Here’s what I’m currently doing to improve my health.
Some Rules I Follow
Current Areas of Emphasis
What really seems to be working.
I’m always trying new things — each and every week. Sometimes I find things that definitely help.
Gut health needs constant attention, even when we’re healthy — to protect the progress I’m making.
- Apple Pectin (daily)
- Colostrum (2-3 pills/day)
Therapeutic light keeps my thyroid humming, weakens pathogens, and syncs my circadian rhythm.
- 2-4 lamps
- Background light (2-5 hours/day)
- 2 hours/day (1 hour morning, 1 hour afternoon… or so)
- (Obviously only available on drier days. I still get outside in cloudy weather for sunlight.)
- 15 minutes/session
My circadian rhythm is impacted by elements that I can control.
- Blue light-reducing glasses.
- F.lux on screens.
- Adjust TV monitor for warmer color temperature.
Heal The Gut
- (see above)
- Dark, dark, dark
- EMF — turn off wifi. No cell phone in bedroom. Turn power off to bedroom at night.
- Fresh Air
- Firm mattress
- 10-15 minutes/day
- Sunlight or heat lamps.
The food I eat is balanced: carbs and protein and fats — and digestible.
- I am now eating food with virtually zero food restrictions.
- I do avoid artificial sweeteners and flavors.
- I eat mostly whole foods, although I don’t restrict added sugar. I do eat refined grains — in fact, starch is essential for me to feel my best, sleep well, and stay regular.
- Roughly a 2:1:1 ratio (by calories).
- I eat intuitively (I don’t measure calories or macros anymore, although I did for some time). I generally get a feel for where “2:1:1” probably is. If I want a little more protein, or carbs, or fat… I’ll add more. After years of paying attention to this, I can figure out what I want/need.
- I think about what my gut will need to digest well… not just what my taste buds want.
I have been able to restore my thyroid without the use of thyroid hormones.
- Eat early.
- Moderate-to-high calories.
- 2:1 Carb to protein ratio.
- Lots of light.
- Protect sleep.
- Clean environment (especially mold/EMF).
I’ve gotten myself into endless conundrums with nonsensical, extreme nutritional supplementation.
Therefore, it’s become a core concept for me to never find myself lost and confused about nutrients, ever again.
1-2x/week. I seem to need more Vitamin A than the other Fat Solubles. Therefore, I take this less frequently.
- Vitamin A — 1x/day (at night)
- Vitamin D — from sunlight, daily.
- Vitamin E — 1x/week
- Vitamin K — 2x/week
The Naturelo multivitamin is an excellent source of balanced B-vitamins.
- B1 — 1x/week (allithiamine)
- B2 — 1x/week
- B6 — 1x/week
- Choline — 1x/week
- I don’t seem to need more B12 than this supplement provides.
- Sodium — Moderate intake.
- Potassium — Lowish intake (what’s in the Ultima powder and veggies).
- Calcium — Moderate/high intake. Mostly from dairy.
- Magnesium — 3-6x/week.
- Zinc — I avoid zinc. It makes me feel bad. (UPDATE Fall 2019: When I stopped visiting a moldy environment regularly for music, zinc tolerance improved, and it made me feel better).
- Copper — 1-2x/day. Chlorophyllin. Balances out the zinc. Consistently makes me feel great.
- Iodine — Not needing much right now.
- Selenium — About once per week.
- Lithium — 1x/week
- Strontium — 2x/month
- Molybdenum — 1x/week (to lower high sulfur)
- Glycine — currently not taking/(is present in magnesium glycinate)
- Lysine — currently not taking
- Proline — in colostrum
Sick buildings completely wrecked my thyroid, my gut, my brain function, and my sleep.
Therefore, this is now a daily thought for me: What can I do to improve my environment?
- I am always aware of the health of the buildings I am in — especially my own home.
- Keep things clean.
- Dust a lot.
- Keep the floors dusted and wiped down.
- Change sheets a lot.
- Shower frequently.
- Keep car very clean.
- Don’t own many possession I don’t use frequently.
- Always looking to throw things away.
- I “de-contaminate” when I return from buildings I suspect/know were “sick buildings.” (Or, even borderline “sick buildings”).
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