1. For those of you not going to PaleoFX here are my thoughts leading into the conference. I want to share them with you tonight.
2. Most of what follows were my prepared words for the opening remarks tomorrow…I decided to scrap them tonight.
3. I decided to make it raw and personal instead…
4. Transformation requires you to dig deep and reach for the truth inside of you. So that is what I am going to do tomorrow.
WHAT IS PaleoFX to me?
How do we lead a transformation in our society? How does the theory we espouse become the practice we seek? The ideas we espouse must become the ideas we preach collectively to show the world our vision of reality.
The real key is that people must learn that finding their optimal self is just as simple as reactivating an epigenetic program that is wired into our owner’s manual. It has become my job to teach people this…and mental visions of those transformations make my job easier.
Where do you start a new movement that begins with personal change?
There are many theories on how to begin this, but how do we lead the mediocre to chose optimal?
I pose to you that we get them to transform quickly, we must become an organization that becomes the change we seek first for health and then proper medical care…where all theories lead to great clinical practices and where biology is guided by evolutionary guidance and not opinion.
If we cannot become the leaders they need to show them the path to optimal, what does it matter what our opinion is, or what our action plan is?
How do we really solve their issues?
We must walk in their shoes for a time…what caught me was being a patient for a time…we listen, think and then…we execute.
If you want to live a transformed life, tie it to a life or the goal you seek…When an A is available, a B becomes unacceptable.
All things in our life begin with a thought before any action occurs…thoughts are the canaries of our minds…
Remember that the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our thoughts and the thoughts we convey to our customers…thoughts are ideas that have no form…ideas become just words when we speak aloud about them.
What brings them to life is massive execution…we need to create small wins that lead to massive changes on their end…In the beginning they have no idea that small changes can leverage into massive gains. This is a leader’s best leverage in bringing change to them…If we walk the path we prescribe ourselves, we can share with them the action plan to optimal health.
None of us individually can change the world, but you can change yourself to make room for the change we seek in our world. Maybe that one person you transform, becomes the next Matt LaLonde or Denise Minger.
No person playing the role of victim ever changed the world. We cannot play that role either.
Our consistency is the parent of mastery no matter how mundane the task we give it.
Our focus is even more important than our talent.
Our energy is even more valuable than intelligence.
Our dream’s should be extraordinarily big, but we need to show them we work ridiculously hard for the results we want…
Nothing comes easy in life. That is evolution’s plan for success. It should be ours as well.
Trial by fire…success by failures.
Failure is the spice that gives success its flavors. If you don’t do the fear, you won’t get the courage. When we fail to reflect upon defeat, the resultant emotion we feel is guilt. Guilt is the payment made by a shallow self to avoid real change…if you feel guilt at any level then you should know that your neolithic brain is acting out of order with your biologic directives.
Many great minds are amassed in this room tonight…great minds have deep purposes, small minds have wants and needs. I believe this room is filled with minds filled with purposes…not wants and needs. These traits are what lead followers to transformational change. We have to become the beacons of light for this change.
Personal transformations light people on fire when they see them. It can become the spark to set off a thought that might just change their DNA.
A vision we see with our eyes closed are not just a picture of what might be for us…it is an appeal, a thought, from our unconscious that rises within us so that we become consciously aware that we might improve our former selves. It is a primitive picture of the greatness within us, a call for us to become something that we were born to be.
I hope you all share your messages with as many as you can these next few days because we are all building a large highway to Optimal for the millions who are still in the dietary dark ages. I applaud all of your individual efforts and hope all who hear this use their own success to fuel other people’s transformations…nothing brings happiness and success as when you save and change a life and a alter a mind to get them to reach for Optimal.
The method of this learning is funded by relentless focus on great ideas. Ideas can be information bits…but information by itself is worthless to us if we do not understand how it relates to the other cornerstones that form the sciences that underpin our theories and the practices we follow in our own lives.
Much of creativity of transformation is being able to see clearly the problem with a beginner’s mind. If one thinks of change with a tired mind they are apt to wind up with a newer version of an older problem.
Transformation becomes something we think, we breath, and feel, and it becomes manifest in our behavior for all to examine and explore.
This mindset includes:
Our attitudes, perspectives, rationales and logic.
How we perceive problems and opportunities.
How we examine the bandwidth of solutions now open to us by this change.
How this new level of performance envisioned becomes audacious in its power to change us.
It calls for a new level of fearlessness, of innovation and collaboration.
The systems we seek to build should be self-renewing and evolving, where people seek valid information so they can make free and informed choices, and where there is commitment to these choices as well as to ongoing monitoring of their implementation.
This creates an environment of high personal responsibility, joint accountability, and an orientation toward personal growth. An organization cannot fail when members openly and frequently test and confirm or disconfirm their assumptions…we must challenge ourselves and the status quo.
We must question everything we believe to get to a new perspective of how we can solve our own problems.
If you want to know your past…look into your present conditions.
If you want to know your future…look into your present actions.
What you do right now determines what you will become.
Adversity introduces a man to himself…we must not allow all of our intentions to look to our future or theirs when our attention remains in the present.
We must begin to think and act congruently so that the sunlight can shine on our innate talents. If we continue to make excuses, you may soon create a rut in thinking and with time you may actually begin to think that they might be true.
Sometimes winning has more to do with not giving up than the achievement itself. This is often why change gets messy in the middle but yields a satisfying bounty at its conclusion. You may not be able to do it all, but you must complete something in this life! Remember victims wish and leaders always do!
Big minds are not filled with small thoughts…begin focus on your best projects and let go of the addiction to distraction of your own mind. Begin to serve others more than you please your own whims. It is here where you will find success.
Their success is really why we are all here…for this conference.
Why are we all really here?
Fame, fortune, notoriety?
What we all need from this PaleoFX conference, in my view, is to find the leaders for the movement.
The best leaders care less about the applause they receive than the impact they create. The shadows they cast should be cast on those of us who are yet to be born.
My profession says they do no harm…but how true is that mantra today?
CW won’t break your heart if you’re a patient in today’s healthcare…it just might crush it if you suffer from a chronic disease.
Are they really ready for this kind of change?
Change cannot be brought to any entity that is not ready for it. There is no power or currency in medicine today for this change…so we need to bring it to them.
I believe the sustainable change we all seek is really a personal one, not one that is inflicted upon us by some external or internal force.
Today’s version of change in America is on a fast track out of existence because those in Washington, DC forgot how powerful the forces of personal change really are. Our country was born from this type of evolutionary thought. No government or healthcare authority can legislate personal change to the masses…From their failures to acknowledge this basic human authority, there are great lessons for us to learn in the PaleoFX community.
Espousing change for change sake is just not good enough for the individual nor should it be good enough for this community. We should not settle for mediocrity in any aspect of change we seek. Change must involve a transformation of each and every one of us from where we are today to a new a place we have not been but seek to go.
That change will require us to think about our current predicament in a far different way than we do right now. To get where we all want to be will require us to travel some paths we have never considered traveling upon…it will not be filled with joy and comfort. Some of the greatest gifts we get are the unanswered prayers of the human mind in conflict. This adversity needs to be channeled into the kinetic energy of metamorphosis of our version of theory to practice. We have the lives of many counting upon us.
The truest value of a real big dream is who you must transform into it to fulfill its promise. Within each one of you is part of the mystery of that quotient. I hope over the next few days we begin to solve that problem…instead of living that dream, we need to lay the foundation blocks on the roads that millions more will soon travel to optimal.
Just because no one else gets our vision or values doesn’t mean we shouldn’t live them! Begin now by not following others; lead others with your eccentric thoughts. All new thoughts seem to bring fear to the establishment…but I no longer fear being eccentric in my opinions, because every opinion that is today’s dogma was once an obtuse eccentricity in the past.
We must embrace that fear and use it to fuel us to get to the other side of fear where our freedoms lie. It is at the edge of our comfort zone where life truly begins.
Let this fear drive you to become so good today that when you leave a room you leave people breathless. Use your creative perception to view life in a decidedly uncommon fashion to release your inner masterpiece.
When you find that your life is out of alignment with your grandest idea of what you believe yourself to be, you must seek to change it so you may become the person you were born to be.
Remember that change is hard and transformations are not sexy, but the quotient often is. Just look around at this assembled group…we need to sprinkle that magic on anyone we touch.
In transformational change, what was seen as obstacles may morph into opportunities, apparently irreconcilable opposites may come to be seen as creative tension, and change that seemed improbable or requiring long development may quickly come into being. This paradox of change needs to be fully embraced.
We must become aware of the high cost of low living. In biology, we often get what we deserve when we fall asleep at the wheel. Our actions have covert, but direct, effects that our eyes are often blind too completely undercut our paleolithic genes.
Today, and everyday from here, we should stick to a strict diet of inspiring books and blogs, podcasts, and beautiful spaces with amazing sites with people capable of elevating you to a plane of rare air.
At any given moment in our lives sometimes can completely seem senseless.
But at the edges of our biology it seems to reveal itself to us as a movement of purpose existing in time, having a deep, new meaning, sculpting us, forcing us… trending in a certain direction to a tipping point…of the best we have to offer our patients.
When you help people transform, the world becomes a primal playground…and that ancestral life is the wind that pushes our swings; it forces us all to evolve into something we were not ever before.
The time is now for all of us to take the theory of what has been revealed to each and every one of us and make it the new reality for mankind.
When we transform, we open our mind to new black holes in our subconscious that we never before saw, that become part of our conscious reality that we can follow to that new reality.
When I see someone at my clinic, on the street or in the comment section of my blog, they are sharing with me a snapshot of their current life…often that life falls short in some small way.
Instead of focusing in on their negative we must look for riches in their poverty, joys in their despair, and wins in their losses…
Their snapshots never show the millions of decisions that led to this moment in time, but in that moment, I may be able to become their light if I prepared well and catch that opportunity blow up their mind into something new—something they never thought was possible.
When you first begin to see yourself as a powerful creator of your conditions, you’ll get to see opportunities to get all your goals, and dreams all around you. That is what a visionary is…a light that can make a boom from their raw material…a personal supernova.
Their critical mass is ever present, and we must be their matchstick to explosive change…transformational change puts the theory to practice in my eyes.
Thank you for listening to my thoughts tonight.
Thanks doc! Enjoy the conference!
“Trial by fire………success by failures.”
I am putting that on my shield.
“People get lit on fire when they see personal transformations. It can become the spark to set off a thought that might just change their own DNA.”
“If you want to know your past……..look into your present conditions.
If you want to know your future…look into your present actions.
What you do right now determines what you will become.”
Thanks for giving us this! I hope you have fun tomorrow, and in the immortal words of Maximus Decimus Meridius – “Unleash hell!” In a very nice way, of course 🙂
Just be sure to enjoy PaleoFx !
Wish I could be there, Jack. You will do great and inspire many. You’ve already saved my life and countless others by sharing your knowledge and protocol with the world. Have a great time. Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Wow, this is what you scrapped. Can’t wait to hear the opening speech. Enjoy yourself Jack.
Great deep thoughts Dr. Kruse…Nature is so perfect and beautiful! For this type of change you need only be the mirror for the masses, opening hearts and minds to the answers that lie within us all – right there, in our own genes, it’s so simple really…good luck getting your message across, not that you need luck!
“Be the change you want to be in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
haha I mean see in the world…
You were entirely correct about your speech hitting the spot I’m working on … some things you touched on in this speech were so close to home it brought tears to my eyes. I haven’t been this inspired, hopeful, motivated, energized and ready to put my thoughts into action since getting sick/disabled with AN. Now that does not have to be true any longer… I can change my life and I can change the world.
And I have been noticing how my present actions are much different from the past….I don’t act like a victim any longer…I am taking back my power and I am looking forward to what I might become…
“Change alone is eternal, perpetual and immortal” Schopenhauer
Thanks for talking about fear. There is something very scary about making these chages…even though they are sometimes very simple. Many times it actually blocks me from moving forward. I hopoe you continue to help us find ways to deal with the fears. Is there even a biological or evolutionary reason for fearing these changes?
I just LOVE your passion, Dr. K! You are out on the front lines, blazing a trail and then extending a hand back to help others follow you on your unique journey.
It’s an honor and a privilege to travel down a similar road with a thinker as original as yourself. It has long been my opinion that…if you’re not pissing somebody off, you’re doing something wrong!
I should well imagine you are “pissing off” quite a few somebodies with your groundbreaking thinking, and I just want to say, keep up the good work, sir!
Very thought provoking! Love how you inspire us all to be more than our best and that you lead by example! Thanks for sharing this and have a great time at PaleoFx!
@Jack – wish I was there to hear you in person, perhaps someday..
Have a great time tomorrow, I can almost hear you say this..
..To be with me is to be in a constant flux, in a constant movement. Those who are not daring enough, sooner or later have to drop out of this journey that I am taking you on. Those who are not courageous enough and who don’t have guts to accept the unknown and to remain available to what may be currently mysterious, and who are in a hurry to have a dogma, a belief system, a philosophy – so that they can stop growing, so that they can cling to the dogma – those who are constantly in search of a certain orthodoxy in which nothing will change, these are the people I may not be able to help…
I’m bringing you a totally different kind of optimal living. It has never happened before in the world. All the theories set forth until now lead you to some kind of philosophical permanence.
I am not trying to give you a philosophy, a doctrine, a dogma. I am not trying to convert you to a certain belief; a belief has to be consistent. I am trying to give you a vision, from my own experiences, not a belief. I am trying to help you to come to my window to see the sky, to see the truth. And that truth cannot be made a dogma, and that truth may contain some contradictions – because it is so vast. So I go on giving you glimpses from my own experiences, it is for you to try…
Just what I needed to read today. Thanks doc!
I am beginning to enjoy the cold. Really!!! And your words just warmed my heart.
Thanks for sharing . . . and dig deep tomorrow!
When you found a link with the lunar cycle. Would that link be, to rest on the full moon and half moon days of the month, and also for the three “no moon” or “dark moon” days of the month? That is roughly what the “planting by the moon” stuff in the Farmer’s Almanac says. That also fits with the rapidly growing Lunar Sabbath movement who have been living by ancient pre-Roman calendars as part of their spiritual discipline.
@Ted W biology is based upon circadian cycles. We now know that plants and grass grow best because of lunar cycles. This implies that lunar cycles can exert some kind of biologic effect. It is not well studied, as far as I know. According to a National Geographic news article more gardeners today are turning to the moon for sage advice on the best time to plant, prune, weed, and harvest. The practice, known as moon or lunar gardening, centers on the moon’s gravitational effect on the flow of moisture in soil and plants. Gardening by the moon is as old as time. Long before mankind ever had a watch on his wrist or a calendar on the refrigerator, everything was governed by the phases of the moon.
Wow. I agree with Coriander. If this is what you scrapped, I can’t begin to image what might be in your Paleo FX presentation. Wish I could be there.
Thanks Dr. Jack! Our minds are both our most powerful tool & our biggest weakness. Like you espouse, if you transform your mind you can transform your biology. I love it!
I 100% know that becoming a patient/having a problem changes a person as you described above. It brings a quality of a very invested researcher, and seems to be a common theme in science for figuring things out that no one seemed to think of. Way to go, glad you were briefly a patient! Looking forward to your talks.
Good luck! You are a true healer.
@Glamazon today’s song is Beautiful Day by Saving Abel…….What I am getting ready to say is going to be awfully hard.
Thanks so much for this. It is very difficult when loved ones choose not to follow in a path that we know is right. Even we followers are leaders in our own right.
Your answering some of these emails at 3:00am morning. We need you to stay healthy!
I know this is unrelated to this post, but am a 24yr old 5’3 115lb female who has amenorrhea and low dhea. I have been prescribed estrogen and progesterone (prometrium) for my year long period absensce. Naturopath advised me to not take the estrogen and just the prometrium, yet still see no bleed (yet) have a six month supply. Do you think it is wise to avoid the estrogen? I have really low energy levels and muscle weakness (burned out through crossfit and stress). Lost 15lbs of muscle and miss my athletic life. Not depressed, but feel somewhat stunted emotionally since the amenorrhea began. Have been following the leptin RX, lasted a week with good results and fell off the wagon with a fruit binge on the weekend. Am back at it today.
Put me in coach, I am in this game of life and being optimal, to the end. I am ready to play on the A team!
oh wow, wish I had found out about that sooner, first saw the blurb here was last month or so…just enough notice take to get the time off —
Have a great time and please keep us posted!
Dear Jack, The dr’s I have access to (through med ins.)have steered me toward many medications, and even though I resisted for years, I gave in about 5 years ago and let them “fix” me. Since then I have had my gallbladder removed, I take prilosec or I cant swallow, I take neurontin for what I was told is neuropathy, I take wellbutrin for anxiety and ativan at night… I started a paleo diet (or what I thought was) in sept of 2010 and have since lost 54 lbs…I’m actually almost tiny again! I have tried to educate myself through the web and I read The Paleo Solution which opened my eyes substantially…I have been “afraid” to get off the meds though. I fell off the wagon over the holidays with my diet(after kinda hangin off the side for a couple months)and I think I undid all that I worked so hard for…I gained back 8 lbs, but even more, I felt like crap again. I decided to quit screwing around and March 5th I got back into the swing of things and I have been trying to really educate myself since I dont know what else to do. I ran across your blog this Mon nt and was up until 3am reading…I dont have the words to quite express what I have been feeling, but every end of the spectrum of emotions has gone through me…I’ve cried about 10 times!…once was when I called my mom to yell at her for not breast feeding me, haha. I started to wean off the ativan that night (I take 2- .5 mg tablets and I went down to 1) and I want to lose the wellbutrin asap…I have a msg into my doc as to how to go about weaning because Im not sure if I can take the sugar detox, and stop the meds cold turkey…but if it’s safe, I will! I have never written on a blog, but I had to tell you what an impact you have had. Your words have already been shared by me and I’ve even posted a couple quotes on facebook…I want to share with everyone!! Thank you so much!! This is the quote I posted today, “Today and everyday from here we should stick to a strict diet of inspiring books and blogs, podcasts, and beautiful spaces with amazing sites with people capable of elevating you to a plane of rare air.” …..Love it!!
Hey AC, sorry to hear your struggles. Hang in there with the leptin rx, it is great, make sure your breakfast is really hearty, protein AND fat, i have had great results with the PQQ for energy, i kick myself if i forget to take it because the difference is huge, you need to exercise your self care and wisdom more than your body for the next while, my muscle is up 5% doing NO exercise but following leptin rx. This works.
And you will know the truth,and the truth will set you free.
This blog post is inspirational. Yes, of course the status quo sucks and all that, and there is definitely dogma to demolish, but most “paleo”-literate folks are going to want facts, case reports, helpful tips, and a scheme to experiment with to see if it works for them.
In your address, I would play it more low key and invite people to experiment, not to join some sort of movement. If it works for them, it’ll build naturally.
Your ideas are catching fire already. I think you should just ride the wave for a little bit and keep building your case.
I’m not sure the Paleo FX crowd needs a cheerleader/messianic figure. I hope you take this comment in the right light.
If it were me, I’d tell your personal story of how you did this: got fat, injured, how you studied, experimented, analyzed,tweaked things, and then repeated that process until you started winning, and how your are getting optimal.
Emphasize that dogma get us no where. Emphasize how you are never satisfied with mediocre and how you let Nature guide your “hacks”. I’d blow people away with the physiology of leptin, the hypothalamus, cold-therapy, and seasonal eating. I’d let your speech be more an invitation to inquiry than a pep talk – more facts. Your story is compelling enough without the rhetoric.
@Dan in Utah I think you might see you where a prophet when the video’s come out.
Dear Jack – I officially hate you. Why did you have to start your own forum? I will never get any work done now.
@Akman they asked and I did it.
Jack, you inspire me!!!! Thank you for all you do!
@The Paleo Dentist Thanks……but it is the patients that inspire me.
Thank you ..I’m not sure if people really understand the amazing paradigm shift that has happened in your life and of course now the lives of others. We have been working in china for the past few weeks and no Internet or very limited connection. . Very easy to do CT over there. It’s cold no heating and food is soup from chicken bones and Not sure exactly what the meat is but tastes ok.
@ coriander my apologies for lack of response, we are not in your state but I will find a colleague for you to contact. She is not quite as involved in CT but very interested & into paleo.
Dr K I think it’s time to bring you DOWN UNDER and speak. What do you think coriander?
@Dr. M&M yes it time. Winter time is approaching. It is too hot here in Tx.
Thankyou Drs M&M, it would be great to have a GP who didn’t think I was crazy! And YES! to Dr Kruse speaking in Austalia. That would be amazing.
Yes come to Australia!!! I would fly to whatever state to hear you speak.
Dr’s M&M – a great suggestion for Dr K ! any possibility for a Dr for me -can do Brisbane or Syd. My bush GP refuses to do any bloodwork.
Outstanding and moving post Jack!! Thank you for sharing your amazing scrapped info!! The attendees are sure to get even more awesome emotion and wisdom LIVE from you!!
@tim I think people liked it…..I saw some tears…..
@ Jack! I am so excited. The place to find useful long term data is in the medical records of the inhabitants of Antartica Research Stations. There are 12 stations with medical scientists supporting other scientists, staying 12 months or more. These people will all be in first rate physical condition. My first find shows for one Indian delegation, that testosterone increased by April “independent of polar days and polar nights”
“Pituitary-gonadal hormones during prolonged residency in Antarctica”
What do you thing of supplementing with resveratrol?
@Miguel I like it…..one of the few supplements I think make a difference
Nice to see another cardiothoracic surgeon speaking out against sugar and omega 6 causing heart disease:
We are back in Australia in three weeks. We will then organize a tour in Australia during the middle of winter.
On a side note my husband was trying to convince our three year old to put on his jeans & jumper to go outside in Beijing his answer ” no papa my don’t need pants me cold dapting” my husband said guess we can’t argue with that.
CJ Hunt is speaking at paleo fx now….. Very interesting!
For the person using the frozen water filled ‘bubble wrap’. Do you use bumpy side in our out?
@ Jack, I think we all want to know what you chose to do opening the FX
@Jack, what do you think of total hip replacement? I am bone on bone and pretty acute. Scheduled forApril 25. I have been doing ct for almost two weeks, and noticed improvement in the pain. But have been dealing with this for over 4 years. I lost 40 lbs last year and eat by Nora Gedgaudas’ recommendations. The mri and x-ray showed the ball wasn’t a ball and the acetabulum is thinned a lot and the bursa in trochanter is inflamed. My bs is decent and I take a lot of cir cumin for the pain. THank you
@Carol If you pain is decreasing with CT you might want to give it more time before you go for the surgery. Two weeks is not long enough to make that call in my opinion
Jack, I know about the planting by the moon stuff. How does that relate to your diet and exercise regimen? For me, after a few years of practicing, my body now tells me when it is dark-moon time. Grandma was a nurse back in the 50’s, and she said certain things weren’t done on full moons or new moons. I’ve since read articles that claim it is only “observer bias” that caused such observations in the past.
@Ted Walther It really does not alter my exercise or diet regimen
Keepin it real! You so inspire me Dr. Kruse! Have fun!
Hey, it’s the spring equinox. Hurray, it get to nibble a bit of lettuce! Maybe?
Dang you Jack! I’ve been eating meat and eggs almost exclusively since CT-6. The whole banana metaphor really embedded itself in my hippocampus. I can’t forget it! Bugger. (I’m a recovering carb addict.)
Anyway, I finally think my body is burning fat better now. I went on a 7 hour hike today – just shorts sans shirt for the whole 7 hours, about 55 F here today. I felt pretty strong. I ate a dark chocolate bar about half-way, then did my CT in a snow-melt stream coming out of the Wasatch Mountains. Didn’t last my usual 45 minutes like I do in the tub, but hey that water was damn cold!
When I got home I was really craving an orange, but I just pounded the usual meat, eggs, and butter. I did splurge and have some guacamole and a carrot, but hey, it’s spring equinox!
I really liked the comment from the organic farmer a few posts back. I grow a lot of my own food too and I’m planning on 1)spring greens, radishes, peas 2) summer apples, pears, and apricots 3) fall squash, pumpkin, carrots. Hey, all in season, all in “low-carb” style, of course. I’m thinking 50 grams per day max mid-summer and maybe I’ll try zero carb next winter like you.
Hope your rockin’ Paleo FX.
Dr K coming down under sounds like a good idea to me!
Is there any connection between CT and Micturition Syncope. is dehydration the key here?
@Jon yes I think there is…..but no time to get into it. I am swamped here in Austin
Drs M&M : another aussie here, count me in!
I never wanted to go to conferences and join things, but I wanted to go the summit!
This community is really becoming something significant.
Thanks for your insights,
Dr. Jack, help! This one is really bizzarre. I thought I was prettly cold tolerant – I like cold. Started face dunking and cold showers, felt well. Progressed to short sessions with ice packs. Went fine. Then a few days ago, woke up in the middle of the night with heart racing like crazy (could hear it in my ears), feeling like a hot furnace and with high blood pressure (187/95, pulse over 100). This kind of stuff never happened before and it was very scary. So I stopped the cold sessions but the heart pounding episodes (although not as severe) continue at night only. What am I doing wrong? Have I unleashed something in my thyroid? Other hormones? Or is this completely unrelated to the cold? Please advise. Thanks so much!
@Ruby I doubt that is from the cold. You should get a check up on your heart.
@Just I put the cubes right on my skin. When I’m done with my CT session I have a nice red and white checkerboard for a stomach. 🙂
Hi dr. k. i posted this at the de vany site, but was hoping for your insights as well:
I stopped eating fruit around March 1 (before i would at least eat one or two pieces of fruit a day (apple, orange, banana, frozen strawberries, plum). I thought it would help me lose a few pounds just like eliminating grains, dairy, and processed food helped me immediately lose weight. I didn’t lose any weight and my clothes feel just about the same.
But I noticed that I didn’t have any armpit odor at all and didn’t have to put on deodorant. I also slept better with milder incidences of temperature changes throughout the night (I’m 47 perimenopausal).
Then yesterday i was tired of looking at all the yummy fruit in our house. I had 2 big, juicy plums for breakfast, and they didn’t make me hungrier later on. i had a normal lunch, and when i got home i had 2 big fresh strawberries after my dinner.
Last night I had awful temperature changes that really affected my sleep. The Mayo Clinic links body odor with normal sweating that occurs when the body perceives a rise in temperature:
“Apocrine glands, on the other hand, secrete a fatty sweat directly into the tubule of the gland. When you’re under emotional stress, the wall of the tubule contracts and the sweat is pushed to the surface of your skin where bacteria begin breaking it down. Most often, it’s the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat that causes an odor.”
So I’m guessing that fruit causes a rise in body temperature- especially during the night. why is this happening more so than when i eat meat, veggies, nuts, etc.? any thoughts?
@V Carbs cause more inflammation in the body than fats or proteins. That is why.
why does the inflammation happen at night? i don’t feel the shifts in temp during the daytime.
@V it is when leptin is released and enters the brain.
Alright Dr.Kruse…I’ve been seriously wondering about Red Wine. Should we not be consuming it while doing CT? I remember you suggesting drinking wine in your posts because of the resveratrol in it. Should this be avoided during CT though?
@James no you should not.
please, let me know whether this procedure is enough to trigger the epigenetic changes of CT for longevity/lengthening of telomeres/health. If not, what should I modify?.
1. Cold shower (12-13ºC) for 20minutes every morning.
2. In addition to 1, three times a week a cold shower (12-13ºC) during 20minutes after dinner.
@Santiago no way to know without all the data. You try it and see how it goes. If you feel better i bet you increase your Cting.
Please tell me what I’m doing right. By the Mirror test I was LR and still should be. I’m a 58yo retiree, 6ft, and on Feb 1, 2012 I was 321#. In the weeks that followed I lost 16, 7, 6, 6, 5, and 6 pounds. I’m consistently losing a pound a day now and tomorrow my total loss will be 50 pounds in 46 days. I’m rarely hungry, have plenty of energy, swim 60min/day (except Sun), do yard work, etc. all on ~800 cals a day. I’m eating primarily fat, protein, and very low carbs and drinking only water. My diet has changed real time as I have found foods to include and exclude from my research. I’ve started to take cold showers after swimming instead of going to the steam room and sauna, but haven’t fully implemented your Leptin Rx or CT. I really don’t want to mess with a good thing at this point. But I can’t say I fully understand it either. My wife claims it’s NOT fair and it probably isn’t. How long can this last??
@Just For about 100 more pounds.
dr.k – is factor x pten or bmp-7? if yes, may i get a prize like a t-shirt of something 🙂
I have been doing cold packs around my stomach for the last two weeks for an hour every evening. I found the kind that velcro around your knee at Walgreen’s and I bought three and attach them together and fit them around my waist. These never get wet, but they are cold for over an hour and skin gets very pink.
Then, last week I started an unusual cough that feels like stuff coming up from my windipe from way deep down. I know it’s not a cold because the rest of my head is not congested and it doesn’t feel like a cold, but I’m blowing my nose constantly and coughing up mucus ( sorry this is gross) It also has a sort of metallic taste. I’m wondering if toxins are releasing from of the CT / fat melting. Have you or anyone reading this heard of people coughing during and as a result of this CT? Usually a cold would be long gone by now. I don”t feel sick, but maybe my body is releasing all the “junk”?
Thanks for your extreme generosity in sharing your discoveries. I read your blog everynight wearing the yellow glasses.
I love your cookbook. Now my crockpot is going to get a real workout!
@Skinny Crisps I think it is the toxins…..increase your B vitamins (mushrooms) and Cilantro for metal detox.
I’ll be happily be there if you come to Oz… Make it July as I’m away till then, lol!
indeed my cold tolerance has increased quite a lot. Now I go out with a simple shirt without problems.
Is there any test one could do to know if one has become cold adapted?.
@Santiago you can follow your RER or your VO2max as it expands.
Thanks Doc – That would be very nice… Rest easy…
Thanks so much for reply.
Do you think there’s a benefit to massaging and kneading ( like in bread making) the cold treated area to try to break up the fat? I definately feel something going on under the skin. A little tenderness, but not pain.
@Skinny Nope……just expose yourself to the cold.