Starting today, we’re using ourselves as guinea pigs. We’ve gotten our hands on a second hand Elexoma device (thanks, Doc Frank!). We’re using it to help us with
- And anything else it can take care of.
Here’s what the Elexoma site has to say on the site:
How can a little device make people happy?
Well, no one knows exactly how it works, but it has been clearly proven that the Elexoma Medic increases the energy inside the neurons by 500 to 800%. The brain uses this extra energy to improve performance. Furthermore, tests have shown that the emotional (irrational) part of the brain is subdued by treatment, while the rational part is stimulated (more about this later). In other words, the Elexoma Medic gives the brain the energy it needs to perform better, and creates an environment fit for best rational and creative performance.
Here is what one study found:
A 386% increase in attention span test results after just 20 minutes of a single CES treatment in healthy volunteers
– Southworth S, A Study of the Effects of Cranial Electrical Stimulation on Attention and Concentration, Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science, 1999, Vol 34:1, 43-53.
Papa Bear, Goldilocks and I have all used it today. So far, we’re more relaxed and concentrating better. And we’re happier generally. The various cysts on my body are throbbing and painful – they feel as though they want to burst. My tics feel more marked, and I have a one: a strange hand twisting thing that vaguely resembles a very strange and pedantic sign language. I haven’t heard, yet, what Goldilocks’ experience is, but Papa Bear said he’s feeling happy and chilled out.
Doc Frank has also given us an interesting, and very unusual fast. We do get to eat – but only once a day. (Breakfast, as you can imagine.) You get one meal, comprising as many eggs as you’d like, bacon, and thick organic plain greek yoghurt. No coffee. No alcohol. No sugar of any kind – even fruit or honey.
(The girls aren’t doing this, of course. They’re going gluten free, but that’s the extent of it. )
(Well, they were … until Papa Bear bought them each a Steers Burger.)
So, this morning around 7AM we treated ourselves to bacon and eggs and delicious yoghurt. It was awesome. We didn’t feel hungry until around 3PM … and in fairness, we didn’t feel hungry then, either – we were ravenous. So (I confess) we snuck a few sneaky strips of bacon. I hope it’s not too big a cheat. We shall see.
We’re on the fast for three days, and then we launch GAPS. I’d love to tell you aboutit … but frankly, I’m a little woozy from the fast.
(It really makes me think hard about those folk who have so little to eat, and have to get a day’s work done. Yikes.)