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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Transformation Tuesdays

Team CMT at Bike New York
14 Day Health Challenge

If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run then walk; if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King

Over the last year I have been making many small steps to improve my health.  I started with a cleanse and supplement program from my own chiropractor.  I feel much better and have so much more energy.  I know as an athlete with CMT, I have to take extra good care of my body. I think it will help slow progression of my condition.

So I am going to continue progress with a 14 part health challenge sponsored by  Milwaukee Chiropractor Dr. Jay Davidson. This doctor has a weekly radio show where a different health topic is discussed. 

Here are the principles for the Maximized Heath program.
Maximized Health Chiropractors believe there are 5 essentials to health;
1.     Maximized Mind
2.     Maximized Nerve Supply
3.     Maximized Nutrients
4.     Maximized Oxygen and Lean Muscle Mass
5.     Minimized Toxins

The challenge will be based on these five principles. Each day participants will receive an email or on-line video from Dr. Jay Davidson. 
Here is what will be covered each day:
  • Day 1- Evaluating Your Situation
    • Write health goals and quick dessert recipes.
  • Day 2- Check Your Life Ergonomics in Your Life
    • Video & prepare for next morning Lemon Water Detox Drink
  • Day 3- Are You Hungry or Actually Thirsty?
    • Drink Lemon Water Detox Drink
  • Day 4- Motion is Life
    • Video
  • Day 5- Detox Your Mouth
    • You will need coconut oil!
  • Day 6- Sugar
    • Bonus Food Guide
  • Day 7- Get out of your comfort zone
  • Day 8- Retraining Your Body Movement Patterns
    • Sleep better with this!
  • Day 9- Get a Filter or Be a Filter
    • Video
  • Day 10-More Fat Please!
    • Video
  • Day 11- Top 5 Ways to Detox Your Kitchen
  • Day 12- Lies & Myths About These 2 Things!
  • Day 13- Thinking outside the conventional box
    • Video
  • Day 14-What Do I Do Now?
    • Bonus Meal Plan
 The challenge is meant to take 2 weeks, but I am going to do one part a week and really focus on it. I will also present a summary here each Tuesday until the challenge is complete.

Dr. Davidson reminds you the information is for educational use only. Please seek a qualified health professional be changing or embarking on any health program.

Go to the link to sign up for the 14 day Health Challenge


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon

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