Delfin Spa products

Let me start by saying that much like everything else on this blog, I have no idea what is correct (ok not just on this blog but life in general…) or medically proper. I just try things to see if they help me. I am not a doctor. But these products seem to help me.

I recently have dealt with edema that I could not get rid of no matter what.  I do believe the IV vitamin C was the culprit. The other IV vitamins seemed to help. C was too hectic.  I was checked out by an MD about the edema and it was chalked up to RSD.

I stumbled upon these products and, in many ways, things got better. It pulled excess water out of the tissue and I was able to sweat in places I had stopped sweating. I feel RSD just does weird things to your sweating. These products made blood flow return and warm me up. I don’t know if these products would help anyone in a more acute stage where blood flow wasn’t happening and things were cold. I really have no clue except that I do like to share information since i am almost always trying something new. I think these products so far are pretty great. I am just cautious about not over-using them because they can be a bit overwhelming in how warm they get.

http://delfinspa.info/shop/

Stress-Related Weight Gain

As I reported a few weeks back, I started to gain unexplained weight (there were no other lifestyle changes) when i was undergoing the two months of intravenous vitamins. My gut (pun intended) tells me it was the high dose C. I felt an extra pull on my system the days i had high dose C.

I have tried the normal tricks to lose weight – more exercise, fewer calories, more green tea. Those didn’t work and I actually think it made things worse!

Then something clicked for me last Friday. If it is an increase in cortisol and other stress hormones from the extra pull on my immune system, working out and adding more caffeine might make things worse. So, I started doing several epsom salt baths a day to get that magnesium in. I also did a few baths where I included raw apple cider vinegar with the salts to pull out excess toxins that have been building up. I have a fat belly. But it’s now deflating.

So i just looked online for other ways to lower cortisol levels.

Omega 3 fatty acids, maybe ironically vitamin c (i assume they mean orally), tea leaves, magnesium, and herbal supplements like ashwagandha, chammomile and even turmeric to help your body fend off cell damage from this chronic stress.  I love taking turmeric supplements for pain.

http://www.ehow.co.uk/facts_5751704_supplements-high-cortisol-levels.html

I may also book an infrared sauna again (i did one of those on Saturday along with a very light Swedish massage and it felt like it calmed things quite a bit).  I also had moxibustion yesterday at acupuncture to get that fat heated and moving on out. And yes, I also have those acu beads taped to my ears. Every few hours i touch my ear and go “what the sh*t is that?! Oh, oh yeah.”  I may need to work on my memory next. 😉

you know you look good when…

your landlady who hasn’t seen you in about 8 months comes to your door and exclaims “have you gained 20 pounds?!”

#f-ingcymbalta, #emilypost, #feelinglikeamillionbucks

Seriously, I have not eaten for this weight which is the most annoying thing and it’s NOT 20 pounds. Good Lord. I didn’t even get to enjoy the chub up!

Seriously i hate medications. Thankfully i only seem to gain weight from medications (ok, other than the hideously long beer bender i call “college”).  It’s been 3 months without any Cymbalta and you’d think some of this would come off right about now. Thankfully, i am reading that infrared sauna is an amazing calorie burner. Bring it on!

The importance of a good sweat

I have this discussion with my cousin all the time.  She hates to sweat and wears antiperspirant. I tell her it’s an important function of the body and rubbing antiperspirant into your skin is actually dumping toxins into your body rather than what should be happening in your underarms – elimination of toxins.  Men don’t wear that crap. And women are the ones who carry babies. It is even more vital that we sweat correctly. Most women (me too) have been made to feel like they should not sweat. She is not alone in this. We are pushed these products and then everyone is out there wondering why so many people are sick.
Here’s some info about elimination:

http://www.ndhealthfacts.org/wiki/Elimination_of_Toxins

And a blog specifically about the benefits of infrared sauna:

An Infrared Sauna Has the Power to Change Your Life!

People don’t seem to worry about their skin (save for wrinkles) even though it’s our largest organ. I normally try to sweat out toxins in my epsom salt baths but i think I just found a new thing to add to my arsenal for detox (and for pain). 

Yesterday I did my first infrared sauna. I chose a place that uses a normal-type sauna rather than one of those freaky pods. This was the first time for infrared sauna but a long time since my last sauna at all. I lasted 44 of the 45 minutes and it was amazing. A few years ago i sweat ALL the time and now i don’t as much. I’m usually cold. I wonder if the extra detox assistance will help me.  It felt so good to sweat like that and, honestly, my face looks so much healthier!  It calmed me and i only paid $20!  Not sure how the spa owner felt about me spending so little money there… I asked if she minded and she said we can work out a package deal for me. The massages there cost twice what i currently pay but they are supposedly done by healers so I might go for it every now and then if they are nice enough to let me just come for the sauna. I might try to make the sauna a weekly thing.