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Monday, June 19, 2017

Tip of the Week

How and why we eat boils down to the interplay between our physiological condition and what food is available to us. Whether we eat to sustain our health or simply to satisfy hunger has a huge impact on our long term health prospects. How we choose to eat in our youth has a major impact on our heath beginning in middle age. Are we simply an organic boiler that we can feed any kind of fuel and expect to stay healthy? The answer is no. There are qualitative as well as quantitative considerations.

Eating simply to eliminate hunger was reasonably safe as recently as 60 years ago. However, the introduction of refined foods, sugar, chemical additives, and eventually a world-wide distribution network (that allows foods from any climatic zone to be available anywhere any time of year) has made that an increasingly dangerous proposition.

As generations of poor eaters come and go, the negative effects of eating without considering the effects of food on our energy and internal systems results in poor health at an increasingly younger age. The baby boomers (those born between the 1940s and 1960s) were the first generation to be exposed to the bulk of the artificial ingredients and chemical laced consumer products that we currently come into contact with every day of our lives. The younger generations will face a prodigious minefield of health harming substances for their entire lifespan.

The explosion of degenerative diseases in the last twenty years is the direct result of the contamination of our food and living environment. 1.6 million new cancer cases a year, 50,000 new cases of heart disease, 1.4 million new cases of diabetes, 50,000 new cases of lung disease, the list goes on, and that is just in the U.S.A. (Data from the CDC website.)

If we don’t start looking out for ourselves, paying attention to what we put in, on, and around our bodies, the greatest generation will be the last relatively healthy one.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Tip of the Week

The energy level that we sustain (when compared to our originating energy pattern at birth) will create certain types of mental thought patterns and emotional responses. For example, excessively high energy will result in low patience, frustration, anger, rage, closed mindedness, elitism, paranoia, refusal to submit to authority, and sociopathic and homicidal tendencies; whereas low energy will result in timidity, fearfulness, lack of enthusiasm, depression, low self esteem, insecurity, easily brought to tears, lack of independence or self respect, and suicidal tendencies. By altering our energy level, we can change how we mentally and emotionally react to everyday situations and build a personality of our own choosing.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Tip of the Week

Do your children get sick at the drop of a hat? Do you feel weak, foggy, or can't get enough sleep? How about suffering frequent headaches, stuffy nose, or allergies? Have you recently moved or renovated? The answer to your family's health problems may be chemical contamination of their living environment.

Newly constructed homes or apartments have building materials with chemicals that have not had time to off-gas as older residences have. Any repairs or remodeling also use new materials with fresh chemical ingredients that will evaporate into the air trapped inside closed doors and windows, contaminating the air we breathe.  Sheetrock, carpeting, paint, particle board, chip board, construction glue, paneling, new furniture, and insulation can all contribute to an air borne toxic brew. Some construction chemicals can take many years to evaporate to the point they can no longer affect our health.

Our body can filter out these chemicals but the process will depress our immune system to the point we become more susceptible to infections or sickness, tire easily, our sinuses plug up, and we get frequent headaches  Children are particularly vulnerable as their immune systems are underdeveloped.

Keep the windows and doors open as much as possible to allow the chemicals to be vented and diluted with fresh air. Buy a good living space air filter and keep it well maintained. Eliminating as many immune system depressing foods as possible will support the body by keeping it supplied with plenty of energy, as it works to filter out the chemical contaminants.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tip of the Week

Common everyday negative health symptoms can alert us to the probability of life threatening health problems in our future. We can avoid these deadly health issues if we learn how to recognize the early warnings and make adjustments to our energy intake in a timely manner.

High energy symptoms such as unpleasant body odor, arthritis, indigestion, headaches, acne, warts, constipation, bad gas, bad breath, high blood pressure, low patience, anger, violence, and rage, can be the precursors for some types of heart and lung disease, kidney failure, hemorrhoids, gout, IBS, ulcers, measles, prostate problems, and many forms of cancer.

Low energy symptoms such as infections, earaches, runny nose, diarrhea, joint weakness, hair loss, low libido, tiring easily, getting sick easily, poor eyesight, allergies, weak fingernails, lack of motivation, depression, and fear can lead to an enlarged heart, diabetes, incontinence, hepatitis, AIDS, ED, STD, liver failure, and some types of cancer.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tip of the Week

Don’t feel like doing anything? Can’t get going with any projects on your days off or after work like you used to? It’s all about energy. When your energy levels are too low you naturally don’t feel like doing anything but vegging out; watching TV, the computer, or the phone. When you allow your energy to build up and stop all the dissipating consumption and activities, you will naturally reach a point where enthusiasm for new projects, hobbies, and chores will return as a side effect of having an abundance of energy. As long as you eat energy draining foods (sweets, fruits, highly processed, chemical additive laced), use energy dissipating substances (drugs, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, caffeine, etc.), expose yourself to harmful substances in your living environment (paint, plastics, exhaust fumes, petro chemicals, etc.) and engage excessively in energy draining activities (sex), you will be stuck in that semi-depressed existence of just enough energy to survive your day-to-day life, but not really enjoy it.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tip of the Week

We can adjust our energy level (and as a result, our physical and mental state) by consuming or abstaining from certain foods. For example, headaches, anxiety, tension, nose bleeds, high stress, sleeplessness, gout, hemorrhoids, and prostate related urinary issues, can be eliminated by eating more low energy foods and reducing our intake of high energy foods. If we normally eat a lot of animal products and we suffer from any of these symptoms, we can try eating more vegetables and fruits, and cut back on the animal products until the symptoms go away. Then we can try eating animal products again and see where our threshold is (what quantity or type of animal product creates the symptom).

The concept is that all foods will do one of three things: build our energy up, sustain our energy, or lower our energy. By adjusting our energy level by eating foods for their effect on our energy level, we can eliminate uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms.

In order to make a decision about what foods to use to adjust our energy, it would be helpful to know which ones create more energy and which ones create less energy. Below are some common foods (and a few recreational substances) listed from the highest to lowest energy generators, energy sustainers, on down to the energy reducers: red meat, pork, fowl, fish, eggs, cheese, milk, wheat, whole wheat flour, white flour, oats, rice, corn (dry corn products-corn meal, flour, etc.), soy products (tofu, soymilk, soybeans), lentils, split peas, beans (dry beans-pintos, limas, black, red, etc), seeds (sesame, flax, chia, poppy, etc.), nuts-raw, fresh corn, cabbage (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower), celery, carrots, green beans, squash, asparagus, artichoke, avocado, potato, yam, water, peppers, apples, pears, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, grapes, pineapple, banana, fruit juices, dried fruit (dates, raisins, prunes, etc.), tobacco, caffeine, malt syrup, rice syrup, concentrated fruit juice, maple syrup, honey, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, fructose, beet sugar, cane sugar, recreational drugs.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tip of the Week

Age...it creeps up on us all. We wake up one day and our body seems like it's going downhill fast. We've all been taught that creaky joints, low energy, ED, low libido, thinning hair, and heart and blood issues are more-or-less the natural result of getting older.

Old age and the associated poor health symptoms are simply the result of an overall low energy condition that has slowly accumulated over several decades. People who maintain their energy stores don't slow down in old age. There are plenty of folks in their 80s and 90s still going strong. Our energy stores (deep stored energy or stamina) slowly drain out over time because we eat low energy foods, use substances and engage in activities that drain it. We barely let any energy build up at all and then dissipate it through some type of non-supportive substance abuse or activity strictly for pleasure. After many years of this behavior, we become addicted to it and our condition begins to deteriorate rapidly.

All the low quality food and energy dissipating substances and activities slowly compromise our organs and autonomic systems. Their strength is reduced, and as a result we get sick easier, take longer to heal, our bones become brittle, and our arteries clog up. Our entire personal energy envelope is drastically reduced and can't protect us anymore.

It is possible to turn this condition around. The process takes a long time to see results, but it works. I'm not saying we all will be returned to the perfect health and vitality of our youth, but it will enable us to regain 10 - 20 years of our past energy level depending on the extent of any irreversible damage our habits have caused.

The main concept is that our energy stores can drop so low we have no reserves to prevent damage or maintain our body properly. It's mostly felt in our reduced stamina and cardio-vascular performance, and visually seen in lack of muscle tone and reduced muscle mass (the heart is also a muscle). The muscles are an indication of the condition of our deep stored energy or stamina. As we get older, we are less physically active, our energy intake drops off (because we don't need it to be physically active), our muscles shrink, and our stored energy level is drained. It's a vicious circle of slow physical and mental decline.

In order to reverse this condition, we must eliminate the energy lowering foods and substances, and start consuming energy (muscle) building alternatives. The next step is to replace the energy dissipating activities with physical and mental exercise that will contribute to increased energy storage. We must mentally and physically retrain ourselves to want to hang on to our energy long enough for it to build our body's muscles back up.

By the time we find ourselves in this poor physical shape we are usually addicted to some form of energy dissipating activity such as smoking, drinking, eating sweets, drug use, or sitting on our ass at the office or in front of the TV all day. By replacing those dissipating activities with an exercise program, coupled with eating higher energy foods, we can build up our energy stores once again. Exercise deposits the energy back into our body as muscle, with increased stamina, physical ability, and a refreshed mental state as a result.

It's tough to get started exercising at first because we must have enough extra energy to want to, so that portion of our rehabilitation must start out very small. Start with a few calisthenics at night before bed, or in the morning, and gradually work up to more strenuous activities. Stronger foods (animal products and or protein supplements) must be consumed and energy depleting foods eliminated in order to create the desire to exercise.

Once we begin to experience increased energy through our diet changes, we will be tempted to dissipate it through those substances and activities we are addicted to. We must resist this inclination in order to be successful in our attempt to increase our energy storage capacity. When we get those cravings we must resort to exercise or some form of mental discipline (meditation for example) to control our dissipating urges and allow the energy to be held onto and stored.

Our ligaments, lungs, and heart will rebel against what we are trying to do so we must take it slow. We may damage our muscles or ligaments with over exertion. This can be mitigated by taking omega 3 fatty acid and turmeric supplements, and through support of a chiropractor or physical therapist. Care must be taken to ensure that our heart and circulatory system are in good enough shape to embark on this improvement project. They might need some extra help in case our diet over the years has coated our arteries with plaque and cholesterol. Consider taking some herbal supplements (there are formula that will eliminate plaque and cholesterol and lower blood pressure) or see a medical doctor for tests and medication that will help with this. Our improvement program will not work if our blood system is so clogged that oxygen and nutrients can't be distributed properly to the muscles or we give ourselves a stroke because of arterial blockages.

It may take up to a year or two of gradual effort to be able to see the progress, but the rewards are well worth it in greater physical ability and self esteem, fear reduction, and an increase in our overall enjoyment of life.