The Science of Physical Health

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Can We Live Forever? Maybe!

Throughout history, human beings have attempted to prolong their longevity, increase their stamina, and improve their quality of life, by growing their understanding and innovating on the physical world around them. This includes every type of person from every walk of life. Every living soul seeks to improve themselves. 

Over the years, science has expanded beyond rockets, bunsen burners, and mathematics to include the majesty of the human mind, body, heart, and wholeness. It’s only within these past 30 years that nutrition moved from fringe to center stage. These types of advances are helping us to understand exactly how food, diet, fitness regimens, clarity of mind & heart, and technology directly impact the quality and flow of our day-to-day lives. 

The flood of this category of information can be overwhelming. New diets and supplements are continually being released. Among these are new products and tech that will not only make our lives easier, they might just help us live longer. Although each one of these things plays a vital role in our personal growth and physical health, it can be difficult to distinguish between hype, fact, and fiction. 

If you’re hankering for a hunk of health, the perfect place to start is your diet. 

Diet and Nutrition

For those of us who aim to be health-conscious, food shopping can be stressful and expensive. The prices of regular foods have tripled. Package for the trendiest products has become incredibly competitive and expensive. And we’re the ones who foot the bill. 

Meanwhile, there’s all of the back-and-forth confusion! Science tells us to stop eating eggs, then start eating eggs, then only eat egg whites, but wait – not the yolks! It seems that every year a new study emerges that tells us the most latest and most safe and nutritious ways to prepare breakfast. Bacon, yes, bacon, no, bacon light, bacon doughnuts. What are we supposed to do?! I say, BACON, YES! At least during the holidays.

The reality of diets is that they continually change and evolve. These innovations are not only born from science, they stem from media biases (and payoffs), political influence, cultural imperatives, societal trends, fantasies, illusions, religions, guilt, and guesswork. 

Pass The Mayo!

Heck, even the guys at Just Mayo, the adorable little company that made a simple egg-alternative mayonnaise, got reamed by federal and corporate jackoffs hoping to clarify for us that the word “Mayo” could never refer to a non-egg alternative. Really? Mayo isn’t just a spread? Does every person on planet earth know there are eggs in mayo? Guess what, not all mayo has real eggs – and Just Mayo is more delicious and healthier than traditional mayonnaise. Go figure.

Ahhhh, eggs – that cute little industry that kills a billion male chicks every year – in a f*cking shreader. The last thing we need in this world are more evil, dark, disgusting, dishonest, overpaid lobbyists. They cloud judgment and reality at alarming rates. And these twat-waffles influence our diets. Crazy, right?

With all the noise, hype, lies, and corporate influence, it can be difficult to understand how to separate the wheat from the chaff – and land on quality modalities and habits that will truly uplift and improve our health and lives. 

Given how complex and unique we all are, the success of a specific diet is also subjective and dependent upon a wide variety of factors, everything from ancestry, blood glucose levels, and blood pressure to allergies, exercise, and heart arrhythmia.

Diet-Science

As science illuminates itself, our diets will continue to change – and we’ll adapt accordingly. We might love someone so much, we want to live longer, so we’ll  bow to the most aggressively marketed plan for macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). It might be completely wrong for our body type and habits, but we’ll jump into it like lemmings on conveyor belts, and we’ll leap off the ledge together. 

It’s become extremely difficult to choose the wisest dietary paths. 

For most of us, we only consider dietary and nutritional changes when we don’t love the shape and sizes of our pudgy bodies. We might try to cut carbs and sugar using a popular Atkins or Ketogenic diet. Some of us might attempt eating a super-clean diet, full of organic foods and pea protein. 

Truth be told, there are benefits and warnings for every diet. If you’re thinking about changing or innovating on your diet, do the research! Don’t just follow the crowd, be proactive. Check in with a traditional nutritionist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and your very own limited and naive western medical doctor. Ask lots of questions, challenge these folks, and work hard to arrive at the most compelling and healthful diet possible.

Wait, Me Needy, Want Me Some Snacks!

If you’ve tried dieting, you know how difficult it can be during the usual snack times. It’s not that all snacks are bad, it’s that some of them are REALLY bad and some of them are not so bad. And a few of them are actually good for you! Choose wisely. Give yourself a chance to be a kid once in a while. Eat something unhealthy and laugh your ass off. Then get back to the business of taking care of your health. 

Whether you’re trying to eat your weight in veggies or Captain Crunch, there are a few things you can do to tip the scales (and blood tests) in your favor:

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  • Refrain from eating a large meal after 6pm. 
  • Instead of a big lunch and dinner, try 4 smaller meals at intervals. 
  • Less screen time, more prayerful and mindful eating. 
  • Meet with professionals
  • Pick the most dangerous snack and give yourself a gift once in a while
  • Meditate and breathe before and after meals
  • Plan your meals with joy and the deepest intention to add light to your body
  • Plan your meals with friends and family, even if it’s via zoom
  • Create a plan to eat at the same time every day

Eating at different times every morning leaves the body confused and can even make you feel hungrier. The same thing goes for dinner. After a long day, you don’t want to eat a massive meal quickly and collapse – like the ever-popular post-turkey coma! Take your time, choose smaller portions, and relax during the meal. This will inspire your body to breathe on every level, helping with digestion, the release of toxins, and helping you absorb oxygen.

Can I Eat A Cheeseburger At Midnight?

Studies show that eating right before you sleep can be unhealthy for you. Instead of grabbing a snack before bed, opt for a glass of water. When you wake up, you won’t feel as sluggish. While eating meals on a regular schedule and not before bed is one way to manage your diet, many of us struggle with portion control.

Most diets require limited caloric intake during various intervals throughout the course of a day, but keeping track of these things and writing furiously in a meal journal can be exhausting (and a bit weird!) 

There are only three general rules to follow if you are struggling with overeating:

  1.       Eat slower
  2.     Eat a small-portioned meal (not until you’re stuffed)
  3.     Stop eating after your first burp (or fart).

It’s that simple. 

 

When you sit down for a meal, make it an event. Take time to put down your utensils or sandwiches, and talk to the folks across from you – or the little person on the zoom screen. Seek to truly enjoy the company of others around the table. 

Many overeat because they eat too fast or they eat out of loneliness or depression. It takes time for our brains to realize our fuel tank is full. When we only stop eating when our stomach feels full, it’s too late. Slow down. Relax. If you eat slowly, your body can catch up to you – and tell you you’re full and to stop eating. 

While controlling your diet can be a great way to harness your life, it’s no secret that abstaining, or fasting can be truly beneficial.

 

Heartfelt conversations with loved ones are more nutritious than your salad or broccoli. With loving thoughts, you can improve your body’s ability to process food and benefit from it.

 

Fasting Without Passing Out

Many religious leaders practice fasting regularly. It’s considered a wonderful and effective way to purify the mind and spirit. When we fast, we improve our vibrations, bring ourselves closer to our natures, help us feel more connected to the world around us, and receive many health benefits along the way. 

There is a misconception that we’ll all die if we don’t have three square meals a day. Sadly, our modern-day meal plans are very different from and not necessarily as healthful as the diets of our ancestors and great great grand-relatives. 

In the past, humans didn’t always have access to food. They couldn’t stuff 3 lbs of chicken roast and 12 pounds of veggies in their refrigerator. There were no skinless, boneless, organic, grass-fed beef briskets at the market. During these times, folks would go days without a proper meal, sometimes weeks without meat or fresh vegetables. Heck, for months on end, their only beverage might only be water or coffee. 

Ma, I’m Hungry, Can I Eats Ure Twinkie?!

When we fast or cleanse, we give our bodies time to remove the junk and toxic elements that have accumulated in our systems over time. The amount of time you fast can vary from long, extended fasts that span days or weeks to smaller, regular stints called intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is just that, intermittent – occasional. 

There are many ways to break up the fast, but it’s up to you to choose which one works best. Some choose to stop eating for 24 hours, often opting to fast after dinner, skipping lunch and breakfast the next day. Others choose to eat in small windows each day. The idea is the same. Whenever we stop eating for extended periods of time our body is forced to shift metabolic pathways.

Without new food to digest, we start using stored energy and fat instead of what is in our stomachs. The result is a drop in insulin resistance followed by a morning full of energy.

Fasting is a great way to refocus. Sometimes the best way to get control is to just reset. Yet, regardless of what we eat or don’t eat, there are some micronutrients that many people struggle to find in their diet.

I once fasted on lemon water for 24 days. I lost 30 pounds and nearly passed out every time I stood up. Don’t do that. It’s dangerous. When my fast ended, I could smell cooked meat from 5 miles away. 

Herbs and Supplements

On every food product label, we see long lists of information about carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and sugar. In some cases, we can’t even pronounce the ingredients. 

While we might not pay attention to the tiny vitamins and minerals that make up the rest of our diet, we couldn’t live very long if we didn’t have them on a regular basis. These might include:

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The list goes on, but many of our health problems today are caused by a lack of one or more of these vital vitamins. The good news is there are tons of supplements you can buy (over-the-counter) to help you replenish these minerals.

If you don’t like the idea of swallowing a pill, you’re not alone. Many people worry about taking too many supplements or pills, but scientists have been studying micronutrition for years. Long before the invention of pills, we turned to plants in nature to solve our problems. 

While you might not fancy growing your own herbs and cold-pressing your pills, you might consider some of the wonderful multivitamins out there today. Garden of Life, New Chapter, Now, and others provide wonderful products along these lines. 

If you are looking at supplementing with herbs you can usually find them in the same aisle as other vitamins. They can be bought from the store, though fresher is generally better. Whether it’s your weak liver, kidneys, or thyroid, there’s an herb out there that will help you. You might also look into desiccated organs of pigs and cows. These can also be incredibly healing and nutritious. 

Just remember, plants and naturally derived products are stronger than they seem. Be sure to only use recommended quantities, consulting a doctor if you have any questions.

We don’t need to ingest herbs to be healed by them. There are many detoxifying herbs that you can burn, which will help you relax and heal. Herbs like sage, rosemary, sweetgrass, and clove can improve your mood, attitude, and emotional states. Their heavy scents can waft through your home, mind, and heart, and bring peace to every aspect they touch. As the herbs smolder, the smoke detoxifies us, reduces fungus, and removes negative energy.

But don’t just be a wacky, mermaid-loving hippie. When burning herbs, please be safe and honor President Clinton: don’t inhale. 

Onward And Upward Light-Beings!

When it comes to fast-moving  and corporate-influenced scientific discovery, look no further than the advanced machines tucked into hospitals. Things like Bio-Printers have made it possible to print living cells. This means that we’ll soon be able to go to Fedex-Kinkos, print an ear, and grow it in the back of our heads. Bring it on!

Scientists and doctors are continuing to innovate around advanced prosthetics that can attach to a patient’s nervous system and be controlled by their own minds. It’s amazing what’s being developed right now. By 2030, many areas of medical science (and thousands of patients) will advance in ways we cannot imagine. 

The medical marvels being developed are impressive, but technology doesn’t have to be physically attached or plugged-in to you to make a difference in your life. During the COVID era, technology is making quarantine easier for many people throughout the world. 

Video conferencing is the new norm for many businessmen/women. Social distancing is difficult for individuals for a variety of reasons. Loneliness and depression can creep into isolated workers and software like Zoom, Google, and Skype have made it possible for companies and individuals to connect with one another.   

The new exciting tech is easy to get swept up in, but some new innovations have their drawbacks. It is impossible to say what the fifth generation (5G) cellular networks will bring, but scientists have studied the higher electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and the effect they have on our body, and environment. 

Thankfully, there are several different ways to counteract the effects of 5G. Just like fasting, it can be beneficial to remove unwanted junk from time to time. Turn off your phone, computer, and television. Go take a walk outside and allow yourself to live in the arms of nature.

With so many ways to cleanse your body and spirit it’s hard to pick just one. Moderation is key. Whether you’re adjusting your diet, trying to fast, or implementing some new tech into your life, try experimenting and note how you feel. Not every diet may be for you but taking control of that aspect of your life will give you a sense of accomplishment, elevate your vibrations, and leave you feeling brighter than before.

Your Vibration Is Most Important!

In all, stay positive, forgive others, honor your heart over your mind, take time to reflect, write in your journal, express your emotions, release the past, and live in this very precious moment as often as possible. 

You that are the embodiment of light and love! 

Remember this and you’ll always want to improve yourself. 

YES! YOU DESERVE IT!

12 Habits That Harm Your Immune System

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What does your immune system do?

Your immune system is an expansive, complicated network of organs, tissues, and cells that work together to fight harmful germs and other invasive antigens that can make you sick. 

It’s your immune system’s job to protect you, but it can only do so effectively when it’s healthy. There are plenty of ways to protect against viruses and strengthen immune responses, such as introducing probiotics and antiviral herbs to your diet. 

We can also cause damage and weaken the body’s defense if we expose our body to unhealthy life and eating habits. Being more mindful of how we treat our bodies can lead to less sickness and increased longevity. 

So what are you currently doing that interferes with normal immune system activity? Here are some of the more common reasons our immune system might be out of balance.

1. Excessive Amounts of Sugar

We’ll start with an easy one. If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard “sugar is bad for you!” hundreds of times in your life. People are quick to point out that it can lead to diabetes and obesity, but the truth is that it can also reduce your immune system’s defense.

Leukocytes, or white blood cells, are the immune system cells that fight all kinds of foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. So it’s scary to think that your immune system could be ineffective for any amount of time–but that’s exactly what a study conducted by Loma Linda University found could happen. They found that with as little at 100 grams of sugar (roughly equivalent to a liter of soda) your immune system could be 10-50% less effective at fighting off invaders. For up to 5 hours after ingesting it! 

In that time it would be so much easier for a virus to slip by and get you sick. And to make matters worse, sugar competes with another vital component of your white blood cells–Vitamin C. 

Vitamin C in these cells are necessary for the destruction of bacteria and viruses. However, it shares a similar chemical structure with sugar, so they end up competing for space in your immune cells. More sugar means less Vitamin C, leading to a crippled immune system. 

2. Cigarettes & Marijuana

When your immune system isn’t working at its best, you’re more likely to get sick,  suffer more severe symptoms, and have longer-lasting illnesses

Smoking can throw your immune system out of balance. Along with all of the other health risks associated with smoking, nicotine is a known immunosuppressive. Just like sugar, it inhibits your body’s ability to fight off microscopic pests. It also reduces antioxidant levels in your blood.  

Marijuana alters immune cells found in your blood. The question around whether or not this change is beneficial or harmful is still being debated, but animal studies show marijuana suppresses inflammation and immune system function. If this is the same for humans, all of the issues surrounding poor immune health we discussed before could start to affect you. 

3. Caffeine

You may be surprised to find out that when consumed in moderation, caffeine helps to regulate the immune system. It also contains antioxidants that help prevent disease and cancers. 

But don’t go reaching for that guilt-free soda quite yet. 

If you drink caffeine in excess, it will have an opposite, harmful effect on your immune system. How do you know what qualifies as “too much”? According to the Mayo Clinic, 400 mg is around the safe average for healthy adults. If you need a visual to help compare, they equate it to 4 cups of coffee, two energy drinks, or 10 cans of soda. 

Straying from these levels can lead to major issues. High caffeine levels make your body release increased amounts of cortisol. This stress hormone is designed to give you physical energy to exert in times of high stress, so it dumps your body’s store of fat and sugar. Immune suppression, high blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels, skin breakouts, and weight gain. 

Excessive caffeine can also cause anxiety, insomnia, stomachache, panic attacks, nervousness, and addiction. 

If you feel like you can’t let go of your 12 daily coffee refills start by moving to drinks that naturally have less caffeine or set limits on how much you’re consuming. Try an herbal tea or another healthy alternative. You can also meditate if you’re feeling off or imbalanced to strengthen spiritual, emotional, and physical health.  

4. Red Meat

As with several other items on this list, there is a nutritional benefit to eating moderate amounts of red meat. It provides a source of proteins, vitamins, and iron. The issue arises when you eat too much of it, and over a long period of time.

Red meat has been linked to increasing cancer growth for as long as most of us probably remember. The cause is thought to be a sugar molecule found in lamb, beef, and pork skin called Neu5Gc. It isn’t produced by your body naturally, but it’s found in cancerous tissues. Red meat has incredibly high levels of the molecule while poultry, fish, fruits, and vegetables didn’t have any.  

Neu5Gc sparks a reaction from the immune system when consumed and it sends antibodies to get rid of the foreign invader. The inflammation that results from this response, if chronic, contributes to cancerous tumor growth. An animal study proved that the mice receiving Neu5Gc developed 5 times as many tumors.  

5. Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking water flushes toxins and waste materials like sugar and salt. Otherwise the body has trouble eliminating the debris and it starts to compound, making you more susceptible to infection and sickness. 

Being dehydrated reduces energy levels too. Without energy you’re more likely to skip important exercise and experience a sluggish immune system. 

Drink more water! It’s easy to accomplish and you can set reminders throughout the day if you’re worried you’ll forget. Your body will thank you and you’ll feel so much better. 

6. Lack of Electrolytes

We routinely get all the electrolytes we need from the food and drink we consume. Which is great because these slightly charged particles play a key role in quite a few functions. They help maintain hydration levels and carry electrical impulses all around the body.

If your electrolytes get out of balance, you can experience a whole slew of nasty effects like:

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  • Muscle spasms, cramps, or twitches
  • Joint and bone disorders
  • Insomnia or other sleep disorders
  • Incorrect hydration levels
  • Less effective immune system
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

An electrolyte imbalance could be a sign of underlying medical conditions, but we also need a boost after strenuous exercise or prolonged heat exposure. Our digestive systems slow as we age, which can make it more difficult for our bodies to maintain a proper balance. 

Maple, coconut, and birch water are naturally high in electrolytes, making them a healthy way to replace the missing molecules. Especially for long-term electrolyte replacement. Don’t rely too heavily on other common solutions like sports drinks because they usually contain a ton of unhealthy sugar.

7. Skipping the Workout

Regular exercise is a common health recommendation, tied to a wide range of benefits throughout the body. Heart health, lower blood pressure, weight loss, and immune system defense are just a few.  

A sedentary lifestyle interrupts this natural flow and hurts you as a result. Working out improves circulation so immune cells can travel faster and work more efficiently. If you’re sitting down for most of the day, every day, your circulation could suffer, resulting in blood having a more difficult time maneuvering around the body.

You don’t have to throw a bunch of money at a gym membership you’ll never use. Home workouts are easy to find online and include almost any topic you can think of, from yoga to dance routines. Take a stroll through a nearby park or even your neighborhood if you really don’t like exercising.  

8. Sleeping Too Little

Everyone requires different amounts of sleep to allow their body to fully recover from the day before, but 6 to 8 hours is typically recommended. Any less than this, especially over a long time, can cause negative reactions in your body. 

Sleeping too little increases the chances of getting sick and the risk of chronic diseases. It’s believed this is directly connected to the fact that not sleeping interrupts immune system functions. 

Short-term sleep deprivation makes you more likely to catch a cold or flu, increases your chance of infection, and can even slow the speed of healing. If it becomes a long-term problem, people can also find themselves at risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

Despite what some people believe, your body can’t just “get used to” surviving on little to no sleep. In fact the continued inflammation caused from little sleep can create more issues for long-term health.

9. Skipping the Naps

Who put the idea in people’s minds that naps are only for kindergarten? So many adults find themselves fighting off the urge to nap during the day, even after a night of poor sleep. But it’s important to listen to the signals your body is sending–it needs that sleep to perform efficiently and keep you healthy. 

A short nap is a healthy way to make up for that crucial sleep you missed the night before. One study compared the levels of cytokines (inflammatory molecules) and norepinephrine (a stress hormone) between two groups. Both were limited to only two hours of sleep on the night of the study, but only one group was allowed to take 2 thirty minute naps the following day. 

Both levels are typically higher after a poor night’s sleep, but the nappers tested normal when the cytokines and norepinephrine levels as if they never lost that crucial sleep.

10. Vitamin Deficiency

Proper vitamin and nutrient levels are absolutely crucial for overall health and an efficient immune system. Nutrients like iron, folic acid, zinc, copper, selenium, and Vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E are all vital to give your body a proper defense against infections and viruses. 

A single deficiency is enough to throw off your immune system and change its response. So the risk of viral, bacterial, and infections increases for those with a poor diet and no additional supplements. 

Fresh, quality food is the best way to ensure ongoing immune health. Frozen fruits and veggies are a great substitute if there’s no fresh produce near you or you’re tired of forgetting things in the back of the fridge until they’ve rotted. Companies freeze them at their peak ripeness so they retain nearly the same amount of nutrients.

Multivitamins and supplements shouldn’t be used as a full substitute for a healthy diet, but they’re great if you’re unable to frequently eat meals that contain the nutrients your body needs. It’s important to remember that taking a supplement once isn’t going to do anything to change your vitamin levels. It’s something you have to stick with for a while to see results, just like you need to maintain a healthy diet over a period of time to notice a difference. 

Stay away from megadose supplements. They contain far more than the recommended dietary allowances which can inhibit immune system efficiency and cause other harmful side effects. 

11. 5G Technology

Some scientists say that we need stronger exposure limits in place to protect us from the effects of radio frequency radiation (RFR). Over 500 studies have found negative biological and health effects caused by RFR exposure and  long-term radiation is also possibly linked to cancer.

5G technology will be combining the older technology of microwaves with the new tech, millimeter waves. The amount of cell antennas required to maintain the service will expose people to this new millimeter wave radiation for the first time. 

There is still research being done to find the extent of risk when it comes to 5G technology, but limiting exposure will help you protect yourself and your immune system from potential harm.

12. Drinking Ice Cold Water

It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but how we consume it can be just as important. 

Icy cold water may sound delicious, but it can slow your body’s digestion and hinder its ability to absorb nutrients. As your body tries to correct this imbalance, you can experience water loss that leads to dehydration. Chilled water too soon after finishing a meal can solidify fats from the food and make it difficult for you to break down the unwanted substances. This extra energy being exerted may have a negative impact on your immune system and make you more open to sickness.

Ancient Chinese medicine believes that mixing cold water with warm food creates an imbalance in our bodies. To combat this, room temperature water or hot beverages like tea often accompany meals.

If you’re feeling under the weather, warm drinks are also good at fighting congestion by making it easier to breathe. Cold water, on the other hand, has been found to thicken nasal mucous and makes the congestion feel worse.

You should also skip the cold water if you suffer from migraines or achalasia, as it can trigger or worsen symptoms you’re already suffering from.

Summary

These are just a few simple changes that can make a world of difference in your life. No one likes getting sick or feeling run down, and by avoiding bad habits and unhealthy substances you improve your ability to fight off viruses and bacteria.

It’s wonderful to work on your physical health, but make sure not to neglect other aspects of yourself like emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness. Finding the perfect balance can be difficult at first, but over time you’ll find that as you start to feel better these things will come more naturally to you.

Good luck on your journey to a healthier, happier you!

 

Health Benefits of Garlic That Can Improve Your Life

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Garlic is a common flavoring agent for cooking. So much so, that you may even have some in your home already. But did you know that it’s also good for improving your overall health and well-being? From boosting your immune system and heart health to its antioxidant nature, garlic seems to do a little bit of everything.

So, what makes garlic so good for you in the first place? What benefits can you expect to see? See if the following benefits convince you to overcome that garlic breath smell and elevate your health.

What Makes Garlic Medicinal?

Garlic has been used for thousands of years to heal and treat a variety of conditions. Why is it so special?

The power of garlic comes largely from compounds found in the vegetable. The whole cloves already contain the compound alliin, but the magic happens when you actually crush, slice, chew, or otherwise grind the garlic. This converts the alliin to allicin, a compound that’s responsible for garlic’s distinctive taste and smell.

It’s no surprise then that allicin is the main active ingredient in garlic.

This unstable compound transforms into other, more stable compounds that contain Sulphur. These are largely believed to be the reason behind garlic’s medicinal qualities and there are many studies that back this up.

What positive changes could garlic add to your life?

Boosting Your Immune System

Cold and flu season comes around every year so it’s important to keep your body as prepared as possible to fight back. It’s even more imperative right now with the pandemic going on to ensure your body is ready to take on these pesky viruses.

 In fact, if you’re interested in learning other ways to prepare your body for a pandemic or potential emergencies, there are a lot of ways to do just that (don’t worry, garlic is on the list!).

It’s no secret that viruses are behind the ill effects of both colds and the flu. That’s why it’s helpful to boost the number of T Cells found in your bloodstream, something that garlic can help with. T Cells are an integral piece of the immune system that fights viruses, so more T Cells means more defense.

 A study published by nutrition scientists in 2012 found that participants taking aged garlic extract not only experienced less severity when it came to cold and flu symptoms, but that those symptoms were also quicker to leave when compared to the people not using the garlic.

This superfood can also help your immune system by reducing stress levels. Whether it’s bills, work, or an unexpected mishap, life can be stressful. But constantly living under the burden of it can and will lower your ability to fight off viruses. And the last thing you want to deal with when you’re already under other stress is the idea of getting sick.

 Don’t worry though, garlic can help you here too!

It can fight off that stress and fatigued feeling by affecting your adrenal glands. It turns out that eating garlic alters your adrenal glands’ stress response. They’ll produce less stress hormones and that means you’ll start feeling less lethargic. Your immune system will be able to go back to fighting off viruses and bacteria in no time.

Anti-Cancer Properties

You read that right, garlic has even been found to have properties that aid in cancer prevention. That’s one of the reasons why it’s often included on lists of beneficial superfoods.

Garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and contains natural antioxidants. And while the role of garlic in cancer treatments is still being researched to find the scope of its effectiveness, its healing properties have already provided positive results in many studies.

For example, garlic has already proven its ability to assist in gene repair. This is especially important to note when discussing cancer, since it mutates important genes. By boosting DNA repair we’re able to combat some of that damage as it occurs.

A study as recent as 2018 shows that garlic enhanced the expression of tumor suppressor genes over the course of the experiment. It can change the cancerous cell’s behavior and lead to slowed growth and metastasis of the tumors.

Unfortunately, not all cancers will be affected by increasing your garlic intake, but you can potentially reduce your risk for:

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  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Glioblastoma
  • Rectal cancer
  • Lung cancer

Heart Health

Increasing the amount of garlic in your diet also promotes a healthy heart. Research has found garlic to perform better than placebos at lowering total cholesterol levels and blood pressure, both of which are risk factors for heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks.

There’s also evidence that garlic supplements have the ability to reduce the thickness of your blood and lower platelet aggregation (a fancy way of talking about blood cells sticking together). People with hypercoagulability, a condition where a person’s blood is thicker and stickier than normal, can be prone to excess blood clots. Garlic’s capacity to both thin blood and reduce the number of sticky cells means they’ll experience lower risk for the dangerous clots.

 

 

Garlic also has a significant stabilizing effect on arrhythmias in animal studies. While it hasn’t been confirmed in humans yet, we know that there are many diseases related to irregular heartbeats that could stand to benefit from these results. Less stress on the heart can mean a longer, more fulfilling life.

Clear Skin & Combat Acne

Remember allicin, the stinky but delicious main ingredient of garlic? Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it can help fight off the bacteria that causes acne. It can also help the skin receive nutrients more easily by improving blood circulation, leading to a clear complexion. Garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the appearance of blemishes, too.

There are also other vitamins and minerals found in garlic that’s good for healthy skin, like Vitamin B-6 and C, copper, zinc, and selenium.

At this point you’re probably thinking that you don’t want smelly garlic all over your face, even if it means clear skin. The good news is that you can get a lot of the benefits just from ingesting it. But if you want to get rid of a particularly annoying pimple, there are also topical treatments that incorporate garlic.

If you do go the topical spot treatment route, make sure to test it out on a small non-obvious area first to ensure there are no adverse effects. If it starts burning or stinging, wash the area immediately.

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As we age, some areas of the brain connected to cognitive functions like planning, learning, and memory may shrink. Narrowing arteries can lower the amount of blood flowing to the brain. Inflammation and free radical damage can also take a toll on our brain over the years.

Garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties help to increase memory and cognitive functions by tackling these problems. It can prevent or slow decline due to Alzheimer’s Disease, another well-known memory loss illness.

We’ve already looked at garlic’s cancer prevention capabilities, but it’s worth noting that a 2013 study demonstrated its ability to protect against glioblastoma—the most aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer. A compound in garlic called dilly trisulfide (DATS) is not only effective at preventing tumor growth but also causes apoptosis (cell death) in active glioblastoma. As an added bonus it doesn’t have any adverse effects on liver function either, a potential side effect of other treatments.

Warning/Risks

Any time you’re looking to introduce a new supplement into your diet you should be mindful of interactions it might have with other supplements and medications you’re already taking. Consult with a doctor before adding garlic to your health regimen to make sure you’re taking proper doses and that it won’t have negative interactions with any health issues you have.

Excessive garlic consumption can cause side effects, with bad breath and body odor being the most common (good for maintaining that six feet of social distancing, but not all that great for your loved ones!). Eating raw cloves, especially on an empty stomach, can cause gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, acid reflux, and heartburn.

If you’re going into surgery, be mindful of garlic’s blood thinning properties as it may increase bleeding during the operation. Stop using the supplement at least a full week before the procedure and follow up with your doctor if you feel unsure.  

Summary

Garlic is more than just a smelly vegetable that makes food delicious. It’s been used as a medicinal supplement across the world for thousands of years. Its benefits have drawn enough attention that hundreds of studies have been done, solidifying its healing properties in science.

It contains important vitamins and minerals and provides health benefits for nearly every part of your body. Compounds inside like allicin and DATS are proven to assist and reduce the risk of many life-threatening illnesses.

The exact preparation and dose recommended differs from treatment to treatment. There’s ongoing research that is trying to discover the best way to maximize garlic’s healing properties.

Overall it’s an easy, inexpensive way to boost your physical health and defend against many viruses and diseases.

Meditation, prayer, laughing, and a good snuggle session are also great ways to heal—physically, emotionally, and spiritually!

 

The Hottest Tech And Practices To Counteract The Effects of 5G

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Hundreds of scientists and doctors across the world have been warning us about the dangers and effects of 5G for several years. “Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe,” says: 

5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) … and has been proven to be harmful to humans and the environment.

The key terms here are EMFs and EMRs: the electromagnetic and radioactive fields/frequencies that can damage our bodies. Many scientists claim that electromagnetic radiation can change our DNA and cause diseases like cancer. Apparently, the wireless industry isn’t just building a superhighway for movies, it’s building a massive microwave oven – with the door open!

What Can We Do To Protect Ourselves Against EMFs?

To reduce the effects that EMFs have on our minds and bodies, we can focus on our mental and emotional states, health, and diets. Eating a wide variety of superfoods can help improve your body’s vibration, including blueberries, spirulina, wheatgrass, apples, kale, spinach, and the like.

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Meditation, chanting, mantras, sutras, gratitude, and other forms of prayer can also increase the powers of your life-force. Love, emotional vulnerability, positivity, forgiveness, and intimacy help as well. You might also consider moving away from cell towers and EMF-emitting stations. 

While 5G is moving across the US like a mad virus, fret not! There are many new and emerging technologies that can help you counteract the effects of 5G and another EMF-emitting tech. 

In addition to researching the products that feel most beneficial to you, check out this wonderful selection. While this list is just a sprinkling of what’s on offer, it might inspire your passion to explore a myriad of modalities in pursuit of protecting you and your family from EMRs.

#1: The AiresTech Guardian 

American Aires has been doing R&D for its EMF products technology for over 10 years. They claim to have scientifically-proven tech that reduces the harmful effects of non-ionizing, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by computing devices. The company’s products are sturdy and beautifully designed. They’ve even won a few awards.

Their flagship product is The Aires Guardian. It reduces the harmful effects of EMR as well as 5G in a 500 sq.ft. area. This device is built with nanotechnology and features patented tech that’s been independently tested and peer-reviewed by a variety of laboratories, institutes, and universities 

While all of their products appear to be impressive (protecting everything from your personal space to exposure from all your favorite devices), The Aires Guardian is a beast. It has three next-generation, silicon-based microprocessors that reduce the harmful effects of EMRs in your vehicle, home, or office. If you’re using a computer or wireless router, chances are, you’re exposed to harmful EMFs. Visit https://www.airestech.com to learn more.

2: The Somavedic Medic Green Ultra

Somavedic Technologies is the creator of EMF-mitigating devices. Their small plug-in unit, The Somavedic Medic Green Ultra, includes a crystal glass corpus and a “heart” composed of precious metals (gold, platinum, palladium, and silver), non-precious stones, and natural energetic amplifiers. This unique combination of elements helps reduce the negative effects that EMF radiation and 5G has on our bodies. 

Because of the controlled release of energy from the precious stones and metals, this technology creates a coherent “bubble” with a radius of 100 feet in all directions. The resulting field helps to harmonize our bodies and environment. The unit is also beautiful! Visit https://somavedic.com to learn more.  

3: The BlocWave Hoodie

When it’s time to pick your battles outside your castle, you might want to don EMF protective armor. The makers of the BlocWave EMF Protection Hoodie state that this comfortable jacket will help to protect your body against dangerous EMFs and 5G radiation exposure. This blocking-hoodie features a wide range (57-65 dB) of protection while retaining an attractive, contemporary style. 

BlocWave hoodies are made from 50% Silver Fibre, 45% Tencel & 5% Modal. You might consider wearing a cotton shirt underneath as the addition of silver in the fabric can feel a bit scratchy. Visit Emf-protection.com to learn more.

EarthInsoles.com – I love these shoes. I put them in my sandals! Absolutely an amazing feeling!

4: Mushroom Shoes

Imagine dancing below a canopy of redwood trees while releasing endorphins and neutralizing the negatively charged ions scurrying throughout your body. A wonderful, healing image, right? Enter – Caveri Insoles. Made with a unique formula of bonded-mushroom materials, these shoe-inserts help you feel deeply connected to the earth and reduce the effects of 5G. Your vibration will increase, your body will be at peace, and your spirit will soar – even in downtown NYC!

The company promises that these sturdy add-ons can enhance blood circulation, regulate blood sugar, and lower blood pressure. Apparently, they can also positively impact or prolong life by disabling malignant cells that cause disease. Quite a profound mission statement!

These lovely inserts are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. Simply insert them in your shoes and voila! Visit EarthInsoles.com to learn more.

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5: Orgonite

Orgonite is a man-made, rock-like object that can be created by combining resin, metals, and quartz, developed by Austrian psychiatrist, Dr. Wilhelm Reich. Reich’s unique findings suggest that while organic materials attract and hold essential energies, non-organic metals simultaneously repel and attract the same energies. 

According to Reich, combining these ideas can have a powerful effect, especially against EMFs and 5G. Not only does Orgonite promise to improve your sleep, but it’s also purported to balance moods, enhance your immune system, and improve your connection to your inner-Self. They can often be found in the shape of pyramids.

Honorable Mentions

It seems we have lots of options, too. Companies like Earthcalm, Goldenwave, VortexBioShield, QuWave, DefenderShield, and QuanThor have products that either promise to block EMFs or neutralize and transform them into benign forms of energy. This can counteract the emissions coming from your laptop, tablet, desktop, computer, mobile phone, and vehicle, and drastically reduce the levels of EMFs that your body is absorbing. 

Most of these companies note that their products reduce headaches, improve sleep, and lower Free Radical levels. They all appear to be keenly focused on helping humanity counteract the effects of 5G. God bless them!

You might also consider picking-up an EMF frequency and radiation detector. These meters can help you assess your home, office, and vehicles like a pro. From there, you can hunt down the products that deliver the most benefits. 

Why do our governments approve technologies like 5G? 

If a product points to profit and leads to upticks in stock markets, it will always find favor in the sustainers and defenders of global monetary systems. If you’re feeling upset by the insanity related to the EMF-emitting stations being installed in your neighborhood, speak up! Even though many unconscious leaders and dictators are running around the world creating havoc and comprising our health and safety, we still have voices that matter. Stand up and be heard!

In the meantime, be healthy, focus on love, and improve your vibration every chance you get. May you be filled with light and positivity for all your days on Earth!

The Best Tech For A Quarantined Life And Business

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If you’ve been finding new life by reading books, making soup, cuddling, and meditating, while also watching lots of movies, you’re probably one of the millions of quarantined people living and thriving from home. If you’re looking to uplevel that hobby into a business or simply connect with friends and family not living with you, you might enjoy my take on today’s best tech. 

For any home business and home life to feel more connected to the outside world, it’s vital to be a bit gregarious, create successful workflows, and maintain hopefulness and a positive attitude. There are many apps and tech sites that can help you connect, stream, chat, organize, share, and increase productivity. Some of them are wonderful. Others, not so much. 

Video/Virtual Conferencing Tech

Here’s my magic list of decent tech, all built for living and working from home.

Join.me: A+

This super-simple video conferencing tool is owned by LogMeIn, which also owns GoToMeeting. It’s probably the easiest screen sharing & video conferencing solution for one-on-one classes, group instruction, personal connections, and business. It takes less than a minute to join, and you’re immediately given a personal link to start meetings. It’s great for team collaboration and lots more. It’s also the cutest interface of the bunch.’

Jitsi Meet: A

A fully encrypted video conferencing solution that lets you share desktop and presentations, invite users to conference via custom URL, edit documents together, trade messages and add colorful emojis. In some ways, Jitsi is the anti-corporate video conferencing app, one of the main reasons I love it.

GoToMeeting: A-

Also owned by LogMeIn, GoToMeeting is for power-users who need functionality like electronic hand-raising, HD audio, and on-demand webcasting. If you need training, they’re happy to provide in-person and live online sessions, or webinars, along with lots of documentation. GoToMeeting offers a helpful 14-day trial. 

Webex: A-

The go-to video conferencing tech tool that was popular 5 years ago is still a viable tool in the market. Its user interface is a bit clunky and outdated, but it’s a secure and multifaceted experience, with more features than GoToMeeting.

Of note: With similar pricing and features, when you’re choosing between WebEx and GoToMeeting, it will most likely come down to these two questions: 

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  1. Do you prefer an old-school design, but with all the latest bells and whistles (Webex), or do you want something a little slicker (GoToMeeting)?
  2. Do you want to run your conferences from a window you can drag anywhere on your screens (GoToMeeting), or do you prefer a locked window (WebEx)? 
  3. Do you prefer being able to share downloadable files during your meetings (Webex), or would you prefer a free trial run for a couple of weeks (GoToMeeting)?
  4. Do you want seven simultaneous video feeds (Webex) or is six screens okay for you, but at a higher screen resolution (GoToMeeting)?

Zoom: C

Great tech, but security, Not so much. Zoom has been in the news lately because it failed to report that its privacy and security protection is akin to those of the Fourth Reich. With Zoom’s intense data absorption and residence on your computer’s hard drive, it feels a bit worse than the stealth data theft by Facebook and Google. Also, there are many reports of hackers breaking into live feeds. If you’re using live video for something private, sensitive, secret, or intimate, Zoom would not be the best choice. 

While the company has publicly stated that it’s working to improve its security and terms, that’s probably 3 years away. Drastic upgrades to code and architecture can take even longer. Zoom at your own risk.

Other Contenders

You might also check out Whereby, Starleaf, RemoteHQ, Talky, Highfive, BlueJeans, and 8X8.

Chat & Teams

While some folks use Google Hangouts and Meet to drive communication in their pursuits, it has limits, the dashboard is messy, and it only allows for a few participants. It’s also a bit of a train wreck for Mac users. Here are some powerful alternatives that you, your co-workers, and your customers might enjoy more: 

Skype: A+

Purchased by the fat, clunky software maker Microsoft, Skype is simple to install and easy to use. It’s perfect for fast, desktop texting, small video chats, and screen sharing. You can build a team chat and share files all day long. Skype is a powerhouse and it never disappoints. It’s also far less complicated than all the other players in the game.

Slack: A

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Slack is a comprehensive chat room, built to become your only method of communication, including file sharing. Launch a workspace and organize communications by channels. Enjoy group discussions and private messages. Some say that Slack is a replacement for email. It also integrates with a long list of extremely helpful apps and integrates with the popular Salesforce, unlike its rising competitor, Microsoft Teams. Slack is easy to use and built with an exceptional design.

Microsoft Teams: B

Taking advantage of the booming collaboration software market, Microsoft forced its Office 365 users to become adopters of Teams, shortly after bailing out of a potential purchase of Slack. This provoked many managers to declare Teams as the primary team communication tool within their companies. It’s a computer memory hog like all Microsoft products, but it integrates with its own OneDrive, allowing easy access and edit of all of your team’s docs, without ever having to leave the app. It’s best for small groups. 

Chanty: B-

This powerful little app is the least expensive of the bunch. Functionalities include private and public conversations, audio calls, voice messages, built-in tease management, team members and integrations, file storage, screen sharing.

Organizing, Project Management, and Productivity

Asana and Basecamp provide complex, high-quality environments for you and your team to manage projects. They also require some training, or at least a few hours of trial, error, and frustration. If you want to get up-and-running faster, try Trello. It’s simpler, more visual, and potentially more enjoyable to use. 

For general productivity, writing emails, and creating documents, try Zoho, which has many similar features of Google docs. 

When it comes to managing your To-Do lists, I’m a big fan of Todoist. I was an early adopter and have continued with them for years. I’ve also used all of their competitors. Try it and I’ll bet you’ll love it. 

Peacefulness and Meditation

There are also a variety of peacefulness and meditation mobile apps, including Headspace, Happify, Smiling mind, The Mindfulness App, Calm, Colorfy, Mindfulness Daily, Biddhify, Omvana, and many others. Some of these apps are truly beautiful, with outstanding designs. I’ve been using Happily for a long time, and I love it.

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If you love any of these apps, remember that connecting with nature, absorbing the rays of the sun, and doing aa little indoor and outdoor gardening can be incredibly nutritive, especially during periods where we might be less active than usual.  During times like these, you might also consider developing an operational plan for your life, hobby, and home business. When we move our plan forward, our minds and bodies often follow. 

Remember, too, that meditation, prayer, and healing herbs can help you improve your immune system and mindset. And a little forgiveness here and there goes a long way. Let it all go, sent firm boundaries, start fresh, eat healthfully, choose love, and remain focused on the present moment. Love, light, and blessings to everyone!

Coronavirus Quarantined: Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Things To Do

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As we watch this disease coronavirus spread across the planet, we might feel alarmed, unsafe, or frightened. As the US government scrambles and ignores science, we might also feel worried about the health of our friends, families, and loved ones. As more challenges arise from political egos and our lack of preparedness, remember: This, too, shall pass. 

While moving into this next phase of reality, it’s becoming increasingly important to take responsibility for our states of mind and heart. As we witness the rise in coronavirus statistics, it’s important to realize that these jumps are the result of poor data collection and all the previously uncompiled data finally making its way into the current projections. Thanks to the hard work of doctors and scientists working outside the limited federal government, we are finally on a road to understanding how this virus is functioning and the rate at which we can expect its spread going forward. 

While we can never assume how our lives will unfold from day to day, we can each choose to live prayerfully, actively, and full of hope and faith. When there’s fear in our hearts, we might not realize just how beautiful and wonderful our lives are. We might even forget to love. 

As we’re bombarded with headlines noting every facet of the world’s pain, consider these loving and healing suggestions, which I hope you’ll find useful! 

Keep An Active Mind

Most of us live from our minds. These elusive, temporary constructs can be useful to us. They process information, inspire our creativity, and help us to establish our behavioral patterns. Minds can also be quite dangerous. They can generate our anxieties and feed our fears. They also tend to give rise to our dreamlife, which is not always pleasant or productive. Most of us are at least partial slaves to our minds. 

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During tragedies and times where we are forced to isolate ourselves. we can uplift our minds, heal and release the past, forgive others, educate ourselves, and explore ways to improve our conditions. During times like these, and frankly, always, it’s our mind that needs direction, not the other way around. Here are a few ways to improve your mental condition and take control of an otherwise unruly dictator. (Yes, I’m speaking about our minds.)

  • Learn a new healing technique and share it with others. 
  • Learn to cook, ferment, jar, and freeze the foods that feel best to you. 
  • Learn how to create your own medicinals using raw herbs. Making salves, teas, and tinctures is fairly simple and quick. These home remedies will help you to elevate the health and immune systems of yourself and others. 
  • Read books that help you to feel more loving and uplifted. Share them with others.
  • Consider launching a home business and becoming more financially independent.
  • Research what’s happening in your community and consider ways you can help. 
  • Cook for the elderly. Deliver it to their doorstep with a sweet love note.
  • Leave excess furniture and other useful items on the curb, with signs that say “FREE!”
  • This is a great time to write that novel! (Or at least a cute, little blog.)
  • Think positive thoughts and find ways to reawaken yourself when you move into negativity. 
  • Consider chanting mantras to keep your mind active – and uplifted.

Stay Physically Active And Eat Healthily

Currently, the data around how different age groups are affected by the virus is sketchy. It seems to change on a regular basis. The best all of us can do is to focus on improving our physical bodies and our immune systems. Here are a few suggestions on how you can improve your health and diet:

  • Focus on improving your immune system. While Tom Hanks can afford his personal $500,000 ventilator, the rest of us will need to rely on our local hospitals. 
  • Improve your diet with these superfoods and supplements, including Spirulina, Elderberry, Wheatgrass, Zinc, Vit D, Vit E, multivitamins for your age-group (from Garden of Life and New Chapter), Resveratrol, Moringa, and liver cleansers like Milk Thistle, and other cleansers like Black Currant Seed Oil. You can read my other articles on this site about a variety of helpful, nutritive, and healing herbs, oils, and supplements. 
  • Continuously improve your diet with whole foods and small portions. For some variety, explore the different food and grocery delivery options in your area. You might find that your favorite boutique grocer is delivering or offering curbside pick-up. Order in small bursts, rather than buying out the store.
  • Consume a little less wheat, rice, and sugar, and more greens. 
  • Consider intermittent fasting. 
  • Add a comprehensive exercise plan to your routine. Even working out for 20 minutes, three days a week can help you reduce your chances of heart disease. 
  • Learn Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, otherwise known as Harbhajan Singh Khalsa. 
  • Steam and strengthen your lungs by adding a few drops of tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and lavender to a bowl of hot water. Place a towel over your head and shoulders, and breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes. This will help you open your bronchial tubes and heal them. This is especially valuable for those of us who have respiratory challenges. 
  • Withhold your ejaculate (go Tantra!) to give your body a higher vibration, increase your level of energy, and improve your immune system. Do yoga and pranic breathing to sublimate the increase in body heat and help your system continue moving your life energy upwards through your chakras. 
  • Sign-up for weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables from local farms. When your order is delivered, wear a mask and gloves when bringing it into the house. Before storing or consuming these items, wash them, and immediately soak them in a vinegar solution. Meanwhile, throw away all packing materials, including egg cartons. Store your eggs in Tupperware. Wash down all surfaces. Wash your hands. You might even consider stripping off your clothes and immediately washing them. 
  • Buy herbs and learn how to make healing tinctures, salves, teas, and more

Be Friendly, Thoughtful, And Romantic

When we serve others, it’s similar to prayer. This increases our vibration and uplifts all of reality. Practice these sweet ideas in your home and with loved ones:

  • Cuddle often. 
  • Cook together. 
  • Hold hands.
  • Kiss each other’s foreheads ten times!
  • Give each other massages. 
  • Prepare a bath for a loved one. Add some lavender to the water and light some candles!
  • Continually nurture each other in thought, word, and deed. 
  • Meditate on the purity within your hearts. With vulnerable and loving hearts, you can achieve miracles. 
  • Remember, too, that you are already a miracle. YES!
  • Write little love notes, emails, and texts to the people you consider most important in your life.
  • Reach out to old friends and tell them how much you love them.
  • Build new business relationships and explore the possibilities. 
  • Talk to your plants and animals. Remember that you are all ONE.

Immerse Yourself In Your Spirituality

While all of the above suggestions can help you improve your conditions, lives, and bodies, it’s your spirituality that’s most effective in helping you evolve and expand. Just the mere thought of God will help you improve your circumstances, bring you closer to knowing yourself, and help you advance toward your most fruitful and joyful potential. Keep God and Love in your mind and heart, always. 

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Here are a few simple suggestions that will help you improve your vibration and keep you connected to the All-That-Is. Namaste! 

  • Remember that you are a powerful spirit. With regular positive thoughts and actions, you can keep your vibration elevated and in the bosom of God’s light. Please continue to be hopeful, positive, and loving of yourself and others. 
  • Add Meditation, Prayer, and Lots of Deep Breathing to your regimen. When we pray for others, the Universe prays for us.
  • Sing to the Divine with an open heart. Be wild, bold, and loud! Enjoy this communion!
  • Imagine that you are the embodiment of love, connected to all the realms and universes. 
  • Om into your hands three times and then massage your body from head to toe. The vibration from your Oms will improve your peacefulness and illuminate your physical form. This will help you connect with spirit while improving your immune system.
  • Remember that you are vibration more than you are a body.
  • Donate (even a tiny bit of money) to the most disenfranchised health organizations. Selflessly serving others increases our vibration and connects us with God, Light, Love, The Eternal Vibration, and The Universe.
  • Pray for our politicians and leaders so they may think clearly and be abundantly full of compassion and empathy in all of their interactions and decisions.
  • Leave a Thank You note for your mail carrier and package delivery folks. Consider giving them a small bottle of hand sanitizer as a gift. 
  • Use I LOVE YOU vs LOVE YOU. Personalizing your love in this way improves the connection and further expands all hearts involved.
  • Chant mantras like, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu,” which means, “May all the beings, in all the Universes, in all the worlds, throughout all the realms, be happy!”

This is a great time to reassess our lives and build stronger, more authentic, interdependent, operational plans for ourselves. You are an infinite, loving Being, and every particle within you is born from stardust. You are literally made of light and stars. This means that the universe is in your bones! As you move through this time, you can honor all of creation by becoming more lovely, thoughtful, and empathic. Rock this time in your life, burst out of prior conditioning, seek your evolution, move beyond your mind, and live in love – YOU GOT THIS!

How Pandemics And Other Emergencies Lead To Spiritual Evolution

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When major challenges emerge, we can choose from a variety of responses. We can dive deeply into the why, we can jump immediately into an operational plan to protect ourselves, or we explore ways to expand our consciousness and embodiments of love to allow for the shifts. Obviously, we all want to protect ourselves, but after we get our first aid kits, store 18 frozen pizzas and 311 rolls of toilet paper, and make sure our loved ones are safe, we might have some time to kill. This is where it gets interesting. This article will enable you to know about the Spiritual Evolution caused by pandemics and emergencies.

Throughout our lives, we continuously develop and update our temporary self-identities (the personalities that emerge within us as we construct our positions in the world.) When we’re in the throws of busy lives, we tend to harden our attachment to specific self-identities. This, in turn, puts us on more direct courses geared for specific outcomes and karma.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

— Mr. Rogers

The challenge with adopting and defending our defined personalities is that when something changes, which is often the case, we become lost, confused, depressed, angry, or sad. In short, when our flows are interrupted, we don’t always know how to put it all in perspective or recover.

The trick is to expect change and find ways to embrace it. When we do this, we begin to see how most aspects of our lives are neither valuable, investible, or worthy of our panic. Even though our jobs and careers feel meaningful and empowering for a time, it doesn’t mean that we’re evolving. In fact, most of our job-related activities are endured with a smile, not genuinely celebrated.

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It sometimes seems impossible to see the matrix behind our contrived lives. It’s difficult to assess our reality because we believe our contrived realities to be real. They’re not.

Where Did We Come From?

The natures of our souls are similar. We are all born from love and are able to embody love. This doesn’t mean we always choose love, it just means that this skill is part of our birthright. Throughout our lives, most of us keep love at an arms distance. We adopt identities, commit and fail to them, and eventually find success within a temporary, contrived scope. If we’re careful, we escape this life with only a few bruises. If we’re not so lucky, we leave our bodies somewhat broken and confused, relegated to heal when immersed within the other realms.

While this all might seem superfluous to living a real-life within a three-dimensional reality here on planet Earth, there is nothing more important than these ideas. We are soul not the body, eternal not finite. We are born to be reborn, not die. There is no end, there is no beginning. We are everything from here to there and beyond, and we’re everything in between.

When our worlds burst, we have but one choice: find the emotions, express ourselves, move beyond our illusions, and dive into the depths of who we are. During tragedies, we are called to reconnect with the heavens and reclaim our divine rights to be detached, aligned, prepared, and aware.

If we are able to or if we choose to, we can serve others and enjoy exponential growth. While there is no escaping this life’s ups and downs, there are pathways to help us master life’s complexities and evolve at every turn.

How Do I Evolve?

In a world teeming with political, electrical, and illusory influences, the most appealing choice is to evolve our emotional and spiritual capacities and to expand our hearts. While the New-Age fantasy-sphere often proclaims otherwise, evolution requires sacrifice, commitment, and bumping into quite a bit of furniture. You can’t always bliss your way out of reality. You have to be a warrior.

Here are a few ideas that can lead to emotional and spiritual evolution:

  • Meditate for 10 minutes every morning. If you can also do 15 minutes of yoga, and 10 minutes of chanting or praying for others, you’ve got yourself a trifecta, and a solid spiritual workout.
  • Explore the idea that you have had many lives before this current life. It might be that you’ve replayed the same dramas and passions from life to life, possibly for centuries. If you can imagine the repetitive nature of your spirit’s journey, you might be able to imagine that whatever is happening is part of a dream-reality that your soul requires at this time. To fight it, or to negate it in any way, could easily work against you.
  • See each negative experience as a powerful mini-workshop in getting over yourself. Some situations require setting boundaries, standing up for yourself, and prepping for change. Being prepared is being a good steward of your body and soul.
  • Imagine that the disaster you are experiencing is precisely what you and everyone else needs to evolve in this lifetime. While tragedies can be devastating, try to also allow for accepting them, even in forms that appear dangerous.
  • Pray for the people you feel hatred toward. When you pray for others, the entire universe prays for you. When you overcome hatred and prejudice, even while in the bosom of your not-so-evolved birth religion, you become Christ-like. When this happens, it’s a beautiful thing. Savor it.
  • Try to make room for relaxing and breathing deeply throughout the day.
  • Laugh at yourself often, making note of your silly reactions and attachments.
  • Be bold and firm when someone hurts you, even to the point of feeling angry and self-righteous. Afterward, see if you can let these feelings go. Continue allowing yourself to feel the hurt and anger – and then letting it all go – until you no longer feel those emotions.
  • Throughout every spiritual practice and process, don’t judge yourself. Even Hitler and the darkest spirits can be forgiven.
  • Once in awhile, eat a delicious, decadent dessert.
  • Talk to plants and animals.
  • Cuddle your loved-ones often.
  • Find simple ways to serve others. One example might be to simply smile at strangers. Another way is to give a little money to charity every month, even when you don’t have much to give. Helping and serving others invites the angels into your life. This is vital to your spiritual evolution, click here to read more.

Disasters cause spiritual evolution and remind us that life is short and that we be can always be better at serving our loved-ones and ourselves. When danger lurks and death is near, we are reminded of how petty and short-sighted we can be. We are also reminded of how much we love God and all things divine.

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As you process the challenges in your life, remember that the past is a canceled check. Just like former versions of yourself, they do not exist. You are reborn the moment you want to be reborn.

To protect yourself, you don’t need a gun or secret bunker, you need to:

  • Align with the principles infused in the fabric of heaven
  • Regularly open your heart
  • Love and forgive others, and for a time, give everyone the benefit of the doubt
  • Forgive yourself
  • Pray for those you love
  • Be detached for proactive

In all things, remember: whether you are living or dying, you are an eternal spirit connected to the All-That-Is. You are always in the arms of God. I am wishing you peacefulness, safety, better spiritual evolution, and health during this time, and always!

Remedies, Antivirals, and Prep For Pandemics And Other Emergencies

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Preparing our lives for potential emergencies does not have to be stressful, based on fear, or a full-time job. Whether it’s a virus or another type of threat, there are remedies and many things we can do to improve our chances of remaining prepared, healthy, fed, safe, and peaceful. While we might not have the ability to eradicate every virus or challenge that comes our way, we can certainly bolster our immune systems, disinfect our homes, and prepare our bodies for potential infections and other types of quandaries.

Vaccines might take time to develop and distribute, or they might never materialize. For this article, we’ll focus on viruses, but much of this information can be helpful in a variety of scenarios.

How Do Viruses Work?

Viruses are 100 times smaller than bacteria, and they don’t directly respond to antibiotics. They’re fierce little demons that tend to put up a good fight, sometimes for long periods. Viruses don’t have all the characters of living cells, akin to zombies, and they can quickly bring our lives to a screeching halt.

Most often, viruses behave like intracellular parasites that live (Iike vampires) off of our primary, healthy cells. After releasing RNA, which invades cell nuclei, viruses use host cells to create more viral particles. When new viral particles are released, they can destroy or debilitate the host cell in the process. When our cells, bodies, and immune systems are in tip-top shape, we improve our chances of recovering sooner.

Antiviral Herbs
While there are many herbs for remedies that have viral properties, viruses like coronavirus might not be preventable through herbs. The verdict is still out on this idea. That said, there is ample evidence that a variety of herbs have prevented and cured viral infections.

Here’s a list of herbs that can reduce the chances of contracting and spreading many of today’s viral infections. These are powerful herbs and should be explored extensively before consumption.

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Amazing Rock Stars

  • Elderberries
  • Quassia Amara/Amargo
  • Sage
  • Astragalus
  • Echinacea
  • Calendula
  • Dandelion
  • Oregano
  • Colloidal Silver (colloid of silver particles, not ionic silver)

Powerful Allies

  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Fennel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Cat’s Claw
  • Olive Leaf
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint
  • Licorice
  • Gensing

Each of these herbs has unique properties, some of which produce adverse side effects. Be careful with dosages and combinations. If you’re on prescriptions for liver, kidney, and other medical conditions, consult your doctor for any contraindications (dangers related to the drugs, procedures, and surgeries occurring in your life).

Preparing Your Body To Fight

In addition to preventative supplements and herbs, we can prepare ourselves by making simple changes to our lifestyles and diets. Try a few of these ideas on for size:

  • Drastically reduce sugar consumption (it competes with vitamin C)
  • Refrain from smoking cigarettes and marijuana
  • Limit caffeine
  • Limit red meat consumption
  • Stay hydrated
  • Add electrolytes to your daily regimen
  • Exercise for 20-30 minutes, three or four times per week
  • Sleep 6-8 hours every night
  • Take daily naps
  • Take vitamin supplements, including lots of vitamin C, a B-complex, zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin D
  • Keep distance from 5G technologies as some scientists suggest that 5G can have an adverse effect on our health
  • Drink warm or hot water (instead of cold water with ice)
  • Explore Ayurvedic medicine to reduce inflammation and improve the health of your immune system. You might consider learning more about Ayurveda’s popular, potent herbs, including Ashwagandha, Amalaki, Guggulu, Triphala, and others.

Immune Boosters

Some viruses can be dangerous, even leading to death. In all cases, sleep, proper nutrition, and a robust immune system are your best allies and remedies. Here are some natural supplements and remedies that can help you boost your immune system:

  • Probiotic beverages like Kefir
  • Fermented vegetables
  • Green Tea
  • Olive Leaf
  • Pau D’arco
  • St. John’s Wort

Homemade Remedies For Bodies, Hands, Feet, and Health

There are many things that we can do to protect ourselves and help us feel better. We can eat comfort foods, cleanse our livers and kidneys, soak our feet, clear our sinus passages, use herbs as our first lines of defense and first aid, and make our own disinfectants. Here are a few ideas you might enjoy:

Rice Water

Also known as “Jo” in China, this simple creation can reduce symptoms associated with stomach aches, headaches, and diarrhea. Taken correctly and near to the time of infection, Jo can also prevent the stomach flu. Here’s a simple Jo recipe:

  • Clean 4 tablespoons of rice using warm water
  • Gently dry the rice then boil it in 2 cups of water
  • Cook until the rice is tender and soft (12-20 minutes)
  • Pour into a bowl and sip while hot
  • If you’re not getting enough protein and want to use your Jo as your primary meal, you can add nuts, including Brazils, pecans, pistachios, cashews, and more. If you’re on the mend, keep it light and simple, focusing on the warm water and rice.

Glutathione, Honey, And Vitamin C (with bioflavonoids)

This is a morning regimen to be used in the morning, 30-minutes before your first meal. Open up a 1000mg capsule of Glutathione and pour it under your tongue. Add a teaspoon of honey under your tongue and gently swish the two inside your mouth, keeping the substances under your tonight. After 5-10 minutes, swallow. The honey will make this a more enjoyable experience.

Immediately following this, take four capsules of 1000mg vitamin C (with bioflavonoids). Glutathione contains three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine, which help combat free radicals. Free radicals are those little buggers that seek to damage your cells.

Additional attributes of Glutathione:

  • Strong antioxidant
  • Prevents cancer progression
  • Reduces cell damage in liver disease
  • Makes DNA, the builders of proteins and cells
  • Support immune function throughout your body
  • Form sperm cells
  • Remove mercury from the brain
  • Help to cleanse your liver and gallbladder and deal with fats

Vitamin C & Zinc

Sugar is vitamin C’s direct competitor within your immune system. If you increase your levels of vitamin C intake and reduce your consumption of sugar, you have a winning formula for maximizing your body’s ability to defend against infection. Add a little zinc, and it’s a home run.

Detox Teas

Make detoxifying teas with Ginger, Nettles, Dandelion, Cleavers, Hibiscus, and Lemon Peel. You can also add these herbs to shakes and salads.

Hand Sanitizer & Wipes

Washing your hands with soap and water can be useful and has been found effective against some viruses and bacteria, especially if you touch someone’s hand or an object that has them. In these cases, and more, washing your hands after personal interactions is highly recommended. But this is not a cure-all preventative method for safety during this time. The coronavirus, like many viruses, is airborne, at least for a period, and should be understood to be highly contagious, whether or not you wash you thoroughly wash your hands.

To those who suggest using white vinegar or vodka, consider this: White vinegar is a helpful agent for cleaning clothes and vegetables. Vodka, at 40% alcohol, is best consumed at parties to loosen the tongue and get you on the dance floor.

In the situations where washing your hands is helpful or preventative, but not available, try making a homemade hand sanitizer.

Here’s a basic recipe:

  • 1 cup 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
  • 20 drops of lavender oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • Find 2 oz to 16 oz pump jars online. Mix everything the following ingredients in a bowl then pour the concoction into the jars. Place a 2 oz or 4 oz jar in your purse, travel bag, or car. It’s that simple.

To make your own wipes, spray or squirt your sanitizer into a few paper towels. You can make 10-20 of these towels, roll them up, and store them in a large glass jar. These homemade wipes will be as powerful as anything you might purchase from the most popular soap and detergent companies.

Lavender FootBath

Footbaths can be miraculously healing for our immune systems. You can get a 15”x”12”x6” plastic bucket just about anywhere. Footbaths reduce our levels of stress and draw our bodies’ toxins out through the bottoms of our feet. Add a little lavender oil, and your feet and body will feel soothed and healed. Try to use water as hot as you can stand.

Vinegar And Tea Tree Oil Vapor

This modality is fantastic for your sinuses and lungs. Boil 32 oz of water and pour it into a large bowl. Drop-in one half-cup of apple cider vinegar and 20 drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil. Put your face above the bowl but not so close that the steam can burn you. Throw a large towel over your head and neck to create a sealed environment, then breathe in the steam as deeply as you can. This will stimulate the expansion of your bronchial tubes and sinuses, making those environments temporarily uninhabitable for bacteria and viruses. If something was living in there, this is a great way to get it out.

First Aid Remedies You Can Make At Home

Here are a few home remedy ideas for personal, non-emergency first aid:

  • Heartburn: A few slices of ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. Drink slowly over 15-20 minutes. You might also try Alka-Seltzer Gold, which does not contain aspirin.
  • Sunburns, Kitchen Burns, Razor Burns, Dry Skin: Slice open a leaf from an Aloe Vera plant and gently rub it around the wound. You’ll find this to be incredibly comforting and healing.
  • Cuts and Scrapes: Try a little honey on your wounds several times a day. Keep them covered with a light bandage or bandaid.
  • Insect Bites and Blisters: Rub warm coconut oil on the bite or blister several times a day. Keep it covered with a light bandage.
  • Bruises: Arnica is useful for reducing small to moderate bruises on your skin. You can create your own healing oil by adding 30 Arnica oil drops to 2 oz of a carrier oils like Brahmi, Olive, or Coconut.
  • Digestive Problems: Activated charcoal can absorb toxins produced by bacteria and can help expel the same from your body. When you’re feeling gassy, bloated, or acidic, add a teaspoon of activated charcoal to a cup of warm water and drink it slowly over 5 minutes.
  • Indigestion: Drink a cup of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda. You might consider adding one or two drops of peppermint oil, but no more than that. Peppermint oil is potent.

Bach Flower Remedies And Essential Oils

When we’re feeling confused, detached, or “a little off,” Bach’s Rescue Remedy can behave quite heroically in our systems. With a few drops under your tongue every hour, chances are, you’ll feel better in a short period. When we release, balance, or dissolve our emotions, we improve our vibrations and abilities to fight infection.

Bach’s Star of Bethlehem can be quite powerful on its own. These flower remedies are helpful for those of us who have experienced trauma in our lives. With a few drops under your tongue, you can feel more relaxed and aware of yourself, especially if you’re taking care of yourself in other ways, through diet, exercise, meditation, and prayer.

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Using Essential Oils remedies like Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Honeysuckle, and Rose can reduce your levels of stress and improve your awareness, all of which can boost your immune system. Add a few drops in a glass of water or massage a few drops into your wrists and temples. You’ll soon feel more awake, aware, and relaxed.

Food Prep And Storage

If you need to stay put for a while, buy a garage-ready freezer, set-up a small area in your basement for stored foods, and plan accordingly.

With a freezer, you can purchase meat and meat-alternative products (soy, mushroom, and veggie burgers) at bulk discounts, dealing directly with distributors. Separating them into individual portions and storing them in small zip bags will give you the most flexibility when planning meals.

In a protected basement area, you can store canned, jarred, pickled, and fermented vegetables. You might also consider pickling some eggs. This category of food is pre- and probiotic and excellent for your stomach and intestines. Probiotics can reduce depression, help stabilize your moods, and improve your self-esteem. All of these aspects can have a positive effect on your immune system.

As you prepare your body and home for greater safety, health, and self-sufficiency, remember to refrain from being overly emotional. Stay calm and endeavor to establish an intelligent plan. Don’t obsess or overbuy. Just be reasonable and enjoy the process of protecting yourself and those you love most.

Remember, too, that prayer, meditation, laughter, and cuddling can help to heal and restore us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I wish you lots of health and happiness!

The Progress Of Effective Anti Aging Drugs And Therapies

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The Silver Tsunami, also known as the “grey hoard” and “rising tide,” is fast approaching. By 2050, over 20% of the US, over 40 million people, will be 65 or older. This means that there will be an increased demand for regenerative, biotech solutions to minor and major health conditions. Luckily, science has been in a deep state of preparation for decades.

As the Facebook age withers, we can sense the gentle wind of anti-aging beginning to spin into a tornado. What began as a whisper is now a robust chorus. The anti-aging banners include Longevity, Life-extension, Geroscience, AgeTech, AI Longevity, Longevity Finance, Government Aging Management, Aging Biomarkers, Biotech, Biomedicine, Preventative Holistic Medicine, Age-personalization health care, Mortality statistics, and Healthspan science.

Collectively, these pursuits form a burgeoning $20 trillion-dollar industry. The Global Longevity Market will be the most massive, most explosive, and most complex industry in human history. While prevention had taken a backseat for many decades, it’s now the industry’s most funded pursuit.

If you had read this article ten years ago, you would have thought it was science fiction. It’s not. Get ready for a revolution in health, self-care, and DNA enhancement. While lists of potent anti-aging cocktails have been in development for 20 years, some of them are proving to be nearly miraculous, at least when administered to cute little mice.

“I’m gonna live forever. I’m gonna learn how to fly, high!”

— Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, “Fame”

The thrust of the work in this category is aimed at flipping the bit on our regenerative genes and systems. At age seven, we lose the ability to regrow a severed fingertip. Scientists in the anti-aging field say that we can reboot the genes that give us this ability. Some say that we’ll eventually be able to grow, not only fingers, but eyes, legs, kidneys, livers, and skin within a relatively short period.

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At age 165, we might not be forced to endure wrinkles, broken hips, and wheelchairs. Many of us will have the choice to thrive as tech-enhanced bio-organisms, each of us housing hosts of regenerated sets of tissue and organs.

What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics is the study of the changes that occur within living organisms as a result of DNA enhancements, those that do not involve alterations to the DNA (nucleotide) sequence.

The Epigenetic process estimates our age according to 353 markers on our DNA. These change-markers denote gene activity and how genes express themselves over time. They might stem from external factors, environmental conditions, or within the normal developmental processes occurring throughout your DNA. Epigenetic changes can cause our biological ages to exceed or trail behind our chronological ages. These changes can also be sustained through cell divisions and last for many generations.

One of the pathways to Epigenetic change is to reduce the number of damaged, inactive, or zombie cells. These cells are known as senescent-cells. This category of science is called Synolytics.

Critical Anti-Aging Studies and Pursuits

It is reasonable to assume that Baby Boomers can expect scientific advancements during their lifetimes that could allow them to live far longer than their parents, potentially twice as long. Venture capital firms are raising money for over 100 biotech firms focused on longevity.

Here are some of the advances, studies, and pursuits aimed at biotech, age-related degenerative diseases, and increasing the average age of death.

  • In January 2019, fourteen people with the fatal lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis chose to take a cocktail of leukemia drug Dasatinib and the supplement Quercetin for three weeks. The results were incredible. This unique combination of drugs improved the volunteers’ ability to stand and walk.
  • Pluripotent stem cells, generated directly from adult cells, are being tested by a long list of companies. It’s already been proven that stem cells help to renew and manufacture young cells and tissue. The hope is that these cells will also assist in the regeneration of organs. This remarkable category of research and scientific advancement will improve the healing processes and potentially create miracles for hundreds of thousands of people.
  • The first human use of telomerase genes was reported in 2015. This therapy involves transferring the telomerase gene into the cells of our bodies to help us regenerate after injuries, and give us the ability to repair ourselves upon life-threatening illnesses and the effects of aging. The goal behind this therapy is to extend life, reduce cancer risk, and improve overall health.

“I believe you do not deserve words like “anti-wrinkle” and “anti-aging.” Your experience as a woman is much too rich to be rewritten in favor of artificial youthfulness.” ― Ashley Asti, “Dear Sisters: Your Nature is to Bloom”

Anti-Aging Drugs and Supplements

There are many products and therapies in the market today that show promise in the category of anti-aging. While most of the human studies either non-existent or inconclusive, there is undoubtedly enough traction with all of these supplements and therapies to give us all hope.

  • Quercetin (QUER): an antioxidant found in many fruits, vegetables, and grains, has been used to prevent diabetes, cataracts, hay fever, peptic ulcers, schizophrenia, inflammation, asthma, gout, viral infections, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
  • Rapamycin: Also known as Sirolimus, is an immunosuppressive drug that can prevent organ rejection (especially kidneys), help regulate cell growth and metabolism, and treat a rare lung disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
    Metformin: Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels while also increasing the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. It is also known to be powerful anti-aging medicine. Some say that it has helped them to reduce their weigh
  • NAD+: Also known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, NAD+ is a unique formulation of crystalline nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene. It supports cellular health by activating sirtuins, a protein that regulates cellular processes. According to its makers at Elysium, NAD+ plays a major role in creating ATP, the human cells’ chemical source of energy.

FDA Approval Down The Road

There are many emerging players in the anti-aging space. It’s quite possible that 20 companies were launched and funded in the time it took to write and post this article. The world is clearly abuzz when it comes to this topic. While many anti-aging companies are operating in stealth, or have paused their pursuits to test further, here are a few of the power players in this remarkable category:

  • Liver regeneration: a therapy that could replace a patient’s diseased liver without having to wait for death to provide living organs. One donated organ could treat dozens of patients simultaneously. The implication here is that a person with diabetes could grow a new pancreas and lymph nodes with limited cost. LyGenesis, Inc is developing this unique procedure
  • iTR™ 1547: a tissue regeneration program that seeks to unlock cellular immortality and regenerate physical capacity, including regrowing a lung or limb. AgeX, a subsidiary of BioTime, is currently building this.
  • PureStem®: This is a cell therapy aimed at cell derivation and manufacturing, created by AgeX.
  • UniverCyte™: This is an immune tolerance platform created by AgeX. Other AgeX products in the FDA pipeline include AGEX-VASC1 and AGEX-BAT1.
  • CYNC-101, PNK-CD16VP, and pExo: Celularity’s anticipated drug-line will hopefully regenerate damaged tissue, produce whole organs, and augment immunity.
  • Knee Arthritis Drug: The company Samumed is producing a drug aimed at regenerating knees to reduce the effects of arthritis.
  • RTB101: an exciting entry into the biotech scene that appears to be promising for the prevention of a variety of chronic health problems, dementia, and human fragility. The drug seeks to heal respiratory-infections, provide immune-bolstering value, treat urinary tract infections, and prevent Parkinson’s disease. The drug’s creator is Boston-based RestoreBio, headed by the chief medical officer and co-founder, Joan Maddick. RTB101 is on track for FDA approval by the end of 2021.
  • UBX101: a senolytic drug (kills senescent or zombie cells) that are being created and continually tested by Unity Biotechnology of San Francisco, CA.
  • hTERT: a gene therapy that promises to cure Alzheimer’s disease, critical limb ischemia, and related aging conditions. It’s being developed by Libella Gene Therapeutics (LGT).
  • NMN: Also known as nicotinamide mono-nucleotide, a chemical that revitalizes mitochondria (energy/power generators inside our cells). A 2018 study reported that mice experienced improved blood vessel growth, boosted stamina, and physical endurance. The medical team includes David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, who is also a co-director at Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging.
  • There are many more drugs and therapies in the works. Many of these stealth products are being developed in secret so the makers can protect their intellectual property through to FDA approval. Others are hoping to protect their brands and products from overexposure in the marketplace, in the case of failure.

“There’s a lady who’s sure, all that glitters is gold,

and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.”

— Led Zeppelin

Wait, Before You Take Any Pills…

It’s tempting to hop on a plane and relinquish life-as-you-know-it and move next door to the hottest anti-aging startup. While not advisable, it might be your dream to become an award-winning guinea pig. But before you sell your home and quit your job, you might try these equally effective modalities and supplements to reduce the effects of aging and reinvigorate your effervescence.

book-live-intuitive-reading-with-paul-wagnerHelpful Anti-Aging Modalities

  • Calorie restriction
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Meditation
  • Forgiveness
  • Exercise (to an extent)
  • Emotional intimacy and Friendship
  • Releasing emotions through crying and laughter
  • Sacred ceremonies and healing rituals
  • Prayer
  • Hopefulness
  • Being proactive
  • Selfless service to others
  • Cooking and eating whole foods in your own kitchen
  • Gardening
  • Fascial Stretching Therapy (FST)
  • Massage
  • Sleep
  • Time in Nature
  • Minimizing the consumption of alcohol, nicotine, and other substances

Potentially Helpful Anti-Aging Supplements

Here is a list of over-the-counter supplements that might give your body, health, mind, and heart a boost. While there are only a few scientific trials aimed at these items, many people are reporting that they have provided immeasurable benefits to their health, mobility, immune systems, vitality, and age-related conditions.

Before consuming any of these products, please consult your doctor or a nutritional expert.

  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • N.E.T. Remedies
  • Zinc or Zinc with Copper
  • Coenzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol
  • Vitamin C
  • Collagen Peptides
  • Collagen Protein
  • Nicotinamide riboside
  • Fisetin
  • Heliocare
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine
  • Glutathione
  • Pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ
  • Polyphenols
  • D-ribose
  • Vitamins A, D, and K
  • Curcumin/Turmeric
  • Apigenin and Celery Juice
  • Phosphorus
  • Resveratrol and Pterostilbene
  • Fish Oil and Krill Oil

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

— Franz Kafka

Summary

As we enter this fast-paced age focused on longevity, it’s essential to realize that we are spirits having physical experiences. We have far more potential than we realize, and our capacities for change and rejuvenation are endless. Each of us can connect with our bodies and help them heal.

Additionally, we are connected to the eternal consciousness, which gives us the ability to exponentially expand our capacities to share compassion with ourselves and other living beings. This makes each of us a super-hero.

While living beyond 120 years sounds fascinating, it might be best to focus on the expansiveness of our hearts, the preciousness of this moment, intimacy with whom we cherish the most.

I wish you love, health, and happiness in all of your pursuits!

The Big Powder Healers: Wheatgrass, Barley Grass, Spirulina & Moringa

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In the 1960s and 70s, one type of grass was prevalent. While possession of even a tiny amount may have landed you in jail, your stash was vital to your social status, romantic entanglements, and personal well-being. Luckily, there are several types of grass and algae today that are equally or far more nutritious. These robust plants can remove toxins from your system, drastically reduce or eradicate inflammation, and improve your physical and emotional health. Whether consumed in shakes, shots, pills, or tinctures, wheatgrass, barley grass, spirulina, and moringa might be your new best grass buddies.

“Although few people have ever heard of it today, Moringa could soon become one of the world’s most valuable plants, at least in humanitarian terms.” — Noel Vietmeyer, US National Academy of Sciences

Wheatgrass

While it might taste like your front lawn, wheatgrass can be a powerful ally against inflammation, stress, and high cholesterol. It has 17 amino acids, eight of which are considered essential. And like all green plants, the chlorophyll in wheatgrass can boost your health in a variety of ways. With one of the highest levels of chlorophyll found in nature, wheatgrass has an insane arsenal of abilities:

  • Removes fungus
  • Detoxifies your blood
  • Energizes your immune system
  • Cleans your upper and lower intestines
  • Heals your skin
  • Reduces the incidence of liver and stomach tumors
  • Provides symptomatic relief for arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Helps you lose weight
  • Treats hemoglobin disorders, such as anemia and thalassemia
  • Prevents and slows cancer growth
  • As a natural deodorant, makes you a little less stinky

Other good sources of chlorophyll include green beans, parsley, spinach, mustard greens, alfalfa, spirulina, arugula, peas, and matcha green tea.

Barley Grass

The fiber in barley grass makes it a dominant player against high cholesterol. It also contains minerals like calcium (11x more than milk), iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper, which can improve bone health and production.

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Infused with a variety of B vitamins, like B1, B3, B6, and B12, barley grass can enhance your body’s resistance to diseases and infections, drastically lower stress levels, and significantly improve your health. This grass also contains phytochemicals such as flavonoids and folate, which can protect your cells from carcinogens.

Barley grass also has bioactive compounds that include superoxide dismutase and bioflavonoids. These ingredients help barley grass remove free radicals from your body, which will help you reduce inflammation that can cause a variety of diseases, including arthritis, gout, and cancer.

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” ― Ann Wigmore.

Spirulina

Spirulina is a cyanobacterium, a unique type of bacteria, most often called blue-green algae, the super-power behind many popular super-food powders. From one tablespoon of spirulina powder, your body will receive 4 grams of protein plus healthy doses of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, along with equally beneficial amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

This nutritious algae also has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When our bodies endure oxidative stress and damage, our DNA and cells can experience degradation. Because it has phycocyanin, an active antioxidant, it can fight free radicals and reduce or extinguish your body’s inflammation. By taking small amounts of spirulina every day (4-8 grams), you can increase your antioxidant enzymes, and reduce oxidative damage, while reducing your chances of heart disease.

Spirulina also lowers your LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides, while elevating your HDL (good) cholesterol.

“Gram for gram, spirulina could be the most nutritious and well-rounded food on the planet, which stores almost indefinitely.” — Gabriel Cousens

Moringa – The Miracle Tree

It is often referred to as Moringa oleifera and is known as the drumstick, horseradish, and ben oil tree. The leaves of this precious friend are highly nutritious and wonderfully healing for your digestive tract. Native to the Himalayan mountains, and passed down through many lineages of healers, shamans, women, cooks, and doctors in India and Africa, this tree has fed and helped millions of people.

Traditionally, moringa lovers have added the plant’s pods of fleshy meat to tinctures, teas, soups, stews, and rice dishes. The leaves and seeds can also be added to salads to add flavor and nutrition. They can also be used as a spice or as a vegetable in place of spinach, green beans, and mustard greens. Every part of the plant is safe and consumable, including its stems, leaves, pods, seeds, flowers, and roots.

Recent years have brought to life a new trend where moringa powder is regularly added to smoothies and shakes. Some people swear by its healing abilities and will toss a tablespoon into a glass of water and throw it back. It has the same bite that you might find in a shot of whiskey, although without the drunk-like, numbing, or euphoric effects.

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With beautiful bright green stems and leaves, and remotely related to broccoli, kale, and cabbage, moringa is a superhero shrub. It contains vitamins A and C, along with iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

The tree’s leaves contain phytochemicals and antioxidants, which, as noted above, provide anti-cancer, anti-arthritis, anti-inflammation, and other remarkable and healing attributes. Moringa has been used to cure everything from liver tumors to typhus and undernourished animals to toothaches.

Wheatgrass, barley grass, and moringa might comprise the powder-trinity that can finally improve your health and increase your life-force. These substances can be found online and in almost any plentiful food or supplement store.

While western medicine might snicker at nutritive powders, they are too busy to research the benefits properly. Only you can know what heals you. In many areas of health, nutrition, and medicine, it’s permissible, even preferable, to trust yourself.

Improving your health doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to purchase trendy packages or combo-supplements from influencers at 10x the cost. You can ignore the hype and fancy logos and find your unique, personal path to wellness. While pharmaceutical companies might offer temporary relief of your symptoms, they also steal from rain forests and resell natural substances at 10,000x their value. It’s a scam.

With a little research and focus, you can build a personalized healing profile. You can empower yourself with knowledge and personal trials. While this might take a little time, many of the ailments we all tend to endure are curable through our own exploratory efforts. In the meantime, stay healthy and feed your body and spirit the light-filled foods they deserve!