Have you hopped on the cleansing train? Now it may be time to pick up speed and go fast.
Fasting on liquids or nothing at all may be the best cleanse there is, and it’s a lot safer and easier than people think.
From Moses to Hippocrates to Jimmy Kimmel, fasting is making a comeback.
Nutritional dogma is challenged with clear evidence of the paramount health benefits of fasting and the surmounting evidence of its contribution to longevity. The latest research sheds new light on calorie restriction, discipline and over eating, and how this hot topic is not welcomed by big pharma and the medical community that endorse eating three meals a day and drugs for conditions the body can heal itself. In the ancient yogic texts it clearly states, a yogi eats once a day, a healthy normal person eats twice a day, a sick person eats three meals a day, and a crazy person eats all day.
In the Ukraine, a doctor discovered a way to remediate radiation from Chernobyl victims with strict dry fasting, where one goes without food or water for 3-9 days.
People are also concerned with having less and less growth hormone as they age, but a few days of fasting has been shown to restore that, and make you feel young and strong.
Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove
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By Vic Love — 1 year ago
Oxygen is a vital nutrient that if often overlooked even though we can only go without it for merely a few minutes, unlike food or water which can take days.
Changing how you breathe can be a game changer in weight loss, stress management, fighting acidity and disease in body and with high level athletes looking to get an edge on their endurance and performance.
Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered in his cancer research that cancer thrives in an anaerobic (without oxygen) or acidic environment and that the cells are weakened by lack of oxygen.
It has also been proven that people who live in higher altitudes end up living longer. However, this goes beyond healthy breathing habits and has to do with the reduced pressure of oxygen.
Our respiratory system consists of bodily functions that deliver oxygen from the atmosphere to our cells and tissues and transports the carbon dioxide that is produced from our cells and tissues back into the atmosphere.
If we are looking to up the oxygen ante, we want to increase red blood cells which improves oxygen delivery to the muscles that results in a reduction of lactic acid build up. This reduction in acid lowers inflammation and helps with stronger overall performance stronger.
If we are to get a better understanding of our bodies ability to utilize oxygen, we must also look at the it’s counterpart carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide not only off loads the oxygen from blood but also dilates airways and blood vessels and regulates our blood pH.
This synergistic process is at the core of unlocking your body’s true fitness potential. This is how high endurance trainers and climbers find their peak.
The Oxygen Carbon Dioxide Ratio
Danish physiologist Christian Bohr coined the Bohr Effect which explains the releasing of oxygen to working muscles and organs. The amount of carbon dioxide present in our blood cells determines how much oxygen we can use. How we breathe determines the levels of carbon dioxide in our blood.
Our blood (hemoglobin) will release oxygen when there is carbon dioxide. If we over breathe there is an excess of carbon dioxide causing our blood to hold oxygen instead of releasing it which results in oxygen restriction. Breathing too much can also reduce blood flow which results in light headedness and dizziness. This reduced blood flow from heavy breathing can only takes a few minutes but can also be caused from lots of talking especially for those in the field (i.e. teachers, sales people).
Carbon dioxide also plays an essential part in our body maintaining a correct pH by keeping acidity out and preventing blood vessels from constricting. This is where our diet can come into play as our food choices will also contribute to the acidity or alkalinity of our blood. Essential fatty acids which are not produced by the body and must come from our diet act like magnets to oxygen and get it into our cells. This is why high quality oils are critical for assisting in getting oxygen to the cells.
How to Breathe
There are different approaches to optimizing your bodies breathing. Dr. K.P. Buteyko is a well known clinical doctor and expert in physiology who has developed a Body Oxygen Test from his years of research. It’s a do-it-yourself and helps decipher if you are a chest or diaphragm, and nose or mouth breather. Take the test and modify your breathing to ensure you are a diaphragm and nose breather if you’re not already and see the monumental effect it can have on your overall health and well being.
Lastly, there are some cool gadgets out there that can actually monitor your blood oxygen saturation, which must be maintained 98% or more, and anything below is a warning sign to go seek medical help. Check this one out.
Here’s some fun oxygen facts:
Our brain, which makes up 2% of our total mass, requires 20% of the body’s oxygen needs.
Cancer attacks every organ in our body, except the heart because of it’s abnormal supply of oxygen.
Humans can go 3 weeks without food, 3 weeks without water, and only 3 minutes without oxygen.
Every day humans take 20,000 breaths.
The world record for holding a breath underwater is 22 minutes.
Author: Vic Love, www.Fb.com/Vityalove
By Longevity Living — 3 months ago
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.
By Jeanette Sousa — 1 year ago
Thyroid imbalances affect millions of people. Some people have too little thyroid hormone, while others have too much. While thyroid issues have been well understood in terms of symptoms and treatments for some time, the way that the gland itself turns on (i.e. releases hormone) has been a mystery.
If your thyroid is under- or overactive, you may experience symptoms like weight gain or loss, mood changes, infertility or sleep issues.
Recently, a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry revealed the answer to the question, “what turns the thyroid on?”. To learn more about this fascinating discovery, check out the Science Daily article, here.
If you suspect that you may have a thyroid imbalance, it may be caused by cortisol, a stress hormone. You can find out if your cortisol levels are normal by doing a simple saliva test. If you do have an issue with your cortisol levels, you should talk to your doctor about having your thyroid tested.
There are natural ways to support your thyroid, especially through your diet. In some cases medication may be necessary, but by catching any issues early, you may be able to avoid that potential outcome.