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At Organixx our mission is simple: "Supporting you in being the healthiest YOU possible." Subscribe to hear cutting edge natural health topics. Let natural health leaders share their knowledge and empower you to live a healthier life. We're dedicated to supporting you because we've all experienced pain, suffering, and the struggle of our own bodies, or a loved one not being the healthiest they can be.

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Herbs: How to Use Herbs for Healing
47:07

What is “green medicine”? Tune in this week as the incredible Nick Polizzi shares his knowledge on herbal remedies. Nick shares his wounded healer story and then we dive into the history of herbalism, some of Nick’s go-to herbs for calming the mind chatter and easing stress, as well as what to expect when visiting an herbalist. And you don’t want to miss his #1 tip for all of us!

  

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About Nick Polizzi

  • Nick Polizzi has been making documentary films for the past ten years. The titles he has been a part of include Remedy: Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness, The Sacred Science‚ Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days‚ and The Tapping Solution.
  • His work is guided by a fascination with the healing remedies of civilizations around the world and how they can be used to heal the diseases of today. Nick is driven by a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of our ancestors.

 

Documentary: Remedy: Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness

  • All about herbs! The green medicines that have been used for thousands of years. And it goes into the specific diseases that they can treat. “I think that people are really surprised to hear that you don’t need to turn to conventional medicine to treat just about any illness. There are all kinds of alternatives that you don’t tend to hear about from your doctor.” ~ Nick
  • It’s a nine-part series. Each episode goes after a specific health condition. It covers anything from autoimmune disorders, depression, stress, all the way to bacterial infections like Lyme Disease, all the way to heart disease, cancer, sexual health, reproductive health, and fertility. Each one of those areas of health, or systems of the body, are covered and then into the specific herbs that can be used to alleviate a lot of the symptoms that are commonly associated with it.
  • You can watch it here at https://lw255.isrefer.com/go/remedy/org/20190523

 

What led Nick to this path?

  • He’s a “wounded healer”.
  • In his late 20s he began experiencing debilitating ocular migraines.
  • Went to the number one neurologist in Connecticut tried various medications that didn’t help.
  • The last prescription offer was one that would change his mood and emotions.
  • He came to the realization that modern medicine wasn’t going to help.
  • Nick tried EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), acupuncture, acupressure.
  • Finally he determined by exploring with an elimination diet that coffee was a trigger.

 

Why herbs?

  • Before this documentary he was immersed in Native medicings and Native healings. This led to a fascination of the healing potential in plants and herbs.
  • There’s over 80,000 species of medicinal plants in the Amazon alone, less than 3 percent of them have been studied for their medicinal value. Of those 3 percent, some 15-20 percent of our cancer treatments are synthesized from compounds in those plants.
  • For Nick, herbal medicine is one of the lowest-hanging fruits in terms of potential cures out there and he decided to shine a light on them.

 

History of Herbalism?

  • Herbs will used up until the early 1900s. And was respected on par with surgery or drugs.
  • The Flexner Report came out in 1910 and was funded by the Carnegie Foundation.
  • This made it very hard to practice natural medicine in the United States.
  • Natural medicine schools were closed and only those schools focusing on chemical-based medicine received funding or accredidation.

 

Plant Can’t Be Patented

  • This makes it difficult to receive funding on research of natural, plant based medicines.
  • Women have been burned at the stake for thousands of years for practicing just basic herbalism because of how effective it is.

 

Some of Nick’s Go-To Herbs

  • Skullcap & Ashwagandha tincture for taming the mind chatter and easing stress.
  • Reishi mushrooms are a powerful adaptogen. Increases creativity and reduces stress.

 

Herbalist Approaches

  • They look for root cause and not just mask symptoms.
  • They can spend up to two hours at the first visit to really pinpoint lifestyle and symptoms.
  • Much more intimate experience and helps you get intune with your body and mind.

 

Nick’s Big Takeaway

  • Be careful about book learning and learning secondhand. It’s a great starting point, but as we’ve been discussing today, experience is going to teach you more than any book could, any podcast could, any documentary could.
  • These are great leaping-off points, let’s call them, so that you can start experiencing things yourself.
  • You can talk about herbs all day long. Until you start ingesting that first herb and experiencing it yourself, you’re not going to fully understand the potential that your body has to heal itself, and also, what you might have been missing in terms of connecting to yourself and the world around you.

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

The Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness

https://lw255.isrefer.com/go/remedy/org/20190523

 

Documentary: Sacred Science

https://www.thesacredscience.com/author/nicpol3/

 

BOOK: Sacred Science

https://amzn.to/2VD1xS9

 

BOOK: Sacred Science Cookbook

https://amzn.to/2VYee9K

 

Save the Amazon

https://www.savetheamazon.org/rainforeststats.htm

 

Susan Raven - Raven Crest Botanicals

https://ravencrestbotanicals.com/

 

Ron Teegarden - Dragon Herbs

https://www.dragonherbs.com/ron-teeguarden-s-bio

May 21, 2019
How To Use Water To Heal Anxiety, Depression, and Sadness
48:22

71 percent of the planet’s covered by ocean. It holds the most life, the most diversity, and it’s the source of life. Join us this week as we talk to Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols and explore Blue Mind.  In this episode, he shares the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual benefits of how being near, in, or on water can change your brain state and be a powerful wellness tool.

 

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About Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols

  • Wallace “J.” Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine and “a visionary” by Outside Magazine, featured in Time, PBS, and many other media outlets
  • He is an entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, voracious idea explorer, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, loving Dad, and strategic advisor and collaborator.
  • He created the phenomenon Blue Mind, a powerful new universal story of water and a movement of global proportions.

 

Blue Mind Health Documentary

 

What is Blue Mind?

  • Mildly-meditative, kind of relaxed state we move into when we’re near, in, on, or under water, or when we’re thinking about those things.
  • There’s science backing up how water shifts our mental state, our emotional state, how it calms us and centers us, how it connects us to each other in the best possible ways, and even boosts creativity.

 

Maintaining the Blue Mind State

  • Prioritize your water time.
  • Prioritize your down time.
  • Understand what your body needs to restore
    • May be sleep
    • May be a long soaking bath
    • May be a mindful shower
    • May be a float spa - a sensory deprivation tank
    • May be a weekend retreat to the lake, ocean, river, or mountains

 

What is Red Mind?

  • Our normal base state in modern society; you’re wired, you’re dialed in, you’re over-connected, you’re striving towards goals.
  • While necessary if it’s all you have you will burn out.
  • It affects our sleep, it affects our performance, it affects our relationships, it affects our physical wellbeing, and our emotional wellbeing.

 

What is Grey Mind?

  • When you’ve hit burn out stage by living only in Red Mind constantly.
  • It’s just the burnt out, indifferent, numbed-out, disconnected, don’t care much about anything anymore state, mildly depressed, or even severely depressed.
  • And we’ve all been there, too, where you’re just spent. And that may last an afternoon, it may last days, weeks, months, and even years.
  • It’s the chronic social and psychological stress that just eats you up, that never goes away.

 

Relieving the Grey Mind State

  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Supplements
  • Social interactions
  • Experiencing the beauty of nature, being out, being in awe and wonder, out on the water, out on the mountain, and moving your body outside.

 

J’s 3 Big Takeaways

  • Emotional health is the basis of sustainability.
  • Have a health value equation - when we UNDERvalue anything or anyone bad things happen.
  • Idea of common knowledge - something moves from private knowledge, or shared knowledge, into the realm of common knowledge, that we all know.

 

Ocean Health Impacts Human Health

  • 71 percent of the planet’s covered by ocean. It holds the most life, the most diversity, and it’s the source of life.
  • Various aspects of the problems, whether it’s overfishing, or plastic pollution, warming oceans
  • Ecologically, it’s obviously very important.
  • An educational perspective, whether it’s metaphors, ocean metaphors, or just learning about the ocean science, there’s just educational component.
  • The oceans are a big source of emotional health in humans.
  • That stress that water removes, that affects every single cell in our body, every single thing we do, our creativity, our relationships, our wellness, everything, how we interact with everybody, and how we interact with everything is affected by that stress reduction

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Blue Mind - The Documentary

http://organixx18.mybluemind.hop.clickbank.net/?pid=215&tid=podcast-20190522

 

HASHTAG: Find More on Social Media

#BlueMind

 

Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols Website

https://www.patreon.com/wallacejnichols

 

BOOK: Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

https://amzn.to/2LrlU0e

 

BOOK: Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

https://amzn.to/2PQWBTJ

 

Quality of Life with Flotation Therapy for a Person Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Atypical Autism, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

https://file.scirp.org/pdf/OJMP_2013070515551414.pdf

 

Benefits of nature: what we are learning about why people respond to nature.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17435348

 

See The Wild (Travel Options)

https://seethewild.org/

 

Evaluation of the Effect of Preoperative Natural Water Fountain Melody on Teenagers’ Behavior- Preliminary Study

http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.sociology.20120204.04.html

 

Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea: an effective treatment modality for atopic dermatitis with significant positive impact on quality of life.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22653123

 

The impact of blue space on human health and well-being - Salutogenetic health effects of inland surface waters: a review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21665536

 

 

More green space is linked to less stress in deprived communities: Evidence from salivary cortisol patterns

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204611003665

 

Natural Scene Statistics Account for the Representation of Scene Categories in Human Visual Cortex

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627313005503

 

Efficacy of Warm Showers on Labor Pain and Birth Experiences During the First Labor Stage

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01424.x

 

Favorite green, waterside and urban environments, restorative experiences and perceived health in Finland.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20176589

May 15, 2019
Organic and GMO Myths Exposed
44:03

Jeffrey Smith is back talking GMOs! Join us as we dive even deeper into the murky world of GMOs and RoundUp. Jeffrey helps bust some myths and explains how we got to where we are now. You want to understand what Roundup (Glyphosate) does to your body so tune in and let Jeffrey explain in layman’s terms.

 

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About Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey is the founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He was named the 2017 Person of the Year by Masters of Health Magazine for more than two decades or work in 45 countries exposing how biotech companies mislead policymakers and the public and put the health of society at risk.

In 2018, he and Amy Hart released Secret Ingredients, a documentary that highlights numerous individuals and families that healed from serious conditions after switching to an organic diet. His feature-length documentary, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year, and inspired millions worldwide to choose healthier non-GMO foods.

His books include Seeds of Deception, it is the world's bestseller on GMOs, and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. He has counseled government leaders and healthcare practitioners from every continent and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time Magazine. He appears on influential radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, The Doctors, and the Dr. Oz Show.

  

Secret Ingredients - SecretIngredientsMovie.com

  • “The most effective and efficient tool at convincing people that they absolutely have to eat organic immediately”, Jeffrey Smith
  • In the film, all these people get better from different diseases and disorders just after switching to organic food.
  • then they realize the role of the food and the secret ingredients in the food

 

GMOs That Are Sprayed With Roundup

  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Cotton (for cottonseed oil)
  • Canola
  • Sugar Beets
  • Alfalfa
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Papaya - from China & Hawaii
  • Potatoes and Apples (engineered not to go brown)
    • Can change expression in our bodies - very dangerous
    • In fact, the person who made the potato, the scientist who first worked at Monsanto and then later at J.R. Simplot, Cauis Rommens, wrote a book after that, Pandora's Potato is the Worst GMO. He realized after he retired that it was a travesty and could be causing massive damage to health.

 

Other Mom-GMO Crops That Are Regularly Sprayed With Roundup

  • Grains
  • Beans
  • Sunflowers
  • Kiwi
  • Citrus
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Vineyards
  • ...and more!

 

What Roundup (Glyphosate) Does To Your Body

  • It's primary poison is called glyphosate.
  • Glyphosate was patented as a chelator.
    • It chelates with all sorts of minerals making them unavailable, and these are the minerals we want to have available.
    • . The reason it was patented, it was patented as a descaler to clean the mineral deposits inside industrial boilers and pipes. So it was a cleaning chemical.
  • It kills the beneficial bacteria in the soil and also in our guts, but not the nasty pathogens.
  • It blocks the shikimate pathway which is a seven-step metabolic route used by cells to function.
    • The shikimate pathway is used by gut bacteria to produce the precursors to; serotonin, melatonin, dopamine.
  • Causes a leaky gut.
    • “When you take human cells in a Petri dish that are bound tightly together with tight junctions, and you add Roundup in that Petri dish, they separate. So it loses the tight junctions. If that happens inside our gut, that's leaky gut.”
  • Linked to birth defects.
  • Linked to increased cancer numbers.

 

An Activist’s Timeline

  • IRT started talking about the health dangers early on, 1996.
  • Jeffrey published Seeds of Deception in 2003. It became a world best seller. He traveled all over the world with that book. People started changing the way they're talking about GMOs.
  • Starting around 2010, I found that people who had been reading my books and reading my articles which were not lightweight. They were detailed and long as to ensure understanding of all the issues we faced with GMOs and glyphosate.
  • In 2010, IRT created the Tipping Point Network of groups.
  • In 2010 the Non-GMO Project came up. Started to verify products. There was a flood of people trying to get their products, Non-GMO Project verified so that they would get a boost in sales. So there was an 18-month waiting list for getting their verification.
  • In 2012, he released the movie Genetic Roulette, and also there was a ballot initiative in California for labeling. Between the two of them, the number of people that were concerned about the health dangers in GMOs went from 51% in 2012 to 61% in 2013.
  • Whole Foods, in 2013, said at the Natural Foods Expo West, "We're going to require products to be either organic, certified, or Non-GMO Project verified by 2018, or they will be considered GMOs." They also mentioned that when a product becomes non-GMO verified, there's an increase in sales at 15 to 30%. That was the tipping point for the natural products industry.
  • At the beginning of 2014, other products started to do the same, who are not in the natural products industry, first was Cheerios, and then Grape-Nuts. It started in 2014 in the mainstream, and now it's 46% of Americans say they're seeking non-GMO food.
  • All the major food companies are putting more and more effort into replacing the GM ingredients due to consumer demand.
  • Then comes along 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, determines that glyphosate is a class two A carcinogen. In particularly for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Now, the lawyers are involved because of the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and they started to defend and take on cases of people that had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that were using Roundup, or the survivors. And winning.

 

 

Myths Busted

 

GMOs are the same as Crossbreeding

  • The FDA scientists have said GMOs are different, lead to different risks, compared to natural breeding.
  • George Wald, the Noble Laureate, said the same thing.
  • Belinda Martineau, who did the first GMO tomato. It's no longer on the market. She says, "Of course it's not an extension of natural breeding. It's different. It leads to different risks. It creates massive collateral damage that's not seen in nature. Those mutations can be dangerous. A single point mutation can kill someone, and there can be hundreds or thousands of them when you do these transformations with genetic engineering."

 

GMOs Increase Average Yield & Help Feed the World

  • Over 400 scientists contributed to a document for the United Nations. The most comprehensive evaluation, how to feed the world. What do they say about GMOs? Doesn't apply. It's not a solution. It does not have any positive impact to feed the hungry world, eradicate poverty, or create sustainable agriculture.
  • The NY Times’ article agrees. Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops
  • It doesn't increase average yield, and yet agroecology and things like beyond organic can double yields in developing countries.

  

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Secret Ingredients - The Movie

https://in188.isrefer.com/go/sifs/Organixx/

 

BOOK: Seeds of Deception

https://amzn.to/2DC5N9O

 

BOOK: Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

https://amzn.to/2Jbcpj5

 

Institute of Responsible Technology

https://responsibletechnology.org/

 

Pets & GMOs

https://petsandgmos.com/

 

Shikimate Pathway

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15012217

 

Controversy Around the Séralini Study in 2012

https://www.gmoseralini.org/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-seralini-study/

https://www.gmoseralini.org/retraction-by-corruption-seralini-study/

http://www.seralini.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Novotny-JBPC-2018-On-Seralini-FCT-retraction.pdf

 

Laboratory Rodent Diets Contain Toxic Levels of Environmental Contaminants: Implications for Regulatory Tests

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4489719/

 

Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26302742

 

Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research

https://responsibletechnology.org/glyphosate-causes-serious-multi-generational-health-damage-to-rats-new-wsu-research/

 

RoundUp Risks Website

https://rounduprisks.com/

 

Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(98)05860-7/fulltext

 

New UN Report: Pesticides Don’t Feed the World

https://civileats.com/2017/03/13/new-un-report-pesticides-dont-feed-the-world/

 

BOOK: Pandora's Potatoes: The Worst GMOs

https://amzn.to/2GV8NA0

 

Non-GMO Project

https://www.nongmoproject.org/product-verification/

https://www.nongmoproject.org/about/

 

USDA Certified Organic

https://www.usda.gov/topics/organic

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic

May 11, 2019
The Dirty Secrets About Your Food That They Don't Want You To Know
48:49

What secret ingredients in our food supply are making us sick? Tune in to hear Jeffrey Smith, the founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, educate TeriAn and Jonathan on the risks of GMOs and glyphosate in our food supply. Fascinating science and uncomfortable truths concerning GMOs and the pesticides. This affects everyone’s health! Please join us for an in-depth discussion.

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About Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey is the founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He was named the 2017 Person of the Year by Masters of Health Magazine for more than two decades or work in 45 countries exposing how biotech companies mislead policymakers and the public and put the health of society at risk.

 

In 2018, he and Amy Hart released Secret Ingredients, a documentary that highlights numerous individuals and families that healed from serious conditions after switching to an organic diet. His feature-length documentary, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year, and inspired millions worldwide to choose healthier non-GMO foods.

 

His books include Seeds of Deception, it is the world's bestseller on GMOs, and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. He has counseled government leaders and healthcare practitioners from every continent and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time Magazine. He appears on influential radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, The Doctors, and the Dr. Oz Show.

 

Secret Ingredients

  • “The most effective and efficient tool at convincing people that they absolutely have to eat organic immediately”, Jeffrey Smith
  • In the film, all these people get better from different diseases and disorders just after switching to organic food.
  • then they realize the role of the food and the secret ingredients in the food

 

What Are The Secret Ingredients To Be Aware Of?

  • GMOs
    • It's traditionally been where you take a gene from one species and you force it into the DNA of another species.
    • The 6 main crops are; soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa.
    • The main reason they genetically engineer is to allow that crop to be sprayed with herbicide.
    • These are chemical companies making seeds that tolerate their chemicals.
  • Roundup
    • not JUST glyphosate in the formula -  the ENTIRE formula
    • Roundup can be 125 times more toxic than glyphosate.

  

Human Health Impacts of GMOs - 10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs

Source: https://responsibletechnology.org/10-reasons-to-avoid-gmos/

1. GMOs are unhealthy.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing long-term problems. Genes inserted into GM soy, for example, can transfer into the DNA of bacteria living inside us, and that the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn fetuses.

Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996. The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise. Although there is not sufficient research to confirm that GMOs are a contributing factor, doctors groups such as the AAEM tell us not to wait before we start protecting ourselves, and especially our children who are most at risk.

The American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association are among many medical groups that condemn the use of GM bovine growth hormone, because the milk from treated cows has more of the hormone IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1)―which is linked to cancer.

2. GMOs contaminate―forever.

GMOs cross pollinate and their seeds can travel. It is impossible to fully clean up our contaminated gene pool. Self-propagating GMO pollution will outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste. The potential impact is huge, threatening the health of future generations. GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their crops pure.

3. GMOs increase herbicide use.

Most GM crops are engineered to be “herbicide tolerant”―they deadly weed killer. Monsanto, for example, sells Roundup Ready crops, designed to survive applications of their Roundup herbicide.

Between 1996 and 2008, US farmers sprayed an extra 383 million pounds of herbicide on GMOs. Overuse of Roundup results in “superweeds,” resistant to the herbicide. This is causing farmers to use even more toxic herbicides every year. Not only does this create environmental harm, GM foods contain higher residues of toxic herbicides. Roundup, for example, is linked with sterility, hormone disruption, birth defects, and cancer.

4.Genetic engineering creates dangerous side effects.

By mixing genes from totally unrelated species, genetic engineering unleashes a host of unpredictable side effects. Moreover, irrespective of the type of genes that are inserted, the very process of creating a GM plant can result in massive collateral damage that produces new toxins, allergens, carcinogens, and nutritional deficiencies.

5. Government oversight is dangerously lax.

Most of the health and environmental risks of GMOs are ignored by governments’ superficial regulations and safety assessments. The reason for this tragedy is largely political. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, doesn’t require a single safety study, does not mandate labeling of GMOs, and allows companies to put their GM foods onto the market without even notifying the agency. Their justification was the claim that they had no information showing that GM foods were substantially different. But this was a lie. Secret agency memos made public by a lawsuit show that the overwhelming consensus even among the FDA’s own scientists was that GMOs can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects. They urged long-term safety studies. But the White House had instructed the FDA to promote biotechnology, and the agency official in charge of policy was Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney, later their vice president. He was the US Food Safety Czar under President Obama.

6. The biotech industry uses “tobacco science” to claim product safety.

Biotech companies like Monsanto told us that Agent Orange, PCBs, and DDT were safe. They are now using the same type of superficial, rigged research to try and convince us that GMOs are safe. Independent scientists, however, have caught the spin-masters red-handed, demonstrating without doubt how industry-funded research is designed to avoid finding problems, and how adverse findings are distorted or denied.

7. Independent research and reporting is attacked and suppressed.

Scientists who discover problems with GMOs have been attacked, gagged, fired, threatened, and denied funding. The journal Nature acknowledged that a “large block of scientists . . . denigrate research by other legitimate scientists in a knee-jerk, partisan, emotional way that is not helpful in advancing knowledge.” Attempts by media to expose problems are also often censored.

8. GMOs harm the environment.

GM crops and their associated herbicides can harm birds, insects, amphibians, marine ecosystems, and soil organisms. They reduce bio-diversity, pollute water resources, and are unsustainable. For example, GM crops are eliminating habitat for monarch butterflies, whose populations are down 50% in the US. Roundup herbicide has been shown to cause birth defects in amphibians, embryonic deaths and endocrine disruptors, and organ damage in animals even at very low doses. GM canola has been found growing wild in North Dakota and California, threatening to pass on its herbicide tolerant genes on to weeds.

9. GMOs do not increase yields, and work against feeding a hungry world.

Whereas sustainable non-GMO agricultural methods used in developing countries have conclusively resulted in yield increases of 79% and higher, GMOs do not, on average, increase yields at all. This was evident in the Union of Concerned Scientists’ 2009 report Failure to Yield―the definitive study to date on GM crops and yield.

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report, authored by more than 400 scientists and backed by 58 governments, stated that GM crop yields were “highly variable” and in some cases, “yields declined.” The report noted, “Assessment of the technology lags behind its development, information is anecdotal and contradictory, and uncertainty about possible benefits and damage is unavoidable.” They determined that the current GMOs have nothing to offer the goals of reducing hunger and poverty, improving nutrition, health and rural livelihoods, and facilitating social and environmental sustainability.

On the contrary, GMOs divert money and resources that would otherwise be spent on more safe, reliable, and appropriate technologies.

10. By avoiding GMOs, you contribute to the coming tipping point of consumer rejection, forcing them out of our food supply.

Because GMOs give no consumer benefits, if even a small percentage of us start rejecting brands that contain them, GM ingredients will become a marketing liability. Food companies will kick them out. In Europe, for example, the tipping point was achieved in 1999, just after a high profile GMO safety scandal hit the papers and alerted citizens to the potential dangers. In the US, a consumer rebellion against GM bovine growth hormone has also reached a tipping point, kicked the cow drug out of dairy products by Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Dannon, Yoplait, and most of America’s dairies.

 

Differences  in Labeling Terms

  • Non-GMO Project Verified
    • Requires testing to prove there are no GMOs.
  • Organic
    • This term is regulated by USDA.
    • Doesn’t allow Roundup and other toxins.
    • Not allowed to have GMOs, but they don’t have to test for GMOs.
  • Natural
    • Means NOTHING from a regulation perspective.
    • Only used as a marketing term to lull consumers into false security.

 

Jeffrey’s Recommendation

  • Try to purchase Organic and Non-GMO Verified products to ensure the cleanest possible food.
  • “Now, it's not going to be necessarily 100% pure all the time. It's the nature of nature. Pollen travels, wind blows, glyphosate is found in the rain and in the air because it's the most used agricultural chemical in history. So even products that are isolated, grown carefully as organic may have a small amount. And that's something we all have to accept because that's the facts. So we minimize our exposure by going to organic. It's not 100% guarantee. And so I just wanted to make that clear.”

 

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Secret Ingredients - The Movie

https://in188.isrefer.com/go/sifs/Organixx/

 

BOOK: Seeds of Deception

https://amzn.to/2DC5N9O

 

BOOK: Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

https://amzn.to/2Jbcpj5

 

Institute of Responsible Technology

https://responsibletechnology.org/

 

Pets & GMOs

https://petsandgmos.com/

 

Dr. Gilles-Éric Séralini

http://www.seralini.fr/

 

Controversy Around the Séralini Study in 2012

https://www.gmoseralini.org/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-seralini-study/

https://www.gmoseralini.org/retraction-by-corruption-seralini-study/

http://www.seralini.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Novotny-JBPC-2018-On-Seralini-FCT-retraction.pdf

 

Laboratory Rodent Diets Contain Toxic Levels of Environmental Contaminants: Implications for Regulatory Tests

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4489719/

 

Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26302742

 

Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research

https://responsibletechnology.org/glyphosate-causes-serious-multi-generational-health-damage-to-rats-new-wsu-research/

 

Dr. Arpad Pustazai

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/arpad-pusztai-and-risks-genetic-engineering

 

Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(98)05860-7/fulltext

 

Project Censored

https://www.projectcensored.org/?s=GMO

 

BOOK: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

https://amzn.to/2XRHWdJ

 

Non-GMO Project

https://www.nongmoproject.org/product-verification/

https://www.nongmoproject.org/about/

 

USDA Certified Organic

https://www.usda.gov/topics/organic

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic

May 08, 2019
Preventing Alzheimer’s and Dementia w/ John Easterling Part 2
47:28

Ready to take your brain health to the next level? Ready to be proactive, or even reverse, the signs of brain aging? Then this episode is definitely for you! We are fortunate to have “Amazon” John Easterling, Plant Medicine Formulator, with us again this week. He dives into the plant medicine treasures he’s found in the Amazon Rainforest that beautifully support healthy brain function and help you ward off brain aging.

 

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ABOUT "AMAZON JOHN" EASTERLING

Since 1976 John Easterling has been an explorer and treasure hunter in the Amazon Rainforest. It was there, after a personal health crisis, he was introduced to the traditional use of medicinal plants by the Indigenous People in Peru. 

Since then his passion for plant medicine has only accelerated.

Easterling's original degree is in Environmental Studies, he founded the Amazon Herb Company in 1990 and serves on the board of the Amazon Center of Environmental Education and Research. 

Amazon John’s 28 years of Plant Medicine experience have been profiled on TV and Radio including "Good Morning America" and "Fox and Friends".  His product formulations have sold over $100 million worldwide.

John has been featured in two PBS documentaries, World News Report "Amazon John and Rainforest Medicines" and Jean Michel Cousteau's "Return to the Amazon." 

Easterling believes the dramatic growth and interest in plant medicine is still in its early stages and will continue to significantly improve life experiences and healthy outcomes into the future.

 

Causes of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Beta amyloid plaquing.
    • “So when you get plaquing, your spark plug would foul, and you couldn't start your engine. So same thing here. You get that plaquing in there, and it just can't transmit to the next one, and you don't remember. You can't access that data where you put your keys.”
  • Tau tangle, where you get the neurons that really just become tangled.
  • Inflammation is a really big deal, and actually these other factors are really caused by it. It's a kind of inflammatory response from your brain to protect itself sometimes, developing this amyloid plaquing to seal off what it sees as an insult.
  • Involvement of Candida in brain issues.
    • Recent research showed was that people did not think before that the Candida could cross the blood brain barrier. Now they found that it actually can.
    • It travels through your body doing that, looking for a place to reside where the biological terrain is right. If you introduce a lot of sugar and a lot of carbs into that terrain, they really love that.
    • When these Candida cross that blood brain barrier, the brain recognizes that as an insult, and then you have this coating process. The brain will try to coat that to seal it off.

 

Prevention

  • Lifestyle and diet - low sugar, more green vegetables
  • Probiotics after a course of antibiotics - maintain a diverse colony-forming units of probiotics.
  • Maintain healthy inflammation levels throughout the body.
  • Exercise - improves the microcirculation to the brain.
  • Sleep - get quality sleep each night (7-9 hours).
  • Lower your exposure to environmental toxins.

 

Botanicals to Improve Brain Health

Una de Gato - Cat’s Claw

  • Primarily known for its ability to stimulate the macrophage phagocytosis activity, which is our immune system.
  • Source of epicatechins and the brain derived neurotropic.
  • Stimulates neurogenesis - the creation of new brain cells.

Camu Camu

  • Tremendous source for a whole food vitamin C.
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory.
  • Increases the proper cycling of serotonin.
  • Potent source of polyphenols, quercetin, and resveratrol.

Bacopa

  • Reduces brain amyloid levels in mice by as much as 60%.
  • Increases cognitive function in humans.
  • An ayurvedic plant.

Cinnamon - cinnamaldehyde

  • Able to break down tau tangles.
  • It’s anti-inflammatory.
  • Balances sugar levels.

Cacao

  • Is anti-inflammatory.
  • Helps increase microcirculation in the brain.
  • Contains epicatechins, which have been shown to be very helpful for brain chemistry and to help to slow down the death of healthy brain cells

Pau d'Arco

  • Many medicinal properties include antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-parasitic.
  • Scientists have found that Pau d'Arco has a unique, two-pronged effect on fungal infections. ... In this way, it is able to kill off a variety of bacteria, fungi, and yeast, including Candida albicans.
  • Good source of polyphenols.
  • Anti-inflammatory.

Dragon’s Blood - Sangra de Grado

  • Pure antioxidant by dry weight.
  • Great source of proanthocyanidins.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Helps facilitate the breakdown of plaquing in the brain.

Guayusa

  • Substitute for caffeine.
  • Enables ‘first time’ memories to be recalled.
  • Anti-inflammatory.

 

Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

People may experience:

  • Cognitive: mental decline, difficulty thinking and understanding, confusion in the evening hours, delusion, disorientation, forgetfulness, making things up, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to create new memories, inability to do simple math, or inability to recognize common things
  • Behavioral: aggression, agitation, difficulty with self care, irritability, meaningless repetition of own words, personality changes, restlessness, lack of restraint, or wandering and getting lost
  • Mood: anger, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, or mood swings
  • Psychological: depression, hallucinations, or paranoia
  • Also common: inability to combine muscle movements, jumbled speech, or loss of appetite

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Camu Camu

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/camu-camu#4%E2%80%937.-Other-potential-benefits

 

Cat’s Claw, Uña De Gato (Uncaria Tomentosa)

https://wholeworldbotanicals.com/cats-claw-una-de-gato-uncaria-tomentosa/

 

Sangre de Drago - Dragon’s Blood

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croton_lechleri

 

Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor And Its Clinical Implications

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4697050/

 

Bacopa monniera Extract Reduces Amyloid Levels In Psapp Mice

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16914834

 

Why Cinnamon May Hold Secrets to Alzheimer’s Prevention

https://www.alzheimers.net/cinnamon-prevents-alzheimers/

 

Cacao

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_bean

 

Pau d‘Arco

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/pharmacy/currentstudents/OnCampusPharmDStudents/ExperientialProgram/Documents/nutr_monographs/Monograph-pau_darco.pdf

 

Proanthocyanidins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proanthocyanidin

 

Guayusa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilex_guayusa

 

Raphael Mechoulam

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_Mechoulam

 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center

https://adrccares.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5-i54vnU4QIVnLjACh161gXdEAAYASAAEgJ3NPD_BwE

 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Facts & Figures

https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures-infographic-2019.pdf

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures

 

Tau, tangles, and Alzheimer's disease

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925443904001619

 

Amyloid Plaques and Neurofibrillary Tangles

https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers-disease/infographic/amyloid-plaques-and-neurofibrillary-tangles

 

Candidiasis

https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/candidiasis-a-to-z

 

Plant polyphenols as dietary antioxidants in human health and disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835915/

 

Anthocyanins

https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/anthocyanins/

 

Epicatechin

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/pharmacology-toxicology-and-pharmaceutical-science/epicatechin

 

Caffeine Reverses Cognitive Impairment and Decreases Brain Amyloid-β Levels in Aged Alzheimer’s Disease Mice

https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/22236175/jad_arendash_caffeine.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1555534722&Signature=n916JYzngT0Ze610mx1uCDNHAJs%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DCaffeine_reverses_cognitive_impairment_a.pdf

 

Organixx’s NEW Ageless Brain - Nutrition for your brain.

http://www.organixx.com/ageless-brain

May 05, 2019
Preventing Alzheimer’s and Dementia w/ John Easterling Part 1
47:39

We’re talking brain health this week! And  we have a treat for you! "Amazon" John Easterling, Plant Medicine Formulator joins us in the studio to share his story. Tune in to learn  how he found a passion in plan medicine. We also dig into brain health and the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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ABOUT "AMAZON JOHN" EASTERLING

Since 1976 John Easterling has been an explorer and treasure hunter in the Amazon Rainforest. It was there, after a personal health crisis, he was introduced to the traditional use of medicinal plants by the Indigenous People in Peru. 

Since then his passion for plant medicine has only accelerated.

Easterling's original degree is in Environmental Studies, he founded the Amazon Herb Company in 1990 and serves on the board of the Amazon Center of Environmental Education and Research. 

Amazon John’s 28 years of Plant Medicine experience have been profiled on TV and Radio including "Good Morning America" and "Fox and Friends".  His product formulations have sold over $100 million worldwide.

John has been featured in two PBS documentaries, World News Report "Amazon John and Rainforest Medicines" and Jean Michel Cousteau's "Return to the Amazon." 

Easterling believes the dramatic growth and interest in plant medicine is still in its early stages and will continue to significantly improve life experiences and healthy outcomes into the future.

 

Evolution of a Treasure Hunter

  • Went down to Ecuador and down into Peru, with a passion for finding lost cities of gold, essentially a treasure hunter. Was making his living with some of that material, and then some artifacts.
  • Next, into Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina with gemstones, and took that on as treasure.
  • Then later going up the river in the Amazon rainforest, he was trading in blowguns and carved monkey bones, and a variety of tribal artifacts and became ill.
  • This is where his passion for plant medicine was ignited. The natives brewed a special  tea from local plants. This not only improved his illness but  he actually felt better than ever before in his life.
  • This is where the Amazon Herb Company was born and has helped people improve their health with plant medicine for 30 years.

 

How Amazon John Came to Focus on Brain Health

  • Through research of diseases with Doctors he found eight major areas where everyone is affected, and almost every specific challenge falls within these categories:
    • Immune System
    • Primary Digestion
    • Secondary Digestion (Metabolism)
    • Energy Circulation
    • Calming & Stress Related Issues
    • Hormonal Balancing
    • Inflammatory Issues (pain, sewelling)
    • Blood Sugar Balancing
  • The issues with Alzheimer's and dementia, when you look at the statistics, as I've really gotten into more recently, it is really shocking. It is startling. I was surprised at a lot of the data that I saw.
  • The incidence of death from heart disease in the last 15 years has actually declined by about 11%. The deaths due to Alzheimer's have increased 123%.

 

Alzheimer's and Dementia by the Numbers

“The issues with Alzheimer's and dementia, when you look at the statistics, as I've really gotten into more recently, it is really shocking. It is startling. I was surprised at a lot of the data that I saw.”

  • People over 65, one in 10 have Alzheimer's dementia.
  • Deaths of people over 65 years old, one out of three of those deaths will be due to Alzheimer's. Actually, more people are dying of Alzheimer's than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.
  • And the cost is 270 billion dollars now. It's expected to go to 1.4 trillion over the next few years.
  • The Center of Disease Control said that this could break the entire health system.

 

Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

People may experience:

  • Cognitive: mental decline, difficulty thinking and understanding, confusion in the evening hours, delusion, disorientation, forgetfulness, making things up, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to create new memories, inability to do simple math, or inability to recognize common things
  • Behavioral: aggression, agitation, difficulty with self care, irritability, meaningless repetition of own words, personality changes, restlessness, lack of restraint, or wandering and getting lost
  • Mood: anger, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, or mood swings
  • Psychological: depression, hallucinations, or paranoia
  • Also common: inability to combine muscle movements, jumbled speech, or loss of appetite

 

Causes of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Beta amyloid plaquing.
    • “So when you get plaquing, your spark plug would foul, and you couldn't start your engine. So same thing here. You get that plaquing in there, and it just can't transmit to the next one, and you don't remember. You can't access that data where you put your keys.”
  • Tau tangle, where you get the neurons that really just become tangled.
  • Inflammation is a really big deal, and actually these other factors are really caused by it. It's a kind of inflammatory response from your brain to protect itself sometimes, developing this amyloid plaquing to seal off what it sees as an insult.
  • Involvement of Candida in brain issues.
    • Recent research showed was that people did not think before that the Candida could cross the blood brain barrier. Now they found that it actually can.
    • It travels through your body doing that, looking for a place to reside where the biological terrain is right. If you introduce a lot of sugar and a lot of carbs into that terrain, they really love that.
    • When these Candida cross that blood brain barrier, the brain recognizes that as an insult, and then you have this coating process. The brain will try to coat that to seal it off.

 

Prevention

  • Lifestyle and diet - low sugar, more green vegetables
  • Probiotics after a course of antibiotics - maintain a diverse colony-forming units of probiotics.
  • Maintain healthy inflammation levels throughout the body.
  • Exercise - improves the microcirculation to the brain.
  • Sleep - get quality sleep each night (7-9 hours).
  • Lower your exposure to environmental toxins.

 

Brain Health - Supplementation and Diet

  • Polyphenols - Many of the health benefits associated with polyphenols may be related to their role as antioxidants. Antioxidants are known for their ability to combat cell damage.
  • Anthocyanins - Powerful antioxidants - the red/blue/violet phytonutrients responsible for the vibrant pigmentation of many berries and vegetables.
  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor - several botanicals that help stimulate; una de gato, cat's claw
  • Cacao - can slow down the process of brain cells dying.
  • Cinnamon - cinnamaldehyde, has been shown to slow down, to break down amyloid plaquing, and help dissolve the tau tangles.

  

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Whole World Botanicals

https://wholeworldbotanicals.com/herbal-library-with-scientific-research/

 

Vibrational Energy Medicine

http://www.energyandvibration.com/energymedicine.htm

 

The Moche-Chimú Transition

http://www.unm.edu/~gbawden/324-MTransition/324-MTransition.htm

 

Chimu Civilization

https://www.ancient.eu/Chimu_Civilization/

 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center

https://adrccares.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5-i54vnU4QIVnLjACh161gXdEAAYASAAEgJ3NPD_BwE

 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Facts & Figures

https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures-infographic-2019.pdf

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures

 

Tau, tangles, and Alzheimer's disease

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925443904001619

 

Amyloid Plaques and Neurofibrillary Tangles

https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers-disease/infographic/amyloid-plaques-and-neurofibrillary-tangles

 

Candidiasis

https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/candidiasis-a-to-z

 

Plant polyphenols as dietary antioxidants in human health and disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835915/

 

Anthocyanins

https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/anthocyanins/

 

Sangre de Drago - Dragon’s Blood

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croton_lechleri

 

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and its clinical implications

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4697050/

 

Epicatechin

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/pharmacology-toxicology-and-pharmaceutical-science/epicatechin

 

Why Cinnamon May Hold Secrets to Alzheimer’s Prevention

https://www.alzheimers.net/cinnamon-prevents-alzheimers/

 

Organixx’s NEW Ageless Brain - Nutrition for your brain.

http://www.organixx.com/ageless-brain

May 01, 2019
Achieving Optimum Health by Healing Your Gut and Microbiome
44:08

We are excited to bring you a fascinating interview about our microbiome with Pedram Shojai from Well.org this week! Tune in to understand how our microbiome is the ecosystem of our lives. You’ll learn how your gut health affects your immunity and mental health. And the new fascinating discoveries being made about the bacteria in our tissues and organs and how they support healthy function. You don’t want to miss Pedram’s tips for ensuring you tend a happy healthy microbiome. It all starts in 3...2...1!

 

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Dr. Pedram Shojai is a man with many titles.

  • He is the founder of Well.Org, the NYT Best Selling author of The Urban Monk, Rise and Shine, and The Art of Stopping Time.
  • He’s the producer and director of the movies “Vitality,” “Origins.” And “Prosperity.”
  • In his spare time, he’s also a Taoist Abbot, a doctor of Oriental medicine, a Kung Fu world traveler, a fierce global green warrior, an avid backpacker, a devout alchemist, a Qi Gong Master, and an old school Jedi bio-hacker working to preserve our natural world and wake us up to our full potential.

 

The Ecosystem of Life - Your Microbiome

  • Science has now shown is that we are much more intimately connected with all the life on the planet than we ever knew through the bacteria, viruses, protozoa, nematodes, even parasites that live inside our body.
  • There's RNA and DNA that we can now analyze on these bugs and understand how they support many human functions.
  • These functions are actually attributed to these bacteria that are co-existing with us. The word is symbiosis. All of this life in and around us is part of what makes us human and without it, we collapse, and we fall ill.
  • If you don't have proper gut health and you're not supporting the life inside of you, there are entire systems that are collapsing that are leading to inflammation and chronic disease.

 

Where It All Begins

  • The first inoculation of our microbiome is as we come through the birth canal.
  • 30% of mom's breast milk are these oligosaccharides that get secreted by mom. They are indigestible by baby. They're specifically designed to feed the bacteria in the baby's gut.
  • Now fast forward here, you need to eat the fiber, vegetables, phytonutrients, and all these things that these bacteria eat, not for you but for the bacteria.
  • If we put them first and understand how to feed them, they take care of us and in turn we get less illness, less chronic disease, we have more energy, things work.

 

Every Tissue, Every Organ In The Body Has Bacteria Associated With It

  • Researchers found that women with tumors in their breasts had a different mix of bacteria living in the tissue compared with women who did not have tumors.
  • The research team discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methyl bacterium.
  • It is blowing the doors open on everything we know about medicine and this is just the beginning.

 

The Microbiome and Your Immunity

  • About 70% or so of our immune system is around our guts, it's called the gut associated lymphatic tissue.
  • The bacteria are acting as the sentinels between the outside world and the inside world and telling the immune system that everything is good.
  • You can't heal if your immune system is constantly battling and that all starts in the gut and that all has to do with how the microbiome is informing the immune system to either attack or to relax and it will do so based on what is in there.

 

What Lifestyles Are Destroying Our Microbiome and Causing Leaky Gut?

  • Standard American Diet
  • Not enough prebiotics to feed the good bacteria.
  • Food allergies like gluten and dairy.

 

Why Leaky Gut Matters

  • Once you start creating inflammation and tears in the lining of the gut, there are food particles that will sneak through and the immune system says, "Hey, you're not supposed to be on this side."
  • It will start to create antibodies to those food particles as foreign invaders.
  • This is how food allergies are created.
  • Creates systemic inflammation throughout the body.

 

How to Improve Your Microbiome

  • Work with a Functional Medicine Doctor.
  • Analysis of your microbiome. You look at how we need to eat and ‘who’ we need to feed.
  • Include indigestible fiber in your daily diet.
  • You consume a variety of fermented foods and prebiotic foods with every single meal and you adjust for feeding the bacteria that help you thrive.
  • Reduce sugar in your diet. By bringing down the bacteria, specifically like the yeast and bad bacteria that thrive on sugars in particular, you'll start to notice a difference very quickly.
  • Increase fiber intake.

 

Benefits of a Healthy Microbiome

  • Brain fog dissipates.
  • Anxiety and depression reduced.
  • Energy levels increase.
  • Excess weight is released.

 

What Role Do Parasites Play in Gut Health?

  • We're finding that there's certain parasites that help bring down your blood sugar.
  • Certain parasites will help you offset certain disease processes.
  • The research in new and ongoing in this area.

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Interconnected Docuseries

https://of535.isrefer.com/go/start/Organixx/podcast-20190424

 

Well.org

https://www.well.org/

 

Viome - At Home Gut Microbiome Testing

https://www.viome.com/

 

Metabolome

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolome

 

Symbiosis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis

 

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Find Link Between Bacterial Imbalances and Breast Cancer

https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2017/10/05/cleveland-clinic-researchers-find-link-between-bacterial-imbalances-and-breast-cancer/

 

What prebiotic foods should people eat?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323214.php

 

11 Probiotic Foods That Are Super Healthy

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-super-healthy-probiotic-foods

 

Gut-associated lymphoid tissue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut-associated_lymphoid_tissue

 

Intestinal permeability

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestinal_permeability

 

Candidiasis

https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/candidiasis-a-to-z

 

The Institute for Functional Medicine

https://www.ifm.org/

 

The Hygiene Hypothesis

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.570.9502&rep=rep1&type=pdf

https://www.livescience.com/54078-hygiene-hypothesis.html

Apr 25, 2019
Top 5 Things to Demand in Your Supplements
41:23

This week, with our top 5 things to demand from your supplements, we deep dive to help you become a savvy shopper. You already understand the importance of proper supplementation. Now let us help you get more bang for your buck. Did you know...many vitamin producers want you to believe that you are getting a "natural product" because it seems more wholesome to take "natural" vitamins. Unfortunately, vitamins can be labeled as natural if they contain as little as 10% of the natural form of the vitamin. This means that your "natural" vitamin could contain 90% of synthetically produced chemicals! Tune in as Jonathan and TeriAnn share some knowledge on what makes a supplement effective.

 

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Top 5 Things to Demand in Your Supplements

“We're so passionate about this [topic]. As we go further down the rabbit hole and we learn more and more about the supplement industry, as we make our products cleaner and cleaner and we do more and more around bringing our products to the highest quality possible, we realize that this is not something a lot of people in the industry are doing.”  ~TeriAnn Trevenen, CEO of Organixx

 

#5 Whole Food Supplements

  • 95 percent of all vitamin supplements that are out there are synthetics.
  • Synthetics are usually derived as an oil byproduct.
  • Your body doesn’t know what to do with synthetics so you don’t get any nutritional value.
  • The best vitamin supplements are those with labeled potencies derived from naturally-occurring, full-spectrum food extracts.
  • Another primary difference between real full-spectrum whole-food vitamins and synthetic vitamins is that real vitamins contain the essential trace minerals necessary for the vitamins' synergistic operation.
  • Ingesting real vitamins does not require the body to deplete its own reserves of nutrients to replace any nutrients missing from the false vitamins.)
  • Watch out for unnecessary and toxic fillers.
  • Look for clues on your vitamin's label that offer insight into the origin of the vitamin. These are examples of synthetic versions:
    • Vitamin A: Retinyl Palmitate
    • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Thiamine Mononitrate, Thiamine Hydrochloride
    • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Riboflavi
    • Pantothenic Acid: Calcium D-Pantothenate
    • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
    • Vitamin B12: Cyanocobalamin
    • PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid): Aminobenzoic Acid
    • Folic Acid: as Pteroylglutamic Acid
    • Choline: Choline Chloride, Choline Bitartrate
    • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): Ascorbic Acid
    • Vitamin D: Irradiated Ergosteral, Calciferol
    • Vitamin E: dl-alpha tocopherol, dl-alpha tocopherol acetate or succinate
    • NOTE: The "dl" form of any vitamin is synthetic.

 

#4 Make Sure Your Supplements Are Bioavailable

  • Bioavailability plays a critical role in the therapeutic efficacy of supplements and medications, but conventional formulations often fail to optimize bioavailability and are unable to provide targeted treatment
  • Unfortunately, the most popular delivery vehicles in the industry—mineral salts—may actually impede bioavailability. As such, an extraordinary number of medications and supplements are unable to provide patients with the best possible results.
  • For a medication or supplement to be biologically active, it needs to be soluble in the fluids of the body to the point where the molecules of the active ingredient are dissociated from the inactive components, absorbed into the bloodstream after digestion, and metabolized by the liver. “If a product isn’t soluble, it gets broken down into its native components, which then sit around in the digestive tract until they’re excreted. In the absorption of things, it’s all about solubility.”
  • Generating a high bioavailability product often requires advanced delivery systems that go beyond traditional formulations.
    • FERMENTATION
      • Predigests the nutrient for better absorption in the body.
      • Example: Organixx’s collagen. It is fermented, or predigested, so the amino acids have already been broken up. If you take undigested collagen your digestive system has a hard time breaking that down. If you predigest it, all the marvelous ingredients in collagen are unlocked so your body picks up the nutrients seamlessly.
      • Makes certain ingredients more available for a wider audience.
      • Example: Turmeric. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a flavonoid. The molecule is very large and sticky. It wouldn’t get through the gut wall. When fermented the microbes break it down into smaller molecules. This allows the nutrient to be quickly absorbed.
    • SPROUTING
      • Once you sprout a seed, it actually unlocks more nutrients from that seed that weren't available prior to being sprouted.

 

#3 Watch out for labeling!

  • Putting the word "natural" on the vitamin label is, in most cases today, deceptive. The word is constantly abused and, as such, its meaning has been diluted to a point where it holds little value.
  • Many misleading labels on supplement products take advantage of the ambiguity of the word "natural" to project a wholesome marketing image, even when the product does not merit it.
  • Whereas the term "naturally occurring" on a label usually means that a vitamin or nutrient is completely derived of compounds from naturally-occurring sources - the plants themselves - rather than merely containing a naturally-occurring ingredient mixed with synthetic ingredients.
  • Look for organic certifications on the label.

 

#2 Ask for 3rd Party Test Results?

  • Ask for test results from your source of supplementation.
  • Challenge claims - are they using the specific form/type of ingredient they are touting in a claim?

 

#1 Organic Non-GMO Supplements

  • USDA certified organic
  • Always go organic!

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

Natural Products Expo West

https://www.expowest.com/en/home.html

 

Organic Consumers Association

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/nutri-con-truth-about-vitamins-supplements

 

The Organic Consumers Association - ingredient chart to help consumers identify natural vs. synthetic vitamins

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/nutri-con-truth-about-vitamins-supplements

 

Resource for Unnecessary/TOXIC fillers

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/synthetic-vs-natural-vitamins/

 

Foundational Medicine Review

https://www.foundationalmedicinereview.com/blog/new-technology-is-enhancing-the-bioavailability-of-supplements-and-medications/

 

Organixx Products

https://shop.organixx.com/#all-products

 

NSF International

http://www.nsf.org/

Apr 17, 2019
Inspired Health Journey: TeriAnn Trevenen
53:23

TeriAnn shares her Inspired Health Journey with us today. From literally dragging herself throughout the day to feeling better than she has in 10 years. What was her secret? Tune in to find out  how severe mono and irate lymph nodes had TeriAnn fearing a cancer diagnosis and how she turned it all around. You don’t want to miss TeriAnn’s Big 3 Tips for a Healthy Life.  She helps us all understand how to find the mental, emotional, and physical health secrets for ourselves.

 

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TeriAnn Trevenen

As CEO of Organixx, TeriAnn ensures the supplements sold are of the highest and purest quality and leads the Organixx team on a daily basis.

  • Single Mom of two.
  • First step into a healthier life was to move to organic foods.
  • Cut way back on gluten, dairy, and sugar.
  • 2017 marked a year of  hard emotional changes.
  • Increased workload and personal stress led to a weakened immune system.
  • Lymph nodes started to swell and become reactive.
  • Diagnosed with a very severe case of mono in 2017. It took her a year to get healthy again.
  • Thermography showed dental and food allergy issues.
  • Natural protocols and an elimination diet to find food allergies causing inflammation brought her to vibrant health.

 

TeriAnn Became the CEO of Her Own Body

  • Organic Food
  • High Quality, Whole Food Based Supplements
  • Elimination Diet
  • Whole Food Diet
  • Juicing
  • Exercise
  • Non-Toxic Home Environment
  • Non-Toxic Personal Care Products
  • Constant research and awareness of natural health advancements.

 

TeriAnn’s Big 3 Tips for a Healthy Life

  • Put yourself first. You can’t serve others unless you serve (take care of) yourself.
  • Be open minded about the concept of natural health. Know your choices.
  • Reach out to like-minded people. Find you community.

 

Deeper Dive Resources

Tony Robbins’ Gratitude Practice on Tim Ferriss Podcast

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tim-ferriss-show/the-tim-ferriss-show/e/46641520?autoplay=true

 

Tony Robbins’ Daily Priming  Exercise

https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ask-tony/priming/

 

Thermography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermography

 

Mononucleosis

https://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/about-mono.html

 

PX90 Workouts

https://amzn.to/2YNcKOe

 

Beach Body Workouts

https://www.beachbody.com/category/fitness_programs/best_sellers.do

 

Clean Sourced Collagens

https://shop.organixx.com/collections/anti-aging/products/clean-sourced-collagens

 

Organic Bone Broth Protein

https://shop.organixx.com/collections/digestive-gut-health/products/organic-bone-broth-protein

 

Multi-Vita-Maxx

https://shop.organixx.com/collections/daily-nutrition/products/liquid-multi-vita-maxx

 

Yogi Chai Rooibos

https://amzn.to/2FKa4s1

 

Thermography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermography

 

Food Allergy Research & Education

https://www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies/food-allergy-101/diagnosis-testing/food-elimination-diet

Apr 10, 2019
Inspired Health Journey: Julia Chiappetta
49:04

We have a treat for you this week. Julia Chiappetta has appeared on: Fox News, NBC, CBS and several radio broadcasts. She has been interviewed by Vogue, Shape, Self, Natural Health, Breast Cancer Magazine & Nature and Health Australia to name a few.  Julia is a visionary, writer and problem solver whose life took a turn eighteen years ago when she heard the words “you have breast cancer.” Facing her diagnosis head on, she began researching alternative therapies and implemented them to heal her body. Listen in for Julia’s inspiring story and tips on how to beat cancer naturally!

 

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Julia Chiappetta

Julia is a breast cancer survivor and author of “Breast Cancer-The notebook”, a reference guide that provides a foundation of facts to the newly diagnosed, survivors or those wishing to take a preventative view from age 18 and up.

  • Julia Chiappetta is the Owner and President of Julia Chiappetta Consulting (JCC Group LLC). Her expertise includes: Marketing, Branding, Meeting & Event Planning & Business Development. Her unique branding style is influenced by her interactions with many cultures and countries, who have welcomed her.
  • Julia is a visionary, writer and problem solver whose life took a turn eighteen years ago when she heard the words “you have breast cancer.” Facing her diagnosis head on, she began researching alternative therapies and implemented them to heal her body.
  • Six years later she published Breast Cancer-the notebook (Gemini Media 2005), to share what she had learned to the newly diagnosed, anticipating the need to knowledge that she was challenged by in 2000.
  • She continues to seek optimum health by fueling her body with an organic, mostly raw diet, cross-training, running and prayer.
  • She sits on boards for: The Annie Appleseed Project, Greenwich Christian Preschool, Best Answer for Cancer, The Pink Fund and The Board of Health, Town of Greenwich, Connecticut. Notable engagements include two invitations to The White House by First Lady Laura Bush’s team, to discuss global education to women in third world countries focused on diet and lifestyle changes.
  • She has appeared on: Fox News, NBC, CBS and several radio broadcasts. She has been interviewed by Vogue, Shape, Self, Natural Health, Breast Cancer Magazine & Nature and Health Australia to name a few.
  • She continues to speak at conferences and released a series of videos on You Tube called Julia the Conqueror. At present she writes a Health & Wellness Columnist and actively pursues encouraging others through advocacy opportunities; where she finds joy, peace and purpose

 

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1999

  • In Julia’s words, “For me, in my own mind, what’s drastic is putting chemotherapy into your body. For me, what’s drastic is burning my body with radiation, or taking drugs, or puking over a toilet bowl, or losing all of my hair and every healthy cell in my body.”
  • She decided to implement something completely different. Julia’s protocol included giving up her six-figure income, the career that she’d built her entire life to succeed at, which involved traveling all over the world, producing events, and marketing and branding, and not having a life, and not having proper rest, and a lot of stress.
  • She eliminated toxic relationships.
  • She also tried to eliminate all the toxins in her body.
  • She sought out natural solutions to support her body as she fought the cancer.
  • Julia considers herself ‘healed’ and not merely in remission.

 

Julia Became the CEO of Her Own Body

  • High Nutrient Superfoods
  • Quality Supplements
  • Organic Food - Mostly Raw Vegan
  • Anti-Inflammatory & Alkaline Diet
  • Juicing - wheatgrass, fruits, vegetables
  • Exercise
  • Non-Toxic Home Environment
  • Non-Toxic Personal Care Products
  • Constant research and awareness of natural health advancements.

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

Julia’s Book: Breast Cancer: The Notebook

http://juliachiappetta.com/the-book.php

 

Julia’s Website

http://JuliaChiappetta.com

 

Study: Life Event, Stress and Illness

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3341916/

 

Effects of Stress on Health

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2011/final-2011.pdf

 

Breast Self-Exam

https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam

 

Breast Cancer Stages

https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/staging

 

EWG’s Healthy Living: Home Guide

https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/

 

Merrick Ross - MD Anderson

https://faculty.mdanderson.org/profiles/merrick_ross.html

 

Ann Fonfa - The Annie Appleseed Project

https://www.annieappleseedproject.org/ann-fonfa/

 

The Annie Appleseed Project

https://www.annieappleseedproject.org/

 

Thermography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermography

 

Ralph W. Moss, PhD

https://www.mossreports.com/ralph-moss/

 

NSF International

http://www.nsf.org/

Apr 03, 2019
10 Health Benefits of Iodine
20:57

Last week we put our spotlight on A Critically Important Nutrient You Probably Don’t Think About. Did you tune in to find out what it was? This week we dive into one of our top ten lists, the 10 important health benefits of this critically important nutrient.

 

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Iodine

The fact is that iodine is utilized for just about every function in your body. Yet many people are unaware of their body’s need for iodine, and that iodine deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.

 

10 Important Health Benefits of Iodine

Here are 10 reasons why maintaining sufficient iodine levels is an absolute MUST for your health:

#10. Iodine Helps Stabilize Your Mood

  • It is well known that low iodine levels can have an impact on the brain, as mentioned above. More recent research has also linked iodine deficiency to depression and anxiety. A 2004 study conducted by German researchers and published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC524961/ ] found a link between “alterations of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and mild cases of depression and anxiety.”
  • TSH is produced by the pituitary gland to signal the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormones. Fluctuations in TSH are often an indication that the thyroid is not getting enough iodine to do its job [https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/how-your-thyroid-works ].

 

#9. Iodine Maintains Strong Teeth and Bones

  • Iodine assists in the production of strong teeth and bones by being a key player in calcium absorption. In fact, the connection between low iodine, low calcium absorption, and hypothyroidism has been known by researchers for at least the last hundred years https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/542133?redirect=true
  • One of the functions of the thyroid is the production of calcitonin, a hormone which helps balance blood calcium levels. This mechanism not only leads to maintain strong bones; it also plays a role in healthy functioning of the nervous system, heart and muscles.

 

#8. Iodine Helps Prevents Hair Loss

 

#7. Iodine Ensures Reproductive Health

  • Did you know that Japanese women have the lowest rates of breast cancer in the world? A 2003 report published in the journal Breast Cancer Research postulated that this could be a direct result of eating iodine- and selenium-rich seaweed, which is a staple in the Japanese diet [ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC314438/ ].
  • Iodine is fuel for reproductive glands as well as the thyroid. Studies suggest that getting enough iodine can help prevent fibrocystic breast disease, preeclampsia, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, vaginitis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and even breast cancer. Enough iodine in the body is also one aspect of a healthy pregnancy [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28260263 ].

 

#6. Iodine Is a Powerful Antioxidant

  • According to some experts, iodine may be as powerful in this regard as vitamin C! [https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/93/11/4381/2627273 ]
  • It can help reduce free radical damage that may lead to gene mutation and disease.
  • It is a great boon for the immune system as it helps clean the blood of harmful pathogens.
  • A 2013 meta-analysis [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3752513/] published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in the journal Thyroid found that iodine is “an antioxidant as well as an antiproliferative and differentiation agent” which can help clear up free radical damage in many organs of the body.
  • It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory.

 

#5. Iodine Is a Natural Antiseptic

  • Maybe you remember that brownish-red solution your mom used to apply when you had a cut? For everything from cleaning wounds to purifying water, iodine is a sterilizing substance that can kill unhealthy organisms, bacteria and viruses.
  • A 2015 Iranian study found that a low-concentration iodine antiseptic used after oral surgery helped instigate first-stage wound healing in the surgery area, leading to faster recovery and less chance of infection [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25249172 ].

 

#4. Iodine Protects You From Radiation

  • It is a natural protectant from UV radiation for the eyes, according to a 2004 Austrian study [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14676959 ].
  • Iodine supplementation can also be used to help individuals suffering from long-term radiation exposure. The effects of too much radiation can happen because of accidents, medical devices, and the radiation emitted by TSA scanners at airports.
  • A 2008 study [https://www.rrjournal.org/doi/abs/10.1667/RR0944.1 ] published in Radiation Research discovered that “terahertz radiation” like that found in airport x-ray scanners is linked to genetic mutation. Adequate amounts of iodine in the body is a must for anyone who travels a lot.

 

#3. Iodine Protects the Body From Toxins                

 

#2. Iodine Helps Your Brain Stay Sharp

 

#1. Iodine Is Necessary for Metabolism and Thyroid Function

  • Metabolism is the act of converting food into substances your body can use.
  • It helps the body break down food into nutrients via the thyroid gland and other mechanisms.
  • Iodine is the literal “fuel” for the thyroid. Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are the main hormones that the thyroid produces.
  • For these hormones to be created, they need iodine. Good thyroid health also helps your body keep a steady heart rate, regulate temperature, improve digestion, and maintain a healthy weight.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK28/

 

Nascent Iodine - is also known as atomic iodine, monatomic iodine, Atomidine, or colloidal iodine. The term “nascent” refers to iodine that has an incomplete number of electrons. This gives it an electrical charge, according to a report conducted by the non-profit Weston Price Foundation and others.

  • Many forms of dietary iodine break down into iodide in the digestive tract. In this state, iodine-dependent organs like the thyroid and reproductive organs cannot use it. The charge of nascent iodine helps it stay intact and absorb quickly and thoroughly into the organs that need it most.

 

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509517/

 

NIH Fact Sheet for Professionals

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/

 

Iodine Deficiency - American Thyroid Association

https://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/

 

The Great Iodine Debate - Weston Price Foundation

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/modern-diseases/the-great-iodine-debate/

 

Iodine Articles in Organixx’s INSPIRED Health Library

https://organixx.com/?s=Iodine&selector=art

 

Organixx Iodine

https://shop.organixx.com/products/iodine

Mar 27, 2019
A Critically Important Nutrient You Probably Don’t Think About
29:28

Ready for some FREE education? So, let's talk about iodine. Iodine is essential for every function in your body including immune function, cardiovascular health, and metabolism. Of course it's instrumental for the thyroid. That's one of the big things we talk about in connection with iodine since iodine is the foundation for thyroid hormone production. So, it's super important.

Do you ever think about iodine? Probably not. But you probably should!  We're going to talk about iodine deficiency. We're going to talk in general about iodine; where did it come from, why it’s important, and the different types or sources of iodine for your health. Tune in and get your learn on!

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Iodine

The fact is that iodine is utilized for just about every function in your body. Yet many people are unaware of their body’s need for iodine, and that iodine deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.

 

History of Iodine

  • Iodine was discovered in 1811
  • Iodine actually became the first modern medical treatment.
  • It was the first time in medicine that one remedy was used to treat one disease, and that was when iodine was used to treat goiters.
  • Iodine eventually became one of the primary antibiotics.
  • It was used orally as an antibiotic—it was used topically as an antibiotic.
  • Still today, we do use iodine in surgical rooms. We use it to paint over surgical wounds and things like that to make sure that they don’t get infected.

 

Why Optimal Levels of Iodine Matters

  • Iodine deficiency has multiple adverse effects on growth and development, and is the most common cause of preventable mental retardation in the world.
  • Iodine deficiency disorders result from inadequate thyroid hormone production secondary to insufficient iodine.
  • During pregnancy and early infancy, iodine deficiency can cause irreversible effects.

 

10 Signs & Symptoms of an Iodine Deficiency

  1. Swelling in the Neck - Swelling in the front of the neck, or a goiter, is a common symptom of an iodine deficiency. It occurs when your thyroid gland is forced to make thyroid hormones when there is a low supply of iodine in the body.
  2. Unexpected Weight Gain – Low iodine levels may slow your metabolism and encourage food to be stored as fat, rather than be burned as energy. This may lead to weight gain.
  3. Fatigue and Weakness – Low iodine levels may leave you feeling tired, sluggish and weak. This is because your body needs the mineral to make energy.
  4. Hair Loss – An iodine deficiency may prevent hair follicles from regenerating. Fortunately, getting sufficient iodine can help correct hair loss that occurs due to an iodine deficiency.
  5. Dry, Flaky Skin – Dry, flaky skin may occur with an iodine deficiency, as the mineral helps your skin cells regenerate. It also helps your body sweat and hydrates your skin cells, so an iodine deficiency can cause you to sweat less.
  6. Feeling Colder Than Usual – Iodine helps generate body heat, so low levels of it may leave you feeling colder than usual.
  7. Changes in Heart Rate – An iodine deficiency may slow your heart rate, which may leave you feeling weak, fatigued, dizzy and at risk of fainting.
  8. Trouble Learning and Remembering – An iodine deficiency at any age may cause you to struggle to learn and remember things. One possible reason for this might be an underdeveloped brain.
  9. Problems During Pregnancy – Getting enough iodine is especially important for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as they have higher needs. An iodine deficiency may cause severe side effects, especially for the baby, such as stunted growth and brain development.
  10. Heavy or Irregular Periods –  Some women with an iodine deficiency may experience heavy or irregular periods. This is because low thyroid hormone levels may interfere with hormones that are involved in regulating the menstrual cycle.

 

Different Kinds/Sources of Iodine

 

Salt

  • The addition of iodine to the U.S. salt supply started in the 1920s in response to a government health mandate. During that time, up to 40% of the population of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region suffered from goiters and other thyroid diseases caused by extreme iodine deficiency . [Note: a goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland that results in a swelling of the neck.
  • Adding iodine to table salt did help with the goiter epidemic, but that was about it. Nonetheless, it became the foundation upon which the U.S. RDA, or Recommended Daily Allowance (now called the Recommended Daily Intake, or RDI) was built.
  • Today, the RDI for iodine is 150 mcg/day for an adult and 220 mcg/day for a pregnant woman. This amount may stop goiters, but it’s not enough for all the iodine needs of the body.
  • In order to make salt white and help it last longer, most manufacturers use a bleaching process. This adds dangerous halides such as chlorine and bromide to the mix, which block the body’s absorption of iodine. In addition, other chemicals are often added to the salt, including manufactured iodide, sodium solo-co-aluminate, fluoride sodium bicarbonate, anti-caking agents, and aluminum derivatives.
  • If you are going to sprinkle salt on your food, most health experts suggest Himalayan pink salt or Celtic sea salt, which contains trace amounts of naturally-produced iodine as well as other essential minerals.

 

Food - Some foods are…

  • Seaweed, sea food, fish, eggs, spinach, dairy, strawberries, and cranberries.
  • Food alone is not enough due to the depletion of nutrients in the soil, as well as an increasing toxic load, has changed the amount of essential nutrients available in the foods we eat.

 

Potassium Iodine Tablet

  • Potassium and sodium are often part of the picture because they act as carriers for iodine that the human body can safely absorb.
  • Iodine in its natural state is unstable and even dangerous.
  • Scientists discovered a while ago that combining potassium with iodine to form potassium iodide can create a more stable form, which can be absorbed by the body.
  • The downside regarding potassium iodine for everyday use is that only about 20% of this kind of iodine can be assimilated by the body.

 

Alcohol-Based vs Glycerin-Based

The advantage of using a liquid for iodine transport is that it becomes more bioavailable to the body.

 

Alcohol based, however, is not the preferred method of liquid transport for several reasons.

  • Most alcohol used for supplements are simple ethanol or grain alcohols, the same kind that the bartender puts in your favorite martini – not appropriate for children, pets, and those with high blood pressure or recovering from alcoholism.
  • almost all alcohols are made with genetically-modified corn
  • acts as a drying agent

 

Glycerin - (also known as glycerine, glycerol, or glycerite) has many advantages – that is, if you can find the right kind.

  • Most commercial glycerin-based products, like commercial soaps, are sourced through animal products. A better option is vegetable-based glycerin. And the best of all is organic, non-GMO glycerin that is not made from soy or corn.
  • Retains moisture
  • Is antiseptic – good for burn salve
  • Won’t upset blood sugar levels
  • Provides more stable shelf life

 

Nascent Iodine - is also known as atomic iodine, monatomic iodine, Atomidine, or colloidal iodine. The term “nascent” refers to iodine that has an incomplete number of electrons. This gives it an electrical charge, according to a report conducted by the non-profit Weston Price Foundation and others.

  • Many forms of dietary iodine break down into iodide in the digestive tract. In this state, iodine-dependent organs like the thyroid and reproductive organs cannot use it. The charge of nascent iodine helps it stay intact and absorb quickly and thoroughly into the organs that need it most.

 

Deeper Dive Resources

 

History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509517/

 

NIH Fact Sheet for Professionals

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/

 

Iodine Deficiency - American Thyroid Association

https://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/

 

The Great Iodine Debate - Weston Price Foundation

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/modern-diseases/the-great-iodine-debate/

 

Iodine Articles in Organixx’s INSPIRED Health Library

https://organixx.com/?s=Iodine&selector=art

 

Organixx Iodine

https://shop.organixx.com/products/iodine

Mar 20, 2019
Getting to Know Jonathan
34:19

We’re all on a health journey. We don’t travel alone in this! Join us as we learn more about our founder, Jonathan Hunsaker! He’s openly sharing about his childhood and how he came to start Organixx. Jonathan shares inspiration and motivation by sharing his struggles and successes along his health journey. 

Jonathan’s one big takeaway for you is to take it one thing at a time, and if you fall off the wagon, don’t wait until January 1st to get back on it, don’t wait until your birthday to get back on it, don’t wait until Monday to get back on it. Just get back on it now, right? Everybody does that. It’s like “Alright, well, it’s Wednesday. You know what? I’m going to start my new diet on Monday.” 

Well, what do we do? We eat like crap all the way through Sunday night, and then Monday morning, we decide to start our new diet. Well, Wednesday, we fall off our diet, and it’s like “You know what? I’m going to try again Monday.” But then we eat like crap until Monday. And the problem is, is we think that we’re going to go restrict ourselves, so we’re going to start doing this thing that we’re no longer—that’s going to keep us from being able to enjoy all this other fun stuff, and so, we gorge. 

And during this process of trying to start a new diet or a new way of eating, whatever you want to call it, we actually gain weight because we’re gorging for those three days before we start a new diet. Well, consider not waiting. Consider starting today, start right now. If you’re listening to a podcast, you want to make a decision to quit smoking, quit right now. Don’t wait until Monday, don’t wait until tomorrow. 

As Jonathan tells us, “I think that if you fall off the wagon, get right back on it. Only tackle one thing at a time. And over a year, over two years, over three years, you will develop healthy habits that will stick with you for the long-run. And if you fall off, like I did, you have a strong base to get back onto and continue on that journey.”

Mar 13, 2019
10 Reasons to Drink Juice Daily - Part 2
31:53

Is juicing the fountain of youth hiding in plain sight?!? We continue the top 10 reasons you, not should, but want to be consuming green juice every day. Jonathan and TeriAnn also tell us what we should look for in a green superfood as a replacement for the days you just can’t get the juicer running. What are the differences between juices and smoothies? We weigh in on the topic this week. You really want to listen to this episode and hear the #1 reason to drink your green juice. It will surprise you, guaranteed!

 

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What is Juicing?

  • process of extracting juice from plant tissues such as fruit or vegetables
  • generally, the preferred method of consuming large amounts of produce quickly
  • often practiced for dietary reasons or as a form of alternative medicine

 

Top 5 Countdown on Juicing

5. Less Digestive Work

  • When you drink juice, you save your body energy; it doesn't have to do as much digesting.
  • It also helps maintain your supply of digestive enzymes... you do not use as many.

 

4. Healthy Sugar

  • Juices contain simple sugars that we need for energy; however, because they are combined with other healthful nutrients, they are not harmful, as are refined sugars.

 

3. The Complete Package

  • When you juice, you get the whole package...all the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. this means natural nutrients in natural proportions, not added sugars, like those found in juices on supermarket shelves.

 

2. Juicing Prevents Disease

  • Many studies point out that a diet high in fruits and vegetables can prevent disease. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2001.00513.x
  • Some of the most exciting research in the last decade has been the discovery of a group of nutrients, which have protective effects against cell oxidation. These naturally occurring compounds impart bright colour to fruits and vegetables and act as antioxidants in the body by scavenging harmful free radicals, which are implicated in most degenerative diseases.
  • Epidemiological studies have established a positive correlation between the intake of fruits and vegetables and prevention of diseases like atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and also ageing. So pronounced has been their effect on ageing that they have been called ‘fountains of youth’.
  • Fruits and vegetables have thus had conferred on them the status of ‘functional foods’, capable of promoting good health and preventing or alleviating diseases.
  • Phenolic flavonoids, lycopene, carotenoids and glucosinolates are among the most thoroughly studied antioxidants.

 

1. Enzymes!

  • Fruit and vegetable juices provide a convenient source of enzymes.
  • They spark the essential chemical reactions we need to live.
  • They are necessary for digesting food, for stimulating the brain, for providing cellular energy, and for repairing all tissue.

 

Tips for Juicing

  • Get a good juicer that is easy to clean
  • Make juice for a couple days at a time
  • Only use organic fruits and vegetables

  

What is a Green Superfood Powder and Why Do I Want One?

A green superfood powder contain many servings of vegetables and superfoods in a scoop of water-soluble powder. In addition to veggies and superfoods, the powder may also contain other health-supporting ingredients like probiotics and immune-supporting herbs.

  • Depleted soil with less minerals and good bacteria
  • Reduced food diversity and wild varieties
  • Reduced nutrient density in vegetables
  • Modern lifestyle depletes vitamins and minerals

 

What to Look For in a Green Superfood
https://organixx.com/organic-organigreens/

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Must have at least 50 ingredients
  • A green drink with at least 50 ingredients will do a better job of filling those “nutritional gaps” than a green drink that has only 20 ingredients.
  • Use advanced processing techniques: Pulp Powder vs Juice Powder
  • Whereas “pulp powders” require 5-6 lbs of greens to create 1 lb of green drink powder, “juice powders” require as much as 33 lbs!
  • Must contain all 5 “Nutritional Boosters”
  • Fruit, Vegetables (including GREENS), Mushrooms, Herbs, Spices
  • MUST taste good! If it tastes good you will stick with the habit!


 

Deeper Dive Resources

Impact of mild dehydration on wellness and on exercise performance:

https://www.nature.com/articles/1601897

 

Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables – the millennium’s health:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2001.00513.x

 

Juicers on Amazon

https://amzn.to/2Eiklfs

 

Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead Documentary:

https://amzn.to/2EkPijf

 

Organixx’s OrganiGreens:

https://shop.organixx.com/collections/daily-nutrition/products/organic-organigreens

Mar 06, 2019
10 Reasons to Consume Juice Daily - Part 1
22:17

Juicing? Everyone is talking about it? What’s the big deal? Today Jonathan and TeriAnn share their juicing tips and experiences as well as the top 10 health benefits to  juicing.

 

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What is Juicing?

  • process of extracting juice from plant tissues such as fruit or vegetables
  • generally the preferred method of consuming large amounts of produce quickly
  • often practiced for dietary reasons or as a form of alternative medicine

 

Top 10 Countdown on Juicing

10. Liquids

  • We need liquids to remain healthy, and juicing is a good source of liquids. Around three-quarters of the human body is water.
  • There is general agreement among clinicians that chronic mild fluid restriction will compromise health, but there is limited solid evidence to substantiate this clinical impression.
  • Severe dehydration is clearly detrimental to health, and is associated with compromised cardiovascular function, renal impairment, weakness and lassitude, and a number of diffuse symptoms, including headache, nausea and general malaise.

 

9. Specific Vitamins and Minerals

  • When you juice raw fruits and vegetables, you get specific vitamins and minerals in a natural, easily absorbable form.
  • Looking for beta carotene? Drink carrot juice.
  • Looking for potassium? Try a green juice, or blackberry juice.

 

8. Phytochemicals

  • Plant-based foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, which contain significant amounts of bioactive phytochemicals, may provide desirable health benefits beyond basic nutrition to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

 

7. Protein from Non Meat Sources

  • Although fruits and vegetables do not contain large quantities of protein, their juice can be a convenient carrier.
  • Simply add some brewer's yeast, wheat germ, or collagen to whatever you're juicing. These give you protein without the fat that meat contains, and protein that is quickly and easily absorbed by the body.

 

6. Quick Absorption

  • When you drink juice, the nutrients get to you quickly. Nutrition at the cellular level!

 

Tune in next week to Episode #19 for the top 5 reasons to drink green juice daily!


Deeper Dive Resources

Impact of mild dehydration on wellness and on exercise performance:

https://www.nature.com/articles/1601897

 

Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables – the millennium’s health:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2001.00513.x

 

Juicers on Amazon

https://amzn.to/2Eiklfs

 

Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead Documentary:

https://amzn.to/2EkPijf

 

Organixx’s OrganiGreens:

https://shop.organixx.com/collections/daily-nutrition/products/organic-organigreens

 

Budda Juice:

https://budajuice.com/

Feb 27, 2019
10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care
01:12:01

We’re continuing our L.O.V.E. theme! Listen as we deep dive into self-care. Once you understand why it matters you will view self-care in a new light.

What is self-care exactly? It’s not just a trip to the spa! Learn how to slow down and really connect with yourself is a healthy way and tap into your inner healing. We share a list of 10 Ways To Implement Self-Care Daily on this episode.

We also discuss the myths we all tell ourselves to avoid self-care. Drop the guilt and learn what other myths keep you from providing yourself the self-care you need.

 

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What is Self-Care?

self-care

/ˌselfˈker/

noun: self-care; noun: selfcare

1. the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health

2. the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress

 

● Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.

● Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook.

● Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.

● It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.

 

What Self-Care Is Not

● Knowing what self-care is not might be even more important. It is not something that we force ourselves to do, or something we don’t enjoy doing.

● Self-care is “something that refuels us, rather than takes from us.”

 

Why Self-Care Matters

● Stress is a toxin to your body. Science has now proven “chronic stress may also cause disease, either because of changes in your body or the overeating, smoking and other bad habits people use to cope with stress. Job strain — high demands coupled with low decision-making latitude — is associated with increased risk of coronary disease, for example”.

● Chronic stress adds to the Cortisol overload in your body as well. If your Cortisol levels are off the charts it’s difficult release excess weight. Plus, elevated Cortisol levels have negative effects on your other hormones swimming around inside making it hard to get proper rest or even relax.

● Remember that self-care is not optional, it's essential.

 

Bust Your Myths Around Self-Care

You feel guilty taking time for you. – This one is huge for people, especially women. You cannot serve from an empty well. If you don’t fill the well there is nothing to give, which of course leads to more stress and guilt.

You don’t have time. – This is an overused line, isn’t it? I tell people ‘there’s no such thing as Time, it is a figment of your imagination.’ While not necessarily true in the literal sense, it does hold truth. We are the Master of our time not the other way around.

You don’t know how. – Ok, now this one should be a huge red flag if you tell yourself this. Why? Because it is a strong indicator that you aren’t in touch with You. You’ve lost sight of your deepest wants, needs and desires. It’s time to get reacquainted with You. Start digging deep to uncover You again.

Fear. Fear of doing something you truly love. Allowing other people’s thoughts and feelings and criticisms to affect us, and to affect the decisions that we make in life.

 

10 Ways To Implement Self-Care Daily

1. Create a “no” list, with things you know you don’t like, or you no longer want to do. Examples might include: Not checking emails at night, not attending gatherings you don’t like, not answering your phone during lunch/dinner.

2. Promote a nutritious, healthy diet.

3. Get enough sleep. Adults usually need 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

4. Exercise. In contrast to what many people think, exercise is as good for our emotional health as it is for our physical health. It increases serotonin levels, leading to improved mood and energy. In line with the self-care conditions, what’s important is that you choose a form of exercise that you like

5. Follow-up with medical care. It is not unusual to put off checkups or visits to the doctor.

6. Use relaxation exercises and/or practice meditation. You can do these exercises at any time of the day.

7. Spend enough time with your loved ones.

8. Do at least one relaxing activity every day, whether it’s taking a walk or spending 30 minutes unwinding.

9. Do at least one pleasurable activity every day; from going to the cinema, to cooking or meeting with friends.

10. Look for opportunities to laugh!

 

Other Ideas to Spark Inspiration….

● Take time to identify the activities and actions that make you feel good.

● Find somewhere quiet and meditate as needed.

● Reread one of your favorite books.

● Avoid triggers.

● Watch shows that are funny or comforting.

● Take time to yourself, away from others.

● Get a full night's sleep regularly.

● Check in with yourself.

● Put on fresh, comfortable clothing.

● Light a candle and fill your home with your favorite scent.

● Take a hot bath.

● Visit your favorite spot in the city you live in.

● Don't feel guilty turning down invitations or canceling plans.

● Take a day off of work if you need to.

● Write down a list of things you are thankful for.

● Remind yourself that this too shall pass.

● Read inspiring quotes.

● Spend time outside.

● Listen to your favorite band or song on repeat.

● Ask for help if you need it.

● Do not force yourself to do anything you don't want to do.

● Eat a balanced diet, but treat yourself to your favorite guilty pleasure.

● Write down what you're thinking and feeling.

● Breathe in and out.

● Unplug from social media.

● Exercise.

● Listen to a calming playlist.

● Pet an animal.

● Do yoga.

● Turn off your phone for a day.

● Splurge a little.

● Schedule an appointment with a therapist.

● Watch your favorite movie or TV show from childhood.

● Take a nap.

● Do something that inspires and motivates you.

● Make future plans for a trip or event you're excited about.

● Spend time with a close friend or family member.

 

Deeper Dive Resources

American Psychological Association study abstract: Self-compassion, affect, and health promoting behaviors:

https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-38834-001

 

Krantz, D.S. & McCeney, M.K. (2002). “Effects of psychological and social factors on organic disease: A critical assessment of research on coronary heart disease.” Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 341-369.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11752489

 

Central effects of stress hormones in health and disease: understanding the protective and damaging effects of stress and stress mediators.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2474765/

 

Unihertz Atom, The Smallest 4G Rugged Smartphone in The World

https://amzn.to/2WQFnc8

 

MeetUp.com

https://www.meetup.com/

Feb 20, 2019
10 Essential Keys to Unlocking Self-Love
01:23:48

Let’s talk about LOVE! Self-Love isn’t some trendy phrase. It’s scientifically proven that increasing your self-love muscle improves your health. Tune in to hear empirically-validated ways to exercise your self-love muscle.

We learn that self-love isn’t a destination but a continual practice. Self-love is a not a state of just feeling good but an action. And the benefits! Wait until you hear the long list of benefits.

Join us as we dive into what sabotages our self-love and ways to overcome the challenges we place in our way.

Is it selfish to practice self-love? Tune in to hear what Jonathan’s take is on the subject!

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What is Self-Love?

  • Self-love is a not a destination; it’s a practice.
  • Self-love is an action not a state of feeling good.
  • Self-love is the foundation on which we build a happy life.
  • Without self-love, we have nowhere to put the love or abundance that comes to us.

 

What self-criticism is good for?

  • It keeps you focused on what’s wrong with you, thereby decreasing your confidence.
  • It makes you afraid of failure which hurts your performance, makes you give up more easily, and leads to poor decision-making.
  • It makes you less resilient in the face of failure and also less likely to learn from mistakes.
  • It holds you back from reaching your goals and dreams.

 

Benefits of Self-Love

  • increases motivation and willpower
  • brings you greater perspective and therefore better decision-making
  • makes you more resilient: You more easily bounce back in the face of failure and learn from your mistakes
  • makes you more emotionally intelligent and therefore improves your relationships
  • lowers you stress levels and decreases feelings of being overwhelmed
  • boosts your psychological well-being and decreases anxiety and depression
  • improves your health.
  • increases motivation and willpower
  • brings you greater perspective and therefore better decision-making
  • makes you more resilient: You more easily bounce back in the face of failure and learn from your mistakes
  • makes you more emotionally intelligent and therefore improves your relationships
  • lowers you stress levels and decreases feelings of being overwhelmed
  • boosts your psychological well-being and decreases anxiety and depression
  • improves your health

 


10 Ways to Improve Self-Love & TeriAnn’s BONUS Reason

1. Become mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel and want. They are mindful of who they are and act on this knowledge, rather than on what others want for them.

2. Act on what you need rather than what you want. You love yourself when you can turn away from something that feels good and exciting to what you need to stay strong, centered, and moving forward in your life, instead.

3. Set boundaries. You'll love yourself more when you set limits or say no to work, love, or activities that deplete or harm you physically, emotionally and spiritually, or express poorly who you are.

4. Protect yourself. Understand the term frenemies. It describes so well the type of "friends" who take pleasure in your pain and loss rather than in your happiness and success. Suggestion here: Get rid of them!

5. Forgive yourself. We humans can be so hard on ourselves. You have to accept your humanness (the fact that you are not perfect), before you can truly love yourself. Practice being less hard on yourself when you make a mistake.

6. Live intentionally. If your intention is to live a meaningful and healthy life, you will make decisions that support this intention, and feel good about yourself when you succeed in this purpose.

7. Become a master communicator. Every great relationship relies on positive communication, so take the time to check in with yourself. Remember: ALWAYS speak to yourself in a loving way. How would you speak to someone you love? How can you speak to yourself in a more loving way?

8. Be kind and gentle with yourself. We give the people we love space to make mistakes. We're compassionate of their challenges and appreciative of their efforts. So, remember to give yourself a little understanding while you learn how to truly love yourself.

9. Trust yourself. It's important to trust yourself to look after your best interests—don’t sacrifice your needs for the needs of those around you. Honor and PRIORITIZE commitment you make to yourself.

10. Practice good self-care. You will love yourself more, when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love nourish themselves daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions.

11. Being honest with ourselves. Being honest with yourself is one of the ways you can love yourself the very best. Because when you’re honest with yourself, it allows you to see all the places that you need to improve, and places where you can be better, and places where you can stretch yourself a little farther.

 

Start a Self-Love Practice

As a pioneer in Positive Psychology, Emma Seppala offers 4 empirically-validated ways to exercise your self-love muscle: [Adapted from THE HAPPINESS TRACK by Emma Seppala, Ph.D.  © 2016]

1. Notice your self-talk. In times of failure or challenge, noticing your self-talk can help you curb self-criticism and replace it with self-compassion. For example, instead of saying things like, “How could I have done this? I’m such an idiot!” you might say, “I had a moment of absent-mindedness and that’s okay. It could have happened to anyone; it’s no big deal.”

2. Write yourself a letter. When your emotions are overwhelming, writing a letter to yourself as if you were writing to a friend. Let’s say you made a costly error and are feeling angry with yourself. It might feel stilted or strange at first but write a letter as if you were writing it to someone dear to you who had committed the same mistake. Your words should comfort and not attack, normalizing the situation rather than blowing it out of proportion. A number of studies demonstrate that writing about your emotions can help regulate them.

3. Develop a self-compassion phrase. Consider using a self-compassion mantra or phrase that you can turn to in challenging situations, so you can deal with them calmly and with grace. Hers is: “This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment; may I give myself the compassion I need.”

4. Make a daily gratitude list. Write down five things you feel grateful for every day. Again, this may sound overly simplistic. However, this extremely short exercise has been shown to produce powerful and long-lasting results. To increase your self-compassion, at the end of each day, write down five things you are proud of having accomplished or five positive qualities you see in yourself.

 

Deeper Dive Resources

American Psychological Association study abstract: Self-compassion, affect, and health promoting behaviors:

https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-38834-001

 

Emotional Intelligence:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/emotional-intelligence

 

Kristin Neff:

She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

https://self-compassion.org/the-research/

Guided Meditations & Exercises.

https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations

 

Emma Seppala, Ph.D.:

Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale University

https://emmaseppala.com/about/

 

The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success:

https://amzn.to/2SixhK2

Feb 13, 2019
Collagens - Hype or Healthy?
58:06

The search term collagen has increased 40% already just in this year alone! So, is all the hype trendy or true? We’ve done the research and that’s the question we answer this week!

Did you know that your body naturally produces collagen every day? We dig into why supplementation is even a consideration.

Did you know there are several different types of collagen? We’ve tracked them all down and explain the part each type plays in our body.

Is collagen all about less sagging skin? Actually, no it isn’t! Tune in to hear about the ways collagen benefits our health. We guarantee some will surprise you.

Tune in for more no-nonsense information on what collagens are, how they may benefit your health, and what you need to look for when it comes to the products and foods, you're consuming.

Feb 06, 2019
How To Use Cannabis and CBDs to Heal Your Body
51:15
Let's dive deeper into understanding medical cannabis. Does it really cure what ails you or is this all smoke and mirrors?
 
Join us for a conversation about a major system in our body that wasn’t even discovered until the late 1980s. Once you understand the importance of this system in our bodies, you will realize what all the hype surrounding this versatile healing plant has been about!
 
Worried about getting “high” or experiencing the psychoactive effects of THC? If you tune in to this episode that fear will diminish quickly. 
 
John Malanca shares his deep knowledge of cannabis and explains the difference between THC, THC-A, and CBD. And the ratios! What do they even mean? Never fear. We explain it plainly and simply.
 
According to the CDC, 46 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. Sadly, in 2017 overdose rates from prescription opioids significantly increased among people more than 65 years of age. Tune in to find out how many deaths can be attributed to cannabis overdose!
 
Whether you now suffer from pain, insomnia, anxiety, or even cancer you owe it to yourself to be educated on your options to help ease symptoms or cure your disease. And if you choose to use it, great. If you choose not to, that's great too. This is your body but to not have the information is where we're failed as a society. Join us and get educated!
Jan 30, 2019
What's Nature's Most Versatile Healing Plant?
48:31

John Malanca joins us to discuss Nature's most healing plant! We tackle topics like, what is cannabis, how it used medically, the difference between THC and CBD, and much more!

Jan 23, 2019
Sugar Addiction: It's a REAL Thing
47:39

We tackle sugar topics like what is a carb, what is sugar addiction, the problem with flours, how sugar compares to cocaine and heroin in the brain, tips for feeding your kids or grandkids, and much more!

Jan 16, 2019
Making Your Resolutions a Reality
43:07

Setting goals and your New Year Resolution by discussing the difference between goals, rituals, and schedules, benefits of goals, statistics around the world, their #1 tip for setting yourself up for success in attaining your goals, and much much more!  With Jonathan and TeriAnn.

Jan 09, 2019
Effective Goal Setting in the New Year
01:07:24

The psychology of goal setting, types of goals, the levels of change, what keystone habits are, and much more!  With Dr. Susan Pierce-Thompson.

Jan 02, 2019
Coping With The Holiday Food Hangover
01:04:47

How to cope with the holiday food hangover with Dr. Susan Pierce-Thompson.  Topics like the term bright-line, exercise bulimia, states of food addiction, the importance of self-compassion, how she got to her ideal body weight and has kept it there for 15 years, and much more!

Dec 26, 2018
Prop 65: What You Need To Know
49:41

Prop 65 regulations including what it is, how it affects supplement companies, Prop 65 standards versus National and International standards, a deep dive into lead, savvy consumer tips, and much more!

Dec 19, 2018
Holiday Hacks - 27 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays
53:15

HOLIDAY EDITION, where you will learn helpful tips for heading into the holidays, before a holiday party, while you are at the party, the morning after the party, and to deal with holiday stress.......all to help you stay happy and healthy during the holiday season!

Dec 14, 2018
Boosting Your Immune System using Mushrooms
39:33

The history of mushrooms, what they are, why they are beneficial to the planet and humans, types of medicinal mushrooms and their amazing properties, why cultivation methods matter, and much more!

Dec 12, 2018
Inflammation & Turmeric (Do’s & Don’ts)
36:51

The history of turmeric, what is inflammation, the two types of inflammation, the turmeric and black pepper myth, fermentation and much more!

Dec 05, 2018
Multi-Vitamins: Hype or Healthy?
40:19

Ingredients to look for, absorption and dosing, RDA recommendations, nutritional deficiency diseases, what makes an effective multi, what to avoid, MTHFR mutation and much more! With Doc Nuzum.

Nov 28, 2018
Nutraceutical vs. Pharmaceuticals & Why Organic Matters
43:53

Nutraceutical vs. Pharmaceuticals, Synthesized Compounds, Can I Take Too Much When It Comes To Supplements, How Does a Whole Food Supplement Compare, Organic versus Non-Organic and much, much more. with Doc Nuzum.

Nov 21, 2018
Synthetic vs. Whole Food Supplements & Delivery Systems
47:15

How Synthetics are Created, Inorganic and Organic Compounds, Your Nutritional Profile, Supplementation and Toxicity, Whole Food Approach, Why Fermentation, Different Delivery Systems, Why Humic and Fulvic and much, much more. With Doc Nuzum.

Nov 14, 2018
The History of Supplements
52:04

The History of Supplements - with Doc Nuzum.  Topics include:

  • The History of Supplements
  • How Trade Routes opened the possibilities
  • Eclectics and the role they played
  • Native American remedies
  • When the medical landscape changed
  • The Flexner Report
  • Dr. Royal Lee, Dr. Hoxsey and Modern-day supplements
  • Capsules vs Tablets
  • Why people take supplements
  • Bio-Individuality
  • Synthetic VS Whole food vitamin C
  • And much, much more…

 

Nov 01, 2018