hey dj, how much cracking do you do in a day?
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RE: Time Warp on Discovery Channel
Its a good idea, but honestly no one wants to see an ugly guy cracking, for an hour or even a half an hour. There would have to be;
crack protesters (people who hate crackers)
Thats my take on it.
RE: How unfair is this?
In looking at this situation as objectively as I can, the only thing I can say is that I'm not sure if it is a good idea for you to blame a single instance for your problems with cracking.
Although, the unprovoked physical harm is itself reason enough to question the person's attitude towards life. Bullies and spazes are difficult to deal with and if they find attention in someone elses harm they can cause a lot of damage. If you can avoid this person and maintain a "you got me, your probably just better than me" attitude towards them, its probably for the better.
As for cracking, eating a balanced diet with all the food groups is the easiest thing I can suggest.
RE: Mis-alignment of the spine
I think that spinal alignment could very possibly have an effect on cracking. But the mis-alignment might be more-so a precursor to the actual cracking. Strength training lead to more frequent cracking for me, and I have a slightly mis-aligned spine. So I think that there is a connection but is only noticed in the rehabilitation of the injury not at the onset.
When I used salmon oil to reduce my back pain, the resulted problem was far, far worse then when it had started. Since then I haven't used anti-inflammatories just out of fear of waking up and not being able to move. I think the pain is somewhat helpful unless its overwhelming, then other things like drugs might be necessary. Just this past week I had some excessive neck pain and a period of about two and a half days of constant dizziness. It was starting to worry me but then after a bunch of cracking the dizziness went away and my neck wasn't quite as sore.
RE: Is there an advantage to jointcracking?
Im curious of the effect on the interior cells within the bone, and the bones ability to produce stem cells. Perhaps more cracking leads to a higher number of living cells within the joint area. Oddly enough my left hip cracks a lot more than anywhere else, and it seems as though it is the area that most often is affected by arthritic pain. So I am wondering if that means there are more osteoblasts in the affected area, leading to more frequent overgrowth of the joint.
RE: Any supplements you know that help prevent cracking?
Ive been looking at large tree nuts like almonds, brazilnuts and pecans trying to consider their possible connection with ligands as well as other calcium bonded compounds.
this is not a joke. Ok.
RE: Head bumps
Thats why I chose the Barney avatar.
I have this d* * n ridge on the back-center of my head that goes from the back-point of my head to the top center. As well as two ridges along the sides of the top of my head.
Not to mention a small head in the overall scheme of things.
Even though I have a small brain I still think Im smart though.
delusions of grandeur perhaps but positive thinking none the less.
RE: So what caused your joints to crack?
oddly enough my best friend was my roommate at the time and after playing basketball he would sit on the couch and crack his knees and ankles for about ten minutes or so. This was 4 years before I even started to crack. Once my cracking started it consumed my entire reality though, I had a psychosis while working at a welding shop, and was beginning to become physically unfit to accomplish basic tasks. Then I was reprimanded from work and spent two weeks in a psych unit. This was three years ago. Immediately after the psychosis, the cracking became omnipresent for me and has continued to do so.
Ive gotten a lot healthier recently, due mostly to trying different diets and physical exercises. Now the cracking has become less painful and easier to control.
Famous people who you think might be jointcrackers
Chi Mcbride (principal on "Boston Public")
Chris Kaman (from the L.A. Clippers)
Magnus Samuelson (Strongman Competitor)
Norodom Sihamoni (King of Cambodia)
RE: Fructose, Phosphorous, Calcium, Protein, and Hormones
MC you said your vegetarian?
I hate eating meat, but I have to to keep up with my work. (I work on my parents dairy farm)
how in the world do you keep up with your cracking?
I tried going vegan for about five months, it was hard for me and I put on quite a bit of weight. You must be quite strong.
Or do you have a special diet?
Ive tried a few things, but my back was getting too bad and I didnt want to go to the doctor because they either suggest medicine or surgery.
Meanwhile my brothers were trying to get me to go to the doctor but i wouldnt accept. After that they started bothering me about working and then they started to tell me I needed mental help. which just makes me depressed because it just seems like they just want to f–k with me.
OCD, Manic depressive, and bipolar are all disorders that are blown way out of perspective and surprisingly most likely a direct result of a lack of neuromelanin. I took psychology 101 in college and studied different disorders and learned how the brain functions, with electrical signals (which in turn create light) and so forth, so it just seemed elementary that melanin a dark oil would have an effect on the bright electrical signals happening throughout the brain. Now I just get depressed when people try to tell me that I have some sort of mental disease where Im somehow unable to comprehend my own physical condition. These people are dumb as f--k and will discover some time in the distant future what mental disorders really are. Im not talking about situations like underdeveloped brain structures, damage to brain structures or tumors but it does include a lot of the more simple mental disorders associated with anxiety and that sort of stuff. Im guessing that people who actually understand cracking will know what Im talking about, especially in the case of back and hip pain and how people can come down on you for not being healthy and not doing as much work and that sort of stuff.
I dont plan on cracking for much longer, my back has been getting better with a lot of strength training (back extensions as well as a plethora of other exercises) and quite a bit of low impact cardio. In my experience, strength training is more important albeit I still do quite a bit of cardio. As well as following a strict diet, my biggest problem now, morons who have no clue how much pain im in when I bend down to do something and feel a sharp shooting pain in my back, and then I start sprawling around on the floor until I can get up safely. Thats not funny, dont laugh. Then later on in the day they tell me I got mental problems and how stupid I am for having a bad back. Now thats funny, but highly disappointing.
Ive been extremely active my entire life ( Im 26 years old), the last ten years, I have probably spent two hours each day playing sports. Particularly basketball and soccer. Both sports have high impact on the hip joints which concordantly effects my back. Since my back has been screwed, I started biking 90Km a day on the recumbent bike while playing Need For Speed Pro Street on the PS3. Its fun as hell, feels like your running two hundred miles an hour. Like I said, in my opinion the cardio isnt nearly as important as the strength training but it does effect my blood pressure and caloric intake, that way I can utilize more food in a shorter time span essentially speeding the digestive process up in its entirety.
Anyway as of right now I am extremely disappointed with the way doctors and even the everyday person handles cracking and other problems like mental disorders associated with bad health and cracking in particular. Hopefully I will be able to do something about it, because the way I see it this world is screwed. And I dont intend, on dying, being the reason why this world ended up in hell.
RE: Fructose, Phosphorous, Calcium, Protein, and Hormones
good call MC, I hadn't actually looked into that. The truth is, I had just passed hemp seeds off as another gimmick for potheads. Thanks for the info, im going to make some modifications to my diet. That beats watering baking powder down and eating the residue.
Ha, just kidding its been a while since I did that.
Just curious though, if the phosphorous production per acre is as high as pumpkin crops.
its probably not that important, or that different for that matter.
Hey do you know anything about the varieties of fats from tree crops vs. plant crops?
Like avocados and tree nuts vs. peanuts, soy or hemp?
ive just been trying some experiments with avocados and cardio-workouts.
I dont know, its probably less healthy. Im just trying to see how much the cardio (ie. lactic acid) and liver functions affect cracking.