Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - popeye

Pages: [1]
Journals / popeye's journal
« on: November 03, 2009, 03:28:53 pm »
This is my journal, where I'll be logging my progress.  To provide context I'm dealing mainly with chronic fatigue syndrome, and for me the most significant symptom is neurological.  My short term memory comes and goes and concentrating on anything is quite a chore.  The best way to describe it is I feel as if there are cobwebs or cotton in my brain at all times.  There are some other cognitive effects--anxiety and depression, most notably.  Here is a fairly complete list of my symptoms:

* Difficulty concentrating
* Anxiety and depression
* Irritated bowels, alternation between constipation and diarrhea
* Pressure/throbbing sensation between ears, very pronounced pulse (although I checked my blood pressure and it was normal)
* Poor quality of sleep (although this has gotten significantly better)
* A slight hearing difficulty
* Warm flashes/burning sensation in parts of the body, mainly around the knees and legs
* Hands and feet often become cold
* Unusual amount of sweating in warm weather

As far as supplements go, I'm currently taking Dr. Ron's adrenal cortex (thanks TylerDurden), as well as a magnesium-potassium aspartate that has been shown to boost energy in some individuals.  I'm almost out of it, though.

Welcoming Committee / quick hello
« on: November 03, 2009, 03:09:13 pm »
Well, I've been lurking on this board for a while and figured I'd begin publicly logging my progress with health issues, and adding to any relevant discussions.  I've been helped a great deal reading people's journals (particularly Lex Rooker's) and hopefully I can both help others with similar problems as well as help myself.  To cut a long story (which I plan on posting in full) short, I've been interested in health since I was a teenager, although my attempts to be healthy did not necessarily make me a healthier person.  I became a vegetarian during college, then a vegan, and then spent a very unpleasant two years trying to adopt the 80/10/10 diet, which is a raw vegan, fruitarian diet--the end result of this being a foul case of chronic fatigue, irritated bowels, tooth decay (which has stopped, thankfully) and an eating disorder.  I'm 25 years old and still recovering from that foolishness to this day.  I began eating meat in significant quantity about a year ago and was able to get rid of the eating disorder, but I still battle chronic fatigue which as anyone who suffers from it can attest is very taxing on one's quality of life.  It needs a different term as "fatigue" doesn't really do justice to the nature of the condition.  Other aspects of my health have drastically improved, such as my dry skin and dandruff disappearing as well as at least a halt to the progression my other problems.  I don't eat an all raw diet and still cook most of my meat, but I don't cook it very much, and I get it all from a grass-fed source.  For the past few months my carbohydrate intake has been low (60-80 grams a day, on average).  The vast majority of my diet is red meat and animal fat.  Due to a general lack of real hunger lately I've taken to eating very infrequently, about once every day to once every three days.  Previously I was eating whether I was hungry or not.  We'll see how it goes.  Look for it in my journal.

Thanks for reading and I hope I can help you and you can help me!

Pages: [1]
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk