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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Runners, Cyclist, Those dealing with Foot Pain

Some of you have heard me speak on this and far more of you have not and this is for you....

Neuropathy - A Life Stopping Pain in the Feet often mistaken for a broken bone and often mistreated by the medical profession. 

I am a 57 yr old male. I came from a season of life spanning over 23 yrs and 750,000 miles of bicycle road racing and training and transitioned to barefoot ultra distance running 7 yrs ago of which I've logged an additional 60,000 running miles now.

During the bicycle racing season of my life I noticed especially in hot weather, that my feet felt like they were on fire when riding in cycling shoes. I thought it was due to the constrictive nature of the laces or bindings of cycling shoes and tried both dumping my drinking water on my feet as I rode and buying more and more expensive shoes in an attempt to find a pair that didn't squeeze my metatarsals (or foot bones that connect the toes to the ankle area) together so much. Nothing worked.... 

7 yrs ago, it got so bad even on short rides, that I hung up the bike out of frustration and chronic discomfort. 

After a few weeks I knew I needed another way to "LandSurf" as not using my legs for real mobility was making me fat and stir crazy. 

I gained almost 30 lbs in the couple months of doing nothing but working and coming home and repeating. I was also consuming  mostly cooked high fat and high protein vegan foods up to this point diet wise I might add also.

I woke up one day and decided I'd return to running; even though back in the late 1970's my right knee self destructed while taking a "running break from cycling during the fall and winter. The damage was bad enough for the MD's to declare that I should be thinking about a complete knee replacement. I had no idea how I caused this other than "just running." 

My sojourn back into running again led to burning foot and knee pain and again led to buying all kinds of shoes and orthotics in an attempt to find comfort.

Then one day several miles into a run I experienced this massive, shooting pain half way between my right big toe and my ankle between the big toe metatarsal and the next toe over's metatarsal as if either a bone had snapped into and was trying to pierce the skin or someone had stabbed that area with a white hot piece of metal. 

I took my shoe and sock off and saw nothing except redness and tenderness to the touch between the bones.

I had my wife come get me and take me home. Thinking it would dissipate in a day or two if I stayed off of it running wise. I rode one of my bikes instead.... 

Even after a week, any attempt to run produced the same sharp painful result... Here I was the guy who could run 17-20 miles at a clip with my heart rate barely ticking above 120 beats per minute suddenly stifled by a pain that wouldn't allow me to run even a block without crippling pain!?

A week turned into a month... A month turned into 3 months... Even riding the bike became painful... I took to riding the bus back and forth to work. 

I scoured the internet looking for clues and solutions. 

I was able to rule out a broken bone as the pain was not in a bone but in between the metatarsals and on top of the gap in between them. As I continued my search determined that there had to be others out there that had experienced this and overcome it, I started coming up on post about Neuropathy or nerve degeneration or damage that resulted in voltage leakage being the cause of the pain.

Most sites tried to steer me towards seeing an MD and the approach from the medical view seemed stumped at having the symptoms - nerve sedated with drugs or the nerve surgically severed or removed! 

That all seemed absolutely barbaric and was filed into the same hopper in my brain as the medical diagnosis of having my right knee replaced long ago. Junk science or butcher for profit!

I came upon suggestions that the pain could a sign of B12 deficiency and a recommendation for a book called 

Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses by Sally M. Pacholok

Click the Amazon image below to get a copy

This book listed a ton of symptoms of B12 deficiency including nerve sheath degeneration allowing the electrical impulse the nerve carries to "leak" into the surrounding tissues causing pain and weakness due to loss of voltage to the areas the electrochemical impulses were intended to be delivered to if the nerve sheath or insulation was intact.

This led me to research how B12 works, where it comes from, how best to get more of it into my body and what the various kinds of B12 were and why was there more than one kind?

Most who recognized B12 deficiency seemed to opt for injections. I hate needles and dealing with the medical establishment so I sought a non injectable form that I could either absorb through the skin externally or sublingually in the mouth or swallowed and got beyond the stomach for proper absorption in the parts of the digestive tract mentioned as ideal in my research.

That led me to The Neuropathy Treatment Group's website
where as I read their front page gave me hope as it implied they had formulated a vegan B12 formula that was focused on both the right kind of B12 + delivering the dose to the right area of the tract needed to regenerate the damaged tissues and nerve coverings. 

I called the number you'll see on their web page and spoke to the creator of this formula who is a licensed MD to share my symptoms and he fed back to me that what I had described as my symptoms were the typical pattern his formula was designed assist the body in dealing with. 

He offered a 2 week supply for free and that I should go ahead and set up an autoship order after that as he figured it might take my body more time to completely respond to this missing nutrition since I was aware of it for decades before this phone call.

He also shared that if this didn't help he had a full money back guarantee on any of this formula I purchased for up to one year. I thought "I can't lose and have everything to gain here!"

The bottle arrived about 4 days later and I started with 3 caps in the morning and 3 in the evening with food.

By day 3 the pain had subsided enough to go run 6 miles before my foot told me it that was a far as it was good for so far. By day 14, I was back to running 15 miles per day pain free!

By 3 weeks out, I did a 35 mile run from my front door up into the local mountains and back pain free.

I've got to say also that I am Vegan by choice and design.

I recognize that much of what we are encultured to eat is not optimal human foods regarding our bodys ability to heal and balance itself. 

I live primarily on fruits, greens and veggies with occasional cooked rice, beans, potatoes, corn. 

To learn more about my fueling go to and pay attention to the list of submenues available at the top of the page.

I have found and experienced that phasing out anything that caused water retention like minerally seasonings especially salts, and other animals body parts or DNA containing fluids.

I will also add that due to a combination of diet and learning to run without shoes or at most occasional thin running sandals:

I've managed to completely regenerate that busted right knee I've danced around for decades. 

PS: Regarding movement or exercise - know this....

The Human Lymph System is as large as the Human Circulatory System but has no heart to pump all that lymph. The Lymph System is the literally the Sewage System of the Body. 

The only thing that moves Lymph is muscular contraction. Lymph pathways go through every muscle and organ system in the body. So how many muscles does one need to contract and relax over and over again in a day to massage all that sewage out to keep the body clean internally