Tuesday, 23 April 2013

An interesting side-effect of stress reduction.

While mum was ill, I was under constant stress. This went on for five years and nine months. I'm no longer stressed. I have some paperwork to sort out, but I'm no longer dreading hearing the phone ring.

Last night, at the jam session in the Unicorn Pub, I noticed something interesting. I was sitting in front of the loudspeakers, but the loud music wasn't hurting my ears. Normally, I have to use Alpine Music Pro ear defenders. Last night, I didn't need them!

I'm wondering whether I had elevated cortisol all those years. The NHS only tests morning (9am) cortisol.

Here's another photo from the 15th April jam session.

18 comments:

George Henderson said...

That's interesting Nige.
The US army has tested antioxidants plus magnesium for hearing protection in firefights.
This one is curious - D-methionine
http://www.hear-it.org/Antioxidants-against-noise-induced-hearing-loss

Nigel Kinbrum said...

I love strong cheeses. There's loads of Ca + Vit K2, too.

I've been taking ~4g/day Epsom Salts (~400mg/day Mg) for quite a long time.

Sorry about winding you up on Eddie's blog. Bernstein recommends insulin injections to preserve beta cell function. I don't understand why Eddie is so anti-insulin injections. I had to inject HGH into my belly for 6 months in 2006. By the end of the 6 months, I was able to inject painlessly.

I think that Eddie's ketogenic approach is unnecessarily restrictive for people with T2DM. Low-carb & low-GL are fine.

I'm wasting my time arguing with Eddie. I provided a clickable link to my blog post where I list the supplements I'm taking, so I don't know what he's going on about when he says I haven't provided the information. Doesn't he know how to click on a hyperlink? Facepalm.

Kade Storm said...

Rock on, Nige! Moar tolerance of loudness! ; ) Seriously, though, I'm being serious.


Anyway, I am a bit curious about your Ca + Vit K2 in cheese comment. I've looked it up and while it has calcium, the Vitamin K content isn't exactly what I'd consider substantial (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/8/2).

I do agree that cortisol is something to watch out for, and it can become a problem for those who are carbohydrate restricted beyond their body's preferred range, which I think is an individual factor. Colpo wrote a response to Robb Wolf a few years back where he referred to a study on athletes who were restricted to 200grams of carbohydrate per day. The study showed that the gluconeogenic and glucagon needs of the diet promoted high cortisol.

Anyway, ride the loudness!

Cheers.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Hi Kade,

Cheddar can be mild (Irish), medium to mature (English) or extra-mature (Canadian). The more mature the cheese, the higher the Vitamin K2 content.

As Nutritiondata is derived from a US database, I'm guessing that Cheese, cheddar is mild Cheddar and thus low in K2. Canadian cheddar FTW.

Having looked at cheese cheddar, I'm so glad I live in England. ;-)

I believe that chronic hypercortisolaemia also adversely affects short-term memory in the hippocampus. That would explain Eddie Mitchell's behaviour, lol!

Kade Storm said...

I didn't know that mature cheddar meant such a vastly increased K2 content that it would merit being listed as a high K2 food item.

Ah. Well. I still think that quality K2 supplements aren't a bad idea either.

Kade Storm said...

And lol@the Eddie hypothesis.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

"Ah. Well. I still think that quality K2 supplements aren't a bad idea either."
I take 2.4mg/day Ultra K complex from Vitacost, just in case!

Nigel Kinbrum said...

"And lol@the Eddie hypothesis."
You have just inspired me to write a new post!

With additional information from my comment on Eddie's blog, this is going to be such fun.

Kade Storm said...

I got the K2 complex from vitacost; 45mcg. Good stuff.

"You have just inspired me to write a new post!

"With additional information from my comment on Eddie's blog, this is going to be such fun." - Nigel

Wait, did I just had to toss some lighter fluid into that already raging wildfire in paleo land? Eh. I've done worse, and the post is lulz-worthy, so I'm content.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

I get this one:- http://www.vitacost.com/Vitacost-Ultra-Vitamin-K-with-Advanced-K2-Complex

Kade Storm said...

My bad. That's the one I use as well.

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