Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Taking Things to an Extreme

I thought that now that I'm only working part time, that I would start to be more active here again. I had a flare up that started back in May of 2020, and I still don't have things under control. I have crappy insurance, or you really can't even call it insurance, it's Medi-share. And they don't cover a pre-existing condition so therefore nothing with my Crohn's is applicable. 

My GI doc wants me to go on a biologic, yet, I'll have to get vaccines and such in order to be able to handle the reduced immune system, so I'm going a little radical in my attempt to get this under control over the next couple months. Bottomline, even though I have been managing sysmptoms, the ulcers in the colon are deep and chronic and if they don't heal, it will result in the removal of a portion of the colon so I have to get some healing going on. 

So what I'm doing now is a fasting mimicking diet once a month for 5 days and sometimes more often. I have a recent post on ProLon: CLICK HERE . ProLon is a product sold by L-Nutra, which is a fasting mimicking diet (FMD). Dr. Valter Longo, the author of the Longevity Diet, is behind this product, and behind many studies on the product. They are right now in human trials for their product to be approved a Crohn's and UC treatment. The clinical trial on mice showed massive promise. 

So although I'm not in their trial, I am following a FMD right now for the second time in 2 months, and then I will follow a mediteranian/longevity diet in between cycles. I plan on doing this every month. So I start on a Sunday, finish on Thursday and have a transition day on Friday. Then three Sunday's later I will do it again.

I'm doing this as well as taking Mesalamine. I've had loose stools for about four months now, which clearly is not good, and I can't afford a biologic until my new insurance kicks in, which by the way isn't that much better because our annual deductible is $8k, but Stelara's $23k per treatment, so without the insurance it isn't any where within reach. So I'm going with this insurance for a year so I can get the treatment I need. 

However, I can't get into my GI doc until the end of February, so I'm doing the FMD a total of 4 times total prior to that appointment and with any luck, I will get things under control and not need the biologic. But if not, then I'm going to have to do what I've never wanted to do in order to get these ulcers under control. 

We will see what happens. So Prolon is not cheap. It's $189 for five days of food. I'm a functional nutrition practitioner these days, which is a topic for another blog, so I get a professional discount, but bottomline, it's still not cheap. So I found a way to do the FMD easy. It's boring as shit, but it's cheap comparatively speaking. 

So here's the deal. Each day you eat between 25 and 40% of your basal metabolic rate. Which equates to 3-5 calories per pound. So I'm 138 right now, so that means my total calories need to be between 414 and 690 daily. And the macro nutrients need to be whole foods, organic, non-gmo, and need to be 9-11% protein, 27-44% fat, and 47-62% carbs. 

Well, 5.3 ounces of avocado, 8 ounces of kombucha, and 1 serving of Feel Great 365 superfood greens, equals one meal in the proper ratio. So if I have that for lunch and dinner a couple days, and then have the Prolon three days one cycle, I can spread the Prolon over 2 cycles. So that's what I'm doing right now. My goal is to find a couple other easy ways to accomplish what's necessary so I can have more variety. 

The avocado approach equates to a higher fat ratio, but with avocados being a medium chain triglyceride, they are easy to digest, not to mention it is already in a pre-digested format, so it's very easy on the gut. And I simply love them. Not to mention, fat is more satisfying to hunger than carbs so leaning on the higher fatt of this ration is perfect. However, I only recommend getting the fat from fruits, vegetables and nuts. No animal fats allowed.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Prolon FMD

This blog was originally posted back in November 2018, but it warrants an update. L-Nutra, who makes the Prolon fasting mimicking diet (FMD) conducted a study on IBD and this product with phenominal results. Now the test was done on mice, not humans, but it prompted a human study which is being conducted right now. 

Additionally, I'm in the middle of a small flare. So I'm on day 5 of the 5 day plan, and I decided to look up on Pub Med any updates on fasting mimicking diets and this is what I found. This study has convinced me that I'm going to do the plan once a month for 4 consecutive months. Check out the study here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6528490/

It seems like extending the number of days on the plan would make sense to do to get quicker results, but this study indicates that the growth and replacement of damaged intestinal tissue occurs strongly during the re-feeding that follows after their one cycle FMD Prolon plan.

Additionally, I would always do a 3 day water fast when I had any issues with bowel movements that lead me to believe I was heading into a flare up. This article explains how fasting with food, as in this FMD is actually better than a water fast for rejuvination.

Finally, between the time I posted this in 2018, I returned to college and became a functional nutrition practitioner and Prolon is offered in my practice, usually at a reduced price. You can buy it here:  https://gchiropractic.gethealthy.store/. Search ProLon in that online store for all of the options.

Now the information below, is all part of the original post back about two years ago.

Sunday, October 28, 2018


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.

  • 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.
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

  • 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...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Why We Need Sleep

Sleeping less than six or seven hours a night demolishes your immune system. According to Matthew Walker, PhD and author of Why We Sleep.  I go back in time and think about when I was diagnosed with Crohn's and have to admit it was a time in my life that I was getting less than six hours sleep on a regular basis.

Is it possible that my lack of sleep for the months preceding my diagnosis was the cause of my Crohn's? If so, that really sucks!

He explains a study in which one group had seven to nine hours sleep each night for six days, and compared it to a group that were restricted to only four hours a sleep those days. The group that got ample sleep showed a powerful antibody response to a flu shot, reflecting a healthy immune system. 

The group that had four hours sleep produced less than 50% of the immune reaction of the well slept group. Similar responses occurred to vaccines tested. Worse yet, the sleep deprived group showed diminution in immune cells a year following this lack of sleep. Wow! 

Dr. Walker explains in his book that according to Dr. Michael Irwin at the University of California, who has performed studies on sleep deprivation affects your cancer-fighting immune cells, just a single night of this type of sleep deprivation sweeps away 70% of the natural killer cells circulating in the immune system as compared to a full eight-hour.

I'm going to explain the best I can as to how and why a lack of sleep causes cancer, because what I'm reading seems that the same thing could cause Crohn's. There isn't anything in the book that studied Crohn's but the same logic could certainly apply.

The sympathetic nervous system is the "fight or flight" response we have when we are stressed. It's what increases our heart rate, why we sweat, breathe heavy, etc. It also will create inflammation as a way to deal with a physical threat. When we lack sleep, our sympathetic nervous activity will go into overdrive, and this inflammation response that is supposed to be temporary remains. 

Cancer feed on inflammation. With Crohn's being an inflammatory disease, doesn't it make sense that this prolonged state of inflammation could cause other responses by the body?  I'm hopeful this research will result in inflammatory bowel diseases and lack of sleep. 

What I definitely have learned, is sleep is essential to a healthy body, brain, immune system, etc. and certainly part of a remission plan.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

One Year of Remission

It's been crazy that I have been in remission for a year. Here's been my recipe:

  1. I have eliminated gluten from my diet
  2. Stay away from anything spicy
  3. Only chicken and fish for non vegetarian protein
  4. No Cow products
  5. Get 7-8 hours rest daily
  6. Get rid of the stress
  7. Take Omega 7s, 3s, Protease and quality supplements
  8. Goat colostrum daily
  9. Probiotics and prebiotics
  10. Kombucha (home brewed)
  11. Exercise
  12. Frequency therapy every two to three months
I'll be candid with you, I don't know if all of this is contributing to medication free remission, but I'm not willing to give anything up to find out. 

Do you notice how much of my remission is diet related? Although most GI doctors won't admit that diet has anything to do with getting Crohn's, I'm convinced it does. If diet can control it, how can it not contribute to getting the disease?

I've been drinking a lot of ginger kombucha and even love adding juiced ginger to water and sparkling water, I was in remission well before this ginger kick. Nevertheless, ginger is supposed to be great for your digestive track and inflammation.

Another great thing...goat and sheep cheese I have no difficulty with at all. So I still eat cheese. Wooo Whooo!

Hope you all are hanging in there. Stay cool.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Possible EFA To Help Crohn's or Colitis

Okay all, I have found something good to share with you. Most of us know that Essential Fatty Acids are good for managing inflammation. A rheumatologist I have seen in the past associated with inflammation in my ankle recommends 4000 ml of Omega 3 (fish oil) daily for his rheumatoid arthritis patients, so I began taking that as well, since Crohn's is another form of immune deficiency disease of inflammation.

There are other types of Essential Fatty Acids and I accidentally found one that I think may be very beneficial to the digestive tract, because it is known to repair mucous membranes.

Mucous membranes line parts of the body that lead to the outside. Examples of mucous membranes are the lining of the digestive tract, the lining of the urogenital tract, and the lining of the respiratory tract.

There is a growing list of clinical studies showing multiple beneficial effects of Omega 7 on mucous membranes. In one clinical study involving 30 cases of peptic ulcer, the patients took about 5,000 mg of sea buckthorn oil (the most potent source of omega 7) daily for one month. The cure rate was 76.6% and a total effective rate of 96.7% was reported. That is very very promising.

Another study used the same oil as a treatment for 116 peptic ulcer patients. 71 Had duodenal ulcers and 45 had gastric ulcers. Once again, oral application of this fatty acid relieved pain and quickened the repair process of tissues and mucous membranes.

There are numerous studies on animals showing similar results for a range of gastrointestinal issues.

Although the sea buckhorn berry oil is the most potent source of this omega 7 essential fatty acid (palmetoleic acid), you can also find it in the following foods:

  • Macadamia nut oil - 17.3%
  • Cod liver oil - 7.1%
  • Salmon - 6.0%
  • Olive oil - 1.4%
  • Eggs - .3%
  • Soybean Oil - .08%
I have begun taking this EFA about a week ago. Some of the research I have hound has indicated that significant results may take up to 90 days. I have also found that getting the oil from the berry fruit, versus its seeds, have greater results.

I'll update you on my Crohn's progress as I continue this supplement. I'm taking 1800 mg daily, added to my 4000 mg of omega 3s. Right now I am not in remission, but I am controlling inflammation, so now is a good time to test this supplement.

By the way, other benefits seem to improve the skin, hair and nail moisture, and help with weight management. All good side affects indeed:)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Getting in Remission

Gosh Darn! So I've joined a new company and have struggled finding a way to eat properly and get ample rest while on the road. I'm certain this highly contributed to my current flare up:  poor diet and stress.

The wrong diet and/or stress will do it every time, unfortunately.

So, unfortunately, I have been struggling with a flare up for four months. It has never taken me that long to get into remission and steroids for four months has had its toll on me. I have been extra strict on my diet, yet it is so difficult when I travel.

Yesterday, I water fasted. Today, a juice fasted.

Normally, when I have a flare up, budesonide and mesalamine, along with the right diet, does the trick in 60 days. I don't eat any raw greens because they are hard to digest, or beans for the same ready. Ultimately, I have a raw fruits, but only those that are easy to digest, and steamed vegetables. Butter, cream, spices, or anything else that is an inflammatory to the colon, I refrain from. Well this hasn't worked:( Here I am at almost 4 months and I don't think I'm in remission.

Therefore, the last two days and the next nine, I'll be on a liquid diet.

  • Day 1: Water
  • Day 2: Juice and Kombucha
  • Day 3-5: Water
  • Day 6-11: Juice and Kombucha
  • Day 12-14: Green juice and sweet fruits
  • Day 15-17: Vegan, gluten free diet, with mostly raw foods and steamed vegetables
  • Day 18 and beyond: Vegan, glen free diet
So I have a doctor's appointment on the 22nd. The results of the tests I have at that time will determine my next steps which are dramatic. Below are my limited choices if the results come back that I'm not in remission:
  • Stay on juice for the next 60 days. Arrrhhggg. This would be awful, but maybe not as awful as the alternative.
  • Go on biologics. My gut feeling is I would choose Entivio. The problem with Entivio is that is reduces your immune system so it doesn't attach itself, and therefore opens up the possibility for major infections that could be deadly, such as TB. Another negative is that the body relies upon it and there's a 75% probability that I would have a flare up immediately upon trying to get off of it. Yet, based on my research, it's the most gentle. 
If I go on Entivio, it requires an IV infusion once every two months. How fun...

I've taken the week off of work next week and this is my daily plan in addition to the diet referred to above:
  • intersegmental traction - to ensure I don't have nerve energy interference
  • low level light therapy - to reduce inflammation
  • meditation - to reduce stress
  • detox sauna - to assist will releasing toxins
  • inversion - to decompress the spine (nerve energy assistance again)
  • eight hours sleep - we only have so much nerve energy and rest is how to regenerate it
  • frequency therapy - to kill micro-organisms and secure healthy bacteria
I also plan on having a massage and a few chiropractic adjustments. 

Ultimately, if this doesn't make a material difference, I'm not sure it is in my power, while continuing to work, to do it without considering a biologic. I am very disappointed...

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Brewing Your Own Kombucha

This blog is simply the instructions to brew kombucha. I've helped a couple people with this, and due to the amount of extra scobys I have, I am likely going to help more. So below are the basics for brewing about a gallon of kombucha.

Here's a couple tips to ensure that your kombucha doesn't get contaminated.

  1. Only handle the scoby with your bare hands or latex gloves. There is debate that metal touching the scoby can harm the health of the scoby. When handing your scoby with your bare hands, clean your hands well, but do not use anti-bacterial soap and residue on your hands can kill the bacteria of the scoby. I like to use a sugar scrub to clean my hands and I handle my scoby with my bare hands.
  2. Keep your kombucha jar clean. Either sterilize it by cleaning it in your dishwasher with very hot water, put it in the oven at 225 degrees for 25 minutes, or clean it with vinegar, which is what I do.

First fermentation process

Minimum Ingredients
  • 1-2 cups starter tea and a scoby
  • 4 green tea bags (enough to make 4 cups)
  • a gallon of filtered water
  • 1 cup of sugar
Other Supplies
  • 1 gallon wide mouthed glass jar
  • cheesecloth large enough to cover the mouth of the jar (you can also use any tightly woven cloth)
  • rubber band
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil either in a pot or tea kettle. Once the water begins to boil remove it from heat and steep the 4 bags of green tea for 5 to 10 minutes.

Remove the tea bags and add the sugar to the tea. Stir the tea until the sugar is dissolved.

Add the sweet tea to the gallon jar. Fill the balance of the jar with filtered water so that it is about 2" below the rim of the mouth of the jar. 

Once the temperature of the tea in the jar is 85 F or less, add the starter tea and scoby. If the water you added to the hot tea came out of the refrigerator, then the temperature will be fine to add the starter tea and scoby right a way.

Cover the jar with the cheesecloth and secure it around the lid with the rubber band, and store your kombucha in a warm place between the temperatures of 70 and 80F. The perfect temperature is somewhere around 75-77.

Green tea and black tea kombucha
In one to two weeks, depending upon your personal taste, you'll be ready to bottle your kombucha. You should test the taste of the kombucha no later than 7 days to assess whether it has lost its sweetness enough. If it is too sweet, taste it daily until the sweetness has subsided enough for your taste. You can taste it by taking a straw with your finger over one end, and putting it down the side of the scoby. Release your finger, place it over the end again, then take the straw out and taste the kombucha in the straw. 

Once it is no longer so sweet and acceptable to your taste, you go onto the next step of the brewing process, which is bottling and what is often referred to as the second fermenting process.

Second Fermentation Process

Remove your scoby and pace it in a bowl. Add one or two cups of the kombucha into the bowl for your next batch starter tea.

Strain your kombucha and funnel it into bottles, or jars. You can use almost anything that is clean and has a tight cap/lid. I prefer the bottles with swing tops. They create a tight barrier which helps with the fizziness.
Add fruit, ginger, or drink without flavoring. I really like a few slices of ginger and fruit. Whatever you add, you don't need more than 10% of the bottle for your flavoring. 

Place your bottled kombucha on a shelf somewhere for 2 to 4 days, depending upon the level of fizziness you prefer. Again, if it is kept in a location that stays 70-80F, then you will have more fizziness than if it is colder. 

Move your kombucha to the refrigerator and drink when you want. Once it's in the fridg, it stays good for some time. The length of time will depend upon the tightness of the seal of your bottles. 

That pretty much does it. Enjoy your kombucha and the good health that comes along with it. 

Friday, January 1, 2016


It's been forever since I've posted anything and wanted to get back into updating you all on the things I have learned that has kept me off of medication for over a year. My diagnostics still indicate that I have normal internal inflammation. So I guess I must be managing my Crohn's pretty well.

My favorite thing that I've recently gotten into is brewing my own kombucha. I began drinking kombucha probably a year ago, but ended up drinking about 32 oz a day and decided it would be much more affordable if I brewed it myself. I am certain it is contributing to my good health.

What is kombucha you ask? It's green tea that is fermented with a culture of the gut's native good bacteria and yeast. The result is a sparkling tea, that's a probiotic drink. Better yet, it tastes great. Go get some Synergy kombucha and give it a try. If you're new to kombucha, you may want to only drink about 4 oz the first day. See if your gut handles it well. And if so, go to 8 oz the next day and 16 oz the following day.

There really isn't a need to have 32 oz a day, but I like it so much, I want that much. Realistically, it's probably not helpful to drink much more than 8 oz. I've read somewhere that 4 oz a day is considered a therapeutic dose.

I'll share more about kombucha brewing in a future post. Whether you have Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, or just poor health, the benefits of kombucha may help. It is known to help with detoxification, inflammation, and arthritis pain.  It aids digestion and gut health, which improves your immune system health. All of these benefits help with proper assimilation of nutrients, as well.

I'll have much more on kombucha in the future. If you're interested in brewing your own, I have scobys and starter tea if you're near Charlotte, NC.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Amazing Results Again!

I'm absolutely floored at my test results from yesterday's blood work. Again, everything was normal. Well into the normal range.

When I was in Florida last week through the weekend, I intentionally was bad. I drank margaritas, had Mexican food, and even drank vodka. Now, this is not my normal behavior, but I really wanted to yes the remote use of the Rife machine, so I was extra bad.

Additionally, I knew that come Monday, I was starting my Isa Body Challenge and wanted to go out with a bang. I really was not expecting the results to be as good as they were. I'm ecstatic! Can this really mean that I might be able to go back to a normal life?

I hope so. But I must admit, that with everything I've learned, I don't intend to go back to the life I had before Crohn's. I ate like crap, and drank too much. I didn't exercise enough and really would have died early living like that. There is a happy medium between how I live today, and back then. I do intend to live healthy regardless.

Today is the last day of my medication. I had weaned down to only three pills over 2 days versus the 14 that I was taking at one point. But today, based upon the results (14 sed rate by the way), I am officially off medication again.

I will go back in about 60 days to make sure that things are still going well, but cross your fingers and say a couple prays that my Spooky2 Rife machine with remote treatment really truly will allow me to like at least a semi-normal life. Thank you Lord.

Now on a sad note, I need your prayers for my mother more than any prayers you may have for me. She has microscopic colitis after being able to manage without it for over two years. She needs your prayers now more than I. I am going to treat her with the Rife machine as well. I hope it works as well for her as it has for me.

On another pretty cool note...I've been on the Isagenix 30-Day fat burning program for five days and have lost 8 lbs. I only have no more than 20 total to lose, so I suspect at this rate, I will lose all I need within the 30 days. Yay.

Monday, October 6, 2014

IsaBody Challenge

I've started the IsaBody Challenge today. I will be updating this blog entry with what I have done for the first week and each Monday I'll have a new entry as to the changes from one week to the next. My goal is to lose about 20 lbs. I actually am a little concerned with losing that much weight, but we will see.

This morning my bio-electrical body composition assessment shows the following results. I'm embarrassed to tell my weight at this time since I've gained a little weight, but the other stats tell the story well:

Body Fat:  31.7%
Visceral Fat Rating: 6
Body Water: 50%
Basal Metabolic Rate: 1351
Metabolic Age: 41
Physique Rating: 5

Body Fat: Although I'm normal, I want to be on the low side of normal.

Visceral Fat Rating: This is the fat that is around your organs. 5 is actually a very good rating. I'm happy where I am currently.

Body Water: Normal is between 45 and 60% for a woman.

Basal Metabolic Rate: This is the amount of calories I need to live. As my weight lowers, this number will lower because it is easier to live with a lighter, leaner body.

Metabolic Age: Basically, although I'm 50, my body metabolizes as if I were 41. This is a good number, but I want to get to 30 :)

Physique Rating: I want to get to a better result. I'll explain this rating in a future post, but ultimately, a 5 is a standard rating. That's not where I want to be, although many would feel it is a good result.

I'm following the Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System, but have altered the plan just a little. The plan has you cleanse on Tuesday and Wednesday the first two weeks of the program. I would like to get all 4 days of the cleansing complete prior to me getting my next blood work completed on Monday the 13th, so I'm cleansing the 6th and 7th, a Monday and Tuesday, and then again next Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th.

The third week, I'll cleanse on Tuesday and Wednesday. Therefore, I will have 6 cleanse days instead of 4 on their program. If you're interested in seeing the details of the program you can check it out here:  Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning Program

I am going to be following this program verbatim for the first 30 days, including the IsaDelights and Ageless Essentials with Product B IsaGenesis supplements, then modifying it to the Whole30 diet plan thereafter during the balance of this 16 week challenge. I intend to include 4-6 cleanse days a month, continue to use their meal replacements as needed throughout the program, and their Ionix Supreme daily. I also plan on using their Product B IsaGenesis throughout the entire 16 weeks.

I am going to use their Natural Accelerator (for appetite control) depending upon how appetite challenged I become, and their IsaDelights to curb my sweet cravings as well.

Additionally, I am beginning to use their Rejuvity skincare products for the 16 weeks to see if there is any improvement to my lines, or tightness to my skin.

Rich is completing the challenge as well, however, he is working on building muscle in the Energy and Performance Category. I'm going to be focusing on Weight loss and toning. We are both going to be focusing on the Healthy Aging category as well since we are both over 50 we think we qualify :)

What will be interesting is to see what happens with my Crohn's symptoms. I will be getting blood work done a week from now, and then again 6 weeks later. From there on out, I will be getting blood work done probably every 60 days to ensure my symptoms don't escalate.

Since adding the Rife treatments, my symptoms and blood work show that I'm in remission, so we will see how my Crohn's responds to these products. I intend to eat only plant based whole food during this challenge, as that is what my Crohn's prefers. Additionally, I will be weaning off the meds I am taking even further. I am now taking only 1 budesonide and 2 mesalamine pills daily. If my blood work next Monday comes back good, I will stop taking meds all together.

Below is my daily diary that will note what I eat and do each day. I'm using My Fitness Pal to keep track of my calories eaten and exercised away. Wish me luck, and if you want to buy any products, please visit my page:  www.wholebodyinc.isagenix.com

Diary Week One:

October 6: Today and tomorrow I am cleansing. However, since our photo shoot isn't until this evening I am not exercising the way I would normally because I want to start exercise after the photo shoot. I took my bio-electrical measurements this morning, but otherwise am adhering to the cleanse day protocol today. Every day I'm drinking at least 50% of my weight in oz of water.

Early morning: Deep cleanse serving and 1 Natural Accelerator
Midmorning: Ionix Supreme, 2 Isa Delights, 2 Snacks, and AM Ageless Essentials with Product B.
Late morning: 1 Deep cleanse serving.
Early Afternoon: 2 Snacks, 1 Natural Accelerator
Mid Afternoon: Deep cleanse serving.
Early Evening: 2 Isa Delights, 2 Snacks
Evening: 1 Deep cleanse serving, and PM Ageless Essentials with Product B.
Bedtime: 2 IsaFlush

Our photo shoot was at 7:00 p.m. When I returned home, I spent 10 minutes on the vibration plate, about 15 minutes on my stepper, completed about 30 push ups (men's style) and hung on my inversion table for about 7 minutes.

The total calories for today was only 410. I missed an Ionix Supreme serving but otherwise followed the program perfectly. I must say that I didn't really feel hungry. That's a good sign. See you tomorrow :)

October 7: I've pretty much done the same thing today as yesterday. I've had a headache most of today, however, and candidly, I don't get headaches much. I don't really feel hungry so I'm not sure what it's being caused from. I had crazy dreams last night about snakes following me and trying to bite me. Yuck.

I'm hoping it is just the lack of sleep causing the headache. To be safe, I'm planning on reading all of the ingredients of everything I'm taking to see if there is some stimulant causing this. I have been pretty much stimulant free for a few years now. I'll keep you posted.

I spent about 30 minutes working out today. Mostly worked on my legs and flexibility. According to my bioelectrical body composition assessment on Monday, my legs have the greatest percentage of body fat on my body.

Balance of The Week: I followed the 30-Day Isagenix program and lost 9.8lbs :)  I'll update you all when I'm at the 30 day mark.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Crazy Spooky Technology

So...this is going to blow your mind. The concept is really out there...

If you haven't read my prior blogs about my Rife Machine (Spooky2) please go back and do so before reading the rest of this blog entry.

In March 2011, experienced Rife user and experimenter Johan Stegmann discovered something that changed the course of his life. If you don't know about the Rife machine I'm using, please look at my prior blog about it. Moving on...

A friend of Johann's had just bought a new Rife machine. Johann's friend made the astounding claim that the DNA contained in fingernails or hair could transmit energy frequencies directly to the owner of that DNA simply by placing the finger nail between the electrodes used with the machine. 

Johann was skeptical, so he and his friend tried it on Johann's daughter.  It worked perfectly. Johann looked for an explanation and found that this phenomenon was actually sound science as described by Albert Einstein him self. He called it "spooky action at a distance." 

Modern physics calls it "quantum entanglement." 

Simply put, it means that if any part of a single system is removed from that system to a different location, any action performed on the part will also be instantaneously performed on the parent system, and vice versa.

Your fingernail is part of a single system, which is You. So when frequency energy is transmitted to your nail, its effects will also be transmitted to you, and only you. This is because of the unique identifier present in every cell of your body.... you DNA.

So ultimately, this works because your DNA has two strands coiled around one another, and it acts as an antenna that's capable of transmitting and receiving information encoded on energy signals via nonlocal space. My Spooky machine sends audio frequency energy to the nail which is received by the DNA it contains, then relayed instantaneously via nonlocal space to the parent DNA - which is me in this case. 

I now have a Spooky2 Remote and am at my boyfriends getting Rife treatments from the machine that is located in my home because I am using the Spooky2 Remote.

I decided I would invest in the "remote" feature so that I can give myself Rife treatments without having to hold electrodes. I had no idea when I order this device that I could use anywhere. I have the Spooky2 and Remote running on my laptop at home, and I am about 8 miles away, and it is giving me therapy as I speak. 

You probably are saying, no way! I realize this sounds crazy, but I do believe it is true. 

This lithe transmitter is so powerful! I am hopeful that this information is accurate or even close to accurate. I can be treating myself all of the time. I can even treat my mom and dad, or my son or brother if they need anything. 

I need to find someone to test this on other than myself. Haha. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Great News Confirmed

I had my sedimentation rate re-checked and a week after my sed rate was at 17, it's now even lower at 9. Ultimately, I really do consider this a miracle. Normal is 0-20 and with a 9, I am clearly well into the normal range.

I have never had a normal reading, and for it to go from 65 to 9 in 2 weeks is unheard of. The voicemail from the nurse at Dr. Sigmon's office left the following message for me:

"Hi Ms. Lynch, this is Amanda calling from the medical center at Pineville. I was just calling to give you information about your sed rate. It was actually 9 as of yesterday. Not really sure what you're doing to make this go down and correct itself, but that's pretty normal there.

"I know that's pretty dramatic. So, I don't have an answer for you as to why that is. Tanya, I asked her about that as well and she agreed you must be doing something differently to have that kind of affect. So any way, that's good news. That means that was an actual result you got on your Primary Care Physician visit. So if you have any problems or any questions, just give us a call back..."


Monday, September 8, 2014

Unbelievable Good News

As you may recall, on July 15 I had a colonoscopy and the conversation between my gastroenterologist and my boyfriend discusses how inflamed my colon was, "...it is really really inflamed in there.

I went back on meds and began my healing diet immediately. I had follow up blood work done on August 24 the sedimentation rate was 65. This is actually 1 point higher than the sed rate when I went in to see him in June because I was feeling symptoms and knew I needed meds again.

This was very disappointing, but miraculously, I had more blood work done when I went in for my annual on the 29th of August. I realize it was only 5 days later, but asked if they could check my sed rate since they were taking blood for all of the other normal indicators they look at during your physical.

My sedimentation rate on the 29th was 17. What??? 

How can go from 65 to 17 in 5 days? The only things I have been doing differently is using my Spooky2 Rife machine and drinking a glass of red wine a few days a week. Is it possible for this type of improvement to occur in less than a week? Maybe the prior test was wrong, or maybe this test is wrong. 

In any regard, I have emailed Dr. Sigmon to ask his opinion. I find it hard to believe that either test is wrong because of how labs make sure to ask your name and date of birth, then they put labels with your information on the test tubes that contain the blood. 

A sedimentation rate of 17 is normal. I am hopeful that this is an accurate test. If so, this means I'm in remission. How cool would that be? I'm sooooo happy to see this result, yet, a little concerned because it happened so quickly, and I've always been told that there is a lag time for your sed rate to respond after inflammation is gone.

So I think that based upon the way I feel, my inflammation was back to normal on the 24th, and it lagged in the sed rate results. I began using the Spooky2 the 2nd week of August, and by the 29th, I have normal internal inflammation.

I also added a glass of red wine in the evenings about 5 days a week because the resveratrol in the skin of red grapes is known to reduce colon polyps, and resveratrol in red wine is in concentrated levels. I added that to my routine on August 25th. I find it hard to believe that the wine could have made an impact that quickly.

The only two other times I've had flare ups, I went on the same meds that I'm on now and it took months to get my sed rate down, and even then, I have never gotten it lower than 36 since I've been diagnosed with Crohn's almost 3 years ago. And now it changes in days???

This is quite amazing and gives me much hope that I might have found a tool that will help me manage my Crohn's without meds. I'm anxious to hear from Dr. Sigmon and for another test to make sure that this was correct.

Soooo excited!!