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    Default Preparing your body for an Amazing weekend

    --Edit:

    okok...simple list:

    Regular anti-cold stuff: Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin E.

    Roll = 5htp

    Lucy = who the fuck knows, have a blast


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    So I did a little bit of reading:

    Here's a couple things that are supposed to help combat colds and stuff which we'll all be more prone to get since our bodies will be all tired and worn down from partying all weekend.

    Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A.

    "Echinacea is a natural treatment
    that is widely used in the treatment of cold and flu. It is said to activate the boy’s T-cells which are an essential part of the immune response. Echinacea is believed to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immulostimulant qualities."

    "Vitamin C has also been shown to boost the immune system when 100mg of vitamin C is taken daily. If vitamin C is to be used to treat a cold or flu, it’s suggested that 1000mg per day might help shorten the duration of the cold or flu."

    "Zinc is a vital nutrient that is used in the production of hormones that support the immune system to fight viruses. If 13.3mg of zinc acetate is taken at the first sign of infection, zinc is said to significantly reduce the period of illness."

    "Vitamin A is said to prevent infections and it is believed that the recommended daily dosage of 5000iu should be easily ingested within a balanced diet
    through foods like carrots, spinach and capsicum and supplementation is rarely required."

    --Ohh here's a good one:

    " While an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, heaping the plate with broccoli, spinach and oranges might be just what the doctor ordered. Colorful fruits and vegetables are sources of the antioxidants, including beta carotene, vitamin E, selenium and vitamin C. The antioxidants work together to boost the immune response and increase resistance to infection, colds and flu bugs. Ample intake of beta carotene-rich foods, such as carrots, apricots and broccoli, also maintains the skin and mucous linings in the nose and lungs, which are the body's first line of defense against germs. Most people don’t get enough of these foods and would do well to double or even triple current intake to at least 8, and preferably 10, servings daily. Simple immune-boosting snacks include:

    * Smoothie made with persimmons, OJ concentrate and yogurt
    * One-half honeydew melon filled with lemon yogurt
    * Top low-fat ice cream with a cup of thawed blueberries
    * Dunk baby carrots in peanut butter or red pepper slices in hummus
    * Stuff dried plums with almonds for a sweet and chewy alternative to a candy bar
    * Quench your thirst with OJ or tomato juice instead of soft drinks
    * Pack a black bean burrito with baby spinach, tomatoes and salsa
    * Add frozen or leftover vegetables to canned soups

    Next, cut back on meat and full-fat dairy products, as well as many processed foods in order to keep saturated-fat intake low. While low-fat diets stimulate the immune system and help ward off the common cold, typical American diets high in saturated fat increase a person's susceptibility to colds and the flu.

    Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/22635662/#storyContinued#ixzz0kTRfmV1M"

    --Again, the above site says that vitamin C and E are important to combat colds.


    --For the rollie pollies: alpha lipoic acid (Alpha lipoic acid is also an antioxidant, a substance that neutralizes potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals...and it appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up). and 5-htp(Chemically speaking, 5-HTP is a transitional compound produced when the body converts the amino acid Tryptophan into other compounds such as Serotonin and Melatonin) are two things a roller should never ever go without. anti-oxidant complex is a plus.

    I also found a whole website that lists a bunch of stuff you can take leading up to, and after ingesting your enhancer. Give this a try: http://www.rollinballzcrew.com/preload.shtml

    --I haven't been able to find too much about how to prepare your body for a trip with Lucy, other than being in a good mindset when you drop is very important.

    --Of course you should research all of these for yourself.






    (OP):
    Last year I remember reading through a thread that talked about how many people come down with a cold after coachella, which is understandable since partying for 4 days will take it's toll on your body.

    Somewhere in that thread were some pointers on how to prepare your body so you are better equipped to fight off any colds or just get your body ready to survive 4 days of amazing times.

    I'm not sure of everything that thread said but I definitely took airborne everyday for a few days leading up to the festival and then every morning at the festival. I like to think it helped

    And if you plan on taking any experience enhancing supplements, I know there are a number of different vitamins and things you can take to make your experience better and help fend off some of the wear and tear you might have the next day. Maybe someone else could help us out with that info.

    Any tips on how to stay healthy and prepare our bodies for this upcoming adventure would be much appreciated
    Last edited by grind; 04-07-2010 at 08:11 PM.

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    5 htp and vitamin C FTW!
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    5htp, sam-e, a mega dose of good strong multi v (if it doesn't stink, don't bother), and fish oil.

    All the vit-d i.e. sunlight that you get helps as well. If you're not in the sun much it wouldn't hurt to take vit-d leading up to it. Make sure they are the liquid caps not the regular pill form.

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    A good old fashion dump in a good old fashioned, crisp porcelain pot before the arriving at the camp site is the best way to go.

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    This thread reminded me to take my multi-vitamins this morning. And hopefully I'll remember to take them every day leading up to the festival. I also plan on getting lots of sleep before the festival, going on some runs, and stretching.

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    Bring baby wipes. If you feel that you need to sit down in the porto potty because squatting aint your thing, use baby wipes to clean that seat.
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    Multi-vitamins are a scam!!!

    Might as well drink your own pee

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    My suggestion would be to get well hydrated BEFORE you get there. Yes it is important to stay hydrated while you are there. By you should really drink a lot of water before. Start now and drink a couple extra glasses of water a day

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    Uhm first priority is to be in shape right? That's half the battle against the scorching sun
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    I know it sounds lame, but I've been laying out getting my basecoat for the last three weeks. This is not the place to introduce yourself to the sun. People will get fried out in this sun, so if you have a good basecoat, you wont turn lobster.

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    Cock pushups!
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    so I assume you've never been cunt punched at a festival? Well lucky you!

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    5HTP sounds like a good idea.
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    Lack of exercise and fresh air, liquor, hard drugs and unprotected sex with hookers.
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    Party your ass off this weekend to get ready for next weekend!

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    Updated OP with some info.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grind View Post
    --Edit:

    So I did a little bit of reading:

    Here's a couple things that are supposed to help combat colds and stuff which we'll all be more prone to get since our bodies will be all tired and worn down from partying all weekend.

    Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A.

    "Echinacea is a natural treatment
    that is widely used in the treatment of cold and flu. It is said to activate the boy’s T-cells which are an essential part of the immune response. Echinacea is believed to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immulostimulant qualities."

    "Vitamin C has also been shown to boost the immune system when 100mg of vitamin C is taken daily. If vitamin C is to be used to treat a cold or flu, it’s suggested that 1000mg per day might help shorten the duration of the cold or flu."

    "Zinc is a vital nutrient that is used in the production of hormones that support the immune system to fight viruses. If 13.3mg of zinc acetate is taken at the first sign of infection, zinc is said to significantly reduce the period of illness."

    "Vitamin A is said to prevent infections and it is believed that the recommended daily dosage of 5000iu should be easily ingested within a balanced diet
    through foods like carrots, spinach and capsicum and supplementation is rarely required."

    --Ohh here's a good one:

    " While an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, heaping the plate with broccoli, spinach and oranges might be just what the doctor ordered. Colorful fruits and vegetables are sources of the antioxidants, including beta carotene, vitamin E, selenium and vitamin C. The antioxidants work together to boost the immune response and increase resistance to infection, colds and flu bugs. Ample intake of beta carotene-rich foods, such as carrots, apricots and broccoli, also maintains the skin and mucous linings in the nose and lungs, which are the body's first line of defense against germs. Most people don’t get enough of these foods and would do well to double or even triple current intake to at least 8, and preferably 10, servings daily. Simple immune-boosting snacks include:

    * Smoothie made with persimmons, OJ concentrate and yogurt
    * One-half honeydew melon filled with lemon yogurt
    * Top low-fat ice cream with a cup of thawed blueberries
    * Dunk baby carrots in peanut butter or red pepper slices in hummus
    * Stuff dried plums with almonds for a sweet and chewy alternative to a candy bar
    * Quench your thirst with OJ or tomato juice instead of soft drinks
    * Pack a black bean burrito with baby spinach, tomatoes and salsa
    * Add frozen or leftover vegetables to canned soups

    Next, cut back on meat and full-fat dairy products, as well as many processed foods in order to keep saturated-fat intake low. While low-fat diets stimulate the immune system and help ward off the common cold, typical American diets high in saturated fat increase a person's susceptibility to colds and the flu.

    Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/22635662/#storyContinued#ixzz0kTRfmV1M"

    --Again, the above site says that vitamin C and E are important to combat colds.


    --For the rollie pollies: alpha lipoic acid (Alpha lipoic acid is also an antioxidant, a substance that neutralizes potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals...and it appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up). and 5-htp(Chemically speaking, 5-HTP is a transitional compound produced when the body converts the amino acid Tryptophan into other compounds such as Serotonin and Melatonin) are two things a roller should never ever go without. anti-oxidant complex is a plus.

    I also found a whole website that lists a bunch of stuff you can take leading up to, and after ingesting your enhancer. Give this a try: http://www.rollinballzcrew.com/preload.shtml

    --I haven't been able to find too much about how to prepare your body for a trip with Lucy, other than being in a good mindset when you drop is very important.

    --Of course you should research all of these for yourself.






    (OP):
    Last year I remember reading through a thread that talked about how many people come down with a cold after coachella, which is understandable since partying for 4 days will take it's toll on your body.

    Somewhere in that thread were some pointers on how to prepare your body so you are better equipped to fight off any colds or just get your body ready to survive 4 days of amazing times.

    I'm not sure of everything that thread said but I definitely took airborne everyday for a few days leading up to the festival and then every morning at the festival. I like to think it helped

    And if you plan on taking any experience enhancing supplements, I know there are a number of different vitamins and things you can take to make your experience better and help fend off some of the wear and tear you might have the next day. Maybe someone else could help us out with that info.

    Any tips on how to stay healthy and prepare our bodies for this upcoming adventure would be much appreciated
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    Start drinking heavily.

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    also for rollers fish is your friend!!! amino acids ftw!
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    odwalla c-monster is AWESOME the morning after rolling. costco sells like 1.5ish liter bottles for pretty cheap... we went through two last year.

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    Going to start loading my body up with extra healthy stuff once set times come out

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    This thread had so much potential....

    How about running on a daily basis for exercise before the festival? Eat lots of fruit?

    I start drinking only water the week before. It can help a lot in the desert.
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    Maybe I know it under a different name up in Canada (or maybe it's because I don't do anything other drink or smoke pot) but WTF is rolling and am I going to be the only person at Coachella not on drugs? :P
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    Ah, nevermind, it's E. I don't do well on drugs (I get scary high even on pot, and when I say scary, I mean scary).

    I'm not sure though if someone has mentioned L-Theanine but that's a good supplement for that kind of stuff.

    Also, take 2 Advil every morning and then again around dinnertime each day of the Festival...really helps with staving off the sunburn (and headache too).
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    i've been taking my prep work to the local track & field, walking a few miles each day and just continuing daily exercise. push-up, sit-ups, crunches...the usual.

    STAY HEALTHY

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    Definitely. Just a little bit of exercise goes a long way.

    Even just a 10-15 minute run/walk everyday can work wonders and help you get ready for 3 days of non stop dancing

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    Get sick as a dog now (like me) so the antibiotics have a chance to work and hopefully be healthy on Thursday. Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thagorillaz View Post
    also for rollers fish is your friend!!! amino acids ftw!
    -tim
    Just take L-Tyrosine with your E and you will be ahead of repleneshing those aminos. L-Tyrosine=during, 5-HTP=next day. You will be back to normal in no time.
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    I've been meditating a lot as well (just about every other day). I plan on going into coachella with a clear and level head. Then I can let it take me wherever I'm meant to go.

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    Sleep lots the days before going...you wont be sleeping much there.

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