Your Weekly Musing
Quite often, with a little detective work we can go far in improving health and vitality.
Peeling Back the Layers
When Sam came in for his first visit, his primary complaint was a persistent pain in the back of his head just above his spine. He shared that it had started when he'd stepped off a curb the wrong way the previous month. I have a 12 pound bowling ball sitting on my treatment room floor that is useful for demonstrating how much our heads weigh. ::CLUNK:: Easy to see, then, how structures can be impacted by an unexpected injury.
Soon he was out of pain. During his last visit, he asked me if there was anything that he could do about his low energy. He'd had a physical with bloodwork recently and everything checked out okay. He dropped by a copy of the lab report and it looked good.
The low energy periods were at about 11 and 3 each day. I recommended that he purchase an inexpensive glucometer and monitor his blood sugar two hours after he ate. It registered 5 - 10 units above normal in both the morning and evening hours. His usual breakfast was whole grain cereal and oatmeal with fruit. He also added a large amount of dried fruit, especially raisins. Clearly, he was spiking his blood sugar, and what goes up must come down, up and down.
With a few simple suggestions, primarily a protein breakfast, he began to experience good reserves and resiliency. At times, he can tolerate fruit, raisins, etc. but more often than not, he is aware that he feels spacey and low-energy after eating them. Knowing this empowers him and reduces the chance that he could develop chronic inflammation and diabetes.
This is just one example of how we "peel the onion."
Have a healthy week ~
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