July 17th, 2008

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Morning resolve

I fell down hard on a rock yesterday, and saved my sacrum by sacrificing my hands. I may have broken a bone in my right wrist. It is very sore and is popping in a new way. I am doing what I can to not move my right thumb and forefinger in the way that zings it. I am finding now that I can type! Great. Another reason to sit all day at the computer instead of doing other stuff. But I have a house to clean, books and periodicals to read. Shit to do. I have been spending a lot of time at the computer and the rest of my summer self-assignments are languishing. I will return to this machine from time to time to jot down a thought, but overall I will not be posting so much. I need to do other things.
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FLAX

The upshot: Flaxseed meal (not the oil) may be beneficial for people with IBS who do not respond well to psylium. Freshly ground flax meal is an excellent source of fiber mucilage. Any cholesterol lowering and PMS reducing effects are probably due to the bulking and improved intestinal function. If you are using flax products to increase your omega 3 fatty acid levels, it takes about 7 times more flax oil than fish oil to achieve the same effect. Flax contains ALA (alpha-linoleic acid) which is a precursor of omega-3's, getting converted in the liver. The Natural Standard Research Collaboration sees the current evidence as being inadequate to recommend flax for any condition at this time. Flax in any form goes rancid easily when exposed to light, heat, or oxygen.
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Adrenal Fatigue

--adrenal glands not functioning at optimal level
--when at rest, under stress, or in response to consistent, intermittent, or sporadic demands
--adrenals secrete 50+ hormones incl: epinephrine, cortisol, progesterone, DHEA, estrogen, and testosterone
--adrenal fatigue aka Non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, subclinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, and adrenal apathy
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Well

I said I wasn't going to post much today but just now hitting the button and looking back, I can see I have been more productive in every part of my life today than I have been.....not sure why but it is a good thing. I need a few more days of getting a lot done, and perhaps I really will begin to relax. Now I am going for a walk. It's breezy and the sun is about to set.