Tuesday, May 17, 2016

METAPHYSICS OF LOVING

Love transcends through time and distance

"When the universe is your ground
to fill all the love that you have,
every pain becomes as small as an atom"


Humans. We are the intellectual beings designed by God. Our genetic configuration throughout our life span can be molded depending on the energies that we gathered or invited. Our highest self is ruled by 3 fields of paradigm; body (somatic), soul (etheric) and God (Universe). Any disruption of the connection between these fields will lead to pain or inertia. Among life forms we have the capacity to communicate and be moved by this electrical impulses called love. Love is an electrical force in the cosmic field that runs infinitely in a centrifugal motion to connect and attract souls. God is love. God is the universe, governing the constant and unraveling perpendicular force within our beings and our affinity to other elements. The force that could either ignite us or redirect us to achieve our highest self.


Our souls our like stars connecting and igniting across the cosmic field. When we fall in love, we are like particles or elements forming a stronger compound rotating within the universe at a constant rate. Magnetic energy, momentum and distance maintains the strength or immortality of that bond as we conquer the changing frequencies of the universe. 




When the distance between two particles becomes longer, it will make a way to have various energy pass through that bond and in the long run, it will either disrupt or strengthened that affinity. Like the moon constantly revolving around the earth amidst the uneven forces of the universe. That's how I see my pain when I lost the woman I loved for 8 years. I am the particle that was able to withstand the unraveling force of time and space, she slowly becomes the particle that losing its affinity and ignition in spite the intention and positive energies surrounding me. We are of different space, time and the earth beneath us is also changing the frequencies affecting our consciousness as we struggle to maintain that affinity called love. It was a drastic disruption of energy, a strong surge of centrifugal force that catapults me to the conundrums of the universe. 

"Two people lost in a storm,
where we go...where we go"
-Lionel Richie


I'm like a star that is exploding and catalyzing in the unknown universe in order to survive. The light coming from the particle that I used to combine with is slowly drifting away to the cosmos and will only become a memory, an illusion brought by the past. Catalyzing on its own without my existence. I would sense the pain across the grid of the universe. She was my universe. The air that I breathe, one of the strongest light, once I thought, second to God that illuminates me.


"Lightning don't strike, the same place twice
you and I, say goodbye, when the angels cry
True love's a gift, we let it drift in a storm
Every night I feel the angels cry"
-Mariah Carey; Emancipation of Mimi

I accepted the process at the moment being in the oblivion, but my soul is burning, floating my way to the ground...to the earth. You are my earth. The same earth I would like to see growing and in its nurturing state even you are no longer in my universe. We will never know when will God bring us to the same frequencies and energies that we have before but of less painful and destructive in movement. That both of us can breathe. But for now, we are like stars. Lost in the cosmic bent of the universe.  Because the centrifugal force can only keep us for so long with that other form of energy until we find what is meant for us, who are meant for us. I am leaving this question to God, the Supreme Being, the Universe "What energy, space and consciousness I can achieve, create, uncreate and conspire in order for us to breathe and live in the same Universe?"






"Living on the edge outta control,
and my world just won't let me slow down,
but in my biggest picture
was a photo of you and me"
-Usher Raymond IV; 8701




"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres"
-1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Saturday, June 28, 2014

CORRELATIVE ANALYSIS ON THE EFFECTS OF BICARBONATES (ALKALINIZATION) ON IMPROVING KIDNEY FUNCTION


This was taken exactly one year apart. The figure on the left was when I was still in Peritoneal Dialysis. 3 months after that was my first lethal attack of Acute Pancreatitis. I switched to Hemo. The figure on the right was while Im using the Better  Body System together with my regular Dialysis.







 If you will meet me in person, you will mistake me as a regular healthy individual with my color and energy not unless I'll show you where my fistula is.





LIFE AFTER CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

The most life changing moment of my life was to be diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. Ego-wrecking as well as a practicing Physical Therapist. My doctors found out that my GFR is only 11. Took biopsy and identified my specific diagnosis is Focal Segmental Glumerulosclerosis. 

A month before I was diagnosed I was experiencing metallic taste and bilateral ankle swelling. I feel dead tired at 4pm. Nauseated. My blood pressure is sky high and has ups and downs but still beyond the normal range. Very agitated at simple things. All of these are brought by Metabolic Acidosis massively activating inside my body. When my doctors confronted me with my diagnosis and my chances to live a normal life again but only through transplant, I cried. I thought about my partner,  my family, my dreams in growing professionally in my chosen career. Also asked, Will I still reach my 31st birthday? Will I still reach the age 40? 50? Everyday I am trying to accept the fact I will never live as long as everybody else.


I started reviewing my life since I was a kid on what possible factors that predisposes me to Chronic Kidney Failure. My mom used to give me and my brothers Theophyline for acute bronchitis attacks but that was so long ago. If that is the  main cause, my brothers will be predisposed too but I was the lucky one to have this in the family. I have no familial predisposition to KF. Will it be my 10 years exposure to U.S brand vitamins? I just learned from my recent doctor that some vitamins have hidden ingredients that mightbe not good for the kidneys. My affinity to fastfood products particularly burger and fries? My mom's influence on me to take diet pills? There are few incidence that she insist on me to take it because I was growing then after college.

Because of my Kidney's inability to process major electorlytes like sodium, phosporus and potassium, I cannot consume dairy products like I used to. No sodas. No cakes. No ice creams. No pasta. What a life. I am a chocolate lover, particularly Cadbury products. In my 3 years stay here in NY I've never been in Serendipity, where they serve these mouth watering chocolate ice creams. 

I was in peritoneal dialysis for 4 months but it only cause me much trouble. The day after I was interviewed by Don Tagala and featured by Gel Santos Relos of Balitang Amerika, I was rushed in the hospital because of Pancreatitis attacks. I stayed 1 month in the hospital. They took out my peritoneal catheter and converted it to hemocatheter because the PD is the one precipitating the Pancreatitis. I never watched the segment during the time it was aired because I was still in the Hospital. 2 distributors from this very promising health system product saw the video and was willing to extend their help regarding my case. They introduced me a homeopathic diet program they believe will increase my chance of getting better. I gave it a try.

The product was an alkalinic diet regimen. With my advance knowledge with the ph balance, I enrolled in the program. Many people don't know that diseases mostly comes from what we are eating today. Through modernization of food preparation, exchanging natural potassium of food with sodium, increases the acidity of food when catalyzed inside our body. Fried, glazed and process foods contain what we called Arachidonic acid. This form of acid will break down and process into prostaglandin which elicits inflammatory response. Inflammatory response, if becomes chronic and uncontrolled will grow into various diseases causing Metabolic Acidosis.

SYMPTOMS RELATED WITH METABOLIC ACIDOSIS

  • Kussmaul Breathing
  • Coma
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Lethargy
  • Hyporeflexia

DISEASES KNOWN WITH METABOLIC ACIDOSIS9
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Failure
  • Addisons disease



LIFE AFTER ALKALINIC DIET

  • My 3 month experience in alkalinic diet was very riveting and jaw dropping as a clinician and as someone who was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Now I am having second thoughts of undergoing Kidney Transplant in the near future. The following are my improvements;

  • Increase brisk walking speed, endurance covering 1.5 miles to 7 miles on weekdays and a mean value of 9 miles on weekends
  • Can sustain in 20-30 min elliptical training at maximum resistance
  • a change in ktv/v of 1.70 to 2.27 (US normal limit 1.4)
  • KECN values of 2.41 to 2.62
  • Improved hemoglobin value of 8 to 10.8
  • change of phospate binder dosage (sevelamer acetate) from 3 capsules per meal to 2 capsules
  • Increased bladder filling during dialysis. I frequently call for pee-breaks during dialysis because Im feeling the urge to pee and my duration of pee is more than 20 seconds, of continuous stream, and yellow color. Approximately more than a glass. It happens every first half of the session. Followed up by another good stream after dialysis. Not all kidney failure patient has bladder filling. I asked a few of my fellow patients that they can sense the urge of peeing but their bladder is empty
  • When off from machine, I noticed an improve in pee duration, stream from 6 seconds to 15 seconds. Output color from clear to yellow and less bubbly indicating less proteinuria.
  • Increase tolerance to cream cheese which belong to the food groups that is high in phosporus
  • Decrease in water weight retention from 3 kilos to a range of 1.7 kilos
  • Stable electrolytes value (potassium, sodium, phosporus) despite my special diet contains potassium
  • A1c values within normal limits which is one of the strong determinant if I am predispose of  having diabetes.
  • Increase stamina. You can ask my co workers how is my attitude during my shifts. My patients noticed that Im getting closer to my ideal frame. None of them knows I have Kidney Failure.
  • Less agitation and anxiety



BEFORE ALKALINIC DIET



AFTER ALKALINIC TRIAL



AND SO ON...WITH IMPROVED FACIAL CONTOURS



My blood results while I was in the program. And dramatically goes on at its best up to the present.


BICARBONATES
  • PROTECTIVE PROPERTIES
      According to Dr. Bright and Dr. Yoshi, bacteria and other flu viruses cannot sustain an alkalinic environment. A person who has a well alkalinized system will not be susceptible to any airborne diseases. Bicarbonates are also present in our gastric mucosa. Together with our natural probiotics inside our stomach, it helps to buffer the acidity of food or medicines that we are usually taking ( e.g. aspirin). Most of our organs work well in a slightly alkaline floura. You can assess allergic reactions by determining the lympathic flow and kidney movement which was mentioned by Jean Pierre Barral in his book of Visceral Manipulation. During my workshop with Dr. Sandro Strix Toledo under Manual Medicine Group, I was able to know and feel the different movements of kidneys on different potential allergens. The science behind it is yet unknown but somehow it works. Allergic response is an acidic activity. Bicarbonates are also used to buffer radiation or chemotherapy for cancer patients.
  • PRESERVATION PROPERTIES
Research proved that Potassium Bicarbonate is good in maintaining the integrity of your muscles and bones. According to Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, they conducted a randomized control; double blind study of alkali group and placebo group among subjects of 41-82 yrs of age in 41 days measuring urinary calcium and nitrogen. Fractional calcium absorption was also measured. Results of the study showed marked absorption of calcium in the alkali group and decrease urinary nitrogen. They also found out that insulin growth factors got increased.

In Southeast Asia, particularly Japan, practiced the use of Activated Charcoal; AST-120 (Kremezin). Its a dialysis free regimen for Chronic Kidney Failure patients in a form of oral capsules. The Japanese  approved it to prolong time for hemodialysis and decrease uremic symptoms in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Schulman G. et al conducted a multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, dose ranging study to examine the effects of 3 doses of AST-120 versus placebo in adults with moderate to severe CKD and elevated serum indoxyl sulfate levels preceded by an adequate protein diet. 3 doses of AST-120 among the eligible subjects were used 3 times daily for 12 weeks versus the placebo group. Results showed decrease levels of serum indoxyl sulfate in a dose-dependent routine. Improvements in malaise was also noted among the participating subjects, although it did not affect with the serum creatinine levels. Korea also conducted a study using activated charcoal and results of triple composite end point of estimated GFR at 50% with improved urine protein excretion.
  • PROLIFERATIVE PROPERTIES
Bicarbonates has the ability to enhance cell growth. Dr. Nicholas Perricone has proven the anti inflammatory and anti-aging regimen within the natural food groups which are technically consist of alkalinic enzymes. He conducted a test on 2 women of the same age (I forgot how old); one will undergo a 28 day transformation program he himself recommends and one will undergo facial lift. After 28 days, skin of both women were examined and both had the same degree of a clear, wrinkle free skin. This can be concluded that free radicals cannot withstand alkalinity.


In Physical Therapy, we study alkaline and acid in order to determine which ions are we going to use  for Iontophoresis.  Hyaluronidaze is one of the alkalinic ions we used specifically for edema. Some doctor would use Hyaluronidaze in treating osteoarthritis. Injection forms are also used for ganglion cyst. Inflammatory response such as swelling and pain are by product of an acidic environment. Dermal ulcers were treated with Zinc to elevate tissue healing. Bicarbonate has the power to mediate inflammatory response and promote cell growth after a tissue trauma


Van de Poll et. al mentioned in their study that adequate exposure to bicarbonates increases growth hormones and insulin growth factors which facilitates cell growth, structure and function of kidneys.


  • NOURISHING PROPERTIES
Transport of nutrients are at well pace with some essential bicarbonates in the body. Bicarbonates can easily traverse the cell membrane. Makes the tissue on most of our various organs viable to recieve enough nutrients. Proteins, carbohydrates as well as fats are well digested with alkalinic enzymes. Problem catalyzing these 3 will lead to a metabolic disorder such as Diabetes. Diabetes, as we all know, is a problem related on how the body uses its glucose reserve. Insulin helps in transporting the glucose towards the muscles cells as a source of energy. When there is insufficiency or lack of insulin, the ability to carry the glucose is also decrease thats why you feel hungry always even you just ate a few minutes ago.

Dr. Marc  Sircus OMD, DM(P) mentioned on his article regarding sodium bicarbonate stating its primary purpose to jumpstart the kidneys. According to him, the Pancreas and Kidneys work together to maintain ph balance. It is already mentioned that one of the primary function of kidneys is to maintain acid-base balance. The pancreas produces bicarbonates to maintain the alkalinity of kidneys. Studies showed that people diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus has a strong chance of developing Kidney Failure within 5 to 10 years after being diagnosed.




    Every week I have an amazing transformation. I am encouraging medical experts to conduct double blind study for patients like me who still has the ability to urinate. And let no one will experience and have Chronic Kidney Disease in this generation and so on.




    RECENT DEVELOPMENTS/PROGRESS:

    One year after engaging to this alkalinic diet, I am persistently one of the curious case due to my surprising levels of Hemoglobin and Iron  levels, maintained rosy color, lower level dose of Erythropoeitin or sometimes given as needed (1.6 to 2k units, usual units given is 8k units for Kidney Failure patients), off with my anti hypertension meds because my blood pressure has been so stable from my first dose of 150mg/daily to 12.5mg in 6 months and presently...NONE. I am continuously peeing with slowly lessening of frothy consistency which is a sign of proteinuria. BUN and creatinine is still high but slowly going down at post dialysis levels. Still looking for more researches that will help me achieve an outstanding recovery. 


    Credits to Dr. Sandro Strix Toledo;
    Thanks for helping me with other sources

    To the Scientists behind BBs and my new fellow allies in promoting wellness, I am with you in saving lives

    SOURCES
    Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy by Katherine Goodman, 4th edition

    Renal Metabolism of Amino Acids; its role in interorgan amino acid exchange; van de Poll et. al; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of CKD and Improves Nutritional Status; Ashurst. et. al;  Journal of American Society of Nephrology

    Kremezin Study Against Renal Disease Progression in Korea
    Clinical Trial from Seoul University Hospital

    Combination of Oral Activated Charcoal plus Low Protein Diet as a new alternative for handling in the old end-stage renal disease patients; Musco CG. et. al

    Sunday, September 9, 2012

    APPLIED SCIENCE OF MANUAL THERAPY IN ORTHOPEDIC REHABILITATION

     
    Orthopedic setting has set my soul in a blaze to discover more about the human body. The dynamics of healing and reinjury fascinates me to understand every phase of it. My biggest yearning is to find a concrete therapeutic tool that will totally maintain the individual to it's healing phase. I noticed every after surgical procedure, a patient is undergoing a cycle of repeated progression and regression of their condition. There is pain, stiffness and tightness either on the same day or one at a time until clinicians would determine it is fully healed.
     
    I work in an Orthopedic Clinic where we are packed with 50-60% of post-operative knee injuries and 30% post-operative hip injuries. I was one of the privileged practitioners to apply strain-counter strain together with some of the mainstreams in Manual Therapy and Physical Therapy protocol. Whenever I see a knee post-op patient, I look closely on how they walk. I carefully analyze every phase of gait pattern to fully determine in which phase the patient sways a lot or almost losing his balance along the course of the gait cycle. Each of the five components of gait has its corresponding muscles responsible for the execution of smooth ambulation (Initial Contact, Loading Response, Midstance, Terminal Stance, and Preswing). If for example you observed that the patient lacked sufficient force to initiate foot contact, the first thing that comes in your mind could be decrease strength in knee extensors or pain during pressure loading on either the knee or foot. You should also pay attention to the joint articulation. The alignment of the fibula has something to do with the congruency of the whole knee unit. Most clinicians purports a fixed approach in physical rehabilitaion. Although the mechanism of injury have been synthesized by the past literatures together with their distinctive therapeutic approach. The extent of injury, functional capacity and the degree of recovery still depends on each patient.
     
    Combining the concepts of lymphatics, fascial train, zero balancing, and reflexive deafferentation technique can be the most powerful tool in optimizing the post-op patient's healing capacity which I already mentioned in my past entries. In my workplace, I get to use more of patellar surfs to increase mobility and stability for most of my patients with p/o knee and hip injuries. The area of BL 37 in acupuncture which I often drag by my finger tips (without using any needles) towards the medial side while stabilizing the patella has amazed me in treating post-op knee and hip injuries. I am still connecting the science in somatic pain distribution in relation to the Yin-Yang flows and myotatic reflex, which I know there is an existing, common ground for all of them in order to simplfiy the therapeutic mechanism in a more parellel concept for orthopedic conditions.
     
     
     Im still looking for other concrete, scientific approach which would make sense in both worlds.  Most of the Physical Therapy Facility would strive for quantity over quality, but my ideations on delivering health care services is relentless to a common goal: making our patients be functional as soon as possible. I am encouraging fellow clinicians to dig deeper on this matter and find a better way to make your patients pain-free and living a life as close as they had before the injury.

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    LET YOUR HEART CONTROL YOUR CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

    One of the most wonderful part of our body is the human heart. It's mechanism in order to sustain every part of our body move our baffled minds to comprehend more of it's existence and sustainability. God designed us so perfect, that every discovery or learning I have to understand the human body, I find HIM awesome,

    I happened to witness an attitude of the physical heart that is not yet known to many.Most people of my own interest might be aware of it. This is something I want to share among people who keep on reading this page.

    Our heart has it's distinct movement along with our breathing pattern. If you have a good "listening hand", the atrio-ventricular complex of each side rotate slowly on opposite direction. I found most people have their right atrio-ventricular complex move on downward direction during inhalation and the opposite complex in reverse. Enhancing/assisting the right AV complex movement can induce anyone to sleep in less than 45 minutes. It is so easy to put someone to sleep using that side. If your patient happened to be drowsy or lethargy, you can enhance the left side in order to regain it's energy during the day. Even the most sleepless individual can be awake whenever needed if you try to work on this side.

    Still Skeptical?
    Try it on your own.
    And prove me wrong.


    *Kudos to Jean Pierre Barral, and all of the Titans in Manual Medicine who shared with my growth in this field.



    Friday, July 1, 2011

    HMO: HOW REALLY ACCESSIBLE IT IS TO ASSIST YOU ON YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS

    I watched a judicial drama in star movies cable channel this week. The title is "John Grisham's THE RAIN MAKER". It's about the major fallacy of a huge healthcare insurance provider "Great Benefit" who denied a terminally ill boy of support to his medical needs despite of his demand on a very complex intervention. The issue was brought in a court trial and  a former employee strengthened the complainant's case by stating the unethical practice (every first claim will always be denied, no matter how serious the disease). While watching the film, I got scared if there are still existing companies all around the globe like what is happening inside Great Benefit. First thing that cross into my mind was the people who have health insurance right now. I wish that everyone who has it was served well by these companies.

    As early as 8, I'm already a policy holder. It was my parent's company benefit to the dependents of their employees. We were entitled for atleast 100,000php worth of hospitalization that time. My mom enjoyed it's benefit even for the simplest irritants that we encounter, hospitalization is always the first option which I grew up detesting such practice. When I had a chance to work as an on call PT of a healthcare provider for ex patriots. I worked with the PCP. I handled policy holders that fall to cases for Physical Rehabilitation. I learned more on how we have to document everything for further approval of the 3rd party payers. Denial happens, so we have to justify everything that we do. I understand why they (HMO) have to do this. They want to make sure that every intervention or visit is utilized well, and no unnecessary protocol was being done with the policy holder. Thus, maintaining the integrity of the whole healthcare system. I admire US policy in terms of controlling the utilization of healthcare services. I just hope they could see clearly who really needs the services badly.

    In my country of origin, still needs further improvement on justifiable schemes for the involved parties. Some HMOs overlooked some aspects to be able to sustain the healthcare system well. Some would have amended rates for specific services, seem to be fixed regardless of your competency in the field (every clinician differs from one another). Some policy would allow unlimited consultation, which I presume, the affiliated doctors abuse by letting their patients go further for more consultation visits, which already deviating to the common goal of doing our best to make our patients well as soon as possible. Even your an ordinary or premium card holder, their is always a room for inflexibility. I experienced when I was a kid, we only go to doctors who were only affiliated to our insurance provider. We can't just go with any doctor. Some would cover for diagnostic tests but subject for approval, or depending on the diagnosis. Here's the logic, how can you make a final diagnosis without running some specific tests? These requested tests were necessary in order to pin point what's really happening and how come it has to be with approval despite of the evident cascade of symptoms? What if we need the doctor immediately? What if there is an affiliated doctor that is not competent enough to make us well? These are just few of the drawbacks that I hope they could address in order to strengthen the system. How I wish Philippines would adapt a system that will encourage Physicians to have a more patient-centered practice. SMART (Systematic, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time Bound). Accurate, Fast track intervention, Less visits. In the US, there is this rule, the chances of the MD's to be paid well become slimmer the more visits they allowed on their patients. For example, I'm a policy holder, allowed for 500$ consultation a month. If I just visit you once and you made me well, you receive it full based on my policy. But if you made me visit a hundred times on your office, the payment will also be divided on the number of visits you require me. I'm pertaining to OPD. With people under long term maintenance (terminally ill or with permanent disability), I hope there is also a good policy for them but I'm not sure if this rule is applicable to them. See the difference? Something to enlighten practitioners. I'm not acting like a know-all-citizen, I'm just aware of what's really happening in the industry that I'm in. I just hope the government will strengthen the healthcare system favorable and justified on both parties. Patients and Healthcare providers.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    LEARNING THE ABILITY TO HEAL MYSELF IN THE LIGHT OF MANUAL MEDICINE

    Today I worked out some plyometrics training for my exercise program. I noticed that upon lying on my back during my modified abs training, my 9th-10 rib on the left side was hanging backward and up. It felt funny and I'm scared that I might have some spinal problems that might be the primary source of such deviation. I stopped and get a feel on how my ribs are positioned with respect to my spinal column. Activating my lamina 5 and 6 and generating impulses through my conscious and unconscious proprioceptive pathways in a span of seconds, I was able to figure out what to do to put it back in place on my own. I stood up, quarter turn against the wall, at the laterality of the affectation. I applied Muscle Energy and Strain-Counterstrain on my costochondral cartillages and I was able to put it back in place. Nice and easy. I'm proud of what happened. I do not intend to bullshit anyone who will read this, but  this is my way of sharing my scientific ideations and dedication to the practice. Before, I used to have injuries as a kid and doctors would advice immobilization and some monoplanar exercises. One doctor advised me to undergo operation for my left knee.  I injured it when I was 11. After it was healed, I developed some cartilaginous thickening on the lateral side, causing it to pop drastically when I bend my left knee. If ever I had the chance to see that doctor again, I would say SURGERY IS NOT NECESSARY FOR ME ANYMORE. I only consider Surgery as the best option for people who has an immovable mass or nodule recommended for invasive procedure. Compared to its previous state, my knees are in good shape with the help of multiplanar exercises and various integrated manual approach.  Manual Medicine helped me to understand not only other people's biomechanical differences but as well as my own. Modesty aside, my edge among my fellow practitioners, I CAN FIX MYSELF AS BETTER AS I CAN FIX ANYONE ELSE. THAT'S WHAT YOU CALLED PASSION.