health after a stay in hospital.
have a heart arrhythmia, get cramps and feel tired most of the time?
Astronauts who spend 40 days in space lose 11% of their bone mass as inactivity
causes significant bone and muscle mass loss through demineralization. Longterm
hospital patients confined to hospital beds and people taking it easy recovering
from illness should be aware of this.
I broke my
pelvis and spent 6 weeks in bed in traction unable to do anything but lie
in bed. I had to urinate into a bottle and I could see my bones precipitated
as a white powder in my urine. My pelvis healed in 6 weeks and after another
12 weeks it was fully recovered from the fracture. However, it took me 4 years
to recover from the 6 weeks in bed and 12 weeks of little exercise. I had
to find out what was happening in my body and why my back was always sore,
why I had a heart arrhythmia (my heart was beating unevenly) and why I was
always feeling exhausted. If I was ever going to get my health back I had
to work out what was wrong. During this period I had teeth break, fillings
fall out and big dental bills. Every time I took calcium with the view to
strengthening my teeth and bones I would feel worse. I would find my back
cramped up and become very sore, my exhaustion would be worse. I could take
dolomite - a mineral and it did some minor good but no matter how much I ate
it still did not come near to solving my problems. I went to the doctors and
had blood tests and went through the details very carefully, if anything I
was a bit on the low side in iron, but this could not explain my arrhythmia
and general tiredness.
Coffee is a diuretic and diuretics leach the body of minerals (demineralization).
Excessive coffee drinking makes for feelings of tiredness and this needs a
stimulus which coffee provides. The coffee trap will cause heart arrhythmia,
cramps and feelings of tiredness. Coffee removes magnesium faster than other
things thus the feeling of exhaustion that coffee seems to fix. Coffee is
to relax and reduce stress levels.
Stress has similar effects on the body to coffee. Stress can also deplete the
body of magnesium. In my case the broken pelvis was a stressful experience
and this would have significantly contributed to my magnesium deficiency.
The brain is leaky. When there is a lot of activity in the brain the signals
leak into the rest of the body and cause muscle contractions in the whole
body. Our bodies are a complex set of competing and cooperating processes.
In high stress mode the body is geared for fight and flight. Other processes
are slowed such as our digestion and our immune system. When we stop thinking
we reduce the fight and flight system status and allow other important but
less urgent processes to run and this builds better health.
The art to relaxing is to picture yourself in a happy place and then hold only
that thought. Then allow the thought to slowly wane until there are no thought
processes running at all. If you are at all concerned you may lose time then
set the alarm clock to 30 minutes later. Do not go to sleep, remain awake
and void of any thoughts. You can allow your body to relax and you should
feel your arms and legs relaxing. During this period of relaxation other essential
processes will run and your body will do more self repair.
lots of colorful vegetables
What we eat is digested and metabolized. Eventually the nutrients are broken
down mostly to their inorganic acids and alkalines. Our body maintains its
pH levels at 7.4 which is slightly alkaline. If the foods we eat are too acidic
it has to find minerals to balance out the acid and thus we excrete magnesium,
calcium, zinc, and all the other organic minerals we need. Vegetables create
the most alkaline conditions of all foods and for our body to be able to re-
mineralize (lay down calcium etc.) we need a diet that is more alkaline. Proteins
when metabolized are highly acidic producing lots of nitric acid. Starches
produce lots of phosphoric acid. Not good for repairing and growing bone.
a magnesium chelate dietary supplement.
Muscles need calcium to contract and they need magnesium to relax. When there
is a magnesium deficiency the muscles are always tight and this leads to the
feelings of exhaustion. My arrhythmia and general tiredness were due to a
magnesium deficiency. What was happening was that my heart, after it had contracted
was not relaxing (opening) properly and preparing itself for the next contraction.
It needs magnesium for this function. As a result when it should next contract
it wouldn't. The signal created by the sinus node in the heart was being ignored.
My back was always tired and I had trouble lifting myself off the couch.
I started taking Magnesium Chelate I found at the Chemist (500mg). I took 4
of them the first time and within 3 hours my feeling of well being went through
the roof. I felt better than I had for many years. It was a miracle. Magnesium
deficiency symptoms are muscle cramps, tiredness, and muscles that get extremely
tired very quickly with exercise and have symptoms of knotting up.
Chelation Therapy is used to detoxify bodies in cases of heavy metal (lead,
mercury etc.) poisoning. By taking magnesium chelate there is the benefit
that the heavy metals accumulated over the years are slowly leaving as the
heavy metal chelate. Teeth fillings like the Silver amalgam are a mixture
of silver and mercury, this is not healthy and mercury accumulates in our
bodies. I remembered going to a dentist who bragged that he made his own amalgam,
after this I am sure I did not feel as well and making amalgam is easier when
excess mercury is used.
a calcium supplement and vitamin D.
essential for strong bones. Sources are cheese, milk, green leafy vegetables
and calcium supplements. There is a problem with eating cheese, because it
is high in protein. When it is fully digested and metabolized the net result
is more acidic than basic. The body will use the calcium to neutralize the
acid and thus it is not available to the body. Bones need calcium, magnesium
and vitamin D as in cod liver oil for maximum growth.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking powder).
To lay down bone which is mostly alkaline the body needs an alkaline environment.
The body maintains a pH of 7.4 by adjusting the carbon
dioxide dissolved as carbolic acid in the blood. The kidneys also help when
they excrete excess salts and minerals. When the blood is too acidic the body
can no longer control the pH with carbon dioxide and has to use alkaline minerals
(calcium magnesium etc.) it takes from the bones and muscles to neutralize
the acid. To speed recovery take a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a glass
of fruit juice both night and morning. Where there are symptoms of skin irritations,
cracked lips, sensitive teeth – symptoms of high acidity it will help to take
higher amounts on the first two days like 5 teas spoons of sodium bicarbonate.
(Warning: If blood tests reveal high sodium levels you are warned not to do
a vibrator to strengthen and heal bones.
that generates a vibration at about 40hz (40 times per second) maximizes bone
growth. A cat's purr is beneficial to their bonestructure as the frequency
of the purring corresponds to the frequency that best stimulates bone growth.
People who suffer osteoporosis would be well advised to use a vibrator on
their bones for 20 minutes per day. Bones have two processes running in them.
One process is consuming calcium and releasing it into the blood and the other
process is responding to the stress signals in the bones and is laying down
calcium where those signals are strongest. Vibrations from a vibrator signal
to the process that lays down the calcium and this maximizes bone growth.