More on the ability to heal from surgeries and a very informative site I ran across
I went for a 2-month evaluation on Friday11/3 for the shoulder surgery I described last time , and was told that my expectations were somewhat unrealistic – that I should be fully good-to-go in 8 weeks. That’s comforting, but the other input was better; that I was making remarkable progress for someone my age, and I’d best slow down and take it more carefully, keep the weights very light and not push into pain. I can’t imagine that will happen – not at all my approach to living. I will be cautious, but I will ramp up as fast as I can without outrunning the healing process. The key is to optimize the healing process. So here is a list of what I’m taking to accomplish that:
- Baseline: Life Extension Mix, HCl + pepsin with all meals
- Arthro Max 2×2 – a bouquet of joint builders and inflamation dampers
- Cetylmax Plus – another joint builder
- Hyaluronic acid liquid, 2 tbs/day – to build up synovial fluid health and production
- Vitamin Shoppe’s Multi-Enzyme – to promote faster tissue repair
- Cod Liver Oil, 2.5gm/day
I plan to add Secretagogue Gold to up growth hormone production, and do another 3 months of Attitude to increase testosterone production. All in all I guess I’m doing pretty well, since I am virtually pain-free and have all my range of motion back. The only glitch is that now and then something catches and lets me know that I am not 100% yet. The Dr. said that was no surprise, knowing how much cartilage is missing from the end of the humerus.
I read a very good article on enhancing longevity and fitness through caloric restriction, but with good nutrition, and why it works. Essentially, it works by keeping insulin and blood sugar levels very low all the time. It is on the site www.mercola.com, and is a transcription of speech made in 1999 by Dr. Ron Rosedale. it is absolute must read for everyone looking for a logical reason for metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. Here’s the link – read it if you want to live disease-free: http://www.mercola.com/2001/jul/14/insulin.htm. This gives a clear picture of how chronically elevated insulin (not only blood sugar) leads to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arterial disease and just about every other ill you might be experiencing, including aging rapidly . While you’re there, bookmark the site and sign up for the 3x/week email. This is a very well stocked site for important health information.
Just a reminder about my 3-day strength training routine; at 67, I can still do it intensely and fully recover. I can work out at lunch and still have energy to do engineering until 6:00pm and go dancing at night if I wanted. This link takes you to the article: Frank’s workout
Good Living – Frank
Frank Wilhelmi – Retired/consultant electronic engineer researches and reports practical strategies for optimizing health and fitness into advanced age. “I have a passion for living life to the fullest, and helping others to do the same.” A rapidly growing body of knowledge now enables us to extend our health and fitness decades beyond popular expectations.