Sunday, February 25, 2007

Nutrition & Supplement Game Plan

We are sitting here sorting out our high-altitude menu, and looking for input from others. As for now we have:
Clif Items = about 700 servings of various products including bars, blox, shots (gu), and recovery powders. We figure this to be about 700,000 calories, ummmmmhhhh.
Snacks = Athens Own is helping us out with their locally based products from Athens, OH. We're looking at the tastiest stuff this side of the Himalaya including: 15 pounds of cheese , 7 pounds of jerky, coffee, tea, chocolate, and plenty of other tasty norsels.
As for our supplements and vitamins its all about keeping our immune systems indestructable which we hope to do: with multivitamins (advice), vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin A, selenium, gingko biloba, ginger, garlic, cayenne, and antioxidants.
We hope to also utilze several high-altitude specific supplements. Our goal here is to promote circulation in order to avoid frostbite and improve our energy level at altitude. Most notably a plant based adaptogen, eleutherococcus senticosus or EC, was tested in pressure changes on rats and was found that they lived 60% longer when utilizing this supplement. Asprin has also been found to keep blood flowing and so we intend to take a 325-mg dose every 12 hours.
I hope to receive as much feedback as possible and so please don't be shy!!!!!


Blogger Sheshers said...

Hi guys, B have you talked to Uncle Norman about the asprin. That sounds like a lot of dosage ? Just a thought.

3:40 PM  
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3:41 PM  
Blogger Brian Oestrike and Justin Hewitt said...

Nope, but that's a good idea. I did receive this information in a book by the renowned alpinist, Mark Twight, whom I'm confident consulted several physicians. I will double check though. Thanks for the input and concern!!!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Hi - my friend Morgan traveled around New Zealand with your sister, and she directed me to this blog. My father was diagnosed with lung cancer in November - same story - completely healthy, never smoked, etc. So far he's handling Chemo well, but he has the first CAT scan next week, so we'll see how the cancer's doing. I just want to say thanks for doing something about this terrifying disease, and I'll definitely be making a contribution. Best of luck to you both!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Brian Oestrike and Justin Hewitt said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your father, its an awful disease that I sincerely wish others did not have to go through.
When you have the chance you should check out the lung cancer support community at , which is an excellent resource for anyone touched by the disease. I think your father and or your entire family would benefit by getting involved with the other patients on their site.
Best of Luck and please don't hesitate to contact me directly at or 440-463-7674.
Take Care, Brian

6:03 AM  
Blogger Ads said...

I reckon you should take 16 pounds of cheese. Just to be sure

9:40 PM  
Blogger Brian Oestrike and Justin Hewitt said...

your right, especially the gouda!!!!

6:41 AM  

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