Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dealing With Cyclist and Runners Hot Foot or Feet

Some of you have heard me speak on this and far more of you have not and this is for you....

Neuropathy - A feeling that the body part effected, (usually the feet and lower legs) are at minimal, tingling and more developed; feels like their are on fire from the inside out. 

Scientifically, its the cracking and erosion of the fatty sheath or covering of the nerve a(Think of the coating on a copper wire to keep the electricity inside not leaking out and into the waters and metals in our bodies on skin to covering contact>

Damage, inflammation, degradation, of the nerves our covering will allow the electrical current inside to leak out into the surrounding tissues and systems triggering all kinds of irritating and painful experiences to manifest either in a pin point location or pervasively all over an area and spreading over time.

At the time I originally created this post I was 57. I am 63 as of this revision of this post.

Prior this Running as a Lifestyle season of my life, I Bicycle Road Raced and participated in Ultra Distance events spanning 23 yrs and resulting in covering about 750,000 miles in the saddle. 

During the bicycle racing season of my life I noticed especially in hot weather, that my feet felt like they were on fire while riding in cycling shoes. 

I thought it was due to the constrictive nature of the laces or bindings of cycling shoes and tried both dumping my drinking water on my feet as I rode and buying more and more expensive shoes in an attempt to find a pair that didn't squeeze the front portion of my foot (or metatarsals like the bones in the palm of your hand that the fingers attach to)

About 14 yrs ago as of this update to this post, that burning pain got so bad even on short rides, that I hung up the bike out of frustration and chronic discomfort. 

After a few weeks I knew I needed another way to "Land-Surf". I was going stir crazy only working out in the gym with no outdoor aerobic activity spanning hours at a time.

The frustration of not feeling my systems stressed in the patterns it had mostly mastered drove me to eat more cooked foods than raw which lead to growing nutrient deficits and adaptability to stress loads or pattens shrinking. 

Like the scene in the movie "Forest Gump" I woke up one day and decided I'd return to running; even though back in the late 1970's my right knee self destructed while taking a "running break from cycling during the fall and winter. 

The damage to the right knee was bad enough that joint specialist told me I needed a complete right knee replacement!

My sojourn back into running again led to burning foot and knee pain and again led to buying all kinds of shoes and orthotics in an attempt to find comfort & sustainability.

One day, several miles into a run I experienced this massive, shooting pain half way between my right big toe and my ankle between the big toe metatarsal and the next toe over's metatarsal as if either a bone had snapped into and was trying to pierce the skin or someone had stabbed that area with a white-hot piece of metal!

The intensity of the pain forced an instant STOP! So I pulled my shoe and sock off and saw no visible signs of injury! But the areas I felt the pain from within were extremely sensitive to touch...

Since this was long before Uber or Lyft  and mobile phones were the size military field walked talkies, I hobbled it back home. 

 I rode one of my bikes for a few days to give this a chance to work its way out.... Hopefully!

Even after a week, any attempt to run reactivated the same shooting and burning pain!

Here I was the guy who had been running 17-20 miles at a clip with my heart rate barely ticking above 120 beats per minute suddenly sidelined by some invisible injury I'd never felt with before.....?????

A week turned into a month... A month turned into 3 months... Even riding the bike became painful... I took to riding the bus back and forth to work. 

I scoured the internet looking for clues and solutions. 

I was able to rule out a broken bone as the pain was not in a bone but in between the metatarsals and on top of the gap in between them. 

As I continued my search determined that there had to be others out there that had experienced this and overcome it, I started coming up on post about Neuropathy or nerve sheath degeneration.

Most sites tried to steer me towards medical intervention suggesting: severing nerves or using drugs to internally destroy the nerves impulse streams! I couldn't believe the barbaric proposals I was coming upon that were considered "Cutting Edge Solutions!"

I came upon suggestions that the pain could a sign of B12 deficiency and a recommendation for a book called 

Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses 

by Sally M. Pacholok

Click the Amazon image below to get a copy

This book both connected the dots and demystified the reality that many nerve related syndrome and symptoms are misdiagnosed in the western medicine approach because doing so is so profitable for treatment residual revenues!

One of the core markers of B12 deficiency is nerve sheath degradation resulting in the experience of Neuropathy in the lower legs gradually moving up.

This led me to research what exactly is vitamin B12, what it does in the human body and how it works, where it comes from, how best to get more of it into my body and what the various kinds of B12 were and why was there more than one kind?

Most online postings I could find about treating B12 deficiency seemed to get the most pronounced and sustainable results when B12 was injected by syringe into a large muscle group like the deltoids of the shoulder or the gluteus. 

My thinking at that time was that if I had a choice I'd prefer to swallow capsules or having to go pay a doctor to inject the liquid form into my body.

I've never liked dealing with the medical establishment so I opted to find out more about the encapsulated forms, their differences and strip away any marketing hype.

That led me to a site that explained Neuropathy's Causes and the most Effective Home Treatment 

What grabbed my attention was a few points the site listed: Their offering is a vegan B12 formula that was focused on both the right kind of B12 combined with other vitamins and herbs while delivering the right high quality dose to the right part  of the intestinal tract needed to support the regeneration the undernourished nerves throughout the body.

II decided that calling and actually talking to the person or persons behind this site was a must as what was happening in my feet was nothing to miss the make again about and I've always been able to read a person even with something as taken for granted as the sound of their voice and their breathes.

I spoke to Wes Jones MD, the creator of this formula and owner of the company.

After momentary pleasantries, I proceeded to share what my symptoms were and he shared that what I described as the symptoms were the typical pattern his formula was designed to address. 

He offered A TWO WEEK SUPPLY "FOR FREE!" I paid shipping and agreed to authorize an automatic monthly shipment of enough to carry me 30 days at a time if I found the formula worked as implied and I wanted to continue. Or if I didn't want to continue leading up to and beyond the 2 week free trial I could call and cancel the auto ship and owe nothing. 

If I went through the free samples and took delivery of the auto-shipped they offered a full money back guarantee on all shipped product for up to one year from date of receipt!

This was a No Brainer as there was no risk to me and the confidence and real world knowledge and client experience on the topic told me to Go For It!

The bottle arrived about 4 days later. I started with 3 caps in the morning and 3 in the evening with food.

By day 3, the pain in the foot had subsided enough to put in a relatively low to almost no pain 6 mile run!

By day 14, I was back to running 15 miles per day pain free!

By 3 weeks out, I completed a 32 mile run from my home in Corona,  CA to the closest REI Coop over in Rancho Cucamonga and foot back pain free!

This pain taught me a ton of useful information that would change the rest of my life especially in regard to fueling as an endurance athlete.

Run For The Adventure Of It  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Zeitgeist’s Peter Joseph on Wealth Illusion, Structural Violence & The Fear of Truth

How do we go about helping a world that has been myopically trained to act like it has  "Look... Squirrel!" regarding having it's collective attention and focus lead around like an animal on a leash? 

How do we awaken the Collective Awareness so it can comprehend that being able to choose between 40 brands of cereal at the grocery store is not Freedom? 

It's mental enslavement, packages as Consumerism.

How do we help them see beyond the System that Imprisons their Minds and uses everything a fodder for a system bent on turning everything including the planet into money...all driven my the psychotic pursuit of greed and control instead of our needs?

This video below is the very best piece I have been privy to so far by the Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement's - Peter Joseph on Wealth Illusion, Structural Violence & The Fear of Truth.

Wet your thirst, go grab a glass of pure water or soothing tea and a couple pieces of fruit and kick back uninterruptedly and watch this.... Absolutely profound how he articulates so very complex and never pulled together by any other source data points that cause your consciousness to lean to the edge of your chair with "WOW!!!" as you feel your heart rate increasing with each agreement with the mind pictures he paints for us.

 The Zeitgeist Movements Website: The Zeitgeist Movement

Erskien Lenier

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Is Sugar Your Enemy or Friend?

Is Sugar really the root to so many evils as we are sold to believe?

All the primates in nature that are closest in DNA comparison to humans are wired to consume roughly 80% of their daily caloric needs from carbs in the form of fruits. 

The other 20% is: roughly 10% by calorie volume as proteins or free form amino acids & 10% plant fats or unsaturated fatty acids. 

Note: Pay attention to the reality that 80% of our daily to weekly calorie intake by design is geared towards simple and easy to digest carbohydrates. What simple carbohydrates tend to be plentiful and available pretty much year round in the tropics where primates seem to have evolved from? 

Or if your the Christian religious type, What would have been plentiful is the hypothetical Garden of Eden?

Fruits! Natures encoded word for water rich, sweet loads of sugar!

Fructose in fruits happens to one of the few sugars the body can burn directly without the need to convert it to glucose or has to use internal chemical resources to convert this form of cellular energy into a useful form.

We've been sold the idea that we need to eat a lot of protein when in truth even a baby is in it steepest growth stages once born has very low protein needs. 

In a gut that's originally clean and properly seeded with mother vaginal biome of bacterial cultures, the cleanliness and intactness of the intestines villi quality is far more important than quantity

(Villi = Hair like structures that line the intestinal walls that contain capillaries filled with red blood cells that bring metabolic waste to be transferred to the intestines for removal and to absorb incoming broken down nutrients)

Fats at a greater ratio than about 10% only occurs in breast milk while a child is also growing rapidly based on the knowledge humans are natural fruitarians on the "What Optimizes Human Fueling?" research to date. Humans are the only mammals that believe they ought to consume the milk of other animals especially after weaning age.

An easy metric to confirm what innate or natural human food is: Take a just crawling toddler and put it in a play pen or enclosed space with a pile of seeds, a pile of nuts, a pile of grains, a pile of greens, a pile of cuts of veggies, a pile of cuts of raw meats, and a pile of cuts of raw fruits.

The child once hungry, will quickly put a hand full of each possible choice into it's mouth and trust its tongues receptors as the final say as to which is edible, digestible, appealing to its palate, safe to eat to satiation. It will spit out any choices its not wired or designed to be attracted to by nature. 

The largest piece of real estate on the human tongue is dedicated to tasting for sweets. That means sugar!

True carnivores have the largest portions of their tongue set up to taste for various types of proteins and fats and if they have any propensity for the taste of sugar its a small part of the surface area of the tongue.

True carnivores all have night vision, long snouts so they can stick their mouths inside a carcass and feast upon its innards while its eyes are still free to keep an eye out for other carnivorous animals that could attack it while its head is down low. All carnivores have strong acidic saliva and digestive juices to nullify ecolli and salmonella and to digest bones, hair, ligaments, muscle and such. Humans do not have any of these qualities. 

We require technology to be able to even consume most of what was rejected by the toddler above. We are the only species who believes we must induce a fever into our food choices to make them safe to eat and or digestible. We are also the only species that believes it needs to add minerals and plant extracts or even parts or chunks of plants to what we eat to convince the tongue that our choices are desirable enough to want the tongue to let it past to the throat!

So knowing how naturally attractive without any technology fruit is to all humans we know that's the core food for us.

Humans are innate or natural Fruitarians who are designed to supplement its fruit centered diet with the softer species of greens and veggies that tend to have a slight sweetness to a human tongue that's clean. Supplemented further by a few nuts and seeds that are edible and digestible raw once a shell or husk is removed with simple pounding against any firm surface or object. 

Sugar is about as addictive as oxygen in air. Every cell in the human meat suit runs on sugar. 

Most systems of the body can run in a pinch on ketones which some of the building blocks of proteins or muscle tissue or fatty acids however, keep in mind that to break down a fat or protein molecule all the way to an actual burnable sugar molecule requires a ton of chemical or bodily resources to do so. Thus inducing ketosis which is popular in the different forms of "Paleo or Ketonic" diet schemes these day is not sustainable long term and will deplete bodily reserves of various nutrients and raw materials creating starvation like counter reactions like cravings, mood swings, lethargy, bipolar and other mental illness patterns.

Knowing very cell in the human body runs on sugar, the brain has top priority for any available supplies as it runs exclusively on glucose the bodies main form of sugar.

If the brain gets too deprived of glucose, it will instruct the body to catabolize or breakdown any and all muscle including the heart itself to create fuel for itself!

Our brains being programmed by our tribal habits or the TV to put "Eat" labels on bad things doesn't make them good for you. 

Eating the egos ideas of food creates addictions and encourages ignorance. The word ignorance implies that we know but choose to ignore that we know. Thats why this post makes so much sense to so many. Out innate intelligence is still with us and has been trying to get our attention all along. Its time to listen and heed its gentle and powerful voice and knowledge. It's knowledge comes from thousands, perhaps millions of generations of experimentation as to what work and what does not for us to live a healthy and happy life.

Educate yourself.... Question what you have sucked down by default indoctrination. 

Satiation happens when what you eat empowers all of who you are, not just the ego. It's as simple as that...

Erskien Lenier

Empowering You Towards Your Best Life 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why is it So Hard for Humanity to Vision a World Without War, Poverty, Politics, and a Money Based System.

We know humans have a really highly developed brain but only consciously utilizes a tiny portion of its capacity so far. Why is that?

We come into this world full of Inner Light

 By the time we are a few years of age the Light appears to on... 

But nobodies home! 

The eyes seem deadened compared to how they were when we were new to this realm.

When we are born our minds are fully wide open - unfiltered by beliefs. We are a virtual sponge for sensory and perhaps even extra sensory inputs. 

We don't have the mental filters to fully flesh out what all the waves of experience mean early on but as out brains continue to grow hopefully from the perfect contents of Mom's breast milk, the pathways for greater autonomous discernment begins in the growing neural networks.

Many so called modern humans start life instead of getting breast fed from mom but are fed a synthetic laboratory engineered concoction referred to as "Babys Formula", A completely divorced from nature beyond raw chemistry, falls far short of what whole human breast milk can deliver to deliver all the micronutrients, and organic chains of molecules that actually are organic sentences that instruct the body in tandem with the complex terabytes of information in each strand of DNA in each of the 74 trillions cells a body is typically made of. 

Without those instructions, a baby grows to in gross appearance, to be a viable baby human. But on a synapse to synapse, cell component to system basis there develops millions upon millions of lines of "code" that is missing key letters of the alphabet organic structures need to do what they are intended to do.

So like a poorly written copy of Windows 97, the babies systems begin to do dysfunctional things that compromise system integrity, stability, viability and much more. 

From there we are stumped as to why a given baby develops chronic illness patterns up to and including things like cancers at a time in life when their immune system should be at its most vital or potent.

Most parents so indoctrinated away from their own innate intelligence about how to support babies early health that they quickly moving the baby away from breast milk (if we get any at all)  to frontal brain lobe deadening tap water containing fluoride, chlorine, and many other chemicals including algaecides, to control algae growth in water pipes, chemicals to control lots of undesirable levels of minerals including dirt and microbes and odors from rotting organics plant, insect and even animal matter that gets into the water system. Tap water also contains tons of prescription and illicit drugs that have been flushed down the toilet via pee and poop or just dumped in the toilet for disposal. They all end up in the ground water which seeps down into wells.

 The next massive source of non life supporting chemicals comes from cooked foods that have been heated enough to render lots of its organic chemistry into inorganic chemicals the body recognizes as toxins to be isolated, filtered out of the body or even removed via diarrhea or throwing up when a baby is just at the weaning stage.

Just as when a kid starts trying to smoke a cigarette the first few times the lungs and throat intelligence lets the child know violently that smoke is a toxic inflammatory irritant via coughing the stomach and upper and or lower stomach splinter muscles behave the same way towards what out bodies innate intelligence knows are poisonous so called foods and drinks. 

The adult already long past the conscious awareness of their own struggles with diarrhea and throwing up from such assaults on innate intelligence will most likely blame the reactions to the baby and either give it drugs (baby aspirin) or take it to a doctor who will give it drugs (vaccines) to further damage its ability to respond intelligently to toxic substances from ignorant adults.

After the decades into this worlds indoctrination away from innate intelligence parents suffer onwards through the months of crying, stomach aches, ear aches, projectile vomiting, projectile poops that smell awful, the pattern of dumping ever more bizarre concoctions into the babies mouth becomes standard and not another thought is usually given as the babies health continues to decline and the doctors use this to scare the parents into allowing them to inject more toxins into the baby under the marketed hype that they are making the baby more healthy and vital!

The next stage will be to begin to drive the baby away from its whole brain - whole body consciousness that's innately curious and active towards perceptions, behaviors and restraints in brain use that lock it down to only the fear based emotional centers with sprinkles of half truths and whole lies to create an ego and the belief that the child is actually a collage of beliefs interlaced with tribal emotional points.

Instead of coming up with its own unique intelligent insights about the nature of reality and expressions of creativity the child is forced to sit for hours on end despite its body being far larger than its brain/head and coaxed into the pain - pleasure cycle of memorizing what the educational factory farm wants them to remember and on cue, regurgitated what was force fed whether true or not via performance based test where peer and parent pressure insure compliance.

So the priorities in brain function devolves into compliance instead of curiosity.

This is why for most, even when presented with via scaled out models and data, the indoctrinated person experiences what is called dissonance or ego driven belief system conflicts about what is "allowed" to be true or acceptable. 

This is how we each build prisons out of our own minds. 

Most of those who become conscious of their own tendencies towards such limitations will only reach a point of going against such programming once they have repeatedly put themselves into painful situations over and over again before becoming reflective enough to see the pattern and get curious as to how they create such a pattern and once they actually take ownership of it, how do they create it. 

This is the path to creatorship. Being ones own God or connection to Source. Its at this point that the dismantling of the ego begins as ones identity. All forms of illusionary indoctrination begins to crack open and become self evident. Some call it "The Dark Night of The Soul". 

If one doesn't resort to using food, sex, drugs, money, power, manipulation and control to become distractions and instead chooses to pursue the deepest possible experiences of self without beliefs or filters then a true maturing of the human spirit emerges.

The greatest task of modern humanity is to recognize this damage and reclaim what was stolen. To break out of our collective retardation and finally become "Human - Kind" and save not just the planet but ourselves from this mental illness.

The direct path to reclaiming lost brain power is to carb up with lots of Raw, Ripe, Water Rich, Sweet Fruits... Move away from high protein, high fat, processed, man concocted ideas of food and what your innate powers blossom. 

Also taking off the shoes and allowing the soles to make an electrical ground with the bare earth - preferably moist earth untreated by weed killers or other toxins humans tend to spray everywhere.

More on this topic in future post.

Erskien Lenier

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Family Member Shocked Upon Returning From the War in Afganistan to See What America Has Become

A Facebook Post I did on 1-15-14 that I think reflects the profound shift that those who live in it have pretty much gone blind to....

Erskien Lenier shared Reggie Jones's status.
This is a post by one of my cousins coming home from the war in the Middle East after years of being over there. Notice his shock at what he realizes immediately upon coming home. Them check out my response to his question.
So...I come home from Afghanistan to see repeated "Breaking News" on TV about Justin Beiber and some egg attack on a neighbor's house that caused thousands of dollars in damage. WTF world? Is this what the world cares about while our Soldiers are downrange risking our lives everyday?


Erskien Lenier Your correct! Mass reprogramming of people to specialize their focus upon things that don't matter is in place. Our country is now run by corporations and not the people or the government. It's all been sold out. To get a realistic recap of this play watch the videos here: http://www.TheZeitgeistMovement.com the war on The Middle East was just a distraction for the war on the minds and hearts of America.

The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability activist group working to bring the world together for the common goal of species sustainability before it is too late. It is a social movement, not a political one, with over 1100 chapters across nearly all countries. Divisive notions such as nation...

Erskien Lenier There has developed an underground movement to shake the masses out of this mass hypnosis and planning organizations amongst us that have blueprinted a better system to restore truth, transparency, accountability, fairness, compassion, security, social concern, and sustainability for all. It's called The Venus Project. It's not a Space Program. It's a brilliantly engineered plan for a global society beyond politics, the need for a monetary system and will make the reasons wars happen obsolete. Check it out here: http://www.TheVenusProject.com

The Venus Project calls for a redesign of our culture in which war, poverty, hunger and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as tot