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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Day 3 at Hippocrates


OK, this place must be working some major magic because I haven't dropped an F-bomb in three whole days, nor have I had the desire to! Back home, it was used in practically every other sentence!

There are so many lectures, treatments, consultations and things to do (yoga, qigong, fitness center, meditation, Pilates, strength training, not to mention the Jacuzzi, the mineral pool, and the regular pool). There are so many beautiful paths to walk and little places to stop and just be with nature. I walked in a labyrinth for the first time. I'm not exactly sure what it's supposed to do; I think it's a time to meditate and be with yourself, but I tried it. It's hard to schedule everything in.

Today I did some qigong which was OK followed by some meditation which didn't work so great for me because I have such sensitive hearing that I hear everything and I can't tune it out. So I could hear people talking outside, airplanes taking off and landing at the nearby airport and other people's breathing even distracted me, so that didn't work so well for me but at least I tried it.

My blood test results showed a significant Vitamin B7 (biotin) deficiency, which would account for the brittle and splitting nails, the dull lifeless hair, fatigue, muscle pains, the tingling in my feet, and poor metabolism.

The results also showed high cholesterol (198) which is unusual for me, but may be related to the B7 deficiency. Apparently this deficiency is very rare, but it's correctable.  Everything else looked pretty good and within normal ranges.

This evening Cherie Soria came to speak and do a raw food demo (Raw Zucchini Hummus). I saw her not too long ago in Catch a Healthy Habit raw food cafe in Fairfield, Connecticut but it was still good to hear the information again. She is 65 and could easily pass for someone in their 30s or 40s. Lovely lady.

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