-diabetes can also cause peripheral neuropathy as well as actual diabetes.
April 2016 my A1C was at the top of the pre-diabetic range.
July 2016 after cutting back on refined carbs and losing 4 pounds, it went down a couple of points.
May 2017 after cutting back on refined carbs even more and losing a few more pounds, my A1C was at the bottom of the pre-diabetic range.

Now that I have been on an anti-inflammatory diet for almost 3 months which excludes refined carbs, gluten, and dairy, I believe I will no longer be pre-diabetic when tested next month.  It is quite amazing to see how my waistline has been reduced.  Also my blood pressure has become much lower.

I will eventually stray a bit from this diet but will return to it if I see my weight going in the wrong direction, knowing my weight and waist are much more important than my cholesterol profile.
This alternative medicine specialist was expensive but worth every penny because it made me more committed to the diet and being healthier.

Anti-inflammatory diet includes meat/fish/eggs/nuts and all veggies and fruits
also a square or two of dark chocolate

Excludes refined carbs, gluten, dairy, fried and processed meats
I tried gluten free bread but have gotten used to eating without bread
I rarely feel hungry or have cravings and have been losing weight steadily
eventually, I may add back occasional white potatoes, butter, and milk
My lab tests did not show any food allergies

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Freemake Video Converter

The newest version (4.1.10) of the (Gold) Freemake Video Converter does not download a video by pasting the url for free anymore but you can still use their free (Blue) Video Downloader instead.

It is easier to download and install the newer Converter version choosing the custom option to avoid unwanted extra software.  The previous version (4.1.9) is trickier to install without unwanted extras.  You have to click on two links to reveal the 3 extra offers to uncheck.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AliExpress Rebounders

I saw AliExpress is selling the iBounce Hexagon trampolines again!
(I adore mine)

They also have a nice looking 48 inch round model which looks like my PROBounce but has a T-Bar
However, I believe my 48 inch PROBounce had a stronger bungee tension option and I prefer the larger Hexagon shape.

Bernadette Giorgi has given her permission to share all of her b bOUNDER routines.
Some are on youtube, some are on her facebook pages, and some on her website.
Her b bounder facebook page is