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To my friend Ace, losing weight meant a lot more than just a number on a scale.
If you can relate to Ace then this guide is for YOU.
Prior to starting the Low Carb, High Fat diet he tried just about every other diet you can think of. The trouble was that they didn't work for him and only left him feeling DEPRIVED.
And while LCHF improved his health over the years, he felt the weight loss was extremely SLOW and he didn't know why.
Is there something genetically different about certain people that makes losing weight that much harder?
Is the answer to simply TRY harder?!
Does that mean we need to grab a gym membership and exercise more if we have all of a sudden stopped seeing pounds or inches come off?
It's hard for me to say this since I was constantly in the gym when I used to wrestle, but YOU DO NOT NEED THE GYM TO LOSE WEIGHT.
In fact, I want to plunge my head into a wall every time I see someone running for hours on a treadmill.
We're NOT large hamsters!
When I got my old college roommate, Ace, to lose 46 pounds in 4 months he didn't visit the gym or pick up a habit of running.
He instead continued his daily life, as usual, teaching middle school students English.
(Ace teaching his 7th graders)
Not once did he look or feel sick.
In fact, during those 4 months, he felt MORE ENERGY than ever before!
The point of this guide is to show you how he was able to do this, and how YOU CAN TOO!
Even if you have a busy schedule or stressful job like Ace.
The reason WHY I decided to write this guide is so I can help YOU lose the weight you want.
Not for the sake of losing weight.
But because I know this means MUCH MORE to you than a number as well.
I want you to be candid right now.
What would losing weight mean to you?
(You don't want to end up like this watching Netflix every night.)
So many of us are secretly self-conscious and end up spending more time at home than we need to.
Confidence in our appearance reflects our quality of relationships.
A successful diet is more than just food, it's about our quality of life.
Once you are clear on WHY this matters to you, nothing can stand in your way.
The more specific your goal is the better. If you could write it down and look at it every day, then that's even better. (here's a template you can print out to write your goal on. If you're serious you'll stop now and do this.)
Losing weight is the opportunity to finally give ourselves the attention we deserve, but might have neglected over the years.
Sometimes life might seem like it's all about everyone else. Our families depend on us after all.
I'm sure that you're a very nice person that is always giving to others.
But you have to be able to take care of yourself if you want to take care of your family. Now's not the time to put yourself "second" when it comes to your health. It's not selfish to prioritize your health. Instead, it sets the example for your kids.
(Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping their kids eat healthy foods)
How much longer can you realistically put this off for?
For some people, this guide might literally be here to save your life.
I know we are capable of accomplishing great things. You should believe this too if you don't already.
I believe each one of us is truly amazing, with infinite potential.
The beautiful part is that whatever happens to you affects everyone you know.
I want to see you achieve your dream weight and health because I know what it will mean for those around you as well.
There's nothing I want more than to hear from someone that I've helped tell me in their own words what their new life looks like upon reaching their ideal weight and what that means for them and their family.
I grew up with very bad asthma and hay fever, so I know first hand.
I used to eat fast food and drink soda all the time until I got to high school.
Then when I started to play sports I began to eat healthy and studied how to get the MOST out of what I ate.
(This is me wrestling. Luckily, I was on top during this pic!)
However, I was still sick with asthma and hay fever throughout college, even though I ate "healthy."
Finally, after college, I learned about "non-hybrid" food (we'll discuss this below in the guide) and since then I've never breathed as well as I do now. I also stopped getting sick and coughing like I used to in the winter, which was a MIRACLE for me. (I live in New Jersey, where it goes from HOT summers to COLD winters).
(this is me now)
In today's world, we can't afford to waste time sifting through a million sites, so I've done all of that work for you.
This guide represents my greatest work so far.
This is the definitive guide to help you cross the finish line of the health journey you've begun. It's here to help you put on the finishing touches to your existing routine.
You won't be able to find this information gathered all in one location anywhere else.
It has taken me YEARS of research and testing before I knew this was ready to share with you.
I know you will see an even greater change in your health and weight than you've seen before if you are willing to try the following at home.
Even if you've been following the LCHF diet perfectly for years without cheating and still haven't been able to lose that last bit of weight, this guide can help you like it has for my friend Ace.
In fact, I made this guide specifically for you since so many people are confused why the weight might have come off easily in the beginning, but now they are stuck. (chapter 1)
(This is pretty much what it looks like after months go by at the same weight)
Very few people know how to beat this temporary stall. (chapter 3)
And if you've fallen off the wagon in the past, this can also help you. (chapter 4)
Of course there's no one way that works for everyone. In fact you'll see how most people fall into one of two very distinct categories in chapter 3.
I'm just providing the tools for you to adopt. So you can make your own way.
This guide is NOT for you if you are perfectly happy with your LCHF diet. If you don't feel like things could get better, then there's no point in reading any further. I much rather say this now than to waste any of your time.
Also, if you're just looking to become "more informed" then you can go here instead.
This guide is only here for those of us who are ready to take action.
I want this guide to be the LAST guide you will need to read.
Why do something if you're not ready to give it your all? That's what I tell myself.
Are you ready to change?
Each chapter will build upon the last, so it's important to read this in order.
The links below will make it easy for you to come back at any time and pick up where you leave off.
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Remember, this is not your typical "eat less, burn more" guide. If that simple mantra worked we wouldn't be looking for something more.
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Before you dive into this guide, I want to stress that society will tell us to do what is comfortable. To only do what feels good and comes easy. Then we have to deal with the consequences down the road.
I don't want you to fall into this trap. Even if you have in the past. I want you to read this guide and take action right away.
I believe it's human nature to want to improve and always do better. But sometimes society wins.
To help you take action, the best way to get the most from this guide is to start out as small as possible. Small steps become HUGE wins. It's extremely important for us to value and celebrate each small win. But I also won't tell you less than what is required.
The key is to not get overwhelmed by changing too much, too soon. Food, after all, is rightfully a part of our identities. It's the glue that got our family to sit down together, spark conversation, and now gives us something to look forward to when we come home from a LONG tiresome day at work.
For that reason, I recommend trying one thing at a time and waiting to move on until it has become familiar. Then when you're ready, return back to this guide and try out the next tip. I'm going to walk you through the process.
Again, it's a big mistake to read this and not apply any of the tips, or just one of them.
To make this easier for you, I've prepared a checklist so you can keep track of your progress. This is what highly successful people do. They always find ways to avoid taking on too much all at once. (click here to print out)
Weight loss and getting healthy is a journey, not a destination. Becoming overwhelmed is the biggest obstacle to reaching any goal, so that's not what we're going to do here.
I'm going to not only show you what works, but also how to make sure each tip easily becomes a part of your new daily ritual without having to rely on discipline. Scott Adams put it best when he said:
"Losers have goals. Winners have systems."
In other words, information alone doesn't have the power to change behavior. Willpower always reaches its limit and runs out. But you can develop any habit you want as long as you consciously plan ahead of time the right way so you're not making any in-the-moment decisions. It's a concept called "automating your success" and I'll show you what I mean specifically in a bit.
We're going to be combining the best of psychology and nutrition in a way never seen before to call forth the best version of YOU.
This guide is here to help you apply a strategy that supports your lifestyle. It's not a two week cleanse or a ton of random "super" foods that's going to get you to your goal and keep you there.
Now, just keep an open mind going forward because I WILL be sharing something very unique and special.
This is different from your normal LCHF diet. This will work MUCH better and be very simple to understand.
We need a proper definition of unhealthy Carbs and healthy Fats to know what to eat.
But first, allow me to pose a question.
Do animals in the wild have doctors? In other words, do they ever get sick?
The only time they get sick is when they're in captivity. When humans feed them.
This means WE should never get sick! I know because I went from getting sick every winter to not getting sick for the past 2 years. (so much for my sick days off)
We don't want to listen to advice from self-proclaimed gurus that still get sick themselves. That's what I've learned.
Also, if someone doesn't mention the keywords "hybrid" and "mucous" (which we'll soon discuss) then don't waste your time.
Now, step one is to know what's making us sick and overweight.
Of course it's carbs, right?
But what exactly are carbs?
(Unfortunately, donuts are a prime example of carbs)
Let's discuss the elephant in the room. Marketers have high-jacked the phase "low-carb" to mean whatever suits them. Because of that there's debate about what should actually fall into this category, especially when technically ALL food contains varying amounts of carbohydrates.
To keep things simple, the best definition of "carbs" is anything that is INDIGESTIBLE.
Anything that the body cannot break down, which then negatively impacts our weight and health.
This includes: hybrid starches, insoluble fiber, processed sugar, processed oil, dairy from cows, and meat from farm animals.
(Don't worry if you're a meat lover, we'll be covering "healthy" meats later on only for certain folks that can digest it in varying amounts).
At best, carbs will get expelled right away when eaten in low amounts.
At worst, you become constipated and carbs get stored as fat, which eventually causes health problems.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that there's anything nutritious or beneficial about carbs since they can't be absorbed by our bodies.
If someone is sick, you wouldn't offer them a bowl of starchy white rice right?
That would just slow down the body as it's trying to expel what's causing us to be sick in the first place.
The less carbs the better. Even though it is perfectly fine to "cheat" with them as long as you have earned them.
Yes, you can earn them.
(Carbs are like a dangerous tiger that may be tame in low amounts.)
Bear with me as we "geek out" for a moment.
Chemically speaking, carbohydrates are a combination of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms.
Your blood's potential of hydrogen (pH) goes down the more you eat carbs. Making it one unhealthy chemical bond.
Below a 7.35 means your blood is in a state of acidosis and disease may develop.
(Acid to the left and Alkaline to the right in the above scale)
The interesting thing is that each type of carb is also known as an acid:
• hybrid starch (uric acid)
• insoluble fiber (phytic acid)
• processed sugar (aldonic acid)
• processed oil (trans fatty acids)
• dairy from cows (lactic acid)
• meat from farm animals (carbonic acid)
Too much acid will literally "eat" through cell walls (made of fat), which otherwise protects our vital organs from "dirty" mucous, which in time causes serious health problems (like inflammation) to arise.
In other words, the mucous membrane (cell wall) becomes compromised / weakened over time and this "dirty" mucous gets into places it doesn't belong.
Mucous is a great thing as long as it's kept outside of our cells, since it's our defense against harmful toxins in the body. Mucous acts as a trap for anything that needs to be expelled from the body.
But our bodies are so smart that they actually harden this mucous if you continue to eat unhealthy. Now the mucous acts as if it was plastic Saran wrap in order to partially block absorption.
This is known as mucoid plaque, which coats our small intestine (where 90% of food is absorbed) if we have eaten junk for years.
(This mucoid plaque actually came out of a person after they took a strong detox)
That’s why if you've been eating healthy for a while and all of a sudden decided to cheat, you feel sick. MUCH more sick than you ever felt before when you used to eat the same junk food all the time.
That’s because your body wasn’t fully absorbing it!
I know because I used to eat honey buns all the time when I was a freshman in High School from the corner store that was down the street. Now just a few bites of it will kill me. The same goes with soda, I can't touch the stuff.
The trouble with this is that our bodies can't know when you're going to eat something healthy. So if you're not consistent then you can eat well and not get it fully into your system. It's like having our pipes clogged.
So now thanks to these acids we have trouble absorbing the only thing that can raise our blood's pH to be maintained within a healthy range (≈ 7.35 - 7.45).
And there's only one thing that can raise the blood's pH and keep it in equilibrium...
Minerals allow for a high pH, while carbs a low pH.
If we eat food and drink water that is deficient in minerals, then we will lower our blood's pH over time.
Notice how I didn't say vitamins, enzymes, or even protein.
It's because minerals are the elements on the periodic table. The simplest components from which everything in our physical universe is created. The true crucial building blocks of life.
There's iron, copper, zinc, calcium, magnesium, silica, potassium, etc.
Out of 118, there are a total of 90 naturally occurring minerals / elements that our bodies may use to grow and be healthy.
(These 90 minerals are highlighted in green)
Each identified and separated by its electrical charge, meaning the count of how many electrons per atom.
Because these minerals are electrical (think "electrolytes" and all of those Gatorade commercials you've seen) and our bodies are electrical there is a chemical affinity that exists between us, meaning we can quickly assimilate / absorb minerals unlike anything else.
The catch is that they have to be in a liquid state, pre-digested by plants from the soil for our bodies to absorb them.
For example, iron in it's hard form is known as iron oxide (or "reduced iron" on ingredient lists), which cannot be absorbed.
(Yes, some chips are even magnetic! I think I'll pass on the next bag.)
Iron fluorine, however, is in a liquid form and can be absorbed.
Sorry, solid iron shavings placed in some water or drinking out of copper pots won't help you at all.
Eating natural food is the only way to get these minerals.
In moderation, sea salt (preferably Celtic sea salt) improves the electricity in the body. However, "table salt" on average contains 1/3 glass, 1/3 sand, and 1/3 salt, which scratches the arteries causing them to bleed according to Dr. Leonard Coldwell.
Also, once someone tries to isolate a single mineral or compound from a plant, making it "proprietary," then it no longer assimilates the same way in our bodies.
A plant's electrical signature is maintained by it's unique composition of minerals. That's why eating "whole" is so important.
For example, the "flavor enhancer" MSG (Monosodium glutamate) commonly found in Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, which has been proven to cause cancer, is an isolated component from one of the healthiest plants available, Kombu, which is a seaweed. (ref.)
(The Glutamate Association lobbying group explains that the reason they add MSG to food is to "make people eat more.")
Also, the most popular vitamin in the world, isolated ascorbic acid or should I say Vitamin C, was proven since it was first discovered to be less effective than the whole red pepper it was found in to cure scurvy. (ref.)
Yet it is still advertised nearly 90 years later as the best thing for us.
Study after study has also shown that taking multivitamins does not improve health. In fact, several studies have shown that vitamin pills may actually increase the risk of certain diseases, including cancer. (ref.)
This is all very disturbing to say the least.
And while we know to avoid packaged, "fake-box" food and scary "GMO" food, it's interesting that no one points a finger at man-made hybrid food.
Similar to GMO food, hybrid food is the product of taking two different plants and producing offspring that is larger in size and has a better yield, despite sacrificing nutrition. Often these plants will have a weak immune system making them more susceptible to insect attacks, hence the rise in pesticide use.
This is the war against seeds. In general, the more seeds a fruit has then the healthier it is. And yes, eating the seeds are healthy too! Whether you turn them into an oil or flour or if you're able to chew them and swallow them.
(This process of hybridization is known as plant grafting. Minerals from the soil can't travel the same way past the new joint, which produces infertile seeds or sometimes "seedless" fruit. These wouldn't survive without human intervention and is different from naturally occurring hybrid food via cross-pollination, which maintains its fertility.)
GMO just means the process is controlled... scientists know exactly has many genes from one species will travel into another species.
With man-made hybridization it's random and uncontrolled.
And guess what?
The "High Molecular Weight" (HMW) proteins, which causes dough made from wheat to have great elasticity, is what makes wheat hard for a lot of people to digest, makes us tired, and only exists in... you guessed it... hybrid food!
This is the difference between a healthy starch (complex carbohydrate - slow release of sugar, which is a nutrient for the brain) and an unhealthy one.
White rice vs. wild rice, wheat vs. einkorn, Irish potatoes vs. purple potatoes, corn vs. teosinte. (study of rats eating wheat getting disease vs eating 5 ancient grains and not getting sick)
So now let's cut to the chase.
What are some truly natural / original / "ancient" foods that will feed our mind, body, and soul?
(click the image above to view a printable chart that you may use the next time you're shopping - you can click on the boxes to place a check in them - also notice how many "vegetables" are actually fruits.)
Some of the food above is exotic / tropical fruit that can be hard to come by in the United States. But with the internet, you can find anything... including all of what is listed above.
Turns out, thinking a little less about what we're not supposed to eat and making an effort to grocery shop instead works better to stay on track.
In chapter 4 we'll talk about some of the most nutritious (mineral-dense) foods that are on this list and how to prepare non-boring meals for the week with them.
For now, you might have noticed that there's quite a few grains on this list.
That's right, it can be healthy to eat pasta, bread, etc. IF it is made from one of the above "ancient" grains. As you may notice, these are not the common "ancient grains" that you see advertised in most stores. These are different.
It's a good practice to never assume the marketing hype is correct.
Although it is true that a person with gluten sensitivity, that can't eat wheat, may find it ok to eat a grain like Einkorn. (Notice how I'm not even putting wheat grass on the above list, since it's grown from the inferior wheat seed. All "grains" are really just the seeds of different grasses.)
(Fun fact: if you don't cut your grass for long enough then "flowers" (minus the showy petals and sepals) will form at the ends of the stalks where the seeds / grains grow.)
In fact, most food allergies come from food that is hybrid. It's really sad because many people live with allergic reactions to a certain food and yet never realize the cause.
Said another way, man-made (as opposed to naturally occurring) hybrid food is incomplete so not everyone can assimilate it properly. This has varying effects for different people.
Of course, I don't expect anyone to only eat from this list.
Again, the occasional cheat meal is perfectly acceptable provided you're not extremely ill.
You just have to define the word "occasional" for your situation, since you should know your body better than anyone else. Listening to how your body responds after you eat a certain food is crucial in this journey. That's why a food journal is recommended, because it's too easy to forget or not pay attention.
Your goal is to figure out whether you're "sensitive" to hybrid starches, meat from farm animals, or hybrid fruits.
These three groups
This is why it's equally as important to know how bad are the foods missing from this list.
Below is a "carb-chart ranking" that measures how many carbs are in each food per 100 grams from worst to better.
(Make no mistake, this is the "poor man's" food list)
This way of eating (w.o.e.) would benefit any person regardless of being a man, woman, young, old, pregnant, body builder, sick, healthy, etc.
It's because the focus is on eating the most mineral dense, unmodified foods.
There are however four main types of people that seek this lifestyle for its benefits.
Regardless of which group you're in, we need to all do the same thing.
It's a two-step process.
Step #1 Clean the body
Step #2 Feed the body (more of this in Chapter 5).
It's really that simple.
There's only three ways to periodically cleanse the body.
1. Intermittent Fasting
2. Liquid Fasting
3. Cleansing Herbs
There are of course times when people wouldn't benefit from a cleanse however.
For everyone else it's preferred to do something to regularly detox / cleanse your body to get rid of any toxins / build-ups like preservatives, air pollution, internal stress, junk food, carbs, etc.
This is the "SHOCK" to your system that you need.
And it will work even if you've been stuck for years.
As mentioned above, you have ONE common enemy. Carbs (hybrids) which causes holes in our mucous membrane and produces stray mucous.
(This came out of me!)
Yes, this is gross. But since you've read this far I'm sharing what I had to keep spitting up.
This bad boy was stuck behind my throat. Somewhere between my nasal passage and throat, which limited my breathing.
I wonder how much money was wasted on me for asthma medicine while growing up. You see, I often could only breath through one nostril and thought it was normal.
Let me tell you how much of an improvement I had after spitting this up! It was a HUGE difference.
This is what you want to eliminate as well.
Based on how unhealthy your eating has been, it will determine how much mucous will come out of you and how hard this process will be for you.
For Ace, this process wasn't too bad because he mostly ate healthy at this point.
This is what he had to say about it.
(click play above)
Is there anything more important than counting calories, and even macros (fats, proteins, carbs), when it comes to losing weight and getting rid of inflammation causing stray mucous?
(It's not necessary to become the counting robot!)
YES... and that something is called insulin!
Most people don't understand how insulin plays a role in our body's ability to cause weight gain and illness.
Dr. Jason Fung does however. He's treated 1,000 patients. (add more here)
Cells can't open up to receive the sugar as energy when you block insulin receptors.
Dr. Tim Noakes, who cured in South Africa, was interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Insulin is produced in our bodies when it is "under attack" and our blood's pH begins to drop.
Insulin is a hormone that regulates our metabolism. It essentially puts our body into "shut-down mode" when too much is produced, causing us to become fat and/or sick.
There are six scenarios when excess insulin would be produced (the missing four will be discussed in chapter 3).
(While you may not need abs like Terry Crews pictured above, you might be interested to know that he follows intermittent fasting (IF).)
In truth, it's not just what you eat, but also when you eat.
Even healthy snacks throughout the day raises insulin, which leads to weight gain.
Remember, insoluble fiber is a type of carb.
Consuming liquids throughout the day like mineral rich water, tea, and even home-made squeezed juice (which does contain soluble fiber) won't hinder your weight loss at all (in chapter 4 we'll discuss some drink recipes). (If you're the type that can't digest fruit well, then herbal teas should be your go-to.)
On the other hand, it is best to consume solid food within a 6-8 hour "feeding window." This allows your body 16-18 hours to digest your food.
Ideally, we will avoid eating after sunset or at least 4 hours before sleeping so our digestion doesn't disrupt our sleep. Meaning that if we go to bed at 11pm, then we should stop eating at 7pm.
While intermittent fasting, most people choose to skip breakfast and instead prepare a drink to have.
This is fine, as long as you have planned your lunch so you don't force yourself to grab whatever happens to be available when it comes time to eat.
It's ideal to have one or two meals a day because it allows for more time to digest. Here is an example timeline of when it's best to eat.
16 hours fast (8 hours eating) 12pm-8pm (2 meals a day)
19 hours fast (5 hours eating) 2pm-7pm (1 meal a day)
This doesn't mean you have to eat less food if you want to lose weight.
Eating less frequently allows us to eat larger amounts of food each day without gaining weight when compared to eating 3 or even 6 meals a day.
For example, take a look at how Blake eats while maintaining his weight loss.
It's a small world because I graduated college with this guy's girlfriend.
(Not that I recommend his food choices, but it's still impressive to note that he doesn't gain any weight!)
That's the power of allowing our bodies time to digest.
A better example would be what Cara eats in a day.
(Keep in mind that she's 48 as of 2017!)
Also, rushing through a meal and not chewing properly is horrible for our digestion. Food needs to be turned into a mush before swallowing and the act of chewing even releases pre-digestive enzymes to further break down the food.
It's important to SLOW down when we eat so we can take the time to enjoy our meal.
Eating around friends and family is also encouraged versus eating in front of our computers as tempting as it may be. Usually company will put us in a better mood, which helps our digestion. We should pay more attention to cultures outside of America, since the majority of them seem to have this down.
(Friendly Fionne vs. Lonely Lisa)
There is a secret to fasting so that it feels like you're cheating.
You DO NOT want to fast the hard way.
While it's great for discipline, it's also not necessary to see the same results.
The hard way would be a "complete fast" or "water fast" like Jay did below.
(Notice how he mentions that any scars he had began to disappear! @13:28 - Also, note that having a tongue brush to clean the white mucous off the tongue daily is recommended.)
Remember I used to wrestle, which means I used to cut A LOT of weight so I know how extreme a complete fast can get.
(This was me at 103 pounds in high school)
Again, you want to ONLY fast from carbs.
Starving ourselves of minerals drops our blood's pH, which causes our insulin to shoot up.
This gives us that dazed feeling caused by skipping meals and makes us fall into the cruel spiral of gaining back the weight we lose.
The "Eat Less, Move More" campaign promotes this idea.
(This popular strategy causes NUTRIENT DEFICIENT people that remain overweight)
This advice is like telling an alcoholic to just drink less.
(Jonathan Goldsmith doesn't approve)
This method will never help us long term.
That's why it's so important to continue getting our daily minerals.
During a fast, that just means you drink them.
Just like in intermittent fasting, you can and should have all the mineral rich water, tea, and juice you want.
You know if you shouldn't have too much fruit juice based on your metabolic type and how it makes you feel. This differs from person to person. (this will be discussed more in Chapter 3).
Also, don't buy into the fiber propaganda as the answer to stomp out constipation.
It's common to see people load up on eating beans, oats, brown rice, dried fruit, and even fiber capsules made from the shell of a grain called psyllium with hopes of cleaning out their body.
Yes, this may help you go to the bathroom... but you're mostly eliminating what you just ate!
In contrast to minerals, our bodies waste a lot of energy processing insoluble fiber when it could be removing old fat.
Insoluble fiber (pulp) is NOT digestible / broken down by the body. It remains close to its original form as it passes through our digestive system.
It is then pointless for our health, since we're not absorbing anything from it!
It only serves to psychologically make us feel fuller temporarily, when all we eat is mineral-depleted food. That's it.
Our bodies are like large juicing machines. We extract the liquid minerals from food and get rid of everything else.
If you have a poor digestive system then you will miss some of these minerals as they'll stay in the fiber, and you'll lose them when you go to the bathroom.
That's why when we're sick it's important to drink, since the minerals will be "pre-digested" / separated from the fiber. We're no longer relying on our stomachs to do the work.
When we fast we free up energy.
We need this energy to remove the stuff that has been stuck in our bodies for YEARS in some cases.
Our bodies can't do this if we're busy digesting breakfast.
This is also why most celebrities work out in the morning before breakfast, instead of in the evenings.
If you think about it, when we get sick our appetite naturally goes away so our body has the energy to repair itself.
If you ever received a colonoscopy then you already know why the body would require a reserve of energy.
(unhealthy colon vs. clean colon)
If you want to get rid of this stuff you're going to need a plan.
3 months because when you kill an adult parasite mother she will drop eggs that will not hatch for one to 3 months and you cannot penetrate those eggs
Also, keep in mind that your taste buds will completely reset after this. Food will never taste as good.
(clip of Jason eating watermelon)
Aside from freshly squeezed juices you can also use dehydrated and powered vegetables (herbs) in capsules or to make herbal teas with.
In fact, these vegetables (herbs) are far more nutritious for us than most fruits.
This is the secret to make fasting feel like you're cheating.
Here's a list of the best herbs to feed you on the left and to clean out your body on the right.
(click the image above to view a printable chart that you may use the next time you're shopping - you can click on the boxes to place a check in them)
There are 16 minerals that the body needs as a minimum.
Seven that are major (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, and sulfur)
Nine that are trace (iron, iodine, zinc, chromium, selenium, fluoride, molybdenum, copper, and manganese).
For complete health you want all 90 however.
One of the most powerful herbs to help you go to the bathroom is Quassia (bitter) Bark. For this, you want to take it as a capsule to avoid the taste. Like the name applies, it's extremely BITTER.
(Food that's bitter is the BEST for digestion and cleaning out your colon.)
Dandelion root and leaf on the other hand are great to make as a tea because of the taste.
(considering that a 90 day supply of a generic (cheap) version of Lipitor (a statin used to control cholesterol) costs $380 ($126.67 a month), this is a way better option.)
(This will help you clean out your kidneys.)
In chapter 4 I'll share my Slim Tea Recipe.
You can take these cleansing herbs while you liquid fast or while you intermittent fast if you want an added boost.
Or you may choose to take these cleansing herbs without fasting.
It's entirely up to you since all of these methods WILL work. It just depends on your situation what you should do.
My favorite way of fasting is to take nutritious herbal capsules so I don't feel hungry or tired and then I take a smaller amount of cleansing herbal capsules (refer to the above herb list to know which are nutritious herbs and which are cleansing herbs).
You're not allowed to step on the scale as a part of this diet for three months.
Because we don't want to psyche ourselves out or become obsessed with numbers.
This just adds stress onto us, which increases insulin and makes this journey that much harder.
It's like trying to watch a pot of water boil.
You know it's going to, but because you're starring at it now it feels like it's taking so much longer.
It's the same concept with constantly weighing yourself.
Rest assured that eating this way is going to make unwanted weight come off.
To know you're on the right track, you're going to look for qualitative signs instead of quantitative ones.
That means you're going to compare the quality before and after of your:
Let's not beat around the bush.
What does the perfect poop look like?!
What's the consistency, frequency, and how should it feel when we have a movement?
Luckily a chart exists that categorizes our bowel movements on a scale from 1-7, where #4 on the chart is ideal.
YES, there's a chart for everything now-a-days.
(Stop now and answer - Where are you on this chart?)
Typically, after almost every large meal we should have a movement that passes easily with no force, minimal wiping required and that doesn't smell like death!
That last part is key!
If you're not already around a Type 4 on this chart, then this will be the first thing you will begin to notice improve.
Knowing where you are now will help guide what you need to focus on.
If you're at either end of this chart, then that means you're temporarily constipated (especially if it's been a few days since going) or have diarrhea. To fix both issues you need to re-hydrate your body and take any combination of herbs from the above list.
Also, it has to be said.
Even though people swear by it, stop drinking Pepto-Bismol to stop diarrhea!
This drug is an antacid, which works by neutralizing stomach acidity so our digestion slows down.
While this is a quick fix to stop our bodies from producing diarrhea, it's also preventing the root cause from escaping as efficiently. It's the body's natural response to quickly get rid of whatever caused the upset stomach in the first place. You do not want to hold this in any longer than it needs to be.
Now our bodies just have to run their course of healing. It's like when we vomit and start to feel better after getting out whatever we needed to.
You should feel amazing!
Even if you're fasting, your energy should be higher than ever.
This is what Ace had to say about his energy during his fast.
Show me a person's face and I can tell you how their health is.
By looking at someone's skin you can too.
Do they have brown circles under their eyes, oily skin, pimples.
Ace reported that his skin cleared up once he started his fast.
He used to have growths on his skin that just vanished over night. Here's what he had to say about it.
Your hair should not be oily, weak, or falling out.
Oh, and gray hair is not a sign of old age. It's instead a sign of a copper deficiency.
Brittle or discolored nails are also a sign of poor health. A silicon deficiency to be precise.
Ok. I get it.
With all this being said, you STILL want to measure something tangible to track your progress.
So, here's why I recommend measuring inches, instead of weighing pounds.
Measuring weight, or even tracking BMI, doesn't allow you to target areas of the body. This is crucial for determining our potential for disease.
Also, up to 60% of the human adult body is water, which constantly fluctuates.
To be sure you're losing fat, the best tool we have is not a "body fat" scale, but a simple tape measure that a tailor would use, so we can target areas. (this is the one I use - affiliate link).
To understand your body fat content, you want to calculate your waist-to-hip ratio. Divide your waist measurement (measured at the navel) by your hip measurement.
For men, the ratio should be no higher than 0.90%.
For women, the ratio should be no higher than 0.83%.
In other words, we're trying to find out if we're a pear shape or an apple shape!
(Which one are you?)
Apple shape = Visceral Fat, which stores underneath our abdominal muscles and puts pressure on our organs and blood vessels.
Pear shape = Subcutaneous fat, which stores directly underneath our skin (above muscle), can be pinched and doesn't pose the same threat.
So, it's better for our health to be a pear shape!
Sadly, we don't have control over which one we are. Some people store fat in their waist while others in their hips and limbs. Just 10 extra pounds stored in the waist can change our blood pressure, unlike 10 pounds stored in our hips and limbs.
Yes, this means a person that looks overweight might actually be healthier than a person that looks skinny and weighs less, but has a protruding stomach.
Researcher, Dr. Whitmer from California, says even Dementia is linked to belly size, and not overall weight.
In fact, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, examined 40,000 people and concluded that nearly 50% of overweight people, 29% of obese people and 16% of morbidly obese people were not at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease.
On the other hand, more than 30% of people in the “normal” weight range were at risk for these diseases.
According to another study, (also performed in California, I'm starting to notice a trend now) Dr. Hirani in 2004 discovered that even if a person had 30 pounds removed with liposuction, they STILL wouldn't see significant health improvements since only subcutaneous fat can be targeted.
But luckily, our bodies are smart. So when we eat healthy, visceral fat is targeted before subcutaneous fat. So your efforts will be rewarded right away!
Though for some people this might be annoying because the "stubborn fat," that people love pinching, sticks around until you get rid of enough visceral fat.
So consistency is key here.
Keep this in mind too. Although tracking visceral fat is useful, it's even more important to track our blood for it's pressure, sugar content, and any mineral deficiencies.
As mentioned in chapter one there are 6 ways to increase insulin, which causes you to gain weight and potentially get ill.
We have already covered the first two, so now let's jump to the other four.
It's not just home-made squeezed fruit juice or herbal tea that doesn't trigger insulin. (as long as you don't have diabetes. Just because everyone says it, doesn't mean it's true... case in point, grapes juice causes less insulin response than whole grapes. )
Healthy fat doesn't either. That's right, eating healthy fat does not make you fat!
As the name Low Carb, High Fat would suggest.
In fact, every cell in our body depends on healthy oils and fats as much as water.
We need fat because each cell is protected inside fat, which we call the cell walls.
Fat also insulates and protects minerals while entering the bloodstream. Otherwise, the hydrochloric acid in our stomach would break them down before reaching our small intestine, where 90% of food is absorbed.
Fat even allows for longer absorption times, which means we get more out of what we're eating.
Our brain is even 80% fat, and the electrical wiring in our nervous system needs to be insulated with this healthy fat as well.
(Fat is critical to say the least)
There are two main types of liquids that we consume, which carry minerals.
Water and Oil.
Non-fat and Fat.
If you squeeze a seed that has at least 25% fat, then you will end up with an oil instead of a juice.
If you blend a seed that has at least 25% fat, then you will end up with a butter instead of a smoothie.
It's interesting to note that while most homes have blenders or juicers for fruits and leaves, how many have equipment to process seeds?
(It seems only South Korea makes automatic, cold-press oil machines for the home.)
Stone mills to produce fresh flour (from non-fatty seeds) or oil presses for fresh oil?
Make no mistake. Oil begins to degrade from exposure to oxygen after it's been pressed the same way juice does.
The same goes for flour overtime.
It's sort of similar to how metal breaks down and rusts, thanks to oxygen. That's why we hear so much about antioxidants being good for us.
As long as the seed's shell is in tack this isn't a concern, since it keeps its nutrients protected until you crack it open.
Below are all the seeds that produce healthy oils and butters.
(Healthy Fat Chart - click to save or print out)
Freshly roasted coffee beans are healthier than pre-roasted coffee beans that are stale.
Everyone may benefit from consuming the oil from these non-hybrid seeds.
The trouble is that when most people think of healthy fat, the next thing we think of is protein. Meaning primarily meat.
So now, what's my opinion on meat?
Have you guessed it so far? You might be surprised.
First off, I'm only concerned with the health aspect of this question... not morality.
Let's clear the air. To eat, you have to kill. Unless you photosynthesis your meals or something even more spectacular. Plants are living beings too, just like cattle, fish, goats, etc.
So if it's morally acceptable for me to cut off kale to eat it, then why wouldn't it be for other food? We think plants don't scream nor bleed, but they do.
The "blood" just isn't red (unless it's from the tree, Croton Lechleri).
Ever heard of the "mimosa" or "sensitive" plant? If you blow hard against it then it nearly disappears, retracting its leaves.
(This is its defense mechanism, to hide and escape from its predator.)
A venus flytrap also reacts when meat (an insect) comes around.
A carnivorous PLANT!
There's also two kinds of humans, and thus two answers to this debate.
Despite the numerous back and forth on the subject whether we're biologically designed to eat meat, plants or both -- the results are in.
According to scientists we (as in all of us grouped together) are designed to primarily eat plants with occasional meat being fine. (There's more to this, of course.)
The amount of meat safely consumed varies for each person and is based on your "metabolic type."
Too much meat for the wrong person will increase their insulin.
You most likely already know if you're a meat-eater or not. Would you rather eat a SWEET dessert or a nice big JUICY steak?
(If you could only choose one to cheat with, which would it be? Sweet or savory?)
Do you often say something is too sweet? Then you're most likely a meat eater.
Many people from colder regions, however, have no choice but to rely on meat.
But it's REAL animals that they eat.
The Eskimo eats walrus, polar bear, wild fish.
The American eats cows, chickens, and pigs.
You would never find these domesticated hybrid animals in the wild. Only behind fences on farms. And, on a farm they're fed mostly GMO corn and/or soy, instead of having access to a diversity of wild plants. (If you want to know how to stay healthy, look at the plants an animal will eat to prevent it from becoming ill. That's how a lot of medicine has been discovered.)
Most animals raised for food are grown inside giant industrial buildings called factory farms. In 1992 30% of pigs were kept in a factory farm in the US, and in 2016 it was over 97%.
Not to mention, the labeling of chickens is atrocious. Add image of "traditional" "cage free" free-ranged" vs "pasture-raised"
Even the difference between farm-raised salmon and wild-caught salmon is HUGE.
There's a huge difference between farm meat and hunted meat.
Between tortured meat and meat that never suffered a minute in its life, while living in the woods or open sea.
Wild meat is in a completely different category.
The majority of farm-raised animals are hormone injected and tortured throughout their lives.
And if you torture your food, then you're really torturing yourself in the long run.
Most people don't realize that processed Deli meat is considered a "group 1" carcinogen according to the World Health Organization, along with cigarettes, asbestos, and plutonium. (for more outrageous facts, check out the Netflix special in case you missed it: "What the Health")
Now, mass cattle production is evil. Animals born in hell, raised in hell, killed in hell. For your nice barbecue with your friends, children, and family.
Would you prefer to consume the personality / energy of a farm-raised animal or a wild animal?
(Grazing cows / grazing humans - Doing what everyone else is doing is the quickest way to mediocrity.)
- OR -
(Wild vegetables / wild humans - Thriving in the harshest conditions.)
If you're a "sweet" type (like me), then you don't need to ever eat meat. It's not required to be healthy, but it is your choice. And if you want something to help you transition or that's similar then there is an American company named Beyond Meat, which is completely vegetarian. Their concept is revolutionary.
If you're a "savory" type, and still want to occasionally indulge, then below is a list of non-hybrid animals.
(meat chart - this is why I hate the word "protein" because a powder is different from buffalo, and both are different from a hybrid chicken. Treating them as interchangeable is where the trouble lies.)
Notice how dairy is missing from the above list.
Milk, butter, cheese, yogurt.
Despite the supposed "health benefits" of dairy, consider this...
When we're babies we require much more sugar and fat to feed our developing nervous system than when we're older.
A mother only produces milk for the length of time that it's required of their young to drink it. Our bodies are that smart.
Now when we're older it would be too much for us.
Not to mention the fact that we're the only animal that drinks milk from another animal.
Plus cows are hybrid animals. Our beloved dairy (Holstein) cow is a cross between a buffalo and an ox!
At least goats are natural animals, which is why their milk more closely resembles human breast milk.
Look at this interview between the two titans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBi2VABLNb0
I believe we can reconcile their methods if we first understand on what side of the metabolic spectrum we are, and then seek out the highest quality non-hybrid wild version of that food.
Blood sugar levels will improve before you begin to see the weight come off.
Your body knows that it needs to fix that first.
The trouble is if you're taking medicine, especially if you're type-2 diabetic, then you need to slowly lower the dosage underneath the supervision of a trusted doctor.
Whether you decide to do a liquid fast or just eat cleaner food, you have to be aware that your condition will be improving, so you won't require the same dosage of pharmaceutical drugs.
As it improves, the less drugs and steroids you will need to take.
Think about what would happen to a healthy person if they took pharmaceuticals for something they didn't have. They would get sick!
Unlike with natural food, proprietary medicine is foreign to the body. If there's nothing for it to fight in your body, then you'll just be experiencing something from the list of side effects, rather than the benefits.
No where in history have we needed to take a pharmaceutical to prevent illness, to be healthy. Only food can create health.
Pharmaceuticals only exist to treat the symptoms, not cure them, which is said so often a shirt could be made.
So again, if you're taking ANY pharmaceutical drug, then it's critical to pay extra attention to your body and consult with your doctor, so they may tell you at what point you can lower your dosage and eventually come off of the drugs.
How clean our blood is, depends on our circulation.
The faster our blood is moving means the more times it is filtered through our heart. Which means the cleaner it is.
We fast to clean our arteries, which improves circulation.
Exercising (preferably fast vs slow cardio), stretching (preferably aerobic vs. static), massages and even dry brushing (preferably with cactus bristles), to stimulate the skin in the direction toward the heart, all improves circulation.
At the minimum, it's great to stretch daily. Especially when we sit in our cars, sit at our offices, and sit around in our living rooms for the majority of the day.
There's even a machine in Japan that massages your legs and is able to cure ... Dr. Nakamats was the inventor behind this.
I'm not going to say we need to stop stressing or risk illness. We already have our doctors pleasantly reminding us of that.
What I will say is that we shouldn't just magically think stress will go away without taking action to help it.
Of course, if it's possible we should reduce our exposure to sources of stress.
Cut out the people in your life that don't make you feel amazing! In the long run, it's better for everyone.
If that's not possible, then give yourself some "me" time.
It's too easy to lose our identities when our time is stretched thin by others.
Remember it's not selfish to take care of yourself. It wouldn't be possible for you to help others without you being well first.
Also, remember that time "so-and-so" let you down. It's time to forgive them.
Harboring grudges hurts you more than the other person.
And don't even think about blaming yourself for that "thing" that happened years ago. Forgiving yourself is just as important as forgiving others.
This alone can relieve indigestion, heartburn and a number of other symptoms as odd as it may sound.
The truth is that these negative emotions feed us something worst than carbs.
If we have a negative thought (violent, anxious, etc.), then we certainly have an illness that deserves eating better for.
A negative thought is an aspect of sickness to me. If you experience a negative thought, then we can go higher.
Be wise about what you allow yourself to consume.
Society prefers that we "accept" ourselves for who we are right now. But if you're still reading, then you're someone who wants to push past what society has laid out for you.
Society also tells us that it's normal to gain weight as we get older. Just look around. But is this really normal?
We all develop identities as we go through life. These are the stories that we tell ourselves, which can remain the same from the time we're children.
Often they are lies, like "I'm just a big person. It's who I am." or "I'm not heavy. I'm just fine. I'm only slightly overweight."
But who really wants to be "just fine," or worst, have to hear it from a friend?
Wouldn't we rather be exceptional!
We forget that we can change our story whenever we choose. Even if we have "obligations" towards others, there's still always a way if you want it bad enough.
Secretly we know this, because we see other people changing their stories all the time.
But it's never comfortable facing the truth that maybe we've been wrong this entire time. It's less work to stay in the dark.
It's socially acceptable to blame our thyroid or metabolism, and compare how easy we "think" it is for others to lose and maintain their weight.
In reality, very few people will tell you what it takes, because frankly not everyone cares to hear it. They only want to hear the shortcut, to learn the "one" thing they need to do. But you and I both know that's never the case.
We have to be prepared to confront our own psychology, the lies we tell ourselves, in order to change our bodies.
Self-sabotage is a real thing. What you believe is what you will become. If you can't accept changing, then it won't happen because you'll find ways to prevent it.
While there are occasionally medical conditions (exceptions to the rule), there are things that anyone can do to change.
Remember that eating healthy so you can feel good is to show yourself respect! To treat yourself good, is to honor yourself.
What story are you showing the world?
(Time to pick up the pen!)
The two biggest enemies to living this lifestyle are boredom and convenience.
Sometimes we break a diet because we're eating for comfort. We want food to be our escape from loneliness, and provide us with a novel experience.
If we're unhappy, then we look for food with a crunch like a bag of chips.
We don't even consider that maybe we can find something else to do, that's unrelated to food. Whether it's an event with friends or an interest you pursue on your own, either would be more rewarding than munching.
Right now, if you relate to this then stop. Make a list of other activities you would love to do the next time you're bored, upset, frustrated, etc. It's important to plan ahead and know this list rather than trying to find something to do in the moment.
(Side note: spending time with friends doesn't always have to be over food or alcohol.)
An "abundance" mentality is also crucial.
In contrast, a "scarcity" mindset means that you eat whatever free junk food there is on that table in the break room.
Maybe our parents instilled in us at a young age to "never waste food." So we feel the need to always clean our plate even if we're totally stuffed. In practice, this belief serves to hurt us more than help. This is something that I had to overcome and can now appreciate no longer telling myself that I'm the guy who "can't turn down free food."
I know there is much better food out there, than the crap that's freely available.
Now to help keep you on track we'll go over some fun, tasty and convenient guidlines to "meal prep" while highlighting a few special ingredients.
After that we'll take a look at some tools I use in my kitchen that save time. (discuss how to save time while cooking at home.)
We're going to skip something solid for breakfast since we're following the intermittent fasting model.
For lunch we need something travel-friendly since we're usually not home during this time.
For dinner we want something that we can look forward to after a LONG day at work that doesn't require us to stand in front of an oven for an hour before we can eat, or have to give up our weekends just to meal prep.
These are the best meals that I have come up with and eat often.
Keep in mind not to psyche ourselves out by saying things like, "I messed up today, so I guess I might as well continue to cheat and start fresh tomorrow."
Tomorrow might never come. Don't put off what you can do today for tomorrow.
In America, most of us start our day with a cup of coffee. Without it, don't bother talking to us right?
But this single cup slows our metabolism down by 12 hours! If you were ever constipated and drank coffee, this might be the reason.
One of the reasons we're so tired in the morning is because we're dehydrated from fasting during our sleep. Just by drinking 16 ounces (two cups) of water within 1 hour of waking up you'll begin to feel the energy coming back to you.
(Taking a cold shower also works wonders.)
But not all water is treated equal.
That Poland Spring water (along with most other bottled water), is just repurposed sink water. In other words, the good and the bad particulates have been filtered out. Sure, some minerals are added back in, but it's still not enough. So now we're drinking empty water.
We can opt for a high quality volcanic water like Waiakea water, which is ranked as the #2 best bottled water in the world according to 10 Best Water (#1 comes from the Tibetan mountains and is unavailable in America).
Or we can also make our own fresh fruit juice mix at the beginning of the week.
And if we're a "savory" type who doesn't feel great from fruit juice, then herbal tea infusions are the answer.
Keep in mind that less is more, and the more simple the better.
keep this and drink throughout the week. Keep a glass bottle so you can pour some in the morning to bring with you on your commute. This is the bottle I use.
No lime juice in a bottle can substitute out the real thing fresh.
This is how you start your morning for success!
Unfortunately you can't take a shortcut and just get the bottled coconut water. The interior aluminum foil that wraps most of these drinks actually messes with the energy of the water. You can taste the difference.
For the freshest water you need a whole natural coconut and crack it open right before using. Think about it, a coconut's hard shell is really nature's best water filter. So what's inside is the best. The plus side is when you buy a whole coconut you also get the meat inside
It's very easy to get the water out of the coconut. No need to be intimidated. You just need this tool, which requires very minimum force to use.
Or you can purchase from this company:
For the water you have a few options. Better and Best.
Better: Distilled or Reverse Osmosis Water (a.k.a. "empty" water)
Best: Volcanic Water (thanks to its sulfur content) No affiliation, just amazing customer service. What I've been drinking for over a year now
No cooking required
2. Trail Mix (seeds and dried fruits)
3. Leftovers (frozen chocolate - best storage containers pro tip)
Chew sticks help us when we want to eat something crunchy or even break a smoking habit.
Fresh Fruit Bowl:
4. Coconut Meat
6. Black Plum
7. Black Cherries
9. Prickly Pear
10. Musk Melon
11. honey Dew
12. Korean Melon
13. Water melon (seeded)
15. Globe Grapes (seeded)
16. Dragon Fruit
27. Cape cherries
34. Cherry Tomato
35. Bell Peppers
Dried Fruit Bowl:
1. Golden Berry
2. Black Currant
4. Mission Fig
Oily Seed Bowl:
2. Black Sesame
3. Black Walnut
4. Sacha Inchi
5. Pine Nuts
6. Black Cumin
7. Brazil Nut
You don't need recipes. If you did then cookbooks wouldn't collect dust in my house and probably your house too.
When we see these unrealistic meals in most cookbooks we lose hope. How many times have you followed a recipe to never use it a second time?
(what a vegan restaurant might serve)
This "food porn" looks great, but we are not about to block out our entire weekend just for this. Maybe once in a while we'll spend the extra time to prepare something special for others or even treat ourselves, but this is not going to be anyone's daily ritual.
In other words, this is not going to be what gets you to lose weight and keep it off.
Instead we need a basic formula to help us build a meal.
Let's call it the "Four Pot Formula."
(My kitchen during a meal prep.)
You can use this method to create your own recipes.
Most meals will include red onions, red peppers, portobello mushrooms, and greens. Greens may include: kale, brussel sprouts, swiss chard, chicory, dandelion.
The concept is to not put away any food into the refrigerator until it's "ready to eat." That means cutting and cooking it before storing. Re-heating something takes less time than to heat it for the first time.
If you do this as soon as you come home from the grocery store, then it's easy to develop into a habit. This method should also help you reduce wasting food over time.
Imagine coming home after work to a fridge full of food that you just had to pull out and heat up. It's the convenience of a microwavable frozen dinner, but 100 times healthier.
Some meals might include an ancient grain pasta or wild rice / quinoa component, which may also be prepared in advance so it only needs to be reheated during the week.
Once you have the base of the meal down, it's time to add the flavor.
Add Dried Herbs
Add Oil (or nuts)
Add Dried Spices
1. sweet fruits = smoothies or juices or grab and go
2. dried seeds = thick a liquid or flour (avocado, coconut meat) pancakes, no-oatmeal, sauces, pasta, rice
3. oily seeds = milks, cheeses, oils, frozen chocolate
4. savory vegetables / mushrooms = stir fry
Now let's dive in.
And to end the "should we be cooking our food" debate once and for all... minerals are not vulnerable to heat, exposure to air, sunlight, etc.
Minerals are indestructible, while vitamins are the ones that are destructible. I cook lots of my food and drink plenty of herbal teas that have been boiled in water. Yet, when I go to get blood work I'm not deficient in anything.
To be honest, even burnt toast has it's benefits. There's research on how this actually limits alcohol and oxy poising.
Heat spices to wake them up!
Heat elderberry to bring out a brand new flavor you don't get while raw.
Don't heat dried leaves, because it won't bring out any more flavor.
berries and oatmeal.
Number after each meal represents it's level of difficultly.
If you're going to use Cinnamon make sure it's Real cinnamon known as Ceylon which is native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The trouble is much of the cinnamon sold in the United States is cassia cinnamon also known as False Chinese Cinnamon which is more bitter and causes heart pain. Coumarin is moderately toxic to the liver and kidneys
flavor fermented sauces: sweet and spicy (tepin pepper and cloves)
cream cheese with chives
cookies and crackers
purple potatoe fries with spiralizer - spiralize oinios within tearing up beccause its so fas
Grocery List in order of aisles so your not walking back and forth in the store or forgetting stuff on your list. (always check your fridge and pantry before you leave)
You can also tape a peice of paper to your fridge and write down stuff as you run out of it.
Plan ahead if your not going to prepare meals for all 5 days. Know at the beginnig of the week which days your going to buy lunch or buy dinner at a restaurant so you can plan where you're going.
Leftover food from the week before can be planned to be used when you take stock like this.
Email this grocery list to yourself or take a picture of your paper on the fridge so you have it on your phone when you go to the store.
Don't allow yourself to put away food that's not ready to grab and go.
When making food focus on texture and taste becasue a kale smoothie is not going to feed you like wild herbs would. I hate it hwne I see nasty tasting food or drinks because they think super healthy, yet they're not.
This is not your grandma's spinach! Welcome to the inside info.
Oil in fruit smoothies. 50 / 50 sugar to fat like breast milk. That's why it's so addicting
1. Herbal Tea (Slim Tea Recipe)
2. Coffee (guaco tea and guaco stick)
3. Smoothies (smoothie bowls)
Pro tip: You want to increase the anti-oxidants of your juice, don't buy something expensive, just pump out the air in it.
if we know not to eat out of cans because of the aluminum why do we drink coconut water that's wrapped in aluminum?
The minerals from plants grown in healthy soil in the wild is the only thing that can feed us.
Liquid pre-digested minerals to be precise... the life blood of a plant.
Living water that's been filter through the skin of a fruit versus plain bottled water.
Drinking water will help you. But the "right" water will help you better.
Being constipated means that we have been dehydrated for a while.
Having diarrhea means that we are now dehydrated.
Most people think drinking bottled water is enough to re-hydrate us. But the truth is there's not enough minerals in most bottled-water to replenish us. (minerals are the same as "electrolytes" even though they don't sound as cool)
The key is that we don't want plain water. We want living water.
The wrong kind of water can actually make us more bloated!
Have you ever drank so much water that you could literally hear and feel it bouncing around in your stomach? That means it's not being absorbed.
Water from nature has a certain balance of minerals which makes it absorbable. The majority of bottled waters however are stripped of these minerals as they get filtered and then only a fraction of the minerals get placed back.
So how can we work around this?
How can we get the MOST out of something as simple as water so we can start losing inches around our waist and stop being bloated?
The answer is to drink a freshly squeezed juice or herbal tea.
Story from Khalil. fixed hangover in 5 minutes.
Use the right tool for the right job. Keep tools in front.
One task at a time method. cut each lime and squeeze right away vs. cut all limes and squeeze after.
This is where people get it wrong. If you're not motivated on Sunday, then your whole week is ruined!
(In America, we don't like to travel far for our fast food, so we place it within our hospitals' food courts.)
If disease is heritary, then the food we eat must be heritary as well. If we stop the heritary food, you will stop the hertiary disease. Maybe that sounds too bold, or maybe it's not bold enough.
All I know is that there's a deficiency behind every "dis-ease," when the body is not at ease.
We're malnourished. We're stuffed, but our bodies are starving.
And there are some powerful tropical plants that most people have never heard of.
Just like how we have our favorite foods, so do plants.. a certain mineral each.
If we travel outside of America and the western world, we see that around the world traditional healers using plant medicine provide health care to 80% of the human population over 4 billion people.
Over 25% of prescribed drugs contain. Plant materials as their principal active ingredient
According to a study by the congressional group us imported over 24 million dollars in 1974 on medicinal plants and turned these into more than 3 billion dollars worth of medicines.
When u consider the fact that all of that 25% medicine is derived from about 90 species of plants and there are over 250,000 species in the world then we have a lot more to explore.
Your condition is not caused from lacking a pharmaceutical drug. So they do not heal. Only mask symptoms if we really think about it.
Different herbal preparations: Spagyerics, herbal teas.
This is the food you should eat instead based on mineral chart rankings.
(mineral body chart)
You need to clean out your blood. We talked about how to improve circulation with stretching, etc.
But I held back one crucial thing for those who stuck around reading.
You need iron because it attracts oxygen. Guaco tea.
Alzhemier's is beginning to be considered as type-3 diabetes.
the more money we put into cancer. the more cancer we get back. (2 graphs to show this)
Clearly there's a problem here. in 1940 it was 1 in 20. in 2006 it's now 1 in 3.
Eating you Alive Documentary.
10. Commercial jets full of people equal the deaths everyday due to cancer. Imagine the outreach on the media.
Considering that in general a minimum payment for chemotherapy is $50,000, and it's sucess rate is less than 1/3, investing in herbs doesn't look so bad.
It's even a slogan: We don't die from cancer. W3 die from the treatment of cancer.
(according to Dr. Braylock. Mammogram increases beast cancer 33.3% every year for 10 years. Say 40to 50). Add if you did have a tumor The Valley active smashing get like a machine could read the tumor am a task the size and metastasize it. He instead recommends a thermos gram. Then ultra sound then mri
Cannabis oil cures most cancer by itself. You don't have to believe me. I wrote an article about this years ago. Just check out the comment section to see first hand testimonials which completely blew me away. (this is also why I have no problem cooking my food. Cannabis is cooked in order to produce the oil, and it still cures cancer. That means if I cook my dinner I know it's good enough for me. The minerals will still be there afterall. I'm pretty sure this proves that enzymes and vitamines which are sensitive to light and heat can't be the most important thing in food.
4 research articles that show how Intermittent Fasting by itself reduces your risk of cancer. Published in the Journal: "Science Translational Medicine"
"These studies suggest that multiple cycles of fasting promote differential strees sensitization in a wide range of tumors and could potentially replace or augment the efficacy of certain chemotherapy durgs in the treatment of various cnacers."
In other words IF can actually replace Chemo as a therapy in low stage cancers. It might even be able to do it in high stage cancers, but this study didn't look at that. IF can even protect your healthy cells from the damage of chemo toxicity. Remember chemo is basically like mustard gas... it's going to kill whatever is in it's path good and bad cells alike. So if someone chooses to do chemo, you have to just support them and IF can be done in addition which will provide a whole lot better outcome.
Journal: Cell Metabolism
Reduces cancer and improves immune system along with literally every other function of the body and mind.
Journal: Teratogenesis Carcinogensis and Mutagenesis
"Long-term IF regimen exerts an anti-promoting effect on rat hepatocarcinogenesis.."
In other words IF blocks the development of precancerous liver cells.
Journal: "Mechanisms of Ageing and Development"
2 groups of mice that didn't change what they ate, just when they ate. The ones with IF none got cancer and the other group 33% got lymphoma cancer after 4 months.
In case this research doesn't inspire you... check out this article I wrote years ago. Be sure to specifically look at the comment section, where people on their own provided testimonial to curing their cancer with natural means as explained in the article.
You need Anamu to improve your digestive system and to reinform your body the correct way to grow
You need silica. Seamoss. Also healing herb as a balm or poltrice applied directly onto the skin where you feel the most pain. every night.
Walk barefoot on grass to ground the electricity in your body to reduce the pain. The electrical pain signals will be discharged into the earth instead of into your mind, like how a house grounds itself.
DO NOT eat unhealthy bread when you take these herbs. It will try to push it back up believe it or not.
a. "How 'low-carb' should I go?"
b. "Are there any downsides to missing out on 'good carbs'?"
c. "How do I explain the diet to my friends, family, and doctor?"
d. "How can I eat out at restaurants and still stick with my diet?"
Is it ok to have cheese, meat, and starch every once in a while?
We're not prisoners of health. We are in charge.
If you're going to cheat, cheat with great cakes. Not with crap cakes food that's convent. Not a crash diet.
We should be able to once again enjoy going out with friends on the weekend. That means not having to feel guilty or distracted by calories. Nobody wants to feel sympathy from their friends or feel singled out after all.
We don't have to become overwhelmed by a million little details if we just focus on the BIG WINS. Nobody wants to really turn into the jittery "health nut" and there's no need to. So-called experts that promote that lifestyle understand nothing about human psychology. I'll show you how you can still see better results than them and earn the right to have guilt-free cheat meals, whether it's cheesecake, chicken wings or drinking with friends. Whether you're vegetarian or not this guide will help.
grab and go meals - You probably don't think about what you're eating because you're always so busy. Everyone knows how busy life can be when you have an infant at home, plus an older child. You skip meals and eat whatever you can get a hand on. A sandwich from the corner store, a bag of chips, pizza every night.
You might even buy all the stuff to eat healthily and then throw it out because you don't have the time to cook all these complicated healthy meals. So here comes take out.
90 day challenge whether you want to fast or eat non-hybrid. live event webinar when we all start together. You will see videos of me preparing my meals while I'm talking over them live. You may ask any questions to help make this easier for you.
chlorella is either
chlorella vulgaris or arthrospira platensis
empty keurig pods for cheap
This is not going to be conventional. Top 3 rules to break to lose weight. (Focus on enjoyment)
1. U need to eat healthy every day to lose weight (cheat days work great for rebel people but not for everyone)
2. U have to eat boring food in tiny portions (instead of heavy sauces and creams use herbs and spices) focus on pleasure and choice
3. U are supposed to eat healthy (rebel against the norms of society but being in control instead of falling victim to clever advertising junk)
Never get fooled into ordering fake health food again.
It's a fat trap to assume gluten free means healthy. It does not! That's just marketese.
Add conclusion summarising main points. And quick cheat sheet of guide and worksheet to help them implement faster
Subway makes me feel worst than dunkin donuts or cookie.
Sharing their advice that I've implemented in my life and that worked for me.
Conclusion: processed is worst, hybrid inferior to wild.
If you did a before pic right now would you cover your face?