30 July 2009
The question is, how much do you take? Good question.
For my mom and me it's been trial and error. Too much makes you need to live on the toilet and too little brings the people and things back.
My mom was tired of poopin' so we cut back on the Cordyceps for her. For my mom, she needs at least 4 a day to keep the people and things away. However, she also needs to be sure not to let out what she believes to be an innocent fart, because it will pack a suprise that will not be too pleasant.
Yesterday she only had 2 Cordyceps which stopped her poopin but brought back her hallucinations. This morning she told me about how she woke up at 2am hearing a crunch crunch sound and believed it was a mouse in the cats food dish. It ended up being her eye glass case.
This morning she told me that she wants the hallucinations to stop. She will take 2 Cordyceps with breakfast and 2 with lunch.
I'm beginning to wonder if the amount of carbs (simple ones like bread and pasta) that you eat with cordyceps determines if you have GI discomfort?
28 July 2009
Although Cordyceps are working superbly for my mom and me, they gave one of my sisters problems.
27 July 2009
The human body is a magnificent machine with lots of moving parts to keep it healthy. There are times when it gets sick and the body doesn't have what it needs to fight the illness.
24 July 2009
Cordyceps is my new friend. I love this mushroom more and more every day.
22 July 2009
The use of naturopathic medicine is having a dramatic impact on the quality of people's lives, is significantly reducing reliance on the cost of chronic disease, and is a highly cost-effective way to keep people healthy. Yet, federal programs do not utilize the services of licensed naturopathic doctors, and to date, reform efforts would underutilize and/or exclude the services of millions of practitioners who provide primary prevention care.
Here is my personal story of improved health through naturopathic care.
Dear Senator and Congresswoman,
My mom was on her deathbed. She was on a dangerous cocktail of prescribed medicine. My mom was hallucinating, running through the house screaming in the middle of the night, frightened about a baby that she thought was in trouble.
It was scary for her and for me. The thought of putting her in a nursing home made me cry. Traditional doctors were not helping, they were making her worse.
My mom never gave up on me so I vowed not to give up on her. Together we got her off all the pharmaceuticals that were making her sick and hallucinating. She is 80, a diabetic and was on 61 units of synthetic insulin per day - but through diet, exercise and natural remedies of naturopathic medicine, she is now stronger and healthier than she's been in decades.
Her hallucinations are a thing of the past. Her memory is coming back and once again she's laughing out loud when she hears something funny. My mom has a 2nd chance at living and enjoying her new great grandson.
Regular medicine with the pharma drugs is not working. The secret to healthcare reform is to include naturopathic care, it works and it works very well to keeping my mom and me healthy.
The big pharmaceutical companies are poisoning us and slowly killing off the population all for the mighty dollar that they can squeeze out of all of us. Doctors appear to be in cahoots with the big pharmaceutical companies, they don't care about the patients (I have met a few docs that are awesome, but these true doctors are rare in the medical community.)
Please, look at naturopathic medicine as a solution, our people NEED this change!
The system need not rely solely on MDs and DOs to provide primary care.
Please support the inclusion of ALL licensed health care providers in health care reform.
Big pharmas and the insurance companies are in this for the money, they don't care about our health. When are we going to stand up as a united people and say ENOUGH and take control of our lives.
21 July 2009
The main reason I went in search of a natural dementia treatment for my mom was because the thought of putting her in a nursing home scared me.
19 July 2009
My mom's been doing really well with the Cordyceps and Fenugreek combination. Her blood tests results are phenomenal, showing that her A1C, the number that tells a doctor how bad your diabetes condition is... is now in a normal range for my mom, 5.6.
17 July 2009
15 July 2009
14 July 2009
10 July 2009
Date A1C HDL LDL TRI
10/08 6.1 294
1/09 6.8 254 197 258
7/09 5.6 214 141 148
09 July 2009
05 July 2009
It's absolutely clear to me that my mom has dementia. Somedays she's clear as a bell, other days she's whispering to me about "the people." Her eyes get wild, sort of like a dog who is out of control on a thought.
03 July 2009
01 July 2009
Brian's been on vacation so we've been getting things done. Today he even commented that he crossed off EVERYTHING on his list and it's only Wednesday.