I tend towards being a ‘tinkerer’. I like to figure out how things work, and then make them work for me. If I change that, what will happen? Can I make this, do that, instead of its original intent? That is the fun.
Over the years I’ve attempted the same type of things with my body.
Sleep deprivation – How little sleep could I regularly take without it affecting me significantly? 6.5hrs (that was when I was in my 20s.)
Sinus infection – For a period of time, it seem ed as if I were getting sinus infections frequently. I didn’t want to keep relying on antibiotics or doctor visits. Was there another way? I found one, similar to this, but simpler. By eat and drinking just fruits and vegetables for 24-48hrs, the infection was eradicated. Quite amazing.
Pain – Yes, you can raise your threshold for pain. Don’t worry, I didn’t do anything too crazy here.
Muscle growth – Building muscle on my tall & lanky frame has always been a challenge. Maybe I was doing it wrong. Tim Ferriss showed me another way that is proving itself.
Arthritis – I’ve been diagnosed with a disease that affects my spine and joints. I’ve always felt that yoga provided more relief than the prescribed medication. I’ve since dropped all meds to see how I can do on my own.
Homeopathy – This past summer I got introduced to homeopathy, which in my words is ‘micro-dose medicine that encourages the body heal itself’. Myself and family have seen some very encouraging results by using it to fight the flu and colds.
This leads me to my next experiment. In addition to my arthritic issue, I have other aches and strains, like everybody else my age. You have ’em too, right? If not, stay quiet.
I’m doing a fast. I’ve learned that when your body is not busy digesting food, some say it can repair and heal itself. Will it help my aches and pains? I don’t know, but I’m giving it a shot. The Master Cleanse is the approach of choice. Goal: 10 days. I started yesterday. I’m 48 hours in – so far so good.