Healthy Eating and Nutrition

The Key To Absorbing Greens Supplements – And a Recipe to Help You Get The Most From Yours

GREENS SUPPLEMENTS

There are so many ways for us to boost our levels of daily nutrition. For many people, this includes things like eating organic, cutting out some of the known problem foods, and taking various supplements. One of our favorite ways to make sure we are getting the most nutrient dense foods we can is through greens supplements. 

It is through these micro-pulverized nutrient-dense whole food green powders that we can power our body right down to the cellular level with the types of natural ingredients that the body recognizes. Becuase the powerful green mixes are jam-packed full of nutrition it only makes sense to include them into a daily health routine. 

THE MAN WITH ABUNDANT ENERGY

I remember walking into my favorite local health-food store and watching this super high-energy man walk straight over to this bottle of greens, pick it three of them, and go to the checkout. I couldn’t resist asking him what he was up to. This guy was super fit. He said that he’s an executive at a local company and he needs to be on top of his game all the time. I can relate, so I dug a bit deeper. He said that since he started using this greens supplement he has seen his energy sky-rocket. He said that the energy he has through his cycling routine that he does every morning has increased dramatically. He takes a glassful in the morning when he wakes up and then again at the end of the day before he goes to bed. He said that by pairing this cellular nutrition with MAP (master amino acid pattern) he has seen his strength increase exponentially and his energy is steady through the whole day

I was intrigued. So I tried it myself. I too found that I was experiencing a cleaner and more vivid energy, especially within 10 minutes or so of drinking a glassful. Then I started doing some research.

What I realized is that I could actually get even MORE energy and results from this if I integrate fats with it as well. 

FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS

When mixing the green powder with some orange juice I noticed that I was definitely experiencing increased energy. However, I’m very aware of the various vitamins and how they interact and metabolize in the body. We have all the water soluble vitamins like the B-series and vitamin C as well as the fat-soluble suite A, D, E, and K. So something clicked. I began adding a high-quality flaxseed oil into the mix and began having immediate results. I could feel the difference in how much was being absorbed by my body through how long the energy was lasting. It was almost like a meal replacement at that point. I started having a small shot (6oz or so) 3 times per day. I noticed that I stopped getting midday slumps, started clearing up bags under my eyes, and had clearer thinking even through stressful periods throughout any given day. 

With such a large spread of vitamins and minerals within the vast majority of the best greens powders, it only makes sense to include some fats in the mix to make sure that the full spectrum is being absorbed. I certainly found that this is an ideal way to ensure I’m getting proper nutrition throughout the day to supplement the healthy food choices I include in my diet. 

MY FAVORITE RECIPE

There are as many ways to create these green drinks as there are taste buds on the tongue. I found that there are also a lot of different kinds of greens available to buy. When choosing a greens powder here are a few things to look out for:

  • Raw, or as close to raw as possible
  • Organic or wildcrafted
  • Includes probiotics
  • Includes sea vegetables
  • Includes digestive enzymes
  • Non-GMO
  • No fillers (things like apple pectin, bran, rice starch, etc can be used to dilute the mix and reduce production costs)
  • No synthetics, chemicals, or preservatives

My favorite for the price is the ‘Amazing Grass – Raw Reserve.‘ My favorite for nutrient density is ‘Dr. Ben Kim’s Organic Greens Powder‘ 

So regardless which you choose, here is a quick recipe to help make sure you get the most from your daily greens powders. I like to call it the Green Falcon because this definilty makes me feel like I can fly.

The Green Falcon

The Green Falcon

1 cup Orange Juice

1-3 tsp Greens Powder

1-3 tsp Panaseeda Five Seed Oil (or any high-quality seed-oil)

1-2 dropperful Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton (optional)

Instructions:

Scoop the greens into the bottom of the glass. Pour just enough OJ into the glass to cover the greens and stir to create a paste (if it appears too dry add OJ until smooth). Add the Panaseeda Five Seed Oil and the Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton and stir until smooth. Top off with the rest of the OJ and stir until a consistent liquid is formed. Drink up and enjoy!

Here’s to your highest health and your best self.

Love.

THE HORMONE HANDBOOK – RECLAIM YOUR POEWR

The Common Kitchen Ingredient That Fights Cancer

This one common kitchen ingredient is being used as a treatment for cancer, especially cancer of the breast.

What is that ingredient?  Its called D-limonene, one of two limonene molecules that is found in lemons, orange peel and other foods.  

Limonene is a unique hydrocarbon molecule called a terpene which gives citrus its familiar aroma. However, the limonene molecule in orange peel has a different structure than the limonene in lemon peel, thus the different smells.

There are many terpenes, so get to know that word because you are going to hear a lot more about them as the world wakes up to the exalted healing power of enzyme rich, plant based, whole food “medicine” sun kissed by nature versus lab engineered enzymatically dead pills made with petrochemicals, and stamped safe for consumption by a desk dweller in latex gloves and a lab coat spending his days under fluorescent lights.  

Trust Nature First

Trust nature first, everything made by man, be afraid, very afraid.  Remember, nature does not want to profit from your pain, but the medical establishment can’t care less about you if you can’t pay up. Nature is magnanimous, it has all the medicine you need ripe for the picking and only asks that you plant its seed in return.

Two glasses of pulp-in lemonade, i.e., Mediterranean style, gives one about half a gram of D-Limonene, which is considered an active dose. I make a delicious lemon-lime-phytoplankton bicarb beverage that cleanses, repairs and energizes in a non-stimulatory way. It is a much more sustainable way to start your morning than coffee which is a very acidifying beverage.  

The recipe video is here.  Also listen to our podcast describing what makes Bicarb shots so essential for all of us.

Limonene is converted in the body into two terpenes called carveol and carvone. Nature’s best source of these is the essential oil of spearmint. These terpenes are also used against breast cancer.

Limonene has also been investigated by scientists as a natural heartburn remedy. And that’s for good reason. Consuming them restores pH balance donating more spare electrons than just about any food. What that means is that lemons are the most alkalizing fruit there is. Its also been proven to help repair the liver as found in another clinical study. You should be convinced by now that lemons, limes, and the rest of the citrus family is an incredible gift of nature to our species.

As a scientist and anti-aging researcher, I like to do my own studies on the healing benefits of different foods, so I have all kinds of meters and testing equipment. One of the devices in my lab is a fun little bio-energy meter that tests the life force of substances. I tested every fruit and supplement I could, and to my pleasant surprise, lemons had more life force than anything else I tested, and amazingly enough, even a lemon that had been sitting for over two weeks in my fruit bowl still tested exceptionally high. How many other fruits do you know that are self-preserving?

Pro Tip

Here’s a simple explanation as to why some fruit molds and rots and some dries out and self preserves. It has to do with the Brix level, which tests for amount of sugar in an aqueous solution. But it’s more than sugar, it’s really a combination of monosaccharide and some disaccharide content which is directly proportional to how mineral rich the soil is.  If the tree was well nourished, the fruit or vegetable will have lots of minerals and sugars, and the Brix will be high, and then if you leave that fruit out for many weeks it will dry out and be self-preserved. If your food molds and rots when it sits out, organic or not, that’s just a clue that it was not grown with enough minerals in the soil. Look at fresh dates, figs and grapes for example, their Brix score is naturally high, so that is why raisins and dried dates and figs are so popular. They are easy to dry and preserve.

Black Cumin oil was up there as well which is interesting because it is full of terpenes including D-limonene. No wonder, because in India, they don’t eat lemons much, but they eat lots and lots of black cumin seeds which are famously revered by the ancient culture as a cure for everything but death. Incidentally, another compound in Black Cumin seeds called thymoquinone is being clinically investigated for breast cancer as well as colon cancer. In fact, the database of the US National Library of Medicine has over 600 peer reviewed studies on black cumin seeds.  Black cumin seeds also treat another major condition that is very hard to cure, namely Helicobacter. Pylori, (H. Pylori), which is a bacterial infection in the stomach that is very antibiotic resistant; but not nature’s antibiotic,  high in potentially cancer fighting essential terpenes.

Super Healing Recipe

I like to add a topping of Panaseeda Black Cumin Oil, fresh lime juice with pulp, a little raw unfiltered tree honey, (always try and buy local) as honey has been shown to act as a potentizer of the effects of black cumin seeds, and Celtic sea salt with a little “creme fraiche” on top of my baked sweet potato, quinoa or wild rice dish. It’s nutritious, delicious, and auspicious.

Limonene is also a big go-to ingredient in cosmetics for a trifecta of benefits. First, for the fragrance, second for its antibacterial properties, and last as a preservative. Next time you read the ingredients on your skin moisturizer, you’ll probably see Limonene.

Next time you use citrus in your recipes, don’t throw away that peel. If its a green drink you are making, as part of a preventative health insurance policy, put in the whole lemon, or at least half of one with the skin on. If you are eating oranges, save the rind and dry it in a dehydrator or the sun and then use that in your smoothie.  Use lemon and lime rind, zest and pith creatively. Most importantly, do not throw it away. Make it part of your diet.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, I’ll take a tall glass of fresh squeezed O.J., Mediterranean style, with a fresh sprig of spearmint. And now let’s make a toast; here’s a toast to great health and longevity!

Common Sources of Limonene

  • Lemons, especially the rind is the highest
  • Oranges, mandarins, tangerines, limes, grapefruit
  • Cardamon

 

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Resources

Sun, J (2007). “d-Limonene: safety and clinical applications”. Alternative Medicine Review 12 (3): 259–64. PMID 18072821.

Dietary d-limonene alleviates insulin resistance and oxidative stress-induced liver injury in high-fat diet and L-NAME-treated rats

Crowell, PL; Kennan, WS; Haag, JD; Ahmad, S; Vedejs, E; Gould, MN (1992). “Chemoprevention of mammary carcinogenesis by hydroxylated derivatives of d-limonene”. Carcinogenesis 13 (7): 1261–4. doi:10.1093/carcin/13.7.1261. PMID 1638695

Nostro A, Cellini L, Di Bartolomeo S, Di Campli E, Grande R, Cannatelli MA, et al. Antibacterial effect of plant extracts against Helicobacter pylori. Phytother Res. 2005;19:198–202. [PubMed]

Easy Cilantro Heavy Metal Detox

Cilantro, I love you!

Basil, please don’t be jealous, I’ll sing your praises another day, but today Cilantro, aka Coriander you are in the spotlight.

And this is because the seed has an ability unlike just about anything else out there to bind and pull mercury and other toxic heavy metals from the brain, intercellular spaces and the nucleuses of cells. Mercury poisoning is one of the most serious risks to our health.

Our external and internal environments are under severe mercury stress.  The body manages it by locking it away in tissues.  The body does not try and metabolize mercury and other heavy metals because that could spell death. .  Locked up in the body, mercury manages to wreak havoc on our most intimate cellular processes.  In the brain, mercury erodes entire networks of neurons by stealing receptor sites.  The myelin sheath, which is a like a warm and fuzzy cashmere sweater for your delicate neurons gets eroded by the mercury, and entire neural networks are destroyed as the mercury effects a chain reaction of destruction.  The University of Calgary did a great video showing exactly what happens to your brain on mercury, you can see it HERE.

If you’ve gotten your mercury amalgam fillings replaced that’s great, but we still need to get that mercury out of the brain.

Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, a fellow with the Heart Research Foundation in New York discovered Coriander is a unique and easy way to remove mercury, lead, and aluminum.

His team and him were having a hard time treating infections with antibiotics and antiviral compounds, seeing them go away with administration of the pharmaceuticals only to have them recur again some time later.  Pressing further for an answer, he discovered that deposits of mercury, cadmium, aluminum, and lead were keeping the infection alive and inactivating the antibiotics and antiviral meds.  

Testing a patient’s urine one day he discovered that levels of mercury in the urine increased significantly after eating a meal with cilantro.  Eventually Dr. Omura succeeded with a protocol for healing chronic infection by using coriander to remove the heavy metals and then natural antivirals such as EPA and DHA for permanent healing.

Dr. Omura was radical, he shed light on a lot of truth.  In another study he observed the removal of three amalgam from an individual using all the precautions available to prevent the absorption of mercury from the amalgam.  Even with strong suctioning of air and water, a rubber dental dam, significant amounts of mercury were later found in the patient’s lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart. There had been no mercury in these tissues prior to the amalgam removal!

Using only coriander, Dr. Omura was able to clear the mercury deposits in three weeks!

The best way I found to remove mercury is to use lots of fresh cilantro and coriander oil in your food.  This will help to liberate mercury from the tissues.  The only quality organic coriander oil I have found that is undiluted and 100% oil of cilantro seed is this one. For me, a good bentonite clay taken at one teaspoon mixed with water three times a day during the mercury removal protocol is sufficient to keep any metals from being reabsorbed in the colon.  I also add broken cell wall chlorella to my salad as part of this heavy metal detox regimen for added benefit.

Mercury Detox Salad Dressing Recipe 

Serves 4-5

4 ounce Flax oil, Hemp, or EFA rich oil blend like 5 Seed Oil

1 ounce Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Coriander oil

2 Teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt

Half a lemon – squeezed

1 Teaspoon Chlorella Powder

1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Mix these well and use as a dressing for your salad or on your rice or other dishes.

Mexican food uses lots of cilantro, so it would be a good idea to make cilantro rich salsas with selenium rich blue corn chips as part of your detox diet.

Another easy way to add coriander oil into your diet is to add a half teaspoon to your green drink or smoothie.

Topical Use Of Coriander Oil For Heavy Metal Mobilization

Wrists and ankles are dense with nerve fibers and when you rub coriander directly in for five minutes, it is absorbed and crosses to the main lymphatic channels where it proceeds to do its magic as a scavenger of heavy metals.  

Heavy metal detox should be done slowly so a healing crisis does not occur.   I dedicated two years to remediate my own mercury toxicity.  If you are averse to cilantro or coriander, for example some people can’t stomach it at all;  that is almost a sure sign that you are heavy metal poisoned.  You’ll need to add cilantro to your diet slowly, and topical application would be the preferred way to go.  Signs of reabsorbing heavy metals during a purge include headaches, nervousness, flu-like symptoms, or fever.

5 Other Supplements That Help Remove Toxic Metals

  1. Taurine and methionine.  These are sulphur-containing amino acids. They decrease oxidative stress resulting from heavy metal exposure.  Sulfur rich foods like Garlic are a good bet.
  1. Fulvic Acid. Anyone trying to get heavy metals out of their body should get themselves familiar with this miracle of nature. Fulvic acid compounds are able to bind heavy metals and transport them out of the cell.  I wrote an article about it HERE.
  1. N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC).  This is an orally taken precursor of cysteine, a known chelator of heavy metals and also known to stimulate glutathione production, particularly in the presence of Vitamins C and E.
  1. Apple Pectin. Pectin is found in many fruits with properties that are excellent for making jellies. Pectin also has the added benefit of being able to pull heavy metals out of the blood.  The rinds of many fruits have pectin; these include banana, apples, and grapes. Applesauce is a great source of pectin.
  1. Selenium.  Selenium depletion in the face of mercury exposures also depletes seleno-enzymes. In humans, organic selenium supplementation was beneficial in a controlled trial among 103 mercury-exposed patients.

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Resources

Samojlik I, Lakic N, Mimica-Dukic N, Dakovic-Svajcer K, Bozin B. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective potential of essential oils of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) and caraway (Carum carvi L.) (Apiaceae) J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:8848–53. [PubMed]

Organic selenium supplementation increases mercury excretion and decreases oxidative damage in long-term mercury-exposed residents from Wanshan, China.

Li YF, Dong Z, Chen C, Li B, Gao Y, Qu L, Wang T, Fu X, Zhao Y, Chai Z

Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Oct 16; 46(20):11313-8.  [PubMed]

Chelation: Harnessing and Enhancing Heavy Metal Detoxification—A Review

Margaret E. Sears*  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3654245/

What Are You Feeding Your Kids?

According to the Mayo Clinic, 7 out of 10 North Americans has taken some form of prescription pharmaceutical in the past twelve months, most likely an antibiotic or an antidepressant, perhaps a high blood pressure medication or something for blood sugar, pain medication or to lower cholesterol.  

I wonder why is that with all the healthy food and lifestyle choices available, so many people are suffering from symptoms that are directly related to diet?  It is because most people may not see it.

If I want reassurance that people are completely ignorant of the consequences of their dietary choices, I just go to the local supermarket and watch what people put in their shopping cart.  

One should pay particular attention to the checkout aisle. Notice how the candy treats section has shelves and hangers all the way down to the floor? This just tempts a child barely old enough to walk to reach and grab a processed candy and throw a tantrum if they are not allowed to have it.  If you allow your child to have this even one time, the addictive nature of the sugars and other compounds in these products will keep your child craving for more. Comparatively you have to be at least 5 or 6 years old to be tall enough to reach an apple or an orange.  

Most of the reason people are on so many drugs is because at some point improper dietary choices were made and an acute condition developed of which no knowledge existed as to how treat naturally.  Most of these poor nutritional choices are passed down by our parents.  Nevertheless, it is not too late to educate yourself on preventative health and diet for the sake of your children.

Did you know that according the to Weston A. Price Foundation, when they studied the jaw and tooth structures of aboriginal peoples, they discovered that they did not have any crowding or cavities, and that only after the introduction of processed sugars did they begin to get cavities as well.  Their research discovered that tooth crowding is directly related to overconsumption of disaccharide sugars in childhood. Cavities are caused by these as well.  Native people that lived off the land and had no knowledge of processed sugars, they had perfect teeth unlike civilized people today who have created an industry for dentists.

So if some doctor has diagnosed your child as having A.D.D. or Hyperactivity Disorder, just eliminate all sugary sweets and beverages, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they will stop bouncing off the walls.

Also, if you are an expecting mother, consider that breastfeeding is your best option.  Formula does not have the proper calcium to phosphate ratio of 5:2, nor does it contain the immune building Lauric Acid, DHA and other fats which is found in breast milk.  DHA is one fatty acid deficient in the western diet.

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In the case of expecting mothers, make sure you eat lots of organic leafy greens and coconut and flax oils, and iodine rich seaweeds and phytoplankton. I use Activation flax oil and phytoplankton. I tested all of them, and these are my faves. Stay away from grains, especially non-organic ones as they will most likely contain Glyphosate residue, now being investigated by the FDA as a major endocrine disruptor.  You can read more about that here.

Did you know you can even get breast milk test to see how healthy it is? Lab testing options are coming soon.

Be smart, get nourished and then you can properly nourish your baby.

Feed your child organic, farm fresh, nutrient dense, unpackaged food.  Create healthy habits that will carry them their whole lives vs. foods that will spike their blood sugar, make them insulin dependent, create chronic inflammation, weaken the immune system, destroy the lining of the gut, create kidney and gall bladder stones and exterminate the beneficial microbes which can lead to a miserable life of modern medical and pharmaceutical drugs.

Your child is the most precious human in your life, why would bring them into a world that is full of toxins and poisons and not give them the knowledge of how to avoid these things?  Be conscious, because you can only hope those youth you empower will one day be feeding you.

Check out my Top 3 Sea Minerals for optimum heath!

 

Quinton

Quinton™ Marine Plasma is nutrient-rich marine fluid that is harvested from the depths of an oceanic plankton bloom.

There are two types of Quinton:

Quinton Isotonic™ is diluted to an isotonic concentration to conform to the human extracellular matrix (bioterrain). Quinton Isotonic™ is excellent for long term use and is easily absorbed into the body when taken orally.

Hypertonic is pure seawater harvested from protected plankton blooms following the protocols of Rene Quinton.

Hypertonic is a good way to start your protocol if you are generally healthily. Many Hypertonic users report positive results switching to Isotonic after several months and back to Hypertonic occasionally to regulate their system. After trying both, many just “know” which one they need when.

Ocean’s Alive

 This incredible super nutrient is both the most fundamental and crucial strain of marine phytoplankton on the planet, and it stands tall as a giant even among giants within the superfood category.

Nannochloropsis Gaditana is probably the smallest food known to man, it is smaller than a red blood cell, but this micro-algae contains around 65 vitamins and minerals including trace minerals such as selenium and chromium which is key to fighting and preventing diseases.

Like Chlorella and Spirulina, it is pure sunlight, it is first line in the food chain and you can imagine how pure the energy it gives our body at the cellular level.

Celtic Sea Salt

 To put an end to the “What is the best salt argument once and for all”, here’s a simple reason why traditionally salt pond harvested salt a.k.a. celtic sea salt is the best salt for human consumption. The salt is still wet. Under a microscope, you see the water trapped in the salt crystal. Water soluble minerals like iodine and magnesium are utilized by the body far better when they are in this dissolved state; so make sure your salt is fresh harvested and the brine drained from it as the crystals form that have the essential mineral nutrient locked in.  

I like Celtic Sea salt brand, they have different grades of traditionally harvested sea salt with their top of the line being Sel De Mer, which is an incredible finishing salt.  

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Resources

newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/nearly-7-in-10-americans-take-prescription-drugs-mayo-clinic-olmsted-medical-center-find/

www.issfal.org/statements/pufa-recommendations/statement-2

Fulvic Acid, A Miracle Nutrient

Nature’s #1 Electrolyte

Though virtually unknown to modern culture, there is perhaps no plant derived substance more beneficial to life than Fulvic acid. Like Hydrogen and nothing else in nature, it can flip between a positive or negative polarity, meaning it can increase transport of nutrients and assimilation into the cell and attach to toxins many times larger and drag them out. It also functions as a catalyst of many enzyme reactions within plant and animal cells.   It is complex molecule yet has a lower molecular weight than water, truly a most wondrous and unique food.

The conditions for Fulvic acid to form are very rare.  Essentially it is the concentrated essence of of ancient large leafed forests that has aged and transformed over eons of time.  A inland sea drying and becoming a temperate deciduous forest which decays into a bog and then gets covered over by volcanic ash. Fulvic acid exists at 1-15% in humic acids, which make up this rich organic tree compost that has matured and concentrated for hundreds of thousands of years. This living earth is rich in phytonutrients, plant sterols, nucleic acids, peptides, beneficial microorganisms, olmic and fulvic acid.  Were this material too close to the surface it would have eroded, buried too deep and it would become coal, so the fact that these deposits exist and the deposit mined and processed, and fulvic acid extracted, we have something that in very small quantities increases the growth of plants by 30-50%, and even at 50ppm in water, for our bodies is like winning the lottery.

This is the way nature intended, that a mighty virgin forest would be upcycled to provide a concentrated essence of vitality to future life.

If one looks at nature, one can see that fulvic acid is found at every step of the food chain. Like hydrogen, it sparks oxygen and gives energy to our every cell of our biology, with no side effects, contraindications, or toxicity. Mother Nature is the best pharmacist. Only common sense can write you a prescription.

The food we eat should be full of fulvic acid, but would you be surprised to find out it is not?  The soil on 99% of farms today does not have it.  Its an amendment that many know about and use it as their massive crop yield secret.

Who wants to go through life with an exotic sports car running cheap gasoline and 99 cent store motor oil? Further your precision powered machine doesn’t have power brakes, steering or air conditioning.  This is you without the basic building blocks of life that nature made for you over hundreds of thousands of years and intends you to enjoy for your cells to function easier so that you may have a long virile life.

Evidence of medical use of fulvic acid goes back China in the 15th century Ming Dynasty where it was called Wu Jin San or “Golden Medicine”, where it was documented for use in the treatment of infectious ulcerous growth and female hemorrhage diseases as a blood coagulator and anti-inflammatory.

On top of the extensive Chinese, Japanese and Russian scientific research, an American, Dr. S. A. Visser in 1988 reviewed and reported on the medicinal value of humic substances in an article entitled: “Effects of humic substances on higher animals and man; the possible use of humic compounds in medical treatments”,

Dr. Visser stated that external applications of fulvic acid includes:

  • Treating open wounds
  • Healing burns with minimum pain or scarring
  • Eliminating discoloration due to skin bruises
  • Killing pathogens responsible for athlete’s foot
  • Acting as a wide spectrum anti-microbial and fungicide
  • Treating rashes and skin irritations
  • Helping to heal cuts and abrasions
  • Helping heal insect bites and spider bites
  • Neutralizing poison ivy and poison oak

Internally, research shows fulvic acid:

  • Is a powerful natural electrolyte
  • Clathrates all monovalent and divalent metals
  • Enhances nutrient uptake
  • Transports nutrients
  • Catalyzes enzyme reactions
  • Stimulates metabolism
  • Detoxifies pollutants
  • Dissolves silica
  • Catalyzes mineral function
  • Enhances cell division and elongation
  • Enhances the permeability of cell membranes
  • Increases metabolism of proteins
  • Catalyzes vitamins within the cell
  • Complexes and dissolves minerals and trace elements
  • Restores electrochemical balance

So where can you buy this dietary missing link?  The truth is there are not many companies that offer the real thing.

Here’s a tip for selecting the right fulvic acid to take because there seems to be a lot of miseducation and confusion. In my experience most companies advertising fulvic acid are actually selling a humic acid with a very small fulvic fraction in it.  A good rule of thumb is that if a product is advertised to contain minerals in addition to fulvic, then they don’t know the first thing about fulvic, which part of the magical benefit is how small the molecule is, complexed with larger minerals it dramatically loses its effect.

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Resources:

www.pmai.us/Resources/Documents/Fulvic%20Studies%201.pdf

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2650748/

www.northeastern.edu/hagroup/about/

The Astonishing Power of Violet Light on Your Food

With a growing concern over the use of plastics in our modern convenience driven world, more and more people are choosing to ask for glass. However, when purchasing glass items did you know the color of the bottle has a lot to do with the quality of what’s inside.

Understanding that the sunlight that enables our food to grow also accelerates the decaying process after it has been harvested and bottled, makes us aware to choose a darker bottle over clear glass, a better choice for conserving the bio-energy of any living food or liquid.

Beyond dark glass there is even something better, and that is violet glass, its a breakthrough in natural preservation, the glass filters and blocks damaging light waves while enhancing beneficial ones. This extraordinary protective qualities of violet glass were recognized as far back as the ancient Egyptian times and throughout the middles ages by alchemists, specimens can be seen throughout the museums of Europe.  Prized treasures and substances were stored in violet and gold and stood the test of time.

From this violet glass theory, Swiss scientist Yves Kraushaar developed Miron Vitality Glass from his years of research which is what is being used today.

Processed with MOLDIV

So what exactly is it about this violet miron glass that makes it so special?

Well, it contains a combination of three frequencies that permanently activates and energizes the molecular structure of any substance. It’s like a “violet light radiation” explaining it’s super ability to preserve its bio-energy and prevent deterioration and degradation.

This trio of frequencies consists of visible violet light, far infrared and ultraviolet A (UVa). The human eye can see the rainbow spectrum, with violet on one end and red at the other end.

Beyond this spectrum and invisible to the human eye, is ultraviolet A (UVa), which is used in commercial food production to slow down the growth of molds, bacteria and pathogens.

Lastly, and also invisible to the human eye is far-infrared light, its function is to sustain the molecular viability and structure of organic substances.

How Violet Glass Can Preserve Your Food

Studies were conducted by Dr. Hugo Niggli using biophotonics, studying how light affects food production. When he used the narrow violet spectrum, he found astonishing results.

One of his now famous studies was the case of the seven month old cherry tomatoes.  He stored one cherry tomato in violet glass that stayed completely intact and had not dried out while the other one stored in the regular clear glass was a microbial fungus mess after the seven months.

This extraordinary research and facts about violet glass will make you think twice about storing your high quality food item and perishable products in anything other than violet miron glass, especially volatile substances like oils, tonics and tinctures. There are many people consuming rancid oils without even knowing it, a topic for another article.

Here’s one company that goes the extra mile with miron violet glass for their organically sourced five star seeds oils.

 

Resources

www.vitalitygoods.com/science-miron-vitality-glass

Why We All Love Cheese

longevityliving.com/podcast/why-we-all-love-cheese

Next time you enjoy the satisfying taste of cheese try to think way back and imagine who could have invented something so mouth watering. Whether made from almond or animal milk, we all love cheese, the texture, the taste, the way it makes us feel. In this podcast we explain the science behind our craving for this cultured food.

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Effervescing Energy Elixir Recipe [Video]

Lemon-Lime Bicarb Phytoplankton Shots

Juice of 1 lemon, strained
Juice of 1 lime, strained
1 dropperful Oceans Alive marine phytoplankton
⅛ tsp sodium bicarbonate (per glass)

Serves 2

Mix the first three ingredients. Divide into two tall glasses. Add sodium bicarbonate to each glass, stir quickly and drink on an empty stomach.

 

This is a shot like no other and a great way to liven up your breakfast routine. It’s a simple and effective way to boost your energy without caffeine or other stimulants. The electrolytes will rehydrate you after fasting through the night. Plus, it’s full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to boot.

That’s not all! There may be even more reasons to make this your morning mocktail. Recent scientific study has explored the potential of limonoids — found in citrus fruits —to be anticancer, cholesterol-lowering and antiviral.

Sodium bicarbonate, otherwise known as baking soda, is part of many traditional remedies, known for a wide variety of uses and benefits. It is a popular antacid and can be helpful for treating urinary tract infections, preventing kidney stones and for delaying lactic acid buildup that causes muscle fatigue and soreness after a workout.

And then there’s this elixir’s secret weapon — marine phytoplankton. This microalgae is responsible for 90% of the oxygen on Earth, according to NASA, and is the foundation of the marine food chain. It is so incredibly nutrient-dense, just one dropperful contains dozens of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. My favorite marine phytoplankton supplement, Oceans Alive, is grown specially in a sealed photo bioreactor to ensure that there are no pollutants and that the microalgae is pure and perfectly selected for maximum bioavailability.  

The combination of lemon and lime, with baking soda and marine phytoplankton is one powerful way to start your day. For more on the benefits of this shot, have a listen to the podcast.

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Simple Vegan Almond Cheese (Recipe)

 

This vegan cheese recipe will satisfy your craving while providing you with a healthy dose of probiotics. Enjoy with all your favorite foods! We like to add this cheese to our salads and grain dishes for a boost of nutrition and flavor.

1 c blanched almond meal
1/3 c nutritional yeast
1 tbsp sun-dried Celtic sea salt
1/2 sauerkraut juice

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well. Knead into a ball. Let it sit at room temperature for 3-4 days to culture. Store in fridge.

This recipe provides you with a ton of nutritional benefits. Almonds are great for protein, fiber and healthy fats, as well as vitamin E, manganese and magnesium. Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is hard to find in non-animal sources, making it a staple of vegan cuisine. It’s also high in protein, magnesium, copper and manganese, and is a very good source of fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid and zinc. Sauerkraut is a fermented food, so the juice is chock full of beneficial bacteria. It’s also high in potassium, which is great for cardiovascular health, kidney health and bone support. Vitamin C and iron round out this superfood’s nutritional profile.

Even meat-eaters will love this cheesy and delicious snack.

Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove

Clearing Out the Clutter: Cleansing and Fasting for Wellness

You’ve probably heard the term “detox” a lot. This is an idea that gets thrown around in health circles — that you can take certain products to detoxify your body. You may have also heard that the notion of a detox in this sense is a myth. Your organs — such as your spleen, your pancreas, your liver and your kidneys — all detoxify your body on an ongoing basis. Indeed, this is their primary function. A healthy body should not need any products in order to detoxify itself. On the other hand, there

On the other hand, there are foods that you can eat that assist with organ function. Consuming these foods on a regular basis can help your organs to do their job at their peak. In addition to maintaining good overall organ health through a healthy diet, occasionally abstaining from certain common, but unhealthy foods and substances can help your body to flush out certain things that have a tendency to build up over time. To do that, you can do a cleanse or a fast.

 

CLEANSE VS. FAST

Before we delve into this, it should be clearly stated that before doing any kind of cleanse or fast you should consult with your healthcare practitioner to make sure that your plan is safe for you. You should also know that, especially at the beginning of any cleanse or fast, you may feel unwell. Withdrawing from addictive substances like sugar and caffeine can be very unpleasant and, depending on what sort of plan you choose, you may feel hungry or thirsty as well.

Plan your cleanse or fast for a week when you don’t have any major events scheduled and when you can get to bed at a reasonable hour every night. Also, be conscientious about driving and doing physical activity while on a cleanse or a fast. You may be feeling tired and less alert than usual. If your job involves operating heavy machinery, you may want to stick to days when you are not working.

So what’s the difference? A cleanse involves cutting out unhealthy and difficult to process foods, but still taking in nutrition through food and/or drink throughout the day. A fast, on the other hand, is about cutting food out altogether for a period of time. A cleanse can last upwards of a week or even two, whereas fasting is usually much shorter, ranging from 16 hours to a couple of days.

TYPES OF CLEANSES

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All cleanses involve cutting out sugar, caffeine, wheat, dairy, meat and alcohol. Some involve solid foods, others are liquids only. Here are a few suggestions for different cleanses you can do. The juice cleanses listed below may sometimes be referred to as “juice fasts”, but for simplicity’s sake we are referring to any plans that involve food or drinks other than water as “cleanses”.

THE BASIC CLEANSE

This is really about cutting out sugar, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, dairy and meat. You should drink plenty of water throughout the week — aim for at least ten 8 oz. glasses per day. In the morning, drink a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon squeezed into it. This gets your digestive juices going. Try to wait half an hour before eating breakfast. For breakfast you can eat a cup of cooked grains and a small piece of fruit. Choose a grain that won’t cause inflammation, such as quinoa or amaranth.

Add some healthy fat to the grains, a great choice is flaxseed oil. Throughout the rest of the day you should eat only vegetables. You can steam your veggies and then drink the broth between meals. Try to eat your vegetables raw at least once each day. Be sure to select different kinds of vegetables — you want to be aiming for as much variety as possible. Don’t forget garlic and onions! They are nutritious and can make things a little more flavorful.

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THE GREEN JUICE CLEANSE

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The Green Juice Cleanse is probably one of the most popular out there.  And it’s healthy if done right.  According to the Harvard School of Public Health, eating a diet of mostly plant-based foods is your healthiest option in general.  Many people add green juice to their regular diet and exercise plan as a way to get extra fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  But it’s a great way to cleanse too! Many people call juice cleanses fasts, because no solid food is eaten; all nutrition comes in the form of healthy juices.

When I say ‘it’s healthy if done right’, I mean that it can be easy to accidentally wind up with hidden sugars and additives in your juice. Your green juice can include any greens, veggies and fruit you can put through a juicer. You get all the benefits of kale, carrots and beets for example, with the occasional sweetness of fruit. Try to only use fruit in one juice per day — the others should be strictly vegetable juices.

Many people also add coconut water to their green juice. But packaged, processed or dehydrated juices can have different things added in, such as syrups and sweeteners you should stay away from. Stick to juices you make yourself to ensure quality and freshness. So if you go this route, remember that the fast can be as nutritious as you want it to be by doing your research and shopping ahead of time to get the right kinds of fruits and vegetables.

LIQUID CLEANSE

Essentially, a liquid cleanse is one in which you get all of your calories through liquids alone. You can incorporate green juice, smoothies, protein shakes, etc., but each meal is replaced by liquid for however long you’re on the cleanse, up to four times each day.  Some liquid cleanses just replace one or two meals (breakfast and lunch) and you have a healthy dinner at the end of the day.

The big difference between this kind of cleanse and a juice cleanse is the fiber that you get by consuming whole fruits and veggies in the form of smoothies, rather than juices, which contain no fiber. Protein shakes may be a desirable addition if you have a very physically demanding lifestyle or on days when you want to go to the gym. Rather than a processed or additive-laden mix, prepare a fruit and vegetable smoothie and add nut or seed butter to it for protein.    Liquid diets are often used as a means to kick-start a diet program.  

You may lose a lot of weight quickly in the beginning, but your metabolism will slow down. Unless you change your regular dietary habits after the cleanse, you will most likely end up gaining the weight back.

FASTING

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Fasting isn’t typically on a person’s radar when it comes to eating healthy.  In fact, most of us have had it pounded into our brains since we were kids that we need three square meals a day to be completely healthy. But why?  What makes three meals a day the standard for healthy eating? Mark Mattson, professor of Neuroscience at John Hopkins University and Chief Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging, had a lot to say about fasting and its effects on the human body.

In a recent Ted Talk he brought up the idea that three meals a day, every day is a manufactured norm. “Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion, but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industry? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people?” According to Mattson, caloric restriction — either by going for periods of time without food or by eating less at each sitting — has proven to be beneficial in the long run and can even help treat and cure a variety of chronic conditions.

In lab studies, it has even been found to extend the lifespan of rats, mice, fish, flies, worms and yeast. According to Mattson, There’s evidence not just from animals but also from humans that fasting is good for the body. It will reduce inflammation, it will reduce oxidative stress in organ systems throughout the body and one thing that happens when you fast that does not happen when you eat three meals a day is that your energy metabolism shifts so that you start burning fats…it takes about 10-12 hours before you deplete the glycogen stores in your liver, so if you eat three meals a day you never deplete the glycogen stores in your liver, although if you exercise you can.

EVOLUTION AND FASTING

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In this modern world of ours, food is available to us whenever we want it. Just head down to the nearest store and it’s right there. In abundance. While that might be good in terms of keeping us from starving to death, does the food industry play a big part in creating dietary guidelines as Mattson suggests? Are we, in fact, being encouraged to eat much more than we need to?

According to how our bodies are wired, we are actually supposed to go for short periods of time without eating.  In our brief time on Earth, man has never before had access to three meals per day, plus all the additional goodies we have now, including snacks, supplements, etc.  So, why does it seem like we’re getting sicker and more malnourished despite the quantity of food at our disposal? When we eat, the nutritional value of our food is used in one of two ways.  It’s used up as energy or stored as muscle and fat.  Because large quantities of food were historically only available at certain times, our bodies adapted to having lean times when there wasn’t much of anything.  

As you can imagine, taking in carbohydrates and protein as often as possible was ideal. The nutrition gained in times of plenty was enough to last until the next big meal. Carbohydrates were burned off in between larger meals. But as food became more abundant, the time between meals got shorter and shorter. Fasting is no longer a common part of most diets, but many of us still eat large amounts of carbohydrates as though we’re storing up. Add a more sedentary lifestyle to the equation and you’ll begin to see what is causing the obesity epidemic.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FAST?

We all fast for about 8 to 10 hours each day (however long it is between your evening meal and your first meal the next morning).  This is why the first meal is called ‘break-fast’.  But a real fast in the context of this article lasts at least 10-12 hours so that you can completely burn off the glycogen in your liver. The type of fasting that Mark Mattson refers to is “intermittent fasting”. This means integrating a day or two of fasting into your weekly routine, not abstaining from food for days on end.

Most experts recommend intermittent fasting for 16 to 18 hours in order to get the most benefit. This is most easily accomplished if you stop eating by 7 p.m. one day and then wait to eat again (only drinking water) until 11 a.m. or so the next day. That way, you’re sleeping for (hopefully) a good eight hours of the fast and the rest is split up between the night before and the morning. For the rest of the day, eat light, focusing on healthy, low-calorie whole foods. Once you’ve integrated intermittent fasting into your weekly routine, you may be interested in trying a longer fast. There are a couple of ways to go about this.

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WATER FAST

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No doubt, water fasting is difficult to endure, especially at the beginning, but it can offer fast and powerful effects when it comes to detoxing your system.  It’s strongly recommended that before starting, you prepare ahead of time and do it under the supervision of a medical professional, especially if you plan on only drinking water for more than one day at a time.

Essentially, the water fast means you are taking in zero calories, ridding your body of toxic substances. By not giving your organs anything new to process, they are given an opportunity to clear out build ups of sugar, toxins, etc. very quickly. The more unhealthy your diet, the more uncomfortable the fast will be as your system goes through withdrawal. No matter what, it will take time to get used to going hungry.

THE DRY FAST

Dry fasting is an intense fast where you go without both food AND water. It should not be attempted if you have never fasted before. As with any form of fast, you should start with just 16 hours (including the time while you are asleep) and then gradually increase the length of your fasting if you desire. The toughest fast of them all, the dry fast is used as an incredibly quick detox for the body.  It’s thought that when the digestive system is not operating at full strength, it allows the immune system to kick in at a higher capacity. I asked Victor Sagalovsky, founder of Longevity Living what he learned from his recent 5-day dry fast, and here’s what he had to say:  

From personal experience, as someone who has tried every kind of fast over the last twenty years I can unequivocally say that the 120 hour dry fast is the most powerful fast one can do. The benefits are profound.  Old cells are broken down and recycled rapidly as they compete with healthy cells for water. Nothing else can create this rapid of a detox in your cells than a dry fast. And there is more than just physical benefit, this fast allows one to get to the core of their being as hunger and thirst triggers are ignored and cannot be turned to for emotional satisfaction. Meditation, stillness and “going within” is the only refuge.   

The key to a successful dry fast is to be well-hydrated going in and always observing the quality of the saliva.  At 120 hours into it, even though I had thirst, my saliva was thin and wet.  If your mouth gets very dry,  and your saliva is thick, then it is time to end the fast.  One should really start with a 16 hour dry fast and work up from there to 24 hours, then 48 and then try to go for the full 5 days.  It is a known physiological fact that when insulin is secreted by the pancreas, no human growth hormone can be released.  In my personal experience, the benefits of the 5 day dry fast manifest in the weeks after the fast is over.  It was very easy to gain 10 pounds of muscle in the month after my dry fast with moderate exercise because of the boost in growth factors circulating in my bloodstream.  

In the long-term, there are risks associated with fasting, whether or not you drink water. Dehydration due to lack of water and/or electrolytes is possible and, of course, ultimately your body requires protein, fat and carbohydrates, as well as many vitamins and minerals to survive. If you find that you are dizzy, excessively fatigued, nauseated or are experiencing any other adverse symptoms, you should end the fast. Cleanses and fasts can be useful tools for overall long-term health, but they need to be done safely.

Starting slowly is wise. It is important to always listen to your body and to consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting any of the plans mentioned above. The benefits can be great though and you may find that making big changes to your diet now and then will make it easier to make smaller changes on a more regular basis.

If you can go a week with no sugar at all, who knows what you can accomplish day to day!

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