health update

New Year, New Me, Changing things up at the gym 4

With my lower back injury last fall, I’ve really had to change things up at the gym and modifying what I’m doing, to work with what I’ve got.  And the biggest challenge has been mentally, in al of this… While I am significantly improved, these things take time and, that, I think is the most frustrating part of it all.  For thirty four years, my body has been slightly rotated towards my left hip so now, I’m trying to train my body to work and respond differently and how it should, not how my anatomy and physiology decided to work or […]

Paleo Tuesday (New Bi-Weekly Post) 1

  Transitioning to Paleo First of all, what IS Paleo? The main idea behind the paleo diet is that you eat foods in their most natural state, such as meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds and healthy fats (cold-pressed coconut oil and ghee). You avoid eating dairy, legumes, all grains, sugars and processed foods because nature does not provide these foods in a way that is easily attainable to eat. The core concepts of the Paleo diet is:  Eat whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods. Prioritize grass-fed, pastured and organic meats and eggs, wild-caught seafood, and vegetables. Enjoy fruit, nuts, and seeds in moderation. Avoid […]

The last 6 or 7 days…

So the last week has just been a shit show.  Up, down, around and back.  So I guess I last spoke about tapering off the devil aka Effexor or Venaflaxine.   150mg was the original dose, taper down to 75mg for the first seven days, day one being Thursday, March 27.  Last Tuesday and Wednesday were the last of my self imposed 10 day taper off from the 14 day original timeline I was given by my doctor because the withdrawls could be as bad as initially getting on the drug.  So this would make me at 37.5 mg for […]