Today between clients I have mainly been studying the latest module of my health coaching course. Each week I am astounded as to the vital point or information I obtain is so very relevant to my personal health situation. Obviously every dietary theory covered will always focus on diseases and causes of disease. CanSer is mentioned a lot. The biggest cause of canSer as we know is inflammation of the body. Today’s lectures have been by Dr Barry Sears who invented the Zone diet. His medical background has led to him devising this diet and he mainly focused on silent inflammation of the body as the underlying cause to all illnesses. I won’t bore with you all the nitty gritty details but a major relevant factor of his diet is taking omega three fish oils.
It occurred to me whilst listening that I haven’t been taking any omega three supplements for some time as I was directed by a dietician that I could obtain this from natural fish sources. But on listening to the lectures it turns out that every fish has high levels of toxins frorm the seas and rivers they swim in. Even if they are organic they will contain high levels of toxins and as Dr Sears calls them ‘sewers of the seas’. It is apparently highly important that everyone should take ultra refined EPA and DHA concentrated fish oils. Ultra refined means that all nasties would have been removed to leave the purest form of fish oil available. It is essential, as you know, that omega threes play in our health and if nothing else, can improve mental clarity and energy levels. But for someone with disease such as diabetes, heart diseases and of course canSer it could be game changer, for the better.
This has inspired me to introducing this supplement into my diet massively. There are no side effects of having too much of this stuff and I will look to have about 7.5grams of fish oil a day, in liquid form ideally. This amount was recommended by Dr Barry Sears. I feel a little excited. I know it’s another thing to take but I am all for improving every element of my body.
Now with all dietary theories you take some things with a pinch of salt but the reminder of the benefit of omega three fish oils is a great one and I am feeling very positive about having it prompted to me.
Tomorrow I have a Skype meeting with a nutritionist and I am keen to ask her many questions with regards to supplements and extreme diets such as the ketogenic diet. The last thing I want to do is become extreme and cause more inflammation. I believe life is about balance to the individual. What works for one may not work for another.
I have in the last few days been desperately trying to book my few treatment appointments and get an idea in my mind of what is coming up over the next few months. I guess you could call it controlling and I am not letting life flow but I feel that these things require preparation.
With this in mind I have been contacting Dr Nesselhut’s office and GcMAF to book in. I have been failing miserably. My emails haven’t been replied to by either clinic and when calling I am told to call back and wait for email response. Do they know me at all? I try to be patient but I am like a dog with a bone. Someone said this to me when I was working in credit control for Pete’s business. A good attribute to have when in that role I think! Ha ha! I finally got through to Nesselhut’s office who told me to call back this afternoon at 3pm. Me being me… and not being very clever forgot that they are an hour ahead in Germany. Nevertheless I called back and was told he was busy… again…
I called GcMAF and was told that despite being told yesterday that they would call me in the afternoon and take payment for the deposit I was, this morning told, that they are very busy and I would have wait a few days. This is like a red rag to a bull I am afraid. In the most polite manner that I could muster I asked what the delay was and why when they told me they would call yesterday I was now being told to wait a few days to give them money!? The lack of response spurred me to ask a question…. Do they know they are dealing with canSer patients? It’s the fact that they have no sense of urgency. The fact that they do not even have an automatic reply to emails or have the courtesy to send an email to say that the member of the team you are trying to contact is out of the office or that they will endeavour to respond within 24 hours, for example. Callme old fashioned but surely knowing you are dealing with people who may not have time and are living with a hugely stressful situation, doesn’t that warrant a better response and a more compassionate reply?
I should be a consultant. I have always been big on customer service and I am the hardest person to deal with as my expectations are massive but then I am the best at giving this advice. The response I got was, ‘yes, we are aware’. I felt like I was talking to a 12 year old with no life experience and not a care in the world. Needless to say this fell on deaf ears. Despite my efforts of asking for a particular person to call me and leaving my number I didn’t get a call back.
I took a deep breath and carried on with my day. I don’t need to panic or get myself in a tizzy but in my usually persistent manner I did call both clinics back this afternoon.
I had some success with GcMAF and did finally speak to the person who is dealing with my booking but I have been told to wait until they can book the dates I want… no further forward. I have to be patient.
Then I got a call from Dr Nesselhut. It’s always good to talk to him. He is such a jolly fellow. He said that his son had told him I had an allergic reaction to the last gamma delta treatment. He asked how I felt and how soon I recovered and how have I been feeling ever since. He thinks that this could be a good sign and mentioned something to do with tumour degradation. He wants to wait until my scan results to make a decision regarding my next appointment as if the tumours have reduced massively that less is better than more. So there I go again having to be patient. The urgency isn’t really because I want to go but because they get booked up so quickly. But this is the risk I will have to take. Well at least I know now. Dr Nesselhut finished the conversation wishing Pete good regards. Bless him.
Tonight I am going to have one of my usual Epsom salts baths to detox and purify my body and most importantly relax…
Here’s a sketch I did of my bath time…