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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Transformation Tuesday- Part 7 of Health Challenge

I am half way through the health challenge sponsored by Dr. Jay Davidson of Max Health Chiropractic.

If you want to go through the challenge yourself you can do so by signing up through their web site.

You will get a challenge each day for 14 days. I think it is a bit much to do a challenge every day so I've been doing one a week and summarizing it here.

Part 7 was a review of some of the action steps discussed so far in the challenge:

  1. Drink lemon weater ( 1 liter of water with juice of 1/2 lemon)
  2. Oil pulling- look it up on Web MD.  This should be done after the lemon water. I have not tried this yet, maybe some day.
  3. Find a health provider you trust to provide coaching on your health, nutrition, exercise and supplementation.
  4. Attend seminars about health, medical issues, exercise and nutrition. Seminars can deliver a lot of information in a short amount of time.
  5. Review the goals set in part one for your health for the next 3 weeks, 3 months and 3 years.
  6. Review your "Big Why"  This why is the reason you set health goals and work to maintain your health. When things get tough remember why you are doing all this.
  7. Watch your sugar intake and begin to reduce it.
  8. Replace the sugar and grain in your diet with healthier options.
It make take getting out of your comfort zone to make some of these happen, but that is where real change takes place.


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 163 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.

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