Saturday, November 10, 2012

Protein Power!

In order to regenerate new skin and new cells I have been ordered to eat 180 grams of protein a day.  At first, I was like whoohoo! But I have to have at least 100 grams of that before lunch or I am up all night with heart burn. I have learned this the hard way over the past four weeks.  This, my friends, is a full time job! Protein is a vital component of every cell in the body.  Your hair and nails are mostly made of protein, and in my case, my body uses protein to build and repair tissue.  The body needs large amounts of protein in order for the cells to work because it is not stored, so there is no reservoir to grab from when supplies are low. This is the reason I have to eat 180 grams every day!

Protein is also suppose to help thoughts in the brain by helping cells communicate with your brain better.  This is something I have yet to see.  Now I know that this theory has been tested and may be tried and true but why then do I STILL have to go through my brothers and sisters names when I call my kids? I call my daughter Gwen, her name is Amber, I call my son Stewart, his name is Siosaia.  Come on protein! I have been eating you for four weeks now, does it really take that long to get to my brain? Maybe it is all going to my leg.  I am trying to steer clear of confusion and chaos but it seems that confusion and chaos always seems to find me.  There are a couple of things I have noticed while healing with my foot up.  There are some days when everything hurts, and if it does not hurt, it does not work.  When I wake up, it feels like the morning after.....but I did not go anywhere, and my back has went out more this year than I have!!!  I also went for years with nothing in my medicine cabinet, now there is not enough room.

I have also noticed that scraping my skin off daily no longer hurts as bad as it use to.  It is amazing how your body just succumbs to pain.  Or is that the protein talking and it is really mind over matter? I will show pictures of the final product soon.  Almost brand new!

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