After about 2 months on Moringa leaf powder I have decided not to carry on with it.
Don’t get me wrong, it ticks all the check boxes in the benefits column, but find it gives me too much energy and that I have to take a magnesium supplement to calm my muscle movements.
An example of this would be walking down the hallway and having to turn the corner, but instead I would overshoot the mark and then the sudden turn would cause me to stumble or fall. Another symptom that comes and goes is tummy cramps which at times is quiet uncomfortable.
Also I found my mind to be more busy and I couldn’t concentrate on one thing at a time(not to say that I could before, but it was worse now).
I have friends who rave about the benefits of Moringa and that’s probably why I persisted with it for so long, but I don’t think Moringa is for people with ataxia or celiac disease because of the energy that it gives you.
About 2 weeks ago I discovered a supplement that I thought could be of benefit to me. I bought 250g of pure organic Moringa Leaf Powder and planned to take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.
I started off at this dose, but soon realised that it had a very strong laxative affects. I though this might be because of the chlorophyll content and would eventually subside, but the affects continued. I phoned the supplier who explained to me that I should only take about 1/4 of a teaspoon and slowly work myself up to 1/2 a teaspoon with the emphasis on slowly.
It is now 2 weeks later and I am now taking 1 teaspoon per day in the morning on an empty stomach (about half an hour before breakfast).
It is still to early to say for sure that Moringa leaf powder will be of benefit to me, but research has told me that it has a very good nutritional content. I also feel my balance has somewhat improved and my body has adjusted to the chlorophyll content.
It doesn’t taste all that great so I have found the best way for me to take it is to put a teaspoon of powder in my mouth and to chase it with water diluted lemon juice to mask the taste a bit. They say you should simulate the taking of Moringa to taking a shot of liqueur.
If my body absorbs the vitamins and minerals of this amazing leaf powder (more…)
Last week I wrote about my Medical Tests and posted the results. This week I would just like to follow on and emphasize the fact that a high LDL(bad cholesterol) count is not necessarily bad as LDL have different particle sizes.
There are large particle concentrations and small dense particle concentrations and it is the small dense concentrations that are the bad guys. Therefore if you have a high LDL count with a large particle concentration they are completely benign.
How this works is that your artery walls are all lined with cells and these small dense LDL particles are small enough to slip through those cells. They are also more readily oxidized and only oxidized LDL can enter the macrophages in the lining of the arteries and form cholesterol rich plaques. These plaques can (more…)
After eating a high fat diet for a little over two months now I thought I should go and get my cholesterol, blood glucose etc. re-tested to see if anything had changed.
I was excited in that I had blood tests done before I started my high fat escapade and could compare the two sets of results.
Firstly the fats in my diet come from nuts, seeds, eggs, avocados and wild game. They are also mainly monounsaturated fats with a bit of saturated fats from the grass fed wild game.
I arrived at the clinic over this past weekend and waited in the waiting room eagerly to have the tests taken. Eventually it was my turn and I explained what tests I wanted done.
I rolled up my sleeve so that the sister could draw blood, but being the dead of winter here (I think it was 6 degrees outside) my veins that were normally exposed were now hidden and the sister found it difficult to find one of them.
Needless to say she hurt me as she had three attempts at trying to draw (more…)
I have been seeing some good results from my diet lately, but after doing a bit of research thought that a product called Candex would somewhat speed up my recovery. You know what they say – kick them when they down.
Candex contains fibre digesting enzymes which are claimed to kill the Candida since their cell walls are mainly made of fibre. Candida cells can’t change their structure therefore it is thought that by the enzymatic approach resistance cannot be induced.
After receiving the product I thought I would take the upper limit dose as it states that Candex digests the Candida and that it should not produce any “die off”.
I took two tablets in the morning and two just before bed on an empty stomach as indicated. I continued (more…)
The severity and number of herximer or healing reactions you will experience in your lifetime depends on how often your body has been exposed to toxins.
To help you stay on your diet and supplement program, keep in mind that a reaction means you are succeeding and getting rid of all the toxins, chemicals, bacteria and parasites within the body. This also means that healing is taking place and you are getting better.
Every disease takes time to develop, but also takes time to heal.
Healing takes place in 3 stages:
1.The body begins to clean out the toxins and poisons within the body in preparation for better nutrients. (this is when you are most likely to experience a healing/herximer reaction).
2.Then the body begins to replace the eliminated toxins with essential nutrients.
3.The third stage is a build-up stage of lean muscle mass and internal organ regeneration.
After the 3rd stage has been complete the tissues that have been formed so far due to the diet/supplements are more durable and will not brake down that easily. The cycle then repeats itself and begins at stage 1 until the body has healed.
In the first stage people who (more…)
This may not be a biggie in everybody’s life, but on weekends we haven’t got a domestic worker so the tiding and cleaning of the house is up to my wife and I. This can be quite a challenge at times because of our young daughter.
Until recently the majority of the house hold chores fell on to my significant other. This is not because I didn’t want to help her, but
because of fear of dropping dishes when washing up or stacking and unpacking the dishwasher. I used to get dizzy when hanging up the washing(looking up into the sun even though not directly)
I used to hate making beds and cleaning the kitchen etc.for fear of falling or spilling things. Anyway I didn’t have the energy or willpower to do the chores.
Therefore I used to make every excuse under the sun in order to avoid doing them.
I have now recovered to an extend (thanks to the gluten and yeast free diet) that (more…)
I have now been grain free and higher fat for a week 10 days now and boy what a difference.
When I first began I had 2nd thoughts because of all the ill affects. My bones started to ache and I had a runny nose, my balance was shot and I had major “brain fog”. I knew that I had reintroduced almonds into my diet knowing that it affected me when I first went gluten/yeast free in 2010.
One thing that was a major concern to me was that I had loose pale coloured stools. I searched for answers on the internet and came up with 2 options, it could be either an allergy to the almonds or it could be a blockage in the bile ducts thus not producing bile which gives the stools their brown colour.
So I gave up the almonds for a couple of days as this was my first thought, but my “symptom” did not go away. At this stage I was thinking that I have damaged my body as I had intense tummy cramps and that I would have to go to my doctor.
That night I came across an (more…)
A friend of mine was telling me the other day that she had been on the SCDiet(Specific Carbohydrate Diet) since Nov last year so I thought that I would look into it.
After doing some searching I found a website -The SCDiet – which will tell you all you need to know about the diet short of reading Elaine Gottschall book “Breaking the Vicious Cycle”.
All the foods on the diet seem to be gluten free, but not all are yeast free. What I like about the diet is the science behind it which you can read on the website.
What I have taken out of this so far is to give up all grains, to re-introduce a few old foods that previously affected me and to add some new suggested foods.
I still drink milk which could soon be replaced by SCD yogurt. It looks (more…)
Whilst shopping over the weekend I went into a health shop and discovered they had a breakfast cereal called “Millet”. I remember reading about Millet and that it was quite rich in magnesium.
I bought some and did some further research that night. I was pleased with what I found because not only is it rich in magnesium, but it is nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium so I thought that I had found a very good substitute for a magnesium supplement amongst other things.
The first day went well, I was more relaxed, had more energy, had more control and generally did things quicker. When I awoke the next morning I awoke with a headache, my left arm was lame and I had this tightness in my chest. Naturally I suspected the worst, but the pain subsidised somewhat so I had another bowl of millet for breakfast. Throughout the day I endured the pain and I gradually lost control of my muscles and my balance got worse.
I have now been on Millet for 4 days now and (more…)