I can remember doing breathing exercises in the original courses I took way back when from Tony Robbins. This seems to be a hugely amplified version.
I can remember doing breathing exercises in the original courses I took way back when from Tony Robbins. This seems to be a hugely amplified version.
I regularly do research on vitamins and minerals to see what the benefits are and consider how they may fit in to my nutritional program.
I also try to find as many antifungals as I can. I am often surprised by what turns out to be antifungal.
Potassium Iodide for example is antifungal.
I was doing some research on magnesium and potassium and ran into the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.
While the foucs is more on medicines that are pharmaceutical in nature, it also has vitamins and minerals. It is a very thorough list and is available for download as a pdf.
If you are like me you have been reading labels on food products to check that the ingredients do not contain things you do not want to eat.
You know…. we try to avoid things like high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate (MSG), yeast and so forth to maintain a higher level of health and wellness. Also avoiding excessive sugar and processed ingredients.
I have gotten pretty good at it. I can usually spot the preservatives and artificial ingredients and avoid making poor choices.
So at the very least I know when I prepare my own meals that I can be sure I am following my own path to health.
Now – it’s not always easy to find out the ingredients in the food we eat.
I just recently had a good old fashioned meal with family and decided to look at one of the cans in the garbage and sure enough the diced tomatoes had high fructose corn syrup.
If I were reading the labels I’d try to buy only foods that were pure or close to pure, especially when recipes call for stuff in cans.
Dining out can also be risky.
When we eat out we don’t get to see the full list of ingredients or even have any idea of what products are used.
How do they make the sauce? What’s really in that gravy?
Also – some labels can be intentionally confusing or even misleading. That’s because some big food companies have managed to change the names and hide ingredients.
Also what exactly are “natural flavors”???
I’ve read that is actually another name for MSG??? I don’t know that for a fact but now that I heard that I am very suspicious when ingredients list natural flavors. At the very least “natural flavors” must be processed to the extreme in some labratory concoction.
And let’s not even get started on GMO’s right now.
Boy – who would have thought that eating good healthy food would be such an adventure?
I started about 2 weeks ago and have about 4 weeks more to go before completing the program.
I have long been a fan of Dr. Christopher’s Formulas since my nutritionist introduced me to his Lower Bowel Formula about 6 years ago.
At the time it was a critical part of a new health regimen that was primarily intended to rid my body of toxins. Part of this process includes clearing the way so that the digestive system can easily push out the bad stuff.
When I followed the directions my nutritionist gave me and took properly after each meal, the Lower Bowel Formula set my system on a reset and helped me get used to eliminating regularly almost after every meal.
I went from 1 bowel movement (2 max) a day to 3 or 4.
Even after I stopped taking them I had trained my bowels to eliminate more often.
Along with the other things I was doing on this health and nutrition program I could really feel a huge difference in my well being. I’ll save a detailed description of that adventure for another time, but I just wanted to reinforce the fact I respect Dr. Christopher and his unique method of grouping herbs together into formulas to accomplish certain goals.
Dr. Christopher’s Formulas
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Christopher I suggest visiting his Herbal Legacy Website and signing up for his newsletter.Dr. Christopher Blood Stream Formula 100 vegetarian caps, 450 mg.
More coming soon!
Jan 14th, 2015 by Mike
I was doing research on ZINC, which I have been taking for quite a few years now as part of my health regimen, and was distrurbed by some of the results showing on Google.
Zinc is amazing and helps a lot of people keep healthy!
Among the articles listed included ridiculous ones including Webmd’s shitty titled article “Too Much Zinc Linked to Prostate Cancer – WebMD”
This is just one of the reasons you need to be careful with Google results because a lot of the junk at the top after recent algo changes features mainstream sites like Mayo and WebMD which in my opinion publish a lot of garbage.
Don’t believe me? Read this article on ZINC to get the real lowdown.
I’ve included an excerpt where they cite how many mainstream news sources ONLY pickup the NEGATIVE studies on vitamins.
“Mainstream media, which is supported by Big Pharma advertising dollars, will often take nutrient-related “negative” studies and trumpet them in their headlines, while ignoring important information about how commonly used drugs are injuring and killing hundreds of thousands of individuals every year. There is extreme media bias as well as health care professional bias against dietary supplements that is part of a distorted reality which interferes with individuals improving their health or staying healthy.”
My 2015 New Years Resolution: Watch Know The Cause Online more often!
If you have never seen an episode of Know The Cause you need to watch one to get started! If you’re like me and you’ve seen them before – it’s time to commit to watching more of them!
Know The Cause is a 1/2 hour TV Show by Doug Kaufmann, the author of the The Fungus Link series of books.
The show is consistently packed with great advice from Doug and other nutrtionists and health professionals.
While the focus is often on fungus and mycotxins. it’s also filled with health suggestions of all types that are often overlooked by your family doctor or health expert.
Give it a try – watch Know The Cause on tv or online!
Can you spare the air for a brother?
Breathing wood smoke is unhealthy. If your home is smoking it is time to quit.
There are commercials on Spotify from sparetheair.org that are running that really strike a chord with me.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and for some reason this part of the country seems to be consumed with burning wood. If it gets a little cold or rainy the air is suddenly saturated with a strong burning smoke smell.
Then the news and weather programs warn us with ALERTS to STAY INSIDE and “SPARE THE AIR” by not burning wood. It’s that bad. The air pollution is at an unhealthy level.
When I used to drive up from Los Angeles and I would get close to the bay area I could always start to smell the smoke burning.
Sorry – but I just don’t like smoke. I stopped smoking cigarettes and do my best to avoid pollution whenever I can so it upsets me when there are people that are just blasting this burnt wood smoke into our air.
I guess a lot of it is just fireplaces – trying to be cozy and romantic – and a lot of it is people trying to save money by burning wood in stoves etc.
It’s just not good for our health.
As the commercial says – it’s time for your home to quit smoking.
Spare The Air
When a Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect, it is illegal to burn wood, manufactured fire logs, pellets, or any other solid fuels in your fireplace, woodstove or outdoor fire pit.
During the winter season, wood smoke is the largest source of harmful particulate pollution. On this website, residents can find information about the health effects of wood smoke, as well as detailed information about the Wood Burning Rule and how to comply with it.
More info about wood smoke:
Wood smoke contains fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide and various irritant gases such as nitrogen oxides that can scar the lungs.
Smoke may smell good, but it’s not good for you. Wood smoke can affect everyone, but children, teenagers, older adults, people with lung disease, including asthma and COPD or people with heart diseases are the most vulnerable.
How wood smoke harms your health (pdf)
The Fireplace Deulusion
There is no amount of wood smoke that is good to breathe. It is at least as bad for you as cigarette smoke, and probably much worse.
Because wood is a natural material and has been an integral part of human existence for so long, many view it as a benign, cheap and renewable energy alternative. But wood smoke can exacerbate asthma symptoms, and is especially harmful to children and older people. The emissions also have been linked to respiratory disease, atherosclerosis and other coronary problems, and early deaths among people with cardiovascular or lung disease.
The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer is the one book I would heartily suggest to everybody if there could only be one suggestion! I have both the book and the audio version. It’s great to hear Wayne Dyer reading the book. It can really get your day started off the right way!
Learn to Be a Connector
A person who lives in a state of unity with the Source of all life doesn’t look any different from ordinary folks. These people don’t wear a halo or dress in special garments that announce their godlike qualities. But when you notice that they go through life as the lucky ones who seem to get all the breaks, and when you begin to talk to them, you realize how distinctive they are compared to people living at ordinary levels of awareness. Spend a few moments in conversation with these people who are connected to the power of intention and you see how unique they are.
These people, whom I call connectors to signify their harmonious connection with the field of intention, are individuals who have made themselves available for success. It’s impossible to get them to be pessimistic about achieving what they desire in their lives. Rather than using language that indicates that their desires may not materialize, they speak from an inner conviction that communicates their profound and simple knowing that the universal Source supplies everything.
They don’t say, With my luck things won’t work out. Instead, you’re much more likely to hear something like, I intend to create this and I know it will work out. No matter how you might attempt to dissuade them by pointing out all the reasons why their optimism ought to be curtailed, they seem blissfully blind to reality-check repercussions. It’s almost as if they’re in a different world, a world in which they can’t hear the reasons why things won’t work out.
If you engage them in conversation about this idea, they simply say something like, I refuse to think about what can’t happen, because I’ll attract exactly what I think about, so I only think about what I know will happen. It doesn’t matter to them what’s happened before. They don’t relate to the concepts of failure or it’s impossible. They simply, without fanfare, are unaffected by reasons for being pessimistic. They’ve made themselves available for success, and they know and trust in an invisible force that’s all-providing. They’re so well connected to the all-providing Source that it’s as if they have a natural aura preventing anything from getting through that might weaken their connection to the creative energy of the power of intention.
Connectors appreciate the world and everything in it. The same connection that they experience with nature they feel toward all beings, including those who lived before and those who have yet to arrive. They have a consciousness of the oneness, and therefore they make no distinctions such as them or those other people. To a connector, it is all we. If you could observe their inner world, you’d discover that they’re hurt by pain inflicted on others. They don’t have the concept of enemies, since they know that all of us emanate from the same divine Source. They enjoy the differences in the appearance and customs of others rather than disliking, criticizing, or feeling threatened by them. Their connection to others is of a spiritual nature, but they don’t separate themselves spiritually from anyone regardless of where they might live or how different their appearances or customs may be from their own. In their heart, connectors feel an affinity to all of life, as well as to the Source of all of life.
You can read this and more inspiring words from Wayne in his best-selling book, The Power of Intention.
I also have The Secrets of Power of Intention CD Set and it’s also amazing. I highly suggest getting it too!
We need to really be more careful about what we’re giving to our pets!
This turned into a longer article than originally intended, as I started to analyze the listed ingredients in the top selling “probiotics” type product I found on Amazon.com
I read the ingredients and was disgusted.
I personally think that this is just one example of many where our pets and us are getting shafted by the big pet food corps that are trying to sell us as much crap as possible to generate easy profits.
It’s really not much different than all the processed foods being sold and all the corners that are being cut in order for them to produce cheap food that is easy to sell and has a huge profit margin.
That’s why I am a fanatical ingredients label reader. I must know what is in the food!
So today I saw this best selling pet health product on amazon that described itself as:
“Purina FortiFlora Canine Nutritional Supplement contains the beneficial microorganisms found naturally in your dog’s digestive system to help manage and shorten episodes of diarrhea. Common causes of diarrhea for dogs and puppies include food changes, antibiotic therapy, and environmental stress.”
I had to take a closer look at it. I first started by looking at the ingredients which are in a photo at the product page on amazon:
Purina Veterinary Diets Fortiflora Canine, 30 Sachets Per Box
If you look at the label and study the ingredients you will see the shitty ingredients.
I do not see where the “flora” are in the ingredients… They say in their description: ”
OK – let’s analyze the ingredients – it’s a top selling high volume product and apparently a LOT of pet owners are feeding their pets this product where the FIRST INGREDIENT LISTED IS: ANIMAL DIGEST
ANIMAL DIGEST….. hmmmm…. is that like “NATURAL FLAVORS”???
What the hell is that? I looked it up and according to wikipedia it’s garbage from animal remains that have not yet undergone “decomposition”.
“Animal digest is a common ingredient used in pet foods. As defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, digest is produced by the chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean animal tissue that has not undergone decomposition. These animal tissues may not include hair, horns, teeth, hooves, and feathers, with the exclusion of trace amounts that are unavoidable even after acceptable processing methods.
According to the FDA, a digest is an additive that has been treated with heat, enzymes, or also acids to produce a concentrated product intended as a natural flavoring. Pet food may legally be labelled as “Chicken Flavored” regardless of the percentage of chicken-derived product it contains, so long as the chicken flavoring is deemed “perceptible.”
If a product is labeled as “flavored” by a certain type of meat, the digest it contains must have been produced from tissues pertaining to the listed animal species. Chicken flavored food must be flavored with chicken digest.”
Now – I don’t know about you – but I would not want to give my beloved pet animal parts leftovers – possibly rotting. I don’t care HOW MUCH they treat ANIMAL PARTS with ACID – it’s CRAP and it’s the FIRST INGREDIENT LISTED on this probiotics type health product for dogs.
ANIMAL DIGEST is the FIRST INGREDIENT of a “probiotic flora” product they describe as “beneficial microorganisms found naturally in your dog’s digestive system”
Is it just me or is that a WAR CRIME?
If you want your dog to have better digeston you don’t necessarily want extra ingredients like ground up animal parts that haven’t quite decomposed yet.
Me – I would think a few strains of probiotics would be what the pet needs – not a highly processed packet of animal digest powder.
But then again – this is the kind of thing you’d expect from the big pet food companies who are out to make the most profit on a mass scale with the highest margin.
Grinding up shit that humans can’t be fed and making it into a meal/powder that they sell as an ingredient for pets – to me that’s despicable.
Also – calling it ANIMAL DIGEST in the ingredients HIDES what they have processed and what chemicals they used to process.
Recently my neighbors horse was put to sleep because it had a fast growing cancer tumor. It was put to sleep on a hot Friday and it’s smelly body laid there out in the street in 90 degree + temps until a few days later on a Monday morning when it was picked up.
It smelled awful. It was truly disgusting to se the dead horse much less smell it for days until it was picked up.
The spot where it laid still smells rancid – several weeks after that.
Now what I want to know – is it possible for a horse like that to end up at a meat factory and it’s parts treated to be used and called ANIMAL DIGEST?
I’ve seen a meat factory where they bring in truck loads of dead animals – all kinds – and who knows what they end up in…
ANIMAL DIGEST could be any kind of animal. It could be sick animals. Animals with horns. Who knows…. I find this possibility very disturbing.
What governing agencies are protecting us consumers?
They’re making it too easy for the companies to grind up their animal parts and package that crap as food and health products and hide what the ingredients really are.
So back to the ingredients…
The fact that ANIMAL DIGEST is the first ingredient listed also shows it is the DOMINANT INGREDIENT in the packets. Not the FLORA part.
That expensive powder pack is mostly ground up animal parts. That is why the protein is so high.
If that’s not enough – among the other garbage listed in the ingredients (imagine what is NOT listed) is BREWERS YEAST.
What is BREWERS YEAST doing in a pet product?
They use this crap to make beer. It’s a YEAST. I don’t want my pets getting MORE YEAST – I want them to get LESS YEAST.
I mean IF you are giving your dogs PROBIOTICS there is a good chance you are doing it because they have health issues and my guess it is related to YEAST, MOLD AND FUNGUS.
In particlular the problem is somehow related to MYCOTOXINS (which is what happens to yeast when beer or alcohol is made).
Why include BREWERS YEAST? I will not consume any products that has YEAST listed.
Here is a quote from Doug Kaufmann about brewers yeast as it applies to humans and his antifungal phase 1 diet:
“There are mixed reports regarding the consumption of mushrooms, brewer’s yeast, and kombucha tea. While some studies report their nutritive qualities, other studies speak to their risks. We always monitor the latest research, and our current conclusion is that when one is dealing with fungal issues, it is wise to remove anything from our diets that has fungal components. Therefore, we avoid consuming mushrooms, kombucha, brewer’s yeast, and the like.”
OK next we have the ingredient enterococcus faecium which wikipedia says “may also be pathogenic, causing diseases such as neonatal meningitis or endocarditis.”
By the way, according to Merriam Webster the definition of pathonegenic is:
Not exactly a vote of confidence.
I think enterococcus faecium is the ONLY active “probiotic” flora type ingredient that makes this product do it’s thing as no other strains are listed in the ingredients – but me personally I would prefer NOT to give my pet something that was potentially pathogenic.
So where are all the live organisms?
There are no other strains of probiotics on the ingredients label other than enterococcus faecium – so I can assume it was just that single possibly pathogenic ingredient that they refer to as “beneficial microorganisms found naturally in your dog’s digestive system”.
So – if you asked me – this popular bestselling pet product is NOT something I would feel good about giving to my pet.
Simply the excessive ANIMAL DIGEST ingredient makes me feel bad about this.
Consumers need to rise up and insist these big pet food companies stop from hiding stuff in processed ingredients and stop using cheap worse than pet grade ingredients.
I’m sick of big companies selling us moldy grains and garbage ingredients – especially when the food is intended just for pets.
As it is they use all the moldy grains they can’t use for human food and put them in feeds for animals and even pet foods. That in itself is a crime.
We need to be more aware of what the ingredients are and how the food is processed – both for human grade and pet grade.
People are getting hip to what the ingredients are in the foods we give our pets. Especially with all the pet food recalls and contaminants (poison) being found in the stuff sold for pets, people are being more careful.
Now – I am not saying this Purina Veterinary Diets Fortiflora Canine product is going to harm your pet or kill it or not even work as intended – I am just saying that me personally – when I read the ingredients I am sickened by what I see and I could never give it to my own pets.
That said – it’s interesting to see the variety of reviews on amazon for this product. It does get some good reviews. It also gets some really bad ones.
So – if nothing else I hope this has made you aware that looking at and understanding the ingredients is very important – especially with pet products. We can’t just blindly trust that the corporations care as much as we do about what our pets eat.
Self health – Do you want to feel better?
I know – that sounds a bit odd – but I just ran across an article with research that shows that according to census data HALF of the people in the United States of America live in 146 of the 3,000 counties in the states.
Their map shows the blue areas where people live and it sure seems that people prefer to live in more populated areas.
List of COUNTIES at: