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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vitality 4, and 6 - Essentials + Heart Health. Grade: Rave

Mind you, not all of the nutritional supplements that I have taken will receive the 'Rave' grade, but these first items on my review list definitely gets my stamp of approval.

Like so many, I find it quite challenging to establish and stick to a dietary supplement program. For one thing, I hate taking a bunch of pills. Further, as I simply do not eat food in the morning, there's always a fear of that inevitable nebula of nausea that bound to creep up on you right in the middle of an otherwise perfectly productive day. I've long been of the belief also that vitamins and minerals, especially are better absorbed in liquid form. When my neighbor, Paula came calling to introduce me to her Melaleuca, wellness business, I listened, but also mentioned all my concerns. She gave a good argument; that research showed that the tablets are readily soluble, and don't cause constipation to boot, so I thought I would try the package dietary supplements that she recommended. Paula ended up being my 'vitamin partner', reminding me to 'stay on the line' in terms of keeping with the daily task of taking virtually a birage of nutritional supplements in pill form.

After a few weeks of remaining on the regime a proverbial light bulb came on in my head bringing to light the exceptional effects of these Melaleuca products specifically:

1. Vitality 4 - Essentials + Heart Nutrition for Women (Mens' formula available, too)
2. Phytomega Heart Health Supplement
3. Provex CV Heart health Supplement
4. * Vitality 6 is all of the above in a single daily packet

Additionally, I take chewable B-12 by Naturally Preferred, and prescription vitamin D2 (after my doctor informed me I was bordering on rickets)!

The improvements I noticed the most were increased concentration and energy, stable mood, significantly decreased joint pain. I even received a few compliments on how lovely my skin looked. Needless to say, I'm completely sold on these natural curatives and seriously consider every person in the 'Hitting Infinity' age group to embark on this genuinely effective program.

The following references describe the solubility of organic compounds in Melaleuca nutritional supplements (For medical professionals and all others):

Putting Mineral Absorption to the Ultimate Test—Human Cells

Minimization of Free Radical Damage by Metal Catalysis of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements

Improving Mineral Performance of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements
by Using a New Mineral Delivery System

More information on the actions of specific supplemental components to follow.


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Madame McBleu's Traveling Apothecary Show - Remedy and Curatives Review

It been a long time. Indeed, too long since my last visit, which was actually January of this year. How quickly the time flies whether or not you're having fun. It has truly been a busy year. The challenges of running an import gourmet food business seemed to subside for a while. However, alas, again they arise. Just recently, due to unforeseen events, I had to find yet another bottarga supplier. Good news for my customers because this supplier turns out to actually be my old supplier's supplier.

In addition to the above assignment, I have taken on the role of managing a professional talent agency, a job that's virtually never ending, but exciting and different every day. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the next Next Top 'It' Idol.

So what does all this have to do with a traveling apothecary show? Much indeed. As most anyone over the age of 30 knows, energy and concentration levels become increasingly rare and valuable resources. Well, I'm forever on the mission to attain and maintain whatever elements that will keep the ol' machine running and in gear. During the past few years and most recently, I have discovered a wealth of natural remedies and curatives that I can personally attest to, rate - some even worthy to rave about. So, stay tuned, and prepare to get informed.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Its a New Day, Realize Your Vision For 2010 - The Importance of Creating a Vision Board

2010 - Its a New Day!

Planning anything different? Going to continue to eat the same ol' junk and fast food that's turned you into the heartburn kid? Still going to put off that dream vacation you've been talking about for years. How's the job going? Oh yeah, what job?

Call to Action

Call it scientific. Call it parapsycological. But quackery? Call it not. Visual Actualization has been proven over and over again for centuries - however you want to slice it. S o as you continue to define and plan your New Years Resolution (still at this late date, tsk, tsk), consider this:

Realize Your Vision For 2010 - The Importan
ce of Creating a Vision Board

One of the strongest and most energizing tools of Visual Actualization is something we call a Vision Board. also known as a Goal Board, Goal Map or Treasure Map, they all have the purpose and ability to activate the Law of Attraction. The use of Vision Boards gained especial new interest and popularity after Success Expert, John Assaraf related his story of using Vision Boards to achieve his dreams in the best-selling DVD documentary, 'The Secret'.
A Vision Board, simply stated, is a collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. It typically consists of a poster or foam board with cut-out pictures, drawings and/or writing on it of the things that you want in your life or the things that you want to become.

'The purpose of a vision board is to activate the Law of Attraction to begin to pull things from your external environment that will enable you to realize your dream'. By selecting pictures and writing that charges your emotions with feelings of passion, you will begin to manifest those things into your life'.

A great example of using Actual Visualization to activate the Law of Attraction, involves comedian, Jim Carrey, who wrote a check of one million dollars to himself and always kept it in his wallet, once he apprehensively moved from his safe and secure surrounding in Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles. The success that he subsequently attained was n'ar' a bit too shabby by anyone's account...

Next time, I'll discuss the Law of Attraction and explain how to create and use a Vision Board to enable yourself to realize your dreams and ambitions.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Holy Bone and Joint Bible - Free Download!

The subject of dem bones and joints have been covered more than a few times in this blog. However, if I decided to give a surprise quiz on how to care for them, I just wonder how many detention slips I would have to hand out. Well, instead of giving a health aptitude test I thought I'd provide readers with a Bone and Joint Health Guide to print out and keep at hand to avoid all kinds of health costs and other headaches connected with a crispy creaky skeletal struction. Believe me, its worth its weight in gold, and you thank me, thank me, thank me. Ah shucks, its nothin'.

Check this out:

The following is an excerpt from a new book by The Doctor's Senior Living specialist, gerontologist, Dr. John Morley: The Science of Staying Young, 10 Simple Steps to Feeling Younger than You Are in 6 Months or Less, written with Sheri R. Colberg, Ph.D. (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Used by permission.

Healthy bones and joints are crucial to your mobility and extended youthfulness, as well as living a pain-free life as you move around. Some largely effective strategies exist to prevent and limit potential bone problems, no matter what your age is, including adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, regular weight-bearing exercises, avoidance of phosphorus-filled sodas, moderation of protein intake, and in some cases hormone replacement therapies. All of these options for improving bone health will be addressed in this [article], along with how to maintain healthy joints in order to reduce and minimize pain from any arthritis you may develop to help you stay feeling younger than your chronological age


One of the most important minerals fro bone, muscle and joint health is calcium. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body. It is found in large quantities in our bones and teeth, providing necessary strength to these structures. It is essential for optimal nerve and muscle function and blood clotting. The many functions of calcium in the body are so vital to our survival that if dietary calcium is too low, calcium will be taken from the bones for these functions.

Foods high in calcium should be included in a healthy eating plan. Diary products are rich in calcium that is easy to absorb. Non-dairy sources with equally absorbable calcium are green leafy vegetables from the kale family. Spinach, rhubarb, sweet potatoes and dried beans are rich in calcium but from these foods it’s not easily absorbed. Diets that are high phosphorous content and also high levels of caffeine negatively affect the calcium levels in the body and, therefore, the health of bones, muscles and joints.


Magnesium is another mineral that is required for efficient muscle contraction and conduction of nerve impulses. Low magnesium levels in the body can also affect the body’s calcium levels, lowering them and putting bone health at risk. Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, unrefined grains and nuts. Small amounts are present in meat and milk. Large quantities of fibre in the diet and low protein intake can reduce the amount of magnesium able to be absorbed by the body.

Vitamin D

One of the vitamins essential for regulating the formation of bone and the absorption of vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions to help control the movement of calcium between bone and blood. Vitamin D comes primarily from the action of UVB light on the skin. Food sources such as cod liver oil, sardines, and salmon, tuna, milk and milk products contain small amounts of vitamin D.

Vitamin C

The structures of bones, cartilage, muscles and blood vessels is provided in part and maintained by collagen. The formation of strong efficient collagen requires vitamin C. As we are unable to form vitamin C ourselves we must obtain it from our diets. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, cauliflower, potatoes, green leafy vegetables and peppers. Also important for producing strong collagen and therefore strong bone structure, is folic acid. Folic acid is found in cereals, beans, and green leafy vegetables, orange and orange juice.


Another important action of vitamin C is that it acts as a strong antioxidant and is capable of regenerating other antioxidants like vitamin E. The role of antioxidants is to mop up free radicals (the by-products of normal metabolism). Excessive amounts of free radicals cause damage to joint surfaces and muscle cell regeneration. Antioxidants reduce the potential of these free radicals to cause joint damage. Antioxidants are vitamins A, C, E and the mineral selenium and are present in fruits and vegetables, the highest quantities are found in the most deeply and brightly coloured.

Glucosamine Sulphate

Cartilage that lines the articulating surfaces of all joints is critical to joint health. Cartilage is the shock absorber of joints and is continually rebuilt if a source of raw materials is available. Supplements such as Glucosamine sulphate can be added to a healthy diet to assist joints that maybe showing signs of wear and tear. Stock from boiling bones fro soups and stews provides a natural source of these raw materials.

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) also reduce the degenerative changes in tissues and cells and help guard against some cancers. EFA’s are highly unsaturated fatty acids. They aid in decreasing the inflammatory response and help relieve pain and discomfort in joints and muscles. EFA’s can be

There are certain foods and substances that adversely affect the body’s use of minerals and vitamins. High saturated/animal fats. Refined foods, white flour, white sugar, white rice, chocolate, carbonated drinks and fruit juices with high sugar concentration should be kept to a minimum if not weaned from the diet completely. Meat and dairy products should be kept within a recommended weekly amount. Dairy products as calcium sources should be varied with other non-dairy sources.

For more specific nutritional requirements consult your chiropractor.

Any joint that is not being used correctly will be susceptible to stresses and strains. Regular chiropractic checks and advice on posture and exercise all help to keep the bones, muscles and joints in good health.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eureka, I've Discovered the Fountain of You. Send Your Dollars Today.

This the Scientist speaking. And yes, after years of virtually ceaseless research, observation and experimentation in the US and abroad, I can finally reveal my invaluable findings to the world of how one can remain at an age, while not exactly that of a 20-year-old adult, but one at a period in life significantly less than middle aged. An age where one still possesses flexibility, physical stamina, the ability to fight off disease, glowing and supplant skin, even a well mentally balanced demeanor.

Medical professionals, peers and laymen take note. This fountain of youth that I have not created, but uniquely discovered, is available to man with or without monetary burden It presents with virtually no barrier to the underrepresented classes. It indeed, is almost truly too good to be true. However, sufficient evidence exists to dispel this belief. With great happiness and humble honor, I officially name the fountain of youth: Physical Fitness. Voila, c'est ca.

Indeed according to the Surgeon General, more than 60 percent of American adults do not engage in the recommended amount of activity - a minimum of 30 minutes a day, three days of the week - and about 25 percent of adults aren't active at all. The most inactive groups are Blacks and Hispanics, women, and older adults, the Surgeon General reports.

Recently researchers have found that regular physical activity can improve the health of people who are even in their 90s or older, in those who are frail or who have chronic diseases - even diseases usually associated with aging such as diabetes, osteoporosis, colon cancer, heart disease, and stroke, can be prevented or their effects can be reduced if we put more fitness in our lives. What more, participating in regular exercise can relieve depression, ease anxiety and give a person a younger sense of mental and physical well being.

Clearly one can see that the Scientist is set to receive not a single penny for disclosing this literally unquantifiable element of information. The only question then remaining is... What is everybody waiting for? Start spinning.

Friday, August 14, 2009

How Much Meat Should We Eat

The average American eats about 200 pounds of meat per year. Let's see, that would be 15 cows, 24 hogs, 900 chickens, 12 sheep and 1000 lbs of other assorted animals in their lifetime..

Eh, I suppose it could be worse. Its been years that I've become shocked by statistics. I remember having some Filipino friends, whose mother would cook at least two bonified meat and or fish loaded meals per day, if not three. In my mind, I find meat a lot less harmless than carbohydrates, which in my old age, I avoid like the plague. I'm one of the few who completely got the Atkinson's Diet. Anyway, I think its good time that I look into the actual amount we need to eat, if any. Oh yes, I must add, that I was a vegetarian throughout the entire 90's. So let's check out the scoop...

In England, the World Wild Life Fund, is in the process of instituting the practice of grocers to include warning labels on meat limiting its consumption to three [4oz.?] portions per week. The explanation being that Britons are consuming some 70% over the recommende amount, as well as 40% over the recommended amount of dairy intake.

Now on the other hand, and I mean the one way to the left, British Master Chef now based in Australia, John Torode ezplains that beef is 'chockfull of protein, monounsaturated fats, vitamins such as B12, niacin, B6, and trace minerals such as phosphorus and zinc.

Our bodies need these nutrients to keep us healthy, build strong muscles, give us energy and help us fight disease.

Vitamin B12, in particular, can be obtained only from animal protein. It is essential in the production of red blood cells and, scientists in the magazine Nature have just revealed, vital for preventing brain shrinkage and dementia. And with two out of five Britons deficient in B12'.

For all practical purposes, I will surmise that the chef is referring to the highest quality, grass fed organic beef or something along those lines.

Really, there are countless view regarding the appropriate amount of meat to eat. I suppose when it really comes down to it, maybe people should eat as much meat as they can catch.

Stay tuned,

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