Interesting thread. Thanks KC
This may be of use to help you understand a few possibilities.
Muscle and bone density.
Muscle and bone weigh more than fat. Both have been shown to improve in conditions including spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy and many more have reported increased strength, being able to exercise more, all of which requires the body to take on more fuel.
The taste buds also appear to be stimulated, particularly in the elederly. This would undoubtedly make food more enjoyable and lead to an increased consumption. This was also the case for people with ms.
In some elderly people the taste of food over time renders everything to taste near enough the same and must be the most depressing part of getting older so this should not be considered as a negative, just a change that needs compensating for.
My friend and I who are of heavy build being over 6 foot tall found we had gained a full stone and yet our colthes appeared to br loose fitting, more loose in fact than before we gained the extra weight.
My muscle density is still very good.
A lady with osteoporosis made a remarkable recovery using IBT
Osteoporosis,Wednesday 24-Mar-1999 writes,Ruby
2nd April 98
Over two years ago I sat in the armchair reading a small advert which
asked people to raise their bed by six inches at the head and to reply
and tell what benefits had been noted. (No explanation was given) At
the time I could not move my neck to my left or right side and it ached
continuously. I was unable to sleep at night as i could not get
comfortable. I was only able to turn by gently easing myself. It took
about three to four turns. Getting out of bed was a major obstacle. I
needed help to dress and undress.
I spent most of my nights in the chair with the result that I was
always tired and had no energy.
My problem is osteoporosis of the upper and lower spine. I had tried
hormone replacement therapy and wasted a small fortune with bone
speacialists and ostopaths.
I was resigned to living my days out as best I could having been told
that there was nothing more that could be done for me.
I expected nothing but had nothing to lose so Harry raised the bed by
six inches. We did not take it very seriously but were happy to try
On the fourth night I had the first full nights sleep since I don't
remember when. By the end of the week I was sleeping naturally and
turning over with ease. My dressing was a problem no longer each day
it became easier. I was able to turn my head without pain right or
left to see the clock without getting up from my chair.
There have been many other benefits too. I have worn glasses from the
age of seven years and I am now sixty eight years. Last year was the
first time I was told that there was a small improvement. My hair
appears thicker my hair brush needs cleaning less often.
Harry had a large suptuating scar since he was six years old. He has
had to continually dress it all of his life. But now it has healed up.
His ear which constantly gave him trouble wityh a discharge has now
cleared up completely.
We both feel that the clock has been put back for us! I give thanks for
this invention and wish Andrew every success in the future for the
benefits he has given us and will continue to do so.
This letter was sent to me in the knowledge that it would be used to
help others to follow. Ruby to this day enjoys the continued benefits
of this simple intervention.
,Ruby (Pilot Study Participant)
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