Waking Up: Went to bed at 11:00pm & got up at 5:30 due to gas (had to go #1 & #2) & right leg / buttock area of inflammation. Continuing to get gas & leakage throughout the morning.
Chiropractor: Arriving at 8:30am, I was able to do my full routine as usual. The only hindrance was the bloating & right hip inflammation. Head alignment machine, Pettibon / Wobble Chair, neck & lower back / spine adjusted, neck alignment for 12 minutes, Head weights 2X per day (10 min. morning & evening) + Denny roll 1X in evening (20 min.)
Morning Physical Symptom Check: My normal stiff lower & less mid-back (moderate stiffness), turning my head all the way to the left I feel it a bit sore. Some inflammation on the left hip (I have to rotate it to feel it). My right hip is getting worse and is now at a 5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). I have to get out of bed carefully or I will get a shooting pain. It’ll be two weeks tomorrow since my last Enbrel shot (normally take 2X per week). I’ll be taking it tomorrow.
Smoothie Recipe (Mango Goji Berry-Chocolate Green Smoothie Recipe)
•1 mango, peeled and pitted
•1 banana, peeled
•1 tablespoon of cacao powder
•¼ cup goji berries
•3 large Swiss chard leaves, chopped
•4 to 6 ounces of filtered water
• Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
NOTE: Cocoa powder has starch (11.5) in it. Cacao powder is basically the same except it may be healthier as explained in this article. However, the amount of powder is not much. I’m not sure if the goji berries have starch.
- Spinach (3 handfuls)
- Sweet Onion (1/5)
- Pepper, Spike Veggie (Salt Substitution), and Himalayan Salt
Dinner Menu: Eggs & Cooked Salad w/ Fruit
- Fried Eggs (2)
- Strawberries (4)
- Blueberries (Handful)
- Steamed Broccoli
- Sunflower Sprouts (Handful)
- Sweet Peppers (3)
- Cooked Cherry Tomatoes (5)
- Handful of Walnuts & Dried Cherries
Gas & Bloating Issue Temporary Solution
Today I did some research on gas & bloating. I’ve decided to take my Konsyl morning & I will take Metamucil in the evening + mid-day and/or when bloating / gas is bad. Although it seems to have done the trick, I still need to be careful & have my body adjust to all of this fiber. I’ve been told that I’m not getting 3X the amount I normally did. All this takes time and adjustment.
Evening inflammation check: Right thigh & right buttocks area with shooting pains when I twist to the left. Stiffness is mild in lower back.
Digestion: Flatulence was was in full-effect all the way until I took the Metamucil in the afternoon. The evening has been quieter & flared up only a few times.
Neck Issue Check (Evening): Dull pain in the right area, but I’m able to fully function as normal.