I don’t know what it is about my Chiropractor…but every time I go I have a whole new freedom to move. I see an upper cervical Chiropractor, Dr Dan Fedelli at the Balancing Center near my home. Today on the way there I was walking like a young giraffe ~ plopping my left foot out there and following theough with my stronger right leg…however after my adjustment today as I walked out I was moving close to normal person walk! PURE GLEE!
You may recall if you’ve been reading that I had let my wellness practices lapse and I hadn’t seen Dr. Dan in 6-8 weeks up til 3 weeks ago. So I went in twice 1 week and then the 3 weeks since only 1 time, and presto a whole new gait. Come ON! If you have any idea how rare forward progress is with ALS you’ll capture how I’m feeling. Often after I see him I feel the need for a nap to let the treatment set in, but today I am enlivened by the progress. I also made a cool discovery~ he has some samples of essential oils on the counter where you check out, and I grabbed one at random for respiratory support and put some on…wouldn’t you know I am breathing deeper and dont feel so deprived.
This weekend I head to Detroit to see a holistic healer who will check me for food allergies and guide me through a heavy metal cleanse ( hopefully!) as I have been reading “Eric is Winning” and noticed his survey of long time ALS survivors all had very few almalgam fillings or they had them removed…I have quite a few of them and until I can create a plan to get them removed, I want to take some action! There are several voices out there people who were diagnosed with ALS and have beat the odds and the time constraints and are living longer through eliminating toxins in their environment, their food, their bodies and eat a fairly clean diet ( lots of raw food but not all) Eric Edney of “Eric is Winning ” Fame and Dr Craig Oster from www.healingwithdrcraig.com are just a few. Why our traditional medical resources donot acknowledge these possibilities and include a proactive diet plan and cleansing program? I get that it’s not completely researched so STUDY IT! We already HAVE NO CURE…it can’t hurt and it gives us something to do in the meantime!
People also ignore the abundant research on mind body medicine, eloquently detailed in “When the Body says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress,by Dr . Garbor Mate. Our biology is intimately connected to our relationships and emotional health and wellness. Not taking care of ourselves is a running theme in people with ALS. Having a duty to our image or our promises which overwhelms our own self preservation. Protecting others from the impact of our own pain.
Continueing to perform and play ball through injury and sickness. All of which further errodes the immune system until you have a major breakdown.
I can see patterns of this in my own life. I wish my doctors have suggested that I explore what patterns I have had that donot serve me through out my life…at least it would have begun an interesting inquiry and a pathway to insight. We can no longer ignore the impact of life stresses on disease. It is imperative to explore the body-mind connection and harvest all the knowledge we can from there.