It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 3 years since Mrs. Smith brought Katie to see me at my office.
The complaints were the usual: low energy, a seeming lack of attention, being off in her field of competition, etc. She even seemed to have a bit of stiffness in her joints. All this was very bad when she would compete nationally as a superior athlete.
So, the first thing I asked was the typical veterinarian type questions (I am not a vet but, I am a nutritionist and Katie is a beautiful, Golden Retriever)
Mrs. Smith provided me with a long list of Katie’s dietary components. I immediately spotted the heavy reliance on dog food with grains as the first source of problems. This, I suggested, had to go if she wanted to eliminate the lack of attention, lower energy and above average stiffness before every exercise session and competition. I asked if Katie was getting eggs each day…yes, but we upped it to 3 each day. There was also the need for increasing essential oils filled with amino acids. We chose 1 tablespoon of cold pressed hemp oil. We also added one human capsule of Time Challenger for her mitochondria.
Since You Asked
Jerry Petermann, 2017
Many of you have asked questions over the years; questions I have found to be interesting, challenging and occasionally disturbing. Nonetheless, each deserve an answer as best as can be given without practicing medicine or giving specific medical advice. Let’s just say, my answers will address issues and attitudes and hopefully invoke science and common sense in response.
When I was only 10 years old (1960) my 86-year-old grandmother and I were having a conversation about doctors, health and things not quite right with the medical world. By that time, it had been four years since my adopted mother had died from a genetic heart condition and serious over medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Steroids had recently been discovered and dose rates were still being worked out. Essentially, every patient was a lab rat.
By Jerry Petermann, 2016
It’s a wakeup call for me. Mind my own business!
I sometimes let my empathy get in the way of good sense, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Let me explain:
Last week after church (150 year old country church in rural Texas) people gathered out in front to talk and share some of their previous week’s joys and tragedies and their plans for the following seven days. In the service, we had heard the preacher ask for the prayers for the sick. One of my friends had been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Having done some intensive research in the last 12 years, I offered him a special crème. He explained to me he was “going under the knife” on the 20th of July and nothing could be done. I asked him if there would be a way to lower his prostate PSA numbers would he be interested. He said yes. I explained that time was extremely critical and tomorrow (Monday Morning) he should come to my office and lab. “I’ll be there bright and early! Let’s see if we can do this…maybe the surgery can be delayed or avoided completely,” he added. “That’s the plan,” I said.
By: Jerry Petermann, 2016
Curious title? Yes, but illustrative for our discussion.
Often an analogy serves best to make a point. We will explore three.
In the world of pickles and whisky, a wooden barrel is the ideal storage vessel. Some people even advertise how their liquor or beer is aged in oak barrels. Laudable, as they even claim to make their barrels for that very purpose.
Now, in the construction of a well-made wooden barrel, the pieces known as staves, must be crafted with perfection to make a liquid tight construction. Even these “perfect” staves must be held in place by some external force; metal bands, to maintain integrity. Should some other external force be placed on the barrel, in most cases these bands will resist catastrophic failure. However, should an external force be applied to a single stave, the entire barrel might collapse, as together all are strong but individually, they are not.
By Jerry Petermann, 2016
Okay, let’s talk about Recovery….
No, not THAT Recovery….recovery from athletic competition and general strenuous physical exercise.
Ask any competitive runner, “What is the one thing that keeps you from improving your times?” and they will tell you, “Recovery time.”
There you have it; the most common complaint from any athlete on the planet. People who train must have time for their muscles and tendons to mend and their aerobic systems to adapt. Precious time. They often take every form or vitamin and mineral ever devised by humans and yet, it still takes time…no matter what.
Here’s a true story about a man named Chuck Cash. He was formerly in the U. S. Army for 20 years, retired and begin working as a successful salesman at age 47. His favorite pastime was competitive running; 5K’s, 10K’s, full marathons and rapidly fading dreams of one day competing in Tri-Athlons and pure fantasies of being a ranked Iron Man.
By Jerry Petermann, 2-4-2016
That title sets you up …doesn’t it?
Everyone knows what aging is…right?
It’s what happens to every single person that has now or will every live. That is true, but it still does not tell anyone what AGING really is or why it happens.
Let’s lay it all out: Science now knows that AGING is nothing more than starving to DEATH slowly.
“WHAT? Granny gets her meals every day…so does Grandpa, Uncle Howard and Aunt Bessie!!! They are not starving!!!” At least that is what their friends and relatives would say. They would be WRONG. They are starving to DEATH. Most likely…so will I….and so will you….