POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME
My name is Mark and I’ve been dealing with Post
Concussion Syndrome since late February 2017. I’ve never been one to
worry about healthy eating or health in general, though lately I’ve been
exploring different “brain foods” and have added some to my diet. I do
keep active and that has always felt sufficient enough for me. I have
been dealing with these issues for so long now I’m willing to try
anything that may help me so here I go on a 30 day bean sprout challenge
Day 1 August 21, 2018
Ate a large hand full by themselves approximately 10am and they tasted
similar to raw snow peas. Felt no different throughout the day though
did not have a feeling of hunger until approximately 4:30 pm. Low
appetite throughout the day isn’t abnormal for me so I’ll monitor my
Day 2 Aug 22/18
Again ate large handful by themselves at approximately 9:30 am. Today my
PCS symptoms were unfortunately very active. Earlier morning
construction outside my widows was very loud which forced me to deal
with various degrees of headache for most of the day. Also dealing with
nausea throughout the day with majority of my bouts during my therapy
workout. No real feelings of hunger throughout the day, ate supper just
before 8 pm.
Day 3 Aug 23/18
Again a large handful at approximately 10 am. Not a lot of sleep and
construction woke me with a headache. Had a fairly good day at therapy
with some successes and felt like a snack at 2 pm. Became very tired and
no energy again around 4 pm had to go home and fend off construction
noise. Regained some energy with a nap around 5:30 and was able to go
out to local establishment for chicken wings. Finding no real changes as
of yet but sticking with the beans to start the day.
Day 4 Aug 24/18
Exhausted today due to a migraine last night did not allow for much
sleep. Again ate a large handful at approximately 10 am. The day was
mostly a waste until after a nap where I was able to regenerate and take
care of some business later in the day. I have not yet noticed any
significant changes that I could attribute to the beans as my PCS
symptoms seem to still overwhelm my life.
Day 5 Aug 25/18
Consumed a large handful of beans just after 9 am this morning. Very
little sleep again last night made for a lot of my PCS symptoms to be
quite prominent again and slept most of the day. Have noticed no real
changes how my body or mind feels as of yet.
6 Aug 26/18
A good solid 6 hour sleep last night though I slept until late morning.
Ate a large handful of beans again as soon as I woke just before 11am.
Felt good throughout the day yet still hit a wall of fatigue around
6:30pm. Had a 15min nap and was able to function the rest of the evening
Day 7 Aug 27/18
Large handful at approximately 9am this morning. Some new exercises
at therapy which flared up some symptoms today and hit the wall of
fatigue around 5pm. Was able to get a second wind and avoid the nap and
function for the evening. No real noticeable changes yet.
Day 8 Aug 28/18
A horrible night of minimal sleep not falling asleep until 6:30am
and up at 8am. Ate a handful of bean sprouts around 9am and had to
cancel my therapy appointment today. Fell asleep late morning and slept
until late early afternoon. Most of the day was a waste.
Day 9 Aug 29/18
Actually had not a bad sleep last night. Had early morning therapy
appointments and forgot to eat the sprouts before I went. Not a lot of
energy at therapy which I believe I can attribute to forgetting to eat
my morning sprouts. Ate a large handful when I got home and it seem to
give me some energy for the afternoon. I hit the wall of fatigue again
around 4:30 but was able to catch a second wind without a nap today. Am
I noticing some change?
Day 10 Aug 30/18
Pretty busy day but good day today. Large handful early morning,
good workout at therapy, had to make a trip to the bank and my employer.
Hit the fatigue wall again around 7pm but was able to avoid the nap. Was
a pretty lazy evening but a good evening.
Though I have gone periods of days without nausea since the accident I
don’t recall a whole week without. Will continue to monitor but I think
I may be feeling some improvements from the daily bean sprouts!
Day 11 Aug 29/18
Large handful again this morning though I woke up with an upset
stomach. I think I may have ate some kale a couple of days ago which
I’ve always had problems digesting. I still hit the fatigue wall today
though I was able to avoid a nap. Looking forward to getting to Rib Fest
Day 12 Sept 01/18
Large handful of beans again this morning. Stomach still upset today
and feeling pretty fatigued too, though I did attend Rib Fest and
expected today I may feel this way. I was able to avoid a nap today
though it was quite difficult. Looking forward to a good sleep tonight.
Day 13 Sept 02/18
A large handful of beans again this morning, these beans are not
very tasty though. Had the water main break into the building yesterday
and I started the grow cycle between the temp repair of the water main
and the repair. There was some evidence of some dirt coming from the tap
at this time and the beans have seemed to acquire the taste. Very tired
today due to late night family emergency therefore I wasn’t able to
avoid an afternoon nap.
Day 14 Sept 03/18
Still eating the dirty tasting beans this morning due to my next
sprout grow isn’t ready until tomorrow morning. Still very fatigued
today since my sleep was thrown off the other night. I’m finding my
stomach irritation is gone today and this I would have to attribute to
the beans. I have been mistakenly kale or some other form of leaf that I
have trouble digesting for years and it’s usually at least a week of
discomfort for me, and with attacks of quite severe pains. That
discomfort was diminished greatly and only lasted for 3 days with
minimal pain attacks.
Day 15 Sept 04/18
A large handful of tasty beans this morning! It seams the water you
use can really affect the taste of your beans. My sleep patterns are a
mess and I could not get to sleep last night. I have to still attribute
difficulty sleeping to the messed up sleep last Saturday night. Not a
very good day at therapy either as my fatigue is flaring up all my PCS
symptoms except the nausea which I have yet to feel again since day 2 of
eating mung beans.
Day 16 Sept 05/18
Again only 2 hours sleep before having to get up for my therapy
appointments. The large handful of beans was very tasty again this
morning after the dirt beans I had over the weekend. Another very hard
day at therapy and actually just a very hard day all together with the
fatigue factor. All my PCS symptoms were very prominent today including
nausea though it was a very mild case which I still believe is the
effect of the beans. My previous experiences where my PCS symptoms were
as flared up as they were today I would not only have been dealing with
severe nausea but also dealing with vomiting.
Day 17 Sept 06/18
A large handful of sprouts again this morning and got ready for my
appointment in Toronto today. The rides to my previous Toronto
appointments have always exaggerated my nausea symptoms by the time I’ve
reach the hospital. This trip was much improved though I still had some
minor stomach turning, it was quite bearable. It was a very long day
today and was still very exhausted by the time I reached home in the
Day 18 Sept 07/18
Large handful of sprouts again this morning. No energy today, but
that it is not out of the ordinary the day after I have appointments in
Toronto. I find I’m starting to get cravings for the sprouts throughout
the day. I have not yet started eating them throughout the day but the
cravings would suggest to me that my body is liking the sprouts!
Day 19 Sept 08/18
Forgot to start my next grow in time so unfortunately I have no
sprouts today. Not feeling different without the beans other than having
a craving for them.
Day 20 Sept 09/18
Fresh sprouts ready for the morning today so back to the large
handful routine and worked a lot of the day on a project I have on the
go. Since the accident I’ve had trouble focusing for long periods of
time and the onset of headaches when researching. These issues
unfortunately drag out projects such as the one I’m currently engaged
in. Today I was quite happy with the amount of time I was able to put
towards it before my symptoms started become prominent.
Day 21 Sept 10/18
Forgot to eat my sprouts this morning before going to therapy. I
really noticed the difference in how much energy I had for my workout
today. I was pooped out by the end and very hungry. Ate my bean sprouts
when I got home which seemed to satisfy my appetite until supper. Supper
was the only full meal I ate today.
Day 22 Sept 11/18
Back to my large handful of sprouts first thing this morning.
Construction was pretty loud today which increased my tinnitus which in
turn started affecting my other PCS symptoms. Stomach did stay settled
though and my appetite is good.
Day 23 Sept 12/18
Large handful of sprouts to start the day again today. Another very
loud construction day, spiking my tinnitus and throwing everything else
off really making me feel blah. My balance was absolutely horrible at
therapy today. Stomach felt good through the day and my appetite was
Day 24 Sept 13/18
Large handful of mung bean sprouts again today. The work my
therapist did on me has really flared up my PCS symptoms in the later
half of the day but my appetite is still pretty good. It clicked for me
today how consistent my appetite has become since starting the beans.
When first starting the bean sprouts for breakfast, my appetite was all
over the place, sometimes not feeling hungry until late afternoon. I
find now I get hungry consistently around noon for a smaller meal and I
am ready for a smaller meal again in early evening.
Day 25 Sept 14/18
A large handful of sprouts for breakfast again today. Must have
spoke too soon about how good the bean sprouts have been for my stomach.
The work my therapist did yesterday has my PCS symptoms shooting through
the roof today including the nausea and vomiting.
Day 26 Sept 15/18
Feeling a lot better today and back to the bean sprouts this morning
with my standard large handful raw to start my day. Some of the symptoms
I was dealing with yesterday are still lingering but no nausea today and
my appetite was back to the schedule I noticed a couple of days ago. I
will continue to monitor.
Day 27 Sept 16/18
Did the standard large handful of sprouts again this morning and
symptoms have been very subdued other than fatigue. All in all it has
been a good day getting my workout completed, appetite back to the
schedule. I was also able to do a good walk later in the evening at a
Day 28 Sept 17/18
Same old large handful of raw sprouts first thing this morning. A
good workout at therapy today but hit the fatigue wall really hard
around 4:30 pm and ended up dosing off. Stomach still feeling good today
and appetite was right on schedule as expected. Was able to get another
good walk in this evening hoping it wears me back out so I can get back
to sleep tonight.
Day 29 Sept 18/18
Nice fresh handful of raw sprouts this morning to start the day. It
was a pretty tough day at therapy and I felt it in the afternoon. I was
able to avoid a nap though it was a tough task to accomplish. Later in
the evening I was able to get another good walk in.
Day 30 Sept 19/18
Large handful of sprouts to start my day again today. Today I woke
up feeling remnants of yesterday’s therapy session and it was a very
stressful day also which really flared up all my PCS symptoms though my
stomach felt good. No nausea whatsoever which has never been the case
when my symptoms have been so prominent.
After 30 days having bean sprouts for breakfast I honestly believe they
have effected me for the better. They are not an instant cure all but
they have helped decrease some of my PCS symptoms. Though I have always
been an active person the sprouts have made me think about the rest of
my diet and healthy living regarding what is going into my body. Since
I’ve been dealing with my medical issues my weight was going up even
though I work out for a 20 minutes minimum each day. In the last 30 days
that trend has turned the other way and have started losing weight again
to the tune of 5lbs this month. If the sprouts do nothing else I believe
they do great things for your digestive system. If they do that, you
would have to think with all the rest of the nutrition said to be
contained in the sprouts you can’t go wrong.
My name is
STATE OF WASHINGTON.
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My ongoing persistent health issues are as follows.
High fasting blood sugar Toe nail fungus that I have
tried everything for Poor sleepm, Hair loss, Vision deteriorating,
fatigue, Overweight, predominantly belly fat Dental caries and bone loss
,I currently use no medications. I find traditional medicine broken and
Day 1 Dec 29, 2018 I had 3 tbs sprouts plus 6oz
ozone water and 1/16tsp Healthy Salt for breakfast. Lunch at 12 noon was
6oz Coconut milk yogurt plus 2 tbs sprouts and a splash of organic maple
syrup. Dinner was Chicken Salad and crackers. I had a slight headache
all day and was very hungry when I finally had dinner at 7pm. The night
of the 29th I slept very well which is a rarity.
Day 2, Dec 30,2018, 3tbs
sprouts,6 oz ozone water 1-16th tsp Healthy Salt for breakfast. 2 tsp
Sprouts for lunch. An organic gold potato and Asparagus for dinner. Woke
up many times last night coughing. Detoxing? Not sure will stay present
with it. Had to go back to work at the Hospital and it's a toxic
environment so I had 5 pieces of Chocolate which is my drug of choice to
get thru the day as I don't drink, smoke or take drugs of any kind.
Emotionally about the same grief might be slightly better but anger
Day 3, Dec 31,2018 3tbs
sprouts am with Healthy Salt and 6oz ozone water. 2 tbs for lunch with 1
cup homemade coconut milk kefir. Dinner a stuffed chicken breast. Sugar
cravings are decreasing.
Day 4, Jan 1, 2019 3 tbs sprouts
for breakfast with healthy salt. Trying 6oz ozone water every other day
to see if any different than just filtered water. 2 tbs sprouts for
lunch. A whole bunch of things i shouldnt have eaten that gave me a
terrible stomach ache from 3pm-8pm while watching the Rose Bowl game.
Lesson learned. Slept much better.
Day 5,Jan 2, 2019 felt nauseous all day probably from poor food
choices on the 1st. 2tbs sprouts in am then no food till 7pm when I felt
a little better and had some chicken and a potato. Slept sound from 9pm
til 430am. Will get back on the horse today
Day 6, Jan 3, 2019 3tbs
of sprouts for breakfast and 2 for lunch. Chinese food for dinner. Slept
like a baby for 8 hrs
Day 7, Jan 4,2019,
3tbs sprouts for bfast and 2 for lunch with some yogurt and soup.
Leftover Chinese for dinner. Noticing food sensitivities with the use of
the sprouts. No bloating when I eat the sprout meals but rashes and
bloating with some of my dinner choices. I am going to use a food
journal daily to track. Slept ok but sweaty. Salt in Chinese?
Day 8, Jan 5, 2019 I
had 3 tbs sprouts for bfast and 3 for lunch with yogurt. Was STARVING by
dinner and had a sandwich and tortilla chips. Slept pretty good.
Day 9, Jan 6, 2019 I have a much harder time with just sprouts
when i work 10 hr days. I had 3 tbs sprouts for bfast and 3 for lunch
with yogurt. Was STARVING by dinner and had a sandwich and tortilla
chips. Slept pretty good.
Day 10, Jan 7, 2019, 3 tbs sprouts at breakfast and 2 tbs for
lunch added a cup of yogurt which helped. Had a sandwich for dinner.
Day 11, Jan 8, 2019, 3 tbs sprouts for breakfast. Have been leaving
out ozone water. 2 tbs for lunch sprinkle with Healthy salt. East Indian
food for dinner. Slept great
Day 12, Jan 9, 2019 3tbs sprouts for breakfast and 2 tbs over
homemade coconut milk yogurt for lunch. Soup for dinner. Feeling like
I'm coming down with something. Horrible night sleep with bladder pain.
Too much black tea? will monitor.
Day 13, Jan 10, 2019 3
for bfast. None for lunch as I was suffering from the flu. Dinner was
soup. Went to bed early and slept pretty good. Took elderberry syrup and
essential oils of oregano and frankincense in a capsule for
symptoms.Feel 50% better this AM.
Day 14, Jan 11, 2019 Had my 3tbs spouts made homemade coconut
milk yogurt and added 1 cup of that for breakfast. 1 tbs sprout for
lunch with soup and 1/2 Cornish game hen and a yam for dinner. Slept
Day 15, Jan 12, 2019 Modified yesterday mornings breakfast by
having with the 1 cup homemade coconut milk yogurt and 3 tbs sprouts
breakfast a cup of organic coffee, coconut milk and 1/2 tsp of On Point.
Its a delicious mix of raw cacao,cinnamon,chaga mushroom and mucuna.
Lunch an organic coffee and coconut milk 1 tbs sprouts. Dinner about 1
cup of macaroni and cheese. Put in a long 12 hour day and felt pretty
good. Slept good
Day 16, Jan 13, 2019 My
usual 3tbs sprouts and homemade coconut milk yogurt for breakfast. I am
now adding 1/2 tbs On Point from Elli-Vated goods herbs for stress and
immunity to my breakfast organic decaf coffee. Soup and 2 tbs sprouts
for lunch and a sandwich with some mashed potatoes for dinner. Worked 10
hrs and seemed to have more energy to power thru. Slept good. Mood good
Day 17, Jan 14, 2019 Staying with the on point
herbs, organic decaf coffee and coconut milk yogurt and 3 tbs sprout
breakfast. LOVE the clean energy. Lunch was an organic hot dog no bun
just mustard and 2 tbs sprouts. Dinner 1/2 Cornish game hen and potato
salad. Slept sound 1030-430. Mood ok. Still have moments of profound
grief but that is to be expected.
Day 18, Jan 15, 2019,
3tbs sprouts and yogurt for bfast. 1 tablespoon sprouts and tomato soup
for lunch. Sandwich for dinner
Day 19, Jan 16, 2019
3tbs sprouts and cocnut milk yogurt for breakfast 2 tbs sprouts
and soup for lunch and chicken and salad for dinner. Slept good, Perfect
Simple and Easy.
Day 20, Jan 17, 2019,
3tbs sprouts for breakfast with coconut milk yogurt. 2 TVs for lunch
with tomato soup. Fettuccini for dinner.
Day 21, Jan 18, 2019,
3tbs sprouts plus 1 cup coconut milk yogurt for breakfast. 2 Tbs
sprouts plus 1 cup coconut milk yogurt, tomato soup for lunch. Tomato
sou, toasted cheese sandwich and salad for dinner. Had much better
energy today at work. Slept good
Day 22, Jan 19, 2019, 3 tbs sprouts and
coconut milk yogurt for breakfast. 2 tbs sprouts and tomato soup for
lunch. Fajitas for dinner. Slept great but woke up with a headache. I'm
becoming more sensitive to salt at restaurants I think. A good side
effect of the cleaner nutrition from the sprouts
Day 23, Jan
20, 2019, 3 tbs sprouts for bfast with
coconut milk yogurt. 2 tbs with tomato soup for lunch and tomato soup
for dinner. Slept great.
Day 24, Jan
21, 2019, 3 tbs sprouts and coconut milk
yogurt for breakfast. 2 tbs sprouts and tomato soup for lunch. Fajitas
for dinner. Slept great but woke up with a headache. I'm becoming more
sensitive to salt at restaurants I think. A good side effect of the
cleaner nutrition from the sprouts.
Day 25, Jan
22, 2019, Sorry about the late update worked a long day
today. 3 tbs sprout for bfast with yogurt. Tomato soup with 2 tbs
sprouts for lunch. Salisbury steak and rice for dinner. Slept good.
Day 26, Jan
I learned my lesson as I tried to make a
larger batch of sprouts 5 tbs. Day 3 in the fridge after sprouting they
started smelling off. Had to throw them away. Lesson learned.
Tony's reply to yours.
Dear Diane, Mold will start growing in a warm environment immediately
with sprouts. So the mold that you smelled was already there in a small
amount on the bottom of the sprouts that were developing. But it
started to spread to all of the sprout as it grew. Had you placed only
one layer of seeds on the screen and then washed them in the 12 hour
period you would have gotten rid of most of the mold that started. Your
water would be colored that you are throwing out in 12 hours. Its a
lesson you have learned. An important one. Most systems on the market
grow mold and its not possible to take the mold out of something that is
heavily imbedded in the seed. With this system you are not presoaking
the seeds. That is a big step to avoid mold. And because it actually
grows the sprouts within 24 to 28 hours you are getting no mold at
all. Mold is in every home. It grows in all vegetables and is the cause
of more illness than any other in the world.
Day 26, Jan
23, 2019, 12 hr work days are brutal. I had 2
TVs sprouts no yogurt for breakfast as my batch not ready. Tomato soup
lunch and tomato soup n crackers for dinner.
Day 27, Jan
24, 2019, 3tbs sprouts plus 1 cup coconut milk
yogurt for breakfast. Tomato soup and crackers for lunch.tomato soup for
dinner. Slept great. I notice my skin is clearer since eating the
SPROUTS. I also notice sincere week 2 my digestion is much better.
Day 28, Jan
25, 2019, 3 tbs sprouts for bfast with coconut
yogurt. 2 tbs at lunch with yogurt and tomato soup. Tomato soup
and grilled cheese for dinner. Slept great,
Day 29, Jan
26, 2019, 3 tbs of sprouts and 1 cup coconut
milk yougurt for breakfast. Also 1 cup organic coffee with coconut milk
creamer. Tomato soup sprinkled with sprouts for lunch and a cheeze
sandwich. Baked chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner. Sleep was off a
little but still got 7 hrs. Noticing my digestion feels better.
Day 30, Jan
FOLLOW-UP MAR 4,2019\
Diane update. Please feel free to post this on my site. I
went off the sprouts for about 10 days as contrast, following my 30 days
on. By day 7 I felt less energy and was not sleeping as well. Got myself
back on and am feeling the benefits again. I am so impressed with the
rectal cleansing effect that now I am committing starting tomorrow with
a plant based eating plan similar to what Tony does daily. My only twist
is to eat only during a 6 is window daily as in intermittent fasting
protocol. I will keep everyone posted. I am also adding Broccoli sprouts
2-3 times weekly for Sulfurathane benefit.
Thank you Diane
Richard Booth [email@example.com]
It was not unusual to spend $300 a month on nutrients and supplements
and now I get all the nutrition I need through the mung beans that I
take daily and whenever I get a hunger pang. Feeling good and slimmer. Richard
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