The BEST Anti-Aging Tool is Linked to Preventing the Number One Killer of Americans

Did you take your Vitamin C Today?

For the majority of the westernized population, the answer to this question will be a resounding “YES”.

Vitamin C content is often viewed and embraced as a positive when it comes to label observation.  You see people looking at juice labels, processed fruit snack labels and even cereal labels, certain they are getting what they need.

I mean, if your label says “100%”, you can be sure you are getting exactly what you need for that day, right?

WRONG!

The plot twist is that the vast majority of the population is NOT getting enough Vitamin C.  You may be asking yourself WHY NOT or HOW CAN THIS BE, but before I answer those questions, let us look at WHY your body needs this VERY IMPORTANT organic substance.

Your body requires Vitamin C for obvious reasons such as a strong immune system.  Think about those over-the-counter cold remedies claiming this vitamin as the “cure”.  Vitamin C is also very necessary for cellular resuscitation and regeneration.

What does that mean?  Vitamin C plays a vital role in the HEALING of wounds and the formation of new skin cells, healing ligaments, tendons and blood vessels.  Basically, your OUTER LAYER, your BLOOD MOVEMENT and the prevention/healing of MOVEMENT ISSUES/INJURIES requires ample Vitamin C.

Now, here is a pearl of wisdom you may not have encountered before.

Did you know that the human body CANNOT generate its own Vitamin C supply but that almost all other animals CAN?  With the exception of guinnea pigs, bats, monkeys and humans, animals can make their own Vitamin C.  This is factual information (google it!).

Aside from things like heart worms, generational heart defects, breed specific defects and other things like stenosis or a hole in the heart, animals do not acquire heart disease consistent with “blockage”.

The number ONE KILLER of the UNITED STATES population is HEART DISEASE, most often caused by “blockage”.  Something to ponder.

And let me set the record straight….there are no “small” blockages.  I wouldn’t want a partial blockage of my toilet or my guttering.  Granted, the end result isn’t as dramatic as a full blockage but really, justification of a 30% blockage of the toilet causing a slow flush is really just SILLY.  If you have blockage, it’s a problem.

Based on hypothesis and repeated research results, it has been discovered that a Vitamin C deficiency is directly related to “blockage”, and NOT CHOLESTEROL, as the mainstream medical world and drug industry has led us to believe.  Who isn’t on a STATIN??? Me, for one.

Let me digress a bit.  Cholesterol is extremely important in hormone balance (hello ladies), the prevention of cancer and heart disease, brain function and serotonin (I FEEL GOOD) levels, as an anti-oxidant and to synthesize Vitamin D, which is responsible for fertility, all body functions, muscle tone and a host of other necessities.  Your body MAKES ITS OWN Cholesterol in the liver. Obtaining good cholesterol from sources like grass-fed meats, fatty fish, nuts (NO, a peanut is NOT a nut), olive oil and avocado is essential in OVERALL WELLNESS.  Therefore, a chicken fried steak with cream gravy, biscuits and with margarine, bagels and cream cheese, 7 eggs and a package of bacon served beside 3 pounds of brisket will not serve your body or your longevity very well.

The general population HEARS cholesterol and immediately thinks BAD.  This is far from the case. It’s really about the types of foods you are eating.

WHY do I need Vitamin C?

Our bodies are constantly at WAR with the environment. Second hand smoke (I cannot believe people STILL smoke cigarettes, but that is my opinion).  Toxins from crap food, such as 3 pounds of brisket.  Prescription meds.  Over the counter meds.  Smog and industrial pollutants.  Chemicals from the water and products we use and ingest.  Did I mention crap food?  Moreover, we have the illnesses and diseases we are continuously fighting, mostly due to diet.  It is no wonder your body is in a constant state of BATTLE.

The warrior to fight all of this is Vitamin C!!!!

Without Vitamin C, your BODY sends in the triage team to attempt to stabilize the battle wounds.  This triage team will not fix the problem, like good ol Vitamin C warriors, and will begin to cause inflammation in the area for which its serving as a “Band-Aid”.  This is believed to be the cause of the “blockage” in the arteries, where you don’t get blockage in a vein.

Ever wonder why changing your diet to plant-based often results in a rapid drop in weight?  Yea, that’s inflammation.

Now, the recommended amount prescribed by the same authorities who allow killer drugs (the ones YOU PAY OUT THE NOSE FOR THAT MASK UNDERLYING ISSUES) to be dispensed is a whopping 60mg a day.  This amount is basically to PREVENT the disease SCURVY, which is a death sentence caused by an insignificant amount of Vitamin C.  HOWEVER, this recommended level doesn’t address optimal health and cellular regeneration, all required for vascular heath, skin health and joint/muscle health.

According to the studies by Dr. Matthias Rath, M.D., it is recommended that between 600mg and 3000mg (depending upon lifestyle and current state of health) be consumed each day.  Again, just google up Dr. Rath and see what his peer-reviewed published research has uncovered!

This seems attainable, except that the half-life, or the time that Vitamin C is drawn in and used by the body before it is sent out in your pee, is only about 30 minutes!  Mega-dosing once a day doesn’t even seem efficient or appropriate.  It’s more important to work at keeping a good supply of this WARRIOR VITAMIN in your body at all times.

I could go into a diatribe of reasons and conditions and concerns and arguments concerning good ol Vitamin C, but it really boils down to getting enough to keep your body healthy.

Where can I get my 600mg minimum of Vitamin C?

Oranges, right?  WRONG!

Peppers have the highest amount per whole piece, at close to 350mg per red or yellow bell pepper. Eat 3 of these a day and you are on the right path.

An entire pineapple contains about 450mg.

Papaya and Guava fruits have approximately 120mg per fruit.

Kale and Broccoli have around 80mg in a cup of RAW (let me repeat….R A W).

A Kiwi has about 60mg.

An orange and other citrus? They weight in about the same as a Kiwi with 60mg per fruit (that would be 10 oranges a day for the rest of your life!!!!)

Fruit juice? Well, as any nutritionally savvy individual would tell you…..you really should LIMIT the amount of fruit juice and concentrate that you consume. WHY?  Because it is pure sugar and causes a host of other internal bodily mishaps.

What about “side effects”?  (asked with a certain “whiny” voice about it)

Look……just like the vast majority of women walk around with 60lb purses/diaper bags/shopping bags while carrying their 3 year-old, but balk at the thought of lifting a 60lb weight, the vast majority of the westernized population is consuming more deadly toxins and medication than the side effects an increase in Vitamin C could ever create, the worst being diarrhea!  I don’t know about you, but a trip to the crapper to remind me that I might have too much is way better than dizziness, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, heart palpitations, facial hair and death.

I’m not going to try and “sell” anyone on Vitamin C or its benefits.  You either educate yourself, or you DON’T.

There is a reason why the “vanity” world puts Vitamin C in their products….because the ignorant will buy based upon the belief that it’s good for the skin.  Well, it is good for the skin IF INGESTED INTERNALLY IN APPROPRIATE AMOUNTS.  It’s the best ANTI-AGING vitamin on the planet if taken internally.  However, this far exceeds vanity and focuses primarily on functionality and longevity.

Get enough, 600mg-3000mg, Vitamin C every day through fruits, veggies and supplementation.  Do this for the rest of your life, starting NOW!

 

The Benefits of Nature: Apple Cider Vinegar

We’ve all been exposed to vinegar in some form or fashion. From pickled veggies to salad dressing to the long-running tradition of home dyed Easter eggs, it is fairly safe to say that the word vinegar has crossed our lips at some point.

Did you know that one specific type of this tangy stuff can almost be termed the “multi-purpose fountain of youth”?  Well, I wouldn’t go THAT far but there is a type of vinegar with such amazing health benefits, you might call it the elixir of the goddesses!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been around for quite some time, dating back to 400 BC.  It is made by pressing the juice from apples, then putting this juice through a fermentation process that creates an “alcohol”.  It is often used for culinary purposes like salads, chutneys, pickling and other food toppers like marinades.  However, it is the cleansing and healing properties of this zesty liquid that has me hooked.

Properties of Use

Right out of the bottle, you can use this refreshing liquid on your skin.  It is ANTI-septic, ANTI-bacterial, ANTI-viral and ANTI-fungal.  I like to use it on my face immediately after I wash my skin.  It is a natural skin toner and pH balancing tool.

It can be consumed to help treat sore throats (bacterial and viral), acne, allergies, candida, rashes, infections and even acidic systems that create a playground for disease growth.  It is believed to be a weapon against the breeding ground for cancer, which thrives in highly acidic environments such as those with a diet of lots of meat, coffee, black tea, alcohol, white foods, processed foods, pasta and other acidic foods.

Drinking 1 Liter of clean filtered H2O upon rising is one of the BEST things you can do for your health each day.  Adding up to 2 TBSP of apple cider vinegar is better!!!!

Studies have linked apple cider vinegar to lower body fat (up to 10%), specifically when consumed prior to each meal.

From a healthy blood level perspective, it is believed to LOWER those nasty bad cholesterols, or LDL while RAISING the GOOD cholesterols, or HDL levels.  Moreover, it is found to benefit those with TYPE II DIABETES by improving the insulin sensitivity when high carbohydrate meals are consumed.

What To Buy

Because apples are touted as one of the most pesticide-ridden mass produced fruits, steering clear of “non-organic” brands would be a prudent suggestion.  Opt for raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized organic apple cider, which is what the old-timers used back in 400 BC before we had mass production units for profit.  These brands will also contain the “Mother” or “Vein of the Mother” or “Vein”, which is really what I term floaters.  These floaters are said to be the magic in the potion!

Other

Drinking about 1-2 TBSP in warm water or room temp water before bed, upon rising and before meals is preferred.  Sipping through a straw can help with any possibility of enamel erosion.  Work up slowly to 1-2 TBSP to allow your body to adjust.  Otherwise, you may experience some side effects like excess gas and bloat.

Remember, nothing happens overnight and consistency is KEY.

As with any lifestyle, dietary or activity change, always consult with your physician before hand!

Enjoy a healthier more vibrant you.

Its never too late!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Humans ARE Perfection

A very wise and youthful soul once shared with me a pearl of wisdom that sparked a surge of inner energy. This person confidently expressed to me:

“There are no mistakes in nature”

On the surface, there was much validity in these words.  I mean, just look around you!!!  The trees, the wind, the rivers, the sky and the rocks all expertly exist not because of man or mistakes, but because of experience.  Even insects, reptiles and mammals have evolved due to our changing environment, none of which are ‘mistakes’.

Humans are nature.  They are carefully and expertly created based on their PAST experiences.  They may bare the cracks of the most heinous of conditions, the scars of physical conflict and the microscopic alterations of evolution.

It is for this reason that HUMANS are not a mistake.  Not their feelings, actions, emotions, personalities or behaviors.

We as humans are perfect in our evolutionary imperfections.

We are not broken – not spiritually, not emotionally, not physically. We are exactly as we are meant to be whether needy, strong-willed, hardheaded, jealous, doormats, self-degrading, temperamental, removed, sensuous, small-framed, big butted, slouchy shouldered, oily skin, angry, perky, soft-bellied, helpful of strangers or whatever plethora of emotional, physical and personality given traits exist in our beings.

“Getting Over It”, “Moving On” , “You NEED to do ……” or “You/I Need Time To Evaluate”, or some semblance of these words, are phrases imperfectly created to hasten the evolution of a human – to change them.  It is meant to FIX the BROKEN, and remember, WE ARE NOT broken.

We are allowed and encouraged to speak of these traits if done in kindness and compassion such as letting someone know their actions are painful.  We are allowed to fight for these traits if we are ever attacked for being spiritual instead of a “Christian”, lacking trust in humans instead of trusting everyone or being a sugar addict instead of having a perfect diet.

What we ARE NOT allowed to do is to walk away or berate or humiliate or call out someone because they feel something that maybe someone else doesn’t see. At least not without harming someone else.

We are all given a certain specific set of skills while in this life.  These skills enable us to be WISE in our statements and actions.  The skill of understanding the body and its needs enables us to provide for our vessel and be well.  The skill of understanding people enables us to intuitively see underlying negative/ill intent energies of others.  The skill of understanding total wellness provides us with a goal of being of mind, body and spirit.  These skills are OUR tools. Not everyone has the same skills we do.

We must TRUST the skills of the one who possesses them when we are ignorant to them.

What this means is when someone with the skill of effective coaching is offering helpful words, it is important for us to listen.  When someone who has an in depth understanding of nutrition, chemicals and the body provides information, we need to listen.  When a person of soul skill sees the auras of people, we must listen.  When the carpenter says this plan is structurally unsound, we must open our ears!

I would never seek assistance from a pest control person, whose skill set is primarily eradicating rodents and destructive insects from our homes and businesses, on matters of relationships.  I would never seek bricklaying advice from a nurse.  I would never choose to have a McDonald’s cashier give me advice on heart surgery.

Why then, must we be so difficult when it comes to listening to what others have to say?

I am not broken and therefore, am not imperfect.  I am exactly as nature has made me.  I am exactly as I am intended to be.  I am not needing a fix. I am not needing a repair. I am not needing betterment.  I am exactly as I am meant to be today.  This applies to all humans as well.

Those who can appreciate this will appreciate that it is not our job or position to repair other humans, to fix the earth, to change animals or to convert individuals.

A malicious hunter will shoot its target and then use its body for display in a trophy room, never respecting the conflict it has seen or the successes it has made….never understanding or respecting the animal as perfect in nature.  The corporate giant will eradicate forests to erect mega-centers for THEIR own comfort and profit…..never seeing the migratory butterflies or birds who utilize the space on their journey.  The rigid individual will stand unyielding to opening their thoughts and perspectives….never seeing the small successes and the potential in another.

Wellness requires an understanding of us as humans.  Our quirky emotional hardheaded sides.  We lovingly embrace these traits because they are EXACTLY WHAT nature has created. We don’t try to change them.  We don’t try to fix them.  We don’t lob them off or chop them down or decapitate their head’s for our trophy / success wall.

We treat them with kindness so they can evolve and become “smooth” over time.