CAN'T KEEP YOUR BONES WHERE THEY BELONG? IT IS YOUR MUSCLES---A GOOD CHIROPRACTOR EXPLAINS THIS WHEN HE FIRST MEETS YOU AND GIVES YOU AN EXERCISE SHEET WITH EACH VISIT WHERE HE MARLS WHICH EXERCISES YOU NEED TO DO TO HELP YOUR SELF.
I FIND THE LEG SHAKING MACHINES THE BEST MECHANICAL EXERCISER FOR ALL US LAZY PEOPLE. THAT AND HAVING ENOUGH MINERALS IN THE DIET TO BUILD STRONG BONES AND MUSCLES----THUS THE NAME: BF&F WHICH STANDS FOR BONES FLESH AND CARTILAGE
I did physical therapy exercises and the exercises the chiropractor advised for one year without any benefit except temporarily for an hour after the exercise. I have met many people with scoliosis who said that exercise did not do anything for them. Yoga helps a bit more, in my experience, but not very much.
I've been eating a healthy, organic vegetarian diet. Earlier I was focusing mostly on vegetables, but now I have included legumes and grains, particularly wheat and sorghum, but still mostly vegetables. On most days I eat a substantial serving of seasonal fruit for breakfast - mostly oranges, bananas, dates, sometimes papaya.
Occasionally I eat things with milk or cottage cheese in them, but not everyday or frequently, so I am leaning towards vegan. I eat a lot of nut butters, particularly peanut and cashew.
I take supplements for B12, D, iodine and magnesium. And one ayurvedic herbal supplement - triphala - for better bowel movements.
What do you think of this diet for muscle strength?
What minerals would you recommend are important for muscle growth?
The ayurvedic doctor prescribed me a herb powder - ashwagandha - for muscle strength and muscle gain, which I took for 2 months but didn't see any effect. I am considering resuming that. How long should one take a herb to see if it is helping?