My journey to repair my good hip
As you may already know I had a right hip replacement in 2012. I had an accident with and ATV in 2002 and over the next 10 years my right hip deteriorated to the point hat I needed to take action. All was good in the world and I resumed a vibrant healthy life.
18 months ago I started to notice some issues with my left hip. Needless to say I was not amused. I would find that from time to time it would “catch” which be like a lightning bolt that would shoot down my leg. I would go about my day knowing that at some point this lightning bolt would strike. It was an unpleasant feeling knowing it was coming but not knowing when.
I am very aware of health and live a healthy lifestyle so this made having another issue with my other hip frustrating.
My wife Susanne is always looking at opportunities to improve health and came across a program that she thought might help. We went to the conference and retreat and I was given a protocol on what to do.
Over the next few blogs I will detail my journey using this protocol and what effect it had on me.
So lets start from the beginning. We attended a 3 day conference to learn more about the program and how integrated it is. I was fascinated by the amount of detail that goes into this process. What I learned is that we are not all created the same and there are different body types that influence the food we should eat, the environment we should live in, what type of fitness program is best for us, how we think and how we should utilize it, how our natural tendencies are during social interaction and how to use it effectively and what our natural talents are and whether we are using them to their fullest.
The program looks at many different factors to establish what your body type is. Some of the ones that intrigued me are: Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Another area, Chinese medicine is a style of traditional medicine informed by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. It also looks at Orthomolecular medicine is the restoration and maintenance of health through the administration of adequate amounts of substances that are normally present in the body. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, one of the leading molecular chemists of the century, established this definition of orthomolecular medicine in 1968. The aging process is typically accelerated as a result of free radical exposure, frequent or chronic inflammation, and toxic exposures (such as to heavy metals or industrial and agricultural hydrocarbons). Reversing this process or slowing it down is one goal of orthomolecular therapy, along with treatment of health problems. Also included is Epigenetics. A simple definition of epigenetics is it essentially affects how genes are read by cells, and subsequently how they produce proteins.
It was determined that when I had my ATV accident in 2002 that I not only broke some ribs, dislocated my shoulder but that I also injured my liver. My blood work showed that my liver enzymes were high but not past the threshold of “normal”. When the fingertip pulse oximeter was put on my left index finger the reading was normal, however when the right hand index finger was used there was NO reading! I told them that my right index finger gets cold quite frequently. When asked how long I had this cold finger I could not recall but I suspect it was after my ATV accident. This lead to the conclusion that the liver was not functioning at its highest level and that my electrical system was not functioning properly on my right side.
Starting May 21st I incorporated a diet that was specific for my body type with an emphasis on my hip issue. I will discuss the different body types in a later blog. I weighed 175 pounds and am 5 ft 9 inches tall.
I have been using this protocol for almost 90 days and have lost 18 pounds to date and my hip issues have slowly disappeared! I am excited by the results with renewed hope that I am on the right track to have a healthy hip and lifestyle.
In my next blog I will detail the different body types and as well my diet. It is my hope that incorporating a program like this using Ayurvedic, orthomolecular and epigenetics as the base can perhaps be a solution for any of you looking for answers.
Yours in health