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Intermittent Fasting

Wow! Time flies! It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I have been busy!

I do have an article about my experience with Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period.

It’s been a great way for me to lose weight consistently over the past few months and fits in well my other programs that I follow.

Check out the article if you want.

Intermittent Fasting & The Plant Paradox

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If I can feel good so can you!

Magnesium will absolutely help.

70-80% of the population has a Magnesium deficiency.

Chances are that Magnesium will help you feel better and it will improve your health significantly, but only if you do it right.

If you only take multiple vitamins or cheap magnesium from the drug store, it most likely won’t do anything but make you have diarrhea or runny stools.

If you have a magnesium deficiency, and most people do, it is very important to take more at first to get your levels up. The problem is that a lot of magnesium will make you go to the bathroom. A lot. Fortunately some magnesium doesn’t do that.

I suggest you do the necessary research and read up a little so you don’t just end up grabbing a bottle next time you see it at the store, and then later say it didn’t work.

Knowing why you are taking something and understanding the potential benefits will help guide you to successfully dealing with any problems you may be trying to get rid of.

What can Magnesium do for me???

At the very least boosting Magnesium levels can help you sleep better and reduce stress and anxiety. It can also make you a stronger healthier person in a lot of ways.

Me – I sleep better because of boosting my Magnesium levels. A lot of people say they do!

If you have ailments (and who doesn’t) there is a good chance you’ll feel better and maybe even forget you had those problems when you start taking a good Magnesium supplement.

Below is a list of thirty-six conditions that you may experience if you are low on magnesium:

1. Acid reflux 2. Adrenal fatigue 3. Alzheimer’s disease 4. Angina 5. Anxiety and Panic Attacks 6. Arthritis 7. Asthma 8. Atherosclerosis with calcium deposits. 9. Blood Clots 10. Bowel disease 11. Brian dysfunction 12. Cholesterol elevation 13. Cystitis 14. Depression 15. Detoxification 16. Diabetes 17. Fatigue 18. Headaches 19. Heart disease 20. Hypertension 21. Hypoglycemia 22. Indigestion 23. Inflammation 24. Insomnia 25. Irritable bowel syndrome 26. Kidney disease 27. Kidney stones 28. Migraine 29. Musculoskeletal conditions 30. Nerve problems 31. Obstetrical and gynecological problems 32. Osteoporosis 33. Parking’s disease 34. Raynaud’s syndrome 35. Sports injuries 36. Tooth Decay

Source: Dean, The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd ed. (2014)

Excerpt from Dr. Carolyn Dean PDF: 

Magnesium is a necessary cofactor utilized by 700-800 enzyme systems that perform vital metabolic functions in the body. It took me a whole book, The Magnesium Miracle, to describe the intricacies of magnesium physiology. After reading that book you’ll agree that miracle is the most suitable word to describe a mineral that treats acid reflux, adrenal fatigue, angina, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, constipation, depression, diabetes type 2, fibromyalgia, headaches, heart attacks, IBS, insomnia, kidney stones, migraines, muscle spasms, nerve twitches, osteoporosis, PMS, seizures and more.

I’ve just listed many chronic conditions that people are suffering from today, yet has your doctor ever told you to take magnesium? Probably not. That’s because nutrient therapy is not taught in medical school. Magnesium is not regarded as a first-line therapeutic agent in hospitals or doctor’s offices and it’s not a patentable drug. For all these reasons, mainstream medicine remains blind to the extent of magnesium deficiency that is reported to be present in 70-80 percent of the population.

I will make it easy by providing the links to Magnesium Info downloads and info about the right kind of products.

1) PDF – Miracle of Magnesium (Read this – you’ll be amazed)


If you are not yet convinced you need magnesium – this will set you straight.

2) PDF – Ultimate Guide

Additional info on the kinds of symptoms people have when they are magnesium deficient.

3) Magnesium Miracle – The Book on Amazon (Look inside to read some of it free – also read the reviews at bottom)

Me – I use 3 different kinds of Magnesium as of about July 2016 and I can tell a huge difference. Especially in sleeping and general well being.

I personally have not done mega doses but have worked my way up to taking more of it.

4) ReMag – Super effective but expensive, but good, because you can put a spoonful of the liquid in a bottle of water and sip it throughout the day.

I use this in addition to the other magnesium I take. Read the reviews on amazon. People love this.

5) Jigsaw – I take 2 or 3 of these tablets daily. They are time release. (TRY THIS FIRST!)

Jigsaw might be the best one to try first. Also read the reviews on amazon. People say how their lives have been changed. I do not like to run out of this. It helps me sleep like a baby.

Originally I took the one with B vitamins, but there is also a version without the B which is better for me since I already take a B Complex. Both are great!

I started with 1 once a day and worked up to 2 once a day within a few days and now I take 2 in the morning and 1 or 2 in the afternoon. If you are deficient you may need to take more to notice results.

6) Natural Calm – fizzy fruity powdered drink.

I originally bought this for Mom, but unfortunately she hardly ever wants it, (she generally never wants anything healthy – not even food). I have it once in a while after lunch, or take it when I run out of the Jigsaw tablets.

Do It Right!

Just make sure you get a good quality magnesium such as the ones I linked above. Most Magnesium or Cal/Mag supplements or even multiple vitamins with it will not do the job.

Magnesium is the one thing I think everyone can benefit from supplementing with. after discovering what it does for me I can’t imagine going without it.

You will have a better understanding of what Magnesium does for the body if you read the materials above and download the pdfs to read later or at your convenience. The reviews and success stories on Amazon will also help you to see what it has done for people. Not one or 2 people but hundreds are sharing their stories.


What about food?

You can eat foods high in Magnesium, but remember that if you have a deficiency you will need more than a handful of spinach or a handful of almosnds to solve the problem.

The soil isn’t what it used to be.

Most food and vegetables simply do not have enough vitamins and minerals to be helpful to solve deficiencies.

Well, I hope this is helpful for you. Magnesium has helped me. That’s why I like to share. It’s one of the few sure things that should be able to help almost anyone feel better!

If you think this is a sales pitch – nope – the only benefit I get is helping people. I don’t make a penny in any way!

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Are Green Beans Healthy?

The answer is yes. Green Beans are rich in Vitamins and minerals.

How do I know?

Well I go to the excellent Website World’s Healthiest Foods to get all the data and the verdict is green beans are good for you!

I highly recommend World’s Healthiest Foods whenever you have a question about a particular fruit or vegetable!

Me – I love green beans. I can eat a load of them almost any time. Usually more than a cup at each meal when I eat them.

1 cup contains 6% or greater:


Go eat some green beans!

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Here is a great article with suggestions on how to get more movement into your life from Dr. Carolyn Dean at RnA ReSet

A little bit of movement is good for everybody.

There’s an old Asian saying to the effect of, “a body without movement is like standing water, moldy, spoiled and rotten.” We’re designed to move our bodies through space. Unless you are entirely bedridden, there is always some way to get in a bit of movement, which you can build upon little by little.

One of the reasons we may have a psychological block to exercise is that we think we must devote a single, large chunk of our day to it. Where can anyone find a half hour or an hour to do anything more than what we’re doing now?

But what if you put in a few minutes here and there? That’s right, they all add up!

In fact, research shows that several 5-minute sessions of heightened activity followed by rest may be more beneficial than a whole hour of exercise.
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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.

Great stuff!

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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.

I just added an article on the 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.

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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.


This is especially important if you are following diets and nutritional regimens such as the Doug Kaufmann Phase One Diet or a “Grain Free” or Gluten Free diet.

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?

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Me, personally, I still drink coffee every morning when I get up.

A coffee habit can be unhealthy in a lot of ways. Not necessarily the coffee itself, but more so it’s all the junk we put in coffee. Yes – I know – a lot of respected people say don’t drink it – or drink it in moderation, but there are health benefits to coffee and after all there are those of us who like it.

I’ll save the detailed conversation about coffee itself for another time, but I would like to point out that if you are going to drink coffee, you should consider using it without sugar and instead use heavy cream (aka whipping cream) to make it taste good.

Personally I have managed to consume coffee without sugar for at least 5 years. That was one of the hardest health transitions I ever had to make. I loved my coffee with sugar.

Worse than consuming just bad old sugar in my coffee I was also one of those using fake creamers and even worse those flavored cream concoctions that tasted so good (like candy).

That was back when I though drinking diet sodas was being healthy.

But as I learned more about nutrition and especially how sugar in particlular was causing a lot of health problems I started making an effort to eliminate it from my diet.

Around the time I learned about the Phase One Diet and Know The Cause I gave up drinking sodas completely (even Ginger Ale) and I began substituting honey for sugar in my coffee.

I didn’t think honey was exactly “Phase One Diet” friendly, but I thought it was better than using sugar.

I also tried agave nectar in my coffee, although I didn’t really connect with that.

Thanks to Doug Kaufman and some information I have learned from him and the guests on his show and elsewhere, I have found that coffee tastes good without any sweetener if you use cinnamon or unsweetened chocolate (pure cocoa powder) along with a heavy unsweetened cream (at Trader Joes it is called Whipping Cream).

Cinnamon by the way is anti-fungal as are a lot of the foods and vitamins that are good for us :’>

Is cream healthy? It certainly is healthier than artificial creamers and flavored garbage for coffee.

I am curious because from time to time I have noticed that cream (yet more often milk and dairy) gets slammed in articles and diet instructions.

Since unsweetened whipping cream is considered OK in moderation on the Phase One and Phase Two diets and used in many Phase 1 friendly recipes by Doug Kaufmann himself, I thought it would be interesting to research if there are any health benefits to cream.

Heavy Cream or Whipping Cream is basically the stuff that rises to the top when milk is made. IT must not be very heavy or it’d sink… but it is heavier in fat – saturated fat, which by the way does have health benefits.

I am pretty sure that cream is generally not pasteurized, which in itself is considered by many to be healthier than drinking milk which is pasteurized.

I know – there has been a big campaign to tell Americans that fat is bad for us – but now in 2014 and beyond a lot of doctors are changing their opinions about good fats and bad fats and are realizing that our bodies and especially our brains need some good saturated fat to operate at our peak.

Heavy Cream by the way can be consumed by a lot of people who are otherwise “lactose intolerant” without any digestive issues.

Cream has practically no carbs. That’s good, right?

It is also said that heavy cream because of the high saturated fat can suppress your appetite. That can be helpful.

Heavy cream is certainly healthier than polyunsaturated fats in vegetable oils. That’s good.

It has a good amount of calcium and phsopherous which our bodies need. That’s good.

Cream is also good for people who are active and need energy (kids especially).

And perhaps the best thing about cream – especially in coffee – is that it has a sweet taste that can help us stay away from sugar. That’s good!

Now – having pointed out those things – there still is a faction of people who would rather have you drink skim milk than consume cream. But those people still think saturated fat is all bad and harmful. In my opinion and many high profile doctors and nutritionists who believe we need to eliminate as much saturated fat as possible are flat out giving BAD ADVICE.

Who do you believe??? I’ve puts some good links at the bottom of this – read them for yourself and decide.

Me – I think grandma had it right with a lot of the foods they ate. Butter, cream and such was not conisdered unhealthy back in the days. Maybe they had it right and all these high tech processed food companies have it wrong.

In any event – follow some of the links below and do a little research yourself before you write off cream and saturated fats in your diet.

The intention of the Phase One Diet by Doug Kaufmann is to starve fungus out of our bodies by NOT giving it what it wants and that is why there is a list of acceptable foods to consume while on the diet.

In general it’s sugar and carbs that are universally not allowed however dairy also has limitation. Here are the suggested dairy foods that are allowed on Phase One:

Organic Butter, Organic Yogurt, (use the following very sparingly) cream cheese, unsweetened whipping cream, real sour cream.

Getting Started On the Phase One Diet – explains the foods that are allowed and includes a section on milk and dairy where it says “milk is not what it was 50 years ago”.

Foods High In Saturated Fats are Not The Enemy – hey – this is a must read!

The Surprising Nutritional Benefits of Heavy Cream – this article asks if you should use cream for coffee or cooking.

Real Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk – which is better?

Who do you believe about saturated fats and cholesterol? – Read and decide for yourself!

Heavy Whipping Cream Forum Post – get involved in the discussion!

That’s all for now!

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Yes – it is true – soy beans and almost all kinds of soy related products have toxins in then that can cause all kinds of health problems.

I personally have been avoiding soy as much as I can for a few years now.

I know it’s hard to believe that soy can be bad for you – there are so many loud claims of the health benefits of soy, even by the FDA, that surely it must be good for you.

Sorry to burst any bubbles, but there is too much evidence that soy is bad for you.

Don’t take my word for it – go to Google and search for soy toxins and just look at all the information presented about the health concerns about soy. It’s toxic stuff that causes big trouble in a lot of people!

Here is one article in particular I think everyone should read. Read this and decide for yourself – or do more research. It’s important!

9 Steps To Perfect Health – #1: Don’t Eat Toxins

The most important part is near the end of the article is about soy. This article covers grains and other sources of toxins too – all imnportant info – but the soy discussion at the end is mind blowing.

Make sure you read that far!

If you find this soy toxin thing interesting and want to know more – simply type in SOY TOXINS in your favorite search engine and look at all the articles and info presented about this. Tons of convincing info.

See also:

Newest Research On Why You Should Avoid Soy

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I have been including a heaping tablespoon of diatomaceous earth (food grade) in my morning smoothies for almost 2 years now! It really does a body good!

I think it has done a lot to help make sure there aren’t any parasites in me, but also plays a part in improving my nutritional profile and keeping me healthy.

Diatomaceous earth has many health benefits (the human grade – not the kind you use in a swimming pool filter!).

Diatomaceous earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica.  One of the benefits of silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Another benefit is it can lower cholesterol levels.

According to Earthworks Health these are some of the health benefits:

  1. Sore joints and ligaments feel better
  2. Skin clears up (acne-age spots-psoriasis)
  3. Hair and nails are stronger and grow faster
  4. Stronger teeth and gums
  5. Healthier respiratory tract–less coughing
  6. Menopause has less symptoms
  7. Healthier urinary tract

See more of the Health Benefits for yourself.

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Read about the Blood Stream Formula

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