Daily Archives: June 7, 2012
The EastWest College is having a fund-raising event on June 24th 2012. All treatments will be $15 – yes, you heard me – $15:
- $15 for one hour of shiatsu
- $15 for one hour of reflexology
- $15 for one hour of massage
Now, there are only two problems:
- EastWest College is in Caulfield South, Victoria, AUSTRALIA; and
- Places are restricted.
So, if you live in/near Melbourne, or you really need an excuse to come for a visit, the weekend of June 24th is the time to come!
Yesterday, I went to Mommy’s diet doctor – no, I’m not adding weight loss to my list of things to fix about myself; that can just wait! No, the reason I went to see him was that Mommy had spoken to him about my Fibro, and it seems that he suffered from Chronic Fatigue and just wanted to chat to me.
Doc and I spoke about all the things that are wrong with me (long conversation) and what I was doing to help my body fight this battle. He was impressed with how involved I am in my own recovery but had two extra suggestions: more meditation (how weird is that coming from a ‘normal’ Western doctor?) and Vitamin C therapy.
I’m not talking about the little orange flavoured tablets that we all like chewing; he was talking about Vitamin C powder. There is now solid evidence that vitamin C, one of the primary antioxidants, is essential for optimal functioning of the immune system.
It is vital to the health of white blood cells and their production of antibodies, as well as the manufacture of interferon which acts as an antiviral.
Vitamin C also reduces pain and inflammation. It is also vital to the adrenal glands which are located above the kidneys.
Thus, Vitamin C supplementation offers both immune and adrenal support which are two critical components in any program to reverse FM.
Therefore, massive doses of vitamin C are useful to both bolster the immune system and to provide an ongoing supply for free radical destruction.
So, I came home, had a quick internet investigation and discovered that recommended doses can be anywhere between 500-9,000 mg a day of vitamin C in divided doses. The Doc recommended for me to take one teaspoon (= 5,000 mg) dissolved in juice preferably (he said it tastes pretty crappy) 3 to 5 times a day. He said that if it is too much, my body will let me know.
And, supposedly, I will feel immediately better (not just the Doc’s words but also other internet comments). Anyone else tried this? I’ll let you know how it goes for me.
- How to Tell If Your Adrenals Are Fatigued (Plus 7 Ways To Support Them) (mindbodygreen.com)
- Burnout: The fatigue sleep can’t beat (drklemmnd.com)