Well, well, well, our collective family efforts are paying off. What was once suspected as some sort of fracture turned out to false. What was worse was that a trusted government hospital doctor prescribed “Partial Hip Replacement” and purposely with holding the x-ray technologist reading of our 94 year old grandmother. This just reeks of Partial Hip Replacement Fraud! And a dangerous fraud it was because if our family had somehow agreed to such risky surgery we may have lost our grandmother.Continue Reading
Sifu Sam and I were able to visit my 94 year old grandma this afternoon. Finally to discuss about this prescription for a partial hip replacement. But the fishy thing was, the orthopaedic center did not release the x-ray reading to my aunt. But they did release the x-ray slides. Well, our bone setter, kung fu master, chinese traditional medicine, acupuncturist, barefoot doctor Sifu Jen Sam looked at the x-ray slides and sees that there seems to be no fracture. For him it all just seems like a bad dislocation.Continue Reading
Happy to see grandma seated when I arrived. Must be some kind of progress. My aunt and her kids are really doing their physical best. Grandma’s care takers are daughter, grand children, great grand children. Grandma’s investment in children paid off, they are taking care of her. They have not yet practised inclined bed therapy… they need to raise the head of the bed 4 to 6 inches. Told the care takers to change her position every 2 hours… that should prevent and heal bed sores.Continue Reading
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. Including our 94 year old grand mother who was recently bed ridden due to a bad painful hip due to a bad fall. The healer Sifu Jen Sam says a good number of relatively healthy non disease stricken elderly die this way. My grandmother has bed sores on both her feet and at the lower part of her spine on her back. This blog post serves the begin the documentation of our healing attempt for my grandmother.Continue Reading
Our discovery road trip last Saturday to find a swimming hole yielded a precious gem of a find: Off Grid Cabins, Restaurant, Tent Camping, Waterfalls resort of sorts called Jariel’s Peak at Km 94 on the Marikina-Infanta Road in the area called Little Baguio, Brgy Magsaysay, Infanta, Quezon. The restaurant front is a favourite of motor bike groups who frequent this road on weekends and holidays. It is this off – the – grid vacation set up that I am very interested in. I’m lately investigating the benefits of getting off – the – grid for vacations, recuperation, healing. Our electric, electromagnetic, EMF polluted, ground current polluted urban lives are just an epidemic waiting to happen if not already happening to many people. It’s just too much I have resorted to turning off wifi at home and thinking of building myself a Faraday cage for sleeping.Continue Reading
Being a health nut, I’m always looking for more natural, more pristine, without electricity. Yesterday Saturday I asked the kids if they would like to go for a swim in a cool natural fresh mountain spring water swimming hole along the Marikina Infanta Road. And being bored kids in the summer vacation heat they all said yes! Had the nannie pack some food and off we went 10 am. I was not sure if that swimming hole would still be there. The last few times we tried looking for it, we missed it or we did not go far enough, or at one time it may have been buried with the Ondoy rains in 2009. The last time my cousin and my son and I took a dip even farther where we ate our picnic while sitting on a cool stream.Continue Reading
Paleo diet today means the human diet before civilization, before agriculture. Most people interpret “paleo diet” as that which includes cooking meat and vegetables and sometimes even cooking fruit. And this cooking means condimenting as well.
Raw Paleo Diet on the other hand goes back much further before cooking. Theorizing that the original human beings, represented by “Adam and Eve” were not born with pots and pans and had lived in harmony with nature in the “Garden of Eden”. And the original humans ate the original diet of raw animals (aquatic or terrestrial), raw fruits in season, raw vegetables and raw root crops and raw ocean vegetables.Continue Reading