Monday, April 03, 2006

The Week that was

I am not sure whether we really believe the saying "You are what U eat". Recently, I am begining to revisit this saying and belief there is a lot of truth in that. How did I come to this hypothesis?

I was told that much of the human behaviour and attitude rises from the fact that our bodies are made of chemicals. Most of the time, these chemicals are in harmony and hence you are ok. However, if there are any areas of the bodies which are in distress, then alarms are triggered. Manifestation of these alarms are rise in blood pressure and rise of other chemical attributes such as blood sugar level. Though some people go even farther to theorise that this will affect mood swings and your feeling of well being (positive or otherwise), I feel that there are credible scientific evidence to support this.

After 6 month of being treated in a specialist hospital to gain control of my high blood pressure, there does not seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. During this time depression also got the better of me and I have been a lousy friend to have around. In fact some told me that I have been an annoyance to them. I don't blame them really, you really have to dig into yourself for self discovery.

Recently I went in to try an alternative medicine and found out that after just two treatment, my blood pressure came down and my glucose level came within control. In fact, I felt more energetic and colleagues in office remarked how different I was. Having thought this could be a placebo effect, I kept quiet and pursued the treatment further and monitored my blood pressure and glucose levels. I noticed incedental improvements to my skin, dandruff and water retention problem. I enquired from the practioner and was told that he was mere treating the source of problem which causes my hormone to be out of whack. Hence , if that is solved, the body will recompensate and get back its own chemical balance and thus rectify its own problem. I was also reminded on proper way of eating to get back my health (tho he is not the first to remind me - my gym coach being the first)

All in all, I am happy to regain my health (fingers crossed) and look forward to a more positive outlook and enjoy life more. I also weigh myself recently, I lost 17 kilos in all for six month and 7 kilos is attributed strictly to gym classes (2 month) . That really made my week.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep it up but do it carefully.....
Congratulations for losing weigh....but take it easy...else 'u lost' forever...minta dijauhkan...

JantanKuat said...

Wow..17 kilos in 6 months..congratulations man. So what alternative treatment are you on?

The Editor said...

[anonymous] There is still a long way to go. I need to loose between 35 to 40 kilogram. Now its only 35% only. There is still another 65%. Long way still.

[jantankuat] The loss of Kilograms is not due to alternative medicine. Its due to excercise and diet. ALternative medicine is to treat my Hypertension.

Levin said...

congrats. it's great to hear you're improving. hope to meet up with you guys soon.

cheers!

Sze said...

jesus, that's a lot of weight for 6 months. how often do you exercise?

The Editor said...

[levin] thanks...will keep in touch.

[sze] well, 6 days a week at an average workout to do about 500 calories per excercise. That includes group cycling and weights.

mba said...

ALHAMDULILLAH Mac.

Just spoke to my other half about U just now and she's very interested with the program. May I get the details pls!.