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I love this. I think there are just too many variables to which we maybe don’t know to pay attention. Perhaps those variables effect the type of diet we should be consuming. Some diet fetishists firmly believe one should only eat during daylight hours, others believe eating only at night is best. Circadian biology and all that jazz.
I was thinking about this recently as I moved to a high altitude and, after forcing myself to listen to my bodily signals (who does that???!!), I realized that I was in desperate need of way more carbs ans way more water.
I wonder if it is possible that there can be no perfect diet prescription, even eating for higher metabolism and whatnot. It seems pretty likely that our own individual contexts (no I am not a Peat practioner or anything) like stress, living climate, mental activity, how much we sit, exposure to nature, exposure to pollutants, whether we have a pet, how much we have sex and whether we enjoy that sex, how much we sleep, how often we laugh, etc. play a bigger role in dictating our health.
Remeber the Blue Zones book? Other than being sort of a way to promote vegetarian diets, it seemed pretty clear that the healthiest and longest lived people had in common junk like community, humour, a sense of belonging, etc.
But I am no expert in these matters.Henrys MomParticipant
Aside from the excellent nutrition advice given I would look into Trigger Point therapy, which is basically massage with a focus on eliminating referred muscle pain. Perhaps when you fainted you caused some muscle injury that is causing this discomfort?
I say this because I have had some facial/jaw pain that I was certain was some kind of tooth thing. Turns out it was a network of referred muscle pain from my mid back, neck up to my temple and jaw which ultimately causde very specific tooth pain. Believe me it wasn’t a tooth since I bothered my dentist like 5 times about it and even went so far as to get a sinus CT scan because it was that painful.
Anywhoo, I borrowed this book from my massage therapist and it’s pretty dang accurate if you ask me. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1572243759