Wahls Protocol/Stair/KettleBell

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I’ve not posted in a long time. I’m not sorry for you, the reader, but only for myself as I try and figure out how the Wahls Protocol fits in with my current lifestyle. For nearly 4 months, I’ve suffered a series of colds which effected my appetite badly. Throughout this time, I’ve kept a healthy diet. I just didn’t have the appetite to eat enough of it.

 

I got a cold in February that seems to have stayed with me until now. A stiff neck and nausea went with it. I wasn’t a happy bunny, as you can imagine. However, I never broke my diet once. In fact, I spent the time getting over certain pangs and seriously tightened things up. I was plagued by my sweet tooth but that seems to have waned nicely. My weekly Paleo hot chocolates are now a rare treat. I don’t crave sweet things any more. I know what’s good for me.

 

I have been absolutely crap at keeping a food/mood/supplement diary. However, I can’t work so it’s been easy to keep track of what and how much I’ve eaten.  In addition to this, I’ve been staying calm. One of the first changes The Wahls Protocol diet brought about was vastly improved moods. I’m more patient, forgiving and calm. I literally don’t raise my voice on this diet. I don’t seem to be able to feel anger. Was there ever any use for it anyway?

 

Today’s breakfast was kidneys, a huge plateful of mixed green leaves with a large carrot on the side. Lunch was bacon, green leaves, some plum tomatoes, broccoli, a red pepper and a quarter of a purple cabbage. I’m told that dinner will be fish (Bass) and more mixed salad. I’m glad my appetite is back. Embracing the Wahls Protocol is suddenly a lot easier.

 

I’ve recently decided that coffee doesn’t suit me. Despite this, my husband is drinking Bullet Proof Coffee with organic, grassfed butter. I’m British and a tea drinker but this has not stopped me putting a few drops of MCT oil in it. I initially discovered Bullet Proof Coffee as I was looking for products to combat my fatigue. I occasionally watch London Real and both the coffee and MCT oil are regularly mentioned.

 

London Real – A weekly, one hour video podcast that challenges the status quo, explores the human experience, and exchanges ideas and perspectives with eclectic guests in one of the most exciting and diverse cities on the planet.

MCTs = MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES

 

This is how my average day goes.

 

1. My daylight lamp is switched on by my bed. This is England, it’s overcast so any way to boost daylight is a must.

 

2. Breakfast with MCT oil in my tea and vitamin supplements on the side.

 

3. Check my cannabis plants, both indoors and out. A daily joy.

 

4. A 1 kilometre walk using crutches or 20 minutes using a pedal exerciser if it’s raining.

 

5. A session on an Inada Cube which is a Shiatsu massage chair.

 

6. Weight lifting using a KettleBell. I do 10+ repetitions on each arm, lifting the weight from the floor to above my head each time. It’s a great workout that I’m working on increasing with time.

 

I stretch all the time, I always have, especially when I’m on the stairs. Oh, I now go upstairs 2 stairs at a time. I’m short, only 5ft tall or 1.5 meters and walking upstairs 2 stairs at a time is a great regular workout.

 

The Wahls Protocol recommends that I work my brain. I’m no good with those brain training games. I’ve decided to learn to speak French and how to play chess instead. I’m historically unacademic, crap at most things including languages and maths etc. I’d probably have been diagnosed with ADHD in todays world. I am, however, good at sports, spacial awareness and growing cannabis.

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Can there be meaning in pointless torment?

Found this TED talk valuable.

ideas.ted.com

“We cannot bear a pointless torment.” As is often the case with writer Andrew Solomon, you want to write down everything he says and think every sentence over for an hour, day, week. When Solomon delivers this line in his talk on forging meaning in our lives, he’s referring to a woman he interviewed for his book Far from the Tree, who experienced a rape that gave her a daughter — as well as a purpose. Through her adversity she was able to make meaning and find her identity. Solomon quotes her: “As it turns out, I’m the lucky one.”

But what about when that torment is without purpose? In March 2014, right before Solomon gave his TED Talk, the New Yorker published his profile of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the young man who shot and killed twenty students and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School…

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