Before you get to far into this post, let me emphasize that I have not yet cured my alopecia universalis. I want to be up front and honest with people. It has been a six year journey of trying and failing to regrow hair. However, I have decided to put my exercise efforts into rebounding for a number of reasons.
- It is fun!
- People have used rebounding to cure cancer and heal from other diseases.
- One of the health benefits of rebounding is to oxygenate the body.
- Oxygenating the body helps to reduce inflammation.
- Alopecia is simply inflammation of the hair follicles disrupting the growth cycle.
- Rebounding helps improve digestion by increasing peristalsis.
- Rebounding improves the immune system by stimulating the lymphatic system.
- Alopecia Universalis is an autoimmune condition. Improving immune function will help to improve the symptoms of autoimmunity.
- Rebounding rids the body of toxins. Toxins often are the cause of autoimmunity.
Before you start telling me to do the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. I have already tried that. I stuck with it for about three months with no noticeable difference. I did not stick with it because I had a seizure. I have done the raw vegan diet. I stuck with that for six months. I have eliminated gluten and milk for months at a time. I have done the ketogenic diet most recently for about two months. I used nutrition response testing, where they pushed on my arm and tried to detect nutrient deficiencies and correct them with specific supplements, for two years and no hairs grew back. I actually have more energy than most of my friends and feel great. The only problem is that my hairs are refusing to grow and I have the occasional seizure. It bums me out quite a bit.
The latest supplement that I have started taking is Restore4Life. I’m excited by the science behind this product, but I’m a bit cautious about getting my hopes up.
I have something working on the “tight junctions” of my gut and preventing the zonulin from glyphosate and gluten from further damaging the lining of my gut and allowing it to leak and wreak havoc with my immune system. I have been taking Restore for about seven and a half weeks now. While I’m not seeing a lot of results just yet, I’m optimistic because this morning I saw a few non-terminal pubic hairs. What are non-terminal hairs? They are white hairs. I’ve seen more than I have ever seen on a diet before, so that is encouraging.
I want to turn my results around and make this work, which is why I am sharing my experience with you. Now that I have a supplement that is working on my gut and nutrient deficiencies, I’m going to focus my exercise efforts on rebounding!
I read up on how Chris Wark beat cancer. He did have surgery, but he also rebounded three times a day. His diet was whole foods based. Most of the foods that I currently consume are green veggies and meats, so I’m not going to stress out any more about my diet. I will be rebounding as much as I possibly can during the day though.
There are a wealth of workouts and rebounding videos online. This morning, my inspiration came from this cute lady teaching people how to rebound and use weights at the same time. As I listened to her, her message really resonated with me. I am trying to fix a condition that not a lot of people have. I think I will have success as I stick with rebounding and restore.
I whipped out some light weights this morning, and turned on this youtube video and got to exercising. I rebounded for about half an hour and walked for about half an hour on my treadmill. I will share my results with you online.