If you have been following along with my 2018 challenge, you might remember me mentioning Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy. This is something that I just learned about honestly 4 days ago, and started doing 2 days ago. Check out some articles on Google if you are interested. The dumbed down version is that you mix 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide with distilled water and drink it. There are very specific amounts to mix the two, and you slowly increase the amount of Hydrogen Peroxide that you ingest over a 25 day period. They say that the extra atoms of oxygen help out with many different systems in your body. If you have ever heard of this Therapy, known anyone who has done it, or know more, please send me an email. I am learning as I go here, and will be reporting back how it works out. I really only told 1 of my friends before I started this, and he expressed his doubts and concerns. Most of the articles we found online “debunking” the therapy are full of misinformation and fear. I have been getting my information and following the procedure as outlined on this page.
I am just trying new things to see if I can improve my health. I became much more health conscious after an unfortunate motorcycle accident and subsequent spinal fusion. The processed foods that we are fed in America now make me feel like crap. I feel bloated, heavy and tired after eating junk food.
I have also been sensory deprivation floating this last year. I signed up for a membership at a company called Urban Float. If you are in the Seattle, WA area I highly recommend checking them out. Floating is literally as it sounds, in a pod with 8″ deep water. They put 1200 pounds of Epsom salt in each pod. You float weightless for an hour in this pod. Check out their website for a list of the benefits.
I floated 5 days per week, for 3 months straight earlier this year. Floating to me feels like a meditation session, a chiropractic adjustment, a massage, therapy and a nap all rolled into 1. I did not realize that I was actually learning so much about meditation just through my experience floating. The point of the pod is to deprive all your senses. I turn off the lights, turn off the music, and even the water is heated to 98 degrees so that the temperature is neutral to your body temperature. It took me 3-4 sessions in a row before I felt comfortable. I felt uncomfortable because I have almost drowned before and am not the biggest fan of water. I do not feel claustrophobic in the pod at all. I am 6′ tall and with my arms stretched over my head can just reach from end to end inside the pod. I also cannot touch the roof, its a good foot over my reach with my arms out. From side to side, the pod is about 5′ wide inside. Now with practice, I do not even feel the water that I am floating in. I get in, lay down, shut off the lights and immediately my mind just wanders off. The therapeutic benefits are incredible. Thinking for 1 hour per day, with absolutely no other sensory input, is powerful. You can’t hear, you can’t see, you can only think. That allows your mind to focus, and get to the bottom of issues much faster. I have made so many positive changes in my life since I started floating.
I took a friend of mine with me, and after the session he said “this shows me that I need to invest more time and money into self care each month”. Self care to me means things such as I just mentioned. Self care means something different to each of us. Whatever it is that makes you happy, makes you feel good about yourself, puts a smile on your face, breeds positivity, I challenge you to do more of that. Realistically most of us are guilty of wasting a few hours per day aimlessly browsing the internet. Quit watching each other live through the phone, go outside and have your own life. Use that extra time to go do whatever the fuck makes you happy.
Choose happiness, choose positivity and see where life will take you. That is the path I am on. Thank you for reading
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