Sunday, November 11, 2018

Prolon FMD

Rich and I completed the fasting mimicking diet by Prolonfmd.com. It's much easier than the water fasting I have done in the past when my Crohn's was acting up. It's a little on the pricy side, but it is nothing compared to the cost of a stem cell injection and you get similar benefits.



The food tastes probably better than what you might expect, but a little bland. However, it's excellent quality, vegan, gluten free and non-gmo. Regardless, I feel great and lost exactly 5 lbs in 5 days, and that wasn't my main objective.

To justify the price I consider the $3.50 ish I spend a day on vitamins and an approximate $35 per day I would have spent on food if it was already prepared, and I can easily justify $45 per day to have something super convenient, that takes no more than 4 minutes to prepare.

On the other side of things, if I were to buy everything and create it myself, that may take so much time and effort, that for the first few times, it's simply going to be easier to use their product. I do have some ideas how to do it without getting it from Prolon, but I don't think that I'll save that much. It will be more about getting variety.

Regardless, it was very painless. The only side effect I had was a headache on day 2 and my appetite was a challenge on day 3. By day 5 I could have extended it a couple additional days, but only extended it one day, mostly because I didn't have to food supply on hand to extend it further.

Check out their website to see the additional benefits if you're interested:  prolonfmd.com

My goal is to replace all of my autoimmune t-cells with healthy cells and concur my Crohn's. I am super excited about the results that have occurred with a FMD and am focused on doing what I can do to continue to manage this disease without medication.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Photobiomodulation


I attended a portion of the NC Chiropractic Convention and attended a Low Level Light Therapy (LLLt) seminar that addressed many protocols. Dr. Christopher Carraway, a Chirpractic Neurologist that is brilliant as it relates to understanding the nervous system and how to use LLLT, also known as Photobiomodulation, for treating a myriad of issues. 

One Doctor attending asked if he had ever used the Laser (which is how the light is administered) for Crohn's. He had not, but I have. And it was amazing that about 10% of the attendees had someone close to them with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. With that said, I thought it would be a good idea to share my Crohn's protocol. This protocol is specific to Multiradiance Medical's LLLT devices. But I suspect your practitioner would know the translation.

I want to mention that I am not a practitioner, although my husband is a Chiropractor, so this and anything on this site should be considered my story, versus medical advice. Feel free to take anything mentioned to your practitioner to see if it could help you, however:)

During a Flareup:
Local treatment: 1000-3000 Hz 3 minutes per location daily: Use the Laser Stim at the same frequency to identify the abnormalities. Once an abnormality is identified, use the Shower for 3 minutes at that location. And then begin to find the next abnormality. Once found treat the new area with the Laser Stim until the 3 minutes of the Shower is complete at the prior location and then begin 3 minutes of Shower at the new location. Complete this process for 8 to 10 locations if necessary to treat all abnormalities.

Systemic:
  • 5000 Hz lumbar spine with additional time at any areas of subluxation. I have a bulging disc at L4/5 so I treat this area for about a minute with an additional couple minutes scanning the lumbar area.
  • 50 Hz 45 seconds at multiple locations on each tibia as well as the iliac daily. I am a big believer in cell autophagy as part of the healing process when in remission, and am convinced that additional stem cell generation will turnover deficient cells. For severe cases, I would suggest coupling this with fasting, then the body also protects healthy cells. I specifically recommend a fasting mimicking diet (check out the Longevity Diet by Valter Longo) in conjunction with this treatment to improve the amount of immune deficient t-cells that get replaced with healthy t-cells. Adding treatment to stimulate stem cell production I believe is essential to any immune deficiency disease. However, I haven’t been in a flareup since implementing this treatment, so my belief is theoretical, but well founded.
Remission:
The objective in remission is to heal any ulcers and scar tissue. As soon as c-reactive protein and sedimentation rates are back to normal I would begin this treatment. Even though I’ve been in remission for a couple years, I do the systemic treatment regularly. Lumbar spine area seldom, but the PHT and Stem Cell stimulation very often.

Local treatment: 5-50 Hz Laser Stim Dose where necessary

Systemic:
  • PHT 50 Hz – 5 minutes: Aorta artery above the superior mesenteric artery
  • 1000 Hz – Lumbar Spine – Laser Stim Dose
  • 50 Hz 45 seconds at multiple locations on each tibia as well as the iliac
I suggest any UC or Crohn’s sufferers to be take 500 IU and up to 1000 IU during flareups, of vitamin D3 and 200 mcg K2 daily. D3 is a must have supplement as well as EFAs for Crohn’s and UC.





Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Fasting Mimicking Diet

What if there was a way to remove the immune deficient t-cells in your body and replace them with healthy cells? 

I am super excited I have to admit. I went to my primary care physician for an epipen refill and we somehow go
t on the topic of stem cell transplants for autoimmune diseases. He suggested that I read the book the Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo. 

Throughout the book Dr. Longo made many hopeful comments for IBD as it related to his Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). I recently began doing some research on Google Scholar and found that he has applied for a patent to use the FMD that he refers to in his book has a diet to treat IBD. 

On May 11, 2017, he applied for a patent for the FMD as an immunoregulatory treatment for gastrointestinal autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and was issued a Patent Pending on November 16, 2017. Here are some of the results of this diet:




  • Reduced intestinal inflammation/colitis severity
  • Increased corticosterone production, with broad anti-inflammatory effects
  • Altered both innate and adaptive immune response and cytokines 
  • Prevented colon shortening
  • Caused Colon regeneration
  • Reduced innate immune response
  • Reduced adaptive immune response
  • Reduced autoimmune associated cytokines production
Bottom line is that this diet put the body into an autophagy state, which is when the body eliminates defective cells and replaces them with healthy cells. This includes the immune dificient T-cells that are a major culpret contributing to Crohn's and colitis.

Check out the diet section for more details. I am beginning my first cycle of the FMD on 11/11/18.

Sooooo excited. This is the first I've actually seen clinical evidence that there is a way to get rid of the immune deficient cells. I'm all in for giving this a try for the three cycles recommended. It may become a quarterly way of life...