Back On 11/29 I did a Blog post called
Deuterium And Enlightenment
You may want to check that post out. Feels like forever ago but I got my deuterium test results back today. Here they are......(Vulnerable feeling)
Not great but also pretty much what I expected. Why? Well I had never heard the word Deuterium until I saw this Luke Storey Podcast Which I highly suggest you check out. I was geeking out pretty hard on this. I'm so amazed at the complexity of the systems. I've learned some stuff since then so I feel a bit better about this blog than the last one. What is deuterium? To be simple its like thick oil in the mitochondria, which are the engines of the cell that covert electromagnetic (charge) to ATP (chemical energy.
What do we deu? (couldn't resist)
Let me step back. I was just finishing my 6 month transformation. (See Before&After) I lost 45 pounds and was doing small window intermittent fasting and carb cycling meaning I was having carbs only before and after intense exercise. What carbs was I having.......a coconut water drink and a protein bar (a clean bar but still sugar and heavily processed) I was loosing weight and thought this was a great situation. On came the deuterium podcast right as I'm finishing my transformation and wondering what to deu (ok I'll stop) next.
I find out some things. I learned about deuterium. I learned about how an overload can cause mitochondrial issues and I am a mitochondria focused person, because I have to be. Long story short most of your mitochondria come from mom and I was taken at birth by the state as my mother was not healthy. I got adopted and got very fat eating the same junk food as my adopted family...because my mitochondria are shitty. I didn't understand all this but viewing my life through the mitochondriac lens I see why I was so sick and miserable my entire life. Anyway thats another post. I have to do way more right than the average person because my system functions so poorly.
That is why my life's focus is health, it has to be. I am the indicator frog for the rest of the people on the planet so I know whats coming for people in the future eskimo life, gotta be cold, get lots of sea food and fat and avoid the sugar, fake blue light ect. what does all this have to do with deuterium?
Plants strategically shed their deuterium by pushing it to the part that falls off the tree....the fruit. We eat the fruit and get loaded with deuterium. But not to worry guess what depletes deuterium. Natural light. In nature fruit only exists where and when light is abundant the less light there is the more people had to rely on fats and protein aka eskimo life or local seasonal keto in the winter and fruit only picked off the tree. Fast forward to modern life. We're eating carbs year round never cycling with the seasons.
So the coconut water I was drinking that I thought was so healthy....high in deuterium, so high they used it as an example of what not to consume ever on the podcast above.. Then all the synthetic supplements I was taking. I was wanting to cut back but this was the nail in the coffin for me and synthetic supps. They are pretty much deuterium pills as deuterium is heavy hydrogen meaning the more processed a thing is chances are the more deuterium it has. This goes for supps, drugs processed foods and everything else that isn't fresh and local. The last piece was water. I was drinking a ton of water thinking it was good for me. Most water is high in deuterium. If you are high carb you need to drink lots of water. However, if you are high fat drink less water as you will make deuterium depleted water in the mitochondria. Like how a camel makes water out of the fat in its humps in the desert.
So started the next faze. I am only lions mane mushroom for supps, I'm keto and for the most part local seasonal. Yes my workouts are not near as good. But also it's the winter so I would not expect to have as much energy as I k=now know energy comes from the sun and I'm not getting exposed to nearly as much as I was. We are not supposed to be the same weight year round, the same energy level ect. Know what time it is.
And heres the thing because I know what time it is I'm not freaked out about my test results. This is something I have never depleted in my life so I would have a lot of build up. Plus its winter so light is low. Sunlight helps to deplete deuterium so I probably need to spend this summer keto even if the fruits are growing in my local environment just to deplete. No more coconut water, no more bars or processed foods of any kind. Seasonal, local, high fat high DHA.
I did get the mask The Deuterium Depletion Center sells
I didn't get the water as I am toying with eating fat and making it in my system. I know not to retest for a long time. Probably 6 months which will get me to summer. Summer light and I'll be keto and low supp, low processed until then.
This was the science I needed to finally dramatically reduce my supps, and cut out the bars and other foods that were still in my life. The mask is making me mindful of breathing.
Always ask when? When you take this test, if you take it, the when will alter the outcome and the always amazing Dr. Jack Kruse recently pointed out in a podcast with Luke Storey (I hope that link works it was FB Live but look for it because it was a game changer.) The story goes deeper with Deuterium and a place that gives the information about the problem, tests for it and sells the solution to bad results has to be heavily scrutinized. So everything I'm doing is beneficial anyway. The story with deuterium is like every other one. Time & Light. How much light are you getting? How old are you? What season is it. Nature built a perfect cycle for deuterium depletion. Of coarse it fits with every other cycle in nature. Light cycles.
I have a feeling for the rest of my life the end of every blog, health conversation and to myself before I fall asleep will be the words.
Submit to nature
The more natural light you retain the more alive you will be
Resist the temptation to be the chemist of the body body instead be the guardian.
Guard the surfaces. The password to enter is the correct time and the charge (very literally) of admission into my body in authentic, true, natural light.
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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