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  • #9376
    Franz
    Participant

    Matt, what made you try qlink. What made you stop using it?

    #9383
    Matt Stone
    Keymaster

    Full-throttle RBTI is definitely a good one no doubt Franz.

    I tried Qlink because I noticed having a negative reaction to using a laptop computer. I thought it might help. It didn’t. I stopped wearing it.

    What’s crazy about some of the things I did was that I wasn’t ill. A little asthma and a little back pain and otherwise I was in tip top shape. Just thought doing lots of healthy things would make me superhuman somehow I guess.

    But now I view being a health nut when you’re not sick in a Charles DeMar kind of fashion…

    http://youtu.be/-HCgtKFJVd8’t=2m35s

    “Dying when you’re not really sick is really sick ya know? Really.”

    #9387
    patch87
    Participant

    I tried to create my own thermogenic shake: dust of hot pepper, pepper, coffee… Mixed all and I drunk it and it was horrible…
    Two year ago I trained following a program in which you train everyday, alternating conditioing, strenght work out , core work out, isometric and my martial art… I trained like hell… One day during conditioning I was fainting but I continued to train… I felt dizzy but I continued… It was horrible I drunk a lot of water and continued train, I thought it was good… I don’t know how I didn’t fall faint on the ground, but I was really near to it… Something very stupid…

    #9389
    patch87
    Participant

    Dear Matt me too I thought training a lot can make me superhuman… xD now I’m ok feeling ok xD nothing more xD

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    #9397
    Renae
    Participant

    Muscle response testing. I thought it was bullshit the entire time I was doing it, but I was so desperate. Thinking about all the money I spent on all the supplements makes me want to cry a little. I could have taken a nice vacation. Seeing this practitioner did end up helping, though, but I think it was the dietary changes I made more than anything else.

    #9410
    Gazelle
    Participant

    Peeing into a cup in a stranger’s apartment and having Matt look at it through a refractometer ;-)

    #9426
    Franz
    Participant

    Matt, I think people generally thought that of me. That I was healthy but a bit of a hypochondriac being obsessed with eating healthy.

    I actually got sick with a normal lifestyle. Not sure why, probably stuff like stress, not good at dealing with emotions, too high iron levels (genetic disorder caused it). Anyway, I never cared about health and though I was a superhuman that didnt need to eat healthy. I could eat what I wanted without gaining weight. On a lazy day I would wake up, open a drawer under my bed and take out the cookies, chocolates and chips for breakfast.
    University was really easy for me, I studied very little but passed my exams. Still at a certain moment I was so fatiqued, always feeling like crap, that I couldnt even manage that. I stayed in bed more that half of the day, every day. And that at age 21 :/. Docters couldnt help me, my blood levels were a bit off here and there but noting clinically off. That is when I decided to get healthy on my own. Becoming a health nut actually made me healthier :). It probably took longer than needed because of few unproductive health practices, but that was all part of the journey. Not really healthy yet but doing loads better :).

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    #9442
    Amy Iowa
    Participant

    Wow, some of those are crazy!!! The craziest one I tried was from either The Diet Cure or The Mood Cure, I don’t remember which. Basically you use your life savings to clean out the health food store for every supplement known to man. I remember thinking at the time how gullible I was for doing it, but the author really sold it well. My husband seriously thought I had lost it when he saw my taking all those pills all day.

    #9680
    David
    Moderator

    This thread is funny but also sad. Chronic illness has always made people ripe for exploitation–from faith healings and magic charms to old-timey patent medicines and the modern alternative health movement. I don’t think there’s anything that produces desperation like an unsolved chronic illness. If you don’t have your health, nothing else seems like it’s worth anything.

    I once bought a deionizing machine with these filament-like antennas that we’re supposed to improve air quality. It wasn’t a filter, but more like an “air electrifier.” I also bought a “do-it-yourself” acupuncture machine that was supposed to stimulate the acupoints without penetrating the skin. I got it because I had some limited success with acupuncture, but I couldn’t afford sessions on a regular basis. Luckily, I got my money back after I realized the machine didn’t do anything.

    I’ve tried all kinds of crazy diets–probably dozens–and in the early days I wasn’t wisest enough to keep them secret from friends and family. I’m sure I just looked like a hypochondriac, but to me it was always worth to try out something new, because if nothing else, I got a little boost from the hope that something might actually work.

    I’ve also taken plenty of supplements. My conclusion is that there are a few on the shelves that actually have a perceivable effect (kava, phenibut, dhea, st. john’s wort, ephedra, etc.), but most are just expensive placebos. On the other hand, the ones that work are just “natural” drugs.

    Drugs became my main solution–whether OTC, prescription, “street,” or offshore pharmacy. They did help me live a relatively normal life for a while, but I tried some pretty crazy ones along the way.

    #9703
    saisrice
    Participant

    In addition to changing my eating in a million ways and variations of “celan eating”…

    I’ve done soul clearings in person and on the phone, acupuncture, Chinese herbs in pill form, powder form and a crazy form that looked like potpourri that I had to boil for an hour or more in liquid (I drank that for 5.5 months), colonics, was just about to try the coffee enema got my own kit but never did it. I did cupping too. I saw a Chinese healer but she’s the real deal and I think she really helped me. Sounds crazy I know but she’s awesome. I still soak my feet with this mixture she gave me. Tried hypnosis as well. When I had horrible stomach pain a few years ago I drank apple cider vinegar. I remember one night before going to a concert I took a huge drink from the bottle and my friends just thought I was insane.

    #9740
    Esqueleto
    Participant

    I have done plenty of stupid shit

    The best one is buying a magic “zapper”. You had to wear a little plastic frequency generator with copper contacts for a couple of hours. The fun part was some internet guru would share his magic mind meld super frequencies; to do it you needed to either supply some DNA like hair, or if not then just write your name and date of birth on a piece of paper and put it in the device!

    I knew how retarded it was at the time, but lots of internet buddies who I thought were quite reasonable people were totally feelin’ its effects. My brother picked it up and tried to open it once. I snatched it off him and tried to explain it briefly. Man, if he had opened it and found my note I would have died!

    A hypnotist tried making me follow his fingers to simulate REM or something… I told him I was feeling kind of anxious, so I watched him move his finger about – “Feeling calmer?” “Not really”, so more finger moving. I thought he would give up if I kept being honest with him, but after a few minutes it didn’t look like he was going to so I lied and said it worked. Another time he made me arrange pebbles so he could interpret my relationship with my family.

    Then there is all the Curezone stuff like taking clay and psyllium to clear out all the evil colon bogies. I never actually managed to get any castings from my intestines. The liver flushes were fun too.

    #9828
    Ashley
    Participant

    The worse thing I ever did was 1,200 calories + ketosis. But that’s kinda boring but still crazy. I actually got liver discomfort… My liver felt swollen (I have a weak liver, gall bladder attacks from age 9).

    Diatomaceous earth is great stuff! I feed it to my goats and I can attest it cleared my whole herd of tapeworms. The kids (goat) like it and eat it like candy. The adults have to have it mixed in their mineral mix.

    Liver cleanses, I still do those every now and them. I actually crave the drinks involved (that apple one in the morning and the half grapefruit half oil one where you lay down afterwards). I don’t do the veggie and juice fasting part though. Never did.

    #10007
    Avishakeit
    Participant

    Lol.

    Snorted ashwagandha powder once. I did feel an instant anxiolytic effect; brain calmer and relaxed. Never had the balls to try it again but I’m sure it works.

    #10017
    ThomasSeay
    Moderator

    @Avishakeit I have to admit I have never heard of that one: doing lines of Ashwagandha! Who the hell recommended that to you?

    #11248
    jaboo525
    Participant

    I’ve done the liver/GB cleanses, a few times, even though I’ve never had gallbladder pain or attacks in my life! but guess what? Since I’ve done them I’ve had problems with reflux, and what seems like a gallbladder attack but could be reflux too. Don’t try things if you don’t have a problem! I think I even came on the 180blog touting how they actually work. They may help expel stones, but I’m on the skeptic side now.

    I have also tried vegan cleanses, always felt like I was dieing. Glad I didn’t press through it and decided enough was enough I needed a meal of tacos and a soda.

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