Did you know that we are more NOT us, than we are us?
Sounds confusing, right?
What I mean is, our human cells are outnumbered by microorganisms by an astounding 10 to 1.
That blows my mind.
Microorganisms could be viruses, bacteria, fungus’, or parasites. These microorganisms outnumber our human cells by 10 to 1!!! And what’s to stop them from getting out of homeostasis?
If you look at the toxic world we live in, including the average American diet, the fact that 1/3 of American adults have metabolic syndrome…it makes sense that our systems would adapt to handle the burden, shifting what homeostasis presents as.
There is still little known about the human virome, but how fascinating that it exists? And when considering that gut microbiome, there’s a balance of the bacteria that live in our gut to maintain healthy gut function.
We could posit that this is the same for our virome.
I saw something recently about candida eating up heavy metals. So is it possible that a toxic exposure to heavy metals causes a proliferation of candida, as our bacteria adjusts to consume this toxin that can ravage so many of our bodily processes? An overgrowth of candida presents it’s own set of consequences.
I cannot help but think about my Dad. We took him to a functional MD and had him tested for many things as his mind was being consumed by dementia. The functional MD listed off several things that can lead to dementia. In case you didn’t know, the diagnosis of dementia is wholly inadequate, as is the case in most health diagnoses.
There is often a root cause that leads to the symptomatic representation now labelled “dementia.” This is true for most diagnoses. A conglomeration of symptoms are labelled as this or that. These symptoms manifest based on your genetics, and often with a root cause far beyond what conventional medicine is able to understand.
My Dad’s GP witnessed and labelled dementia. No treatment for that.
I sourced a Functional MD, he tested and found heavy metal toxicity, leaky gut, untreated viral infection, history of untreated concussions, mold, amongst a few other things, and I’m sure there was more we were unaware of and didn’t test for.
What’s fascinating about this to me, is that several of those tests reveal a disruption in the virome AND the gut microbiome. Clearly his systems were out of whack and attempting to create balance.
Due to insulin resistance in his brain from the above mentioned, his brain was not getting the fuel it required, naturally the cells began to atrophy and die, creating confusion, forgetfulness, and all the hallmark traits of “dementia.”
Knowing that I share my Dad’s genetics, I have always moved forward with a sense of power, and responsibility for my health. I have done countless hours of continuing education to empower myself and best advise the two magical humans I am raising.
Most recently I have been embarking on a new journey with my health. Since December I have been completing an extensive parasite cleanse. It has been one of the most fascinating and horrifying experiences of myself.
Yes, I have parasites. Yes, many of us do. It’s interesting to note that parasites will hold viral information, heavy metals, and mold. I grew up in a moldy home, I had an absurd amount of mercury amalgams as a child, and I have a latent virus that stirs up when my stress levels are higher.
All of these things would be juicy lunch for a hungry parasite. My inner environment was supportive for them to move in – who knows when the move in date was, but I can tell you the lease has expired and many have been evicted at this point. And those are simply the ones I can see! I’ve experienced so many interesting symptoms as my body clears these from my systems. It has been alarming, oh so interesting, and quite exhausting at times.
Did you know that in Mexico the entire population does a parasite cleanse twice per year? We de-worm our pets and farm animals, but somewhere along the way we forgot to include the human animal in this matrix of healing.
As I have cleansed some of these critters from my system, I have noticed a shift in appetite, cravings, changes in my ability to fast, and bodyweight. I completed an 86 hour fast and had absolutely no problems. That’s when I started to wonder….what if the reason I want these things, or end up being so hungry at the end of a fast, is completely not me at all? What if it’s the critters that are starving in my digestive tract?
If they are affecting me in that sense, what other ways could they be impacting my will?
What if these microorganisms that outnumber us 10 to 1 strive to survive just as humans do in their environment? That manifestation of that being cravings, and behavior that my truest self, or highest self wouldn’t have anything to do with? It’s a fascinating thought, that tickles my mind.
We don’t have to be disempowered in our health. We have true power to restore balance to the body.
We get to choose whether we think we can do something about our health.
When I worked in exercise rehab, I would often receive clients that were given difficult prognosis’ from their doctors or surgeons. And at the end of the day? How does that doctor know what that patient is capable of? I always took the stance, “let’s see.”
In doing the work, showing up for themselves, and embracing possibility, many of these clients far surpassed what they were told was possible.
We can do that with any aspect of our health, and it does help to have the necessary support and wisdom along the way.
This is another reason why I decided to start the online community The Cave. I wanted there to be a space where we could share this wisdom. Wisdom around all aspects of our health, wellness, and longevity.
As this community grows we will offer weekly events. Specifically, there will be biohacking, embodiment, gardening, yoga, strength training, sustainable practices, and so much more…the world is really our oyster, and we can create whatever we like. These are simply the topics that many of us are skilled in at the moment.
At present, we have an entire group (within the community) that is built around my Keto business, and we are building a 13 week course to support our customers with various educational topics. Last week we discussed reading labels and grocery shopping, this week we will be tackling more dietary hacks that can help you shift your lifestyle. Other topics include fasting, goal setting, carbotoxicity, hydration, and so many more.
We could build many subgroups like this, providing deeper cuts of the content people are most interested or skilled within. I excite for the possibilities
You are able to attend the Keto events for FREE as we complete them live! And as we build the other events into our schedule, those will be available to the community at large. Contact me for details.
Maybe you have a skill you’d like to share in the community?
A big thank you to all of those that joined the community after last week’s email. It appears that some people do still read their emails! Haha…yay!
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on anything I’ve just shared!
And as always, thanks so much for being here. xo Crystal