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December 5, 2013 at 2:27 am in reply to: December 2013 Newsletter Comments #14126
Interesting. So is urination really the body’s way of balancing our metabolism? I work outdoors for a living. During the summer I drink lots of water because I’m thirsty and simply following my body’s demand to replace fluids lost thru sweating. I usually make only one trip to the bathroom during the day. However, during the winter, I make 2 to 3 trips to the bathroom although I’m not drinking nearly as much water as I would during the summer. How do we know how much water is too much? Or if we’re not getting enough? If the process of urination is the body’s attempt to return the body’s fluids to an optimal level, is there the need to worry if our water intake is too high? I’m sure this is all fleshed out in Matt’s books. I really need to find some time to sit down and read them. Thanks for replying.December 4, 2013 at 12:17 am in reply to: December 2013 Newsletter Comments #14079
I’m relatively new here and haven’t yet read Matt’s books. In reference to “The Elephant in the Room” article of the newsletter….”eating sugar to strengthen teeth”….”talking about pee to keep hands warm.” ??? Can anyone elaborate on these??October 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm in reply to: Beginning the journey #13471
Thank you Amy. She is doing exactly that. She is taking her time and not yet registering for the exam. She is getting as much sleep as she wants and pretty much taking it easy and it seems to be helping. We have also been given suggestions for several nutritionists from a compounding pharmacist and hope to make an appt with one soon. Thank you for the suggestions!October 27, 2013 at 8:32 pm in reply to: Beginning the journey #13430
Hi SBC. That’s funny, I recall reading about Pyroluria a while back and bookmarking a couple of links…but I honestly don’t remember ever following up on it. I may have ruled it out since although many of the symptom markers match my daughter’s, the others are way off especially the social aspect of this syndrome: my daughter does have a social life that she enjoys and doesn’t shy away from social functions, parties, etc. So the “loner” aspect may have initially thrown me off back when I first came across Pyroluria. But I am now taking a second look at this. Thank you for bringing this up!October 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm in reply to: Beginning the journey #13425
Hi Della. I should state that the “crying after anesthesia” explanation is my own theory based on my understanding of my daughter’s history and all of her other symptoms. I have repeatedly witnessed her emotional breakdowns when confronted with extreme distress. The physical trauma of surgery is no less a stressor than the trauma one may encounter on an emotional level. Shock is an acute stress response that even normal healthy people can go thru when the nervous system is suddenly overloaded in response to a terrifying or traumatic event. Anesthesiologists say that “emotional outbursts” are a common and very curious yet less researched side effect of anesthesia. Given Matt’s theory that the population at large is probably more metabolically challenged due to their calorie deficits than is commonly understood, I would opine that those who have experienced emotional outbursts upon wakening from a surgical procedure already had an issue with their metabolism to begin with.