Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sure, I'll brag

I saw my Chiropractor today for an adjustment, and pain on my left shoulder and neck area. I pulled a muscle moving 40Lb bags of potting soil last weekend. I was treated for my muscle pull and kinesio taped. The Doctor told me of a new device she has available that measures AntiOxidants in our bodies by way of the skin (the largest organ of our body), more accurately than conventional HPLC methods (blood work). Antioxidants. You know, that good stuff that fights free radicals which cause disease. She said the people that score the lowest are those that have had gastric bypass surgery, those with diabetes and those suffering from and taking medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. and Endurance athletes! Now I agree a blood test only measures what's going on in your body at that particular moment and that we endurance types beat up our bodies and deplete nutrients and minerals in our bodies so I agreed to be tested. It was only 20 bucks and the second test offered 4 to 6 weeks later, if we want one, is no charge.
The device is the Biophototonic Scanner. It's endorsed by many Physicians and Dr. Oz Too! Also the technology is Noble Prize winning. More Info Here.
I've been seeing My Chiropractor for about eight years . She knows me well but somehow I think she was a little skeptical of me as I described my eating habits. I told her my only weakness is beer. She related how her weakness is chocolate , and sometimes goes to bed thinking about it.
The Doc said most folks with the above mentioned ailments had a Skin Carotenoid score of between 10,000 to 20,000. 10,000 is low and 50,000 is optimal.  The Doc said most Endurance athletes (she sees many Tri Athletes) score between 20,000 to 30,000 with only one breaking the mold scoring 31,000. The average score for most that have taken the test in her office was 35,000
I surprised her, with a score of 41,000.
I'll keep smiling as my co-workers make fun of my raw vegetable salads with salmon. My eating nuts all day. And the seaweed with my green protein drink they call creek water.
 I'm good as long as I don't get bit by a venomous snake on the trails or get run over by a bus!
Think I'll celebrate and have a beer.

1 comment:

w p said...

Oh darn...she's added fuel to the fire! Congratulations Tony!