CP: How are you doing this beautiful Wednesday morning?
HCFC: Mighty fine would be the best way to describe it.
CP: So what have you seen since you added magnesium?
HCFC: First of all, the quality of the sleep has gone way up. Before magnesium supplementation, I had grown accustomed to the fact that was a “light sleeper”.
CP: Tell me a story about that.
HCFC: Well, I felt like a Navy Seal trying to sleep downtown Bagdad on a clothes line as a bed, with an American flag draped around him to keep him warm.
CP: So you felt like you were never really asleep.
HCFC: Exactly! Like someone was always there to get me.
CP: That is a classic case of hypervigilance. When you restore magnesium, your stress hormones, so you don’t feel like the World is out to get you anymore.
HCFC: Would that explain why I am more like my former self?
CP: As in?
HCFC: Hornier than a three ball billy goat!
CP: Another case of over sharing…And yes, sex drive comes back when you drop stress hormones. Over 68% of females in your age group complain of low sex drive to their primary care health provider. In my modest opinion, women 40 plus who experience a sex drive drop are just too tired to be horny. When you sleep better, your sex drive goes up. Lowering your stress hormones by replenishing magnesium increases libido hormones.
CP: There is an hormone in your body called pregnenolone. That hormone has two options in life. One, turn into cortisol, the stress hormone, or two, turn into DHEA which is the hormone that is a precursor to a host of male hormones that amongst other things are responsible for sex drive.
HCFC: So that could be called the flight or fuck response.
CP: uh…yes, that would be a more graphic way to put it. Okay, lets keep on topic on why I wanted to see you today.
HCFC: Which is?
CP: Your vitamin D status. It sucks real bad.
HCFC: How bad does it suck?
CP: It could pull a nail out of a 2 x 4.
HCFC: That skill can be turned into an advantage. Like getting new jewelry.
CP: Again, another case of over sharing. Your vitamin D levels are 18 nmol/L, I want to bring them to 80 nmol/L.
HCFC: But the lab range says to that normal is 25 to 60 nmol/L
CP: Let me enlighten you:
1. Labs norms are based on the average person.The average represents the health profile of Homer Simpson.
2. Average and optimal are two different things.
HCFC: You are telling me that the norms are too low.
CP: Precisely, most lab norms are complete and utter bullshit. Like the one for cholesterol of 200 was chosen arbitrarily, not based on science, and why? To sell more statins. Actually 240 of cholesterol is quite healthy and it is an entirely new topic.
HCFC: Okay, sell me on it coach Meathead.
CP: To give you all the reasons would take not a book but an encyclopedia, but lets list 10 good reasons that apply to you:
1. Every single human type of tissue has receptor sites for two things: thyroid hormone and vitamin D. So if you are low both in thyroid and D, to put in scientific terms you can understand, you are f@3ked. Period.
2. Every single detoxification gene in the human body needs vitamin D3 to function properly.
3. Insulin sensitivity is correlated to vitamin D3 status. Since blood sugar and insulin are major issues with you, get jiggy with that one.
4. You cannot build muscle strength without enough D3. In the eighties, he German National Weightlifting used to sport perfect tans year round, why? Because their sport physiologist had figured that one out thirty years before every body else.
5. Absorption of minerals is linked to intake of fat soluble vitamins like A & D. So when our grandfathers use to eat their gluten free porridges, they use to put either butter or very heavy cream in it. That is what made them absorb their minerals.
6. The more vitamin D you got, the lower the cardiovascular risk. Dr. Mark Houston thinks that once your reach 120 in D status, all your cardiovascular risk markers take a beating.
7. Vitamin D lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and a host of inflammation based diseases.
8. Vitamin D status in inversely to osteoporosis.
9. In countries where is the average vitamin D are above 80, there are not cases of auto immune diseases like Lupus, and MS.
10. Lower back pain is inversely related to D3 status.
Convinced? I can go on for days on this one.
Read my lips. Vitamin D3 status and red blood cell magnesium status are the most two important pieces of information you need to monitor someone’s progress in body composition.
Okay, okay, you had me at reason one. What should I do about it?
For some reason that is not yet clear to anyone really, but who gives a f@#k, as long as you get results, vitamin D3 comes back up faster if you use a twice a week bolus dose, than using the same dose spread evenly over 7 days. So based on your body weight, I want you to take 40,000 units twice a week. So that is 8 caps of vitamin D3 Excellence
twice a week with meals.
At that dose, you will lose body fat faster and your morning glucose and insulin will normalize faster.
HCFC: What about telling me what to eat for lunch?
CP: Too much info for now, stick to the meat and nut breakfast, HCL, fish oil, magnesium and D3. You are doing better aren’t you?
HCFC: Superb, but my friend Debbie says that nuts have too many calories.
CP: Tell that fat envious depressed People magazine reading bitch that counting calories is for dorks, twirps and other certified losers. Have you lost body fat on this type of breakfast and have more energy?
HCFC: Indeed, and I am grateful for it.
CP: Besides, the more calories you eat for breakfast, the less calories you eat during the later portions of the day. Has Debbie grown fatter, more depressed, and still is an envious bitch?
HCFC: For sure, she is still an envious bitch.
CP: Here you go, I will see you next Wednesday, and tell you what to eat for lunch. Ciao.
CP: Here you go, I will see you next Wednesday, and tell you what to eat for lunch. Ciao. Before you go, tell me the two things you are taking home to improve yourself.
HCFC: One, my sex drive has improved, because I improved the quality and quantity of my sleep by replenishing stores by using oral and topical magnesium, and making that I absorb it with HCL.
Two, I realized that vitamin D is paramount is establish a health foundation. And if you are not healthy, you can’t be lean.
CP: Very good grasshopper, you can take you week pass from the temple on your way out.
CP’s Editorial Comment
These are actual interviews which I slightly modified to preserve the identity of the client. Some of you have commented that the interviews are short. Well in real life, that is how I keep them. Yes, I do tease my clients, and it is all in the name of love. The interviews are always short so that the client is not overwhelmed and can take positive action steps. If you notice, I change only one behavior per interview. The two most common errors that practitioners do are: one, give too much homework, two, fail to be persistent about using HCL. Many trainers are now printing these blogs and giving them to clients to get their point across. Just today, I had a call from a friend that I had 22 years ago. I referred her to Francine Savard to help her reach her goal. She made contact by reading the blog…after hearing my name being in an health food store where she was going to pick up some protein powder.