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[Video] The Biology of Belief

TAKING THE INFLUENCE OVER OUR BIOLOGY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Have you ever heard the name, Bruce Lipton?

If you have, amazing.

It’s likely you have blown away all misconceptions about the power our beliefs have in shaping our lives.

Your life is certainly changing in front of your eyes, even with just a glimmer of understanding.

If you haven’t heard of him, here’s your chance to get acquainted with a persona that has helped the nature of who we are and how we operate become ever more clear.

Bruce Lipton pioneered a scientific movement back in the 1970’s when genetics was becoming a huge buzzword in the world of biosciences.

Everyone back then was completely convinced that our genes control our entire destiny.

They believed that if you were predisposed with a certain set of genes, let’s say a set of genes pointing to pancreatic cancer, for instance, that you were simply a ticking clock just waiting to strike high noon spelling disaster for the pancreas. 

It’s this mechanical paradigm that is completely turned on its head in Lipton’s work.

He was the first person in his scientific circle to talk about how the environment is what shapes us, not genes.

He has shown this in his lab over and over again through a simple test.

He can take genetically identical cells and place them in different Petri dishes.

Then he adds a different set of growing conditions in each dish. 

The cells begin to create more of themselves based solely on the medium!

One group of cells turn into cartilage, another muscle, and another neurological tissue. The only difference in the conditions was the environment these cells were placed into. This is the beginning of the field of ‘epigenetics’ or how the environment is the key to unlocking the power of our genetics.

The only difference in the conditions was the environment these cells were placed into. This is the beginning of the field of ‘epigenetics’ or how the environment is the key to unlocking the power of our genetics.

This is the beginning of the field of ‘epigenetics’ or how the environment is the key to unlocking the power of our genetics.

Basically, this shows how our genes are the physical stuff in our body, kind of like light switches, that are turned on or off depending on the conditions they are presented. If the environment is full of whole and healthy circumstances and situations that allow for our abundant growth, these are the types of things the body will begin to create, even if our genetic dispositions are a little shaky. If on the other

If the environment is full of whole and healthy circumstances and situations that allow for our abundant growth, these are the types of things the body will begin to create, even if our genetic dispositions are a little shaky. If on the other

If on the other hand we are not in a great environment, an environment that is conducive to providing the sustainable set of circumstances our body needs to be healthy and well, then it really doesn’t matter what kind of genetic makeup we have, the body cannot sustain itself under these conditions. 

It gets even more remarkable when it comes to how we view the world and the power of our minds to create our experiences.

The way we look at life is directly related to the way we experience life.

The video below is for you to watch Dr. Lipton describe in detail the inner workings of his findings.

He shows us how this new area of science is the foundation of a whole new way of interacting with life in positive and empowering ways.

The Biology of Perception [1:08:51]

This is really remarkable.

Hope you enjoy your newfound power of healing yourself through your own inner influences.

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

Love,

Women’s Health – The Most Important Topic Our Time

WOMEN’S HEALTH – THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC OF OUR TIME

As presumptuous as it may sound, women’s health is quite literally the most important topic of our modern age.

As a man writing this, you might be wondering why would I make such a bold claim.

At its core the answer is really quite simple: the Woman is the Matriarch.

The term matriarch comes from the latin ‘mater’ meaning mother.

And it is the mother* who is at the root of all the health, wellness and longevity on our planet.

Let us delve into the reasons why this marvelous maternal member of our family is so cornerstone.

Hopefully, we can use this way of viewing the sacred feminine to begin the journey of forever supporting the optimal health of every woman on the planet.  

Before we begin, I will state that the health of the masculine is of absolute importance as well.

Healthy women deserve and need healthy men in this world.

There is no question about this.

If a woman is experiencing the unfortunate side effects of an unhealthy man, side effects like abuse or neglect for instance, then her life will in some way suffer because of it.

On the other hand, when a man comes to a relationship fully healthy, happy and empowered so many wonderfully beautiful experiences can result.

So clearly healthy men are very important.

It may seem like a ‘chicken or the egg’ comparison but as you’ll soon see it is not.

Without the strong, empowered and healthy woman, the man would be amiss before even coming into our world. 

NATURE

Happy Pregnant Woman

Which brings us to the first, and most immediately apparent, reason: the act of creating a child in utero.

the act of creating a child in utero.

The process of fetal development, for better or worse, is completely dependent upon the health of the woman.

Everyone in our world today has a woman to thank for the body they live through. 

A healthy child is the diamond in every woman’s heart, the crown jewel of her incredible incubation and self-sacrifice during the tenure of her pregnancy.

Celebrating a new and healthy life coming into our world is one of the most cherished moments any woman ever has the pleasure of experiencing. 

However, the challenges of growing an infant that arise when a woman is unhealthy are manifold.

And in today’s complex world it is vitally important to become hyper-vigilant in our approach to healthy living or our children face the potentially devastating circumstances of an unhealthy introduction to our world.

So many things can occur to the unborn fetus, many of which we see all the time.

In the world today, we witness everything from slight deficiencies in the various nutritional requirements needed to grow an infant to the untimely death and miscarriage of the fetus.

These problems are often completely avoidable.

Being at peak health is the best way to avoid these unfortunate and debilitating circumstances related to an unhealthy childbearing woman.

It is through the caring and nurturing of women’s health that we can help to bring the healthiest and strongest infants into our world.

NURTURE

Woman and Child Outdoors

The second reason, and perhaps most important, is the nurture of the infant, child and even adult.

This nurture is a full spectrum campaign that covers the whole gamut of the infant’s needs.

The breast milk that nourishes the physical body, the love that nourishes the emotional body, the intelligence that nourishes the young developing mind, and the spirit that connects the young infant to the community of our planet are all part of the upbringing of a healthy child.

This is a child that will one day be part of the ever-growing community of people on our planet and will be uniquely responsible for his or her contribution to co-creating Heaven on Earth.

This is not to be confused with a religious connotation.

It is simply referring to the deepest wish of every heart on the planet, whether we realize it or not, that we all find our respective place within the dreams we hold dear and true.

We are all responsible for contributing our fair share within this co-creation and having a healthy upbringing from a healthy mother is one of surest ways to set off on the journey of lifelong interdependent success. 

This is where everything becomes very important.

If the mother is unhealthy, either physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually, she may pass on many of these traits to the young and developing child.

Many of the most common problems we face in our world are almost entirely related to attitudes and world views we encountered in the early years in our lives.

For better or worse, these attitudes become creed and we live through them, often unquestionably, throughout the entire tenure of our lives.

As a global culture, making sure that we take every opportunity we can to ensure our women are treated with the highest respect and adoration we are capable of is the first step in global health.

Without the healthy woman, we are forever at a loss when it comes to creating healthy, happy and empowered populations around the world. 

This covers both nature and nurture.

The woman is responsible for both of these aspects for the vast majority of early development from fertilization through to childhood, and often beyond into adulthood.

Ideally, the mother figure would be revered and respected as the matriarch throughout the tenure of the entire lifespan of her child.

Her wisdom and love can be a powerful support through many of life’s twists and turns and holding her in this regard is simply the act of returning the favor she gave us.

We then have an opportunity to nurture her.

We can be her lifelong friend and cherished confidant for all manner of things in this life, just as she has been to us. 

PERSONAL HEALTH

Woman Walking in the Park

The third and most personal reason is that every woman on the planet simply deserves to be healthy and happy throughout this life.

This may not at first seem as imperative as the previous two reasons, but it may just be the most important of all.

Imagine for a moment that every woman in the world is fully happy, healthy and empowered.

This means that every daughter, girl, girlfriend, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, cousin, mother-in-law, god-mother, etc., are all living up to their highest potential.

It is truly astonishing to think about what would happen in just one generation of healthy and empowered women on this planet.

Imagine every woman treating herself and others with the depth of character we only now associate with the rare figureheads we see representing women today.

A planet full of truly empowered, wise and charismatic women would be capable of changing the world in ways that would make our vision of heaven pale by comparison. 

HORMONE HEALTH – RECLAIM YOUR POWER

This is what brings us to another important question.

How can we make a shift into being as healthful as we possibly can?

The body is an incredible thing and it responds to everything we do to nurture it or destroy it.

Getting to the root of our health challenges can be quite daunting.

It’s when we look at the whole picture that things can become a bit more clear.

I have found that when focusing on hormone health we can actually encompass nearly the entire gamut of potential health concerns.

The reason is that hormone health is very delicate and when used as a baseline model we can greatly improve every single area of our health and wellness very quickly. 

Men and women alike, taking care of hormone health is a great baseline because it makes us look into every area of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives.

Just small tweaks to certain ways we act, eat, think, move, speak, and even breathe can have huge shifts in the way our body interacts with itself.

These shifts can be incredibly profound resulting in lifelong barriers to health and wellness being removed in what seems like only a moment of effort. 

Are you suffering from low sex drive, embarrassing odors, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, inflammation, memory loss, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, isolation, unusual pain, heavy cramping and menstruation, headaches, obesity, skin conditions, sleep problems or low energy?

Well, if so, it’s very likely you are already in the midst of hormone challenges. 

Let’s get to the root of hormone challenges once and for all.

Every woman deserves to experience the full power of her birthright.

It’s time to finally feel like the sexy, happy and healthy woman you are meant to experience. 

This is the reason why we have dedicated our resources to creating a brand new handbook to help navigate the challenging territory we all face when dealing with women’s hormone health. 

Here’s to your highest health and best self.

Love.

THE HORMONE HANDBOOK – RECLAIM YOUR POEWR

*There are many people in the world who are not living a ‘traditional’ male-female partnership. There are many same-sex couples and single parents that are raising children. The term ‘mother’ in this case needs to be broadened to include the health of parent(s) responsible for nurturing and raising the child. The mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of the parent(s) is thus required to ensure the developing infant/child is given the best chance at a successful and healthful upbringing. This article will continue to address the health of the woman. After all, regardless of the post-birth circumstances, the woman is still responsible for bearing and birthing the children of our world. 

[VIDEO] SOIL – MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD

THE GOLDEN GOOSE

Golden Goose

The luster of the glistening glow of gold has for millennia caught the eye of nearly every culture the world over.

From its use as jewelry to the basis of monetary economies gold has been a cornerstone feature of the cultural landscape of every nation on the planet.

Many people have given their entire lives to the search and acquisition of gold and all of the bounty that comes with it.

We have associated gold with riches, power and adoration and many have come to answer the call to action accumulate and distribute its grand promise of royal bounty. 

As mentioned above, gold and its acquisition has for a long time been the focus of the economic backbone of many cultures.

People have subjected themselves to all sorts of dire conditions to get their hands on this majestic metal.

The culture surrounding gold has been one of coveted fortune, environmental sacrifice, economic entanglement, social status and more.

This has led to a certain type of blindness that has clouded our cultural perspective on what is important for our survival.

Due to the fact that nearly everything in our ‘modern’ culture is acquired by means of currency exchange (originally rooted in gold before the privately owned fiat currency systems of today were established) we have all but forgotten the true roots of wealth, happiness, strength and economic viability. 

This point is made most clearly by addressing our need to eat.

We can’t eat gold.

We can’t plant gold.

We can’t use gold as a planting medium.

Sure, it holds great properties of electrical conductivity and it never decays or rusts.

Yet, we can’t make a shovel out of it because it’s too soft.

And good luck sustaining your afternoon hunger pangs with a delicious gold-coated-wire salad.

It’s really hard to find the logical reason why we’ve become so enmeshed in the search and acquisition of monetary wealth…

Especially considering that the most valuable substance on Earth is right under our feet. 

Much like the story of the golden goose, humanity has been slowly killing the goose that lays the golden egg rather than just letting the natural process of its life produce value throughout its entire life.

Which brings us to the goose itself…

SOIL – THE LIVING MATRIX

Plant and Soil

This is where the wondrous world of soils comes in.

Soil is a living breathing entity just like any other organism on the planet.

Soil is a collective.

There are more organisms in a tablespoon of soil than there are humans on the planet.

It is precisely this bio-web that we rely on for nutrient dense foods, lush flowering gardens, and fruitful towering forests.

Without this biomass in a healthy condition, we will be forever at a loss and will die off like all the other nations that destroyed the life-web around them.

Some historians even suggest that the primary reason for the fall of ancient cultures like Egypt were due to the destruction of the biome.

This destruction starts and ends with the soils and the forest ecosystems they support.

Just the simple act of cutting down one single tree can have a dramatic and negative effect on the surrounding ecosystem.

Without the whole system intact, we are incapable of producing the nutrient dense foods we require to survive.

Once soil is rendered infertile there is little to no chance of the ecosystem surviving. This includes humans as well.

I’ve heard many people say things like we can just rely on greenhouses and fertilizers and technology to provide us with our foods.

This could work temporarily if done correctly but it still misses a critical point.

Our soils are required for more than just the production of human food.

These soils are responsible for housing the vast majority of life on Earth.

There is vastly more life below the surface of the Earth than above the surface.

And life above the surface is directly impacted by the health of the soils.

It’s actually quite bothersome that unless people are personally and immediately affected by something they just ignore it or find it unimportant.

Soil has been treated precisely this way due to our misunderstanding of the life-web. 

Surely you’ve heard of probiotics.

Well, guess where the bacterial cultures for them came from…

That’s right, soil.

Microbiology are the true kings of our planet.

They are the ones who through their painstaking efforts co-create everything we love and appreciate, including our bodies.

Soil is the home of the microbiome and if it is not treated carefully these sensitive creatures can be eliminated resulting in conditions that at best create infertile environments and at worst cause the desertification of our planet.

That’s right…

Deserts are the result of deforestation and soil degradation.

The opposite is true as well.

When we go into the desert and begin the process of nurturing the landscape to create healthy infant soils, the whole place can begin the process of reforesting, even after thousands of years of desert.

That’s how powerful healthy soils are.

In essence, there is no amount of gold that can replace the value of our soils.

Once we damage and destroy our forests and soils we are forever at a loss.

It can take thousands of years to reinstate an old-growth forest once destroyed, if even at all.

Until we come to the understanding that soil is infinitely more valuable than gold (and monetary wealth in general) we are faced with a fate unlike any we’ve seen before. 

GREENING THE DESERT – PERMACULTURE AND OUR STEWARDSHIP OF EARTH

Check out this short documentary on called ‘Greening the Desert’ by the world-renowned permaculture expert Geoff Lawton.

Greening the Desert [37:08]

This is a truly astonishing example the value of soils and how powerful our input can actually be.

Here’s to your highest health and your best self

Love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

[VIDEO] SOIL: THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBSTANCE ON EARTH

The lives we live are often so full of activity that looking at the wondrous world of soil just beneath our feet is often the last thing on our minds.

If we pause for only a moment and begin to look at what this incredibly important and diverse layer of our planet is doing we quickly become drawn into a world of mystery and intrigue that would make even the best screenwriters in Hollywood sit on the edge of their seats in anticipation.

Humus, the layer of organic material just under our feet in a healthy landscape, is the most diverse biological mass known to science.

It is specifically because of this level of diversity that it plays a role as the cradle of everything we hold dear and true in the natural world.

The complexity of the forest alone is unable to exist as we know it when this layer is either missing or damaged through the ignorance and abuse of modern agriculture, forestry and gardening practices. 

French agronomist engineer Claude Bourguignon has reported extensively on the importance of this vital layer of the Earth.

He covers the effects of the loss of this layer throughout the European continent in the 20th century and how the degeneration of humus, microbiology and vermiculture is responsible for many of our modern day health problems.

He presents the question, ‘Where is the world heading,’ if we continue this trend toward soil destruction.

Part 1 of 2 (14:28)

Part 2 of 2 (1:23)

With so much of our health relying on the healthy and truly diverse soil-scapes, we are at a critical turning point in our attitude toward this foundational biomass.

It can be clearly seen in the video above that we are able to totally destroy ourselves through the simple act of destroying our global soils.

However, we are also able to completely change the face of our understanding our place on this planet by caring for our soils with the same level of devotion we would care for our nearest and dearest people in our lives.  

Although the term ‘care’ can be interpreted in many ways, the use of the term here is referencing a total devotion to encouraging and increasing the absolute and highest health of the soiled biomass just under our feet.

It only takes a subtle shift in our attention to who and what we are as a small, yet critical, part in the curation and care of the world we live in.

We are stewards of this grandiose planetary Ark we call Earth. 

Funny isn’t it?

We have named this planet, Earth.

What is earth?

Well, simply put, Earth is earth: a biomass that includes the subtle, vital and extraordinary skin we call soil.

Without healthy soil, the other layers of earth are no longer able to produce organic life.

Without organic life, we are all at a loss.

After all, we are organisms just like any other.

We need to be careful to embrace our role here as stewards of this Great Planet.

Are you ready for the shift?

Put your hands on some soil and begin the journey of perpetual peacefulness inherent in loving your planet again. 

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

Love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR BEST GARDEN EVER – THE ‘GREEN PHILOSOPHY’ OF HEALTH

THE ‘DO NOTHING’ GARDEN

Our current way of thinking about gardening requires painstaking effort.

We have to plan the lot, till the soil, plant and protect the seeds, gate off from animals, weed out unwanted plants, water, shade, the sun, etc., etc.

There is a great deal of work in this and can be very taxing on the new gardener.

It is little wonder why so many people in our neighborhoods avoid too much gardening, opting rather for the low-cut mono-grassing that is so prevalent in our culture.

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Even this approach is more annoying than pleasurable.

It’s a rare person that actually loves to go out and drag the lawn mower around to cut the grass, then weed the lawn, then water the lawn, the clean everything up, only to do it all over again in a week or two.

It’s quite fascinating to see how we are so easily corrupting our understanding of what our ecosystems are and what they require to thrive.

It’s remarkable that we can even be tricked out of our natural birthright.

Unfortunately, without a thriving ecosystem, human thriving is out of the picture altogether.

What, then, do we do? How do we encourage people to engage with the natural world – this includes the front yard – in such a way as to honor the ‘house rules’ we’ve all but forgotten?

That’s right; there are rules to the conduct we engage in when it comes to interacting with the living things of the world.

The grass is a living thing that requires a certain level of care and attention, not mowing and weeding if it is going to perform its duty as a part of the greater system.

The plants we consider weeds are actually often acting as a band-aid to the scathing wounds we create, like mowing and tilling, when we don’t apply the house rules.

Before we get into the house rules, however, let’s just take a look at what is going on in our soils…

…the place where everything is really happening.

THE FABRIC OF LIFE: SOIL

The most important element behind everything we know to be a great garden is the quality of the soil.

The soil is not just ‘dirt.’

It’s not just ‘the ground.’

And it’s certainly not inert.

‘Soil’ is the collective term used to describe the multifaceted network of countless forms of life and myriad processes going on at the base of our natural world.

Soil needs to be teeming with life in order to be of any value to the bacteria, fungus, virus, worms, insects, plants and animals that rely on it for sustenance on every level.

In today’s culture, even among serious gardeners, there is often little regard invested into understanding the nuances of a truly living soil.

So many people have been conditioned to believe in the various practices that are at the root of soil degeneration.

Even just a brief discussion with many renowned gardeners on the topic is enough to spark contentious debate.

After all, why would people change the way they approach soil as simply a growing medium and begin looking at it with the same reverence as you would your most cherished friend?

Why would changing years of habits – habits that have often produced wondrous gardens to the eye – be something even worth considering?

The answer is simple: systemic health.

Yours and the worlds’…

WITHOUT HEALTHY SOIL, YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH

The subtle nuances of the soil are manifold and only become known to those who become obsessed with its care.

It is through, and from, this mysterious medium that everything we know and love comes to be.

With the proper care and attention, we can create a veritable ‘heaven’ for the life that relies on the health of the soil.

An untouched soil connects to the entire garden.

There is a fungal layer that connects the whole garden together in an intimate communication grid that carries the utmost importance to ensure the inclusion of nutrient density, immune functions, and diversity of life in the backyard.

This fungal layer, known as the mycorrhizal network, is responsible for so many duties and processes that to ignore it, and worse, destroy it, is akin to pretending we don’t have a neurological system and thus lobotomizing people at birth to create quiet babies – of course, an ultimately insane practice.

The reason so many diseases can get to crops is that this layer has been cut off.

Many of the insect infestations we now see regularly are directly related to this layer being disturbed or destroyed.

The nutrient density of the plants is directly linked to this layer functioning well.

Therefore without this layer, even the people who eat from these gardens, or consume the animals that feed there, are going to be left short of vital nutrients that would otherwise be abundant with this layer intact.

The challenge we face today is that everyone often opts into tilling and turning the soil.

This is a practice that cannot be further from what is needed.

There is absolutely no requirement to till the soil once we begin to understand the nuances of healthy soils and the way they operate within the larger whole of a yard, a garden, a forest, or an entire continent.

Tilling and turning happens naturally with the roots of plants channeling through soils and with animals that scrape at the surface like birds and grazing animals, So many people have become fixated on the idea of mono-cropping, weeding, tilling, and fertilizing that it’s hard to break out of that mold.

The problem is, all of these processes destroy the mycorrhizal network and cut off the garden from the rest of the world.

This layer takes years to grow back and with the constant tilling its likely to be left out of the garden for good leaving plants permanently disabled and disconnected from their world.

‘HUMUS’ BE KIDDING ME…

It is very strange to think of a garden this way.

For many people, gardens are just a pleasant looking afterthought, a chore even, so the neighbors think your yard looks beautiful. For others, it’s a place to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature and everything it has to provide.

In any situation we come across the principles are the same.

Regardless of whether you are a casual flower gardener or a forest conservationist, observing and applying these core principles is a must for a healthy and functioning ecosystem.

Above it was suggested that soil is a collective.

Around the year 1800, science gave this soil a name – humus.

The single most biodiverse substance known to science is humus because it’s the collective biomass of the many mycorrhizal fungi, bacteria, microbes, protozoa, minerals, insects and animals as well as the even vaster array of intimate processes happening among them.

If it’s looked at objectively, the humus layer of the earth is very much like an organ.

Our skin, when allowed to be naturalized, is very similar to this kind of layering.

It’s so close to what humus looks like that it can be easy to take the leap and suggest that humus is the skin of the planet – skin that has feeling and responsiveness and a purpose beyond any one isolated substance or event.

THE LONG-TERM GARDEN

Here’s where we get into one of the house rules, ‘do nothing.’

It is a bit of a paradox of course because you are still going to collect seeds, create seed balls, harvest when ready, and have a hand in design to a degree.

Do nothing is referencing a way of life that lets nature have more of a hand in how things go in the garden space.

You are allowing life to use the already natural processes and procedures inherent in Earth’s operating system, so to speak.

Do nothing is referring to giving the soil the opportunity to be unscathed by tilling, turning, chemicals, fertilizers, and transplants by adopting the many methods learned when observing how nature gardens without human intervention.

So how do we garden with a philosophy that is so far from what we conditioned to using?

It’s all about the long game.

The first few years can be simple flower beds seeded with native grasses and wildflowers.

At the end of each season, collect the seed and then just cut the plant and lay it on the ground where it falls.

Flower beds like this allow for a great base of nitrogen-fixing green manure to build up a layer of protection for the soil itself and create a source of nutrition for the plants subsequently growing there.

After this stage, lasting 2-3 seasons, a more selective arrangement can begin.

If you love a particular plant, create a bunch of clay seed balls packed with your payload and spread them around the area of choice throughout the year.

They will begin to sprout season to season at perfect intervals balanced to what the soil can handle with full health.

After a few years, you will have an area that is well suited for that particular plant group.

This approach works even better when introducing companion planting.

Consider using various plant heights, maturity, colors, species and bloom cycles when creating seed balls.

Done this way, a veritable heavenly oasis that all of the life in the garden can appreciate and inhabit will be the result.

FINALLY FEELING HEALTHY AGAIN

Again, another cool result of applying this philosophy of gardening is the optimized personal health and wellness that arises.

It’s surprising just how quickly the body reacts positively to being in a naturalized ecosystem.

When we are no longer the hyper-sanitized, mono-cropped, ‘weed’-free, insectophobes that most urban cultures promote we become naturalized and full of life.

We become a true human again.

Welcome to your birthright.

Try it for yourself for a few years.

You’ll be very pleased with the resulting diversity and overall yield – yields of animals, seeds, fruits, vegetables, grains, wood, etc. (consumable crop as well as areas allotted to nature) – of your naturalized garden space.

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

Love,

THE HORMONE HANDBOOK – RECLAIM YOUR POEWR

How Hot Are You?

What can your Basal Body Temperature tell you about your thyroid health?

Knowing just how hot or cold you are running and how your body thermo-regulates itself can give you some key indicators about your state of health. Putting faith in modern medicine and technology while listening less to the intuitive signals of our own bodies has diminished the use of this cheap, easy, self diagnostic tool. But if you are reading this, you are in luck. The Basal Body Temperature (BBT) test helps us further understand thermogenesis, i.e., how our bodies regulates temperature properly.  We all know how terrible we feel when we have a fever, but being too cold may even be worse. It is absolutely critical that you don’t run too cold.  If your body temperature drops even a degree below where it should be then more than half of the enzymatic processes in the body will become dysfunctional.

As far as self diagnosis, this test is so simple, you don’t even have to leave the comforts of your own bed. It is a great way to connect with your body first thing upon rising to get grounded for your day.

BBT has also been used for many decades to helps detect ovulation. A spike in temperature is a confirmatory marker of ovulation. Learn more about charting your fertility cycle here.

Allow me to share why a BBT is the simplest way to tell you if your thyroid is functioning correctly.  The thyroid is known as the master gland and is part of the endocrine system.  It’s a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck just below the adam’s apple. It’s the big boss of our metabolism and also governs other organs in the endocrine system. It is also a major contributor to how energetic or tired you may be.  It also plays a big part in hormone function and a properly functioning thyroid enhances our cognitive ability.

Thyroid disorders as reported by some medical research organizations affect a shocking 13 million people in the United States alone. Statistics are also showing that 1 in 8 women between the ages of 35 and 65 and 1 in 5 over the age of 65 will have some form of thyroid dis-ease.

The thyroid gland is your body’s source of iodine, and is itself ruled by the pituitary. The pituitary gland produces Thyrotropin (TSH), that tells the thyroid to make Thyroxine T4.  Thyroxine (T4) is used throughout the body to deliver iodine, which is used for many cellular processes.  Iodine deficiency is a large contributing factor to thyroid issues.

The thyroid also produces calcitonin that regulates calcium uptake, regulating the parathyroid gland, which takes calcium from your bones when you don’t have enough, but it can’t take excess calcium out of your blood if it is not working. Excess calcification wreaks all kinds of havoc on us, especially reducing our cellular bio-conductivity. Calcium, as we know, is not a good conductor of electricity, so too much weakens our biofield and destroys the delicate pH balance of intra and extra cellular membranes.  

The thyroid also makes Triiodothyronine (T3), which is five times more potent than T4, but the thyroid produces 17 times more T4 than T3. T3 is the primary hormone that helps your body regulate its’ temperature.

Overall, our thyroid is quite complex and puts on quite a coordinated orchestral performance affecting the overall chemistry of the entire whole body.

How Does the BBT Work?

So what will your BBT tell you that blood test won’t? Blood panels test your hormone levels, while measuring your BBT will be able to tell you if your thyroid is actually working and producing T3.

Blood work is also open to interpretation which can often be off the mark.

The normal range of TSH is somewhat controversial. In labs the normal can run as high as 4-5mU/L, with other experts using 2.5-3 mU/L and then you have integrative medicine with an upper limit of 1.5-2 mU/L.

This coupled with an over reliance on prescription drugs leaves many people continuously suffering the inequities of treating the symptoms and not the underlying cause. Remember, a band aid does not heal anything.

Another reason the BBT can come in handy over bloodwork is due to all the different variables that can contribute to your TSH levels being off.  A high TSH could be due to an overcompensation of the pituitary gland to get the thyroid to produce T3 and T4, if the thyroid is not responding. You have to find out why. Stress could also play a big role in suppressing the pituitary gland from producing enough TSH which would show up as low thyroid hormone production (T3 and T4). These results can be confusing and undermine a true determination of the actual state of your thyroid gland and whether it is properly functioning or not.

As I pointed out, your body temperature directly affects your enzymatic functioning. So if your BBT is low then enzymatic activity will be severely reduced and and your cellular function will be compromised which in turn will perpetuate a low body temperature. This is a vicious circle that if undiagnosed will eventually lead to the manifestation of dis-ease.  If you suffer from extreme fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, mood swings and weight loss or gain, do yourself a favor and test your BBT. Do it before you get misdiagnosed and prescribed antidepressants for hypothyroidism, which is plain wrong. This study addresses this specific problem in the medical industry today of doctors misdiagnosing a weak thyroid as a mental condition.

Your ideal BBT is 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit). Anything under 36.5 Celsius (97.7 Fahrenheit) is a indication that your thyroid is dangerously sluggish and not functioning correctly. This seemingly small drop in temperature, even by half a degree, considerably hinders every cell in the body.

How to Take the Test

Step one: Purchase a glass basal temperature thermometer. Pharmacies also sell specific thermometers for BBT.

Step two: Get comfortable with reading your thermometer and create a routine of rising out of bed slowly, and being more present. Have a place to properly keep a diary to chart your tests because you are going to have to take it every morning before getting out of bed for a week to get an accurate picture.  Find a system that will work for you, there are many smartphone app options for charting your BBT as well.  The key is to take it the same way, same time,  every day.  After you are done, reset the thermometer by shaking it back to zero so it is primed for the next morning.

Step 3: Choose to start on the second day (skip the first day) of your monthly period. Take your armpit temperature for ten minutes as soon as you awake and before you gotten out of bed.  It must be the first thing you do even before speaking.Taking your temperature under the tongue will not work for this. A minimum of three consecutive days is encouraged to have a chart that tells you if you have hypothyroidism. But like I said, a week of measuring BBT is better.

 

Resources

www.holistic-hypothyroidism-solutions.com/basal-body-temperature.html

Massoudi, M. S., et al. (1995). Prevalence of thyroid antibodies among healthy middle-aged women. Findings from the thyroid study in healthy women. Annals of Epidemiology, 5 (3), 229–233.

Did Someone Just Crack the Code of Aging?

Scientists at a private company say they have completed the first successful gene therapy against aging. How is that for a claim! The CEO of BioViva Sciences, acting as the proverbial guinea pig, asserts she is the first person in history to demonstrate a reversal of natural aging using an experimental gene therapy technique developed by her company. The claim has yet to be peer reviewed, but it’s exciting nonetheless, because if it’s verified, it’s nothing short of revolutionary.

The marker they are using for aging is telomere shortening. Telomeres naturally shorten as we age, and after a predetermined amount of replications known as the Hayflick Limit, they lose their ability to complete the process of DNA replication which leads to cellular malfunctioning and dormancy, (senescence) and eventually cellular death, (apoptosis). Telomere length was measured before and after the proprietary gene therapy in white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). Compared against the average telomere length in white blood cells within the same age range as the CEO (44 years old), the company claims that the treatment, reputed to be safe, showed that it reversed 20 years of telomere shortening. Read the article HERE. And find out more about telomeres HERE and gene therapy HERE. This is promising indeed. Time for me to test my own telomere length using this test HERE.

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

Scientists Capture Zinc Fireworks at Moment of Conception

What incredible times we are living in! For the first time in human history, as far as we know, scientists have been able to capture video footage of what happens the moment a sperm and egg unite and it is nothing short of incredible. Once again proving that we are light beings first and foremost, according to research by Northwestern University School of Medicine, “a stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these sparks is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo.”

Watch this video and you will see that some eggs produce much more light than others, akin to when you plant seeds, some come up faster and hardier. This could be because of the quality of the sperm, the egg, or both. Now, scientists will be able to apply this new discovery for in vitro fertilization, selecting the brightest flashing embryo to ensure the healthiest, most genetically superior baby possible. No doubt this will be controversial as this same discovery can be applied to creating the perfect totipotent stem cells. Looks like there literally is light at the end of the tunnel! Pun intended. Read the Northwestern University study HERE.

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

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]

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