Hello Optimal Health Seekers I’m inviting you to join me in a multi-community cleanse between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays (and all the other holidays during this season that offer opportunities to indulge). Some may think “Life is short and therefore…. I’ll eat and drink whatever I please.” Others may have come to the conclusion that eating less and basically swearing off alcohol as we age makes for a better day, a happier belly and a more functional brain. Either way, it’s good to have options. Let’s meet in person for a pre-cleanse strategy session from noon to 1 PM Saturday December 2 at the Heritage Cafe downtown. I’ll get there early to try to get the sofa area! If you choose to help yourself stay lean and clean, let’s do another round of 5 days of ProLon fast-mimicking diet, followed by 5 days of Jamie Troxel’s delicious raw food service. Day One of ProLon will start for me on Thursday December 7 and go through Monday December 11. This will segue nicely into Jamie’s 5-day offering Dec 12-16. You can...
Topic: Weight Management
Lately I have enjoyed a mini cleanse developed over 25+ years by Dr. Valter Longo. It’s a 5-day program that allows for a fasted state (ketosis, autophagy) without having to go without food, called ProLon (as in prolong your life, and a tribute to founder Dr. Longo). Water only fasting for more than a day, which I rarely recommend, basically requires resting quietly in a cave. For 10 days this June I’ve combined this 5-day fasting-mimicking diet with a kit available through my website here: https://prolonfmd.com/products/prolon-professionals followed by Jamie Troxel’s yummy raw food cleanse — also a 5 day program. If you’d like to join the group, the dates will be June 14-23. Please call Jamie directly at (907) 209-8293 to arrange for pick up and payment. This will be a splendid treat and gift to yourself — no thinking about food for 10 days because everything you need will be provided. Very doable. And the benefits will be immediate and lasting. Email me at to get on the list for the group get-togethers — likely Saturday(s) at 4...
Greetings Optimal Health Seekers! I have been thinking about this year’s spring cleanse for several weeks. Maybe call it rebooting an excellent lifestyle or perhaps you can relate to wanting to take a closer look at day-to-day health habits. You don’t have to go anywhere for this personal retreat. But you can easily take it on the road if you have travel plans that can finally hatch! What I have to offer is modifiable, and has 3 basic levels of commitment — per your evaluation of need for fine-tuning your health.
Cultivated foods have all developed mechanisms to protect themselves. Yes, they are “evolved organisms” and prefer to not be eaten. Mostly these toxic substances (called lectins) in almost all cultivated foods work to prevent bugs and birds eating away at the plants. But lectins can disrupt human gastric-intestinal health, and negatively impact brain function as well — including instigating food cravings.
http://www.medscape.com/ http://www.medscape.com/ http://www.medscape.com/ Hot off the press new protocol for improving cognitive function and reversing many measurable parameters of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the precursor to early dementia and eventually Alzheimer’s, which until now has been considered an irreversible disease. No drugs have worked. The “new protocol” (book will be published in the spring, by Dr. Dale Bredesen) states that our brains make amyloid to PROTECT against toxic insults, which are the actual cause of decay of cognitive function. Dr. Bredesen talks about 3 types of Alzheimer’s, which has been borne out by many meta-analyses.
Here’s a link to the article on NPR (http://n.pr/1lrRnq3 Given, the current agreement is, that there is 10 : 1 ratio of bacteria in our microbiome to cells in our body. There appears to be 10 times more viruses (bacteriophages) in the microbiome than bacteria. This is in terms of genetic material. “In the 1920s and 1930s, before widespread use of antibiotics, physicians successfully treated a variety of infections with bacteriophages, or phages for short. These natural viral predators, which target bacteria but leave mammalian and plant cells unscathed, were sold by pharmaceutical companies including Eli Lilly & Company1 and even made it into the fiction of the time—the protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’ 1925 book Arrowsmith fought bubonic plague with phages.” Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People’s Gut Bacteria New viruses are a dime a dozen. Every few months, we hear about a newly discovered flu virus that’s jumped from birds to people somewhere in the world. And the number of viruses identified in bats is “extraordinary and appears to increase almost daily,” scientists wrote last year in the journal PLOS Pathogens. But a virus that has...
New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating. Sweating has long been known as a source of bodily, if not also spiritual “cleansing.” But until recently, very little ‘scientific’ confirmation existed proving that using heat and/or exercise to facilitate perspiration-induced detoxification actually works the way that many natural health advocates claim.
First published in December 2012 issue of Better Nutrition Q: Hi Doctor Em! Have you heard of earthing? A: Yes,”earthing” is a relatively new medical idea, with some impressive research from various disciplines behind it — but it’s as old as the hills. “Earthing” means connecting with the earth — literally. Humans have done this for thousands of years by walking barefoot on the ground. The relatively new convention of walking with shoes, particularly rubber or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from the benefits of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. The planet herself gives out a frequency of about 10 hertz, which was discerned at the Max Planck Institute in the 1960s.
Community Gardeners Less Likely To Be Overweight 22 Apr 2013 People who are involved in community gardening tend to have a considerably lower body mass index than their non-gardening counterparts, a team from the University of Utah reported in theAmerican Journal of Public Health. Previous studies had shown that community gardeners provide both nutritional and social benefits to neighborhoods, lead author CathleenZick explained. “But until now, we did not have data to show a measurable health benefit for those who use the gardens.” The Utah team used BMI (body mass index) to measure how close or far people were to their ideal body weight.