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Dizzy, vague head after Ironman?

14 April 2008 No Comment

If you’re forgetful, a bit dizzy in the head this week you’re not on your own. When I had my bike shop every year when I returned from Hawaii my landlord had to ring me to remind me about the rent. When I had my best races, it would take a week or two before my mind became sharp again.

It’s almost a waste of time asking doctors for advice on this, unless of course we asked Mitch Anderson, the others just don’t get it.  

My alternative health guru, Ian Maitland has found that after a hard long race we need more essential fatty acids. I’ve had him test me within days of an Ironman and have needed “Udo’s Oil”, a brand name product to be found at all health food stores. It’s a blend of several different oils supplying all of the essiental fatty acids.

After a long hard race we’ve found that taking a whole bottle of “Udo’s Oil” in the two weeks after the Ironman has sped up my recovery and cleared my thinking.

Don’t just take my word for this. There are many out there who simply dismiss “anecdotal experiments of one”. Try reading up on this subject. I reccommend

* Fats the heal and fats that kill” by Udo Erasmus PhD  (a Canadian nutritionalist)

* In Fitness and in Health, Everyone’s an Athlete” by Phil Maffetone (Mark Allen’s health guru and kiniesologist)

Read in the books listed above how dietry inadequacy can lead to a whole range of mental disorders from aggression, learning disabilities, crime, depression and the least of these “foggy Ironman head”.

Another great book “The Zone” by Barry Sears, I can’t find my copy, I have loaned it to a squad member who has forgotten who they borrowed it from and I have forgotten who I loaned it to. If we all take more essiental oils over the next couple of weeks either I’ll remember who I loaned it to, or someone will remember to bring it back. 



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