Being in pain stinks!
That's exactly the thought I had when my poor husband was practically limping around this past weekend because his hip was "killing him."
Stewart is no stranger to pain. After years of high school and college football, the years of athletic triumph definitely left their mark on his poor body.
Luckily for Stewart he happened to marry the most brilliant woman in the whole world (and she is very modest too...hehe). Over the past several years Stewart has learned that nutrition, smart supplementation, and adequate sleep can work wonders, even for conditions that seem like you have no control over them.
In Stewart's case, since he had already done a decent amount of "banging up" on his body before we even met, I taught him strategies that wouldn't necessarily "fix" his back and hip issues, but could make the pain much much better.
You see, being in pain, negatively affects our lives more than we realize. In my dear husband's case, he loves to exercise, loves to play outside with the kids, and also loves to build awesome stuff using his skills in woodworking. On many days, the pain has stopped him from doing the things he loves and enjoying life the way he wants to.
I promise you this is not a "let's have pity on Stewart" party, because I assure you he would not want that. Instead, he would want you to know, learn, and implement the same principles he has used to control his pain, in your own life, so that you too can do all the things you love each and every day.
If you are feeling pain in your body, whether it's back, hip, knee, or shoulder pain, use the simple methods below to help your body heal in the fastest way possible:
1. Replace potential inflammatory foods, with "healing" foods.
Instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners use Raw Honey or Stevia.
Instead of eating processed wheat bread use sprouted whole grain bread.
Instead of eating white pasta use rice or spelt pasta.
Instead of eating processed food, eat wholesome natural foods that come from mother nature.
I know at first glance that may seem like a lot to change, but my motto is "one baby step at a time." I know that's not exactly the most original motto, but it sure does work!
2. Forget the word WORKOUT and begin to use the word MOVEMENT. Unfortunately, people have a very negative perception of the word WORKOUT. Thoughts of "No pain, no gain" and grunting muscle men at a gym are what we tend to use to define the word WORKOUT.
How about thinking of your daily exercise as BODY MOVEMENT instead? Which would mean that on any given day you can choose what type of movement is the best fit for your body.
Instead of pushing heavy objects at a loud gym, how about...
Taking a walk in the sunshine?
Dancing with your headphones on as loud as possible? (Yeah, that's all me.)
Getting up out of your office chair and stretching for 15 minutes?
Let go of what a WORKOUT should look like and choose the MOVEMENT that feels best to you.
3. Consider taking a high quality proteolytic enzyme. Proteolytic enzymes are different that digestive enzymes (digestive enzymes are what you take with food to assist in digestion) in that a proteolytic enzyme will pass through the stomach or intestine lining and enter the circulatory system to break down excess fibrin. Excess fibrin has the ability to restrict adequate blood flow, not allowing red blood cells to reach the capillaries to oxygenate and nourish your muscles and remove the metabolic waste that is causing your pain.
I like to imagine that these proteolytic enzymes are like little Pac Men going through your body eating up the excess fibrin that could potentially be impairing blood flow. This is a much, much better and safer approach than popping pain medication like Advil or Aleve all day long, which comes with a long list of dangerous side effects (chest pain, shortness of breath, weight gain and nausea).
Simple and Safe solution to your aches and pains
The good news for Stewart (and for you as well) is that by implementing the 3 strategies above he is no longer a slave to the pain and can stop so that he can get on with life and the activities he loves.
Give your body the chance to heal itself in a natural and SAFE way (without prescription or over the counter drugs).
Stop pain the safe and easy way
In health and happiness,
Friday, 29 March 2013
Thursday, 28 March 2013
My brother emailed me yesterday.
He wanted to know if "fish oil" was a good supplement.
I think he may have been bored at work and using "Google University" to hunt down health facts...
He broke TPC Life Rule #1, which states, "You're a moron if you use the Internet for vitamin research."
The only exception would be my Natural Cures Watchdog Blog, of course.
The Internet is saturated with ADVERTISING, not facts. And when it comes to health, you're destined to come across an ad touting the benefits of fish oils.
Do you really think man, or even his prehistoric ancestors, was meant to suck down highly processed, extracted fish oils?
Rather than answer him directly, I figured I'd do so publicly so everyone could benefit from the free advice. In addition, I added three more ridiculous vitamins that you should avoid.
4 of The Worst Vitamins
What "they" say: Get omega-3 fish oils to be saved from the inner fires of inflammation, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and hell, UFO Abduction."
What science says: You don't need pills to get omega fats.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in generous amounts in servings of grass-fed meat, whole eggs, wild-caught fish and pemmican. And better than their "pill counterparts,"
food source omega-3 fats are accompanied with a host of micronutrients and other healthy fats required to increase functional lifespan.
What "they" say: Your entire family is vitamin D deficient - even the family dog - and pills will correct it. The deficiency explains all your ill health...and even your bad haircut.
What science says: Vitamin D pills are hormones made by Big Pharma and disguised as "vitamins." The University of Colorado, recently showed how synthetic vitamin D was traditionally used as a "rodenticide" due to its "cumulative poisonous nature." Once mass production was developed by Hoffman La-Roche and BASF pharmaceuticals, it was turned into a "vitamin" courtesy of slick advertising and industry funded studies falsely touting its benefits (checkbook science).
Vitamin D pills can "plug up" the body, causing the synthetic vitamin to hide and tuck away into your fat layers (for up to
60 days!) where it disrupts "hormonal intelligence," causing excess calcification and dwindling health. In contrast, naturally occurring vitamin D from cod liver oil or sun exposure only lasts for up to 20 minutes, and quickly exerts its benefits before it is quickly broken down and removed from the body.
What "they" say: Resveratrol is the fountain of youth, except it comes in a pill, usually made by big Pharma, is the next best thing since bacon. Honestly!
What science says: Not a single human clinical trials substantiates longevity claims. In fact, some studies are showing it to be risky.
"Resveratrol, a polyphenol derived from red grapes, berries, and peanuts, has been shown to mediate death of a wide variety of cells. The mechanisms by which resveratrol mediates cell death include necrosis, apoptosis, autophagy, and others.
While most studies suggest that resveratrol kills tumor cells selectively, evidence is emerging that certain normal cells such as endothelial cells, lymphocytes, and chondrocytes are vulnerable to resveratrol." - Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2009
What "they" say: Choke down folic acid daily and forever escape fear depression, heart disease, cancer or heck, high interest rates and predatory loans as "as long as we get our
400 micrograms daily." (Cheesey smile here by huckster)
What science says: Folic acid pills are yet another drug disguised as a vitamin. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening trial has linked high folic acid intake with a 32% increased risk of breast cancer.
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A fan recently emailed to say, "I'm interested in the Cinnergy product that you wrote about. But I understand that the ingredients are "extracted."Is that done using a chemical process? And what is the benefit of extracting the ingredients?"
First of all, I want to applaud this fan for being concerned about the way this supplement is produced. Too many people blindly assume that all nutritional supplements are safe and effective. This is simply not true. In fact, some supplements aren't even natural! (Read that sentence again, please.)
Many commercial "vitamin" products, for example, are produced from synthetic ingredients (including petroleum extracts and coal tar derivatives) and can be downright harmful! As "The People's Chemist," I would never use a chemical extraction process! EVER!
The Extraction Process
"Extraction" is simply a way of making the ingredients in Cinnergy more powerful and more potent. And in this case, it's done with purified water and oil so that I can pull out the entire spectrum of water soluble and fat soluble, healing compounds.
If you want to know how it works, think of it like you're making coffee...
Let's say that you pour half a cup of coffee grounds into a French press and then steep those grounds in hot water. But instead of drinking the coffee, let's say you pour it off to the side and discard the used grounds. Next, add a fresh batch of coffee grounds to the French press. Then heat the existing coffee again and pour it over the new beans.
Once this second batch has steeped, you pour the coffee to the side again and throw away the beans. Now, imagine repeating this process three more times.
At the end of the process you would still have just one batch of coffee - but it would be FIVE TIMES more potent than the first batch you brewed.
Next, imagine that you take the pot of coffee and slowly evaporate the water. This would leave only the solids behind.
These solids could then be powdered and put into capsules.
In this example, just one small capsule might have the same amount of caffeine (and antioxidant power) that would normally be found in five cups of coffee!…Now think how that translates into providing a pill loaded with the medicinal compounds from cinnamon and milk thistle!
Water/oil extraction is a perfectly natural and time-tested process that can greatly enhance the potency of an ingredient.
And that's exactly what I do with Cinnergy.
The cinnamon is extracted five times, while the milk thistle goes through the process four times. The end result is a highly potent detoxifying, anti-aging, fat burning and health promoting natural supplement…My wife likes to call it her "sexy body insurance”because by controlling blood sugar and insulin levels, it SLOWS the aging process!
Not only does it cause you to age slower, but it also makes you feel younger too thanks to an increase in energy throughout the day!
Cinnergy Is The Guardian of Fitness and Health.
I’m Not Making This Up!
I’ve written about the vast benefits of cinnamon and milk thistle for the last 5 years. And over that time, I’ve watched companies adulterate their products with toxic substances like chromium picolinate, processed soy oils, titanium dioxides and sodium lauryl sulfates.
Worse, I’ve even tested other products that claim to be potent water or alcohol extracts and found they didn’t carry ANY of the medicinal compounds intended by Mother Nature. Once altered in the lab, my results showed conclusively that the quality of products dwindled.
Yet, science continues to discover the vast benefits of using “medicinally active” cinnamon and milk thistle. Therefore, I set out to offer a safe and effective product like Cinnergy so that consumers could avoid the marketing shenanigans of the supplement industry, while also using it as the guardian of their health, fitness, and longevity. PLUS, ANYONE CAN AFFORD IT.
Important Message on Price and Potency
Would you believe that people send me emails bitching about my price for Cinnergy without doing the math?
I’m going to set the record straight...If you were to buy the weak cinnamon and milk thistle products sold in retail stores, you would be paying double or triple! (I’m yelling that.)
Cinnergy is so potent that it remains in your body for days!
Therefore, if you are not Type II diabetic, you should only be taking one capsule every three to four days! That’s it! If you are diabetic and trying to get control of your blood sugar without meds, then you can follow the instructions on the label.
Once you combine that with an eating plan that ignites Hormone Intelligence Therapy (HIT) as outlined in my book, Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, you can lower your dose.
What this means is that Cinnergy is not only the most potent form of cinnamon and milk thistle, but also THE WORLDS MOST INEXPENSIVE. A bottle can last as long as seven months, costing you as little as $4 dollars each month! Bam!
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Dare to Live Young,
The People's Chemist