Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition By Ramiel Nagel (Free PDF)











Thursday, December 29, 2016

Reactive Hypoglycemia by Liz Pavek

I am really fond of this article published by Liz Pavek. It is full of great information and worded in a way that most people can understand. Even if you do not suffer from Reactive Hypoglycemia or Diabetes, it is very insightful as to what a healthy human diet should ultimately consist of. I mean, if a strict low carb diet is the solution for Reactive Hypoglycemia, it makes sense that a strict low carb diet would also be a good preventative.


Reactive Hypoglycemia 
by Liz Pavek

Reactive hypoglycemia is usually the first sign that an individual has reached a dietary point of no return. It is actually the earliest stage of Type II diabetes, but diabetes can be held at bay by hypoglycemics through careful attention to the diet; so far, the only treatment that is available for hypoglycemia.

But there is nothing that will cure RHG once it gets established. The only way to deal with it is to put yourself on a STRICT low-carbohydrate diet, and STAY on it. As Dr. Starlanyl states in her article, this condition will lead to Type II diabetes if it is not carefully managed.


Without carbohydrates to stimulate more insulin, the blood sugar will normalize very soon after this change in the diet is made. If the change continues and the sufferer is meticulous in his avoidance of starchy and sugary foods, the fat cells will begin to respond to glucagon in the blood and will start to release the stored fat, which is either turned back into glucose and burned for energy or excreted.

Dr. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. and others have all clearly explained the sugar/insulin/fat metabolic process and thousands of people have lost tons of fat by following their prescribed programs, all of which work, to a greater or lesser degree. The Atkins Diet is a very good one for RHG.

Dr. R. Paul St. Amand, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine-Endocrinology --Harbor-UCLA, says, in a nutshell: "Only a perfect diet will control hypoglycemia." Fasting from carbohydrate foods is a good way to get control of the oversupply of insulin.

Without the carbohydrates that would normally be in the diet, the receptor sites gradually begin to reappear, the insulin is there to take the sugar into the cell for energy. Et voila! The sufferer is suddenly carrying around his very own 24-hour, open-all-night lunch pail.

Once the switchover to the combustion of stored body fat is complete, the body will cruise easily and the "feed me!" signals will disappear. One nice thing about this fast is the fact that if it is carefully adhered to, the symptoms will disappear, and the blood sugar will move into the normal range (80-120mg/dl).

The more strictly the sufferer follows the fast, the more relief he will get. The individual will immediately know if he has taken in insulin-stimulating foods because he will again feel hunger pangs, something that disappears completely when the body is utilizing its fat stores. Without insulin, the body has no "feed me!" signal.

In the first few days, the receptors on the muscle cells will begin to reappear, slowly at first, but soon in large numbers. The individual might feel some fatigue or lethargy at this time. This is normal. The body is trying to force itself to switch from consumed sugar to its own sugar, which will take a couple of days. Like your car, when the gas tank is empty, the car chugs and coughs and shuts down until you refill the tank. The same thing happens with your body. When its "sugar" tank is emptied, it struggles for several hours searching for a new source of energy. During this period, glucagon will be released once again and the switchover will be complete.

Soon, all the receptors are restored and over a period of time, if the individual is diligent, all the stored fat will be consumed, and the body will shift into a more normal sugar metabolism. When the blood sugar normalizes, energy is restored, and body temperature is back to normal. This does not mean that the sufferer can go back to his high-carbohydrate diet, however. His sugar metabolism is broken, and will never be fixed.

This return to "normal" is only because of the stringent diet the sufferer has chosen for himself. But this is a good thing. Carbohydrates are not a part of the natural, prehistoric diet of humans, and they are very difficult for the body to handle because they demand so much from the pancreas and other glands. By removing these carbs from the daily diet and making the change permanent, the sufferer removes that burdensome metabolic stress and is once again able to enjoy life without the worry of constantly gaining fat no matter how small his meals and portions, suffering from repeated episodes, or dealing with a somnolent metabolism and related glandular insufficiencies.

When the fat is consumed, the sufferer can return to a more normal (but still low-carb) diet, such as the Atkins diet. This process can take days, weeks, or even months, depending on the fat blanket and the amount of insulin stored, but if the sufferer is diligent, the fat will come off and the blood sugar will normalize.


For hypoglycemics, the fat loss is almost secondary to the relief from the terrifying and debilitating symptoms of this disorder. Those sufferers I have talked to all say that it is the ability to sleep through
the night without frightening episodes and to be warm and alert at all times that keeps them dedicated. The fat loss is a wonderful "side effect," but is not the primary reason for the fast.

Check your blood sugar once or twice daily with a glucometer to get an idea of what is going on. For hypoglycemics, it will be highest in the morning and lowest in the evening. When it gets down around 90 mg/dl and stays there, you can call your fast a success.

Caveats: 

1. Even a small sugar/starch carbohydrate feeding during this fast will shut down the process for about 24 hours and cause the carbs to be stored as fat once more. Only diligent attention to the diet will return the body to the fat-utilization stage.

2. The older you are (especially if you are a woman) the harder this will be to accomplish. Postmenopausal women have a tendency to thickened middles anyway, as a result of the secondary estrogen secretor role of their abdominal fat. If you fast for any length of time and not only don't lose but continue to gain, the chances are very good that more than your sugar metabolism is at fault. If this happens, get an adrenal and thyroid panel from your doctor. Sometimes hidden problems like hypothyroid or cortisol disturbances can be behind your metabolic problems. Don't hesitate to ask for these tests, and follow your doctor's instructions.

3. The diet must be very strictly adhered to. Meats, poultry, fish, fats, cream, butter, lard, tallow, eggs, and cheese are the only free foods on this controlled diet (no vegetable oils or shortenings). Non-starchy vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower may be eaten in small amounts, as well as green beans, cabbage, and asparagus. Eat sparingly, if you wish, but don't starve. Fats are very satisfying if one is not consuming carbohydrates, so don't refrain because you are afraid you will be hungry all the time. Have no fear: This is a very comfortable time as long as no carbs are consumed. And do not be afraid of animal fats in your diet. Rather than being the heart/blood pressure villains they are claimed to be, they are nutrition-dense and highly efficient as sources of energy, besides being like "Roto-Rooters" in your arteries. Steak and butter, if you wish. Fish and cream. Meat and Cheese. Once the normal blood-sugar level is reached, you should be able to add small amounts of other foods (vegetables and small servings of fruits) back into your diet.

Many people won't even attempt this regimen because it is so restrictive. I've had people tell me "But, I can't give up my bread!" "What will I eat??" "I hate fat!" "I'll just die if I don't have my cinnamon roll every morning." Fine. Nobody is forcing anyone to eat the way I recommend. If their cinnamon rolls mean more to them than life, they should go for it. These people will probably have Type II in another couple of years. They will be the ones who will probably die in their mid-seventies, if not before. But there are some who want to live without needles and Glucophage. They are the ones who will get serious about removing the insulin-loaded fat and untangling the metabolic knot.

4. As long as you have stored insulin in your fat cells, you will continue to have hypoglycemia. The stored insulin spells "no room" in the blood to newly secreted insulin, which means new fat cells must be stimulated for more insulin and fat, and so on ad infinitum. Only by not stimulating any new insulin can the individual begin to use up the fat/insulin stores. I cannot emphasize enough how very important it is not to cheat on this diet. If you want to regain your health, you must, in the words of Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales, "...get plumb, mad-dog mean!" Get mean with yourself, and you will fool your body into using up its store of fat. Stay with it and don't let anyone distract you from your goal, because, for reactive hypoglycemics, this is a matter of life and death.

5. This condition will never go away. It is yours forever, probably as a result of a family history of defective sugar metabolism genes, so always keep it in mind. (I even went so far as to get a medic-alert bracelet to remind myself when I am tempted that what I have is lifelong, as well as potentially life-threatening.)

 RHG is actually a form of diabetes, and you are stuck with it. So stay with your diet, and avoid having to take insulin, which is what will happen if you develop Type II diabetes. You will get your hypoglycemia under control, but it will always lurk under the surface, waiting for you to slip up. If you don't like the adrenalin flashes and the other symptoms, this is what you have to do to get control of them.

6. Do not fail to eat fat with this diet. Three tablespoons of butter or so a day (more won't hurt), whipping cream in your coffee, or coconut oil two or three times a day is the bare minimum. Without it, you might even get ill. You must have some form of saturated fat on any strict fast or high-protein diet. Saturated fats are NOT fattening, no matter what anybody tells you to the contrary. They do not stimulate the production of insulin, which must occur in order for calories to be stored as fat. They are, however, extremely nutritious, biochemically essential, and your body needs more saturated fats than almost any other nutrient, except perhaps water and protein. Do not be afraid of butter, steak fat, whipping cream, cheese, lard, cream cheese, or eggs while doing this diet. Butter and coconut oil are very good forms to use since they are just about the only foods you can be certain are absolutely carb free.


Have you regulated your blood sugar eating a low carb diet? I would love to hear your story! Feel free to share in the comments section below.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dr. Greens Agent X Synthetic Urine Review - My Personal Testimonial

Dr. Greens Agent X Premixed Unisex Synthetic Urine

Need to pass a drug screen? 

This product may be for you!*


This review came to be when I was looking for a work-at-home position in 2014, I came across a company that verifies background information. The position would have me working from my home, on the phone, for about 20 hours a week. The pay wasn't the greatest, but it would meet my family's needs for the time being.

I applied, and within a week, was scheduled for an interview over the phone. Then, I had to pass a background check and a drug screen before they would accept me for employment.

This presented a minor problem for me.

I am a legal patient under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program, and I use cannabis to manage chronic pain.

I have a lot I could say on employment opportunities being denied to those who use cannabis, but that's not what this post is about. No, this post is about how I passed that drug screen, and I didn't have to do anything drastic to my body.

Through social ties, I learned about synthetic urine and picked up a bottle of Dr. Greens Agent X Premixed Unisex Synthetic Urine at the local head shop for just under $30.00. In the box, you get a bottle of synthetic urine with a thermometer strip on it, a heating element, and directions.

The directions were nothing but a little piece of paper. You have to heat the bottle up somewhere between 90 and 100 degrees. That's all there is to it!

I did a practice run to see if I could heat it up without the heating element and just stick the bottle in the crotch of my pants. I put it between my skin and my panties as if it were a maxi pad. I would like to add, this wasn't horribly uncomfortable, nor did it hinder my normal walking pattern. Within half an hour the bottle was heated up to 96 degrees. Perfect.

At the facility, I was given an eCup for my urine sample. This eCup has a thermometer much like the one found on the bottle of synthetic urine. I was told a timer starts ticking down from four minutes as soon as urine is put into the cup.

I was in a bathroom, by myself, no one was standing at the door or whatever. I put the synthetic urine in the cup up to the line as directed by the nurse. Worried I would seem a bit fast, I looked around the room a bit. Then, I put some toilet paper in the toilet, because I was instructed to not flush when I was finished and took the cup out to the waiting nurse. She said everything looked great on her end, sealed the cup, and had me initial it. I assume from there my sample was sent to a laboratory.

About a week later, I received my pre-employment report of their findings and I had completely passed the drug screen. I would have started working with this company about a week later, but during their month long hire in process, I found something better.

I highly recommend Dr. Greens Agent X Premixed Unisex Synthetic Urine.

If you use it, let me know how it works for you, I would love to hear about your experience.

Edit 12/11/2016:
Laboratories are testing for urea now. To play it safe, you may want to make sure you find a brand of synthetic urine that specifically states on the box that it contains urea.

What’s New in The Testing Industry? UREA!


*I have no affiliation with this company/product.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cannabis In The Kitchen

One of the best ways to use Cannabis is by ingesting concentrated forms it. One of the best ways to ingest it, is to mix it with something yummy. Let's talk a bit more about Cannabis in the kitchen.
Humans have been using Cannabis for thousands of years, and probably cooking with it just as long.
Check out this Cannabis recipe, it's the oldest ever recorded. Then, there is Bhang, which is a Cannabis infused dairy drink that originated in India and dates back to around 800 B.C..


It is a highly beneficial, super medicinal plant. Some people prefer juicing the Cannabis and you can read more about that here. However, many times cooking with Cannabis is the best way to reap its medicinal properties. When infusing foods with Cannabis, it is a good idea to prep the plant material first by decarboxylation, this activates the THC.

If you are interested in taking on Cannabis in the kitchen, take a look at the links below for some inspiration.*

I've noticed a lot of the Cannabis infused snacks tend to contain a lot of sugar. Sugar is an ingredient more and more people are trying to avoid. Even if it seems like a small amount, if you eat them like I do, it really adds up. I've really been on the hunt for recipes that are void of sugar, but taste good, are travel-friendly, and give me a quick satisfying effect*.

What I do to get my cannabinoids, without all the sugar, is I make my own Canna Caps.


End Note:
A tool that I find to be an incredible help in making Cannabis concentrates is the Magical Butter machine. I've made infused oil, butter, and tinctures with it. By clicking on this link, you can save 25% off your own purchase of the Magical Butter machine.


*If you would like to suggest some relevant links or recipes for me to add to this post feel free to comment below.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Work At Home - Job Leads And Resources

Looking to work from home? Don't know where to start?


You're in the right place!

In 2014, I joined the work-at-home industry. It is quite competitive and can be frustrating trying to figure out which direction to take and land your first position.

I found the most time-consuming aspect was trying to find legitimate leads. I thought I would help others cut down on some of that by compiling a list of the leads I had come across during my own personal search.

I have not applied or worked for every single lead listed, but they have been verified by others as legit opportunities. I've also added some various resources at the bottom that may prove useful.

Not all of these opportunities will suit everyone. This is an ongoing list and, as I come across more leads, I will add them. 

Online Writing Lab
Real Ways to Earn
Self Employment Tax Information
The Work at Home Woman
TurkAlert
Where to find feedback on WAH companies
Your Guide to Paid Surveys


If you notice any outdated or broken links, if you have something you feel should be added, or would like to share a testimonial regarding your work at home experience, please note it in the comments below. 



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Where to find Essential Nutrients on a Carnivorous Diet



Did you know that animal foods are extremely nutrient dense?

It's true!

Animal foods are also void of anti-nutrients and sugars that inhibit nutrient absorption, making the nutrients more bioavailable and easier for our bodies to use.

Carnivorous ways of eating among people is not something that is truly discussed very often. Many times, we find that when putting a discussion about people who eat meat into proper context, we are actually discussing Omnivores. 

Carnivores rarely, if ever, eat plant foods. As a carnivore, a typical dinner plate for me contains around one pound of meat and nothing else. The typical dinner plate of an Omnivore will contain meat, vegetables, and starches.

Many cultures have thrived for multiple generations eating carnivorously. However, there isn't a single culture that has thrived for multiple generations eating as herbivores or Vegan. So, I find it odd there are so many fears surrounding the carnivorous way of eating and so much encouragement to be Vegan.

Whichever way you choose to eat, most people understand the importance of proper nutrition to their overall wellbeing. The problem is, there is a lot of confusion as to how to obtain it.

Let's take a look at where to find essential nutrients on a Carnivorous diet:


Essential Nutrient
Food Source
Vitamin A
Liver, eggs
Vitamin B1
Liver, pork, eggs
Vitamin B2
Beef, liver, eggs
Vitamin B3
Meat, liver
Vitamin B6
Liver, tuna, pork, steak
Vitamin B12
Liver, eggs, milk, cheese
Vitamin B15
Organ meats, eggs
Biotin
Eggs, yogurt, milk, meat, liver
Vitamin C
Liver, fish, roe, butter, cream, milk
Calcium
Milk, meat, eggs, salmon, sardines
Chlorine
Bacon, beef, fish, eggs
Choline
Liver, eggs, bacon
Chromium
Meat
Cobalt
Liver, organs, meat
Copper
Seafood, organs, meat
Vitamin D
Liver, eggs, fish, organs, meat
Vitamin E
Chicken thighs, eggs, butter
Vitamin F
Fish
Fluorine
Egg yolks, goats milk
Folate
Chicken liver and meat, beef liver and meat, eggs
Inositol
Liver, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, organs
Iodine
Milk, fish, boiled eggs, seafood
Iron
Meat
Vitamin K
Liver
Lithium
Beef, eggs, pork
PABA
Meat, liver, eggs
Pantothenic Acid
Liver, chicken, milk, yogurt
Potassium
Pork, beef, chicken
Magnesium
Fish, meat, eggs
Manganese
Seafood, fish
Molybdenum
Eggs, yogurt, fish
Selenium
Meat, fish, seafood
Silicon
Organs, meat
Sodium
Meat, bacon
Sulfur
Eggs, meat
Vitamin T
Egg yolks
Zinc
Oysters, beef, pork, dark meat chicken


I would like to add that this isn't a complete list and values have not been taken into consideration, they are all just source examples.

With such an extensive nutrient list, it isn't hard to see why so many carnivorous cultures thrived off of animal foods for so long, and why many are regaining their health switching to a carnivorous way of eating.